Good morning everybody especially to my loyal readers (big cashers) it’s Darrell back at you on a cold 33 degree Friday morning in Iowa.
For the last two weeks I have been getting lots of questions from new bloggers,intermediate bloggers and a lot of my friends who own businesses here in Iowa.
All of them are looking for new ways to improve their websites.
This post is my attempt to combine all of the real world tips and some key strategies that that will definitely generate positive results if applied correctly.
So Let’s Roll my first post in December is titled “51 Things to do that will Make Your Website Soar.”
1. Post Frequently
Posting frequently can boost your search engine traffic. Updating with useful content will definitely build your audience.
Writing with search engine optimization in mind helps getting noticed and indexed by Google.
Neil Patel of quicksprout found that posting high quality post 6x per week (as opposed to 5) blog traffic increased by 18.6%. Find your number you post and stick with it.
Even babies don’t like books with no pictures. Images don’t just make your blog look pretty, they also help people find you in search engine listings. Humans are very visual must I say anymore.
3. Focus on long-tail keywords
The days of focusing on a single keyword for each page are long gone. Make sure your post include all the relevant terms and phrases related to your topic.
4. Focus your energy on strategies that are working
You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. Study your analytics to see your main traffic drivers,and focus on your energy on these areas.
5. Ask a well-known blogger to guest post on your site
They will likely share the post with their audience,driving traffic to your site.
6. Submit Your Blog to Search Engines
It’s a must get on the radar for the two main search engines, Google and Yahoo by submitting your blog’s URL to them.
Most search engines provide a “submit” link (or something similar) to notify the search engine of your new blog,so those search engines will crawl it and include your pages in their results.
7. Feed Your Blog Content to Your Social Media Profiles
Use a tool like Twitterfeed to automatically publish links to your blog post on your Twitter and Facebook profiles
Also take the time to set up your blog post to automatically publish on your Linked In, Google + and other social media profiles
8. Add “Follow Me ” Social Media Icons to Your Blog
Add social media icons to your blog’s sidebar writing people to connect with you on Twitter, Facebook and your other social media profiles.
If your blog content is fed to those accounts then you’ve created another way for people to access your content not actually visiting your blog.
9. Work on Your Headlines
Your headlines are what will get people in the door especially when you share your blog post on social media.
Make sure you spark interest and clearly articulate the benefit to your readers.
Read this helpful post How to Write Headlines Like a Professional.
10. Offer Value and Knowledge
The most important thing you can do to create a positive engagement is to listen carefully. Listen with the goal to understand.
11. Link to Your Blog from Your Social Media Profiles
Make sure your blog URL is included in all of your social media profiles.
For example include it in your Twitter bio, your Facebook profile, your Linked In profile and so on. Your goal is to always make sure your blog is just a click away.
12. Include the URL to Your Blog in Forum Post Signatures
If you actively publish posts in online forums make sure a link to your blog is included in your post signature.
13.Syndicate Your Blog Content
Syndicate your blog content through free and licensed syndication companies to increase exposure to your content. Like I did here at kingged.
14. Write Guest Post
Find blogs in your niche and reach out to the owner of each blog to find out if the blog publishes guest post If so write a super guest blog post and be sure to include a link to your blog in your bio that accompanies the post.
15. Automate Cross-Profile Publishing
Use a tool like Tweetdeck , Hootsuite or another scheduling tool to automatically publish links to your blog post on multiple social media profiles at the same time.
16. Include Sharing Links on Your Blog Post
Make it as easy as possible for people to share your blog posts on their Twitter profiles,Facebook profiles, Linked In profiles and so on by including share buttons.
For example the Retweet Button from Tweetmeme, and Sociable WordPress plugin provide easy ways.
Commenting is a simple tool to increase your blog’s traffic.
First respond to comments left on your blog to show your readers you care and value their opinions. It will increase reader loyalty.
18. Keep up with Industry Trends
Maintaining a finger on the pulse of trending topics and knowing what’s happening and relevant to your target market should always be important.
19. Become a contributor on a Well-known website
If you can become a guest contributor on an authority site like Huffington Post or Forbes you not only drive targeted traffic to your site but establish yourself as an expert in the field.
20. Mention influencers in your tweets
When you quote or mention someone in a blog post be sure to mention them in your tweet when you promote your post.
21. Promote your blog to Your email list
It doesn’t have to be the focus of all your emails but including a link back to your blog post can increase traffic,leads and sales.
22. Include links to other relevant post on your blog
Guys when you write a post always be sure to mention other post your readers may find helpful. This is great for SEO as well as for increasing time on site,conversion rates and referral traffic.
23. Syndicate Your Blog’s Content with an RSS Feed
Setting up an RSS food button on your blog makes it easy for your loyal readers to not just read your blog but also know when you publish new content.
24. Join Forums or Online Groups
Find online forums, Google+ groups or Facebook Mastermind groups, where you can share ideas and ask question of like-minded bloggers.
25. Promote Offline
Promoting your blog shouldn’t just be while online. Add your blog’s URL to your email signature and business cards. It’s important to get your name and your blog’s URL noticed offline.
26. Submit Your Post to Social Bookmarking Sites
Taking the time to submit your best post to social bookmarking sites such as Digg, Stumble Upon, Reddit and more can be a simple way to quickly boost traffic to your blog.
27. Tag Your Post
It takes a few extra seconds to add tags to each of your blog post but it’s worth the time in terms of the additional traffic tags all drive to your blog.
28. Be Active on Your Social Media Profiles
Don’t just publish links to your blog post on your Facebook, Twitter and Linked In and other social media profiles.
You need to interact with others,retweet and share their content. You have to be active and visible.
29. Update and Optimize your existing post
Look through your old post to make sure they have unique and relevant title tags, URLS and meta descriptions.
30. Connect with bloggers who are already sending you traffic
If someone has already linked to your site they obviously like what you have to say. Contact them to see if there are other ways they could help promote your content (and vice versa).
31. Add text to your blog post images
Include your post title and URL in your blog post images for maximum effect when pinned or shared.
32. Answer Questions
Visit sites like Yahoo Answers or Quora and answer questions relevant to your niche.
33. Start a Forum on your website
You can build your own community,an active forum also is great for decreasing your site’s bounce rate.
34. Submit your blog post to Stumble Upon
35. Arrange an advertising swap
Trade banner ads with a website in your niche.
36. Interview Influencers in your niche
They will be very likely to promote the interview to their audience.
37. Repurpose Content for Multiple Social Media
After you publish a post think about how you can repurpose the content to extend it’s reach and it’s life.
Maybe combine 3 to 4 post into an e-book or use a post as a promotional tool for your entire blog.
38. Be honest
Blogs that are written in your own style and truly show who the writer is are usually the most popular. Represent yourself and your content honestly.
39. Provide Attribution
If you found information on another blog or website that you want to discuss on your blog make sure you provide a link back to the original source.
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41. Write in Short Paragraphs
Write your blog post in short paragraphs (no more than 2-3 sentences) Pages with a lot of white spaces are easier to skim and more likely to keep readers on the page.
42. Submit your post to Reddit
Yes this still works.
43. Get on YouTube
YouTube drives the most engaged traffic out of all social media sites with an average of 2.99 pages per visit.
44. Add your blog to Alltop
It’s a website for all kinds of web content. Submitting your blog increases your chances of getting found by people looking for content in your niche.
45. Contact Influential bloggers
When you write a ground breaking or newsworthy post notify influencers in your field. They might surprise you and link back.
46. Mix things Up
Mix up tactics when it comes to posting whether the content is a link, image or text. Try mixing things up with infographics,quotes from your latest post or answers to questions.
47. Be Human
Humanize your brand. Realize that your brand is everything about you and what you stand for.
48. Write a Response post
Respond to a controversial post in your niche and then let the original poster know about it. They probably won’t be able to resist responding to it on their blog.
49. Meet other top bloggers at Kingged
Kingged is a social networking site where you learn a lot about internet marketing and meet other top bloggers in your niche and share your content. No one judges you there and there is lots of support .
50. Share your post on Triberr
Meet other bloggers and share other’s content from this really great community.
51. Answer a Help a Reporter Out query
It only takes a few minutes and it can really get you some great PR and great backlinks and super media contacts.
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