Want more search-engine traffic?
Who doesn't want more search-engine traffic?
Search-engine traffic is free -- if you're trying to do it thru SEO efforts, that is -- and not by buying search-engine traffic.
Anyway, here I am over two years after first starting this blog, and more search-engine traffic is still something I'm learning to garner all the time.
Google-land and their rules ebb and flow, but here are a few tips I've learned:
Having a high Google pagerank means everything.Search for just about hot or popular term on Google and click on the websites that get the top 3 spots on Google. You'll see many times that their Google Pagerank is 5 or more...
Get in on the ground floor.I poked around Google Analytics today to learn that the most-visited blog posts I have were ones were I caught the beginning of a trends and wrote about it, like Beyonce taking the Master Cleaner or the DC Madam's List.
Post like a content scraper.Let's not steal content like the scrapers do, but one lesson we can learn is to post a bunch based on hot topics like they do. At least this may get you fast, free traffic, however fleeting.
Write based on demand.If you're out of ideas or looking for a topic that will get some eyeballs, post based on the topics people are searching for daily (check Google Hot Trends) or on a consistent basis (pop random words into the SEO Book Keyword Tool) and see what happens. The consistent demand for watching TV online is one example.
More header tags, more search-engine trafficPlop your main keywords like "more search engine traffic" in this post in header tags by putting "h2" in brackets like < and > then writing your keywords and "/h2" around the < and > brackets again. I've heard this helps.
Write where your desire leads. See what happens.
Let me know your stats.