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50+ Ways to Get More Page Views, Hits and Visitors to Your Website, Blog or Articles

50+ Ways to Get More Page Views, Hits and Visitors to Your Website, Blog or Articles

Update: I keep thinking of new tips to add to this list, so I'll keep updating to help people. Let me know how much your traffic increasing by leaving a comment after implementing some of these free traffic-getting tips:

Time to do a lot of giving back -- I've been meaning to write out a major post of all the ways online writers can get more visitors to their websites.

Some of the below tips are specific to writers who write for sites that appear in Google News, like Examiner.com -- but many of them can help all online writers of their own single blogs and the like.



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Lots of the tips are focused on news writers who write about breaking news topics as opposed to seasonal, evergreen stuff -- but still, the tips can help those who aren't up-to-the-minute entertainment writers.

Take what you need, leave what you don't:

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December 2009 Blogging Income Update: $34,394.02 from Jan. - Nov. 2009

Well, it's that time again -- thought I'd update readers (and myself) on just how much money writing online at this website and others is bringing in, in terms of moola, that is.

Gotta make sure I've got enough to give Uncle Sam come 4/15/2010 -- and I'm still playing around with the ideas my tax accountant dad is giving me to go use Intuit's Easy Pay Cycle to start paying my LLC's taxes through them, and therefore save on the $9,000 and more plunked down to the IRS in coming years.

When he started trying to explain to me the tax benefits of choosing a fiscal year end for my business that's different from the calendar year end for my personal taxes, my brain began to wander like in Analytics class or something, so I figured I'd picked that studying up again in 2010.

But anyway, thus far I've taken in $34,394.02 from January 1, 2009 - November 30, 2009.

Moving along at a good clip. Writing for Examiner.com has been the biggest online writing blessin…

$23,342 online blogging income from 1/1 - 9/30/2009: Here's how I made the money online...

$23,332 online blogging income from 1/1 - 9/30/2009: Here's how I made the money online...
My last income post explained how I was up to nearly $20,000 of blogging income in the first 6 months of 2009.



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And I felt it was time to get an update 3 months later, and find out how much money has come into my accounts (PayPal and checking) in the first 9 months of 2009.

The grand total of monies brought in (not just earned, more is coming) is $23,342.66, as broken down below. As first I thought I was mistaken, "only" brought in $3,689.22 in the last 3 months since I updated, approximately $1,229 per month.

Note: The $23,342.66 doesn't include the amount of expenses I've spent this year thus far for doing business, including about $900 for web hosting fees, even more for Google Adwords advertising and such. I'll update with more numbers later...

Which is a good thing in terms of the amount of taxes I'll owe next year -- th…

Get more website traffic visitors on Examiner.com, add Google Analytics tracking code and study it

Get more website traffic visitors on Examiner.com, add Google Analytics tracking code and study it
Thanks to my fellow Examiners over at the LinkedIn discussions groups for letting me know that you could put Google Analytics tracking code inside each of your posts to find out which of your particular posts get the most traffics and why -- so I'm writing this post to show other Examiner.com writers how do so, until the time that Examiner.com puts this forthcoming enhancement in place.



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First, go to Google Analytics and set up a new account if you haven't already. It's free.




Then go to "Add Website Profile" at the bottom




Choose "Add a Profile for a new domain", and add Examiner.com as your website and leave the choose adwords box blank




Then you should get "Instructions for adding tracking" and "New Tracking Code ga.js" and under that you'll see "Copy the following code block into every web…

Google Trends 40 Items on Google Trends List Down from 100 -- Is this a new trend?

Google Trends 40 Items on Google Trends List Down from 100 -- Is this a new trend?


I just woke up to see only 40 items and popular search terms on Google Trends list today.


Normally, the Google Trends list has 100 terms instead of 40.


I wonder why they shortened the list to 40 and if it will stay this way, instead of 100?


I always wanted the list longer, not shorter.


Maybe too many people were gaming it, or using it to post automated garbage and virus stuff. I don't know.


What do you think about Google Trends list being shorter at 40 now?


C'est la vie...

How Much Does Examiner.com Pay Writers? I made $3,674.31 in Sept 2009 from Examiner.com

How Much Does Examiner.com Pay Writers? I made $3,674.31 in Sept 2009 from Examiner.com

Update: ▷▷▷▷▷▷▷Examiner.com income update - Examiner still not a scam, my pay is about $1,000 for the month | PAULA NEAL MOONEY



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More updates as of Sunday, September 20, 2009 -- I'm still overjoyed with the money I've been blessed to make with Examiner.com -- over $2,289 in 20 days. Like Examiner says, be prolific and relevant. So to those who apply to Examiner.com, send them your best writing samples -- especially if you have good stuff you've published online that proves you can draw an audience. Here's my most recent earnings:



I'm so satisfied with Examiner.com thus far that I've got to put up my earnings -- close to $100 earned after only writing 11 articles. My first article went up September 2, …

▼▼▼ Get more people to visit your blog by using these free SEO tips...

▼▼▼ Get more people to visit your blog by using these free SEO tips...


I recently got into an email chat with Kevin from 20sMoney.com about strategies for getting more people to visit our blogs -- and though he's more into building a readership (which is great) than fast, newsy, SEO traffic -- I thought I'd post up the tips I gave him in an email, since I was just comment chatting with Jodi over at Values, Reviews, Business about learning SEO to drive more traffic to her site.


Anyway, here are the tips I gave Kevin in the email, which I'm hoping will help my other readers:

I generally check Google Trends daily when I want a lot of traffic. (Also, don't forget to check Twitter's trending topics.) Then I pick a topic to post about, and post about a lot of them. Google Trends updates every hour.


For example, my 2nd-most popular post at that moment was about WormShield recall.


I hadn't even heard of WormShield nor the recall until I saw "wormshield recall" was…

How to Get Approved for Some Commission Junction Advertisers When You Keep Getting Denied for Affiliate Program Advertisers...

How to Get Approved for Some Commission Junction Advertisers When You Keep Getting Denied for Affiliate Program Advertisers...

One thing that's frustrating after signing up with lots of hope with the advertisers making the most money for their affiliates in Commission Junction and other affiliate programs -- you know, the ones with the longest green bars of network earnings with high $s in their 3-Month and 7-Day EPC (USD) columns, whatever that means, but I remember it's about who's making money -- the most frustrating thing is when we go thru and apply to lots of these programs, wait for days and then find out we're denied.




How I got approved to some Commission Junction advertisers after getting denied...


Get more authority with an LLC or other corporation...

I incorporated my writing business with The Company Corporation earlier this year in hopes of saving on my tax bill next year (all fingers crossed in the prayer position) and then I proceeded to...




Open a new affilia…

500 Hats, $5,000 to Save a Home from Foreclosure...

500 Hats, $5,000 to Save a Home from Foreclosure...Update: The 500 Hats selling idea has been able to keep the "home foreclosure wolves at bay" for another 30 days...let's keep praying for her house to be saved and paid off -- along with all of our homes!

Something told me to check the Squiddo lens of the day email that popped up in my AOL mail today.


Glad I did.


That's how I found out about the woman knitting hats and selling them for $10 a pop -- working toward selling 500 of them to get the $5,000 her financial institution requires to keep her home out of foreclosure.

The hats look warm and toasty from the pics on her Squiddo page -- and I really love that Bette Holleman gives people the option of donating their hat to the homeless at Modesto Gospel Mission

I love these stories.

Just like the woman who started cooking "Mortgage Apple Cakes" and sold tons of them a $40 a pop to save her home from foreclosure that got picked up by the news:

▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Mortgage Apple…

Starting a New Website? Here's a Checklist on Getting Traffic and More Visitors to Your New Website

I've gotten a hankering to start another website -- detailing the best, top-selling products online in 2009 and beyond -- and I thought it would be great to finally build up a post and detail the process I go thru to start a new website and get traffic to it.

#1 Choose an excellent domain name...
by doing a bulk domain name search on GoDaddy.com against well-searched for terms. I love using GoDaddy's bulk domain name registration that lets you dump in up to 500 domain name possibilities, then strips out the ones that are taken and leaves you with the ones that are free. Get long lists of popular search terms to dump in there by extracting csv file lists of search terms based on a word you type into Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool, like I did here with "sell" 0r Google Adwords Keyword Tool or WordTracker or whatever your favorite keyword tool place is.

#2 Buy the domain name...
...once you've done your domain-name research, and chosen something kinda pithy that works…

^ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ § ¬ ° ± º ø þ Get More Blog Visitors with Symbols in Your Blog Post Titles - Which ones show up in Google serps?

^ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ § ¬ ° ± º ø þ Get More Blog Visitors with Symbols in Your Blog Post Titles - Which ones show up in Google serps?


I'm always on the lookout for ways to get more traffic to my websites -- and I still use the tip of putting symbols in my blog post titles that I learned from Blue Hat SEO years ago.


Since then, I've experimented with what symbols Google strips out of their serps and which ones they leave in.

Symbols like this, they leave in, thereby increasing the click-thru rate when people see the posts in Google's serps:
▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Danny Gans Cause of Death Finally Found to be Acute ...

Symbols like the cute heart, I used get stripped out:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Tyra Banks Real Hair, No Weave on September 8, 2009 Tyra Show…

The solid bars get stripped out of the post title, too, but I also put them within the post in header 2 tags and they show up in the Google search-engine results pages like this:
▷▷▷▷▷▷▷ Octomom Documentary: Watch Octomom Fox Documentary...▌▌▌▌▌▌▌Octomom Documentary

♥ ♥ ♥ eBay PPC - New eBay Pay Per Click Affililate Program Announced - Good, I'll make more than $1.03 earnings out of eBay's referral program now...

♥ ♥ ♥ eBay PPC - New eBay Pay Per Click Affililate Program Announced - Good, maybe I'll make more than $1.03 out of eBay's referral program now...
I got a Gmail email about eBay's new "Quality Click Pricing" or program or something or 'nother and I didn't even know what the freak they were talking about until I moved on and wrote this post about "♥ ♥ ♥ How to Find the Most Recent 2009 Affiliate and Referral Programs and News..." and only THEN did I realize by reading other people's reports that eBay was announcing a new PPC pay-per-click instead of just pay-per-action PPA program.


This is good news.


Because I've made a total of $1.03 out of eBay's partner network (click the pic in this post to get to it) this year -- thus far totally!


I just figured out that the $1.03 was earned when someone bought U2 tickets thru one of my posts leading them to u2 tics on eBay -- and that person got the winning bid -- and the revenue earned off of that …

$80 a Day Online Earnings Tips from Onlinearnings.com

$80 a Day Online Earnings Tips from Onlinearnings.com



I found an interesting website today called Onlinearnings.com -- and I found most fascinating (her?) blog post called "$50/Daily Clickbank, $30/Daily AdSense Method For Beginners", wherein she details starting a website 4 weeks ago that's already paying her at least 80 bucks a day.


Of course, she doesn't give away her keywords -- but I found most interesting how she took the time to have articles written and submitted to various directories, and got backlinks and stuff in order to get a #1 Google Ranking for the mysterious terms for a keyword that has 15 million SERPs.


I'm seriously thinking of undertaking that route (and writing all the stuff myself for free) of creating articles, submitting to articles directories and slowly but surely gaining backlinks to rank for a good term.


I refuse to sell scammy stuff I see on ClickBank -- but I'm going to focus on positive topics that can help people and pay well.


Of c…

Soren Jordansen Scam? Anyone Making Money with Clickbank Pirate Besides Cindy Battye and Soren Jordansen?

Soren Jordansen Scam? Anyone Making Money with Clickbank Pirate?

At this point, I'm just about done with all the get-rich-quick schemes and programs out there. I was checking out some of the best-selling products on ClickBank -- the ones with the highest gravity -- and that how I found out about ClickBank Pirate and started researching whether Soren Jordansen was a scam artist or not. Actually, I didn't think Soren Jordansen looked like a scammer, it's just Google suggested "Soren Jordansen scam" when I typed in his name, only because so many people must type in Soren Jordansen scam when deciding whether or not to buy his product.


And I didn't see scam associated at all with Cindy Battye -- only her great cancer butt-kicking testimony. She's Soren Jordansen's partner in the CB Pirate thing.


I really want to know the real deal about how much people are making after using the cb pirate -- and if any, are they just making money selling false hopes and dream…

† Tissa Godavitarne - Scam? Hoax? Or Internet Marketing Genius? Read these reviews...

UPDATE - I can't do it. Just as soon as I signed up with Tissa's people search engine, I cancelled. I just don't feel right about helping people find other people's addresses and phone numbers. AND THIS PRIVACY ISSUE IS GAINING STEAM. CHECK OUT THE CONTROVERSY BREWING OVER THE MYLIFE.COM PRIVACY SELLING ISSUES THAT TISSA USES TO PROVIDE THE PEOPLE SEARCH ENGINE INFO. I know I could probably make money with it, but it's just not sitting right with my soul. Back to the drawing board. I know better things await...


I kept trying to rationalize that many people could use the people search engines for good purposes, like reconnecting with old classmates and finding deadbeat dads and such -- but the reality is that if just one person uses them for nefarious purposes, I just don't want to be a part of that.


I wonder if Tissa would care if people found out the address of his fabulous home, and came a' knocking on his door?





How I Bought a Brand New $1.2 Million Dollar D…