▼▼▼ 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 a hotly-searched for term on Google Trends yesterday. So I wrote a quick post about it.

Notice that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques dictate these kinds of things I did that seem to get you higher Google rankings:

1 - I put "WormShield Recall" as the first words in my post title -- that's the term I'm trying to get ranking for, so I put it FIRST in the post title, and try to repeat it in the post title for good measure. I wouldn't want to say "Did you hear about the WormShield Recall?" because that puts "wormshield recall" all the way down in the 6th and 7th position in my title and that's not as good as up front. And I definitely wouldn't want to say "Guess what heart med for dogs was recalled?" or something cute and pithy that we learned in journalism class. That stuff doesn't work for Google -- not if you really want the eyeballs and dollars seeking you.

2 - Generally, since I've got my Google ads after my post title, I'll repeat that same post title below and wrap it in header tags. Do you know about header tags? H1 tags tell Google what's most important on the page, H2 next most important, h3 and so on. So my post titles are always wrapped in header 1 tags in my theme and then I'll wrap the second post title in h2 tags like such in the HTML side of my post.

Sometimes I'll put my labels in h3 tags or subheads to break up long posts. (Just right-click on the white space of the page of the post and choose "View Source" to see what I'm talking about with the h3 or h2 tags wrapped in greater and less than signs.

3 - I repeat whatever term I'm trying to rank on several times throughout the post. At least a couple of times in the first paragraph. But generally you want the search terms to appear about 5% of the whole text of the post.

4 - Include misspellings and stuff you've just heard about on TV:
My most popular post right now is one I saw on TV about Zhu Zhu Pets, which I knew people would type in as "Zoo Zoo Pets" so I wrote one post with both spellings, and one with the correct spelling only:


Just like when I saw the Sketchers Shape Up shoes commercial on TV, it piqued my interest, so I immediately wrote a post about it. Sometimes the stuff that's getting lots of pub on TV hasn't hit the net as much yet, so you can get good rankings for it.

Anyway, you'll notice that many of my posts have Amazon products all over them -- and for popular products like those, people are buying them like crazy. So you can suppliment your Adsense income with Amazon Associates income.

Try a few SEO tips on your blog and see what works.


Reza Winandar said…
Hi there, I got a little words for you :
I think there is a lot of making money online method, they all are good and profitable. But, the most important factors of making money online are traffic and conversion. Traffic is good, but targeted traffic is much better. I hope that I can make money by following your advice. Thanks.

Reza from People Make Money Online
Cool! Thanks for the SEO tips. This could prove very useful! I really haven't thought of including the misspellings too.
Anonymous said…
hi paula, thank you for linking my blog here on your last post..by the way, i already downloaded the SEO at SEOBOK.COM but still don't know if my registration there is enough to generate more traffic. hopefully, it is enough already.
Eugene said…
good tips, however how long do you receive traffic by following the trends a week?, month?
Um...the average varies...I've seen a peak of 50,000 pageviews in one day on my sites.

Some days, around 2,000 or so.

Right now, I'm lovin' transferring the seo skills to my examiner.com page and writing for them to bring in the traffic.
i know it said…
Paula, you are awesome for loving Jesus our Lord and Savior-and for openly sharing that. I'm new at this (very) but pray that I will learn from you and be successful. Thanks kristina
Wow, great information. I could say my knowledge in seo is already broad but I find it nice to see people giving out tips and new information.
mybisnis said…
thanks for the article. Give me something that can make me understand more about seo techniques
Hi Paula...you have done an excellent job..i was unaware of most of the tips that you have mentioned here.
Sarah said…
That's all well and good. But, you say you look at Google trends every day, and then post a bunch of things.

But, in order to actually SAY something important, you need to know quite a bit about a topic. Otherwise we are creating noise on the net, something the net definitely doesn't need any more of.

Are you saying you just type anything that comes into your head?

Do you have degrees or any credentials in the areas you are blasting noise about?

Just curious.

If not, I definitely don't want to add to what is a big problem on the internet, that is, people who don't know much shouting about additional things they know very little about.
i know it said…
Hi Paula. I don't care about credentials. You have more common sense, knowledge and useful information than most. You have clearly helped many people by sharing your experience with us and everything you share makes sense. Keep up the fabulous work!!!!! Kj
sk taungya said…
Definitely make my outreach process isn't easier, but lot of feedback. so i'm very happy to say when I also follow SEO & SMM then easier for increase traffic my blog, However, at $6000 a year only, so I always support your sharing method, I hope you will be success internet marketing Possession any market.

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