A website is nothing if not the traffic that it receives, for everyone from online stores to web publishers, success on the internet is often measured in monthly pageviews. Traffic is broadly classified under the following categories: Direct (when someone types in the URL directly in their browser and lands on a website) Paid (traffic acquired from Google AdWords, Facebook advertising, and other paid sources) Social (traffic that comes from users sharing content on social media) Referral (traffic that comes in from inbound links) Organic (traffic that comes in from search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing). Paid traffic can work for e-commerce stores where the margins are high, so the cost of acquiring a lead is sufficiently covered by a sale, that’s why you see all those ads by Amazon. This doesn’t hold true for publishers however, because ascribing even an estimated value to a lead is much more difficult process. Therefore, web publishers have to rely mainly on … [Read more...] about Guide: How to Increase Organic Traffic
Managing affiliate links is not easy. It becomes tougher if you are not using a link management system. But if you are using WordPress, you are lucky. A bunch of WordPress plugins out there that make affiliate links management easier. Among them, I use and recommend ThirstyAffiliates. ThirstyAffiliates is the best affiliate link management tool for WordPress. It allows you add and cloak affiliate links, organize them in categories, insert links into posts/pages, turn keywords into affiliate links and manage affiliate links in an efficient way. It is one of the best WordPress plugins for affiliate marketers. In this post, I will show you how to manage affiliate links in WordPress using ThirstyAffiliates. ThirstyAffiliates is a free plugin that has premium add-ons. It offers three add-on bundles – Blogger Pack, Green Ninja Bundle and “The Lot”. I’ve purchased “Blogger Pack” because of the Autolinker add-on. Autolinker adds affiliate links … [Read more...] about How to Manage Affiliate Links In WordPress (Tutorial)
Blogging is one of the most powerful modern marketing medium out there. The only problem is — you cannot expect overnight success. Why? Because it’s a marathon and not just a sprint! So, always go term! “I’ve worked in marketing since 1987 and nothing I have used, studied or witnessed, comes close to the marketing power of an effective blog. Period.” — Jim Connolly When I compiled the blog marketing resources I mentioned that I do not have a blog promotion strategy. Still, I wanted to share my blogging strategy with you and realized that it’s better to publish a new blog post. So, that’s how I come up with this topic and it’s all about how I increased my organic traffic from 250 to 1,500 to 3,000 without spending a penny. When I first started blogging at Minterest, back in 2007, I didn’t have a content strategy and I chose random topics — like tech tips and news, affiliate reviews, … [Read more...] about How I Increased My Organic Traffic By 500% In 10 Months (And Doubled Them In A Year)
Referral traffic, paid traffic, direct traffic all have their own significance but if your website is content heavy and you are trying to cut down the costs on bringing traffic to your site, getting organic visitors is the only way out. We all do the hard work, try every technique in the book, pay heed to every advice from the experts but what to do if we find the organic traffic still going down? Although it might look that you are doing everything right at SEO but here is a checklist which might come handy to analyze what is going wrong: Still with the old school tactics? Starting from the very basic as the Matt Cutts (Head of Web Spam Team at Google) has mentioned Some websites are out to make a quick buck (not thinking of their customers/visitors), or they have been misguided by an agency or by some black hat SEO magician that it’s OK to use tricks. Are you still doing your SEO thing as: Submitting to a bunch of directories like 1000 directories for 20 bucks? Churning out … [Read more...] about What to do if Your Organic Traffic is Tumbling Down?
I think you’ll agree with what I’m going to say: Getting traffic from search engine is hard..buying traffic is easy. But do you know Organic traffic (Search traffic) is the best traffic for your blog or business.. as it sends you most targeted traffic. Well, there are ways by which you can start getting traffic from search engines naturally. You will learn it right now, here. There are unlimited ways by which you can drive traffic to your site. We have already discussed some of the working and actionable methods like using Blog commenting, Guest posting campaign, using Flickr, buying paid traffic and today we will see how we can increase and get organic traffic to our blog and Websites. The best of profitable visitors which you can get to your site is from Organic search results. This means, when people search for something and land on your website because these are the people who are most likely to convert into customers or clients. In blogging, it’s also most … [Read more...] about How To Get Organic Traffic From Search Engine To Your Blog