Are you completely confused about finding effective ways to promote your blog on social media? Navigating this minefield of Facebook marketing, twitter promoting and G Plus sharing feels like an overwhelming, paralyzing task at times. You may be ready to quit on social, to just publish a post and hope that the Blogging Fairies magically promote the post to interested, targeted, eager readers, without any effort on your part. Stop sniffing that Fairy Dust. Blogging doesn’t work that way. If you’re willing to give freely on social sites you will receive generously. The pain, suffering and frustration of having little or no blog traffic will dissolve into the happiness, contentment and satisfaction of driving targeted, buying traffic through your social media websites. If this sounds exciting to you and you’re ready to leave social media confusion behind it’s time to learn how to use proven, effective tips for promoting your blog on sites like twitter, Facebook, … [Read more...] about 10 Smart Ways to Promote Your Blog on Social Media
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Traffic exchange sites are those in which you visit other people’s sites and they visits yours. Examples are Traffic Center and EasyHits4U. Let me elaborate. You sign up on these sites. Then you are asked to open a few sites(by entering some captcha) for some time(15 to 30 seconds) and then visit another. This process continues until you close the tab or window. Just like you open the sites, the other people open your site and you get hundreds of visitors. The main thing is, the more websites you open, the more traffic you get. I used it twice or thrice and my blog got thousands of visits in just a week but then I just left it because of the reviews which were against these type of sites. Today, it just struck my mind and I thought that I should warn the bloggers, eespecially new bloggers that these websites are not of much use and why you shouldn’t use them. Read on! 1. Fake visits Yes, the visits are not real. It is often that users use bots for these sites(that … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Use Traffic Exchange Sites?
With the evident rise in the number of multi-author blogs, we really need some tools to measure how efficient an author is. Today I am going to show you how to use Google Analytics to do it. Since, almost all blogs already use this service it should be easy to implement it. Before we show you how to measure efficiency we must first learn how to setup Google Analytics the right way so that it records all the required data. How to Configure Google Analytics for WordPress? I know the Thesis theme has an in built feature where you can just paste your tracking code from Google Analytics. Now, the trouble there is that you will have to do a lot of customization with the tracking code in order to correctly record each event. So, to keep it simple we are going to remove the tracking code from Thesis Site Options and instead install “Google Analytics for WordPress.” In case you already have the plugin installed, well and good. Now, go to the Settings page for this plugin. Under … [Read more...] about How To Use Google Analytics to Check Efficiency on Multi-Author Blogs
Social Media websites can drive insanely great traffic to your blog if you have a good social media marketing strategy. But it can drive fair amount of traffic if you just submit blog posts regularly to your social media profiles. Social media traffic is as important as organic traffic from search engines as we can’t rely on Google alone. They continue to push algorithmic updates like Panda, Penguin and who knows the next could be Giraffe. It means that we must diversify the way we get traffic. I’m going to list the top social media and other websites that you shouldn’t ignore or must use as part of your social media marketing strategy. I’m NOT going to list all the stupid social media or the so called web 2.0 sites out there as I’m going to focus only on sites that can drive traffic to our websites in one way or the other and not for building backlinks. Though the traffic quality of social media can’t be matched with that of organic traffic, it is … [Read more...] about Top 30 Social Media (And Web 2.0) Sites To Drive Traffic To Your Blog
One of the lesser known things about any popular blogger is; that they spend as much time editing old posts as they do write new posts. Particularly after the Google Panda algorithm rollout it’s essential to keep all posts of your blog relevant and up-to- date. Personally, Every month I update at least 20+ old posts to make the posts ready for today. In this post I will list the reasons why it is so important to edit old blog posts, and the benefits of doing so. You will learn practical tips on how to keep editing your old posts & what other things you should take care along with it. So let’s go ahead and first understand why you need to start working on your old posts now. Top 5 Reasons for Editing Old Blog Posts: Your blog could be a news blog, a tech blog, a fashion blog or a blog in any niche. Your visitors can land on any of your posts from search engines or via referral. If you have a post which might be a year old or more, it may contain information that is not … [Read more...] about Why You Need To Edit Old Posts on Your Blog : Practical Tips