Increase Your Website Rank In Less Than Six Months with These 4 Steps

Based on Jovia D’Souza (internet marketer) in his article, The success of your website lies in the number of views that it gets and its visibility in the result pages of top search engines like Google.

It is indeed a tough task to figure in the top search lists of Google, but if you know your basics and stay updated about the latest trends in the online marketing industry, you can make your website a huge success.

Do you want to improve the page ranking of your websites and get more people to view it? Do you want to increase your web traffic within a short span of time? The following tips will help you in this process.

1. Excellent content

While it is true that search engines like Google use their own set of algorithms that one needs to satisfy to get improved ranking,

it is also true that no amount of technological sophistication can beat the simple beauty of excellent content. Ensure that your website is loaded with high-quality content that speaks about the nature of your business in very simple terms, so that even a layman can understand the same.

For every business, there are different keywords defined by search engines. Do a complete analysis of these and use your business – related keywords naturally in the content so that you can rank your website quite quickly.

2. Link-building

One of the most powerful elements in SEO is link-building. You should ensure that your website has at least a couple or all of these links – backlinks, inbound links, internal links, external links, no-follow links and do-follow links.

The internet is replete with information about how you can link your site using these techniques to improve your page ranking.

Getting the professional help of a SEO expert is highly recommended as he/she would be aware of the latest SEO trends of link-building and use them accordingly in your site to improve your site’s visibility.

3. Social network

Social media is a very powerful platform today to express opinions and feedback. So, you need to make use of this platform fully well in order to boost your ranking within a short span.

Share your website on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Squidoo and the like. Get people talking about your site and understand their opinions.

Take feedback in a constructive manner and incorporate suggestions of your target audiences, wherever possible. Always respond on time to their queries and complaints, so that you can build a good reputation for your site.

4. Email marketing

We should never forget our roots, shouldn’t we? So, while it is alright to adopt sophisticated strategies like the ones discussed above, let us not forget our old and time-tested online marketing technique – email marketing.

With this technique, you can reach out to a wide group of target audience with a single email, by creating templates.

With latest features in this, you can track the replies that you get from potential customers who are interested in your products or services. It is one of the best ways to have backups of communication that happened many years ago.

5 FREE Website Traffic Techniques for Beginners

Marketing is a bad word. At least, it is to many newcomers in the business world. Marketing can be costly. Worse, you can actually pay for marketing and find that it didn’t turn into a sale. It sounds a lot like gambling, and that can be scary to those who are just starting out.

Alas… I have good news. There are some free online marketing methods that you can use right now, which will bring you some immediate traffic. How immediate, you ask?

I have implemented some of these methods when I began blogging on a daily basis, and saw traffic within five minutes of doing them. The real question should be, are you ready to convert that traffic. That subject is best left for another article however.

Let’s take a look at the 5 immediate traffic methods for beginners:

Blog-Hopping

The term blog-hopping means, to locate and comment on multiple related blog articles. You can locate blogs that are related to what you are marketing with some simple Google searches. You do not want to waste your time however.

The only way that this method results in traffic is if people reading it, and its owners are able to find you. That’s why you will want to stick to blogs that have the option to leave your URL in a field under your comment.

You can do the following search in Google to find such blogs:

“your keywords” +”leave a comment”

Change “your keywords” to your desired keywords or keyphrase, and make sure you include the plus sign and following phrase exactly as is.

Make sure there is no space between the plus, and the quotes so that Google knows you are trying to match the keywords that follow.

This search will bring up comments, many of which are using WordPress as their blogging platform. When you find a suitable article to comment on, you will need to make sure to avoid coming off as spam.

Your comment should be well thought out, and contributing to the discussion in some way. It is always best to read the article you are commenting on first.

This way, you will know what to say, and the owner of the blog will know right away that you are not a spam bot.

In addition, it is important to note that you should not advertise in your comment. Let the URL field do what it does best. That is the only place for your link.

Placing your link within your comment comes off as self-serving and can end up being rejected and possibly blocked from future commenting.

The blog-hopping method is one which can actually bring in traffic today. If you find that the blog article was written recently, and it has received other comments already, you can be sure that there is active traffic on the page.

If your comment was well-thought out, then readers are more likely to follow your link in the URL field and find out more about you.

Guest Blogging

The thing about guest blogging is that it can take time to be published once your article is accepted. This timeframe depends on many factors, such as:

  1. How many articles are scheduled ahead of yours.
  2. Publishing frequency of the blog/website.
  3. Popularity of the blog/website.
  4. .. and others.

Guest publishing on other blogs or websites is worth it though. A few years back, I published multiple guest articles on ProBlogger, as well as a list of other established blogs. ProBlogger accepted my lengthy articles, but it sometimes took a month before I would ever see them published.

When guest blogging as a traffic method, it is wise to diversify your portfolio as an investor would. You will certainly want to benefit from the popular blogs such as ProBlogger, but you need to pursue other blogs that are easier to get into as well.

The criteria you are looking for is:

  1. Relevance to your niche.
  2. Does it regularly publish new content?
  3. Does it have active commentators?
  4. Do they have a clear guest article submission policy?

You want traffic, so you will need to ensure that there are people actively commenting on articles. You will also want to make sure the site is up to date.

If it’s currently 2016, and the newest article is dated 2013, then it is not an active blog. Some blogs leave commenting open, so there may well be new comments. It doesn’t look good however, for your chances at being published as a guest author.

Many blogs that accept guest articles will have a page dedicated to listing their guest author requirements. These are usually a description of what kind of articles they accept, as well as what formatting is required to be published on the website.

For instance, some blogs may require you to leave out HTML, while others allow some basic HTML formatting. As previously listed, here is a way of locating blogs that allow guests by doing a simple Google search:

“your keywords” +”become a guest author”

Press Release Distribution

Press releases are often associated with major companies, and big announcements. An example of major press release would be the announcement of an E3 event for gamers made by Microsoft or Sony.

The good thing is, you do not have to be the CEO of a fortune 500 company to use press release distribution to benefit from its traffic benefits.

There are multiple press release websites online, that can be found by searching Google for “free press release”. These websites get a lot of traffic, and is used by news networks for syndication.

When used properly, your PR may be picked up by a major publication. You can target specific categories, and sub-categories on these distribution websites.

Unlike with article marketing, a press release website is all about self-promotion. They do have specific requirements however, and not just any “fluff” will make it through the approvals department.

In addition to the free options, there are many paid distribution services available. Also, on the free sites, there are often paid upgrade options that allow your content to get an extended reach beyond the free options.

To use such services, you will want to make any noteworthy news a priority for a press release. Got a public event coming up? Schedule a press release ahead of time. Major changes coming to the company? Announce it!

Article Marketing

Getting your brand out there requires a lot of legwork. Sometimes, this means that a lot of time must be spent creating quality text content that can be published on major websites.

This is different from guest blogging however. EzineArticles is an example of an article publishing website, specifically tailored to publishing quality text content.

There are many article websites on the internet, but you want to find ones that rank high on Google and other search engines. You also want to locate sites that have an established reputation with other article marketers.

A good article must be written in a way which will keep the reader interested. One such example is breaking down a topic into a list. You will often run into articles that share a title format.

An example would be this article titled, “5 FREE Website Traffic Techniques for Beginners”. You can do the same thing for your article no matter what the niche may be.

To keep the flow of reading interesting, use numbered or bulleted lists. You can also include a relevant wrapped-image if the website allows it. Various visual elements such as images, bold text, italicized text, underlined text, and headers can help the flow of the article.

There are many writers that publish smaller articles that are in the 500 word range. I however, prefer to write articles that are 1000 words at the bare minimum.

Such articles not only cover a topic in depth, but are also a genuine method of creating link-bait. This means that there are more opportunities for syndication, leading to additional traffic.

When writing articles for specialized article marketing websites, be sure to read and understand their guidelines before typing a single word. Self-promotion in an article can be frowned upon, and the site may have an author box or other way of allowing you to promote yourself.

Forum Participation

Forums are pretty old-school. They are websites which allow you to register, and conversate in “threads”. You can create and reply to topics, and be notified when others are participating. There are forums for pretty much anything.

To find forums in your niche, simply search your keyphrase followed by the word “forum” in Google. Often times, the forums with the most traffic will end up on the top of search results. The forum will show the last comment date and time, so you can see how active it is.

The trick with forums is to use the member profile section, and the signature section for your promotion. You will certainly want to avoid self-promoting in the body of your post when it comes to forums.

As with blog hopping, you want to avoid coming off as spammy. If you are commenting, make sure it is thought out and contributative to the discussion. If you are posting a new thread, you want to ensure that it follows the forum guidelines to the letter.

You can usually post a signature in your profile which appears whenever you publish something on the forum. Sometimes this signature will show up once for your first post in that thread, while many others will show the signature for every single comment you make. Either way, it translates to traffic.

Conclusion

By using these 5 FREE Website Traffic Techniques, you will quickly establish a regular amount of hits to your website. The next item on your to-do list is to ensure that you have your website setup for proper conversion. Hopefully, you already had this done, because these traffic methods are sure-fire.

Move Away form These 10 Social Media Mistakes

Introduction

On the New Year’s Eve, you might have taken some resolution not to repeat certain mistakes that you did in the past. It is a different matter whether you had observed those resolutions of the past. Anyway, you would at least try to become a better version of yourself in the beginning days of a New Year. In that vein, we would like to bring you 10 social media mistakes that we had committed in the past and do not want to repeat.

  • Posting Selfies: If you were supposed to look like a duck, you’d be a duck. No need to put those many selfies to show beauty in you. Look lies in the eyes of beholder.
  • Photos in Other Postures: You don’t have to look different to show your butt in your selfies.
  • Hash Tags: Stop using hash tags like decoration in your posts. It would kill your text and snuff out the interest people would have generated in it.
  • Avoid Using Short Forms: For God’s sake, please stop using the short words. Only people in your friends circle would be able to understand. At least, type the greetings properly to make others happy. With others, make message legible and clear while messaging them.
  • Stop Checking-in: You need to stop accepting the invitations from strangers and barely known people. Otherwise, you will find yourself in the troubled waters.
  • Stop Forwarding Messages: You should not be forwarding impossibly long and senseless messages. You should avoid also those messages that end with “forward to 10 other friends”. If you send those messages, you will be doing at your own risk.
  • Mass-tagging: You should not ghost-tag. It makes people hate you. If you are ghost-tagged by somebody, would you like that?
  • Horrible Parent Updates: Parents post pictures of their kids preening in underwear on social media. It is understood that Internet is public. But it does not mean that you should add all types of scraps over there to gain attention. Use your brains, people!!
  • Adding Unknown People: You should stop adding people you do not know. If you do so, they might invade your privacy as you do not have the control over their behavior.
  • Spamming: You should not be continuously sending game requests and invitations to people on each event happening in the web. If you do so, you will be spamming their email boxes. And as far as ‘giving life’ to Candy Crush lovers is concerned, please consider your own existence a gift from others and move on.

People need to exercise restraint on their tendency to showcase themselves in limelight. It is quite natural for them to go after popularity. In its name, things should be not be over done to repel others. In this article, we have listed out 10 avoidable social media mistakes for better and healthy interaction.

3 Ways to Know The Best Times to Post on Social Media

Know Your Audience

All marketing boils down to this fact. You can’t escape it. You must do your due diligence and take the time to study your audience. If you want results you have to know your intended audience intimately.

If you want to inspire your audience to act on your information you have to speak to them in their language. You must know where they live and work, as well as what they do for fun.

You must understand how much money they make, and how much of it they can afford to spend on extra items. You must understand what things cause them problems and how your products and services solve their problems and be able to communicate that via social media.

Check The Stats

All social media has their own stats which you can read yourself. They have over all stats, plus usually the ability to look at your personal stats.

Combine what you know about your audience, with what the social media you’re using says about when people are more likely to read your messages, then start from there.

Many people ignore the numbers, but nothing is more important than numbers when it comes to getting your message out to your audience at the right time, and in the right place.

Your message could be perfect, but if no one sees it, it won’t matter much. The numbers matter.

Test Your Assumptions

Once you have created some assumptions from what you know about your audience, and what the statistics tell you, do a test. Choose two or three times to send out the same message.

Then check the numbers. Which time got the most opens, shares, and action. If there isn’t much difference you may need to run a test on your headlines and message too.

Do not skip A/B testing in your marketing endeavors. If you don’t test your actions you will never know for sure if what you’re doing is truly working as well as it can work.

You won’t be able to expand upon your successes and do better each marketing campaign. By testing, you will always keep doing better.

Finally, it’s important to take what works, expand upon it, and improve your social media marketing. If one thing is clear when it comes to social media marketing and marketing in the digital age is that change is continuous, due to that, you’ll always have to keep studying your market, analyzing the data, and testing the results if you want to rise to the top of the social media marketing game.