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Marc Marseille
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Ways To Increase Your Blog Traffic Really Quickly

Blogs are great for showcasing your personal interests as well as driving tons of traffic to your main website. The ability to optimize your site properly can increase your blogs performance dramatically.
Written Sep 03, 2009, read 2320 times since then.
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A well optimized webstite can bring you infinite amounts of income. The same thing holds true for a SEO friendly blog. I personally prefer Word Press when it comes to blogs because they offer so many powerful SEO tricks and plug ins  to give you an unfair advantage with the search engines. There are so many stones lefted unturned when it comes to optimizing a Word Press blog that today I thought I would disclose a few of them.

Many bloggers make the mistake of just choosing a blog template, upload it the their hosting company, add some content and just forget it about it. The problem with that is the fact that you are missing out on properly optimizing your word press blog for the best results with the search engines. There are also plenty of ways to increase your blog taffic with little effort on your part. The list below contains a few ways to enhance traffic to your blog and also get better SEO results.

Optimize Your Blog Title:

Showing your word press title in every post is killing your SEO juice. If you don't make a simple tweaked to your Word Press template coding, your post will show up in the search engines with your blog title in every post.

For Example:

Conversion Junction >> A Few Ways To Make Money Fast Online

The problem with this is that you are losing SEO value from your title when your post appears in this format. The correct format you want to make your title stand out and not alarm the search engines about spamming due to your blog title is as follows:

A Few Ways to Make Money Fast Online

To get this done you will have make a few changes in the heading.php of your word press blog.

Take Advantage Of Pinging Services:

Not taking advantage of the automatic pinging service that Word Press offers  is inexcusable. Word Press automatically pings your blog after every post, but you can add as many pinging services as you would like besides the default pinging service. You can enhance your blog traffic by going to your "settings" then "writing" section and include the following pinging services:

http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://coreblog.org/ping/
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/
http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
http://pingqueue.com/rpc/
https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast
http://rpc.britblog.com/
http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
http://www.holycowdude.com/rpc/ping/

Every time you make a post, all these pinging services will get notice of your new blog post thus increasing the traffic to your blog.

Over Pinging By Mistake:

Over pinging is something we all do without ever noticing that we are doing it. Most bloggers do not realize that whenever they make changes to their blogs post or make a correction, Word Press automatically pings that post again. The Max Blog Optimizer Plug In will keep you from pinging your blog post multiple times and avoid being targeted for "ping spam".

Use RSS Feeds:

Submitting your blog to RSS directories will increase your readership and also help boost your page rank. RSS feeds directories makes your feed available to anyone searching for information on your niche. Your RSS feed will automatically be updated when you create new blog post. You can also add your feed to your Hub Pages Or your Squidoo Lens to receive high pr backlinks.

Create Deep Links

Rewrite your blog posts and submit them to The Free Traffic System and receive 60 backlinks back to that blog post. Submit your rewritten blog post to Unique Article Wizard and receive 2000 one way links back to your posts. Deep linking will increase the page rank of your individual blog post.

Create Internal Links:

Create internal links throughout your blog to increase your SEO quality within your blog. If you have a niche blog, there will be plenty of opportunities to link back to your own  blog when blogging about related topics.

Bookmark Your Post:

Bookmark your post with the social marketing networks and receive additional traffic as well as high pr backlinks. You can use Only Wire to post to 25 of the top bookmarking networks from Digg to Delicious or you can use the Bookmarking Demon to post to over 160 social networks at one time.

These simple tweaks to your Word Press blog will make a huge difference in your blogs page rank. After implementing these techniques to my blog, I noticed a big increase in page rank and traffic. Some of my blog post have jumped from a Pr 0 to a Pr 4 in less than 90 days.

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Comment on this article

  • Planning Administrator 
Atlanta, Georgia 
Maria Thomas
    Posted by Maria Thomas, Atlanta, Georgia | Sep 04, 2009

    That is some very good information. I have been teaching myself to blog and picking up bits and pieces. I now have a blog on Wordpress that means a lot to me to have more people read it. I had no idea what pingbacks meant until now. Thanks for sharing.

  • Web Designer/Developer 
Spokane, Washington 
Thomas Brown
    Posted by Thomas Brown, Spokane, Washington | Sep 10, 2009

    There's some great advice here!

    That said, it's worth pointing out that WordPress is arguably the single most targeted blogging software for hackers (note that I'm talking about WordPress installed on your own server as opposed to WordPress.com, which is a hosted blogging service). There's nothing wrong with hosting your own WordPress blog (I have several), but it's imperative to keep your installation up to date.

  • writer/researcher 
seattle, Washington 
Liz Vedder
    Posted by Liz Vedder, seattle, Washington | Sep 10, 2009

    Thanks very much for this information! I'm really going to keep your pointers in mind. These would be very helpful to me, especially since I know nothing about how to work or even use blogging to forward my business plans.

  • Life and Business Coach 
Duluth, Georgia 
Iyabo Asani
    Posted by Iyabo Asani, Duluth, Georgia | Sep 11, 2009

    You really know your stuff. I need to download it and do it line by line.

    Thank you for putting good content out there.

    Iyabo Asani

  • Luxury & Exotic Travel Consultant 
Stafford, Virginia 
April Richardson
    Posted by April Richardson, Stafford, Virginia | Sep 11, 2009

    this is awesome. i've considered blogging but i wasn't sure what to do. thanks for the tips.

  • Client Attraction Marketing Coach for Naturopaths, Therapists & Coaches 
Kirkland, Washington 
Deah Curry PhD, CPC
    Posted by Deah Curry PhD, CPC, Kirkland, Washington | Sep 13, 2009

    Helpful strategies, thanks. But, um, are those ping links supposed to work? I got error pages for almost all of them.

  • CPA/Tax Accountant 
Bellevue, Washington 
John Huddleston
    Posted by John Huddleston, Bellevue, Washington | Sep 14, 2009

    Good article Marc. I like articles like this that drill down to the specifics.

    Huddleston Tax Accountants

  • Social Media Strategist/Website Designer 
Wenatchee, Washington 
Russ Alman
    Posted by Russ Alman, Wenatchee, Washington | Sep 16, 2009

    Good stuff! Taking notes!

  • Marketing Consultant 
Lawrenceville, Georgia 
Marc Marseille
    Posted by Marc Marseille, Lawrenceville, Georgia | Sep 16, 2009

    "Helpful strategies, thanks. But, um, are those ping links supposed to work? I got error pages for almost all of them."

    They are automated ping urls...once you add them to your word press blogs they will announce whenvever you write a new post automatically.

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