How to explode blog traffic ( part II)

Written by Dony Peter Chacko

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4. Interactive Addons. Get interactive stuff on your blog like polls, quizzes, ratings....the works. However, make sure they are simple with choices to make and takesrepparttar least amount of time (People shouldn't be calculating E=(MC*MC) for every poll you have.

Also don't have a poll that asks, I don't normally participate in online polls. Yes. No.

5. Get Visitors to work for you. Invent activities like nominations, games etc. where your online audience can participate. You can give away prizes, but if you are not inrepparttar 119341 mood an award will suffice (remember, people will do anything for awards).

6. Search Engine optimization. Please ensure your title, description and your keywords (inrepparttar 119342 meta tags) have your blog theme in common. This not only gives you a higher ranking in searches but isrepparttar 119343 first rule of site optimization. Also don't forget to periodically submit your blogs torepparttar 119344 major search engines such as google, yahoo, Dmoz.

The Author is an SEO expert and an avid blogger. More at

Not All Links Are Created Equal

Written by Rob Francis

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When someone creates a link to your siterepparttar text that is used forrepparttar 119340 link is very important. This is known asrepparttar 119341 link anchor text. If someone kindly offered to place a link to my website on their homepage, I would ask if they would use specific anchor text forrepparttar 119342 link. This makesrepparttar 119343 link much more relevant. My website is about website promotion in New Zealand, so I would want something similar torepparttar 119344 following:

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as opposed to:

Good NZ promotion site. Click Here

You can see that inrepparttar 119345 first example,repparttar 119346 anchor text is relevant and would help me to rank well for terms such as "website promotion", "website promotion New Zealand", and "New Zealand website promotion". Inrepparttar 119347 second example, I would be improving my ranking forrepparttar 119348 term "click here".


There are lots of very technical requirements to gettingrepparttar 119349 right linking strategies and nobody really knows for certain whatrepparttar 119350 exact requirements are. This is because search engines do not disclose information about their ranking algorithms in great detail and also because these algorithms change with time. Different search engines have different requirements that they are looking for, which further complicates matters. Unless you are happy to get involved in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and spend absolutely ages on it, simply following my advice in this article will improve your search engine rankings and save you a lot of time and headaches.

Rob Francis is currently working towards a Ph.D in E-commerce and Website Management through Rushmore University.

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