What I Know To Increase Blog Traffic – Part 2

What I Know to Increase Blog Traffic

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Learn more about ways to increase your blog traffic up to 400%. The following techniques are suitable for the advanced blogger.

PR Checker

PR Checker – This site checks page rank of your website pages instantly. It’s simple to run. You just submit the URL of your website and click “Check PR” button. Best of all, it’s free! http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php

Word Count

Word Count – WordPress recommends 300 words maximum per blog. According to itechcode.com, “One of the most important concerns facing any blogger is SEO. All things being equal, Google tends to rank articles that hover around the 300-word mark higher than longer or shorter articles. For purposes of attracting the favorable attention of the major search engines therefore, a good word count to shoot for is around 300.” http://www.itechcode.com/category/blogging/social-media-blogging/

Page Title

Page Title – There is a viewable limit of 70 characters. Most than that and the words will not be visible to users in your listing. According to Hobo Internet Marketing—

“The page title tag (or HTML Title Element) is arguably the most important on page seo factor. Keywords in page titles can HELP your pages rank higher in Google results pages (SERPS). The page title is also often used by Google as the title of a search snippet link in search engine results pages.” Click on their link to read more at http://www.hobo-web.co.uk/title-tags/ 

Links

Links – Consider adding a few outbound and inbound links to the page. Outbound links should be appropriate for your topic. If you are writing a story on animal adoption, link to the Humane Society of California. Use inbound links to connect back to other stories within your own blog.

Images

Images – Include lots of photos. Readers tend to prefer blogs with images. Don’t forget to add alt tags with the target keyword/phrase with your images. This is one of the easiest and most beneficial moves I have made to change my SEO Checker on my blog from yellow to green.

Congratulations, you are on your way to increase blog traffic. Check out my previous blog, http://staceygustafson.com/know-increase-blog-traffic/for more tips.

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  1. Stacey, thanks for sharing these helpful tips!

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