Excellent post Brian. I think the point about writing content that appeals to influencers in spot on. Could you recommend some good, manual strategies through which I can spot influencers in boring niches *B2B* where influencers are not really talking much online? Is it a good idea to rely on newspaper articles to a feel for what a particular industry is talking about? Would love to hear your thoughts on that.
What kind of advice would you give is your site is growing but seems to be attracting the wrong kind of traffic? My visitor numbers are going up but all other indicators such as bounce rate, time page, pages per visit seem to be developing in the wrong direction. Not sure if that’s to be expected or if there is something that I should be doing to counter that development?
He started by finding an offer that resonated with and is relevant to his audience. In his case, his blog was dedicated to teaching people how to use a software called “Sublime Text.” He simply offered a license to the software for the giveaway. By doing this, not only did he increase the chances of success of his giveaway since his incentive was relevant, but he also ensured the quality of subscribers since they were actually people interested in his content. It’s easy to give people an iPad or an iPhone, but how relevant will they be to you at the end of the day?
Theoretically you could be buying traffic from someone who places the link to your website in some hidden way and potentially harmful for your business, for example let’s say you are selling ebooks and they guy whom you paid for that traffic is posting backlinks on website that have no connections to your niche, for example, some selling cars forum or something similar and he is basically baiting people into clicking to that hyperlink.
Great article, learned a lot from it! But I still really get it with the share trigger and right content. For instance, the influencers now care a lot about the new Koenigsegg Agera RS >> https://koenigsegg.com/blog/ (Car). I thought about an article like “10 things you need to know about the Koenigsegg Agera RS”. The only problem is that I don’t know which keywords I should use and how i can put in share triggers.
Like you I am a scientist and like you did in the past, I am currently working on translating great scientific literature into tips. In my case it’s child development research into play tips for parents. I can already see that the outcome of my experiment is going to be the same as yours. Great content but who cares. I hadn’t even thought about my key influences. I know some important ones, but don’t see how they would share my content. I thought I was writing content for my potential customers. Is your SEO that works course the same as the content that gets results course? Sorry if I sound a bit dim asking that question.
I would also advise to continue doing what works. If something you have rolled out generates great traffic and links bring out a new version of the content, for example the 2012 version worked effectively bring out the 2013 version of the content. Another effective strategy is to make the piece of content into an evergreen article which you add to over time so it is always up to date.
I love your post. I keep coming back because you always have great content I can use in my business as well as share. Since I own my own Digital Marketing company I guess you would be one of THE influencers in Internet Marketing field. I just started my business and because most influencers on twitter are talking about Content Marketing, that is what I have been writing about. But my site is only about a month old so I will just stay consistent in my writing. I’m also in the process of changing my navigation bar so be know how to get to what they want faster. Which would be “what is SEO”, etc. Thanks and would love any advice you can give me.
Increase brand recognition. Focus on multiple channels so that people see you in many places. People are drawn to what’s familiar. Familiar = Trust at a very primal level in humans. If they saw you on site A, they may ignore you because they don’t know you. But you’ve created a sub-concious imprint in the mind. When they see you on site B or in a search, they are more likely to click on your site because you seem familiar. This effect is compounded by being more places that your prospective customers are. Your channels of focus will depend on what you’re selling. Some of these channels include Industry Forums, Quora, Twitter, FaceBook, Linkedin, Instagram, Blogs, etc.
Hack #1: Hook readers in from the beginning. People have low attention spans. If you don’t have a compelling “hook” at the beginning of your blogs, people will click off in seconds. You can hook them in by teasing the benefits of the article (see the intro to this article for example!), telling a story, or stating a common problem that your audience faces.
If looking to attract customers from United States, buy USA traffic for the best possible results. For businesses targeting customers in Great Britain, buying UK traffic would be a better option. The traffic you buy can be targeted to match the objectives of your business. Generic web traffic can be useful, but doesn’t hold nearly the same kind of power as niche targeted website traffic.
So one way to get Google to take notice of that about your site is to make that happen by getting people to search something to do with your site in Google or whatever and then click on it. Through continued searching and then visiting your site, this in time will improve the ranking of your site and make Google think that your site is the one that people are most clicking on. That means through continued use of this service, you can outrank your competitors and do better than them without even needing to lift a finger! Just sit back and watch as the visitors start searching and rolling into YOUR site and your rankings start improving!
For our client: We rolled out a successful implementation of rel="author" for the three in-house content writers the company had. The client had over 300+ articles made by these content writers over the years and it was possible to implement rel="author" for all the aged articles. I advise anyone who has a large section of content to do so as it will only benefit the website. We were also in the process of rolling out further schema markup to the site's course content as it only has a benefit for CTR.
Step 3: Get free traffic from search engines like Google. Now that you've bid on keywords for a strong showing in the PPC search engines, it's time to tackle the organic search engines and directories. Search engines like Google and directories like Yahoo! can still be a great source of free traffic for your website. The trick is getting a competitive ranking for your best keywords.
“Syndicate carefully: If you syndicate your content on other sites, Google will always show the version we think is most appropriate for users in each given search, which may or may not be the version you’d prefer. However, it is helpful to ensure that each site on which your content is syndicated includes a link back to your original article. You can also ask those who use your syndicated material to use the noindex meta tag to prevent search engines from indexing their version of the content.”
StatCounter.com can produce far different results to standard log file analysis. This is not surprising as our system is designed to track browsers NOT server requests. This can result in a significantly lower count than standard log file analysis. But it offers a more realistic figure of the visitors to your website and far more detail and it is provided in real-time!
5) Post at the right time. Let’s say you want to post in the r/Entrepreneur/ subreddit, but there’s already a post in the #1 spot with 200 upvotes, and it was posted 4 hours ago. If you post at that time, you probably won’t overtake that #1 spot, and you’ll get less traffic. However, if you wait a day, check back, and see that the new #1 spot only has 12-15 upvotes, you’ll have a golden opportunity. It will be much easier for you to hit the #1 spot and get hundreds of upvotes.
The above is an example of what to look out for and avoid. This traffic should be avoided as it can cause a Google penalty and is often robot traffic instead of real potential customers. Profitworks does not sell traffic and always advises companies to always stay away from buying packages from companies that sell organic traffic. How these companies usually work is they sell organic traffic to buyers who want to drum up traffic for websites they own or are responsible for doing digital marketing / SEO services. They are often sold in packages on a monthly basis, a quick search for "buy organic traffic" will yield a number of sellers who offer this services. For certain sellers of organic traffic, they also clearly outline the fact that no humans are involved, which means the process is completely automated or based on software algorithms. Given the traffic is robots it has zero chance of generating a sale for your business.
There are many SEO tactics you can perform on each of your website pages to increase their rank in search engines and get more visitors. This includes producing high-quality content that your audience is searching for, and writing concise meta descriptions for your pages. The meta description appears below your URL in search results. Knowing what a page is about and what will result in a click makes users much more likely to do so.
For me as an expert SEO this service is crucial, i purchase it to each customer i get in my Seo services portfolio; sessions are immediately visible in Google Analytics and considers them as coming from theselected keywords. Usually a package from 30k means an increase of about 5 positions if in the first page, and if the site is in the second or more, the increase of at least 10 positions monthly. Marco L.
In order to make money from a website, you need traffic. There are tons of ways to get traffic, from the slow growth word of mouth build to the instant traffic purchase. Millions of blog posts on thousands of websites have been dedicated to ways to increase your traffic over the last two decades. Perhaps one of the most attractive options is the instant growth infusion of a web traffic purchase.
The idea behind a web tracker is very simple and has been around for many years. Essentially you place a small piece of code on your website, when someone visits your website, that small piece of code is executed and the visitor's public details (ip address, browser, operating system, referrer, page title and url etc) are analysed and stored for reporting to you later.
In 2012, designer brand Jimmy Choo saw a 33% increase in sales with its Twitter marketing campaign, Joie de Vivere Hotels booked 1000 promotional rooms to its 10,000 Twitter followers and BaseballRose.com saw $1000 in revenue from a $200 investment in acquiring Facebook fans. Creating traffic through social media sites is not only in vogue, it’s smart business sense. Increase your traffic by increasing your social media base, all for $17 for every 500 visitors. Our traffic comes from a combination of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, Yahoo and other major social media outlets.
Hello Mr. Miller, this is a great post indeed. I would like to ask, you suggested to cpture reader’s name and email quickly but how quickly. Should I grab it by showing them subscriber box as a pop up when they arrive at my blog or should I post this at the lower part of page so when they read the post and find it useful then they subscribe to my posts?