Thanks for the article Ramsay! I’m wondering how do you think this advice relates to fashion and lifestyle blogs? It sounds logical when reading the information, but I think most of the advice (linking to other bloggers, writing longer posts, updating old posts and finding new key words to target) is hard to apply in a natural way. What do you think?
So there you have five of the most effective ways to increase your website traffic. By optimizing your on-page SEO, you’ll boost your organic search rankings and generate more visits. Utilizing hashtags will allow you to reach new customers and email marketing will get more people from your list to visit your site. Affiliate programs and guest posting both leverage other people’s audiences, so you can generate even more visitors. By using these five methods, you’ll have more traffic and increase revenue in no time.
Google is currently been inundated with reconsideration requests from webmasters all over the world. On public holidays the Search Quality teams do not look at reconsideration requests. See below analysis. From my experience it can take anywhere from 15-30+ days for Google to respond to reconsideration requests; during peak periods it can even take longer.
Cached pages are another huge problem for log file analysis this time resulting in a very poor undercount of visitors. Often your own local ISP will keep a cache of many websites you visit regularly. This speeds up your use of the web - unfortunately no server request is made to your website when this happens. And your visit will go uncounted. This does not happen with StatCounter with the use of javascript and a random variable each time.
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