September 24, 2008
Right as I throttle down my guest posting to the lowest in my blogging career it seems guest posting is gaining steam.
This is because it’s not just traditional bloggers who are realizing the value of guest posting, but marketers, SEOs and other webmasters. Rather than looking for profile and personal brand building, these folks are using the tactic for growing their traffic and links. read more
Tags: link building, SEO, traffic, writing
August 27, 2008
One of the things people write about a lot in the blog world is “Pinging”. Apparently it should help you increase your traffic and/or backlinks.
Pinging is basically a notification to a website or service that you have updated the content on your blog. Most blog platforms do this automatically, but you can also add services or do it manually.
Problem is, while many people advocate it, I haven’t been able to find anyone who can prove it has the benefits people say it does … read more
Tags: ping, traffic
August 7, 2008
Gawker Media, the blog network lead by Nick Denton, had a great July, it would seem, with no less than 6 sites setting new traffic records. Impressive indeed. The official posting also notes:
Also important is the year-over-year growth that continues with this new high. Gawker Media’s network traffic level is 70% higher than last year, 330% greater than in July 2006, and a whopping 700% higher than three years ago in 2005.
That is some growth for sure. read more
Tags: Gawker Media, Los Angeles Times, Nick Denton, Silicon Alley Insider, traffic
August 1, 2008
Those big traffic days are very satisfying. When you hit the front page of Digg, get a snowball effect of Stumble traffic, or when several big blogs notice you and throw you a link.
More and more though I am hearing from bloggers who are chasing these spikes at the expense of their long term success. read more
July 18, 2008
Here’s a question. If blog comments are mini-resumes, which comments are bringing the most traffic to your blog?
When you leave a comment on a blog, there are three things at work.
- Your desire to participate in the blog conversation and topic.
- Your desire to increase your link credits through blog comments.
- Your desire to encourage traffic from your comment to your blog.
A lot of pro bloggers cover the first two, but I want to explore the last one. If you really want to drive traffic to your blog through comments on other blogs, is it working for you?
Have you been paying attention to your blog referrals and incoming traffic to see where your traffic is coming from in relationship to your blog comments? It’s a very good question because we blog and comment on the premise that blog interaction helps drive traffic.
Tags: analytics, blog comments, Blog Marketing and Monetization, Blog Relationships, blog traffic, Blogging Demographics, Comments, Link Bait, Microblogging, Opinion, referral traffic, referrals, referrer, referrer traffic, SEO, Social Networking, traffic, Twitter, web analytics, web traffic