Free Site Promotion for Small Business — Using Blogs

Free site promotion for small businesses is readily available. It’s a tactic called blogging.

Most heavy online users already know about blogging. It’s using a Web site to post  content — often personal content — on a regular basis.

But it really can be used to publish just about any kind of content, whether it’s personal, news, advice, etc.

Small business blogging can be used to promote another Web site for free. Continue reading “Free Site Promotion for Small Business — Using Blogs”

Evergreen Content Builds Site Value and Audience

Evergreen content strategyAn evergreen content strategy is a surefire way of building a site’s size, value and audience.

The term refers to articles that have a long shelf life. In other words, they may be just as useful to the reader a year from now than the day they were written.

The investment of time, energy and even money in generating such content may not pay for itself in the near future, but a good evergreen article will likely pay for itself in the long term and then become pure profit from that point forward. Continue reading “Evergreen Content Builds Site Value and Audience”

Use Blog Pages to Build Mini Site for SEO

BloggingBlogging is normally used as a way of posting short articles, photos and other content on a regular basis.

Blogging platforms are used mostly for that purpose. View any number of blogs and see that nearly all of them display a series of posts on the home page in chronological order.

Each post usually shows the first few paragraphs and then a link into the full article on a separate page. The home pages also usually show about five to 10 posts. Continue reading “Use Blog Pages to Build Mini Site for SEO”

Best Blogging Platform for Marketing Yourself

The best blogging platform for marketing yourself depends on its ability to customize for SEO and share with other distribution channels such as social media.

It also has a few other requirements:

  • Is the platform strong enough financially to survive for the foreseeable future?
  • Does it fit the technical skills of the author?
  • Does it provide an SEO-friendly vanity URL?
  • Is it easily ranked by search engines?
  • Does it distribute posts to other bloggers on the same site?
  • Can you follow new postings via email or mobile notifications? Continue reading “Best Blogging Platform for Marketing Yourself”

Blog Content Strategy Includes Existing Posts

Sometimes the best parts of a blog are overlooked by the blogger because they are old and forgotten posts.

But that doesn’t mean the search engines have forgotten about them.

BloggingSometimes the best parts of a blog are overlooked by the blogger because they are old and forgotten posts.

But that doesn’t mean the search engines have forgotten about them.

Bloggers including myself may get so caught up in content, marketing, advertising and production issues every day that they don’t have the time or bandwidth to look back.

An effective blog content strategy should include a regular effort at looking back to see which posts still have value as evergreen content and continue to attract search visitors. They have great potential to attract even more. Continue reading “Blog Content Strategy Includes Existing Posts”

Google AdSense on WordPress: Tips for Best Results

Wordpress logoCombining the world’s most popular blogging software and the world’s biggest advertising network produces a lot of revenue for some bloggers and not much for many others.

WordPress is the world’s leading blogging software for some simple reasons: It is free, easy to install and easy to use.

Google AdSense is the largest ad network on the planet in terms of the total revenue it shares with publishers who use the AdSense code.

But that doesn’t mean it is easy to make good money from AdSense on a WordPress site. Continue reading “Google AdSense on WordPress: Tips for Best Results”

6 Best Ways to Increase Web Site Traffic

Increasing your Web site’s traffic requires juggling multiple ways of getting audience to get the best results.

It also requires putting a consistent amount of effort into each of these sources and then prioritizing the time and effort based on which ones produce the most audience.

The tactics below all work well but in different ways for different sites. At least several months of consistent work should go into each one before deciding which tactic deserves the most attention. Continue reading “6 Best Ways to Increase Web Site Traffic”