Five Things To Do Now To Get More Traffic To Your Blog


 

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1. Add Tags & Meta Tags

Add tags to your posts. Many blog systems allow authors to add free-form tags to a post, along with (or instead of) placing the post into categories. For example, a post may display that it has been tagged with baseball and tickets. Each of those tags is usually a web link leading to an index page listing all of the posts associated with that tag. The blog may have a sidebar listing all the tags in use on that blog, with each tag leading to an index page. To reclassify a post, an author edits its list of tags. All connections between posts are automatically tracked and updated by the blog software; there is no need to relocate the page within a complex hierarchy of categories. (via)

Meta tags are HTML codes that are inserted into the header on a web page, after the title tag. In the context of search engine optimization, when people refer to meta tags, they are usually referring to the meta description tag and the meta keywords tag.

2. Name your Images

If you have clicked an image or grabbed it from a photo stock, it probably has a name such as IMG_8292 or shutterstock_34151 etc. Change the name which is relevant to your post. For example, if your blog is called FOODIE and you are writing about Easy Recipes then name your photo ‘Easy Recipe_FOODIE’ for the search engine to recognize the photo when searched by that title.

3. Open a Google Plus Page

We have already emphasized on the importance of having the Google Plus page. Click here to read that post.

4. Use Interesting Titles

Think about the articles which you have clicked up on lately. Chances are you were intrigued by its title. Your title should either be informative or creative for the potential reader to click on the link.

5. Share on Social Media

Last but not the least be sure to share it on all your Social Media. However, be sure to not post them on auto pilot. Take out a few minutes to form a creative and intriguing preview suitable for each Social Media platform. This motivates your audience/readers to follow you on more than one social media platform. Else where is the incentive if the same message is broadcasted web-wide?

Hope you found these tips helpful. If you have any other questions or require assitance with your blog call us at 830-249-1744

Until next time,

RP Team

5 Reasons Why You Should Be On Google Plus

 


Google-Plus

Google+ launched in 2011. Although its initial response was lukewarm, over the last year it has gained a lot of momentum.

It has several interesting features like video chatting also known as Hangouts, Circle Shares, Communities, to name a few. Here are the top five reasons why we believe your brand should be on Google+:

  1. Better SEOs: Google will weigh your content higher in its search engine if you connect it via Google+, a process known as Authorship. It’s relatively easy to setup and we highly recommend doing so. So, posting your blog content on the network will result in increased exposure.
  2. Video Conferencing & Live Streaming: Hangouts are a great way to get up to 10 people together virtually and free to discuss ideas and generally meet visually. This allows for a more personal experience. Also, the Hangouts On Air (HOA) feature allows for streaming video via Google+ and YouTube. HOAs have made it extremely easy for companies of all sizes to hold seminars, meetings and webinars and to broadcast podcasts with ease.
  3. No character limit: There are no character limits like 140 characters on twitter. This allows discussions to flourish and for stronger relationships to grow with your consumers/readers.
  4. Integrated Services: For example: Google Local is now integrated with Google+. Having a listing in Google search is no longer separate; instead it’s integrated into the Google+ business pages. Therefore setting up a business page can’t be ignored.
  5. Google Loves Google+: Google is completely dedicated to Google+. This means that it will continue to add features and place more emphasis on the network to influence the company’s other products.

If you are still not convinced, checkout Jeff Bulla’s reasons here!