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

What not to do on twitter?


Last month we discussed how all companies and brands can benefit from Twitter and how it has become an integral part of any marketing strategy. But here’s the deal, it can equally hurt your brand image and alienate your customers if some basic (read: common sense) rules are not applied while tweeting.

Although it is no rocket science, but it has been seen that when given a chance to say anything you wish, in the infinite twitterverse, people often lose control. Hence, we decided to come up with a list which might help people to take back that control.

Like some wise man once said, every action has  a reaction. It is this reaction which might either help your brand image grow, or crash. Here is how you can choose to ‘suck at twitter’:

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If you need someone to help you navigate your way through the Twitter, do not hesitate to contact us. Also click here to check out the other social media services we offer.

Until next time,

The RP Crew

Twitter 101


If you are not already on twitter, then think again – It is, after all, the third most popular social medium, after Facebook & YouTube. In fact, it is the number one marketing tool being used by most companies, so how can you be too-cool-for-twitter?

Twitter has formed itself in to the breeding ground of breaking news, as well as special promotions. Twitter is like the photocopying room at an office, you have to hang round that room at least once a day, to know what is going on in the office. The information your gain there is not available elsewhere in the office, right?

 

A quick 101 on Twitter:

– Use @ sign before the handle of the person to tweet directly. e.g. If you wanted to tweet directly to Rudkin Productions you will start with @Rudkintweets (our handle)

– Follow the influential people in the field of your interest. e.g. If I were a pilot, I will make sure I followed all the airlines.

– Have an opinion! If you wish to gain followers then interact with the people you follow and do not hesitate to reply to their tweet with your thoughts an/or feedback.

– Do not whine, complain or be negative all the time. Your followers (tweeps) wouldn’t appreciate it. Especially as a business you need to maintain a formal tone on all social mediums.

– Do not tweet anything, that you wouldn’t say in real life!

– Be funny, witty and engaging. Twitter will love you, and vice-versa!

Now, some simple ways to engage your audience on twitter:

  • Tweet about your organization’s everyday activities, may be about the services and behind-the-scene snippets. If you have a company blog, tweet the link to promote your blog. Be sure to shorten your URL in the tweet.
  • Tweet pictures of things that are going around you. Things like ‘where you are’, or a new coffee machine, and other interesting aspects of your organization.
  • Once you’ve built up sufficient numbers of followers, use Twitter to perform quick polls about absolutely anything under the sun! Cheap, fast input from your readers/fan base!

In the world of social media, if you are not on twitter, then you are practically non-existent!

I hope you would find this quick Twitter 101 helpful. If you need someone to help you navigate your way through the Twitter, do not hesitate to contact us. Also click here to check out the other social media services we offer.

Until next time,

The RP Crew