Confused About SEO, Article Marketing
& Driving Traffic to Your Site?
Do you find yourself wondering if article marketing still works or if it’s worth it to comment on other blogs.
What about paying for SEO? Is there an SEO service that you can trust? One that is not outdated?
These are questions that can be very confusing and basically you will find many different opinions on what works and what doesn’t.
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Here’s what I personally think about traffic.
==> I have learned that it’s not a good idea to rely on a single source for your traffic. Your traffic should be coming from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube, other websites and from other peoples recommendations.
==> Do NOT fear the Panda algorithm. If you have fear of getting banned by Google, it’s time to go directly to Matt Cutts videos and take some time to see what Matt says about quality content.
Basically, you want quality content on YOUR SITE. You want to offer superb benefits to your visitors. And the first thing people should see on your site are a few of those benefits above the fold. That is pretty much at the top of your website.
When it comes to SEO, be sure to work with some basic on-page SEO guidelines. While you always want to put your visitor first, you also need to be sure that search engines can understand what your website niche is as well as what every page of your site is highlighting.
Stick to a single niche and don’t try to cover everything within that niche. It’s not only confusing for the search engines, it can be confusing to your visitors.
What About SEO and Backlinks?
Article marketing STILL works in helping improve your rankings. I know this is true as it’s been helping my clients move up in the rankings.
Press Releases are also helpful to drive traffic, but it is not long lasting. However, it still helps improve your overall rankings.
Forum backlinking… there is so much spamming via this method that I have to admit I really don’t know if it helps anymore. I would recommend caution here.
Blog commenting. Blog commenting can actually improve your traffic if the comments are good. This is time consuming but it can be quite helpful. Paying for spam blog comments has never shown me that it’s worth the money. I’d rather spend my money on article marketing.
There are many ways to use social traffic. I think you can truly gain a huge benefit from both Facebook and Twitter regarding your traffic if you build it with a targeted market. Building this type of traffic using some types of auto-generated methods may not prove to be as successful.
However, there are wonderful WP plugins now that will help you generate great traffic and even have that traffic go viral if you use it well.
You can use plugins that require your visitors to LIKE your page, Tweet about it, or even join your list before they “get” something on that page. There is even a script that will “give” away a freebie if your visitors share your page with their friends via email.
As you can see there are many ways to drive traffic to your website. Relying on one method such as Google for all your traffic can truly create a huge financial disaster. Many people lost their entire means of income when Google turned on the big PA.
Lastly, it’s important to understand and really take a long look at a concept most people either ignore because they don’t entirely get it, or simply do not believe it it.
What is it?
It is understanding the value of outsourcing.
Think of it this way. How many people do you think it takes to run a MacDonalds Restaurant?
One? That’s absurd isn’t it?
The best way to build a business online is to take every dollar earned and invest it into “growing” your business by outsourcing.
The best business to build is the one that can be built by getting paid to provide a service.
The best service to provide is one that you can make money paying someone else to do the work.
Get paid $100.00 to provide a service where you can pay someone else $25.00 to do the work.