Category Archives: Traffic

Double Your Web Traffic Using Twitter

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When it comes to speed in disseminating information, Twitter is the champ. Many users agree that they would hear about breaking news stories first on this social media site than the traditional media such as television and radio.

It is no wonder then that businesses are relying on Twitter to get the word out about their products and services and engaging with their target market. Being a very responsive platform, a growing number of professionals are taking advantage of it to achieve their business goals and drive traffic to their websites.

Twitter Search

Social media experts point out that apart from tweeting, business organizations also need to tap the site’s news updates. The best way to do this is to utilize the Twitter search function just as you would Google search. Keep in mind that many users share updated information in real time via this platform hence using the search function will help you monitor your competitors. Continue reading

Webinar as an Effective Online Tutorial Tool

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On the web today, professionals, small business owners and companies passionate about teaching people on how to do things whether in real life or on the internet can use various free online tools. They can create a blog, slideshows or they can also create a video, a podcast or even a webinar.

While videos posted on YouTube and other video sharing sites are popular these days and a good avenue to do tutorials, a more formal option is to hold a webinar. Free and paid systems are available but it’s essential to choose one that can meet your needs. It’s best to learn first about the providers available at www.bestwebinar.com.

The major benefit of a webinar is it allows real time interaction between the presenter and his audience during a specific schedule and attendees can discuss many issues during the live presentation.

For teachers and professionals wanting to reach out to their students and potential clients, the webinar system can become their virtual classroom or training platform. It enables them to connect with people in different places around the world at little or no cost at all. Additionally, this online tool allows them to share their knowledge and skills over the internet. Continue reading

Social Media Promotion: Where are You Voting?

One of the most interesting things I’ve experienced lately is the number of people contacting me through my consulting service wanting to know what they should do to get more traffic. When I mention promoting their content on social news and media sites like Digg, Reddit and whatnot, they seem to be shocked.

Some thought that those sites were only for people that would use them every day, others thought it was basically a passive experience, where only certain members could submit articles, while everyone else could only vote, and still others didn’t know what those sites were.

Making money online is mostly marketing. Content is important, but more than anything it comes down to how you market that content. Do you think e-books and whatnot do so well because their content is the best? No! People just spend more time on marketing e-books than the average blogger does on any single article they write.

If you don’t have accounts on as many promotional sites as possible, you could be missing out. While each site caters to a certain demographic, many sites have various sub-groups that are still powerful, and helpful.

Take the time to find out which social media site caters to the demographic you hope to capture with your site, and begin submitting your content from time to time. What have you got to loose other than a small time investment that could pay huge dividends?

College Crunch Progress

With over six hundred pages created, and around one hundred and fifty filled with some decent content, College Crunch is growing rapidly.

While the design has been recognized by a few different sites, thanks to me taking some time to submit it around, I am still waiting for people to really recognize the content, but there aren’t really any “content” galleries.

There is still a huge amount of work to be done in building out the content and even more in building out the Gazette, the actual blog section of the site.

It is a little difficult to meet the expectations of others as this site requires much more research and organization than any site I have done previously, as I don’t have the same experience with the subject as I usually do when writing online.

I am always looking for new ways to promote the content, build it out faster, and increase the advertising revenue that it brings in so that I can continue to work on this site for years to come.

What’s Going on With Alexa?

So, as you might have noticed in my previous post, I realized that Alexa is shifting its rankings and blogs in the Make Money Online scene seem to be getting hurt pretty hard.

I am not sure where Alexa is getting their new statistics and information that they are using to create their rankings, but it isn’t friendly to my niche.

I took a quick look at the top five blogs from the Top 50 list of Make Money Online Blogs I compiled, and all of them show huge drops in their Alexa rankings since the start of the year.

Problogger

Darren works hard on Problogger, and I doubt over the last half a year that his blog could have dropped so far in rankings compared to other blogs. I would actually hazard a guess that his blog actually continues to grow in traffic, links, and other support, so why is his ranking dwindling away?

It is still fairly high compared to most sites, but the drop is very apparent.

Here are the other four top blogs in the top fifty list, and as you can plainly see, all of them have experienced a similar drop.

Shoemoney

Dosh Dosh

John Chow

Entrepreneurs Journey

Not all of them seem to be effected in exactly the same way, but all of them have experienced a large drop. Some blogs have dropped faster, and harder than others, and I can’t really see any rhyme or reason for the drop. If they were all exactly the same, at the same time, then I could understand that it was just an overall shift in how Alexa compiles their rankings, but I have to conclude that their data sources are effecting their calculations in what almost appears to me an unfair way.

This blog is not safe from the drop either, as my Alexa rank has been sinking as well, despite my best efforts to find ways to attract unique visitors, and even more so, visitors that would be using the Alexa Toolbar, in hopes if it boosting my rank.

Why Does This Matter?

This wouldn’t normally be a concern for most bloggers, and I can see some people reading this post and putting on their hater pants. “Alexa is irrelevant, every idiot knows that,” they might say, but the fact of the matter is that certain sites use Alexa ranking to determine position, including PerformancingAds, where sites are listed in order of best to worst Alexa rank, and I have no doubt that those with higher visible rankings will secure more advertising than those that are lower down the page.

It is also taken into consideration when compiling things like my top 50 list of make money online blogs, as I compile the list from the 45n5.com/top100 list, which places sites based on Google PageRank, Technorati Ranking and Alexa Ranking.