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Weekend Reading: 7 “Must Reads” on Improving Web Traffic

by Steve Scott | Join Him On Facebook

Improving Web TrafficI’m almost done with my travels for the summer (Just one more trip to Mississippi.) Once that’s done, I’m dedicating my time to a simple goal: Get more traffic to the Steve Scott Site.

Now, I need a strategy if I want to increase traffic. That’s why I’ve been reading a lot of content on this subject. In today’s post, I’d like to mention some of the best resources I’ve found:

1) 5 Ways Google Plus can Help Affiliate Marketing: On my blog, Peter wrote a detailed analysis of how to use the brand-new Google+ site. Some people have been raving about this service. Read this post to learn how it works and how to add it to your Internet business.

2) Web Traffic: Yes, this is a link to a blog; not a piece of content. But I want to give an overall recommendation of Ana’s Traffic Generation Cafe. This is one of my favorite destinations for staying current on web traffic strategies. So check out her latest articles and subscribe to her to RSS Feed for future updates.

3) Anatomy of Viral Post: Benny got 220,000 visitors to his site (plus an appearance on T.V.) from one post that went viral. I’m sure that’s a result we’d all like for our blog. Read his guest post on ThinkTraffic.net where he breaks down how he did it.

4) The Greatest Content Marketing Tool Ever? Recently Alex installed the Rank Tracker WordPress Plugin. In this blog post he provides a case study review on how it works. Frankly, I’m jumping all over this plugin! Rank Tracker looks like a great tool for monitoring your search engine results for specific keyword phrases.

5) 41 Tips to Significantly Improve a Blog in Less than a Month: This is an article I missed during my recent travels. It’s a great read full of detailed advice. Do just a few of these actions and you’ll see a vast improvement in your blogging results.

6) How to Become a Niche Rockstar: In this post, Glen shows how to become a leader in your niche. This is an absolute must-read for anyone who wants to build a brand around their particular interest.

7) Free Traffic without Google: The other day, Nick sent me a link to some videos he’s created. The idea here is he covers traffic strategies that don’t depend on Google search results. I know most of what he covers. But it’s definitely a great refresher for anyone who wants to get more traffic.

Bonus: Here’s an extra that I found the other day.  CommentLuv is a great way to drive traffic by using well thought out comments and linking back to your marquee posts.  It’s something that I use on daily basis.  The good news?  There is now a commentluv premium that’s available to readers.  Check out this site to see what’s available with this expanded version of a great plugin.

These sites have a lot of great content. So check out each link and learn how to improve your web traffic.

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Bryce Christiansen

Hi Steve,

Thanks for sharing these links. Are you looking to increase traffic of a certain keyword or just the site in general?

If it’s keyword related I really like Pat’s backlinking video.
http://youtu.be/iRnPDOsSdpw

Hope it helps.

Bryce

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Steve Scott

Bryce,

Always love PAt’s stuff. I have long used a multitiered backlinking strategy very similar to the one Pat uses. I have just been to lazy (or busy depending on perspective) to actually DO IT much recently.

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Jordan@Car Donation California

Steve – what are your thoughts on using video as a tool to drive traffic? Something as simple as screencasts (depending on niche I suppose) talking about that particular niche. Any value there?

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Steve Scott

Yup definitely.

I have done exactly the same thing myself. It works and is a valid source of traffic. Some people will ONLY look on youtube some only on Google. Having a mixed bag plan of attack is key.

The only problem is that youtube can be real pains. I had my whole account shut down because one of my videos had the words “make money….”

At least as far as i can tell. There was no objectionable language, It was good info, original and more than a simple sales pitch. (I see a lot worse on there even today)

_this was about the same time they shut down copyblogger for the same thing but he was big enough for a HUMAN to change that decision)

So as long as you avoid any words that might trigger their aggressive spam filters youtube is great.

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Pam Sheraton

hey thanks a lot for this list, good luck with your goal of increasing traffic, I guess that’s the main goal for most of us out there ;) I’m gonna check Glen’s post on how to become a niche rockstar right away, that’s the one that interests me the most.

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Steve Scott

Thanks Pam! Hope you enjoy it!

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Mark @ TheBitBot Organic SEO Blog

I second the nomination for Traffic Generation Cafe. That is a great site…as is this one Steve.

I haven’t seen the “41 ways” yet. I will definitely check it out.

Thanks Steve…:)

Mark

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Steve Scott

Mark,

Ana is great, as are actually most of these sites linked. I try to read them all frequently. (I am sure i miss some..but frequently is good)

Appreciate you dropping by! :)

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Ana @ Internet marketing tools

So kind and generous of you to mention my blog, Steve – much appreciated.

I’ve read Glen’s post too; much food for thought in that one. No wonder he posts so rarely; each one of his posts is a mile long and stuffed with great content.

Ana

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Steve Scott

Thanks Ana,

Yeah, Glen always knocks it out of the park with killer posts. They may not be as frequent, but they are well worth the wait!

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Vacation Rentals

Hey Steve, one more good option for increasing web traffic is StumbleUpon…This site has a reputation of increment the web traffic rapidly. So if you are a good social networking buddy then use this web for increasing the traffic. Hope it will help. Good luck. :)

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Steve Scott

Yes, have used SU and found that I agree. It can be a great tool for driving traffic. Much better than it’s contemporary (digg) is currently.

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Nishadha

This is a great collection of posts. I really loved the post about getting viral traffic. Will definitely read rest of the articles as well.

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Janet @ The Natural Networker

Steve, aloha. Thx so much for this comprehensive list. Since I am getting ready to launch a new series of websites, this is exactly the information I need. Can hardly wait to read Benny’s post. Amazing.

Looks like I have some fabulous reading ahead of me with many clicks.

Best wishes for a great day. Until later, aloha. Janet

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Andrew Ludlam

Some great information, thank you for sharing. I also read Glen’s post on becoming a niche rockstar, very inspiring! Lots of great ideas to work through.

Thank you!

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