Blogging

How To Come Up With SEO-Friendly Titles

Posted by in Blogging, SEO on June 28th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Create SEO-Friendly TitlesCreating SEO-friendly titles is a great way to increase your website’s traffic. I’ll provide you with some ideas for you to use when you’re thinking about different article titles that you can come up with for your blog. These title ideas are a great way to increase your website’s traffic and land you on the first page of Google’s search engine results page (SERP).

If you want to dominate search engine rankings for certain keywords, it’s going to take a lot of effort and link building in order for you to climb the search rankings. It’s extremely hard for a newcomer to rank for any search term that has less than four words — there’s just way too much competition for those short keywords that …

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How To Use Google Alerts To Help Your Blog

Posted by in Blogging on May 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment

BloggingHave you ever wondered when your website or any page of your website gets indexed? Or maybe you want an instant update when something is posted about a niche topic. Thanks to Google Alerts, you can do both. With Google Alerts, I get an e-mail update whenever a page of mine gets indexed. It’s pretty simple to set up too.

Here’s how to set up Google Alerts:

1.) Visit: http://www.google.com/alerts

2.) Type in your search terms.  For my website, all I have to use is my title “Zadling.”

3.) Select your frequency. It could be instantaneous, daily, or weekly.

4.) Click Create Alert.

That’s it.

There tons of ways to use Google Alerts.  It can be used to keep track of news stories …

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Boost Traffic With A Controversial Blog Post

Posted by in Blogging, Google Apps, Microsoft, Reddit on May 12th, 2010 | Comment »

WarningOne great technique to increase traffic to your blog is to blog about something controversial.  That’s what I did yesterday when I wrote an article on why Microsoft Exchange sucks.

This article ended up receiving some positive and some negative feedback. Some people went as far as to call me a liar. Was the article one-sided? Certainly. Did the article contain any falsehoods? Absolutely not.

The point I illustrated in that blog post is that Google Apps is easier for people to use than Microsoft Exchange.

Whenever you write a controversial blog article, you’re obviously not going to please everyone. You are going to draw criticism. That’s okay. In fact, that’s probably a good thing. Would Howard Stern or any political radio talk show …

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