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  1. I am curious to how most of your get traffic to your site and how you tag your posts so people can find you? Thanks

    The blog I need help with is

  2. I interested to know what you are typing in all capital letters. In cyberspace that is considered to be the rude equivalent of SHOUTING into our faces. That's why I don't recommend it.

    On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. The support documentation is all found at the Support link which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.

    Here are 25 basic steps to take to increase traffic to your blog:
    1. Structure a reader and search engine blog;
    2. In blogging content is king create unique, high quality content so publish fresh content frequently;
    3. Learn basic SEO so you can use keywords effectively and apply basic SEO to your headlines, blog and posts;
    Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results.
    4. Make your blog posts look professional;
    5. Create at least 4-6 pillar posts and continue to create pillar posts;
    Pillar posts are also referred to as flagship content. Pillar posts are comprehensive posts that offer great value to readers as the contents are timeless in nature. They define you as having authority in the niche you blog in.
    6. Select and link to appropriate anchor text;
    7. Leave meaningful comments on related blogs and encourage comments on your own blog;
    8. Develop relationships with other bloggers so you can build a blog readers’ community around your own blog;
    9. Support the blog centered communities on related blogs by commenting on them and promoting posts from them;
    10. Link to authoritative sources in your posts;
    11. Deep link to your earlier related posts in your new posts;
    12. Assign appropriate categories and tag your posts with care;
    13. Link to related authoritative blogs in your blogroll;
    14. Provide RSS feeds for subscribers;
    RSS (Rich Site Summary or really simple syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
    15. Having a well designed theme is important, evaluate your theme for effectiveness, and if required, create a new header, make improvements or replace your theme and reduce page loading time;
    16. Avoid cluttering your blog with widgets that lack reader value and slow page loading time;
    17. Buy your own domain and domain mapping;
    18. Verify your blog with the three big search engines.
    19. Get organized, use an online to do list by developing a blogging workflow;
    20. Join social networks and social media sites like Facebook and use Twitter, Friendfeed and other Free RSS directories to promote your blog posts;
    21. Promote your blog through social networks, online groups, and selected directories;
    22. Develop a social media time management strategy and stick to it;
    23. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival;
    24. Become a guest blogger on sites with higher page rank than your own site.
    25. Create newsletters and/or ebooks for your subscribers.

    re: Tagging
    This forum thread also contains useful advice for assigning categories and tags to your posts. It's of critical importance to note that search spiders are programmed to detect keywords in the text ie. post content. If you create titles, sub-titles, and assign categories and tags containing keywords to your posts, and the search spiders do not find they same keywords in the text, then they COUGH! and the post will appear waaaaaayyyy back in the SERPS (search engine page results.)

  3. kennethmarkhoover

    Write good content, be consistent, post on forums and other blogs to build a readership.

    If that fails cash under the table always works. :P

  4. Yes and I'm so glad I covered all three of those above when I posted 2 days before you posted. ;)

  5. A few basic suggestions:

    - you need to convey complete thoughts
    - use spell check
    - read your posts aloud so that you know where to use punctuation
    - use capital letters appropriately
    - spend some time re-reading your posts before you hit publish. Stream of consciousness is one thing; jumbled phrases strung together is another.

    If your stuff is hard to read, people won't come back. The only way to get better at writing is to keep writing. Good luck.

  6. messymusings05

    TimeThief that was very beneficial advice. Thank you!!

  7. @messymusings05
    You're welcome. Note that you will find how-to posts and tutorials in my blog focused on what's listed above. :)

  8. Using all caps. That always works.

  9. wow time theif you are really moody arent you? hahaha any way check out my blog if you want to learn how to juggle a soccer ball or if you know any 1 that wants to or likes soccer i made it to teach people how to juggle. -->> thanks please spread the word around about this blog

  10. @forzajuveforza100
    I'm not at all moody and if you are wise you won't ever poke a grizzly with a twig.
    P.S. I can juggle too. Ha! lol :D

  11. Hey TT - so can I! Been juggling for ages. I used to practise while waiting for cars to roll by when hitch-hiking in northern BC. Long pauses between vehicles!

    Only recently started to juggle with a partner - the little red-haired girl! Our record using three beanbags is 14 successful tosses in a row, tossing to the partner every other throw. We keep saying we'll make a video of us and I should post it, but never get around to it. It's just something we do for a few minutes every day.

  12. But kittens; can you juggle kittens? If so, what colour?

  13. kennethmarkhoover

    Provide good content on a regular basis that is important to you. Be patient. People with similar interests will find your blog. Good luck! :)

  14. @lettershometoyou
    Hi there,
    Maybe it's a BC coastal thing but almost everyone I know can juggle. We have a lot of theatre people and clowns and I learned from a profressional clown.

  15. I learned from my older brother.

    I think it comes from hanging around inside all the time waiting for the rain to stop.

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