Hi this is Donna,
I am new to the blogging world. WordPress is my first experiece. My blog has been fully p and running for 15 days now. I am constantly trying to improve it ti get more hits.
I have followed to the letter the support pages. I believe my content is very good, working toward excellent.
Is there anyone out there who could do critique and give suggestios on how to improve my traffic?
Thanks in advance-Happy Holidays to you too!
The blog I need help with is glutenfreebohemianstyle.com.
it takes 4 to 6 weeks for a new site to be indexed by search engines. Also building traffic is a long term activity. See the thread below for some helpful ideas
I don’t do blog evaluations free of charge and don’t know of anyone who does. That’s paid work for a consultant.
The worst thing any new blogger can do is fail to:
1. publish unique high quality content frequently;
2. comment meaningfully on blogs with similar content.
Make sure you comment meaningfully on many on other blogs with similar content, knowing that this is the slowest traffic period of the year.
See these for Staff tips:
If you want to increase traffic then don’t listen to anyone who professes there are passive ways of doing that. Increasing traffic to a blog is hard work. If you want your blog to rank well in search engine results then that begins with creating and publishing original content ie. unique content that cannot be found anywhere else on the internet.
See How to Identify Your Blog’s Target Audience http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/09/01/how-to-identify-your-blogs-target-audience/
Two ways of attracting like-minded subscribers are (1) commenting meaningfully and frequently on blogs with similar content and (2) being active on social networking sites.
On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/
The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.
These 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results. It also touches lightly upon challenges webmasters and search engines face, such as duplicate content http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/03/22/5google-webmasters-video-tutorials/
If you are using a WordPress.com theme good SEO is a given. However, going beyond the theme what the blogger has done within that structure is worth evaluating. Whether you write informative, persuasive or controversial content learning how search engines work, and how to apply basic SEO to you content will benefit your blog as it will increase traffic from targeted readers. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/10/21/two-seo-videos-for-bloggers/
6 Ways to Make Google Your Blog’s Best Friend > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/10/08/6-ways-to-make-google-your-blogs-best-friend/
Here are 25 basic steps to take to increase traffic to your blog:
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