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Guest Posting Builds Your Blog’s Traffic

Traffic Techniques

If you hang around this blog at all, you know I preach quite a bit about link building, blog commenting and other sufficiently geeky subjects all related to getting your content found.

Today, I want to introduce you to yet another link building strategy with multiple benefits, this one for both of us.

Guest Posts Build Your Readership

Despite what you might think, even a moderately successful guest post can build a steady stream of traffic to your blog. Even with just the one or two links included in the author bio area. Controversial? Funny? Asshole?

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22 Things You Should Do After Installing WordPress


I know 22 things sounds like a long list, but trust me, do these things right after installing your new Wordpress blog, and you will start to see immediate traffic, it won’t take as much work to manage your blog, and your visitors will love it!

Little Tweaks With A Big Impact

First and foremost are those little annoying tweaks, that left undone now, can have repercussions later. (These are presented in no particular order since I make sure ALL are done before I install plugins or start posting.)

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SlimStat: Stats Tracking For Your Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

Traffic Tracking

Knowing what your target audience is reading is another of the steps in the journey to web success with your online small business blog.

There are a lot of tracking tools and plugins out there, but I wanted to introduce you to one I found which really provides some amazing insights into your traffic. You can drill into a month, week or day. You can review everything that’s happened on a single URL.

Your referring websites are listed and the search terms used to find you are displayed. I think you will be impressed with the detail this small footprint *script* yields.

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Giant List Of Ping Servers ~ Fast Track Your Google Notifications

Traffic Techniques

If ping servers are a foreign concept to you, you probably won’t appreciate this list of ping servers. And since I value *appreciation*, let me explain exactly why you should care about ping services — first.

And no geeky-technical-only-your-IT-manager-will-understand-it jargon.

The term *ping* dates all the way back to the early days of computer networks – which pre-dates the Internet. It was a service on the computer that would allow network administrators to check to see if a connection was present.

Sort of like a bat sending out sonic sound waves, a computer would *ping* another, and record

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SEO Love With Internal Linking


This short video will show you click by click and step by step exactly how to build up your internal linking structure and vote on your blog yourself.

Just to recap the basics of SEO and inbound links though, you should understand that Google counts each inbound link to your post or page as a sort of *vote*. A pledge of support or an agreement from your peers (niche partners) that your content is relevant to the topic at hand.

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Technical Difficulties? Yep, Even Geeks Have Them


In fact, we probably have them more often since we tend to *boldly go where no man has gone before*.

This week has been a week of just such difficulties. Some were self-induced (and therefore I have no one to blame, throw sticks at or give the evil eye), and some were brought on by outside influences. (Dare I say *hacker*?)

So, my apologies.. on the eve (so to speak) of a major launch, my site is in the toilet. If you visited and got a perfectly white page and nothing else, don’t worry, it’s not you. You have stepped off into the…

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Is Your Blog Vulnerable To Attack?


A few days ago, I was working on one of my blogs, and I happen to notice that the .htaccess file was larger than I remembered. I am talking about file size here . Yeah, I know. It’s not the kind of thing most people notice, but I kinda have a thing for numbers. And […]

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