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How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)

How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)
Since posting my 2005 traffic figures recently, I’ve received many questions about how I was able to start this web site from scratch and build its traffic to over 700,000 visitors per month (Jan 2006 projection) in about 15 months – without spending any money on marketing or promotion. Building a high-traffic web site was my intention from the very beginning, so I don’t think this result was accidental. My traffic-building strategy isn’t based on tricks or techniques that will go out of style. Here are 10 of my best suggestions for building a high traffic web site: 1. Is your content worthy of being read by millions of people? When I sit down to write, I sometimes imagine myself standing on an outdoor concert stage before an audience of a million people. Think about the effect you want your writing to have on people. When you focus on providing real value instead of churning out disposable content, your readers will notice. Strong content is universally valued. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Related:  blogtraffic

10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job Just for fun I recently asked Erin, “Now that the kids are in summer school, don’t you think it’s about time you went out and got yourself a job? I hate seeing you wallow in unemployment for so long.” She smiled and said, “Wow. Neither of us have had jobs since the ’90s (my only job was in 1992), so we’ve been self-employed for quite a while. It’s like the scene in The Three Stooges where Moe tells Curly to get a job, and Curly backs away, saying, “No, please… not that! It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. Here are some reasons you should do everything in your power to avoid getting a job: 1. Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea. Why is getting a job so dumb? Don’t you think your life would be much easier if you got paid while you were eating, sleeping, and playing with the kids too? Who cares how many hours you work? 2. Consider this. 3. Look around you. 4. 5.

How to Make Money From Your Blog was launched on Oct 1st, 2004. By April 2005 it was averaging $4.12/day in income. Now it brings in over $200/day $1000/day (updated as of 10/29/06). I didn’t spend a dime on marketing or promotion. In fact, I started this site with just $9 to register the domain name, and everything was bootstrapped from there. This article is seriously long (over 7300 words), but you’re sure to get your money’s worth (hehehe). Do you actually want to monetize your blog? Some people have strong personal feelings with respect to making money from their blogs. If you have mixed feelings about monetizing your blog, then sort out those feelings first. If you do decide to generate income from your blog, then don’t be shy about it. You can reasonably expect that when you begin commercializing a free site, some people will complain, depending on how you do it. Can you make a decent income online? Yes, absolutely. Can most people do it? No, they can’t. Web savvy What do I mean by web savvy? Perks

Luxury Leather Briefcases, Leather Luggage & Italian Handbags for Women and Men 5 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog Go Blogwild Series 001 – 5 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog (v0.91) This is a transcript of a call on January 10, 2006 and is sponsored by Blogwild! A Guide for Small Business Blogging. Transcript and an archived audio recording of this call are available at This transcript has been edited and may differ slightly from the audio recording. For updates on future calls you can subscribe to the newsletter or receive updates through your Google, My Yahoo! Intro Andy Wibbels: This is our first of our series of calls to help do some outreach for my upcoming book Blogwild! Yvonne Divita: Hi everybody. Andy: From Lipsticking blog. Yvonne: Andy it’s my pleasure. Andy: Well let’s talk about blogs! Yvonne: Let’s do that! Andy: Ok. Yvonne: Exactly! Andy: Right, right. Yvonne: You and I both know that silly, they find you they same way they find anything else. Andy: That’s right, that’s right. Andy: I have. Andy: Alright, so number 1. #1. Yvonne: Number 1. Andy: Great. #2.

Categories and Tags This post on using Tags and Categories on a blog was written by Michael Martin from Pro Blog Design. In terms of coding, categories and tags are almost identical. A category system could very easily be used as a tagging system, and vice versa. So what is it that makes the two different? Understanding and Using Categories Categories are best imagined as a paper filing system. In your blog, categories are best used in exactly the same way: The number of categories should be small. Complement the Categories With Tags The most common problem with tagging is that it is used for the same purposes that categories are. Think of tags as the colorful little page markers you might use to flick back to your favorite pages in a book. Use the same tags over and over again. Tags have a lot of potential. Categories and tags are both very useful assets, provided they are each used for their own purpose.

Computing & ICT This programme route has been specifically designed to offer a wide range of options to cover all interests in the realm of computing and information systems for implementation in an organisational or business environment. The content is well balanced to provide a broad coverage of computing expertise through the core modules. The optional modules then allow the student to choose and customise their study tailored to their own fields of interest. Our graduates are employed in a variety of jobs, within all sectors of IT. Typically most expertise can be offered at the 'user-system interface' where the understanding you gain of the systems and technology will be combined with your appreciation of the human user to bridge the gaps that often occur between the user and their organisational environment. The following core modules are required: The following options modules are available to allow the student to fully personalise their MSc in Computing:

Interview : mon parcours, mes blogs, comment réussir sur Internet et de nombreux autres sujets… Maria Zanetti du blog espagnol Dueño de mi tiempo m’a interviewé il y a quelques temps et m’a littéralement “mis sur le grill” en me posant de nombreuses questions très pertinentes. J’y aborde des thèmes comme mon parcours dans l’entreprenariat, comment j’ai réussi avec mes blogs et comment vous pouvez réussir sur Internet, les caractéristiques d’un entrepreneur libre, mon point de vue sur le manque d’entrepreneurs et d’esprit entreprenarial en France, les avantages d’être un entrepreneur. Comme j’ai trouvé cette interview très riche, j’en ai fait faire la transcription et j’ai décidé de la publier ici. Le tout début est en espagnol, mais le reste est en français (ne faites pas attention aux sous-titres). Mariana Zanetti : Bonjour Olivier! Olivier Roland : Bonjour! Mariana Zanetti : Tout d’abord je voulais te remercier de ton temps pour cet entretien pour tous mes lecteurs. Olivier Roland : La première année où j’ai créé mes blogs, ils n’ont pas été rentables tout de suite. exactes?

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