Last Update August 3rd, 2014 As many of you will know, I love WordPress. I use it on most of my affiliate sites which make me thousands of dollars per month and I also use it on my blogs, such as this one. I’m certainly not alone when it comes to utilising this CMS though — tens of millions of sites online are powered by the software. For all the great things there are to be said about WordPress, though, out-of-the-box SEO certainly isn’t one of its strong points. Before I share my tips for getting more search traffic to your blog, I want to state that the following recommendations should be used with a little bit of caution. Now that I have the “don’t sue me” disclaimer out of the way, we can get onto the good stuff. The Basics I thought it would be a good idea to split the “obvious” suggestions from the not-so-obvious and slightly more advanced tactics that I will share later in the post. Title Tags Instead of leaving things this way, I personally like to remove the blog name altogether.
5 Blog Commenting Tipsby Guest Author This is a guest post by Nick Stamoulis. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. Links are the currency of SEO and Internet marketing. The more quality one-way links has pointing towards it, the better it looks in the eyes of the search engines. Every site has a certain amount of established trust with the search engines and when one site links to another, it passes along a bit of that trust in the form of “link juice.” A link building campaign is the process of building up the number of inbound links your site has. 1. Sometimes larger companies don’t want to use an actual person’s name when blog commenting, incase that person leaves the company. 2. Blog commenting is not only useful for link building, but it is also a great way to build your brand and establish your company as an industry expert. 3. This may seem like “well, duh” thing to say, but you’d be amazed at how many people just leave a comment without actually reading the post. 4.
How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate GoogleWithout a doubt, the most frequent post request I’ve had on this site is a post about link building. I rarely take requests, simply because people rarely know what they really want until you give it to them, but this time things are a little different. First of all, I have been studying SEO day and night since I was 16 (almost 5 years ago) and I’ve ranked on the first page of Google for some of the most competitive keyphrases in the world. Therefore, I like to think I know quite a bit about the topic and can provide some insights in this space. For those of you who don’t know why links are important, let me just say that if you want to get traffic from the major search engines, they’re crucial. A large percentage of my income to affiliate sites is from traffic via Google, and the difference between ranking 2nd and ranking 1st can literally be thousands of dollars extra on my bottom line. SEO is generally divided into two parts: on-site optimisation and off-site optimisation. Be Useful