My site has no traffic

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I used to have a blog writer compose blogs and we would promote them through social media, do on page SEO and nothing. So we've tried writing my own (with videos) promoting the video through traffic geyser, spinning the articles and posting them through TG, using onlywire, tribe pro, social monkee and posting in LI groups.

I've done keyword research and try to optimize each article using seopressor.

Yesterday starting posting my blogs on a blogger and wordpress.com site (spun versions).

So far in two weeks no difference. Slight drop in Alexa, one more backlink.

Even been using tubetoolbox to send out notifications when I get upload new videos. More views (slightly) on videos but nothing to get excited about.

I'm at about 1000 hits to my website monthly. Need to be more about 50k!

I really am confused- what am I doing wrong.

I've always heard content is king, but even though I think I'm making decent content nothing matters.
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    Buy some banner space or PPC and you'll get more traffic.

    If you want free traffic then you better build some backlinks to your content. Put them on related sites and keep doing this every day. Only persistence will win in the end as it always does..
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  • Profile picture of the author John Galt
    Two weeks isn't enough time, especially given your target market. If you're anxious to start testing, why not buy traffic?
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    • I guess more than anything I want to know if what I'm doing are the right things. I don't mind waiting and I'd rather get free traffic than pay for it. If I need to just keep doing what I'm doing and wait I'm fine with that. Just want feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    Buy some traffic : ) Media buying is key to creating a blog. Also building a list in any niche is extremely powerful because you will have traffic on demand, and this gives you so many different ways to use it. Like building hype, creating social proof and on and on. I am sure you get it solos are a great way to do this.

    A simple way to do this if you are not in the MMO niche. Contact a webmaster directly and ask to rent an add to their email list. A lot of these people don't even know that this is possible. So your price point will be low and allow you some time to learn good email copy : )
    Hope I helped a bit
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    • Originally Posted by bilkat19 View Post

      Buy some traffic : ) Media buying is key to creating a blog. Also building a list in any niche is extremely powerful because you will have traffic on demand, and this gives you so many different ways to use it. Like building hype, creating social proof and on and on. I am sure you get it solos are a great way to do this.

      A simple way to do this if you are not in the MMO niche. Contact a webmaster directly and ask to rent an add to their email list. A lot of these people don't even know that this is possible. So your price point will be low and allow you some time to learn good email copy : )
      Hope I helped a bit
      Media buying? MMO? Sorry I don't know what those are. How do you do the webmaster renting? I've never heard of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Holmstrom
    Hi, I just check your site and spy it with Seoquake browser tool.
    It says that you don´t have any meta keywords?
    Check your seo settings again. It might help a bit.
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    • Originally Posted by MadFin View Post

      Hi, I just check your site and spy it with Seoquake browser tool.
      It says that you don´t have any meta keywords?
      Check your seo settings again. It might help a bit.
      Thanks. I've optimized but still seems to have that not showing up and need to figure out why. I'll look into that!
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    • Originally Posted by MadFin View Post

      Hi, I just check your site and spy it with Seoquake browser tool.
      It says that you don´t have any meta keywords?
      Check your seo settings again. It might help a bit.
      Really?...nobody uses meta keywords anymore, even more so because it allows your competitors to know exactly what keywords you are targetting and google totally ignores them..meta keywords went out when metasearch engines died
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  • Profile picture of the author nickstamoulis
    2 weeks is nowhere near enough time to get organic traffic! Keep posting regular content and publishing it across your social networks as well as social bookmarking sites. Are you sharing your stuff on LinkedIn Groups? I've found that LinkedIn drives a good amount of targeted traffic back to blogs, especially if you're B2B. Do you have an email newsletter list? You can use your blog posts as content for the newsletter. Or do you have relationships with other bloggers that would be willing to help promote your content?

    I would avoid spinning your posts though, as this could have you run afoul of Google Panda.
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    • Originally Posted by nickstamoulis View Post

      2 weeks is nowhere near enough time to get organic traffic! Keep posting regular content and publishing it across your social networks as well as social bookmarking sites. Are you sharing your stuff on LinkedIn Groups? I've found that LinkedIn drives a good amount of targeted traffic back to blogs, especially if you're B2B. Do you have an email newsletter list? You can use your blog posts as content for the newsletter. Or do you have relationships with other bloggers that would be willing to help promote your content?

      I would avoid spinning your posts though, as this could have you run afoul of Google Panda.
      Awesome advice. Can you give me an idea on how long it normally takes? Just on average are we talking weeks? Months? Years?
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  • Profile picture of the author festi9
    What i would like to advise is to build some quality content and focus on few keywords first try them to rank well and then when your site gets power with those keyword then you will find easy to rank other keywords.

    If you are having 20-30 keywords ranking with good amount of searches then you will get good amount of traffic.

    Always use legit ways.

    also get some backlinks from web 2.0 profiles , wiki and .edu and try to get backlink from a site that is higher in position than yours and related to the niche.

    I have been using this only and have a 57K+ UV a day on my blog.

    Best of luck
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    • Originally Posted by festi9 View Post

      What i would like to advise is to build some quality content and focus on few keywords first try them to rank well and then when your site gets power with those keyword then you will find easy to rank other keywords.

      If you are having 20-30 keywords ranking with good amount of searches then you will get good amount of traffic.

      Always use legit ways.

      also get some backlinks from web 2.0 profiles , wiki and .edu and try to get backlink from a site that is higher in position than yours and related to the niche.

      I have been using this only and have a 57K+ UV a day on my blog.

      Best of luck
      Great advice, thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by thevirtualdifference View Post

        I used to have a blog writer compose blogs and we would promote them through social media, do on page SEO and nothing. So we've tried writing my own (with videos) promoting the video through traffic geyser, spinning the articles and posting them through TG, using onlywire, tribe pro, social monkee and posting in LI groups.

        I've done keyword research and try to optimize each article using seopressor.

        Yesterday starting posting my blogs on a blogger and wordpress.com site (spun versions).

        So far in two weeks no difference. Slight drop in Alexa, one more backlink.

        Even been using tubetoolbox to send out notifications when I get upload new videos. More views (slightly) on videos but nothing to get excited about.

        I'm at about 1000 hits to my website monthly. Need to be more about 50k!

        I really am confused- what am I doing wrong.

        I've always heard content is king, but even though I think I'm making decent content nothing matters.

        Link below.

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        Take a read over what you've just posted. In particular, take note at the amount of "tools and services" you're using.
        • traffic geyser
        • onlywire
        • tribe pro
        • social monkee
        • LI groups???
        • seopressor
        • blogger
        • wordpress.com
        • Alexa
        • tubetoolbox
        Looking at that, I can't help but think that you're spending about 90% of your time fussing about with software, and not focusing on whats really important - PEOPLE.

        You're wasting your time with most of that rubbish. Focus on creating high quality content on your OWN site. Publish content there, consistently, and use external properties to drive traffic to your site. BUT - be smart about it. Syndicate your content, don't just spin rubbish all over the place.

        Originally Posted by thevirtualdifference View Post

        I guess more than anything I want to know if what I'm doing are the right things.
        Obviously not.

        If it's not working, STOP doing it.

        BTW - 2 weeks is not long enough to be pressing panic buttons. You should be thinking LONG TERM. Try at least 6 months of consistent content.

        Put your USERS first. Give them the best experience. Something that wants them coming back, over and over again.

        Originally Posted by MadFin View Post

        Hi, I just check your site and spy it with Seoquake browser tool.
        It says that you don´t have any meta keywords?
        Check your seo settings again. It might help a bit.
        Forget about meta keywords. They're redundant and have been for years.

        Originally Posted by thevirtualdifference View Post

        Awesome advice. Can you give me an idea on how long it normally takes? Just on average are we talking weeks? Months? Years?
        Try at least 6 months before you start worrying about metrics. But monitor it during that time, to track progress.

        Originally Posted by seobuzz View Post

        I will suggest you to try building some quality backlinks..
        Forget about building backlinks. Concentrate on getting your content strategy sorted.

        The site in my signature (Bring the Donuts) hit 118 unique visitors yesterday and it's 8 weeks old.

        What did I do?

        I created good content. Almost every day during that time. That's all I cared about. Creating content, and my users experience.
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        • Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

          Take a read over what you've just posted. In particular, take note at the amount of "tools and services" you're using.
          • traffic geyser
          • onlywire
          • tribe pro
          • social monkee
          • LI groups???
          • seopressor
          • blogger
          • wordpress.com
          • Alexa
          • tubetoolbox
          Looking at that, I can't help but think that you're spending about 90% of your time fussing about with software, and not focusing on whats really important - PEOPLE.

          You're wasting your time with most of that rubbish. Focus on creating high quality content on your OWN site. Publish content there, consistently, and use external properties to drive traffic to your site. BUT - be smart about it. Syndicate your content, don't just spin rubbish all over the place.



          Obviously not.

          If it's not working, STOP doing it.

          BTW - 2 weeks is not long enough to be pressing panic buttons. You should be thinking LONG TERM. Try at least 6 months of consistent content.

          Put your USERS first. Give them the best experience. Something that wants them coming back, over and over again.



          Forget about meta keywords. They're redundant and have been for years.



          Try at least 6 months before you start worrying about metrics. But monitor it during that time, to track progress.



          Forget about building backlinks. Concentrate on getting your content strategy sorted.

          The site in my signature (Bring the Donuts) hit 118 unique visitors yesterday and it's 8 weeks old.

          What did I do?

          I created good content. Almost every day during that time. That's all I cared about. Creating content, and my users experience.
          Thanks John. I have been creating good content lately. As I stated, I used to have someone else write posts but they were boring and not personalized to my market. So I decided to start creating my own content so people would know/like/trust me. I also care about people. I'm active in LI groups, not just posting, I engage FB fans, etc. I appreciate the feedback.
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          • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
            Originally Posted by thevirtualdifference View Post

            Thanks John. I have been creating good content lately. As I stated, I used to have someone else write posts but they were boring and not personalized to my market. So I decided to start creating my own content so people would know/like/trust me. I also care about people. I'm active in LI groups, not just posting, I engage FB fans, etc. I appreciate the feedback.
            I am getting good traffic using Networked Blogs` Facebook app. Did you try it?
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        • Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

          Take a read over what you've just posted. In particular, take note at the amount of "tools and services" you're using.
          • traffic geyser
          • onlywire
          • tribe pro
          • social monkee
          • LI groups???
          • seopressor
          • blogger
          • wordpress.com
          • Alexa
          • tubetoolbox
          Looking at that, I can't help but think that you're spending about 90% of your time fussing about with software, and not focusing on whats really important - PEOPLE.

          You're wasting your time with most of that rubbish. Focus on creating high quality content on your OWN site. Publish content there, consistently, and use external properties to drive traffic to your site. BUT - be smart about it. Syndicate your content, don't just spin rubbish all over the place.



          Obviously not.

          If it's not working, STOP doing it.

          BTW - 2 weeks is not long enough to be pressing panic buttons. You should be thinking LONG TERM. Try at least 6 months of consistent content.

          Put your USERS first. Give them the best experience. Something that wants them coming back, over and over again.



          Forget about meta keywords. They're redundant and have been for years.



          Try at least 6 months before you start worrying about metrics. But monitor it during that time, to track progress.



          Forget about building backlinks. Concentrate on getting your content strategy sorted.

          The site in my signature (Bring the Donuts) hit 118 unique visitors yesterday and it's 8 weeks old.

          What did I do?

          I created good content. Almost every day during that time. That's all I cared about. Creating content, and my users experience.
          Ok but you didn't just write and they showed up. Even I know it doesn't happen that easily. You promoted your stuff SOMEWHERE. It's not field of dreams where if you build it they will come!
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          • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
            Originally Posted by thevirtualdifference View Post

            Ok but you didn't just write and they showed up. Even I know it doesn't happen that easily. You promoted your stuff SOMEWHERE. It's not field of dreams where if you build it they will come!
            Aha!, now you're asking better questions

            Go here...

            Create a Powerful News Blog Platform

            Or here...

            Traffic Grab Targeted Traffic by James Schramko
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            • Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

              Aha!, now you're asking better questions

              Go here...

              Create a Powerful News Blog Platform

              Or here...

              Traffic Grab Targeted Traffic by James Schramko
              The first link's TY page is broken, looks like there might be a space where there shouldn't be.

              But thank you I WILL check it out
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              • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
                Originally Posted by thevirtualdifference View Post

                The first link's TY page is broken, looks like there might be a space where there shouldn't be.

                But thank you I WILL check it out
                I'm getting results. You're not. You ask for help, I offer that help, and you note a broken link, and an extra space. :rolleyes:

                I sincerely hope you do check it out, because it's EXACTLY what you need right now. Anyone that knows me in here, KNOWS that I don't promote BS.
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                • Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

                  I'm getting results. You're not. You ask for help, I offer that help, and you note a broken link, and an extra space. :rolleyes:

                  I sincerely hope you do check it out, because it's EXACTLY what you need right now. Anyone that knows me in here, KNOWS that I don't promote BS.
                  I was pointing that out because it WON'T WORK and I WAS Trying to check it out. Your sarcasm is noted!
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        • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
          Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

          Forget about building backlinks. Concentrate on getting your content strategy sorted.

          The site in my signature (Bring the Donuts) hit 118 unique visitors yesterday and it's 8 weeks old.

          What did I do?

          I created good content. Almost every day during that time. That's all I cared about. Creating content, and my users experience.
          Your content IS good, but you are doing a lil bit more than that...

          4800 back links from your signature for a good variety of keywords related to the niche, AND interesting conversation might have some effect, isn´t it?
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          • Profile picture of the author Mogly
            Originally Posted by Sandra Martinez View Post

            Your content IS good, but you are doing a lil bit more than that...

            4800 back links from your signature for a good variety of keywords related to the niche, AND interesting conversation might have some effect, isn´t it?
            Duplicate backlinks from stuff like a signature where the anchortext/everything is always the same is not treated the same as normal backlinks.

            Essentially signature backlinks are like having 1 backlink, where the 4,800 places it shows up add a bit of authority.

            (He probably also has other backlinks too, though).
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            • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
              Originally Posted by Mogly View Post

              Duplicate backlinks from stuff like a signature where the anchortext/everything is always the same is not treated the same as normal backlinks.

              Essentially signature backlinks are like having 1 backlink, where the 4,800 places it shows up add a bit of authority.

              (He probably also has other backlinks too, though).
              And how about the people?
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            • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
              Originally Posted by Sandra Martinez View Post

              Your content IS good, but you are doing a lil bit more than that...

              4800 back links from your signature for a good variety of keywords related to the niche, AND interesting conversation might have some effect, isn´t it?
              My signature file is there to allow REAL PEOPLE to find out more about me. It's not there for any other reason. Besides, seriously, why would I be targeting a keyword like "Bring the Donuts"?????

              I have no idea what you mean by "a variety of keywords"

              Originally Posted by Mogly View Post

              Duplicate backlinks from stuff like a signature where the anchortext/everything is always the same is not treated the same as normal backlinks.

              Essentially signature backlinks are like having 1 backlink, where the 4,800 places it shows up add a bit of authority.

              (He probably also has other backlinks too, though).
              I don't build backlinks. I syndicate my content across a variety of channels. There's a big difference.

              All I'm concerned about is producing excellent content and my users experience. Its all created with PEOPLE in mind - not algorithms. That stuff will take care of itself.
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              • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
                Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

                My signature file is there to allow REAL PEOPLE to find out more about me. It's not there for any other reason. Besides, seriously, why would I be targeting a keyword like "Bring the Donuts"?????
                You are fighting with the wrong person, I love your site.

                You were mentioning that you had traffic, and my impression is: the traffic is probably mostly off SE.

                That is what I was pointing out.
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                • Profile picture of the author TerranceCharles
                  Most top bloggers don't just get their traffic from social media sites alone either (themselves) here's what I mean. They build their audience through other bloggers by engaging with and sharing other bloggers post, building a network of blogging friends who throw their influence on each other which shares each others audience.

                  Sites like Blogengage, Famousbloggers.net etc are networks where bloggers and people interested in content to SHARE hangout. Once you start engaging on these networks, you upload your blog post and others will share it versus just tweeting a couple links to your facebook and twitter followers.

                  Then, you capture this audience through your blog to your email list. Quality over quantity, you could have 100 - 500+ blog subscribers that send your content viral everytime you post, you have to build a network. It's just like launching a product, you can have the best product but if no one knows about it, you won't drive traffic or make sales, you have to recruit affiliates, right?

                  Same thing, engage, share other bloggers post, reach out to them, build a network around your blog in THOSE networks, you can search the forum or google more blogging networks and jon them. Once you start building influence with your blog, the easier it becomes, blogging is HARD work and time consuming, if you're not ready for that, don't do it. Depending on your writing skills, you can start guest blogging asap which will build your brand and reciprocate traffic back to your blog.

                  I am a successful blogger myself, here's 2 blogs you can learn from getting traffic.

                  How I Got 247+ Twitter Retweets And Over 3,910+ Visitors In 168 Hours, At No Cost...

                  How I Got 1,769 Unique Visitors, 429 Facebook Likes, 117 Retweets, and 132 Sugars?
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                  • Originally Posted by TerranceCharles View Post

                    Most top bloggers don't just get their traffic from social media sites alone either (themselves) here's what I mean. They build their audience through other bloggers by engaging with and sharing other bloggers post, building a network of blogging friends who throw their influence on each other which shares each others audience.

                    Sites like Blogengage, Famousbloggers.net etc are networks where bloggers and people interested in content to SHARE hangout. Once you start engaging on these networks, you upload your blog post and others will share it versus just tweeting a couple links to your facebook and twitter followers.

                    Then, you capture this audience through your blog to your email list. Quality over quantity, you could have 100 - 500+ blog subscribers that send your content viral everytime you post, you have to build a network. It's just like launching a product, you can have the best product but if no one knows about it, you won't drive traffic or make sales, you have to recruit affiliates, right?

                    Same thing, engage, share other bloggers post, reach out to them, build a network around your blog in THOSE networks, you can search the forum or google more blogging networks and jon them. Once you start building influence with your blog, the easier it becomes, blogging is HARD work and time consuming, if you're not ready for that, don't do it. Depending on your writing skills, you can start guest blogging asap which will build your brand and reciprocate traffic back to your blog.

                    I am a successful blogger myself, here's 2 blogs you can learn from getting traffic.

                    How I Got 247+ Twitter Retweets And Over 3,910+ Visitors In 168 Hours, At No Cost...

                    How I Got 1,769 Unique Visitors, 429 Facebook Likes, 117 Retweets, and 132 Sugars?
                    Thank you very much! I love that idea
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                • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
                  Originally Posted by Sandra Martinez View Post

                  You are fighting with the wrong person, I love your site.

                  You were mentioning that you had traffic, and my impression is: the traffic is probably mostly off SE.

                  That is what I was pointing out.
                  Sorry Sandra (not fighting) :p

                  Google for me comes in 5th.

                  I get a lot of "direct traffic" from type ins - due mostly to video marketing.

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            • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
              Originally Posted by Mogly View Post

              Duplicate backlinks from stuff like a signature where the anchortext/everything is always the same is not treated the same as normal backlinks.

              Essentially signature backlinks are like having 1 backlink, where the 4,800 places it shows up add a bit of authority.

              (He probably also has other backlinks too, though).
              You nail it on the head!!!
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        • Profile picture of the author rahimahalidrus
          Precious advice - Good content, consistency and focus on users experience
          Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

          Take a read over what you've just posted. In particular, take note at the amount of "tools and services" you're using.
          • traffic geyser
          • onlywire
          • tribe pro
          • social monkee
          • LI groups???
          • seopressor
          • blogger
          • wordpress.com
          • Alexa
          • tubetoolbox
          Looking at that, I can't help but think that you're spending about 90% of your time fussing about with software, and not focusing on whats really important - PEOPLE.

          You're wasting your time with most of that rubbish. Focus on creating high quality content on your OWN site. Publish content there, consistently, and use external properties to drive traffic to your site. BUT - be smart about it. Syndicate your content, don't just spin rubbish all over the place.



          Obviously not.

          If it's not working, STOP doing it.

          BTW - 2 weeks is not long enough to be pressing panic buttons. You should be thinking LONG TERM. Try at least 6 months of consistent content.

          Put your USERS first. Give them the best experience. Something that wants them coming back, over and over again.



          Forget about meta keywords. They're redundant and have been for years.



          Try at least 6 months before you start worrying about metrics. But monitor it during that time, to track progress.



          Forget about building backlinks. Concentrate on getting your content strategy sorted.

          The site in my signature (Bring the Donuts) hit 118 unique visitors yesterday and it's 8 weeks old.

          What did I do?

          I created good content. Almost every day during that time. That's all I cared about. Creating content, and my users experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    You mentioned you are not building any backlinks to your blog posts or the main site. I will suggest you to try building some quality backlinks. It will not take much time from your part. Even if you are too reluctant to build backlink, you can try commenting on other blogs with your website as source. It will give you some traffic as well as decent backlinks.

    Everything other you are doing is fine.
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    • Originally Posted by seobuzz View Post

      You mentioned you are not building any backlinks to your blog posts or the main site. I will suggest you to try building some quality backlinks. It will not take much time from your part. Even if you are too reluctant to build backlink, you can try commenting on other blogs with your website as source. It will give you some traffic as well as decent backlinks.

      Everything other you are doing is fine.
      Thanks, good to know!!
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Have your tried internal linking? It can be powerful as well. It has its own effectiveness to depend on!
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    • Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      Have your tried internal linking? It can be powerful as well. It has its own effectiveness to depend on!
      Yep, do that on every post.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Ya seems like you are pretty inpatient with your SEO efforts. If you have a relatively new domain getting indexed in google and getting organic traffic normally takes a few weeks if you are really good and can take months if you're not expert...

    I would suggest buying traffic on a small scale to test... Or you can drive some free traffic by creating Youtube videos and SEO'ing them because Youtube vids rank much easier than a domain in most cases
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesColin
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    Hi, have you tried to focus ONLY on your blog instead of the other tactics you mention?
    Simply have a hosted wordpress blog and for each article, switch on your webcam, talk about the article for about 3 to 5 minutes without editing, then add your blog url as overlay and upload it to one youtube account, the same one, then embed it at the top of your article page. Fill in title and description in youtube with a link back to your article.
    Then do only that as many times as you can with all the free time you've got from not doing anything else.
    In my opinion you'll see great increase in traffic after a few weeks only, simply keep on doing that exact thing.
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    • Originally Posted by JamesColin View Post

      Hi, have you tried to focus ONLY on your blog instead of the other tactics you mention?
      Simply have a hosted wordpress blog and for each article, switch on your webcam, talk about the article for about 3 to 5 minutes without editing, then add your blog url as overlay and upload it to one youtube account, the same one, then embed it at the top of your article page. Fill in title and description in youtube with a link back to your article.
      Then do only that as many times as you can with all the free time you've got from not doing anything else.
      In my opinion you'll see great increase in traffic after a few weeks only, simply keep on doing that exact thing.
      Thanks James, I'll give that a go!
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  • Profile picture of the author ColouredRice
    Getting 50K traffic in two weeks is pretty hard. 1K/month is already pretty decent if you just recently created your website.

    Also, I'm not really sure if this applies to you, but you might have a misconception of "on-page SEO". This helps rank your website higher on keywords, doesn't mean that this is the only variable that ranks your website. Sometimes, if you're lucky, this could be the sole cause but have you tried off-page SEO as well? This also goes for your YouTube videos, since you're using a software to get views, how many of your views are actually organic? Are your videos ranked for any of your keywords?

    Just having good content isn't enough. It's one of the most crucial things you need, yes, but you also need many other things as well to act as a supplementary to actually get your content read
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    BTW, I find it rather ironic that you're here asking for help with traffic, and yet you're promoting this book.

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    • Profile picture of the author festi9
      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      BTW, I find it rather ironic that you're here asking for help with traffic, and yet you're promoting this book.

      This is something out of the way hahhaha
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      • Originally Posted by festi9 View Post

        This is something out of the way hahhaha
        Good point My blog promotion traffic used to work, but it's not working anymore. Guess it's time to change that out.
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    • Profile picture of the author latestnewsheadline
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      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      BTW, I find it rather ironic that you're here asking for help with traffic, and yet you're promoting this book.
      Probably he's just promoting, not reading this book.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    Try get a few paid campaigns on the go, if you can return a positive ROI use the funds to ramp up SEO for on-going success

    Easier said than done mind you!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Ralph
    Try signing up to Google alerts, add any keywords related to your niche and when something pops up try to leave a relevant and helpful comment on the site/blog/forum. It's a pretty good way to get targetted traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author TheInfoMarket
    You should try finding related blogs, to do some guest posting. This will help your traffic stats and reputation much more than posting spun articles on different sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Run some ads and use a variety of different free techniques. Don't skimp on free techniques because methods like forum marketing, blogging, and youtube can bring you endless traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author BethHewitt
    You are going to want to wait at least 3 months to start seeing the fruits of your labour. Blog consistently, keeping doing what you do. Don't give up, 2 weeks is nada.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mogly
    Focus on quality posts.

    Like... post stuff that people literally feel obligated to link/tweet/etc.

    Don't post a single article unless it is so amazing that 100% of people who see it, read the post, and think--"What am I doing with my life, I need to read more of these articles."

    I'm exaggerating, but basically the moment when I stopped posting articles for Google, cut back on how often I post (therefore, putting more time into each article), my SEO started to really grow.

    It's almost like an oxymoron, but the higher quality of your posts, the more natural traffic will come your way.

    Don't worry.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMDESTROYER
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    Originally Posted by thevirtualdifference View Post

    I used to have a blog writer compose blogs and we would promote them through social media, do on page SEO and nothing. So we've tried writing my own (with videos) promoting the video through traffic geyser, spinning the articles and posting them through TG, using onlywire, tribe pro, social monkee and posting in LI groups.

    I've done keyword research and try to optimize each article using seopressor.

    Yesterday starting posting my blogs on a blogger and wordpress.com site (spun versions).

    So far in two weeks no difference. Slight drop in Alexa, one more backlink.

    Even been using tubetoolbox to send out notifications when I get upload new videos. More views (slightly) on videos but nothing to get excited about.

    I'm at about 1000 hits to my website monthly. Need to be more about 50k!

    I really am confused- what am I doing wrong.

    I've always heard content is king, but even though I think I'm making decent content nothing matters.


    Your crowding the web with junk, that is what you are doing wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author fillipomadella
    I am also think you have to give your sel a little more time or use some paid traffic to help your SEO traffic. Also try social media like Google+ it helps on your ranking and traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mogly
    Yeah I was just explaining that the signature link doesn't really mean anything for SEO.

    Honestly if people would start doing what you/me do, and focus less on ranking, they would realize SEO will work itself out overtime.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by Mogly View Post

      Yeah I was just explaining that the signature link doesn't really mean anything for SEO.

      Honestly if people would start doing what you/me do, and focus less on ranking, they would realize SEO will work itself out overtime.
      You're right.

      But unfortunately with so much emphasis being placed on "keywords", and "rankings", and "SEO", its a trap that many fall into.

      I did it too.

      I lost my way and became a Google zombie. I lost 80% of my income overnight. I've learned my lesson. NEVER again.

      In order to succeed, you just gotta get back to the basics.

      There is no "magical answer"
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Some people seem to post more here than they do on their own sites. If they posted as much content there, they wouldn't be asking this question.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    Posting high quality content on your website's is the most important thing that you can do for your website's long term success.

    I would actually advise most newbies to not even worry about any SEO because it can actually distract you from writing for HUMANS and NOT search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    Don't "work on backlinks", work on providing interesting content. The Internet is full of rubbish made popular by the owner's own backlinking and social media tricks. I'm not a fan of Google, but I have to say that Internet Marketers (myself included) are to blame for the way things have turned out.
    We see an opportunity and we all jump on board the wrecking train and do exactly that - WRECK IT.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreys
    Two weeks is nothing. Do it for 6 months (backlinking - google friendly) and you see results provided your content is really good.

    Give squidoo a try. They are an authority site and the linkjuice is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    You don't sound like you're doing anything wrong, so long as the content is good content.

    Spinning results - they're really going to depend on how well spun they are - they need to at least look different, but also make sense. In a lot of cases spinning just makes things sound like they're written in pigeon english. I don't use spinning much any more, it's really noticeable and the results are probably not really worth the effort.

    You have to be careful with over optimisation too - so things like natural looking anchor text.

    What sorts of social proof are you getting? Are you getting a lot of likes, g+, (re)tweets? Your ranking will depend massively on that.

    I found with new sites when I did that, that it can take a few months before the site gets any velocity, at least doing things the way that you are...

    For traffic - buy it - PPC. That traffic will also help to reinforce your sites popularity, but of course, it costs you to do so.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slim Deer
    I think the best way to gain traffic ultimately via keyword. I have a blog which PR 3 and Im not very expert in SEO. However, my post are about 19,000++. Make a post every day estimately 1 - 5 post every day. Of course its a hard woprk for part timers, but it worth it in time. Plus, you can create a article writing competition to get more articles. Give credits to writer to promote their link (affiliates) during competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Susan A
    Hey, sorry to hear that, It is really suck when it happen. Been there, done that. I change my terrible problem with slightly gamble method. one word : adfly. That service will pass your site to a random internet user around the world, before downloading, before open a page, before view certain content, etc. with various keywords you can decide before applying. It really save my ass, but I admit it won't last forever. Next thing I have my confidence up, I try boosting my page trough SEO method. Good luck finding a good promotion method!
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  • Profile picture of the author vijai
    Free traffic techniques are still works best.I use free methods to drive traffic to my website..........
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