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This post is a follow up on the previous one, which was on promoting your website/blog. There are many ways you can increase the traffic to your site. Here’s a round-up on some of them:

1. Use the HTML Meta tags – specify appropriate keywords that relate to your site or blog in the meta tags. Search engines look at these when looking for results. Also, use the header tags (H1, H2 etc.) more often.

2. Use keywords in your hyperlinks, e.g. instead of saying “click here to see that page“, say “on the article on website promotion…” And on your HTML pages, do NOT use frames. Most search engines do not crawl the content within frames for the information they are looking for.

3. Submit your website/blog to the main search engines: Google, Yahoo and Live. With this done, you have to wait patiently because it takes a while but eventually it does work out well.

4. Comment on related blogs. Increase your popularity on the blogosphere or on the web by writing on other related blogs or websites. Express your views and opinions by adding comments under posts and articles on other blogs. While you’re adding a comment, you might as well provide a link to your blog too.

5. Publish a newsletter – You don’t have to sell all of them but readers like to get free information in their mailbox. Write a newsletter with very good content and popularize your product/website or blog. Give good recommendations and make it interesting to keep your readers hooked.

6. Use online forums and message boards – post messages in a forum or like no 4. above, say something to add into the discussion and let your online presense be known. Use message boards too and don’t forget to add a link to your website or blog while you’re at it.

7. Broadcast yourself on YouTube and advertise your blog on Facebook – These two websites have millions of users whom you can reach to. Its a great way of telling the world about yourself, your products, your blog etc.

8. Advertise yourself in pay-per-click search engines like Google Adwords. The good thing about using method is that you only pay for the traffic you receive.

Hope this list helps you in building traffic…more tips coming soon!!

– Millie

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Millions of people around the web, each of them searching for millions of things – just imagine how one person out of the entire crowd is able to get what he/she wants in less than a second! But lets not get into the technicalities of all that – how exactly it works with all the mechanism, code, servers and the intelligence it uses can be put behind the bars for now. Let’s just talk about the front-end: the page that gives u a simple textbox and a small search button that triggers off ‘God-knows-how-much-goo-that-happens-behind-the-scenes’!!!!

All search engines are good in their own ways, each of them have pros and cons…and the major factors that determine which search engine makes it to the top of your list include:

  • relevant search results
  • speed
  • ease of use
  • lack of things that waste time – mainly ads!
Google

The top of my list has always been, is and will forever be, the one and only Google! From experience, there’s just nothing like Google’s search engine. No matter what I search for, even before the page with the results loads, I know for a fact that that the first 3 hits are exactly what I’m looking for! Its simply amazing!

Yahoo!

Next on the list is Yahoo! This one produces different search results compared with Google, and it is also a strong search engine. The results will all be relevant to your search keywords. It’s nice to use it at times to see the difference between the two.

MSN is also on the top of the “best-search-engines” list. I have personally not used it a lot but I’ve read several good reviews about it. Other names that make it into this list are AOL and Excite, which are fairly good. If you know of any other and/or would like to comment about something, please feel free to do so!

-Millie


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