On the Internet, traffic is the king. No matter how many visitors you’re getting to your websites, you could always do with more right?
It’s important that that you diversify your traffic source. If you are relying too much on Google as an example, all your effort could go down the drain in a blink of an eye if Google change their ranking algorithm.
Some of the usual questions asked my most people who are trying to get people visit their blogs or websites are:
“How do I get visitors to my site?”
“How can I get more than 500 visitors a day?”
“Are we relying too much on Google?”
“What OTHER ways of getting traffic are there?”
Allan Gardyne of the fame AssociatePrograms.com has published a report entitled “77 Ways to Get Traffic”. It’s in a PDF format which you can download for free and no registration needed.
It has been a while since my last post hasn’t it? My long absence was due to my involvement with some community projects in my kampung (village). As I’ve written in my earlier post, I am also supervising my parents’ house extension and renovation.
My work schedule usually prevents me from getting involved more actively with my local community.
To be honest, I am not much of a community worker either so once in a while, it’s good to take time out from my regular schedule and get involves with a project as a way for me to give back to the community.
Posting daily in this blog is not possible at the moment but I’ll get back to my regular schedule once time permits.
I am still here. Just that things have been a little hectic for the past few weeks here.
I’ve been helping out my parent renovating and designing an extension to their house to accommodate a new kitchen and two more rooms.
While the builders are building the extension, I’ll have to keep an eye to make sure things are done as planned.
On the business side, we are in the final stages of releasing the new version of one of our software. The product’s website and documentation are nearing completion and some bugs are still being ironed out. Hopefully we’ll be able to meet the deadline this time if no new major bugs discovered.
The little time that I have left has been spent answering customer support emails.
Unfortunately, blogging has to take the back seat but this situation is temporarily. For the time being, I’ll update my blog as time permits.
Session 9: All about datacenters
- Can you tell us a little bit about Google datacenters?
- Should all datacenters on the same Class C block be roughly the same?
Session 10: Lightning Round!
- Is it possible to search just for home pages?
- News Flash: you can use strong and em instead of bold (b) and italics (i) !
- Will we ever see kitty posts again?
- What are Google SSD, Google RS2, and all those other things Tony Ruscoe found?
- Does Google rank blog sites any differently than regular websites?
- Does Google treat .gov.pl links with the same weight as regular .gov links?
Such a sneaky AdSense placement.
[via Work Boxers]
Jennifer Slegg of JenSense has written an extensive article on the new AdWords landing page algo based on her interview with the Google AdWords team.
It includes her top ten list of best practices to try and reverse the increased bid proces that were the result of the new algo.
Forum discussion about the findings in the article can be found here.
Chitika has introduced 18 new categories to their service as a well as new ad sizes.
The new categories are:
CD and DVD Burners
In Dash Receivers
Game Boy Advance Games
PlayStation 2 Games
PlayStation 3 Games
Nintendo 64 Games
Video Game Accessories
The new sizes include:
468 x 60
250 x 250
300 x 250
728 x 90
Marcia, Search Engine Watch Forums moderators has started a thread at Search Engine Watch Forums asking members if they would share one SEO secret they’ve discovered. She started with the following post:
Would you share just one little SEO secret you’ve discovered, about any search engine out there? I will:
It takes a bit of work, but MSN Search likes “minty fresh” websites.
How about you? Got a secret for us?
To read the rest of the “secrets” from other members, head over to Search Engine Watch Forums.
[via Search Engine Roundtable]
Here’s a few pictures of Google’s Data center in Oregon. Picture by JasonBettineski/Flickr.
It does look like what I had expected to see but it’s still interesting.
[Found via v7n blog]
USA Today has published an interesting article about Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Watch recently. If you don’t know who he is, he is considered as one of the most renowned search engine authority on the net.
I’ve been a reader of his website since the late 90s and have learned a lot of SEO stuff from there.
Most people consider him the ultimate Silicon Valley insider which he is. But interestingly, he does not work in Silicon Valley; he does it all some 4,000 miles away – in the remote little village of Chittterne, four hours from London, England.
When the world he writes about arrives at work in Silicon Valley, Sullivan has just finished dinner with his wife and two boys. He then retires to his den, parks himself in front of three computer monitors and spends the remaining evening hours trying to decipher the mystery of how online search engines rank listings.