Tactics Needed To Increase the Traffic to a Blog

For professional SEO firms, it is very easy to build a blog but it gets very difficult to maintain the correct amount of visitors. The art of tracking the right audience is rare and without it, blogs lack value. There are a few tactics which can help many people with their blogs. These tactics are divided into the following points.

Increasing Traffic Graph

1)  When you are writing content for your blog, you must know the sort of audience you are targeting. When you are writing your blog you must always see if the audience has the ability to spread the word and share the information on your blog. There are certain types of writing styles, content, etc. Which attract a particular community or a certain group of people. For example, any review on the latest Gothic music might attract people who are interested in listening to dark music while videos related to dance might attract all the dancers out there. Targeting a group that would be interested in sharing your blog might help you make your blog become popular. While targeting people who are less likely to share might decrease the chances of your blog being famous across the web.

There are essentially three groups which you need to consider when you are targeting an audience for your blog:

i) Potential Consumers of the Blog
ii) Content Sharers
iii) Content Distributors

2)  You can also share information regarding your blog on web communities where most of your target audience is present. For example, if a company wants to target an audience for sports good, you won’t obviously target a group of video game lovers. Rather you will target a group that is actively involved in some kind of sports. Now you do not have to spend a lot of time searching where your target audience is more likely to be found.

Audience that shares brings in more traffic

You can use the Madison Avenue or the Double Clicks Ad Planner to see where what sort of audience is found. Once you find out the correct target audience you can start communicating with them and start posting things. But you must always post things if you think that they are appropriate instead of creating a hotchpotch. If you do that you will get the reputation of an undeserving, infamous blogger. You must always try to respect the rules of web traffic and be a good web citizen.

3) You must always make the content of your blog SEO friendly as this would help you in finding the correct amount of traffic. Search engines are very easy in tracking the correct traffic and it can be made even better using SEO friendly platforms like Blogger, WordPress, etc.

4) You must use social communities like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc. To spread the word about your blog. This would help you in getting the required traffic as well.

5) Another thing which is recommended by most successful bloggers is that they install Google Analytics which is free and very helpful. It helps in telling you where the target audience is.

6) You must allow guest posts on your blog as this would also attract visitors and help you increase the publicity of your blog.

7) You must be consistent in your blog posts. You must post the content of your blog regularly as any delay would result in your blog losing a large amount of target audience.

Incorporating the above tips will substantially increase the traffic to your blog. For more information, you can also contact professionals like the Simple SEO Group.

Five Tips to Write a Successful Blog Post

A blog post is worthless if the reader clicks off after reading a few sentences. But with nothing more than a few paragraphs of text, how can a writer truly connect with an audience? Often, through improving their blogging style, decent writers can transform into amazing writers and build audiences that keep coming back for more. These tips will help writers kick their blog writing skills up a notch, making them better able to connect with their target audiences.

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Improve the Tone

Blogging is an excellent medium to connect with an audience, yet it can also be greatly abused by those who know nothing about writing. Because anyone with basic computer skills can put up a blog post, readers often find poor writing and are turned away from a particular post. Bloggers who want to make a good first impression on their readers can do so through well-crafted pieces. Those who need additional help to hone their writing skills can consider taking online classes in creative writing.

Proofread, Proofread, Proofread!

One simple typo can turn a blog post from something informative and helpful to something laughable. Proofreading may seem tedious, and it’s certainly not the most exciting part of the writing process, but it must be done. Bloggers need to proofread everything they post at least twice, and they may want to have someone else read through it once as well to be certain they have caught everything.

One way to proofread more successfully is to read the post out loud. Often, when a writer reads his or her work aloud, or has someone else do so, poor wording or confusing sentence structure pops off of the screen. Blog posts should be conversational and easy to understand, so reading them aloud can shed light on sections of text where the wording is awkward and detracts from the message.

Create a Killer Opening Sentence

Internet readers often skim an article to determine its worth before actually reading it. The opening sentence of a blog post needs to hook the reader. A great lead sentence will compel the reader to read the entire post. A good opening sentence will ask a question, use a statistic, present a quote, make a claim or tell a story. Spending time on that opening sentence is always a wise idea when writing a blog post.

Write Short Paragraphs

Blog writing is different than academic writing in that readers have different expectations. When writing a paper for a college professor, long, carefully crafted paragraphs are expected. This is not the case with blogging.

Readers prefer short, crisp paragraphs. Now, this doesn’t mean the paragraphs shouldn’t be structured well. It does mean, however, that the paragraphs need to be short and to the point. This also helps make the article easy to scan, which is beneficial to online readers.

Part of the reason this is important is that reading on a screen is harder on the eyes than reading on paper. Whereas a reader might be willing and able to persevere through a long paragraph in print, online it just serves to make the reader feel tired. This often translates into the reader clicking away from the blog post.

Focus on One Topic

Blog writing is a bit more informal than other types of writing, but that can be detrimental. Bloggers can too easily slip into rambling, and a long-winded, aimless post is boring to read. Writers who keep their posts focused on one particular concept or main thought will have a better chance of connecting with their readers.

When it comes to writing a blog post, clarity and brevity will keep readers interested. Add to that a grammatically accurate post that is thoroughly proofread and has a winning opening sentence, and the writer will succeed in connecting with the reader within just a few paragraphs of text.

Lindsey Harper Mac is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education on behalf of Colorado Technical University. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Another New Floating Facebook Like Box Widget For Blogger !

facebook like box widgetRecently we shared simple yet stylish floating facebook like box widget. Now we came with Another New Floating Facebook Like Box Widget For Blogger ! This will Floating Facebook Button when to move your cursor on it it pop out with stylish floating facebook like box. This will help you to increase facebook likes. You just need to put small code to your blogger blog.  Currently this widget is only for Bloggeer/Blogspot blogs. We will soon share about WordPress in our next post. Now lets move to how you can add this in blogger I will show you How You Can Add Another New Floating Facebook Like Box Widget For Blogger?

Live Demo

Add Floating Facebook Like Box Widget To Blogger !

  1. Go to Design > Page Elements.
  2. Click Add A Gadget.
  3. In Add A Gadget window, select the HTML/Javascript .
  4. Paste the following code inside it,
<script type="text/javascript">
 /*<![CDATA[*/
 jQuery(document).ready(function() {jQuery(".abtlikebox").hover(function() {jQuery(this).stop().animate({right: "0"}, "medium");}, function() {jQuery(this).stop().animate({right: "-250"}, "medium");}, 500);});
 /*]]>*/
 </script>
 <style type="text/css">
 .abtlikebox{background: url("http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mMtB2ANqowQ/T6es-PuSR2I/AAAAAAAAAjM/LDamrUnMJJc/s320/fb1-right.png") no-repeat scroll left center transparent !important; float: right;height: 270px;padding: 0 5px 0 46px;width: 245px;z-index:  99999;position:fixed;right:-250px;top:20%;}
.abtlikebox div{ padding: 0; margin-right:-8px; border:4px solid  #3b5998; background:#fafafa;}
.abtlikebox span{bottom: 4px;font: 8px "lucida grande",tahoma,verdana,arial,sans-serif;position: absolute;right: 6px;text-align: right;z-index: 99999;}
 .abtlikebox span a{color: gray;text-decoration:none;}
 .abtlikebox span a:hover{text-decoration:underline;}
}
</style>
 <div class="abtlikebox" style="">
     <div>
     <iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Ffacebook.com%2Fallbloggingtips&amp;width=245&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color=white&amp;connections=9&amp;stream=false&amp;header=false&amp;height=270" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="border: white; overflow: hidden; height: 270px; width: 245px;background:#fafafa;"></iframe><span></span>
     </div>
 </div>

5. Click on Save button and done !

Note:-

Replace allbloggingtips With Your Facebook Page URL or User name.

What’s Next !

Visit  your Blog to see it floating facebook like box at the right side of your webpage. I hope this widget surely helps you in increasing number of your Facebook Likes. The widget code is customized and improved by Ammar.

Add Retweet Button Below Post Titles In Blogger

Twitter is one of the fastest growing social networks in the recent days. Many feel it drives a lot of traffic to their blog, especially when they have a large number of followers. We should some how use this twitter to improve traffic to our blog, So how are we going to do that? Simple, just by adding a “Tweet This link to our blogger posts. There are certain blogs that include Tweet this in the footer of their posts, that is, at the end of the post as a social bookmarking icon.
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But I recommend you to place Tweet This Button at the top, next to the title of your post.
  This post basically explains, how to add tweet this and also a retweet button to blogger posts. Many blogs have links only for “Tweet this” but not for “ReTweet“. This post includes both Tweet and ReTweet option, there by, driving more traffic to your blog and making your posts more effective. Now lets move on Adding Retweet Button Below Post Titles

How To Add Tweet And Retweet Button Below Post Titles

  • Login to your dashboard. Navigate to “Template>Edit HTML” from your dashboard.
  • Make a back up of your template before you do any changes in the template.
  • Make sure that you have a tick mark in that “Expand Widget Template“.
  • Now, do a search using “CTRL+F” for the following line, if you want to show the button below the title of your post:
<div class='post-header-line-1'>

Else, search for the following piece of code to add the button at the right end of your blog posts.

<div class='post-body entry-content'>
  • Paste the following piece of code just after the above line(either below the title or embedded with your blog posts).
<div style='float:right; margin-left:14px;'> <script type="text/javascript"> tweetmeme_url = '<data:post.url/>'; </script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js"></script>
</div>
  • Save your template. That is it!! You Are done with the installation. Very simple I think!!

Another Stylish Mashable Style Subscription Widget v2

Another Stylish Mashable Style Subscription Widget v2Recently we shared Mashable Style Subscription Widget v1 with you. Lots of our readers found this great widget. Some asked us to improve this and add some more cool features with more social profile likes like Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, RSS.You can add Mashable Style Subscription Widget to your wordpress or blogger/blogspot blogs easily.  Mashable Style Social Subscription Widget v 2.0 is an attractive subscription form that will further increase the number of your Email subscribers. To Check demo copy and paste given below to our html editor

Features Of New Mashable Subscription Widget v2

  1. Facebook Likebox
  2. Recommend us on google+ button
  3. Twitter Follow us Badge
  4. Social Icons like RSS, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+
  5. Feedburner Subscription Widget

Live Demo

Adding New Mashable Style Social Subscription Widget

You just need to place a code to your blog widget Follow following steps to add New Mashable Style Social Subscription Widget to WordPress and Blogger.

Adding To Blogger

  1. Go to Design > Page Elements.
  2. Click Add A Gadget.
  3. In Add A Gadget window, select HTML/Javascript .
  4. Copy the code below and paste it inside the content box.
  5. Save the gadget.
  6. Drag the gadget and reposition it under Blog Posts gadget.
  7. Click Save button (top right hand corner).

Adding To WordPress

  1. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Available Widgets.
  2. Drag Text widget into a sidebar.
  3. Paste in the code.
  4. Save.

Download Code Here!

After download and pasting code kindly Make these important changes:

  • Replace AllBloggingTips with your Facebook , Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest ID
  • Replace http://feeds.feedburner.com/AllBloggingTips with your feedburner  link.
  • Replace Google+Profile Link with your Google Plus profile link

5.   Hit save and you are all done!

Visit your blogs to see it working just perfectly.  if not drop comment below with problem and screenshot 😉

I have set the width of the widget to 270px. If in case your sidebar is small or big, you may then have to adjust the two width values in brown highlight color. The first will set the width of the entire container and the second value will set the width of the subscription input box.

Credits:

You are most welcomed to share this widget with your readers. You will have to give credits to AllBloggingTips blog by attaching a link back to this post. You may also give credits to the author for the wordpress version of this sharing plugin. 😀

jQuery Popup For Facebook Like Box With Timer – 2015 Edition

FACEBOOK LIKE BOX WITH TIMER
You have created Facebook page of your blog.

But what about page likes?

Do you just keep waiting for likes to come to your page itself?

Ofcourse not, you’ve to follow proper methods to get likes to your facebook pages.

It’s recommended to use some type of Facebook like box on your blogs and encourage users to like your page.

Facebook has always become a useful and resourceful site to every bloggers. Today I brought a new stylish facebook popup like box with timer. It is a beautiful facebook like box popup with timer.
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