November 24, 2014

Author Archives: Steven Snell

33 Free Trend Tracking Tools

Part of attracting visitors to your website is knowing what topics are hot and what people are seeking. Whether you're studying trends to find potential topics for content to target social media, or whether you're wondering how you should optimize your pages for search engines, trend-tracking tools can be incredibly helpful. The resources listed in this article are all free, and they go about tracking trends in a variety of different ways. Try to find a few that you think will be able to help in your own work with your website or blog.

Google Trends

Google trends provides data on search phrases that are hot. Read More »

Announcing the Lauch of Traffikd’s Website Evaluation Service, and a Special Contest for Readers

I'm happy to announce that website and blog evaluation services are now being offered through Traffikd! The purpose of these evaluations or reviews is to offer help to website owners and bloggers who want to improve the amount of traffic they are receiving at their site (and you can win a free evaluation - keeping reading below). Those of you who have read this blog for any length of time know that I highly believe in the use of social media marketing and I have personally benefited at my blogs from from being able to draw traffic in various ways, including social media. I get a lot of questions by email and blog comments from readers who want to know more about social media and other forms of marketing so they can put it into practice on their own sites, and I try to address these issues in blog posts. However, for those who want a more personalized approach and some guidance on putting things into practice, a service like this is more appropriate. Read More »

Tip: Remember to Use Keywords in Your Blog Post Titles

Many bloggers and website owners use social media to market their sites in hopes of building links and increasing search engine rankings. I can personally testify that this approach can work very well, and I would include social media marketing as an aspect of just about any site that I wanted to promote. Read More »

Follow Traffikd on Twitter

Last night I created a Twitter account especially for Traffikd. With this account I'll share links to various posts that I come across on subjects related to social media, blogging and internet marketing, as well as interacting with all of you Twitter users. If you'd like to follow me, the account URL is http://twitter.com/traffikd.

What is Your Twitter Profile?

I'd like to follow readers of this blog, so please feel free to leave a link to your own Twitter profile in the comments. I'm sure there are also other readers that will be interested in following you as well. Read More »

Online Profits Launch and Discount

If you're a reader of Traffikd, most likely you are looking to build an internet business or a website of your own in one way or another. While there are a lot of products and memberships out there for helping to educate people in these areas, there is a new one launching that I think is worthy of being mentioned. Daniel Scocco of Daily Blog Tips (and many other sites) has just launched Online Profits, a six-month membership program that provides over 60 lessons on all aspects of marketing an online business and making money. Read More »

Interview with Gyutae Park of Winning the Web

Gyutae ParkGyutae Park is an SEO and Internet entrepreneur who blogs about Internet marketing strategy at Winning the Web. His blog is one of those that I personally enjoy because it seems to be rather unique while covering topics that are also covered by many other blogs. Gyutae has built a large and active following at Winning the Web, and I thought he would have some interesting insights that Traffikd readers would appreciate. Fortunately, he was kind enough to answer my questions, so I hope you enjoy the interview. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what motivated you to start Winning the Web? As a child I grew up wanting to study computer science so I could create video games and robots. My father made a good living programming computers and in a way I always wanted to follow in his footsteps. Eventually I attended Northwestern University and decided CS wasn't for me (I got rocked to say the least). Instead, I majored in Industrial Engineering because the high-level business and management principles interested me. I always had an entrepreneurial spirit even during my early years and created a few sites that I monetized through advertising and affiliate offers. After graduation, I decided against the high-paying consulting and finance gigs that many of my classmates snapped up. Instead, I wanted to cultivate my passion for Internet marketing and learn more about how I could grow my business. I took up a job as an SEO strategist for a top search marketing agency and am working on some of my own projects now as well. I'm learning as much as I can to become a top Internet marketer. Read More »

35+ Internet Marketing Blogs that are Worth Your Attention

Currently there are a number of excellent blogs that cover various aspects of internet marketing. I thought it would be worthwhile to put together a list of some that stand out as being among the best sources of content. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend subscribing to all of them because of information overload. I would recommend subscribing to those that cover ... Read More »

10 Tips for Effective Guest Posting

During my first few months of blogging one of the most effective methods of promotion was writing guest posts for other blogs. I put a lot of effort into getting exposure and links be writing for a number of different blogs and slowly building my own audience. While I never had any huge spikes in subscriber growth from writing a guest post, I was able to make a lot of great contacts, build my reputation and get a number of quality links by making the rounds to different blogs. From my experience I believe that guest posting is one of the best things any new blogger can do. At first, getting visitors to your new blog can be difficult, but if you want to you can go out and proactively get your work in front of targeted readers by writing for other blogs. Now that my blogs are more established I don't write guest posts anymore, but that hasn't changed my opinion of how effective they can be for someone who is looking to get their blog off the ground. Read More »

10 Ways to Improve Your Results with Social Media TODAY

I get a lot of emails and questions from bloggers and website owners who want to know what they can do to improve their results with social media right away. When it comes to building traffic with social media, the results can happen quickly, but they can also take a long time to build up. Yes, you may be able to achieve some success here or there by chance, but to reach the point where you get any kind of consistent results you need to have a plan and an understanding of how social media works. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do right away that can have a considerable impact on your level of success with social media. In this post we'll take a look at ten of them. Pick a few that look appealing to you and put them into action if you're looking for better and quicker results. Read More »

3 Ways to Develop Unique Blog Post Ideas

Because blogs need consistent content in order to achieve success, the challenge of developing ideas into useful and interesting posts is never-ending. This is not a new subject for bloggers and there are plenty of posts already written about overcoming bloggers block and how to identify topics to cover. Rather than repeating these common ideas, I'd like to share with you three specific ways that I use for my own blogging. I have three different blogs of my own and I also do freelance writing for a few others, so my content development techniques aren't always the same for each blog. However, these three methods have proven to be useful to me, and I think they can help you as well. Read More »