The 10 Vital Steps I Take to Increase Blog Traffic One Post at a Time

ten-steps-ti-increase-blog-trafficSo you’ve created an awe inspiring blog post, some of the best content to hit your website yet, hit the publish button, and then waited for the traffic to start pouring in to read and engage with your brilliant creation which took 4.5 hours to write, edit and optimize. And then you waited. And waited……crickets chirping…..

Unfortunately, all you heard were -well, see above. Of course your mom visited the site and said it was AMAZING. She’s your #1 fan :) But she’s also your… ONLY fan…

Why? Because you’re missing a critical piece of the blogging puzzle. Here’s the thing most of us, including myself when I was starting out -don’t understand. Your content in and of itself is only a small piece of the puzzle. Boom.

The fact is that without actively promoting your content, systematically, your blog is STILL going to be in nowheresville. Actually I take that back. Your work must be inspiring and must create great value otherwise even if it is promoted no one will read it. So the number 1 step is to of course create GREAT value. That being said…. * Content is only king if someone other than your mother can see it. * [Read more...]

Huge Traffic Generating Strategy #9…Build a Lead Generating Website

Or: The Big Kahoona of All Traffic Generating Strategies

build a lead generating websiteWelcome- to the launch of the new Omaginarium website, which, as you can see is also my blog, all wrapped up into one pretty package.

As much as I do this for a living, I have to say, that at 3 AM this morning when we were still perfecting the CSS, and fixing glitches, that this has been, by far, one of the toughest projects I’ve taken on by far.

It’s a classic case of the Type A personality designing her own showcase.

Ey Chihuahua.

Much easier designing someone else’s website. My poor, poor developer. I’m sure he’s drinking heavily today.

Not to mention the issue of the plumber with the leaky pipes. Once my blog crashed (for all that are not aware of that, yes, big crash back in early June-thank goodness for Archives and back up) (Got that?) it became apparent that as much as I’d been putting off creating the new site, there was no getting around it now, even with the 3 big projects and 4 new clients I’d recently taken on.

But, whatever! We plunged head in, and this is the result, 2 months later after many a sleepless night and very, very patient developer.

Because My Shiny New Lead Generating Website had To Be:

  • good, great fabulous,
  • it had to be super duper functional,
  • it had to be a lead generating machine
  • it couldn’t be obnoxiously so
  • it had to keep people on the site
  • it had to be easy to navigate
  • it had to be focused and not all over the place
  • it had to contain fun and really valuable content
  • it had to sport some sexy new tools
  • it had to grow my email list
  • it had to drive conversions
  • and most of all, it had to represent me. What I stand for
  • Meaning- it had to have a clear message of what I do and how I help people grow their businesses

No pressure…… [Read more...]

Traffic Strategies That Work

website trafficMy goal over the next 3 months is to quadruple the traffic to my website and blog to and to grow my list to at least 8,000 strong subscribers.

Hey ho Suzen! Why, you might ask, am I focusing on growing my traffic to that extent? And is that even possible?

I believe yes, it’s possible. I am married to this goal with such zeal you will not be able to shake me. This past year I started out with a measly little list of under 200 and am already up to almost 2500. That’s over 100% growth. I’ve been busy. And it’s paying off. [Read more...]

6 Free and Easy Ways to Get People to Read Your Blog

"6 Free and easy ways to get people to read your blog"A year ago, In February of 2011, I wrote an amazing article titled : “It’s a New Dawn; Protect Your Online Reputation”. It was one of my first blogs. I was filled with great confidence about the vast value it was going to offer my “online community”. After all, I have awesome services to sell, and I knew people would hungrily sign up for them, and most definately hire me to protect their online reputation. I was targeting a strategic market, offering services at a competitive price and providing interesting content on various platforms. All the stuff the big gun Joe Pulizzi talks about.

After it posted I waited patiently for the floods of comments and discussions and was thrilled to see the three comments left by my ex husband, my daughter and after I taught him how to open a blog and get IN there, my brother. [Read more...]

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