Friday, June 29, 2007

Critical Steps to Online Success -Getting Blog Traffic--"Ping" your Blog.

So you've published your 5 articles on your blog and
you're waiting for results…but nothing seems to be happening…

First Question: Do you have a "Hit Counter" on your Blog?"

If you can't measure the "hits" to your site, how can you
know what's going on? You can get a hit counter by Googling
the term "Add a Hit Counter to your Blog".

If you are using then just go to their Help
menu and you'll find directions. Now you can see how many
visitors you're getting, you can start to add some traffic
generation add-ons to your Blog.

The first and easiest thing you will want to do is to add
a new post every day and then update your Blog on all of
the major Search Engines.

The easiest way to do this is to "Ping" your Blog every
time you update it with new material. Pinging simply
notifies from 10 to 50 or so of the top search engines that
there is new material on your blog and increases the likely
hood that their "spiders" will visit. (Spiders are the
little routines operated by the search engines that run
around on the web searching and indexing all of the sites
for SEO relevancy).

This is a good thing-you can't get your
site indexed until you have a visit from the spiders and to
maintain your ranking you need new material to keep them
coming back.

To "Ping" you Blog you simply register with the Ping
services, select the sites you want to have pinged and
press "ping".

And Bingo…you're starting to become visible on the web.

Here are some of the top Ping engines:



King Ping:

For all that, it would seem that Ping-o-matic is the most
popular and gets the job done. But if you're trying to
squeeze more traffic then these others may help. I haven't
done enough testing to have a definitive answer for you.

Keep on winning