Thursday, December 22, 2011

Google Panda Effect | Getting Google Traffic After Panda Update

Google Panda effect and traffic change

Google Panda's effect on traffic has been feared by many webmasters. Google Panda has created havoc up to such an extent that many webmasters are thinking that it has changed all the SEO ranking factors of Google. Google Panda is a major change in the Google algorithm and has changed the way Google worked a few months ago. If Panda was really so harsh then why are the traffic guys and SEO experts still successfully getting high traffic irrespective of the changes made by Google in its algorithm.

Google Page Rank still exists!

Google Panda is not a completely different algorithm. Google still has the page-rank concept. Google became popular because of its page-rank concept and hence it is a trademark of the Google search engine. But the truth of the trade is: Google or any other major search engine has to give preference to links for determining the authority of any website. There are still many weaknesses that Google has despite its Panda update which it claims will change the way internet worked till today.

Google's Panda has artificial intelligence:

What has really changed with the Google Panda is the ways things work at the human level. A search engine understands only maths according to the SEO experts: Google Panda is a step ahead: it has some artificial intelligence simulation codes. Google Panda has a different math. It is the high scorer who ranks high and this fact can never be changed. Google Panda is still an algorithm and it can also be be-fooled very easily.

What is the artificial intelligence part of Google Panda? We know that Google checked for so many things before ranking us in their search engine. With Google Panda Google will now see the human behavior of people visiting a website. Let us say that many people search for some term on Google and there are many sites which are giving useless content: Google Panda will bring all the junk content down by seeing the amount of time the visitors will be spending on the blog.

Google Panda is more about the human behavior than the links part. The bitter part of the fact that we have to face is that Google still asks for links in order to rank your site high in its search engine. Once you reach the top it is the job of Google Panda part to decide whether you should stay there for a longer time or not. Sites that were frequently updated used to get a traffic boost with every new post they posted on their blog.

Google SEO rules are working well

Google Panda is something very different but the SEO factors never change: add fresh content, build links and so many other things which we normally did to get good high traffic to our bog is working even today. Article marketing is not dead, there are still so many article marketers who are exploiting Google even today. Google Panda would definitely like to see one more thing: lot of content on your site. What Google Panda has best done till date is: it has punished webmasters for adding duplicate content on their site.

Google Panda was a very necessary update for Google in order to reach its goal. But with so many webmasters fighting in the trade the winners will always stay winners. The more tight the filters of Google become it is the poor newbies who suffer and not the guys who have been playing the Google domination tricks since a long time. There is one more interesting update to the Google algorithm which will love to see only fresh content. Most of the sites blogging about sports, socks, etc. which change too often need an updated result every time and hence Google added this feature along with its Panda algorithm.

Google Panda effect on fresh content blogs

Google's Panda loves content and not thin bamboo twigs! Despite the Panda update Google has to love content. Google has always respected content and Google Panda has no side-effect on this fact. Google Panda loves sites with good original content added to it all the time. Google Panda algorithm is making sites like Digg and Facebook rank higher in the search engines because they are updated too often. Google has said only one SEO technique to the whole world: good quality content. Google Panda's effect on the link building part has to be appreciated though. The earlier methods of link building and coming to the top of Google search results is no longer working now. Google Panda effect on traffic and SEO has made all the software developers and webmasters involved to create new database of links which are not busted by Google and are pretty new. Google Panda is demanding lots and lots of fresh content to show your blog some real high quick traffic!

Is Article Marketing Dead

Article marketing is dead is the talk of the day. The fact is: those who have not tried article marketing are saying these things! Article marketing never died and it never will die. It lived, is living and it always will live. Article marketing is boring hence it is outsourced by many webmasters. Article marketing is a very important SEO technique which when followed properly can make you a master of the trade.

With the Panda update webmasters think that Google has changed. Google never changes even with its algorithms. Sites with quality content will always rank high. The trick is that article marketing is not so simple as submitting a single article to multiple article directories. If you want thousands of visitor it makes no sense in saying that people should simply come to your site because it is your site. You have to work hard for it. You have to fight the battle with almost a million webmasters every time you write a new article on your blog.

Article marketing is not about writing an article and submitting it to hundreds of article directories. Google is interested in original articles. As most of the articles on the article directories were fake articles, Google never bothered ranking high in its search results. This proves the fact that Google has nothing to do with the Google PR which the SEO experts boast about. If Google PR was so important then sites like Squidoo would rank high for every article they had on their high PR site.

Link juice is passed to your articles only through the article directories which make it possible for you to optimize your blog and rank high for every term on the internet. There is no other link building method as effective as the article marketing method. Forty links from forty article directories made me rank high for a niche which I have not lost till now. Article marketing can never be dead. Honestly speaking article marketing is so far the most effective marketing method to get to the first page of Google.

A well equipped article marketer is like a one man army and this fact cannot be challenged. If there is any competition that I would be afraid of, it has to be a great article marketer. The power of article marketing can only and only be felt if you know how to write unique articles. Writing articles fast and quick is a very different art and is worth to be learned if you want to be a successful internet marketer. Google still loves Ezine articles and there are many webmasters who are still witnessing this fact even after the recent Google Panda update. Article marketing will never die. Feel free to give your feedback about article marketing in the comments section.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How To Get Regular Visitors

Getting regular visitors is a must have for getting success in the blogging field. Getting regular visitors needs a convincing language and a great blog which is so interactive that the reader should get the feeling that the blogger is sitting right in front of him and explaining things step-by-step in great detail. This is quite difficult if you are a newbie blogger. When the traffic from the search engine stops it is the regular visitors who save your blog and give you inspiration for writing further thus supporting you and your blog with regular daily traffic which you need not worry about.

Getting daily regular visitors to your blog requires you to have a focused mind. You need to be sharp to give your readers all that they possibly could expect from your blog. To build regular visitors you need to have a blog which is something more than special. It takes a little bit of brain work to build regular visitors to your site. The trick is to give your visitors something different and much interesting every time they come to your blog.

What is the use of a blog if it is not updated regularly. Do not let your blog die: keep frequently updating the content of your blog. Posting content often on your site or blog is a very good way to get quick links to your site from sites which love live blogs which keep on updating their content too often. There are many blog directories which give you link after seeing how active your site is on the internet!

Your blog needs to be interactive or else it simply is not capable of being called a blog. Blogging for success is a secondary mission. Blogging for fun and education is the right way to create a blog which can attract regular visitors. A teacher is also a learner in the same way a Blogger should be ready to go all around the web collecting information and updating the same on his blog. People always love to read something new. And that is what a blogger should be willing to do: give them new information.

Generally it has been observed that the 'how to' blogs and posts get pretty high traffic as the search engines and the regular readers tend to use it a lot in their search queries. Blogs are a great source of information which is very easily available to the readers. This is one reason why people turn to blogs whenever they need any information on the web.

Blogs are like dictionaries: search anything and it is explained in a few sentences! Keeping you blog posts short is also important so that you readers can stay on your blog for a long time. Not just that but they will also be able to go through other related content very quickly thus giving you a good CTR and also giving you a good database of regular blog visitors.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Various Factors Google Considers Before Ranking Your Blog Or Webpage

There are many factors Google takes into consideration before ranking your blog in its search results. Of all these factors, keywords, links and the age of your site play a major and important role. Google probably uses the concept of fuzzy logic and comes to a final number after calculating all the major factors which it needs to consider before ranking a site or a webpage in its search results. Here is a list of all the factors I have discovered so far which Google checks for at your blog.

  1. Age Of you blog. We all know that older blogs are considered to be more mature by Google. Even if they do not get updated Google constantly sends traffic to them even if they have less PR.
  2. On-page optimization factors: how many keywords you have used, your title, your post body, the URL of the post and also the main title of your blog.
  3. Off-page optimization factors: how many links are pointing to your site. Human behavior of the visitors of your blog. Though link building is not working it still allows you to safely upload links to your recent post to be updated on 3-4 social bookmarking sites.
  4. How much time your visitor spends on your blog. That is what Google says but I do not find this having a major impact on many sites' Google traffic.
  5. The reaction of the visitor after they reach your site: do they click ads or do they click other links to find more information or if they have stopped searching and are finding your site to be a site of authority.
  6. Did the visitor bounce back to the Google results to search for more information? Google wants to see if your blog post has quenched the thirst for information that its visitor had. If that is not the case, Google considers that your post still has to improve.
  7. This is an important one: the Google Page Rank of your site. After all, Google became well established because of its Page Rank concept which will decide whether a site is an authority site or not.
  8. How often is the content of your blog changing? The more the content gets uploaded the more Google will start searching for your site.
  9. Original high quality content. I always wondered why Matt Cutts used to write posts about growing beard and doing different things in the next 30 days! The reason is: that is original content. It might have nothing to do with his blog but he knows that no other intelligent fool is doing the same thing.
  10. The authority of the sites which are linking to your main page. The Google PR of the sites linking to you.
  11. The number of links on the indexed page and the number of indexed pages of your site.
  12. How frequently are the links coming to your site. A few years back a few links were sufficient to get some Google traffic. It is not so at least in the present situation.
  13. The total number of posts on your site.
  14. How good is the linking structure of your site.
  15. How good is the navigation of your site and how far the home page is from every other page on your site.
  16. Do you have labels on your site? This is considered to be a good way of systematically arranging the data of your site.
  17. How long has the post been existing in its database. This is very important, old posts can be called as mature and can be trusted to be having good high quality content.
  18. Have you given links to other useful sites in your niche?
  19. Your geographical location and also the location of the visitors of your site!
  20. How many ads you have on your page and so on.
  21. The sitemap of your blog.
That is not all there are at least a few hundred more. Google also tracks the various others traffic sources from where you site gets traffic! How active are you in your blogging community? Have you commented on other blogs? Not just that but Google also wants to see your social network of friends on the social networking sites! With a decade of emancipation and evolution the algorithm has got smarter than before and of course not to forget the fact the now Google wants AI (artificial intelligence) to be simulated in its algorithm so that the robot behaves more like a human being and gives more accurate results. List out the other factors that you think Google considers before ranking your site in the comments section.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I Have Quality Content Yet No Traffic Why

Your blog is having high quality content and yet it does not have traffic, ever wondered why? Good content according to humans and good content according to Google has a very big difference. Google always loves hot and fresh news. It does not like to read the same topic twice. And that is what happens: we say we write high quality unique content yet Google does not look at it in the same manner.

To humans anything with some new information is unique content. To Google a topic which does not have repeating keywords is high content. Two posts may look very different from the human intelligence point of view. Google is an AI or an artificial intelligence simulation program which is built using only math and algorithm. Hence Google has presently used the +1 button to see what humans think about the site they have entered.

This is what happens when Google sees two topics: main keyword of the site, primary keyword of the topic and the secondary keyword of the topic. Maximum matching found: this is a duplicate (that is what Google says)? Next Google will see which one is written first and finally Google will see which one has maximum links pointing towards it. And trust me all this happens and then the algorithm sees the human behavior which includes time on site, bounce rate and a lot of horrible things which we have no control over. And of-course the on-page optimization factors also play a very great part which can impress Google.

Finally when all these tests are passed by your site it decides whether your site should be included on the first few pages of its algorithm. Honestly speaking, you are somewhere if you are on the first 100 results. Else you are nowhere and there is no way you will get to the top at least with the present site that you are working on. Hence, to Google it is all points basis for determining which site should get to the top of Google. The higher marks you get the higher will be your rank: simple high school method of deciding which kid is smart and has original ideas and which kid is copying and trying to pass the examination with better marks!

Why Am I Not Getting Traffic Yet?

Why are you still away from traffic success. Getting high traffic is not as easy as it was a few years before. Google has changed it algorithm and has definitely made it much difficult for webmasters to get high traffic easily. After all almost every neighbor has a blog today. Blogger blogs have been very famous for their simple outlook and easy to build features. In fact it is so good at it that even a novice on the road person can build a blog today very easily.

Blogs need to keep changing all the time. It is very difficult to have a blog with a few pages blindly put up expecting traffic. Coming on the first three organic results is very essential if you want to get some serious traffic. Once you are on the top for a search phrase you will get the traffic part slowly slowly. There are many reasons why you do not get much traffic to your site:

  1. Newly built site takes at least six months to well establish itself. If your site is new you need to wait.
  2. There might not be sufficient links pointing to your site. Even if you have a few links, they may be NoFollow links which are not passing link juice.
  3. Google PR never decides the traffic or the Google ranking of your site. I can prove that if you want. There are many bloggers having a PR 0 site showing up in the top three positions on Google.
  4. SEO is definitely one thing which can never be overlooked if you are not getting traffic. Some say it is very easy some say it is difficult. The fact is if you are smart it is easy. On-page optimization itself eats up so much time and hell even if you get the on-page elements right there is still a lot more to do to get the post to the top position on Google.
  5. People might not be sticking to your site. If there are visitors who stay for a few minutes on your site and also increase the CTR of your site Google will have to respect this fact and give you a good standing in its database. Human behavior is always checked by Google robots. If the visitors are doing good your site will also do good.
  6. Duplicate content is one reason why sites do not rank well. Let me tell you even if you have written a site all by yourself Google does not know that: it understands primary, secondary and tertiary keywords if they  match you are out of the top three.
  7. You might be giving link to a site which is not a good neighbor. Link only to those sites which belong to your category.
  8. Read Matt Cutts blog. There is nothing too special on it and yet it gets great traffic: original content is what played the trick in his case.
  9. You site might not yet be complete. Complete your site first and then look for bringing traffic. There are many bloggers with 500 posts on their blog. Break the gate with 1000 posts and the traffic will have to flow.
There is no secret for blogging. If you are searching for secrets you are wasting time. Help others with your blog by giving high quality information for free. That is why people love blog and that is why blog are still running and getting high traffic. Links are very important to get high traffic. Even then it is content which is more important than anything else. Good content has to get good traffic, and there are many who have felt this and also seen this coming true. If you can think of any other way for getting high traffic you are welcome to use the comments section.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Google Traffic Not Coming

Many bloggers might have observed a change in some behavior related with the search engines. With new copied content Google will not bring traffic to your site. The previous sentence was true but not completely true. Google gives us all a hint and then it is not bothered to see what the webmasters are doing. There is a new task to get traffic from the Google organic search.

Recently there has been a very good change implemented by Google in its algorithm: no high ranking be given to two people writing the same content. So all you webmasters out there who have scraped content off the internet Google is not going to turn back to take a look at you. Google wants original content meaning a site which has topics which no other site has and which is unique from top to the bottom.

Google is bent upon punishing the criminals but the innocent may also be put behind the bars in the same process. This has happened many a time with many people and hence they all say: we don't want Google! Google just tries to get better which is a real pain for the webmasters as they cannot live up to the sudden changes taking place in the Google algorithms. The best part Google never speaks what is happening behind the bars. It is clear: Google wants only content now: good high quality unique content. If you do not have original brain find something else.

There is one thing too common in the search engine market: Google changes something, all others search engines follow. But not on this one: Google is best at this with so many Engineers struggling to make the web a better place. Long time bloggers are always winning their tortoise races. There are so many new things which the webmasters write and they are now getting the reward for what they have done so far. Let us hope that at least now the SEO heat will come down.

DoFollow And NoFollow

What is the great difference between this DoFollow and NoFollow links? There are a few technical things I will be dealing with in this post to make a clear difference between DoFollow and NoFollow links. When the whole web was cluttered with links that people did not want to publish in their comments section Google came with the reliability of links issue and brought a solution to the above problem through a simple HTML code which stated the reliability of a link as DoFollow and NoFollow.

Coming to the technical part. After years of SEO research I have found that both the DoFollow and NoFollow links have their own place to stay on the web. You want your links to be all around the web for the purpose of publicity. A blog is a medium of building a network of people with similar interests and a blog has some meaning when it has links in it to make the post interactive. But a link is also a vote and you should not be forced to vote someone. If I give a DoFollow to a site which is crooked with Google I will also fall in the same gutter and get myself dirty. Technically speaking the difference between the two is that one passes link juice the other does not. That is do links give you PR boost and no links don't.

Hence to keep yourself clean you need to use the NoFollow attribute so that no one drags you down into the dirty dungeons. A blog is worth a lifetime and getting it killed is like killing yourself for no valid reason.  Hence it is very difficult to get DoFollow links anywhere on the web. Only outdated sites which are still getting traffic may give one. There are many webmasters who are searching for the links passing the juice but they are very hard to find with so much of fuss going on about DoFollow and NoFollow.

Friday, December 2, 2011

How To Use Google Analytics To Get Traffic

What is the use of Google Analytics: it is free and it is very helpful in bringing traffic to your site. There are many things in Google Analytics which when seen properly give you a proper insight into what will work best for your blog in getting targeted traffic. The main reason why people use Google Analytics is because it is built by Google which has the largest web traffic among all the search engines of the world. There are a few issues with Google Analytics some of which are fixed and some not yet when it comes to SEO and building the site traffic through the search engine rankings this mighty King rules. Let me remind you that Google Analytics is used by almost around 80% of the webmasters population including some great sites like our favorite Twitter. Google Analytics when combined with the results of Google Webmaster Tools can help you a lot with the SEO of your site and help you to get some very good traffic from the search engines.

What is the use of Google Analytics: after all, all the traffic reports I see on it look fake and unreal. It is not also real time traffic that it shows to me: even then why Google Analytics. Believe it or not, Google Analytics is seldom used to take a look at the visitors coming to your site. Instead many webmasters use it to track where the traffic is coming from. To add to the tensions of the Bloggers the Analytics report never includes the crawlers coming to your site in its traffic report and hence it kind of assures you that all the visitors that it is showing are the real human visitors that are coming to your site! But, there is a lot more to this useful piece of software which is very clever and when used cleverly can make you the search engine traffic king!

Google as we all know gives a lot of free services so that it can keep a track of all its customers and their behavior on the sites of the webmasters. It just wants to see what works on the web, what is the favorite of the people on the web, what are people searching for, and, who are the ones who are giving people what they actually want: information and entertainment. Google Analytics is not a simple HTML code: if you have some idea about programming the code of Google Analytics is a JavaScript code and this code works very different from a simple piece of HTML code. If you put Analytics on your site and load the site you will be able to see the rapport going on with Google in the background which is making your pages load slowly. This is probably one issue which troubles the webmasters because people with slower internet connections do not have that patience and hence they lose some traffic due to this fact. Even then people do keep Google Analytics on their site because it is free and it has a lot of information given on it which the webmasters needs.

We all know how hard it is to get some traffic from the search engines if not much: here is where Google Analytics comes into play. No wonder other traffic trackers can also do that but this one is exceptionally special for it comes directly from Google. It is not necessary that if you are not getting traffic from the search engines then you are not getting any traffic at all! Even then the traffic from search engines is special because people here get what they wanted by putting a search phrase up and telling Google to fetch the results. There are people who may claim that Google uses this data for improving its search results but hey, who cares after all we are getting a top class software for free! There are a few things in Google Analytics which when pondered over tells you about your site performance and also tells you about your site competition.

The search traffic and the search keywords used by your visitors to get to your site is accurately shown by the search engines. Recently Google Analytics gave me a report that someone was searching for my URL in its search index: could be a competitor trying to see my SEO status or the links to my site or anything. but, I at least know that someone is watching my back. The other useful part is that you know the strength of your blog as Google Analytics tells you what according to Google are the main primary keywords of your blog. This also tells you the search phrases for which your site will rank tremendously high. To me this is a very useful information to get initial traffic to my site. Once the blog reaches a certain level, then whatever you do will come on the first page of Google: and I have seen this in my research. Google Analytics tells you all that Google thinks about your site and hence we can say that Google has leaked the traffic secret of every site in the Google Analytics report of that site.

Google Analytics also gives you a report of the different countries from where people came to your blog and also the operating systems and the browsers they used to get to your blog. With every SEO technique implemented you should find the reflection of the thoughts of Mr. Google in Google Analytics. This tool has been very helpful to me in my SEO research and has proved things on the practical platform. Every powerful SEO geek will always check these two sites before thinking of bringing changes in his SEO strategy: Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools. Though the sites are different they both combine to give your site or blog a strong SEO foundation and a solid traffic gaining idea. According to my experience it is not the book-worm which wins the traffic race, it needs a practical brain and a good sound subjective knowledge which wins in getting the high traffic. Books give you the idea and Google Analytics gives you the practical application part. Google Analytics is a very good traffic analysis tool.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

How To Get Traffic Without SEO

Getting high traffic without SEO requires a different traffic building technique which is not so difficult to achieve. There are so many things in SEO that many webmasters are now looking forth for finding ways using which they can get some quick traffic to their site without all the SEO business. Getting traffic without SEO clearly points to one thing: the source of traffic will not be the search engines. You are looking for getting traffic without SEO because SEO did not help you in coming to the top page of Google or either because you find SEO too difficult to follow.

There however is one very good method using which you can get some good high traffic to your site using the search engine without doing any of the SEO stuff, is there? There is and the technique is to write and write and write and write a lot of articles. Getting high traffic with a few posts sounds great no doubt but that demands a good SEO profile and a clean page which is absolutely Google friendly. To tell you the truth many successful blogs are just successful because of their content and no because of their SEO. To put a lot of content into play you need writers or do the writing yourself. The only thing is that the quality of the content should never die. The more you update the content of your blog the more will Google come searching for the updates and the higher will be the traffic you will get from the search engines.

Google has presently changed its algorithm in such a way that it will put sites with fresh content on the top of Google organic search. But hey, can you write so much as to outdo a blog which is handled by a couple of writers? No you can't unless you are some kind of a literature expert so that you have something always stuffed in your mind to throw it on your blog. People want serious information filled high quality content to read. You can play with Google but not with the visitors of your blog. They need you to know something and they turn to the web to get some information and they land to your site to find some serious important information. If you give it to them once they will return to your site time and again. So original high quality content is definitely the best possible way of getting high traffic to your site even without the SEO efforts put into it.

Social networking sites are a very good source of bringing some good high traffic to your site without any SEO efforts. Many people get confused and start using all the available social networking sites to try and get some traffic from all the sites. The fact is that you need only one social networking site to get the necessary traffic that you need to your site. If you are bad at SEO or if you hate SEO you have no other way out but to use this way to get to the targeted visitors who are searching for information on the web. Why social networking sites: because next to the search engines they are the ones which are having some very serious traffic on the web. Every social networking site has millions if not thousands of millions of visitors in its database. To give you a quick start I would recommend Facebook or Twitter go to any of the two sites, create an account, add friends, throw link, comment on other members content, again add friends and keep on alerting everyone of the changes on your blog. Here the only way of promoting your blog is the content quality and the information that you are giving.

There is definitely one more method for getting good high traffic to your blog without SEO: article directories. For every article you write on your blog you need to use the article directories and submit articles to them with the link of your site beneath the article. This will give you ten to fifty page-views on the very first day. If the article ranks first on the organic search results (which actually they never do I will tell you why) you will be lucky to get traffic extracts to your site every time somebody reads your article. Many serious bloggers never stick to this technique for two reasons: 1. It takes time and is boring 2. Why write for others? Coming to the part why the articles do not rank well in the search engines. A typical article directory will have at least fifty posts to be posted in it every hour if it is very popular. They are not bothered about SEO for they have lot of content and lot of readers who want original content on their site which they will be searching for in the article directories. In order to avoid getting bad impressions from search engines and the readers as well the article directories have a specific set of rules which their algorithm checks for. The minus point is that the search engines will not ever clearly understand what the post is about unless it gives importance only to the title in such cases. Hence this is also a good technique to get some extra traffic and links from the web.

One of the main reasons why people search for ways that they can get traffic from without doing SEO is because they do not know how to get links which is the toughest part of SEO. SEO consists of so many on-page optimization factors which if taken care of properly will get you only half way through to the goal of coming first in the top organic search results. The remaining fifty percent depends on the link building. I was once tricked when I optimized one of my sites with proper SEO techniques and ranked high for a term which never got much search traffic and all my SEO efforts were wasted. This is exactly one of the reasons why people have lost faith in getting traffic from SEO and hence they have started searching for ways using which they can get traffic to their site without doing the SEO stuff. Getting traffic without SEO and getting traffic with SEO both need the same determination and are equally difficult if you do not have a good convincing article which becomes viral without much efforts. Please use the comments section to tell people about the various ways that you use to get traffic to your site without SEO.