Si Quan Ong Marketing @ Ahrefs. I read, breakdance and try random life experiments.Article stats Twitter 89 Facebook 379 Referring domains 18 Data from Content Explorer tool. ShareQuick links Feeling overwhelmed by the infinite options for driving traffic to your website? You’re not alone.This article doesn’t list every traffic strategy under the sun.Instead, it lists the tactics we use at Ahrefs. These are tactics that have helped us grow our revenue by +65% year over year.In other words, they’re proven to work.Let’s get to it.1. Target topics with search traffic potentialThe Ahrefs blog gets over ~230,000 organic visitors per month:Besides word of mouth, this is our second best marketing channel, sending us hundreds of new users every month.Without a doubt, search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the best ways to achieve consistent, long‐term results. For as long as you rank highly in Google, you’ll be able to generate passive … [Read more...] about 11 Proven Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website
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When Facebook rolled out its Send button last week, I laughed. I even mocked on Twitter that Facebook wouldn’t be happy until our pages were full of buttons. But the Send button, as well as integrating other aspects of Facebook into websites, does make a lot of sense. In fact, it’s beginning to make so much sense I’ve begun to wonder if Facebook has won the battle to be the one true login. So Many Doors, So Many Keys For as long as I can remember on the web, there’s been talk about what a pain it is to remember a million passwords to sign in to a million different sites. Wouldn’t it be better if we had one universal “key” to open all those web doors? And wasn’t that was OpenID was supposed to be about? Heck, Facebook even seemed to be jumping on the OpenID bandwagon back in 2009, when it said that new users could register for Facebook using Gmail accounts, which double as OpenIDs. From Facebook’s blog post at the time: Now, users … [Read more...] about Has Facebook Become The Master Key To Unlocking The Web?
Every serious business website must be built around relevant, business-critical keywords and phrases, and done in a strategic manner. This begins with careful analysis of the ground realities, and then moves on to technical nuances, as we will soon see. Analysis – The Bedrock Of Strategic SEO Every business exists to serve a marketplace while working towards a purpose. Gaining clarity on these core elements underlies every strategic SEO initiative. What is the purpose towards which your business is moving? With this clearly defined, it is easy to measure the impact every step of your website design has upon it, and intelligently plan the entire process for best results. To identify your ideal keywords, and guess at the intent behind them, you must intimately understand your target users and how they fit into the broader target market that your business is trying to reach. Armed with this knowledge, you can then set goals for what your website visitor will do on each section of … [Read more...] about Strategic SEO & Website Design
Every website has multiple opportunities to make the information and content they offer easier for users to read and search engines to index. One of the most effective methods is effectively using Schema to mark up their pages. This can increase click-through rates, improve local search success, and make your website more trusted—-maximizing conversion potential. What is most exciting is this is just the start! The purpose of this post is to highlight some of the most effective and widely used Schema markups and empower you to generate more value from your existing content today. Understanding Schema The purpose of Schema.org is simply to provide a vocabulary that can be understood, used and shared spanning entities and applications. Think of Schema as the way in which you can leverage the value of content from your website (in the context of this post) so that search engines can understand the purpose of the content, how to crawl and index it, and most importantly, how to … [Read more...] about What Website Components Should Have Schema?
It seems like podcasts are everywhere today. Ariel Stulberg of Vox wrote that podcasting is taking off now because of “the happy convergence of three big trends:” Technology has made listening to podcasts easy Talented professionals have flocked to the medium The product is more polished than ever before — and making money There’s also a low barrier to entry. “You do not need to be a very technical person, nor do you require a lot of money to start a podcast,” writes Corey Ferreira, a content creator at Shopify and author of “How to Start a Podcast: The Ultimate Step By Step Podcasting Guide.” “[They] can be listened to on the go, while in the car, and even while working,” adds Ferreira. “It’s not a content medium that requires all of your audience’s attention like a blog post or a video…. podcasts are on-demand, which means your audience can listen to what they want when they want it.“ … [Read more...] about How to Increase iTunes Reviews for Your Podcast