Five SEO Tricks to Help Increase Your Traffic

Traffic picSEO, or Search Engine Optimization is considered by some as the holy grail for driving traffic if they can either master it or pay a master to optimize their website.

Some are confused because they think “huh? Search Engine Optimization… How can I optimize a Search Engine?!” SEO of course is really referring to the Optimization of your web page for the Search Engines to consider it most relevant to those keywords for which you are optimizing.

Keep in mind that SEO is but one strategy to drive traffic. Many people wrongly assume that all you have to do is optimize your website and then watch the visitors come rolling in by the millions.

Did you ever notice on those cereal commercials how they tell you that their cereal is part of a balanced breakfast. Notice the catch word “part“. The balanced breakfast in addition to the cereal may also include juice, toast, bacon, and eggs.

By eating cereal alone, you are only getting part of the nutrition. The same applies here. SEO is a part of a balanced traffic strategy. Other components can include article marketing, blog & forum commenting, paid traffic, affiliate traffic, & list building, for starters.

Okay, onward & upward. Here are my top picks for getting my page relevancy recognized by the search engines.

  • A good title tag – The title tag is one of the key elements for good SEO. Always get that important keyword into the title of your webpage.
  • images; Name, Alt & Title tags- Name your image something relevant to your keyword / web theme. Always get your keywords into your alt & title inside your img tag, but and this is a big but, I mean like J-Lo big… they must be relevant to your image & the image must be relevant to your keyword. Don’t name non-relevant images, or use alt / title tags with them. Non-relevant images could include a buy button, checkmarks, background gradients, etc.
  • Link Text – Always include keywords into your links. Creating a link to somewhere and making the active text something like Click here now is a wasted opportunity. Instead, make your links keyword rich such as “get your Sony Bravia LCD HDTV here”.
  • Bold & italics – Use bolding on some keyword rich phrases where you would like that extra attention from the search spider. Don’t over do it though or it could backfire. Italicized words can also add some juice.
  • Menus & Footer – The footer is another key area to get the attention of the Search Engines. Getting active keyword rich links into the menus & footer of a web page is an important factor to peaking up your page.

Consider these five as a primer. There are a lot of aspects to good SEO, but much of it isn’t exactly rocket science either. The key thing to remember is to never get spammy with your content. Writing strictly for the search engines and not keeping your visitors in mind is a sure way to not keeping (& converting) your visitors, and you’ll lose ground as well.

Stuffing your web page with hundreds of invisible keywords (using text with the same color as the background) might have worked back in the stone-age of the internet, but search engines are much smarter now.

It’s all about relevance and what will keep your visitor on your page for more than a just few seconds. When your visitor found you in the search results, they expect your content to be relevant to what they are searching for. Google has many methods for determining if that visitor had a relevant search experience with your site or not.

I’m going to be covering SEO in much greater detail in my first edition of the “Jack Keifer Letter” which will be debuting soon. Keep an eye out; the Jack Keifer Letter will get you access to the inner workings of my business where I will reveal information that is only available to paid subscribers.

This will be premium meat & potatoes stuff, with surprise bonuses shipped out to you from time to time, and I don’t mean cheesy PLR stuff, I’m talkin’ my own genuine KeiferSoft products FREE just for being a part of my inner-circle!

My next post will probably be a 24 hour special, so stay tuned. 🙂

The Universe According to Geltdrakken

singularityThe Law of Attraction was in full swing a couple months ago when an old friend appeared in my facebook friend requests seemingly out of nowhere.

It was none other than the infamous Geltdrakken! As I learned once from one of the Three Amigos, “infamous” means “more than famous” of course. 😉

I’ve known John since way back into the mid-eighties. Somehow we lost touch over the years & I always wondered in the back of my mind what ever became of John.

John is one of those rare people who has a brilliant mind and a bizarre, but really great sense of humor. In other words, he’s a heck of a lot like me.

If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I tend to go off on tangents about the quantum nature of our perceived universe and how this directly correlates to your ability to create any future that you desire.

Here is an exerpt from one of his posts:

“comprehend a universe, that exists simultaneously as a singularity and an infinite space all in one moment. IT is impossible without a greater set consisting of an inner consciousness and an extant factor to withhold it in apprehension.

 

Right?”

Of course I had to throw in my two cents – “Consciousness is necessary to facilitate the illusion of infinite space…
And why does the universe appear to be exapnding? Because we are observing it!

-Jack

His new blog is located at http://geltdrakken.blogspot.com and has nothing to do with internet business. John is an excellent writer and you may find his material interesting, bizzare, or it may simply piss you off depending on your current stage of evolution.

Welcome to the blogosphere John!

Are You Working on Building That Internet Business?

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Often times I hear people tell me that they are working on building their online business. So many people are “working” on creating their product, but don’t have one. Many are “working” on their business, but don’t yet have one.

Others are in a perpetual planning stage. I know one person (That’s you Rob!) that’s been “working” on building a business for well over a year now, and still has nothing to show for it.

Either you have a business or you don’t. Imagine if you were perpetually “working” on getting a drink of water, but never actually took a drink? Within a few days you would end up as a dehydrated carcass sprawled out on the sidewalk with some stray dog gingerly picking at your good parts.

To get that vital life sustaining fluid into your body, first you get a signal from your body that says “hey, I need water!” Instinctively, we respond by taking an action to get up, walk over to a water source, pour it into a glass, and then put it to our mouth, and drink it.

The result is that our body is now satisfied and can continue to function in a normal fashion. It wasn’t rocket science. We didn’t spend all our time in some forum asking what is the best way to get the best glass of water in the shortest amount of time.

Are you were addicted to the rush of getting in on the latest & greatest money making systems, traffic strategies, internet marketing tools, etc, but never actually do anything with them? Maybe you try one or two of the nuggets that appeal to you, then when you don’t get the desired results, you totally abandon it and move on. Well, you’re not alone. At least 98% of new marketers out there do this time and time again, all the while building an arsenal of valuable, but useless information on their hard drives.

Remember, The value of information is directly proportional to its application. Consuming the info is only half of the equation. Think of it this way… everything you have ever accomplished, no matter how big or small started as a vision or an idea first. Locked away within you, it was pure potential which hadn’t yet manifested itself into the physical world. It was your conscious decision to act that made it reality.

Why did it become reality? Was it because you were focused on making it work? This could have been something as simple as putting together a jigsaw puzzle. When you tried putting the first two pieces together, no doubt you were putting the wrong pieces together many times before you found the one that fit.

Suppose after that first failed attempt to fit that puzzle piece with it’s matching piece, you gave up and tossed the whole jigsaw puzzle. Suppose you were halfway finished but you tossed it because the picture still wasn’t complete. Now you’re off to get a new jigsaw puzzle and start over again hoping for better, quicker results. Rinse & repeat this a few times. Look at all that time & effort that has gone out the window time and time again.

This is exactly what most do in their online ventures. If this is your conundrum, you need to break out of this cycle. Now is the time to start with that first piece and build your momentum. Someday is today!

Don’t have a website yet? Did you know that can build a professional looking website that search engines love in just a few hours without knowing HTML or using an expensive website builder?

My Red Hot Mini-Sites with WordPress course will show you how. WordPress is best known as a blogging software, but I will show you how to use it for making websites. Best of all, WordPress is FREE and its easy to manage.

Now you have the power to stop “working” on building a business. Now you can just build it. Next you’ll need a guiding hand to get your business moving. The Jack Keifer Newsletter will soon be available. In the newsletter, I will be revealing valuable information every month that I don’t share publicly. If you like the free information on this blog, you’re going to love the Jack Keifer Newsletter.

I will also be announcing some very valuable perks that will be included for all my newsletter subscribers. Okay, now you’ve got a plan. Get that website built or upgraded today, then join me on a virtual road trip via my newsletter on an exciting journey to a successful online business !