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  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Jon for your comments and insights. Twitter does require focus and this link you may find usefull in achieving that
    http://www.jeffbullas.com/2010/10/18/todays-twitter-tip-how-to-get-targeted-niche-followers/

    On the matter of blog posts they should be emailed to your “opt in ” list every time you publish.

  • http://andynathan.net Andy Nathan

    These are some great strategies! I just started using Pinterest about two weeks ago and am starting to see the results, but nothing like yours yet. That is cool to know there is more there. 

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  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Peter for visiting my blog and glad you found them useful!

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Salim for your comment. Yes, Twitter is often thought of as an inbox, which stops people using it effectively.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for the comment. Many people are distracted by the shiny new toy of social media and forget to build their content foundation which starts with a blog or website.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Eric for your comment. For most people “very late” when the house is asleep is the best time but if you are an early riser or start tossing and turning every morning at 4am. Don’t waste it and write while everyone else is sleeping!

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Paul for your comment and glad you found it useful

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Owen :)

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    If they are “opting in” they want your content! Give it to them when it is fresh and new.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for the comment. The biggest driver of traffic for me apart from SEO is Twitter. It is the fastest way to create a global targeted tribe of readers.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Katie for your feedback on your experience on automated Facebook posts. I only manually post to Facebook!

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for the comment and a lot of people think that they will be discovered because they publish! A blog post is like a book on a shelf, it needs to be shared and made “visible”.
    Glad to hear she is blogging like a maniac :) She will learn so much by the “doing” about herself and the world.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Travis, I am glad you are enjoying the blog :)

  • Blaine

    Excellent summary and good reminders – even for those of us who have blogged for a while.  Two things I didn’t see discussed – TAGS and TRACKBACKS.  Do you just use categories and ignore tags?  My understanding is they are indexed separately so you want to use both on each post. 

    In regard to Trackbacks – how do people use these today to be most effective?  Maybe you can explain in more detail how these work and should you be doing anything proactive in this area?

    Finally, any other SEO hints for your site other than the SEO Pack?  Thanks…

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      The SEO Pack keyword section is “tags” so that is covered. Trackbacks are useful to see where you are being “Linked” from which can provide an insight into the importance of the site that is linking to you and whether it is worth your time to reach out to!

      • Blaine

         Thanks – very helpful.  So you don’t use “Tags” in WordPress, only the ones in SEO Pack?  I have tried to use both when I can – maybe that is redundant to the search engines or are they read differently?

        • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

          Thanks for your comment Baine. I don’t think it matters whether you use the WordPress “tags” or the SEO pack. If you like a braces and belt approach then put tags in both :)

  • http://www.wasimismail.com Wasim Ismail

    Sharing your content online, is all about trying to get your post
    to go viral. The more places or audience you share your content with the
    more exposure it will get.

     

    Sharing on Pintrest is something new with all the recent attention
    it has had, it’s something I’ve started to do to, by adding a Pin Board
    called “My Articles”…lets see how that performs, figures will tell soon.

     

    Thanks for all the other tips Jeff.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Wasim for your comments and insights. It would be great to hear back from you in the future to hear more about your results, once you have some meaningful time has elapsed and reveal some stats!

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Rachel. As they say, a picture is sometimes worth a 1,000 words. As for the Twitter torrent replacing the “inbox.. go for it !! :)

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Lisa for participating in the conversation and glad to be of service :)

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for the comment Nischala. Optimizing is sometimes the last thing you want to do after the agony and the ecstasy of the writing of the article. In the end when 40% of your traffic shows up because you can be found on Google then it makes it worthwhile! It takes time, patience and persistence.

  • Wethty

    Please do not tell others how to blog, or what they “need” to do. We all do it differently, and not all of us want to make money or gain popularity from it. It is a form of expression which has, like art, music and dance, become a grab for cash by desperate people.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Wethty for your comment. This is not prescriptive article but some ideas for bloggers who want their blog to be the best it can be.
      You can ignore, enjoy it or apply it. The choice is yours :)

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks Wethty for your comment. This is not prescriptive article but some ideas for bloggers who want their blog to be the best it can be.
      You can ignore, enjoy it or apply it. The choice is yours :)

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  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for the comment Simon. This may help you with more SEO tips
    http://yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo/

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for the comment Donna. The thing to remember with blogging is just liked like life. You get back what you put in. Nothing is for free!

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for the comment Stephanie.

  • http://ariherzog.com/ Ari Herzog

    I’m surprised you don’t streamline the promotional tips into one tip.

  • Dave

    Hi Jeff, great tips ! quick question, i use network blogs to auto-publish my blog to facebook- is it better as you mentioned not to do it that way, and just re-post the URL link for that blog post, and completely eliminate network blogs automation?
    thanks Dave M

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  • http://seoebooklab.blogspot.com/ Ram Babu SEO

    WOW JEFF, yes i do mistakes sometime not to including keywords in the title. . it is something more briefly expressed each points which i should keep concentrating to work on and improve my blogging skills 

  • http://thetweenandme.com/ Paula

    Hi, Jeff, love your insight!!  As a newly recommitted blogger, I found your tips to be spot-on.

    I do have a question about the “ALT” text for images.  What should that be exactly?  I try to make my image titles as descriptive as possible, including details about the picture.  Should I put that same info in the alternate title space, or something different?

    Do you have an example I could see?  Maybe that would help me understand it better.  Maybe I’m just being blonde or something!

    Thanks again for all your great tips!  You’re a great resource!

    Paula

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Thanks for the comment Paula. Just a question to help me answer that, Do you use WordPress? If you do you add the alternate text when you are uploading and embedding the image. :)

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  • Ryan Burnsworth

    Great tips Jeff.
    We do SEO Management and this is the biggest thing we encounter with new clients, little blog optimization and/or bad structuring. These are awesome tips for beginners to pursue.
    Thanks for the post.

  • http://www.nobleinfosys.co.uk/ Web Designer, London

    The most important element is consistency. There is nothing worse than finding a blog that has not been updated for months. If you are blogging for business, this can be detrimental to your brand.

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