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Critieque on a whitehat blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cchance, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. cchance

    cchance Junior Member

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    This is my blog, i've been blogging pretty often for over 2 years, but still kinda of crap traffic 99% of my hits come from old google images hits and my ctr is low, i just moved over to wordpress and 301 forwarded all my permalinks etc over, but still crappy ctr... i know tech blogs are generally lower ctr, but less than 0.5% is pretty bad. i get around 10k hits a month its actually dropped from about 20k hits but still crappy ctr hovers around 0.5%

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    any ideas or tips would be appreciated.
     
  2. Hussain34

    Hussain34 Newbie

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    you have less backlink. you gets more backlinks for this.you should have join social bookmarking, much more.
     
  3. cchance

    cchance Junior Member

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    ya i know but i have 100% natural backlinks in yahoo numbering 6k...

    and the real issue isnt traffic its sh*tty ctr on adsense
     
  4. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    stick a 300x250 block before the text in all your posts, and make it blend with the site. I can almost guarantee your CTR goes through the roof.

    -Eric
     
  5. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    Gorgeous blog. You nearly have 4k links as well. Have you used other web 2.0 properties to link to your blog? Like zimbio, squidoo, hubpages, viddler, youtube etc? You should use the web 2.0 properties for each of your ten keywords and link them all to your wordpress blog with varying anchor text. One keyword at a time.
     
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  6. cchance

    cchance Junior Member

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    http://nextechnews.com/2009/03/windows-7-logon-ui-customization-officially/
    dude i do have a 300x250, its all black so not the best of blending... maybe i shud swap to orange or blue titles?
     
  7. cchance

    cchance Junior Member

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    ya i've done some of that over the time, the issue i had though is as its a general tech blog, i never really settled on actual keywords to target lol i figured i'd keep it generic and open i know its a bad thing to do considering keyword targetting is where the real traffic and money comes from ( i do that for my adsense targetted sites and autoblogs etc ) but for this site i kind of slacked off and just kept it loose i figured i didnt really care about the actual amount of $ per click, but i mean when im seeing 300-500 hits and then 0 clicks or on some days 1 it makes me cringe.
     
  8. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    Buying keywords will give you a better CTR. Buying keywords such as buy this or that, purchase this, or an exact product name. Depends on your market aswell. You are right though, when doing a general blog it's a lot harder to get that targetted traffic needed to get nice ctr. My advice would be to tighten up those keywords by using google suggest: http://www.google.com/webhp type in the word technology or whatever and then type the suggestions until you get less competition. Use the google keyword external tool: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal to see which keywords related to your market have the highest CPC and Advertiser Competition. Because you already have the traffic if you start using the most expensive and competitive keywords... well your pockets should be more full =)

    What i do before i start promoting a niche is ask myself what do I want my visitors to do? What keywords will get my visitors to do what I want?
     
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  9. cchance

    cchance Junior Member

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    alright well i get what your saying i guess im going to have to start working a little more actively in my actual general posts to try to target atleast a little bit to try to reign in the adsense targetting. to get more relavent ads showing, as i have noticed a good bit of crap ads not related to any of the posts on the page lol

    i also think im going to add those <!--- codes for google adsense to monitor that content instead of the rest of the page... though i've heard that those are BS and google doesnt really use em

    howie, any other tweaks to layout color etc you might suggest?
     
  10. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    My names Ben not Howie :p I think as far as layout and design goes you dont need to change a thing. It's beautiful and clean. Open this website in a new tab: http://havenworks.com/ and compare it to your blog.
     
  11. cchance

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    LMAO cool hi ben :)

    wow and i thought drudgereport was bad lol
     
  12. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    eww drudge report is yucky too D: