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Help me improving my blog in any way (onsite)..

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by pilar, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. pilar

    pilar Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've been working on our blog with a small team the last couple of months and it's finally getting there.

    Still I am stuck at the 1k traffic a day and cannot push more traffic to it in some way (suggestions are always welcome!)

    Take a look at the blog at http://bit.ly/9MutMm

    For now I am looking for specific suggestions and advice regarding the blog itself (structure, ad placements, plugins, look and feel, marketing etc.) In other words: if this blog was yours on which point would you try to improve it (assuming I won't do radical changes :)

    And is there anything missing on the blog? You might think of a subscription box or something like that? Well I have thought about it and don't know how to place it and which plugin?

    Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see some good feedback!

    Best regards
    Pilar
     
  2. mktanny

    mktanny Regular Member

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    Somethings that might be helpful for your blog (all of these are a part of onpage seo -as you asked )

    1- Get rid of the facebook and twitter share thing from your homepage and show them only on single entry pages.

    2- Remove the tag-clouds (they r adding up links to your blog and thus your category links are coming after the 100 links on your blog - mostly search engines ignore links once they hit 100 links on a page)

    3- Instead showing archives by month in your footer,make it categorical (your keyword density increases by doing so )

    4- Install the plugin - display widgets and then get rid of the recent posts widget only from your homepage, instead show other posts that have move out of the frontpage of your blog)
     
  3. pilar

    pilar Junior Member

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    Thanks for your input. Actually I am not really looking for ONsite SEO advice, but just advice about the blog in general.

    About removing the tag-clouds.. some people has suggest me to put the tag cloud on my site to improve the onpage seo since the keywords I am targeting are appearing in the tag-cloud.

    Why should I delete the Twitter and Facebook share from the homepage? I am curious to the reason.

    Thanks for your contribution. Any suggestions about a subscribe box? Since I am not only focussing on getting traffic from SEO, but also from social media as well.

    Thanks!
    Pilar
     
  4. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    Some Suggested Plugins,

    W3 Total Cache
    Sexy Bookmarks
    All In One SEO
    Twitter Tools

    Hope it helps:)
     
  5. mktanny

    mktanny Regular Member

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    1-first to clear your doubts on tag cloud thing - you can have all those links on your sidebar without using the tag cloud and your tag cloud is also showing links to tags such as "yeah" and some others that r probably not the keywords you're targeting .
    If you still want to keep the tag cloud thing just move it under the category links ,coz tag clouds are moving your category links to beyond 100 links on your blog and as i mentioned above its good to have your best links (category links) inside the 100 links loop.

    2- Now the facebook n twitter thing :-
    Since your blog has so many youtube vids ,so your blog has to collect those from external sources (increase in your blogs load time) and you cant remove those vids as they r a part of your post ,removing facebook and twitter share from just the homepage will make your blog a bit faster as now it will have to load less number of javascripts on the homepage and also decrease the number of links on your blogs homepage.

    3- Subcription box thing-
    Its good to have a subscription box on any blog ,but once a reader subs to your blog ,they rarely visit your blog -instead just read what you post in the emails or readers they use (without visiting your blog ) m not against using a subscription box -just telling u what my main blogs r facing now.