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More traffic tips from Cape Town holidays

August 21st, 2010

Article writing is well known to be one of the most effective ways of generating more traffic to your website by establishing your self as an authority in your field of expertise. There are many article submission sites that will give you plenty of coaching and assistance to create articles, but the tip that I want to share with you is to try to include your longtail keywords several times in the body of the article,  with the first appearance in the first paragraph,  and the final in the last paragraph. These keywords, added to your link in your resource box will certainly make a difference to the traffic to your website.

I have found another useful method that seems to be less generally known which is to make judicious use of blog comments to add value to the post. Google  seems to like blogs at the moment and there are many blog posts published everyday. Those who leave comments like “thanks for the information” or ” nice job” add nothing of value in trying to leave a link today URL and should be considered as another type of spammer. Those who use comments to blatantly promote a product or service are worse. I have found, however, that if you leave a comment that adds to the information or knowledge of the reader, and sometimes the blogger, this is not only appreciated but results in those reading the comment tracking through to your website to get more information.

It is very easy to find blogs in your sphere of interest which you can read and decide whether you can add value.  If you have, or if you open, a Google account just go to settings and select “Alerts”. You can then enter keywords or key phrases; tell Google whether you want or news or just blogs and specify the frequency that you want these posts and they will be delivered efficiently into your inbox for further reading.

Any small business owner can follow these tips to make a difference to their SEO.

Horizon Cottages Share Their Traffic Tip

August 19th, 2010

I have a self catering guest house in Cape Town, South Africa; because of the popularity of our city in the international market for tourism there is intense competition in the accommodation business, and it is necessary to be both innovative and diligent in order to be able to succeed.
Most who will contribute to this blog know the basics of SEO , but a tip that I would like to share if you are competing in a market with intense competition for a particular key word,  or longtail key phrase,  is to try and find a particular niche word that is related to the key phrase and which will distinguish your business or blog from the competitors.
How many variations can really be made of ” holiday accomodation”  or “Cape Town holiday accommodation”  after all? At the onset of the recession we focused on the keyword “budget” and have made sure to optimize the on page content as well as the metatags for this keyword and we have included it in the key phrases. Google will often interpret this keyword for the surfer who uses similar search words such as “cheap” etc, thus gaining a further set of possibilities for hits.
In short’  find that niche keyword that will enable you to distinguish yourself from the competition where there is a great deal of competition for your key phrase.

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