Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Free Ways to increase your blog hit rate and Google Adsense stats

Here are some techniques which I have read about, tried, and found to have some perceptible results (a 200% to 300% jump in my daily hitrate and more or less the same effect on my Google Adsense stats).

Submit your URL to Yahoo and Google. These, of course, are free services so getting listed with these search engines are mostly a matter of luck. Paid services may offer more assurances, but who wants to spend that much money? Really?!

Do this by clicking on these links:
Yahoo http://submit.search.yahoo.com/
Google: http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl

Inrease your page ranking. A simple tip from web programmers and web designers is to make your title, your web page description, and your content more consistent with a single topic. That means, if your title says "Business", your description should carry the same word or related words, and your entries should also carry the same or related words.

Fiddle around with your metafile keywords. There is a simple html hack made for blogger.com templates, find it near the bottom of the page of http://www.pinoyblogger.com/ . Honestly, I have yet to conclude whether this has a substantial effect on my hitrates or not, but used in combination with other efforts to promote your blog, it will not hurt much to try it.

On deciding what key words to use, you can try logging on to http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/ and using their FREE keyword tool, you can see just how many people search for certain words. The higher the number of people searching, the better the keyword.

However, a word of caution, words like "sex", "porn", "girls", and others may have a high number of searches but using them as key words may trigger the Google crawlers to ban your blog or website from their service.

More importantly, this is no guarantee that you'll increase your hit rate or your google adsense statistics substantially. You have to do this in tandem with efforts to increase your page ranking with search engines . To get optimum results, after selecting a key word with a high number of searchers, try searching it one google or yahoo... The closer the ration is to 1:1, the better.... For example, if your keyword of choice has 100,000 searches made for it a day and Google lists around 1,000,000... you may have a 1 in 10 chance of getting clicked through the search engine... This is so far, just a theory of mine.... Test it out, see if it works for you as it has for me....

Oh, and by the way, don't pay for services that promise to get you high hitrates and thousands of dollars through Adsense. Not until you have figured out how they do it and have a reasonable assurance that it will not get you banned from Google Adsense. Otherwise, you may just end up wasting a whole lot of money.

Last note: On Really Simple Syndication or RSS I do not know if this is a safe or unsafe method, but getting a robot to produce entries on your blog is bordering on the fraudulent. It might be effective (as attested to by some) in driving internet traffic to your blog, but it may be doing so in a dishonest way and you know, honesty is always the best policy. Right?

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