1. Add the tag “title” to the text links. This is not a very common practice, even I usually do that. Basically, the text of the label “title” in a text link gives extra help on the content it points to the same (and if we use the right words is very useful for search engine optimization). To apply, simply add the respective code for either a text link. For example, this link has the text “Technology Blog” in the title tag: Il maestro. Pass the cursor over the text to see the title tag content. The code in this link is the following: Il maestro a>
2. Nominate the images according to what they show. Another common problem is to name the pictures we put in our blog-type image names or e-imagen05.gif 1.jpg. It is important to name the image using a name to describe it, but without going as far to name an image of an apple-sexy.jpg girl. Google may consider it as a hoax. In addition, we must not forget the title tag for images.
3. Following the images, be sure to store them on your server, not “pull them” from other sites such Flickr. Imagine if someone searches Google saw an image in your blog. Prefer that the search results bring this person to Flickr or your website? Moreover, many visits to your blog can come from searches on Google Images (I acknowledge this, since a large number of visitors to my blog come from this kind of search).
4. Your hosting definitely affects your website traffic. John Pozadzides can confirm that the number of visitors increases if a blog hosting service used is the best. The use of a good dedicated server is recommended (of course, for those who can pay more than $ 50 a month to maintain your blog online).
5. The next item is a conflict. John Pozadzides not agree with the words “Focus on a specific topic and write about.” In his opinion, this is a myth, and his blog proves it. No need to make a blog in which we confine ourselves only to talk about a specific topic, perhaps relegating other issues that interest us, to ensure having a successful blog.
6. Try to have a rhythm of posting. John recommends posting at least once every two or three days. It further recommends getting used to the option of “drafts”, creating them every time we have a new theme of which probably comes out a future post. John says that at one time can easily have 30 drafts in WordPress. Additionally, Try to schedule future posts to be published according to our rate of publication in a given time, so that our readers know that recurring from time to time, at a certain time, you can find something new on our blog. In my case, I’m pretty messy in my pace of publication, although I try to publish at least one daily post. On Sunday afternoon I sit at my laptop to write about 4 or 5 posts Leaving scheduled to appear during the week before 8am, but not always comply. It’s something I’m trying to change.
7. Always displays related posts below each post you write. If your blog visitors liked the post you just read your blog, because at the end of the article show a selection of posts you’ve written previously about issues? Related Posts plugin for wordpress help you in this task.
8. Have a version of your page ready for printing. If any of your visitors want to print one of your articles, you probably do not want the printing presses in the sidebar, comments, etc. To make life easier, you can solve that problem by installing the plugin WP Print (I put the link to the latest version, still in beta, since the last official version does not work well with WordPress 2.5). I just installed the plugin on my blog, so now have available this new feature.
9. Make sure you have a page with information from the author or authors of the blog. Personalise including real photos. In this way we try to increase the confidence of the reader, letting you know that the information source is reading is a person of flesh and bone. For now, I already made the necessary changes in the “My Story”, including my photo (although I doubt that anyone thought that the author of this blog is a penguin, lol).
10. Put your best articles, provided the most visits to your blog, in a conspicuous place. This can be done manually or through the WordPress Reports plugin, whose main function is to add a panel to statistics from Feedburner and Google Analytics in WordPress administrator, but it also includes a widget that lets you show what your most popular posts according information extracted from Google Analytics. In my blog, these articles I have in the sidebar, under “Top Posts”.
11. Get your own domain name. Currently to get a domain name is easy and very cheap, so no excuse not to have as your blog url or miblog.blogspot.com miblog.wordpress.com. Moreover, as John mentioned, if for any reason unlikely get any better than CMS WordPress Blog and have your 3 years old stay at WordPress.com, can you imagine all that you would lose by moving to the new platform?. If you plan to continue blogging for a while, then buy your domain name, but it now!
12. Encourage your visitors to subscribe by email. 99.9% of your visitors should have email, and will probably review at least once a day. If you can get mail to subscribe to your blog, you got there safe return visitors. Feedburner provides a code that lets you place a small subscription form by post to your blog. Be sure to put this form in a visible place in your blog.
13. Show your full feeds or, like me, you have doubts about this, experiments and evaluated. According to John, since he began publishing his full feeds, your blog readership increased. It seems hard to believe, but that is their experience. For now, I and I decided to show the full feeds. will assess the results in a couple of weeks.
14. Promote your RSS feed. RSS feeds are quite popular with bloggers and moderately experienced readers. It is therefore important to keep in a conspicuous place your subscription icon RSS feed for your blog. Also, if your level of readership for feed is increased, shows the number of subscribers to your blog (Feedburner provides a script for this). However, if this counter shows only 5 or 10 cats, better wait to have at least 100 signed to show it.
15. Optimize and resize each image in your blog. Another common misconception with the images as well pull them directly from other blogs or not name them properly, do not optimize or resize them. To optimize I mean, if you find an image of 100 × 100px in. Bmp 500kb weighing, would be ridiculous to build it to your server without having changed before a compressed format like. Gif or. Jpeg. This will reduce the size of them to (and the burden they impose on the server). In addition, others make the mistake of lifting on WordPress, for example, images wallpaper quite large and heavy, and resized directly from the writing panel to the desired size. This causes only thing is that, given that the image “reduced” is still the original, the time of page load will increase substantially. The best thing is sure to put a small thumbnail, or view the larger image, and click on it to bring us to the original image, if the occasion arises.
16. Use WP Super Cache. Not to be confused with the popular plugin WP Cache and WP Super Cache which is a more advanced version. The function of this plugin is basically make the necessary changes in the configuration of your website so that it can withstand a fairly high number of visits (which usually happens with Reddit or Digg effect).
17. Always include at least one image per post. Well at least this is what John Pozadzides recommended. I agree, if the image has to do with the content of the post. The images in posts, they look much more dynamic and pleasing to the eye, and also help visitors to quickly get an idea of what the article is about.