A recommendation and how to get a more visitorsI was looking at some of the comments left by readers and found a comment from Katie. Katie has a TEFL site called TEFLLougue. She left a nice comment and mentioned my blog on her blog. So I want to return the gesture. She has done an excellent job on the layout of the site and the contents are also very good. You may want to check it out, just click the link or the logo above to check it out.
Getting people to read your blog can be a bit difficult but the best way is just to have a decent page rank with Google. The best way to do that is to have good content and get links from other sites that have something to do with your sites subject matter. Content is King, that is what the marketers tell you. Here is an easy way to improve your page rank which will in turn bring more visitors from the search engines. One of the easiest ways to get indexed is to add your own blog to your my yahoo page with a rss feed. This is pretty much a surefire way to get indexed at Yahoo, and it only takes a few minutes. Another strategy is to get links to your site from related sites. The higher the page rank the better. This is not too hard to do if you have a good blog with good content. My blog currently has a page rank of 4 out of 10. Not great but not too bad considering I often have gaps in publishing. Publishing regularly once you do get indexed is also a key element in attaining a higher page rank. It just means you will be listed higher in the searches. Blogger is owned by Google so you may want to host your blog there as it makes sense that they will index all sites they have on their properties. The spiders will return. You should also blog and ping at places like Pingomatic.
Pinging lets several of the directories for blogs and indexes know that you have updated your blog and could get your site spidered, searched, by the big three, Google, Yahoo, and MSN. If you can get one way links to your site they are the best, but reciprocal links are also valuable. Posting in forums and having your site in your signature file is another way to build your page rank. Writing articles and listing them with article directories is another way to build page rank and get your name out there. You can leave a link in the resource box and these may be picked up and used by other sites. I really have not spent that much time doing these things and I saw my page rank rise using these easy techniques so you can too.
So thanks Katie for stopping by and I'll be checking out your blog too.
Worldltour aka Larry Rhoe