Have you ever wondered how to track online ad or link traffic from external websites to your website using Google Analytics?
Tracking online traffic, web traffic in general, is often a topic causing many persons to glaze over, literally and figuratively.
Truth is tracking web traffic is quite simple. In fact, you encounter trackable links daily as you use the web to perform a variety of tasks, yet you may not have realized it upon first glance.
Nevertheless, there’s no excuse today for website owners and operators to be in the dark on the origin of website traffic.
There are a growing number of non-paid and paid web analytics services available, varying in level of complexity, to help uncover where from and who is sending traffic to your website.
And although I won’t cover all the the tools, there is a FREE and easy-to-use tool that allows you to track web traffic to your website. Continue reading
About a decade or so ago before Twitter and Facebook were the behemoths they are today, I launched, owned, and operated an emergency and disaster communications website aiming to help displaced folks re-connect to their friends and family in the time of natural or man-made disasters.
Back in those days, I was a one-man shop doing everything from graphic design, web design, coding and programming, database management, SEO, sale and marketing, and everything else under the sun.
One of the many things I learned and perfected was the art of writing customer-centric content that engaged, educated, and entertained the customer while also commanding search ranking results with the help of syndicated content. Continue reading
You’re likely reading this article because your web traffic has plateaued, or has yet to organically rank for highly competitive keywords.
Most everyone (okay, not everyone) knows the name of the game for bloggers or website owners is how much organic search traffic a website realizes.
If you’ve ever attempted to launch a website of any sort, then you’ve likely encountered the difficulties and challenges in getting your website to rank across major search engines.
I’m here today to change your unsatisfactory experience into one of satisfaction, and hopefully equip you to realize greater search exposure and traffic conversions for your website. Continue reading
A week or so ago, I was scanning my Twitter profile feed in search of another tweet when I saw a slew of posts with the title “Check out this link” followed by a Facebook link.
Each tweet had the same title but different link associations. At first I thought my account had maybe been hacked.
Not wanting to click the link that followed “Check out this link”, I created a controlled virtual environment to view the link from to control it should it be a virus, malware or ransomware.
Even though it was posted on Twitter, one can’t take chances with blindly clicking links.
Nevertheless, I clicked the link only to be taken to one of my daily expired auction pages. Then, I had an aha moment. Continue reading
What a fast-pace number of days it’s been attending the Inaugural MERGE! Conference in Orlando, Florida.
If you’re not familiar with MERGE!, it’s a conference that “merged” The Domain Conference and CMS Summit to bring a number of businesses and professionals together to interact, engage, and share a number of topics and thoughts. Continue reading
A few months ago, I help to launch a website for a customer. This particular customer’s old website consisted of 4 different WordPress installations.
Yes, you read the last sentence correctly: 4 different WordPress websites.
At the time this customer contacted me inquiring about search marketing services, they had no clue that their website and 3 blogs were operating 4 different WordPress installs in a shared hosting environment.
None of the WordPress installs were updated. And to add insult to injury, there were plugins that hadn’t been updated as well as plugins installed and not being used.
Talk about slow as molasses? Continue reading