(So far anyway… ;)
The easiest way to increase the number of people sharing the content on your website is by simply making it easier to share. But despite how painfully obvious this ‘solution’ is, everyday I see websites screwing it up.
And remember, “social sharing” is now playing a bigger role than just exposing you to new potential customers on the different social networks while at the same time creating free social proof (just incase this isn’t enough)…
It’s also playing an ever-more-important role in getting good rankings in Google.
If you sit in a room full of SEO geeks for about 5 minutes you are bound to hear them mention “social signals”.
Social signals happen when someone shares your content across one of the big social networks, which Google looks at as a ‘signal’ that people care about your site and if other people care enough about your site to share it then Google knows they need to pay attention.
Another way to look at it, social signals are link backlinks from social networks… kind of.
So if you still don’t believe or care about social signals then you can quit reading now… but if you want to learn the tools I use to get the visitors to your website sharing my content and creating social signals then keep reading…
Today I want to answer another one of those questions that I’ve been asked over and over for the last 15 years… “What is the absolute, hands-down best website traffic sources?”
This is a common question from people who have just put up their website and are starting to drive traffic.
Of course, the really important question is:
“What is the best source of buyers?”
Because traffic is useless if no one is buying!
I have a couple of different answers to this question.
Today I am going to show you 4 tactics you can use to accelerate the rankings of a new website in Google.
Of course, the words “Google” and “fast” typically don’t get used in the same sentence very often, but the reality is that there are a few ways that you can accelerate your rankings…
A questions I am frequently asked when my students put up there first website goes something like this…
“How many visitors do I need to get before I make a sale?”
They want to know how much traffic they should expect to get to their site before they make a sale. This is also known as “sales conversion” or the percentage of people who visit the site who will make a purchase.
Now this is a damn tough question to answer because there are so many variables that come into play that can be affecting this number…
Today I want to answer a question I seem to get asked all the time…
“What is the best time to send an email to my list?”
This is one of those questions that is frustrating for me because of all of the misleading (and flat out wrong!) answers I hear.
I’ve spent a lot of time at various Internet marketing seminars and conferences and I continually see all of these so-called “experts” get up on stage and say things like: