Do you want to get on the front page of Google, so when potential readers search your blog topic, they can find you? Did you hear you should increase your blog traffic, so that you can get on the front page of Google? This post is not going to tell you how to do that. This post is going to tell you the opposite.
Keep reading and you will learn how to use Google to increase your blog traffic. Can you get to the front page of Google before you increase your blog traffic? Absolutely, I did, and this post will tell you how you can too.
Install Google Analytics
I met a nice woman, a blogging friend, who seems like she has a successful blog, so I asked her to critique mine. To my delight, she was complimentary. However, she recommended using Google Analytics. Knowing I am not even remotely tech. savvy, I ignored her, content enough with her compliments.
Then I made another blogging friend. He seemed so successful, he never needed to promote his blog links or use Mail Chimp. He also suggested I install Google Analytics.
He was kind enough to help me and walked me through it on the phone. He also instructed me how to install Bing Analytics. I figured I’d wake up the next morning with so much traffic I would think I was still dreaming.
Nothing changed. When I called to ask, “What gives?” he explained it would take Google a month to find me. It took only two weeks.
When you look at your WordPress stats, links show up so you know how people find you. WordPress tells me what topics people search to find me on Google and other search engines. One week after I spoke with him, my site name started working in my favor. People typed in “Reflections on Christmas,” and found my Christmas posts, for example.
About a week ago, people started finding me on Google without typing in the word “Reflections”. For instance, someone typed in time-saving tips and found my post 17 Time-Saving Tips for People Who Are Rushed.
My husband didn’t believe it. He saved screen shots of me, me on the first page of Google. He treated me like a celeb whose picture got on the first page of the newspaper. You can get on the first page of Google too if you follow this blogging advice. The best part, Google Analytics is free.
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Readers, what experiences with Google Analytics or Bing Analytics do you have? I look forward to your views.