30DTC – Web Traffic Increased 15% in Week 1 of 30 Day Traffic Challenge

I have a ways to go, but I’m happy with a modest 15% increase in web traffic to my site during the 1st week of my 30 Day Traffic Challenge. What’s better is Time on Site doubled and my Bounce Rate went down ever so slightly.  I’m focussed on Unique Visitors during the challenge and […] Read more »

30DTC – Driving Targeted Web Traffic with Long-Tail Keyword Research

It’s day five of the 30 Day traffic challenge and a couple days ago I set out to optimize for the keyword phrase of targeted web traffic. I’m happy to report that some of the traffic to my website is indeed for this keyword search phrase. This is not by accident. I used the phrase […] Read more »

30DTC – Using Mind Maps to Brainstorm Ideas and Map Out a Plan of Attack

It is day three of my 30 Day Traffic Challenge and today I am working on creating a mind map of all of the potential channels and opportunities to drive targeted web traffic to my website. I’m using a great tool on my iPad, iPhone and Mac called MindNode Pro, which is available at www.mindnode.com. […] Read more »

30DTC – Tracking Website Visitors in Real Time and Google Analytics Intelligence Alerts

As part of my 30 Day Traffic Challenge, I’ll be spending a lot of time in Google Analytics. It’s nice actually, because it is giving me the chance to update a bunch of settings, really dig into some of data and get some hands-on experience with the new tools. Tonight I stumbled across Google Analytics […] Read more »

30DTC – Using Market Samurai to Identify Keyword Phrases and Drive Targeted Web Traffic

It’s still day two of my 30 Day Traffic Challenge and it’s time to use Market Samurai to do a little keyword research. The goal is to identify long tail keyword phrases and increase targeted web traffic to my site. I used Market Samurai for about 30 minutes this afternoon to identify at least one […] Read more »

30DTC – Commenting on Other Blogs to Drive Traffic to My Website

It’s day two of my 30 Day Traffic Challenge and today I am going to embark on one of my favorite tactics for driving traffic which is commenting on other blogs. Commenting on other blogs has several implications for driving traffic.First, commenting on other blog posts get you involved in the conversation. It allows people […] Read more »

Current Website Unique Visitors and 30 Day Traffic Challenge Goal

The intention of this post is to establish the unique visitor traffic baseline for my 30 Day Traffic Challenge.  Since this is about traffic, I turned to Google Analytics to see if I could easily determine an appropriate timeframe with which to compare my future performance. It would be easy to use a monthly average […] Read more »

30 Day Web Traffic Challenge

Much like a competitive athlete, I enjoy a challenge.  Unfortunately, I’m not much into working out these days and with Thanksgiving approaching this would would really be a bad time for me to start an exercise or diet pan. Anyway, I thought it would be fun, instead, to see if I can do something with […] Read more »