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[20 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
SEO Case Study – Ecommerce Fashion (Home Page)

Recently I have been working on a site for my wife, a clothing ecommerce store. The marketing plan, is to rank well in Google for a variety of keywords, both for the home page and also many of the inner pages. Within 2 months I have my first 4 keywords ranking in the top 10, and providing steady traffic.

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[10 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Growing Your RSS Subscribers Series – 2. Show the number of Subscribers

33. Use social proof. Ever entered into a restaurant because the place was packed with people, or didn’t enter one because it was empty? That is social proof in action. If you have a good number of RSS subscribers already (I would say over 500), you could display it on your site using the Feedburner feed count widget. This might motivate people to give your RSS feed a shot.

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[26 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Growing Your RSS Subscribers Series – 1. The options

So it seems the internet has judged me and emphatically judged me as someone not worth listening too. Of course I am referring to my distinct lack of RSS subscribers to this blog. Before you say anything, I am well aware that its not my fault that there is a lack of subscribers, it must be a simple tip, or piece of code that I am not implementing properly. So knowing this I have launched this series in a quest to find out the issue that is handicapping my exponential growth in subscribers and popularity.

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[10 Jun 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
My Guest Posting Experiment – Revisited

Recently I had an email about a business opportunity or moving money from a Nigerian bank (it was definitely a life changing, legitimate offer that required almost no work on my part) from someone who had found me via a guest post I did for DailyBlogTips which you can view here.

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[17 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

Have you ever seen advertisements for 10,000 targeted visitors for $10. Usually I just brush those adverts aside, reminding myself of the old adage “you get what you pay for”. But it occured to me $10 is worth about 4 adsense clicks on some of my high paying keyword sites. Surely out of thousands of visitors I could manage to get enough clicks to easily cover my small investment. Well it was worth a shot and so I set up an experiment to see if there was something in paid traffic.

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[17 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

If you are like me and often look for easy options online, you have probably at some point come across paying for diggs to get one of your pages on the front page of Digg and receive a heap of traffic. Well in my quest for furthering the knowledge of webmasters (particularly lazy ones) I thought I would try a Paid Digg service and document my results.

I probably should start with a disclaimer and re-iterate the fact there are two rather large variables with this experiment. The first is the paid digg provider as there are hundreds of individuals and companies offering this service with (you would assume) vastly different results. The second which pertains to all viral type marketing is the quality of the product available, in my case the quality of my article. If my article is total rubbish, it won’t matter how good the paid digg service is I will never see the front page.

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[26 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

I am sure you have heard the phrase “traffic is gold”. In fact I would like to amend that to read “relevant traffic is gold”. But the question I have been asking myself recently, is how do I obtain more relevant traffic for my blog Scribblescratch? One option I have often contemplated, but never actually tried is a guest post on another popular and reputable blog.