A Year Without Backlinking: A No Backlinking Strategy Case Study

Zero Backlinking

Now let me say up front that I am not suggesting for a moment that quality backlnks have no impact. Quite the contrary. I believe that reputable backlinks, earned legitimately, will have a huge impact on the success of your blog.

But what I am saying in this article is that it is possible to make progress, significant progress, without chasing them. Such progress might not be as fast as you want but progress is progress.

Horses for Courses

A successful portfolio of backlinks can depend in huge part on the type of blog or website that you are developing.  (more…)


The Cream of the Blog Method: A Way to Increase Blog Traffic 2

Cream of the Blog Posts

Are you pulling your hair out trying to get traffic to your site?

Are you struggling to Learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?

Here is one simple technique that you can implement right away to start generating more traffic to your blog. Not only that, you can do it from your own website without having to visit countless other sites. 

In fact, this is a technique that I recommend you do on a regular basis, as part of your complete arsenal of traffic generating methods.

I like to refer to it as the Cream of the Blog Method because it targets the best of the best posts in a blog.  

The saying ‘cream of the crop’ or ‘cream of the cream’ refers to the best of the best. Cream rises to the top (of the milk). Similarly, these posts that I am concentrating on are the ones that have risen to the top; they have already proven themselves to be frontrunners, to be the posts that have the best chance of being seen in the search results.

So how do I identify these posts?

And what do I do about them once I have identified them?

How to Increase Website Traffic Fast

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Revitalize Old Blog Posts & Pass Link Juice to New Posts 2

Updating older posts

With the benefit of hindsight, and new ideas, I often find that posts that I have written in the past, really should be updated.  

Many of my archived posts continue to offer real value to my audience but there is no disputing that some of the content could do with revamping or updating.  If the content can be refreshed, then the entire article can continue to be relevant and to reflect current practices.

In fact, after using Long Tail Pro extensively to find low competition keywords, I know that many of my archived posts could do with title updates to include keywords that are much more competitive than those originally published with the post. 

So the main reasons I like to make a practice of revisiting archived posts are these: (more…)


How to Install WordPress on XAMPP: Run WordPress Locally 2

Whenever I want to try a new WordPress theme or  make significant changes to my blog, I prefer to test it out on my own computer first rather than dabble with my live site and run the risk of crashing it for all the world to see.

Having WordPress installed locally on your own computer can save a lot of anxiety. This is especially true if you want to roll out a new version of your site. or perhaps convert it to a new WordPress theme. 

Professional WordPress: Design and Development

But WordPress needs to run on a server.

When we talk servers we are usually referring to the web servers provided by hosting companies. This is where we house our live sites.  

So how can we have access to a local server?  Simply by setting up a local web server  on our own computer. This is where applications like XAMPP, for example, come to the rescue.  (more…)