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my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby samtrik » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:54 am

i have tried many things to increase website traffic, i am trying to make search bar to work. my search bar also not working. i have made my website by using new modules and coding myself. how can i make the livesearch bar work for me. how to make a professional sitemap to work with it. how to get a better SEO.

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Re: my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby Aidan38 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:55 am

i have tried many things to increase website traffic, i am trying to make search bar to work. my search bar also not working. i have made my website by using new modules and coding myself
Joomla! provide a component called Smart Search, you can try to use it.


how to make a professional sitemap to work with it
See this part of the JED:
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... n/site-map


how to get a better SEO.

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Re: my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby gniepar » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:41 am

In your place I would first send a message to the authors of similar websites asking them to exchange links or banners. You can also add your page to a few directories. Better a small amount of webdirectories where you will add link, but those should be good quality catalogues.

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Re: my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby Jorgehouston » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:14 am

To increase the traffic to your website you should follow the following factors such as:
1. You should create more number of useful backlinks in various social websites.
2. You have to create links using Anchor Text and also the AT used by you must resembles the keyword in your website domain.
3. The content published in your website should match the theme of your website.
If you follow the above factors correctly means then surely you can increase the traffic of your website and also you can use the following free Joomla SEO Extensions which will help you a lot to make better SEO for your website.
1. Ace SEF
2. SEO Simple
3. Joom SEF
4. Xmap 2.1
5. GD SEO verify
The above listed are free SEO extensions provided by Joomla so i think it will be more helpful for you to increase the traffic and also to make better SEO to your website.

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Re: my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby learnjoomlafast » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:52 am

You have to make sure that you optimize:

1. All of your content pages
2. All menus
3. Site description through Global configuration settings

Another important thing to keep in mind is that if you don't use the right keywords when optimizing your site, it won't do you much good.

Hope this helps.
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Re: my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby ponyfrances » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:17 am

I use Xmap to create sitemap.
I don't know exactly what you did to SEO your website so it's difficult to give the advice. But I think you should check out these sources. I've bookmarked them and I think they're helpful for you
http://www.joomlashine.com/web-developm ... wbies.html - it's old but still valuable. It will explain you how to go to top quickly.
http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2014/ ... my-website - ways to increase the traffic, not only by SEO
http://moz.com/blog/google-traffic-links - how to increase traffic from Google.

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Re: my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby JayZed » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:35 pm

SEO is really a complex thing. One aspect we rarely talk about is site speed, although it is an important ranking parameter. I worked on this in the last 2 months, moved the site to new servers and enabled all caching to get the site speed up.
I was recommended to get the load time below 2 seconds, I could not reach that so far. Does anybody have an idea, how to to increase our site speed?
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Re: my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby fredgaardpoul » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:20 am

The #1 seo factor is backlinks. Links from social sites won't help your rankings, because they are nofollow. So you need quality backlinks from good websites in your specific niche.

The best ways I have found are:
1) Write guestposts on blogs and websites in your niche.
2) Do an infographics with the best content on some aspect of your niche.

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www.refurb.dk/topic/60-infographic-omkring-it-og-genbrug.aspx
is an example of a good infographic from a website that sells used computers. It shows facts about recycling of computers. This is the kind of content people want to links to, but be sure to contact bloggers etc. and ask them if they like it, and see if you can convince them to post it - they wont find it without you sending it directly to them :)

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Re: my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby DAZ Services » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:41 pm

As per my recommendation i gone through the followings to improve SEO process
1. Best SEO tool to analyze your site meta tags, content and backlinks.
2. Best Keywords of your site activities which should be highlighted in your meta tags, content & backlinks.
3. Best server to have fast loading to your search engines & clients.

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Re: my website traffic is low, how to make a better seo.

Postby S_Powell » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:43 am

Unfortunately, you're a bit far behind if you're still messing with your sitemap.

Google traffic involves a process like this:

- Start a blog or publish pages of content
- Do keyword research to find relatively non-competitive keywords
- Create and publish content that's optimized around those keywords
- Get some social signals (although this isn't a huge factor)
- Build links to that piece of content until it ranks

However, this is a long term strategy. Expect to rank 2-6 months after you publish your content. Even then, you usually need to publish more content and build more links before Google starts ranking you for long-tails. That's when your traffic really picks up.

In between link building, I suggest focusing on promotion tactics that don't involve Google. There's a ton to choose from but these articles should help you out:

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An excellent traffic case study from Brian Dean -- http://backlinko.com/viral-marketing
21 free ways to drive traffic (mainly social media and communities) -- http://copytactics.com/increase-free-website-traffic
Case study of using BuzzBundle to promote content -- http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/reviews/buzzbundle-review-how-i-drive-traffic-to-my-blog/


That should get you on the right foot. If you want to learn a lot more about white hat SEO strategies read more of Brian Dean's content.

Good luck!


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