Blogger Week in Review EP08 :: Blog Roundups, Boost Traffic, WordPress Security, Spam, Page Load

Every week I share some of the best blogger articles I ran across and saved for future reference.

Here is an overview of Blogger Week in Review Episode 8:

  • How to Get Traffic and Links from Blog Roundups
  • 7 Tips to Boost Blog Traffic Quickly
  • The Ultimate WordPress Security Guide
  • 15 Easy Ways to Stop Comment Spam on WordPress
  • How do redirects affect page load time?

 

One of the techniques I use to get traffic is via Blog Roundups. Last week, Ana Hoffman of TrafficGenerationCafe.com featured me in her short list of bloggers who do roundups. Ana’s expertise is traffic generation for websites. Ana also publishes an excellent roundup called Weekly Marketing Skinny. I encourage you to visit her site and subscribe to her updates. Here is the article where I am featured:

How to Get Traffic and Links from Blog Roundups

http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/link-roundups/Then I started getting WordPress trackbacks from his blog – notifications that he linked to my blog posts. Of course, I went to check him out and, once I saw his content, I became a fan. Since then, Adam has been featured in several blog posts at Traffic Generation Café and, as long as he continues to create valuable content, I will continue to share it with my readers.

Complete story at trafficgenerationcafe.com

 

Ryan Biddulph is the owner of Blogging From Paradise. He’s a blogger, author and world traveler. Ryan wrote and self-published over 125 eBooks on Amazon. He knows his stuff. This week Ryan is sharing useful tips on how to boost your blog traffic quickly. I encourage you to subscribe to Ryan’s blog as he posts steadily.

7 Tips to Boost Blog Traffic Quickly

http://www.bloggingtips.com/2016/10/03/7-tips-boost-blog-traffic-quickly/After probing for pressing blogging problems my Facebook friends answered with a request: how do I increase my blog traffic quickly? If you attempt to use these tips with the “Oh my GOD I need traffic quickly because I’m scared or worried or impatient or anxious!”, it’s like handing a blow torch to a 5 year old. Some 5 year old is gonna burn down the house, at worst.

Complete story at bloggingtips.com

 

If you use WordPress as your blogging platform, you want to make sure it is secure. The next article by wpbeginner.com introduces you to WordPress security basics. If you want to stay on top of things with WordPress, then subscribe to wpbeginner.

The Ultimate WordPress Security Guide

http://www.wpbeginner.com/wordpress-security/WordPress security is a topic of huge importance for every website owner. Each week, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing. If you are serious about your website, then you need to pay attention to the WordPress security best practices.

Complete story at wpbeginner.com

 

Are you getting spam on your blog? I am. In the following article, monetizepros.com share easy ways to stop comment spam. Please visit their site as they provide loads of monetization tips.

15 Easy Ways to Stop Comment Spam on WordPress

https://monetizepros.com/blogging/stop-comment-spam/Well besides being annoying, it hurts your credibility as a blogger and it’s a waste of time, filtering through the thousands of comments an article can receive. Here are some simple tips and tools for preventing comment spam on your WordPress site. How to Identify Comment Spam​ First off, you have to be able to determine the difference between a legitimate comment and spam.

Complete story at monetizepros.com

 

Do you do SEO on your blog? Everyone does, more or less. Some folks do SEO for a living, like Tylor Hermanson. What caught my attention in his article is “page load time.” A number of factors can influence load time. Tylor covers the impact of redirects.

How Do Redirects Affect Page Load Time?

http://sandboxseo.com/redirects-affect-page-load-time/We talk about redirects in the SEO field regularly. From cleaning up 404s to preparing for a site migration, it continues to be a critical part of our website audits and site maintenance. However, when it comes to SEO, redirects are almost exclusively considered in how link equity is transferred.

Complete story at sandboxseo.com

 

 

The Wrap

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Until next week,

-steve

P.S. In case you missed last week episode 7, you can read it here.

 

 

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