35+ Traffic and SEO Tips & Articles From Bloggers

This year a lot of websites was hit by Google Penguin update. What’s more, some minor Google Panda updates also hurt a lot of blogs. Organic traffic disappeared


In the last two months I read more than 200 articles and blog posts about SEO and traffic. I make a little compilation from them and in this post I collected most important tips (and links) about traffic and SEO which I found on blogosphere.


This article is divided into two parts.

The first one is about 35 Traffic and SEO tips – it’s my compilation of SEO and traffic tips ;)

The second part is a base for it – it includes links to almost 40 great articles from bloggers.

SEO tips

Part I


Traffic & SEO Tips

  1. Define Who Is Your Reader

  2. Plan Your Traffic and SEO

  3. Follow Your Plan

  4. Use Keyword Research Tools (like Google Keyword Tool or Market Samurai)

  5. Use SEO Tools for Analyzing Your Competition (Alexa, SEMRush, Majestic SEO)

  6. Use Analytical Tools to Monitor your Site

  7. Optimize Your Website (Onsite Optimization)

  8. Use Proper Keywords on Your Site

  9. Avoid Keyword Stuffing

  10. Use Internal Linking

  11. Don’t Overoptimize Your Website

  12. Don’t Overuse Black Hat SEO Methods ;)

  13. Don’t Rely on One Source of Traffic

  14. Write for Your Readers, Not for Google

  15. Prepare Great Content for Your Readers

  16. Mix Content on Your Website

  17. Get a Lot of Quality Links to Your Site

  18. Try to Get Various Types of Links

  19. Don’t Get Thousands Links too Quickly

  20. Don’t Link to Bad Neighbourhood from Your Site

  21. Remove Links from Bad Neighbourhood

  22. Make Social Media Your Friend (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, G+)

  23. Add Shares Buttons to Social Media

  24. Make Relationships with Bloggers

  25. Make Comments on Other Blogs

  26. Write Articles for Other Websites

  27. Accept Guest Posts on Your Blog

  28. Go Viral (Click to Tweet!)

  29. Start Building Your Email List Today

  30. Participate in Social Networks (Bloggers.com, Tribber)

  31. Think Broad, Concentrate on Details

  32. Be Up to Date with Trends and News in Your Niche

  33. Update Your Site Frequently

  34. Be Consistent in Your Actions

  35. Don’t Give Up – Building Traffic Needs Time

 Web Traffic

Part II

SEO Resources (Articles Written by Other Bloggers)

 (in alphabetical order)


Jason Acidre @ kaiserthesage.com

SEO Strategies and Inbound Marketing Best Practices for 2012

21 Advanced Link Building Strategies

Link Building in 2012: Scalable Link Building

A Link Development Strategy for Large Websites

Viral Content Ideas for Boring Industries

Anti-Penguin Link Building Plan


Abhi Balani @ oddblogger.com

5 Techniques for Successful On-Page SEO


Jeff Bullas @ jeffbullas.com

50 Ways To Optimize Your Blog

50 Social Media Marketing Tips and Tactics


Kristjan @ detailedsuccess.com

Detailed Guide To Backlinking Success For Niche Websites


Erik Emanuelli @ freemakemoneyadvice.com

SEO Borderline: 28 Ways to be Penalized by Google


Pat Flynn @ smartpassiveincome.com

THE Backlinking Strategy That Works


Casey Henry @ seomoz.org

What Makes a Link Worthy Post – Part 1

What Makes a Link Worthy Post – Part 2


Kristi Hines @ kikolani.com

40 Advanced and Alternative Search Engines

Natural Link Building 101

Search Engine Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing: The Showdown


Ana Hoffman @ trafficgenerationcafe.com

My Favorite Bite-Sized Web Traffic Tips: Reader’s Digest Version

The Highly Profitable Traffic Strategy You Aren’t Using Yet


Jennifer Horowitz @ ecombuffet.com

Farmers, Pandas, Penguins Oh My!


Chadrack Irobogo @ webincomejournal.com

Google Panda And Penguin Updates: What You Should Know To Stay Ahead Of The Game!


Jeevan Jacob John @blognetworking101.com

Why Commenting and Social Media Suck As Traffic Sources


Ankush Kohli @ emarketinguide.com

Mobile Website SEO Tips & Guide


Chris Madej @ NoPassiveIncome.com

8 Helpful Tips, How To Promote Your Blog

20 SEO Tips for Beginner Bloggers

Google Penguin Attacked – 50 Types of Links to Strengthen Your Website


Admin @ micrositemasters.com

Penguin Analysis: SEO Isn’t Dead, But You Need to Act Smarter (And 5 Easy Ways to Do So!)


Nick @ nickstraffictricks.com

How To Build Back Links Super Fast

Massive DoFollow Blog List Directory

How To Build Backlinks – Fast & Easy Strategies To Build Backlinks

How To Rank #1 In Google


Francisco Perez (ditesco) @ iblogzone.com

Best SEO Plugins For WordPress 2012 (part 1)

Best SEO Plugins For WordPress 2012 (part 2)


Daniel Scocco @ dailyblogtips.com

Blog Project: 30 Traffic Generation Tips


Amit Shaw @ itechcode.com

List of CommentLuv Enabled Blogs for 2012

Best Tips to Raise Traffic For Your Website


Jane Sheeba @ probloggingsuccess.com

Traffic Generation Formula: Is Blog Commenting And Social Media Out?

Viral Marketing: Generate High Potential Viral Blog Traffic


Gregory Smith @ rxseo.net

Link Building Secrets – Post Panda and Penguin


Matt Smith @ onlineincometeacher.com

15 Great Off-Page SEO Techniques


And what do you think about it? What are your tips & tricks to get a lot of traffic? Or maybe I forgot about your post or article and you must be here?

All related links in comments are welcome.


  1. says

    As a newbie I was looking for this type of article to increase the traffic of my website.Your article has given useful information which I am going to apply for my site..Thanks for sharing..

  2. Arvind says

    Really, you wrote a very nice post regarding SEO tips. I am beginner in blogging so try to follow your awesome tips for my new blog. Keep it up and thanks for sharing such a informative post for us.

  3. Shathyan Raja says


    Thanks for sharing the SEO tips which is very useful to learn about SEO in one stop. SEO is only way to rank our sites well and get good traffic. If we are good in SEO, then Internet will be ours, to rank any site to 1st page and drive the traffic to our blogs.

    And all your traffic tips was unique and useful which will definitely bring in traffic to our blogs.

  4. says

    I have read this article before when it was published…This is a great “article collection article”… All SEO & Traffic related great articles at one place…….
    But i think now it need update as it is almost one year old article.

    • hiren says

      i agree with you sandeep but this tips are also help with me that are so many thing i never know about seo. i learn many things about seo after reading this post thanks for sharing.

  5. says

    Now Google want natural backlinks rather than unnatural link through blog commenting or spamming websites that’s why Google continues changes their search engine policy/

  6. says

    Hello Chris,
    these really are some very useful tips for a blogger to implement and use. And i am going to try these for myself too and i hope some some really good changes for the traffic of my website.

  7. Siddhant yadav says

    Hello Chris,
    Really a great and informative post for all the bloggers and website owners including those who do SEO for their websites. I am going to apply your useful tips with my own blog and i am sure it is going to help a lot with the increase in traffic to my blog.
    Thanks for the post,

  8. says

    hello chris
    really great tips. if a bloggers applies even half of the tips you mentioned above, he is definitely going to succeed. however i think that content quality is the first thing, and yes we should make use of google keyword tool and other tools to use SEO

  9. says

    Hi Chris. Your catchy title forced me to read this article and its really worth reading.
    But I’m little confused about the “Black Hat SEO methods”. Can you give me a clear view please?

  10. Lee says

    Great resource just glancing through the titles of the posts you have put up there are a quite a few that I think can help me. So have saved this post so I can look at some of the posts you have highlighted when I get back from work this evening.

    Great resource thanks lee

  11. says

    Great article! It’s much useful as the before one I found. I am doing some of these SEO practices and they are effective, will try out the rest too and I am sure that they will be as effective as the others do. Thank you!

  12. Harvilas Meena says

    This information is so useful who want to make money online and want to be full time blogger. Every Blogger who want to make money online, want to know tips and tricks for promoting blogs. You may see more informative articles on my blog.

  13. Arthur Sparks says

    A few years back SEO and social media were considered as different tools. SEO tools were used to enhance the search engine ranking of the website in order to promote the products and services while social media tools were used to get connected to the individuals all round the world. But the current situation is not the same. Both of these fields have joined hands in order to deliver the best promotional and marketing tools to the business owners. The search results are now greatly influenced by the use of social networking sites. It plays an important role in drawing traffic towards a website and hence influences its search engine ranking.

  14. Web Design says

    Very Informative Blog on SEO tips articles …Its a One-way Link Building that also easy way of techniques of gaining traffic….

    Thanks for Sharing !!

  15. Afy Khan says

    Really amazing!!I followed the steps,n Im thankful to u tht this really worked!!Thanx alot 4 sharing this useful article=)

  16. says

    With all of the stuff going on with Google as you already mentioned, I figure that social media will be the “go to” strategy pretty soon. Google will probably end up killing link building for organic searches.

  17. says

    Excellent article but I studied too late..But atleast now I came to know about all…Great collection of articles with clear info on SEO. Keep it up and right like the same which is easy to understand by all…I have one doubt on SEO..How to optimize a particuar page in a website, becoz classified ads and directories are not accepted for deep links.

  18. says

    Hey Chris, I think you should update this post by adding my post of “21 Crispy SEO Tips for 2012 – All You Need To Know about SEO” :D

    I think that is worth reading post for everyone.

  19. says

    Great list.

    It amazes me how much people DO NOT use keyword research when blogging. It is so important and one word or phrase can make the difference between page 1 and page 2.


  20. says

    Chris, I agree with you about list building, obviously, you cannot build a business that you feel safe with based on google organic traffic.

    Google is not safe for small business owners. They don’t seem to care how they affect others at all!

    • says

      Hi David, having only one source of traffic was common before Google Penguin. I think it will change, and people will start building their lists and try to get another traffic.

  21. Thiar Thea says

    Wow, so many thing to do. Anyway, thanks for your list.
    I’ll try to do it one step at the time

  22. Mariella Lombardi says

    Hi Chris,
    great compilation and very useful. I have been reading a lot of SEO blog posts recently and everyone has been talking about the Penguin update and the effects it had. Thanks for sharing this!

  23. says

    Since I’ve been missing in action for a while, Chris, this is precisely the kind of resource I needed – simple bullet-point highlights of the latest and the greatest in SEO world.

    And thanks for the links!

  24. says

    Hey Chris, I stumbled onto your site from one of the comments you left on some other blog. Those are all very good tips you’ve compiled. Some of the social things you mentioned are definitely things that I need to start doing as well. I’m about to start going over your list of resources now….we can never learn too much :)

  25. says

    Planning is really important if you want to achieve success. Through planning you will be able to define the right steps that you should make as well as the right path that could bring you to success. By having a plan, you will waste no time in doing what you need to succeed. Thanks for the great list!

  26. says

    Hi Chris,
    This is a link-worthy post; thanks so much for taking the time to put it together. Reading the resources linked from this post may take a while, but to me, it will be worth the while.

    ASIDE: I noticed on no 19. of the Part 1 you said: “Don’t Get Thousands Links to Quickly”.
    I think you must have meant to say: “Don’t Get Thousands of Links too Quickly”.

    Once again, thanks for a great post. This read will last me the whole weekend…

  27. says

    Hey Chris! Great list out here. Here’s an idea – Why don’t you take out the best ones from here and make an ebook out of it? Give all the credit to the authors and their blogs. But you can just compile them together and put it as an ebook!

    All the best!

  28. says

    Wow Chris, what a fabulous post. Thanks for taking the time to put this one together. I’m sure it was a little time consuming but we all greatly appreciate it.

    I’ve read quite a bit on this topic as well so I have no doubt you’ve really given us some fabulous post to revert to if anyone still has questions. I’m going to have to read a few more of these just to see if I can pick something else up as well.

    Again, thank you so much for sharing this. Enjoy your day okay!


  29. Simmeon says

    Hey Chris,

    Number 13: Don’t reply on 1 traffics source.

    This applies to everyone that needs to be on page 1 of Google to make a sale. It’s key to have lots of streams that can generate traffic. When things get to familiar Google makes a change and lots of people get unhappy, diversify your promotion methods and don’t put all of those eggs in the same basket.

  30. Christine Brady says

    Hey Chris,

    Very inclusive list!

    I like #29 – build your email list the best :)

    Having an audience of eager subscribers is one of the best ways to dodge these update bullets – algorithm updates will always be a factor to many sites losing ranking and thus losing readers, but your list is yours.

    Some great articles here too – really nice post!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Christine Brady recommend you to read:How to Create the “Sweetest” Product Cover EverMy Profile

  31. Chadrack says

    Hi Chris,

    This is really a great and helpful list. Though I have read a few of them, I’ll spend some time checking out others.

    Btw. I’ve written some very good articles on traffic and SEO also. In fact, I did some 2 very helpful articles on Google Panda and Penguin updates. But it’s clear you did not see any of them if not they would definitely have entered these list!

    Any way, I’ve referenced one in the Commentluv link! :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  32. says

    Hi Chris,

    First thing i want to say is, you have a beautiful blog….

    Second thing about article – you have made your article – one stop solution for SEO and traffic.
    You have shared your own tips and the similar article written by other bloggers.

    Good job – promotion and relationship building in one article……Great Chris
    sandeep Kumar recommend you to read:Redirect to home page vs redirect to error page-which is preferred wayMy Profile

  33. says

    Hi Chris,

    I’m very happy to read your article but before I begun, I’m some what suspicious about my website SEO. Now I can say that My website’s SEO after reading 40 articles of blogosphere going great. Thank you so much to provide such overwhelming information about SEO.

  34. says

    Hi Chris,
    This is exciting! I can easily recommend this list to newbie and intermediate bloggers. I’m sure even some experienced bloggers will find lots of useful points on the list too.

    What’s more important is that blogging success really lies in networking – sharing others’ contents, commenting, guesting posting, joining communities, etc are all power points to enhance success.

  35. Sire says

    I get a lot of enquiries for guest posts but I knock them all back. I used to accept guest posts but I stopped because I’m of the opinion that people come to my blog to read what I have to say and not something from a third party.

    There are blogs that I used to visit more regularly but have since cut back or stopped all together because lately there seems to be more guest posts than anything else.

    • says

      Hi Sire – I totally understand you. I get some propositions about guest posts like “mortgage calculator” or “payday loans”. But it’s not for my readers :) I only accept guest post which I think will be helpful for my audience…
      BTW – if you want to write something special about social media or building email list – you are welcome here ;)

  36. says

    Nice list Chris!

    I’ll definitely check out the articles in the list when I start doing SEO for my website to get some new ideas.

    One thing I will definitely include is social media which I haven’t before.

  37. says

    Hi Chris,
    great list!

    And thanks for mentioning me!

    #17 of your Traffic and SEO List is particularly important :
    Get a Lot of Quality Links to Your Site.
    Above all with the latest Google Update, Panda and Penguin.
    With Guest Posts you have indeed high quality permanent backlinks in your niche.

    Have a great day, Chris!

    • Jennifer Cunningham says

      Great resource. The title should be everything you want to know about traffic. I twittered, stumbled,and googled it. Put me in your google plus circle. I read a lot of your posts and there’s always good info. I’m leaving my twitter handle and would appreciate you following. I’m trying to grow my social media. Thanks.

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