Use images (more than one) on your pages, and give the image files (.jpgs, .pngs, etc.) a keyword-relevant name. Also add a good description when you upload them through the Text or the Images modules.
I have recipe articles with images and recipe articles with step-by-step pictures. I found that the ones with pictures generate almost double the traffic sometimes for similar content. So go for images! If you don’t have many of your own, you can use Pixabay to get images for free.
You can then pin each of these images on Pinterest, having them all link to your Web page. That being said, Pinterest is swamped with images and I haven’t seen much traffic from there . . . P.S. Eventually traffic did pick up on my Pinterest boards and pins, even as I wasn't always active there. Give it time (half a year!), and keep posting images from your latest articles as well as other images (from Pinterest and the Web) that you may find of interest.
Also, you may want to try other social media sites as well. Here are some articles from fellow Wizzleyans for inspiration. Click on the links to open the articles in a new tab.
Reddit Tips and Tricks for Wizzley Writers, from Paul. He writes, "Founded in 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, Reddit is a social news website which has the potential to drastically increase your page views - but only if used correctly."
What's a Hashtag, from katiem2. She writes, "What exactly is a hashtag or what are hashtags in the sense used today in social media. Hashtags are the new 411 on finding what you want."
Using Twitterfeed to Update Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & Promote your Writing, from humagaia. He writes, "Twitterfeed lets you use any RSS feed to update Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Hellotxt StatusNet. Powerful tool to enhance reputation & promote blogs, articles, products, news, tweets."
How to Get Pinned at Pinterest, from Jimmie. She writes, "Pinterest is a powerful force for driving viral traffic to your blog or online articles. There are several things you can do with your images so that you get pinned at Pinterest."
Hi Derdriu. I should have done that a long time ago, but I didn't. But then I'm not big on selling stuff that can be found only with those merchants, so I'll stay with Amazon and Zazzle for the time being.
Mira, Very nice! Have you set up accounts with AllPosters and VigLink yet?
HI Mira, these are some of the most amazing tips i have ever read, of course these come by experience and thanks so much for sharing these tips with us
I think no matter how you do it, it's hard to make it through all the chatter online. One thing does it, though: articles that lead to other articles, and articles with many comments. (Two things:) I think that is a great part of Jo's success.
That's the reason why I got away from using the keyword tool, I was focusing too much on getting them into my writing that it just ruined things for me. I finally said the heck with it and now I write whatever I want.
Believe it or not, Google works a treat! I use it to do the research and in the course of that, I figure out the keywords. I used keywords tools as well in the past, and loved them, but then I felt it affected my writing voice in a negative way. Google searches are better for me. There's so much writing online though, sometimes I'm really surprised some popular keywords find my articles!
I liked this article, Mira. I have a question though, what do you do as far as keyword research since adwords has changed? I have never really gotten SEO anyway, but I would use the keyword tool from time to time. (Whether I was using it correctly is a different matter:)
Thank you, ologsinquito :)
This is a great article that the new writers here, or relatively new writers, can refer to again and again, when we need some fresh tips.