Friday, February 29, 2008

Experimenting on SEO Keywords Part 2

Alternative SEO Keywords part 2

You know from my previous post, i am experimenting on keywords to improve website traffic. At first, i was targeting the keyword "Increase Website Traffic" but i later found out (using MarketLeap) that i was facing too many competitors using the same keyword. In other words, people cannot find me by that keyword,

I then started to experiment on alternative keywords

The following are some of the web traffic i am getting from search engine in a typical day.

As i looked at them (i looked at keywords activity for a week), i found out that there are niche keywords that i could use. I do not have to compete head-on for the popular keywords. Some Web counters offer keyword analysis tool. I am using the keyword analysis feature in statcounter.

I decided to experiment on some of the keywords listed below, taking advantage of my domain name - Project Heavy Traffic

  • heavy traffic seo keywords
  • blogger traffic tools
  • free heavy traffic to blog
  • put heavy traffic on search engine?
  • how to increase blog worth
  • increase keyword search
  • heavy traffic seo keywords

And my web traffic from search engine improves.

You can do it too! Why don't you try it today?

Leap Year Legend

Since today is 29th Feb, which only happens once in four years in a leap year, i am going to write a post to commemorate this special day.

Imagine if you are born 24 years ago in Leap year, you will be just 6 years old...


Just to share an interesting legend on Leap Year...

According to a Legend, long time ago in Scotland, Leap year is THE only year that women can propose to men. Don't believe me, read story in link below:


Thursday, February 28, 2008

FREE Search Engine Marketing tool

Web Traffic Tool/Method #3: FREE SEO Analysis Tool

In my research for Search Engine Optimisation, i come across this FREE marketing tool (at least for now) and i would like to share with you.
This tool is called MarketLeap and it has three main portion Link popularity, search engine saturation and Keywords verification. Of course FREE things come with limitation, you can only have a number keywords listed instead of the full range. But hey, who is complaining when it is FREE!

For link Popularity Check, you can benchmark against the gurus in your industry. For my experiment, i compare myself with Problogger and XiaXue (local blog queen in my community, in terms of web traffic). Hahaha, i am actually very proud that i am not that far off (according to the list that is). LOL.

You can also generate search saturation report, which in lay term means how easy people can find you via search engine according to the number of listing in the various search Engine.

Hope you will find this tool useful. Cheers!

Unhealthy Habits

Do you have these Brain Damaging Habits?

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causingmalnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain

BlogExplosion REALLY works!

Who says BlogExplosion is not effective!

I am going to show you some evidence... this is just part of the web traffic i am getting from BlogExplosion everyday!

My latest visitor from Blogexplosion, realdoctorjay left a comment on my blog

"Congratulations! I just joined blogexplosion and found you from there. My blog b2evolution does not allow me to know individual stats. I get browser hits etc. Anyway you have a great site and I am looking forward to learning from you"

Thank you, Jay. I am very flattered and encouraged.

Thanks to my blog friends who have left comments for my post on Blogexplosion. I hope you find the tool useful in increasing website traffic. Please leave a note if you find any interesting web traffic methods. Let's learn from each other. Cheers!

Find me in the BlogRocket!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Experimenting on SEO Keywords Part 1

Web Traffic Method #2: Alternative SEO Keywords

A week ago, i posted my thoughts on the Edison Chen scandal saga which is what blog is supposed to be - Thoughts to Blog.

I revised my post to include keyword tags for experimentation sake just to prove a point i wanted to verify for a long time.

Bloggers (including myself) are increasingly editing their posts carefully resulting in fewer ad hoc articles. This trend makes blogging closer to the main stream media. Some says this trend is worrying but that is another topic altogether.

After publishing the revised post, i received traffic from search engines from related keywords about the Edison Chen incident. It was despite the fact that i did not write at length about the saga, just my after-thoughts on the incident.

The following are some of my recent keywords search to my blog from search engines:

This one-time experimentation proves that (1) people loves scandal story (2) many bloggers use scandal related tags to 'enhance' their traffic even though it is not related to the content of their blog. I will not comment on whether it is right or wrong. Who am i to judge...

I guessed many of you already knew of the above facts and are not surprised at the above findings. I was just gathering small empirical data to show that this method (controversy aside) still works and alot of bloggers are doing it.

This blog, however, will not go that direction. Not because i think i am righteous but because i chose not to.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

BlogExplosion to increase website traffic

I know that most of you, like me are tired of general strategies of increasing website traffic like "Writing good content”, “create good blog design” etc.

In the next series of post, I will introduce practical methods, in which I have tried and yielded results.

WebTraffic method #1: BlogExplosion.

BlogExplosion is a good source of constant web traffic for me. The web traffic gets better when I put up a banner on BlogExplosion Header. I received lots of clicked through and first time visitors.

There is one feature, which I particularly like, which is the blog rocket. It is fun to play. To get listed on the rocket, you need to at least surf a blog for that day. It costs one credit to list your blog on the rocket. Your blog will be listed on the rocket (top 20 blogs) until it gets exploded’at the top by new entries.

Let BlogExplosion explodes your web traffic!

Monday, February 18, 2008

My Web Traffic has increased!

I have been able to achieve
100 unique visitors a couple of times per week.
The challenge now is to sustain it.
As promised, I will share the methods i used in
achieving the above result in my next few posts.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

On Edison Chen leaked photos scandal saga

I think that it is over-rated and over-publicised.

Many blogs, online news site and even the main stream newspapers are covering this saga again and again. The saga even made to small talks in the office pantry and became a hot lunch time topic.

It is almost like listening to the same song again and again and again.

I was relectant to write this post at first as some might think that i am using this post to generate more traffic for this blog but hey, who are they to judge!

For those who are searching for Edison Chen leaked photos scandal story and landed here instead, let me do some good and say this...

Move on!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

May you be blessed!

This is my heartfelt wish for you, my blog buddies and friends.
May you be blessed!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

10 Must Have Tips for New Bloggers

I have learnt alot these few months from trial and error. I wished that there was someone out there who could tell me from the start what to do when creating a blog and to attract good traffic so that i would not have to waste precious time, much heartache and energy going around in circles.

But i also understand that i could not have learnt without getting my feet wet. Any way, it is the purpose of this blog to try all methods.

Ok. These are what i have learnt on hindsight. Hope it is useful to you.


***10 Must Have Tips for New Bloggers***

#1: Use WordPress instead of blogspot

Personally i find that Wordpress is better in terms of design and functionality than blogpot although many bloggers like to start with blogspot or Consider carefully and plan well from the start as it is quite costly in terms of Ranking (technorati, PageRank etc.) and traffic to switch later on. Many bloggers do not think long term when starting a blog (that includes myself and that is why i am still stuck with this blogspot although i have a wordpress one at

#2: Place Google Adsense only when you have good traffic

Ever wonder why those professional bloggers earn hundreds of dollars from Adsense and you earn only a few cents?

Another mistake i made which i have realised from hindsight is that new blogger should not be too eager to place google adsense on their blog else they will be placed at lowest Ad Band which is meaningless as you only earn a few cents. Place Google Adsense (or any other click per pay ads) only when you have good traffic and when you are eligible for a higher band.

What you should do is to concentrate on churning good articles.

#3: Have a traffic counter right from the start

This is not so much to show how many visitors you have but to measure your traffic flow. It is a must have tools for new bloggers. You get the counters from Sitemeter, statcounter or any other traffic measuring tool. Just type 'counter' in google will yield you a long list. Without measuring tool, you are like driving to an unknown place without a map or doing business without a business plan.

Measuring is only part of it. You have to do something about it once you know the numbers.

#4: Technorati, My blog Log, Blog explosion and RSS FEED

I recommend new bloggers to sign up Technorati, My blog Log, Blog Explosion and RSS Feed right from the start to attract traffic. A site is only useful when you promote it. I received good traffic from each of these sources. Technorati is a THE BLOG LIST, a must for new bloggers who want their blog known. My Blog Log is a community site where you can promote your latest post and ask bloggers to join your community. Blog explosion is a manual traffic exchange site and it is getting popular!

Many new bloggers (including myself) have ignored RSS feed at the early stage of blogging, which can cost much traffic. I have since learnt the importance of RSS and is now constantly monitoring my feed at feedburner.

#5: SEO and Keywords are important

We cannot be always replying comments, visiting blogs and exchanging links. We need organic traffic from search engine to be sustainable. That is why Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and keywords are so important. New bloggers should start right from the start because it takes time to build up traffic from Search Engine. Read my post on 5 tips to increase keyword success and Search Engine Optimisation Part 1

#6: Do not Clutter your blog

Personally, this is one of the hardest points to master. Although we know that cluttering the blog will slow down the loading speed, we still face many tamptations of adding interesting widgets and affiliate badges to our blog sidebar. We keep fighting the lure of decorating our blog with awards and chat box and blog directory buttons. What i do is to trim my blog fats from time to time. And for this blog. i have changed to a simplier template. You have to keep trying...

Compare this blog with my blog.

#7: Experiment on Different traffic methods.

This blog is a result of experimenting with different traffic methods. I dare say that it would not be what it is now if i did not participate in meme or tagging game. Some says that it is not an orthodox method but says who? All methods are ways of beating the system. And who own the system anyway. Do you want to let one system, say PageRank, rules the blog universe? Have an open mind, you will receive surprising result!

#8: Having the correct Attitudes

Having the correct attitude is important . Do not start a blog to milk for money immediately. it will not be sustainable Please read my post on 5 Attitudes in making your blog Successful and Don't just blog for money

#9: Do not be Obsessed with PageRank

I have written many articles on PageRank. My PageRank went from 0 to 4 back to an unjustified zero again within a short span of a few months. Although i tried to Explain PageRank, discussed about the Page rank mystery, Facts and Fictions on PageRank, i came to a conclusion that PageRank is only a tool. We don't know what are the actual criteria for its ranking.

Although i did said it is a brilliant tool (see In Defence of PageRank). I am now not so sure after they revised the system. I have learnt not to be too bothered about PageRank. It really does not matters unless your blog is all about writing paid post.

#10: Build traffic one comment at a time.

I have learnt to build traffic one comment at a time. Comments are important. I wish i have time to put comments on all my favourite blogs but we have limited time per day and other commitments (work, family, social). Nevertheless, i have built up a network of friends, which to me is the most valuable asset since i started blogging.


You can read the rest of my struggle and journey on how i increase website traffic.


A new template for a Lunar New Year!

I have reached the mark of 100 unique visitors for this blog and am trying to sustain it without increasing the frequency of post.

My previous template was not able to handle my current Web traffic flow. I have decided to change to a simple template to increase the loading speed.

Please let me know if the loading is still slow...

Thanks for your continuing support!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Tomorrow is the Start of Spring in the Chinese Calendar.
As a old Chinese saying goes: "A day's plan is done in the morning, a year's in the Spring"

Here is wishing everyone a
A Blessed Year ahead!

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