Posts Tagged ‘traffic’

Web Traffic Numbers

October 14, 2009

6% of all Internet traffic may seem small but it’s actually significant for one company to hold. Some other interesting numbers: 150 networks (ISPs) control 50% of the traffic, 30 companies (including Google) account for 30% of the content, 20% of the traffic is video, 18% of the content if file sharing, 52% is web based. For the rest of the NY Times story click here.

Youtube, MySpace, then Yahoo

March 5, 2009

ComScore recently announced that Youtube topped the traffic charts for January. Followed by Myspace and Yahoo. In addition they estimated that each Internet surfer watched an average of 100 videos during the 30 day period. Each video last just over 3 minutes.

I’ve always had a hard time believing numbers from ComScore, Alexa, and other Internet statistics keeping sites. The accuracy of the sampled data is subject to large variations. It’s really hard to take the data and make conclusions due to the fact that it’s based on such a small relative sampling. Unfortunately, it’s the best we’ve got right now. Anything is better than nothing. So take the data and run with it. Just remember to upload your videos to YouTube.

In content links

March 2, 2009

Placing links within post content is probably one of the safer routes to go when commencing a link campaign. For one the content will attract clicks, secondly the link will be keyword focused traffic. It’s a much slower way of building “natural” looking links and it will take some time and dedication but the rewards are definitely worth the trouble. Of course this requires a bit of quality on the part of the writer and good writers are hard to find. Don’t equate a good writer and a good blogger. They are both different animals.

Buying run of site links can be successful in limited quantities. Having a well placed link on a trusted site on the blogroll can push traffic to your site. However having too many run of site links creates a large influx of inlinks has often raises the red flag with the Google police. When a site all of a sudden gets a ton of inlinks that’s not natural and a Google engineer is going to take a closer look at where the links are coming from. Buying links isn’t wrong … so long as your buying them from Google. Just be careful. You don’t want your link count to jump from 100 to 10,000.

First you post, then you get the traffic, then you get the money

September 25, 2008

Making money with advertising depends on traffic. The more traffic you get the more money you can make. So how do you get the traffic? Post. A lot. More than 10 times a day if you want to make 75k a year. Do that and get 100,000 visitors a month and you’ll be sitting pretty. Also you’ll need to dedicate more than 10 hours a week to blogging. The more you post, the more likely your content will get picked up by Technorati, and then other blogs will link to you, and your PR will go up, then you’ll get trickle traffic, then your ads will get shown to visitors and then sit back and watch the revenue flow in.

Sounds easy right? Problem is there are many bloggers just like you trying to make a quick buck. So it’s really not that easy. Finding a niche is difficult and when you do, others will jump on the bandwagon and attempt to steal your thunder. The game is constantly evolving so don’t bank on making this a living.

PageRank reshuffle?

April 30, 2008

Anyone else notice a shuffle in pagerank? I noticed a few of my blogs recently increased in pagerank. However, on the downside, some of them also went down. I thought the last Google PR run was back in February. That’s when I noticed a bunch of of my new sites getting ranked. I thought the general consensus was the this was done only twice a year, every 6 months. Traffic was mainly the factor that I noticed. The blogs getting more traffic benefited from a higher pagerank valuation. The few sites getting a downturn in traffic dropped. I guess I’ll keep an eye on it while I’m trying to get more visitors to my struggling sites.