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Companies that boost your website rankings
show user profile  zeefusion
From time to time I receive emails form companies claiming they can boost my website rankings an get me at the top of the list in other countries. I usually mark it as spam but recently I have been thinking about moving forward and getting more hits.

Currently I get about 2k unique visits a day. I post on the website blog regularly, I use Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, Stumble Upon. I have an RSS feed which you can sign up to via email as well as a monthly newsletter. I have attempted to structure the site well and have good key words etc. that the likes of Google can pick up on.

I think I have done as much as I can. I don't know what else I can do? It seems to be stable at 2k visitors a day and has been for 3 - 4 months now. Would approaching these SEO companies actually help? Or is it a load of bull? From my point of view I have done everything I should do in regards to getting set up on social networks and regularly updating the content of the site.

I would like to get 10k hits a day, any advice tips on what to do next? A few ideas are:

Posting current job vacancies
Portfolio showcase for 3d artists
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12/2/2011 11:01:06 AM (last edit: 12/2/2011 11:04:14 AM)
show user profile  Kajico
most SEO "experts" will do link farming, basically posting links to your site on hundreds of other sites they own. While Google looks down on this it can actually boost your site's visibility in searches, problem is, it's not a long term solution. You'll get maybe 3 months worth of increased traffic and that's about it. You've got greater chances of success if you post stories on blog aggregator sites like digg, reditt, stumbleupon etc.

We get customers all the time saying how they have to have a dedicated IP address for their domain, and how they have to have specific versions of apache and php running, and how they need several IPs from the same block because their SEO expert told them it'd increase their visibility. It's bullshit and I've never seen it work.

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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12/2/2011 11:25:11 AM (last edit: 12/2/2011 11:25:11 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Thanks for the suggestions. I am already on stumbleupon. I have used Digg in the past.

Any other suggestions?
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12/5/2011 10:48:40 AM (last edit: 12/5/2011 10:48:40 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
put cool 5hit on your site.
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12/5/2011 10:52:57 AM (last edit: 12/5/2011 10:52:57 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Reddit > Digg

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12/5/2011 11:03:04 AM (last edit: 12/5/2011 11:03:04 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I dont know too much about this stuff but is that what people pay SEO companies for? They just say post on reddit, digg, stumble upon? put key words in your header, post new content regularly.

Seems not a lot of advice for a lot of money :/

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12/5/2011 12:05:06 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 12:05:06 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
if only you could pay a few quid to have someone hit your site when they type 3d (or whatever) into the browser toolbar.

or get an entry on the default browser favourites menu or a startup panel.

that might get you a few more hits.

hell, you could even sponsor some new browser & have your site linked directly from the toolbar.

I heard you might even be able to drop down some cool funky 3d hyperlink right in the default portal of some cool new site.
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12/5/2011 12:11:24 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 12:16:03 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
These SEO 'companies' are relatively new and mostly are for the completely future-illiterate who don't understand search engine optimization, blogging, linking and social media... In my opinion if you are doing everything you can, then an 'expert' from one of these companies will only charge you money for no real gains.
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12/5/2011 12:12:54 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 12:12:54 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion

That's what I thought. I just wondered if I was missing a trick? I will just push harder with what I am already doing. Thanks!
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12/5/2011 12:55:58 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 12:55:58 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
BTW, people on Reddit and Digg hate companies and posts that are there as advertising. Using both for a long time, I can say this with confidence. They aren't advertising places, and consider this as spam.

This years award for levering his own product into every conversation goes to...... I think you can guess.

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12/5/2011 1:09:36 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 1:09:36 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
yeah - don't try advertising around here. nik will ram a canoe up your backside sideways. :P
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12/5/2011 1:14:17 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 1:14:40 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
For the content you're providing 2k visitors is allready quite good, remember that you're in a niche of the web. When your target is to have a better advertising revenue, it's more important to have a valued visitor audience then a random visitor amount.

Before you just want to boost your visitor amount first do some analytics on the user behaviour and optimize that, meaning watch for dead links that users don't use, enhance pages that get more views or where users stick longer onto. Then analyze where your audience comes from, particular sites where you get lots of traffic on you might want to talk to to optimize your exposure on their site.

The best thing to do to get more traffic, without paying for it, is having as much links on other sites referring to yours.

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12/5/2011 1:15:11 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 1:15:11 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
Nik: You mean that guy with the subliminal messages that "Infinity is coming" ? There's not really a product attached to it so I don't really have a problem with his spam. I'm starting to believe he's some kind of religious guy advertising the end of the world in 2012.

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12/5/2011 1:18:56 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 1:21:10 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
the world *starts* in 2012. got a build coming right up. seem to have broken combo box drop downs so should probably fix that first but we're almost ready to rock & roll.

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12/5/2011 1:23:32 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 1:27:42 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
KB, I'm starting to think you might just be right about that. There is clearly no actual product, and just some mock-up website for it.

AS, This must be a big release, after nine months since the last one. I bet it's all changed now? The change list must be HUGE!

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12/5/2011 1:27:50 PM (last edit: 12/5/2011 1:27:50 PM)
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