Alyssa Ast's Weekly Blog Wrap Up

Traffic Tips for Blogs: Part 1
To increase your blog traffic, many believe the most important thing you can do for your site is create ideally optimized content with keywords/phrases. This is somewhat true. While keywords/phrases do play a large role in your blog’s traffic, there are many other factors that contribute to your blog traffic. Traffic tips for blogs involves both on-site and off-site work on your part to increase your traffic.

Traffic Tips for Blogs: Part 2
Last week, Traffic Tips for Blogs: Part 1 covered tips and techniques you can use within your site to increase your blog’s traffic. This week, I will cover tips and techniques you can use off-site to increase traffic. Many people are unaware you can increase your blog’s traffic from other sites, even offline, but it is possible.

The Eggs in Your Baskets
We all know if you want to build a steady and reliable income, you can't put all of your eggs in one basket. If you put all of your eggs in one basket you can end up in serious trouble if that client or company should go under or decide not to pay.

Creating Your Writing Portfolio
Recently, I decided it was time to begin creating my writing portfolio. I should have started one long ago, but I guess I like to procrastinate. I'm clueless on the "correct" way to create a writing portfolio, but I have been doing some research and learned a thing or two about what should and shouldn't be in a writing portfolio.

Traffic Tips: 4 Tips to Decrease Your Bounce Rate
Websites have something known as a bounce rate. A bounce rate is the percentage of your website visitors that immediately "bounce" away from your website after landing on a website page. For example, when a visitor lands on your home page and immediately leaves the site, instead of staying on the site and visiting another page. A low bounce rate is essential because it means your visitors are actually engaged with your site and want to stay.