- AdWords - pay for access.
- Links - get lots of inbound links.
- Register - Use Googles webmaster toolkit to 'claim' your site in Google's eyes.
- Sitemaps - Create an XML document for spiders to read.
- Write good content.
Out of all of those answers I find write good content to be the best.
If you look at my chart for the week of 3/14 to 3/20 you will see that over half of my traffic comes from Google. Do you know what one of the best things about Google traffic is? It is that those readers are looking for something.
They are looking and they found you!
It's all about having good content, that is my secret to Google's love. I don't do any SEO work at all yet, I still get good Google love.
Let's take, for example, the one article on my blog with the highest conversion rate. For those who do not know what I am talking about I'll put it in layman's terms; the article that generates the most advertising clicks. Tamagotchi Connection v3 Codes is my best article in terms of click through. Unfortunately for me those clicks are only worth pennies. What I should do, from a making money online stand point, would be to put some affiliate links in that article.
When I wrote that article I was not looking at SEO, I just needed a place to share the Tamagotchi codes for the new game my daughter "had to have". I figured others might find the information useful (other as in other parents) and I was right. That article has received good traffic ever since I posted it.
That is todays lesson: Write good content and Google will love you, write junk and you wil be paying for traffic.