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0 to 10K Web Traffic Visits Per Month

Here is a detailed and actionable infographic on how to get zero to ten thousand web visitors to your website or blog per month:

10k web traffic
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~The Web Traffic Reporter
Mark Edward Brown

Russian Web Traffic and Social Media Slap On The Way

Recently the Russian media Roskomnadzor contacted Google, Facebook and Russian Web Traffic ControlTwitter, alerting them of the possibility of future censorship and potential outright banning of their services if they don’t work with the Russian government regarding Russian censorship and internet laws.

Roskomnadzor dislikes the encryption of the social media sites and their lack of willingness to share user data, the potential loss to the social media giants could be close to 35 million and growing Internet users in the country.

Russian web traffic, social media, and blogger laws force anyone with over 3,000 readers per day to have their identity verified by a government registration process. Failure to comply with these rules often result in a complete shut down of the suspected site/blog.

This law was enacted a few years ago due to a series of protests against the Russian government. Bloggers online were identified as playing a key role in the organization of protests, by informing people where and when to meet in order to speak out against censorship.

The Russian government also blocks websites that speak out against its government. Google, Facebook and Twitter all incorporate encryption technology that allows the people to speak without censorship making viewpoints impossible to remove, alter, or control.

Currently the Kremlin polices the Internet, while investing more and resources into making sure it can control all aspects of what it’s people see and say, this is of serious concern because they are also creating government-built servers for internet companies. Any company that hires engineers inside of Russia would have to use these servers for the Russian population, which would make monitoring and control easier.

What are your viewpoints on government control of web traffic and internet control? (Leave a comment below & share this on social media)

~The Web Traffic Reporter
www.WebTrafficNews.com

Will an Internet Sales Tax Kill Web Traffic?

Internet tax to kill web traffic     Last week the U.S. Senate voted to support Internet sales taxes.  Could online sales taxes drive web traffic down?

For now Americans are safe from any such tax taking place because  the proposal will not be voted on in the U.S. House of Representative.

Online business owners across the internet who don’t want their web traffic or sales to suffer are calling for action. Call your Senator and demand a “No” vote on the “Marketplace Fairness Act” (S. 336)

Recently, big corporate interests, high-paid DC lobbyists, and statist
governors believed their agenda had the votes locked up and that this
amendment would easily pass through the Senate.

Wanting to rush their amendment to the floor early in the week, they thought  an early vote would guarantee passage with an overwhelming majority of senators.

In reality there is nothing fair about the “Marketplace Fairness Act” and if it is passed your online sales and web traffic will plummet.

Proponents of this amendment were planning on convincing the Speaker of the
House and the Majority Leader to pass the bill through their respective chambers.

They did not count on web traffic advocates who flooded the Senate with emails, calls, and faxes from concerned constituents. Additionally, as senators heard from hundreds of thousands of Americans opposing this scheme, more of them began to shy away from the National Internet Tax Mandate.

The pressure from folks fed up with D.C.’s tax-and-spend status quo was so great that the vote on the amendment was delayed to give special interests more time to browbeat Senators into compliance.

As an online Web Traffic Advocate I urge you to maintain contact with your
Senator to let them know you want a “No” vote, share this article and The Web Traffic News with friends, family and collegues who care about their online interests.

It’s critical that this legislation does not pass because if it does the National Internet Tax Mandate will:

• Raise prices on everything you buy online

• Provide big-spending governors with new bailout money from the federal government imposing more taxes on their citizens

• Violate the principle of “No Taxation Without Representation” by allowing state legislatures to raise taxes and leave small, out-of-state businesses with little, if any, recourse against those tax hikes

• Allow tax collectors in one state to pursue retailers across state lines

I know you can see how crucial this is to your sales and web traffic plus the massive cost of compliance with the National Internet Tax Mandate could
drive small Internet companies out of business, while others may never even get started.

Meanwhile, the incentive to raise sales taxes will lead to an explosion of already out-of-control state budgets. Growing government while shrinking the most dynamic sector of the economy is a recipe for economic stagnation.

The elitists and special interests behind the National Internet Tax Mandate  think they one step closer to victory wich means now is the time to turn up the
heat on the House and Senate to make sure we stop the National Internet Tax Mandate from passing this Congress.

Your web traffic and sales depend on it!

Web Traffic News Reports on New StumbleUpon Updates

StumbleUpon has been working hard to make important changes to their terms of service and privacy policy.

StumbleUpon Infographic     They have also just launched in the UK, created personalized suggestions, and pushed updates to their iPhone and Android apps.  The StumbleUpon team knows that most of their users do not enjoy reviewing legal forms however their goal is to be more transparent to their users.

On the left side of this post you will see a valuable StumbleUpon infographic which displays the stats and growth of this highly effective social media site.

I am quoting directly from the e-mail message that StumbleUpon sent me. Following are some of the key updates that StumbleUpon has made:

“The Terms of Service and Privacy Policy now cover our newest products and features, such as our mobile and web applications and the ability to join StumbleUpon using your Facebook and Google accounts.

As you know, StumbleUpon is a personalized content discovery service, so our primary goal in collecting data is to improve the content recommendations we make to you. In our updated Privacy Policy, we provide a fuller explanation of the data we collect, how we use it, and the options we provide regarding your personal information.

In our mission to help you discover great content from across the Web, we clarify in our Terms of Service that while StumbleUpon refers and recommends its content, most of this content is controlled by third parties.

We have inserted headings in both the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for ease of reference, and made some clarifying legal changes.”

These Terms of Service are projected to be be fully effective for existing users as of Oct. 15, 2012. The update to the Privacy Policy is effective immediately.

Please leave me a comment regarding your experience with StumbleUpon?

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

3 Ways to Increase Web Traffic to Your Blog

3 ways to increase blog traffic

Here are 3 tips for how to increase web traffic to your blog.  Read on to learn how to attract readers and keep them coming back so that you can build relationships and business contacts:

1. Use the Search Engines

Right now 80% of people find blogs and websites via search engines.  Because of this importatnt fact Search Engine Optimization (SEO) should not be ignored.

Your goal shoudl be to get your blog on the first page of the major search engines.  Search Engine optimization from outside of your site is just as important to driving traffic as pulling web traffic to it from the outside in.

2. Use E-mail

Another easy way you can increase your blog traffic is by capturing the email address of your visitors to your site.  Once you have their permission to send them e-mail you will want to keep them updated about upcoming events, new products, promotions, or even special anouncements.

3. Guest Post for More Traffic

Another way to increase traffic to your blog is to seek out blogs in your niche that allow writers to guest post.  When you write a great post, leave a compelling call to action, and have a memorable signature file you will get traffic to your blog.

When you reach out to other people online and share useful information they will come back to your blog again and again.  You don’t have to have your own content all the time either.  Share what you find useful, post articles and videos that inspire you and chances are it will inspire your readers.

Now you have 3 proven methods for increasing blog traffic and rankings that will keep your readers engaged. Set aside some time in your day to get moving with your blog promotion strategies, stay consistent, and over time you will see the results that you desire.

To your blogging and traffic success always,

The Web Traffic Reporter

3 Ways to Keep Web Traffic Coming to Your Website

Web Traffic Barricade

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get asked here at the Web Traffic New Blog is – “How do I keep the visitors that come to my website from leaving?”

I want to provide you with 3 quick strategies that will prevent poor bounce rates.  The bound rate is a measurement of the number of visitors that leave your website after looking at just one page for only a few seconds.

1st) Research and get to know the source or sources of incoming traffic.  Ensure that the web traffic streams are in alignment with your site or pages targeted keywords so that you generate quality visits and not junk traffic.  This way the visitors who arrive are targeted and more valuable because their purpose for visiting matches their search for the content of the page.

Don’t try to improve a non performing page by reworking the page design or changing the page’s (or site’s) navigation,  often this doesn’t work.

* Remember, to reduce bounce rates, take a step back and look at the bigger picture from the visitors’ viewpoint which leads me to the 2nd suggestion.

2nd) Resolve the site/page purpose vs. the call to action.  A website has a purpose and the pages within the site have a purpose as well.  You must ensure that the purpose of your site matches why each page is in your site and there should be a minimal amount of call to action requests on each page.  For example, if your site is a newsletter then the focus should be on highlighting the benefits of the newsletter and the call to action is making it easy to sign up to receive it.  When you quickly meet the needs of your visitors they stay longer and consume your content.

3rd and finally), I saved the most valuable web traffic tip for last, subtle tweaks that allow your visitor to scan a page in no more than two to three seconds and find what they want is key.  Remove multiple navigation bars and multiple search boxes, even oddly placed ads will drive visitors away.  Remember you call to action and that the more complicated your site/pages design the more likely a visitor will leave.

Don’t make the assumption that visitors will stay on a page where the information that you want them to consume is minimal such as an e-mail address or contact number.

Keep your design, purpose, and call to action as focused and targeted as you can.  With these 3 key strategies in mind you will see improvements in no time so make sure you keep track of and analyze your web traffic and the stats behind your desired outcome.

From the web traffic news desk,

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

P.S. – I would like to hear your suggestions for improving stick rates and getting trouble sites the traction that they need so leave me a comment and let’s talk about it.