Blogging Guide: Increase Your Traffic and Google Crawl Rate

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I’ve taken my guest post from entitled, 43 Blogger Tips – What you should do after installing WordPress and created a series of Blogging Guide videos.

This is the 7th video in my new blogging guide series and I show you how you can increase your traffic and Google Crawl Rate.

The site I refer to in the video is:

The previous videos in the Blogging Guide video series can be found here:

Blogging Guide: Blogger tips 1 – 4 (video)

Blogging Guide: Blogger tips 5, 6 and 30 (video 2)

Blogging Guide: Google analytics tutorial

Blogging Guide : How To Write An About Page

Blogging Guide: The Pages Google Expect To See

Blogging Guide: Improving Your WordPress SEO

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48 Responses to Blogging Guide: Increase Your Traffic and Google Crawl Rate

  1. Tom April 21, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    Ping lists are great! Is the one you listed just the basics? Because it seems quite short compared to the one that I currently use.
    .-= Tom@Outsourcing Jobs Overseas´s last blog ..Communicating With Offshore Programmers =-.

    • Andrew April 22, 2010 at 10:36 am #


      It’s the one that is recommended by the MaxBlogPress team. Some of the ones listed actually go on and submit to others as well.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Blogging Guide: Increase Your Traffic and Google Crawl Rate =-.

      • Tom April 23, 2010 at 9:17 am #

        oh ok, great! Sometimes it is the simple things that work better than the complex.
        .-= Tom@Outsourcing Jobs Overseas´s last blog ..Communicating With Offshore Programmers =-.

        • Henway October 30, 2010 at 1:34 am #

          How do ping lists work anyway? To me, they seem like a waste of time.

          • Andrew October 30, 2010 at 6:51 am #


            A waste of time?

            Takes 10 seconds and then forget it.

            I believe they help get your posts indexed quicker (if used alongside other methods).


  2. Latief April 22, 2010 at 4:24 am #

    Thanks for the awesome video Andrew. Love it!
    Interesting that people using video this days 😀
    .-= Latief@AnotherBlogger´s last blog ..Why We Need A Blogging Plan? =-.

    • Andrew April 22, 2010 at 10:37 am #

      Thanks, Latief.

      Do you think video is better?

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Blogging Guide: Increase Your Traffic and Google Crawl Rate =-.

      • Latief April 22, 2010 at 11:51 am #

        Not sure if video is better than text but interesting, may be will become a trend in the future.
        One thing I’m afraid of is about the internet connection, not all country have great speed bro.
        .-= Latief@AnotherBlogger´s last blog ..Why We Need A Blogging Plan? =-.

        • Andrew April 23, 2010 at 8:56 am #


          I’ve noticed some bloggers who create videos also add the transcript of the video. Perhaps I should do that as well?

          .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..The Power of Blogging and Politics =-.

          • Latief April 23, 2010 at 9:54 am #

            Yes, I have friend with a blog like that bro and that is really impressive and fair for people with limited speed internet connection bro.
            Hope you put text after your video, on the next video, what do you think?
            .-= Latief@AnotherBlogger´s last blog ..How To Get Page Rank 3 In 3 Months? =-.

          • Andrew April 27, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

            I shall do my best to.

            .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Blogging and Dieting take a lot Perseverance =-.

  3. Lance Nelson April 22, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    A fabulous video, implementing now. Your approach is spot on.

    Thank you so much.
    .-= Lance Nelson´s last blog ..YouTube Video: It’s Serious Fun For Travel Bloggers =-.

  4. Arafat Hossain Piyada April 22, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    Fantastic video. Pinging to site is really a good way to bring some traffic but I read some where, too much pinging may ban your link in that service. So, we have to use this smartly.
    .-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..Download Zemana AntiLogger with free 3 years license key =-.

  5. Dennis Edell April 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    My list is quite long, I’ll review the vid and maybe shorten ot.

    Video vs. text – I prefer text or both on the same article…takes more time, but pleases more readers. 😉
    .-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..Theme Customization 4 – NEW Social Media Icons & RSS/Newsletter Subscription Box(s) Coming – You Need to Settle an Argument! =-.

  6. Mark April 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    Andrew, this is totally new. I have never done pinging before and to be honest I never knew such a thing exists. I am glad that you choose to upload a video for the narration cause its easy to follow. Solid effort brother. I will try this on my personal blog. Finally got something to play around during this weekend.

  7. Chris April 22, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    Great blogging videos Andrew! I especially like the one on writing the about page .. not a lot of marketers talk about that. I think its one of the most important factors when a visitor decides to subscribe.
    .-= Chris @ email subscription form´s last blog ..By: Chris =-.

    • Andrew April 23, 2010 at 8:58 am #

      Thanks Chris.

      The About page can be crucial – it’s amazing how many bloggers don’t have one…then you become suspect.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..The Power of Blogging and Politics =-.

  8. Debbie April 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    Andrew, I just adore the way you make video’s. You have a way of explaining things like know other. It is like taking tiny baby steps for a person that is not technical. Thanks so much, again

    • Andrew April 23, 2010 at 9:00 am #

      Thanks Debbie.

      Only thing I can’t do is make people take action on my advice – that is down to them.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..The Power of Blogging and Politics =-.

      • Debbie April 23, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

        I can understand that. Sometimes when someone is trying to help me and I can’t figure things out as fast I do worry about them thinking I’m not trying hard enough.
        I have to say when making a post now I have that down and can do it in less then 30 minute.
        Just remember your help does not fall of deaf ears, so keep putting it out there.
        Thanks Debbie
        .-= Debbie @ Happy Maker´s last blog ..Letting the sun do the hard work in bringing out happiness within =-.

  9. David Rogers April 25, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    I’m somewhat concerned about taking this as the definitive list when Vladimir has seldom responded to the over 200 comments – several offering suggestions – and his last comment, in October 2009, was “I haven’t done it (updated) in a while, you are free to check and report back.”
    .-= David Rogers@self confidence´s last blog ..Self Confidence Quotes Video =-.

  10. William April 26, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    Hey Andrew! Love your blog and this is a fantastic article/post too. Keep up the fantastic work and can’t wait for more great posts like this. Where about are you from by the way?

  11. Biodun April 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Nice video, Google loves content, so the more content on a regular basis, it then knows to visit you more frequently, to get the latest stuff. Then with good linking, then Google can navigate all your your pages easily, increasing the chances of your pages being indexed.
    .-= Biodun @ Web hosting blog´s last blog ..UK Business Forum where Psychology meets Business – BizFace =-.

  12. Abbasi April 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Thanks Andrew for such a nice video. One great thing about you is your active role in the blog as I have seen that you reply each and every comment by yourself which is great. Well done.

  13. Rugler October 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    I have the same problem and want to increase the Google crawl rate at my website. I really like this video and find it too helpful. It’s true that blogging is the right way to place your website in front of Google.

    Thank you for sharing… and keep it up!


    • Andrew October 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm #


      You are welcome and I am glad you liked the video.


  14. mike April 8, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    I always make sure that the ping list is fully up to date when I do a new blog install. This is the reason WordPress blogs get spidered so quickly by google.

    Great share though a lot of people don’t know this.

    • Andrew April 10, 2011 at 7:01 am #


      How do you know if your ping list is up to date?


  15. Sujit November 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Google ad sense can increase website traffic to your site. There are many SEO companies that are providing seo services to business owners to increase website traffic to their sites and their main goal is to take their websites at the top of Google search engine rank.

    • Andrew November 18, 2011 at 11:23 am #


      Personally I think Adsense cheapens sites and many of these so-called SEO companies promise the earth and never deliver!


  16. Sujit November 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    You should make an attractive and relevant blog for your business to gather quality web traffic to your site. Your content should be unique and it should have quality keywords. Simple and easy to read blog can drive huge traffic to your website. A user-friendly blog can increase website traffic to your website.

  17. Hasham December 17, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    One of my biggest mistake which i made in my blogging routine was that i didn’t payed much attention on daily or weekly updating of my blog which i learned after a huge loss of traffic. so one simple and straight forward thing which i have learned is that you can increase the number of visitors on your blog to many times more than the existing rate if you are consistent in updating your site on regular or weekly basis
    Thanks 🙂

    • Andrew December 21, 2011 at 10:56 am #


      Being consistent in your publishing is extremly important.


  18. Dyna smith September 17, 2012 at 9:16 am #


  19. Gaurav September 22, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    Thank you for this tips… My particular two posts are not getting crawled..It’s giving me a error..can you tell me please what should i do?

    • Andrew September 25, 2012 at 9:28 am #


      Add more posts

      Add a xml sitempa dn add it to webmaster tools

      Verify your site in webmaster tools

      Get some social bookmarking going on


  20. Irosh September 28, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    First I would like to thank you for your fantastic videos. People prefer to listen and watch rather than reading.

    I’m not an expert in SEO but I know upto some level as many. I have a personal blog as well as a business website. I started doing SEO and could get some visitors within few months. One of my friends asked me to change the host from Shared Hosting to VPS Hosting or Dedicated Hosting. The reason was, Shared hosting is limited and can’t manage a huge traffic. I I bought a VPS (from VPSWEBSERVER) and moved my website and blog.

    What I’m trying to say it, people do not consider about these things. We all talking about SEO and Traffic. But when we have a huge traffic we don’t know how to manage it.

    Andrew, I’m not good in videos and speaking, why don’t you do a video? About “VPS or Dedicated Servers to increase the Traffic”

    • Andrew October 1, 2012 at 4:34 am #


      You only need to upgrade to a dedicated server, once you get to a high amount of traffic. Having a dedicated server will not really gain you more traffic.



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