Many of my coaching clients come to me with questions about SEO for their blog questions about pay-per-click. If you have no idea what either of those terms mean you are a potential client.
These tools can be useful, but they can also be a great way waste time. I recently read a wonderful article on increasing blog traffic. I did a Google search on “increase blog traffic: and this was first.
The Folks at seomoz.org has 21 tips and when I found #2 I thought it was important I had to write a blog post about it:
Host Your Blog Directly on Your Domain
Hosting your blog on a different domain from your primary site is one of the worst mistakes you can make. A blog on your domain can attract links, attention, publicity, trust and search rankings – by keeping the blog on a separate domain, you shoot yourself in the foot. From worst to best, your options are – Hosted (on a solution like Blogspot or WordPress), on a unique domain (at least you can 301 it in the future), on a subdomain (these can be treated as unique from the primary domain by the engines) and as a sub-section of the primary domain (in a subfolder or page – this is the best solution).
The entire article is beautiful and I think many of us can use some of this advice.