77 thoughts on “ATTENTION!!! These TWO things will drastically increase (OR KILL) traffic to your blog. Period!!!”

  1. Hey Enstine,
    seo titles and meta descriptions are SEO 101. They’re the gatekeeper to all other awesome SEO stuff you did on the page, and that will never be seen if the title and description makes you yawn instead of exclaiming “oh yeah! I want in!”

  2. Heading is what’s that’s challenging. I think over titles for about an hour before posting anything. Also, I read somewhere in your blog that after 10 approved comments I get backlink from your blog, well its not working for me. Any fix? Also , my comments keep running into wp errors in this blog…

  3. Wow, very detailed and has to be read through more than once. I’m always looking for new traffic helps/resources for the students I coach. If I want to help them make money online, I need to keep on top of it.

  4. Hello Enstine
    I really like your titles. These are catchy and attractive. This is a nice tip for me that I should work more on titles and meta description. Nice post.

  5. nice
    Hellow Enstine it is my advice to you can more most on your blog to my help and your Vistors..

    And I am satsfy with you for Publish your post…

    Thanks

  6. Hey Enstine,

    I’m sorry I’m so late getting by this post but better late than never right!

    Wow, thanks for the mention here and I’ve really been working on those headlines. I know that at times I’m not really putting as much thought into them but for the most part I’ve really improved and Jon’s report really helped with that too. Great shares there.

    You are right about everything you’ve shared here. I religiously do the meta description but I was told the SEO title was a waste of my time. I noticed in your image example you have yours included. I always write my own separate description but quit including the title some time ago. It’s obviously not hurting me any though.

    Great shares as usual, thanks for pointing these out. We definitely don’t want to overlook anything that can help us stand out.

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

    ~Adrienne

    • Better late than never my dear friend 😉 Always a great pleasure to have you around despite your huge list of blogs to visit and comment 😉

      If you share beautiful ideas and tips, be sure to naturally have others link to it. Links are not to give the linked material some favor. It’s primarily about adding value to your post by giving more useful info to your readers. Good share there at your blog …

      When you run a search on Google these days, you realize that your keywords get bolded on SERP. Those entries with bolded keywords(in titles and description) tell you there is some importance attached to it. I think SEO titles are not a waste of time 😉 Sometimes, we get told things but we tend to follow what practically works 😉

      Yes, it’s been a nice weekend especially with my wife giving birth to a baby boy. I’ll surely tell you friends more about it
      Do have a wonderful weekend as well

      • Hey Enstine,

        I totally agree with you, it’s to help our readers learn more and hopefully benefit from what we’re already sharing. It’s not to get the love back necessarily but it’s always nice to be recognized.

        I think that with all this stuff that comes out and all these different announcements that are made I sometimes never know what’s right or wrong. I mean my title shows up anyway so I was just told it was an extra step and waste of time so I stopped.

        Congratulations Enstine, a baby boy. You proud papa, I’m so happy for you and your wife. That’s wonderful news. Can’t wait to hear all about it and see pictures.

        I know you’ll have a great week now.

        ~Adrienne

  7. Hello sir,

    First, ton thanks for this post.
    Second, i just read a post in full for the first time.
    Third, i just started a website and its 1 month now (only 6 posts) but very low traffic and now i got a clear idea in writing titles and description.
    Fifth, ton thanks again for this wonderful and informative post.

    Regards
    Sujith – Founder of techuloid.com

    • Hey Sujith,
      Thanks for reading and commenting and congratulations on your new site. I have been on it and can say it’s taking a beautiful direction

      Be active on blogs in your niche and you’ll soon start seeing traffic on your way

      Have a wonderful week

  8. Firstly, i wan to commend you Enstine Muki for great working your doing and also sharing tips on Website Traffic Generation here on your website. Kudos bro!
    Back to your article or post, really Post Title is what will attracted the visitors to your website and it will leads them to your website to read the description or content of your website. If what they read interest them definitely they will come back or bookmark the site and also share the webpage. For instance, your article case study because many online marketers will surely read this can of article to know two things to increase traffic to your website.

    Anyway, useful articles.

    Thanks

  9. Hey Enstine,

    Thanks for calling our attention to an important function of post description.

    The blogger including webmasters have al
    ost forgoten the post description as an element to increase the click through rate (CRT) of their posts on the SERPs.

    This is probably due to our over-concentration on post description as a SEO tool or its complete negligence for a mere reason that it is no more as an effective SEO strategy as it was on search engine.

    No reason in getting #1 position in google if CRT is low.

    Thanks for sharing

  10. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks for sharing this information. I hope you don’t mind that I will share this post in the Dutch Blogger Community. The only 2 things the bloggers keep asking me are: how the increase traffic to their website and how to make (more) money with their blog. This blog post will give them a good view where to start. Nice job!

  11. Now this is something even I am doing it wrong, i don’t care much about my description and just allow search engine to determine what is right for it.
    Going to give my title as well as my site description more attention starting from now.

  12. Hi Enstine,

    Awesome post!
    I came here because I saw the title of your article is interesting. As you said at the beginning of the article, if you read this, it means you need traffic: Yes, you are right!

    Indeed, I was thinking the same thing with you about the title and the description. I worked hard in determining a good title and description to attract readers, thank you for this article, I can see that you give an example in this article. All of this becomes more obvious when I read this article.

    Thanks for sharing this helpful article, Enstine.
    I really loved this article and I’ve already bookmark it 😉

    Regards,
    Nanda

  13. Hey Enstine,

    I do have to say that these are some true Golden Nuggets you shared in this post. I never really thought about how much the Title and the meta data should match each other. Especially for a Facebook PPC campaign. At one point I had what I considered a high CTR at that time but realize how important the description and the title should match although it made sense to me that they should match. I will definitely keep these tips in mind! Thanks for the share!

    • Hey Sherman,
      These two pieces are always important to be relevant and linked. Why the title plays a greater part, the description should not be the reason why the visitor didn’t click 😉 Putting both together can mean a lot 😉

      Thanks for being part of us today and do have a wonderful day

  14. Hi Enstine Muki!

    Though up to now too, I was stressing over my Post title and meta description but completely ignoring the relativity between the two. After going through your post, I really understand how to make them relative to enhance CTR.

    I have edited my current post trying meeting your instruction. I have added it to this comment for your review. Waiting for your review and guidance.

    For once again, thanks a lot for such a nice information.
    SK Saini

    • Sweet! I think you’ve got them well linked up
      That should spark clicks if shown on the home page of SERP 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and do have a wonderful weekend

  15. Hey Enstine! When I read your e-mail just now I knew I was going to get some great information and I did just that! I do try to make a Catchy title of course as well as a description to build that curiosity but yet I never knew about this wonderful plug in to help me do so. I am off to my blog to get free SEO by Yoast WordPress plugin now!! Thanks for sharing, Seems I am always learning something here. Chery :))

    • Hi Chery,
      I’m glad this post was helpful
      Yes! Yoast is a wonderful free SEO plugins. Give it a try and let me know how it goes
      Do have a wonderful weekend and see you around again soon

  16. Hi Enstine,

    Wow, twice in one night. That’s a record for me. I don’t usually comment on one blog twice in the same night but, I felt compelled to share with you the fact that some marketers are moving away from CommentLuv and going to Disqus instead.

    The reason is because they want people to comment on their blogs because it’s great content and not just to get a link. That’s not the only reason. There is a another reason that has something to do with SEO.

    What is your opinion about this?
    I think there are probably some good reasons in going with Disqus but, I’m going to have to look into it further.

    One thing I know for sure is that the Internet is ever changing.
    Let me know what you think. 🙂
    Geri

    • I’m honored to have you here twice same night 😉

      Most big blogs have more to do than just moderate comments. Disqus is some sort of a relief as it certainly brings down the number of daily comments 😉 Of course, they have grown and some how have a large community

      I think smaller blogs should stick to something that rewards and encourages visits. If that’s what commentluv does, then they should stick to it until when they think otherwise 😉

  17. Hi Enstine,
    WOW!! Great post with so much information. I bookmarked it because I’m going to need to come back and re -read it.
    I knew about the title and description but, not some of the other points.
    Thanks for all the info and I’ll be back.
    Have a great day! 🙂
    Geri

  18. Hi Muki,

    Thanks for this wonderful post, not until when i read this post i’m always too lazy to write my description for the post. i know how important it is, but i only thought it;s just for me to put words that probably talk about the post.

    But from what i’ve learnt here, i think it’s in best position for us to always write the summary of the post, so as to let searchers know what they are to gain. Thanks for this great post.

    • Hi Asaolu,
      I’m glad this post was helpful
      Of course we need to let searchers know what’s on the post before even clicking. That helps increase the number of clicks

      Do have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you here soon

  19. I am so ignorant of SEO but I agree with you that a catchy title and good description will definitely attract readers to a blog.
    Thank you for this enlightenment.

  20. Hey Enstine, nice post,

    Yes, the description snippet and title plays mojor role in ranking sites on Google serps.

    Now that bigger sites can no longer rank for those terms with their authority alone – they too need to write those snippets carefully,

    thanks,
    Uttoran Sen,

  21. This is really an amazing thing I was lacking in some area that you have made it clear and describe where the problem is.
    This has helped me out a lot and really helpful
    As if I am seeing some of results right now.
    Thank you

  22. Great tips! As a blogger, I find that giving a post a catchy title is crucial! Even as a reader myself, I tend to only click on those posts with titles that grab my attention as I scroll down my RSS reader. Thanks for the advice!

  23. When it comes to increase traffic post title and the keyword on the prominent place in the title plays crucial role and then descriptions that we should focus to provide best available information to the readers with suggested keyword density on heading tags and post body without stuffing it.

    Once the post gets live, social signals are important to add fuel in the fire.

    Thanks, have a wonderful day.

  24. Hi Enstine,

    A lot of us beginners do not understand CTR, PPC…what the heck are these? I just hate these terms. Also, Yoast completely confuse me. Honestly speaking, I don’t know how to use it.

    The biggest challenge for me here are SEO and Affiliate Marketing. I believe I’m much better making money through blogging by just having a referrals, it’s mire guaranteed.

    I understand that aged domains, killer content, catchy titles…are the ones that makes a difference to your SERP. If you’re not even PR4, Google index your post much slower up to 21 days, I’ve been reading “SEO for Bloggers” lately and I’ve learned so much more just by reading Adams book.

    However…blogging isn’t really that easy.

    Anyway, I’ve replaced Yoast with SEOPressor. SEOPressor is not free but I understand it better. Lately, I’ve been doing my research on “long tail keywords” vs “shirt tail keywords”. The more precise you are with your title the better you are to rank higher on Google #1 page.

    For example: How to start a website design business

    This title, although its ling tailed, is still too general. It would prolly rank highly if the title goes join like this: “How to start a website design business with less than $100”

    ….and then if course the catchy title along with the meta description should match.

    I didn’t understand this till now. I prolly have tong I back in all of my posts or just the ones with high organic search and craft the SEO, develop a better meta description and change some of the titles.

    Blogging is sure a work that is never done. Anyway, thank you for sharing us your nuggets, I’ve learned more from you. Have a great week.

    Angela

    • Hi Angela,
      This is excellent. I love your understand in SEO
      I’ll appreciate if you write a book on SEO after all your studies

      Is that something you are thinking of doing?

      • Not really. I hate SEO. But with the SEOPressor, I have warmed up a little to Writing for SEO. I wasn’t aware of how Google works, like for instance, finding the H1, H2, H3 tags. I just write for humans and tried to do my Keyword Decoration to the best of my knowledge. SEO, no matter how much I want to ignore this, I know it’s important. So I am forced to learn this.

        I’m sure if I’m writing for a newspaper or magazine the old fashion way, on paper, I won’t have to deal with SEOs. But catchy title and killer content are always rèlevant. Computer nor not. It’s a “must” thing to do.

        Angela

    • Corrections:

      • it’s mire guaranteed = should say “it’s MORE guaranteed”

      • “shirt tail keywords” = should say “SHORT tail keywords”

      • ling tailed = should say “LONG tailed”

      • if course = should say “OF course”

      • tong I = should say “TO GO”

      Sorry, its really hard to type on my tablet. I keep hitting the “i” instead of “o” they’re so close together. I should have proof this better before hitting submit.

        • Hahaha…Karmakar, you’re funny!! 😀

          I’m back on my laptop and I like this one better. I can type 70 wpm. And so when I’m on tablet or iphone which constantly keep correcting my words that I entered in there, it’s a disaster! But…I grab my tablet or iphone first, first time I wake up because it’s more convenient and easier than to go to my desk…it’s a lot nicer reading underneath my blanky. LOL

          Angela

          • Hi Enstine,

            Just do a search in Google “Optimized Keyboard”… you will be amazed to see how many results you are getting… 🙂

            Optimized Keyword results = 84,80,000

            Optimized Keyboard results = 94,90,000

            So, Don`t you think it will be a great concept to write your next article on “How to optimize your KEYBOARD for better copy writing or search ranking etc.”… What you say… LoL… 🙂

            @ Angela,

            You statement of – 70 wpm… forced me to join https://10fastfingers.com/
            How am I supposed manage my time… 🙁

            So, don`t you think we can make a good content out of it…

            As a blogger what if you concentrate on increasing our typing speed?

            Does it going to affect our traffic?

            As, more typing speed means we are going to finish our article in less time OR our blog commenting activities in less time, that means we will have MORE time to work for our other traffic building strategies…

            What you say… Are you up for this article challenge????…

            Regards,

            Karmakar

  25. Perfect tips. That is why it is widely said that spend more than of the time while writing your post on making its headline. It’s just like the front door of a place. If it is not attractive no one will bother to enter into it.
    Once thanks for proving your arguments with lot of examples and go referrals that really enhanced its value.

    • Good analogy Mi. If the front door is not attractive, very few people pay attention to it
      Thanks for stopping by and making a comment today and hope to see you around again pretty soon

  26. Definitely headlines and meta description take a great role, and also the piece of information you offer to your readers have yet another major role.

    The first position for blogging communities actually is taken by “addictedme” and the second is your friend and the 3rd is blogster, 4th is viralwriter and 5th is blogengage, on my end.

    • Hey Daniel,
      What’s up today?
      There are often those differences that comes with differences in Google domains. Listing in .com are often not same in different locations and different extentions 😉

      thanks for pointing that out. ABCDBlogging was first where I wrote the post 😉

      • Today start snowing so it’s worst. Regarding the rank, I always use Google dot Com anyway you right because gives different search result on different extensions, also keep in mind that “personalized ranking” is affected in a way or other by “visitors habits” and that’s because Google collect our “browse history”. See you next time buddy!

        PS: the clickbank ads called “get paid to draw” you have running is a poor written 50 page eBook, may hurt your brand, my advice, get rid of it and replace it with something that actually works, something like Chris Farrell membership which offers a nice cut.
        PSS: there’s no “extentions”, correct is extensions, I too make mistakes all the time, important is to “learn from mistakes”, even if are silly mistakes. See you next time buddy, always a pleasure.

        • Thanks for the points you raised. I’ve removed the banner. no doubt they have not responded to my mail
          BTW did you buy the product? If it has just 50 pages and carries value, the number of pages won’t be an issue though

          • Actually I wanted to advertise this product and to make sure is a good product I start researching couple months ago, are people who actually buy this kind of stuff because they don’t know a thing about or too lazy to make research first then complaints, refunds starts… :)) . See you buddy!

  27. Hi Enstine,
    I agree with your points in your article.

    An attractive title is the first thing you need to attract visitors.
    And bloggers must know very well how to write catchy titles for their content!

    And having the right optimization such as description and keywords is very important too. Luckily we have nice plugins that help us achieve this.

    Very useful post, as always, Enstine.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hey Erik,
      Wordpress makes it quite easy with free SEO plugins and themes. Other platforms don’t readily have these facilities.

      Thanks for your visit today and making a contribution. Do have a wonderful week ahead

  28. I totally agree with you about post titles and description being able to improve traffic. A catchy post title can only raise curiosity but a well written description can compel the visitor to check out the link.

    It doesn’t end there, ensure to capture the visitor with the first few lines of the article. Explain what the concept of the topic is all about, highlight the problems and how you intend to solve them. Get them interested in the post with the first paragraph and you’ll surely keep such a fellow longer on your site.

    • Hey Desmond,
      You are very correct! When the visit now lands on your blog, there are other ways to keep him engaged. It begins with your introduction. Poor introduction may take him off

      Thanks for your contribution man

  29. Hi Enstine,

    You are SO right about all that you wrote in the post today 🙂

    The ONLY thing that would actually bring a reader to your blog would be a catchy title – so it better be a good one. Also, the description and first few lines of your post, which should briefly describe what your post is all about.

    Yes, they do have the automated stuff but it’s any day better to write your own description and using the keyword and its variations in-between if possible too. I do both of these, though I need to work on making my title a little more catchier – so this is a good reminder for me. However, it shouldn’t be too long too or else it becomes tough to tweet (hint hint!)

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    • Hey Harleena,
      Thanks for the comment and the hint. Yes, titles have to be short, but not too short. Just short and long enough to be read and tweeted 😉

      If there is something I’m working on now, it’s about being able to write very attractive titles. Hope I succeed in that 😉

      Do have a wonderful week and thanks for being part of this post

  30. Hey Enstine!

    Great post with some very important information. I am kind of conflicted about how much it is related to traffic…it is also closely related to copywriting AND conversions.

    That is a questions I have been asking myself. Is traffic really my ad? Or is it the “thinking” and “planning” of my target audience?

    I could be fireing PPC or doing newspaper ads all over the planet with a good headline but…if I don’t do it to the right people with a Unique Selling Proposition I am wasting money

    So…what is traffic? 😉 (Impressions? clicks? conversions?)

    I think traffic is deeper than we think.

    • Impression -> clicks -> conversion. That’s the order but I think traffic starts from Clicks and ends with conversion and the whole chain is important and unbreakable.

      Poor titles and poor descriptions often lead to high impressions and less clicks.

  31. Heyy Enstine,
    Great research indeed. You shared an ultimate post.Generally the main aim of every blogger is to drive traffic to their blog and you have suggested the best tips for them which are often ignored by many blogger, icluding me too.
    Thanks for a lot for sharing us useful tips with us.

    Stay blessed, Happy Blogging 🙂

  32. That’s definitely a way for the WordPress platform users. SEO packs are really great sources of help when it comes to optimization. It is great that you brought this nice union and connection between the post title and its meta description. I am trying to do this technique using blogger. So far, so good and it rocks once you hit the top of the list.

    Thanks for sharing this bro.

  33. Hi Enstine,

    Great Post bro. And thanks for featuring my blog here. Once again thanks for found the mistake in my blog post description and correct it in my upcoming posts. Really usefull one. Thanks 🙂

    Regards,
    Abid Omar

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