The Think Traffic Blog
Actionable advice for building and marketing your website and growing your business.
About The Author
Hi, my name is Alex Johnson. I am the owner of Think Traffic and I just love online marketing & working with small businesses.
I started my career by learning to write HTML and later PHP, all while completing a degree in business & marketing. Since then I have become a specialist in online and SEO.
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For many, one of the hardest things about starting an SEO campaign on a brand new website is getting your link building off the ground. Where do you start? How do you convince sites to link to you? Which sites might want to link to you? Well, this post will guide you through a simple way to catch up with your competitors and get your first few links. Another nice perk is that this strategy should result in a fairly […](Published: January 13, 2015)
In case you don’t already know what WordPress is, it is a content management system (CMS), which basically means that it is a computer program which organizes data via a database and delivers that data to the end-user, your website visitors. WordPress started out as a system for blogging, but it has evolved to the point where it is now a very powerful tool for creating virtually any type of website. I build most sites using WordPress. But of course […](Published: December 13, 2014)
In case you didn’t know – the mobile revolution is going strong and more and more people are using phones and tablets to access the internet. To make the situation even trickier though, people are also still using regular computers and they expect their experience when switching from one to the other to be pretty much seamless. This is what responsive design is all about – making your site looks its best on every platform. And one simple way to […](Published: September 5, 2014)
So I was recently coding a CSS based responsive design for a site and an interesting question came up. Here was the client’s challenge: “We want our images to resize dyanamically so that they are always 100% of the width of the main column. But we also want them to always keep a set aspect ratio of 2:1.” To make things harder, they couldn’t always guarantee that their images would be exactly the right aspect ratio. So for instance: This […](Published: September 1, 2014)
If you have a website that allows people to contact you then you have a problem – SPAM. It is just a fact of the internet that spam is everywhere and it will find you, sooner or later. So in this post, I am going to discuss a few ways that you can handle spam when creating contact forms and contact pages for your website, and the pros and cons to each. Understanding Spam Scrapers Generally, when people send out […](Published: August 27, 2014)
Designing a landing page requires a lot of different thought processes and there is no single way to approach it. The different between a good landing page and a bad one can be a marketing campaign being profitable or not. And on top of that, a good landing page, with a great user experience is more likely to rank than a poor one. In this we are going to develop a landing page strategy from the ground up: What […](Published: May 23, 2014)
What’s the hardest aspect of SEO? For most people it’s building links. Or more to the point – earning them. Because hopefully you are well aware by this point that any sort of scaled link building is a no-no from an SEO point of view. So how are you meant to earn links? Well the easiest way is to use content marketing and to create “link bait”. Link bait is a nice sound bite, but all it really means is […](Published: May 19, 2014)
It’s hard to write a blog post twice a week every week without occasionally saying something that’s already been said. In fact, it’s more or less guaranteed that you are going to create content overlaps. Fortunately, a lot of the time you can make your content unique by adding your own voice or your unique perspective to whatever topic you are covering. Occasionally though, it’s nice to share a little of other people’s work instead. In this post, I have […](Published: May 16, 2014)
Imagine this: You have had lots of buzz around content marketing and you have been told that it’s the best thing since sliced bread. So you start creating lots of content, and publishing as much as you can. But after several weeks, or months you aren’t getting the results you had hoped for. Either you are getting no traffic at all, or maybe you’re just not seeing the Google rankings you had hoped for. Your problem could be in failing […](Published: May 12, 2014)