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QUESTION: Dear sir,
My name is Stella. I will be grateful if you answer few queries of mine. I have learnt a lot about online selling and marketing through internet. If have collected a lot of articles and e-books to gain some knowledge about the same. Then I started a blog in wordpress named " learn English online". I posted few articles. Also I used Facebook and twitter to get traffic.

Now the problem is that I am not getting any traffic. No one is reading my posts. It has been 6 months since I started blogging. I am aware of SEO terms and tools. I used it to some extent. Could you please tell me what should I do now. How can I get more traffic?

Actually I have planned to start an online store. But since it involves financial investment, so I decided to test the concept of online selling by using blogging first. But unfortunately its not yielding any results.
Could it be that I stay in India and here the concept of online selling and blogging has not gained much momentum so that's why iam not seeing results.
1. Please tell me what is the reason as it appears to you? And  
2. Possible solution to this problem.
Please reply.
Thanks.

ANSWER: Hi Stella  -

Thanks for the question.  Can you provide me a bit more information:

1. What is the domain name of the blog?
2. Where are you trying to sell your services (in India?, in the US? or Nationwide?)

Thanks!
Jared

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QUESTION: Dear sir,
Thank you for taking interest in my case. Here are details of the questions you asked...

1. My domain name: At the Moment I am just trying to know more about online selling, so I have just set up a blog in WordPress. The web address of the of is: Sherryseaan.WordPress.com

2. I stay in India. I would like to provide my services to anyone who can access my blog.

Thanks.

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Ok, Ive looked at the blog. There are a few immediate flags - for example, I dont see an optimized <title> tag on the site - its currently called " sherryseaan ".  

One of the first things you need to do in SEO is change your title to include keywords - for example, "Learn to Speak English", "Online English Tutor" etc.

You should try and focus on a smaller market first - for example, teaching English to people in India. I would get your own domain name instead of using a .wordpress domain.

For example:

Get a domain called learntospeakenglish.in  or onlineenglishtutor.in  (or you can use .com)

Make sure the title of the blog reflects 'learn english' or 'online english tutor'. In the description make sure you reinforce those keywords, and it doesnt hurt to have a home page that remains static and talks about your services.

The search engines will give you much more credit towards those keywords if you usethem in this way. Make sure you have clear contact information as well.

Hope this helps you get off to a good start.

Cheers,
Jared  

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I can answer virtually any question related to digital marketing (online/internet marketing). These include: Marketing: -Search Engine Optimization (SEO) -Pay Per Click Marketing (PPC) -Social Media Marketing (SMM / SMO) -Video Marketing (Youtube) -Google Products (G+, YouTube, Webmaster Tools, etc.) -Shopping Engines -Marketplaces Other: -Analytics (setup, goal creation, troubleshooting) -Coding (Head Section, Canonical, Robots, OG) -Authorship (Google rel Author / Publisher) -Serverside (robots.txt, htaccess, etc) Platforms: -Wordpress -Drupal -Magento -Joomla -Zencart -BigCommerce I will answer questions relating to one issue, subject, etc, per website, and will not provide ongoing consultation on campaigns. The purpose of this section is to help people and small business owners overcome some hurdles in their DIY online marketing campaigns, without having to solicit a professional at top dollar. Please make sure to look through my answers, and the answers of the other professionals on here before asking your question. Please also understand that questions are public, and therefore any web addresses you cite will be posted and viewable to the public.

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10 Years Digital Marketing CEO - SEO Visions, Inc. (www.seovisions.com) Director of Search Marketing - AIM Group (www.allinclusivemarketing.com) Linkedin: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/jaredmumford/

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