Blogging A-Z: G - Google

Unless you live under a rock, you know about Google.  But do you know how important it is to play friendly with Google in order to get them to send you traffic?  Google is one of the most used search engines and if you want people to be able to find your blog you best hope your blog appears in the search results.  Plus they have some great tools to help make that happen. For example - In the last thirty days 35% of  all traffic to Faithful Bloggers has come from Google.  That's approximately 700 visitors in the last 30 days.  If you search through Google for "Christian Bloggers" you will find us on the first page in the #2 position.  That is what is bringing us 700 visitors a month.  The positioning in Google search results was accomplished with SEO.  SEO stands for search engine optimization and is the process one uses to increase their rank in the search engine results.  And that is a topic for another post another day.  The point is that Google is an important factor when trying to increase the traffic to your blog.

Google provides a lot of cool tools to help with blogging:

I use almost all of the above listed tools to help grow my blog.  Which ones do you use?