Friday, September 17, 2004

Mom's Traffic Tip ~ ~ #1

Mom's Traffic Tip #1

Get as many links as you can to your site. Im talking thousands and thousands of links.

I would suggest adding a link directory on your websites and exchange as many links as you can with other sites in your niche.

I love Google! So I am always trying to find Google tips. If you are looking rate high on Google and you want your site to get indexed more frequently work on getting more links to your site. Google's bots are going from webpage to webpage via hyperlinks. So the more links you have going to your site, the more likely you are to be found by Google. Make sense?

You can use MarketLeaps Link Popularity tool to keep track of your incoming links to your site too!

Have a great weekend

Stefani Partin
Mommy Portal
The Web Portal for the WAHM

Thursday, September 16, 2004

How many people are linking to you?

Do you ever check on who is linking to you? I have been using a free online tool for about a year now from MarketLeap. It is a link popularity check.

Check your link popularity free here:

You put in your website as well as three other websites you want to compare against. So therefore, put three urls to your competitors.

I just put in my url of compared to Wow, I got quite a long ways to go before I have as many
links as

The results that are given back from the link checker are from AllTheWeb, AltaVista, Google/AOL, HotBot and MSN. So these are not all the links to your site but you can a pretty good feel on how many people are linking to you just from one quick search.

As of today 09/19/04 there are a total of 1,954 links to I hope to increase this by the hundreds within the next month. It takes a long time to build up good link popularity.

Make sure to check out this neat little free online link tool and save it in your bookmarks.

Until Next Time

Stefani Partin
Mommy Enterprises
Helping Moms Make & Save Money From Home

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Great Tool ~ Google Alerts

I stumbled across a new tool the other day called Google Alerts. I have heard of Google Alerts before but really paid no attention to it. Then, the other day I read how these alerts can help you with bringing in traffic to your website.

Google Alerts are updates that are delivered via email of the latest Google results (web, news, etc.) based upon your search terms.

There are two sites from which you can create these alerts:

I myself created my alerts at This site allows you to choice three different search queries free. You can also upgrade if you prefer more alerts. I set my three search terms to my name, my website name and my link.

Now, after setting up these alerts I will receive a daily email from Google with new results of my search terms that were indexed by Google. I now can find out when people are linking to me, using my name or using my website name. This is great for you that write articles because you can find out when someone is using your articles.

To help increase your traffic with these alerts you can create alerts for your competitors and find out when and who is linking to them. With that information, you can then email the person who linked to them asking for a link to you as well.

Google Alerts is also a great way to keep up with web pages that get indexed with specific content you are interested in. A great way to find other sites to ask for a link exchange!

I started a thread on Lynn Terry's forum on Google Alerts here:

Until Next Time

Stefani Partin
Mommy Enterprises
Helping Moms Make & Save Money At Home

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

My new website traffic blog

To Whom It May Concern,

I am now starting my second blog. This blog is going to be about driving traffic to our websites. Daily, I look for more and more ways to increase the visitors coming to my website. As I found new tips, techniques, ideas, etc, I plan to share some of them with you.

I currently have a section on Mommy Enterprises that I update regularly called "Free Ways To Generate Traffic To Your Website". So far I have 29 different ways but I plan to add more. In my journeys I have came across way more then 29 different ways. I learn new traffic stuff daily, I just choose to add certain ways to this section.

Until Next Time

Stefani Partin
Mommy Enterprises
Helping Moms Make & Save Money At Home