Use Evernote To Increase Traffic

Thanks for stopping by! This is my first post in the Technical Tips category. This is not the purpose of my blog, but since I work with a lot of part-timers, I will try to provide details about significant time savers I come across. Enjoy!

I started using Evernote when I got my iPad because I had a need to take and synchronize notes when I didn’t have my laptop with me. I was apparently one of the last to find out about this amazing tool. I use it primarily for taking notes in meetings, and I can do this from my iPad, Blackberry, any of my laptops, or anything with web access for that matter, and the notes are maintained in the cloud so I can access them from anywhere.

What does that have to do with increasing your blog traffic? Well, there is plenty of evidence to support the notion that making your blog useful to your readers in various ways increases your traffic. For example, if you make your content valuable, they will come back for more. If you make it easy for them to comment and get link juice, they will read, comment and come back. I’m here to tell you that if you make it easy for your readers to save valuable information from your blog for reference or reuse, they will continue to return as well. It can be difficult to capture and organize content from blog posts in an RSS reader or browser bookmarks because they aren’t easily searchable.

Again, what does Evernote have to do with that? Evernote makes a Web Clipper compatible with the most popular browsers (though not Safari on the iPad yet). It allows your users to save entire web pages or specific portions to their Evernote account in just 2 clicks.  But believe it or not, you can make that even easier for your readers with the WP Evernote Site Memory plugin for your WordPress blog.

There are only a few options for you to configure regarding the button that appears on your post, the appearance of the content when your user captures it and your affiliate information if you have signed up. Readers will see the Evernote icon at the top or bottom of your posts (mine is below) and clicking it will allow them to save all or part of your post directly to their Evernote notebook.

Full disclosure: I joined as an affiliate after I upgraded to Evernote Premium so that I could search/access my notes on my iPad even when not connected.

Call to action: Take 60 seconds to go to Plugins, download “WP Evernote Site Memory,” and configure under Settings. I’ll be over to your blog shortly to capture some notes.

To Your Success,

Bryan Salek

Bryan@BryanSalek.com

813-382-2526

 

2 thoughts on “Use Evernote To Increase Traffic”

  1. Bryan, aloha. Thx so much for the tip. Though I briefly attempted to use Evernote, I did not invest enough time to become familiar with it. That being said, I certainly know many, many people who swear by it.

    What I appreciate about your post, Bryan, is the background on Evernote, the set up and the Why it’s good to add it. Will put it on my “housekeeping” list for tomorrow and check it out.

    WordPress has been acting up a bit lately so I am a bit reluctant to add anything new. Will see if it is behaving in the morning.

    Best wishes for a terrific Sunday, Bryan. Until next time, aloha. Janet
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    Bryan Reply:

    Janet, I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I must have missed the notification.

    Anyway, thanks for the visit and the comment. I am relatively new to Evernote but absolutely love it. I use it to organize notes for my business and personal lives, record ideas (such as taking a voice note for a blog idea), and recently, to organize my travel expense receipts. I would recommend trying the free account first and only upgrade if you need the additional functionality.

    Aloha!

    Bryan

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