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    Sunday, September 30, 2007

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    Sunday, September 23, 2007

    First 30 Days of Your Blogging.

    All my friends are working in different spheres, some of them are lawyers, some are economists, and they decided that there are many things which they want to tell to the world with help of blog. I promised them the post about the first 30 days of blogging, in which the start of successful blogging is described.

    * 1 day. Create your blog. Make it original, change colors and sizes and add "about me" page.

    *2-7 days. Post, post and post. From the 7 days of your blog existing it has to have at least 10 posts.

    * 8 day. Add your blog in blog directories. Track that that your blog corresponded to requirements of directories. Also you have to decide how regularly would you post. Twice in a week or everyday or once in a month it is for you to choose. I recommend you to post every day for at least half a year.

    * 9 day. Feedburner. Create your RSS feed and make it easy to subscribe for readers. Also create you account at Hittail to know by which keywords people are came to you. Register in StatCounter or GoStats to know your exact statistics

    * 10 day. Register in all bookmarking services and make some link baiting. Special attention give to StumbleUpon.

    * 11 day. Create accounts on high PR article directories and submit your articles there. Look at eZineArticles, iSnare, ArticleCube, ArticleDashboard and others

    * 12-13 days. Learn the basics of search engine optimisation. Make Google your friend ! :)

    * 14-20 days. Start to build your link empire. Look at high PR directories like Netscape to build some good links, PRWeb and Squidoo will help you too in this and some other methods.

    * 21 day. Register at some big thematic forums and webmaster forums like DigitalPoint. Began to post threads and replies and of course don't forget to sign your link after the massage.

    * 22-24 days. Began to create your own collection of thematic blogs in your niche. Give a special attention to blogs with no nofollow rel. The list of such blogs from Courtney Tuttle will help you for the first time. Began to comment posts.

    * 25 day. Look at your statistics and analyze your traffic sources. Which keywords are bringing visitors to you, which sites are your referrers and how much direct traffic your blog has. Make right corrections and increase your main traffic streams.

    * 26 day. Relax! Have a rest from the Internet and try to collect the thoughts. For this moment you have needed quantity of blogging knowledge and it will be useful just to relax your brains and make some soft brain storming.

    * 27-28 days. Analyze blogs of others. Look at successful blogs in your niche and try to learn something in their writing style, placing of ads and technology of blogging. Look at Problogger for some new tips.

    * 29 day. Begin to create your own community on big social news sites like Digg, Netscape and Reddit. Successful start in this undertaking will bring you huge quantity of traffic.

    * 30 day. Post, post and post....

    Follow these rules and you'll become successful blogger in the shortest time.

    Top 5 Blogging Software You Need to Conquer Blogosphere

    Web developers and plain web users have one definition for blog. It was defined as a tool for self-expression on the World Wide Web. It is a diary that you can access and edit anytime you want to, as long as there is an Internet connection. If you want a diary on the web, get a blog. To get a blog, sign-up for an account in any of the many blog hosts out there. Set-up their blogging software and you are ready to conquer blogosphere. Finding it hard to decide which blogging software suits you best? Below are the 5 kinds of blogging software that are worthy of your time:

    1. Wordpress - http://wordpress.org/
    No budget for a blog? No problem, Wordpress is here for you. It is an open source publishing platform designed for people who have great ideas to share but no money to spare. Yes, you can download the software, install it in your web server, use it, and further customize it without fishing money from your pocket.
    Wordpress is a top favorite of experts as well as budding bloggers because of the extreme functionality and utmost convenience it offers them. Web developers who support Wordpress created interactive plugins for free distribution. You can use these plugins to enhance the look and feel of your blog.

    2. Movable Type - http://www.movabletype.com/
    Six Apart, the makers of other well-known web publishing tools such as LiveJournal and TypePad, is also the developer of Movable Type. Like Wordpress, Movable Type was also designed to please the discriminating tastes of bloggers with its exciting features. You can create a professional-looking website with this blogging software.
    However, there are a couple downsides to using Movable Type. First, you can't have it for free. You can't even try it out to see if it works for you because it doesn't have a trial promo. Moreover, installation and maintenance can be a bit challenging. You need to have the basic technical skills to understand how to configure its settings.

    3. TypePad - http://www.typepad.com/
    Another Six Apart invention, TypePad offers three blog hosting accounts: Basic, Plus, and Pro. The prices range from $4.95 to $14.95 per month. The lower the price, the fewer the features. This blogging software's specialty is the web utility called Typelist. This particular web feature allows users to arrange the URLs of the links without modifying the main HTML file.

    4. Expression Engine - http://www.expressionengine.com/
    Expression Engine is content management system / blogging software created by EllisLab (formerly pMachine). Although not as popular as its rivals, Expression Engine must not be dismissed that easily. Why? Simply because it also has powerful tools and features that are not offered by the more well-known blogging software. Aside from offering itself as an online diary, Expression Engine also lets you to create online photo galleries. There is a one time fee of $199 that applies if it will be used for commercial purposes and $149 if for personal use.

    5. Apache Roller - http://www.rollerweblogger.org/
    Apache is not just a web server, it is now a source of a full-featured group blog based on the popular Java web application as well. The main feature of this blogging software is its capacity to handle multiple users, even if the number reaches thousands. Apache Roller is still in its infancy stage since it only graduated from the Apache Incubator last March, 2007.

    The Power of Blogs for Writing Your Book

    Nine out of ten professionals and small business owners have at least one book or information product inside their head, but lack the time and organizational skills to get it out into digital or print form.You may cringe when you read this list of ten things keeping you from writing your book, because it rings too close to home. You may have already written a book or an e-book, or have come close to starting it. It's hard, we know it, and we've been there too. But go ahead and read this list, see if you can identify, and let's discuss a possible solution to the book writing problem.

    1. I can't seem to find the time.

    2. Every time I sit down to write I go blank.

    3. I need uninterrupted time to immerse myself.

    4. I need clarity on my message, but there's no one to consult with.

    5.I don't know where to start or how to organize all the chapters.

    6. I'm afraid of losing clients and having my business suffer if I take time away to write my book.

    7. I agonize over the writing, the grammar, the sentence structure and punctuation.

    8. I know what I have to say, just can't put it into written form without losing clarity and impact.

    9. I keep thinking about all the time involved in writing the book, and wonder if it will ever bring me the results I want.

    10. Once I get it written, I have no idea how to get it formatted, let alone marketed.Ok, you know why you haven't started writing your book.

    Do you know why you need to write a book?Why You Need to Publish a Book?Here are a few reasons why writing and publishing a book is important to you as an independent professional, small business owner, or solo-preneur:

    1. Having a book, whether in digital, soft-cover, or hardcover establishes you as an expert in your field.

    2. People buy from people they know and trust; reading your book is one step in creating client confidence and relationship.

    3. Once people buy and read your book, they will want more of what you have to offer in the way of services and knowledge. Your book can attract readers into your sphere of potential clients; once they have bought your book, they are ready to buy other services from you.

    4. A book is a great marketing tool, and people will actually pay for your expertise.

    5. Books are one of the major sources of passive income for professionals; once it is published it can continue to generate sales for you, over the years and while you sleep.

    6. If you don't get a book out soon, your competitors will have the edge, because many of them already have one and even two books out.

    7. If you are a speaker, they make great bonus gifts and back-of-the-room sales.

    8. They provide a platform for you to expose your readers to your mind and your heart, showing not only what you know, but how much you care.

    You can reveal your deepest philosophies through your writing, as well as your personal stories.3 Solutions to the Book-Writing Problem Of course, there is no problem if you have a lot of money. You just hire a book writer. There are many of them listed at Elance.com. Some professionals do this, especially when they need to get something published fast. However, is this really what you want to do as a professional who has an important message to convey?Here is a list of solutions:

    1. Hire someone to write your book for you.

    2. Hire a writing coach who will walk you through the steps, chapter by chapter (again, for a substantial fee).

    3. Bite the bullet, put your business on hold for a few months, and devote your time to just getting it written. Expensive? Yes, all three solutions are expensive. They each have their advantages and disadvantages.

    4. The Fourth SolutionAnother solution ties in the power of blogging with book writing. Blogs are powerful web-based marketing tools, but they also are great for content management.You can pick a category (for example, a chapter) each time you write a short article on your blog. After a period of time, export all your posts in that category, and rewrite it to form a completed chapter.

    Your blog is also a great opportunity to build up an audience of interested readers. They can contribute feedback and ideas, by using your blog to leave comments.Upon completion of your book, you will find you already have an audience of interested buyers for your book.If you don't have a blog yet, go ahead and create one. They are simple to set up and use (we recommend getting an account at Typepad.com). (There are many other blog software providers, even free ones, but they lack some of the features you may want later on.)Your blog can be used to stay in touch with clients and to write your thoughts in an informal way. A blog is like having a conversation with people interested in your subject or expertise. Once your book is finished and formatted, you can then use your blog to market it. You already have a built in audience, hungry for your content.To read more about how this system works and how you can benefit, go to this site: blogtobook.com - the way you think about writing your book will shift and you'll see it in a whole new light!

    Wednesday, September 19, 2007

    What's The Buzz About Blogrush?



    Blogrush incorporates an assembling of inventive and creative thoughts by the squad John Reese features at Income.com Blogrush is akin to previous associate systems available for yrs on the World Wide Web. As it's thus far a no toll choice to building traffic to your domain, you are able to explore the hyperlink at the bottom to examine it on your web log and determine for yourself if it's worthwhile. Using the Blogrush system means positioning a gadget known as a "widget" in the sidebar of your web log.

    When the widget displays on your blog, you earn credits, so too does the blog or person that told you about Blog-Rush. When you write a new article on your blog, the headline is syndicated to widgets on similar web blogs. The technology behind BlogRush is similar to Google adsense in that it displays blogs with similar content which in turn shares traffic but also help your readers find related content.

    There are look-alike technologies to BlogRush, one that springs to mind is a system known as Criteo but they've not involved theirs to the next stage and admitted the word of mouth potential that the referral scheme in BlogRush allows for.

    Some of the naysayers say this is no different than the old Traffic Exchanges or products such as the annoying TrafficBuzz which placed a software program that promoted other services. The Blogrush product seems to uphold the spirit of Blogging in general more than those services, at least in it's early stages. Time will tell if it remains a true content/information sharing tool, or becomes more commercialized down the road.

    Whether Blogrush helps become the GoldRush of blogging remains to be seen in the early days of the application. The buzz around the product has largely come from the fact that it is John Reese who is behind it. My plan is to adopt the service for my blogs and see how it develops in the coming months to see if it is the traffic panacea as promised.

    Top 10 Link Building Strategies

    This list of top 10 strategies for building links is based on my own experience of building links to my sites throughout the years. It is important to keep in mind that when it comes to SEO, nothing is set in stone. SEO is a cat-and-mouse game, so I will revise this list from time to time as the field continues to evolve.

    Please note that the order in which these methods are listed do not necessarily reflect their order of effectiveness. Some methods may work better than others for certain sites.

    1. Submit to web directories

    Submitting to web directories is a vital part of every successful link building campaign. Apart from driving traffic to your website through direct referrals, web directories provide static, one-way links to your site, boosting your link popularity and improving your rankings on the major search engines like Google and Yahoo.

    It is important to note that not all directory listings are equal. Listings from trusted, established directories like Yahoo! and DMOZ are more valuable than those from the thousands of others on the net. All else being equal, a link from a directory focused on your niche is worth more than one from a general directories.

    Submit to both free and paid directories. Free directories provide one-way links to your site with no strings attached, but they can take forever to review your link. Paid listings can be a good investment if the fees are reasonable and the pages on which your link will reside have decent PRs. Your sites will be listed with fewer competing links on paid directories.

    2. Write articles and press releases

    Submitting your article to directories is a highly effective way to build one-way links to your site. First, you write a thoughtful and informative article on an topic in your area of expertise. Then you submit it to article directories to be read by the general public and reprinted on other web sites. Appended to the end of your article is a resource box which contain links to your site and email address.

    While there are hundreds or even thousands of article directories on the web, you should focus on writing a high quality article and submitting to a handful of the more popular ones. Having your article published on a top directory can be worth more than a hundred less reputable ones. If you write something that people find useful, they may pick it up and reprint it on their blogs, newsletters, etc. This is how a quality article propagates virally in cyberspace-- it virtually distributes itself without your having to manually submit to a thousand article directories.

    3. Exchange links with related sites

    Online forums like Digitalpoint are an excellent place to find reciprocal linking partners. Avoid sending out spammy e-mail solicitations like those generated by many SEO software programs. I get dozens of these everyday.

    4. Make use of social bookmarking sites

    Social bookmarking sites help bring together internet users from every corner of the world into a virtual global village. Submitting content to sites like Digg.com, YouTube.com and Del.icio.us can bring lots of visitors in a hurry.

    It is important to understand that sites like Digg and YouTube are not necessarily shock sites. Although there is some publicity to be gained from the shock value of an article or video, one must not resort to tasteless and offensive materials to gain attention. There is only so much value in the attention gotten by being the village idiot.

    5. Buy text links on other sites

    Although link buying is somewhat an unnatural way to build links, it may be the only way to increase your link popularity if your site is not unique or interesting enough to get people to link to you on their own. Most commercial sites fall into this category.

    You should buy links in a way that simulates natural linking as much as possible. Buy text links from sites that are related to yours. Vary anchor texts and descriptions. Buy links from internal as well as home pages. Buy links from both high- and low-PR sites (which can be gotten at a bargain prices).

    6. Participate in online forums

    Sharing knowledge can be a very powerful way to establish your online presence and credibility. If you check your backlinks on search engines like Google and Yahoo!, you may notice that a number of them come from the signatures of forum posts, that is, if you post in forums. Most forums allow signature links. I don't participate in forums that don't as allowing them is the least the forums can do to compensate me for contributing to their contents.

    7. Write testimonials and reviews.

    Writing a glowing review about a product or service and submitting to your vendor or service provider can give you a very high quality link back to your site. But this strategy can prove time-consuming as many vendors publish only a handful of testimonials from their customers. Don't waste your time by sending a testimonial to a vendor who does not have a "Testimonials" page on their site. When submitting a review or testimonial, don't forget to mention to your vendor that they should be feel free to publish your comments on their site (along with a link to your site).

    8. Ask vendors and clients to link to your site.

    I once bought a $350 script package and asked my vendor if they could feature my site as site made with their script. They obliged and gave me a PR7 text link from their site. Since the link is worth at least $40 a month, my initial investement for the script has paid for itself many times over. Besides the SEO benefits, it is responsible for thousands of visitors to my site a month through direct clicks. The moral of the story: don't be afraid to ask. The worse that could happen is that they say "no".

    9. Blogging

    Setting up a blog is a no-brainer. Even if you've no web designing experience whatsoever, you have a blog up and running in no time. Blogs allows for a more informal setting to get your words across. So, it's much easier to write a blog entry than an article to submit to article directories. Use your blog to share knowlege, voice opinions, connect with others with similar interests, and of course, to link to your other sites.

    Avoid spamming blog networks like Blogger and MySpace. These spam blogs ("splogs") are a waste of time as they will not get much attention from people and will yield little, if any, SEO benefits. Write about something you know and have a genuine interest in. Focus on quality rather than quantity.

    10. Content is king.

    Yes, content is still king. In fact, content is by far the most important of the ten strategies I've mentioned. Having fresh, unique, engaging content is an excellent way to attract natural linking from other sites. This is the type of links that search engines like.

    You may have heard of the buzz phrase, link-baiting, that is being tossed around in the SEO community nowadays. The idea is to get others to link to you voluntarily, perhaps by causing some type of sensation or controversy on YouTube, Digg, the message boards, or whatever. Link-baiting, in my opinion, is no more than a new play on the old "content is king" mantra.

    What is Google Adsense and 3 Easy Steps to earning money with Adsense.



    If you've been around the net for any lenth of time, you'll remember that advertising was done in a way that was very similar to other types of media such as television, or actually, more like what you'd see in a newspaper.

    You'd enter a site, and in some location, usually at the top of the page, you'd see a banner (often these were quite numerous and very large), which would present an ad for whatever company was paying for ads on that website.

    But there was one problem with this kind of advertising. It really wasn't taking into consideration the fact that the ads weren't in some newspaper, but were instead presented over the Internet.

    You've probably noticed a lot of things like this over the pages you've browsed. You're looking at an on-line shop, looking for a watch but you get a banner that advertises a car or a weight loss program.

    While you might, at some later point want to buy a car, right now you're looking for a watch and it would have surely been nice if the banner were advertising a watch, because then you would have probably clicked it.

    Advertising that matches the content (or product) on the page it's being displayed on would be much more useful than random ads that usually have nothing in common with the site's product or content.

    Well Google thought that "targeted" advertising would be much more beneficial to it's users (searchers) and its advertisers, so they came up with a killer idea. Their ingenious idea was Google AdSense, and it's known as a targeted advertising program.

    What you do (as a web designer / website owner or marketer) is, allocate some section of your page, or pages, to display content specific (targeted) ads. What this means is the ads that are shown on your site relate to the product or content (article, review, etc.) on the page the ad is being displayed on.

    Once you sign up for the Google AdSense program, all that is required is that you insert a small snippet of code into your webpage and Google ensures that in the location you specify, text or an image will appear, presenting ads relevant to the subject of your site. You have complete control over the style (text, image, link) of the ad or ads on your site. You even have control over the size of the ad and the colour.

    It's very easy for Google to do this because Google is a search engine company, probably THE largest search engine. It looks for keywords on your page, searches a database of websites to find the ones related to whatever is on your site and presto: a targeted ad.

    You (the webmaster) earn a commission for each visitor that clicks on an Adsense ad on your site. Now that's bound to happen more often than with a traditional banner because people are actually interested in what's in that ad (otherwise, they wouldn't be on your page would they?).

    The relevancy of the ad/s is the key to the program's success, and also the reason why most affiliates are happy with the program. The advertiser has a relevantly placed advert, the publisher earns money from their content and Google takes their cut.

    Of course, as always, Google has set some high standards for its AdSense program, in terms of looks and functionality. You can't have more than three ads on a page and they have very strict rules about clicks and links. But as long as you follow the rules, you can make some decent money.

    An extra benefit of the Google program is that AdSense advertising is a lot less obtrusive then regular advertising. But this also means you should position the ad better because it's possible that visitors might miss it altogether.

    So in the end, Google AdSense is an advertising program that is unique because the ads are relevant to the content on the site. Anyone that wants to advertise pays Google for it. Anyone who wants to place ads on their site does this through AdSense, getting paid by Google in the process.

    All transactions are run through Google, and the advertisers and publishers get access to statistics which help them to understand and moderate the effectiveness of their campaign.

    The whole process is elegant, simple and effective from site visitors to advertisers, and it's one of the reasons Google is known for their innovation and progressive thinking.

    Now that you have a general idea of what Google Adsense is, it's time to look at how to get started.

    The Basic 3 Steps on How To Start Making Money With Adsense

    Adsense is considered one of the most powerful tools in a website publisher's arsenal. It enables a person to monetize their site/s easily. If used properly, it can generate a very large and healthy income for them. However if you are not using it properly and not maximizing the income you squeeze from it, you are actually leaving a lot of money on the table. Something we all hate doing.

    Earning money with Adsense can be done easily and quickly. You'lll be amazed at the results you'll achieve in a short period of time.

    Start by writing (or buying) some quality content articles which are also keyword incorporated (written so that a lot of keywords are in the text). There are a lot of people with the gift of writing well. Writing comes easy for them. If you can write why not make it work in such a way that you will be earning some extra cash in the process. If you can't write, or don't have time, there are literally thousands of resources where you can purchase articles, reports or reviews, and hundreds or even thousands of resources that provide free content.

    There are actually three steps to put into consider before you begin writing your content and creating an effective Adsense campaign.

    Step 1. Keyword search.

    Find some popular subjects, keywords or phrase. Select the ones which you think have a high click-through rate.

    Here is a useful keyword selector tool that you can use to build your Adsense income.

    Step 2. Writing articles.

    Start writing original content (or purchase/find high quality content) with keywords from the topics that you researched in the first step. It's important to note that search engines are now taking great pride in the quality of their articles, so you should strive to write an informative, keyword rich (but not flooded) article that will help searchers get answers.

    Step 3. Build a quality content site.

    Build a quality content site that incorporates Adsense ads that target the subject and keywords of your articles and website. This is where all that you've done will pay off and this is also where the ads will prove their worth to you.

    The proper positioning of your ads should be done with care. Try to position your ads where surfers are most likely to click on them. According to research, the one place that surfers look first when they visit a site is the top left. The reason behind this is not known. Maybe it is because some of the most useful search engine results are at the top of all other rankings. So visitors tend to look in that same place when browsing through other sites.

    Some of those who are just starting at this business may think they are doing pretty well already and thinking that their clickthrough rates and CPM figures are quite healthy. However, there are more techniques and styles to generate more clicks to double your earnings. By knowing these techniques and working them to your advantage, you will realize that you'll be getting three times more than other people who have been previously doing what they are doing.

    Finally, Adsense has some excellent tracking statistics that allow webmasters and publishers to track their results across a number of sites on a site by site, page by page, or any other basis you want. You should be aware of this capability and make the most of it because it is one powerful tool that will help you find out which ads are performing best. This way, you can fine tune your Adsense ads and focus more on the ones being visited the most rather than those that are being ignored. Adsense provides a variety of helpful articles on positioning, tracking and a number of other topics that are aimed at helping you earn more.

    Another thing you should know. Banners and skyscraper ads are dying out. Ask the experts. So better forget about banners and skyscrapers. Surfers universally ignore these kinds of ad formats. The reason behind this is that they are immediately recognized as advertisements and ads are rarely of any interest to anyone. We've all learned to not see them anymore. They're just background noise, so to speak.

    To really start making money with Adsense, you should have a definite focus on what you want to achieve and how you will go about achieving it. As with any other kind of business venture, time is needed coupled with patience.

    Do not just ignore your site and your Adsense once you have set them up. Spare some time, even an hour, to make adjustments to the Adsense ads on your sites. Sometimes even a small or barely noticeable change to the colour or positioning can quickly increase your Adsense income.

    Give it a try and you won't regret having joined Adsense in the first place.

    If you would like to learn more about earning an income or marketing online, visit my blog, where I am testing a variety of different income programs, traffic generation techniques, marketing programs and much more click here and you're on your way.

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    Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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    Promoting Your Blog

    Blogging can be a great deal of fun for some bloggers but for others it is a source of income. Whether this income is earned through an AdSense campaign, paid advertisements,Affiliate Marketing or some other type of revenue generating source one of the key elements to maximizing this profit is by driving greater traffic to the blog. This is because the more visitors the blog receives the more opportunities there are for the blogger to have visitors click through the advertisements in the blog. There are a few basic techniques which bloggers can rely on to promote their blog and increase traffic to their blog. This article will cover a few of these key concepts including participating in relevant Messege Boards, optimizing the blog for search engines and keeping the blog interesting to visitors.

    Active Participation in Message Boards

    Participation in message boards which relate to the blog topic is actually one very simple way for blog owners to drive traffic to their blog. However, one caveat to using this type of promotion for the blog is to avoid violating the rules of the message board. This is important because some message boards have strict regulations regarding the inclusion of links to other websites on the message board. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in the blogger being banned from the message board and may also cause other message board users to not think highly of the blog owner.

    Another careful consideration for the blog owner is to avoid posting the web address to his blog in a way which will be considered Spam by other message board users. This is important because other message board users are likely to not visit the blog if they believe the blog owner is simply spamming the message board. This can be avoided by including the link to the blog in the signature and ensuring the posts made on the message board are informative and of interest to the other message board users. Building a reputation as a useful contributor to the message board will be beneficial to enticing other users of the message board to visit the blog.

    Optimizing Your Blog

    Search Engine Optimization is another factor which blog owners should also carefully consider. Optimizing the blog for search engines can be beneficial because improved search engine rankings often lead to increased blog traffic. Depending on the amount of competition on the blog subject rising to the top of the search engine rankings may not always be easy. Blog owners who have a blog with a very popular subject may face stiff competition for search engine rankings from other blogs and websites which may have the means to hire professionals in the search engine optimization industry to assist them in achieving high rankings. However, there are some steps the blogger can take to attempt to boost rankings. Some of these steps include researching and using relevant keywords naturally throughout the blog postings, incorporating these keywords into the title, META and image tags and avoiding black hat optimizing techniques which could result in the blog being penalized by search engines.

    Keeping Your Blog Interesting

    Finally, one of the simplest ways a blog owner can help to drive traffic to his blog is by regularly updating the blog and keeping it interesting. This is important because a blog which is interesting is much more likely to not only maintain blog traffic but also generate new traffic. This is because readers who are interested in the posts on the blog are not only likely to keep coming back to the blog but are also likely to recommend the blog to other members of the target audience. This type of word of mouth advertising can be very beneficial because those who have an interest in the content of a particular blog also typically have friends who would also be interested in the blog. Once one blog owner recommends a blog to one or more friends, these new blog visitors are also likely to recommend the blog to others if they find it to be interesting, useful or otherwise worthwhile.

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    Putting up a company would of course require a lot of things, to get straight to the point, you need a capital. To make money requires money as well. But of course, with the versatility the internet offers, there are many ways you could find that could help optimize the potential of your site or business in generating traffic.

    While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flows, many sites don’t have the resources that others have to generate more traffic for your site. Well, you don’t have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.

    How sweet it is to have more traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Now it’s a sure thing that many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines in how to generate traffic using only free methods. Because it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent, it may take time, to say honestly, I’m not going to beat around the bush with you. You get better chances by paying for your advertisements, but at least you get a fighting chance with some of these free methods I’m about to tell you.

    Take advantage of online forums and online communities. The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the certain demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss about lots of things about the niche that you represent or offer. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.

    With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.

    You can also make use of newsletters. Provide people with a catalog of your products and interesting and entertaining articles. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who signs up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic.

    Another great idea is trading links with other sites. You don’t have to spend a cent. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster. With exchanging links, the efforts both sites do will benefit both sites. Every traffic that goes to the site could potentially click on the link of your site and visit your site as well. This works well especially when both sites feature the same niche.

    Write articles that could pique the attention of people that have interest in your product. Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides to other aficionados. Writing articles that provide good service and knowledge to other people would provide the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs.

    Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles. When people find interest in your articles they have a good chance of following the track by finding out where the article originated. Include a link or a brief description of your company with the article and there’s a great probability that they will go to your site.

    Write good content for your site. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that a content should be done by a professional content writer. You could do your on but you have to make content for your site that is entertaining as well as informational. It should provide certain requirements as well as great quality. Generally, internet users use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. With the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs.

    All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and extended man hours. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.

    The Importance Of Viral Marketing



    Creativity
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    This is one virtue a site must possess to lead the race in the ruthless competition in the Internet based business. With so many competition and rivalry going on, every method of marketing must be employed and utilized.

    It doesn’t matter if you have a killer product or a fantastically designed website, if people don’t know that you exist, it doesn’t matter, and you are not going to make it big. Worse of all, you business could just get killed.

    While there are so many methods and schemes used by so many e-commerce sites today, there are still some of those that can help you with an extra boost in the popularity ratings. One of these is the so called Viral Marketing.

    While the term Viral easily depicts a virus, a word very much dreaded by all computer owners, it is not what it seems. You do not actually use a computer virus to spread your business; on the contrary it just might kill you. Everyone has had enough of all those pop up ads and spywares.

    Viral Marketing Overview

    Viral Marketing also known otherwise as Viral Advertising is a marketing technique used to build the public awareness of one’s product or company. They use many forms of media to reach out to the public without actually promoting the product by riding on in other forms of addictive means that could get a person hooked and be obliged or amused to actually pass it on, with the product or company advertisement along with it.

    In a nutshell, companies ride on the idea that if people like the content of a media they will pass it on to their friends and family. They sponsor the certain media, such as a cool flash game, funny video, amusing story and such, which one may pass on to another with the company brand or logo or the products description or any other content to help promote the company or its product.

    Viral marketing has become a popular means of advertising and marketing because they are relatively low cost. To avoid being tagged as spam mail, viral marketing counts on the eagerness of one person to pas on the product. If a person sees the name of the person they know as the sender, they won’t block it and open it as well.

    Many companies offer incentives such as discounts and rebates when they help in spreading their viral marketing. They rely on the number of recipients a viral marketing gets from one person in determining the amount or number of incentive they can be attributed with.

    Using Viral Marketing to your advantage

    The main and foremost advantage of viral marketing is that you get a lot of publicity and public awareness about your site and your company. You get to generate a flow of traffic that are potential customers. With a little ingenuity and imagination, plus some incentives or prizes, you can reach out to a great number of people and announce your existence.

    Most every site and companies are catching on to the effectivity of Viral Marketing and Advertising. Not using it could kill your business. Along with other schemes and methods in promoting your site, like Search Engine Optimization and such, viral marketing could easily push you ahead in the rating games.

    Viral Marketing could be a sneaky way to get people to know about you and your company. You get them to pass your advertisement along. They are also very low cost that not investing in it could be downright a business suicide. All it takes is a great idea, a good addicting game, a funny story many ideas are still out there. Create a gossip or a buzz, many movies are promoted by using scandals and gossips to make them moirĂ© popular. Remember the movie “The Blair Witch Project”?

    Many big companies have tried viral marketing and have had many success stories with it. A classic example is Microsoft’s Hotmail. They were the first known big company to utilize the scheme and it has worked wonders for them.

    Now it’s your turn to use viral marketing to work wonders for you. Act now and reap the benefits Viral Marketing will provide for you and your sales figures.

    Monday, September 17, 2007

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    Having A Blog Gives Your Business An Advantage
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    Business blogging is an incredible online marketing tool that can increase the revenue you are getting from your web site with just a little planning and a focused goal in mind.

    • Think of a blog as the online 3D version of your expertise.
    • It's You, Inc. online.
    • It's a micro-website where you can showcase what you're up to.
    • It’s where your customers, potential clients, and the media – can get to know you better — either because they found your blog through the search engines, or they clicked through to it from a link in your newsletter, email signature or business card.

    Because of this, businesses who are engaging in blogging have a definite advantage over their competitors who don't.

    Here are some reasons why:

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    Word-of-Mouth. There are over 71 million blogs with over 100,000 more being added each day. There's 100’s of millions of active blog readers. Imagine how much exposure your company will have, if your products are seen through blogs. On the Internet, information spreads very quickly.

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    Awareness and Loyalty Blogging provides a means of open communication with your customers and this in turn helps create trust and loyalty. Knowing that you are there to respond to their questions and comments makes them more willing to try your products and services.

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    Really Simple Syndication (RSS) The use of RSS feeds is a great companion tool for your blogs. This is just another way to help people find your information. More visits means more sales. This is a user-friendly technology that should be utilized by anyone serious about his or her business.

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    Friday, September 14, 2007

    Amazing Steps to Start Productive Blogging

    You can turn your online publishing hobby into a moneymaking venture. Productive blogging is now very popular among Internet affiliate marketers, and you too can start one and become a powerful productive blogger.

    Blogs are easy to create. All the tools and templates are instantly available for you, the blog wizard will do the building and all you have to do is supply your information, choose the functionalities you want and your blog can be up and running in as little as 2 minutes. You’re now ready to make money out of your own blog and start the craze called productive blogging. To earn fast cash, the easiest way is to enroll in Google’s affiliate program called Adsense, Adwords, and Adsearch. This affiliate marketing scheme utilizes the contextual advertising method where you allow google to place linked ads to your site and pay you if someone other than yourself clicked on a link and successfully made a purchase or sign up in the advertisers websites.

    You can place the ads anywhere in your site and let site visitors click on your ad links. To achieve this, you need to have traffic to your site. To attract web visitors, always keep your blog content – fresh. Regularly update your blog and put as much functionality there for your visitors’ convenience. To ensure heavy traffic to your site, submit it to major search engines and choose correct keywords to insert in your blog to increase your ranking in search engines.

    Put as many links to your site as possible. The more visitors, the more prospective buyer will come to your site and transact.

    Blogs started as an online journal or diary. But now, it has evolved into a money - making, income – generating tool. Some blog for fun, others blog to unleash their creativity, but most important of all, you must blog to create wealth, and have the rewarding experience of productive blogging.

    Blog Affiliate Secrets

    By simply placing the right affiliate links on their high traffic blog, many online entrepreneurs are making some very serious money.

    Actually it is a lot simpler than you think because all a blog affiliate has to focus on to start generating a good income from their affiliate program is traffic. The more targeted that traffic arriving at their blog is, the more money they'll make from their affiliate programs. For instance targeted traffic will tend to click much more at the Adsense ads in search of more information and this will obviously put more money in the pockets of the blog affiliate.

    The most effective way for a blog affiliate to generate targeted traffic is through articles marketing. By writing a couple of promotional articles, whose objective will be to direct traffic to the blog, a blog affiliate can end up with lots of highly targeted prospects at their blog. However it is important to note that articles marketing is a special skill that you will need to learn. The good news is that once you've acquired the relevant skills and knowledge, there will be no limit to the sort of income that you can earn from your blog.

    It is also important that you realize that text affiliate links planted right in the middle of your content will work best to help you maximize on your blog affiliate income.

    Building Backlinks With Blogs

    The most boring part of getting traffic to a website is getting backlinks. This is hard, boring, time consuming work. You spend hours finding relevant websites to link to, then spend hours more sending emails requesting backlinks, or submitting your sites to there links pages. And at the end of the day (actually in a few weeks), you have ½ a dozen new reciprocal link partners. that's good and all, but it bores the living hell out of me, and I don't have time for it. And they are only reciprocal links.

    One-way links

    Far better are one way links back to your pages. These are from websites that link to your site without you having to reciprocate. They are the best links to have, and the best way to get them in the past has been by submitting articles to places like directories, ezines and forums where other people read them, and hopefully give you a link back on there website somewhere.

    Using a blog you can build one-way links to your site very fast. If you write articles of interest to others, they will link back to you in articles they write on their own blogs, and bloggers link to other bloggers without even thinking.

    Getting your blog seen

    "OK, so how do I get my blog in front of other people?" you ask... you automatically submit your blog posts to the large blog and feed directories as soon as you publish them, that's how! Included in your blog software is the ability to ping other feed sites. At SEO-easy.com you can find a free list of 45 directories to add to your Blog, so you can ping them automatically every time you update your blog.

    If your blogging software doesn't have the ability to automatically ping, go to Pingomatic.com and submit your blog manually.

    Where to put your blog

    On your website, that's where. If your blog is hosted outside your website... on blogger.com for instance, move it! You can't get backlinks with your blog if unless it's on a page of your website. The other option is using WordPress or a similar blog package.

    WordPress is fast becoming the most popular blogging software in use today. It is included as a free download in with many hosting accounts. Go into your servers admin and look for Fantastico Scripts and it should be there. If your hosting includes cPanel, you will find it is included, all you need to do is install it, and that takes only a minute. If your hosting does not include it, you can download and install it from WordPress.org yourself.

    You can place your blog on your homepage - yoursite.com - on another page of your site - yoursite.com/blog - on a subdomain - blog.yoursite.com - but in my opinion, by far the best is yoursite.com

    Comparing Free Blogging Software

    With the increased interest in Blogging (web Logging), many web hosting providers now provide an assortment of free usage, open source blogging software packages. Among the most popular of these blogging tools are B2evolution, WordPress and Nucleus. Each of these programs offer similar basic features, so the question arises as to which one is easiest to use and would be appropriate for the requirements of your particular website.

    The answer lies in the true purpose of your blog website. If your primary goal is to share your opinions and ideas with the general public, you would want to utilize a different blogging tool than a user who was creating product blogs as a commercial sales effort. A blog for search engine promotion would have entirely different requirements. All of these uses are viable reasons to create a blog, however each requires different features to be successful.

    WordPress Blogging Software
    Available for free download at: http://wordpress.org/

    It is hard to beat WordPress for general personal blogging. WordPress is an open source, state-of-the-art personal publishing platform with a focus on presentation and usability. Everything related to creating and updating your blog is available through an intuitive graphical interface. With WordPress there is no need to compile your work. You simply write your column. You then select the features you want and your blog is instantly created and published to your website.

    If you are on vacation, you can schedule your uploads for some date in the future or even email your column to the server! The system allows multiple users with multiple blogs divided into categories and sub-categories. This allows multiple family members or friends to create their own blogs along with yours.

    Easy customization and the availability of many "plug-ins" that provide more functionality (add new features as you learn) makes this software a very good choice for most individuals.

    B2evolution
    Available for free download at: http://b2evolution.net/

    B2evolution is another advanced web log tool that features an integrated XHTML validator. It supports recursive subcategories, cross posting and has a really cool integrated "skinning" system.

    The "skinning" system allows you to create multiple blogs in separate categories with different appearances for each blog. You simply "change the skin" for the blog to create a totally new look and feel.

    The "skinning" feature, combined with the built in multi-user administration management tool, makes the system robust enough for more commercial endeavors, such as product promotion blogs. If you have much to publish with multiple themes, this is the software you are looking for.

    Nucleus Blogging Software
    Available for free download at: http://nucleuscms.org/

    Though Nucleus is an extremely robust blogging tool in its own right, it also contains some powerful features that can provide benefits in promotion of your blog.

    Nucleus offers the ability to optimize its URLS, creating simple page addresses that do not have and "&" or "=" characters. This makes the pages search engine (and user) friendly. Another great feature is the ability to show the contents of multiple weblogs on one page. This could allow a website owner to manipulate the optimum text / keyword balance on pages for better search engine rankings.

    Nucleus also provides RSS and Atom feeds that can be extremely helpful when promoting a website. If part of your blog's function is to work as a search engine marketing and promotion tool, Nucleus is an exceptional software package.

    Each of these blogging software packages offer the basic tools that you would need to create a successful blog and all three are PHP - MySQL open source (free to use) packages. You should try to select the software that helps you achieve the long term goal that you have in mind for your website based on the unique extra features offered by each.

    How to Build a Niche Site With a Blog

    Building niche sites is all the rage these days.

    The basic strategy is very simple. Find a niche market that isn't oversaturated. Develop a list of related keywords people are searching on. Then write an article optimized for each one of your keywords. Once you have your articles, upload them to your site. Monitize your site with affiliate links and Adsense.

    For this kind of niche site to be effective and make money, it is imperative that you get free traffic, and a lot of it. And that's exactly where a blog can be your best friend.

    At its very simplest, a blog is just a structure. It's the bones of a web site. A blog is a simple way to publish and display your content online. Most of us think of blogs as a chronicle of news events, or commentary on news and items of interest. Or personal diaries.

    Few people stop to think that you can build any kind of website with a blog. In reality, a blog can be used very effectively to build a niche site. The fact of the matter is, a blog is the easiest way to publish your niche site content. But the biggest reason to use a blog is that it can drive traffic to your site a lot faster than a statically-built site. A niche site built with a blog is a very powerful strategy.

    First, choose your niche and research your keywords. Write your first article based on one of those keywords, just as you would when building a regular site. Then set up your blog and publish that article. Your niche site is now live.

    To make your site structure the most effective, be sure to choose a blog that allows the use of Categories, such as Word Press or Moveable Type. Use your 10 most important keywords as the name of your Categories. Then file all your secondary keyword articles under those Categories.

    Why is this so important? If you keep building your site with keyword-rich articles, eventually you could have hundreds of pages. Each of those pages will have a link to your 10 Categories. And each of those links will use the anchor text of your most important keywords. As a result of all those internal keyword-rich links, your site will end up ranking very well in the search engines for your Category names.

    Now it's time to set up your traffic strategy. This is where a blog can really shine. There are many special RSS/blog directories that are hungry for feeds. By submitting your new blog to these directories, you can start getting traffic almost immediately. Quite often these feeds will result in a lot more traffic than all the major search engines combined. This is why it makes so much sense to build your niche site as a blog. You can have twice the traffic, and get it much faster than with a static site.

    Here is a list of some of the top RSS/blog directories you should submit your site to: http://www.masternewmedia.org/rss/top55/

    Once you've submitted your site to the directories, you can get it indexed by Yahoo almost immediately by adding your RSS feed to your MyYahoo page. If you don't have a MyYahoo page, just go to http://www.yahoo.com. Now click on the MyYahoo link at the top and set up your free account. Once you have your account set up, click on Add Content, then add the URL of your blog RSS feed into the Find Content box.

    When you go back to your MyYahoo page, your blog plus your first post should be shown. If you go look at your web stats for your site, you'll find that the Yahoo spider has already made a visit! Your new site should be indexed in Yahoo in just a couple of days. This is a strategy that some marketers were selling for $50 just a few months ago. And it works like a charm.

    Every time you add a post, you can alert the RSS/blog directories by "pinging" them. There is a wonderful site at http://www.pingomatic.com that makes this very easy. You just have to type in your blog URL and Pingomatic will send your ping to Yahoo and about 15 other large directories. That will bring the spiders back to your site almost immediately!

    During the first month, I would suggest that you write and add a new article every day. Blogs that are frequently updated get the most traffic. And you'll find that the major search engines will spider your site every day. At the end of a month, you'll have a 30-article niche site that is already getting a lot of traffic. If you've monetized your site with Adsense and related affiliate programs, you should also be making money already.

    Once you've started building your niche sites with a blog, you'll never go back to doing it the old way again!

    Blogs And Your Work From Home Internet Business

    As a work from home internet business entrepreneur you have several really good tools on the internet you can take advantage of in order to build your work from home business. A blog is just one of those tools that you can use and should be taking advantage of.

    In recent months blogs have become more and more popular all over the internet. A blog, or weblog, is a personal Web site updated frequently with links, commentary and anything else you like. People maintained blogs long before the term was coined, but the trend gained momentum with the introduction of automated published systems, most notably Blogger. (http://www.blogger.com) At blogger.com Thousands of people use services such as Blogger to simplify and accelerate the publishing process. This makes it very simple to create several 100 pages within a site all with the same look and feel but with different content. This of coarse is exactly what the major search engines are looking for.

    There are several reasons why a work from home internet business entrepreneur like my self would use blogs in their arsenal of marketing tools. The number one reason for me is to gain better search engine exposure. I have several blogs already started. Two are merely work from home business article databases. Every time I write a new article or find a good one someone else wrote, I submit it into my blog which crates a new page in my site. The search engines will find and spider this new page. I also have a work from home tips blog which I try to post several good tips to each week. This is all great content for my work from home internet business web site that my visitors will hopefully want to read.

    Blogs also create opportunities for more search engine submissions. Recently with the popularity of blogs special blog search engines have started to emerge. The only way you can submit to one of these special blog search engines is if you have a blog yourself. Blogs create a special rss or xml files that these search engines will look for.

    Setting up your blog may initially take some time and effort but it’s made much simpler if you use blogger.com. But do not use bloggers hosting service. Be sure to use your own domain and hosting service. This will get you the best results with the search engines. Once you have chosen your main template look and feel of your blog all you need to do is keep posting new and good content that your readers would be interested in to your blog. Eventually over time you will have 100’s pages of great content that your visitors will enjoy reading all spidered by the major search engines giving you more traffic and exposure.

    16 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

    You've got your blog set up and you've started posting pithy, useful information that your niche market would benefit from and enjoy. Days go by, you keep publishing, but no one comments and your traffic stats are barely registering. What do you do?

    Like any website you own, you must do some blog promotion to start driving traffic to your site. Here are 16 steps, in no particular order of importance, that you can start doing now to get traffic moving to your blog.

    1. Set up a Bloglet subscription form on your blog and invite everyone in your network to subscribe: family, friends, colleagues, clients, associates.

    Http://www.bloglet.com

    2. Set up a feed on MyYahoo.com so your site gets regularly spidered by the Yahoo search engine (see tutorial on http://www.biztipsblog.com)

    http://www.my.yahoo.com

    3. Read and comment on other blogs that are in your target niche. Don't write things like "nice blog" or "great post." Write intelligent, useful comments with a link to your blog.

    4. Use Ping-0-matic to ping blog directories. Do this every time you publish.

    http://www.pingomatic.com

    5. Submit your blog to traditional search engines: http://www.submitfire.com

    6. Submit your blog to blog directories. The most comprehensive list of directories is on this site:

    http://www.masternewmedia.org/rss/top55/

    Tip: Create a form to track your submissions; this can take several hours when you first start so schedule an hour a day for submitting or hire a VA to do it for you.

    7. Add a link to your blog in your email signature file.

    8. Put a link to your blog on every page of your website.

    9. If you publish a newsletter, make sure you have a link to your blog in every issue.

    10. Include a link to your blog as a standard part of all outgoing correspondence such as autoresponder sequences, sales letters, reports, white papers, etc.

    11. Print your blog URL on your business cards, brochures and flyers.

    12. Make sure you have an RSS feed URL that people can subscribe to. The acronym RSS means Rich Site Summary, or some may consider its meaning as Really Simple Syndication. It is a document type that lists updates of websites or blogs available for syndication. These RSS documents (also known as 'feeds') may be read using aggregators (news readers). RSS feeds may show headlines only or both headlines and summaries.

    To learn how news aggregators/RSS readers work, see this site: http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-readers.htm

    13. Post often to keep attracting your subscribers to come back and refer you to others in their networks; include links to other blogs, articles and websites in your posts

    14. Use Trackback links when you quote or refer to other blog posts. What is TrackBack? Essentially what this does is send a message from one server to another server letting it know you have posted a reference to their post. The beauty is that a link to your blog is now included on their site.

    15. Write articles to post around the web in article directories. Include a link to your blog in the author info box (See example in our signature below).

    16. Make a commitment to blog everyday. 10 minutes a day can help increase your traffic as new content attracts search engine spiders. Put it on your calendar as a task every day at the same time.

    Tip: Use a hit counter to track your visitor stats: how many unique visitors, how many page views, average length of visit. You can get a free hit counter at http://www.sitemeter.com

    How to Get Your Blog Noticed Quickly and Widely

    1. Submit your blog to all of the directories listed on http://pingomatic.com/. Pingomatic will ping 15 services all at once.

    2. Ping your blog after every post at http://pingomatic.com/

    3. Here's a real gem: Submit your blog to http://www.pingoat.com/ Pingoat will ping over fifty blog ping services all at once. So you don't have to hunt for ping services and manually ping them. Pingoat pings over fifty blog ping servers (growing) with just one click.

    4. Ping your blog after every post at Pingoat at http://www.pingoat.com/

    5. Sign up for a free account at BlogExplosion.com and register your blog there: http://www.blogexplosion.com/

    6. Submit your blog to all of the directores listed at http://www.rss-feeds-directory.com/blog_lists.html

    7. Sign up for a "My Yahoo" at http://my.yahoo.com/ and attach your blog to your own "My Yahoo" account. This will get your blog included in Yahoo very quickly. This is worth the effort to stop what you're doing right and do it, since Yahoo has a PR 9.

    8. Use this code: "http://add.my.yahoo.com/content?url= http://www.yourblog.com/urblog.xml" in your blog to allow others to put your feed on their own "My Yahoo" account.

    9. Sign up for a "My MSN" at http://www.my.msn.com/, and attach your blog to your own "My MSN" account. This will get your blog included in MSN very quickly. This is also invaluable because MSN has a PR 8.

    10. Use this code: "http://my.msn.com/addtomymsn.armx?id= rss&ut=http://www.urblogfeedaddress.com/urblog.xml" in your blog to allow others to put your feed on their own "My MSN" account.

    11. Place the link and description of your blog in your signature, so that any posts to Forums, Outgoing Emails, Autoresponder Courses, etc, will promote your blog.

    12. Post a link and description of your blog on each of your sites.

    13. Place your blog on all the major search engines. AddMe.com will submit your blog free to the top 14 Search engines here:
    http://www.addme.com/submission.htm

    SubmitExpress.com will submit your blog free to the top 20 Search engines here:
    http://www.submitexpress.com/

    14. Use Article Directories as a resource for articles to post on your blog. Here are a few:
    http://ezinearticles.com/
    http://goarticles.com/
    http://www.knowledge-finder.com/
    http://www.informit.com/articles/

    15. Locate blogs with a lot of traffic and place useful comments in their comment box. Be sure the blog and your comments are relavent to both your blog and theirs. Senseless posts won't help you, they'll hurt you.

    16. Once you get around 5 to 10 posts on your blog, start a PR campaign and announce it to all relevant channels.

    17. Make a blog post as often as possible. More than once a day is not really necessary. Remember, if you can't write that much, go to step # 14.

    Making Money From Blogs

    How to Make Money From your Blog with Great Ease and Simplicity.



    A weblog (or simply blog) is a website that 'publishes' or features articles (which are called 'blog posts', 'posts', or 'entries'), written by an individual or a group that make use of any or a combination of the following:

    · Straight texts
    · Photographs or images (photoblog)
    · Video (videoblog)
    · Audio files (audioblog)
    · Hyperlinks

    Usually presented and arranged in reverse chronological order, blogs are essentially used for the following purposes:

    · Online journal or a web diary
    · Content managament system
    · Online publishing platform

    A typical blog has the following components:

    · Post date -the date and time of the blog entry

    · Category - the category that the blog belongs to

    · Title - the title of the blog

    · Main body - the main content of the blog

    · RSS and trackback - links the blog back from other sites

    · Comments - commentaries that are added by readers

    · Permalinks - the URL of the full article

    · Other optional items - calendar, archives, blogrolls, and add-ons or plug-ins

    A blog can also have a footer, usually found at the bottom of the blog, that shows the post date, the author, the category, and the 'stats' (the nubmer of comments or trackbacks).

    There are numerous types of blogs. Some of them are the following:

    1. Political blog - on news, politics, activism, and other issue based blogs (such as campaigning).

    2. Personal blog - also known as online diary that may include an individual's day-to-day experience, complaints, poems, and illicit thoughts, and communications between friends.

    3. Topical blog - with focus either on a particular niche (function or position) that is usually technical in nature or a local information.

    4. Health blog - on specific health issues. Medical blog is a major category of health blog that features medical news from health care professionals and/or actual patient cases.

    5. Literary blog - also known as litblog.

    6. Travel blog - with focus on a traveler's stories on a particular journey.

    7. Research blog - on academic issues such as research notes.

    8. Legal blog - on law (technical areas) and legal affairs; also known as 'blawgs'.

    9. Media blog - focus on falsehoods or inconsistencies in mass media; usually exclusive for a newspaper or a television network.

    10. Religious blog - on religious topics

    11. Educational blog - on educational applications, usually written by students and teachers.

    12. Collaborative or collective blog - a specific topic written by a group of people.

    13. Directory blog - contains a collection of numerous web sites.

    14. Business blog - used by entrepreneurs and corporate employees to promote their businesses or talk about their work.

    15. Personification blog - focus on non-human being or objects (such as dogs).

    16. Spam blogs - used for promoting affiliated websites; also known as 'splogs'.

    Blogging is typically done on a regular (almost daily) basis. The term "blogging" refers to the act of authoring, maintaining, or adding an article to an existing blog, while the term "blogger" refers to a person or a group who keeps a blog.

    Today, more than 3 million blogs can be found in the Internet. This figure is continuously growing, as the availability of various blog software, tools, and other applications make it easier for just about anyone to update or maintain the blog (even those with little or no technical background). Because of this trend, bloggers can now be categorized into 4 main types:

    · Personal bloggers - people who focus on a diary or on any topic that an individual feels strongly about.

    · Business bloggers - people who focus on promoting products and services.

    · Organizational bloggers - people who focus on internal or external communication in an organization or a community.

    · Professional bloggers - people who are hired or paid to do blogging.

    Problogging (professional blogging) refers to blogging for a profit. Probloggers (professional bloggers) are people who make money from blogging (as an individual blog publisher or a hired blogger).

    Below are just some of the many money-making opportunities for probloggers:

    · Advertising programs
    · RSS advertising
    · Sponsorship
    · Affiliate Programs
    · Digital assets
    · Blog network writing gigs
    · Business blog writing gigs
    · Non blogging writing gigs
    · Donations
    · Flipping blogs
    · Merchandising
    · Consulting and speaking

    The following are a few things that you need to consider if you want to be successful in problogging:

    1. Be patient. Problogging requires a lot of time and effort, not to mention a long-term vision.

    2. Know your audience. Targeting a specific audience or group is a key to building a readership.

    3. Be an 'expert'. Focus on a specific niche topic and strive to be the "go-to" blogger on that topic.

    4. Diversify. Experiment with various add and affiliate programs that enable you to make money online (aside from blogging).

    5. Do not bore your readers. Focus on the layout. White spaces, line spacings, and bigger fonts make a blog welcoming to read.

    Certainly, it is possible to earn money from blogs. One just needs to take risks, the passion, and the right attitude in order to be a successful problogger

    The Importance Of Blog Design

    The Art of Making your Blog looks Attractive and Beautiful.


    Blogs have increased popularity over this past months. Many people have started to create their personal blogs to express their thoughts and feelings. Internet companies have also started their blogs to inform consumers on the latest product news and reviews.

    Because of this, blogs are also being used as internet marketing media. Before, internet marketing is done by placing banners and links on popular websites, such as news and information sites. Links were also included on newsletters and marketing letters sent to the members of their mailing lists.

    Many people spend time reading blogs. People read their friend's blogs, their favorite author's blogs, blogs on topics that they are interested in, and blogs on product reviews. With the increasing popularity of blogging, it is even feared that people rely on blogs to get the latest news.

    While getting news reports from blogs isn't reliable, some people look for product reviews through blogs. In some cases, this is more dependable. While it is true that some media persons are being paid to write good reviews about a certain product, blog writers write about their actual experiences on products and services from a company.

    Since there are many people who read and start their own blogs, blogs are a good medium to market a product. With the increasing blog traffic means increase in product sales.

    Blog traffic can be increased by joining affiliate programs and sites, which will list your blog under a certain search category or name. You can also have your blog advertised in popular websites. This, however, will cost some money and is not advisable if you have just started blogging.

    A writer who has just launched his/her blog will want as much traffic as possible to increase advertisements on the site. Also, some advertisers pay every time their link is clicked or the page that has their link is viewed.

    When you have increased traffic on your blog, you should try to keep you visitors coming back and recommending your blog to friends and colleagues.

    This can be done by having informative or amusing content and good blog layout and design. You may develop your blog's content or you can also acquire the services of a web content writer to provide you with the blog articles.

    The blog's layout and design also plays a big role. While most of the companies offering free blog hosting offer pre-selected templates, there are also some that allows customization that if you utilize this feature correctly can increase your blog's traffic.

    Here are a few tips to make your blog stand out from the millions of blogs out there that have standard designs.

    * Customize the banner

    The banner usually has the most generic designs that are common to the blogs from a blogging company or service.

    You can personalize this banner by having a graphic with the dimensions of the banner. You can also edit the graphic so that it will also include the title of your blog.

    In this case, you can create your own graphic or you can purchase professional looking graphics online for less than $10.

    * Personalizing photos

    Of course, most of the photos that you will be posting will be your own. However, if you don't customize the photos before posting them, you may miss maximizing the enhancing benefits graphics can add to the page. Adding photo borders can help the photo stand out from the page.

    It can also add to the design of your blog. You can choose a standard border or you can also create your own border which can be associated with your blog's templates.

    * Add a favicon

    Don't you think sites with icons on the address bar before the website's URL are cool? Many people do. These favicons add a professional look to the URL. These easy to do using photo or graphic editing softwares.

    * Check out blog templates, layouts, backgrounds, textures and skins from sites

    There are sites that offer free blog templates, layouts, backgrounds, textures and skins. You can make use of these so your blog will not look generic like most of the blogs hosted by the service provider.

    * Include RSS feeds

    This is a cool way to inform people with newsreaders about your blog headlines. Tutorials on RSS feeds are available on the internet.

    * Audio makes your blog more personal

    Not only does audio personalizes the blog; it can also keep your visitors coming back. You can try having streaming radio stations, mp3 file or playlists loading with your blog.

    * Advertisements

    If you have signed-up with Google Ad-Sense, which I am sure you would like to do, make sure that the ads are conveniently placed that these will not hinder your readers' ease in accessing the information on your blog.

    Try using these tips and you can definitely increase and retain traffic on your blog.

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