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Blogging 101

Blogging has rapidly become THE primary traffic generation tool of newbie’s and advanced marketers alike. Its an easy, and efficient way to create and maintain connections with customers, staff, colleagues and peers, and best of all, ensure consistent and easier to link to listings in search engines, and from sites.
Whilst many people are saying that ‘the money is in the list’ – and while that’s still true, there is a certain element of truth in the concept that the Internet is changing in favor of blogs. This change is meaning that though you might not make the same sorts of sales as you do on lists via your blog, but that blogs are still a powerful, and compelling way to make money online – and, of course build your list.
Blogging and list building don’t need to be mutually exclusive of one another either – both tactics compliment one another very deeply and will allow you to extend your reach exponentially. This reach expansion may seem slow at first, but one of the best things about it, is that people will, of course, remember and reference you if you provide serious value to them – something that most new bloggers overlook.
Blogs contain one very powerful concept – interaction. With interaction you’ll find that people are more interested in what you’re saying, and you’ll gain insight into how your market actually works, which, in turn, gives you the ability to drill down even further into your chosen specialty area.
With a little help, planning, and work, you can build an amazing, engaging and useful blog that is a credit to your company and a customer based connection that rewards you, and them with a rich relationship – and rewards you with loyal customers that will follow you to the ends of the earth if necessary.
Depending on your blogging style, you’ll either make friends or enemies – but either way, they WILL comment on your blog. People that comment are more likely to return to your site – and those that return WILL give you the feedback, and basis for more content. Blogs are win win – so why don’t you go out and get one today?

Have the Right Email Signature to Promote Your Blog

Having a blog can be a great thing if you want to earn a lot of money. First of all, there are many ways for you to earn money from your blog, if you know where to look and how to write to meet the needs and demands of your market. You can post advertisements, and then get commissions for each time that your blog visitors click on your advertisements.

You can get paid for each blog post that you write, and then get paid in bulk if a company likes you and decides to outsource you as their primary blog writer. You can also get paid by brick and mortar companies who want to use your blog as their own advertising posting site.

In all these cases, you can get money and make a profit only if you are able to prove that a lot of people visit your blog, and only if you can show that people are actually interested in what you have to say. This may mean that you need to have a lot of people commenting on your blog, a lot of people linking to it, and a lot of people coming in each day to read each and every entry that you have written. This also means that you need to promote your blog in as many channels and through as many places as possible that are appropriate to your blog content and your intended target market.

One way that you can promote your blog is to have the right email signature in each of your emails. True, you can ask people to link to you, and you can post in forums, but you can also get the word out fast if you are able to let each of your email readers see that you have stuff that they might be able to use. An email signature, moreover, is the easiest to see and catch: people always check their email, but to be able to see your posts in a forum or to see your link in a neighboring blog, they will need to open their browser and spend their time surfing the Internet. Your email signature should therefore be the ultimate invitation to open that browser and check your blog out.

So how should you fashion your email signature?

First of all, know your limits: you should keep to a very small number of lines, and you should avoid any formatting or inserting files that may make your email hard to read and difficult to load. Keep your email signature to three lines: your blog address, your name, and a description of your blog.

Why put your blog address out there? You need people to see what your blog name and address is, instead of having to make them click on a “click here” or “see more” link that you intend to hyperlink into their browsers. You need your name as author, of course, and you need a quick description of your blog in order to tell your reader what he or she should expect.

Make your blog description short (one sentence of less than fifteen words should be a good benchmark), but make sure that it meets someone’s need. For instance, avoid saying, “A blog about gardening,” and be more action-oriented, such as “If you need more information about how to make your garden attractive at all times of the year, then visit my blog!”

These are only a few tips that you may want to take into account as you go about using your email signature in order to promote your blog. For more information, note what kinds of email signatures work with you, and see how you can make your own better. If you are able to use your email signature well, then you will be able to get more visitors to your blog.

Social Networking to Improve Your Blog’s Traffic

There is no doubt that blogging is qucikly becoming popular and there’s no stopping its popularity. The fight for supremacy heats on. The battle for the highest ranked blog or the most frequently visited blog is now at its peak. It is also no surprise that blogs now are becoming popular because of its use as a vehicle for earning extra bucks.
What do you need to increase your blog’s traffic? It requires no extra complication as a matter of fact, all you need to do is to maximize your networking skills. That’s right! No need for additional special skills – just plain old networking skills. So how do you start?

First you need to have a constant appearance online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides. Aside from forums, you can also chat with other bloggers online.

Advertise your blog online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides. Aside from forums, you can also chat with other bloggers online. Advertise your blog online. It requires no extra complication as a matter of fact, all you need to do is to maximize your networking skills.

That’s right! No need for additional special skills – just plain old networking skills. So how do you start? It requires no extra complication as a matter of fact, all you need to do is to maximize your networking skills. That’s right! No need for additional special skill, just plain old networking skills. So how do you start? First you need to have a constant appearance online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well.

It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides. First you need to have a constant appearance online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides.

All you need to have a constant appearance online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog contains.

You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides.

In short, social networking is the key to improve your blog’s traffic.

Reasons Why Leaving Spam Comments is NOT the Way to Promote Your Blog

There are basically three words that can describe spam accurately: desperate, manipulative, evil. While that may sound like the resume of some soap opera villain, it rings true for every one of us who have ever been burned by spam. Spam is an example of why sometimes, the means does not justify the end.

True, the aim is to build buzz for your blog but the technique used is just plain wrong. If you’re planning on leaving spam comments on other websites any time soon, know that it’s not the way to promote your blog. On the contrary, you might even do damage to your blog without knowing it.

Understanding spam comments

Spam comments started sprouting their evil seed when online guestbooks began appearing on websites. Unscrupulous site owners and marketers bombarded these guestbooks with links (many even used purely links) back to the spammers’ websites. If any comment is included at all, it may contain highly generic ones such as ‘cool post’ or ‘great website’ or ‘nice page’.

Spam appears in just about anything these days, including blogs, often in the form of a comment. How this is done is quite simple. Any blogger who wishes to promote his blog can simply write down keyword-heavy texts in the guise of a comment and then post it at random on another blog or website. Sites that allow hyperlinks to be displayed are usually the prime targets.

The problem here is that this type of commenting is not purposeful at all. It’s done at random, similar to throwing darts at a huge dartboard while wearing a blindfold in the hopes of hitting something, anything.

Why spam commenting will not work for you

Leaving spam comments to promote your blog may seem tempting enough but it’s best to avoid it. That is, if you want to be taken seriously and see your blog last long enough for your grandchildren to appreciate. Here are reasons why leaving spam comments to promote your blog are NOT the way to go:

You’re being watched

These days, you spam someone once and you’ll be branded for life. Or at least the blog or business you’re trying to promote will be. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 makes sure spam is controlled and no one can wave it around like a weapon.

Becoming associated with spam is bad news for your blog. People hate spam… period. They will be more than happy to report you to your host provider or even your affiliate companies and avoid your blog altogether. And yes, Akismet and a host of other plug-ins designed to fight spam will be watching.

You will be penalized

By leaving spam comments on another website with the sole purpose of promoting your blog, you give that website’s owner the permission to become a witness against you. Your host provider will cut off ties with you and if you’re using your blog to promote an affiliate’s products, even your affiliate will drop you.

Should this happen, you will have to start all over again, from square one, with a tarnished reputation. If you leave more spam comments in the future, you’ll only be repeating the cycle all over again, all to your detriment.

You’ll be seen as unprofessional

Leaving spam comments to promote a blog is for the lazy, the uninformed and the desperate. Why else would you use a technique that is generally viewed as unsavory? If you’re unprofessional, your visitors will find it difficult to trust you ever again.

You’ll be violating certain unwritten codes

The reason why comments are allowed in websites is to provide people a platform with which to interact. Blogs, forums and discussion boards are large meeting places, open to people regardless of their age, sex, location or personal beliefs, with the implicit agreement that those who participate will be respected for their beliefs.

By leaving spam comments on these sites mainly to promote your blog, you break this code of trust.

Leaving spam comments can increase your blog’s ranking… artificially

Although an artificial increase in ranking can mean good news for your blog (it will allow your site to appear high in search engine rankings), this is only an initial effect, sort of like anesthesia. Soon, it will wear off.

This is particularly true if your blog has nothing else to offer. Visitors who have been driven to your blog through search engine links (which you were able to achieve artificially) will sniff around your site and if they find nothing there, they’ll leave soon enough, never to come back.

Worse, word might even get around that your website is filled with nothing but air. If you must promote your blog this way, make sure you have the content to make visitors stay.

How to Add Your Blog to Blog Directories: A Primer

There are over a million blogs now online, and there are thousands and thousands of readers who have to sift through all the intellectual and creative sedimentation in order to find the things that they would like to read. After all, there are as many tastes and thoughts as there are people on the planet, and having a blog can be a bid for anyone to be heard. If you have a blog, surely you’ve had dreams of making it big in the blogosphere and of getting people to read your work no matter where they are in the work. In order to do this, however, you will need to find ways to promote your blog.

Thanks to the power of technology and the Internet, you have a lot of techniques to choose from when it comes to promoting your blog. For one, you can post on forums that have topics that are related to your blog, and that have members who might be interested in the things that you have to say. Another way that you can promote your blog is through posting on mailing lists: you can extend help to people who you know can benefit from your expertise, or you can simply join a mailing list where people share your interests.

One more way for you to make more people come to your side of the bloggin universe is to add your blog to blog directories.

In the same way that Google indexes individual websites and puts them under the right keyword, so can you add your blog to an online blog directory. The blog directory is a great way for you to get noticed. By placing your blog under certain categories or keywords, and by placing it in a place that can be searched, and where individual entries can be categorized and filtered according to topic, you can get more readers – and not just casual readers who are passing through, but those who actually may share your interests.

How do you get your blog onto online blog directories?

There are many different directories available, and you will need to find one that not only offers free listing – there are many of these, so you need not worry – but those that will allow you to gain the most visibility. Moreover, you are not limited to a single blog directory: try placing yourself in about four or five, as there are readers and browsers that often stay loyal to a single blog directory. This technique may allow you to spread yourself farther, and faster.

Before you enter your blog onto an online directory, make sure that you know exactly what your blog keywords are.

These will be required when you register your blog site. You do not want to put down random keywords in an effort to get your blog noticed anywhere and everywhere. You know what it feels like to stumble onto a website that has absolutely nothing to do with your search term, so imagine what a blog reader would feel when he or she finds your blog but isn’t interested in its content!

Don’t turn potential readers away!

In the same way, make your content readable and worth going back to. There are many blog writers out there who do not even spell properly or write with sense, and you do need to set yourself apart from the rest. Make sure that your blog is ready for the world before you put it on a blog directory.

These are only a few tips that you may want to take note of before you start putting your blog down in a blog directory. For more information, go through the About and FAQ sections of blog directories to see what rules you need to follow, and the extent of the reach of the directory. With good planning and good keywords, not to mention good content, you will succeed in blogging.

How an Email Signature can be a Good Way to Promote a Blog

If you are planning to promote a blog, you must be asking yourself – how can I do it? Most specially if your blog just talks about personal stuff and people might now relate to the entries at all. Do not worry because blog promotion hasn’t been this easy. All it takes is a few line and that’s when the magic starts. A few line in your signature can make a lot of difference!

Imagine the number of people you send mail to. Every day it is possible to send an email to thousands of people in just a single click of a button. That’s how powerful internet is. If you link your signature to your blog all the recipients of your email will be getting as well the direct link to your blog. This will indeed increase traffic on your site. It is obvious that with high traffic, the more successful your blog will be. That’s the magic of signatures.

A simple example of signatures are just short and sweet phrases. It doesn’t have to be long. Once you are set, it is possible to send an email to thousands of people in just a single click of a button. That’s how powerful internet is. If you link your signature to your blog all the recipients of your email will be getting as well the direct link to your blog. This will indeed increase traffic on your site. It is obvious that with high traffic, the more successful your blog will be. That’s the magic of signatures. There is no need to add complication to the promotion of your blog.

If you link your signature to your blog all the recipients of your email will be getting as well the direct link to your blog. This will indeed increase traffic on your site. It is obvious that with high traffic, the more successful your blog will be. That’s the magic of signatures. There is no need to add complication to the promotion of your blog. If you link your signature to your blog all the recipients of your email will be getting as well the direct link to your blog.

This will indeed increase traffic on your site. It is obvious that with high traffic, the more successful your blog will be. That’s the magic of signatures. There is no need to add complication to the promotion of your blog. It is obvious that with high traffic, the more successful your blog will be.

Signatures are just short and sweet phrases. It doesn’t have to be long. Once you are set, it is possible to send an email to thousands of people in just a single click of a button. That’s how powerful internet is. If you link your signature to your blog all the recipients of your email will be getting as well the direct link to your blog. This will indeed increase traffic on your site. It is obvious that with high traffic, the more successful your blog will become.

With these tips in mind, you will have higher traffic of visits on your blog and that is definitely a win – win situation for you. Just remember. With email signatures, your blog promotion will be as easy as ABC. No need to make it fancy, just the plain old signature will do just the same.

Promoting Your Blog Through Forums

The most challenging part of blog writing is how you will promote the blog to the world wide web. A lot of blogs are swarming the world wide web – blog about love, relationships, gadgets, games and much much more. What can you do to attract more readers? Is there a special way to enhance the traffic of your blog? The answer is yes. No complications, it is just a plain technique – the usage of forums to promote your blog.

In forums, a diversity of people will be able to view your blog. That means different sets of online dwellers will be able to access your blog easily and might be able to back link your blog to other websites. Forums are very helpful since it is very interactive. Members of certain forums could easily share which blog is helpful or not. Which of the blogs are entertaining or just a boring blog. Just the same, forums will give way to your blog’s popularity.

Forums are very helpful since it is very interactive. Members of certain forums could easily share which blog is helpful or not. Which of the blogs are entertaining or just a boring blog. Just the same, forums will give way to your blog’s popularity. That means different sets of online dwellers will be able to access your blog easily and might be able to back link your blog to other websites. Forums are very helpful since it is very interactive.

Members of certain forums could easily share which blog is helpful or not. Which of the blogs are entertaining or just a boring blog. Just the same, forums will give way to your blog’s popularity. That means different sets of online dwellers will be able to access your blog easily and might be able to back link your blog to other websites. Forums are very helpful since it is very interactive.

Members of certain forums could easily share which blog is helpful or not. Which of the blogs are entertaining or just a boring blog. Just the same, forums will give way to your blog’s popularity. That means different sets of online dwellers will be able to access your blog easily and might be able to back link your blog to other websites. Forums are very helpful since it is very interactive.

Members of certain forums could easily share which blog is helpful or not. Which of the blogs are entertaining or just a boring blog. Just the same, forums will give way to your blog’s popularity. That means different sets of online dwellers will be able to access your blog easily and might be able to back link your blog to other websites. Forums are very helpful since it is very interactive.

That means different sets of online dwellers will be able to access your blog easily and might be able to back link your blog to other websites. Forums are very helpful since it is very interactive. Members of certain forums could easily share which blog is helpful or not. Which of the blogs are entertaining or just a boring blog.

Members of certain forums could easily share which blog is helpful or not. Which of the blogs are entertaining or just a boring blog. Just the same, forums will give way to your blog’s popularity.