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Gaining Easy Blog Traffic

easytrafficDo you want to spend every day smashing the previous day’s traffic record? There is no reason why you cannot achieve this, but it is going to take some work.

Write and publish a new post every day.

New content is vitally important. It makes search engines come to your blog to check you out, and it helps human visitors find you more easily. If you want to increase your traffic by gaining easy blog traffic, you need to be posting every day. The more relevant, informative and keyword-oriented content that you write, the more traffic you will build, hands down.

Join the Community.

You need to integrate yourself into the community surrounding whatever topic you are blogging about. You need to be regularly taking part in other conversations and with other bloggers. Share your two cents and make sure that what you are saying is meaningful. Make sure that you are also posting links back to your own blog, especially if you have posts that reflect the same subject as the conversation. You are also going to want to get those bloggers to create links back to your blog in their blog rolls and in their posts.

Get Syndicated.

If you maintain a presence on any social networking websites such as FaceBook or MySpace, then you should be publishing your new blog posts here as well. There is an integrated application on FaceBook for example, called Networked Blogs that allows your FaceBook friends to follow your blogs in an interface that is clean and easy to use. It would also benefit you to become a member of EzineArticles.com and other article websites where you can post your most informative content so that visitors browsing the content can find you.

Set Up Feeds.

Use websites like LinkedIn and BrightFuse that have plugins that automatically grab RSS feeds an update your profile. These can serve double duties by building traffic and helping to build your portfolio on websites like these. Once the plugin is set up, your networking profile pages will keep updated with new blog posts on a 24/7 basis, and you do not have to do anything to make it happen.

Ping Blog Aggregators

Aggregator websites are automated sites that scan websites looking for new content and syndicate the new content to the world as soon as they find it. The traffic that you receive from a brute force system such as this may be less valuable, but it is still a great way to build traffic to your blog because building traffic by any means necessary is always a good way to go if you are looking to build better traffic numbers.

Do all of these things once every day and you will improve upon your traffic every single day.

Photo Credits: Ed Yourdon

Originally posted 2009-08-28 05:58:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Finovate Startup 2009 Live Twitter

Kevin GillettI am attending Finovate Startup 2009. It is an action packed 1 day format which I belive will lend itself perfectly to a live twitter. Stay tuned it should be an amazing day. http://twitter.com/BlogTrafficExch

In the break I have scheduled some talks with SimplFi, Mint, and Calendar Budget. I am sure that I will talk to many many others at their booths.

After that I’m off to a dinner sponsored by Thrive. Some other bloggers will be there: The Digerati Life, Lazy Man and Money, and Stop Buying Crap. Also at dinner will be Prosper – fresh from announcing they are back in business.

Be sure to check out my personal finance blog for a full post finovate writeup: Rich Credit Debt Loan

Here is the digest from the event (for newest post to oldest post so read from the bottom up):

  • credit karma with white label solution. #finovate
  • Next up Credit Karma #finovate free access to their credit score anytime they want for free http://bit.ly/XskiL
  • secondary market is pending final regulatory approval.
  • months to 7 years. Loans that have already been made. loans with payments. 
  • Secured loans!!! (collateralized loans)    
  • Other financial institutions can list their own loans on prosper market place #finovate    
  • New Rating systems based on annual default rates, 20 credit score buckets. Min FICO 640 #finovate    
  • technical glitch = “I guess we are back into a quiet period” — Chris Larsen #finovate
  • Next up Prosper #finovate CA Lenders Only, Nationwide borrowers. p2p lending http://bit.ly/5EwfZ    
  • I like the email dashboard to avoid login!!!! I like effortless!! #finovate    
  • RT @LazyManAndMoney: Rudder: YAPFM (Yet Another Personal Finance Management) tool… #finovate

     

  • Next up Rudder #finovate More PFM… Help financial health http://bit.ly/3Uyc4

     

  • Goal Spring create a plan to get out of debt #fionvate

     

  • @ryan_adami http://bit.ly/jb4th http://bit.ly/iuaLU more links to data in footer #finovate Smart Hippo open source data

     

  • Next up Goal Spring #finovate http://bit.ly/15YrWz

     

  • Data is open source !!! anonymous!! #finovate

     

  • like yelp for consumer products. #finovate

     

  • Next up smart hippo #finovate Another PFM tool. Donated $250 to habitat for getting voted into last session http://bit.ly/ml44I

        

  • registered investment advisor with SEC #finovate… like the no nonsense straight to the point style

     

  • Next up simplifi #finovate planning is biggest issue for average American. SImplifi creates a plan for free http://bit.ly/UuXPY

     

  • The one thing leaned about online fraud. You have to look at entire session no just specific clicks #finovate

     

  • Next up Silver tail systems #finovate detect bad guys gaming websites http://bit.ly/PnVLr

     

  • RT @prosperlending: i’m very pleased with all the people i’ve discovered and am now following from #finovate

     

  • RT @erinmccune: How many PFM solutions can the market support? Not this many. #finovate

     

  • step 1 know your finances 2 project your future 3 discuss = Green Sherpa #finovate

     

  • Next up Green Sherpa # finovate More financial management 3 step process http://bit.ly/19Z2S8

     

  • Next up HomeATM #finovate they have a patent for pin encryption on browser http://bit.ly/Gq07Z

     

  • @prosperlending debtGoal aka goalspring #finovate

        

  • 4th session lineup: Debt Goal, Green Sherpa, Silver Tail Systems, Simpli Fi, Smart Hippo, HomeATM, Rudder, Prosper, Credit Karma #finovate

     

  • Gen 1 vs Gen 2 at Michigan first credit union was pretty amazing difference #finovate

     

  • Next up is Jwaala #finovate http://bit.ly/9fI9S

     

  • Zimplemoney is financial agreements administered as SAS #finovate

     

  • @prosperlending see m tweet pic for the same error on loweryassessment.com #finovate

     

  • Next up ZimpleMoney #finovate… I like this guy already. second tallest here (I am tallest) http://bit.ly/zjYZ6

     

  • MoBank s doing what that is different/better/more secure? #finovate
  • Next Up MoBank #finovate http://www.mobank.co.uk/ — “very very easy” to make payments with phone.

     

  • http://twitpic.com/46g38 – lowermyassessment.com #fail #finovate
  • lowermyassessment.com starting costs a $124.95 #finovate
  • next up lowermyassessment.com #finovate Help homeowners lower their assessment http://bit.ly/sOVNG

     

  • note to future afternoon presenters… please be more animated #finovate    
  • Aradiom seems like great tech. presenters could be more polished, but tech seems great and needed

     

  • Next up Aradiom #finovate — All about security on #iPHONe mobile phone based security token http://bit.ly/Io0t5

     

  • Next up Acculynk #finovate http://bit.ly/148pFm debit pin pad transactions over existing EFT network
  • Next up Second Market #finovate http://www.secondmarket.com/ (trade illiquid securities). yesterday launched private company marketplace
  • I like pertuity direct model where an expert picks he loan… lord knows I am a terrible loan picker
  • CEO likes “very very” counted 4 times so far

     

  • Pertuity direct is registered with te SEC says “it as a very very fun process” #finovate

     

  • next up pertuity direct http://pertuitydirect.com/ #finovate mutual fund of p2p loans
  • 4 invest your savings, 5 be prepared #finovate

     

  • 3 use your credit and debt wisely #finovate (education plus advice)

     

  • 2 spend less than you earn

     

  • Financial fitness launching today: step by step plan to improving your fitness based on 5 principles #finovate

     

  • 1 know your money (why and how provided by mint) #finovate

     

  • Up next Mint #finovate http://www.mint.com/ launched 18 months ago with over 1M people. more budgeting what is different better?

     

  • 3rd Session lineup: Mint, Pertuity Direct, SecondMarket, Acculynk, Aradiom, LowerMyAssessment.com, MoBank, Zimple Money, Jwaala #finovate

     

  • RT @LazyManAndMoney: Review of the 2nd session of demos at Finovate is up: http://bit.ly/DuqGw #finovate #finovateStartup09

     

  • props to #finovate lunch crew. It was great and healthy.. back now and having more diet coke

     

  • IOUSOS healthcare settlement 80% off your medical bills? Shouldnt providers just charge less? (HOT IOUSOS NOT Medical costs) #finovate

     

  • IOUSOS p2p help for medical bills #finovate

     

  • Home-account says you can sign up or free, but to use the servie it costs $50. #finovate

     

  • Next up IOUSOSby globefunder #finovate http://bit.ly/QTmuX

     

  • @georgefavvas their website says free to join home account #finovate

     

  • RT @georgefavvas: Home Account well intentioned, but don’t agree w/charging consumers to shop for mortgage when do it for free. #finovate

     

  • RT @SunFinancial: bought two Mega millions tickets. With jackpot at $181M, $2 is a small price to pay to dream big :)

     

  • next up Home Account #finovate talking about mortgages and replacing mortgage broker http://bit.ly/XwmFj

     

  • Moneta has signed a top 10 bank. #finovate

     

  • Next up Moneta #finovate http://bit.ly/26KM9m online payment system… sounds like stephen hawking

     

  • http://www.climatecooler.com/ is really cool! good for the planet, good for your wallet #finovate

     

  • @georgefavvas ahh I missed that… ok you go one of my votes

     

  • @robgarciasj you need to buy votes like smart hippo :) #finovate — this is RateLadder btw

     

  • Know and reduce your environmental impact – http://www.climatecooler.com/ #finovate

     

  • next up Cooler #finovate http://bit.ly/zb52O

     

  • @netbanker 80% platfom complete means that 80% of the work is left to be done. 80/20 rule #finovate

     

  • Smart Hippo is buying votes for best in show. Shoud make donation to habitat regardless :) #finovate

     

  • People Capital is up next #finovate p2p student loans http://bit.ly/q1lcV

     

  • micronotes is reading a script #finovate

     

  • RT @mobileslate: #BillShrink: “Shrinkage is Good.” -Peter Pham #finovatestartup09

     

  • Micronotes up next #finovate http://bit.ly/199DHK

     

  • BillShink gass compare tool is pretty cool too. #finovate

     

  • BillShink cell carrier compare tool is pretty cool. #finovate

     

  • Next Up billshrink http://www.billshrink.com (best way to save money on CC, Food, Gas, etc) #finovate

     

  • Kapitall UI has a high WOW fator, but why is i better/different? Research tool/racking for investors #finovate

     

  • Next up Kapitall: http://bit.ly/nkf1q #finovate

     

  • RT @google: RT @sengineland – Google Study On Sitemaps: http://bit.ly/LGBwQ

     

  • Centrro excited about home loan product… sell leads not just afiliate #finovate

     

  • Centrro seems like Credit Karma (http://www.creditkarma.com) same arbitrary scoring model. Send offers based on credit report. #finovate

     

  • Know before you apply is on stage: http://bit.ly/E51nS #finovate

     

  • Wesabe spingboard is white label wesabe. launched 6 weeks ago #finovate

     

  • Wesabe just launched #iphone app using geo targeting and password protection #finovate

     

  • Wesabe is staking claim to “ease of use” #finovate

     

  • Wesabe competitors: Mint and Stands… What is the differentiator? (big announcements promised) #finovate

     

  • Wesabe up next #finovate

     

  • Lending Club — How come when I look t my account I dont see the performance info you showed on stage? #finovate

     

  • Tempo Payments -Why? Rewards! in different currency #finovate

     

  • Tempo Payments get a debit cad that isn’t issued by your bank. Why? #finovate

     

  • Up next Tempo Payment #finovate (more debit card transactions than credit cards) #finovate

     

  • Leding Club secondry market 2M in volume in 6 months (monitors credit report every month and payment history) #finovate

     

  • Lending Club up next… what is different tha last year? Marketplace and SEC approval AND IRA for preferenial tax treatment #finovate

     

  • Lending Club up next… what is different tha last year? Marketplace and SEC approval #finovate

     

  • iThryv platform for FI (financial insttution) for OLB (online banking) and support to demographicly target customers #finovate

     

  • #finovate buzzword thi year is “widget”

     

  • iThryv up next… #finovate

     

  • Moneystrands competitor of Mint and Wesabe. Spanish version a differentiator? Can it compete with Money or Quicken? #finovate

     

  • strands experiences t first technical glitch http://bit.ly/sTOu9 — take 2

     

  • price driven down 10 to 75 basis points avg size $50K #FinovateStartup09

     

  • @krusk becasue weare supposed to tag #FinovateStartup09 not #finovate

     

  • realtime online marketplace p2sb (peer to small business) most iteresting so far IMHO #FinovateStartup09 http://bit.ly/4smsD

     

  • The Receivables Exchange: Now that is an investment I would invest in… p2p lending but more like onlie factoring #FinovateStartup09

     

  • RT @FredericBaud: haven’t seen many reference to openid. I would like to test platforms without new user/pass each time #FinovateStartup09

     

  • Circle up adds a bunch ways to pay expenses… OH: openid anyone? #FinovateStartup09

     

  • Circleup with John Payne aka smartpay (sounds like value add cards like CA food stamps) #FinovateStartup09

     

  • Circleup with John Payne aka smartpay

     

  • kaChing Why would sam give away is research or allow mirroring if he is a good invester? #FinovateStartup09

     

  • RT @shannonpaul: http://twitpic.com/45ro6 – @blogtrafficexch and @lazymanandmoney at #finovate

     

  • Expensify — expense reports that don’t suck. Seemed very interesting. Goingto check it out #finovateStartup09

        

  • Expensify (@quinthar) I like the name (I think they copied one of my company names Buildify http://www.buildify.com )
      

     

  • First up Expensify, kaChing, CircleUp, Receivables Exchange, Strands, iThryv, Lending Club, Tempo Payments, Wesabe
  • #finovate Presenters are all making sure their presentations work. Each has 7 minutes.

I am attending Finovate Startup 2009. It is an action packed 1 day format which I believe will lend itself perfectly to a live twitter. Stay tuned it should be an amazing day.

Originally posted 2009-04-28 05:00:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Tips for Improving Blog Popularity

pricklypearThere are a number of different things that you can do to increase your blog popularity. Here is a look at some of the tops that you can’t pass up.

Include an Author Biography

People who are reading your blog will enjoy being able to put a face to the writer, and giving them a biography to read will allow them to get a sense of who you are and what you are all about. Unless you are writing exclusively about your own self and your life, then you should not really be putting out too many personal details about yourself, because once you put information out there on the internet, you cannot take it back. Still, don’t be afraid to describe a little bit about who you are, and include an image too if you can.

Eliminate Bad Links

Nothing is more annoying or frustrating to a visitor to your blog than clicking on a link that does not take them anywhere, or that takes them someplace other than where they were intending to go. Make sure that you are eliminating bad links, dead links and wrong links before someone clicks on them.

Stay Focused

You cannot be everything to everyone, so do not even try. Choose a targeted audience instead, and focus on meeting their needs by writing a focused blog on the subject.

Utilize RSS

Make sure that you have an RSS button and that it is easy for your readers to find. Don’t be afraid to include an RSS button with every post so that readers can easily sign up to receive RSS updates from your blog.

Links and Sidebar Content

You are going to want to make sure that everything in your links and your sidebar content is completely relevant. If you offer too many choices to your readers, it will become confusing for them and they may be less likely to click on any of the links you are providing, rendering them useless.

Own your Own Domain

There are a number of different services that are designed to give you a blog host and a domain name for free, and this is definitely a great beginner opportunity. Down along the line, however, owning your very own domain name and paying for real hosting is going to be better for you. This way you will have complete control over your content, rather than someone else being in charge.

You should begin by following these basic tips for blogging and then improve on them over time. If you want your blog to be successful then you need to start off with the basics and then continue to learn beyond that point. These basics will get you started, but improving on your blog time and time again means constantly learning what it takes to meet the needs of your readers.

Photo Credits: kretyen

Originally posted 2009-08-26 05:55:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

5 Tips for Popular Blog Posts

popularityThe internet may be a fast paced environment, but there are some blog strategies that remain the name even when it becomes harder and harder for average bloggers to keep up. Here is a reminder of some of the tips that don’t change when it comes to blogging.

When posting, avoid large blocks of text.

Your articles should be broken up into easy to read bites. Most people that use the net are scanning and skimming rather than reading everything. Make sure that you are using descriptive headers so that your post will catch their attention. Make sure that things are focused and kept short. Use images whenever possible to make your blog posts even more appealing.

Edit, Proofread and Check Spelling

Even the pros can misspell a word every now and then, and there is some leeway in the world of blogging. If you are an unknown writer, however, then your credibility really matters and making errors can harm that. If you do care about your blog and building a reputation for yourself as a good writer, you need to proofread and edit, eliminating spelling and grammar errors as you go.

Post Often

You should try and create a regular rhythm for posting in your blog. Not only is this going to interest your regular visitors, but it will also keep search engines interested, allowing their spiders and robots to return time and time again. Fresh content always equals a better search engine ranking, which leads to more readers and visitors.

Use Accurate Post Titles

The search engines read your titles, and they sort and rank your posts accordingly. The same is true for readers, who use your titles to know what your posts are about. This means that if you want to give search engines and human readers what they are looking for, your post titles need to be accurate.

Include a Date and Signature

Your posts are not always going to be timeless, and in these instances, you are going to want to let readers know when you made your posts. This will also let them know how long you have been posting, which can help you build more credibility in the long run. Posting a signature at the end of each of your blog posts is going to let your readers know exactly who wrote each of your posts, so make sure that there is a signature and a date for every post that you make.

To some, these blog tips are common knowledge. But still, it’s good to have the occasional reminder. These are the most basic blog tips that you can employ when it comes to posting for the benefit of your readers and the search engines that regularly spider your blog. Keep this list of tips handy, and consult it every time you make a post until you get the hang of it. This is the best way to make sure that your blog posts are constantly accommodating your readers in the best possible way.

Photo Credits: kevindooley

Originally posted 2009-08-24 05:49:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Increase Blog Traffic Today, pt2

respondsignHere is part two in our series for learning how to increase blog traffic today.

7 – Sign It With Your Blog – Add a link to your blog website in the signature file for your e-mail accounts as well as forum accounts and other accounts where signature files are capable of being used. People will see your signature, and curiosity will get the best of them, enticing them into checking out what you have to offer.

8 – Link Your Website – If you have a website outside of your blog, every single page of your website should have a link back to your blog. For more exposure, you may consider linking your website in your blog posts as well so that readers can alternate back and forth between the two in order to find the information that they seek. The more links that exist on the internet pointing to your blog, the better your blog will perform in search engines.

9 – Newsletter Exposure – If you publish any kind of a newsletter or reach out to a mailing list or contact list in any way, then you need to make sure that you are creating a link to your blog in every single issue. When people see your blog address in print enough, it will help you increase blog traffic by enticing them to check out what you have to offer.

10 – Auto Respond – You should make sure that you are offering a link to your blog website as a standard offering in all of your outgoing correspondence including sales letters, auto responders, reports, white papers and any other way that you reach out to people. Just as freely as you offer your e-mail address, you should be offering your blog website address as well because just seeing a blog address is usually a motivator enough to get people to come and visit.

11 – Business Cards – You are also going to want to print the URL for your blog on your brochures, flyers and your business cards so that people who receive these documents and take them home with them can have a copy of your blog website address.

12 – RSS – Make absolute sure that you are offering a RSS feed URL that your readers can easily subscribe to at will. The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it is a type of document that lists updates from a blog or a website that are available for the purpose of syndication. These RSS documents, which are also known as feeds, can be read via RSS aggregators or news readers, and they may simply show headlines only, or they may show a combination headline and summary of each blog post or website. Offering an RSS option is one of the best ways for you to increase blog traffic, so make sure that you are making your RSS subscription option easy for your readers to find.

Photo Credits: DaveCrosby

Originally posted 2009-08-19 05:17:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Increase Traffic to Blog, pt1

longexposureThis is part one in a three part series dedicated to increasing traffic to your blog in a number of different ways. Now that you have your blog set up and you are beginning to post useful information in its pages, the next step is to start attracting useful readers and commenters to your blog. Just like any other type of website, promotion is vitally important when it comes to bringing new people to your website. In the next three posts we are going to address over a dozen different things that you can do to get the traffic to blog flowing in the right direction.

1 – Bloglet –
Visit http://www.bloglet.com and set up a bloglet subscription form on the pages of your blog, inviting everyone that is in your blog network to come and subscribe including your family members, your friends, your colleagues and the people that you work with.

2 – MyYahoo –
Visit http://www.my.yahoo.com and set up a MyYahoo feed so that your website is regularly being spidered using the Yahoo search engine. Yahoo is a unique search engine because it is hand spidered, rather than spidered using complicated algorithms. If you want to increase traffic to blog, working with Yahoo on a consistent basis in this way is definitely going to be a good idea.

3 – Read and Comment – Find other blogs that exist within the same niche that you are targeting, and visit them regularly. Read the blog posts, get to know what the bloggers have to say, and leave worthwhile comments in your trail. Your comments should be useful and intelligent, and they should contain a link to your blog so that bloggers and readers can find you and read what else you have to say.

4 – Ping O Matic – Visit http://www.pingomatic.com and make use of Ping o’ Matic to ping blog directories every time you publish a blog post, making it more easy for everyone else on the internet to find your newly posted blog entries. Ping o Matic is a great way to let people know when you are posting new content, making it a great way for you to increase traffic to blog.

5 – Submit Fire – Visit http://www.submitfire.com and submit your blog through this service to reach the more traditional search engines including Google and MSN. The more search engine exposure that you get, the better off your blog will be in the grand scheme of things.

6 – Top 55 – Submit your blog to all of the top blog directories. You can find the most comprehensive list possible of directories by visiting http://www.masternewmedia.org/rss/top55 for an outstanding jumping off point in this process. Here is an extra tip: Create a form that you can use in order to track your submissions. Start a schedule that you can use to submit to a few directories every day until you have reached the end of the list.

Photo Credits: Zigar

Originally posted 2009-08-17 05:20:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Blogging – You’re Doing it WRONG! (Pt 2)

patternThis continues from part one and is part two in a two part series on what bloggers are doing wrong when it comes to blogging. Here are some more ideas for you to consider.

Editorial Calendars and Patterning Audiences

Chances are you don’t do it. Dosh Dosh writes a fantastic article on this and you should read it, bookmark it, and refer to it repeatedly.

You want to do things seasonally, annually, and regularly, just like a newspaper. Failing that you want your readers to understand at a glance what they’ll find in your article.

I personally subscribe to the idea of article images. I created a set of them so that there was one for each unique and special feature on my blog. Each image had text calling out the special feature and instantly let the reader know what the general idea of the post is.

In addition, my website has a section for recently published posts (as I’m sure yours does too, it’s pretty standard.) But I also have a section for upcoming posts. It’s just a bit of code and it let’s readers know what to expect in the upcoming days on the blog. It’s nicer than the mini calendars on most blogs that require clicking dates to see if anything is there.

Article Length and Formatting

Online readers (like me) have attention spans the size of a gnat. I’ve heard we glance at a website in an F shape format, (I can’t find the article again or I’d link to it) so the most read part of the page is the top.

Before posting ask yourself a few questions:

  • Can your blog post be split in two? If you say yes, then do it.
  • Is it interesting? If you say no, why are you posting it?
  • Do you have blocks of text? If you say yes, break them up.
  • Is your article less than 125 words? If you say yes, write more.
  • Does your article have pit stops? If you say no, add headers and bold formatting!
  • Would you share the article with 10 people you personally know? If you say no, rewrite it.
  • Is your text warped wrapped around a bunch of images? If you say yes, take a few out.
  • Is the article helpful? If you say no, reexamine and fix it so it is.

What do you say? Would you add anything else?

Keira runs a book review blog for readers by readers on romance novels entitled Love Romance Passion. She’s been reading romance since she was in her teens and began blogging about romance so she could share her passion for her favorite genre. She loves reading paranormal, Regency, historical America, and highlander most of all and completely adores blind and wounded heroes.

Photo credits: felipe_gabaldon

Originally posted 2009-12-14 03:30:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Key to Blogging for Profit

profitIn the last two blog posts, we talked about identifying and banking on your strengths, and identifying and banking on your sources of traffic. Any time that you find a significant source for blog or website traffic, there are almost always going to be ways that you can build even further on that traffic, which is a key to blogging for profit, or any type of blogging for that matter.

  • When you notice that there is a lot of traffic coming to specific posts in your website from Google, then it could be helpful for you to optimize those specific pages for the types of keywords that people seem to be searching for in order to increase your traffic even further. Look at your keyword density, link to that page from other pages on your blog using good anchor text, and try tweaking your titles as a way to get started.
  • When you are noticing that another blog is linking up to yours, then what you have is an opportunity to create and build up a relationship with that particular blog. You should strive to get to know the writer better, thanking them for their link, and you should submit other blog posts that they may find useful, and make an attempt to link up to them as well.
  • When you are noticing that a social media site is sending you traffic, then this is a signal that you need to get involved on that social media website. Do some analysis regarding the types of content that perform well on the site, and add a voting button on your site so that you can encourage your blog readers to go to the site and vote for your content so that you can perform even better than before.
  • When you are getting a lot of traffic in the search engines for specific keywords, then that can be a hint that you need to write more blog content on that specific topic. You should be paying particular attention to the types of questions that people are searching for in these search engines as you can convert them into post titles and topics that you can write about.

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your blog

I have shown only two types of weaknesses and strengths that might be built upon in a blog, but there are plenty more of course. The principles that apply are the same – once you have identified something you are good at, something that people really respond to on the blog, keep at it. This does not mean you cannot look to other areas or improve weaknesses, it means you should spend as much time building on your successes as you do fixing those weaknesses. Do this, and you will be onto a good thing.

Photo Credits: pheezy

Originally posted 2009-12-09 03:33:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Blogging for Money Guide

dimeBlogging for money is quickly becoming one of the more popular reasons for why people blog. Setting up a blog is relatively easy and straight forward, and turning that blog into a money maker does not take much effort either. By monetizing your blog, you can make it possible to earn money when you write blogs through various different means. The following is a basic guide to blogging for money, including how you can get started doing it and which methods will best address your needs and your individual blog as well.

- * Affiliate Marketing:
Bloggers are capable of blogging for money by way of affiliate marketing. When you sign up with an online affiliate marketing program, you are given a unique link that is yours and yours alone, and you use this special link to promote the affiliate products. If any sale is made through your unique affiliate link, then you earn a commission from the affiliate program. This is a really popular option for bloggers that are looking into blogging for money because there are thousands if not millions of different affiliate products out there in every niche under the sun.

- * PPC Ads: Bloggers are capable of blogging for money by way of Pay Per Click or PPC advertising. Bloggers are more than capable of generating a lot of income through PPC or Pay Per Click advertising, which is provided by major advertising networks including Yahoo and Google. Applying for an account is easy, and money is generated through advertising in your blog, which makes it relatively simple to participate over time. Contextual ads are placed on your blog and relate to the keywords used in your blog, meaning they are targeted to your readers for better results.

- * Bloggers are capable of blogging for money by way of product reviews. Many merchants are actually looking for bloggers that are willing to review the products they are selling. Providing reviews on products in your blog can earn you between $25 and $200 dollars for every review, and even more if your blogs earn more traffic, making this an excellent opportunity for blogging for money.

- * Bloggers are capable of blogging for money by way of membership programs. Memberships are a great way for you to generate regular income online on a repeated basis. You can charge visitors to visit your membership. If you want to charge money for a membership, you should have a separate membership website in addition to your blog and you should offer something truly unique that your readers will be interested in signing up for. By integrating a membership into your blog, you will increase the conversion rate between visitors and members, helping your blog to earn a repeated or residual online income, which is a great way to go about it if you can.

There are only some of the ways you can blog for money. What other ways can you come up with to earn money through blogging?

Photo Credits: Pink Sherbet Photography

Originally posted 2009-08-14 05:40:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Click to Call

Adding click to call (click2call) capability to your blog will enable users to call you directly from your website. Clients, buyers, or shoppers no longer need to leave your website or even their computer to initiate a phone call.

There are settings to control the looks and feel of the click to call widget so that it can be aesthetically integrated into your site. This widget is powered by the Ribbit developer API.

Installation

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  4. Activate Plugin
  5. Signup for a developer account at http://account.ribbit.com
  6. Create a Ribbit “App”
  7. Copy credentials from Ribbit App into admin options for plugin
  8. Adjust Options to Style as desired

Optional Ribbit Voicemail Setup

If you want to send initiate the call to a voicemail box that will transcribe the email to text and then email the transcription. You will need to do the following.

  1. Download Kermit and login
  2. Add an email device with the following flags: notifyvm, mailtext, notifymissedcall, notifytranscription, and attachmessage
  3. Request a purpose number (either us or uk at the moment)
  4. Test the click to call. This will result in an email with the number of the voice mail call in number.
  5. Block your caller id (*67 on sprint) and call the call in number. Default pin is 1234. You can now set the name, message, and voicemail pin.

Click to Call in Action

Enter your number:



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Download the Click to Call Plugin


Change Log

  • 05/11/10 – 1.4 – Added Call Volume Limits.
  • 03/16/10 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2010-03-16 09:33:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter