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February 17th, 2014 — Blog Tips, Blogging, Link Building
When it is done properly, creating and organizing your own Blog Carnival is a practice that can be truly rewarding. This is especially true if you are trying to increase your blogging experience, and by proxy, your traffic. The Blog Carnival is one of the finest innovations in the blogosphere to date, as it is a blogging event that allows participants to submit their posts, and the Blog Carnival’s organizer to feature a selection of the posts and information submitted in a digest format. The concept of the Blog Carnival is similar to a publishing event that a magazine would hold. The organizer of the Blog Carnival is responsible for creating the blog carnival, which involves providing a description, categories, keywords as well as a publication date for each edition of the Blog Carnival.
The best place to go to find out more information about the Blog Carnival concept is http://www.blogcarnival.com, which is a free aggregator and manager for blog carnivals that will allow you to create and organize your various editions, setting up brand new editions and automatically culling the submitted articles for each edition with little work. The main page features some of the top blog carnivals as well. Carnival editions are published as blog posts on the organizer’s blog, and then automatically announced on the http://www.blogcarnival.com home page. When the blog carnival’s edition is published, those who are participating are automatically contacted via e-mail.
Before you create or host your own Blog Carnival, it would be wise to participate as a contributor in some of the other blog carnivals on the web. If you write in your own blog, then you should have no trouble finding a Blog Carnival that you can participate in, but it is important that you find a niche that you fit into. Once you have been contributing long enough to the Blog Carnival scene, you will probably have the know-how that it takes to create your own Blog Carnival.
You can find your own niche by visiting BlogCarnival.com and checking to see what kinds of blog carnivals are already being created and hosted. Choose a category and then arrange the corresponding list by Next Edition order in order to see when the next scheduled editions are for the various carnivals. Some carnivals have various dates scheduled for them, as some are weekly, some run monthly and some are only published once annually. Choose a carnival that would best suit a particular post that you are looking to share as well as a Blog Carnival schedule that suits your needs.
On the BlogCarnival.com website, submitting an article to a Blog Carnival is easy, as there is a button on the home page of each individual Blog Carnival that you can click. Submit your information as requested, and you will receive a Carnival receipt via e-mail message. Then all you have to do is simply wait until the carnival has been published. If your post ends up being included in the Blog Carnival, you will receive an e-mail to let you know.
Photo Credits: Sister72
Originally posted 2009-06-26 05:42:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
February 13th, 2014 — Guest Blogger, Link Building, Web Traffic
Traffic is one of the most difficult things to get as an affiliate. How do you get it without wasting your money and how do you get traffic that actually converts into sales or leads? One thing is absolutely clear to any affiliate who gets started promoting products: it’s virtually impossible to make money without a substantial stream of consistent and targeted traffic. Some methods and channels are more effective than others. Let’s take a look at the most effective ways to get traffic to affiliate sites, without going crazy in the process.
Method #1 – Web 2.0 Marketing. What are these exactly? It’s a blanket category that includes everything from article directories like Ezinearticles.com to social and informative sites like Hubpages or Squidoo. These sites can be used to promote your site by building valuable and informative content and then linking back to your main site. If all goes well your web 2.0 properties will rank well in the search engines, get traffic and then you can help direct that traffic from your web 2.0 properties right to your “money” site. You can use these web properties to pre-sell the traffic and get them warmed up for a full on sales pitch, so in many ways this is superior to just sending paid traffic straight to a landing page or blog.
Method #2 – Pay Per Click Marketing. This comes in many different forms. You can purchase traffic through pay per click networks like Google Adwords or even purchase banner space on a site that gets traffic related to your audience or demographic. The idea here is to instantly get traffic, but you pay a premium for it. The only way to make this work is to earn more then you’re spending on traffic. The difference becomes your profit. In many ways you’re simply brokering traffic when you get into paid traffic sources but this is arguably one of fastest and most efficient ways to make big paydays online. Some of the most popular pay per click networks is Google Adwords, MSN Adcenter and Yahoo! Small Business Advertising.
Method #3 – Viral Reports. A great way to get more traffic and get attention that draws in even more traffic is to go viral. This is easier said than done, but once it’s done right it works for years to drive traffic. Depending on your niche write up a short PDF report you can give away on your blog or via mailing list and encourage people to give it away and distribute it. Throughout the report include links back to your site and maybe even an affiliate link. If you put effort into making a quality report that answers a lot of questions or solves a problem, you can expect the report to get distributed and draw in more traffic to your site.
About Author: Jason Acidre is a Marketing Consultant for Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal. They provide affiliate marketing education and advanced affiliate marketing tools for beginning and advance affiliates. You find Affilorama on Twitter.
Photo Credits: oceandesetoiles
Originally posted 2010-10-20 06:55:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
February 3rd, 2014 — Blog Tips, Blogging, Link Building, News, Plugins, SEO, Social Networking/Bookmarking
Google said Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Blog Traffic Exchange with the final toolbar pagerank update of 2008 according to Matt Cutts.
This was the first page rank update since launching the domain in late November with this blog. So in one month how much page rank can gain?
How does one pr5 and five pr4 pages sound? (There may be others, but I haven’t found them.)
Holy smokes! From brand new domain to Google Pagerank 5 in one month! It is too bad that pr has little real value other than bragging rights. However, based on this new information this
domain company this now for sale for $2,000,000 $5,000,000.
Here are the pages
Google Pagerank 5
- Old Post Promoter — This is the plugin page for my first public foray into WordPress plugins.
Google Page rank 4
- Blog Traffic Exchange — Main page of this domain.
- WordPress Plugins — This is my page of WordPress plugins.
- Remove Dates From Permalink — Ever wanted to remove the dates from your WordPress permalink structure? Here is how to do it.
- 10 Benefits of Hosting your Own Blog — Title says it all.
- Using Blogger is a Mistake — Title says it all.
Update 5/28/10: I now have my first Page Rank 6 page: Click to Call — A wordpress plguin that integrates with your website to enable click2call.
How did I do it? Without going into the gory details, far and away the plugins are the main reason for the solid back links.
- Releasing and promoting 2 WordPress Plugins that are useful and are being used by people because they are useful. Old Post Promoter and Blog Copyright
- A few relevant blogroll link exchanges with my blogging friends.
- A little bit of social bookmarking.
- Some directory submissions.
Stay tuned the Blog Traffic Exchange is going to have a great 2009.
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Originally posted 2009-02-05 08:45:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
January 29th, 2014 — Blog Tips, Blogging, Link Building
There are plenty of different ways that you can participate in a blogs carnival in order to increase the traffic to your blog. When you are just getting started, you may want to consider submitting your own posts to the blogs carnival publishers so that you can increase your readership. You also are going to want to consider looking at things from the other side of the spectrum, which means hosting your own blogs carnival so that you can increase your website and blog traffic even more dramatically.
Consider hosting a blogs carnival
This may sound a bit counter intuitive at first, and it may not make a lot of sense if you are wondering why anyone would want to link to other blogs, especially potentially competing blogs. What you are doing are showing the readers for your blog where they can go in order to get more and more valuable information on the subjects they are looking for. What you are doing in the process is becoming an authoritative resource for these people by showing them that you are truly plugged in to the topics and the trends of the specific subject that you are trying to sell.
As far as people just leaving your website to visit the other sites, this is not what your readers are going to do. If your blog has value, then people are going to stick around and read what you have to write. If your blog has no value, then people are not going to stick around no matter what, so do not worry about your blogs carnival stealing your traffic. There are always going to be a percentage of people that come to your blog and immediately click a link and move on. Why not direct these people to the right place where they should be going?
You may be feeling a little skeptical about why it would be a good idea for you to host a blogs carnival so here are some suggestions:
- First of all, you are going to see other bloggers and authors visiting your blog since they want to participate in your blogs carnival. They are going to want to see the submissions that they made included on your blog. The authors are going to have a difficult time not coming to visit your blog and bringing their friends and colleagues along as well.
- Second, people are also going to link to your issues of your blogs carnival. They are going to want to show their readers to your blogs carnival issues because you are collecting good, valuable information on a subject that relates to them. So if you are serious about building links and traffic, why are you not hosting your own blogs carnival?
Photo credits: Gret@Lorenz
Originally posted 2009-10-02 03:25:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
January 22nd, 2014 — Blog Tips, Link Building
The concept of blog carnivals has quickly become a powerful way for people to generate traffic for their blogs. By turning participation in blog carnivals into a regular habit and submitting all of your best posts, you are absolutely going to see more traffic coming to your blog. You are also going to be able to create valuable backlinks for each and every single post that you submit.
However, it is important for you to know that in order to really get the most benefit out of your participation in blog carnivals, you need to go through all three of the stages involved in the success with blog carnivals. Many people will only progress into the first stage before stopping, while others will make it to the second stage before they stop. If you really want to experience the true power behind what blog carnivals have to offer, you have to be able to make it all the way into the third and final stage.
So what are these three stages you ask?
Stage #1 – This stage is for people who are new to blog carnivals and are just trying the concept out for the first time. A lot of people read and hear about the concept of blog carnivals. The newbie is someone that realizes that the blog carnival concept is one worth trying. If you have made it to this point, then you are in good shape. If you have already participated in a blog carnival then you understand how beneficial they can be. Now you are going to want to progress into the next stage in the process, which is:
Stage #2 – This stage is for people who are beginning to submit to blog carnivals on a regular or semi-regular basis. This is when you are going to begin to truly understand all of the powerful benefits behind the concept of blog carnivals. By submitting to blog carnivals on a regular or semi-regular basis, you are going to begin to see increases in traffic coming from a variety of different sites. You will begin to see more and more of your posts being published in the blog carnivals. As the carnival owners begin to become more familiar with who you are, then they will begin to trust your content more and more as well.
Stage #3 – This is the stage for when you finally work up the guts to become a host for a blog carnival. This is one of the best ways that you can benefit from what blog carnivals have to offer. If you want more traffic, more back links and more attention, then you need to be prepared to host your own blog carnivals. There are a number of benefits associated with being a host that outweigh simply participating in someone else’s blog carnivals.
Photo credits: Nwardez
Originally posted 2009-09-25 03:10:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
January 11th, 2014 — Blog Tips, Comments, Link Building, Readership, Web Traffic
This is part two in a three part series on the steps for building blog traffic. If you are looking for quick and simple ways for building blog traffic, or more involved ways with bigger returns, keep reading for some great information.
1 – Participate in related blogs and forum websites.
Whatever niche or industry you are in, if you are interested in building blog traffic then you need to participate in blogs and forums other than your own. There are going to be online communities full of people just like you including bloggers and forum posters that are already active. Depending on how specific your focus is, you may need to broaden your horizons a bit when reaching out to other communities in order to find a large community that you can fit in with. A great way for you to find out where these people are is to use a website known as Technorati, which will help you conduct searches. Then you can sort by authority and start participating elsewhere on the net to build some authority for your name, blog and website as well.
2 – Tag all of your content.
Technorati is the first place that you should be using to tag posts. It is recommended that you have the tags directly on your page, pointing to the technorati searches that you are specifically trying to target. There are a number of other good places that you can ping as well including Flickr and del.icio.us as well. Tagging your content is going to be really valuable in giving your website bumps from big name sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg and Reddit. You do not want to submit all of your posts to these websites, but you do not want to offer about one out of every twenty in order to get your name out there in a big way.
3 – Launch without any comments, and then add them in later.
There is something a little sad about a blog that does not have any comments, because it feels really dead and unpopular, but if you launch your blog without allowing comments, then nobody is going to know that you’re not getting any visitors, because your lack of comments is only because you do not want any. When you start to get more subscribers and readers, THEN and only then should you open up the ability to comment, so that you can begin to see some decent commenting. Comments are a way that many readers judge the popularity of a site, after all. If they view your blog and see that you are accepting comments but not getting any, they may take this as a sign that it is not worthwhile for them to stick around, and this won’t be good for you.
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Originally posted 2009-09-21 03:01:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
January 9th, 2014 — Blogging, Link Building
Joining a blog carnival is capable of allowing you to improve your blog. Have you ever heard of what a blog carnival is all about? Let us go into what it takes for you to join a blog carnival including what the benefits are for participating in a blog carnival.
What is a Blog Carnival? Well, A blog carnival is a collection of articles and blog posts based on a particular subject, but rather being written by a single blogger, they are created by a number of different bloggers and then posted in the same place. The blog carnival involves posting all of the articles and blog posts together on a single blog, which is the host blog. The host blog may be the organizer for the blog carnival or it may be someone completely different. A lot of planning goes into the blog carnival concept in order to make sure that the results are ideal.
The organizer for the blog carnival will generally do the posting of the carnival on a neutral site that is designed to list the existence of blog carnivals such as blogcarnival.com for example. The website is then responsible for listing current, past and upcoming blog carnivals in a format that is easy to use and navigate so that bloggers can find appropriate blog carnivals to suit their needs. The carnivals are typically broke down on these websites into a wide variety of different respective categories and the dates that they will be run on.
So, what benefits are there that you can take out of the blog carnival?
1. You will gain an increase in traffic. This one should be fairly obvious to you. When you are participating in a blog carnival as a blogger, you are going to be making a post that falls into line with the subject of the blog carnival, and then you will send a copy of the post to the organizer of the host, and a link to where you have posted the post. The host will include the link to the post in their blog carnival post. When readers read the blog carnival post, they will click on the link and follow it to your post. Then they will increase your traffic accordingly. You can definitely increase traffic to your blog by participating in a blog carnival, and it only gets ten times better when you host your own blog carnival.
2. You will gain new readers. This one is a little less obvious but still easy. When you increase your traffic, you will be increasing your readership, not only just the number of people that visit. If you are posting informative blogs consistently and your visitors see this, they will find reason to keep reading.
3. You will gain new links back to your blog. These links will increase your ability to get traffic, not only from the blog carnival itself but also from the rest of the internet as well thanks to search engines.
Photo credits: ~jjjohn~
Originally posted 2009-09-18 03:57:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
January 2nd, 2014 — Link Building, SEO
Regardless of whether you are writing a blog simply because you enjoy having a lot of people reading your thoughts, or if you are writing a blog because you are looking to generate income, one of the most important things that you need to do is maximize the SEO or search engine optimization potential for your blog so that you can maximize the return on your investment, where the return is anything you want it to be, and the investment is the time and effort that you are putting into keeping your blog going. Without the right amount of search engine optimization, your blog is going to be doomed to simply float around without ever gaining the number of hits that you are hoping to achieve.
What blog SEO is, is the maximization of your blog’s positioning in the results for search engines. Let us say that you are writing a blog about mystery novels. If someone types “mystery novel blog” into the search engine search bar, you are going to want to be one of the first few results, maximizing the chance that the visitor will come to your blog rather than visiting someone else’s. Thousands of blogs may come up, though, so how do you ensure that yours will be at the top of the list and not buried deep in the limbo known as everything following page 2?
Most people never go past the first 30 entries or so when searching, so if your results are not coming up on pages one through three, nobody is ever going to find your blog. If your mystery novel blog is result number 3,493, then nobody is going to be able to find you.
The most important thing that you need to know about good SEO for your blog is link building. You need to improve upon the number of links that are floating around on the internet and pointing back to your blog. You can trade links, submit links on website directories, purchase links or add links to your forum and message board signatures. Over time, you will create enough solid one way links to your blog that your website will go up in the search engine rankings. But using the right link name is vital if you want all of this hard work to go to good use.
The links that you should be using in the example above are things like “top mystery novels” and “mystery novel reviews” or “hot mystery novels”, because these are the things that people will actually be searching for. Make sure that the links to your blog are being named after how people will actually search for you, otherwise your links will not be effective.
With a solid effort on the search engine optimization front, your blog will be able to garner the kind of traffic that you were hoping for, and link building is going to play a truly vital role in this process.
Photo Credits: Lall
Originally posted 2009-05-13 05:07:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
December 22nd, 2013 — Blog Tips, Blogging, Link Building, Web Traffic
Technorati is a online website community that is focused specifically on weblogs, and it can be extremely beneficial to register your blog with Technorati. Knowing how you can benefit from everything that Technorati has to offer is an important first step in getting the most out of your web presence. Importantly for my purposes, tracking the Blog Traffic Exchange effect is extremely easy with Technorati authority and blog reactions. (As an example, here is the Blog Traffic Exchange Technorati authority page.)
Once you have been blogging for a little while, it will be beneficial for you to register your blog, or as Technorati would call it, claim your blog. This will maximize the amount of exposure that you are getting out of having a weblog.
Here are some of the benefits that come from registering your blog with Technorati, and how you can use Technorati to leverage your authority to gain more traffic for your blog -
Claiming your blog on the Technorati website is going to list your blog website within the Technorati directory while giving you an opportunity to begin building authority for your blog. Authority is a vitally important concept when it comes to blogging, because it lets your readers know that your blog is factual, informative and well worth reading.
Your blog authority will be determined by how many inbound links your blog has managed to receive in the past six months. Your blog authority on Technorati is a great way to show other bloggers and internet users how much authority your blog has within the blogosphere, helping you to build traffic for your blog in the process.
Technorati makes it possible for you to find blogs that are similar in nature to your own. You can use Technorati to find blogs with high authority ranks, and participating in these high authority blogs can help to improve your traffic as well.
Technorati allows you to create a profile for your blog or your network of blogs, which creates another medium by which you can communicate with other bloggers and promote your own blog as well. Your Technorati profile allows you to use an image and a blog description to tell other people about your blog, and the tools on Technorati allow you to generate authority for your blog while building links.
Technorati makes it possible for you to tract the reactions that people have to your blog by way of over blogs. These Technorati reactions are a really easy way for you to see that your blog traffic exchange endeavors truly are working.
You can make use of a Technorati Watch list to keep track of all of the tags that you care about as well as all of the blogs that are in your blog roll, according to a blog post by Steve Rubel at http://www.micropersuasion.com.
Technorati is an outstanding resource for bloggers to help build authority online. Registering your blog or your network of blogs on Technorati is vitally important if you want to build increased traffic and readership for your blog.
Originally posted 2009-08-30 19:59:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
November 26th, 2013 — Blogging, Link Building, Plugins, SEO, twitter, Web Traffic
Using your blog as the seed, find quality content from the Blog Traffic Exchange and tweet it automatically. Provide your followers with interesting and relevant content within the niche of your blog. Supplement your twitter account with quality content related to your blogging niche using the our powerful content search engine.
There are setting to control the frequency and regularity of the posts. Other than that simply run the plugin and tweets will begin. I am now running this plugin and pointing it at the Blog Traffic Exchange twitter feed.
How does it work? After setting your Twitter username, password, tweet frequency, and tweet regularity the plugin will run on a schedule. Each time the plugin executes it will select a public blog post from your blog at random. Then it will use the post as the search seed of the Blog Content Exchange repository. The content repository will return a tweet containing the most relevant website, famous quote, or other content in the repository.
- Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
- Activate Plugin
- Adjust Options to Style as desired
- 10/31/10 – 1.6 – Updated for Twitter oAuth.
- 09/21/09 – 1.5 – Added Befriend code from GeekLad.
- 09/03/09 – 1.4 – Added RT code from GeekLad.
- 08/31/09 – 1.3 – Added more options for interval and randomness.
- 08/12/09 – 1.2 – Added #RTW adn #quote Hashtag to tweet.
- 08/04/09 – 1.1 – Release to public.
Originally posted 2009-08-04 13:15:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter