For all of my fellow bloggers out there in the blogosphere and the wee ones who are just getting started (I’m just a wee toddler at this but growing faster than ever), how would you like to drive traffic to your blog like the experts? If so, then this article is for you.
This awesome entrepreneurial spirit transmogrified blogs into what they are today: very powerful marketing weapons that have almost made some other forms of advertising, redundant. It never ceases to surprise me how ingenious people are when it comes to finding new ways to generate cash flow, particularly in web marketing – what a power-house!! It leaves real-world business for dead (in my opinion).
BLOGS ARE MAGNETS FOR SEARCH ENGINES: Go on, get on to Google and, whatever topic you search, you’ll inevitably see that the search engines have thrown up a number of Blogs in the top ten results. This is because Blogs are constantly showing fresh, new and key word friendly content just like your web pages should; that’s a Blog’s very reason for being. Imagine the value to you of having your own Blog pop in the top end of search results. The ubiquitous search engines clamor to highlight fresh, appropriate content – they love it. Constantly re-newed and freshened Blogs leave stale, ageing (and rarely updated) web sites for dead.
Some of you may have heard of the legendary Google sandbox, sometimes called, “The Goggle Sandbox Effect.” What happens is that newly listed sites rank well for about two to three weeks, then suddenly drop off the radar screen. These new sites are placed in a type of probational sandbox, away from the “real” sites.
This is the section that most blog gers don’t want to talk about. Most Leave your thought in the comment section think they will live and die with their blog but in reality, it’s not possible. You must relinquish control of your blog someday; whether you like it or not. So instead of leaving your blog to fate, why not plan for it in advance? A good plan must include a part that lays out the yardstick with which you will use to decide when to call it quits. Even if you don’t intend selling your blog, just prepare an exit strategy. An exit strategy is a sign of financial intelligence; it is also a contingency plan just in case things don’t go as planned.
In reality, a blog or “web log” is nothing more than a very simple website dedicated to a topic or closely related set of topics. A blog can stand alone as an independent URL, such as yourblog.com, or it can be hosted by a blogging website such as Google’s blogger.com or you might embed a blog directly on your own website.
At any rate, you have the option to close blog comments indefinitely or for a specific period of time only, thanks to those blogging applications. In your comment settings, you may choose to close comments for all your posts once they reach 90 days from the date these were published online or you may close comments only on selected posts then turn on the comment section back at a later date.