eHow: How much can you earn?

There are obviously many things that you can do to for search engine optimization (SEO) but which should you focus on? Your time is valuable so I made a list of the top 5 things that you should do to maximize your time. In other words, why spend four hours on something when you can spend an hour on a task that should return 100x more value? Enough chatter lets get on the list:

  • Write fresh content consistently! I’ve mentioned this in several previous posts, most recently at Blog about your niche. There is absolutely nothing more important than providing real value on your blog on a regular basis. So write, write, write. Set a goal of every other day or every weekday or everyday. Just make sure you post useful information related to the theme of your blog a few times a week at a minimum. If your blog is about puppies, keep writing about puppies and skip the rant on politics.
  •  Make your titles relevant. Having good, catchy titles are great. Having good, catchy titles with keywords related to your post is even better. So if your post is about losing weight, instead of Shedding your unwanted fat you could go with Shedding the extra weight: lose 10 pounds in a month safely.
  •  Use keywords in your content. Don’t go crazy with this and scatter keywords unnecessarily (you will actually be penalized for that) but make sure you have some keywords in the body of your post. Imagine if I never actually wrote the words search engine optimization in this post, which is exactly what the post is about.
  •  Have a logical site structure. This is pretty automatic if you use a good blogging platform (e.g. blogger or wordpress.com). However, if you are using custom themes or running your own blog on a separate host, that may change things a bit. Just make sure that your blog structure is organized so your directories and pages are easy to understand.
  •  Use Google Analytics. Its arguably the most useful analytical tool for your blog and it is absolutely free! There’s no reason not to use Google Analytics. You can learn about where your visitors are from geographically, how long they are staying, what your traffic is this week compared to last week, how many other posts they are looking at, and much more. One important thing to monitor is which keywords are bringing them to your site. You could simply continue to utilize those keywords in future posts if you want to improve ranking for that niche.

None of this is groundbreaking. In fact, you should probably do these things for your readers anyway, not just for SEO purposes. And even though search engine algorithms change all the time, the aforementioned things to do have pretty much always been part of the core. It doesn’t mean you don’t need to do anything else either but if you only have time for 5 things, do these.

Backlinks, keywords in the URL, tags/categories, directories, social networking, microblogging, and a bunch of other tactics will come in due time. If you need help, find a niche partner to work with you

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The secret ingredient for reaching goals

How many of you had what you thought were realistic goals for your blog and failed to reach them? Were you able to understand why your blog didnt hit the goals? If you dont know, let me tell you why: the number one reason why people fail to reach goals is because they did not have clear objectives.

Defining goals and objectives

First, lets get this out on the table. Goals and objectives are not the same thing. Goals are broad, generic actions while objectives are narrow, specific actions.In other words, goals are high-level. That means you need objectives to go along with those goals. These objectives need to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) so you can act upon them. So if someones goal is to lose 20 pounds, then his objectives could be do 60 minutes of cardio 6 days a week, consume no more than 1800 calories per day, and do not eat less than 3 hours before bedtime.

Setting goals

Lets face it, setting goals for blogging is pretty easy. How many of these did you have?

  • Reach 100,000 Alexa ranking in 3 months
  • Obtain Google PageRank 3 in 6 months
  • Get 1000 total comments in 3 months
  • Get 500 email subscribers in a year
  • Earn $100/mo. income in 6 months

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Vlogging – the new age blogging where the traffic makes you rich and famous

cam Vlogging – the new age blogging where the traffic makes you rich and famous Video blogging is perhaps the newfound passion of the present generation that has become great money making tool for quite a lot of people too.  Besides money, Vlogging also gives you the quickest possible opportunity to create your online presence and earn fame. This eventually helps in making your site go viral! So, whether a blogger, columnist or writer, you must be a Vlogger instead of a blogger. Thus, learn how you can become rich and famous by video blogging.

 Your readers will come back to you

 

Although the web world is flooded with video sites like Youtube, only a handful of professionals actually care to use the same for their requirements. So, if you are clever enough then you can grab this golden opportunity by making Vlogging your grand scope of creating a unique and

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Blog Fresh – How to Keep the Ideas Flowing

Blogging can either be a pleasure or a chore. When you have plenty of interesting things to write about that flow effortlessly onto the screen, writing for your blog is fulfilling and worthwhile. On the other hand, bloggers block can make posting feel like just another task. Fortunately, a small amount of upfront organization can mean that you have a constant stream of ideas to choose from. Chances are, there already there your just not making them available to yourself when you need them. Imagine if every time you sat down to write, you had eight unique ideas to choose from. On any given day, at least one of those topics would likely stand out and inspire you. If that sounds desirable, here is a simple system any blogger can use to assure that their daily posts remain fresh and relevant to readers.

Establish a List of Topic Ideas

First, you need

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