Blogging Tools And Tips - Part 5

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7 Steps to Getting Traffic Old School Style

affiliatemarketingGetting blog traffic is probably one of the biggest concerns for blog site owners.  Without traffic, it is pretty difficult to make any money.  The question,  “How can I get more traffic?” is often asked by bloggers.

These days there are tons of ways to “buy” traffic including purchasing web backlinks, buying targeted traffic, going on traffic exchange sites, and more.  These methods may work for short -term, but eventually the search engines will catch on or people will simply just stop by once and not return. For long term success and traffic, you have to build a readership.  These readers will hopefully subscribe and come back again due to the value you provide.

There is no easy button for this, but you can still build traffic by doing it old-school style.

1.  Content is king – how cliche, but true!  Take time to create quality, original, helpful content. on a regular basis.  When people find your blog and it is interesting, they will likely come back for more and potentially provide a backlink.

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Simple Blog Marketing Guide For Beginners

affiliatemarket_graph_02Blogs have long surpassed a simple platform for sharing personal stories and pictures with family and friends.  The world of blogging today has morphed into money making online business.  With blogging platforms like WordPress, there are virtually unlimited designs and functions you can use for an online blog.

The ease of creating a blog shares both edges of the proverbial sword.  On one hand, it makes it simple for anyone wanting to start his or her own blog very easy.  Conversely, with there being so many blogs out there in cyber world, how do you make yours known?  Not only do you want any old traffic, but you want quality traffic, especially if you are trying to make money from your blog.

Even if it is not a money-making blog, unless your goal really is for only family and friends to read, you still want traffic.  I am going to go ahead and assume you want people to read it.

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Is WordPress the Best Blog Platform for Your Needs?

wordpressWordPress is one of the most common software programs  available to blog owners.  WordPress is free software that makes it incredibly easy for users to publish their own blog. This software is easy to use, provides a variety of templates and offer excellent support to bloggers.

There is a difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.  While the software is free for both sites, WordPress.org also requires a host site, while WordPress.com hosts the site for you for free.  In this blog, I will be referring to the WP.org platform.

There are other blogging program options available to bloggers which offer different features but many bloggers are quite pleased with WordPress. This article will offer some useful information for bloggers who are considering starting a blog with WordPress such as reasons to choose WordPress, tips on starting a blog and information about the support offered by WordPress. Based on this information as well as their own research bloggers can decide whether WordPress is right for them or whether they should seek out a different blog platform.

First, I want to show you a video on a quick explanation of what WordPress is.

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Why You Should Use Your Blog as a Internet Marketing Tool

Why You Should Use Your Blog as a Internet Marketing Tool

Make-Money-OnlineIn the past, the term “blogging” has conjured up an image of a online website of someone’s personal life, including pictures of pets and family. While some still use a blog for this format, blogging has transformed into a whole other medium for getting information onto the Internet.

My blog, Inspired to Write, has went through those changes as well. From a personal blog of my daily life adventures to a more focused blog on the writing niche and inspiring other writers.

Blogging comes from the term “weblog”, and is a great tool to use to market a product or tidbits of information, whether for money making purposes or as a hobby. There are various free blogging platforms that enable you to create your own account and write about topics or niches of your interest. The ability to freely express your own views, share information, or promote through this platform is one reason why many people enjoy doing it.

Many people do not even realize that blogging could also make you money. While blogging has been around for awhile, the last few years it has been considered a great internet marketing tool.

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