Here is a cool blog by a young girl who is doing what blogs were made for in the first place. Expression. I'm guessing you're not from the USA from the (A) sticker you have to put on your car. Nice job with the blog...I'd keep posting and keep adding content. Keep a running jurnal and you'll have fun looking back years from now to see how your blog has progressed and matured. Maybe add some adsense, that's my only critism. Nice job.

Blog review!

Here's a cool blog with lot's of good stuff...the post from August 30th is especially interesting to me because I used to be an exterminator and know how vicious fire ants can be!
I like this blog because is has some ads on has a site meter...and it has pictures. Bloggers seem to not want to be bothered by putting pictures on their blogs and I think it adds a whole new dimension. It's more fun to look at and especially when the writing is flowing and done well as with this blog. Nice job!


The site is back up and running...had a slight delay and technical difficulties for a while but all is a go now.Thanks for the patience of the folks who emailed me your blogs for review....will be posting them soon.


REVIEWS! is a fantastic example of a blog that incorporates passion for the subject and a logical incorporation of possible revenue streams. INAMINI talks about her and her husband, their life, and a cat. The great post about retirement is right up my alley because it's a favorite topic of mine and I also daydream about the different possibilities that await me and my wife, although I have a long way to go. Lot's more blogging. I also like the pics of the sailboats. My uncle was a professional marine artist who painted the sailing ships for the cups. All is right with INAMINI's blog from the revenue catchers right down to the site counter! I'd recommend checking it out!

REVIEWS! is a fantastic example of a blog that incorporates passion for the subject and a logical incorporation of possible revenue streams. INAMINI talks about her and her husband, their life, and a cat. The great post about retirement is right up my alley because it's a favorite topic of mine and I also daydream about the different possibilities that await me and my wife, although I have a long way to go. Lot's more blogging. I also like the pics of the sailboats. My uncle was a professional marine artist who painted the sailing ships for the cups. All is right with INAMINI's blog from the revenue catchers right down to the site counter! I'd recommend checking it out!

Read...and you will be read!

If you build it...they will come. Same thing goes to the above...One night sit down and just take a ride on the "Random Blog" button in blogger. Read some of the blogs and then take advantage of that little button at the bottom of the post called the "comment" . This is where you can post a comment about the topic and leave your calling card. Give a little direction to your blog in this box along with your comment and you'd be surprised how much of a response you'd get in terms of traffic. Sometimes this link will need to be approved by the blogger, who often times out of curiosity will take a look at your blog. After that the post is there forever for others whocomment to read and see and often times will check out the other commentor's <--wrong spelling alert; blog. Sure it's a slow boat to China, but blogging isn't about instant gratification or becoming the next Hemingway, it's about your passion to write or your passion for your topic, with the hopes that others will feel the same way. So this is just another stepping stone in the pond of readership.


Words of Wisdom

Blogging is a great thing that allows us to express ourselves in many ways. But. It's important to know that it is still the world wide web and things are a little scary in this world at times. It makes me nervous to see folks posting pictures of their children and family and houses on their blogs. There are blog platforms that allow you to still blog but keep it private, you might want to take this avenue when blogging about the children. Blogging is a great way to keep a journal of the child's birth and daily life as he or she gets older and this would be a great gift to let your kids see when they get older, but to let hundreds of millions of people in on that journal could get a little sticky. Just use caution.



10 Profitable Reasons To Add A Discussion Board Or Chat Room To Your Web Site
By: David Riewe

1. You'll be able to communicate with your visitors. They'll begin to trust you and get to know you on a more personal level. People will purchase products quicker from somebody they already know and trust.

2. People will revisit your web site to participate on your discussion board or chat room. They will meet other people with similar interests and your web site will become a hang out were they can chat.

3. You can learn important information about your visitors by reading the conversations they have. They may chat about your web site or products. With this information you could learn to market your products more effectively.

4. You could answer the questions your visitors ask in your online communities. You'll become known as an expert by giving the answers to their questions. This will give you and your business more credibility.

5. You could teach a free online class using your chat room. This will give you an expert status and increase traffic to your web site by offering the free class.

6. When your discussion board or chat room becomes popular, you could sell advertising space on them. This will give you an extra income stream for your web site.

7. You can network with other businesses by having a chat room or discussion board. You could exchange business ideas, leads, advertising, etc.

8. You could allow other web sites who don't have a discussion board or chat room to use yours. You will get free advertising by allowing them to link to your online community.

9. When you have a discussion board or chat room you can get free advertising by listing them in online community directories. You can also join web rings with similar discussion topics.

10. You can make money by advertising your own products and services on your discussion board or chat room. You could also join other people's affiliate programs and make commissions advertising them.

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"Not Only Will I Give You the Secret Blueprint that I Use to Make Six-Figures Per Year Online, I'll Also Provide You with the Products, Resources and Services Needed to Do It Yourself!"

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Affiliate advice

Not only are there a lot of people out there blogging for fun, many of them are finding ways to make money by blogging. There are a number of ways an income from blogging can be achieved, but one of the most popular is by affiliating your blog. If you are blogging or considering starting a blog and you are not yet affiliated, you will quickly find that you should. Otherwise, you are just leaving money on the table that you may not have to.

The first thing you may be asking yourself is this: what is an affiliate program? Well, that is a great question and one easily answered. An affiliate program is one where the seller offers a part of the money generated by a sale to those who refer customers to them. There are, in fact, a lot of websites out there who are parts of affiliate programs.

With these companies, you need to sign up. You will, in most cases, be given a unique ID from that affiliate. That ID is for identifying you as the one who has referred the customer to the site and made the sale. If, then, you are successful in helping to sell the product, you receive payment that is generally stated in whatever your affiliate agreement includes. The amount you might get paid ranges greatly. You may make as little as one cent in US dollars or as much as one hundred US dollars depending on the product, the company, and sometimes the amount you help to sell.

Once you have made the decision to use an affiliate program and have figured out which one you want to use, then you are ready to get started. Sign up and register for the affiliate program and start adding your affiliate’s codes to your blog. Ah, but there is the next issue: how do you include affiliate links? There are a few ways you can do that. First of all, you can do reviews about a product and then link to that product through your affiliate program (obviously you would need it to be a product offered by your affiliate program). A second way, if you don’t want to do a review, is to compile a recommended list that is either in a blog entry or along the side of your blog. A third way to get your affiliate program involved in your blog is to use codes or scripts in your coding that will generate random links to products in your affiliate program.

Once you have your links and your program in place, it will be all about product. It is important to note that most people are not going to keep reading a website if they think it is just all about selling. Make sure your content, which you update regularly, is useful to the reader. You want that reader to keep coming back and hopefully working through your affiliates, so you really should concentrate on good, solid, useful content that is going to keep your readers coming back and not make them feel like they are being sold all the time. If, however, you really want to sell, you should try to label your site as a commercial endeavor. Keep those things in mind and your affiliate program will hopefully help you turn a profit.

No matter what your blogging experience may be, it is possible that you can blog for fun and profit at the same time. There are a number of ways to make a profit off of your blog, but the most common right now is to affiliate yourself with certain other sites and products. Affiliate programs generally cost little or no money and can help you make money on your own. They are basically a way of getting commission from helping someone to sell a product or service. So find the ones that work with the theme of your blog and get those codes up on your site. Once they are up, make sure you are finding ways to drive traffic to them without going overboard on the selling and making sure your content is useful. Stick with these tips and stays focused and before you know it, your blog can become a success through the use of a good affiliate program.

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Enriching your blog!

Blogs that are rich in content are healthy blogs. You don't always have time to sit down and write a post so why not do the next best thing, borrow one. There are two sites and . Both of these sites offer free use of articles for your website or blog, be careful to read the rules and follow them. I tested some out on this page, they are good fillers when you need them.

Adsense No No's

10 Great things NOT to do with Google AdSense
By Diane Nassy

There is no question that you can make some good money with Google AdSense, but you’re setting yourself up for disaster if you make any of these Top 10 mistakes!

1. Do not use fake information when opening your Google AdSense account.

Google says that’s a no-no and they will cut your account off and keep all the money you may have earned. Besides, trying to hide your true identity can cause serious problems with the I.R.S. or whoever your tax authority is.

2. Do not hack or modify Google AdSense code other than to change the parameters that Google authorizes you to change.

Any attempt to bypass Google’s built-in algorithms not only poses a danger to the integrity of the network, but it threatens the financial modle that Google operates under. You’re not dealing with some Mom-and-Pop company here, and Google has the legal muscle and deep enough pockets to drag you through every court in the land if you damage their business with your hacking antics.

3. Keep AdSense ads off of your registration, confirmation, and all "thank you" pages.

Don’t ask me why you can’t put your ads there. It makes sense to me that those would be wonderful locations. Google thinks otherwise, however, and doing so is a hanging offense according to their Terms of Service.

4. Do not display AdSense ads and a competitor's ads (like Overture's) on the same page at the same time.

That just makes plain good sense. Google doesn’t demand 100% SITE loyalty from you, but they do insist that their own ads not be cluttered up by offerings from their competitors.

5. Don't "beg for clicks" or provide any incentive for clicking on your Google AdSense ads.

This is a biggie and you see this rule violated all the time. Any of the “get paid to do stuff” sites that put Google ads in the member’s control panels are walking the plank and they don’t even realize it. Even those sites with the polite little messages asking you to “help keep my site running by clicking on our sponsor’s ads” are asking to be cut off if those happen to be Google ads.

6. Never click on the ads running on your own site, even if you are genuinely interested in the product or service and are thinking of buying it!

Nothing screams FRAUD louder than a webmaster running up his or her own click counts by happily clicking on ads fromtheir own site. The Google Gods can track this activity and it won’t be long until you find yourself getting a goodbye note from their fraud team.

7. No misleading labeling

Google is very specific about what text can be placed around their ads. Their Terms of Service state: “Publishers may not label the ads with text other than ‘sponsored links’ or ‘advertisements.’ This includes any text directly above our ads that could be confused with, or attempt to be associated with Google ads.”

This is to keep visitors from becoming confused and barking up Google’s tree when they clicked on an ad that led to a porn site instead of the recipe site they were expecting to visit.

8. Avoid keyword spamming and other divisive tricks

You may be tempted to buy one of those “generates thousands of key-word rich pages in seconds” programs that are so popular these days but I’ll tell you this: Their days are numbered. Google is wise to such shenanigans and they will be hot on your trail. Other prohibited gimmicks include:

• ”Sneaky” page redirects that send a visitor off to a different site then they were expecting to visit.

• Multiple sites, domains, pages, etc. which have substantially duplicate content.

• Hidden text or links of any type.

• Excessive outbound links on any page. Google recommends no more than 100. I’d keep it way below that.

• And here is a nugget of wisdom straight from Google’s mouth: “Do not participate in link schemes designed to increase your site's ranking or PageRank. In particular, avoid links to web spammers or "bad neighborhoods" on the web as your website may be affected adversely by those links.

9. Don’t advertise anything on Google’s prohibited items list.

It’s a lot shorter lists than PayPal’s or eBay’s, but it includes a lot of the same stuff like hacking/cracking content, porn, illegal drugs, gambling sites, beer or hard alcohol (I guess wine is OK), weapons, and the other usual stuff.

10. And the 10th dumbest thing NOT to do with Google AdSense is to let the other nine things stop you from running an honest site that’s designed to make the most out of this very profitable opportunity that Google offers!

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Diane provides marketing and internet profit tips. For more Google AdSense tips, visit

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Points to Ponder

Why Your Site Needs Fresh, Relevant Content
By Victor George Published 07/5/2005

It is said that content is king, but today 'fresh, relevant content' is the master - or is it?
Every owner of a commercial web site knows that frequent fresh content is needed on their pages in order to achieve and maintain a high listing on search engines which actively seek fresh content. Google sends out its 'freshbot' spider to gather and index new material from all the sites which offer it. MSN Search seeks it too. I've noticed that MSN Search's spider pays a daily visit to a site of mine which has proper fresh content every day.

By incorporating fresh content, commercial web sites will remain competitive, for without it they will certainly fall down the search engine listings and lose business. Besides, having something new keeps visitors coming back and attracts potential customers.

But creating and then manually uploading fresh content onto our web sites each day is hard, time consuming work, isn't it? What we want is a way of putting daily fresh content onto our web sites easily and efficiently. Let's look at the current techniques available to us to achieve this goal and see which one offers a global solution to the fresh content problem:

Server Side Includes (SSI): These are HTML statements written by the webmaster and uploaded onto the server. SSI's inform the server to include a specific block of text when a specific page is served to a browser or a search engine spider.

Because these scripts are compiled 'before' they are served, they remain 'visible' to search engine spiders and therefore will be seen as fresh content. Unfortunately, not all web hosts support SSI's; this is because the server must 'read every page' on the web site as it looks for include statements, a process which clearly reduces server performance.

How many web site owners have the time to manually upload fresh HTML content onto their servers every day? Probably very few, which is why the use of SSI's is not a global solution to the fresh content problem.

Blogging: Google's Freshbot spider is so voracious for fresh content that it eagerly devours the contents of common weblogs. But can a daily blog be used to influence the listing of a web page under specific keywords or phrases?

It can, but for the vast majority of web site owners, blogging is out of the question. Putting up a daily keyword-rich business blog onto a web site is hard, time-consuming work, and it requires the blogger to be a competent writer, too. Few business owners have time available or the competence to write something new about their products or services every day.

Blogging is therefore not a global solution to the fresh content problem.

RSS Newsfeeds: Having newsfeeds placed on a web site is certainly an easy way of getting fresh material to appear each day. 'Really Simple Syndication' or RSS, is a fast growing method of content distribution. Newsfeed creation is an uncomplicated procedure and therefore appears to be an easy solution to the fresh content problem.

Many owners of commercial web sites believe that by incorporating newsfeeds on their sites they will improve their search engine rankings by using the links appearing within those feeds, which are given relevance by Google. This belief is wrong because newsfeeds are basically JavaScript or VBScript.

These scripts must be executed by search engine spiders for the fresh content to be noted, and since the spiders take a simplistic approach when reading web pages, these scripts will not be executed at all. These scripts are compiled 'after' they have been served, and not before.

There are also a couple of growing menaces associated with RSS newsfeeds:

Since the popularity of RSS use is growing exponentially, the idea to monetize syndication with ads is gaining ground. Indeed, Yahoo has announced that it will begin displaying ads from Overture's service within RSS feeds. Now who wants other people's ads on their web site? I don't.
There are rumors of newsfeeds being used to deliver spam. If this gets out of control then newsfeeds will quickly become history. Who wants spam messages appearing on their web site? I don't. RSS is therefore not a global solution to the fresh content problem.

Newsfeed Scripting Solutions: A software solution can be rigged up to 'extract' the HTML from newsfeeds. The HTML is then placed onto web pages so that the fresh content will be seen by search engine spiders. This however involves the use of PHP and MySQL, which tends to put many business owners off. And if there's spam or ads in the feed, they will get extracted, too!

Newsfeed scripting solutions are therefore not a global solution to the fresh content problem.

Creating Original Content: As mentioned above under SSI's and Weblogs, creating and manually uploading your own fresh content every day is a time-consuming chore. And what if you have a number of web sites, each of which requires frequent fresh content in order to remain competitive? Yet we all know that there is nothing better than our own proper keyword-rich fresh content.
In summary, getting frequent proper fresh content onto our web sites is not straightforward at all. HTML extracted from RSS feeds appears to offer a partial solution, but it is too complicated for most businesses and is potentially menacing.

The e-commerce industry is clearly in need of a genuine solution to the fresh content problem. The way to do it is to automatically have our web pages updated every day with 'our own' content, not anyone else's. Only then will we be able to say that fresh content is truly the master!

About the Author:
Victor George is a "fresh, relevant content" crusader whose web site can be found at AutoPageUpdate. Easily control your web content to suit your clients and to keep the search engines well fed with your new and relevant content.

(C) 2005 Victor George. Other articles by Victor George.



Blogs, shortened form of weblogs, are the current rage in online publishing. You might not have a blog, but surely you’ve read or heard about them. Blogs allow millions of people to share their ideas, interests and products. Blogs have become a powerful way of sharing information on any subject thus, creating a more connected and socially aware global community. Like a typical website, a blog needs visitors to ensure its success. Search engines are a main source of readers. The use of search engine optimization is an effective way to drive traffic to a blog. It is important that a blog is optimized for high rankings because high ranking equals online traffic. In this regard, permalinks can help bring significant traffic to a blog.

About Permalinks

A blog is essentially a website consisting of posts or entries arranged in chronological order with the most current post appearing first in the home page. A blog usually consists of the title (headline of the post), post date, body or content, comments added by readers, permalink and category or tag (subject that the post discusses). A permalink indicates the URL (identifier for a document on the internet) which points to a specific blog post. A permalink is what a fellow blogger will use to refer to another blogger’s post. It is used to link to other individual postings. A permalink is usually designated by text link or a symbol. The most common symbol used is the hash sigh (#). Certain blogs use their own symbols such as an asterisk, a dash or a hyphen. A permalink may consist of a string of characters which represent the date of posting, an identifier (domain name) which indicate the author who wrote the item and the post name or title.

A permalink or a permanent link is still available even after the post has been moved from the home page and into the blog archive. Permalinks are permanent. They remain unchanged hence the “perma” in the name. If a post is altered or moved within the database, its permalink remains unchanged.

Permalinks are setup to display in various formats. Different blogging softwares have their own format for permalink URLs. A few examples are:

• Movable Type and Typepad – • WordPress – http://///// • LiveJournal and Bloglines –

However, some blogging softwares like WordPress give the bloggers the options of customizing the permalinks for better search engine optimization.

About Search Engine Optimization

How can you get people to visit your blog when you are competing with tens of thousands of blogs around the world and a typical web surfer rarely reads beyond the first few results of a search query? This is where search engine optimization comes into play. Search engine optimization or SEO is the art of using keywords or key phrases, good and clean codes, well-written content, link popularity and careful organization to maintain a blog as close as possible to the top search result position for a given keyword or key phrases in search engines or directories.

Online traffic for a blog is achieved through search engines. If your blog does not appear in the top 20 search engine result positions, the chances of a web surfer clicking on your listing or actually visiting your blog is low. SEO tries to help organize your blog so that it will move up the search engine results and thus be read or found.

Permalink Optimization Tips

Search engines have their own respective algorithms that will determine which blog should appear on top of a search result. The top three search engines – Google, Yahoo and MSN use different factors to determine a blog’s relevance to the search terms. As a result, a blog may come out on top of one search engine’s hit list but may not necessarily be in the top ten of another search engine. Nevertheless, there are certain things that many top search engines have in common. So you can actually do certain things that will help boost your rankings for these search engines.

For instance, a permalink is essential to a successful; blog. In WordPress, a blogging software, you can manipulate how your permalink looks as this have an important effect on your blog’s SEO. WordPress’s default Permalink setup looks something like this – A look at this URL says nothing about the permalink in such a way that it makes sense. It will be much easier to know what the post is if the title of the post or part of it is in the permalink. Internet users will not have to think twice whether they are linking to the right post. Your post will appear more attractive to search engines for the key words used in the permalink.

If you change your permalink structure to include the post name or post title, this will become part of the URL. If you use keywords which you want your blog to be found by in the post title, the chances of your blog being found by web surfers who search for those particular keywords are strong. Just like any normal website search engine marketing, use of appropriate keywords is significant to high ranking. Effective use of popular keywords in the title which appears in the permalink definitely helps.

Permalinks promote website browsing. A glance at a link to a permalinked blog, the web surfer will know how recent the post is and its title. A surfer can then easily disseminate word about a particular post. Since the post title is within the permalink itself, search engines will pick up the link faster and place the link in higher search engine ranking.

It is important that your permalink does not contain a lot of variables. It should be search engine friendly, meaning it can be easily spidered by search engine crawlers. A search engine friendly permalink avoids the use of too many symbols such as ?, = and & because these make the permalink difficult for a search engine to index. It should be emphasized that a search engine friendly permalink includes the post name or post title. Inclusion of the post name or title makes the blog post easier for search engine to index and therefore easier to find.

In a nutshell, to achieve permalink optimization, use more keywords and remove the useless tags to make the URL search engine friendly and people attractive. Include the post name and do away with symbols, post id because these make it harder to see the URL’s keywords. Use a neat and concise permalink that describe your post. Here are two well-structured permalinks:

• • http://www,

Give these permalink optimization tips a try and watch them boost your blog’s search engine ranking.

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Power of Keywords

One of the most important tricks in internet marketing is that keywords are important for search engine ranking.

To get high search engine ranking, you need to discover what keywords your visitors use, and to avoid keywords which you will share with a lot of other websites.

One thing to remember is that your readers will use a variety of keyword combinations. To improve your search engine ranking you need to include all those possible variations.

For example, “keyword” can be typed as “keywords”, “Keyword”, or “keywords”. Wordtracker or another similar service can help you get all the terms you need so you can improve your search engine ranking.

Once you get your keywords, you need to use them frequently in your website so web crawlers will think that your site is relevant and automatically give you a higher search engine ranking. Of course peppering your article with keywords is not enough.

The position of your keywords is crucial to your search engine ranking. For example, using keywords in your title and at the start of the article gives a better search engine ranking than putting them at the end of the article. Your links should also either use your keyword or be surrounded by them—another trick to good search engine ranking.

But even if you use thousands of keywords in your website, if you are competing for a commonly used keyword then it would be difficult to get a good search engine ranking—competition is just too tough. In this case, it would be better to use a keyword which less websites use, so your search engine ranking improves.

How would you know which keywords would improve your search engine ranking? Aside from Wordtracker, you can try looking at the service you provide and the common situations or questions that would prompt people to do a search engine google search.

For example, someone researching on keywords is probably studying search engine ranking, improving search engine ranking, search engine ranking tips, and how to get higher search engine ranking.

Study these variations and incorporate them in your site, and you’ll achieve higher search engine placement just by modifying your keywords.

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This is a blog with heart. A blog about Mom and her two little ones brings back memories for me as a dad with two little ones about the same age...It's funny how stories parallel parents stories from all over the world, we all think we have unique stories, but one one parents poop story is very easy to relate to. I laughed at one story post in this blog about a trip to McDonald's and how there was a bug spotted by the little one. I am an exterminator by trade and can say that there is a select few fast food restaurants I eat at.

On the critiques side of the coin I'd have to say that the blog is extremely well flows easily with colorful stories and sentiments and good character development. It is monitized by her e-bay link, but I think you can add some adsense to possibly pick up a few bucks. Nice job...I enjoyed your blog!

Bloggers Block

Bloggers block is sort of like writers block...Only it con be a combination of not finding the information in your head that you want to write about, or it can be not making entries because you get bored or dishearten or discouraged, whatever the reason, you must get passed it. Writers write, and being lazy is not an option. You have to make an entry even if it's jibber jabber...There might be someone out there who will find that jibber jabber interesting. So try to post a little something each day. Keep your blog fresh and full of content. This is how to keep a successful blog.


What's it all about?

I think the best way to go with this blog is to promote and offer as much advice about blogs and blogging as I can. I urge anyone to place comments via the comment section and offer any advice or help they may have in the promotion of blogs, the adding of revenue to blogs, or the general betterment of blogs.

I'm also excited about the feature of the blog review. I initially was going to post a blog of the month type to feature but have decided to read the blogs as they are e-mailed and post them to my front page with descriptive critique. All blogs deserve their 15 minutes of fame.

This can only launch with your help. E-Mail me your blogs. The email link to your top right hand corner that says "Email me your links" is the way to send me your blog. I am anxious to start receiving everyone's great work!


Finding a niche is a great way to express yourself and make some side money with affiliates. As I search out the many blogs out there I see alot of personal blogs, some about the birth of their children and some about their day to day lives. Some are poem based and some people like to write fiction.

I think that if you have a specialty writing a blog is a good way to tweak that specialty and a good incentive to do more research about that specialty as you blog about it. Within these blogs you can incorporate adsense or other affiliate programs and make a little extra cash.


Promoting in Forums.

We already know about how important it is to promote your blog. We've talked about search engine submissions already, so what other options do we have? Forums are a great resource because just as there are blogs about every topic there seems to be forums about every topic. I signed up for the Forbes Magazine forum and promoted my pinkprofts blog about penny stock investing. Wouldn't you know it, over the weeks and months as I checked my sitemeter hits I noticed that a lot of my incoming traffic was from Forbes!
As I said, there is a forum for everything, if you blog about baking or cooking then chances are there is a forum about it. IF you blog about computers then there's a forum that matches. Join these communities and use them to promote your blog. Another good thing is that these forums have a lot of information about your topic of choice. So it's got benefits twice over!

Promoting in Forums.

We already know about how important it is to promote your blog. We've talked about search engine submissions already, so what other options do we have? Forums are a great resource because just as there are blogs about every topic there seems to be forums about every topic. I signed up for the Forbes Magazine forum and promoted my pinkprofts blog about penny stock investing. Wouldn't you know it, over the weeks and months as I checked my sitemeter hits I noticed that a lot of my incoming traffic was from Forbes!
As I said, there is a forum for everything, if you blog about baking or cooking then chances are there is a forum about it. IF you blog about computers then there's a forum that matches. Join these communities and use them to promote your blog. Another good thing is that these forums have a lot of information about your topic of choice. So it's got benefits twice over!

Adsense by Google.

One of the easiest affiliate programs out there I think is Google's Adsense. Signing up is easy and as I have always said it makes no sense to not put some kind of affiliate program on your blog to make some passive income. It will be slow at first but as readership grows you're response to the google adsense adds will grow and your income will follow. There is a button at the right column that will bring you directly to the Adsense page. It's as easy as one, two, three.


Affiliate Review. Here's 2.

Affiliate programs are awesome ways to let your blog make you some extra cash while you do what you do best. Blog. Two affiliates that I've recently started to look into are Amazon and Adbrite. Amazon calls it's program the associates program. It's easy to join. All you do is fill out a form, give them the appropriate information and start searching products that relate to your blog, then post the products on your blog.

This is a program that has a lot of potential and another one that is easy to sign up with, easy to ad to your blog, and it offers other ways to monotize your blog via advertisers who bid to be on your blog. Check it out and sign up.


What's a better day to sit down with a clear head and beef up your content on your blog. Saturdays for me mean getting up early, reading the paper with a cup of coffee and just relaxing.

For bloggers Saturday could mean a time when the world has slowed down and you have a few minutes to browse other blogs, or just catch up on some of your favorites. It also might be a time to think clearly and add to your content. Remember. One way to get your blog out there is to blog.


Keeping track!

It's not only important to promote...promote..Promote! It's important to keep track of who's dropping in to check your blog out. One tool I use that is very compatible with google's blogger is sitemeter. You can set this counter up one two three and have it up and running in three minutes tops. It's a good way to track how many visits a day you are getting. No point to promoting if you can't see the fruits of your effort.

Increase you exposure

Some things I've been saying all along is that you have to promote your blog. Here is a cool site that let's you submit your blog or web site for free to all the search engines, although I still say it's a good idea to do this manually as well.

Search Engine Optimization and Free Submission

Blog traffic

What's the reason people blog. To have their story told? To express themselves? To show people what they know? All of the above? There are alot of reasons. The one thing that is true is that if you don't work on improving your blog traffic then you might as well keep a journal in a copy book because no one will read it. I have a friend who started a blog a month ago who has recently deleted it because no one was reading it. It was about jazz music. This person is an expert in the field, but he did nothing to promote his blog. You need to take an active role in promoting your blog or it will go by the wayside never to be read. Manually adding your blog to search engines, talking your blog up in forums, linking to pages like this all are a great start. So email me your link using the link to your right that says, "email me your link" and it will be posted on this page, and if you would be so kind, link my blog to you r blog in return.


Here's a quick question.

Why is it when you do spell check in blogger, which is a blogging program for people who blog, that the checker consistently flags the word "blog" ? Time to add it to the dictionary.

Bloggers Blog

Journalists and writers have a saying, "writers write". That is what they do. Keeping a current blog by blogging daily keeps your blog in the rotation of blog rolls and other services that keep track of updated blogs. The upper right hand corner of your blog has a button that you can click to go to the next blog and there is also a running list of updated blogs on the blogger sign on page. So remember, if you are trying to welcome people into your blog they have to know about it first...and the best way for this to happen is to blog often.


I've discovered over the years that the best way to build traffic and readership for your blog is to network. Whether it be linking to each others blogs or using forum groups or using Blogit, it's networking that increases traffic and so I've started this blog as a networking opportunity. Anyone can link here, if you have a blog on wordpress or yahoo or AOL or you just have your own web site about widgets, I want you to link here! The best way to do this is email me with your blog address. All I ask is that you in turn link this blog to your blog. I will review your blog and when linkarama appears at your site I will add your site to this one. You will see the snowball effect that will start to happen as people linking to this page start to check out everyone else's blogs. This is especially good for folks who use affiliate programs because it increases your chances to earn money with increased traffic to your site! So let the games begin. Let's see if we can hit the million link mark and how long it will take! If you need assistance linking this blog to yours let me know in the e-mail.