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1) Part 4 - Your Blog From Start to Success - Day 5
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Your Blog From Start To Success - Day 5
Newsletters No 27, 28 and 29
In the last three Newsletters, I focussed on how to start your own Blog
and videos to chose and set up your blog. Then I covered what and how
to write your blog posts for best results.
recap, you can read these 3 issues again:
No 27 - Newsletter No 28 - Newsletter No 29
Promote Your Blog
Just putting your blog online is not enough. Over the last days, you
have now researched, created and loaded up your first 3-5 blog posts.
Now comes the hard work as you need to promote your blog.
To do that you need to apply some tools and tactics. You need however
be patient as this takes some work and time to get results. So please
read on for my next tips...
Blog Marketing Concept
Your main goal is to make sure that once your blog is developed and in
place, it is positioned perfectly to capture your market niche best
possible. Then your blog will gain popularity fast and almost
For that to happen, you need to find the USP (Unique
Point) you want to target in your niche. Defining the USP for
blog is easy:
- what sort of reader do you want to attract
- what are they interested in?
- does your blog cover it?
That's all you need!
Next, you must plan where you want to advertise and
readers. Check out competition with similar blogs, check their
popularity and comment on their blog, leaving a link to your own blog.
Your Blog Attractive For People
Your blog content should fascinate people and virtually draw them in
– interest them in reading about your opinions and
and be completely satisfied to the point for what they were
expecting by visiting your blog.
Try the best to deliver as much unique information as you can possibly
manage, whether you've rewritten it from PLR or written your content
from scratch – it should always be unique. Doing
this, you will also avoid
Google’s duplicate content filter.
You should consider making your
blog memorable to your visitors. Therefore, choose a template
leaves a good impression, presents you as an expert and
is easy to
use. Just avoid flash templates or other fancy stuff that only
distracts your readers.
Make People Aware Of Your Blog
Be active on forums of your niche, use social sites and every
possibility to share your opinion and bloglink. If you're
lucky, a seasoned marketer will see what you're talking about, and
eventually link back to your blog. Hint: research and talk about them.
But do this carefully and stay with the truth. Such a link back could
easily bring you some targeted visitors.
You can promote any blog via specifically designed link exchanges.
are many such sites and I suggest to do a short search for your niche.
To see how they work check:
This is one of the most used platforms for bloggers to network, create
groups and more. You can submit all your blogs for free and then browse
other blogs, add them to your favourites and make friends. There is
also a shout box to comment/contact.
This is the Worpress Blog Directory and they accept only
WordPress Blogs. Lately the free version was skipped and now there is a
fee of about $ 20 per year. It's still very worthwhile.
Blog catalogues are a good way to get much
targeted traffic, but do not expect too much. You can find a
list of many top listed
blog directories at the Online Marketing Blog.
If you want to now what's absolutely hot in the Blog Sphere right now,
go to BlogPulse.
also an option. It isn't just a traffic exchange; it
provides 'a return
on attention'. And for an internet marketer, it works as a
community with leverage potential. Owned by
does a great job of providing traffic,
and growth to your blogs. MyBlogLog gives you traffic until you are
almost swamped. And
it's fairly targeted, as long as you categorise yourself properly.
are also a great way to attract traffic. Just create a category
or similar and put in some links of first
blogs you want to recommend. And if you leave comments on other blogs,
most of them will then link back to your blog automatically. You can
see a sample at my Blog here...
who agree with you, especially on controversial topics, are
automatically more likely to comment on your blog – and once
someone opens a dialogue, they usually continue it.
is important, but tempered passion, and reasoned argument are
usually the best way to attract people from controversial topics.
are some important points you should pay
attention to when responding to any blog post or to comments on
your own blog:
Make sure you understand fully, what the person is saying.
shouldn't respond to a comment in anger.
clear, do not joke or use inapropriate words.
Show that you are the expert, do no look bad.
Stay on topic, do not mix things up.
honest, friendly and always helpful
XSitePro and XHeader
you have already heard about XSitePro
an excellent website creation software. You can see the
site and features here...
you are already familiar with XHeader
then I'm sure you are as excited about it as I am.
Till recently, they offered 500 high quality header graphics for Blogs,
Websites and Squeeze Pages for free. But this may change and you need
to check back on their site.
is also a Deluxe Premium Version of XHeader
with up to 5000 first class and highly converting header graphics to
compliment their popular free version.
Free Blog Templates and Tools
needs some graphics and tools to give their web pages more pep and to
make them appealing. A great resource is Bravenet,
which you can join for free
and where you can download everything you need from their fully
stuffed toolbox. They offer also
very useful tutorials all around website building and blogging.
you want a nicely designed theme for your blog, here are two sites
you can download your favourite from over 1000 themes, all for
upload process is very easy and done in 2 minutes. Here are the steps
(I explain it for Wordpress self hosted version but I guess for Blogger
or other Blog Platforms it's quite the same):
Download the theme file to your computer (right click and save), best to the Desktop or a special file you name "Blog Themes" or
Login to your Blog Admin
Panel, click Dashboard
/Appearance. On top is "Manage Themes"
click add new
there. Now you can see "Install Themes",
and then search for the ZIP-File
stored on your Desktop or defined file.
install now and WordPress will unzip the files and place
them in the right order on your host. Once this process is finished,
you should see the chosen theme. Just activate
it, refresh your blog
site and - fingers crossed - you should see your blog in the new design
now. If you want to add another new theme repeat these steps. If you
want just change to another, already available
theme, deactivate the existing and activate the new joyce.
That's all there is!
Blogsubmitters, Free Traffic
Online Marketing Blog
Builder & Amazing Header Graphics
Free Wordpress Themes
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