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How to promote a blog
Kaylo




msg:4058989
 11:38 am on Jan 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have created a blog, but have no idea how to go any further, I have subscribed to AdSense, but I have no clue how to get people to read my blog! I obviously want to make some money, but I have to get my blog out there for people to actually click on the ads so that I can make money.

Please help, I am starting to think that I am technologically retarded. Ha Ha.

 

mack




msg:4059987
 4:51 pm on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi Kaylo,
Welcome to WebmasterWorld :)

Having a brand new site, and no traffic is a situation we have all come across all to often. Lets try and give you some hints to get the traffic coming in.

The first key to traffic is getting links to your site. Because your site is a blog, this is to an extent a bit easier. Due to the nature of blogs, yous site can to an extent self promote. What I mean is posting comments on similar blogs and using your url as a signature.

I'm not suggesting spamming other blogs, simply placing well worded comments that are relevant to the post you are commenting on.

There are also loads of blog directories and search engines. Get your blog listed in as many of these as possible.

You can also list your blog in web directories. Simply do a Google/Bing search for "your topic web directory" and see if you can add your site to as many of those as possible.

There are also general (non specific web directories) try and get listed in as many of these as possible.

Getting links is not only a way to receive traffic, it is also a way to allow search engines to find you. If you have lots of links pointing to your site then the search engines will be able to find, spider and rank your site. On the web search engines view a link as a vote. The more links you have the better, but it is also important to try and get links from related web sites.

Regarding Adsense. I would personally remove the ads from your blog at this early stage. You may find it a lot easier to get links if your pages do not have ads on them. Then when traffic does pick up, place the ads back on the site.

Hope this gives you some ideas.

Mack.

Kaylo




msg:4060605
 1:32 pm on Jan 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thank you sooo much, I really appreciate your help. I will definately try this out.

Hope you have a great day.

eldinboy




msg:4061204
 5:56 am on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

hi Kaylo,

Before 5 years I was asking the same question to every one ,like you.but now am some what expert and i can earn some what...as i am alone..i have to do all means editing promoting etc,but i am happy that i can enjoy and earn a little bit,now i have 10 websites itself running world wide with average traffic of 50 per day.that is more than enough for me...because you know why i said more than enough ,,there are doubler in number of the websites than the population of this world....can you tell me what is the theme of your website ....i need to say some thing to this world through my websites..now i am facing another problem..

Kaylo




msg:4061252
 9:16 am on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

It's about positive quotes. Something that cheers me up when I'm down, and at the most needed times. I don't know if it would attract a crowd but it's something that I can value.

eldinboy




msg:4061300
 11:45 am on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

I dont undestand

mkterbynite




msg:4066536
 11:14 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi Kaylo,

I definitely agree with mack.. despite having programmer for 10 years I finally decided to start a blog to learn how to drive traffic as it has always been a black magic area for me.

I know it sounds so simple, but the key thing is good content that people want to read. Good content is not easy. Don't worry about making money yet. You must sow before you reap.

two_iron




msg:4078178
 7:46 am on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Mack,

If you don't mind me asking a very newbie question. I also have a new blog (with no traffic). When you say post on other blogs with your URL in your sig does that count as a link back to your site?
Thanks.

5503landis




msg:4080000
 1:24 pm on Feb 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

@two_iron - most blogs place a "nofollow" tag which means the link to your blog will work, but the search engines won't count the link (which is one part of the search engine ranking equation).

However, whether the search engines count the link or not, the link will still help drive traffic to your website. As more people start visiting your blog and your traffic steadily increases, you will most likely be rewarded by the search engines, but it will take time.

IMHO, patience is paramount. There are a million blogs that start each day and fizzle out because people are hoping to reap the financial rewards after a month or two and give up when they don't see the "overnight" success. You need to be a marathon runner, not a sprinter if you want to be successful.

audreysolo




msg:4093100
 1:31 am on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thank you£¬mack.We can also post some hot topics to addict the search engine.

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