My blog, Mom-Blog, has been ranking in the top 5 on Google for the keyword phrase “mom blog” for some months now, possibly longer. It’s also ranking on the first page of Yahoo! for the same keyword phrase. A lot of people have asked me how I got the good ranking, so I thought I’d dispel some myths and give some advice on what I’ve done to get these great SEO rankings. Read more
Meet a Mom Blogger - Amy Yowell
November 30, 2008 by Tishia · Leave a Comment
Amy Yowell started My Mommy Needs a Life (what a cute title!) in December of 2007. Her blog was started as a place to vent her frustrations. She shares her story about the struggles of raising not one but two disabled children on her own and dealing with an abusive ex husband that is very difficult to deal with.
She soon found that her blog wasn’t just a place to vent her frustrations but to build relationships with others that contact her to tell her they are facing similar situations and it’s nice knowing they aren’t alone. Just by sharing her story she’s touched the lives of those around her. Read more
November 16, 2008 by Merry · 1 Comment
One of the keys to success, when it comes to blogging, is providing your readers with fresh content on a regular basis. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to post EVERY day, it just means that you need to decide on a posting schedule and stick to it.
Many successful bloggers recommend that you post three times a week, while others suggest that you post once a day, Monday through Friday. There is no ‘set in stone’ rule, in regard to this practice. It’s strictly an individual choice.
Since every writer’s schedule is different, only you can determine how frequently you can post to your blog. Even if it’s only twice a week, remember, consistency is the key!
Loyal readers will come to count on the information you provide. If you monetize your blog, writing consistent and somewhat frequent posts means that you will have a greater chance to generate income, as well.
Consistent posting will also typically improve your search engine presence. The more frequent you post, the more your blog will get spidered.
November 13, 2008 by Chris Perry · 4 Comments
When I started my personal Blog back in 2006, I had vague ideas about what I might want to blog about, but no concrete plan for reigning those ideas in and presenting them in a way that might set my Blog apart or make it a place that readers would want to visit.
Consequently, my Blog never found its audience, and while it has been and continues to be a place I enjoy posting to intermittently when random inspiration strikes, it has never really had the potential for being anything but a hobby.
Some of the ideas I originally had when I started that Blog, however, did have potential. I wanted to talk about and review books and movies. I wanted to help other women find ways to work from home. And, yes, I wanted to see if maybe there might be a way to make some of those things profitable. Read more
November 13, 2008 by Merry · 3 Comments
Have you ever wondered how blog owners acquire all of the nifty products they decide to review? While many of these items were purchased by the blogger, many were given to them by the manufacturer or vendor.
This happens one of two ways. First, the blogger is contacted by the vendor, who has visited the blog and feels that their readers would enjoy learning about the product. Or, better yet, the blogger contacts the manufacturer and requests a free product!
To try this yourself, draft a short letter of introduction showcasing your blog. Make sure that you also include your mailing address and phone number.
Send it to vendors, requesting a SPECIFIC product that you feel your readers would be interested in. Many bloggers will tell you that they have better luck asking for a specific product, instead of requesting a product in general.
These vendors realize that product reviews generate a ton of interest. So, many are happy to send out a complimentary product in hopes of making additional sales.
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