Blog Optimisation

Competitor Link Analysis

Backlinks pay a very important role in gaining high rankings for any website. This post shows how you can analyse current links from your competitors to gain you an advantage. Google: Google in recent years has limited the amount of backlinks they show, simply to reduce or make it harder for you to keep an eye on what your competitors are upto. In order to view some of the links, simply use the link:... [Read more]

Monetize Articles

Articles are a great way to improve site rankings and increase awareness.  Rankings will increase due to additional content being created for the site, but if you also choose to distribute articles they have the additional benefit of increasing backlinks, which is a major factor for high rankings. Articles can be used to monitize a blog, if you are the blog owner you may wish to follow these guidelines: 1)... [Read more]

Back Scratching!

Online businesses can be very tricky and difficult to make a living. A lot of time and sometimes luck is required to suceed. Most people can find the time, but the luck hardly ever appears!  Well I’ve learnt not to bank on any luck, but instead create avenues where opportunities, not luck arise. So how do I do this? Well, you’ve heard the saying ‘you scratch my back, and I’ll... [Read more]

WordPress Themes

A theme is the layout / design of a blog. It is important to select a theme that fits the ideas of your blog at the beginning of your project. Simply because you should be planning in front and know what layout you require. Another minor reason is that screenshots maybe taken of the blog and displayed on other sites, changing the theme just makes the site a little dis-orientated when users click on... [Read more]

The Importance of Posting

I’ve been asked many times in the past how often should posts be written? My answer is always as often as possible, as long as: 1) The posts are written using unique content 2) The posts are worth writing about Apart from links, the one most important element a search engine spider likes in new unique content on a regular basis. Think of it as a pet, the more you feed it, the friendlier it becomes... [Read more]

WordPress

If your just getting into writing blogs, the most important choice you need to make is the platform you intend to use to create the blog. There are a few blog platforms to choose, the most common ones being WordPress, Blogger and Drupal. I have used Blogger in the past, but WordPress is my preferred choice of blogging platforms. It’s backend is so simple to use and you can have a blog up and... [Read more]

Host Your Blog

If you are new to blogging hosting a site can be a daunting task. Well, don’t be put off, as the only hard work is initially finding a host worth going with. Hosting is very competitive and if you do your research the very best hosts can be just as cheap in price as the ‘cheap and nasty’ hosts that provide no service at all or are continually experiencing down time! So what should... [Read more]

Make Money Online – Blogging

Creating a blog to make money online is fairly easy. As long as you have an interest or an in-depth knowledge of the content you are writing about. Most people jump in and start a blog on what they think is going to generate them the most money online, where in actual fact if you concentrate on what you know best, money will still be made, and generated more easily. Write about something you are interested... [Read more]

Keyword Research – The Importance

Targeted traffic is the key to online success. If you target the correct keywords, making money online will become much easier. It won’t happen overnight, but creating a permanent page which targets keywords that gain searches will drive traffic to your website. Depending on how competitive these phrases are will depend on the time and investment required to gain high rankings within Google and other... [Read more]

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