Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Thinking About Blog Marketing For Traffic?

By Francis Lua

Blog marketing is one of the latest traffic trends of marketing online that you are going to find. Blogs which are also known as web logs are very popular in this day and age. You can make a blog on any particular subject that you want and then publish it for the world to read.

If you are just beginning in internet marketing, you are going to find that starting a blog is very easy to do. Anyone can sign up for a free blog, and then proceed to market basically anything that they want to. Because blogs are free to have and make, this makes blog marketing even better. Whereas if you have a website, and are wanting to market things that way, you would have to pay for your domain, pay for your hosting of the domain, and then know some HTML or hire a website designer.

Search engines love blogs, and are always pretty fast to index them. Getting yours out there for the world to see is not going to be hard. There is this cool tool that you can use every time you update your blog that is known as pinging. Pinging your blog after every entry that you make will let everyone know that your blog has a new entry and updated.

Depending on your overall goal with blog marketing, you can update your blog as frequently as you like. This could be daily or weekly. Whichever you choose, just be consistent with it. If you start out updating daily, stick with it. This way your blog readers will know that they can check your blog daily for new postings.

If you are wondering exactly what you can market in a blog, you can market whatever you want to. However, it is best to stay within one market in your blog. If you have several different things that you would like to promote, and none of them really fit together well, you can create a blog for each market. Remember that if the markets are not related, do not mix them on your blog. For example, if you have a blog on vacuum cleaners, you will not want to also mix in television sets on the same blog. This is because both vacuum cleaners and televisions sets are two different markets. But, you could mix vacuum cleaners and handheld mini dust busters. Make sense?

There are so many things that you can market in your blog. Whether you want to sell your own products and services or other people products and make a commission off of what you sell. The sky is the limit when it comes to marketing. Affiliate links work great in blogs as well. Signing up to sell other people products and then marketing them in your blog is a great idea.

Considering having both a blog and a website to promote the products is another way of making more profits. Linking them both together is a great idea if you do decide to have both. You can always use the website to hold your main information and products, and the blog to promote them and discuss any issues regularly.

Wondering about hosting? If you have a website, you can either host your blog on the same server you use for your site, or you can leave it where it is. The choice is ultimately up to you, either way you can have successful blogs that will begin to bring in revenue to you.

Getting links to your blog is a good way to gain new readers. Another great tool you can use is the RSS feeds. When you use the RSS feeds, it allows people to publish your blog on their site, and in return it gets you more visitors.

Blog marketing can be pretty effective if it is done right. However, you cannot just set up a blog and expect people to find it. Get your blog out there and make it known to others just as you would a website. Exchanging links with others will help, so will article marketing using your blog.

Blog marketing is easy and anyone that wants to can do it. Getting your blog out there and known will be your biggest challenge, but just know that the harder you work at it, it will pay off. Find sites that are related to the market you are promoting, but not in direct competition and ask for link exchanges.

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Blogs And Affiliate Marketing

By Ray Johnson

Affiliate marketing is a well known way to make money online. You pick a product, market that product, send leads to the product sales page and collect your commission. Sounds simple right?

Of course, if you have ever tried affiliate marketing, you know that picking a product and collecting commission are the easy parts. The hard part is marketing the product. One of the decisions on marketing as an affiliate is: "Should I have a website to market from?"

As an affiliate, you are reluctant to utilize a website. Websites can be complicated to set up. Websites take a lot of time to design and the links have to be set up and if you need to change the content you have to know HTML and FTP or you need to pay someone to do it. If you wish to sell another product you need another website.

Today's internet environment has lead to new ways to get an online prescence. Blogs are a tool you can use that is perfect for affiliate marketing. They are easy to set up, you don't need to be a programmer to do it and they come pre configured to do exactly what you need it too. The designs can be changed at the click of a mouse, so you can make it look however you like.

You can easily market any kind of affiliate product with a blog. It can be used with downloadable information products or with hard products or can also be used with affiliate programs like Amazon.

On your blog, post a review or a few words about the affiliate product, include your link and give them the opportunity to buy. You can make another post about the same product the next day or you can post another product. You can categorize the products so readers can quickly find the exact information they are looking for.

The great thing about using blogs is that new posts can be automatically posted to directories and search engines by having the blog notify them after each post. This is called pinging and it is built into most blogs.

Another advantage to using blogs is the ability to use RSS feeds. RSS feeds send new posts directly to RSS subcribers that sign up. They would get your message delivered right to their desktop.

Blogs also offer you the ability to add preconfigured plug-ins that can help you customize your site with all kinds of extra tools. There are a number of add-ons that can help optimize your blog for the search engines. Some can optimize your title tags. Some can even create a Google friendly site map.

Blogs enable you to optimize and enhance your affiliate marketing while giving you your own online presence. You can market any kind of affiliate poduct and any number of affiliate products on a customizable website that is easy to use and change. Your affiliate blog can be listed in the search engines and you can optimize it for those search engines.

Blogs are so well adapted to affiliate marketing, you will think they were developed specifially for that purpose. Using a blog can be an easy and inexpensive way to increase your success as an affiliate.

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