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11-13-2007, 06:49 PM
Key Tips For A successful Blog

Most of the veterans out there likely won't find much use for this thread but I mainly just wanted to help the newbies who might be interested in learning more about blogging.

First of all keep in mind that launching a successful blog is not necessarily as simple as some may think. You need to remember that each day thousands of new blogs are launched which means more and more competition. So, you want your blog to stand out above the rest. I hope this thread is helpful.

Choose A Good Sponsor
You will need a good reliable sponsor such as Method Cash (http://www.methodcash.com/track/MzU3NTo2OjM/) which frequently adds new fhg's and has plenty of fresh content for webmasters to promote. Affiliates can also trade hard links with the Method Cash hosted blog network through this script here (http://www.mm-sw.com/lo/signup.php) and be credited for each sale that is made through the traffic you send.

Enhancing Images
Enhancing your images can greatly improve CTR (click through rate) and sales. Below is an example of an image I enhanced and you can see what a huge difference it makes. If you are not sure how to enhance images like this check out this tutorial here (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=171753) which guides you step by step how to achieve this.


Use Long Descriptions And Good Keywords
For the best results you will want to use long descriptions to entice your surfer to want more and you will need to include keywords that will get you listed with the search engines. I highly recommend Wordze (http://www.wordze.com/) which has many great keyword research tools and can tell you how popular certain words or phrases are and how often they are searched. It can be tricky but if you can find a popular keyword that doesn't have many results on the search engines this will increase your chances of being listed on the first results page.

Submit Your Blog To Directories
There are several adult blog directories out there which can help you gain exposure and traffic to your blog(s). I've created a text file with a list of blog directories that I know of and you can download it here (http://www.tgptycoon.com/blog-directories.txt). There are many more which aren't on that list but that is enough to get you started. Blog directories can help your blog(s) get spidered by the search engines but be sure to have at least 5-10 posts before promoting your blog because first impressions last forever.

RSS Feeds Via Email
Offering your subscribers an email version of your RSS feed can easily double or triple your amount of readers therefor increasing overall sales.

Blog And Ping
Once you've written a blog post you can gain more exposure to that post by using free pinging services such as Pingoat (http://www.pingoat.com/) and Feed Shark (http://feedshark.brainbliss.com/).

You might ask "What exactly is a ping site?". Pinging services frequently scan blogs for updates. When you notify these services, by sending a PING, your newly updated blog gets published. So basically, instead of waiting days or possibly even weeks to be indexed by SE's, using PING services gets your newly published content indexed instantly.

11-13-2007, 09:05 PM
Nice post, some good info here :)

and, if at all possible - update your blog every day 7 days a week ideally.

11-13-2007, 09:50 PM
thanks for sharing...

11-14-2007, 01:29 AM
many thanks for posting this :)

11-14-2007, 06:27 AM
thanks for the tips man :) (i'm finding most interest in that ping'ing thing)

Horny Alf
11-14-2007, 07:36 AM
I need to start using that ping service on my blogs, good tips!

11-14-2007, 08:19 AM
So THAT'S what the hell a 'ping' is.

I always thought it was a way of checking to see if your server is up.:oops:

11-14-2007, 09:13 AM
So THAT'S what the hell a 'ping' is.

I always thought it was a way of checking to see if your server is up.:oops:

Quite right it is a way of checking wether a server or any computer on a network is up or is responding. I think in the blog context it just means pinging an rss feed page to grab the latest update.

11-14-2007, 11:08 AM
Thanks for info! GOOD Post.
Have a nice Day Born2Blog

11-14-2007, 06:10 PM
I think in the blog context it just means pinging an rss feed page to grab the latest update.

Yeah it's basically text which includes your site URL and blog title normally in XML format.

11-14-2007, 07:45 PM
Congratz - Nice guide for newbies. I would add the following advice:

- do not create a SBlog (Spam Blog that mainly consists of affiliate links). Create a real blog with your own text content and make sure the text content has more significance than your images. It is good to have blog posts that do not link to sponsors.

- Engage in link exchanges with other blogs of similar topics.

- Submit your blog to other sites like linklists and niche specific directories.

- Include your blog in signatures when you post on boards.

11-15-2007, 01:08 AM
Some great points there too faxxaff.