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Monday, December 3, 2012

Blog traffic, keywords and writers block

The Budding Bloggers Round Up of the "must reads" on blogging and earning money online for beginners

Having jumped right into the deep end of the "blogosphere" with my new blog, I have had to do a lot of research and reading on terms like SEO, keyword phrases, SEM, backlinks, pagerank, anchor text, et cetera et cetera.  The one thing I have not been able to do since my last post titled The value of product or service reviews is write an article worth posting on my blog, no matter how hard I've tried.  Talk about writers block!

While surfing the net, researching these new terms, it hit me that it is one thing to try and write quality articles for my blog, but then it is yet another thing to show some appreciation to the people I have been learning from in my research and sharing some of their great stuff here on my blog.

Here's what I have picked up so far and who has written about it...

Niche Blog Or A General Category Blog? Confused? 

I really liked this one as it gave me direction (well, almost - still a little confused) on where to go with my blog.  Saksham Talwar  has posted a good article on factors to consider before deciding to do a general blog as opposed to a niche blog.  I know a lot of would be bloggers get confused about this.  A good read for all would be bloggers!

21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic
Traffic… lets face it, that is a question we all have to contend with especially for us beginners.  I think Rand Fishkin has delivered a very informative post (a little long, but what would you expect from 21 tactics - plus a bonus 22nd).  Leave it unread at your peril!

How to Choose The Best Tags & Keywords For Your Blog
This one from The Blog Success Journal.  Yet another long and very technical article, but once you read it two or three times it does seem to make a lot of sense about how to get keywords working for your blog. Useful insights on keyword selection and the use for keyword research tools.

7 Ways To Make Money From Your Blog
Some people blog for hobby. Others, for business. This post is for those that dream of monetizing their website by one form or another because if you’re not in it as a hobby, let’s face it… We all want to make some money!  Ricardo Bueno talks about some good stuff he has implemented and what he intends to implement in his quest to earn money online.  Definitely worth reading and giving a try.

5 Must-Know Tips for Blog Search Engine Optimization
If a blog post is published and no one reads it, does it exist?   Stuart Leung points out five things you need to know (and do) before publishing your blog post – in terms of SEO.  Take a look and learn…

Hope this helps those of you who just like me, are starting out as bloggers and looking to earn some money doing it.  I will post more of what I am learning next week.  Hopefully in between now and then I will be able to post two or three quality articles.  (Barring writers block)