Friday, January 30, 2009

Hot Blogs – step by step guide to blogging success

Well there is confusion everywhere in the blogosphere regarding how one could bring traffic to a blog and how one could earn money through their blogs and how once could create an hot blog.When i was an amateur , i tried so many methods and failed in almost all of them [or atleast it took a lot of my time ] that i ultimately stopped blogging in this blog for about 3 months or so .Wondering what made me stop blogging ? This is why :


Asking everyone to visit my blog – This is what i thought is the best method to bring traffic.So i continued doing this constantly on places where i have space to market my blog .But eventually not a lot of them visited my blog and i was very frustrated.Yes of course for blogging starters it might be better if they ask for help or even ask some of them to visit the blog and give comments on the blog design ,articles etc ,.But as your blog grows you cannot continue this.What you require once your blog has crossed about 10-15 articles is the search engine optimization.Remember to get Google traffic rather than social sites .


So what should be the exact approach in developing an hot blog capable of getting search engine love ?


Step 1 in developing an hot blog in the blogosphere  :

After selecting the niche of your blog [let it be profitable if you want to earn money through your blog ] ,select less competition keywords from the service below :


Suppose say your blog niche is ‘make money’ then searching for this keyword phrase in the above service would give you following results :



make money on net



make money internet



As you might see above in the screenshot how to make money online gets about 40500 visitors .Its always great to target the good keywords in your niche .But the problem is it might take too much time and links to get to top position for such keywords.So to avoid frustration and also to get quick results [that would boost you more] , it is better for people just starting to blog and people who dont know much about link building methods to concentrate on keywords that get moderate or less traffic.


So my point is it is better to select make money on the net than how to make money online .Once you get to know how make a proper link building campaign and get all the stuff related to links in your mind you can start targeting ‘how to make money online’.Dont think it is impossible to reach top positions for such competitive keywords.With link building everything is possible .


What should i do after selecting less or moderate competitive keywords ?

So after selecting about 10 keywords write articles about them.Concentrate fully on the articles and forget about the rest .make sure you know who your competitors are and see if they have blogged about any articles related to the keywords.See what they have said.Do not duplicate those articles please .


Write clear articles [do not make it too long just because you like it long] with the title made of keywords which we selected from the adwords website .Make sure you use the keyword phrases in the body too.The keyword density could be up to 7%  in the article .Just because you are targeting the keyword phrase shouldnt mean you should use all types of crap in the article with keywords spread all over.It is always best if you research a bit about what you are going to blog about.Hope you remember my blog article – writing quality unique posts is best way to success for blogging .I had clearly stated why you should care for your readers .


Make sure the on page optimization is perfect.The title tags are very important for Google SERP .Make sure the keyword proximity is also in check in your blog article .After everything in the article is well optimized hit the ‘publish’ button for all the ten articles .You have now finished the the initial phases in creating a hot blog .


What should i do after writing ten articles in my blog ?

Wondering what you should do after writing those articles ? The answer is simple – BUILD LINKS TO ALL THE ARTICLES WITH PROPER ANCHOR TEXT [AND NOT SPAM].


This is the most important phase in blogging – During the initial phases in blogging you are definitely required to build links the hard way [but once you gain readers and become a bit of an authority in your niche the links to your blog will build naturally].But during the starting stage it is going to be really really difficult.But do not worry you will come over everything as iam with you and i will be instructing you everything .


So you have ten articles in the blog and you are going to build the links to each of the articles.To build articles you can use the following methods :


Forum signatures

guest blogging

paid links

article submission

blog commenting [but please do not spam – give a nice suggestion or atleast a thanks to the blog owner where you are commenting]

Every process said above could be easily done but the more important thing in building links is the selection of anchor text !!! Make sure you do not do any mistake in the anchor selection or else everything you had dreamed about will be a waste .Think thrice before placing an anchor text .


How should i select the anchor text ?

Suppose one of the ten articles in your blog is about “make money on the net” then try to use variants of the phrase as follows :

making money on net

how to make money on net

money making through net and so on ,.

But just repeating the same anchor text for 2 or 3 times is ok .But it shouldnt be the same for every anchor .


Should i link to the home page of my blog ?

Yes definitely.Just imagine how Google bots would feel about your blog once they come to know that there are 100’s of links to every article in your blog but the homepage has just 1 or 2 links .Bots would finally come to a wrong conclusion that your blog is a crap .So avoid that situation.Try to build the links to the home page too.


How many links should i get to each article ?

I cannot be specific here .There is nothing like a fixed number as to how many links you must get in order to top the SERP.Just check everyday if you have reached the no.1 page or even the no.1 position in SERP.If not , keep building them with good anchors in good neighbourhoods .


Should i stop link building once i reach the top position in SERP for one particular keyword ?

No.It is always better to build more links so that no other competitor will take your position in the SERP.But yes ofcourse it is always very difficult to be in the same position  in SERP ; you might have variations.But make sure you are atleast in the first page of your keyword search in google .


What else can i do ?

You might use blogging networks like blogcatalog to inform people about your quality blog article.If they feel it great ,there are high chances that your blog or your blog article will be linked through their blog .You might even ask them to link to their blog if they find the articles useful .


So thats it.Blogging is not difficult.It just takes time [sometimes very long] .Be patient and you will be definitely rewarded .


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