Digg Traffic Vs Blog Traffic: How Do They Differ?

Digg Traffic Vs Blog Traffic: How Do They Differ?

Being a blogger, you may be using social media platforms like Digg for promoting your blog and getting traffic. Also, there must be niche blogs which drive traffic to your blog. You'll notice a difference in the behaviour of the traffic obtained through Digg and the visitors that get into your blog from niche blogs. Let's find out how different they are from each other. Digg traffic vs. traffic from niche blogs If the post you've submitted in Digg is based on an interesting topic, there will be sudden rush of visitors to your blog. Now, a fraction of these visitors may like to stay on your blog and get a feel of what is all about. This fraction may not be negligible in terms of the number of visitors if your Digg submission results in … [Read more...]

Awesome Free Blogger Template

Awesome Free Blogger Template

Awesome is a clean, minimalist and, most importantly, a free blogger template. Its elegance and simplicity make it ideally suitable for personal blogs. However, you can use it for any kind of blog due to its premium-like style. I've used custom fonts (thanks to Kernest.com) and some amazing CSS3 properties to give it the smooth look that it has.| DemoThe design uses only one image (in the navigation bar) and the site loads very fast. Also, editing the template is very easy if you have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. The SEO part has been taken care of and the template works well in all the modern browsers and there are hardly any inconsistencies in it if viewed in an old browser. How to Upload the Template First unzip the … [Read more...]

Link Building Tips To Make Your Blog Rank Higher – Part 2

Link Building Tips To Make Your Blog Rank Higher – Part 2

In my previous post, I have mentioned 6 tips on how to build links to help your blog rank higher in the search engine results. I'd like to continue it with 7 more tips as given below. 1. Link building through traditional media Traditional media makes good use of the web, so you shouldn't ignore it when building links. You can contact journalists through social networks and comment on their blogs. You may also comment on news websites and establish your online presence. This helps you to build professional relationships that can later on help you to create link building opportunities.Another initiative that you should take is referring to mainstream media stories in your content. Mainstream journalists do spend a lot of time online. … [Read more...]

Link Building Tips To Make Your Blog Rank Higher – Part 1

Link Building Tips To Make Your Blog Rank Higher – Part 1

If you'd like your blog to rank higher on the search engine, you'll need to draw in links from other websites or blogs. Here are the link building tips you should follow to help your blog come up higher on the search engine results. 1. Make use of directories and blog communities You can submit your blog to directories or blog communities which have various groups for you to join and interact with fellow bloggers. This will help you to create opportunities for link building through blog comments or natural links. Know about the blog directories where you can submit your blog.There are generic directories like Yahoo, which will need you to pay in order to get your blog listed. If you have a larger operation or website, going with these … [Read more...]

How To Create Blog Posts That Get Popular Quickly

How To Create Blog Posts That Get Popular Quickly

If you want to engage more of your visitors into reading your blog, you should come up with a variety of interesting posts. This means you should choose a topic that can trigger response from your visitors or go for a particular style of post that's popular amongst web users. Let's find out what type of blog posts are popular enough to generate more comments from readers. How to create posts that get popular amongst readers You can write controversial posts which can stir the visitors' opinions. Of course, you need to be well-informed and your writing style should be such that it hooks your visitors into reading your post. When you choose to write on a controversial topic, give some background information and share your opinion as well. … [Read more...]

10 Practical Keyword Research Tips for Bloggers

10 Practical Keyword Research Tips for Bloggers

Search still remains the most frequent activity on the web. That means, if a person needs some information he won’t sit down and wonder ‘which of my favourite blogs might have the information?’ He’ll just Google it! So it’s very important that your content is easily reachable through the search engines.Meta tags and submitting a sitemap to Google doesn’t ensure complete search engine visibility. Also, different people might use different words/phrases while looking up same piece of information. So your article titled ‘what is a blog’ should be reachable through all the related keywords like blogging basics, blog basics, blogging 101, blogging for beginners etc. And that is why you need to research keywords for each of your post.Here … [Read more...]

Fiverr: A Great Alternative For Freelancers Looking to Earn Extra Bucks

Fiverr: A Great Alternative For Freelancers Looking to Earn Extra Bucks

Fiverr is the new Twitter. Only that it is for offering your products or services and hiring freelancers. Like Twitter's 140-characters limit, Fiverr requires all gigs and offers to be worth $5 only. Though this site has been there for quite some time, I recently gave it a shot. The following is an article (from the perspective of a seller) about Fiverr by FriendlyGirl777 whom I hired using the website. Do let me know what do you think about the article and how do you find Fiverr. Is it a cool place to look for gigs or finding freelancers? - PritamFreelancers looking for a way to make fast cash should check out what Fiverr has to offer.Fiverr is a new website where people can sell things and services for $5.00. Five dollars may not … [Read more...]

Blog Advertising Options That Can Help You Earn Money

Blog Advertising Options That Can Help You Earn Money

Getting a lot of traffic is good for any blogger as he can leverage the traffic into potential source of income. One of the most common methods of converting your blog traffic into dollars is advertising. In one of my previous posts, I've already talked about affiliate advertising, so let's find out how the other forms of blog advertising can work for you. Common blog advertising options While browsing the web, you must have come across images, often animated ones with some textual elements, which take you to other websites or blogs when clicked upon. These are banner ads and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Banner ads are usually placed at the top of a blog in the form of a horizontal image. Sometimes, you may find them as … [Read more...]

Success Talisman: Give 100% and Then Some More

Success Talisman: Give 100% and Then Some More

Give more than 100% to whatever you do! I am not the first person to say this. If you are a sportsperson, you must have heard it from your coach. Your mother or class teacher might have told you this.Everyone knows this "more than 100%" golden rule, but just a few practice it. These are the people who are the most successful people in every job or profession and in everyday life. This golden rule is for everyone but more so for you guys out there who want to make money online. If you had long forgotten the golden rule, it is time you put them on your walls.As bloggers, freelance writers, designers and marketers, you have to face strong competition. There are millions of them out there who are competing with you. So you must do give … [Read more...]

How To Make Visitors Read Your Best Content

How To Make Visitors Read Your Best Content

If your blog gets good amount of traffic but you don't find your visitors navigating around the various sections, create a sneeze page to let them explore some of the best content you've created so far.A sneeze page is one that directs your blog readers in different directions, thus encouraging them to read some of your old posts or those which are your favorites. By creating a sneeze page, you hook your blog traffic, especially the new visitors into reading your posts and finding out more about your blog. How to create sneeze pages There are various ways to write sneeze pages, such as creating time related sneeze pages, themed sneeze page, etc. When you create a time-related sneeze page, you consider a time period - a week, month or … [Read more...]