Everyday there is some sort of news about criminal acts on the Internet and especially violating our children. Most recently in the news I saw an article where there was a “Facebook child abuse image ring.” I mean what in the world is wrong with these people. Now the criminals are coming into our homes through the Internet. As parents we have to be able combat this problem by educating our children and keeping all lines of communication open.
Become an affiliate. Companies are always seeking individuals to sell their product or service online. As an affiliate you can market these products and services on your blog or website. You will place a banner or link which is provided by the company on your blog or website. Every sale that is generated from your website will earn you a commission (usually 5-20%). You would be surprised by the number of companies that offer an affiliate program. Many fortune 100 and 500 companies have affiliate programs that pay extremely well.
A permalink structure means that your blog posts will have better-looking url’s. Instead of ending with some jumbled code, your url’s will look neat, making it easier for search engine spiders to crawl your blog. This will improve the search engine rankings of your blog.
In all honesty this is probably the most important way to get more blog traffic. If you have gone through all the work to optimize your post and make sure they are ranked on a search engine to get traffic you need to give your readers what they want. Look at it this way when someone goes online blogs to a search engine what they type into that search bar is essentially a question. Your job is to provide them with the answer. Providing the best answer is much more likely to result in loyal visitors. Returning visitors are much more likely to turn into customers.
3) Using the right plug ins. There are some great plug ins that are available through WordPress that will apply tweaks on their own and also help you set up your blog to be as friendly to search engines as possible. A couple that really help me get more blog traffic are “seo title tag” and “all in one seo pack”. Neither cost anything and are really good for bloggers who are new.
Before you sign on with a web host, make sure they offer at least one Q&A module, like phpBlog. These single party blog apps are yours to do with as you see fit so you never see that dreaded 404 error message – web site not found – when some unknown person in some unknown location decides to suspend your account because your blog is too commercial. And once a blog is suspended by a third party, getting it reinstated is virtually impossible.
How catchy is your tagline and header? This question is important because your blog header is usually the first thing visitors set eyes on when they come to your blog. A good way to create a good blog header is to ensure that it contains the ultimate benefit a visitor stands to get while on your blog.
In summary, if you do nothing else but find a product to sell, create a website, attract customers, and then promote the heck out of your products, you will make money online. This is true for all beginners!