Cloud computing is hot these days, and for most of us The Cloud means Google. We use Gmail to send and receive messages, GDocs to create or exchange documents, and Google Reader to track our favorite Web sites. Those on the Web check their traffic with Google Analytics and monetize their sites with Google’s AdSense. Some of us even use Google’s Blogger to create and host our sites.
If you are on Twitter and have a sizable following, you can dramatically increase blog views and blog subscriptions by tweeting them following each new post. However, if you are into social media in any big way, updating Twitter, Facebook and posting to reviewing and bookmarking sites are all horribly time consuming. You can ease…
You probably rely heavily on the Internet to do business related research. Did you know that all searches are not created equal? You can search the Internet to maximize results and minimize noise by using targeted search engines and with little effort you can get results that are on point for specific goals. I promise, this will not be complicated. I love simplicity.
Before we go further, this post assumes that the reader has been blogging for at least 3 months, and has a clearly defined reason for blogging.
So far you’ve been told to:
• Set up a blog in your chosen platform.
• Submit your URL to various online directories.
• Create an editorial calendar.
• Write compelling content that will engage your readers.
• Visit other blogs and when appropriate comment on various posts.
• Approach website and blog owners in your niche to request that your blog link be added to their site(s).
• Promote your blog via social media, i.e. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.
I just want to be sure you know about a nifty tool called “Word Tracker SEO Blogger.” If you use Firefox, you can add the Word Tracker plugin to your browser and actually see the key words that people are searching as you are writing your blog. So, you can be sure you put your important key words in your copy.
Most bloggers know of or use WordPress. If ever there was a “killer app” for anything on the web, WordPress is definitely it. But have you ever been to a Wordcamp? WordCamp is sort of like a mini-convention for WordPress users. A blogger’s convention, really, but with some fun technical stuff about WordPress as well.…