Ten Tips for
    Building
a Great Blog
               http://www.iwebcontent.com
Ten Tips for
    Building
a Great Blog
               http://www.iwebcontent.com
                                         ...
“Anyone can be a part of the social
    networking community. A blog,
 whether personal or for business, is a
great way to...
Tip 1: Know your niche
Tip 1: Know your niche
• You should always blog about something you know well.
  If you feel passionately about it, that's...
Tip 1: Know your niche
• You should always blog about something you know well.
   If you feel passionately about it, that'...
Tip 2: Content,
content, Content!
Tip 2: Content,
content, Content!
Build a following on your blog with
frequent updates. Frequent updates
keep your readers...
Tip 3: Making
                             Money
photo by: Daníel Starrason
Tip 3: Making
                                                  Money
photo by: Daníel Starrason




              • Who d...
Tip 3: Making
                                                  Money
photo by: Daníel Starrason




              • Who d...
Tip 3: Making Money


       Hosting ads from search engines are
       another great way to pick up some
       additiona...
Tip 4: Offer Something Unique

• Even in a specialized niche, there may be many
  people blogging about the same thing you...
Tip 5: Don’t be
Afraid to be
Personal
A blog is not only a forum for
public discussion, but it's also a
place where the pe...
Tip 6: Give and get links
Tip 6: Give and get links

• The great thing about blogs is that it's easy to share
   interesting images, posts, and desc...
Tip 6: Give and get links

• The great thing about blogs is that it's easy to share
   interesting images, posts, and desc...
Tip 7: Use the
tools available
to help you!
Tip 7: Use the
tools available
to help you!
Most blog programs have built in statistic
tracking, so you can check the prog...
Tip 7: Use the
tools available
to help you!
Most blog programs have built in statistic
tracking, so you can check the prog...
Tip 8: Optimize for
  search engines.

       SEO, or search engine optimization, is
       just another tool to help you ...
Tip 8: Optimize
Tip 8: Optimize

• Good keywords may not even be one word, but a
  whole phrase. For instance, if you are writing a
  blog...
Tip 8: Optimize

• Good keywords may not even be one word, but a
  whole phrase. For instance, if you are writing a
  blog...
Tip 9: Name everything




 <IMG SRC=trip.gif
 ALT=quot;Alqonquin-
  Park-at-dawnquot;>
Tip 9: Name everything
                     Search engines also find blogs and
                     websites by using the t...
Tip 9: Name everything
                     Search engines also find blogs and
                     websites by using the t...
Tip 10: Your
  blog is not
   the whole
       world
                Branch out, by making yourself a
                part...
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    1. 1. Ten Tips for Building a Great Blog http://www.iwebcontent.com
    2. 2. Ten Tips for Building a Great Blog http://www.iwebcontent.com Link
    3. 3. “Anyone can be a part of the social networking community. A blog, whether personal or for business, is a great way to become a part of an online community. There are many ways to host a relevant, informative blog, and get a following for your writing. Here are some tips for creating a wonderful blog, and driving traffic in to visit it.”
    4. 4. Tip 1: Know your niche
    5. 5. Tip 1: Know your niche • You should always blog about something you know well. If you feel passionately about it, that's even better! Your enthusiasm for your subject will translate well on the page, and who better to inform others about a subject than someone who loves it?
    6. 6. Tip 1: Know your niche • You should always blog about something you know well. If you feel passionately about it, that's even better! Your enthusiasm for your subject will translate well on the page, and who better to inform others about a subject than someone who loves it? • If you want to try blogging about something you're new to, why not take your readers through your learning process with you? Start at the beginning, research your subject, and expose your readers to it as you learn more yourself. It's important to make a blog interactive, and it can be very engaging to learn something along with someone else.
    7. 7. Tip 2: Content, content, Content!
    8. 8. Tip 2: Content, content, Content! Build a following on your blog with frequent updates. Frequent updates keep your readers interested in what you have to say, and fresh content will help search engines bring even more people to your blog. To keep your subject from growing stale, make sure each blog article is unique, and you might even try inviting in some guest bloggers to give your niche a fresh perspective.
    9. 9. Tip 3: Making Money photo by: Daníel Starrason
    10. 10. Tip 3: Making Money photo by: Daníel Starrason • Who doesn't want to make money doing something that they love? It's entirely possible for a blog to help you earn a little extra cash. You can do this by joining affiliate programs, or by hosting ads on your site.
    11. 11. Tip 3: Making Money photo by: Daníel Starrason • Who doesn't want to make money doing something that they love? It's entirely possible for a blog to help you earn a little extra cash. You can do this by joining affiliate programs, or by hosting ads on your site. • Affiliate programs are programs set up by companies who need a little extra help advertising. By posting their banners on your site, you can get a small commission on every sale you bring to them. Good articles that help sell the product or service will help you drive people to your sponsors.
    12. 12. Tip 3: Making Money Hosting ads from search engines are another great way to pick up some additional income blogging. You might look into programs like Google Ad Sense.
    13. 13. Tip 4: Offer Something Unique • Even in a specialized niche, there may be many people blogging about the same thing you are. That's great - there should be varied views on every subject- but you will have to work hard to stand out. Make sure you bring something new to the discussion, with innovative ways of sharing information. Write stories, personal anecdotes, or create guides to assist readers new to the subject.
    14. 14. Tip 5: Don’t be Afraid to be Personal A blog is not only a forum for public discussion, but it's also a place where the people can discuss their personal feelings and thoughts. No matter what subject you blog about, don't be afraid to make the issue a human one. Because bloggers are part of the social network of the internet, it's important to take advantage of the social network of blogging.
    15. 15. Tip 6: Give and get links
    16. 16. Tip 6: Give and get links • The great thing about blogs is that it's easy to share interesting images, posts, and descriptions. Make sharing easy by posting 'share this' buttons. These social networking tools are available on sites like Digg.com and Delicious. Don't be stingy in linking out to other great blogs, and you'll soon find that people are linking to you as well - especially if you have useful content.
    17. 17. Tip 6: Give and get links • The great thing about blogs is that it's easy to share interesting images, posts, and descriptions. Make sharing easy by posting 'share this' buttons. These social networking tools are available on sites like Digg.com and Delicious. Don't be stingy in linking out to other great blogs, and you'll soon find that people are linking to you as well - especially if you have useful content. • Linking also serves the additional purpose of helping people find you faster in search engines, as sites like Google take inbound links into account when determining where your site will land in searches.
    18. 18. Tip 7: Use the tools available to help you!
    19. 19. Tip 7: Use the tools available to help you! Most blog programs have built in statistic tracking, so you can check the progress of your blog, and see how many readers you have. Most blogs also have an option that will let you add links, images, and highlighted text as easily as if you were editing a text document in Word.
    20. 20. Tip 7: Use the tools available to help you! Most blog programs have built in statistic tracking, so you can check the progress of your blog, and see how many readers you have. Most blogs also have an option that will let you add links, images, and highlighted text as easily as if you were editing a text document in Word. Some tools online will help you post one article into several blogs at once, or submit your post to many social networking sites. One site that will let you do this is http:// www.submittertools.com/.
    21. 21. Tip 8: Optimize for search engines. SEO, or search engine optimization, is just another tool to help you reach your goals with your blog. SEO is SEO important, and it's also easy to begin using good SEO practices on your blog. The best way to start using SEO on your blog is to choose good keywords that will help people find your blog when they search for your niche subject.
    22. 22. Tip 8: Optimize
    23. 23. Tip 8: Optimize • Good keywords may not even be one word, but a whole phrase. For instance, if you are writing a blog about your travels in Europe, you might choose keywords like quot;European trips,quot; quot;traveling to Europe,quot; or quot;Visiting Europe.quot; It's important not to choose keywords that are too basic, like travel, trip, or visit, because anyone who searches for these words might find you, and you are primarily interested in attracting travelers to Europe.
    24. 24. Tip 8: Optimize • Good keywords may not even be one word, but a whole phrase. For instance, if you are writing a blog about your travels in Europe, you might choose keywords like quot;European trips,quot; quot;traveling to Europe,quot; or quot;Visiting Europe.quot; It's important not to choose keywords that are too basic, like travel, trip, or visit, because anyone who searches for these words might find you, and you are primarily interested in attracting travelers to Europe. • Once you choose your keywords, use the keyword text as a link to point to other articles you've written, or other pages on your blog or website.
    25. 25. Tip 9: Name everything <IMG SRC=trip.gif ALT=quot;Alqonquin- Park-at-dawnquot;>
    26. 26. Tip 9: Name everything Search engines also find blogs and websites by using the text available within the code of the site to help them. Make sure that your blog title and the text surrounding your images and links all reflect the keywords you've chosen to help search engines find you. <IMG SRC=trip.gif ALT=quot;Alqonquin- Park-at-dawnquot;>
    27. 27. Tip 9: Name everything Search engines also find blogs and websites by using the text available within the code of the site to help them. Make sure that your blog title and the text surrounding your images and links all reflect the keywords you've chosen to help search engines find you. <IMG SRC=trip.gif If you are familiar with meta tags, ALT=quot;Alqonquin- make sure your meta tags are Park-at-dawnquot;> named to help you with search engine ranking. If someone is helping you code your blog or website, communicate to them that SEO is important to you.
    28. 28. Tip 10: Your blog is not the whole world Branch out, by making yourself a part of the community. You can do this by joining communities that share your interests, or by speaking directly to bloggers with similar experiences and ideas. Use your blog as a hub for other sites, like Twitter, or Facebook. Explore!
    29. 29. http://www.iwebcontent.com
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