Month: November 2011

Pillar articles to build a stronger foundation for your blog

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Detailed articles are called pillar articles which are the biggest assets of a blog. You can create a popular blog by adding pillar articles in your blog over time. This article will explain you about pillar articles, how to create and promote it for the long run.

There are few types of articles can be found in a blog,

Pillar articles
News based short articles
Tutorial articles
Short articles -covering one simple topic

You can build a stronger foundation for your blog by writing pillar articles. A few pillar articles would be enough to keep your reader engaged in your blog for longer. The more they stay, the more you’ll have the chance of making them coming to your site. Here are some simple reasons why pillar articles are great,

Pillar articles are some of your best articles ever
They contain highly packed informations
It takes a lot of time to read the article
They easily get bookmarked for future resource
These articles are most informative

How to create a pillar article?

Simply get an idea and do some research on it. Take paper, pen and write every topic you can related to it. Write some keywords and questions and extend the idea. If you don’t have any idea what to write about, then search your old posts for the topic. You can also create a pillar article with one of the most asked questions in your field.

If you run a mobile phone blog, then you can write this, “How to save your cell phone battery” -with much more extended topics. If you have a PC blog, then you can write, “A complete guide for firefox 3” or “A step by step guide on how to do …” got it? Every idea could be written as a highly packed pillar article.

How to make the article attractive to readers?

The fact is, most people don’t likes to read a bigger article but even BIGGER fact is that bigger articles will save your blog in the long run. To make your article attractive, use an “attractive headline” like,

10 ways to do…
12 steps to a successful…
You are only 7 steps away from…

Here you can see that numbers work. Adding a top 10 or best 5 will attract reader’s attentions. Here are some more ways of KILLER headlines,

How to make a killer living with PayPerPost (my own free ebook!)
Outstanding ways of achieving…
Simple but professional tips for a…
Don’t read this unless you want to…

You can see the word “Killer” -itself is also a killer word to attract the reader’s eyes. Because you are providing something better in that article, try to write a killer headline too!

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How to make the reader read the whole post?

A bigger article and the important texts will be ignored because readers will scan your article, and will not read it. You have to break your articles into few paragraphs and don’t forget to use a good sub header for that. Getting attention to a special part is important. Try to use “speed breakers” like this one to stop your reader from scanning and read that part.  Use attractive looking small images to make your readers entertained.

Finalizing my pillar post?

After you wrote the whole article, leave it in your computer or as a draft in your blog -don’t ever hit “Publish” after your finished writing it. Do something else in the mean time and come back again later after 6 hours or even better if you see it in the next day.

Now read the whole article and you’ll find mistakes in it. You’ll find new things to add on it or even new topics to add. Now proof read your article and hit “Publish”

How to promote it while it’s fresh?

Because it’s one of your best articles this session, try to keep this article in your front page for longer. Use social media and other ways to promote this content. Ping your blog to inform search bots about this article. Inform your friends about this post or even email them to have a look and comment on it. Email some your bloggers friends in your niche asking them to link to this article.

How to promote it while it’s old?

A good first time promotion will help it to develop higher places in search engines and then it’ll send a nice amount of traffic over time. When it’s an older article, don’t forget to link to that article within your new posts. Use your sidebar and showcase some of your best articles ever. This is a nice way to bring it up infront of new readers.

How many pillar articles should I have?
The more you have is better. As a beginner, try to have at least 5 pillar articles.

Have your say

  • Do you write pillar articles?
  • Do you think it’ll help you to build a stronger foundation?
  • Share one of your best pillar articles,

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How not to get caught into spam filter when commenting?

Blog comments are effective ways to get noticed by another audience. It’s a cool way to build links, getting noticed and to invite new readers to your blog. By regularly commenting on blogs in your niche, you can attract a large number of people. Your comment will be there forever and it’ll send visitors over time, all you have to need is to post informative and meaningful comments.

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Most wordpress blogs have Akismet plugin installed. Sometime this plugin catches genuine comment too. So if your comment is caught on the spam filter, all of your effort will be gone. Here are some tips to avoid get caught,

Valuable comments

This is the first rule. Post relevant and valuable comments. Read the whole post and comment on it. Don’t just post “Nice post” type comments.

Use a gravatar

Without a gravatar, your comment will show the default image. To get noticed, use your own unique picture. Sign up for Gravatar.com and add a picture to your default email address. Everytime you post comments using this email, your picture will be shown.

Avoid keywords

Most people tries to stuff keywords on comment author field. This is bad, the comment should be personal. Use your name/ brand name in comment field.

Avoid links on comment

Some people leave the blog link within the comment. This is not good because your link is already been submitted in Website field. If you think there’s a better relevant resource you can share, then add the link.

Don’t post offensive comments

Offensive and harsh comments are always removed. Try to be polite and be nice to other people and the author.

Notify the author if your comment is being marked as spam!

If your comments are being marked as spam, then notify the author about it. They’ll sure check it out and approve your comment.

Are you commenting on my posts?

Do you love to comment on my blog? Are they getting noticed or ignored? Did your comments got removed as spam?

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Domain flipping -an exclusive money making opportunity for webmasters

domain name extensionsYou all are familiar with the term “Domain” right? Take a closer look.. it’s something that you know very well, it’s the foundation of any website, the Dot Com. You have already read the important aspects on choosing a domain and why a pro blogger must own his domain.. but it’s different. In domain flipping, people buy domains and keep it as long as they can be able to sell it in the future. If fact it’s one of the popular online money making business of now days because it requires less investment and knowledge.

Domain flipping basics – What is domain flipping?

Don’t mistake domain flipping with domain reseller business. Domain reseller sells regular(fresh) domains to their customers. A domain flipper/ domainer is a person who buys a domain and keeps that until the value of that domain increases to his target need.

It’s similar to house flipping where someone buys a property, and then he builds a great house and sells it in a higher price. At the same way, domain flipping works. You have to buy a new or old domain, then have to make it more valuable with your effort and then you have to sell it.

Registering a domain name is as low as $10. But with your efforts, you can sell that domain in $100’s $1,000’s or even more! Because domains are unique in the internet and people love to have a better name for their business, this is why domains are better investments and way more profitable than real estate. I call it the online real estate.

Why people are interested in buying older domains?

The number one reason to buy an old domain is the fact that it has an age value which is an important factor in search rankings. One year old domain BlogKori.com is much more valuable than a new domain BlogKori.net, the more the better. Plus older domains already have backlink values and all of those backlinks are already from ranked sites.

Instead of buying a new domain and start from scratch, business people like to speed up the process and buy an established domain name for their business. A business can’t have years of reputation from the beginning, but it’s possible in online marketing to buy a domain which was there for years.

Who can flip a domain & how much can be made?

domain names are real gold!The possibilities are endless because new companies are starting online and they need a domain name for their business. One domain can be a big deal for an ideal buyer and you can cash out hundreds or even thousands over time. This is really cool because you can make real money selling domains. You may not see the profit instantly, but there’s a chance as longer as you keep that name under your possession. If you have the funds for buying domains; the knowledge to determine valuable niches and whole lot of patience, then you can join the wagon!

Great and profitable domains are taken, isn’t it?

Yeah it’s true and almost all of the dictionary .com domains are taken away but new extensions are added regularly. You may not get business.com but it’s possible to have business.ws. New extensions such as .me will be popular in the upcoming years and you can sell your .me domain when it will become HOT! Another fact that most people don’t know about domains, the taken domains that are not continued.. gets deleted and it becomes available once again to register.

Stay tuned!

I’m a domainer and have learned a lot of things about domain and website flipping on my way. Feel free to come back frequently and I will share tips on better domaining, profitable niches, how to to find domains and everything on this topic. Why not Grab the RSS Feed?

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Hot and exclusive make money online guide for bloggers

Everybody wants to make some extra money in their spare time; blogging seemed to be a comfortable and entertaining method to make money. With a blog, you can make money online while you write about what you know. Now it’s fun to make money with a blog but it’s isn’t easy at all. Most of the time bloggers get confused on where to go and what system will earn them real money?

Blogging isn’t a job; it’s like a small business. You have to spend some time to develop it and in the long run, it’ll earn you cash so have 100 tons of patience! Here are some of the ways to make money with a blog with guidelines.

Pay per click (adsense)

Pay per click (PPC) is the easiest method to make money online and you can make money from the first day of blogging. Adsense is the most popular of them all. With PPC, you have to put an ad code on your blog which will show third party ads relevant to your blog topic. When people will click on the ads, you’ll be credited with a small amount of money.

PPC needs no requirements; the more traffic you get, the more clicks will be achieved and the more money you’ll make. Visitors coming from search engines are more likely to click on ads. Here’s a heat map from adsense which will help you to understand, where people click most, (the deep colored parts are hot spots of your blog)

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Some of the PPC services are Google adsense, bidvertiser, AdBrite. There are other services, that don’t require you to have an ad spot. The system will transform text from your post into clickable ads. Some of the programs are: Kontera, InLinks, TextLinkAds.

Paid review

A paid review is an opinion about a product, site or a service. Now days, people are not interested in banners but they are more likely to listen to their friends talking about a product. For an example, if I pay $10 to write an honest review about BlogKori on your site, a number of people will be attracted to my blog.

There are sites that connect advertisers and bloggers together and you can find an opportunity related to that service. Usually these sites accept a blog that’s more than 3 months old and have developed some search rankings. Some of the popular among them are: PayPerPost, SocialSpark, LinkWorth.

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Paid reviews are nice for beginner and established bloggers and you can make a minimum of $5 per review. It’s way better than PPC.

Affiliate commissions

In today’s multi level marketing, companies pay to people who help bring more sales. Affiliate marketing is a way where you have to sell a product in order to earn the commission. It works like this: you have a blog about camera and you found an affiliate program who sells memory cards. After signing up for the site, they’ll give you a special link. When customers will buy using the link, the company will know that they’re from your reference and they will pay you the commission.

Now this process isn’t that easy how it sounds. You can do well with niche sites (a site with one single topic) the commission isn’t for each clicks you provide, the commissions are generated by each sales. The good part of affiliate is, most of them are high paying and you can make a lot of money with affiliate commissions.

ClickBank is one of the popular services for affiliate marketing and another popular site is PepperjamNetwork.

Direct advertising

When you have traffic, you can attract direct advertisers to your blog. You can create an advertise page and describe the terms and your blog stats. As a blogger, you must work hard on building your blog before you approach on this method. You have to show a nice status of your blog before you can bring them in. The benefits of direct ads are, you keep all the profit and there is no middle man.

As a start, you can ask some of your friends and contacts to put an ad on your blog, or you can also put an affiliate ad to fill up the empty space. Direct advertising may not pay off when you’re new on it but in the long term this will be the biggest income source of your blog.

Money making takes time

You can’t just put ads on your site and expect the cash flowing to your account; money making with a blog is hard and even harder if you’re new on this. You have to build a helpful blog and wait for them to come, when you have regular visitors in your blog, you can then monetize the traffic.

Are you making money with your blog?

Are you blogging for money or just for fun? Have you made money online? What’s your personal favorite in online money making?

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