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16 Types of Blog Content for Those Who Are Not Good at Writing

types of blog content other than textWhat type of content should I post in my blog?

If you had asked me in 2008, I would answer that you should definitely write articles for your blog. Now over the years the definition of content has been changed. Now there is more than one type of blog content. Back then we would say content writing, now we say content creation. There is video, audio, image, flash, animation, slideshow, documents and many more forms of content you can create for your blog.

Now article writing is the most basic form of blog content creation. More people prefer reading text articles because it is so easy to consume. Creating text based content is a no-brainer for a blogger. Search engines like google & bing can easily read the chunks of text and can rank your page easily.

Now what if you are not good at writing?

Face it, not everyone can become a blog writer. For some people it’s a boring little thing to write in a blog. Now the question is, if you cannot or don’t want to write, will you still be able to create a successful blog?

For every successful blogs, it needs engaging content; content that people will love to consume and share with their friends.

So let me share what are the types of blog content you can produce for your blog other than written content, [Click to continue…]


How to Get Advertisers in Your Blog?

getting paid advertisersFor years I have blogged and made money by selling advertisements in my blog. However I haven’t got the chance to share how I got ad deals from my blog. Frankly speaking I haven’t done anything special to get advertisers in my blog but in this article I like to share how to do it. In this fresh new article you will learn how to get the advertisers emailing you for putting ads in your blog.

What Advertisers Want?

Some advertisers want visitors and some want backlinks. And there are other advertisers who just want to be all around the market. So they are more like focused on brand & awareness building. So let me give you a small overview for all these types of advertisers,

  1. Advertisers who want visitors: They are simply looking to increase the number of their web visitors. Look at this way, I spend my time to build my audience and this advertiser can buy some of these visitors. From an advertiser’s point of view, this is the fastest way to gain some quality & targeted visitors. This is also called media buying. The more traffic & engagement you have in your blog the more ads you can get. [Click to continue…]


Tumblr & Blogger Are the Best Web Hosts for Blogs & Semi-Professional Sites

Blogger & Tumblr

In the past I have shared what is the difference between a paid host and a free host. I always recommend using a paid web host for your online ventures. But there is no one size fits all approach in web publishing. So in this article I will be talking about 2 of the awesome web hosts around the internet, Tumblr and Blogger.

Now you must be thinking, isn’t these 2 platforms solely for blogs? Yes they are, but you can extend them to a semi-professional level. The best part is, both of these platforms are FREE forever.

Blogger (Blogspot) is owned by Google & Tumblr is recently acquired by Yahoo!

Since these 2 services are owned by these giants, there is a big chance that these 2 platforms will stay there forever (unless the parent company wishes to discontinue the service)

Now let us see why I think Tumblr and Blogger are the best web hosts for blogs, [Click to continue…]

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Save Time by Keeping Your WordPress Blog Spam Free

spam comments in wordpressSelf hosted wordpress blogs are the easy targets for spammers dropping link bombs and spam comments. Now if you are blogging for a while with wordpress you will know what I am talking about.

A SPAM is like a junk mail that has no value. Mainly people spam forums and blog comments to get a link back (free publicity) to their site of interest.

Sometimes people hire low quality link builders and they drop irrelevant comments. Now we expect that the internet should be a clean place but it is not. Without knowing how to deal and prevent spam comments you will be making your blog look bad in the eyes of your readers.

Here is an example of a spam comment,

Example SPAM Comment

Mainly spam comments/discussions are,

  • Irrelevant, not related with your topic
  • Don’t know the author/blog/article topic
  • Overly thankful/generic (Nice post!)
  • Don’t have a custom avatar
  • Has links/keyword in their name
  • Repetitive/drops lots of comments within short period of time
  • Related to Viagra/Insurance/Credit Cards/Loans/Casino
  • And the list goes on…

Now if you do not take a stand, you will be losing your credibility. And most of all spam comments will give you a hard time trying to get rid of them.

Here I will outline the tips that will save you time dealing with comment spam, [Click to continue…]


How to Speed Up Your Blog & Make It Load Faster

make your blog load fasterHey wake up! It’s the new interweb. If you really really want to stand out then you have to be quick. Trust me, people don’t want to be waited. They have hundreds of other websites they can switch to, so why they want to stick to your blog?

Speed matters! Over the years internet speed has been increased but sad enough the attention span of an average user has been decreased. So how will you make sure you will capture that first time visitor? You have to optimize your website so that it will load faster.

Now why do I need to speed up my blog?

#1 Not all of your blog visitors have a fast internet connection. Some people are even using a shared wifi connection.

#2 People are using the net on a cell phone or a tablet and they don’t have much time or data to use. Some people are even browsing from a small laptop that just doesn’t take the load.

#3 People just don’t want to wait when it comes to a new website or blog. They have tens of other options available on the internet at any given moment.

So let’s see how you can speed up your blog/website the right way, [Click to continue…]


Top Blog Directories to List Your Blog for Free Traffic

top blog directories to submit your blogPeople need to know that you have a blog and they should be able to find you. In the early days of blogging where your blog is like a desert, no one is really visiting your site, you need to submit your site to top directories.

Now I went high and low on this matter, I spent time on over hundreds of different blog directories. Finally I have come up with just a handful of sites that you really should have your blogs listed in them.

So please do your best in having your blogs listed in these following reputable blog directories, this will help you get the word out quickly. [Click to continue…]


How to Track & Measure Your Blog Visitors – Get Clicky Review

measuring blog trafficDo you know how many people visit your blog? Do you have any idea from where they are coming, what they do and where they go?

If you don’t then you are doing a vital blogging mistake!

You need a way, a software to measure your blog visitors. You need to track it so you will know how you are doing with your blog.

And yes those fancy looking hit counters are not professional solutions when determining the success of your blog.

hit counters are lame

So, why you need to track your blog statistics?

Simply because you want to know whether your efforts in blogging are working or not? This in depth article will help you setup your own traffic analytic software and understand different key elements to track. [Click to continue…]


What is The Cost of Running a Blog?

what is the cost of running a blogBlogging is like building a business and unlike any other businesses, it needs some regular cash flow to keep it going. Running a blog needs more than monetary commitments. It needs time, research, technical support and most of all, your special attention.

In this article I will outline how much does it costs to run a blog. I will also share how much money I am spending to maintain this blog.

One of my blog readers Sam is starting out a new blog and since he is a complete newbie he asked me lots of questions regarding blog platform and the cost associated to blogging. I decided to address the issues on a fresh blog post. [Click to continue…]


How to Start a Blog That Matters To Your Readers

Starting a blog is very easy now days. You can start a blog within 5 minutes with just a click of a few buttons. But just starting a blog is not all; it’s about building a blog that matters.

How to Start a Blog That Matters To Your Readers

Ask a few questions to yourself,

Will starting a blog help people who will be reading your blog?

The people who will read your blog, will they link back and share your articles?

Will you be able to make any money from your blog?

Will you be proud of your blog?

Will you be able to continue writing for years?

You can have a blog that really matters to your readers if all or most of the answers above were positive. Let’s find out how you can start a blog that really matters to your readers, [Click to continue…]