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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Published Your blogger site Free

It's very easy to publish a Blog these days and today I'm going to show you how in a few easy steps. Don't worry - all the sites, services and tools involved are fr'ee.

Before we go ahead I should first explain why a Blog is so useful. A Blog provides a number of benefits to you and your site and all for very little effort.

1. A Blog will add valuable content to your site. This in turn increases repeat visitors and increases the frequency the Google Page Bot (and therefore how often your site listings are updated) will visit.

2. A Blog can be updated very quickly (especially using the technique I show you below). It's much faster to update than editing your Web Page or sending out an e-mail.

3. Blogs can be delivered as RSS Feeds and this means a user can download software to have your Blog delivered direct to their desktop as and when it's updated. You DO NOT have to pay for sites such as Quikonnex or the new Cory Rudl software. RSS Feeds are NOT new and you shouldn't have to pay for what is essentially a fr'ee technology!

Do you now believe you should publish a Blog? If you do, just read on, and see how easy it is!

First join Blogger.Com - this is a popular Blog service (there are others) that makes the whole process as simple as possible. You just register your details and a title for your Blog.

Why choose Blogger? First, the Google Toolbar has a "Blog This" button that makes updating your Blog childs play. Click the button, and you can publish direct into your Blog immediately - including a link to the web-site you're currently on!

Second, Blogger will add you to it's directory and to a notification service AND they will let you publish to their site, though you can set FTP settings to publish to a page at your own domain. For now we'll publish to Bloggers host service "BlogSpot" since they are fast and the only thing they add is one banner at the top. You may also get featured as one of Bloggers daily blogs and gain massive traffic.

Blogger also has a range of templates and you can even edit these directly to personalize your Blog, right down to adding ads or links to your own site (Tip: include a navigation bar). Blogger will also archive your Blog and insert links to your archived months.

Blogger will create a Blog for you in a few steps. At the Blogger.Com main page click on "Start Now" at the top. Enter your Username, Password and Name and away you go.

Once you have your account validated, log in and create a new Blog. This is just as simple as creating a user account. Enter a Title and Description, and leave it as a "Public" Blog. Then select host at BlogSpot. Create a subdomain for your BlogSpot then select a template. You can create your own templates but that requires extensive HTML knowledge.

That's it! You have an account and a Blog setup. There are other settings to explore. You can set "Ping Weblogs" to YES in the Settings/Publishing option to notify Weblogs whenever you publish. You can also set "Show Title Field" and "Email" options to provide Titles to your Blog Entries and email a copy of your entries to you. Everything else is OK as it is.

With your Blog at BlogSpot and your Google Toolbar http://toolbar.google.com installed, set the Blogger function in the Toolbar Options and then click the `B` button in the toolbar. There you have it - one instant Blog entry.

How To Use Your RSS Feed

If you left the Blog settings as standard, your RSS feed is at your BlogSpot Address as atom.xml - the number of entries depends on your settings in Blogger, but it's usually a weeks worth. Although the Atom feed doesn't hold *every* entry, the end user's client software stores all entries as they come in. Your website Blog has complete on-line archives.

Instruct your readers to download an RSS Reader and to use that address to receive your Blog updates. Below I've included a quick tutorial that you can cut-out and send to your own Blog readers, just change the Blog Address.

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How To Get Updates From This Blog... To Your Desktop!

First you need to download a "Feed Reader." This Blog uses an Atom Feed. Atom Readers can be downloaded from the following webpage:
http://www.atomenabled.org/everyone/atomenabled/index.php?c=5

The above link contains a "big list" of resources, so you may want to use the program below if you want to get started with a quick and easy client right away:

Tristana Reader http://www.charlwood.com/tristana

The Tristana Reader is a small and quick reader. This "big list" contains this reader and others, including those for Mac OS and web-based services. There's also certain readers that integrate into your browser. Use the link to the "big list" to find one you like. Don't worry, they're nearly all fr'ee!

In Tristana, you simply click the large "+" sign and enter the address of the Blog Atom feed. The feed to this Blog is: http://blogerjob.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Once the feed is added, just double click it to get a list of headlines and click each headline to get the entry. You can add as many blogs as you want and Tristana will happily keep them all for you.


Blogger itself has a lot of help if you need it, so it's time for me to sign off.

TIPS 18 Hold a Contest

TIPS 18
Hold a Contest

A contest can be a lot of work to manage, but the traffic rewards may be worth it. Some webmasters hold multiple contests per year simply to draw in the repeat traffic from those looking to re-enter.

The great thing about contests is that you can collect the email addresses of everyone that enters.
This provides you with multiple opportunities to communicate with your participants.

You could send them an email thanking them for entering, and when the contest is over you'll send
another one announcing the winner. Of course these are great opportunities to further promote your
site and mention any other special offers.

You may even want to create a separate mailing list just for the participants so you can contact them to announce future contests and promotions.

Don't Offer Cheap and Cheesy Prizes

Whatever you do, make sure the prizes have some kind of value to your visitors. Don't insult them
by offering something low in quality or products they can easily obtain for free on their own.

If your site is geared toward other webmasters, a good prize would be free advertising on your
homepage for a month (provided your site gets a good amount of traffic).

Make It Easy

Don't confuse your visitors with complicated rules and drawn out registration forms. The only
information you probably need to collect is their name, email and website address. Most people will
be leery of entering info like their address and phone number anyway. Keep it simple.

Legalities

Make sure your contest rules are clearly defined. I know people don't generally read the fine print,
T&C's, etc. but make sure they are visible so you're covered no matter what.

TIPS 16 Advertise in Pay Per Click Search Engines

TIPS 16
Advertise in Pay Per Click Search Engines

Some people don't like the idea of paying for traffic, but in a world where top 10 search engine
rankings are getting more difficult to come by, PPC advertising is definitely worth considering.

Yahoo Search Marketing and Google's Adwords are the two most popular PPC programs, and they also have the greatest traffic generation potential.

The nice thing about PPC advertising is that you only pay for the traffic you receive. In addition, both
Google and Yahoo allow you to set budgets so you can control how much you spend every day,
month, etc.

Even though many popular keywords are very expensive, you can still discover "lesser searched"
terms that are much cheaper. True, you won't get as much traffic as you will with some of the
popular keywords, but you pay much less per click. Plus, if you can find hundreds of cheaper
keyword phrases to bid on, that traffic will eventually add up.

Both Yahoo and Google provide excellent reporting tools so you can evaluate which keywords are
converting best for you. This is important because you don't want to waste money on terms that
don't result in a sale, email subscription, etc.

The best way to approach PPC advertising is to start out small. Set an affordable monthly budget and test several different keyword phrases to see which ones work best for you.

Some experts even believe that advertising in PPC programs can also help your rankings with natural/ free search. There's no solid proof of this, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is true.


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