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Intrigues Of Google Internet Search In 2011 Going To 2012

Intrigues Of Google Internet Search In 2011 Going To 2012

The story of the year for internet search marketers was Google’s several algorithm changes. In 2011 there were over 500 algorithm updates but the king of them all was the Panda Update. If you talk to any SEO marketer, they will attest to either benefiting or falling victim of Panda.

When 2011 started, people complained of how internet search had become messed up. At the top of search results were sites and blogs offering bogus content. Sites from link farms were said to be dominating the net and that prompted Google to find ways of rooting out these sites.

Towards the end of the first quarter of 2011, Google began dealing with these sites by coming up with an algorithm that was named by internet marketers, Farmer Update. Later, Google officially came out and told internet search marketers the real name they had given this algorithm change, it was Panda Update.

Since then there have been several versions of panda all aimed at weeding out crappy sites from Google search results. But during this time some genuine sites had also fallen on the way side. Though some of them recovered e.g Hubpages others were not so lucky e.g eHow and Ezine articles.

These sites had to do major clean up so as to move up the ranks again. For example, eHow had to result to deleting over 300, 000 articles. Ezine articles that was considered one of the top article marketing directory, up to date has not fully recovered.




Share your comments in the section provided below this article on how the Panda updates have affected you, positively or negatively.

To demonstrate to you how powerful Google is, a site like yahoo had to also undergo major adjustment too.

If you ask me Google had no choice but to implement these changes. You may question the timing, but whether you like it or not someday this was bound to happen. The fact that users were complaining about internet search results meant that sooner or later Google was going to loss to their competitors.

Knowing Google they were not going to just sit back and watch as their search engine credibility go down.

So as to remain the top search engine and thus continue to generate high revenue through Google advertising, they had to draw the big guns. Did you know that Google’s top earner is advertising, 97% of googl’s total revenue is generated by google Adwords.

Therefore, there is no way one can blame Google for what they have done in 2011 when it comes to site ranking. Google internet search had become so messed up they simply had to find a strategy to straighten it out.

It may not have been 100% perfect, but either way search on google is now giving more quality and relevant results. After the dust had settled, Google finally shared with SEO internet marketers the kind of content they need to publish to remain at the top of google internet search.

Come 2012, this are the things you need to look at as you are creating content. If you do so you will be on the safe side of the panda updates and future Google algorithm changes.

Here are things to consider as you generate web content:

*Ensure your content is always of high quality. Before you publish your articles ask yourself if you think the content is good enough to appear in a book or a top ranking magazine.

*Avoid putting up to many ads that will distract visitors from reading your main content. The next big thing come 2012 is going to be the issue of ads-to-content ratio. Google said it is doing the tests right now, but you can bet they have already effected these changes to some extent.

*Your content should appear as been aimed at offering informative content to internet searchers rather than seeking to rank for targeted keywords.

*Avoid duplicate content by posting the same articles and only changing the targeted keywords.

*Show professionalism by going through your articles to correct grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.

google internet search*Take your time to create and edit content. Hurriedly produced articles will most of the time lead to substandard content thus google will not rank such content high.

*Do you think that your visitors will trust the content you are sharing on your website, blog or on an article marketing site?

*Go the extra mile to share interesting content that will amuse and captivate your readers.

*The information you publish on your site should be original and not copied from other sites. Therefore, take time to do your own research and investigation so as to come up with your own valid opinions.

*When compared to other similar topics, your articles have to rich with information that is valuable to internet search users.

*Share content that will make your site to become an authority in your niche.

*Avoid an incidence where google internet search users would complain about your content and you will always be in the good books of Google.

*Publish information that would easily necessitate your readers to bookmark your site or share it with their friends. If your site can have a viral marketing effect, you are good to go.

*If you decide to write on a certain topic make sure you do a comprehensive job. Don’t publish half baked content and expect search engines to offer it to internet search users.

*Write long and descriptive content that provide specifics. Search engines will give more preference to long articles over short ones.

*Ask yourself, would visitors trust your site enough to enter their credit card details thus purchase products while on your site? If your answer is Yes, then you are set to succeed in internet home business.

*Concentrate more on having unique content on your site rather than sharing your content on network sites. Broadcasting your content so much will make your individual pages loss value since you will give them less consideration.

*After people have read your articles will they consider you an expert in your niche or just see you as another publisher posting half backed content?

Towards the end 2011 Google was not done, they released Google Fresh. The effects of google fresh were not felt so much since 35% of internet searches were affected. This translates to 1 site out of 6 been affected. The update was aimed to give priority to site providing fresh content.

Summary:  Finally, 2012 is here with us and SEO marketers need to brace themselves not only for Panda updates, but also for algorithms that address above the fold content.

To avoid falling victim of the google updates in 2012, do what google says. There are over 200 parameters that google uses to rank websites. Slight changes of these signals can easily increase or demote your site rankings.

So as to be safe, focus on publishing rich and high quality content continually.

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Google Ranking Algorithm Changes Once More

Google Ranking Algorithm Changes Once More

Have you noted that google ranking has been affected once again? SEO experts from different quarters have voiced their concerns about the new changes.  While others are celebrating the new google ranking updates, others are up in arms calling it suspect.

The new algorithm update has been named Google Fresh, it took effect 3 days ago (5th November 2011). Since this happened over the weekend, am sure most webmasters will wake up on Monday to find their sites ranking differently. One thing you can be sure of is that most reactions will be posted this week as bloggers and SEO expert analyze the new google ranking algorithm.

But even as we speak, some SEO experts have already voiced their opinions and it is just the third day of the change. This goes to show that Google Fresh has already affected most bloggers, webmasters and companies offering SEO services.

On one post shared by the owner of a site called I Love SEO, thought that the new google ranking changes were brought about by the need for more advertising space. Gianluca coned a name of the new google algorithm and named it Caffeine 2.0.

The one thing that all search engines seek to achieve is provide their users with quality content. Once user experience has been enhanced, search engines know that their main stream of revenue which is selling advertisement space will increase. It is for this same reason that Google keeps on striving to improve user experience at every opportunity.




Just the other day, Google ranking for most sites was affected by the Google panda updates, and before webmasters can recover from that change, today some will wake up to another change yet again, the Google Fresh.

I tend to concur with Ben Will a writer with Marketing pilgrim who says the best strategy on improving your google rankings is by regular posting. Search engines in their pursuit to provide their users with quality content, will always rank high sites that are updated on a continuous basis.

Therefore, for those people that are consistent when it comes to blogging, you need not worry of being affected with Google Fresh. But one point that Ben raised that I somehow disagreed with is the use of forum marketing.

For some time now people are spamming forum sites with their links thus making them appear like link farms. If you have to go this way, the best strategy is to join a forum marketing site that is moderated well. Note that in order to gain web presence on forum sites you need to invest a fair amount of work and time.

The new google algorithm change will have a great impact as regards to pay per click advertising; this was according to Jeff Allen. Though Google did not state anything to this regard, Jeff thinks that in the long run people that use PPC in their marketing campaign will feel the effects of this change.

I believe the reason of him thinking so is because Google has always sort to reduce the gap between organic search traffic and paid traffic. For people seeking to make money from home based online work like blogging, need to generate fresh content regularly.

One thing that remains constant when it gets to marketing on the internet through search engines is content. In fact, if you concentrate on updating your site with quality information you can be sure that every algorithm change will be to your advantage.

google rankingFrom the word go, google ranking has always been about producing quality content on an ongoing basis. But you can consider yourself lucky if the niche you are involved in does not require regular updates.

According to Google, the new Google Fresh change will only affect some topics and leaving out others. Therefore, in case you are in a niche that calls for timely or daily updates you need to be warily.

Those of you who have been updating your sites regularly can relax. Even if you note that your google ranking have gone down, keep updating your content as usual and it will not be long before you find your site ranking even better than before.

The debate for the last three days has been whether Google Fresh update is about consistency in updating new content or not. SEO experts are worried that in the pursuit to provide readers with fresh content, it does not necessarily means the content will be of high quality.

There is a lot of old and valuable content out there that may not feature yet some of this content is of great value to readers. Google needs to be careful not to compromise quality content in the name of providing fresh content.

Take a scenario where a small online business is trying to complete with a big site that produces hundreds of fresh content. Lets us hope that the new Google algorithm change it will take into account the quality of the fresh content.

Another aspect that this new google ranking brings forth is the issue of websites creating blogs. With a blog, webmasters will be able to generate fresh content on a regular basis thus improve their rankings on search engine result pages. Therefore, if you do not have a blog it is the high time you now seriously considered creating one.

With Google changing their algorithms every so often, most online marketers are finding it a great destruction. But let me repeat this again, if you concentrate on generating quality content, no algorithm change will affect you negatively.

Note: Content will always remain the main ingredient in any algorithm formula.

Most people are seeing the changes today, thus share with us what you think of the new google ranking algorithm. Do you think this google algorithm change places more emphasis on content freshness or not?

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Ways Of Creating Legitimate Wealth From Home Online

Ways Of Creating Legitimate Wealth From Home Online

Are you there and wondering how you are going to generate wealth from home? Then you are reading the correct article at the right time. As we speak, people from all walks of life are feeling the pitch of the economic crisis. The developed nations have also not been spared by the current economic squeeze.

But not all people are noticing the hard economic times; there those who are creating wealth from home. You might claim that there are so many online scams and forget that that there are also countless online legit jobs too. Therefore, I do not see any reason why anyone should not be earning a decent living even if they are not employed.

In fact, if you ask me there are more opportunities of generating wealth from home rather than being in a 9pm – 5pm job. The secret to making real money and eventually firing your boss is doing business online. Studies have shown that over 10 million new people surf the internet daily. Just imagine if you were in a position to capture at least 1% of this people.

Hope you now see the potential of how you can create wealth from home online. Now let us go through some of the best strategies of making money online at home.

As this site reads, work online legit, we shall discuss only the top legit ways of generating wealth from home.





Blogging: One for the best ways to make money online is through blogging. A blog is an online journal where you share your opinions to a particular group of people. Since a blog is interactive, you can easily engage your readers and in the process acquire online customers.

The ideal approach to blogging is choosing a niche you are passionate about. Write about a specific topic that you know you are an expert in. With time as you keep updating your blog, you will create a loyal fan base and thus make money online.

Creating wealth from home through blogging is not a get rich quick scheme; you have to be patient and consistent. The more you offer insightful and informative content the more you increase your chances of making money blogging.

Once you have good blog traffic, whether you like it or not you will earn money. Research and find out the needs of the people that visit your blog and then offer them relevant products and they will sure buy from you. Here are some ways to monetize your blog thus create wealth from home.

Taking Surveys: Over the years, taking online surveys has been one of ideal and easy ways of working from home on part time basis. There are many marketing companies seeking for customers opinions on various products. Some of these companies are willing to pay you to get this information thus improve their products or services.

The people who have more opportunities to earn money taking surveys are mostly people in USA and Europe. A survey site I can recommend for guys in Africa is a UK based site called YouGov.

If you are in the USA and Europe some of the recommended sites to take online surveys include:

InBox Dollar

Survey Scout

Surveys4Income.

One beautiful thing with making cash with online surveys is that it is free to register. Hence when you see a company asking you to pay so as to take surveys, chances are that it is an online scam.

You have to be ready to get a lot of email messages from survey sites, thus it is advisable to create a separate email.

Taking Photos: Did you know that you can generate wealth from home by just taking pictures? If you are a photographer you should visit sites like iStock or Fotolia and showcase your pictures.

There are different categories thus you can select the one that best suits you. Some of the categories include pictures about environment, people, animals and so forth.

For those of you who have a good camera then you now know where to go and start earning income from home with ease.

wealth from homeFreelancing: We all have something we are good at and hence you should offer your expertise and get paid for it. The best approach to freelancing is registering in a freelance network site. These are sites that employers post their online jobs.

Click here and read a detailed article about how to get legitimate freelance jobs from home.

Product Reviews: If you are a skilled writer, then you can easily start building wealth from home by publishing product reviews on your blog or website. There are legit firms that are always looking for people to post reviews about their products and services for a fee.

Find websites that seek to connect bloggers with firms that would wish their services or products to be made known for a fee.

Affiliate Marketing: This is undeniably one of the best ways to build wealth from home. Affiliate marketing simply means selling other people products.

Personally, I love affiliate marketing because I do not have to deal with things like after sale service and the like. Since most of the online products are digital, you can get paid commissions up to 70% per sale.

The secret to affiliate marketing is creating a niche blog then sharing relevant content. Then sign up on affiliate sites which offer products in your niche and upload them on your blog. As people visit and read your content, some of them will definitely want to purchase what you have to offer.

Click here to read more about affiliate marketing.

Joining Online Forum Sites: Forum sites work best when they have members who are active. Therefore once in a while some of these forum sites pay people to sign up as members and post threads. The payment can range from $ 0.1 to $0.2 per thread.

Selling Advertisement Space: This method of creating wealth from home will work best if you have a blog or website that has high traffic. Advertising is the driving force of any type of business thus if you have the numbers then companies and people will come knocking on your door.

You can even find ways to automate the whole process by using plugins that can allow people to upload advertisements and pay online.

Conclusion: No one has any excuse to say they have no way of making money. The internet is so vast with millions of people visiting daily to make a purchase or start a business. All you have to do is start today and learn how to work online and create legitimate wealth from home.

How To Increase Online Sales Conversion Rate

How To Increase Online Sales Conversion Rate

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Driving traffic to your site is one thing but turning those visitors into customers is a different ball game. Every blogger seeking to succeed in internet home business opportunities needs to learn how to increase online sales.

There are many aspects to blogging and each blogger has targets he/she wants to achieve. Depending on the action you want your visitors to perform, you need to learn the tricks that will help boost your conversion rate. It could be you want your visitors to enroll in your referral program, subscribe to your newsletter or buy a product. The determining factor is how long do visitors stay on your blog.

In order to make money while you work online from home, you have to learn the skills on how to increase online sales thus turning your readers into buyers. Most bloggers and online marketers struggle with this aspect and it’s the high time that changed.

The secret of increasing online sales conversion is mostly determined by 3 things

I)                   How you structure your call to action

II)                Ability to keep people on your site

III)             Ability to improve visitor loyalty (return visitors)

On this post we are going to look at some of the most important steps to take in order to improve your online sales conversion. It may not happen overnight, but if you observe these guidelines you can be sure to make money blogging with time.

Here are 9 guidelines to ensure you achieve the 3 above mentioned secrets of increasing online sales conversion:

1. Content Generation: The one thing that you cannot escape when it comes to making online sales is provision of rich content. In fact, content creation is the driving force of marketing on the internet.

Ask yourself if the content on your blog is good enough to make people read to the end. The best way to generate content is to offer insightful and educative material. Research and know the preferences of your target market and offer them just that. In addition, seek to optimize your content for search engines.

As you address people’s needs and wants adequately they will trust you thus find it easy to buy your products or join your referral program. In addition, good content can easily go viral as people recommend their friends to your site or backlink to your webpages. Content is King.

2. Product Choice: Learning the preferences of your target audience will enable you to know the right products to sell. Before picking any product or service to promote on your blog, review the product and see if it meets the needs of your target audience.

It does not make online business sense to publish content on sports and then upload products on gardening. You can be sure with such an approach you will not make any online sales conversion.

Just as your content meets the needs of your visitors, your products and services should do the same.

online selling3. Product Reputation: One aspect of learning how to increase online sales is selling quality products. Ensure that before you begin selling any product you have checked its credibility in the market. This can be achieved by reading product reviews.

Trust is a vital element of selling online, thus make sure you build your own reputation by offering quality and truthful content and promoting credible products.

4. Reliable and Quick Online Customer Support: If you are selling your own products you must seriously consider customer care. Customer support includes addressing needs of clients before they purchase, during the purchase and after the purchase.

Have a structure in place that will assist in guiding your clients about your products, services or programs. The more your potential customers know about what you have to offer, the better the chances of them turning into buyers.

In short, customer care should be more about impacting product knowledge.

5. Advertisement: How you advertise your products can build or break your online business. Therefore, a critical element of how to increase online sales is advertising techniques.

In case you are selling affiliate products, take time to select attractive banners and catchy text advertisements. Also ensure the landing pages of the products you are promoting are attractive and contain quality and convincing content.



As for people selling their own products, outsource quality banners from experts. It may cost you an arm and a leg, but compared to the online sales you will generate, it will be better to pay the price.

It is amazing how a simple but attractive banner can help you generate online sales leads and increase online sales conversion.

6. Offer Money Back Guarantees: In order to further increase your product reputation, it is advisable to offer money back guarantee. When customers see there is a money back guarantee, they will feel that the risk is low thus help you increase your online sales conversion.

As you are generating your sales copy, ensure you mention the aspect of money back guarantee and the customer will have confidence in your products.

But make sure that you eliminate or reduce the risk factor of refunding money by creating high quality products that offer what is stated in the sales copy.

7. Sales Copy Structure: A good online sales copy is one that addresses the needs of your target audience. It should aim at meeting the goals and desires of your potential customers. This can be achieved by bring out the major benefits the customer will get by purchasing your products.

Apart from addressing the physical benefits of the product, a sales copy has to touch the emotions of your customers. This way you will make more online sales and ensure your clients talk about your products to their friends and colleagues.

8. Blog Performance: The loading time of your blog is a very important element of increasing your online sales conversion. Hence, do not load too many images, videos and plugins that can slow down your blog loading time.

Blog performance also entails selecting the right template. Make sure that your blog appearance is attractive by choosing the right themes and colors. Work on your content organization by selecting the right font that is legible. Note: use one font throughout your blog.

Avoid having broken links by constantly checking to see whether all your links are functioning well. Ensure that visitors have an easy time navigating through your blog content. Your categories links should be easy to locate probably on your blog header or side bar.

9. Incentives: As you keep learning how to increase online sales you will discover that almost everyone likes free things. That is why it is imperative to regularly conduct promotional offers on your site or blog. One of the strategies of giving incentives to your customers is giving your visitors sample products.

Having trial products is one of the best tactics of turning potential customers into buyers. For instance, if you tell your customers they can use your product for free for 7 days, they will most likely buy that product once the 7 days elapse. This is because it creates an element of credibility.

People really enjoy when they get good deals and a way to achieve this is by offering discounts. Offer good discounts and you will definitely see an increase in online sales conversion.

You can also conduct contests on your blog where the winner can get your product for free. Offering free promotional products like giving out free eBooks or softwares will also boost your online sales.

Conclusion: Now that you know the secrets on how to increase online sales, I hope you will get down to it soon thus turn your blog to an online money making machine.

Take time to share with this forum other online selling techniques by posting them on the comment section provided below.  If you find this article helpful, you can also share it using the social icon buttons appearing on the left of this blog.

7 Unique Ways To Increase Your Affiliate Marketing Sales

7 Unique Ways To Increase Your Affiliate Marketing Sales

With internet marketing techniques making a fast and steady progress it becomes important that you take active part in it for strengthening your business. Affiliate marketing is one such arena which provides ample opportunities for income generation through various online business partnerships.

It is one of the most successful strategies for the new businesses as it involves fewer risks but better expansion.  The affiliate marketing technique allows the businesses to showcase their services through affiliate ads and links and information interchange.

It also does not involve much financial risks and capital involvement. The growth of affiliate marketing is thus on a high.

However there is a high competition among affiliate marketers and as such you have to be innovative and creative in order to stand out in the crowd. Given below are some of such ways that can help increase your sales:

1: Optimum use of social media tools: Use of social media tools are on a rise and are quite effective in reaching the target market in the right possible way. Social media including the different social networks are the best places where you can connect with your target market and make your presence known. With good social connection you can also find good affiliate companies to partner with.

The social media platforms will provide you with the right kind of exposure and being the easiest way to reach your customers, it can also serve as a way to increase your partnership links.

2: Connect on social networks: Instead of asking your readers for direct affiliate links or partnerships, try and connect with them first. Know their preferences and likings about the services you provide. Keep your followers updated about the latest news and services offered by your company.

make affiliate salesShare the links on the social network itself. You should also look for feedbacks and advices from customers so you can improve your services. Social networks can also help you make social connections with whom you can directly interact directly via chats and video chats. It is a unique way to build a strong customer base for improving your sales.

3: Think out of the box- Being a smart marketer means that you have to be different. You cannot afford to follow the tactics followed by some other marketer. This unique factor always helps if you want to increase your sales and stand out in the crowd.

If you check out the trends then you can notice when your affiliate links fail to attract the visitor’s attention. In order to leave a lasting impact you should try to incorporate some informative and quality content that can act as a guidebook of your website.

4: Incorporate quality content only: It makes no sense if you just add on some content as a decorative material in your site. It just won’t work. In order to leave a lasting impression, make sure that your article is genuine, informative and well crafted.

It should also share a proper relation with the theme of your website and the services you sell.

5: Try guest posting: This is the most recent but widely accepted method of increasing your affiliate marketing sales. By guest posting you can provide informative insight on the services you provide through an article which gets posted on another blog that is related to your domain.

This way you can showcase your services to the visitors of that particular blog and by incorporating the links of your website on such guest post you can also drag in more visitors. It can be a win-win situation for both you and the website owner who gets an extra informative article on his/her blog for free.

6: Maintain a subscribers list: This is a technique to make your subscribers a priority and keep them updated about any important information and services. With a handy mailing list you can also provide them with the latest offers first.

If you want to be connected with them, try sending an email once a month thanking them for their constant support and encouragement. This can help bring in a feel good factor. And most of all, email marketing is the best way to ensure you never worry about SEO algorithms updates.

7: Serve value added services: Customers are attracted to a particular service only when they are offered value added services. After sales service, instant help, regular updates through emails and phone messages are some of such value added services which many customers find attractive.

This factor sometimes makes them stick to the company for a longer time and not out of other option. With affiliate marketing the same formula works. As a good affiliate marketer, you need to concentrate on both pre sale and after sale services if you want to sustain your clientele.

 

Author bio:  Jonny Pean is a financial consultant and writer for EasyFinance.com. He gives advices on problems related to budgeting, frugal living and personal loans management.

Short note: The technique of increasing affiliate marketing sales requires a lot of innovation in the process. However there are not set out formulas that can help you win. You can only rely on the raging trends that can give you some unique ideas that can work. The article deals with some of them.

How To Increase Work Online Sales Leads

How To Increase Work Online Sales Leads

It can be quite frustrating for work online business webmasters to finally reach page one of search engines and fail to make online sales leads. Whether you got traffic from working hard through optimization or paid advertising, you deserve to be enjoying the fruits of your labor. On this post let us discuss some strategies that you can adopt to help you convert your traffic to sales.

All said and done, the one secret of making money online is driving high traffic to your site or blog. The more website visitors you generate the more chances you have to earn cash. However, attracting high traffic sometimes does not work that way because you may end up earning less than you anticipated while someone else with lower traffic is making more than you. Whenever you notice this it means you need to do something extra and fast.

Here are some vital tips to implement to increase your online sales conversion:

Web page content: This is the most important aspect of ensuring you earn income online. Not only does content help you convert leads to sales, it is the channel with which you use to optimize your web pages thus get high placement on search engines. When search engines find your site the more organic traffic you receive hence obtain high conversion.

When creating content think of what people in your niche want to read or buy, this you can know when you wear the shoes of your potential buyers. Try to identifying the issues that challenge people in your niche and offer solutions. Write reviews that describe well enough the products you are selling. This helps readers to get a better insight of your products thus increase sales conversion.

Your content needs to make readers to take action. After you have provided your target audience with rich and helpful information, you can go ahead and tell them what they need to do. Direct them to the links you would wish them to click and they sure will.

Avoid spelling and grammatical mistakes since they will make your site guest have a low opinion of your site and the products you are trying to promote. It is advisable that you use a tool like Microsoft Word to draft your blog content and then proof read severally before you publish on your site. Properly drafted articles are a sign of professionalism thus aid to boost your online credibility.

Link with the right people: Before you market your site you need to define your targeted buyers and know where you need to go to find them. Take your time to study the profiles of your targeted audience since this will help you identify their preferences. Post your website or blog links in relevant sites to make certain you generate targeted traffic. In addition, it assists you create awareness of your products to the right clients.

In case you are using article marketing or business directory submission for advertising, submit your articles or business links in the right categories. This will not only ensure you attract unique visitors but will boost you link popularity thereby ranking high on search results.

For example, it would be of no good to post your work at home online business links on categories or sites that have content on sports while your site is about home business.

Linking with the right people also can include attending offline and online business networks forums and events. Here you will come face to face with people interested with what you have to offer and more so learn from other webmasters who are doing well in online sales conversion. Also go to conventions and trade shows related to your line of business or industry.

Social networking sites are taking over the cyberspace thus you should take advantage and hook up with folks in your niche. Optimize your twitter and facebook account with your targeted keywords so as to attract the right individuals. It is imperative that before you market your products to your followers or fan that you first build good business relationships. This will enable you to gain trust from guys in your niche and so make more sales.

Avoid broken posting links: It will be detrimental to your online business if visitors click on links that do not work. Therefore, you need to make sure that all the hyperlinks on your pages are functioning well. This also allows your potential customers to navigate through your site easily which means higher reader retention. The more time people spend on your page the more online sales conversion you will make.

Constantly, go through your site links and correct the ones that are not working. Streamlining your site paths that lead to your sign up forms, affiliate products and services will guarantee you convert your online sale leads to cash.

It is true that pictures make your site appear cool but you need to add text and link that work. Adding text when you are linking images makes search engine know what the pictures are about. Finally, make it easy for buyers to locate your product links or shopping cart within your blog or website.

Buy leads Lists: For people who have some money to spare they can promote their products and services by purchasing leads online. This strategy will work best if you do your groundwork well enough by first profiling your clients’ needs and preferences. Identify the commodities that have a high conversion rate in your niche and market them.

Whenever you are buying leads you need to look at the reputation of the companies you approach. Check the back ground of the companies you are purchasing leads from to ensure you do not get scammed.

Use different advertising strategies: In order to convert your online sales leads you need to promote your site like a mad man but with tact. They say two is better than one, thus utilize all the available marketing channels in the market. The brilliant marketers that flourish have realized that the internet is not the only place to push sales.

There are other sales channels to tap into like availing your products and services on phone, direct or face to face marketing, sending mail orders and having an offline shop. Other tactics involve printing brochures, bags, t-shirts, shopping bags, postcards and so forth with your URL. The secret is to include all these avenues in your marketing strategy.

If you choose to promote your products online, work towards creating an online brand name and make certain it is seen all over the internet. The ways to achieve that includes adding your web links in your email signature, joining online business forums and adding your link in your signature, posting on relevant business directories and submitting your links on paid classifieds sites.

Buying several domains and redirecting them to your main site is also another way of online advertising. This is especially so for browsers who misspell your domain name. For example, if your web address reads “work online with us” you can buy a domain name called “online work for us” or “online work 4 u”. It will cost you money but the end result will be worth the cost.

The idea is to work towards ensuring you do not miss any opportunity to generate leads to your site. The rule when it comes to making sales is; the more online sales leads you have the more cash you will make.

There is still more to learn so join us tomorrow for more updates on boosting your sale conversions….

Building An Online Brand Name | Become An Influencer

Building An Online Brand Name | Become An Influencer

Celebrities and politicians are able to move people in masses because they have built a brand name for themselves. If you follow the lives of prominent people, you will discover that most of them come from a very humble background.

Most of them in their pursuit to survive were able to discover a gap in society and in the process of filling it up, they become influencers. One desire that you should have as a human being is to touch the lives of people next to you. Seek to be something bigger than you are by contributing to humanity and you will definitely build your own brand name.

The same goes when it comes to building an online brand name in whatever niche. Look at sites like Google plus, Twitter and Facebook; they have in a short time been able to bring together millions of people from all over the world on one single forum. The amazing thing is that even as we speak, someone new is registering on all these sites.

You may ask; how did facebook or twitter manage to do all that? It is just a matter of first having an online brand name. Google plus is now claiming its share in an already competitive social networking niche with great success. This goes to show that there is always room for new influencers.

All you need to know as regards building a lasting online brand name is that it takes time. The problem with most of us is that we give up too easily. No wonder there are very few successful people compared to failures. Just a handful of people are ready to pay the price to be a brand name in their niche.

It is my belief that anyone in any niche can build their own online brand name. All you are required to do is identify your strengths and weakness, set goals then take action. In addition, you need to have a mindset of champions and you will attract people to you.

Why build an online brand name?

Ask someone like Oprah Winfrey the power of been an influencer and you will desire to be one too. Having a reputable online brand name will help you influence people from all walks of life. By just a click of the button you will be able to drive high volume of traffic to your website or blog and make money online.

Companies will be lining up for you to do product reviews and you will be the one dictating the terms. Having an online presence will mean that any country you visit, you will have an audience especially people in your niche.

Am sure you too can come up with a better list of the importance of building a reputable online brand name.

How to build a reputable worldwide online brand name from home:

Strive to be better than you are today:

Some people when they get to the top, they begin to walk and talk as if they own the world. The worst thing you can do when you become successful is think that you will be perched at the top forever. In life there will always be someone greater and better than you.

The point you need to pick here is that always seek to be better in whatever you do. Consider yourself as the second best and you will always work hard to be the best. Even when you hear everyone talking about your online brand name, have in mind that there is another brand in your niche doing much better than you.

Google is for sure the number one search engine but they have never stooped to perfect their art. They keep coming up with new products ever so often. The same also applies to a company like Nokia. The reason of using these top brand names is that you may discover their secret of success.

An influencer is the person who pushes himself to become the best in what he does. Keep reminding yourself that there is always room for improvement. Consider what you have done so far as second best and you will push yourself to your utmost limits.

If you are a blogger in whatever niche, when you think of yourself as second best you will always seek to know what your competitors are doing. This will help you come up with better strategies of getting more blog traffic. It will not take long before you get recognized and create an online brand name thus influence your market niche.

Furthermore, you can end up creating a blogging strategy that other bloggers will never emulate or imitate. Now, that is what it takes to build a lasting online brand name.

Link up with other influencers in your niche market:

If you want to be a sweeper all your life then hang-out with other sweepers. Influencers always seek to connect with other influencers. Our destiny in life is mostly determined by the people we spend most of the time with.

On another article we mentioned that people and not search engines will by products on your blog. Therefore, as you seek to build your online brand name have people in mind.

People that command a following are the ones that have discovered the power of building relationships. You can have thousands of fans on facebook or thousand of followers on twitter, but if they are not people in your niche then they will be of no benefit to your online work from home opportunity.

brand nameThe best way to link up with other influencers is monitoring what they are doing and talking about it. Bloggers assume by giving credit to top bloggers they will boost their credentials. That is true, but on the other hand it will help you build relationships with them and they will reciprocate by taking about you to their followers.

Here are some tips of getting noticed by influencers:

–          Join online forums in your niche and be active. Make sure you add your website or blog in your signature. As you are commenting and posting threads do not think about the backlink or traffic you will receive from people clicking the link in your signature.

Rather read and share things that will add value. This will in the long run help you become an authority in your niche and thus boost your online brand name.

–          It can be a life changer if a top blogger talks about you. Most people try to get the attention of top bloggers by sending irritating emails. The best approach would be to quote them on your blog, commenting on their blog posts and linking back to their blogs or websites.

–          As you work on building your brand name online you should also think of doing the same offline. Every time you hear that people in your niche are meeting in a conference or seminar always attend. There is nothing as powerful as face to face meeting.

You can be perfect in building relationships online but you will never beat someone who does it offline.

–          Social media networking is for sure a big industry online. It has contributed to many people building powerhouse brand names online. On a site like twitter, the ability to Retweet has helped many online business entrepreneurs do viral marketing with ease. Social networking will ensure you have a platform to build relationships that will last.

But you need to note that social sites where not put there for you to spam people. Spamming may look profitable for a while but in the long term it will completely destroy your online brand name and online presence.

brand name onlineYesterday a very close friend in the blogging arena told me that if you want to rank well on Bing, you need to point to top bloggers in your niche. And I thought, that should always be the case because it makes more sense.

From today, quote others and they will soon enough quote you. Link your site to other top bloggers and you will build your online brand name for they will so enough link-back to your site.

Do not imitate what others are doing:

This is a cliché but I will repeat it anyway “Always be yourself”. There is nothing as sad as trying to be someone else just because you think they are better than you. Did you know that those people at the top always have things they are struggling with?

In fact, if you every get close so some of these top guys you will discover some will admire what you have. This tells you that you too have something unique you can offer people in your niche thus create your own brand name.

It is not a guarantee that you will please everyone but you will definitely get loyal followers. What may seem crazy to some people may look unique and good to others. Cut a niche for yourself and for sure there will be people out there waiting for someone with your qualities to emulate and subscribe to.

Do everything to fully understand your industry:

It is said that experience is the best teacher and I fully agree. But for you to be considered as a powerhouse, you have to be the best in what you do.

When you are good at what you do, you will always have answers to the questions fronted by people in your niche. This is what will build your credibility, presence and finally an online brand name.

To fully understand your niche you need to be ready to research a lot. Subscribe to blogs that are top in your niche, subscribe to niche newsletters and read the latest news of events taking place in your area of interest.

Researching will help you identify issues that others are overlooking and as you address these issues you will get a loyal following and thus build a brand name for yourself. Make use of your posts comment to know what people in your niche are really searching for.

The Yahoo Answers forum has been there for a while, but how many bloggers use this forum when researching for content creation?

Conclusion: Do you see now? This is how celebrities, politicians, big firms and influencers go about getting to the top. You may say that some of them are luck or were born with a silver spoon. Yes! That could be the case, but that is a very small fraction.

Most people that have built an online brand name have scarified a lot. They are the people that trend where others have refused to go. They do what others have refused or ignored to do.

You want to become an online millionaire? Then delete the word mediocrity in your dictionary and go that extra mile.

Accept It, Blog Content Is The Future Of The Internet

Accept It, Blog Content Is The Future Of The Internet

When you look at the Stone Age as far as internet is concerned you will notice that a lot has changed. Things have moved from having static websites to creating fresh blog content.

This has been brought about by the ever increasing appetite to consume information. New ideas and technologies are coming up from all corners and for you to keep abreast you need to keep reading fresh content.

For example, the next big and virgin market that needs to be exploited in regards to internet is Africa. Governments in Africa are all working hard to try and connect their nations to the rest of the world.

With the introduction of the web, people in Africa are opening their eyes to a new world rich with information.

My challenge to the people of this beautiful continent is to grab this opportunity to showcase their wealth of knowledge and resources.

Looking at the past and present trends it is obvious the best strategy of exposing your expertise and abilities is through sharing blog content.

Africa also prides itself from one very great resource, and that is people. No matter the kind of blog content you choose to share, you can be rest assured that there will be somebody out there ready to consume it.

Keep in mind that when you do something on the internet you are exposing yourself to over 4 billion people worldwide. These are the people who have access to the internet and the number is growing fast.

If you just get a small fraction of this figure to see what you do the future will surely be bright for you.

The web has been evolving over the years and along with it search engines have also been evolving. Considering that search engines get the most traffic, it is only prudent you know how engine crawlers operate.

All indications suggest that going into the future the best way of marketing on the internet will be to generate content. There is only one platform that ensures you constantly publish content and that is blogging.

In fact, if you follow the trends in the online world you will notice that big companies are now incorporating blogs in their websites. The thirst for fresh and quality content makes a website (static page) leave people yearning for more.

People are not the only ones craving for new blog content, search engines also what to keep up with their users demand for content. Therefore, engine spiders are continuously in the lookout for latest stories to give to users.

How to be successful in blogging:

Now that we know where the online world is heading, let us discuss on ways of making sure that your blog gets noticed.

Experience is the best teacher but there are things you can avoid so as to save time and make your way to the top faster. Rather than going through unfamiliar territories, you can easily learn from other people’s mistakes.

Back in the 90’s there were many successful blogs that shared content on how to make money online. As we speak, some of these blogs have slowly disappeared into obscurity.

The mistake these bloggers did was to think that they can keep riding on their past glory. They also remained stagnate and ignored the fact that they needed to keep feeding their audience with fresh blog publications.

To some of us, it is not easy to always wake up every morning and find something to talk about. But there are strategies you can adopt to help you keep finding new content for your blog.

Here are some techniques that you can use to your advantage and succeed in blogging

Tactic #1: Read what others in your niche have written and then do more research. This will help you come up with better articles which provide more facts. If you see there are points that have not been explained in details, seize the opportunity to publish a blog that provides more in depth content.

Tactic #2: If there is a hot topic that is causing ripples in your niche, find someone influential and interview him/her on the topic. You can then post the interview on your blog in written or video format.

Tactic #3: Take up a popular topic and try to analysis and give predictions. The best way to tell what will happen in the future is to look at the past and present trends. You might not be accurate but such a story will elicit lots of curiosity.

Tactic #4: People love juicy stories especially when there are contradicting views about a certain topic. You can ride on the popularity of certain stories by blogging about the same but this time give facts that go against the grain.

This is a strategy that you have to be very careful since it can back fire on you big time. The secret is to have your facts right and the way to achieve that is by doing lots of research to ensure you give references.

For sure there are more strategies of content creation but the ones mentioned above will help you a great deal. This is not to say blogging will be easy considering you need to share content consistently over a long period of time.

You might wake up some days and find you do not have the energy or willpower to write; buy if you want to succeed online you will have to find the spirit to keep going.

What top bloggers will never tell you:

Some people jump into blogging thinking that it is a way of making quick money. There are bloggers who have taken advantage to sell to new bloggers desperate to succeed products that never work.

I have been in online business for a more than seven years and let me surprise you, it is not easy. Though I did not spend all those years blogging, I have learned that you need to invest your time, effort and money to succeed.

Just as the topic suggest, the future of online business which is driven by marketing relies on blogging. This signifies that you have time if you start now to influence your future as far as online wealth creation is concerned.

The reality on the ground as regards blogging is that you will have to contend with the following things:

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*Some of your amazing blog content may never receive the attention they deserve:

The fact that you are a great blog writer does not in any way guarantee you overnight success in the blogosphere. This might not be what you wanted to here but it is the bitter truth.

With millions of content been published every single day, it is very easy for your dazzling content to get lost in the clutter.

There are articles that you will put your body and soul into writing them but they may fail to get the attention you thought they would. This is the nature of the online world were competition for visibility is so intense.

The fact that you wrote the best blog post in your lifetime is not a guarantee it will go viral. In reality, you may just get one person tweeting or sharing your story.

It is therefore advisable to promote all your posts. Go to where your target visitors spend most of their time and begin making connections. For your blog content to be found easily be the first one to share, +1, tweet and pin your articles.

Don’t stop there; submit articles that have backlinks to your blog on article directory sites. Guest blogging, forum marketing, content syndication such as press release are also other great strategies of promoting your content.

If after doing all that you don’t notice much activity on your blog, do not give up. Blogging is about doing your level best to share educative and useful content. Eventually, your target audience will notice and begin appreciating what you are doing.

*SEO trends will never remain constant:

One of the best strategies of attracting free and high targeted traffic to your blog is through search engines. This does not imply you put all your efforts into SEO and forget other online promotion strategies.

Recent events in the SEO world have brought many sites down especially the ones that were applying black hat strategies.

Google algorithm is changing everyday therefore it would be futile to depend entirely on SEO. Rather, publish content that will improve the lives of your audience and the rest will fall in place.

In short, don’t get involved in SEO at the expense of your blog visitors.

*Before you succeed in blogging you will have generated a lot of content.

For you to succeed in blogging and build a lasting online presence you must be ready to generate content. Not just one or two great blog posts, but lots of articles.

This is the scenario, before you make a decision to purchase something you really need to think through it and research. In the process you will visit related forum sites and read lots of reviews and testimonials.

You might also be forced to make several phone calls and consolations before you take action to buy.

If you want to reach your target audience and influence their decision making process you will need to generate content. As you keep publishing more content you will increase the probability of people coming across your blog thus helping them in their decision making process.

With time you will gain people’s trust and confidence and they will be coming to your blog whenever they need a valid opinion. It will not talk long before they begin buying your products.

Blogging is the best way of branding yourself but it will take lots of article publications to have a real impact. If you are not in it for the long haul then you better forget about blogging.

The same way it takes time and consistency to succeed in offline business, the same applies when it comes to blogging.

*Struggling to find stories to blog about:

Many bloggers give up along the way citing the fact that they have run out of blog content ideas or they are bored. In most cases, this is brought about by the fact that people choose a niche they are not passionate about.

Just because there is money to be made in the health industry does not mean you jump into the band wagon. If your passion is sports, create a blog related to sports.

No matter the niche you want to get involved in there will always be an audience. Even if it is talking about tooth-picks, in fact there could be someone right now searching for content discussing on best etiquette of using a tooth-pick.

To avoid getting bored, target a niche that excites you. By this I mean choosing a niche where you would still be willing to create content with or without making money.

It is true that on some days you will not feel like writing but the best way to overcome that is to read widely. The more you read the more views you will gather about a certain topic.

You can also pick some old stories and make them current, what might seem like stale news to you could be hot off the press news to other people.

All said and done, blogging is fun and that is if you choose the right niche that makes your heart skip a beat.

Now that you know where the future of online business is heading and how to approach blogging, what are you going to do about it?

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How To Write On The Web To Increase Social Mentions

How To Write On The Web To Increase Social Mentions

If you have been following the intrigues of SEO you will agree with me to some extent things are getting juicer by the day. The minute one controversy ends another pops up to add more twist to an already confusing situation.

Sometime back, an article was published on this blog about the new Google algorithm signal, Search Plus Your World. If you recall, this formula is aimed at leveling the playing field by checking social activity to determine site ranking.

In short it means, the more social mentions you get the higher the chances of ranking well on search results.

A closer look at how people react to posts on social sites reveals something very interesting. People rarely click on a link to read the whole article.

Ideally, you cannot post a whole article on your wall. Therefore, you just pick the page link, the title and maybe a small snippet of the post.

Depending on how juicy your headline is, titles can have a big impact on how much people will share out your links and content.

The same applies to search results; people will follow links that have captivating, controversial or funny titles.

What this implies is that you can have an article with useless content going viral based on its title.

This brings to the fore the importance of knowing how to write on the web.

It is now official that search engines have gone full blast on including social activity to their algorithm. Whether this will work or not is a story to be debated on a later date.

As people are busy discussing the workability of social signals in determining site ranking, you as an internet marketer should be busy strategizing on how to increase your content social mention.

The first thing you need to learn is coming up with catchy titles. As mentioned before, a story posted on facebook with a controversial headline will spread on the internet like wild fire.

This does not mean the people sharing the story actually read it; chances are that the title was so catchy that it got the attention of readers.

How many times have you picked a newspaper just because of its captivating headline, only for you to read and discover the story is about nothing?

This goes to show that how you write on the internet especially crafting titles can take your business to the next level. The use and arrangement of words can determine how many social mentions you will get.

A catchy title that promises to deliver something beneficial can be the difference between directing 100 visitors or 500 visitors to your blog or website.

You might argue that great content will draw more social activity but without a great title the chances of that happening will be diminished. This is due to the fact that most people share content based on the title.

In view of the above, the other thing that comes to mind is relevancy of search. Do you think social signals help in ensuring relevancy in search engine result pages? Post your comments in the section provided below this post.

Back to our discussion, as a blogger or webmaster you need to move with the trends. Search engines are turning away from laying more emphasis on backlinks and are now looking at how much people share your content.

For example, Google is measuring social signals using their new site, Google Plus. What this means for you as an online market is, apart from sharing content with your circles, you are telling google to rank your article.

The advantage of that is that many people are yet to register an account on Google +1. Therefore, your content will find its way in front of many people even though there could be other better articles.

Now, if you go a step further and learn how to write for the web by creating titles that leave readers with no choice but to click and share, you will not only generate high traffic but also increase your social mentions thus boost your site ranking on SERPs.

By the look of things, social signals seem to be getting more attention than link popularity. If I were you, I would be studying more on how Search Plus Your World algorithm and Google Plus button are influencing search results.

Looking back at how the algorithm changes were taking place, the stage was set for the introduction of a new player as far as SEO signals are concerned.

Some of the indicators include the Google Fresh where Google was seeking to give more emphasis to new content in their search results. Then along came Google Authorship Markup, here Google sort to associate content with the author.

There were other small updates where search engines sort to index user profile pages. Today, google can track your search personal preferences if you are using either of their services thanks to PSearch Update.

What do all these updates mean to SEO marketers?

It is high time you worked on your techniques of writing for the internet and it all begins and ends at the title.

But you should go a notch higher and beat your competitors hands down by creating quality content to go hand with your catchy headlines.

This will make sure that even if your target audiences don’t read your articles, they will share your articles based on your titles.

I’m sure you too have on several occasions retweeted a link on your twitter handle or shared a post on your facebook wall without knowing what the link contained.

Chances are that most of the links you shared contained content that was probably not worth sharing. In short, you too may be contributing to ranking of content that is of no benefit just because you were mesmerized by the title.

social media mentionsBut you cannot expert your visitors to share your content without adding social media buttons. Make a point of strategically positioning social buttons on your site to make it easier for readers to share your content and links.

These icons include facebook, Google +1, twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

But that is not all; you also need to connect with the right people. If you can have 10,000 people in your niche following you at Google +1 the better for you.

This would translate to one piece of content on your wall reaching millions of people by just one click. Besides, the more your articles gain viral effect the higher your articles will rank because of the social signals generated.

Do not get me wrong, though social mentions play a major role in site placement; do not concentrate on your titles so much and forget about publishing helpful content.

Titles also have to be relevant to the body of your articles. You cannot expert to reap the full benefit of social mention when your title is talking of one thing and the body discussing a different topic all together.

SEO experts recommend that you include relevant keywords within your catchy titles; this is how you write for search engines.

A good title should therefore be:

* Catchy to ensure online visibility and shareability.

* Relevant in that the body of the article delivers what the title promises.

* Keyword based to ensure search engines know what your content is about.

Summary: Today, how you write on the internet really matters a great deal. It can take one simple but catchy title to put your site on the spotlight.

As you work on generating quality and optimized content, remember to write titles that will boost your online visibility. It is through your titles that you will increase your Click Through Rate and more importantly social mention.

The internet has become too unpredictable that you can never depend on search engine traffic alone to market on the internet.

Cast your net wider by adding other online marketing arsenals like social media marketing.

From this article we have seen how titles can help you generate social traffic. Start by coming up with controversial headlines which will cause a stir or creating titles that promise to absolutely change the life of your readers for good.

In this age of feeds and news live streams you cannot ignore the importance of titles. As we speak, someone is busy reading about an event which he/she got from someone’s twitter handle.

SEO is changing very fast and you better move with the times otherwise your online business will become obsolete. Before it was about keywords and how many backlinks you have, now it is about social mentions and signals.

If a coin is tossed to determine the future of your online home business blog, heads for online obscurity and tails for online dominance, on which site will your site fall?

The beauty of these toss is that you have the capability to determine on which side the coin will face.

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10 Reasons Why You’re Not The Top Dog Blogger In Your Niche

10 Reasons Why You’re Not The Top Dog Blogger In Your Niche

Are you wondering why for the last 5 years you have never realized any positive results from your blog? Today, you will learn why.

In all spheres of life you need to know how to play the game. No one becomes successful by just sitting down and hoping for the best.

The top bloggers you see today paid a price to get to where they are. They figured out the rules of the game and strategized how to beat their competition.

In this write-up we shall see 10 common mistakes that are preventing you from becoming a top blogger. The beauty of it is that you can re-strategize and find your blog joining the top league:

Let us get started:

1: First impressions: Working on your blog appearance is very important if you are ever to be considered as an authority in your niche.

When it comes to appearance your blog design is not the only thing you need to work on. You also have to make sure your content is of the highest quality.

In addition, readers decided if they will read your post depending on how you construct your first paragraph. Therefore, the first two lines in your articles have to be catchy.

Note: Remember to include your target keywords in the first paragraph to make certain search engines know what your post is all about.

2: Inconsistency: From the word go you have to meet the expectations of your readers. You might be having just two readers a day but it is from the two that you will be able to make your blog go viral and thus increase your readership.

If you decide that you will be posting 2 articles a week make sure you stick to the schedule. There is nothing as disappointing when you fail to deliver to your readers’ expectation.

Apart from keeping to your schedule, your content has to be of top standard. Posting a smashing article today and the following week submitting an article that does not meet the standards expected, that may affect your blog’s growth.

To be a top blogger you have to keep on delivering week in week out. It would be better you write one post a week but make sure it blows the mind of your readers. In this way you will gain the confidence of your fan thus improve your online reputation and presence.

3: Lack of taking a stand: In the blogging world you need to stand out in order to leave a mark. Sometimes you will have to go against the grain and share what you stand for though it might be the view of the majority.

If there is an issue of which you hold a different opinion always be ready to speak out. But remember, you need to have your facts right. If your facts are misplaced then you risk your blog been thrown to the gutter.

Don’t shy away from presenting your facts though they might be different from what is thought the norm. Sometimes being confrontational is what you need to join the league of top dog bloggers.

The advantage of standing to your principles is that you will gain respects from unexpected quarters. Within no time your blog will be on the lips of everyone in your niche and beyond.

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4: Not connecting with the right people: If you want to be a millionaire then you have to hang out with millionaires. It is also obvious you cannot expect to be a pilot if you hang out with sweepers.

It is not that I have anything against been a sweeper it all depends on what you want to be in life. If you observe people who are in farming, you will notice they hang around others farmers and most of their conversations will be centered on crops.

Do you want to be a top blogger? You know what you need to do. Get to know where bloggers spend most of their time and join the club. Register with online forums in your niche and ask questions. Soon you will learn a thing or two which will take you to the top.

5: Not putting your priorities right: One thing about top bloggers is that they know how to prioritize. This means you need to have a plan on how to move your blog to the top.

For example, you cannot expect to open a twitter account and yet you don’t have a place you can take your fans. You first need to have a place you call home which in this case should be your blog.

To be successful in blogging you need to first identify what you are good at then start to blog on that topic. Once you have built your blog then you can begin working on driving traffic.

What is the point of attracting thousands of visitors to a blog which has nothing to offer? Hence generate content first then you can go out and call people to the party.

6: You think it is your right to be considered a top blogger: Just because you are a good writer or your blog design makes jaws drop, don’t assume you will automatically get to the top.

Successful blogging is a combination of many elements. You need to come up with a good recipe for your blog to be seen as an authority site.

Yes, it is true you have to be a good writer to succeed in blogging but there are other things involved in blogging. To earn the right to be a top blogger you have to know how to market your blog online. Click here to learn more about marketing online.

The bloggers who are in the top league did not get there by sitting pretty and hoping people will notice them. Not at all, they went out of their way to make sure they got noticed. You have to read point number 10 to see how they did it.

7: Not looking up to the bloggers who have already made it big: Do not reinvent the wheel. This is a common adage that you too need to consider.

One of the best ways to get to the top is by observing the people at the top. This will help you to avoid the mistakes they did on their way to the top.

Know where they spend time, get backlinks and traffic from. This will make your way to the top much easier.

Also, get a mentor and make sure he/she has already made it big in his field. This way you can be sure that you are getting the best. How else can you expect to be successful if someone else does not lend you a hand?

Always seek to learn from the best.

8: You complain a lot: When things don’t work out or take long to give positive results how do you react? If you are the type that complain then no wonder you are still an under achiever.

This is a bitter pill to swallow but if someone does not tell you the truth you will never grow. Sometimes things don’t go the way we planned but that does not give you the right to whine.

When things are not working out you need to pause for a while and re-evaluate your strategy. This way you will know if you need to be patient or come up with a different approach.

The worst thing you can ever do when you get to the point when things look stagnate is to give up. Always think positively and you will sure work your way to the top.

9: You don’t go the extra mile: For your blog to be popular and thus stand out you have to pay the price. As other bloggers are doing what is expected of them, you should go the extra mile.

Dare to walk where others refuse to go and you will definitely get noticed. If it means spending sleepless nights, then do just that. If it calls for more research, burn the midnight oil to dig for information.

It will be painful for sure but you will be laughing all the way to the bank in the days to come. Pay the price now by doing what others are not doing.

People who become successful go above and beyond the norm. These are the people who always seek to constantly better themselves and improve their lives no matter the cost.

10: You don’t broadcast your achievements: You have to shout at the roof top so as to get noticed. Just because your content or product is unique and of high quality does not mean people will come scrambling for it.

Go out of your way to prove to your readers and customers that your work is fabulous. If it calls for testimonials make sure you get them. If you have some satisfied customers tell them to share their testimonies and make them public.

Use social sites and all online marketing channels available to you to broadcast your work. Don’t be afraid of telling the world what you can do and have achieved. If you don’t blow your own trumpet don’t expect someone else to do it for you.

There is this story I like to tell regarding marketing. These two friends used to sell tomatoes in the market. One of them had very good tomatoes thus he did not feel obliged to shout to passersby to come and buy.

He said to himself, people will see I have very good tomatoes so they will come to buy.

On the other hand his friend did not have very good tomatoes. In fact, some of his tomatoes were rotten. But he used to shout and smile at people passing by telling them that is tomatoes where the best in the market.

The amazing thing is that the friend with the rotten tomatoes always made most sales. Lesson, to be a top blogger in your niche you need to have the biggest mouth. Shout until your voice fades away by that time people will know you exist.

Summary: The way to the top is not easy neither is it difficult, it all depends on how much you want to get to the top.

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