3 - Blogging: Let`s Talk About SEO
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By now, you should have a blog well-fed with satisfying, juicy content that's meeting the needs of your niche.However, you'll require more traffic to be able to generate any profit from it. Lots more traffic!
How do people search for information? Indeed, with search engines such as Google, MSN and Yahoo!, to name the most popular ones. In order to get people to visit your blog, you'll need to rank high in their search results. People don't generally look much further than the first couple of pages of search results, unless it's something very specific that they're after. So if your blog is listed on page thirty, then there's more work to do!
Getting your website or blog a high page ranking is called search engine optimization (SEO). It's as complex as it sounds, but don't let that stop you from conquering a few easy techniques to get you good results for certain keywords or keyword phases. Let's take "freshwater aquarium fish" as an example. There are currently over 3.1 million search results on Google. I won't even attempt to beat that, so let's narrow that down to "freshwater aquarium fish care". That gives us the more manageable 963,000 results, so in this instance, let's say we optimize your blog for "freshwater aquarium fish care".
Ideally, when it comes to monetizing your blog, you'll want to optimize for keywords or keyword phrases that get over 10,000 searches a month in a market that's not very competitive. ("Home business ideas and opportunities" for instance, yields over 113 million search results, so you could say that's pretty competitive!) You can download a free keyword suggestion tool from http://www.goodkeywords.com.
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