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Need some help with my blog: www.mensbasketballhoopscoop.blogspot.com

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by coachpeterman, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. coachpeterman

    coachpeterman Newbie

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    Occupation:
    Selling basketball coaching ebooks
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    I am looking for some help with my blog:

    http://www.mensbasketballhoopscoop.blogspot.com

    I am in the process of having a company redesign my website and go to the next level.

    I know hardly anything about black seo. I am willing to learn and can't seem to figure out the stuff about keywords, meta tags, meta description, and backlinks, as well as 301 redirect.

    I am just a former basketball coach that runs a website to help support my little 3 year old girl. My ex wife ran up two credit cards worth 20k and split.

    I could use some help and I am welcome to any suggestions.

    Coach Peterman
     
  2. needlinks

    needlinks Regular Member

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    The first thing I would do if I were you is to start reading the forum and use the search function. Tons of info here.
     
  3. zx_81

    zx_81 Newbie

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    What do you mean you have a company redesigning your website? All it is is a blogspot blog. If you want to redesign it look for some free blogger templates, job done.

    Before you even think about blackhat anything you really need to learn whitehat and that's straightforward enough:
    1. make site
    2. write good content
    3. get backlinks (a link to your site from another one)
    4. write more good content
    5. get more backlinks
    6. repeat steps 4 & 5


    Here's where you need to begin.

    1. Buy a domain name - any domain name, as you'll need it for the next step - Godaddy.com is probably best option for you. Their interface is confusing until you've been through the process a few times but basically, ignore all the sh*t they offer. All you want is a domain name to get going.

    2. Go find a web host - Hostgator is probably your best bet (or Bluehost). Buy a Swampy package to let you get a feel for the whole hosting thing (cheapest). This is where you will need that domain - to sign up for hosting.


    Come back when you've done the above. Those are the first steps so there's no point overloading you with other stuff until you at least get that far.

    Note: If you need help with setting the nameservers of your newly purchased domain, feel free to ask. You'll know what I mean when it comes to it.

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  4. kecoaksaru

    kecoaksaru Junior Member

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    Browse the forum first..
    Spend your time here and you'll find many things to do
     
  5. mutantseed

    mutantseed Registered Member

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    my suggestion is first visit black hat seo thread and white hat seo thread.. after you can go anywhere .. if you want to know more about seo ..

    mutantseed
     
  6. coachpeterman

    coachpeterman Newbie

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    Occupation:
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    Something is happening to my website. I use to have 250 visitors and over the last two weeks... my sells have dropped off rapidly and I am losing visitors hand over fist.

    Any ideas?

    Coach Peterman
     
  7. jbryant30

    jbryant30 Regular Member

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    have you been posting new content? Make a feed using feedburner and use tool such as senuke and bookmarking demon to get your site even more than 250 visitors! :) Good Luck
     
  8. HustlinHard

    HustlinHard Regular Member

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    first off, that url is junk.. Don't make a site with a url that long, because it just looks stupid lol! Would you click that? I wouldn't :)

    Second, forget the "company" it's a waste, you don't even own this site. Blogger can ban you anytime they want, and you don't have shit. Plus there's barely anything you can do with them, everything is super basic.

    Third, get a domain and hosting. I can be super cheap if you look around.

    Four, read this forum, write some keyword related content, related to some affiliate offer you want to promote, and start dominating the market, but ranking well in google. This is based mostly on content, and inbound links (to make it simple for you). Links will come from social bookmarking, and it helps if you create bum sits like Blogger, Squidoo, hubpages, etc.. and link back to your main site. make about 10 of these small ones, do social bookmarking, write content, and if you you chose good keywords, you're well on your way to making some great money.
     
  9. pinoyvid

    pinoyvid Junior Member

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    go to yahoo groups and join groups that is related to basketball. Go to sports/basketball forums and advertise your site there too