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Tumblr blogging, need advice.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Unify, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Unify

    Unify BANNED BANNED

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    So I have several blogs with pretty decent pr.

    http://chelloa.tumblr.com/ PR 2
    http://foodalish.tumblr.com/ PR 1
    http://simplycars.tumblr.com/ PR 2
    http://lego-land.tumblr.com/ PR 3
    http://orkou.tumblr.com/ PR 1



    I was thinking of starting 1 blog for everything. And I was going to categorize it by tags.

    This is what the blog would be like:
    http://sorkoua.tumblr.com/

    I have 1,000+ photos on this blog atm^

    Do you guys think I should create a new blog for every topic/niche, or just have one giant blog.

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    Or can somene explain to me the concept of niche?

    I'll use porn as an example.
    Why create a separate website for anal,blowjob,ebony,redhead, when you can put them all into one general porn website?


    People always say to find a niche, why can't they all just be in one?
     
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  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Unify,

    As long as all of your content could be considered to be in the same category, I don't see any downside to combining everything into one blog (from a content standpoint).

    To answer your question, a niche is simply a specialty or an area of expertise that your blog/website is about. I wouldn't get too carried away with it. In your example citing pornography, that is going a bit too granular. Generally it is important to specialize because it makes a sit easier to rank, makes it easier to market your product/service and/or makes it easier to monetize your site.

    Sometimes people that go to monetize a blog have topics that range all over the place and that makes it incredibly difficult to put targeted advertising on that site. Think of it this way. Say a cable news channel that traditionally was "right wing" suddenly started displaying programming that was "left wing" "independent" and basically everything. Their viewer base would break apart and advertisers would no longer want to run ads on that channel because it was trying to cater to everyone. Having a niche or a specialty allows you to build a focused following which is much easier to market and sell to.

    In a nutshell, you can't be everything to everyone but you can be important to a subset of a population.

    Perhaps this post will lead you to more info about a niche,

    http://www.bizreport.com/2009/07/internet_marketing_101_developing_your_niche.html#

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  3. Unify

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    Thank you for the reply and for the advice. I'm going to go with a bunch of small micro niches. I figure tumblr gives me an unlimited amount of domains, I might as well build a ton of small websites with pr.

    I just feel if I had them all in one, i'd have a lot more reblogs/likes on one blog domain which would mean I'd have a lot higher pr on one blog.
    I also think if I had one blog, i'd have a lot more followers.
     
  4. mist2012

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    One of the reasons niche blogging is better than general blogging is because if you choose a specific subject, that helps to establish you as an expert. Once people consider you an expert on a topic, they are more likely to visit your blog for the specific information you can provide.
    Once you?ve established your niche and begun blogging regularly, you will start to see something pretty amazing happening. You?ll start building a loyal following, and a community of like-minded people will be eager to share their thoughts, opinions and questions with you, the expert.
    And when search engines see you post regularly on one specific topic, those search engines are more likely to see your blog as an authority and rank it higher in search engine results than if you had a general blog.
    Niche blogging will always be better than general blogging, especially if you want to establish yourself as a credible expert in the community and potentially create a source of revenue from your blog.
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  6. Jackson Soo

    Jackson Soo Junior Member

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    Catch all, generic blogs don't usually do as good as niche blogs.