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Ways You Can Succeed At Blogger And Make Money

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by crazyhorsesghost, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. crazyhorsesghost

    crazyhorsesghost Junior Member

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    I see a lot of people try to make money using the free blogging platform known as Blogger or Blog Spot and I see quite a few get mad at the results they get and quit. Well I make quite a bit ( No I won't say how much or give out my web sites ) but I want to write this article and give everyone some tips on how you can make money with sites like Blogger if you will just slow down and do it the right way.

    Content Is King

    People will keep posting that duplicate content is a myth but it really isn't and as I check around the internet I see this to be true more and more especially with Google since Panda.

    Spun content will get you in trouble with Google now quicker than ever before. You can rewrite PLR content but don't just spin it or you will find it costing you your blogs at blogger and you sure won't make money from it if your using Adsense on your Blogger Blogs. If your rewriting the content it must pass copy-scape if your going to use it on your Blogger Blog. If it won't don't use it. For copy you are targeting for Google your keywords should be targeted at 2 to 2 1/2 percent. For Yahoo you can go as high as 4 to 4 1/2 percent.

    You should check your grammar and spelling and a great free way to do this is through a free service called http://www.paperrater.com/. No that's not my site.

    Write for people. By this I mean get peoples attention. Write things that will grab peoples attention and make them want to read. Use the words in your articles as hyperlinks instead of Click Here. Curiosity killed the cat and it will make people click a word to so they can see where the hyperlink goes to.


    Never Forget How Important Your Titles Are


    You may never realize how important the title of your article or blog post may be. You need to make the title descriptive and you need to target your main key word in your title. Use your main key word in your title. Get peoples attention. Make them want to read what you are writing.

    Use your targeted keyword in the name of your images but don't over do it. Don't key word stuff the names of your images.

    Don't use tricks like text with the same color as your back ground. Avoid doing this or a similar tactic like the plaque. Google is onto tricks like this and you will be caught.

    Use Common Sense

    If you know that something is going to violate the big G's terms of service don't do it. If you value your adsense account don't do anything to lose it.

    You can create You Tube Videos to advertise your Blog, Blogs, or websites but create your own videos and watermark them so that if someone else downloads them and tries to use them you can point this out to You Tube. You can create slide show videos that will go viral and you can add messages to your video or videos telling people to check out the link in your video description. These links should point back to your blog, blogs, or website. If you have a lot of blogs create a landing page with links to all your blogs. Create slide shows about big current events and you can get them to go viral. Create your own content and it won't get took down for copyright infringement.

    Here's A Ideal

    Do you know what CNN I Report is. If not check it out thoroughly on the CNN site. You can create a blog where you create pages aimed at the hottest topic on I Report on CNN. You can submit your story to I Report and get large to huge traffic to your blog page on the subject. Get ideals from the categories listed when you upload a story at I Report at CNN. These stories also often get picked up at Google News. This is when you get huge traffic.

    You can also create blog pages about big current events and write press releases about them to the press release sites.

    Encourage people To Share Your Content

    Ask people to twit your content or post it to their Facebook page. Provide buttons to make them easier for people to do so.

    Do regular at least twice weekly updates to any blog you have. Don't let a blog get stale.


    Yes You Can Make Money


    Yes you can make money and good money with Blogs at Blogger and adsense but you need to keep in mind that content is king. And original content will work 100 times better than spun content that stands a good chance of getting you shut down.

    One thing I tell people is its going to take time and hard work. Its not going to happen over night unless you hit it very lucky. If you can't write original content for 25 blogs do 3. But make those three Blogs the best in the world. In today's market place quality will win out over quantity. Choose a niche or niches that is going to be popular over the long term. Or go with content that is going to build in popularity like the coming Presidential Election in the United States in 2012.

    Well I guess that's all for now but I will be back with more. Good luck and I hope everyone makes a few dollars today. Ask any questions you would like to ask.
     
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  2. silentthunder

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    I've heard some of this but I really needed it all in one space.
    Thanks OP.
     
  3. crazyhorsesghost

    crazyhorsesghost Junior Member

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    Your very welcome. Below is a list of the top 50 article directories

    URL Alexa
    Rating Google
    Pagerank No Follow
    1. knol.google.com 1 7 NF!
    2. ehow.com 145 7 NF!
    3. squidoo.com 212 7
    4. ezinearticles.com 239 6
    5. hubpages.com 322 6
    6. articlesbase.com 787 6 NF!
    7. examiner.com 804 7 NF!
    8. technorati.com 965 8
    9. seekingalpha.com 1,319 7 NF!
    10. associatedcontent.com 1,322 7 NF!
    11. buzzle.com 1,420 5
    12. suite101.com 2,059 7
    13. goarticles.com 2,064 3
    14. gather.com 2,217 6
    15. brighthub.com 2,430 6
    16. helium.com 2,999 6 NF!
    17. ezinemark.com 3,048 3
    18. pubarticles.com 3,581 4
    19. selfgrowth.com 3,629 6
    20. articlesnatch.com 3,675 5 NF!
    21. articlealley.com 4,056 5 NF!
    22. sooperarticles.com 4,094 5
    23. ideamarketers.com 4,169 5
    24. thefreelibrary.com 4,749 7
    25. amazines.com 4,907 3
    26. infobarrel.com 5,070 4
    27. bukisa.com 5,187 5 NF!
    28. selfseo.com 5,587 5
    29. triond.com 5,924 5
    30. articledashboard.com $ 6,391 5
    31. articlerich.com 6,985 4
    32. web-source.net 7,203 3
    33. isnare.com 7,654 5
    34. articlecity.com 7,728 5
    35. articleclick.com 8,296 4
    36. articlecompilation.com 10,031 4
    37. articleblast.com 10,300 5
    38. articlecube.com 10,564 4
    39. searchwarp.com 10,627 5 NF!
    40. submityourarticle.com/articles/ $ 10,865 4
    41. articlesfactory.com 11,033 4
    42. articletrader.com 11,127 5
    43. xomba.com 11,191 4 NF!
    44. snipsly.com 11,419 4
    45. upublish.info 11,869 4
    46. articleslash.net 12,607 5
    47. EvanCarmichael.com 12,723 5
    48. a1articles.com 13,448 5 NF!
    49. informationbible.com 13,873 2
    50. articlesnare.com

    NF means No Follow in the authors resource box. Number 40 charges so I would simply not submit there.

    What I want to tell you about here is the number 1 site which is Google's Knolls. You can add links to your knol's linking back to your blogs. If you write original how to content on popular niches you can harvest quite a bit of traffic this way and another great thing is you can add your Adsense account to your Knol's.

    If you can turn out content along the same niche or niches as the content on your blogs you can use all 50 of those sites to quickly build back links to your blogs. Make certain words in those articles into hyperlinks and people will click them. You will have to read each sites policy on this but you can do it at Knol and get by with it. Plus you can earn from your adsense ads displayed at Knol.

    I have been doing this for only a short time and I am seeing very good results with adsense from articles posted at my Google Knols. But again I caution don't use spun content. Use original well written content and you will build a money making business that can last long term. You Knol links should point to other related well written on topic articles you have written at Blogger. Okay I will be back with more and I hope you can see where we are going with this. We are trying to build a huge source of traffic for your sites. Bum Marketing won't work today but if you can sneak links into the body of the article you can get great traffic from some places like the Google Knols.
     
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  4. GreyWolf

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    When people discuss that a 'duplicate content penalty' is a myth, they're actually just discussing various aspects of using duplicate content in which people are misunderstanding what it means. In actuality there are many ways in which you can use duplicate content, and other ways it's best not to. The reason it's pointed out so much that the 'duplicate content penalty' is a myth (at least in the way many people think of it) is that they then use that myth to justify excessively using article spinners. Whether you use duplicate content, spun content, or original content, no one really disagrees with the fact that somewhere at the core of every campaign there has to be some quality and uniqueness or the campaign is unlikely to be successful.

    Well I don't know if that's really an accurate statement. You're whole post is really just a variation on Bum Marketing. so it apparently still does work. What's changed (which is also your main point in this thread) is that quality is much more important than it used to be.

    The whole point in Bum Marketing is that you can start with no money and use existing free platforms to create an entire marketing campaign. Basically, "Since everything is free, even a bum can do it." Free blog platforms, free article directories, free video hosts, free social networking sites, etc. It's just a little harder today to use all that to create a free marketing campaign without also making sure to create some quality articles, posts, and pages at the core of the campaign.
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    Thanks for sharing. You have some great posts here with lots of useful information you're providing.
     
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  5. crazyhorsesghost

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    Grey Wolf your right on target. Bum Marketing where you are only allowed a link in a resource box doesn't work as well as it once did. But if you can sneak multiple links into a article like you can at Google Knols it will work. People will click hyper linked words much more often than they will scroll down and click a resource box link.

    Thanks for your post Grey Wolf.

    And what I am trying to teach here is to make money with little or no investment. And that is still possible. At one point in my life I was able to build a income with adult blogs of over a thousand dollars a day on Blogger. You can't do that now but you can make a decent income with targeted non adult niche content.

    Higher quality content will work for you where spun content will not. Google is now removing blogs made up of spun content.

    Thinking outside the box will work for you. I have always done it but a lot of people try to do things the way they have always been done. There are many many ways you can get traffic to your blogs and web sites. Try one thing and see if it works. If it doesn't try another method. Always be looking for ways to get more traffic.
     
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    Thanks for this post, at the minute i have maybe 25 bloggers that I have basically done nothing with apart from 3 of them the rest are just sitting there. I do intend to eventually start up the other 22 bloggers though. Can I ask do you use the blogger templates, or create one yourself?
     
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  7. crazyhorsesghost

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    99 percent of the time I use the simple template which is the first template available when creating a blogger blog and I remove all of the side bar except the blog archives.

    I try to maximize the adsense ads and give the surfer fewer possible places to click. This way they are much more likely to click your ads.
     
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    Thanks for your answer, but can you maybe give people an idea on your keyword research, how much exact searches per month for a given blogger, and also do you do much backlinking?
     
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    When doing the Blogger Blogs I search with the Google Ad Words key word research tool and I go for the mid range key words. By this I mean while I don't usually go for the key word that is searched for 7 million times a month I will go for the one or ones being searched for 100.000 to 500.000 times a month. I stay away from those in the very low range. This way I am assured that a certain amount of people will be searching for my key words.

    In recent times I have used most of the sites on the list above for back links. Plus I do a lot with the paranormal and produce a lot of content in that niche so sites let me post my content to their sites with links to my sites. If you can produce quality content that is popular with a certain percentage of people you can use it to get great back links and leverage that into great traffic.

    If you pick out particular niches and hunt out forums that will allow you to have signatures you can post replies and your own threads on those forums and build great back links and get good to great traffic.

    I have also built up a lot of sites on my own domains on various hosting so I have good back links from those sites.
     
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    Guys its true you can earn money with Blogger. I owned a blogger site I started from scratch and in less than a year I was averaging 500 views, I built a farily good community and was earning decent money from it. That was the first blog to consecutively earn me $100 per month with Blogger. All you have to do is have great proper SEO, and actually write unique content. Also, since people think blogger blogs are less professional always make sure to have a good premium theme and remove the navbar :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing and helping out our fellow noobs :)


    Cheers my friend!
     
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    thanks i have a few blog spot and am going to give some of these new tips a go
     
  13. crazyhorsesghost

    crazyhorsesghost Junior Member

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    Your very welcome and I am going to check out the details in the message you sent me. Thanks.
     
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    Nice share mate! Thanks you for this great information.. I have also some blogspots but didn't get enough traffic on it.. Will give a shot about your information!
     
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    i was thinking about this,,if you can really make decent money with blogger.i currently have 2 blogs and testing it so far only impression with ad sense but money yet.
     
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    You have to do something to get traffic. I do back linking on the sites in this thread and also post links on my own sites. As I said above you can also post on forums where you can use a signature. Plus there are many other ways that you can use to get traffic. But you must have traffic to succeed. That and SEO are the most important things you can do.
     
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    If you will work on getting traffic to the blogs you can make money from them. With only two blogs you could post a lot of original content to them and hopefully get a lot of search engine traffic. But it really depends on the niche also.
     
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    I hear from others they use blogspot for landing pages to make money will try it out
     
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    If you are going to use others' content on a (Blogger) blog, would it be best to post the original, unspun content, or would it be better to spin the content? I am asking because I have been autoblogging with unspun content on Blogger and am getting good traffic - just none to little from Google. I get decent traffic from Bing and Yahoo though.

    I have been thinking about going to all original content myself. I have the fear that all this autoblogging on Blogger with unspun content is just gonna blow up in my face sooner rather than later. I am using adsense and making a little money. I figure if my adsense gets banned I can just switch to Amazon, Clickbank and adsense alternatives.

    Good post - rep given.
     
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