What is your motivation when you start blogging? Are you happy enough to make it as your diary to share your daily activity with friends? Some people blog for fun and some others make a decent living by blogging.
Most of blogs depend on the organic traffic so people will do their best to make their blogs appear on the first page of the search engines and get the maximum benefit being listed there.
For those of people who blog for money it is important to reach the first page position -number one if possible- of the search engines, especially Google. Google delivers most of the free traffic compared to others like Bing (MSN) and Yahoo!
To be ranked well on the first page of the search engines there are two things to do. First you have to provide good and relevant contents to your blog. We call this on-page SEO. The more important thing is the second one, the off-page SEO. After providing good contents you have to get good quality backlinks in order to tell Google that your blog is important.
To get your blogs reached the top position is not a sky-rocket science provided you know how to choose the right niche and keywords. However most bloggers made mistakes by depending on factors they can’t control. You can’t ask Google for example to put your blog on the first position forever. It is actually Google who controls our blogs ranking.
If you depend on free traffic sources, please take this seriously: You are risking your online income if you think that you are save by relying on this free traffic only. A lot of marketers lost their money everyday because of Google hiccups. Out of the blues their sites were kicked out of the first page to nowhere and so gone their income.
While the search engines are still driving free traffic to your blogs it is always a good idea to build a list of your visitors’ email addresses. In exchange for the email addresses you can offer your visitors something useful so they’ll be happy to join your list. Having your own list is just like having your own market.
The good thing about having your own market is you don’t depend on the generosity of the search engines to drive traffic to your blog. Instead you can send promo emails to people in your list in a single click of your mouse.
To start off SEO plays a very important role to send your blogs to the top position but it is list building that will send money more consistently into your pocket. It’s several times easier to profit from existing customers than it is to go and find new ones.
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