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Old Fashioned – 1950 Traveling Salesman Winning Traits Friendliness Knowledge of Product Establish Trust Solve Problems Educate Your Prospect Sense of Humor Not Afraid to Try
The Successful Blogger and Social Networker - 2010 The more things change the more they stay the same... Winning Traits Friendliness Knowledge of Product Establish Trust Solve Problems Educate Your Prospect Sense of Humor Not Afraid to Try Follow Me Tweetee
Storekeeper Waiting for a Customer Blogger Finding Customers
Why Bother with Social Media If someone offered to mention your business to 100 friends absolutely free of charge would you stop them? What if 100, 1,000 or even 10,000 customers and potential customers asked you to send them something of interest. Would you stop them?
New! Google Chrome now has extensions and bookmark sync extensions People Buy out of TRUST A friend of a friend…….
What is a Blog? It is a type of website Blog allows readers to post comments Easy to set up – could take less than 10 minutes Adding an article is like writing an e-mail. Easy to update – edit ADVICE First visit other blogs of mutual interest and study them before starting. Follow your passion – with the niche you love. A blog (a contraction of the term "web log}contraction
Why Should my Business Have a Blog? No Cost or small cost – Generates $$$ Adds to SEO – Search Engine Optimization for your Website – Fresh and Current Provides customer Feedback – Interactive Helps keeping up to date with consumer A blog is written in a personal voice You can have many Blogs for different niches Blogs are useful to interact to the Social Network It is your travelling salesman
Website or Blog or Both? Website Requires more expertise Need software/webmaster Takes more time & $$$ Have content that clients will refer back to frequently - Store More customizable – use HTML Blog Quick to start – Do it yourself Free and User Friendly Publish content yourself Must update very frequently and respond to readers Do only one at a time – Have BOTH
Making a Successful Blog Setting Goals Written Well – Don’t oversell Give value be SOCIAL Posting Frequently Important Interact and encourage comments – Learn how to handle comments Develop TRAFFIC – spread the word
Content is King Use a casual narrative voice Use “we” – “us” Focus on benefits to visitor Write in common, everyday language Get message across in less than 60 sec. Less is more 2 or 3 paragraphs per page Speak directly to the reader Video – YouTube perfect for Blog Short and to the point
Blog Survey of Internet Consultants Blogs increase SEO efforts. Key findings: 95% indicated blogs are used as part of their search engine optimization efforts. Blogging has successfully increased measurable SEO objectives by 85%
How can my Blog make money $$$ from Affiliate programs i.e Amazon.com $$$ from sale of e-books $$$ from sale of products or promote services $$$ Non Profit entities solicit contributions $$$ for advice – tutorials – provide content for others $$$ from Google Adsense – Ads Use PayPal as a choice – Buyer feels protected
Google gives a higher ranking for Blogger blogs because Google owns Blogger. www.blogger.com
http://yourname.blogspot.com/ FREE http://yourname.comhttp://yourname.com - $10 a Year Give careful thought choosing Internet Address (your URL)
Many to choose from – can change anytime you wish
The Blogger Template Designer makes it easy to customize the look and feel of your blog without knowing any HTML or CSS. Beautiful new templates to start from Custom blog layouts with one, two and three columns Hundreds of background images Customizable colors, fonts, and more... Learn more at www.blogger.com/templates. CSS = CASCADING STYLE SHEETS
Dashboard To choose a new Template Click to enter Post Your Blog First attend to above Name of Blog is not your URL
Use Caps for Title and Use Key Words Click Publish My Advice Type first on your computer then copy and paste here. Make sure keywords are in your article Create a Hyperlink Add an Image or video – same link
Readers Click to Post a Comment They can subscribe. Also (Feed) Phone Link Visitors subscribe to your blog - RSS. - stands for Really Simple Syndication RSS Alternative to Email Newsletters Not SPAM
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.p y?hl=en&answer=42448 You send a message - which can be a photo, some text, or both - to firstname.lastname@example.org. We take care of the rest. In other words, we auto- provision a new blog and publish the post. It's that simple. How to Post your Blog from a Mobile Phone
Adwords - Adsense AdWords is Google's flagship advertising product and main source of revenue ($21 billion in 2008). AdWords offers pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. Adsense allows website owners to display Google ads on their websites, and receive money for any click- throughs the ads receive.
Adwords – Pay per Click Search Results based on Relevance and Page Rank The odds of your website or blog showing up
With Adsense you don’t choose your advertisers – but you get PPC
Link to Amazon Link to ebay ADDS IN ADDITION TO ADSENSE
NEW - You Have to Qualify To Use Google Adsense? They require web sites or blogs that have substantial content - that usually means sites that have been active for a few months, preferably about six, with dozens of original posts. Chat Sites – Will not Qualify Where the only Content is sale of products – will not qualify – Click farms.
You don’t have to use Google Adsense with your Blogger account to get Ads You can set up separate blogs focusing on separate products Have freedom to choose your own ads. Blogads.com payperpost.com B5media.com Cripsads.com Feedburner.com Affilate programs – Amazon.com 100best-affiliate-programs.com
A Blogger Should Play it Safe When necessary delete undesirable posts by others. See settings for solution. Do not post anything that could cause trouble later. (The boss may be looking) – (No trade secrets or stock tips) Don’t blog at work Don’t identify friends or family by name Don’t post information to invite identity theft Visit how to blog safely www.eff.org/wp/blog-safely
Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors, to your theme's HTML.theme
5 Steps to Increase your Google Page Rank. 1. Join forums – Social Media 2. Submit to search engine directories 3. Using newsletters – Constant Contact 4. Creating and publishing articles – Using Keyword focused articles 5. Links from related websites – backlinks.
Write an original article about something. Then submit the article to ezinearticles.com When your articles get picked up for reprints, you will often get a surge of traffic as your articles are introduced to their email list members or audience. EZINEARCTICLES.COM
Join Blogexplosion A Community of Bloggers Helps expand the number of people reading your Blog
List Your Blog in Blog Directories Add your blog link to the many free blog directories Directories build traffic as visitors click on directory links and find your blog. Many bloggers use the listings in the directories to find very related link exchange partners. To find a listing visit - http://www.best-web- directories.com/blog-directories.htm http://www.best-web- directories.com/blog-directories.htm
They submit your Blog to Blog directories. No. 1 Directory
Technorati.com Essentially, Technorati can index your blogsTechnorati Technorati enables people looking for your service to find you. Search a Blog – see all it’s posts and links. People who search Technorati are looking for good information – good tags bring you to top You are one giant step closer to getting a customer, client or subscriber.
Trackbacks You can automatically post a comment on another blog - some with their permission They reciprocate – you are now seen on other blogs and receive content for your blog Physical Therapy Trackback
After I a make a comment on their blog a link to my blog or website appears Trackback Permitted
Join a Group or Make a Group Select pictures, colors and styles to give your group its own distinct look.
Create an e-Book Offer Free ebook if client registers and subscribes to your blog. Opt-in. You could sell e-book at nominal price. My recent purchase - $7.00 45 page ebook Called “You Can Write Articles” e-books can be sold on Amazon.com Every e-book that's being sold via the internet is now in the form of PDF files (Portable Document Format) One of the best PDF writer or creator available in the internet is from CutePDF (cutepdf.com).
How can an ebook be used as a tool for viral marketing? Your niche is dog training. Offer a free ebook from your Web or Blog on Training dogs With a Clicker And you happen to sell clickers, your sales will probably go up... If the free ebook you give away on your site is good, informative, funny, or contains timely information, the public will pass that information along to their friends and family and thereby, generate a lot more traffic on your site.
The Easy Way To Convert Office Documents To You will need Adobe Acrobat Full Version and Word (or any Microsoft Office Application) installed on your machine.Adobe Acrobat After Acrobat is installed, it will embed itself to the Word Toolbar. Just open any Word document and click the PDF icon to create a PDF of the Word document you are viewing. One of the big advantages of creating PDF eBooks with Adobe Acrobat is that the hyperlinks will actually work.hyperlinks
Government publications are not copyrighted Covers any conceivable subject. You can copy word-for-word You can extract portions of the copy, express the ideas in your own words Add some of your own ideas and thoughts to enhance the subject and provide the reader with additional information.
Pueblo.gsa.gov Write to the Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009. Request to be placed on their mailing list to receive the "Consumer Information Catalog" which is issued periodically during each year. Also request to receive "Selected U.S. Government Publications" from: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
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Types of Articles For your Blog How to Articles The Tips List – Articles News – Articles Personal Experiences Inspirational Interviews Historical Humorous Advice Reviews Personalities
Choose the article type that best suits your writing style The three 'types' that appear to be the most popular with online writers at the moment are: 1. The how-to 2. The tips list 3. Reviews If you are a beginner writer, it is recommended that you stick to one of those three type for your first few articles as they are the easiest to write.
The Ghost Speaks Some of the best ghostbloggers come out of the shadows to talk about how they work, what they charge and who their clients are. elance.com a website for business freelancers, demand for ghostwriters surged last year: They have a separate category for ghostwriters called Writing & Translation. Jobs.problogger.net You can also simply do an internet search--use the terms ghostblogger,
Donorpowerblog.com Excellent Blog for Fundraisers
Nonprofit Program Does your organization have a compelling story to tell? Do you want to connect with your supporters, volunteers, and donors but don't have the funds to launch expensive outreach campaigns? YouTube can help. Video is a powerful way to show your organization's impact and needs, and with a designated "Nonprofit" channel on YouTube, you can deliver your message to the world's largest online video community.
http://www.youtube.com/videovolunteers Posting a video opportunity on the YouTube Video Volunteers platform to find a skilled YouTube user to create a video for your cause.YouTube Video Volunteers platform
The Successful Blogger and Social Networker The more things change the more they stay the same... Winning Traits Friendliness Knowledge of Product Establish Trust Solve Problems Educate Your Prospect Sense of Humor Not Afraid to Try Follow Me Tweetee
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