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Where Do You Get Content For Your Blog?

I did a recent search on Google for blog content.  Unfortunately I don’t always have time to blog like I would want to. Sometimes I need a little help coming up with good ideas and content so I went searching to see what I could find.

There are several sites for articles like ArticleBase.com, ArticleFactory.com, ArticleCity.com, but the problem with that is you are putting content on your site that is not unique. All of these sites let anyone post them as long as they are linked back. Google is not a fan of duplicate content so that’s not a good idea.

There are also sites where you can purchase PLR articles. This is a little better as they are not sold to a huge number of people, but they are still not unique to you. They may only be sold to 150 people, but still that’s 150 blogs that have that content on them.

I also looked into someone writing the blog posts for me. This is a good idea for unique content, but you need to have money to do that. It can get quite expensive if you want posts coming to you on the regular. I’m not saying this a good idea but unless you have a good amount to invest, then this isn’t for you.

The best way to get good quality, unique content for your site is guest bloggers. Ah ha! 🙂 Sure there are some that take cash but not as much as a regular blogger. There are also WP Plugins that help the process. A couple of free places I found are:

www.myblogguest.com

www.freeguestpost.com

www.postrunner.com

You sign up for a free account, enter your blog and then wait for people to contact you or you can put in a post asking for guest posts.

One of the services that have paid blog posts is:

www.postjoint.com

All of these have unique and well written content for your blog if needed.  I have had a couple of guest blog posts that have been extremely well written, a good length and have benefited my blog.

I would definitely be interested in any places you know of where there is great contact for a blog, or if you would like to write a guest post for this blog, please let me know!

 

Have a good one!

Susanna

Honest Housewife

 

I Can’t Believe It!

Honest Housewife here!

I belong to quite a few Facebook groups about online marketing, internet marketing, etc. I was just on my news feed this morning and great day! There are STILL so many people advertising clearly scam programs. I saw a few about “Send a Text and make $200 today!” and “If you can mail out 100 postcards, you can rich too!” COME ON PEOPLE!

It is really irritating that there are so many people out there trying to take advantage of “newbies” that are just trying to make it online. Sure, there are folks that want to make the quick buck without doing any work, and in my opinion if you’re going to be that lazy then by all means, throw your money away on one of these scams. But if you really want to try and succeed in something you are passionate about, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, blogging, writing, etc. then there is work involved. There is no easy way.

Of the programs that I have been a part of or purchased, nothing has made me rich overnight. What usually happens is there are a few golden nuggets of information in them and I just use those to continue to do what I already do. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s all about learning your niche, ways to drive traffic, and then providing people with information and help that they can really use.

People will listen to you if you know what you’re talking about and can provide them information that will help them succeed. It just gets frustrating when my feed is full of crap that it makes me think the real opportunities are getting lost, and that’s a bad thing.

This is just be complaining. 🙂 I want to make sure that if you are new to the business to please, please, please watch out for things that sound too good to be true, because they definitely are!

Put your nose to the grindstone, find something you are passionate about and like to talk about and talk about it to people who have the same interest. Please don’t take the easy way out. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it. 🙂

Have a great day!

Susanna
Honest Housewife

Targeted Traffic Is Good Traffic And Profitable Traffic

Honest Housewife here!

If you want good traffic to your website then you really need to target your audience. There is no point having hundreds of visitors to your website every day if they are visitors that have no interest in your site or product at all. Having 10 targeted visitors it better than 100 non-targeted visitors. Non-targeted visitors are not going to buy the products you are promoting. There is a big difference between getting traffic to your site and getting buying traffic to your site.

To get targeted traffic to your website you need an understanding of the demographics and the market that you want to reach. This will take some time and research but it is worth it. You are in the business to make money and taking the time to do your research now will actually save you time in the long term.

When you advertise, always place your advertising on other websites that are specific to the audience you are targeting. Be really selective with the placements of your ads so that you are paying for advertising that is only being shown to people that are interested in your niche. Although being selective with your ad placement will most likely reduce the traffic coming to your site, you will find that your sales will increase.

Be very careful with how you word your advertising. Simple changes to the words or phrases in your ad can make a big difference to the type of traffic you get. Use content that will target those who are interested in your product but will be of no interest to those people who are ‘non-buyers’. Give details of the product so that you are telling your customers exactly what you are offering.

You want to place your advertisements on sites that are content based and have content that is relevant to your niche. People viewing the site are people that will be interested in your product so will click on your ad when they see it. Remember to be specific with the ad content details.

When you are advertising try using different forms of the keywords and phrases and different people will search for the same information by using different words. By targeting an expanded range of keywords and phrases you are gaining rankings for multiple terms which will increase your traffic.

When created your ad try to think like your customer. Ask yourself what would make you click on that ad and then buy your product. When you start thinking like a customer’s you really increase your targeted audience and your sales. If it means that you need to change your advertising approach completely then do it, you need to do whatever it takes to increase your sales.

Don’t use the same old advertising techniques that people have always used. Don’t get stuck in a rut with your advertising. Try something different and tweak your ads until you are getting the results you are looking for.

Let me know your results!

Thanks!

SS

Content Site Linking Strategies For High SE Ranking

Hey! Honest Housewife here.

To help your site to rank well in the search engines you will need to do some linking which works really well if you know what you are doing. However, if you don’t know how to create links properly then you could just create a big mess

When you create links you want to do so in moderation. Some people will buy linking services that will create thousands of links very fast, but this is not always the best approach. As with many things in life, taking it slow is often the best choice.

To have a successful website you want to focus on quality content rather than quantity. So if your website is chock-a-block full of bad quality content and links that aren’t producing then feel free to remove all that wasted space and focus completely on good content.

When you have your website complete with good quality content across several pages then you can add links to the different pages. Each page should be focusing on a keyword phrase and you should try to rank each individual page for its main keyword phrase. When you link from one page on your site to another you are encouraging your visitors to browse through numerous pages on your website rather than look at the main page and leave.

Deep linking is all about using the right link to a specific page on the website. You need to use relevant pages of content to link to your other pages and these links can come from within your own site or from other sites. Have your inner pages on your site linking to your main home page.

If you advertise for link exchanges, tell other website owners that you are limiting the number of links you take so you can keep open some spots for future sources, this will entice other website owners to want to exchange links with you before you reach your limit.

Because you are limiting the number of links this is also enticing to website owners as it is more beneficial for them to be among a limited number of links coming from a site. Because there are less links there is less competition among links on your website and this is a big benefit for website owners. It also lets website owners know that you are a responsible and professional link building and one that would be good to do business with.

This method will also increase your link popularity and you will soon be receiving more traffic to the numerous pages on your website. You will have more leverage when asking other website owners to exchange links and when you have high amounts of traffic and link popularity you may even be able to start charging website owners to place links on your site.

By increasing the value of your links this means that those who exchange links with you are also good, high quality websites which is always good for your own business.

By including links to other sites on your site you are sending traffic to those sites. Not everyone likes to do this but the fact is that although you are sending some traffic to other sites you are receiving so much more traffic that it doesn’t really matter. You are building strong links to and from your site and this is going to help your ranking within the search engines and that is always a good thing.

Have a great day!

SS