Thursday, November 20, 2008

I'm New To Blogging. How Can People See My Blog?

Once you have started your blog and you have published your first post then - technically - it is on the Internet for the world to see!

However you do have to let people know about your blog though. It is quite possible that your blog could start to get traffic even without you promoting it but the more people that know about your blog the better!

For one thing if your blog is on then the more posts that you add the more likely that you will get traffic from those that push the link to the next blog button that appears at the top of your blog. That's one way to get traffic.

Another thing that you should do is optimize your blog for the search engines. In other words when people use the search engines to find sites / blogs similar to the information that they are looking for - then you will want your blog to show up in the list of search engine results. For instance, my The Adsense Consultant Blog is currently on the first page of search engine results when the term adsense consultant is typed into the Google's search engine. And basically that is the same result that you will want for your blog when people are looking for information similar to the kind of information that you have on your blog.

This is called search engine optimization and getting one's site to rank high in the search engine results is something that is going to take some work. People that are new to blogging have to understand that just because they have a blog (or website) on the Internet that it will not automatically get listed in the search engines! You have to do the work so that it shows up in the search engines and unfortunately getting a highly ranked site is what a lot of people are after and that is why getting a high ranking is so competitive! In fact it is so highly competitive that even those that have sites not related to the search terms have managed to get a high ranking even if it is by inscrutable means! Which just makes it tougher for those that have legitimate sites with legitimate and related information!

It may not seem fair but if you want to rank high in the search engines then you are going to have to see the competition that you are up against and start working on out-optimizing them!

You can find out more about search engine optimization by going to my The SEO Consultant Blog.

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Monday, November 17, 2008


I was driving myself crazy trying to figure out where this newest option was so that I could add "reactions" to my blog posts! I thought that the most likely place to find this newest option for blogs would be in the layout section under "add a gadget" - but it turns out that this isn't where it is - sort of..........

Once you go to the Layout portion of your blog, then you have to click on the link to open up your blog post option and that is where you will see the "reactions" options that you can add to your blog.

By the way, I can't add the "reactions" option to this blog because this blog uses the template and not the layout version of a blog template.

But I will add it to my Adsense Consultant Blog.

12/8/08 Update!

If you are having problems with this latest Add-On, you can post about it here on the Help Message Boards! This particular link will take you to a "sticky" thread where you can post if you are having problems using the new "Reactions" add-on for your blog!

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Want To Get Your Blog Noticed?

Do you have a new blog that you want the "world" to see? Or do you already have a blog and want to get more traffic? Then you can head on over to Google's Coffee Shop Message Board and talk about your new blog.

That is what the Coffee Shop is all about!

And don't forget to include the url to your blog! Of course you have to sign-up and become a member before you can post to the message board but it is free to sign up and once done you can post about your blog!

You can also visit my The SEO Consultant Blog to find out more about how to optimize your blog for the search engines - meaning how you can get your blog to show in search engine results when people are looking for information that is related to your blog.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Is Asking For Your Opinions

One of the employees has posted that is currently working on expanding their video library and they would like to get feedback from all of you about what their next help video should be about.

They ask that you send your feedback and the most requested topic and / or feature will be made and added to their help video files!

You can send your feedback to them by clicking here.

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Monday, November 10, 2008


If you have a blog on and you get an email from someone claiming to be "Blogging Hack Alerts asking you for your password because there was a "problem with your blog account" then please be advised that this is simply a phishing attempt to get your password!

One of the employees has said that will NEVER ask you for your password!

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Why Am I Getting Pop-up Ads On My Blog?"

Hopefully your blog has not been hacked or the victim of a malicious coding or script!

The culprit could lie with one of the widgets that you have added to your blog - it may be the reason why you are getting "pop-up" ads on your blog.