The Penguin 2.0 update started it’s roll out on the 22nd May 2013, the roll out is now complete across the globe.
What does this mean to us, what is it doing, what is it looking for and what can we do to protect our sites. On the face of it Penguin 2.0 is an updated algorithm of the initial Penguin algorithm. It is in essence looking for any black hat webspam. This is now actually the forth Penguin update however this one is significant in that it is not just a data refresh but an updated algorithm.
There are definitely going to be more updates in the near future with the newer upgrade looking at penalising link spammers. Also look out for upcoming summer Continue reading →
Aspiring entrepreneurs get into the blogging business because they are looking for a way to create passive income. They want a way to make the same original effort pay off over and over again. Over time, the more money you can make from the same effort, the less time you have to spend working in order to make a living.
Those entrepreneurs are correct that selling information (or selling ads in the places where you give information away for free) on the internet is one of the greatest opportunities there has ever been to achieve this goal. The trick to it, though, is that not just any information will do. If you want to make money from information you need to be able to quickly produce web content that is interesting, informative and up to date. Here are some ways to quickly come up with content for your blogs. Continue reading →
If you want to make a profit from blogging over the long term, you need to build up a set of regular visitors to your site and you must constantly be attracting new readers. In the early stages, this process is always the hardest work that a blogger spends the most time on. Luckily, though, this is a process that builds on its own success over time. The more you consistently work to attract readers to your blog, the more that work snowballs so that each bit of effort is magnified and the more money you make.
Here are a few tips to help you attract readers to your blog.
1- Create a Facebook Page highlighting your blog
Facebook has become the most popular social networking site in the world. You can find people interested in almost any subject there. You can use a well done Facebook page to draw attention to your blog and because Facebook is a tremendously “viral” marketing Continue reading →
More people than ever are looking for some type of part time job that still allows them to have a life and spend time with friends and family. Something they can work at from home in their spare time. Other people have lost their jobs are looking for a way to replace their previous career. If done correctly, one of the best ways to do this is to start blogging!
If you want to make an income from blogging, you don’t just jump in and start writing. You need to do some planning first. The first step is to choose a niche to work in. The ideal situation would be if there is some subject you already know a lot about and are interested in and that subject also has some income potential. If your primary hobby is something very, very few people Continue reading →
Many people start blogging looking for a way to make money from home in their extra time without having to get a regular part time job. They soon find that, although blogging can provide a regular income, sometimes that money just doesn’t come in quickly enough. For other aspiring bloggers, sometimes a blog does produce some money, but the blogger just isn’t interested in the topic any longer, or the blog doesn’t produce enough money to make it worth the time spent working on it. There are many reasons why someone who has a blog may be looking for a more creative, and quicker, way to make money from that blog. There is a faster way to make a profit from a blog, even when the blog is only producing a small amount of income. You can sell the blog for a quick profit. Many people refer to this as “flipping” the blog.
If you want to sell a blog for a quick profit, the steps are nearly the same as if you intended to keep the blog. Continue reading →
Blogging can be a great way to make a living from home, but most people who try it end up failing and moving on to other things. The key reason behind these failures is that most people fail to plan ahead to get their blog ranked at the top of the search engine results.
Whether you sell advertising, sell products as an affiliate, or you sell your own products or services in order to make money from your blog, you must have an effective way to attract potential customers to your website. The most cost effective way is to have your site show up at the top of the search results when people search on Google, or Bing or Yahoo.
However, most people don’t understand exactly what this means. They think of their blog as one website that they need to get ranked as high as possible in the search engine results. However, the search engines look at each page separately. Continue reading →
Non of us have all the skills and abilities you need to make and run a successful blog. Because of this we will all need to outsource certain parts of our blog to others. This can lead to added problems itself like:
1.How do we ensure high quality and professionalism when we outsource to other workers.
2. Surely we will not get great results when we are only spending a Fiverr.
The answer to the first part is kind of straightforward. Try and do as much ground work as possible.
Does the gig look professional, it is always a good sign to see a professional looking advert. After all this is the persons shop window, if they do not put any effort in here what will they do with your work.
Are there spelling mistakes, if so avoid them. It is easy for them to run a spell check, if they don’t they probably won’t for your work either.
Feedback, always read the feedback it tells you everything you need to know. One word feedback answers are a bad sign as is feedback that is not replied to by the seller. Continue reading →
Lets face it we would all like to make a little money from our sites, and by far the best way is to use Google Adsense. But how do we get the best from adsense? This can be very hit and miss for some webmasters. Do we use a scattergun approach where we constantly tweek and change our sites, or is it preferable to use a dedicated adsense theme to allow us to get the best CTR we can.
Musab Zain is the creator and developer of Adsense Pro Ultimate WordPress Theme and has asked me if I could tell you guys a little about it. I have decided to let Musab write a few words about his theme, and invite you to test it out and leave comments when tested. I will add comments myself after using the theme for a while.
Over to you Musab:
Adsense Pro Ultimate – Top Selling CTR Worpress Theme Review
Classic CTR Themes For WordPresshave made it pretty easy to build informational websites using Adsense that can get you awesome click-through rates (CTR). Adsense provides you the ready made income at home and is a great way to earn money in a short amount of time by placing ads on your website, but usually these sites let you have a great amount of money on the table because of not very good looking designs and under optimized ad placements. Continue reading →
If you own a website, you know that it doesn’t come free. Hosting package costs range from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars per month. Additionally, domain names start at about $10 per year, without features. Add-ons like cloaking your details cost extra money that most businesses see as justifiable costs. However, when the ICANN announced that it would accept applications for new generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, companies flocked to submit applications. The interest in new gTLDs isn’t surprising. However, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers charged $185,000 per domain application, which is far more than most businesses would consider an acceptable investment. Continue reading →
Anyone who has their own Web site, whether it’s a blog site or other type of Web site, should be concerned with the SEO optimization of the site. SEO, which stands for Search Engine Optimization, includes techniques to help Internet users find your site by increasing your ranking in search engines, such as Bing and Google. Larger Web sites have one or more employees on staff whose sole purpose is to optimize every aspect of the site so it ranks as high as possible on search engine sites. If you’ve got a WordPress site, you really do not need an entire department dedicated to SEO, but installing a good SEO plugin will help simplify the SEO process, which is often confusing and not intuitive in the least. Continue reading →