Is blogging an income easy? The answers would be yes and no! The actual blogging is easy and earning the cash does not take that long, but you do need to put in the groundwork so that the blog is prepared.
Will I be able to make an income straight away? Sadly, a lot of bloggers think that as soon as you create a site you will be able to make an income. This is far from the truth. Advertisers are not only giving away their marketing budgets that easily – they want something in return and you need to provide that.
What are you selling when you blog? As a blogger, you are selling one, or both, of two things. First, exposure to your visitors. If you have hundreds of visitors per day and they are interested in the advertiser’s product, then this is a good advertising opportunity. Also, lots of advertisers want to increase their search engine rankings, so if you have a good Page Rank, then that is another selling point.
What is Page Rank? Page Rank is Google’s measure of the number of websites (or incoming links) that are pointing to your site. The higher the ranking (from 0 to 10), the more websites that are linking to you.
What is Alexa Ranking? This is a measure of the number of traffic that are arriving on your web site. The lower the number, the more visitors are trooping to your site.
Does a high Page Rank (PR) give a lot of traffic? In my own experience, I have seen a web site with a Page Rank 5 with an Alexa Ranking of 7,200,000 ( I didn’t realize it went that high!) and a Page Rank 2 website with an Alexa Ranking of round 700,000. So no, Page Rank is only a measure of your incoming links.
How do I get a Page Rank? Any links to your site that are not hidden, such as with the rel=”nofollow” tag, count. So article writing, guest blogging, several site comments and sharing on site rolls could all increase the links into your website. The higher the Page Rank of the website linking to you, the more you gain.
How do I increase traffic? This is a big question! Writing articles will get several visitors and help you to increase your search engine optimization, but you need to write loads of fresh, unique content that are targeted to specific keywords and you must compliment this with incoming links to increase the search engine traffic.
Could be paid blogging harm my weblog? Never say never. In my view, as long as there are not too much load of paid posts and you are writing plenty of content posts then the paid activities should merely be a small part of the totality of your website — then the search engines should not punish you.
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