Welcome to the 5th part of our blogging tips! This part was highly anticipated by many of you, since we got many emails with questions, and we’re hoping to answer them all here. But if you have any other question, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email, or just write a comment with your question below.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
We’re starting with SEO aka Search Engine Optimization. SEO is really important for all kinds of sites and for blogs too. Since we’re not experts in this field, and we don’t want to pass information incorrectly, we’ll answer your questions by linking to really important and informative posts we’ve found so far on the subject.
What is SEO?
“SEO is the practice of improving and promoting a web site in order to increase the number of visitors the site receives from search engines. There are many aspects to SEO, from the words on your page to the way other sites link to you on the web. Sometimes SEO is simply a matter of making sure your site is structured in a way that search engines understand” (via moz.com).
There are many things you need to know about SEO, which could cover hundreds of pages, so we decided to link them all below so you can read them directly from these sites.
Need to know more about SEO? Read these:
– The Beginner’s Guide to SEO by moz.com
– WordPress SEO by Sparring Mind
– 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic by moz.com
– The Blogger’s Guide to SEO – by Aaron & Giovanna Wal
– The Not-So-Secret Link between SEO and Monetization by Ashley “Ashe” Robison on IFB.
– SEO Tips: How to Increase Traffic with IMG ALT Tags by Ashley “Ashe” Robison on IFB
– SEO Fail: How Doing Too Much Can Push Google Away by YM Ousley
– Strutting the Ranks: The IFB Beginner’s Guide to SEO
– A Friendly Guide to Online Marketing
I think that you can find everything you need to know about SEO on the links above. If you’ve found another great guide, feel free to link it on the comments section below.
I’ve gathered tons of amazing articles on Blog monetization aka making money from your blog, over the years I’ve been blogging and many more since I started writing this monthly column on my blog. If you’re interested in making money from your blog, there are ways to do it and I’m going to make a small reference to the ways below, and link to all the articles I’ve found under them, so make sure to check them out.
Most usual ways of making money from your blog:
1) Banner ads/image ads
2) Text ads.
3) Ad networks
4) Affiliate networks /links (usually paying by commission)
5) Sponsored posts
6) Reviews/ sample products/ freebies
I didn’t want to write more about these ways, since everything you need to know is again written in detail in the posts linked below, so if you want to know more about how to monetize your blog read them carefully:
– Monetizing Your Blog: Why’s & How’s of Making Money by Accustomed Chaos
– The Fashion Blogger’s Quick Guide to Monetization by Grechen Reiter on IFB
– When to Start Monetizing your Blog by Grechen Reiter on IFB
– IFB’s Ultimate Guide For Choosing An Affiliate Network
– How To Monetize Your Fashion Blog With Affiliate Marketing on IFB
– The Guide to Affiliate Companies Every Fashion Blogger Must Know
– Monetizing Your Blog: How to Figure Out Your Banner Ad Rates
– Freelancing 101: Answering The Frequently Asked Questions
– Blogger Compensation: To Charge or Not To Charge?
– Style Blogger Networks Demystified
– Talking Taboo: How Much Do You Make With Your Blog?
– Paid Blogging Opportunities You Should Avoid
– Case Study: Do Ad & Affiliate Networks Work for Smaller Blogs?
– Case Study: Affiliate Earnings With Rewardstyle vs. ShopSense
– How to Write a Media Kit for your Blog
– You Tested a Complimentary Product and It Was AWFUL; Now What?
In this post we’ve let the experts do all the talking through the links we’ve gathered in one place. We hope that you’re going to read them, and learn from them. Let us know if you have any other questions… we’d be glad to answer them. Here’s the link to all of our blogging tips series posts, in case you missed any of them. Please tell us if you find these articles interesting by leaving a comment below the post. It’s a really hard work to write one of these every month, so we’ll be happy to read that you appreciate them, and you indeed read them…otherwise there’s no reason to keep writing them. So a comment would be really helpful.
Stay tuned for a new part, next month!
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Πολύ ενδιαφέρον post! Με βοήθησε πολύ!
Thank you dear!!
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Xairomai poli pou to “akouw”…
Το ξέρεις πως λατρεύω αυτές τις αναρτήσεις, ε?
Φιλάκια πολλά-πολλά, κορίτσι μου!!!
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Xairomai panta na diavazw oti sas aresoun oi anartiseis mou, kai oti mporesa na voihisw me osa egrapsa… 🙂
Filakia polla! Kalo Savvatokiriako! 🙂
This is something I need to work on 🙂
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Oh me too! Still have lots to do! 🙂
This is such an useful post, bookmarking it ! Thanks for sharing =) I need to learn so much !
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I’m glad that I could be helpful! You can read the previous 4 parts here: http://www.doyouspeakgossip.com/category/blogging/ in case you missed them. They’re really useful and informative. Learning is a never ending process, even in blogging….
Wow, this is packed with so much information! Thank you for sharing!!
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You’re welcome! I’m always happy to help! Check out the previous 4 parts, in case you missed them…They’re really interesting, and they can help you improve your blog. 🙂
I do love these posts! I will check some sites for sure! I think your tips are so good, cause you are well informed and you share with everybody! This is so sweet! Makia!
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I’m afraid I’m not that well informed in these 2 subjects. That’s why I didn’t want to explain them myself. It’s such a difficult subject, and it need a lot of reading and understanding, even for me. But as I said above, reading and learning is a never ending process. And whoever wants to blog professionally needs to read and learn a lot! 🙂
As a new blogger all I can say is – all five posts helped me A LOT. I hope I will have success in future thanks to your tips. 🙂
You’re welcome! I’m glad that my tips managed to help you! I wish you all the best with your blog! 🙂
Sponsored posts are one of the easy and best way to earn Bucks, people are ready to pay a good amount for the sakes of some backlinks. This post is really a experianced base.
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