10 Ways to Instantly Promote your Blog for Free

Written by Chileshe Mwape

1. Ping weblogs.com and other search engines. When you ping a blog, you are tellingrepparttar search engine that you have updated your blog content and that your listing should be refreshed. Weblogs.com is a blog update notification service that many individuals and services use to track blog changes. Pinging your blogs torepparttar 149213 search engines isrepparttar 149214 fastest way to getrepparttar 149215 search engine robots to visit your blog. Also, many people browse these sites to find something new.

2. Submit your blog address to blog search sites and directories. You can submit your blog's url to websites such as Technorati, Daypop, Blogdex and Popdex. For a complete list of websites where you can submit your url, go to www.guidetorss.com 3. Set your blog to display RSS feeds and submit your blog's RSS feed torepparttar 149216 major RSS feed directories online. A good place to start is http://www.guidetorss.com which provides a list ofrepparttar 149217 top RSS directories. 4. Put your blog URL in your email signature. If you’re a regular at any online discussion forum, you can also add your url to your signature line atrepparttar 149218 bottom of each message you post. 5. Install a blogroll. A blogroll is a collection of links to other weblogs. Services such as Technorati spider your links to tell who’s linking to you and who you’re linking to. If you show up on someone’s Technorati link list for their site they’re likely to visit your site to see what you said, increasing your exposure. Blog owners can also visit your site to check it out if you show up on their referral logs. 6. Be an active commenter. Try to leave comments onrepparttar 149219 blogs that you regularly visit. Most comment systems also provide a way for you to leave a link back to your blog which begs a visit atrepparttar 149220 very least. 7. If you plan to have anything printed up, put your blog’s web address on it. You can print your blog URL on business cards, stickers, leaflets, etc.

Secret Reasons Why Some Businesses Can Afford to Bid Ridiculous, Amounts On Pay-Per-Click Keywords

Written by Eric Graham

The other day I was talking to one of my consulting clients onrepparttar phone aboutrepparttar 149198 return on investment from his Google Adwords campaign. And, he asked me a question that I get several times a week from clients and other online marketers. His question was…

“Eric, how on earth can my competitors afford to bid over $4 per click forrepparttar 149199 number one position onrepparttar 149200 top keywords for my niche?! I can’t make a profit on those keywords at just $2.00 per click!”

His concern is a common one among businesses that use pay-per-click advertising to generate traffic. It seems thatrepparttar 149201 top positions in most competitive markets are reserved for businesses with more money than sense.

I explained to him that short term his best strategy is to just cast a broader net with his keywords by expanding his keyword list to include thousands of less competitive, yet still targeted phrases, by using tools like WordTracker or Ad Word Analyzer.

However, to remain competitive long term he needs to addressrepparttar 149202 real reason that his competition can afford to bid $4 per click and still make a profit…

There are only 4 reasons that another business can bid higher than you on pay-per-click ads.

They have very deep pockets and very dumb marketing managers. You usually find this in businesses that are used to blowing their offline marketing budget on unaccountable “image advertising”. While there are a few like this in every market, these are notrepparttar 149203 ones you need to be concerned with. The dangerous competitors arerepparttar 149204 next two…

They earn more profit from each sale than you. If you are making a $10 profit selling an ebook, yet your competition is earning a $100 profit selling a set of DVDs and a printed manual, then (all else being equal) your competition should be able to afford to bid 10 times what you can per click. For example:

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