Blogs and RSS - Why Do I Need This Stuff?

Written by Keith Thompson

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Blogs. Nominated as one ofrepparttar top words of 2004, they were prominent inrepparttar 149658 election (can you say, or want to, Howard Dean?) and they have become more a of web-household item. Blog software is ridiculously easy to use, and free. But why do I need one, you ask. Well, for me, it boils down to one thing and one thing only: search engines love blogs!! I have blogs that have higher (and much more quickly acquired) PageRank than sites that have several hundred pages of content! Why is this? Think about it:repparttar 149659 very thing search engines love most, fresh content, isrepparttar 149660 very nature of blogging. Most blogs, at least commercial ones, are very on topic, keyword oriented, and frequently updated. The marketing piece concerning blogs is still in it's infancy but growing fast. There is little more powerful these days than a content blog hosted on your own site that is updated daily. I have blogs that get more traffic thanrepparttar 149661 site they are sitting on! Think about this. It'll be worth it!

Blogs and RSS feeds arerepparttar 149662 next big thing that's already here! Don't miss out onrepparttar 149663 possibilities they offer!

Keith Thompson is the webmaster at Internet Marketing Here & Now, where you can find all sorts of information regarding RSS feeds!

Find Your Niche

Written by Robert Kleine

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Use a software program such as Wordtracker or a FRE*E resource such asrepparttar Overture Keyword Selector Tool to find keywords for your niche that have a high amount of traffic.

Although a program like Wordtracker makes it easy to find details such as how many sites compete for that market, you can also do your own research.

Concentrate your attention on question phrases such as "how do I..." or "where can I...". These questions will clue you into potential markets that need servicing.

Next, look in Google Answers. Type one of your keywords intorepparttar 149584 search area. What questions are being asked and how much are people willing to pay for answers? If you find a group of keywords with a high number of questions then enter these words in your browser's search engine.

What sites come up? Do they provide answers or solutions torepparttar 149585 problem? How are they making money? Can you see an opportunit*y to service these individuals?

Finding a niche can openrepparttar 149586 door to a profitable online business. Researchrepparttar 149587 market and be certain that your product or service is valuable to this group. Find forums or groups that target this audience and pay close attention to their concerns.

If you can help these people you WILL make money. The best of both worlds!

Robert Kleine has been actively marketing on the Internet for over 5 years. One of his many websites can be found at

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