How To Set Up A Blog

Written by Sean Felker

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2. Find a free blogging service. I reccomend They have simple and easy to follow instructions, even Dad could follow them ). Now followrepparttar

instructions onrepparttar 138822 start page. Take your time and make sure you readrepparttar 138823 instructions. Do Not speed read them like Dad usually will do .

WOW Great job!!! Pat your self onrepparttar 138824 back.

Congratulations you have now created a blog.

3. Now open uprepparttar 138825 create new post in your new blog and write new post. Now publish it.

Now your a blogger

4. Now go back to and sign in to your "MY" account.

5. Now go to add content to your front page, upper left corner of your start page.Now click on RSS Headlines. Now copy this and paste this url in The Add New Sources box on this page.

6. Now check Sources to add. This will adrepparttar 138826 feed to your MY page.

7. Now repeat steps 4 and 5 with your blog URL.

Happy Blogging

Sean Felker is the publisher of the very successful and popular Work at Home and Making Money on the Internet blog:

Ezine Article Advertising & Marketing Blunders

Written by Joel Walsh

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  1. Few people will contact you directly without seeing your web page first. At that point, people just aren't motivated enough. All they know about you is that they liked an article you wrote.
  2. Search engines rank web pages in part based on "link popularity" i.e.,repparttar number, quality, and relevance of links to a website. You may not care about search engines now, but if you ever do inrepparttar 138821 future you will be pretty upset at having wasted all these opportunities for link popularity.

Blunder Number 3: Not including an HTML-formatted link with "anchor text" in your ezine article's author's resource box

As much as reasonably possible, you want to encourage publishers to publish your author's resource box withrepparttar 138822 link in HTML, using your chosen anchor text (i.e.,repparttar 138823 text you click on to followrepparttar 138824 link, traditionally displayed in blue and underlined), if it's going to be shown in a web page or HTML newsletter. Ifrepparttar 138825 article is being distributed as plain text, you can include a link to an HTML-formatted version on your website. There are three reasons for this:

  1. A link that says "discover widgets" is going to get more clicks than a link that just says "" Your call to action (e.g., "discover widgets") is much more powerful whenrepparttar 138826 reader can read it and act upon it in one split second, since there is not that crucial extra split-second of pause while movingrepparttar 138827 mouse. In that split-second pause your reader might get second thoughts. With advertising (andrepparttar 138828 author's resource box is an advertisement), impulse is everything.
  2. Anchor text, like bulleted lists, boldface text, headlines and subheadings, has a higher chance of being read thanrepparttar 138829 rest ofrepparttar 138830 text. People tend to scan computer screens rather than read text word for word. Eyes will be much more likely to slow down from scan mode and actually read anything that stands out fromrepparttar 138831 page, especially hyperlinks. This phenomenon andrepparttar 138832 psychological power of putting a call to action inrepparttar 138833 anchor text together mean well-written anchor text might easily doublerepparttar 138834 click-throughs you get on your author's resource box link in HTML newsletters and web pages.
  3. A web page will rank higher for a keyword in search engine results ifrepparttar 138835 anchor text of links to that page has that keyword.

Blunder Number 4: Only including an HTML-formatted link with "anchor text"

You really want that anchor-text link, but it is foolish only to provide that link. No matter what you do, a substantial number of publishers will reformat your article as plain text, and your link will simply disappear. That's why you need to have both an HTML link with anchor text and a URL written out in this format:

"But I'm only interested in getting my article on web pages so I can gain link popularity," you say. Well, a large number of plain-text email newsletters will be archived onrepparttar 138836 website ofrepparttar 138837 newsletter publisher. These newsletter-publisher webmasters won't usually remember at that point to get your HTML version to post online. The standard approach is just to automatically convertrepparttar 138838 URL to a link using special software.

Remember:repparttar 138839 publisher may be operating dozens of ezines and websites, so this whole step will be partially or completely automated, without anyone stopping to check for an HTML version. If you don't have a URL written out in your article, that link will simply be lost.

Besides, think of allrepparttar 138840 traffic you might have gotten from plain-text newsletter readers. Who would say no to free targeted traffic--isn't that why you want to rank high in search engines inrepparttar 138841 first place?

In fact, with paid online advertising going for more than a dollar a click on average, you really are throwing money away if you make any of these ezine article marketing and advertising blunders.

About the author
Joel Walsh is the head writer of UpMarket Content ( Visit to promote your website with professionally written ezine articles

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