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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

9 Professional Ways to Handle Comments in Your Blog

Blogging is about talk and I will talk back, I see blog as a kind of forum were some levels of chatting takes place, it may not be constant and steady like social media sites and forums, but some degrees of chatting takes place in blogging.



If your blog is void of chatting then something is wrong. In this post I will be sharing with you some proven tips to observe in handling comments in your blog. When someone comments on the post on your blog these are the steps to follow to make the visitor is well treated thereby compelling him/her to come back again and again.

Always continue the conversation

 This is not just about responding to the comment within your own post thread. As I mentioned earlier, you need to treat your comments thread like a forum and be constantly engaging with your readers and discussing points further, but continuing the conversation goes one step further than that, and it is this extra step that can mean the difference between a one off discussion and a successful long-term relationship.

Treat your own comment thread like a forum

The comments thread is not a one way street. You need to treat it like a forum and be constantly engaging with your readers and discussing points further. One of the best compliments I got was when a reader told me he had learnt more from my comment discussions than the post itself. Now that tells us something! This also has the advantage of helping to develop blog post ideas as questions are raised and the readers openly discuss their experience.

Don't Keep your Regulars Waiting

Seriously! Don't you trust me yet? In settings, allow those who have commented before to be automatically approved. This not only saves you time but it adds to the feeling of community and helps foster a sense of belonging with that reader. Besides this, I know when I am a regular contributor on a site and every new comment tells me its 'awaiting moderation' part of me gets a little annoyed and it takes away from that sense that I am contributing.

Think about it this way. When I go to my local coffee shop in the morning, they know my name and they know what coffee I drink and how I like it. This fosters a sense of belonging and even though I can get my coffee cheaper elsewhere, I go here for the service and because I am made to feel like more than just 'another customer'. Make sure you foster this same sense of belonging in your readers. If you have your comments set so you have to approve everything, fix that now! Not doing this is indirectly telling your loyal readers that you still don't fully trust them.

Remember, someone must leave negative comments

I'm sorry but if you are approving every comment yourself because you want to make sure everything said is a glowing reflection of your awesomeness then....well, you suck! First of all, unless one of your regulars is schizophrenic, I highly doubt they are suddenly going to turn on you. In fact, approve negative comments in general, they only reflect negatively on the commenter and if anything they help cement your position of authority. On a side note, the comments your regular readers will make in support will bring a good laugh or at least a smile.

Reward your Commentators

While we're on the subject of getting to know and trust our regulars, going one step further by rewarding them with an acknowledgement of their ongoing contribution is something I make sure I do, and recommend you do the same. The best way to do this is with the Top Commentators Widget Plug in (do a search in your plug in page) When you install it be sure to edit the settings so that it resets yearly or even never so that those who comment regularly are rewarded with that growing no. next to their (backlinked) name and gravatar. While I'm on this subject, if you currently have no follow set on your blog, rectify this immediately.

Respond to the comment

Take as much time as they took to leave it, i.e.: the more detailed and valuable the comment, the more detailed my reply.

Visit the Commentator’s Blog

Remember, blog commenting is a means of building relationship, so visit back their blog and read their about page and go through one or two of their latest posts.

Comment Back on their Blog

 You must also make sure to reference something from their about page. (Stating facts that clearly show you have taken the time to get to know about them can do wonders for cementing this relationship and helping you stand out in the sea of readers and commentators.)

Retweet and Digg any posts that particularly appeal to you. 

Everyone loves to share; this is the basis of blog commenting after all, so why stop with the comment? (Retweeting and sharing in general is another way of standing out in a sea of readers and commentators)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Understanding Nofollow and Dofollow Attributes

Nofollow and dofollow links, what are they? If you have a website and have been working on building links any amount of time, I'm sure you have come across the terms "no-follow" and "do-follow". Let me explain the difference between "nofollow" and "dofollow" to you, where they came from and why you need to pay attention to them when it comes to building links. Let's start with a short history lesson. Originally all links were followed, meaning that they helped your rankings and sent link juice into your site. After blogs started becoming popular, website owners and seo firms started submitting spammy comments just to build links. If you run a WordPress site or use any other blogging software, I'm sure you are still seeing them come through.


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To help combat the spam and keep these people from being able to game the system, the big search engines decided a few years back to implement the "no-follow" attribute for the link tag. Quickly thereafter, it became the default for any links that were created via comment.

Nofollow vs. Dofollow

What does the no-follow attribute do? It allows you to create a link that works just like any other one, but it is not considered in the search algorithm. In other words a nofollow link does not send out link juice and the anchor text used in it does not help the page you are pointing to rank higher.

Do follow links on the other hand are regular links like the ones you see at the end of this article. They do send link juice back to my site and the keywords I am using help my rank higher for my keywords.

When To Use Nofollow Links

Most of the time, you want to use dofollow, especially if you are building links to your own site. There are however some cases where it makes sense to use nofollow ones. You will mostly use this command on your own website. There are some links you add to your pages that are there primarily because you need to send traffic, not to boost search engine rankings

A perfect example is affiliate offers. Your sole purpose is to send traffic to the affiliate website, not to help them rank better.

Another good example is images that are linked. Since they don't have anchor text, you are better off not following them.

How to Use the Nofollow Attribute

To implement the nofollow attribute, take a look at the html code of your links. Here's the basic structure:

<a href= "(some url goes here)">anchor text goes here</a>

To make this link nofollow, we simply add rel="nofollow" to the tag like this:

<a href= "(some url goes here)" rel="nofollow"> anchor text goes here</a>

Some FAQ for Dofollow and Nofollow Attributes

As an internet marketer, you know that building links from other sites back to your own, or getting "backlinks" is incredibly important. What you may not be clear on however, is the difference between a nofollow and a dofollow backlink, and what to do with them.

Why IS link building so important?

Link building is important to any website, new or old, because it is essentially a quality indicator. It is one of the ways that the search engines, particularly Google, gauge the quality of and popularity of a site. Think of a website as a high school student, and think of the SERPS as a popularity contest. Now think of every link pointing back to your site from another site, as a vote of confidence that "your site is cool." In order to do well in the SERPS, a website needs, among other things, several votes of confidence. The concept is of course much more complex than this, but this analogy works well, particularly for new marketers.

What is "link juice" and why is IT so important?

"Link juice" is a rather complex subject, but simply put, it is the small bonus given to websites which have a diverse selection quality backlinks. Quality backlinks in this case means, links that are able to pass down their pagerank, (or PR) to other sites through the presence of a backlink placed there. It is important because these links and their passed PR can give you a ranking advantage, change the way a search engine looks at your site for the better, and boost your position in the SERPS.

Can you define "nofollow" vs. "dofollow?"

Nofollow - Links that are not able to pass down their PR to other sites.

Dofollow - Links that are able to pass down their PR to other sites. These type are becoming more and more scarce today, however, they are the best and are being sought after by every blogger.

Why are "dofollow" links so special?

As mentioned, dofollow links are highly sought after because of the perceived benefit that they give to sites that have those kinds of links. The passing of PR from high PR sites to those that are newer is one reason. PR however is becoming less and less important with each Google algorithm change.

How do you spot dofollow links?

The easiest way is to use a tool of some kind which will tell you whether or not a particular place is follow or no follow, but if you're not using a tool and wondering how you spot dofollow, then you have to do something different. You must look at the page code for the attribute "rel=nofollow" to see whether or not a site is nofollow. If it does not have this attribute, then it is a dofollow site.

Are nofollow links really worth it?

Yes they are. They can still help a site be indexed even if they pass no link juice, and they help with a site's overall link diversity which is also important. Each search engine handles these links a bit differently and their algorithms are always changing, so it's best not to discount these kinds of links.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

7 Qualities of a Good SEO Manager

In order to succeed in your SEO tasks or jobs, hiring a good SEO manager is a must. But finding one is not an easy task. An applicant who does exceptionally well in telephone interviews may fail in their face to face interview. Don't be discouraged. This doesn't mean you can't learn and develop the required management skills because you can always do that if you're willing to. Here are some of the qualities that a good SEO manager must possess and eventually you can possess, so that in time you have the right to call yourself one of them.


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Proven SEO Background

It is important that a candidate achieved success in various SEO campaigns he did. Length of the experience in the field is not the most important but the campaigns the candidate participated in. The more campaigns - the better. And doing SEO for every single website is always challenging and different. The more campaigns the candidate did, the wider the experience.

Ability to manage teams

One must be able to delegate tasks to the team members. When you're surrounded with a group of talented people, you should know how to delegate the tasks to them, and most of the time this skill is not easily developed. A task list is your own powerful means to stay on top of all things, so when you delegate, remember to create a list of tasks for your team members.

Commercial SEO strategist

A candidate must have an understanding of the commercial ecosystem that you live in because this will help you develop a long term SEO strategy. And a commercially aware SEO candidate must be able to show insights to the economics of a website's revenue model.

Ability to spot strengths and weaknesses in people

You're a good SEO manager if you're able to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of your team members. It is your responsibility to bring the best out of your team members and you can achieve this by developing good relations with your team members.

Great Sales Person

An SEO manager has the ability to communicate and present well. One must be able to translate complex subjects into meaningful discussions with your team members. Your speaking, communication and presentation skills can be learned as well as improved if you keep on practicing it.
 

Continuously developing their own skills

Even if you are already an expert, you really need to regularly improve your own skills and knowledge in search engine optimization. A good SEO manager is always up-to-date with industry news. You must take time learning even if you think you already know more about your field.

Ability to spot talent during the recruitment process

Finding and choosing a new applicant is a very tiring process. An SEO manager knows exactly what he's looking for and it would be easy for him to know if an applicant possesses the qualities he is looking for.

If you think you have these qualities that make up a good SEO manager, you might as well look for people who need your services and apply for it. Good luck!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Forum Traffic Generation Secrets Revealed

There’s no point in having a website or a blog if no one comes to it. Often times, people think of a website the way Kevin Costner thought in the famous movie - Field of Dreams - Once you build it, everybody would come. Unfortunately that isn’t the case always. People often put in a great deal of energy, thought, money and time into launching a blog or a website, only to be shocked to learn that it doesn’t rank anywhere on the first or second page and no one actually comes to visit it.




Generating traffic to a site can seem like a mysterious form of voodoo to some - especially when it comes to "free" online traffic. I put the quote marks around free, because in reality nothing is free. Your time is certainly worth something, and free traffic generation does take lots of time.

That being said, if you’re interested in sparing two to three hours a day to these traffic generation techniques, you can easily generate hundreds or even thousands of new leads to your website within a short time.

In this post therefore, I will be sharing with you the secret of generating traffic from forums, so let’s get going.

How To Get The Most From Forum Marketing

Forum posting is one of the most powerful secrets to generating instant traffic. The concept is simple. You find a forum in your niche i.e. related to the topic of your site or product name.

You should become an active member on your chosen forums and post topics, answer questions, and also respond to threads. If you spend just 30 - 60 minutes a day being active on forums, you would be easily able to generate 40-60 visitors a day from this method alone. That’s between 1200 – 1800 visitors a month. Not bad from just one forum. Do this for 5 – 10 forums and see the results you get. It will surprise you.

To get the best results, have a well prepared profile with a link pointing back to your lead capture page.

Quick Tip: Always post replies or answer questions only on newly created threads. This way your post is at the beginning or near the beginning of the thread. Doing this will ensure many people will read your comments. So avoid commenting on threads with lots of comments already.

Another benefit of forum marketing is that you can easily use it to find joint venture partners to do business with or swap traffic with. Use this method to find joint venture partners who will send you free traffic. This is discussed later in this report.

Where To Find Forums

You can Google to find niche forums by typing your "keyword+forum" into Google search. From the results you get, begin looking for good forums to join.

You can also use our forum finder software to find forums in your niche. You can see how it works here: Niche traffic locator. Almost all forums will allow you to add a hyperlink to your website or blog from your profile and your signature file. Try to add a descriptive link to your signature. For instance, instead of Gardening Website put something like Gardening Secrets Revealed or Free Gardening Tips.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

7 Ways to Write A Search Engine Optimized Blog Post

In this blog post, I'm going to teach you a simple method on how to write a SEO optimized post on your blog. I'm going to make it very simple, and it will help you a lot if you're a beginner in blogging.

If you're an experienced blogger, this info might not be new to you, as you might already been implementing SEO strategies to your blog. Nevertheless, enjoy reading this post too.


 

I used a very simple plan to SEO optimized my blog posts most of the time, and I can say I've been getting great results from my SEO efforts. I got people calling me to ask about my business. I got partnerships through bloggers who found me on Google. So let me share with you what I did.

1. Pick Your Keyword.

You can search for high demand keywords using Google Keyword Tool. Pick keywords that are more targeted instead of general ones. Example of General Keyword = "Compensation Plan". Example of Targeted Keyword = "Best MLM Compensation Plan In The World".

It is easier to rank for keywords that are more targeted than general keywords. The keyword that you have searched and wanted to use will be your main keyword.

2. Put Your Keyword In Your URL Post Permalink.

In every blog post, you'll have to insert your blog post permalink.

For example, I'm using 'seo optimized posts' as my permalink. Put only the main keyword you want to optimize. Try not to put the whole title into as the permalink.

3. Insert Your Main Keyword Into Your Title. in Front As Possible.
Put it at the front, and then create an attention-grabbing blog post title too. For example, "Best MLM Compensation Plan - Where To Find It?"

4. Adding Main Keyword Into Post Content

Include your main keyword in your first 50-100 words.

Then for the rest of the passage, do not mass-spam your main keyword. It is highly recommended that you only add in 2-3 main keywords in your passage. Add one at the beginning, one at the center, and one nearing the end of the post.

* Mass spamming or repetition your main keyword may get your blog post penalized by Google. You don't need a 100 repetition of your main keyword to get ranked by Google.

* Write for Human first, Spiders second. Insert your main keyword appropriately in your post, and make your post readable. Don't write for the sake of getting page ranked, and forget about the real human reading your post.

5. Link your Main Keyword To A URL.

Do link your main keyword in your blog post at least once to a URL. Of course, you would want to link that keyword to a relevant url of yours. But you may also want to link it out to others' urls.

6. Use All-In-One SEO Plugin.

If you're in WordPress, you would have used this plugin called All-In-One SEO, which helped you a lot to rank your blog post in search engines. There are 3 sections you have to fill in.

7. Publish and Ping

Publish your post, and then Ping it using Ping-o-matic to inform search engines about your latest post. They will then send out their 'spiders' to look for your articles.

Ping your every time you publish your blog post too.

Enter Title of your blog post, the URL of your blog post, and RSS feed of your blog.

Then Select all the Ping services, and then Ping It!

That is it!

This is just the basics of writing a SEO Optimized post if you're new to blogging. There are of course many advanced SEO tricks and strategies that can help you optimized your post further. And i will touch on that next time.

Friday, November 14, 2014

6 Simple Steps to Optimize AdSense on Your Blog

AdSense is one of the primary income generators for blogs and websites. Usually you are able to drastically improve your click-through rate and total net by placing the advertisements wisely, by improving the material targeting or by optimizing the ad units directly. Below I will cover the last point, how to optimize the AdSense units with 6 simple tips:

 


1. The three top performing AdSense units are: 336×280 large rectangle, 300×250 inline rectangle and 160×600 wide skyscraper. Think about using those units if possible, but bear in mind that depending on your site design, other formats may be more appropriate for you.

2. The more successful link color is blue. This info is connected with the roots of the Internet where all major sites used to feature blue links.

3. Aside from blue links you are able to also use a link color that matches the pattern of your site (i.e. if you use green links make the AdSense links of the same color). The aim is to make sure that the ad units does fit into your site colors adequately.

4. As a general rule of thumb, blend (no border, same background) your AdSense units if your site has a light color scheme and contrast (border, contrasting background) the units if you're using a dark color scheme

5. If the ad units are based within the content you should avoid using borders while ad units outside of the content can use borders to call attention.

6. If your site has mainly repeat visitors (like Forums) you are able to rotate the background color of the ad units to cut back advertisement