You going to want to know what blogging is all about. Despite much on the topic of blogging, it will always be the go-to source for obtaining much search engine traffic.
in the first post, I want to introduce you to some good content that you want to get your hands on for getting inside information on the best ways to blog.
Look for more content coming soon.
To make this group beneficial, we are going to give you a case study of how to monetize your website and social media platform. The platform we will look at for now is Facebook.
Monetizing a Hobby Online
Many of us dream of finding a way to make money at our hobby online. Making money at something you love can be a thrill, plus, if you set your business up
properly, maintenance may take very little work.
For example, Monica turned her love of dolls into a part-time business with a full-time income. Monica has always loved dolls. Even as she got older, this never changed. She collected them and even had several antique dollhouses. Her husband eventually got a little irritated at the cost of this hobby.
She brainstormed for a couple of days and decided she would finance her hobby by making money with it. Monica thought this might be fun. Plus, she already knew a lot about her hobby, so she wouldn't have to learn much. She did have a lot to learn about putting a business online.
Here are the steps Monica took, to get her business going:
She made a website. Monica knew nothing about web design, but a friend told her that she could use www.wordpress.org to make a professional-looking web page. There are tutorials on the site.
Monica found some products to promote for a commission. First, she went to www.amazon.com and signed up as an affiliate, which is free. This provided Monica with specific links to various doll-based products she could advertise on her site. She also found products to promote from a variety of other places.
She put those affiliate links on her website.
Monica worked the affiliate links into her website text wherever it was
logical. If she posted an article about a specific type of doll, she would include an affiliate link for where the reader could purchase that doll. If a reader bought the doll, Monica received a percentage of the purchase price.
Monica wrote her manual. Because of her extensive knowledge, Monica was able to write a how-to for doll collecting. She did all the work in a word processor and then converted the document to a .pdf file. Monica then sold her manual on her site, too. She liked this because she got to keep 100% of the money!
She marketed her site. This is the most important! After all, if no one knows the website exists, no one can buy anything. Monica started her marketing campaign with a Facebook fan page, a twitter account, and some written articles. She posted the articles on over 50 free article directories, including www.ezinearticles.com and www.articlesbase.com.
In the author's resource box for each article, she included a link back to her website.
6. She signed up for Google Adsense. Adsense provided advertising that Monica could put on her website. Every time a site visitor clicked on an ad, Monica received some money. Over time, with a lot of visitors, this money really began to add up. Eventually, she was making several hundred dollars a month just from Adsense income.
While this is not an all-inclusive list, these are the basic steps that Monica and many others have used to start a business online. You can do this too! You will always need a website, a product or service to sell, and a way to get people to your website. Getting a consistent stream of visitors to your site can take time, but with persistence, you'll get there.
Start thinking today about how you can make money online with your hobby. What products and services can you offer? What unique ways can you drive traffic to your website? The sooner you get started, the sooner you can spend your work-time doing something you love.
Intro to Indexing
Anytime you search for something on the internet and obtain the results page for what you were searching, you're seeing part of the search engines Index. The SEO term for the results page or index page of a search engine is named the Search Engine Results Page or SERP. Let’s look a bit farther into the Indexing.
It’s pretty simple. Indexing kind of means what it sounds like. Consider a book, when you wish to find a particular part of the page you typically view the Index as opposed to aimlessly flip-flopping through the pages attempting to find what you need. An Index is essentially a hierarchy of information. When you’re discussing a search engine it’s pretty much the same matter. Except if you thought a 1,000-page book was a crazy amount
to go through, conceive of a couple of billion pages that may be searched.
Google has an immense Index. It’s forever changing and growing, but it’s commonly looking through one hundred billion or so pages. So, it truly is just a big book except you have to tell it what you require, and not simply see what it has to select from.
Indexing is the procedure of getting your page into Google's Index. I previously said that you don’t get mechanically indexed in Google or any other search engine. Google is the most beneficial search engine to find information, and for individuals to discover your content it is great to be in their search results.
It doesn’t care if you made the site(s) 2 minutes, months, and years or decades ago. A few of the older and other search engines won’t even put you in the index till your page or site has been on the internet for at least a couple of months but commonly a couple of years.
On the other hand, Google’s Index is constantly changing. What’s trending one hour occasionally isn't so trending the next hour. Search for something at 10 a.m. and it’s ranked # 1, you can then search for the precise same thing and discover that page has been moved down to # 89,823. Google is all about relevancy and popularity. In numerous ways, search engines are like adolescents. They highly value what others think and the more popular you are; the better you’ll be ranked.
I like to consider it like day trading and long-run investing in the securities market and other financial sectors. You can get your website on Google the same day you make it and it may be #1, for a day or a year or eternally. Yahoo on the other hand might take many months to get in but once you’re in you can hold your rank pretty well. So, I’ll just sum up what the Index of a search engine is and what Indexing is. The Index is what the search engine has already listed or indexed and Indexing is when you present something to the Index or listing.
What Is SEO
There's a multimillion-dollar industry of SEO “pros.” Getting individuals into search engines or getting them in a higher place in the listings on a search engine is a business all on its own. If the chief idea behind getting traffic wasn’t acquiring cash, there would be no such industry.
SEO is nothing more than a lot of tricks and hints and occasionally good sense that when utilized in the correct combination or alone will help you out in the Search Engines. You might learn a few fresh terms here or not know the terms I am utilizing but I'll explain and later on, there's a whole section on it.
A fast way to explain how you view results on a search engine results page or SERP is as follows. Search engines are much like adolescents. Adolescents “rank” individuals based on how popular they are and how much individuals pay attention to them. Search engines accomplish the same thing.
There are millions of search engines but Google is the top and that's what we are going to be working with now. Everything I'm going to talk about here may be utilized for and with any search engine as each and, every search engine is based on the same precepts.
To comprehend Indexing, Link building, and everything else that's SEO you’ll first need to comprehend how a search engine works.
It’s pretty easy but when you're working with Billions, yes Billions and there are billions
of sites and pages and it may get pretty perplexing. I’ll keep it easy. Let’s get cracking, shall we? If you search for something on Google (once again, I'm going to say Google but I truly mean any search engine) you type it into “the box”, called the “Search Bar.”
Different individuals call the Search Bar assorted things.
Like I said I'm going to keep it easy so to do so we’ll continue referring to this box/bar as The Search Bar. If you or anybody types anything into the Search Bar and pushes
enter on the keyboard or clicks on submitting with the mouse there's a lot of stuff happening that you'll never be able to see. Working softly and rapidly behind the scenes Google scrubs its database of sites and pages and brings you the most relevant results.
Much of the time. I’m not going to dig too deep into what precisely is going on as it’s not truly crucial unless you’re authoring a paper on the inner workings of Google. Simply because you have a site on “sport fishing” for instance doesn’t mean that when somebody searches for “sport fishing” they're going to arrive at your page. Chances are if you don’t understand what you’re doing no one wants to view your page.
When Google discovers a page for you it's only going to discover the page/site if Google knows about it. Therefore how do you get Google to know about you and your site and or page and everything else you have to provide the Earth?
You’re going to discover the answer as you read this. Remember you do need to know some basic background information on SEO to learn about Indexing and Link building. Those are the 2 most crucial factors in your search engine success. First I'm going to go more into Indexing. When you comprehend that a bit more and know how to go out and get in Google ASAP you’ll be glad you understand all about Link building. Let’s get moving on Indexing.
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