Article first published as Promoting Your Blog on Facebook: The Nuts and Bolts Guide on Technorati.
This morning I decided to dive into a bit of promotion in social media. I have quite a bit of content now and thought it was time I started putting some serious thought into generating some more traffic. My first choice for advertising in social media was Facebook, no suprises there right?
I did have a bit of trouble figuring out how to get my blog articles feeding on to my brand new Facebook page and I am assuming if you are reading this article you have intentions to promote your website on Facebook as well, if this is the case then please read on because if you know as little as I did about it when I started then this article will save you a lot of frustration. Continue reading “Promoting Your Blog On Facebook: The Nuts & Bolts Guide”
Research into freebie websites. Scam or legitimate?
We’ve all seen them before, those adverts on the internet offering you completely free Apple iPhone’s, XBox 360’s, iPad’s, Laptop computer’s and limitless other types of expensive gadgetry. They seem to be everywhere. Over time I think my brain has trained it’s self to subconciously ignore ads like that out because I am a self confessed skeptic. If someone offers me something for free I ask questions.
Unfortunately we live in a society where nothing is ever truly free, there is always a catch. As this article will demonstrate there is a of course a catch with these free offers but it isn’t as bad as you might expect. With a little research you can protect yourself from the scammers and take advantage of legitimate offers. Continue reading “Mythbusting – The ‘Free’ iPhone Offer: A Simple Guide”
My Google Analytics PDF Report for first month of blogging.
For those of you interested in what my Google Analytics statistics look like for my very first month of blogging look like, take a look at this PDF report: Google Analytics Report – July 2010. My AdSense efforts have earned me a grand total of 27 cents.
Because I have never run a blog before I have no idea if this is a really good or a really average start. Perhaps someone could comment on this for me.
For those of you wondering where I got this fancy looking report from, it is actually a service offered free by Google called ‘Google Analytics’ and you can use it for any websites at all.
It is fantastic for tracking all kinds of data about visitors to your website. If you are interested you can check it out here.
This morning I spent a bit of time working on increasing the traffic to my blog. I came across a great resource in the form of a list of links to blog directories and news aggregators that you can submit your blog articles to so that you are able to reach wider audiences. Boosting your blog traffic is very important, especially if you are trying to make money from advertising and affiliate programs.
I really have to say that the best thing I did today that had almost instantaneous results was submitting my blog to StumbleUpon. I kid you not, my daily average of about 8 to 10 unique visitors per day skyrocketed to 118 in a matter of a few hours.
Don’t believe me? Check out this screenshot of my analytics page from this afternoon!