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Best of LinkyBlog 2013 – and a Preview of What’s in Store for 2014

Best of LinkyBlog 2013 – and a Preview of What’s in Store for 2014

  In 2013, I released three books to help you create a successful blog and generate passive income online:  Over 50 Ways You Can Make Money Online:  A reference list of 50+ ways you can make money online; followed with a detailed look at ten of the more popular options.  LinkyBlog Guide to Writing, Designing, Publishing, Marketing, and Automating, a World-Class eBook And the monumental EPIC Book (over 400 pages packed with information, experience, knowledge, tips, advice, lessons learned, and practical instruction) Here are links to some of the most popular LinkyBlog posts for 2013: Build A Blog, Write a Post and Start Making Money Online Before You Finish a Cup of Coffee Read This If You Feel Like Quitting Your Blog Annoy Your Audience The Snowball Effect of Gaining Momentum You Aren’t As Important As You Think You Are 15 Suggestions to Immediately Improvement your Blog Writing Cheap Hosting Will Cost You LinkyInfographics.com launched in 2013 with the release of my first Infographic about email marketing tips As the Owner/Creator of Linky Tools , I have spent the year introducing people to LinkyTools and helping my existing users make the most of this traffic building tool.  Linky Tools is a suite of content and linking tools for your blog.  A “Linky List” is a list you insert in your blog post (a simple snippet of code) that allows your readers to enter a link on your list right on your blog. A Linky List might be a text link or an image link (thumbnail).  Users have total control over their Linky List (when they appear, when people can enter, editing/deleting entries, etc. – there are many options you can control).  If you don’t have an account, get your free trial account here. I also created Linky Followers which allows people to follow your blog and you can follow theirs.  Options for this tool include the ability to view all your followers, visit their profile and their blog, view the blogs you follow, read follower posts, and mark your favorites for quick access and viewing.  For 2014, I’ve already got some projects in the works to help you reach your financial goals through creating passive income through a blog or online business.   I am putting the finishing touches on several eLearning Modules (online training workshops) filled with tips and advice on topics such as: blog design, website hosting, email lists and communication, writing ideas and tips, dealing with comments, advertising and affiliate links, perseverance, and personal growth.  I’ve got a bunch of workshops at various production stages and look forward to sharing them with you in the next couple of months.  So that’s a flashback...

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A Great New Way to Build Traffic

A Great New Way to Build Traffic

Okay, straight to the point.  One of the best ways to get new traffic for your blog is to have your links on other blogs.  This has two benefits: search engine rankings and people following those links back to your blog. The new Linky List Directory over on Linky Tools allows you to view new linky lists with descriptions in real time as they are created by Linky Tools users. Many will be on blogs you’ve never heard about and might never visit. Now you can read the description of the list, and visit hundreds of new blogs to participate in their linky party and enter your link . . . which will bring new traffic back to you! View the Linky List Directory, find some great new blogs, enter your links in their link list… build new traffic for your blog. Can’t beat...

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Increase Your Traffic and Number of Link Participants

Even if you don’t use Linky Tools (yet), read this post. You’ll discover a great way to build traffic for your blog whether you are a brand new blogger, or experienced. A Linky Tools user wrote and ask me something like this: I’m a new blogger… how to do I get people to visit my blog or enter my Linky lists? It’s looks kind of lame not having any entries in my lists. Building Traffic First, there’s no “magic” about having a blog. The days of “if you build it, they will come” are LONG gone. You are competing with millions of bloggers. That’s the bad news. The good news, is that with consistency and perseverance you’ll out-last and out-perform 99% of other bloggers. Most people are quitters. That’s an established fact of human experience especially in today’s “I want it fast and easy or not at all” culture. And bloggers are people… so you do the math. Which are you? The 1% disciplined, persevering exception to the rule? Or the 99% mass of lazy quitters? Only you can decide. Putting aside all the hype you’ll find out there about building traffic, the truth is simple (like most truths in life) on how to get new readers and build interest in your blog is this: Write interesting, original and consistent content.  Notice I didn’t say “good” or “well written”. A mediocre or bad writer that still produces interesting or entertaining content, will succeed in the blog world over a great writer who is inconsistent, boring or self aggrandizing. Visit other blogs, leave comments, introduce yourself, get to know them, participate in their events or conversations. As you invest time and energy in other blogs, most will reciprocate and invest in yours. Blogging has become much like traditional business: build relationships, loyalty and goodwill with other bloggers. Enter your links in other people’s linky lists and blog hops. This will bring people to your blog. Again, it’s not magic. Don’t enter links into other linky lists and expect your traffic to skyrocket. Consistently participate in other events, meme’s, carnivals and lists on other blogs, and over time you’ll see it pay off as people (and search engines) find YOUR blog from those lists. Content, relationships, links… that’s the only real “magic” to a successful blog. A Trick for Giving and Getting Links What about the “lame” Linky Tools list that has no (or few) entries? Well I’m about to share an insider trick with you, one I’ve used plenty of times: ENTER LINKS YOURSELF ON YOUR OWN LIST. By doing so you 1) create a useful list; 2) your list doesn’t look empty and un-participated in; 3) you give the...

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