"The Future of Website Creation"
Before I knew much about marketing on the internet I had absolutely no
interest in BLOGS. But I can tell you from first hand experience that if your not blogging, you are leaving so much money on the table. So
you don't make the same mistakes I did, I'm going to give you step-by-step directions that will cost you nothing more than a little of your
What Is A Blog?
A blog is a type of website that is usually arranged in chronoligical order from most
recent post that acts as a personal diary. In simple terms, a blog is a website where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at
the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they can comment, link to it or email you.
Why Is A Blog So Important?
Now I'm going to show you how to use blogs to get your website indexed by the major
search engines within as little as 48 hours. Normally it takes months for the major search engines to index your site, but by properly using the
power of blogs you can speed up this process significantly.
First of all, it's free to have as many blogs as you like, about as many topics as you like.
Just go to Wordpress or Blogger and sign up for your free account. If at all possible host your blog on your own account (gives you more control of
content and how it is presented. I use BlueHost for all of my hosting and domain names)
Once you have started your blog, you will need to insert a header, meta tags and a
description of your site. Remember to include keywords you are targeting in the title of the post, links and content.
Blog titles must have STRONG keywords for search engine optimization. To learn
more about choosing keywords go to the SEO section of this site.
Next you will want to add your blog to as many blog directories as possible. There are a
bunch to choose from. Just do a search for 'blog directory' and you'll see what I'm talking about. Start out with adding to the Yahoo blog
directory. You do this by going to your "My Yahoo" homepage and clicking on the blue link in top right hand corner of the page labeled "add
content". Then click the link "Add RSS by URL" Add the URL for your blog and your done!
This next step is VERY
IMPORTANT. You need to go to
Ping-O-matic and enter your blogs URL and title and have it pinged (updated). By pinging, you let the services know that your
blog has been updated and hence, they crawl and index your site, publishing your blog contents, thus increasing your blog's
Just follow the above process and you should have no trouble getting indexed into the major
searched engines very quickly.
To look at a blog that took me 5 minutes to get going, go to http://jeremythompsoninfo.wordpress.com