• Raising Your Rankings

    Posted on November 2nd, 2011 Sharyn No comments

    I have many of my bloggers ask me how they can get their blogs ranked highly and how to get new traffic consistently.

    It is a major problem for bloggers and one that I worked a long time to develop a routine that will guarantee a blog be ranked under 1 million within 4 to 6 weeks with a basic routine anyone can manage within an hour a week. I typically recommend bloggers write a blog every day for the first three months. The search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo love content on a blog and will reward them with higher rankings.

    Another source for increasing your ranking is to use back links (your websitename/URL with a hotlink [click to go to the site]) from highly ranked sites such as Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter. You can also use a service like Hootsuite to type your message and with the proper set up it will send the same message to all of your social media sites. It’s a great time saver.

    When you add a video and a picture every week it will also add to your ranking and make it easier for you get new traffic.

    Overall, it will take less than an hour every week for you to get your blog ranked under 1,000,000 and be in the top 1/10th of 1% of all websites in the world!







  • Outsourcing

    Posted on June 28th, 2011 Sharyn No comments

    I have found that I enjoy learning how to do every step in blogging. I like to write my posts, send articles to online newsletters (ezines), add videos and pictures.

    But not everyone is as attached to the process as I am, nor do they enjoy the process of doing everything themselves. So I refer them to various outsourcing services.

    The first I always recommend is Get Global Assist. Claudia and Chris Guzman lived here in the Bay Area when I met them three years ago and they are now in the Philippines where they are training their team to do all the Social Media tasks. They will write articles starting at $25, do phone campaigns, get your Twitter account set up with thousands of followers and just about anything you can hire out for a fraction of the cost compared to what you’d have to pay for it locally.

    The next resource is elance. I’ve used the site for book cover designs, email marketing campaigns, ghost writing, illustrations and complicated website design work. The vendors bid on your job and you get to choose who you want to work with based on their ratings and previous work they have done.

    For article help, I also recommend submitedge. They change their services frequently, so be sure to look at the site to see what they offer. The last time I used the site I paid $50 to have three articles written and submitted to multiple ezines.

    And the newest service on the block is Fiverr. They will do anything you can find a provider for for $5. I’ve had logos designed, articles written, the more complicated blog formatting edited and even had followers added to my Twitter accounts.

    It makes sense to use outsourcing so you can concentrate on the tasks you are more inclined to enjoy. You need to learn how to blogify your business now and keep at it.