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Build Backlinks to Your Blog to Climb up Google!

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As you're embarking on your blogging journey, you'll learn very quickly that what you want most as a blogger is a flood of interested, engaged TRAFFIC (ie lots of folks reading your blog posts and watching your blog videos every day)! 

There are many ways to get people visiting your site, but a really solid one that you can do for free is by getting backlinks to your site.  I found the coolest new site called SocialMonkee.com to help you get free backlinks every day that are raising their hands and pointing back to your blog .

What the heck's a backlink?

Backlinks are simply incoming links to your website or web page or blog page.  It's like someone is saying, "Hey, I think her blog is cool and I'm going to link to it from my site!".

Getting backlinks built to your pages is an essential part of SEO (short for Search Engine Optimization) for two reasons.

1.  It helps your pages get indexed with Google faster, which is very important because you want the search engines to find them as soon as possible and crawl them regularly.

2.  It helps your pages get higher search engine rankings for the keywords of your choice.
 

The more backlinks you have, the better. Period.

However, building backlinks can be a time-consuming, boring process. You can outsource the process to an agency and pay a lot of money… Or you can do it yourself with SocialMonkee!  I just discovered SocialMonkee.com this week and have started building free backlinks to my blog.  SocialMonkee is an instant backlink builder allowing you to build 25 unique backlinks, every day, FREE! All links are on unique C-Class IP addresses and domains.

Imagine being able to create 25 unique backlinks every day, with the click of a button, FREE!

Well, you can stop imagining…

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http://www.socialmonkee.com/index.php?af=16010

So, 25 unique backlinks every day…

That's a total of 175 backlinks every week, 750 every month. If you upgrade, you will be able to build 100 unique backlinks, 3 times a day! That's a total of 2,100 backlinks every week, 9,000 every month! The good news is… you can get a Premium Account, FREE! All you need to do is to refer 12 members, and your account will automatically be upgraded. (If you're not really into referral marketing, you may upgrade right now for a low one-time fee.)

Submitting a page to SocialMonkee via the members area takes under two minutes, but there's an even faster way! They created a Firefox plugin that allows you to submit your page to up to 100 sites in just a few clicks, using nothing else than Firefox! If you have a Premium Account you will also get access to link reports and RSS feeds, which are great to keep track of your backlinks and get them indexed fast. Submitting your RSS feeds to RSS submitters is actually a very important step in link building.

So what are you waiting for?

Join SocialMonkee now while it's still free!  I'd really appreciate if you'd use my link below… you'll be helping me get my 12 so I can get to Premium free.  You can do the same with your readers and followers and get 100 backlinks EVERY DAY too!  I'd be honored to have you join my team!

http://www.socialmonkee.com/index.php?af=16010

Sheryl Mann Build Backlinks to Your Blog to Climb up Google!

Sheryl Mann

AwakenedMarketer.com
Skype me at slmanndc

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5 Techniques to Make Your Next Post Unforgettable

I just read this really powerful and helpful blogging tips post by Bamboo Forest.

5 Techniques to Make Your Next Post Unforgettable

Follow these 5 blogging techniques from Bamboo and you can't go wrong!


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~~ Sheryl Mann, Awakened Marketer ~~

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Setting up a WordPress Blog Was More Complex Than My First Year in Chiropractic College

Way back in the dinosaur age, circa 1980 or so, when I first started Chiropractic College, my education was all laid out for me, step-by-step, a brilliant curriculum.  Courses all layered and positioned in sequence. 

Our class at that time was only 36 people, so instead of us going from room to room, we all sat planted in one room all day and the professors came to us each hour (except for the clinical or anatomy classes)  Everything was orchestrated with perfect precision, planning and thought.  Nothing was left out.  Every topic layered on the last one to create a rich, textured education and skill base.

We had to wear ties for Anatomy Lab

Take our first quarter anatomy lab for example.  We were assigned to be in teams of 6, each team assigned to one actual human body (cadaver), someone who courageously donated their body to science.  It was a reverent, haunting experience to say the least, especially in the beginning.  Some people fainted, some literally got sick, others were in a kind of shock.  Our anatomy professor was decidedly brilliant, yet a bit strange in that he required us to wear ties every class as a sign of respect for the dead, even the women. But, I digress…

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So, in our first quarter we dissected the skin, muscles and bones… all the limbs. Then, the 2nd quarter, the same blessed being lay awaiting us again to discover all her internal organs.  Twelve weeks systematically removing each organ layer by layer.  Challenging, yet learnable.  Then, the last quarter… our little lady, bless her heart, remained eternally patient as we got to the final precious layers, the brain, spinal cord and nerves.  Each class was like this, step-by-step. 

Now, wouldn't you think something as "trivial" as a darn blog would be easier than Chiropractic College?  Hhmmm.  Now, don't get me wrong, Chiropractic College was VERY challenging and comprehensive.  7-8 years of intense scientific training and clinical work resulting in an extremely rewarding and significant purpose and career.  (I'll tell you my story one day in a future post, why I'm not in practice anymore)

So, why am I telling you this questionably unrelated snippet of trivia in a story about blogging?


Why so many people struggle with online marketing and blogging for business

–> All the training and life experience in the world don't mean diddly squat in the online marketing / blogging world! <–

Any type of intelligence, education, life experience, pedigrees, degrees or initials after your name doesn't bring you any kinda' happiness if you're trying to setup your first WordPress.org blog on your own!  The online training world is a maze of trillions of bits of info in a fairly random explosion.  The step-by-step curriculum is as elusive as the Loch-Ness Monster.

Yes, I know all about the easy, free blogs… Blogger.com and WordPress.com etc.  I've had those before.  Easy, point and click, drop and drag. Instant gratification.  You can easily be set up, posted and published to the world, in an hour! 

So why on earth would someone chose to put up a WordPress.org blog and what's the diff?

OK, here's the scoop. 


TWO types of blogs, HOSTED and SELF-HOSTED

One is a dream, the other can be a nightmare if no one shows you exactly how to do it. What I've found in years of studying and using marketing strategies in my businesses is that it can be very challenging to find someone to train you who tells you THE WHOLE STORY! 

Hhhmmm, now why wouldn't someone tell you the whole story? 

1.  They don't KNOW all the details of what they are teaching

2.  They've never done it in real life, they've only studied it.

3.  They don't want any competition (ie may not really WANT you to succeed)

Now, I'm not sayin' the good guys aren't out there, they are.  They can just be darn hard to find.  My job is to get you in front of the ones who you can trust to help you learn to market your business online to MASSIVE SUCCESS and to deliver top quality, accurate, complete info to you myself as well.  Info you can count on and trust.

So, back to WordPress… why would you choose the nightmare one, you might inquire?

Well, there are pros and cons to both.


Why SELF-HOSTED?

On the "self-hosted" blog, it's like you own the property your home sits on.  No one can ever tell you what to do, nor can they kick you out. 

On the "hosted" blog, it's like you're renting the land your house is sitting on.  No yard maintenance or upkeep.  Cool, but they CAN kick you out at any time.  If the host ever finds your material not to their standards or guidelines, they can shut your blog down with no warning.  So, all the brilliant articles you wrote, all the comments and thank you's you got, all the 1000's of fans following you, the great search engine optimization and Alexa ratings you've attained can all be GONE, BYE-BYE, Zippidy-do-dah vanished in an instant and you can't get it back.  EVER. 

Does it happen very often?  Don't know.  But it DOES happen.

But, again, they are EASY and QUICK and FREE TO SET UP.

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Here are a few of the most popular places you can go to get your free blog hosted:

Blogger.com

WordPress.COM  (as opposed to SELF-HOSTED WordPress.ORG)

Typepad.com

Blog.com

MyBlogSite.com

and probably 100's more places

If you're not sure you're going to be a blogger for the rest of your life, start with the easy hosted one.

* TIP – make sure you BACK UP all your posts and documents on your hard drive.  You'd hate all that create work and creativity to be lost.


How to decide which one?

The key differentiating factor between deciding on SELF-HOSTED vs HOSTED is your intent and your budget.  If you're just doing a little blog for friends and family or are just starting blogging for your business and are not sure if you're going to stick with it, HOSTED is for you.

A HOSTED blog if free to set up and run.  If you go with a HOSTED blog, you'll have a couple monthly expenses, your hosting account and your email marketing software and autoresponder program (unless you have another autoresponder system to plug them into already) to capture the emails of your visitors and have automated emails sent to them.

But, if the thought of blogging to the world every week, sharing your insights and wisdom, growing a loyal community makes your hair stand on end with excitement, like it does for me, then a WordPress.org SELF-HOSTED blog is for YOU, baby!  I'll teach you how to do it.  Not just the how-to's, but the why-to's and the behind-the-scenes scoop!

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Next post, I'll tell you why in heaven's name you might want to PAY to have a blog and sweat out the process of setting up a WordPress.org (SELF-HOSTED) blog.  Stay tuned! icon smile Setting up a Wordpress Blog Was More Complex Than My First Year in Chiropractic College

Committed to making it easy, fun and profitable for YOU!

Sheryl

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