Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Attend Blogger Meets and Seminars

One of the best ways to keep in touch with the current trends in promoting your blogs is by attending blog meetings. Today, we were given the opportunity to attend the blogger's meeting organized by DigitalFilipino.com.

The event was held in Davao, October 21, 2008 at the Grand Regal Hotel (previously the Mercure Hotel). It was sponsored by PAGCOR, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, one of the largest corporations in the Philippines. PAGCOR is responsible for legalized gambling such as casinos in various places of the country, and it is one of the ways that our government generates funds for use in education, support to the poor, and other worthwhile endeavors.

Honestly, the food was great. It was the first time I've eaten so much meat in a single meal. I've also tried different drinks. The ambience of the place was quite good.

The people were very interesting. We met and talked with the authors of many celebrated blogs. The speaker was the writer of the book Blogging from Home. We had the chance to share our ideas, and how we monetized our blogs. I wish I had more time to speak with those people, as after the program there was the band music that made the words hard to make out.

Later, we went down to the Casino, and since we were given P300 coupons that we could play with, we tried betting. And to our luck, we won! So we ended the night a-belly-full-of-meat -and-wine and P300 richer. We went home inspired to improve our blogs and compete with the top Filipino bloggers.

After this event, I added my blog to www.ratified.org to be listed in the Filipino directory. Hopefully in the next bloggers meet, one of my blogs will be in the top 100.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Promoting Your Blog Through BlogRush

Another way of driving targeted traffic to your site is by installing a widget from Blogrush.

The idea is that your blog is displayed on other people's related blogs, and links to their blogs are displayed through your blog. That way, your blog is advertised to thousands of other bloggers, and the other way around.

This is something that's worth the try.

Promoting Your Blog Through Blog Directories

Here's a list of blog directories that you can submit to to promote your blog. More links means better search engine rankings for your blog, which means more visitors a day! Make sure you use your keywords on the title of your submissions, as this will serve as the anchor text or link text. The text on the links pointing to your site is one of the greatest factors that will make you rank higher in search engine results.

Blog Directories
Boing Boing | A Directory of Wonderful Things
Delightful Blogs
Blogger Now
Blog Hints
Finding Blog
Blogs N Blogs
Blogs for Small Business
Blog Rankings
Blog Bunch
Blog Bib
Surreal Blog
i Blog Business
Blogz Directory
Blogger HQ
Blog Lookup | Blog Directory
Blog Listing | The Fastest Growing Blog Directory on the Net
Blog Intro | Bringing Readers and Bloggers Together
All Blogs | Web Directory
Blogz BZ | The Official Blog Directory
The Blog Directory
Aviva Directory (paid)
Blogs Collection
Blog Universe (paid)
Blog Dust
Best Blogs

Feel free to suggest any other good blog directories that you know of. For more tips on how to promote your blog, click here. For more tips on Search Engine Optimization, click here.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Feedburner | Let Your Visitors Subscribe through Email!

Give your visitors the opportunity to be updated with your blog posts through email! Feedburner simplifies the process by sending your blog posts to the emails of those who have subscribed to your blog!

I just signed up for this and will be putting up Feedburner subscription forms on each of my blogs, so visitors can have the option of subscribing to specific areas of my blog.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bloggers in an Uproar Over PR decrease!

Bloggers are in an uproar over PR decrease!

What seems to have happened? Some of the possible explanations are: Google changing their algorithm, a penalty for "Paid to Blog" entries, and losing inlinks.

I firmly believe its due to losing inbound links, what with most blog comments now having "nofollow" links!

Buy Hits Cheap.com | Buying Traffic

You can buy traffic at BuyHitsCheap.com. 10,000 unique visits to your site costs $12.50 right now, as they're on 50% off.

If you carefully tailor your blog and make it useful and contextual, then you could boost your adsense income.

One of these days, I might try to do an experiment on this.

Adwords is okay, however, as of now they don't accept paypal. BuyHitsCheap does.

Monday, May 12, 2008

SocialMarker.com for Blog Promotion | Free Social Book Marking Tool

Submit your blog entries to 120+ Social Bookmarking sites easily!

There's a free tool at SocialMarker.com that will do this for you. This is a quick way to gain relevant backlinks and increase your PR, as most of these blogs are DOFOLLOW (as opposed to NOFOLLOW).

Try Social Marker now for free!