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Turn Your Love Of Writing Into A Money Making Blog - Part 3

by Mary Emma Allen on July 25th, 2008


Build Traffic to Your Blog with Incoming Links (Part 3)

By Lindsay Buroker

(Lindsay left a comment on one of my posts here at Home Biz Notes. When I visited her blog, Writing for Your Wealth, I thought, “This information is great for online writers.” So I invited her to write a guest post.

Actually it has evolved into six parts because Lindsay has so much to share. Read the Introduction to this series

Also Part 1, Apply the Profit+Passion Principle to Choose a Niche

Part 2 , Write Content that Matters to Your Audience

Guest Post

In the old days, it was usually true that if you built it, they could come. Today there’s a lot of noise in the blogosphere, so you can’t be afraid to strut your stuff a bit to attract attention.

There are a lot of different ways to increase the number of visitors to your site, and if you want to get love (visitors) from the search engines, you’ll work on getting links pointing to your blog. Search engines such as Google rank a site based in part on popularity, which is currently judged by the number and quality of links pointing to your blog.

A tried and true way to get links to your site is by writing articles on your niche, including bios with links back to your site, and then submitting them to article directories such as ezinearticles.com. Other bloggers and webmasters who aren’t into writing their own content will go to these directories to pick up articles, and in exchange for using them on their sites or in their ezines, they should include your bio with that link.

In addition to promoting your site via articles, you also might be able to earn links from established blogs in related riches by submitting story tips or offering to guest blog (as I’m doing now) for a link back to your site. Bloggers frequently are on the lookout for new ideas, and most of them are happy to acknowledge you as the source (and link to your site).

Lastly, don’t forget to submit to the major directories such as Yahoo and DMOZ. though it’s harder to get a free listing with these big sites today, if you have great content with an oroiginal twise, you just might get lucky, and those links can mean a lot.

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