March 24, 2008

What is Blogging?

What is blogging? If you are not familiar with blogging or understand what a blog is, you found the right place to gain some knowledge on the subject. Blogging is an online diary. It has become very popular and people from all around the world are taking advantage of it, and so can you.

Some use blogging as a fun way to get to know people and connect with them, others use blogging as a way to get their point-of-view on hot topics out to the masses, such as politics or the latest diet craze . Others who have online businesses are taking blogging to another level. Blogging is one of the fastest, easiest and cheapest ways to get indexed in the search engines.

Where does one get started blogging? You need to find a free blog site such as Blogger.com. There are many different places to blog, but Blogger.com is one of the easiest to start with. You won't lose any money as it is a free blog site. Blogger.com will guide you step-by-step on how to set up your blog.

Blogs are basically like a mini-website that you create with your own information. You can post information about yourself, your favorite things, your travels, or information about your business. Anything you want. You can add articles, testimonials, reviews, etc. your blog site is a great place to let people know more about the business you run and the product/service you are promoting.

Blogging is one of the easiest ways to generate traffic to your product site. With Blogger.com you can add backlinks that point to your websites. Not only does this gerate more traffic for you, but you will also rank higher with the keywords you use. It's important to set up the keywords correctly in the links and to the pages you want them to link to.

Get the word out about your blog! Join a group and send them a link to your blog. Let people make comments about your blog. The more people see your blog, the higher up on the search engines your site will get.

After you get your blog set up you should post to it about every other day. Make sure to ping your blog after you update it so the search engines can crawl your blog for new content and your blog will be listed higher up in the organic searches for your business or topic you want to share. Once you start blogging you'll be able to find out how easy and fun it is to do. So start blogging!


2 comments:

W G said...

Rhonda, well put together presentation.

bleuet said...

This is all new to me. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. It helps to understand better.