Tuesday, April 12, 2005

"Blog+traffic"

A harsh but timely lesson for me, and one I feel will also be of interest to you.
Blogs as you know I think are great, they can be started free, by anyone, and used for almost any topic.
They have a great advantage over static sites, and that is they are updated far more often, so get spidered by the search engines far better and faster.

They also give you a great start on the writing curve, lets face it you NEED to know how to write to really maximize things, ok you can get blogs done for you, or post other peoples articles.. but to really benefit online, it's best to at LEAST try to write.
That way you have far more options, and can always get something on there.

But hey it is NOT all plain sailing... I have learnt that the traffic can drop alot if the blog is not kept up to date, and the harsh reality is, if you only have a blogs, you need to always keep posting.

But thats not the dream people sell!!

Automation is the dream they sell.....

So are blogs hard work?.... They can be.
But if you do keep up to date, and stick to it, the rewards can be great.
A regular stream of readers, and a growing pr with the search engines.

But the lesson for me was to NOT have all eggs in one basket.
Thats part of the reason I started new blogs, and am building sites.

Relying on just one blog, can be very risky, having several blogs, in different targetted niches means you have a much better chance of keeping at least some of the traffic, and commissions, sales coming in.

Blogs are great, I mean, it is a free website for you to "get your feet wet", what more can you ask for?

A lesson I am glad to realise.

Take care.
Rob

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