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Did you know that the next Google PageRank update will be in March 2009? Be proactive, and prepare your blog the next round. Here are a few easy techniques you can apply during March to get the highest Google PageRank:
Get Blog Buzz software and explore WordPress blogs with the ‘nofollow’ tag in the comments field. It will save your time and effort from searching for blogs manually to build backlinks by leaving comments on.
When you submit your blog to Google, you must also include a Google Sitemap. This specific sitemap is in a XML format and it allows Google robots to crawl your site more easily and efficiently. Meaning, a Google Sitemap will definitely bring more free traffic to your blog. The best of all, it is also recognized by other search engines like MSN, Yahoo, and Ask.
You can use Google XML Sitemaps plugin to add a Google Sitemap to your blog.
For those of you who are interested in search engine optimization, probably you have already heard “onsite” and “offsite” SEO for blogs. You might be confused, that is why I decided to clarify the issue.
Onsite SEO refers to the steps that you can take to optimize the content on your blog to increase your search engine rankings. Onsite SEO is active, and involves factors that are completely in your control to optimize. Inversely , offsite SEO refers to all the other methodologies that don’t involve your own content that you can undertake to enhance your blog’s ranking in the search engines.
You shouldn’t view other bloggers as a threat or competition—in reality, they are your friends. Blogging is about mutually beneficial relationships.The best way to engage with other bloggers is on their blogs. You need to spend your time to read their posts, leave comments, and write posts that link back to them. Here is a good strategy for becoming a more connected blogger:
Research the blogs in your market niche.
Take time to discover the key players.
Analyze their content and try to figure out what their readers like.
Come up with a list of bloggers you intend to target for relationship-building. Start small, just five would be enough to get you going.
Expand your list as time goes by.
Begin leaving comments at your target blogs. Try to make them as relevant as possible. You have to genuinely engage with the issues they raise.
Write posts on your own blog that expand on the topics raised by those on your target list. Link back to their posts.
Continue doing this regularly; soon some of the bloggers you are targeting will notice you. They will begin to comment on your blog and write posts about the issues you are raising.
Keep expanding your list of target blogs and keep working on this strategy for building new relationships.
Good job! You have started to build your blogging business!
Do you have any other strategy for engagement with the blogosphere? Have your say, and please share them with me and my readers.