Posted by Mert Erkal on May 25, 2009 in Blog | 2 comments
What makes a good blog? Is that all about the number of readers? Daily unique visitors? Google PageRank, Alexa or Technorati ranking? What is the most important thing for having a good blog?Is it theme?
After 3 years of blogging, I found the answer: a blog written on a specific topic that is helping the writer lead a group of likeminded people. Building a community, and leading them. Google PageRank, RSS counts, Alexa, Technorati can always be improved.
As a person if you can not build and lead a community, chances are you will never ever become a good blogger, and have a good blog.
So if you have a blog or about to launch a new blog, before everything, just think about how you can lead your readers on that specific topic? Try to gather a group of people around your blog who are sharing the same purpose. Why should they follow you?
Discover the hero within, and become a thought leader on your topic. Put targets for your community, empower your followers. Act like a big enterprise with your followers. The small is the new big today. That’s the secret formula…
Posted by Mert Erkal on Apr 18, 2009 in Blog | 7 comments
Every single day bloggers are fighting for one holly goal: “attract potential readers“. How about providing more content to your potential readers so that they spend more time on your blog?
Posted by Mert Erkal on Apr 15, 2009 in Blog | 10 comments
Yesterday a lot of readers asked me the same question:”Why all of a sudden have you changed your blog’s theme?”.
Well, it wasn’t an easy decision. Because I really liked the previous theme. However SEO-wise it was terrible. The HTML codes of the previous theme wasn’t fully compatible with W3C standards.
Posted by Mert Erkal on Dec 15, 2008 in Blog | 6 comments
Right after your designer delivered your fancy looking new custom blog design, you expected a surge in your blog’s traffic, but nothing happened? Even if you have the best blog design ever, you need to promote it effectively to increase incoming traffic. The easiest way to promote a new custom blog design is to send it to CSS Galleries. They will bring good traffic and one-way backlinks to your blog.
Posted by Mert Erkal on Dec 14, 2008 in Blog | 11 comments
Having a custom blog design is a dream for many bloggers. You have to pay prices ranging from $300 to $3000 to have a good custom blog design. You need to verify whether your custom blog design meets some basic requirements before paying the full amount. I prepared a checklist for your easy guidance. Go over this checklist and don’t let your designer fool you.
Posted by Mert Erkal on Nov 28, 2008 in Blog | 3 comments
Create your blog
Blog Master Joda Yaro Starak has done a great job again, and is about to launch the Become a Blogger mentoring program for both beginner and intermediate level bloggers. As an introduction of the program, he released free video tutorials in conjunction with his partner Gideon Shalwick. You may find below the links to these free tutorial videos. I strongly suggest you to join their early notification list by clicking here Become a Blogger. Their free report will be available by December 1.