Technorati reports that 30,000 – 40,000 new blogs are being created each day. According to David Sifry, part of the growth of new blogs created each day is due to an increase in spam blogs.
But what does make a difference is how often you blog. Search engines do take that into account. Frequency of publishing helps increase your ranking and also raises the amount of traffic you get. One of the most important aspects of having a successful blog is simply doing it…!
A plan for your blog that incorporates elements of getting new traffic and retaining old traffic, that encourages commenting, allows you to show off your expertise, promotes only high quality products that convert well, increases your rank in the search engines, and makes your blog… well… the best darn blog in town that everyone wants to visit.
Besides this, they are a fantastic tool to deliver indescribable content. Being in the right place at the right time blogging for fun can make your vblog take off. Or if you like to blog about sporting events, a vblog can enable you to capture the action and deliver it to your fans, not just describe it in too-pale words.
If your visitors don’t feel like they are getting a personality vibe from you, they are often less likely to buy. Vibe = buy. Remember that, and that blogs make it easy for you to vibe.
Guest Amazing new content is a solid “White hat link building strategy.” When your guest post gets published, you build backlinks to your blog and this will boost your pagerank over time. A backlink from a quality article published on a reputable blog is measured as a vote of credibility. With the recent clampdown on “Private blog networks,” guest blogging will only wax stronger and it’s one of the link building strategies that have stood the test of time.
As always, if your blog is out there on the internet, you will need to be aware of who is reading it. Be prepared for disagreement amongst your readers and certainly be prepared for comments of a disagreeable nature. This is inevitable if you are posting publicly.
Beware of “Web Optimization Specialists” who promise to make your site number one in Google instantly. Unfortunately, the gorilla methods they employ usually violate search engine rules and can lead to you getting banned. And that is not good.