Marketing and Money

  • Creating a Google Toolbar Button for Your Blog » Creating a custom button for your blog to be used on the Google Toolbar is a great way to promote your blog. Once installed, the button can act as a graphical bookmark to your site. You and your readers can search your site using the search bar in the Google...
  • How Do People Find Your Blog? » This article is part of a series of posts on How to Build Blog Traffic (see Intro). If our goal is to increase our blog traffic, the primary question we need to ask ourselves is, how do people get to our blogs in the first place? Understanding how people...
  • How to Build Blog Traffic - Community » This article is part of a series of posts on How to Build Blog Traffic (see Intro). When I first started blogging in 2003, I viewed the exercise mostly as a way to express myself. I didn't know what a "blogroll" was, nor did I care that much when...
  • How to Build Blog Traffic - Content » This article is part of a series of posts on How to Build Blog Traffic (see Intro). Everyone knows that if you want a successful blog you have to start with great content. But what does it mean to have great content? Your friends and family will read your blog...
  • How to Build Blog Traffic - Intro » You spend hours, days, weeks, months writing, photographing, uploading, editing your blog. At the end of the day you hope that someone (or more than a few someones) takes the time to read it. One would think that it is pretty obvious the steps one must take to build...
  • Is Someone Stealing Your Content? The DMCA Is Your Friend » Everyone loves full text RSS feeds; they make reading blogs so much more convenient. The downside for the creator of the feed is that RSS makes it incredibly easy for anyone to pull content from a feed and publish it on a website, without the explicit permission of the content...
  • Amazon Web Services » Updated March 9, 2007 The Amazon Associates program allows you to receive a sales commission from the sale of Amazon products that you promote on your website. The easiest way to take advantage of the Amazon Associates program is to use Amazon's Build Links feature to build some simple links...
  • Optimizing Your Blog for Search Engines » If you are interested in driving more traffic to your blog, the first thing you should do is create useful, compelling content. The next thing you should do is make sure that content is easily found in search results from search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN. Movable Type does...
  • Google Adsense Placement After First Post » Google has some useful tips on how to optimize the use of Google Adsense on one's web pages. No surprise - the hottest "hot spot" for the best click-through returns lies right in the middle of your content. How does one place a Google Adsense ad (or any other ad,...
  • My Yahoo and RSS » Yahoo allows people to easily add RSS newsfeeds into their user-customized My Yahoo portal pages. For publishers of RSS feeds, like almost every Typepad and Movable Type user, this means that you can easily let your readers add your feed to their My Yahoo page by simply clicking on a...
  • How to Make Money with Your Blog » This article was written several years ago. There are no plans to update it. A great site to read if you are interested in making money with your blog is Darren Rowse's ProBlogger.net. ~Elise March 1, 2007 If you are putting hours into writing content for your blog, you may...