Snatch Traffic Out of Thin Air
Do you have a blog? If you're an Internet Marketer, and you don't have one, why not? Is it because you're afraid that you can't write? Is it because you're afraid you don't know how to set up a blog? Is it because you don't think you have time for a blog? Well, you're wrong on all three counts. You're wrong!
List building requires traffic. You need people to see your squeeze page, if you want them to join your list. Blogs will help with that because the search engines love them. They're mainly text, so search engine spiders can view them easily, rather than having to navigate around complicated java scripts, flash, or too many images. They just breeze right through. If you post every day, you'll soon rank high. Stick to a theme in your blog. So, if you're writing about dogs, don't go off on a tangent and write about the basketball game last night. Stick to dogs, include words that are germane to dogs in each post, and you'll gain ranking. On of my blogs came out a PR5 within just a few months! If you don't understand the significance, let me explain.
Google ranks web pages (not sites, pages) from 0 to 10, with PR10 being the highest. Even Google's own front door only has a PR8, so a PR10 is pretty hard to get. A PR5 site will show up higher in the results pages than a PR1, for instance, so it will get more traffic. The goal is to be on one of the first three pages. However, page one for the search term is still the most desired, with the #1 spot on the first page being the best of all. It gets the most traffic.
But let's address your worries:
You're afraid you can't write.
Hogwash. Anyone can write, if they put their mind to it, and you can, too. If you need to study a bit first, there are lots of great home study courses out there. But one and study it. Then, take one hour a day and just sit in front of your computer screen, staring at a blank page, if you have to. Eventually, your mind will come around to writing, even if it's only planning something for the first couple of days. Train your mind to sit and write at a certain time of day, every day, and you'll see results.
You can also find interesting tidbit on the web, and put excerpts from this stuff on your blog, too. Just be sure you aren't plagiarizing. If you want to post more than 10% of the total words in the work, then, get permission from the author first. Or use an article from one of the directories, like Ezine Articles, iSnare, or GoArticles.com. Use the work in its entirety, including the author's resource box or bio box. Then add a paragraph of introduction to the piece and a closing paragraph and "wrap" the article with your own words.
But if you just are dead set against writing or you feel that you don't have the time it takes, hire someone. You can find people on places like Elance.com and Craigslist.com who will do the writing for you. These are "ghostwriters," who not only sell you the article, but they sell you all rights with it, as well. That means you can put your name in the byline, you can change the article as you see fit. You can sell it and keep the money. If you have the ability to pay, ghostwriting might be your solution.
You can't set up a blog:
Not many people do! But it's not a problem. If you are hosting on a cPanel server, WordPress can be installed easily by a great installer program called Fantastico. Just go into your cPanel account, and click Fantastico. Then, a whole bunch of options will probably come up. One of them will be "install WordPress blog," or something like that. You fill in a few blanks, and voila! You have your own blog. Editing the templates are another issue, and that may be a bit tricky for you, if you're not familiar with HTML.
If you don't know HTML, no worries. You can hire a programmer at places like RentaCoder.com. Tell them what you want and what you're willing to pay and you'll find someone to do the heavy lifting for you.
You think you don't have the time:
Right. Well, that's just dumb thinking. You NEED to MAKE time. Blogs are great for traffic, but they're also great for search engine optimization (SEO) when you link back to your main site. This one-way link helps your main site's page rank and standing in the results pages, too. Also join some Web 2.0 sites, like SpicyPage.com, Technorati.com, and MyBlogLog.com and gain tons of traffic to your squeeze page via your blog that way, too.
Remember, people have to find your squeeze page to make use of it. You need to take action to see that your site gets noticed, and blogs are a great way to do that. Get your blog rolling and you'll see increased traffic, as soon as overnight.
Tellman Knudson is CEO of OvercomeEverything, Inc. and knows how to build massive traffic. He gets results! If you'd like to learn more ways to increase website traffic to your site, visit MyFirstTraffic.com at http://traffic.overcomeeverything.com
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