Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - September 29th

Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday
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Welcome to my Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop. The rules are simple.

Use Internal Links to Improve Google Ranking

As bloggers, we are constantly searching for ways to improve our Google ranking.  This is a 1 to 10 rank that Google assigns websites based on several factors. One of those factors is the number of links to pages within your site or blog.

Ask Blogging Hints

For the next week, Blogging Hints wants to know what fellow bloggers would like to learn more about.  So if you want to know about topics such as ways to increase blog traffic, how to create a blog template, how to get free advertising, or anything else just enter a suggestion or a question into the linky.  Topics will be randomly selected daily and featured on Blogging Hints.  The linky will run through October 5th so go ahead and start posting your suggestions today.

How to Create a Facebook Widget

Creating a Facebook page for your blog is a great way to utilize social media marketing to increase blog traffic.  A Facebook page is a great way to keep fans and followers updated on recent posts and to attract new readers.  

Monday, September 27, 2010

Provide RSS Feeds and Email Updates

Providing RSS feeds and email updates keeps readers abreast of recent content.  Feedburner makes creating RSS feeds and email update links easy. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

One Lovely Blog Award

I would like to thank I Am All a Twitter About Life and Living like the Kings for giving me this blog award.  It really means a lot to me. 

Frequency of Blog Posts

Regularly posting to your blog shows that your blog is being actively maintained and that new content is being added on a regular basis. Additionally, continually adding new content will ensure that the search engine spiders return frequently to crawl and index your siteIn the article, "Does Blog Post Frequency Affect Traffic?" Max Miroff explains that more posts lead to more indexed pages which in turn equals more search engine visitors and more page views.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

How to Write Blog Articles to Keep Readers Coming Back

It's no secret that the best way to increase blog traffic is by providing interesting content.  In the article "The 5 C's of Blogging (What I've Learned Over 6 Years at ProBlogger", Darren Rowse explains the importance of useful blog content.  Rowse states,  "As I’ve said many times on ProBlogger over the years, if it’s not enhancing someone’s life in some way, the chances are, they’re not going to come back again."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - September 22nd

Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday

Welcome to my Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop. The rules are simple.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Future Looks Bright for Mom Bloggers

Jennifer James' latest article, "Why Top Mom Bloggers Have Greater Earning Power" discusses how mom bloggers are leaving their marks on the blogging community.  I just read a recent study that showed that Mom bloggers are filling a niche and filling it well.  In fact, Mom bloggers are expected to see earnings growth within the next few years.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Improve your Google Rating with Code Links

Whether through blog hops or just visiting a blog you enjoy, you are undoubtedly leaving a comment to a post and including your URL to your blog for a hopeful follow back.  The next time you leave a comment, embed your URL within the comment.  Doing so will increase your backlinks (links from other sites to your site) which will in turn increase your Google rating and result in a higher position within search engines. 

< a href="http://www.your-blog-url.html/">Your Blog Title< /a>


Blogging Hints Has a New Look

Blogging Hints has undergone a face lift.  Same content just a cleaner, sleeker look.  Please pardon our dust while last minute adjustments are made.

Using Meta Tags to Improve SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a method of improving your blog or websites visibility in search engines.  There are several ways to enhance SEO of your blog including keyword density in your posts and adding keywords in the title.  However, using meta tags within your HTML is another way to improve SEO for your blog.  Meta tags are placed within the HTML code following the tag.  Meta tags include your blog description, keywords and author information. Here is an example of what the HTML will look like with the meta tags.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Top 3 Ways to Make Money with Your Blog

Some people blog as a hobby or just for the fun it while others hope to be able to make a some money and possibly a profit. Creating a blog that creates a cash flow requires a lot of work, patience and luck.  There are a myriad of opportunities floating around on the Internet to make money with your blog.  I'm going to list the top 3 ways that I have had good results with.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - September 15th

Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday

Welcome to my Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop. The rules are simple. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Where to Get Photographs for Your Blog

Photographs add professionalism and attractiveness to your blog and website.  Just like the Kodak slogan states, "A picture is worth a 1000 words" is definitely true for websites and blogs. Although finding just the right picture to drive your message home isn't always that easy.   

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Advertise with Entrecard

Entrecard is a free banner network which allows you to promote your website or blog on over 40,000 websites.  Entrecard is a useful way to network your website and increase traffic. Entrecard uses a credit system in which you earn credits when you visit other blogs within the network and click "drop" on their Entrecard currently advertised ad.  you can earn credits by dropping on other blogs  and when others "drop" on your site.  Credits are then used to create ads.  You then choose which website you want to place your ad.  Websites have different ad credit costs based on their Technorati and Google ratings.  

Affordable Advertising and Publishing for Bloggers with Adgitize

Adgitize your web site.Adgitize is site in which bloggers can place pay per click ads on their blogs as well as sign up to advertise their blog.  Advertising costs $14 per month and is payable through Paypal. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

I just Signed up with We Use Coupons

WeUseCoupons.com  is a free website which allows users to learn how to use coupons, find deals, get savings questions answered and search for coupons.  Their affiliate program is free to join but requires that you have a blog with preferably a frugal outlook.  If you have Mom blog and love coupons you are also welcome.  Bloggers receive 0.03 cents per click plus there is a $3.00 sign on bonus.  Commission payments are sent once a month once you have reached the $35/month minimum balance.

Visit WeUseCoupons.com to learn more about partnering with them.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - September 8th

Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday

Welcome to my Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop. The rules are simple. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

I just Joined MyLikes

I just signed up with MyLikes.  MyLikes is a site in which you can earn money by posting or tweeting about products or services.  You earn money by posting to Twitter and Facebook and when someone clicks on the posted link. 

When you sign up, you can choose up to three categories that best fits your blog. Right now, MyLikes is having a contest in which you can earn a referral bonus if you refer others to MyLikes.  Read more about monetizing your blog and the referral program at  MyLikes

GoDaddy.com Review

GoDaddy.com Hosting just $1.99/mo! 120x60  Many of you have probably heard of GoDaddy.com and know that they offer domain name registration and web hosting.  In fact, my website Busy Mom's Tips is hosted on GoDaddy.com.  I've been very happy with GoDaddy because My site has never had an issue with being down. 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Feature Article and 1 Month Free Advertising Contest Winner

 Congratulations to Bizee Mama winner of the 
Feature Article and 1 Month of Free Advertising

Let's get to know Bizee Mama...

  1. How long have you been blogging? 

    I've been blogging since last Fall around November of 2009

  2. Tell us a little about yourself. 

    I am a busy Mother of 6 Amazing, Beautiful, Healthy Children. I like to say I am a SHE: Stay @ Home Executive because just because your not sitting in an office does not mean you don't work!  Our job is never done!  I also am an Admin for my husband's business! I love anything that has to do with Beauty and taking care of ourselves... now that I've reached the '40 & Fabulous' Club -- I'd like to hope.  I'm all about being proactive not reactive in taking care of myself. Of course I love any topic relative to children, motherhood & raising a Family!

  3. What is the focus of your blog?

    As a Bizee Mother I want share what I know and what I am learning about taking care of ourselves as woman and anything I can share about children & family that would offer some insight to someone reading my blog!

  4. What is the most important thing you've learned from blogging? 

    I've learned more about myself.  Being able to share about personal subjects/topics.  Also, that the blogging community is awesome! There is still SO much to learn. 

  5. Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I'm hoping to be able to share more reviews and giveaways in the near future.


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