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Friday, November 30, 2007

Optimize Your Blog

With Entrecard

I can't tell you how many times I've talked to Web and BlogMasters who just can't understand why their beautiful, professionally designed blogs aren't generating any revenue -ESPECIALLY when they have a really hot products on their blogs.

Every times I asked how much traffic they're getting and where it's coming from, they just look at me blankly or shake their heads. Maybe they just don't know how to read their traffic stats... or maybe their old traffic stats just aren't working like it suppose to and the number of their visitors remains stagnate.

The thing is, some softwares or applications to get tons of visitors to your blog would have you believe that all you have to do is create a blog and visitors will come to your blog automatically come swarming in to read your awesome posts, like bees to the hive.

Nah! That won't happen! If you want readers to find you, you have to find THEM first, and let them know that you exist, alive and kicking. That's the ONLY way you gonna get THEM to your blogs!

It's sad however, not so many BlogMasters realize that - and after months, or even years of hard work, they finally throw in the towel, give up and abandon their blogs.

Whenever I read or hear that kind of stories... I got to tell you, it just break my heart.

You know, it didn't have to happen that way. There are so many incredibly effective strategies that any BlogMasters can use to open floodgates and unleash tsunami of blogs traffic.

You invest a lot of time and effort, hoping you can get a large volume of niche-oriented, keyword-based posts listed in search engines You're banking on the fact that countless people will visit your blogs and then click on your AdSense or on any other links that will bring in $$$ to your PayPal's account.

In other words, you need traffic because it provides the best possibility for earning substantial income.

So at the end of the day, after so much bloods, sweats, and tears you hear the sweet musical voice coming from your PC telling you, "You got mails." And when you open up your Inbox, you receive emails from TLA with the header, "Publisher Updates - You have made money from Text Link Ads."

You open up another email, this time from ReviewMe telling you that, "Your review has been approved." Then you see, yet another email. This time it's from PayPal. You click on the link to open it, and it said, Dear My Name, This email confirms that you have received a payment of XXX.00 USD from someone (email address). View the details of this transaction online and blah, blah, blah... You know how the rest goes, if you ever received this kind of email from PayPal ;-)

And how about this one? Click on the image to enlarge it. It's aptly called, AdSense in My Mailbox!

Google AdSense in My MailBox!

Ain't life grand!

Notes: From my experience, I would NEVER received this kind of emails from PPP. Usually they would sit tight on their arse and let your reviews runs and gains free advertisement for at least three long weeks before sending you an email telling you that you've broken one of their ToS or whatever and CANNOT wanna pay you. It's a long story, but I'm gonna tell you about it one of these days. I suggest that you subscribe to this blog full feed RSS so that you won't miss any awesome posts, ever.

You could receive these kind of emails too (but I doubt it will be from PPP). All you have to do is to FIND the right strategies to use... the ones that have proven track records and proven to work. And one of them is by using EntreCard. It’s a networking traffic system that allows you to display your business card web 2.0 style on other blogs as you can see at the top of this blog's sidebar after the Google Search's widget.

Drop your card on Web Directory!

So, how does it works? After signing up, you create your own card. You can upload your own 125 x 125 image or use one of the Entrecard templates. You get 1 credit for every card you drop on someone’s blog. It’s like exchanging business cards. That doesn’t mean your card gets displayed on the spot, it just means you let the blogger knows you’ve been to his/her blog. That is, if you drop your card on their blog.

This is my Internet Business card on EntreCard.

Web Directory's Internet Business card.

To get your card displayed on another bloggers site, you can advertise by “paying” credits on which blog you like your Internet Business card to appear on. The blog owner then approves or rejects your request to advertise. For example, it now cost you 91 credits per day to get your card displayed on John Chow dot com. Yeah, that's right. That John Chow! That price is set by the number of bloggers dropping off their cards at the site per day.

FYI, there are many more famous bloggers listed on EntreCard beside that John Chow. They have John Cow, Shoemoney, Joel Comm and that ArahMan7 just to name a few well known A-listed Blogger ;-)

Today, Friday, November 30th, 2007, my Internet Bussiness Card is up and running on Joan Joyce's I Say. I've bought a place to advertise my Internet Business Card for the price of 2 credits, but the latest news I read you've to pay 8 credits to advertise on her blog. And the beauty of it is that the ads credit system does not cost you anything, you just visit the blogs listed with Entrecard and drop your customized 125 x 125 Internet Business Card in their Entrecard's widget. You can only drop one per day on each blog

I've seen a boost in traffic since I joined two days ago. I know this because most of them are also members on MyBlogLog. So, on MyBlogLog's widget, I see many newcomers. I really not sure whether they're reading anything on my blog, but at least they're dropping in.

The cons about Entrecard are, when the Bloggers especially the new one do the card dropping acts by visiting as many blogs as possible in the shortest possible time in order to collect as many credits and at the same time gaining higher advertising credits on their blog. When they do this card dropping act, I doubt anything was read!

When nothing is read, leaving a comment or two will be non-existent. And I also notice that some Bloggers place their widgets on a very nonstrategic and out of the way places making it impossible to see your card without many scrolling. But the pros are many and it out-weight the cons.

So come on, head over to EntreCard to join up now, and increase traffic to your blog for FREE. Once you sign up and start using Entrecard it all becomes very clear. The main idea is to drive traffic to your blog and at the same time discovering new blogs yourself. I'm seeing and discovering many new blogs that I've never read before.

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20 Responses to "

Optimize Your Blog

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SM Saroni a.k.a smsaroni said...

Thanks, bro, for sharing the info. Look forward to "huge" traffic, like tsunami,lol.

mariam said...

Hi ArahMan

As you know, I'm a Entrecard member too. And while Entrecard has brought me traffic, I wonder how much of that is quality traffic?

I have had a few Entrecard members drop me a comment which I really appreciate.

If blogmasters are serious about building readership, they need to make the most out of this opportunity. After all, this is what dropping your card is about - networking. So many people are just doing it for "advertising" but it can be so much more.

ArahMan7 said...

Thank you Mariam for your comments. I really appreciate your efforts for opening up an account with Blogger just so that you can leave a comment or two to those using Blog*Spot.

As promised, every comments on this blog will be followed and replied, but unfortunately you didn't leave your url. Thus the comments here.

Yes, I really understand your predicament about quality traffic, but I never expected that John Chow or any other A-listed Bloggers to drop in to my blog, let alone to leave a comment!

So, whoever came to my blog regardless their qualities will be very much appreciated. Especially to those who took the trouble to leave a comment or two.

And yes, I totally agree with you, networking can be so much more.

Anyway, thank you again Mariam. Do come back again and leave your url as well.

mariam said...

Hmm, so strange.

Usually, Blogger lets people see my profile. I will need to investigate this.

I am from moneyrelations.com :) You had left a comment for me and I was curious :)

Commenting works wonders ;)

soul_krasty said...

salam..ArahMan7..well actually i just found that speed up thing as i was wandering around the internet..just want to share it..hee..actually saya pn orang malaysia..hehe..boleh je cakap melayu=)

about the entrecard mariam..please look at http://zybron.blogspot.com/2007/11/entrecard-vs-blogrush-and-winner-is.html
this site will make you clear.

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Regina Avalos said...

I just joined Entrecard today. Not sure about it, but I'm willing to give it a shot to see if it ends up working. Thanks for putting your site on my blog. I'll stop by again!

xicom at 11xi85.com said...

Great post! I really enjoy reading your blog so far and I definitely plan on adding it to my Google Reader... you also got a stumble from me.

As far as EntreCard, I just joined this morning and it is really impressing me. I have already had the chance to network with other bloggers (it is in fact how I ended up on your blog) and has brought in a pretty good amount of traffic already.

However, EntreCard is only one of the strategies I am using with my blog. And since you spoke of traffic generating strategies for blogs, I'll go ahead and say that the old days are out where you can just make a great blog... post to it regularly and leave it be. This might work if you are blogging in a niche that is in high demand without a lot of competing sites (very hard to find) but along with great content, I completely agree with you in that it is all about NETWORKING with other bloggers.

I have been applying the various strategies I use with my blog that just launched yesterday (only blog I have out there, I have no other websites with good PR that are helping me out) and as of right now (looking at my stats) I have had 100 unique visitors on my blog.

Now, I'm sure many established bloggers would cry over that figure (in disgust), but remember this is only the second day my blog has been in operation. All of my techniques are honest and genuine and I don't use any blackhat methods to generate traffic. All of the traffic is great quality and for the most part it has been a result of good networking mixed in with decent content.

If you, or anyone for that matter, are interested in my strategy I use for getting my blog "out there", feel free to send me an email at jb@11xi85.com and I'll be happy to share as long as you agree to network with me a little.

Once again great post you should be seeing me back here soon!

Beth said...

The strategy is to build relationships with other bloggers-we can join as many social networking sites as we want, but unless we comment and become active the "traffic" is useless other than for statistics. This is the main issue with EntreCard. Although I've received a fair amount of visitors, most have been "drive by card droppings." Do bloggers still not understand that in order to be truly successful one must step out of his/her niche and explore? I do and I'm glad I've taken the time. I've found a lot of blogs I would never have known about.-Such as this one :)
Beth
http://afrogtokiss.net

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soul_krasty said...

okay..ape hal pn selamat berblog ye...senang masuk la blog saya lagi..saya amat mengalu2kan..hehe..soul_krasty nick dlm internet je..nama btol azuwan..salam.

nukemdomis said...

Arahman7,

I've been a member of Entrecard for like 2 days now. Looking forward to seeing some positive results for time spent.

I will say that I've already found a few blogs that I enjoyed visiting from using Entrecard.

Austin

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