September 2, 2014

Is Self Submission Really that Bad?

Earlier today I read a new post at SEO 2.0 called 7 Ways Self Submission Hurts Yourself on Social Media. First of all, if you're not already familiar with Tad's blog I highly recommend that you get acquainted with it. Tad has a very unique approach to SEO and social media blogging and his posts are entertaining and insightful (observant readers may notice the link to SEO 2.0 in my friends list). Read More »

23 Affiliate Networks for Monetizing Your Website

Many bloggers, myself included, focus on monetizing the blog through ad sales and affiliate programs are sometimes overlooked. While the top earning bloggers (like Darren Rowse and John Chow) rake in plenty of money each month with affiliate programs, most of the rest of us tend to forget about affiliate marketing once we have enough demand to sell ads. Recently I've done a little bit of research to look for some possibilities with affiliate marketing and I thought I'd share some of the networks that I've found. Affiliate networks are great for helping you to stay organized and for keeping your income in a few spots rather than having ten different programs with a $5 balance waiting to reach the minimum threshold for a check. Read More »

Opportunities for Established Blogs: Motivation to Grow Your Blog

A very high percentage of people who start blogs in hopes of making money will wind up being disappointed with their results. While it's possible to do very well financially with a blog, it's not the easiest way to make money like a lot of people think it is. Building a successful and profitable blog takes a lot of work, consistency and patience. However, if you're able to build an established blog it will open up a number of other possibilities besides just selling banner ads. Read More »

Niche Social Media Sites and Voting Buttons: A Powerful Combination

Social media voting buttons are commonly found on blogs, especially buttons for sites like Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and recently for Yahoo Buzz. While these buttons can help to increase the number of votes with these sites, and number of visitors as a result, the effectiveness of voting buttons from niche social media sites is generally underappreciated. Read More »

13 Marketplaces for Buying and Selling Websites

Buying and selling websites has become a big business. Some bloggers and website owners build their site with the intentions of selling at some point, and others decide to sell because their priorities change or because they can get a considerable amount of money for their site. Whatever your situation, if you are looking to buy or sell a website ... Read More »

12 Elements Involved in Gaining New Subscribers

One of the primary goals of almost every blogger is to gain subscribers, and as a result to grow the readership of the blog. Building a large following of subscribers can be harder than it may seem at first, and it requires focus and a plan to get there. Read More »

7 Reasons StumbleUpon is a New Blogger’s Best Friend

New bloggers have a lot of resources at their disposal and they have a need to determine which ones are worth their time and which ones aren't. Many new bloggers get caught up in spending their time on activities that they think will be productive only to find later that they've been wasting their time. StumbleUpon is one of the best resources available for new bloggers for both finding new content in their areas of interest and for promoting their new blog and getting the exposure that they need. Let's take a look at 7 specific reasons that StumbleUpon is a great resource for new bloggers. Read More »

Case Study: The Launch of a New Blog

Towards the end of July I launched my third blog, DesignM.ag. My goal with DesignM.ag is to build on the things that I have learned through Vandelay Design and to develop a site that will become an excellent resource for the web design community. I thought it may be helpful for some readers of Traffikd to learn more about the process I took with the launch, and to share some things that worked well and some things that could have been improved. Hopefully this will give you some insight and will be an aid for you in your next blog launch. Read More »