Category Archives: Tips for Beginners

The Secret to Making Money Online

Is there a secret to making money online?  Is it possible to get rich while making money online?  The answer to both of these questions is a resounding “yes”.  There is a secret to making money online and it is possible to get rich but it unlikely to happen for those who are looking for a way to get rich without working. Regardless of what … Continue reading

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Why Traffic Exchanges Don’t Work

Novice webmasters struggle to build traffic to their websites.  They are lured by scams and schemes promising them enormous amounts of targeted traffic.  One such traffic source that I’ve been seeing promoted more and more lately is traffic exchange services. Let me put this in plain words – traffic exchange services don’t work. Here’s why. Barry WheelerBarry Wheeler is a blogger, novice SEO, geek and … Continue reading

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How to Start Your Own Blog

Blogging has become a very popular hobby within the last 5 years. Websites such as blogspot.com and wordpress.org have provided free space on the Internet for people of all shapes and sizes to put their mind on the web. I want to help you get your blog running and looking good. First you need a good computer–Dell, HP, and Macs all get the job done. … Continue reading

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Post Panda Blogging Realities

Many bloggers are lazy and try to take the easy way out when developing their sites.  They ignore their readers, have little or no focus and are blinded by high paying keywords. In a post-Panda era, these are bloggers that are destined to fail. The success of any blog comes from gaining an understanding about what your readers want.  Knowing how people are finding your … Continue reading

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The Truth About Quality vs. Quantity in Blogging

One of the more popular questions I’ve been receiving lately has centred on posting frequency and how many times a day or week content should be published. What’s more important, quantity or quality? Many bloggers struggle with post frequency and there’s a desire by many to write and publish something new every day.  This is driven primarily by the mantra “Content is King” and the … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Improve Your Bounce Rate

Are you noticing people are coming to your site but leaving after reading just a single page? This is what is referred to a bounce.  Visitors to a site leave without visiting another page on your website.  The more people leaving your site after viewing just one page often alarms novice webmasters. Webmasters typically use this bounce rate metric to measure how well they are … Continue reading

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Why PageRank Doesn’t Matter

Visit any internet marketing forum and you are guaranteed to stumble upon a thread about Google PageRank.  Members will boast they have seen an increase and others will complain theirs have dropped.  Others will wear their PageRank as a badge of honour because it is higher than others commenting on the topic at hand. What is the coveted PageRank value these people are talking about? … Continue reading

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The Secret of Successful Blog Commenting

Last month I wrote an article outlining the value of a blog comment where I indicated relationships built through this practice was the real value. Since then I’ve had several lengthy debates with other bloggers and internet marketers on several forums I’m a member.  It surprised me many still saw value in the links obtained through comments but complained they had a low success rate … Continue reading

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Get Rid of Headlines that Suck Once and For All

Do you think your headlines suck? Laugh as you will but this is a question you as a blogger must answer. Thinks move rapidly in today’s online social networks.  You don’t have to be a genius to recognize how fast things change and how quickly what’s hot one minute disappears off the social radar. Most bloggers concentrate on writing great content because it has been … Continue reading

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Why Would You Use PLR Content?

Making money online is easy right?  You can create a blog, publish some PLR content, do some link building and through passive revenue streams like Google Adsense you become rich. PLR content typically refers to “private label rights” content that can be taken, modified and reused.  It is available for a small price or for free on some content service sites. Many novice bloggers that … Continue reading

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