Ok ladies, I need help! I need all of you fabulous bloggers to tell me what I am doing wrong with my site. I've been blogging for a year or so, and have had my blog monetized with Add Sence and other various advertisers for about 6 months. I have not made a single penny!! I'm quite frustrated. I feel that I have done what I can to get my blog out there and noticed but obviously I'm doing something wrong. Maybe I just suck, LOL! Anyway, I would appreciate any honest feedback or advise any of you can offer. I'm a stay at home mom and I'm really desperate to find a way to earn some income from home. Thanks soooooooo much!
I would love to help you with some of your monetizing woes. I have a few things that I would like to suggest to you. I actually wrote and article about how to get more traffic (traffic equals more page view which equals more money from ads). I am going to just go ahead and copy that article here and suggest a few more things that I think will help you monetize your site.
Here are my personal suggestions after visiting your blog (just so you know I am following you now because we can all use more followers). So I went to your page and I viewed your meta tags ( I won't get into the gibberish of that) but I noticed that your page has some very generic keywords that aren't optimized to their fullest potential. I am going to suggest that you use the Keyword Tool that Google Adwords offers free of charge to get better keywords to ensure that you get the best results from search engines. If you need any help with this I am more then happy to be of assistance just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep reading for my suggestions on driving more traffic to your site and really improving your Alexa rating because currently you are at around 8 million you want to be at about 300,000 and lower.
I also have a few more suggestion for you if you would like them just let me know. Also stop by my blog at The Mommy Chronicles
If you are looking for a way to get some traffic to your site I have few recommendations:
EntreCard- This is a lot like a business card for bloggers. It is divided up in categories so that you can target other bloggers in your specific niche. You install a small widget on your blog and when other members of entrecard stop by they drop on your widget. You can drop up to 300 times a day and for the most part if you drop they will follow. It offers a nice boost in traffic.
Adgitize- This program offers 2 things they offer advertising for about $14 a month and they offer to have you as a publisher put their ads up on your blog. As a publisher you get points everytime your page loads, these points translate into dollars. You also gain points from clicking on other people ads ( which are just other blogs). As an advertiser you also get points that translate into money. In the first month you make your $14 dollars back basically making you all profit and increasing your presence in the blogger community. Digg- This has to be my all time favorite and has gotten me the most traffic ever. After you register on Digg you can go in an comment on their top stories. Within your comment link back to your blog or one of your post and as people read your comment they will more then likely click on your link and check out your blog. If you have entertaining content that pulls them in you may just hook so new readers and followers.
Here is my story I started my blog under a month ago and I already have over 1900 Yahoo backlinks and an Alexa rating of 377,129 and 20,000+ page views. I went full blast into promotions I felt that it was necessary to sell my blog like I was selling a part of me. My blog is an extension of myself and so I treated it as such. If you were a model and had to sell yourself to a client how would you go about it, you would build yourself up and that is the same thing you want to do with your blog. It all about promoting your blog and writing the content that will keep them coming back for more.
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