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Blogging by CybermediaMarketing.com by Mind Map: Blogging
by CybermediaMarketing.com
4.8 stars - 4 reviews range from 0 to 5

Blogging by CybermediaMarketing.com

Blog vs Website

Content in Chronological Order

Creates a Journal

Easy to add new content

Anyone can be a publisher now

Frequently updated content

Keeps readers (and spiders) coming back

2 Way conversation (comments)

Helps build trust

Goals

Provide Value

Establish credibility

Become an Authority

Get your customers to trust and value your opinion

Drive Traffic to your "Money" Site

Content

Decide what you want your niche topic to be

Passion or Profit?

Do you know enough about the topic to write about it several times a week?

Topic Brainstorming, Hobbies, Passions, Things you do for work, Places you've been or things you've done (or want to visit or do), Things you know about or want to learn about, Entertainment (Music, Movies, Books, TV, Celebrity's), News, Politics, Current Events, Weird Stories, Technology: News/Trends, Tutorials, Reviews, Business: Marketing, Management, Strategy, Automation, Outsourcing, Finance/Investing, News/Trends, Magazine Racks, SubNiche Popular Topics, Automotive: 4 Wheel Drive Trucks, Cooking : Cuban Food, Electronics: Home Theater Equipment

Don't just write about your product or service. Write about topics that matter to your audience - make it valuable.

Snowboard Manufacturer, Resort Reviews, Finding Deals on Lift Tickets, How To's

Realtor, Things to do in the area, Companies that are hiring, Traffic warnings

Avoid controversial topics on a business blog... Politics, religion, abortion, gun laws, race

Mention Authority Blogs/People in your market. They have searches setup to notify them when someone writes about them or their company

Types of Posts

How To Article/Tutorial

Subject Overview (usually in a multi-part series)

Top X List

Resource List

Opinion, Theory, Observation or Argument, Original, Response to someone else's post

Link bait, Anything truly useful that lots of people would want to link to. Look at top Digg posts for examples, Free Software, Free Reports, Free Audio/Video, Free Graphics

Best Practices

Minimum of 2 Posts a week, Schedule posts to publish in the future

Min 250 word posts

Allow and Invite comments

Original content only

Use Pictures, Audio, Video, Transcribe Audio and Video also with time markers

Change Permalink Structure to /%postname%/

Commenting

Find the quality, reputable, authority blogs on your topic at Technorati.com and blogsearch.google.com

Use advanced search to narrow results

Use bloglines to monitor daily posts

Add comments frequently (at least every other day) to related blogs.

Thoughtful

Relevant

Smart

Witty

Educated

Interesting

Valuable

Just like interrupting a conversation at a party

Include 1 keyword rich link to your blog/website in signature

Use real e-mail address in case blog owner wants to contact you. Never know what could come of it

Platforms

Wordpress.com

Host it yourself...

Blogger.com

LiveJournal.com

TypePad.com

Windows Live Spaces - http://home.services.spaces.live.com/

Vox.com

Themes

http://themes.wordpress.net

http://www.templatesbrowser.com/wordpress-themes/

http://www.templatemonster.com/category/wordpress-themes/

http://www.wpthemesfree.com/

Plugins

Akismet

All In One SEO Pack - http://wp.uberdose.com/2007/03/24/all-in-one-seo-pack/

Adsense Deluxe - http://www.acmetech.com/blog/2005/07/26/adsense-deluxe-wordpress-plugin/

Wordpress Backup - http://www.ilfilosofo.com/blog/wp-db-backup

WP Cache - http://mnm.uib.es/gallir/wp-cache-2/

Sitemap Generator - http://www.arnebrachhold.de/2005/06/05/google-sitemaps-generator-v2-final?utm_source=wp-wm&utm_medium=install&utm_content=plugin-home

Related Posts - http://www.w-a-s-a-b-i.com/archives/2006/02/02/wordpress-related-entries-20/

Ultimate Tag Warrior - http://www.neato.co.nz/ultimate-tag-warrior/

Sociable - http://push.cx/sociable

MyBlogLog.com

CForms - http://www.deliciousdays.com/cforms-plugin

NextGEN Gallery - http://alexrabe.boelinger.com/wordpress-plugins/nextgen-gallery/

PodPress - http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress/

WP-Polls - http://lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming.php

Embedded Video - http://www.jovelstefan.de/embedded-video/#english

Monetization

Paypal - Donation buttons

Build an e-mail list

CPC Ads

Google Adsense

Yahoo Publisher Network

Chitika.com

AzoogleAds.com

Bidvertiser

Text Links

Kontera.com

Text-Link-Ads.com

Linkadage.com

AdBrite.com

Pay for Post

Payperpost.com

ReviewMe.com

BlogBurst.com

CPA/Affiliate

Pick Subscription Programs when possible

CJ.com

Linkshare.com

Clickbank.com

Performics.com

Hydranetwork.com

Amazon

eBay

PayDotCom

Sponsorship

Create an "Advertise Here" page

Charge monthly instead of by impressions or clicks.

Set them up on autopay

Charge a premium and limit availability

Promotion

Make sure you have enough good content before promoting - At least 10 articles

Online

Other Blogs, Build a network of peers - start with people in same league, not the A-list, Link to them, E-mail the author, Interview the Author

Forums

Social Networks, LinkedIn, FaceBook, MySpace, MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog

Social Bookmarking, Digg, Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, Reddit

Syndication, PingOMatic.com, FeedBurner, PRWeb, Articles, Scribd, Squidoo, HubPages, ezineArticles, goArticles, iSnare, eHow, FindArticles, ArticleAlley

Paid Advertising, PPC, Banners, Text Link Ads

Content, eBooks, Audio/Podcast/TeleSeminars, Webinars/Videos/Screencasts, eZines/Newsletters, Wikis, Software/Tools

Offline

Business Cards

Flyers

Weekly Papers

Bulletin Boards

Newspaper, Radio, TV, Billboard

Word of Mouth

Public Speaking