Of Monetizing Blogs, Text Links Ads, Peel-Away Ads and Hover Ads – Part 2

In part 1, we saw the introductory basics to blogging. In this part we shall look at content creation and search engine optimization. It cannot be over emphasized, content is king. Repeat, content is king. I know customer is king, but on your blog you are writing for people. So no worries, customer is king. Freshly baked bread. Freshly pressed dress shirt. Freshly laundered sheets. Fresh fruits. Fresh morning dew. Freshly dug earth …. are you following my drift? Now add fresh content. This is what keeps readers glued and the search engines happy. After you have constant stream of fresh content, keep the readers happy, and things begin to be good for you.

The task of keeping your blog freshly updated can actually be a full time job. Depending on why you blog, this time management shall  be left to your designs. There are clever software that can purport to write human readable content, but at best they sound like a blogger with broken English. Is his good enough to stuff your blog with machine-generated content? Your readers will decided with their clicks. The dark side of blogging, a.k.a MFA (Made for AdSense) blogs is the home of such trash.

There are also emerging ghost bloggers who will happily write content for your blog, and you keep the readers happy. Its also an option, but be careful with some of the content they generate, since they turn to the auto-generators and spew out junk, and since you paid upfront, well you get the picture. And then again, you also ghost blog for others, and make some money on the side. Go to elance.com for professional services.

Another source of conent is guest blogs. You simply invite other bloggers to post on your blog, and of course they also invite you to do the same on theirs. These creates link backs which we shall tackle in the nitty-gritty of SEO later.

2 comments so far

  1. Dan Waldron on


    I’m just getting started with my new blog. Would you want to exchange links on our blog-rolls?

    BTW – I’m up to about 100 visitors per day.

  2. mrkarugi on

    Hi Dan,

    Great idea! Been to your site, blog roll me.

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