Building niche blogs is all the rage these days.
Seems everyone is blogging nowadays but what do you want your site to say?
Or are you looking to build a niche site with a blog for business or some part time income?
No matter, this web design tutorial about creating blogs will give you some great ideas for getting started the right way.
How to Build a Niche Blog & Make It Work – Setting Up a Niche Website
The basic strategy is very simple. Find a niche market that isn’t over saturated. Develop a list of related keywords people are searching on.
Then write an article optimized for each one of your keywords. Once you have your articles, upload them to your site. Monitize your site with affiliate links and Ads
For this kind of niche site to be effective and make money, it is imperative that you get free traffic, and a lot of it. And that’s exactly where a blog can be your best friend.
What Exactly is a Blog?
At its very simplest, a blog is just a structure. It’s the bones of a web site. A blog is a simple way to publish and display your content online. Most of us think of blogs as a chronicle of news events, or commentary on news and items of interest. Or personal diaries.
Few people stop to think that you can build any kind of website with a blog. In reality, a blog can be used very effectively to build a niche site.
The fact of the matter is, a blog is the easiest way to publish your niche site content. But the biggest reason to use a blog is that it can drive traffic to your site a lot faster than a statically-built site. A niche site built with a blog is a very powerful strategy.
Create a Blog with a Niche
First, choose your niche and research your keywords. Write your first article based on one of those keywords, just as you would when building a regular site. Then set up your blog and publish that article. Your niche site is now live.
To make your site structure the most effective, be sure to choose a blog that allows the use of Categories, such as Word Press or Moveable Type.
Use your 10 most important keywords as the name of your Categories. Then file all your secondary keyword articles under those Categories.
Why is this so important? If you keep building your site with keyword-rich articles, eventually you could have hundreds of pages. Each of those pages will have a link to your 10 Categories.
And each of those links will use the anchor text of your most important keywords.
As a result of all those internal keyword-rich links, your site will end up ranking very well in the search engines for your Category names.
How to Get People to Read Your New Blog
Now it’s time to set up your traffic strategy. This is where a blog can really shine. There are many special RSS/blog directories that are hungry for feeds.
By submitting your new blog to these directories, you can start getting traffic almost immediately.
Quite often these feeds will result in a lot more traffic than all the major search engines combined. This is why it makes so much sense to build your niche site as a blog. You can have twice the traffic, and get it much faster than with a static site.
Every time you add a post, you can alert the RSS/blog directories by “pinging” them. There is a wonderful site at www.pingomatic.com that makes this very easy.
You just have to type in your blog URL and Pingomatic will send your ping to Yahoo and about 15 other large directories. That will bring the spiders back to your site almost immediately!
Keep Your Niche Blog Updated
During the first month, I would suggest that you write and add a new article every day. Blogs that are frequently updated get the most traffic. And you’ll find that the major search engines will spider your site every day.
At the end of a month, you’ll have a 30-article niche site that is already getting a lot of traffic. If you’ve monetized your site with Adsense and related affiliate programs, you should also be making money already.
Once you’ve started building your niche sites with a blog, you’ll never go back to doing it the old way again!
About the Author
For more tips and ideas on how to make money blogging, be sure to visit my “Why Marketers Should Blog” weblog at (what else) WhyMarketersShouldBlog.com – Linda J Bruton
How to Succeed with a Niche Blog
To succeed at blogging for profit, the main thing that you will need is a large readership. The higher your traffic, the more advertisers will agree to pay you. However, cultivating the regular visitors that you will need in order to make a profit isn’t easy.
Niche Blogs and Marketing
As more and more blogs appear each day, having a great idea or a wonderful writing style is no longer enough to get attention in your niche area. You need to be able to market your blog effectively.
Too many bloggers spend all of their time writing posts and almost no time marketing their project.
To be certain, updating as often as you can is a great way to keep your blog high on blogrolls and high in blog search engines like Technorati, and once your readers know that you update frequently they will return to your site on a regular basis.
However, it does not matter how often you update if nobody is reading your page, so don’t skimp on the time that you spend drawing visitors to your site.
To make your dreams of niche blogging a reality, try decreasing your number of posts and using some of that time to draw new visitors by setting up link exchanges with other bloggers, making contacts in the blog community, and following other established modes of winning traffic.
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