Archive for December 2013
There are many things a blogger should know in his blog, it may be associated with websites such as WordPress and Blogger, in order to understand how your blogging software works. For example, Archives, Feeds, Blogrolls, Syndication etc.
Blog is a good way to keep track of articles on your site. It is mostly associated with chronological order of the blog, such as monthly or yearly archives, or it may be daily or date wise basis. It also be based on the categories, such as if you see in my blog categories, there are many categories such as blogging, business, sports, and blogging tutorials etc, here all the articles related to a specific category, like blogging articles are related to blogging category. You can also include author name and set your category with alphabetical order as well.
In feeds there is special software which allows “ Feedreaders” for looking new contents and post updates, which updates the reader about the hottest articles and post on different sites. The feeds include Rich Site Summary (RSS) or RDF files.
It contains a XML software, which updates regularly, when a blog is updated, they display the latest post, as a link it. If you are interested to update about all the blogs, you have to just add the link to RSS feed of the blogs. The feedreader will inform you about the all latest post associated with the blogs. I think you have seen in blogs there is a “Syndication” feeds, which are available for the readers to use.
It is a list or a category linked to a web pages. Blogrolls are often in the sidebar of the page as a separate web page, like WordPress has a Link Manager, due to which a user cannot dependent on the third party for creating and managing it.
As we all are familiar about the comments, this feature allows us to comment on the article posts, which is linked to your post. These are known as trackbacks and pingbacks.
Trackbacks and Pingbacks
It is a link back method in websites, where author request to notify when someone link to his articles, which enables the author to keep a track, that who is linking to his articles. There is much software, which links automatically pingbacks when an article is published, such as WordPress, Drupal, SilverStripe, Movable Type, etc. The difference between trackbacks and pingbacks are, trackback is manual where pingback is automatic.
They are known as to be the useless comments, they are not written according to the context of the post, and they are useless or irrelevant comments. They contain links to the other websites or domains. Spammers as a medium to get higher page ranks for their links and domains in Google.
Permalinks are the permanent URls to the individual’s weblog posts, and Pretty Permalinks are the URLs, which are visible to the people, when they click it.
It is the title of the article within the post link, if you are using Pretty Permalinks. In blogging different software can truncate the title into more appropriate form, for this it will use your link, and automatically make it better, such as “ I will make a wish” will be truncated into “ Make a Wish” which sound better than the previous.
It is the summarized form of your blog posts. In blogging different tools has been handling to summarize your post, such as in WordPress, Excepts are written to summarize the post.
They are programming scripts, which adds additional functions to your blog. They are often already in the blog or you can easily add them to your site. In WordPress you can easily add and remove the Plugs, from the Administration Panel, then go to Plugin page, and once you have added, go to Plugins Management Subpanel. Once you had added the Plugin, then check it, make sure it’s working, because some Plugins are not easily installed.
Creating a blog is not a difficult job, but the most difficult job in blogging is to select a Niche, because to figure out your own strengths in a field and to know about your own capabilities is quite difficult job. Normally we know little bit about everything, but not fully about a particular one, if you are in such kind of situation, it will quite difficult for you to choose a particular niche, because your knowledge is general not specific. If your interest and knowledge lies in a particular field, it will make easy for you to choose a specific field.
Now it’s important to figure out your own strength and capabilities to select a productive niche that will generate maximum revenue for you. Today I am going to tell you about top 10 niches to choose as your blog topic, because these are most useable topics in the blogging.
1- Blogging Tips
I think Blogging itself is the most popular niche amongst the bloggers, because Blogging Tips are most useable application on the internet. If you got the skills about, Blogging Tips, Making Blogging Tutorials, Make Money Blogging and Blogging Tricks etc, then you better to select a niche on Blogging Tips. One thing you have to keep in mind while selecting this popular niche, that is, there is already a huge work have been done, therefore you should better know some complimentary topics associated with this niche that are, web designing and web development. Blogging Tips are quite famous in the developing world, particularly in India and Pakistan. Majority of bloggers know the basics about Blogging, there for you should come up with some solid and unique content, so you can make some follower and viewers, because I have seen, it’s very difficult to make followers in blogging.
Techcrunch.com is another important niche for young bloggers; today bloggers are making Million of Dollar from this niche. If you are going to choose this niche, you should better to update with the latest innovations in the technological world, because when a new device is launched in the market, it creates a hype, and big enough to bring more visitors to know about that device. I personally recommend this topic for the Engineering and Business fields students, because the niche is related with their fields.
I think this is one of the easiest and simplest niches for blogging, because you have to just write on Celebrities Life, Latest Photos, Breakups, and Gossips etc. This is a side of entertainment, and people love to listen, read and watch entertainment sites, because this site is giving some sort of happiness in their lives, there for, if you love Showbiz site, better to choose a niche on Celebrities or Showbiz. This is a vast topic, you can either write your articles on Showbiz sites such as Bollywood, Hollywood, or Lollywood.
4- Social Media
Today Social Media is one of the powerful social platforms in the word. It’s a great source to promote your blog in different channels. I have no words to describe the existence and the power of Social Media, because it’s a vast platform. If you want to select your blog nice on Social Media, again you have to make updated yourself with it, because with the passage of time, even on daily basis the Social Media trends are changing rapidly. This is again a good topic; you can make a niche on Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace, Youtube etc. If are good at Tips and Tricks, better to make a niche on Facebook and Google, because these both are on the top of Social Media.
5- Business and Finance
Today Business and finance has change the life style and living standard of the human beings. Well, money has the power, which compels me to write and force you to read this article, hehe well it was a joke. Apart from joke, if I will be frank with you, man will love money till the end of this world, because it is the basic need for the survival, there for you should come up with your brilliant business ideas and change this world with your knowledge and skills. If you had completed your studies in Business Administration or Social Sciences, better to choice a niche of Business and Finance.
People are searching and very curious to solve their health problems, because a person sitting India is as curious to know about a remedy for losing his weight as a person in USA. As we know that, health problems are started increasing and if you are a medical student, or you have a command on Yoga, than you should select a niche on Fitness and Health related issues, which will be better for you being an expert in this field. If you are not an expert or professional on this field, please don’t make a blog on this topic, because it’s a matter of some one’s life.
7- Fashion and Designing
It is an addiction, due to which the Fashion and designing has changed the living standards of the human beings and brings more glamour to our lives. People are more curious to know about the latest Fashion trend, there for they are searching on the internet for a solution, because it’s the easiest way. So if you are a Fashion designer or you want to promote your brand, you should select a niche on Fashion and Designing.
Relationships are a part of life. We have always an emotional attachment with our friends and family. A recent study has shown that, about 90% people are emotional attached with someone. About 80% of young generation is using internet as a source to improving their relationships. We have seen this Text and Video Chatting on internet on love relationships. People love to get advices on Relationships. So if you are a better guide to solve their Relationship problems, then you should create a blog on this niche.
9- Online Buying and Selling Products
Whenever I hear the word Online Buying and Selling, the first site which came in my mind is Amozon.com and secondly it is OLX.com. It’s quite complex niche, but if you have the ability to work as middle and have the ability to transfer the goods, then you should create a blog on this niche.
Political blog is another a vast topic, but bloggers had narrowed down it into two parts, Serious Politics and Funny Politics. You have seen this on internet that, the bloggers normally upload funny videos and scandals of Politicians, normally it works and bring more traffic to your blog, you can make a blog on this niche, because this topic is quite famous on Social Media and amongst the Teenagers. You will be amazed to see the likes on funny videos of Politicians. In my experience funny site is quite popular as compare to other.
I personally recommend to choose a niche, where your interest lies and capable of handling that niche. I want to quote an example from a movie that is “Taare Zameen Par”. In which Amir Khan gives an advice to the parents, in which he said, “A student should choose a subject where his/her interest lies” Same advice has also given in the movie “3 Idiots” where Farhan wants to become a photographer, but his father wanted him to become an Engineer and finally Farhan had selected photography, because that is what he like to do. So try to select a niche, where your interest lies.
Make Money From Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online, because it is the easiest way, all you need to embed a referral link in your blog. Initially bloggers are generating revenue from ads, but with the passage of time, they are shifting to affiliate markets. Now the question is How to Make Money From Affiliate Marketing? The logic is very simple, you need to promote products of a company and on each sale, you get the a commission. For example, Amazon is one of the biggest affiliate markets on the internet, each day millions of sales are made due to these referral links.
How to Make Money From Affiliate Marketing
Create a blog/website
To make money from affiliate marketing, you must have a blog or a website. Create a blog on blogger or WordPress. As majority of readers had created their own blog, therefore we jump to the second step.
You should know how to select a niche for your blog? Your blog niche plays an important role in affiliate market, because many bloggers display those affiliate products, which are associated with their niche. For example, if your niche is about “Mobiles”, then better to affiliate with mobile websites.
Find a product, in Clickbank, commission junction, linkshare and paydotcom
These are some affiliate markets, through which you can easily embed a referral link in your blog. Clickbank is an online marketplace for digital information products. It serves as a connection between vendors and affiliate marketers, who then promote them to consumers. According to 2011 estimates, this site has attracted over 1500,000 affiliate marketers, in which 100,000 are active. It precedes 35,000 transactions per day with $1.8 billion. Commission Junction linkshare and paydotcom is another online advertising company, operating in the affiliate marketing industry.
Tips to increase sales
Create quality of content
Promote those products, which associate with your niche
Help rather than selling
Choose your affiliate products wisely
Build up on your reputation
Recommend your top affiliate in discussion groups
Do SEO to get more traffic
Dig into forums
Make the new familiar and familiar new
Add new items automatically instead of manually