Case Study: Attracting More Blog Traffic with Long Tail Keywords

Attracting More Blog Traffic with Blog SEOMy blog gets 80-90% of its traffic through search engines. When I started my blog I didn’t know the meaning of SEO. I just wrote articles and over time these articles got high places in search engines. Now I get tons of traffic everyday from Google, Yahoo, Bing and many sites that I haven’t heard of.

Now if you don’t know what the heck does SEO means, S.E.O. is Search Engine Optimization. A type of internet marketing where you optimize your pages so that it will appear higher on search (Google).

For an example when you search “BlogKori” my blog will come up on top of the search results. This is because my blog is optimized for this term. I will write a brief guide in the upcoming weeks on blog SEO, for now let us continue.

So when it comes to getting traffic for new blogs, it is a very painful to get new people to visit your website. As blogging is like a business, things take time to mature. In this post I will give you some examples of how blogging helped me get search positions and how I get extra visitors every day. [Continue reading…]

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How to Use PayPal to Sell Ebooks from Your Blog & Make Money

PayPal LogoYou can make money from your blog without displaying ugly banner ads. When it comes to blogging and making money from it, maximum people would go crazy for adsense, pay per click ads, affiliate banners and put all sort of junk in their blogs. Adsense can be a good way to monetize your blog but it will pay few cents and take away your valuable visitors.

As an alternative you can easily monetize your blog and still keep the integrity of your blog. The solution is to sell ebooks from your blog.

In this article I will write how you can use your PayPal account to easily sell your digital ebook and make money from your blog. [Continue reading…]

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Bing Is Getting Better – And Why Should I Care

Bing is a search engine like google, yahoo, aol and many others. Recently they created a new ad campaign which is called the Bing-It-On Challenge. In that special website you can search for a topic and compare google and bing results side by side. It’s like a blind test where you don’t know which search results are from which engine. See the video:

So I was curious and took the test and I made an interesting discovery, [Continue reading…]

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Case Study: How to Start a Blog For Free and Make Money

Do you want to make money blogging? Then start a blog right now. Starting a blog is no brainer, with the help of popular and free blog platforms; you can create a blog in less than 5 minutes. But can you start a free blog and make money from it?

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Yes you can!

Who did this? I did. 5 years ago I started a blog on a free blogspot platform. I not just made money, I made a money making business out of it. I didn’t invest a single cent. Read my case study, [Continue reading…]

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How to Start a Blog That Matters To Your Readers

Starting a blog is very easy now days. You can start a blog within 5 minutes with just a click of a few buttons. But just starting a blog is not all; it’s about building a blog that matters.

How to Start a Blog That Matters To Your Readers

Ask a few questions to yourself,

Will starting a blog help people who will be reading your blog?

The people who will read your blog, will they link back and share your articles?

Will you be able to make any money from your blog?

Will you be proud of your blog?

Will you be able to continue writing for years?

You can have a blog that really matters to your readers if all or most of the answers above were positive. Let’s find out how you can start a blog that really matters to your readers, [Continue reading…]

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I Went to DevsTeam Winning Celebration [Photos]

Lately the boys from the other side of town over at DevsTeam invited me. They won the SEO competition from freelancer.com, and it was a time for celebration. I was invited by Al-Amin Kabir, CEO of the Devs for the evening feast.

Delicious fried rice

I was excited to attend another industry meetup like the odesk meetup this year see the photos here.

Anyways cutting the chat, I let you see the pictures first with my usual commentary [Continue reading…]

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How to Start a Blog For Free

Start a Blog For FreeIn this post I will outline how to start a blog for free. Since the 2000s there has been a massive revolution for blogging. Now there are more platforms where you can start a blog for free. I will outline the most popular platforms you can use to get started your free blog right away!

I don’t have to tell you again that why you should blog. Blogging is a way of sharing your expertise & building an audience.

#1 Blogger

Yet the most popular blogging platform of the internet. BlogKori originally started on this free forever platform. Google owns blogger and you will have free web hosting and a free sub domain in this platform.

To start blogging on blogger, go to blogger.com and sign up for a free account. Choose your blog url and start blogging! [Continue reading…]

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Why You Should Start A Blog!!

You haven’t started a blog yet? Where have you been all these years? Maybe you didn’t catch up with the trend or you just started online. My friend, you must blog in this new internet economy.

Why You Should (Not) Start A Blog

Blogs are more important than ever. Whenever you search for any information, some blog post comes up and you get benefited. Do the same, share your expertise. In this new internet world you can be successful just by sharing your knowledge through a blog.

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I Went to oDesk Meetup Day Dhaka -2012 [Photos]

Few months ago I saw a public voting on facebook. It titled something like this: “Vote to bring odesk in your city” -so I voted for Dhaka. I didn’t expected that odesk would actually host an event at Dhaka.

Last month, I woke up in the morning and usually checking my email, I saw an invitation to register for the odesk event in Dhaka. I just put that email in “Read later” folder. Few hours later in the afternoon I logged in to facebook and saw that one of my contacts posted about this event and suggested that you should hurry in order to reserve your seat.

So I rushed and checked that email and registered. By the time I registered, there were 220 people already registered & I heard that they will take only first 350 attendees.

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By the way odesk is a freelance marketplace. If you want to know what is it and how to start freelancing, check out this post.

The event was at Emmanuelle’s Banquet Hall in Gulshan-1. I went to the place on time and it was easy finding the place. I checked the map earlier so it was not a big deal at all.

Around 3PM in the afternoon, the temperature of the city was very hot and I was sweating. Anyways after getting inside it was a relaxing environment.

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How to Get Referrals with Video Testimonials for Starting Your Career

How to Get Referrals with Quality Video Testimonials for Starting Your CareerLet me share my secret on how to get referrals (word of mouth clients) in freelance or any business you are in. Quality video testimonials will help you grow in your freelance career or any field you are operating. In this article I will write about how you can EARN quality video testimonials from your clients. This will help you when you are starting your career and teach you on how to get referrals.

I started back in 2009 in odesk and that website has a rating system. A scale from 1-5 stars, that gives a hint about the quality of a freelance worker. The more the stars is obviously better. As a part of the star rating system in odesk clients can write a short testimonial about the contractor (me)

This testimonial/feedback will help new clients to learn about the contractor and get you more referrals. As the feedback system had a positive impact because right now my rating is 4.97 stars (close enough) –it can also ruin your chances for getting work if you are receiving negative feedback.

Here are few tips I want to share for you to get better feedback and how to get referrals. This helped me boost my career as I was getting more and more business through word of mouth. Here take a look at the tips on how to get referrals in business.

Quality – Quality – Quality

This is How To Get Referrals in the First Place

Yes you hear it right. If you provide outstanding results, you will genuinely receive quality feedback. This is my only suggestion for how to get referrals. In my freelance work I [Continue reading…]

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