As of Day 14 of the 30 Day Challenge, participants should have completed the market research (Stage I of the 30 Day Challenge), narrowed down keywords in two niche markets and written three articles for each keyword phrase. Ed Dale instructed participants to continue to check the Bloglines feeds they created on Day 10 for new content.

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Day 10 – Web 2.0 & Bloglines

Day 10 of the 30 Day Challenge focused on two lessons: Web 2.0 Properties and Bloglines.

Web 2.0 Properties

Ed Dale revealed that participants will be using web 2.0 properties to get traffic and get listed and ranked in the Google search engine. This will be done very quicklly, which is why participants are in low competition niches. Even though traffic may be low, the focus is on low competition. A hinderance to this goal would be sites already with web 2.0 properties in the organic search listings. If pages already appear via web 2.0 properties, then it may be harder to rank. This single issue is the reason why a site may not rank quickly.

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The 30 Day Challenge

Days after getting my blog setup, I started to tinker around with various WordPress plugins. As luck would have it, my experimentation shut my entire blog down. All I could see was a white screen on the site and through my admin interface. So once again, I contacted technical support to bail me out and they had the nerve to take about a week to troubleshoot the problem and get the blog functioning once again. Needless to say, I lost some momentum and have been a bit tentative about getting back in the saddle. But, a new surge of enthusiasm has arrived.

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