How To Setup A Tumblelog

The third Web 2.0 property that will be used to leverage blogs created by 30 Day Challengers is Tumblr. Tumblr is a blogging site. To create a Tumblr blog, go to http://www.tumblr.com/. When signing up, you’ll need to add an email address, password and URL. The URL should be your keyword phrase.

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Analyzing Your Stats

Using Google Analytics installed to your blog on Day 7 of the 30 Day Challenge, you now want to analyze your blog stats. In particular, you want to look at your traffic sources and the keywords used to find your site. You want to continue to optimize these keywords to increase traffic over time.

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Join The Conversation

After announcing your site to the world, it’s time to introduce yourself and get settled in your community. You can do this by participating in online discussions related to your niche. One place to start is Google Groups. Simply search for groups related to your niche and subscribe to them. Then join the conversation on topics related to your niche.

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Go Tell It On The Mountain

Day 8 of the 30 Day Challenge is about promoting your blog. We do this through social bookmarking. Now while this may be a time consuming and tedious process, it is beneficial in getting your site indexed and generating your first trickle of traffic.

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Day 20 of the 30 Day Challenge focused on ethical social bookmarking. At the outset, Ed Dale established that social bookmarking and social posting are analogous to a bank account. When you bookmark someone else’s content (which should be something you genuinely like) you are making a deposit. Then, when you bookmark your own content, you make a withdrawal. And there’s nothing wrong with bookmarking your own content. Many professional bloggers socially bookmark their articles.

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Internet Marketing Tip #1 – Write A Bio That Sells

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. So why not position yourself to make a positive and lasting first impression on your site visitors. This can be done by using one of the most powerful, but often overlooked and poorly utilized tools: the bio or “about me” page.

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