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Since getting more involved in search engine marketing, it was necessary I searched out tools or services that gave me the competitive edge against my competitors. In my early days of SEM, I sought after Google Keyword Planner because it was free. Can’t complain about free, can you?

Although I love just about everything Google offers, I felt that the Google Keyword Tool fell a bit flat. There are always going to be downsides to free tools, in my opinion. Therefore, I needed to find a better, more in-depth tool that satisfied my need for search engine marketing and competitive research. I looked up, down, left and right. And somehow, SEMrush continued popping up. So, I took the free trial they offer and loved it.

I’d encourage you to take a quick dive into their free access to get a better sense of the user interface, their reporting options and much much more.

I’ve expanded on some of the primary sections of SEMrush to give you an idea of what to expect and how to get started with SEMrush. Take a dive using the navigation above.

If you don’t use SEMRush what can you expect?

  • Less than optimum ROI on your advertising dollar.
  • Remain in the dark about what your competitors are doing with their advertising dollar.
  • No way to analyze your competitor’s organic Google search process.
  • Guessing which keywords will actually drive traffic to your site.

Benefits of SEMrush

  • Comprehensive data focusing on the amount of traffic coming to your site or a competitor’s site and the estimated value (cost) of those visitors.
  • SEMRush can track the percentage of traffic, provide a list of targeted keywords, page ranking, and the number of hits for every URL you search.
  • The ability to estimate the website value of your competitors.
  • Optimizes your page ranking to the first 2 pages of any search.
  • Estimates your advertising dollars by tracking Google Ads and PPC campaigns.
  • Provides a millions of keyword database that is consistently updated.

Overview Dashboard

The Overview dashboard of SEMrush provides you exactly that – an overview. It provides a snippet of information from each key data set you might be interested in when doing competitor research.

For this exercise, we’ve analyzed www.bluehost.com, a common web hosting platform. You’ll notice in the image above that each data set has information collected and displayed. This makes for a great analysis when doing competitor research.

You may find that analyzing a website turns up zero data points for a specific data set. This is commonly due to SEMrush not yet finding the website, the website has little to no traffic to analyze or the website does not participate in certain efforts – such as advertising through Google Ads.

Searching

To begin your search, simply type in the URL you want to analyze into the search bar. What I have found is that it doesn’t matter if you type in http, https, or www. However, I’ve made it a habit to type in www.domain.com.

If you’d like to analyze activity within a certain region, you may choose that region in the drop-down. Next, click “Search.” Each data set will be populated with the most recent data if available. Remember, you can always update the dates if needed.

SEMrush does provide a higher level account type if you’d like to research data that goes back to 2012. This is useful if you’d like to analyze historical data for a competitor.

Overview

The 6 key data sets you’ll see in the Overview box are:

  • SEMrush Rank: This is the website’s overall ranking based on the top 20 organic Google searches. It’s important to remember that this is an SEMrush rank, not a Google rank or any other search engine ranking. If a website has an unusually low (high number) ranking but you know performs well online, SEMrush might have just recently found the website.
  • SE Traffic: This is the overall traffic the website saw based on the top 20 organic Google searches.
  • SE Traffic Price: This is an estimated cost for the top 20 organic Google keywords. You may find that this price fluctuates depending on your given time-frame.
  • Ads Traffic: This represents the amount of traffic the website received through Google Ads. If a website does not do paid advertising, this will show 0 data points.
  • Ads Traffic Price: This is an estimation in $’s the website spent on Google Ads based on the paid keywords. It’s important to note this is a monthly estimation and not an exact figure.
  • Display Ads: This doesn’t represent an exact figure but it does represent the number of Ads found by SEMrush since they “found” the website.

Traffic

The traffic graph is helpful when analyzing a competitor’s website but great when analyzing your own website. This chart shows you the percentage of traffic that comes from Paid Search vs Organic Search. You might be surprised how much traffic you’d lose if you put a halt on your paid efforts. Or, perhaps you wouldn’t see much of a traffic difference if you decided to stop paid advertising. It could save you a pretty penny.

Organic Keywords Table

This is by far one of the most important sections of SEMrush. We’ll get into the details of this section later on. However, this provides a glimpse into the search queries used by Users who find your website. You’ll also be provided the average search position of the website for that keyword, the search volume for that keyword and the average cost per click for that keyword.

This data is important extremely important. It could bring to light keywords people are using to find your competitors that you aren’t optimizing for. It could also do the opposite and provide proof that your current efforts aren’t what they should be.

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Competitors In Organic Search

This table provides the top competitors against your analyzed domain based on keyword similarity. You may already know who your competitors are. But, do you know who their competitors are?

A great idea for this data is to analyze each of the given competitors using SEMrush and find out the domains that are listed as their competitors. This data may provide insight into competitors you aren’t aware of, competitors to look out for or upcoming companies that might make a play in your market.

Ads Keywords

This table shows the specific paid keywords that are bringing traffic to the website. It also shows the position of the website for that particular query, it’s average search volume and cost per click an advertiser would pay for that keyword.

Competitors In Ads

This table displays websites that are paying for the same keywords. You’ll see exactly who’s in charge of raising the cost for your most precious keyword 🙂

Unique Ads Overview

This table displays a selection of unique ads during the given time-frame.

Text Ads

This shows you the text ads found during the given time-frame.

Media Ads

This shows you the visual ads found during the given time-frame.

Organic Research

SEMrush Organic Research

SEMrush Organic Research Dashboard

This section is great when analyzing the organic data for a particular keyword or website. We’re sticking with Bluehost so we can start building a complete story.

As you first notice, the Overview box is still present on this report page. This is great as it continues to provide context for the addtiional data you’re inspecting.

Organic Keywords Graph

The Organic Keywords graph is almost more useful when you aren’t performing that well in organic search. This is because you can easily tell if and how many keywords fall witin the 1-5 position. If you have little to none fall into these higher positions, you might want to analyze your content and your keyword optimization.

Organic Keywords Table

Now, the best part about the Positions page is the large table that provides thousands of keywords for the domain you’re analyzing – if available. You can order these keywords by position, keyword volume, CPC and more.

You may find it most useful to organize your keywords by position more so than not. By doing so, you can do a complete comparison between the “real” keywords people are using to find your website and what you think people are searching for. If your focus keywords are not within the top 1-30, you may want to focus your keywords elsewhere You never know – the market may see your content and business differently than you do.

Organic Keywords Table

The Position Changes page addresses increases and decreases in organic keywords. The page begins with a graph with four options:

  • New: This graph and chart displays the number of new keywords that have been found that Users query to find your website.
  • Lost: This graph and chart displays the number of keywords that have been lost, or dropped out of the top 20 for your website.
  • Improved: This graph and chart displays those keywords that have improved in organic ranking.
  • Declined: This graph and chart displays those keywords that have dropped in organic ranking.

Competitors

Here’s where we get to find out who our real competitors are. The chart is first organized by the top competitor based on SEMrush’s findings. These rankings are based on keyword similartiy. Meaning, if you have 3 competitors that have 100 common keywords, 200 common keywords and 300 common keywords, the website with the most common keywords is going to be your top competitor.

Now, there might be occassions where you will see one competitor have a higher number of common keywords than another competior but rank lower. This has to do with the value of those keywords. So, be aware of this if you see slight variations in the reporting.

Tip: A great idea is to take some of your top competitors and analyze their top competitors. You might find that there are competitors out their that you weren’t aware of. Or, that are just coming into the marketplace and soon to have a target on your back.

Advertising Research

When we’re looking in the advertising section of a report, we’re now looking at data sets that are directly related to paid traffic.

Positions

The Positions section is by default, organized by traffic %. What this means is that the paid keywords that bring the most traffic are listed at the forefront. Of course, if you’d like to organize these keywords using a different data point simply click on the appropriate column header.

What’s interesting about this table is the “Block” column. This provides you information as to where that ad performance was collected from. So, it’ll show you where the ad was displayed on the search results page: at the top, right or bottom.

Position Changes

The chart and table are similar to that of the Organic Research section. It shows you the keywords that have decreased in performance or increased in performance. This section is slightly difficult to use for competitor research as it’s much more likely to change within an hour of a previous avalysis. The additional budget variable of a competitor comes into place. Because of that, you can see a keyword perform poorly during the morning, but great in the evening. So, it can be slightly volatile which makes getting a solid competitor analysis difficult.

Competitors

Again, this section is great when you want to know who’s raising the cost of the particular keywords you may be buying 🙂 The competitors are ranked by largest to smallest based on keyword similarity.

Ad Copies

This is a great tool for analyzing both your website and your competitor websites when it comes to Ads. You will be presented all the current text ads (that SEMrush can find) on a single page. You will also be able to see the number of keywords that are associated with that ad. This makes it easier than something like the Google Ads dashboard where you might have to fumble page to page to gather the same data.

Ad History

The Ad History provides a longer, more in-depth look at the keywords that have been purchased for the given domain. Pay attention to the coverage column. This column shows you what keywords the competitor find most valuable to their paid search. As an example: if a particular keyword has a 100% converge, that means that all ads that were created for that company have been targeted for that keyword. You’ll typically see this with the company name. Like, “Bluehost” for www.bluehost.com. All advertisements they’ve created in Ads have been targeted to users searching “Bluehost.”

URL

Lastly, the URL page is more of a reverse look up in a way. If you type in a given URL of the competitor you’re analyzing, you can see the paid keywords that brought individuals to that single page. You’ll need to do a little leg work and go between various sections of the Advertising Research section to determine what URLs are being advertised. Not every company advertises their homepage. Some target only landing pages.

Display Advertising

SEMrush Display Advertising Dashboard

The Display Advertising section of SEMrush is still in beta phase. I’ll be honest – I have had some difficulty understanding it’s true purpose. I say this because you can find the same data throughout other sections of the SEMrush dashboard.

What is valuable in this section is finding out what Publishers the Advertisers (your competitor) are advertising on. You can take this same list and focus your advertisements there. If your competitor is much larger than you in size, they might have already determined the best places to advertise based on CTR (click-thru-rate). Use this same data to your advantage.

Come back later and much more SEMrush help literature for this section will be available.

Keyword Research

Overview

The Overview section of the Keyword Research dashboard quickly address some key areas you need to pay attention to, either regarding your own website or your competitors website.

Most importantly the related keywords report is something you definately want to dive into. This key area takes your queried domain or keyword and expands on keywords that are closely related to your query. What this allows you to do is expand on your SEM and SEO marketing efforts to cater to either a larger auidence or possibly a keyword or group of keywords that has a lower competition rating.

Full Search

When searching a keyword, the full search dashoboard simply expands on that keyword providing phrase-matched keywords, the volume of search, CPC and competition for that keyword. Phrase-match keywords are keywords that include the search query +/- any word or group of words that’s also searched using that same query.

Related

The Related Keywords report is exactly the same as the Full Search report excpet the keywords are those related to the searched query, not phrase-matched. This means that the keywords presented are probably common terms used in the business you and your competitor are in. If we take “Bluehost” for example, the related keywords may present “web hosting” or “domain hosting” as a result.

Ads History

If you’re wanting to do a research lookup you can search a term and find out what websites are targeting that specific keyword. The table will also supply you the traffic brought to that domain when targeting that specific keyword.

Tools

Domain Vs Domain

The domain vs domain tool is extremely useful if you’d like to see a comparisons between your website and competitor websites on the same screen. Sometimes this can be overwhelming so you’ll need to make the call to run this report or study each domain separately.

The process to run a competitor analysis is pretty simple.

  • Step 1: Make sure to type in your own domain in one of the 5 available spaces. Continue filling the remaining spots with your competitor domains.
  • Step 2: Use the +, -, x and / symbols to select how you would like the keywords to be handled. SEMrush has put a small chart together in this section to help you picture the types of comparisons you can expect based on the symbol selected.
  • Step 3: Analyze the data.

You’ll first be presented with the keyword comparison in a table form. The keywords default to a rank-by-volume. Most importantly it provides you the ranking your website receives for that particular keyword, compared to your competitor. If you see a focus keyword of yours performing poorly against a competitor, you may want to put some extra time into that keyword or group of keywords.

You can also click on the “Chart” button to get a visual showing you the overlap of keywords. There will likely be a difference in the size of the circles between you and competitors. The difference comes from the total number of keywords for that domain.

Charts

If you’re more into charts and graphs vs tables, this section will be great. Like the above Domain vs Domain section, you can type in your domain and up to 4 competitor domains. What’s great about this section is you’re able to expand the comparison from just keywords to data points like traffic, traffic price, improved keywords and more.

A few other variables you can adjust is the graph-type and the timeframe which to analyze.

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Keyword Difficulty

Keyword difficulty is a new feature of SEMrush. It helps when you’re analyzing keywords that you might want to focus on in your content efforts. The key data points in the table is the competition level and the volume of search.

The difficulty percentage is based on a 1-100% scale. The higher the percent, the more difficult it could be to compete for that term in search. Keep in mind that some keywords you choose might be low on the competition level but this is where volume comes into play. If the competition is low but the search volume is only that of a few hundred, it might not be worth focusing on that keyword. So, you’ll need to make it a point to look at both data points to come up with a solid plan of action.

Site Audit

This is a great new feature that’s still in beta phase. What the site audit tool does is scan the first 250 pages of your website and provide key feedback for those pages. The analysis includes common errors that can easily be fixed such as external broken links, possible duplicate content, images without alt tags and many others. This analysis won’t typically help with your search performance of your website. However, it will lead to an overall improvement in health of your website.

There are two additional tabs that provide detailed information on the reports.

  • Detailed Report: This report lets you examine the specific data sets in detail. For example, you can see what page the external links are broken on.
  • Page Report: This report allows you to analyze a specific page and see the errors associated with only that page.

Ranks

SEMrush Rank

This section in particular might not provide you the most valuable information when it comes to competitor research. Unless of course, your website is in the top 100,000 SEMrush-ranked domains.

If your website is not in the top 100,000 listed you can still use this data to become familiar with the strategy and tactics of the big players in the online arena. For example, you might choose to analyze a top website’s keywords they purchase or perhaps how they target their market with their SEO strategies.

In terms of the data points for this section, you’ll be presented similar data to all other areas of SEMrush, but on a much larger scale – many of them in the millions.

Winners & Losers

This report is interesting if you’d like to know what websites are losing traffic or gaining traffic for each type of data set and by what amount. If you don’t like having to figure out numbers in the millions, don’t bother 🙂 Many of the top websites have millions upon millions of visitors. And, even if they lose 100k visitors within a given timeframe, that’s just a small drop in the bucket for them.

So, similar to the SEMrush Rank section, this won’t provide a lot of detailed data on your competitors.

Conclusion

SEMrush has truly adapted to the evolved needs of users to research information relevant to their client’s needs. Its quite helpful in providing the broader view of client’s industry and its standing in the market. Its keyword research tool, the competitor audit and the tools section are among its coolest functions. The marketing industry is evolving at a fast pace and those who know SEO know it well. So there are so many marketing tools coming in the marketplace and their number is quite overwhelming. In our busy lives, time is the most precious commodity. If you really lack time then I would highly recommend SEMrush as a search tool for keywords. In case you have already used SEMrush then I would love to see your comments.

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Top 10 High DA Free Social Bookmarking Sites List in 2019 – 【100% Working】

Free Social Bookmarking Sites List in 2019

Social bookmarking Sites is a very effective SEO strategy that is also found to greatly help websites in building online popularity. Thousands of websites all over the world have been found to be implementing social bookmarking strategy for its multiple benefits. Social bookmarking submission involves the posting of Title & short description with your website URL on high quality social networks, which are used by thousands of people as an outlet to chat and relax online. The comments that are posted on such social networks will include the website URL of the resource website. This helps in establishing a link from the social network websites and adds value to the link network of the resource website. Moreover, the implementation of social bookmarking sites is greatly influential in helping the website gain high visibility and popularity among the online users, who use the social bookmarking websites for finding new information. Implementation of social bookmarking sites also has multiple benefits that help the website, in general, to improve its performance tremendously in search engine results.

Social bookmarking Submission is one of the latest SEO strategies that is both found to be highly result- oriented and is also, highly cost effective. We offer professional social bookmarking sites is free of cost to submit. This helps the websites in benefiting through many ways. All the quality content that will be posted will definitely include your websites URL. All posts are relevant to the discussions on the forums. New strings of discussion will be opened with a link to the source website. This will help the website in performing better in social networking results. The online popularity that the website will gain will also be tremendous, as thousands of people using the social networks viewing the website and visiting the website.

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Social Bookmarking Sites Best SEO Benefits:-

  • Search engine friendly Social Bookmarking Submission process.
  • Get backlinks from high quality Bookmarking Websites.
  • Quality is updated as per new search engine guidelines.
  • Use your choice of Keywords for Social Bookmarking submission.
  • The manual submission process will help you to produce high returns from Social Submission.
  • Website Inner pages are allowed, so you can promote your website inner pages/product pages and service pages.
  • You will get approved listing from Social bookmarking submission Lists.
  • Improve your search engine ranking with Social Bookmarking.
  • Your link will start appearing in all major search engines.
  • Increased Visibility & Branding.
  • Promote your blogs or website in front of millions of online people.
  • Enhanced your website popularity among social groups.
  • Most Effective viral marketing strategy for your business.
  • Build up Social Network Exposure.
  • It will help your Websites, Blogs, Articles, Videos, etc. to Get Listed on top social bookmarking submission sites.

Social Bookmarking Sites Features:-

  • Submissions to top social bookmarking sites.
  • This will ensure your link to get indexed.
  • Save your Precious Time.
  • All the Links Will be Public Viewable (No Private, Login Locked or Personal Bookmarking Sites).
  • Can avail 100% manual submissions.
  • Accession of top quality PR sites on submitted links.
  • Links without reciprocal links.
  • Submit your website to only SEO-friendly bookmarking sites.
  • Get relevant links.
  • Bookmarking your link manually without using software.

How Social Bookmarks can help your website ?

Social Bookmarking websites were having very good time in 2019. While webmasters were trying their own ways to get traffic from these websites, the visitors from these websites were satisfied with the news and bookmarks they found from these websites.

Why did this social bookmarking concept become so popular ?

The concept is great and there are many reasons for this concept picking up so fast. Three main things I feel are listed below.

  1. People want to see what others like. On internet, most visitors are trying to find out what is best and best way to find out this is to see the views of others.
  2. People do not have much to do, so they try to find something interesting and these websites provide some interesting and new things happening all over the world.
  3. Webmasters realized that these social bookmarking websites can bring in very good traffic. Specially, websites like Digg / Reddit and Delicious can bring in high traffic with little effort. So webmasters placed links to these websites on every post and article on their website. These websites gained link popularity and even got more and more visitors from each website.

Social Bookmarking websites can be used in the following ways to promote your website.

  1. Write something interesting and start a blog on the topic you know well. If people find it interesting, you will have dedicated readers and they will share your website with others.
  2. Post your stories on Social Bookmark websites and you will get your website spidered easily by Website Crawler like Googlebot, Yahoo Slurp and MSNbot.
  3. If your story get some votes (this is not going to happen in start), then you can expect some traffic for your website and these people may come to your website again if the content is interesting.
  4. Make some friends on these social bookmarking websites and they will vote for your stories. This is usually a kind of barter where you will vote for them and they do for you. This will be a bit time consuming thing.

But, I would like to add one very important thing here. Only think of promoting your website using Social Bookmarking if you think that you have something which is interesting. Your website should be offering something good that people would love to read or watch. If your website is just some general website like millions of others on internet, they social bookmarking won’t help your site. You will only waste time and only benefit will be search engine robots coming to your website.

Top 10 High DA Free Social Bookmarking Sites List in 2019

  1. Reddit
  2. StumbleUpon
  3. Dribble
  4. Delicious
  5. Digg
  6. We Heart It
  7. Scoop.it
  8. Slashdot
  9. Diigo
  10. MetaFilter
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How to Park a Domain with Bluehost Web Hosting?

How to Park a Domain with Bluehost Web Hosting?

You can park additional domain names with Bluehost Web Hosting for free and with ease. Whether you have purchased domain names for websites that are not ready to be put up on the web just yet, or you have purchased domains in the various spellings of your business and want those domain names to point to your existing website, you will need to park those domains somewhere.

Domain parking allows you to hold these domains somewhere until you are ready to do something with them. This will give you time as it is common that many people are juggling different tasks. With Bluehost, you can easily park those domains to your existing account until you are ready to use them.

Domain parking refers to a registration of a domain name without that domain being used to provide services such as e-mail or a website. Common practices are to reserve the domain name for future development and deployment, and to protect against the possibility of cybersquatting.

If you have purchased domain names related to your existing business, you can easily add those domain names to your existing account so that anyone who misspells your business name or types the address into the search bar incorrectly will still find your website. If you need to purchase additional domains you can do that through the Bluehost control panel as well.

Another use of domain parking is as a placeholder for a web site to be developed at a later date. The domain holder might also choose to redirect a domain to another website it owns. When a redirect is used, the domain name is then in use and is not parked.

All you need to do to park a domain with Bluehost is log into your account, go into your control panel, and follow the instructions for parking a domain. It will only take a few minutes and is rather simple. When you’re ready to build a new website using one of the domain names, all you will need to do is use the easy website design template on Bluehost to create a professional looking site that is easy to navigate.

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If you want to just point other domains to your existing website, there are easy to follow directions on how to do that too. If you’re having trouble you can reach the Bluehost support, well trained Bluehost customer service staff by email or phone 24 hours a day. Bluehost makes it a piece of cake to park multiple domains under one account, and you can park as many domains as you want without paying extra. With Bluehost, you can even host multiple domain names on the same server for no additional cost. Whether you are parking one domain name or a thousand domain names, you can do it for free with Bluehost.

It doesn’t get any simpler to park your domain names with Bluehost Web Hosting.

3 Ways To Make Money Online With Web Hosting

Make Money Online

Making money online is one of the most ideal ways to have a flexible income. Because of that, everyone is rushing to get a piece of the action and make money on the Internet. You may even know someone, or at least have read or heard about someone, who makes a living using the Internet, and for this reason it is no wonder that all this activity has attracted the attention of a wide range of individuals and businesses looking to put more cash in their pockets.

You can sell ad space, get paid to write, promoting products as an affiliate, and more.

As of November 2018, over 1,390,000 new posts every day, 57 916 every hour, and 965 every single minute! Blogs continue to be highly popular around the world, and we’re now seeing a trend that’s potentially even bigger with blogging and WordPress specifically. The stats show that everyone want to have their own blog nowadays, and the stats also tell us that the world of web hosting can generate huge income if you know how to get in front of the tide of people who need this most basic service.

With many jumping into the blogging world, what is your chance to make money with web hosting? Can you really make money from web hosting? What is the best way to make money with web hosting? If those are questions you’ve ever asked yourself, this article is for you!

In this article we will highlight 4 sure fire ways to make money online with a web hosting business.

3 Ways To Make Money Online With Web Hosting

Get Start With Reseller Web Hosting

Reseller hosting is a great way to begin your journey to make money online with web hosting. By offering reseller web hosting services, you will only start with a small spending budget, as the investment of time and equipment is minimal. You will need a large amount of storage capacity and bandwidth to support it, and then you are able to divide it amongst others and charge a monthly subscription fee. For less than ten dollars a week, you can buy an amount of space that will turn a profit when you divide it and sell it to other users.

The way to entice customers to continue to purchase their services through you is to make sure they stay extremely happy once they have chosen your company.

If you want our recommendation for the best reseller hosting companies, check out what BlueHost.

We have covered reseller web hosting before, so make sure you read about reseller web hosting and how you can make money with it for more information.

Make Money as a Web Hosting Affiliate

It is so easy to start making money with web hosting. All you need to do is you sign up the affiliate program, and the hosting company will provide you a wide range of banners and text links ads. You can place these links on your website, blog, newsletter, or in a forum to promote their brand. All these banners and text links come with your unique affiliate id, so any sales that you generated from these ads will be automatically credited to your account. Check out how easy you can become web hosting affiliate with HostGator web hosting.

Becoming a web hosting affiliate is really a simple way to earn money online with or without a website, but it is better for you set up your own website to generate any serious amount of revenue. Here you should have some basic knowledge of SEO (especially if you are using WordPress to power your site).

There are a couple of ways you can optimize your revenue from this kind of program, and on of the more popular methods these days is using social networking sites for promoting your new company/offer. Actively joining related forums and promote your affiliate link will also work for you. Besides that you also can write a review on your personal blog and actively promote the article using social networking sites.

The key to using this strategy is you want to be authentic. Don’t just think there are people out there waiting to pay you for hosting or who WANT to hear about your hosting offer. You need to focus on building a great reputation for yourself in any social community before trying to sell people a product or service.

To start with social networking sites, make sure you check out Pinterest and Scoop.it and see how these two social networking sites can help you increase sales and at the same time promoting your affiliate link.

Start a Web Service Using a Dedicated Server

A lot of people think that joining a reseller or affiliate program is the only way to make money from web hosting. That’s not true. In fact becoming a reseller might be one of the least effective ways to make a living online (for newbie that wants to get started). Millions of people are desperately trying to attract new clients to their reseller businesses and the competition is increasing day by day. In this scenario entering this industry isn’t a very good idea. If you are a business minded person then you can come up with many creative ideas.

There are a number of services that you can offer. For instance a large percentage of PC users are looking for backup servers. The demand for this service is much higher than traditional web hosting. Not only that, the competition is also much less. Moreover you don’t need to make any huge investments. To start this business you just need to rent out a small dedicated server from a reliable company like InMotion. With the passage of time, as your business gains popularity, you can easily scale up. Cloud servers can also be used for this purpose. This option is not only reliable but also much cheaper.

With some in-depth research and creativity, you can come up with even better ideas such as offering free web hosting services. When you start offering a free web hosting service you can start serve an advertisement as one of the way to make money online with web hosting. In the same time you can use the income to cover your dedicated server cost.

Final Though About Make Money With Web Hosting

Generally speaking there are many ways to make money online with web hosting, make sure you choose the best way that suits the nature of business. You also can check with others in the web hosting field to see how they started and where they are now with their business goals. Keep track of your business goals and review them frequently to make sure you are staying on the right track to make money online with your new web hosting business.

5 Fastest Ways to Find Blog Readers

5 Fastest Ways to Find Blog Readers

People that just started blogging often want to get readers for their blog as soon as possible. In fact when they publish their first post they hope readers are ready to go…but as the saying goes…that is easier said than done!

Once you have started blogging, there is an overwhelming enjoyment that you simply cannot satisfy. You feel that you have unlimited topics to write about and share with your readers. The problem is where are your readers?

We can say that the quickest approaches to get readers, followers, or subscribers for your blog aren’t always the most effective ways to maintain them as a consistent audience. While considering the fast ways of getting readers to your blog, you should also think about the strategy on how to maintain them.

Here are some ideas to help you get started on how to find readers for your blog fast (if you totally new to the blogging world, make sure you read our previous blogging tips articles for some helpful tips on getting your blog started).

1. Social Networking

If you have a blog, you most probably have a Facebook or Twitter account. These two sites maybe are the best places to start gathering readers for your blog. For starters, what you need to do is try promoting your blog on your wall or tweet about it. Who else is more interested to read the articles you write than your friends and family? The good compliments they are going to give will not hurt either as you fine tune your writing voice and skill.

If you have hundreds of Facebook and Twitter friends, well you just have found a potential readership for your blog. Furthermore, since we are talking about your friends and loved ones, “maintaining” this audience is relatively easy.

2. Forums & Other Blogs

Let’s say you want other readers other than your friends and family to read your blog. The next thing you need to do is let them know your blog exists.

The best way to do this is by actively participating or posting on forums and commenting on other sites, especially those that have the same niche as your blog. When doing this, make sure you include a link to your blog. This can be a fast way to get new readers because people who get interested in your comments will surely take a look at your blog once they read your comment. So make sure you leave useful and interesting posts and comments in forums and blogs that are already popular.

Take the web hosting industry for example, WebHostingTalk.com is a pretty good forum to start with.

3. Aesthetical Value

People today have become attracted with visual blog posts which means you need to take full advantage of this form of content. Attract them to your blog by making it aesthetically pleasing. A blog with nothing but text, text, and more text is completely uninteresting so make sure you include attractive photos inside your blog content that will attract reader’s attention (ADVANCED TIP: once you get popular, pretty photos are not that important…as a matter of fact, once you are the “expert” in your respective field, people will only really care about the “words”).

Besides that, if you want your blog to have a simple yet attractive and professional feel, you must organize your sidebar. Heavy, cluttered sidebars with ads or unrelated widget will make your blog look unprofessional. Make sure you keep your blog design and layout clean because a clustered sidebar will drive your visitors away.

A nice font is also something that attracts audience. Make your font large and easy to read. Because easy to read text with good font selection will encourage people to read more and more of your posts.

4. Interact With Your Audience

When you leave comments, usually you will hope that the blog admin reply you. Same here, when you readers leave comments, you should take your time to reply to it. Simple replies like “Thanks You” or “Come Back” can go a long way in the digital world. Isn’t it just appalling when a blog owner does not respond to e-mails and comments? Hence, you should never take the comments and e-mails of your audience for granted and make them think you don’t care…after all..isn’t that why you build the site in the first place??!!.

Respond to comments that are worth responding to. Negative comments should be handled with care. You do not want people to think that you do not accept criticism. Always respond with respect, sincerity, and passion to cultivate good interaction with your audience. This way, your personality will attract readers. Most probably, they will also promote your blog to their friends.

Another good way of interacting with your audience is by making polls or surveys. Encouraging people to voice out their opinion on your blog will definitely help you earn readers.

5. Search Engine Optimization

Probably the most effective and fastest way to get readers is by optimizing your blog and posts for search engines like Google and Bing. Millions of people search about countless things using search engines every day. These people, of course, read the first interesting thing that the search engine comes up with. Therefore, you must increase your chances of being found through search engines or better yet be on the first page when a search about your niche is made.

You can do this by using keywords on your posts with a certain density, making powerful headlines for your post titles, writing short yet informative descriptions for your post, and more (feel free to browse our older articles for some great tips on SEO).

The main key to success in blogging world is be clear on what you are doing and keep building good relationships with other bloggers. Remember that you are dealing with REAL people out there…not just “visitors,” and your blogging business will be off to a GREAT start.