Hey everyone, Chris the web guyhere. There’s a lot to consider when you’re putting together your site’s marketing strategy, and you’re going to hear (and probably have heard) a bajillion tips already. Good. Listen to them, digest them, and when it comes to the best practice stuff like proper markup, make sure you follow them. However, none of that is going to do you a bit of good if your content is poorly written or stale. In fact, it may just hurt you: Google has recently announced an “Over Optimization Penalty” for folks who focus more on SEO than giving users what they’re searching for.
When you look at your Google Analytics Dashboard, does your heart sink, your eyes glaze over, your brain feel a little overwhelmed? We completely understand. There is a metric honkload of information presented, and not always in particularly intuitive ways. Too, we find much of Google’s Help section for Analytics pretty unhelpful for beginners.
Howdy, and welcome to the final day of our Personal Blog Monetization Boot Camp!
We hope you’ve found the information we’ve present a useful starting point for earning income with your blog or website.
Today, we’re going to cover some advanced topics, balancing life with blogging, and summing everything up. If you’ve made it this far into the camp, we salute your attention span! There has been a lot of information presented this week.
We’re already at day three of our boot camp! Thus far, we’ve taught you to produce quality content and some basic concepts in Day One, and all about affiliate programs in Day Two. Day Three is all about ads, ad placement, product promotion, and additional important terminology.
Alright, Boot Campees – Welcome to Day One: The Basics!
In today’s post, we’re covering some basic concepts, terms, and tools in a generally broad overview. As the boot camp progresses, we’ll go into more detail, and also answer any questions we receive along the way. This is an intensive course – the posts are somewhat lengthy, but chock o’block full of great information.
As my brilliant web designer and I were getting everything set up in the wee hours last night, we were talking about SEO (Search Engine Optimization.) My opinion of SEO is very mixed: On the one hand, I know search engines use algorithms to produce optimal search results; on the other, most people I’ve worked with who “deliver SEO” have been somewhat shady.
I know there are good SEO folks out there, but many of them are scammers. This makes some of us averse to even thinking about SEO seriously – it’s left a bad taste in our mouths.