Archive for September, 2011

As a blogger, not only do I like to write, but I like to write everything myself.  Firstly, I think it’s due to pride.  If I don’t do it myself, I have to rely on someone else to do it, and I don’t like that because it’s like you have no real skill.  When the person you rely on to do something isn’t there, you’re in trouble.  Secondly, I am also cheap.  🙂

It wasn’t until I was browsing a popular internet marketing forum today that I realized how many people can’t write–or don’t know how–especially when it comes to writing product reviews.  It, like everything else in IM, is a learned skill.  You don’t have to be a world-class writer.  This aint English class.  Anywho, here are some tips:

1. Keep your titles no more than 60 characters, including spaces.  That’s all most search engines read.  If you don’t, the person who comes across your page in the search engines will see [Title Page…]  It doesn’t look good.

2. Your main keyword should also be in your title.  You can get found for multiple keywords by the search engines if they are in the title in the right order.  For example, if you have a title page that’s [product name review – is it a scam], you can get ranked for [product name review, product name scam, is product name a scam, is product name a scam]

3. Depending on the nature of the product, include the product creator’s name.  Lots of people search [author name + product name to bring back the most relevant result.  This can bring a lot of traffic because lots of people don’t do it – just have to watch character length (60 max).

4. Your reviews should be between 400 -450 words.  People are lazy and don’t like to read (usually skim) so if you write much more than that, your conversions will suffer.  You need to be concise yet still be able to answer any probing questions they have about the product.  Also, your main keyword should show up once for every 100 words or so (1%).  You get your keywords in there without looking spammy.

5. You come up with actual content by figuring out what the most common questions about the products in your niche are.  The Google instant feature can help you with this.  Look up some popular products in your niche.  Take a note of the questions people are asking related to them.  I use these as sub headings and bold them.  Then, answer the question.  This allows people to get the info they want and make a purchase quicker.

These are just some of my tips.  To learn more about content writing and how various ways to get tons of traffic (need to learn how to bring in traffic to make money), I invite you to click the link below.  Just in case you’re wondering, there’s NO software, and the sales page tells you exactly what you are going to get — tons of videos and more…

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Recently, for the first time ever, I had something outsourced for my blog on Fiverr (a specific kind and hard-to find of backlinks.  I had never used Fiverr before but didn’t know how to find/do what I needed for myself.  Also, when you get gigs or jobs done on Fiverr, there is a flat rate of $5.00 (cheap, right)?  I also noticed that a lot of the people on there (at least the ones I came across), were foreign, so $5.00 usually translated  more in their home currency, which I liked because some of the jobs some of the people were willing to do would cost way more than $5.00, if they were in the States.  They would be getting a fair price in their home currency.

Because I had never used it before, I was careful to find someone with plenty of experience and positive feedback before I worked over my money.  Even after I paid the person, I still didn’t like the fact that I paid someone to do something I didn’t know how to do.  I did, however, learn something important from the experience.  Not only does outsourcing save time, but when you choose the right worker, they will provide you with a report of the work they did so that you have all the info you need to duplicate what they did.  I, for example, will know exactly where I need to go to get the specific type of backlink I need and won’t have to pay someone to do it for.  It was so totally worth it!

I am actually thinking about posting a gig myself just to see how it goes.  I have to think of a gig that doesn’t take up too much time, though.  I heard that when you sell on Fiveer, you don’t get the whole $5 because Paypal, the payment processor, gets a slice, and that your gigs have to be approved, and that you have to wait a certain amount of time before you can receive your first payment.  However, any income is good income in my book.