I confess that mine is not. I had no time before to follow the numerous tips for successful blogging that I have read online. There are so many strategies that I could have used, but due to lack of time, I had never taken that opportunity to optimize my blog.
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What do I mean by optimization? Well, simply put, it is how you do your blog that makes it easier for people to find you. It’s not just content, but design and layout, among other things, as well. The more you are findable online, the higher you will rank in Google. (Why is it important? Well, you want your stuff to be read, don’t you?)
For example, the Runner’s World website is PR 7 (out of 10). Mine is just PR 3. Other popular running blogs I follow, like Running with Passion and Takbo.ph, have a PR of 4 and 3, respectively. Page rank indicates the popularity of a site; the higher your blog’s PR is, the more popular it seems to be.
There are many ways to get a high PR. A slow one entails relationship building with other sites in your niche, regular updating of posts, among other things. Other sites want to get there quicker, so they look for companies that give guaranteed Google rankings. Instead of doing the relationship building themselves, they pay that company to do it for them.
I have no idea if it works, though, although I read that it can be effective. It definitely doesn’t apply to me, since I don’t think I can pay for it. My blog—though monetized—is not really optimized enough for me to spend some cash on making it rank higher.
In the past year I have noticed that the running blogs I follow are gaining rank while I remain at PR 3. They do deserve it (and I think you know who you are)! I have seen how meticulously they read their followers new posts, comment on them, and how often they update their blog. Perhaps, if I have more time, I can do the same.
Be that as it may, my blog’s popularity rating is not that important to me. What’s more important is that I have a venue to write about my experiences in running and share stories with my running and blogging friends.
Truth be told I first began my site to monetize. (Google adsense kicked me off after I gained over $100 in earnings and I never saw a dime) That in mind I kept blogging because I enjoy it and the sense of community that it offers. Though I do follow quite a few sites that follow mine I do not have the time for every one every day. lol. I don't know what my PR is but I think that having
Kenley, I was referring to your site in my post. When I first checked your PR when we linked months ago, it was a 0. Now you're a PR 3! You're really good at relationship building 😀 I guess I have to focus on other strategies. LOL
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Mate. This blog is amazing. How can I make it look this good ?
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It's really cool to have comments in other languages aside from English. I am, however, limited to using Google Translate which is far from bring accurate!<br /><br />Anyway, to Anonymous (Dec 17), thank you for the compliment. Maybe you can email me? My email address is in the section About Me.<br /><br />To the French Anonymous, yes, I do have a Twitter account: ALEAHphils. Add me up! (Pour
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As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?.
Hi David<br /><br />May I know what you mean by odd? If you could, please email me. aleah [at] lycos [dot] com. :)<br /><br />Thanks!
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Enjoyed reading/following your page.Please keep it coming. Cheers!