How do i become a professional blogger?
income is acquired through advertisments, but companies dont buy ads unless you have a following. What is the best way to get that following?12 months ago - 1 answers
Write original quality content.
After Google's Adsense system spawned millions of low quality sites, some automatically generated with content scraped from other sites, Google appears to be making amends by raising quality standards and enforcing them with tools like the Panda filter. While 450-500 words has been the standard recommended article length, some are advising you write 800 word pieces in order to garner top rankings.
In addition to writing at least a couple of articles a week you will have to learn SEO techniques for sagely getting links to your site to raise it's search ranking. Typically traffic depends on your search engine ranking, about 32% of all search clicks are on the #1 results, 90% of clicks are on the first 10 results on page 1. Search ranking takes time, I would recommend not even showing ads for the first few months or until you get over 100 unique visits a day.
Negotiating to write guest articles (with a doFollow link to your site) for an influential blog is one power way to get backlinks and build your following, there are some guest author connect sites, like myblogguest.com, BloggerLinkup.com, you can also get known by writing a few insightful comments on the blog before directly contacting the blogger about a guest article.
This slightly dated list of sites that accept guest authors, and search terms for finding such sites might be useful:
You also decide on a theme for the blog and stick to it, it's easier to get ranking when the search engines can recognize what the site is about, you could do some keyword research and compile a list of 50 or so target phrases that you would incorporate in articles.
Coming up with some clever niche topic might help you stand out as well as making it easier to rank, rather than writing about some worn out topic like making money that competition makes extremely hard to rank for.