Building a High Traffic, Profitable Blog

Learn techniques for building a popular and profitable blog.
Course info
Rating
(109)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 24, 2013
Duration
1h 40m
Table of contents
Introduction
Techniques to Engage Blog Readers
Social Media - Social Sharing and Social Networking
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Monetizing a Blog
Frequently Asked Questions
Checklists
Description
Course info
Rating
(109)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 24, 2013
Duration
1h 40m
Description

Everybody can write, and everybody can build a blog. But not everyone can make their blog a popular point of reference for their subject matter. Content is king - but a king also has ministers to help, and good content needs help from various aspects of the real world. In this course, we discuss the essential elements to bringing quality content to the masses, making it popular, and monetizing your effort.

About the author
About the author

Pinal Dave is a Pluralsight Developer Evangelist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction
Building a High Traffic, Profitable Blog. This is Pinal Dave for Pluralsight. Everybody can write and everybody can build a blog, but not everybody can make their blog profitable. Content is always a king. However, king also have ministers to help. A good content need help from various elements from the real world. In this course, we will discuss various essential element which bring the quality content to the masses and make it extremely popular. We will also learn some of the interesting tips and tricks to monetize your blog.

Techniques to Engage Blog Readers
Hi. This is Pinal Dave for Pluralsight, and in this module, we are going to discuss techniques to engage blog readers. In this module, we will discuss various techniques to engage readers. Which we do on a blog. However, we will not discuss about social media as we are going to cover that in next module. Some of the topics we are going to cover include comments, contests, blogging with intention, guest post, and series of blog post. These are some of my own tried and true techniques. And I hope that you'll be able to use them successfully and engage your blog readers.

Social Media - Social Sharing and Social Networking
Hi. This is Pinal Dave for Pluralsight, and in this module we will discuss about social media. We will explore how social sharing and social networking work. Social media is extremely important and we all should use it. Many of us already have social media accounts for our personal lives. We might check them multiple times a day, or maybe only once a week. They are way to spend some free time, but as a blogger, we should really use them to market yourself. In this module, we will discuss about various social media, and some of the best practices associated with social media.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Hi. This is Pinal Dave for Pluralsight and in this module we'll discuss about Search Engine Optimization. Here is a quick rundown of the SEO topics we are going to cover. Don't worry. They look complicated, but they are easy enough to follow. We will discuss about Off site SEO techniques. On site SEO techniques, keyword rich content, SEO friendly site designs, blog title tags, blog post writing, search engine submission, SEO plugins, Meta tags and robots, friendly images, post slug or URL, removing dead links, no follow and finally we'll discuss about content. Now let's understand what search engine optimization is.

Monetizing a Blog
Hi. This is Pinal Dave for Pluralsight. And, in this module, we'll discuss how to Monetize a Blog. If you've been on internet lately, you've certainly seen advertisements, banner ads, pop up windows, and more proclaiming the fact that you can make money off your blog. It is certainly true. However, there are many more ways to go about it than the schemes those ads are announcing. There are four main ways to earn money. Advertising, products, services, and blog built to sell. We will go over ways to truly make money from blogging in this module.

Frequently Asked Questions
Hi this is Pinal Dave for Pluralsight. In earlier module, we discussed quite a few topics ranging from, how to build high-traffic blog, to monetizing it effectively. In this module, we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions related to SEO, social media and monetization.