What is pinging and why should you ping your blog?

What is pinging?

There are different types of pinging, but the type of pinging that I will share information about in this blog post is about pinging blogs and websites.  In case you are not familiar with what search engine optimisation is, then I will explain that too if you continue to read.  Search engine optimisation is not something you can leave out of the picture if you are a blogger or website owner. Because by optimising your content you will be able to gereate free traffic. Pinging has to do with search engine optimisation, and I will explain the benefits with pinging your content as soon as you have created and published it.

Below is a video where I also give answers to the question “what is pinging” and the benefits with it.

 

 

 

To start with

To begin witn  I want to explain what search engine optimisation is and why it is so important. Search engine optimisation is a method of improving your websites or blogs amount of traffic it will receive. You are optimising your content to get maximal exposure in the search engines and the search results. My SEO optimising your content you will generate freee organic traffic. Search  engine optimisation is being used toincrease the number of visitors to a blog or website. These visitors can be turned inton leads or paying customers. These visitors can then potentially be converted into customers. The better your content will rank the more visitor you will receive to your blog or websute. Source; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization

 

What is pinging

What is pinging

 

Crawling webpages

A thing that also has to do with search engine optimisation is getting your website crawled. But what does this mean? A Web crawler,  is an Internet bot that systematically browses the internet and that is typically operated by search engines for ranking websites. Not only written content on your blog will be included in this optimation process but also images. I am using a free WordPress plugin to help me get my blog posts crawled and ranked. It is called Smart  crawl. With this WordPress plugin you can see the keyword density of your content.  You will see if your seo titel of your blog post is too long or too short. You will find out if your meta description has the correct length. You will also know if there is some backlinks missing in your content. Basically this free plugin will let you know what you need to improve in your blog post.

 

What is pinging and why use it?

So what is pinging and why should you ping your blog and website? It is a process that will help your content to rank faster in the search engines. A Ping service may notify multiple services when pinged, such as;

  • Search engines
  • Website directories
  • News websites
  • Aggregators
  • Feed websites

Source; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping_(blogging)

 

 

What is pinging

What is pinging

 

We want our content of course to rank as quickly as possible, and that is why we need to ping our content as soon as it get published. Because by pinging our content we are letting the search engines and blog diectories know that we have new fresh content that they need to rank. In the video above I am sharing 3 free to use pinging services that you can use. Those are;

  • Pingler
  • Pingomatic
  • Pingfarm

 

There may be other free ping services that you can use as well. At Pingler you can choose to invest a little sum of money to get more pinging done for your content.- WordPress are for instance using Pingomatic.

 

What is pinging

What is pinging

Summary

So I hope you have learned something by reading this blog post where I am answering the question; “what is pinging” and why you should ping your blog and website.  Pinging has to do with search engine optimisation and SEO is not something that you can leave out of the picture. Because if you do, you are pretty much putting all that work into content creation for nothing. You need to optimise all your content at all times. Search engine optimisation and pinging will help you get more free and organic traffic to your blog or websiote.

 

If you are not sure what organic traffic is, then it is free traffic that you generate by sharing a lot of value cinsistenly in different ways. Such as through blogging, making videos and posting on social media.

I have noticed that some marketers are saying that it does not matter if you are pinging your content or not. But I have a different opinion. I believe that pinging will help your content to rank, and pinging can be a totally free method to use, so why not use it? When using free traffic organic traffic even if that is a good reliable type of traffic, then using this type of traffic takes a bit longer time to generate results from compared to if you are using paid traffic. So I would say that then we need tu use every resource we can to be able to rank our content as fast as we can. Therefor I recommend that you ping your content. Because there are so many blogs out there that we have to compete with, so we simply need to do our very best to optimise and get our content ranked.

If you have an limited budget then pinging is a great free strategy for you to generate more traffic to your blog and website. I will personally continue to ping my content because I strongly believe in its usefulness.  Do you have a blog?  Do you think that pinging is valuable and useful ? Are you pinging your new fresh content? Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Welcome back to check out more content on this blog.

Cheers, Tommy Olsson

 

Best free traffic sources for affiliate marketing

Free traffic that works for affiliate marketing

In a way there is no free traffic.

You either pay for the traffic with money or with your time. But anyway, I will share with you free traffic strategies now that means that you will not have to pay any dime for it. Organic traffic is a type of free targeted traffic, and I will go into that as well in this blog post. Below is a video that I have done about the free traffic sources that I recommend.

 

 

So what is traffic? It is the amount of visitor that you receive at your website or blog. Naturally you want as much traffic as possible to be able to make more money online. Free traffic is especially beneficial if you have a limited budget. And even if you have money to invest you still may want  to use free traffic. As long as the sources of the free traffic are of good quality that is. But when it comes to free strategies you have to put in the hard work. Your hard work will be worth it anyway in the end. So do not give up with your free traffic efforts. If you stay really consistent thene I am sure you will see results after a while.

 

Free traffic

Free traffic

 

Organic traffic

Organic traffic is free traffic that you will generate when sharing a lot of value in different ways in the so called market place, with your audience. It can be when you share value through your blog, on social media sites, in videos , in articles just to mention a few examples. The key to success with organic free traffic is that you must find out what people are struggling with , what  questions they need answers to. Then you need to provide answers and solutions to those questions. When you have build up trust between you and yur audience, they may buy from you by using this strategy. Building up trust takes time, so make sure that you put in as much time in your content creation as possible.

 

Blogging

A blog is a great  marketing tool du have, and a low cost investment. I recdommend that you invest in a domain name with hosting, this way you will have more control over your blog compared to for instance using a free blogging platform. Buying a domain name and hosting for that domain name will not cost you much  But it is totally worth it.  You can have your name in your domain name or something that is connected to the niche you are working within. Blogging is not a way to generate instant reaches, but if you stay consistent and do not give up with your blogging, then over time you can generate a nice income for yourself. Add as much value as possible in each and every blog post that you will create.

 

Free traffic

Free traffic

 

Youtube

Another free method of generateng traffic is to set up a free Youtube channel. You only need a free Gmail email account to set up your channel. You should add a benner, to your channel. You can create one for free at canva.com or buy one for 5 dollar from a seller at Fiveer. You should add a introduction video tto your youtube channel where you are introducing yourself and tell your watchers and subscribers what you have to offer to them through your videos. I am not going to lie to you. Sertting up a youtube channel will not make you money fast. You got to see it over a longer time. Because over time you can make a good income but it will take time and efforts. It can take several months or even years before you see any mayor results. So why put in this time with video marketing? Because it is free and you can generate a good income for yourself if you do not quit and give up.

There are different wys that you can use videos to make money. You can make tutorials over tools and services that you are already using yourself. People like tutorials and discover how exactly different thing works. The you can leave a link in the video desription. I would not leave an affiliate link to a specific product. use a capture page instead. This way you will build your list and be able to market different tools and services time and time again. If you just post  an affiliate link to a product then your viewers might just see your offer once. So always build your listby using a capture page.

Another way you can use to make money from your videos is to buy a product. Or if you can have a company to spponsor you with products. The product can for instance be a cellphone. By doing a review video on the product and by leaving your honest opinions about that product, then people may buy it from you.

 

Free traffic

Free traffic

 

 

Yet another way for you to make money on Youtube is to join the Youtube partner program. But first you need to have 1000 subscribers and also 4000 public views on your channel over the past 12 months. Then when you have that you can apply to join the partnership program. When you are approved into the Youtube partnership program you will earn money through ads that will be set up on your videos. So when people take action on the offers on the ads, you will make a commission.

 

Articles

Article marketing still works and you can generate free traffic but sharing value in articles online. There are several ezine platforms where you can sign up for free. And when you set up your signature at your ezine account with a link to a capture page or blog then you can build your list this way. So write articles several times a week to make this method work for you.

 

Free traffic

Free traffic

 

Posting on Facebook

You can make money and generate free traffic and leads by simply posting on your Facebook wall.  To make this work you need to post 80% value and 20% about your business. When creating posts about what you are promoting you can ask people to comment below the post if they want more information about your offer. Then you will inbox them the information. And then use a capture page.  Share motivational qoutes, write in a story telling model in your post. Make the post stand out by not writing like everyone else. Share experiences about things you have noticed about marketing and in life in general. A thing to remember  to be able to get maximal exposure for your content, is that you need to like and comment on your connections posts before publishing your own post. This has to do with the Facebook algorhytm. You should post something every day.

 

Summary

Free traffic is not the same as lousy low quality traffic. It all depends on where you get the traffic from. It also has to do with how concistent you are.  I have shared my best tips here on free traffic sources that you can choose to use. Free traffic means that you must put in the work necessary to get results. But if you have a limited budget then you can start with free traffic and when you have made some sales then you should invest it in some paid traffic. This so that you will build your income and business faster.

Have you used some of the free traffic methods that I have been sharing in this blog post already? What are your experiences with these methods?

All the best, Tommy Olsson

 

 

Content creation and creating a successful blog

Content creation and successful blogging.

 

There are many blogs out there and many bloggers, according to the website websitesetup there are 31.7 million active bloggers in 2020 But then micro blogs such as the  users at tumbler has access to also are included in  these numbers. But does blogging still work in 2022? Is there any money in blogging? Yes there is but blogging is not a way to make a whole lot of money fast. You got to be really patient and put in that hard work in your content creation.

Because if you want to make money from your blog then you need to treat it like a business and put in the necesary work. It could take up to a year before you are seeing any mayor results.  And you need to create about 200 blog posts, before you will see any big results coming in from your content creation through  blogging. But do not give up because your blog could be earning you a nice income over time. Since setting up a blog is a low cost investment you need to make the most of your blog so that you can start making money from it. You should at least write 3 blog post per week, but do not write more then 7 blog posts per week. Below is a video that I have made with my best content creation tips when it comes to blogging.

 

 

What type of blog?

I recommend that you invest ina wordpress blog with your own domain name and hosting. Because a WordPress blog is so easy to manage and edit. You can change the design of it and so on quite easy. And when it comes to hosting, that makes you have more control over your blog. Choose a domain name that is branded to you  and/ or the niche you are workinjg within. You can have your name in the domain name or something that has to do with the niche you are involved with.

 

Content creation

Content creation

 

That value

When it comes to content creation and having a successful blog you need to sharee a lot of value in your blog posts. Make each post as good nas possible and stuffed with value? But what is value then? It is answers to what people are wondering about. What people wants answers and solutions for. So you need to offer them a solution to those issues that your readers have. You will be like a problem solver. This will attract people to you and create trust. To get in contact with your readers you could ask them something at the end of the post. Because comments also help the search engine optimization.

 

Keywords

You need to do a keyword research before writing your content. Otherwise yu will be blogging for nothing. Then you will not know if the keywords that you are using are any good or not.Choose keywords with a low competition level. You can do your kkeyword research for freee witth Google adwords for instance. The amount of searches for your key words should at least be 1000 per month.

 

Content creation

Content creation

 

The lenght of the blog posts

Some say that 500 words are enough when creating blog posts. Although writing 500 words are a good start, you need to make your blog content longer then that. Write at least 1000 words in each of your blog posts. This will improve the posts ability to rank in the search results. But that requires of course that you hhave SEO optimized your blog content. I use a free wordpress plugin called Smartcrawl that helps me have an overview how good my seo settings are for every post and what I might have to improve.

 

Categoories and tags.

You need to choose a category for each and everyone of your blog posts. You should enter your chosen keywords as a tag and also add other tags. Tags are like keywords but do not add too many tags. Up to 7 tags are enough. I know some marketers says that you should add as many tags as possible but I do not agree with that.

 

 

Backlinks

To improve the search engine optimization of your content you should link back to another of your earlier blog posts. Backlinking is very powerful and necesary when it comes to SEO. You can back link to several of the blog posts you have written earlier. Do a Google search on your keywords and link to the blog or website that ranks at the top of the search results. This will generate so called link juice and that can help the ranking of your blog post. If the site you are linking to is a competitior that promotes different products then avoid linking to that site if you can. Chose another site for that search  instead. Because we do not want to build someone elses income. Having your blog attached to your website is also a great advantage when it comes to search engine optimization. Becaise the blogs can generate more visitors  and traffic to the websites, and this way the website owners can make more sales.

 

Content creation

Content creation

What now?

When you have published your blog post you should share it on as many social platforms as possible. This is good for exposure as well as for Search engine optimization. If you are looking for free tools to ping your content then you can go to pingler.com and pingfarm.com. When you are pinging your blog posts you are letting the search engines know that you have punlished new content  that they will rank for you. At pingler you pay a quite low fee as well to be able to ping more then the free members.

 

Monetization

There are different ways to monetize your blog. You could sign up for adsense for free for Instance.  There are other platforms similar to Adsense that you can use as well such as ezoic for instance. Or you could promote different products and create a review blog. You could also offer people to put their banner on your blog for a certain fee.

 

Content creation

Content creation

 

Summary

Blogging still works if you put in the work. Blogging is not something you get rich from over night you need to be really patient and put in hard work if you want o make money from your content creation.  Blogging is not a get rich quick thing how ever if you put in the hard work necesary then your blog can in fact generate you a nice income.. They say that content is king and it is true. At least if you share a lot of value in each and every blog post that you are writing. When sharing value with content creation concistantly then you can be the go to person for your readers when they are looking for answers in different questions.

You will also then brand you as a leader and as an expert in your niuche. When it comes to getting maximal exposure for your blog and its content, having a website connected to your blog is really powerful. This is great for search engine optimization. Many companies has a blog attached to their website  Are you considering to start blogging? Or do you already have a blog? Feel free to comment below this post.

Cheers, Tommy Olsson

Quora vs Answers what is the difference?

Quora vs Answers.

Have you heard about Quora ands Answers and not sure what these websites has to offer?

Well, you can sign up for free at these two social sites / platforms . These two sites has it similarities but they have also its differences. I am about to reveal those differences to you.  At Quora and Answers you can ask any question about anything pretty much. You can also answer questions, and as a marketer when giving good answers to questions then you can generate leads and money this way  through a free strategy that I will reveal to you in this blog post.  So if you do not want to spend money on traffic or if you want to combine this free traffic strategy with your paid traffic, then this tutorial might interest you. A lot of people are asking plenty of questions on a daily basis on these two websites.  This strategy are being used by many network marketers and affiliate marketers on a daily basis.. Some of the big names in this industry of network marketing and affiliate marketing  are in fact using this strategy as well. This strategy involves giving valuable answers to questrions about fo instance affiliate marketing.  You can check out the video tutorial below to see exactly how to apply this free strategy.

 

 

Quora

So what exactly is Quora? It  is a social question-and-answer website and platform based in Mountain View, California. It was founded on June 25, 2009, and made available to everyone on June 21, 2010. Users can collaborate by editing questions and commenting on answers that have been submitted by other users  users a month. On 19 April, Quora took away the requirement that users use their real names and allowed users to use pseudonyms On 5 August, Quora began allowing contributors to monetize their content as well. Quora was co-founded by Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever in June 2009 Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quora

 

Quora

Quora

Answers

Answers.com, used to be called  WikiAnswers, as possible this way. it  is an Internet-based knowledge exchange. Answers.com has now  tens of millions of questions and answers created by the users, The Answers.com domain name was bought by entrepreneurs Bill Gross and Henrik Jones  in 1996.The domain name was acquired by NetShepard and subsequently sold to GuruNet and then AFCV Holdings. This website is now the primary product of the Answers Corporation. Source; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Answers.com

 

Quora

Quora

The differences

One thing that is different between the two sites is that on Quora you can set up clickable links, while you can not th do that on Answers.  About sharing links on these two websites, always use a capture page so that you can promote multiple times. Because if you just share the standard sales page to a product to people, then they may only see your offer once. So for marketers then Quora has a little more advantages compared to Answers. Because people sometimes are unwilling to put in the extra effort by copying and pasting a link into their web browser. People are in fact lazy sometimes.  I hate to say it, but it is true.  It is more likely that they will click on a clickable link and visit a capture page. But you still can generate leads and sales with the help of Answers.  Because people ARE making money with Anwers.com as well, and some people are willing to in fact copy and paste links.  I am showing some tricks how to do that in the Quora vs Answers  tutorial video above.

I have seen sonme big names in this industry using at least Quora and the strategy that I am sharing here. People like Neil Naiper and Michael Cheney. So it is not just people with a lack of money that are taking advantage of Quora and Answers  by using this free strategy. At Answers you have access to many guide about many different subjects. At Quora you have the ability to create your own spaces involving a certain topic. This can help you brand yourself as an expert and öeader in your niche. It can also lead that you generate more leads for your business and in the long run make some sales. This by you sharing plenty of value consistantly in your Quora space. Give as good answers as you possibly can in your space or spaces, Then in time I bet you will see results.  So you should invite more and more people to your space to be able to generate as many leads as possible to benefit from this strategy.

 

Quora

Quora

 

Summary

Mot everyone that spends time on Quora or Answers .com have an interest in online marketing and making money online. But there are people on these platforms that in fact have this interest. It is those people that we want to attract to ourselves and what we have to offer to them. When sharing links on these 2 websites, always use a capture page. Because you should always build your list. By having a list you will have a group of potential buyers that you can email when ever you want. But of course, you should not send out emails in a spammy way to your subscribers either. Because the money ius in the list, or should I say the money is withing your relationship with your list. So make sure to build that relationship.

It is a free strategy that I am sharing in this blog post, but even if you have the funds to invest in paid advertising you may want to use this free strategy as well, because it is proven to work.  Because the top marketers that I have mentioned earlir would not spend time on these two websites if this strategy did not work. You can combine this free strategy with your paid traffic options. when ut comes to this strategy then Quora has a bit of an advantage compared to Abswers.com. Because at Quora you can set up clickable links, but you can not do that at Answers.com. And I hate to say it buit sometimes people are lazy. So they would more likely click on a clickable link at Quora then to copy and paste a link at Answers. BUt you still can  build your list and generate leads and sales with the help of Answers.com. and the free strategy that I have shared with you here. I hope that you have found some value by reading this post. Thank you for taking time to read this blog post. Welcome back at any time to check out more of my content. Feel free to leave a comment to this blog post.

All the best, Tommy Olsson.

Affiliate marketing tips for beginners in 2022

Affiliate marketing tips.

Today I want to share some Affiliate marketing tips for beginners with you.

Affiliate marketing is regarded as a good way for any beginner that wants to make money online. Affiliate marketing is said to be easy, but that does not mean that you will be making money over night.  This type of marketing is beneficial because you do not need your own product to promote. You can simply promote someone elses product. Many vendors also allows you to sign up as an affiliate for free. It will take hard work and determination to have big success with affiliate marketing. And also, you need to be really consistent to seee any results. Below you can watch a video that I have recorded with my affiliate marketing tips with different free ways of making money with affiliate marketing.

 

 

Not my intention

I do not mean to scare you off from starting with affiliate marketing, I just want to be truthful and honest abouit it in todays blog post with affiliate marketing tips.. Yes affiliate marketing can bring you a good or even great income. But many affiliate marketers are also struggling. But yes, affiliate marketing can work for you if you keep at it and learn more about it to build up your skillset. Mindset is also important if you want to succeed with affiliate marketing or anything you are fosusing on. Sp read books daily, books that inspires you or teaches you something. Or watch motivational videos foor instance on Youtube. Or listen to motivational audios, at least do something to build up your positive mindset. Peoplke are failing and one reason for that is because they do not have the right mindset, and they have not maintained it like they should.

 

Affiliate marketing tips

Affiliate marketing tips

Affiliate marketing and free options

If you have a limited budget and do not want to spend money to make money from your marketing then here follows free methods to generate traffic and sales.

  • Blogging
  • Video marketing
  • Sharing value on social media
  • Forum marketing

Blogging

Blogging is a good free way of generate traffic and helping you make self as well as branding you as an expert in your niche. And you really need to pick a niche. Because you can’t blog about anything or everything. That way you will not look professional. Invest in a domain name with your own hosting . Make the domain name so that is branded towards your name or the niche you are working with. Blogging is a free method that works but it takes time to build up an audience. So it takes hard work beforegetting results from your blogging. You need to be consistent and do not give up if it takes a while before you get any results. Share a lot of value with your audience and from time to time you can share links to products or services that you recommend. You can for instance  create a review blog for different products, online businesses and services.

 

Affiliate marketing tips

Affiliate marketing tips

 

Video marketing

Another free strategy is to make videos and upload them to video platforms such as Youtube and other platform. There are several platforms that you can sign up for free at and start uploading videos to.Share value about different things that you think people wants to know more about. You can do reviews about tools and other things about online marketing. Then leave a call to action in your videos top make your viewers click a link to a capture page for instance. When uploading videos make sure to follow the guidelines and rules of Youtube for instance. You will also see those in the settings you need to set up when uplooading a video to Youtube. Make sure to mention in your videos from time to time that people are welcome to subscribe to your channel to receive similar content later on. Make sure to share your videos on as many social sites as possible. This will make more people watch it but it is also good for search engine opimization. You can also improve your videos search engine optimization by embedding it in a blog post.

 

Sharing value on social media

You can generate leads  and make sales for free on different social sites  such as Facebook. Share value in differenr ways on your Facebook wall. Write the content in a story manor. Write about things that will inspire and motivate people. Every now and then you can make a post about what you are promoting. Then you can motivate people in your post to comment below the post to get more information about your prodfucts or business opportunity. Rmember thata your content needs to be 80% value and 20% about the products you promote. Remember to like and comment your Facebook friends content as well before publishing your post, this way you get more exposure to your own content. It has to do with the Facebook algorhytm.

 

Affiliate marketing tips

Affiliate marketing tips

 

Forum marketing

There are plenty of marketing forums online where you can create a free account with. The forum that I recommend is Warriorforum. It is one of the most well known and popular forums online.I have left a book mark on the video above about how to build a list with Warriorforum for free. What it is about is that you answrer questions and give value to people in the forum. You will set up a signature with a link to a capture page. Now this link will appear inb every answer/ post that you will make. Give as much value as possible in your answers to stand out from the so called crowd. I have recorded a video about this as well and you can find a link to it at the video above. This free methods also requires that you are consistent. At least answer 3 question every day at Warriorforum. Over time I am sure that you will be generating free leads this way. But you need  to stay at it and do not expect too much too soon. Many marketers are using this strategy.

 

Summary

Affiliate marketing is a type of marketing to begin with when wanting to make money online. It is good also for more experienced affiliate marketers as well of course. But do not expect to get rich over night. It will take time , focus ,determination and consistency to succeed. And a will to never ever give up. But yes, affiliate marketing can generate a good income for you over time. Affiliate marketing has this benefit that you do not need your own product to promote, you can promote  someone elses product by becoming a free affiliate. But you need to have a desire to learn more and more about marketing to make affiliate marketing  work for you. We all must consinue to learn to enjoy more success. You need a mentor also that can tell you what to do and what not to do to make money online. Because you need someone on youre side that knows more about marketing then you. Someone that already have gone through ups and downs in their journey. That way they can educate you so that you do not make the mistake that they have made. Because we can not manage and reach our full potential all by our selves. Feel free to leave your feedback to this post with affiliate marketing tips.

Sincerely, Tommy Olsson

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