Make money online with blogspot?

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Having a blogspot might work for personal blogs or even any kind of non professional blog. But lately almost every second blogspot blog is a make money blog.

Here is what I see wrong with that.

1. Branding

If you plan to make money online one of the first things you need is your own brand in the form of a blog with its own domain. You cant build a brand with a non existant domain. You might get far with blogging on blogspot but not as far as you would with your own domain. You can build your own empire with your own domain but with blogspot you cant even sell the blog. There might be people that will buy a blogspot blog but its not the same as having something you can call your own that will sell as it should.

2. Why should people believe you if you claim to make money online but you have a blogspot blog?

Face it. Most people fake it until they make it but does it really have to be that obvious? If you claim to really make money online why not get your own domain with some of that money which would be the first thing any bright money making person would do in the first place?

3. Its unprofessional and cheap

Lets say you give your business card out. Would you put your blogspot blog on there? I dont think so. You know its unprofessional. It’s unprofessional if you want to be a professional blogger for you to have a blogspot blog.

So if you use blogspot and you want to blog about money, the least and most professional thing you can do for your blogging career is to get your own domain as soon as possible.

4. People are lazy

Just think how long you have to type to get to something like makemoneyblogging.blogspot.com? that is way to long. The chances are that someone would remember it and do all the hassle to go back to your blog is not likely. Except if you maybe have brilliant content. Which if you have you would of had yourself your own domain by now.

5. Time

You spend so much time writing for your blogspot blog, dont you think you deserve a great domain name of your own for the content your work so hard on? Getting a domain of your own will give you a sense of satisfaction, maybe you get that with your blog on blogspot but I wouldnt. Having your own domain from the start also saves your time and hassle, when your blog is fully grown on blogspot it can sometimes be a drag to get your stuff in wordpress, although the new wordpress does it for you it’s still better just to do it from the start. You can save your readers time as well, not just that changing your domain later will cause problems as people have to learn a new name for something they are used to.

So do yourself a favour this year and get your own domain. You wont look back, in fact your will be glad you did. You owe it to yourself.

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History bits: Somerset West

Somerset West was initially bought from local tribes and a cattle post was established here by Dutch soldiers in 1672.

Somerset West was initially bought from local tribes and a cattle post was established here by Dutch soldiers in 1672.

A town developed around the Lourens River (originally “Tweederivier”) and the farm of Vergelegen (Dutch: “remotely situated”), an 18th century farmhouse built in the historic Cape Dutch style by Willem Adriaan van der Stel, governor of the Cape and son of Simon van der Stel, who gave his name to the nearby town of Stellenbosch. Willem Adriaan was later sent back to Holland after being charged with corruption and cruelty towards local farmers. The farm is now owned by a subsidiary of the large mining company Anglo American, who have restored the farmhouse to its original magnificence and continue to produce some of South Africa’s best wines there. The farm is open to tourists.

The town was named Somerset after an English governor of the Cape Colony during the 1800s, Lord Charles Henry Somerset, with the suffix ‘West’ being added after 1825 to differentiate it from Somerset East, another South African town in the Eastern Cape. In the 1830s, Sir Lowry’s Pass, named after later governor Sir Lowry Cole, was constructed to link the town with outposts further east over the Hottentots-Holland mountains.

In the 1960s, the AECI factory between Somerset West and Strand was the second largest dynamite factory in the world. Today the town boasts the largest concentration of millionaire residents in the country

War with blogging, Akismet made me spam.

First of all, Akismet has marked my comments as spam. I have left some great comments on blogs and they never appear.

First of all, Akismet has marked my comments as spam. I have left some great comments on blogs and they never appear. So if you have Akismet installed I will only try once to comment on your blog unfortunately I wont be going back to a blog where i cant communicate. Except of course if you show my comments like Blogosis( has a great competition) who actually takes the time to find comments that are not spam. Akismet really sucks with this. I have not read up about them or anything but if they block me( I honestly do not spam) I wonder how many other people they are blocking that’s posting great comments.

I have emailed them but I am still waiting for a reply. I refuse to use other details.

On the other hand I got to lazy to blog and started posting a bit of everything on my blog. If you have been blogging for some time now you will notice that it does happen to anyone. You blog and blog and then one day you get tired of all the blogging and you just want to have fun. I guess half my readers are gone by now but it does not matter, I will blog for those who stick around then.

I have about 200 affiliates that I want to blog about , places that you can register and make money from or with your blog. My search engine optimization techniques are slowly starting to work as well, getting more traffic from search engines now than ever before but I guess that might just be because I obviously have more content now.

I also found another great South African blogger Clement Nyirenda

He has been leaving some great comments on my blog recently and I just want to thank him.

Also, my pagerank has vanished but that does not matter because as I said i get more traffic now than ever from search engines.

Tip of the day: Increase those tags. Trust me.

Do you leave your blogging friends behind?

As you go on your journey to grow your blog you sometimes make friends.

As you go on your journey to grow your blog you sometimes make friends. You and your blogging friends help each other’s blogs grow, you link to each other until your blog finally lifts off and goes way past the level of your other blogger friends. Do you just leave them and go make friends with bigger and better bloggers?

Obviously the answer is no, yet you still find people that leave those behind who helped grow their blogs. They leave their blogging friends behind that spend so much time on their blogs and made it to be what it is.

I know me blogging about “blogging friends” seems a bit corny but the fact is, you should never leave anyone behind if you can help it. People invest time in your blog by commenting and reading your posts, time that they wont get back. That time is gone forever and if they spend it on your blog you really should consider doing everything you can to make it worth their while.

If you have reached a new level in blogging and your blog has grown past the level of your blogging friends you really should know that without those friends you would not have made it. After all it is your blogging friends that most of the time stumble your posts and bookmark it because they know that, its those things that bring the traffic in the first place.

My point is dont leave people behind that contribute to your blog. Dont leave your “blogging friends” behind. That is the worst thing you can ever do to your blog.

The end of Internet Explorer?

Today Microsoft announced that they will no longer have support for Internet Explorer and that they only started IE to beat Netscape to the game but now Netscape is no more and Microsoft has claimed v

Today Microsoft announced that they will no longer have support for Internet Explorer and that they only started IE to beat Netscape to the game but now Netscape is no more and Microsoft has claimed victory in the browser war. But Firefox has the final word on that.

“We made Internet Explorer with the sole purpose of destroying Netscape. That job is done. It was a long and hard-fought battle, but the better browser won,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “What point is there now to having a browser product? We won! WOOHOO!”

What???? Did I just read that correctly?

How to use subdomains to get the keywords you really want.

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What?

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What?

You dont really need a niche blog to do keyword sniping and get all the keywords you want on search engines. Meaning keywords that people type in search engines to find your site. You can have one blog and all the keywords you want leading to your blog. This is done by niche blogging on subdomains and a few tricks.

My story

A few weeks ago I wanted my blog to be found for certain keywords but I did not want a niche blog. So I had to make my mind up. Niche blog or my normal blog which I have had for some time now. Because as its known you cant have a blog about random things and get the highest ranking on search engine for certain high traffic keywords, or take over a niche market with random things in your blog. But I found a solution.

The tricks

By starting random subdomains on your domain you can get all the keywords you want by niche blogging on your subdomain and doing a few things afterwards. Here is how it works in order: I will use the keyword "surfing" 1. Start a subdomain with the keywords you want for instance "surfing.fromtheold.com" Start a niche blog about surfing on there, dont focus on getting visitors because you are not going to use that blog. Focus on doing Search engine optizmization. Get links to your niche blog and add your rss feed to rss sites. 3. Link to your site from your main blog. 4. Start blogging and use keywords you want your main blog to be found for, dont use more than 4 times on one page excluding title. 5. Type really great articles and bookmark them yourself or just let other people do it for you. You cant skip the content part because that is how a blog functions. (No kidding) How desperate do you want people to find your site through search engines with the keyword you are blogging about for example: surfing". Well the next step depends how successful your keyword sniping attempt will be. 6. Type as many articles as important this keyword is for you, I would suggest 100. But typing for at least three or four weeks before going on to the next step will increase the chances of you being found for the keyword you are sniping.

Time to kill your subdomain.

With all the hard work done by now you can just run through the next steps. Technically you dont kill your subdomain, you just leave it. Here is what you do: 7. Export all your posts from your subdomain, move the images to your main blog from your subdomain in your content/uploads directory and merge it with your main blog’s pictures. 8. Now take the export file and import it in your main blog, remember when starting your sudomain blog to keep the same url format as in /postname /date or whatever you chose for the url. Let’s say I used "surfing.fromtheold.com/boards" as a post in my subdomain, that should now be "fromtheold.com/boards" exactly the same way. Dont worry about your comments they will come with, WordPress has greatly increased the usefulness of the exporting function in the new WordPress 2.3 9. Now go to your index.php file in your subdomain and remove everything in the wordpress index.php file and replace it with this: <? Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" ); Header( "Location: http://www.fromtheold.com" ); ?> But obviously use your domain instead of mine. This is a permanent redirection and will tell google to move the rating for the keyword and the ranking to the site you have moved your new site to. So now search for "surfing will still give your subdomain until google reindexed it and next up will be your main site that will shoot through the rankings and that way you get to have one blog with many niches.

Dont stop there, you should keep on blogging with that niche to maintain the ranking your earned on your subdomain.

That is how I do it. Works for me, should work for you as well. Just remember there are other issues that also come with this. For example getting advertisers might be harder. But I just wanted to share with you how to actually get the keywords. Tell me if it works for you as it works for me.

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