Why Do eCommerce Business Owners Blog?

This is a valid question to those just getting started in eCommerce http://bluegraydaily.com/. I’ve known about blogs for some time but until about eight months ago I hadn’t really done much with blogging. What a great marketing opportunity; what a great way to share ideas and learn new information; what a great way to make additional income via the internet. Wikipedia explains blogs in the following way:

A blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of most early blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media. The term “blog” is derived from “Web log.” “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. As of November 2006, blog search engine Technorati was tracking nearly 60 million blogs.

Other explanations I’ve heard about blogs include “online journal”, “digital newspaper”, and “web logs”.

So why are blogs so important when it comes to eCommerce? This is a common question too. Isn’t a blog just something else you have to work on and spend time doing? You bethya! However, the return on investment of a blog can come in a variety of ways. Here are some of my favorite things about blogging

Recently, I’m researching about “How to get traffic to blog?”. I tried a lot of stuff including articles submission, changing my blog’s template, writing more contents, links exchange campaign, Alexa Train Campaign, and a lot more. I found that it is not a simple task to get traffic to blog by doing all the stuff stated. Although all the stuff I had done doesn’t get me good traffic, it gives me a good idea on how to get traffic to my blog.

Some effective steps which is proven to be able to get plenty of great traffic to blog everyday!

1. Joining Technorati:

Technorati is a big online community. It has about 71 millions of blog in their directory. This is a good number for Technorati and a “Good News” for us. We can join Technoratin for Free and ping our blog every time we update our blog. Our blog will appear at Technorati and thus help you to get a lot of traffic. Besides, you can make good use of the “Tags” function in Technorati. This “Tags” can help to classified your blog. People can easily find your blog using this “Tags”.

2. Ping every posts using Pinging Services and Articles Submission:

I found an interesting discovery on the internet– more pinging services besides Project Petaling Street. The best thing of all the pinging services I found is that they offer Free Service. One of the very good pinging service I found is Slashdot.org. This website offer good pinging service (Articles Submission). It is a website having very high Google Page Rank, PR9. This means that it is getting a lot (Really a lot) of traffic. So, you can submit or ping your post to their site and you might have the chance to get some very Good traffic to your site.

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