Posted by: danscanlon | April 24, 2008

Yaro Starak Blogging Expert

Below are notes I just took from an awesome Teleseminar just attend by phone.
The text will explain…


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Blogging Expert – Yaro Starak
Free Teleseminar Notes

By Anik Singal, in partnership with Rosalind Gardner
@
http://www.blogclassroom.com

Through out the call, many references are made to Yaros website:

www.entrepreneurs-journey.com

  
How To Start Out Your Blog

 

 Recommends for starting out, using stumbleupon.com – drives a lot of traffic, if they get a lot of thumbs, send lots of visitors., to get 10-30% to stick as return visitors.

 

“Affiliate Marketing is not a sprint, but an ongoing marathon.”

 

Best source of traffic – a referral from a similar, top blogger, when they write about your blog.

 

Getting bigger blogs to link w/you, is key, but you must make friends first.  Write a post about what another blogger posts, in your arena (trackback to other blog’s URL to the referred article).  Agree, disagree, and/or develop the same or another line of discussion.  Then follow up with an e-mail.

 

http://9rules.com – older blogging network, check out…

 

Post solid comments, paragraphs, not one-liners – you’ll get a better following.


 

How To Drive Traffic / Is It Worth Paying For Traffic?

 

No PPC, Ad Sense, maybe banner ads later.  Open X – banner management system (he uses/developed?), direct sells to sponsors, click on link on his blog.  People come to him to ask to buy a banner.  For me, once established, ask a business if they want to book a banner on your blog.

 

Once you have an “authority site” (good, strong faithful following), and cross links w/ another site & within your own, Google will probably not dislike (“slap”) a blog off. 

 

Why a blog vs. a “big site”?  Blogs now more popular, more organic, personal, not composed of corporate text.  Also, the way the blogs are meant to link with each other, comments, etc.  It is easy to write, an already made content management system (CMS), It is made for people reading about other people.


 

What Are The Best Tools For Traffic In The Beginning?

 

Tweak with “SEO plug-ins”.  The organic content is appreciated by search engines.  Need to simply be a daily, prolific writer.  Put the orange button above the fold.

 

Feedburner.com – RSS subscription – now coordinates w/ the www.aweber.com system.  Incentivise people with an eBook or similar, to join your RSS feed (like he does).

 

“Subscribe to post” plug-in


 

Where to get to inspiration to get daily content?

 

Don’t be a couch potato, do, be, live a life, be interested in your topic, learn from others’ content.  Become and expert in it.  Take content from books & magazines to paraphrase to write content.  Write how-to’s, list, definition posts, articles – re: common terms to link out to, but don’t link away from your site – if it is a common term in your arena, define it in your blog, to link it back to within your blog, now & in the future.  Keeps your audience there…


 

What about the myth that bloggers don’t make $ with a blog…

 

Yaro blogs to get his list, he list to e-mail to make money with a variey of offers, monetization – make good traffic & content, offer up products and affiliate marketing, his own products and marketing.  Recursive affiliate programs – like aweber (http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/405/aweber-email-autoresponder-review/).

 

Make the opt-in prominent, don’t hide it, keep it “above the fold”.

 

Leaving audio quotes – http://mychingo.com/ $4/month

 

MyBlogLog – shows people you are not alone be have little “tiles” of visitors.

 

 

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This was a wonderful, inspiring, hour long interview with many good ideas.  I’d suggest signing onto Yaro’s site and subscibing to one of his worthwhile incentives…like I did!

‘Night,

Dan

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