Blog commenting

There are so many things to consider in Internet marketing but one of the major ones is traffic, without which it is not possible to make money. It is possible to generate traffic in a number of ways.

In order to be successful, it is advisable not to rely on any one strategy. Many marketers have realised this when google changed the rules and they found themselves going from the 1st page for their keywords to almost nowhere.

Two options are as follows :

1 Search engine optimisation-it is possible to get to the top of the search engines, but it can take some time, and it needs a lot of expertise.

2 Paid traffic this can be very expensive.

What we are considering here are ways to generate free traffic.

For all these methods there are tools available which will automate the processes, however it is recommended to do these tasks manually to understand the processes.

Blog Commenting

This can be very productive and yet quite easy.

You may have your own blog on which you will have postings and visitors will be invited to comment. If you approve the comment, then they will have a link back to your site to their own site.

This is what we are going to do, i.e. place comments on other people’s blogs in the hope that they will be approved, thus giving you a link back to your own site.

However, for the backlink to be recognised as a worthwhile backlink, it should be in a similar sector and it should be reasonably popular.

Looking at the sector first if, for example, your blog is related to weight loss, then you want the backlinks to be relevant to weight loss. The search engines will not consider a backlink from for example,a photography site to be relevant.

In blog commenting we need to consider the following 3 factors:

1 As stated above, the site you are visiting must be relevant to your site. For example, if your blog relates to Internet marketing, you can

look at search engine optimisation, article marketing, backlinking, etc.

In which case, go to the search engine and type :

Article marketing + blogs or

Article marketing + powered by WordPress

You will then find lots of blogs where you can place comments.

2 For the link to be worthwhile, the site must be reasonably popular and recognised by the search engines.

3 The final factor is the comment.

This will need to be approved by the site owner, so it needs to be meaningful. Do not write something as easy as “great blog” as you will not be approved.

Read the article and make a meaningful comment, which will give you a good chance of the comment being approved.

Make sure that you include your URL so that you can get a link back.

You really don’t need to spend too long on this as backlinks from a few high ranking sites will be very beneficial.

However, if you find this rather repetitive it is possible to make life easier with some free software.

Just enter “free blog commenting software” into the search engine and take your pick.







SEO Yoast one of the best WordPress plug ins

This plug in for WordPress is one of the most impressive currently available.

In summary, this will enable you to optimise all pages and posts for SEO once you have created the content.

When creating a post (or an article) the following information is entered:

  • The SEO title-this is the 1st line that appears in the search engine
  • The meta description-this is seen below the SEO title
  • Keyword-it is worth remembering that the major search engines rank pages and posts NOT web sites.

After this information and the content in the article have been entered you then click on a key called “Page Analysis”. The plug in will analyse the information and produce a green light or a red light. From this it will be possible to take action so that each red light becomes a green light.

The sort of data that is analysed is as follows :

  • Whether there are any images and whether there are alt tags
  • The length of the page title as only so much is seen when searching
  • Whether the page title contains the keyword
  • How easy the article is to read-it may need shorter sentences
  • The keyword density

It is very easy to take the necessary action to turn red lights into green lights, which will give you a greater chance of being indexed by the search engines.

It is very important to optimise each page or post, as these are what are indexed by the search engines.

Other features include following:

  • Which pages appear in the search engines-for example, if you are selling a product you will not want the download page to be indexed.
  • SEO Yoast automatically creates XML Sitemaps and notifies google and bing of the sitemaps’ existence
  • There are options to notify yahoo and ask
  • Once you have verified your site with google and bing it is so easy to enter these codes into the site.

When choosing a WordPress plug in, before checking the functionality it is

important to ensure that it has been favourably reviewed.

In conclusion, this could save you a lot of time and money, and the great thing is that the plug in is free.


How to add menus in WordPress

A number of people have asked me how to manage menus in WordPress.
This is relatively easy to do, and in order to show you how to do it,I have made a short video.

Personally,I like the horizontal menu across the top of the screen.
I then like sub-menus so that people can see, at a glance,what is on my site.

Your theme and menu location may be different.
However,you can still use the same method.

If you have any questions,please let me know.


fiverr- a site worth looking at

This site may be worth a look

It is called fiverr because originally all the gigs could be bought for five dollars.
It is a useful site for tasks that you may not be able to do (or you may not want to do).

I have used this site for a number of years for such tasks as :

Facebook Page covers
Instagram posts
as well as video production

I have made a video showing some of the uses.


How to find keywords using a FREE tool

When we write an article, we use keywords in the hope that the article will be found by people searching on the Internet.

Let’s consider google for now as it is the most popular search engine.
If you are in the weight loss business, you may consider the following keyword phrase :

“How to lose weight ?”
As of February 2018 there are over 14 million searches, so the chances of being found are not that great.
The search engines will be dominated by established businesses and organizations with very large budgets.
Take a look at the first page.

However,there is still hope as we can find keyword phrases with less competition, and therefore more chance of being found.

There are a number of tools on the market that will do this work for you.
However,if you want a free tool, google offer keyword planner.
To see how you can use this,please watch this video below :


Affiliate marketing-how to find products on clickbank

If you’re involved in internet marketing you’ve probably heard of clickbank.
That’s, which is a very good site if you want to sell digital products.

In selecting a product to sell these are the points that I consider:

1 Select something that you know about or are passionate about.

Apart from the obvious Internet marketing, you may be interested in sports, personal development, gardening or a host of other niches.

This may seem obvious but some people just chase the money without knowing anything about the subject. If you do this, you will eventually you’ll get fed up and you’ll run out of steam.

2 You need to do make sure that it’s a good sales page. Ask yourself whether you would buy from this yourself .If so, there’s a good chance that other people will also buy the product.

3 Check that the product is selling well otherwise there’s no point in selling a product that  nobody wants . This is found in the gravity, all of which is included in the video below .

4 Another very important point is the affiliate page.You need to make sure that you’re going to be well supported on this product so if you look at the affiliate page and you see banners and email swipes then there’s a good chance that this is well supported product.

5 Also,if possible, go for something will a rebill. This means that people will pay monthly, which means you will receive a monthly commission.

These are the things that I look for,all of which I cover in the video below :


The many uses of google

Like many people I mainly think of google as a search engine.

However there are many other useful applications that you can use for your blog. These are as follows:


Ok we are all aware that gmail exists but there are some good reasons to have a gmail account the main 2 being as follows:

A If you have a blog or web site you must have a gmail account.

Even if you have done all the SEO on your site you are unlikely to be recognised by google until your site is verified. This is not very complicated, you use google Webmaster tools to generate a verification code for your site, then all you need to do is put this verification code onto your web site, and you can then use the google Webmaster tools to analyse your traffic.

There are a number of plug ins that make it very easy to put the verification code onto your blog.

You can use your gmail account to do the bing verification.

B If you have more than one email address, which many of us do, gmail makes things very easy. Let’s imagine that you have gmail account 1,gmail account 2 and a hotmail account.

Firstly you can receive all 3 emails into 1 gmail account so you only have to log into 1 account, rather than 3 accounts.

In addition you can reply to all 3 email account from the 1 gmail account.

For example, you may log into gmail account 1 and find you have a hotmail message. From the gmail account you can reply to the hotmail message, but the recipient will see that the message has come from hotmail.

That is a very useful feature.

Google Drive

If you want to back up your data and/or have more than 1 computer this is very useful.

I’m sure we have all experienced a computer malfunction and have found that we haven’t backed up the data.

It is possible to back up to 5 Gb of data free of charge with google drive.

Personally I have a desktop where I store most of my data and a laptop, which I use in various locations.

The beauty of google drive is that it is possible to access that data wherever you are. If you make change it is possible to synchronise the data.


Google Docs

This is a very good application.

This will enable you to create documents with images, tables, equations, drawings and links. If you don’t want to go to the expense of having a product like MS Word, this is a very good alternative.

Google Sheets

This really is a very good product for creating spreadsheets.

If you have used MS Excel, you will find it is very similar.

Google Slides

Here you can create slides with the editor, which supports such things as embedded videos and animations.


Google does have other applications (including YouTube) but these are the ones that I use most.

In summary the main advantages are:

1 The products are free to use- a very important point when comparing the costs of other spreadsheets and word processing applications.

2 The applications can be accessed from any remote location

There is no need to back up data or carry a USB stick to use data on different computers.

3 Almost unlimited storage space

Although there is a limit on storage space, this can be overcome by having several google accounts.