Suggested Reading MaterialFor Online Entrepreneurs
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- Written on: April 18th, 2007
I frequently get requests from bloggers to be added to my blog roll in the sidebar of this blog. Most are just out to benefit from my high (relatively) Technorati rating, while others are genuinely worthy of a link because of the awesome content and information they generate.
You might have noticed that I have added a new member to my blog roll, Garry Conn. Garry’s blog is a treasure trove of information for anyone who wants to find new and unique ways to promote their blog online, find new readers, and eventually make some money in the process.
One of the things I like most about Garry is that many of his posts show how everyday people can take everyday things and combine them together to form unique and interesting ideas. When it comes to making money online, so many people get caught up in reinventing the wheel that they lose sight of their readers – the real bread and butter of any blog.
In fact, you never know what you are going to find when you read his blog. He recently made a BOLD decision to replace the standard blog post interface with a tag cloud. For a blog with as much readership as his has, this is a huge risk. But Gary is known to shake things up from time to time.
For example, the header of his blog is an eclectic mix of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 components that would make anyone who is firmly rooted in either world shudder. But the mix suits Garry’s readers, and that is what matters to him. People can easily find content-rich information that suits their needs and answers questions that are simply not answered elsewhere.
Recently Garry tackled the many questions surrounding Alexa and how they rank web site traffic. He explained the Alexa system and pointed out the highlights (and lowlights) of what has become almost a standard way of ranking blogs on the Internet. He sure moved me to install the Alexa toolbar!
I find myself reading his blog daily because his mind works a lot like mine does. He is a creative marketer – which is the best kind in my opinion. Rather than looking at the tried and true established methods of promotion, Garry adds his own special twist to get even more bang for his online buck.
Perhaps best of all, is that Garry shares the wealth. He offers link exchanges, Technorati favorites exchanges, and reciprocal Alexa website reviews to anyone who is interested. For a beginning blogger, it is DEFINITELY in your best interests to look at the free promotion tools that Garry has to offer.
The next time you have a moment; check out Garry Conn’s blog. If you are anything like me, it will rapidly make its way to your morning reading list.
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