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What are Backlinks?

Readers of my blog are getting up to speed on all the different techniques to start making money by blogging. Of course first, you need a blog (duh), but after that it’s a matter of integrating ad services like Google AdSense and WidgetBucks. (Did I mention that you get $25 just for signing up with WidgetBucks? No really… go check it out for yourself)

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Now that we have those services we need to befriend Google. Google is going to become one (if not THE) major source of our traffic. Services like StumbleUpon are an excellent start but we need to do more – much more.

Mr. Miyagi once said:


“Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no." You karate do "guess so, just like grape. Understand?”




Mr. Miyagi knew a thing or two about karate, but I think we can apply it to monetizing our blogs as well. You see, creating traffic with blogs is kind of similar – you go full force and monetize successfully or you don’t. Backlinks is one of the major keys to going full force.

What on earth is a backlink?

A backlink is simply links from one site to another. It is one of the factors that determines how popular your blog is and ultimately how fast it’s going to get off the ground. The more relevant backlinks to your site, the better – and by relevant I mean the sites linking to you should be related to your topic (If your blog is about fancy cars it's probably going to do you little good to have a link for your site on a blog dedicated to quilting.)

Ok, so I get what a backlink is, but what does it matter?

Let me direct you to another Mr. Miyagi quote if I may:

“We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions.”


Swap karate with monetizing your blog and we’re good to go. Seriously speaking here – backlinking is a great way to do the following:

1.) Network with other bloggers and site owners.
2.) Establishing you as a major player on the web and ultimately getting higher listings in Google’s Search.
3.) Promoting your blog to other readers who frequent these other sites.

Ah I get it now! But how do I get started?

You may already have! That’s the great part about backlinking. If you have interesting content, chances are someone may already be linking to you. But even still you should do some networking. My recommendations to you are to bookmark some bloggers in your niche and get to know them – participate with quality comments on their sites. Most bloggers have a contact form or email link and from there you can request a link exchange. Key word here is “request”… do not beg.

Remember, we’re going to make money blogging but we have to earn it. Backlinks are one of the most popular ways to drive traffic to our blogs. So what are you waiting for? Start networking today.

Oh, what’s that? You have a site that has quality content that is your own and would like to exchange links with Earn Money to Blog? Sure, just shoot me an email and I would be delighted to add you to my blogroll!


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Make Money Online With Your Blog Roadmap

A quick roadmap to help you get on track. Use this as a starting guide for this site, but please do navigate the menu system to obtain even more valuable information.

Beginner

You've heard about blogs but you're not sure what blogging is all about. Or maybe you have a Blogger blog but don't have a clue how you can start making money online with it? Check out some of these articles.
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What is a blog? Learn what a blog and blogging is all about.
How can I create a Blogger blog for free? Learn how easy it is to set up your very own blog with the Blogger service for free.
What is RSS? RSS is a staple in the blogging world. You need to know what this is in your quest to make money online.
What is Google AdSense? Google AdSense is a free service that will help make money with your blog.

Intermediate

You have your Blogger blog setup already. You understand the basics of ad services like Google AdSense and Widgetbucks, but you want to take things to the next level so you can make money online with your blog quickly.
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Integrate AdSense into your Blogger blog You have your Google AdSense account setup - it's time to integrate it into your blog to start making money.
Where should I place AdSense? You can't just slap Google AdSense anywhere and start making money. You need to know the hot spots so you can maximize the amount of money you make with your blog.
How to integrate WidgetBucks on my Blogger Blog? Google AdSense isn't the only ad service to generate money on your blog. Learn how to integrate WidgetBucks so you can make even more money.

Advanced

You're a blogging pro. You have your blogger blog setup and jam packed with quality content and great ad services like Google AdSense and WidgetBucks to make money with your blog. But you want an edge - maybe some top tier tools that will help you tweak your Blogger blogs to perfection.
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HitTail HitTail is a great free tool that let's you easily analyze how your visitors found your site -- in real time!
Top 3 FREE Blog Monitoring Tools These 3 tools are essential to your blogs success.
Create a Google AdSense Channel AdSense channels allow you to track which ads are making you the most money.

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