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How To Tell If a Comment is Spam

Sometimes a comment shows up and you have a hard time figuring out if it is spam or not. Well, if you are in that situation there is ways to tell.

1. The first way is to see the ip address of the commenter. If you’re blogging platform doesn’t show the ip address then you can go on to the next method. If it does, then copy and paste the ip address and see if it is in the spammer ip directory. The one that I recommend is: Spam Cop. Once you get to the page just paste the ip address into the search box.

2. The second way is to see if they have keywords for their name. If they do then it is most likely spam.

There are tons of spam comments on the internet that have gotten posted onto blogs because they were mistaken as legitimate. If you don’t check every comment even if it looks legitimate, then your blog might get penalized by Google for having the spam links on your blog.


How I Overcame Bloggers Block

I didn’t have any ideas for posts. I hadn’t even posted for 2 and a half months. I was starting to feel hopeless. But, one thing saved me from giving up. You want to know what I did? I asked my target audience what they wanted to learn about. That let me come up with a lot of ideas.

So you can use this with your blog. This is definitely a good thing to do for you and your readers. So, the next time you are out of ideas, ask your target audience.

Other ways to get ideas are:

Look at blog comments – You can do this by going to a popular blog that is in the same niche as you, and look at the comments they have on their blog. So, how does this help? Sometimes the comment includes a question. You just write down the question, and answer it in your next blog post.

Look at Google related searches – To do this, just go to Google And type in what subject you are trying to write a blog post about. Push search and then go to the sidebar on the left and push, Show more search tools. After that, select related searches

Use Google AdWords keyword tool – This tool can help you find more ideas than you would get from the related searches. To get started, just go to the Google AdWords keyword tool page, and then follow the instructions.

If you do these, you will never run out of post ideas. But, remember every once in a while, bloggers block will happen. Remember, don’t get too stressed, ideas will come to you some time.

Tell us how you overcame bloggers block in the comments.

3 Ways To Make Money From Your Blog

The three main ways of making a profit from blogging are:

Advertising- This is the traditional method of making money, but it is still effective today. You could either sell advertising space, or you can place ads on your blog with Google Adsense, or any other advertising program. You are not going to make a lot of money from Adsense even if you own a popular blog. Usually high traffic blogs only make a couple of dollars a day. That is enough to cover a part of the cost of running your website/blog. If you still want to use this method, then I would take a look at the Higher-paying Adsense alternatives.

Affiliate links- I never put affiliate links on my blog, but some blogs do. If you use them in the right way, then you can earn a bit more than you would from traditional advertising. Just don’t cover your blog in affiliate links, because that can make you seem desperate. Also, remember to clearly label an affiliate link. It can be as simple as (affiliate link). I recommend the Amazon Affiliate Program.

Selling a product- This is the most profitable method because your physical product is going to be worth more than a few clicks on advertisements. If you have the time and resources, then I would definitely consider this method. Some products that you can make are ebooks, print books, or just anything else that your blog readers could benifit from.

Resources update

I am going to add more posts to the resources category.

Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide

In this post I will tell you about Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide. This is a PDF that Google made to help webmasters SEO their site. Here are some of the topics it goes over:

1. The basics of SEO.

2. Friendly url structures.

3. Optimizing your content.

4. Making your site crawler friendly.

5. Mobile website SEO.

6. Google webmaster resources.

Hopefully, this guide will help you search engine optimize your website.

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