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17
Feb
10

What could be as important to your blog as writing good articles?!

Blogging… Yeah it’ll work if you post some nice entries and get people to read them. And yeah, they may very well respond but then again they might not. Got Google analytics? Well yeah sure I have analytics… What does it say?

It says people go to the site but then they leave. Hmmm… What could this mean? It might mean that your articles aren’t as good as you think. OR! You aren’t getting the right traffic from the right places.

What can I do about this Matt? (You might find yourself asking in an inquisitive voice)
Let me tell you. Are you ready? Did you put your listening ears on?

Interact with the community. NO I don’t mean respond to comments on YOUR blog. I mean go out there (and by “out there” I mean the internet) and find some other people who are interested in the same things that your blog talks about.

Yeah! Find some other blogs to read! Now here’s the key part.

What happens when you read a good article? YOU COMMENT ON IT!

What happens when you comment on an article? OTHER PEOPLE READ WHAT YOU SAY!

What happens when other people read what you say? THEY JUST MIGHT WANT TO HEAR MORE FROM YOU!

Sounds like something you should take advantage of doesn’t it. But, how?!
Well, here’s what seems to be a very efficient way of using this concept.

Step 1:

End your comment in a way so that when someone reads it, they will have a question or want more.

Example:
More on this topic at on my blog.
Or
Feel free to check out my blog if you want to read more.

Step 2:

In your signature leave your URL.

Example:
-Matt Haughey
www.collegiate-preneur.com

Does this work? Yes… Yes it does. Why? Because the traffic you gain from these comments is all “THE RIGHT TRAFFIC”
People who are interested in what you have to say, and interact with your blog just like you just did on someone else’s blog.

-Matt
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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16
Feb
10

Hmmm.. Connecting with your readers… Interesting!

Hey everyone,

Today I just wanted to talk about how to get your readers to comment on your articles. But first lets talk about why we want comments to bad.

Comments are sort of like the blogging fuel. No comments = less desire to write. The point of a blog is to tell people what you are thinking and if no one is responding, why bother right?

So a lot of times.. Not too long ago; my traffic started to pick up but I wasn’t getting any comments. I couldn’t figure out why! (OH SO FRUSTRATING!)

As my articles changed a little bit from repeating things I’ve learned and I started adding MY OWN thoughts. That’s where the comments start. (WHOA! BLOG CHANGING MOMENT RIGHT HERE!)
People don’t feel the need to talk about things that they can just learn from a million other sources.

They react to different ideas and approaches. ENGAGE YOUR READERS. (BINGO BANGO BONGO!)
Make them want to make a comment on what you have to say.

Go give it a try on your next entry. Let me know how it works out!

-Matt
http://www.collegiate-preneur.com
https://collegiatepreneur.wordpress.com/
http://collegiate-preneur.blogspot.com/

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15
Feb
10

Wow this is really interesting! Such a young blogger, so much success!

So  I was looking through my reader this morning and this article stood out to me. I was fascinated by the huge success this 13 year old fashion blogger is gaining! Check out Tevi Gevinson.

http://bit.ly/aUrYbf

-Matt

http://www.collegiate-preneur.com
https://collegiatepreneur.wordpress.com/
http://collegiate-preneur.blogspot.com/

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15
Feb
10

Thanks everyone, Collegiate-Preneur is taking off!

Thanks to all the readers’ support, www.collegiate-preneur.com is soaring through the internet at lightspeed, being read in 35 countries in the past few days. Excellent!

-Matt Haughey
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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14
Feb
10

A lot of Buzz about Google Buzz

Looking more and more like Google buzz might soon be something to take advantage of!

http://bit.ly/aymC22

-Matt
www.collegiate-preneur.com

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14
Feb
10

The Collegiate-Preneur has gone global!

Today is a day of success!

  I was checking my analytics for the past few days and this site is going viral. It’s been accessed in over 15 countries in the past few days, landing on almost every continent.

  Now THAT is awesomeness! Just goes to show that I am obviously doing something right and help the readers trust what I am saying.

  I want to hear all about everyone success so feel free to tell me about it!

  This success will definitely keep this blog going!

  -Matt

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13
Feb
10

I wish I had known these things when I was starting out

People always have different opinions as to what the biggest mistakes beginners make when they are trying to get a website to flourish. Obviously I am still working on getting a handle on this whole thing but I have definitely been doing this long enough to decide what were the biggest mistakes I have made. So here is a list of mistakes and failures I have come across since my first day “on” the Internet.

Mistake 1:

Try to learn everything before you work on your website. When I first started, I just read…. I would just get home from school and search for hours and hours about what to do to get a website off the ground. That will only get you so far.

In My Opinion: It is far better to read a little and implement what you learned. It is just too overwhelming to try and learn everything there is to know and then make a site and get everything done. It’s a step-by-step process. Especially the first site you make. The first one is basically a trial and error experiment.

Mistake 2:

Buy eBooks right from the beginning. Here’s the thing…. eBooks usually don’t have that much stuff in them that you can’t find somewhere for free. Most of them are just a way to lure you in and get your money. That being said, sure they’ll give you some information. And sure, they’ll help you out. This is not to say that they are never helpful, and never to subscribe to sites. BUT — it’s very important to make sure that what you are purchasing is worth your money.

In My Opinion: Get what you can for free. Most — if not all — of the basics can be learned for free. Learn what you can, get your site going. Communicate with people; they can be extremely helpful. If you feel like you are hitting a dead end. Maybe it’s time to start searching for some QUALITY information.

Mistake 3:

Cover your pages in AdSense. Generally… this won’t gain you traffic. That’s the content that will do that. Besides, if you use to much AdSense; that is giving people a bunch of different reasons to LEAVE your website. You want people to stay right?

In My Opinion: Personally I tried the AdSense thing. I made like 80 cents. Never got close to the $100 cap to get a pay out. If I stayed with that website until now could I have made a few bucks? Yeah maybe… not much though. I want readers to come to my site and stay long enough to read what I have to say! Not give them reasons to leave.

Good Luck!

-Matt




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