You’ll find a number of Pinoy bloggers featured over at Animohosting.com, and here are their thoughts regarding the common mistakes some bloggers make…
Fitz Villafuerte — “One mistake I commonly see in other bloggers is that they blog because they just want to make money online. Although there is nothing wrong with wanting this, I believe that one should primarily blog because he or she genuinely wants to write and share something to the world.”
Fitz blogs at FitzVillafuerte.com
Gino Carteciano — “They either focus on their traffic or they focus on themselves too much, alienating their readers. Also, too many ads and sponsored posts.”
Gino blogs at BigBaddie.com
Dexter Panganiban — “Based on my observation the common mistake of other bloggers is promoting their blog without content. And asking for link exchanges the wrong way. Just a suggestion, before asking any blogger to do some link exchanges better make the link first. Ask politely and do some research about the blog they are asking.”
Dexter blogs at TechAtHand.net
Okay… so what’s a common mistake this blog post is making? Well, it’s not really a mistake if you’re just into free-wheeling, pressure-free blogging. Or if you’re simply interested in branding or promoting a blogger’s name (or site name).
But if you and like-minded bloggers are interested in generating an extra, semi-passive source of income from the internet, a common mistake is linking to posts and using in the anchor text (the word or phrase that is clickable) words that refer to names or even blog post titles.
For example, I’ve just linked to various webpages above using full names (i.e., Fitz Villafuerte, Gino Carteciano, Dexter Panganiban) or site names (i.e., FitzVillafuerte.com, BigBaddie.com, TechAtHand.net).
This is perfectly fine, and people searching for those blogger’s names (or site names) will eventually find their web sites… because the search engines will know those sites based on the names of the blog site owners.
In other words, I am helping people who already know the names of those bloggers to find their sites. But what about people who do not know those names? How will they find the sites of Fitz, Gino, Dexter, and Junnel?
In future blog posts here in Viloria.net, we will feature various bloggers, and we will correct the common “mistake” when it comes to linking to those blog sites. That correction will help more bloggers attract new visitors, and will lead to more traffic for everyone.
Yes, in the interconnected world of the web, our actions affect one another. You can choose to just write for yourself, but you will astonishingly discover that it’s a whole lot more fun when you maximize the use of the web by connecting with one another.
Anyway, here’s the tip: Watch how we feature you and other bloggers, and you will see one of the secrets of succeeding (on both psychic and financial levels) on the internet.