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Building Traffic to your Internet Business with a Blog

by doug on 29 May, 2009

Building free traffic to your internet business with a blog is one of the most basic ways to generate free traffic.

The first step to doing this is, of course, to set up your blog.

Sounds simple, and it is.  There are a few decisions to make about your blog so that you build the most traffic in the future.  Here are a few considerations:

  • What should the domain be called?
  • Should the blog go on the same domain as the internet business?
  • What blog software should be used?
  • When is the right time to start blogging?

I will answer all of these questions in this post.

What Should the Domain be Called?

The domain name is an important choice.  Some people thing about it too much, others don’t think about it enough.

You might be tempted to use the name of your business or something similar.  In many cases this is the wrong choice.

You want to to use the key words that people are likely to type in when searching for solutions to the problems that your business solves.

Remember, the purpose of your blog is to build traffic.  Having key words in your domain name help build traffic in a big way.  This is one of the few decisions that you can’t arbitrarily change later, at least not without starting over from square one.

When you choose a domain name, don’t be clever, be smart.

What Domain Should the Blog Go On?

Some people don’t think twice about this question.  They assume the blog should go on the same domain as their internet business.

You can do this but it is not the best way.

If you put your blog on a separate domain with nothing else on it, you are more likely to be successful in building traffic for your business.

What Blog Software Should be Used?

WordPress is the clear answer to this question.  It is the most popular blogging software on the internet, and with good reason.  It is easy to use, very flexible in every way you can imagine, and very powerful.

Oh, and it’s free.

When is the Right Time to Start Blogging?

Start blogging today.

The sooner you start blogging, the sooner you can start to build traffic.

Blogging does not produce instant results, so even if you don’t feel your business is ready for a lot of traffic, even if you are not quite sure what to write about, start writing anyhow.  You will be amazed at the results you get over time.

Starting a blog is a big internet business accelerator.

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