I often field questions from entrepreneurs that are completely awestruck at the possibility that their product can adorn the pages of a glossy magazine. Or, I see the stars swirl around in their eyes that, maybe…just maybe….one day….they could share their sage wisdom with Meredith Viera and the Today Show audience.
For advanced Internet entrepreneurs, this is a wonderful opportunity to have dozens and even hundreds of blogs. Blogging platforms like WordPress have made the entire process very easy and almost free.
If you post a lot of comments on a lot of blogs just trying to get links back to your site, and very few, if any, get approved, and the ones that do are by sites that suck…
I haven’t tried every software application that claims to locate blogs with dofollow, so I can’t say there isn’t a good option. However, I’ve been disappointed with my two efforts at using software, so I don’t bother.
On the other hand, I say this with a sheepish smile, since workout goals are free, I set up another blog in Google for my family and friends where I simply post pictures of the family and news about them. This I have no need to be picked up by web search engines, and just pass out the URL to my kids and close friends. Which is another way to use blogs.
By writing regularly (my goal is 4 entries or “posts” per week), seldom does a week go by that I don’t add someone to my network or use what I am writing to make a new connection with an existing or potential Client.
The problem with all blog spam is that it relies on SEO “tactics” that the search engines hate. Sometimes a nuisance, sometimes illegal and almost always results in more garbage on the Internet. There is nothing worse than having to wade through someone’s garbage to find good quality information. But one thing is for sure, for as long as blog spam works, one man’s garbage will continue to be a spammer’s goldmine.