Tuesday, April 5, 2011
ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse, Chris Garrett
ProBlogger is written by two professionals and experts on the act of blogging to generate income; Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett. An updated second edition of this book was released in April 2010, although now a year later the industry has changed further, as it continuously does. Nevertheless, ProBlogger is a great how-to guide for those who aren't quite as business-savvy when it comes to blogging as a means for regular income.
From instructions on how to channel and find your blogging "niche", to selecting the perfect blog platform to social networking, ProBlogger shares valuable tips and tricks of the trade. Stressing on how content is key and touching on SEO strategies, ProBlogger hits the nail on the head -- although much of it is common sense for those who regularly spend their time online reading and writing blogs.
A book like this is extremely time-sensitive, especially with online power-houses around like Google that change algorithms and SERP practices often, which I do fully support. After all, content truly is key and skilled writers will always prevail in the end as they rightly should.
I did gain knowledge of Google Trends, which can be used to manipulate traffic to your site if utilized in a tasteful fashion. Verrrrrry interesting.
Do I recommend reading ProBlogger? Yes, perhaps to those just starting out in the blogging world, but not to those who have already been writing and managing their own blogs. The book contains a lot of redundant information that can already be found online from numerous different sources.
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