For the month of December I have decided to do a 31 day "Build A Blog Workshop". I will show you the ABC's and 123's of starting and promoting your blog for free. I am going to help you pick a blog host and even show you the type of gadgets and modules that you should use on your blog. You will find out the best way to monetize your blog and also where to place your AdSense to get the most clicks.

When starting a blog there a few things you'll want to do the very first month, I will let you know what you should do and how to do it. This will be great for all of you that are newbies to the blogging game and possibly even help the more seasoned bloggers learn a few new tricks.

Make sure to check in everyday throughout the month of December for some great tips and tricks. Keep up the good work and as always good luck!

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With the amount of blogs popping up all over the blogosphere, it's becoming harder and harder to come up with an original and interesting topic to blog about. However, there is one topic that's always interesting and you rarely ever run out of things to post. The news!

The reason that this is such a hot topic for a blog, is that when it comes to the news there is a protocal that has to be followed before the media can release the story to the public. News stories will usually go through reporters and editors before the story can be aired or put into print.

This is great news for bloggers because when we write a new post for our blog and click the publish button, that's it anyone can read it. So what this means is that if you can stay right on top of the things that happen, you could be publishing news stories before it really becomes news. Which is a recipe for a popular blog.

Now you might do this by following other blogs and real time websites that have the same topic. The internet is the first place that big news hits. News will circulate through the web pretty fast. So if keep your ears open and stay up to date with whats going on here on the World Wide Web, then this would probably be a good topic for your next blog.

I hope this helps some of you to start a new interesting blog. Keep working smart not hard, and as always, good luck!

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Ever since I started building websites and blogging, I have seen, tried, and read a lot of worthless e-books and silly programs out there. These programs that claim they can show you how to get rich overnight with your blog. If any of you have been on the internet for more than a week or two you have probably came across the same kind of things.

Well, I hate to be the one to tell everyone this but, you cannot get rich overnight blogging! Now that doesn't mean you can't earn money doing this. If you work smart and have an interesting blog with quality content and use some good SEO (Search Engine Optimization) then you can actually make some pretty decent money blogging.

But like I have said before, these things take time. You have to build a web presence, build your back-links, get your blog listed in the search engines, among other things. However, if you love to blog and don't mind putting in the effort, then it will pay off.

So keep at it, don't get discouraged and make sure you listen to the pro-bloggers out there.

Keep working smart not hard and as always, good luck.

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Google Webmaster Tools are essential for bloggers to use if you want to achieve a high page-rank for your blog. I personally use the webmaster tools for all of my websites as well as my 3 blogs. You can get so much helpful information using these tools. You can find out what keywords your blog is showing up for in the search engines and even what number position it was. This can give you an idea of which keywords your blog is more optimized for.

Also, you will be able to see how many sites are linking to your blog, you'll even be able to see which sites they are. Another positive thing about Google Webmaster Tools is that you can find out if Google ran into any crawl errors on your blog, and if so, which errors they were. This way you can find out exactly where your problems are, and then you can begin to fix them.

All of these things are important because, these are the things that you'll need to focus on if you want to have a well optimized blog.

If you haven't started using Google Webmaster Tools yet, just go here to and sign in with your Google Account.

I hope all of you will take advantage of Googles free Webmaster Tools, and put them to good use. Keep working smart not hard. and as always, good luck!

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SEO Forum

Posted by Brian Connole | 11/25/2009 | , , , | 0 comments »

Today I found a forum that has so much great information on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) that I just had to share it with everyone.

I was reading a post on one of the blogs that I follow, when he mentioned the I was naturally curious. I have been to a lot of forums in the past and they usually have a ton of great information available, but this one is among the top. It is really easy to sign up too.

I know I have mentioned time and time again how important Search Engine Optimization is for you to have a successful blog. So believe me when I tell you, this type of forum helps for you to be a part of it. I found that a lot of my questions were already answered. I just did a search on the forum, and the answer I was looking for was right there.

If you want your blog to become more successful use good SEO techniques. For good SEO techniques you can go to this forum I found today. Forums

If you know of any other good SEO forums, feel free to drop me a link and let me know about them.

Remember, work smart not hard! Keep up the good work and as always, good luck.

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Blogging tip of the day: Keep yourself on task. For some bloggers this is one of the hardest things to do. If you're a blogger that hopes to one day make a living blogging, then this tip will come in handy. To make it as a "pro-blogger" you need to do whatever you can to stay focused and keep yourself on task. Otherwise you will probably not be posting often enough to have your blog become successful.

I wanted to post this tip because I myself have noticed how hard it is to keep focused. So the advice I have for you to try, is something I use myself every single day. If you have a hard time staying focused you can try writing yourself a schedule, it might sound funny but it works. What you want to do is get a notepad and every night before you go to sleep, write out your plan for the following day.

For example, My schedule might look something like this:
1. 8:45am- Take Tyson (my 9 year old son) to school.
2. 9:00am- Come home have breakfast with Aiden (my 4 year old son)
3. 9:45am- Return some emails
4. 10:30am- Write a blog post for my HCG Diet Information Blog
5. 11:30am- Write a blog post for my Bloogle AdSense Blog.
And it goes on and on. You get my point.

Even though it doesn't always go according to plan, I try to stay as close to my schedule as possible. To build a successful blog you have to treat it like you would a business that you have sunk your life savings into, hopefully you haven't done that already with your blog. But what I am trying to say is, if you want your blog to become big and successful, treat it like it already is.

Hopefully you can use and benefit from this tip. Keep working smart, not hard. And as always, good luck.

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I wanted to post this mainly for new readers that possibly don't have a Google AdSense account yet.

Now of course anybody with a blog or a website can apply for a Google AdSense  account, but to get approved you'll need to do a couple of other things too. But to actually apply for an AdSense account is very easy. First just go to and click the button that says "sign up now".

Under website information it's going to ask you for your primary URL. Whether you own a website or blog doesn't really matter because Google accepts both, either way you'll want to go ahead and list it here. Then just select the primary language of your site. Google AdSense supports all types of different languages everything from Arabic to Vietnamese.

Next you will check two boxes, the first box says that you agree NOT to place ads on sites that include incentives to click on ads. The second box agrees not to place AdSense ads on sites that include pornographic content. For you to be approved by Google you will have to agree to and follow these rules.

Under Contact Information you'll need to select an account type, your choices are individual or business. If you're not sure which type of an account you have, just place your cursor over the top of the question mark and an explanation of the two account types will pop up. After that select your country or territory, it could be Australia, Zimbabwe, or wherever you might be. 

Now you need to list your first and last name, address, city, state, zip and your telephone number. Remember, it's very important that you fill out everything that it asks for and that you do it correctly because this is how you will be receiving your checks.

Finally the last thing left to do is to check the boxes that say you agree to NOT click the ads on your own site and that you read the AdSense Program Policies. If you haven't read the policies you can do it right then and there by clicking the link. The last box agrees that you DON'T already have a Google AdSense account. When you are all done just click on the "Submit Information" button and within 2 or 3 business days you should get an e-mail from Google which will let you know if you have been approved or not.

So there you have it, that is how you can apply for an AdSense account and if you stick to the rules and don't try to cheat them you should be able to keep your account active and maybe even make some money.

After you get approved for your Google AdSense account, make sure to check back often here on the Bloogle AdSense Blog for tips on how to maximize your AdSense earnings. Remember, work smart not hard, and as always good luck!

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Page Rank For Bloggers

Posted by Brian Connole | 11/19/2009 | , , , , , | 0 comments »

For as long as I can remember, I have been told "don't worry too much about your blogs Page Rank", So I never really did. But looking back on it now, I wish I would have started building up a better PR (Page Rank) earlier on. Instead I was more focused on traffic and making my blog look nice. Which of course it is good to have a professional looking blog that grabs your visitors attention, but what do you think is more important?

Think about it, if you need to find some information on a certain topic, and you come across 2 different blogs that look like they both possibly have the information that you're searching for, the only difference is that one has a PR1 and the other has a PR8. Which blog are you more likely to trust to give you the most accurate and up to date information. I would choose a blog with a PR8 too.

More and more people these days know about Page Rank and that the higher the PR the better. To show their banner on your blog, some advertisers out there will actually pay you $10.00 a month for every point of your PR. So if you have a blog with a PR7, that's $70.00 a month. Not to mention if you could get 4 or 5 advertisers to do that. Then you mix that with some Google AdSense earnings and you'll be on track to become a full-time blogger.

How do you get a high PR? Well I know that a lot of weight is placed on back-links pointing to your blog. A good way to get back-links is to find other bloggers in your niche and exchange links with them. You can also comment on the other blogs that you visit. Just make sure to leave your blogs link in your signature, then if they have the follow attribute set up on their blog, your comment will then create a link pointing to back your blog from theirs.

Of course you also want to practice using good SEO (search engine optimization). This way your blog will show up in the search engines for the keyword phrases that your trying to rank for. I discussed this in a previous post, Top 3 SEO Tips For Your Blog.

Remember to check back often for new tips and suggestions about how to make money blogging using Google AdSense. I hope this can help you to grab a higher PR for your blog. As always, keep working smart not hard, and good luck!

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Top 3 SEO Tips For Your Blog

Posted by Brian Connole | 11/14/2009 | , , , | 0 comments »

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a term that every blogger or webmaster needs to know and use to have a successful blog. Using good SEO tactics will give your site a higher PR (Page Rank) with search engines like Google.

There are a lot of great ways to practice good SEO on your blog.

1. The first thing you'll want to do is download the Alexa toolbar and place one of Alexa's widgets on your blog. This way you'll be able to see which SEO techniques work best for your blog.

 2. Make sure to add new posts to your blog often. Updating your blog with original and interesting content is one of the most important things that you can do not only is it good for Search Engine Optimization, but if want people to read what you have to say it's got to be interesting. Make sure to check your spelling and use proper grammar. This is important for the search engines because when somebody does a search for a certain keyword or phrase, like bicycle tires, the search engines will show the results for the sites that have those keywords in it. If you have a blog about bicycle tires but you spell the phrase wrong, search engines wont show your blog as one of the results. Of course mistakes do happen, but the goal is to have very few of them.

3. Using and optimizing meta tags is definitely one thing every blogger should do. There are a lot of different meta tags that you can optimize. The meta tag that I think is the most important for SEO is the Title/Description meta tag (This one is for users). The way to do this is by editing your HTML. First, use an HTML editor. (click here to get one for free) then you'll want to find the title meta tag which looks like this: <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title> Then you will change it to look like this:

    <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
    <title><data:blog.pageTitle/> | put a short description of your blog here </title>
    <title><data:blog.pageName/> ~ <data:blog.title/></title>

    Even though SEO is very important, you'll want your blog to be optimized for your readers as well. 

    I hope these tips and suggestions can help all of you to increase your page rank. So as always keep posting and good luck!

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    AdSense Earnings

    Posted by Brian Connole | 11/09/2009 | , , | 0 comments »

    I always say that to be successful with Google AdSense you have to experiment and test which colors and formats make you the most money on your blog. I still believe that very much, however I get a lot of emails from people that tell me they changed their ad placements or colors and still nobody is clicking. I then usually find out that their blog is fairly new or that they've never really had a steady flow of visitors.

    Remember to get people to click the ads on your blog, you first need to have people visiting your blog. Not every visitor is going to click on your AdSense ads either. If you only have a couple of visitors a day it is hard to say which ads will work best for your site. So what I'm trying to say is that not making a load of money from Google AdSense in the beginning is totally normal, but you don't want to go and change the colors and ad placements until you can do some real testing with a large amount of visitors. If you have 100 people coming to your blog everyday and still nobody clicks your ads, then you'll want to make some changes.

    Earning a fulltime income from blogging and Google AdSense is definately possible, but you have to be patient and keep your eye on the prize. As long as you keep posting good interesting content, people will notice soon enough. I hope this kind of helps ease some of the concerns, and remember every successful blogger started out right where you are now. As always keep up the hard work and good luck!

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    When I first started blogging I did a lot of research on the best ways to earn money blogging, I read at least 100 different e-books on the subject. But no matter what e-book I read it all kept coming back to the same thing, To Be A Successful Blogger You Need Readers! And the best way to get readers is by driving traffic to your blog, one way or another.

    I found that writing articles is one of the best ways to get traffic to my blog, and to this day it still works great. The reason that this tactic works so well, is because when you write an article you can then place your URL/link in the article along with your signature. Not only will this create a backlink to your blog from the article directory that the article is posted on, but also when somebody reads your article and they like what they're reading, your link will give them a way to find and start following you. These are the kind of readers you want. Of course the more articles you write the better this will work, as long as your articles are halfway decent.

    After you write your articles make sure you submit it to all of the article directories that you can find. There are a ton of free directories out there, like Article Snatch, Go, Article Base, and many more. You can just Google the term FREE ARTICLE DIRECTORIES, and you'll see what I mean.

    Make sure to read over your article once or twice before you submit it, otherwise this could hurt you more than help. I hope this post helps to drive a ton of traffic to all of your blogs out there. Keep up the great work and good luck!

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