Good Free Blogs Available Online
Post by Robert Campbell on Jan 23, 2009
Go West Young Man!
Free land was available in North America for hundreds of years. Although the land grants varied in shape and size, most European immigrants in Canada were only required to clear three acres of forest and build a log cabin in the first two years to properly stake a claim. If they succeeded, the County Registrar would officially mark their lot and concession and write the oldest male’s surname on the tract. Over time, a community would usually form at the most popular intersection in the area, and history will show that these first landowners often become the new town’s most prosperous citizens.
Free Blogs are available today on the internet and hundreds of settlers are gelling into niche blog portals and discovering the rewards of interactive community. These farms grow ideas.
But settlers are still required to put some space under their plow, otherwise their slice of the site will be completely ignored, and their log cabin eclipsed by trees.
Free Blogs are another way SMOjoe bookmarks good content. Roberrific’s Tumblr account, Son of a Beekeeper has become a photo diary of his most recent marketing endeavours and page rank building exercises. Dribbling little bits of keyword rich content around a picture or two on a free blog is the next phase of the SMOjoe bookmarking machine – to be considered only after the social marketer has finished using the top four recommended bookmarking services*.
Are free blogs worth anything?
Not overnight. Upper Canada wasn’t cleared in a day. But steady planting of original content with pictures and some incoming links will result in a gradual rise in social prominence over time even if NOBODY and I mean NOBODY visits the site. Rusty Bob’s Mindsay account is almost two years old now and has grown its own social relevance. The free blog site actually gets its own traffic from SERPS, about 10 hits a day. My Google page rank tracker indexes the blog at PR# 2 (It was at page rank three last fall, but has dropped since then). That means that everytime I link to my clients, its a PR2 backlink. I know, whatever, but suffice to say that simply treating this place like a garbage can to test banners and fiddle with pictures has resulted in a rise in the domain’s overall social prominence and resulting potency.
Continuing the experiement, SMOjoe also claims space on LiveJournal, MySpace, Blog.ca, Vox, and Multiply to name just a few. In total, SMOjoe experts are now squatting inside three dozen domains. They cut some wood once a month when they leave a few original sentences around client links – in places you’d never expect like Canada Kicks Ass, and VerveGirl.ca