Comments on: 7 Tips for Bootstrapping a Business by Blogging http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/ Information and Tips on getting the right card Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:44:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Raj Dash http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-3489 Raj Dash Sun, 18 Nov 2007 16:14:43 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-3489 Thanks for dropping by, Diyana. Good luck with your efforts. Thanks for dropping by, Diyana. Good luck with your efforts.

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By: Diyana Alcheva - Leading the Way to Online Success http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-3453 Diyana Alcheva - Leading the Way to Online Success Sun, 18 Nov 2007 05:28:23 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-3453 I just stumbled upon your blog. I love your tips on blogging. I started my blog last month and this article definately helps me realize that I would benefit if I am a little bit more organized. I just stumbled upon your blog. I love your tips on blogging. I started my blog last month and this article definately helps me realize that I would benefit if I am a little bit more organized.

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By: Raj Dash http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-1014 Raj Dash Tue, 11 Sep 2007 19:26:54 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-1014 Thanks for dropping by, Shawn. I definitely forgot to mention "News". I agree with you. Industry news is important, especially if you can add your own value to the information. Thanks for dropping by, Shawn. I definitely forgot to mention “News”. I agree with you. Industry news is important, especially if you can add your own value to the information.

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By: Shawn A. Hessinger http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-998 Shawn A. Hessinger Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:15:27 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-998 Raj, On a slightly different topic, I'd suggest that one category you might want to ad under #3 is "news". By this I mean product related news. Perhaps it is my bias as a working journalist and perhaps it is implied you would be including this aspect in other categories, but I think it can be valuable to include news items related to your product, service or general industry including relevant links to articles in the popular press as a way of adding momentum to your blog and making it a source not only for information about your product or expertise but an indispensable up dated news source on your industry making your blog a regular habit for readers. One easy way to do this is to set up a Google News Alert for terms related to your service or industry that will allow you to get frequent updates. You can write on these updates in your blog. The feed will also be a good way to remind you to stay informed of up to the minute changes related to your field. Raj,
On a slightly different topic, I’d suggest that one category you might want to ad under #3 is “news”. By this I mean product related news. Perhaps it is my bias as a working journalist and perhaps it is implied you would be including this aspect in other categories, but I think it can be valuable to include news items related to your product, service or general industry including relevant links to articles in the popular press as a way of adding momentum to your blog and making it a source not only for information about your product or expertise but an indispensable up dated news source on your industry making your blog a regular habit for readers. One easy way to do this is to set up a Google News Alert for terms related to your service or industry that will allow you to get frequent updates. You can write on these updates in your blog. The feed will also be a good way to remind you to stay informed of up to the minute changes related to your field.

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By: Raj Dash http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-959 Raj Dash Mon, 10 Sep 2007 03:20:28 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-959 @Decision strategist: You're right that blog.yoursite.com is easier to remember, but if I don't miss my guess, a subdirectory gets more Google juice - something Jamie echoed in his comment. Also, I asked the Google AdSense team about ads on a sub-domain and a subdirectory. Not all entrepreneurs with a business website will run AdSense ads on their blog, but if you do, heed this advice... Ads on a subdirectory will reflect the content of the rest of the domain. But ads on a sub-domain will not. So if you put a lot of time, effort, and/or money into content on your root domain, the benefit will be passed to a subdirectory. I believe this is also why less Google juice is passed to a subdomain than a subdirectory. However, what you can do is create a subdomain but redirect it permanently to the equivalent subdirectory. That way you have the benefit (easy to remember) without losing any search engine juice. @Jamie: Congrats. It's nice to get that Technorati rank down. @Decision strategist: You’re right that blog.yoursite.com is easier to remember, but if I don’t miss my guess, a subdirectory gets more Google juice – something Jamie echoed in his comment.

Also, I asked the Google AdSense team about ads on a sub-domain and a subdirectory. Not all entrepreneurs with a business website will run AdSense ads on their blog, but if you do, heed this advice… Ads on a subdirectory will reflect the content of the rest of the domain. But ads on a sub-domain will not. So if you put a lot of time, effort, and/or money into content on your root domain, the benefit will be passed to a subdirectory. I believe this is also why less Google juice is passed to a subdomain than a subdirectory.

However, what you can do is create a subdomain but redirect it permanently to the equivalent subdirectory. That way you have the benefit (easy to remember) without losing any search engine juice.

@Jamie: Congrats. It’s nice to get that Technorati rank down.

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By: Terinea Weblog http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-957 Terinea Weblog Sun, 09 Sep 2007 23:09:56 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-957 Comment, comments and more comments is a must. Having a blog with a URL that is http://blog.companyname.com means your main website will miss out on Google juice, so your right, it should be a directory on the root. Giveaways are a massive one, my Technorati rank is almost half since David Airey started his $4,000 give away. Jamie Comment, comments and more comments is a must.

Having a blog with a URL that is http://blog.companyname.com means your main website will miss out on Google juice, so your right, it should be a directory on the root.

Giveaways are a massive one, my Technorati rank is almost half since David Airey started his $4,000 give away.

Jamie

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By: The Decision Strategist http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-881 The Decision Strategist Fri, 07 Sep 2007 15:04:52 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-881 This seems like good advice. But I think there are cases where having blog.yoursite.com is better. For instance, if you are running several unrelated projects, or multiple blogs, or that kind of thing. I guess if you have one business that you are looking to promote, you'd want to have it at yoursite.com/blog for the index and SEO. Are there other reasons that I'm missing? This seems like good advice. But I think there are cases where having blog.yoursite.com is better. For instance, if you are running several unrelated projects, or multiple blogs, or that kind of thing.

I guess if you have one business that you are looking to promote, you’d want to have it at yoursite.com/blog for the index and SEO.

Are there other reasons that I’m missing?

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By: Raj Dash http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-855 Raj Dash Thu, 06 Sep 2007 22:43:59 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-855 Hi Michael, thanks for the compliments and for tipping me off. I'm going to read your series. cheers -raj Hi Michael, thanks for the compliments and for tipping me off. I’m going to read your series.

cheers
-raj

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By: Better Blogging with Michael Martine http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-850 Better Blogging with Michael Martine Thu, 06 Sep 2007 21:37:01 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-850 Raj, I really like the idea of using an editorial calendar for a business blog. There are still a lot of tricks the new dogs and can learn from the old dogs. As a general overview, your post is very helpful. I wrote an entire series that was quite detailed on <a href="http://www.michaelmartine.com/2007/08/07/how-to-start-a-business-blog-part-1/" rel="nofollow">how to start a business blog</a>. I hope that you and your readers will find it a useful addition to your own post. I can't even imagine how anybody in this day and age would even want to bootstrap a business and not have a blog, but hey, I'm a little biased! ;) I have been subscribed to your blog now for a couple weeks and I've really been enjoying it. Raj, I really like the idea of using an editorial calendar for a business blog. There are still a lot of tricks the new dogs and can learn from the old dogs. As a general overview, your post is very helpful. I wrote an entire series that was quite detailed on how to start a business blog. I hope that you and your readers will find it a useful addition to your own post.

I can’t even imagine how anybody in this day and age would even want to bootstrap a business and not have a blog, but hey, I’m a little biased! ;) I have been subscribed to your blog now for a couple weeks and I’ve really been enjoying it.

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By: John http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-845 John Thu, 06 Sep 2007 16:19:53 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/7-tips-for-bootstrapping-a-business-by-blogging/#comment-845 Sometimes I think it's worth keeping the blog off the main site and using a seperate domain - especially if you wish to be more informal or the topic of your niche is likely to differ from that of your product or service (but still reach the right customer base). Sometimes I think it’s worth keeping the blog off the main site and using a seperate domain – especially if you wish to be more informal or the topic of your niche is likely to differ from that of your product or service (but still reach the right customer base).

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