Blogging – Advertising For Free On The Internet
How To Get Visible On The Internet by Blogging
The term "Blog" was not dated until the late 1990's but the same form of communication on the internet dates back to the early 1980's, in the form of CompuServe and Bulletin Board Systems just to name a couple.
For those of you too young to remember … before Windows … there was the big blue or black CompuServe screen, with everything written in DOS. That's where I cut my teeth on computer communication technology.
As computers became more popular blogging became a way for people to tell their stories. Tell about life experiences, about things that bugged them, things that made them happy, things that made them sad. It became a simple form of communication that anyone with a computer and an internet connection could participate in. Reaching out to any and all that wanted to listen.
The Power of Blogging on the Internet Super Highway
With the sunset of search engines in the early 1990's (that's a whole other history in itself), savvy business marketers soon discovered blogging as one of the best Internet marketing methods that did not cost a cent.
With the continuing development of search engines looking for more and more information came also the development of "robots" as they are called to search internet web pages for new and informative information.
And as writers continued to write about their interests their posts began to show up on the information super highway for FREE. And that is what is so powerful about blogging.
A Blog is nothing more than a web log. Basically, an online journal. And Blogging for your Internet business is one surefire way to boost the visibility of your products and services. As long as your post is online it is indexed by the search engines and anyone looking for what you are offering can find you through simple searches. That is why it is so powerful for free web traffic.
Untangling Blogging Terminology
Blogging and HTML and all the good stuff that goes into making a good blog is confusing to many people. And I was one of them. Yes, I could do HTML, I could publish websites and did it all the time, but I was not a big blogger, because I did not understand exactly what it was or how to do it.
And that's a problem that many people have. I did not know what a "plug-in" was and spent hours trying to figure out what a "widget" was supposedly to do. Then I got smart, and joined group that cleared it all up. And today you can find my post everywhere.
Even today search engines are turning up blog post's that no longer exist. As an example, I have a blog that is totally undergoing renovation … nothing is on it. But blogs that I posted several months ago are stil l showing up in Google Searches. This is the positive power of blogging.
In the next few articles I am going to hopefully help clear some of the stuff that may be confusing to you, so that you have a better understanding of using blogging technology as a way to get seen on the internet.