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Why Be Part of the Brand New Internet Marketers Guild Blog Co-Op?
I myself really enjoy finding great blog articles to read but, have a hard time finding just the right topic sometimes. I have joined many blog communities only to find that most have blog listings and not an actual description of any individual post. This means I spend a long time searching out blog descriptions, that seems as if they may have what I am looking for, and sometimes end up at a dead blog or one with way outdated info. To me that is a time waster!
If I am interested in learning about a particular subject, I will look for a blog post much sooner than a ‘news’ type of site. Bloggers are real people! News sites are.., well.., I will not get into that now.
I also like to comment on blog post to help build backlinks. To do this effectively, I need to find articles that are of interest to me and that I have enough knowledge about to give added information so, I am an asset to the original post. No, I do not leave comments like “Great Post Thanks”.
I am also getting into Social Bookmarking. To do a favor to anyone that watches my bookmarks I need to find good informative blog articles to pass along.
These are a few of the reasons the Blog Co-Op is laid out like it is.
1. We have different sections for each topic (Family, Web Site Building, Marketing Help, Natural Health…).
2. By requiring that members make a new thread, with a ‘mini post’, that tells a little about each of their articles, other members (and guest) will know if they are truly interested enough to visit. By narrowing it down, the blog author will get more targeted traffic and the visitor will save time by finding exactly what they are looking for.
3. This also gives the member a chance to post a page backlink to each article they write.
As the blog Co-Op grows we can help each others rankings by visiting, bookmarking, commenting, and sending friends to other people’s articles. The only way this can work is if everyone involved, not only post their article threads but, they must also visit others blogs. If all you want to do is post your stuff and expect everyone to help you but, you are not helping them – then this is not the place for you.
The blog co-op is to be a team effort! Trying to make it on your own is getting harder all the time. The ‘Big Names’ in blogging already know this. They have built themselves a group to comment, tweet, bookmark… We can do this also; we are getting organized to help each other build!!
You are not expected to go visit every post that is listed in the blog co-op area. We know that you have a particular interest in some things and no interest in others. I know nothing about the latest new fangled diaper bag and at this time do not really care to read every blog about them (I choose to ignore the fact that one day I maybe back in diapers myself). BUT, if I do come across a person that is having a baby I will know which section to send them to so they can read about them.
The Internet Marketers Guild is a membership site. You can join for free but will have limitations on where you can post and will not allow you to read some upcoming sections. The paid membership allows you to run a sig line and post in all areas of the board. We went with the monthly fee to eliminate the people that just want to post ads and run. We want serious members to have a great place to post and share without all the ‘junk ads’.
To be a paid member cost less than buying a banner ad on another blog or site. At $9.95 a month you can post and meet other serious marketers. We also have 6 mo and yearly options that will give you a discount. This is less than many sites charge for just a banner on their site.
Remember this site is BRAND NEW! In fact this is the 1st post I have made even talking about the Blog Co-Op section. Yeah, it’s that new. Cait and I have been making threads in the Co-Op section so you can see what a mini post is like.
We have run many a free forum and know that forums are a great place to met people and learn but, the free boards had us spending hours a day deleting spam. I would much rather spend my time talking with you or visiting your blog than chasing down spammers!
So, stop over and take a look around.
Look forward to Blog Building with You!!
Oh yeah, once you join be sure to fill in your Skype and Twitter names so other members can find you. These 2 things show up under your picture on every post you make but, can only be seen by other members.