Monday, June 11, 2007

Trying to Earn Global Online from the Philippines: Going Beyond SEO Links and Establishing Blog Relationships

ViralTags has been such a successful program for this blog. As of this writing, Manila Mom has 215 blog links according to Technorati and ranks 55th at the Top 100 Philippine Blogs at Ratified.org. The climb has been unbelievable.

I have been spending hours checking my pingbacks and reciprocating links by pasting anchor texts of participants in my posts. I have the ViralTags program in my 12 blogs so you can imagine how much work that is.

I realize, though, that the real long-term value of the ViralTags links is its use as another means of establishing real blog relationships. You can do this by going a step further than just reciprocating links. You can visit and revisit the blogs linked to you and create conversations. This will encourage them to come visit your blog, too, and create conversations there.

Visiting as many blogs as possible also exposes us to more ideas that we can expound on in our own blogs. This not only helps us create more content but also enriches the blogosphere.

I certainly hope that as ViralTags continues to bring me more links, it will also help me establish a wider blog network of reciprocal readers.

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7 comments:

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Tomorrow is Independence Day ManilaMom. You may find this interesting: http://anitokid.blogspot.com/2007/06/june-12-is-philippine-independence-day.html.

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

We are proud to be Filipino and we stand together to strive to show all the best that is in the Filipino spirit. Mabuhay!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Hi ManilaMom! I've already added your blogs (including the kids, of course :) ). It's currently the first post. But what is unique about my site right now is: I've included something in my sidebar where all my future love links will go to (alphabetically arranged). However, dig this, your tags (and your kids, too) will forever remain on top! Hope you like the surprise Mom! More power!

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

I'm overwhelmed, AnitoKid! Thank you very, very much!

I hope to make all my blogs worthy of the honor. Your links won't be for nothing.

As the blogs succeed (and I'll work hard to make them succeed), you'll know you're a big influence.

Maraming, maraming salamat uli!

Barrett Laurie--Editor in Chief said...

Hey there, I LOVE this article. These viral tags are often so cold. I am hoping that you will add my link to your matrix. URL-http://humab.blogspot.com TAG-HUMA B~ Thanks! I will be back to see what's new on your page soon!
Barrett :)

MJ said...

Done, Barrett!

I've been to your blog. The Huma seems to be a very interesting bird. I'll be visiting again :D

Barrett Laurie--Editor in Chief said...

Thanks, I appreciate the adds! I won't be a stranger with regards to your page! Keep on blogging and good luck!

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