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41 Comments

  1. Robin
    April 30, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    I always look forward to seeing your posts – very informative! Thank you for sharing on Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  2. Mrs. Tucker
    April 30, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    Great list of essentials.

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  3. Laura @ The Rookie Cook
    April 30, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

    Thanks for the great tips!
    Glad to find you on the link party 🙂

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  4. Jennifer
    May 1, 2013 @ 12:22 am

    Great information. Thanks!

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  5. Divya
    May 1, 2013 @ 1:50 am

    Great List thank you

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  6. kristascookin
    May 1, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Thank you for this great list. I have most of these but there are a few that can use some work! Thanks for the help darlin’. 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  7. Meredith @ A TIPical Day
    May 1, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    Very helpful info for this new blogger! Thanks for sharing at How To Tuesdays!

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  8. Susan Kay Fidler
    May 1, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. As a new blogger I feel like I have so much to do and so much to try and catch up on. This is a great checklist to have to help guide me. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Jeni
    May 1, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    Thanks for the list!!

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  10. soha
    May 1, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    Love your tips there very useful and effective.

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  11. Shannon {Cozy Country Living}
    May 2, 2013 @ 5:48 am

    Thanks for the great tips! I love reading your helpful articles:) Have a great weekend!

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  12. Heidi
    May 2, 2013 @ 6:45 am

    Thank you for this! Great tips!

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  13. Judy
    May 2, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    Thanks for posting this! Now I know what I need to do to my blog. Enjoy your day. 🙂

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  14. Heather M
    May 2, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    Great tips! I am having trouble with my call to action!! Anything that can help in that area would be great! Looking forward to reading more. Found you on Design Décor and following 🙂
    Heather M, http://www.RockStew.com

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 4, 2013 @ 7:44 am

      The call to action can be quite simple and is really what you would like your visitors to do before leaving your site. It might be that you want them to sign up to you newsletter, follow your social media, or to read a particular post, or look at (and hopefully buy) a particular product. I would always like a newsleter sign up, and if someone reads and acts on one of my posts then although it might not benefit me, I hope they get some benefit from taking action that leads them to come back and read again one day.

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  15. Nancy
    May 2, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Thanks so much for the great tips… I’ve got some work to do!

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  16. Sheena
    May 2, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Thanks for sharing!! I learned a few more things I need to do to help grow my blog.

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  17. Selene Galindo
    May 2, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Thanks for the tips!! I need to start using the ALT tags on my images ASAP!!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  18. Family Faith and Home
    May 2, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Thanks for your helpful post! I’m not familiar with ALT tags, I’ll have to check that out.

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  19. Danielle
    May 2, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    These are great tips too! =) Thanks for sharing this post as well!!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  20. DesignGeek
    May 2, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    I got lots of great ideas from this. Thanks.

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  21. [email protected][kreyv]
    May 2, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    Thanks for the tips!

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  22. Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life
    May 3, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    Thank you for the good information. What are ALT tags?

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 4, 2013 @ 7:41 am

      Hi Lori, Alt tags are the description of the photo that the search engines can read. It often displays when you hover your muse over a photo without clicking, and is best written as a proper sentence including the keywords for your image and post. Its not the same as any caption that might display underneath. In WordPress for example, you enter this in the Alternative Text box when loading the image. Its a great way to add more relevant keywords to the post and page without making it unreadable!

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  23. Nissa Abidi
    May 3, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    Great post. I’m just restarting my blogging life and I’ve been redoing some posts to better my SEO key words. It is really hard work, I’ve been at it for a couple of days and it still isn’t done. I can’t wait to catch up so that I’m not stressing over SEO’s any more

    Nissa
    http://www.nissazaididesigns.blogspot.com

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  24. Anne Boykin
    May 3, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

    Thanks for the list. The only thing I would add is have a sidebar link to a tour of your home!

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  25. Christine @ idigpinterest.blogspot.com
    May 4, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    These are fantastic tips. Pinned from your site yet again. 🙂

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  26. [email protected]
    May 4, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    These are some great tips. I pinned this post so I can refer to it in the future. Thanks so much!

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  27. Natasha
    May 4, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Thank you so much for this! I have been blogging nearly 2 years now and still don’t have an about me page. so will be doing that very soon

    I would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xx

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 5, 2013 @ 8:12 am

      I linked up Natasha, thanks for the party invite.

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  28. Liz @ Quirky Vistas
    May 5, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    Great post. I’m hanging onto it with a pin. Thanks!
    Liz

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  29. handimom
    May 5, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much for the list!! I am so far behind in setting up my blog/website. This will really aid in the process 🙂 You’re posts are the BEST! Have a great week!!

    Andi

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  30. Samantha D
    May 6, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Great list…I’d love for you to pop over to my site and let me know what you think.
    Thanks!

    Sam
    http://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com/

    (Found you on Skip to my Lou!)

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  31. do8urself
    May 6, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    Hi Deby,

    Great list.

    Please share this post at Pin It Monday Hop#7

    Judy
    pursuitoffunctionalhome

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  32. Shelley
    May 7, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Great list!! I pinned it! Thank you for sharing! I am visiting from Take-A- Look Tuesdays!

    Shelley

    http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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  33. Jenna
    May 10, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    Awesome tips! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can’t wait to see what goods you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  34. Kim: Too Much Time
    May 10, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    Thanks so much for sharing these helpful tips at Get Schooled Saturday!

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  35. Michelle
    May 11, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    I love Design Seed too! I picked out a nice color scheme that is being used in my new blog design coming soon. Visiting from Pin It Monday Hop.

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

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  36. Tracy
    May 13, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    Hi I so want more followers any tips please. My theory is that if I have more followers I might be able to earn money from my hobby

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      May 13, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

      Hi Tracy, I popped over to take a look at your site. Your blog at EdenHouseSeven is just like your personal diary, and features you and your family and personal posts. You describe it in the welcome section as “This is a diary of what happens in my life. Some of it is boring mundane everyday things.” Sorry to say that the big blogs with their large number of regular visitors usually have some kind of theme or a range of posts or topics that encourage visitors to return regularly to see the latest updates, such as home decor, recipes, crafts, coupons etc. This offers some value and incentive to readers to follow and return to see the latest updates. I think you would need to expand your content to a wider range of topics in order to attract the traffic you are looking for.

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  37. Patty Virginia
    June 23, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    Your blog is just what I’ve been looking for. I’m at the next stage in my business and having a difficult time deciding how to proceed-website, blog, newsletter. One or all of them? I’m leaning towards a blog and this article may just give me the needed push to get started. Thanks for the valuable information.

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