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As Blogs have become more popular during the last months and years, several things have come to our attention. Not only are people making personal blogs, but many companies are also getting their own blogs. The company blogs can be important in letting their employees and consumers be able to view news and reviews about their products. So, what about design of the blog?

Because blogs are becoming more popular, they are also being used as a way of internet marketing or it is sometimes called blog marketing. Affiliate marketers are using their blogs as a media in order to get their message out to the readers who are interested in their particular subjects. Before blogs, marketers added links and banners to popular websites such as news and information sites. Many affiliates had an email list and they could include links to the items they were trying to get out to their interested customers.

A lot of people find many hours of enjoyment in reading blogs. Many of us like to read our friends blogs, review blogs and blogs that are about topics they are interested in. Now a days many people are getting their news from the internet, some of this in the form of a blog.

Sometime the news on blogs is not exactly right, but sometimes it is the first out and the most reliable. Another thing that people are starting to use the internet for is check on products they are interested in. Sure some companies have someone on the payroll to write good reviews about their products. On the other hand, you can bet that individual blog marketing owners will tell the truth about the products they use.

Now that their are a lot of people reading blogs everyday, it is a good way to promote a product. Because blogs have become so popular, many people will see promoted products everyday anytime of day. So by becoming an affiliate marketer and joining affiliate programs, your product can be listed under certain categories. Then you blog can be listed under a certain search category. If you are new to blogging it is good to do all of this free if possible. You can do all of this free to begin with.

If you are a new affiliate and blog marketer you will want to get as much traffic as quickly as possible. This can lead to new advertisers for your blog. Of course, when you get the traffic coming to your blog, you want to keep them coming back often and hope they also send their friends to read your blog.

In order to keep them interested, you must have correct and informative content. You must also add new content on a regular basis. This will keep them telling others about you.

And now, blog design. Blog design does matter. Many companies have things setup so you can customize your blog or site. A few things that will help you make your site different than all the rest are:

* Blog templates. There are sites that offer free blog templates. These can be customized with the colors, headers, footers etc. Go ahead and use these so your site looks different from so many generic looking ones on the web now.

* Images or photos. You can do all kinds of things to your photos, such as borders and things to make them stand out. You will need to find free images to use in the beginning. Later you can pay a small amount and find all kinds of graphics and images that improve the looks of your site a lot.

* Add RSS feeds. This is a neat way for people to be able to keep up with headlines on your blog. You can find tutorials about Rss feeds on the net and You Tube.

* Ads. When you sign up with companies as an affiliate, they will give you access to ads of all kinds that you can and should put on your blog site.

* Think about Audio. It seems that audio can personalize your blog along with keeping your readers coming back for more. Available to you now are things like mp3 files and also streaming radio stations.

OK, grab some of the suggestions above and see how much making sure the design of your site stands out can help with getting and keeping traffic. All of these things can keep your readers coming back for more and more and you will be able to become better and better at your blog marketing business.


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