It’s true that I have a “regular” website, my so-called “main website,” which I first set up to sell my goods, in this case, men’s and women’s health products. It’s my workhorse, the source of most of my revenue. Most of my sales resulted from generic listings in the search engines, particularly Google.

Another great idea on how do blogs make money, one of the most common ad networks, and for a lot of bloggers, really is their greatest supply of revenue. Their advertisements are simple to distinguish since they are labeled directly on the ad box.

On the other hand, I say this with a sheepish smile, since get inspired are free, I set up another blog in Google for my family and friends where I simply post pictures of the family and news about them. This I have no need to be picked up by web search engines, and just pass out the URL to my kids and close friends. Which is another way to use blogs.

Blogs varying in topics, themes, and set-ups, can be found in blog directories. First time users who want to get an idea of what the blogging world is all about can browse through a number of blogs using these directories. This way they’d get an idea of what these blogging communities are like.

It’s advisable that you won’t rush into earning money as soon as you set up your blog. You need to build your reputation first. Learning the basic of SEO is a key factor for your success in blogging. Rushing into something will always bring injuries or failures when it comes to setting up a successful blog. Of course you can always add ads to your blog the first day you have it. This is to avoid misleading your readers of thinking that your website is ad-free.

However, if you know how to leave the right comments at the right blogs, then leaving comments on other people’s blogs can work for you. Let’s address the three points above in more detail, as well as how you can increase backlinks to your blog using comments.

As stated above, blogs by nature are just text content directories. Posts are often about only one detail of a topic. A lot of text, less HTML and no fancy gimmicks. And for the most part the links from and to such posts are natural, sincere and very relevant. Combine that with the frequently changing content and there you may have the reason that search engines love blogs and index them fast.