to become more and more viable news and information outlets. For instance, information not shown in our data but revealed in our own user testing in Q1 2007 indicates that the audience is less and less likely to distinguish a blog from, say, nytimes.com -- for a growing base of users, these are all sites for news, information, entertainment, gossip, etc ...
Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) October 26, 2008
Is Blogging dead? Not according to Alex Sysoef, one of the creators of http://www.ExpertWordPress.com . Mr Sysoef, whose company, Alyans LLC, just released an online program that offers step by step assistance for anyone who wants to create a complete web 2.0 enhanced niche blog.
Mr. Sysoef had this to say, "Blogging is an activity that has matured. It's not dead and it's not dying. Blogging is still one of the most valuable ways for businesses to participate in the discussions their customers are already having about their products or services, to strengthen their brands and to ultimately increase sales as their customers come to see them as the expert, the trusted advisor, who can help them solve a problem or fill a need."
Findings from the Pew Internet and American Life Project report, released in December, 2007 seem to concur with Mr. Sysoef. According to the study, when people are looking for help with a variety of common problems, they are more likely to turn to the internet than consult experts or family members to provide needed information and resources. Of the people surveyed, 58% of those who had recently experienced one of 10 possible problems given as examples, said they used the internet (at home, work, a public library or some other place) to get help. Blogs are a big part of their solution.
Technorati (the foremost blog search engine in the world), is now tracking over 70 million weblogs, and report about 120,000 new weblogs being created worldwide each day. That's about 1.4 blogs created every second of every day. There are approximately 1.5 million postings per day (or about 17 posts per second.)
Latest Findings Related to Blog Abandonment
A report released by Perseus stated that 66.0% of surveyed blogs had not been updated in two months, "representing 2.72 million blogs that have been either permanently or temporarily abandoned".
One of the main reasons cited for this (up till now) has been the amount of work involved to get a blog search engine optimized, and to draw traffic to the site.
For business bloggers, this is both good news and bad. It's bad news because it shows how difficult it's been to rise to the top of the blogosphere.
It's good news because as their competition fail to keep updating their blogs on a regular basis, business bloggers have a real chance of creating meaningful relationships and dialogs with their prospects and customers.
And with the release of the technology in http://www.ExpertWordPress.com it's just become much easier. Even someone who has never built a blog before can set up a blog on the niche or subject of their choice that is completely optimized, and can quickly become known as an expert.
According to David Sifry, of Sifry's Alerts, another trend that's making things better for the business blogger is that blogs have continued "to become more and more viable news and information outlets. For instance, information not shown in our data but revealed in our own user testing in Q1 2007 indicates that the audience is less and less likely to distinguish a blog from, say, nytimes.com -- for a growing base of users, these are all sites for news, information, entertainment, gossip, etc ..."
http://www.ExpertWordPress.com Fights 'SPLOGS' (Spam Blogs) and Adsense Farms
Technorati reports tracking between 3,000 - 7,000 splogs created each day - with spikes during holidays and times of world strife. However, search engines are making a concerted effort to eliminate them and http://www.ExpertWordPress.com has joined the fight by showing bloggers the right way to create content-rich blogs that provide genuine information and original content. With the use of "here's how you do it" videos, Mr. Sysoef is teaching bloggers exactly what they need to do to create blogs that:
- Build a buzz and viral traffic with special reports and video
- Find sponsors for their blogs
- Create networking, joint venture and cross advertising opportunities
- Builds targeted email lists
- Creates a hungry market
Here's what one happy client, Dan Shaw, COO of the Business Academy for Writers had to say about http://www.ExpertWordPress.com - "Expert Wordpress is our new secret weapon. It's going to help us utterly destroy our competition with its total Theme Package and its easy-to-follow videos for installation and set-up. Installation of our new blog took a complete novice 10 minutes to set up. And the setup and customization were a breeze - we just followed the step-by-step videos. We couldn't be happier with the system."
For more information about http://www.ExpertWordPress.com please visit the Website. Mr. Sysoef is available for interviews with the media and can be reached by phone or by email.