Where are all those blogs???

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Hi, there!
Just wondering...
As we know, thousands of blogs are being created every day.
But where are they?
I've been searching for the list of, let's say 100 young bloggers in different niches:
make money
healthy living
personal finance
I mean, a few months-old blogs WITH FRESH CONTENT.
I cannot find them.
Where are they?
Yes, I DID a research, I used Technorati.
John Chow, Matthew Woodward, Seomoz, Copybloggers - they are top-bloggers.
But what about new blogs?
I click the links in your signatures, guys. I do enjoy clicking your links, I'm trying to find your blogs. What I find is landing pages. Ok, I type my e-mail, and you, guys, are sending me get-rich-schemes from ClickBank and other sources.
But every marketer knows about building brand, becoming and authority and so on.

So, the question is: why are there so little new blogs on the Web, even though everyone knows that your own blog is one of the best way to become an authority and promote your businiess?

Blogging is dying? It is. PROOF (Google Trends)
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Tons of people still have successful blogs. More than likely people dont have blogs because they dont know how to market them. These are the 95% of the people who fail online every year.

    Ree Drummond from "Pioneer Woman" on Food Network still has a successful blog. It's how she got discovered


    Look at the "Google Trends" link you provided. These are all keywords that are relevant to people learning how to MAKE A BLOG or MAKE MONEY WITH BLOGGING.

    People like Ree Drummond has a blog about cooking, and recipes. Her blog members are looking for cooking ideas and recipes. They aren't there to learn about making money with blogging.

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  • Profile picture of the author Francisco PIW
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      One place to look is in the comments section under bigger bloggers' posts. Look for meaningful, intelligent comments that enhance and stimulate conversation, then follow their links. Disregard fluff comments that are only looking for a link drop.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    It seems that you're more on trying to make a point rather than getting your question answered. Blogs are still big these days. A lot of people, including me, use their blogs as their hub for traffic, relationship building and leads.

    In fact, when I'm blogging and when I reference other bloggers, I noticed a huge spike in terms of successful bloggers. I've been blogging since 2011 and today, there are so many successful bloggers from all different kinds of niches. A lot of people now are more into paid ads for driving blog traffic with building a tribe as an end goal.

    People still do SEO, but I believe more people are driven to boosing posts on fb. If you want to look for more blogs, then be more specific. Use long tail keywords. What you shared were keywords that are too broad.
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  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    It seems like you're seeking things that are not established and not yet popular. That's the problem -- the search engines favor sites that are already popular, already have traffic and already have lots of links. Finding the young, new, fresh talent is like finding a needle in a haystack until those bloggers start to get noticed. (Case in point: make a couple new blogs in the next week and write a few posts. Chances are you won't even find your site in the search results unless you type in the exact URL. I'm speaking from years of experience with this one, lol )
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    • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
      Those bloggers who are very successful are not going to have them in their signatures here in an IM forum. See, like you went around clicking on them to find them out, so there are tons of others who want to look at your blogs in order to copy your winning techniques and keywords, etc., in order to then compete with your blog with their own. Capiche?

      I only post (when I do) those sites that I am testing or diversionary sites to throw off they that are trying to figure out my strategies or to weed out forum members and visitors that are actually hackers and spammers.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by professorrosado View Post

        Those bloggers who are very successful are not going to have them in their signatures here in an IM forum. See, like you went around clicking on them to find them out, so there are tons of others who want to look at your blogs in order to copy your winning techniques and keywords, etc., in order to then compete with your blog with their own. Capiche?

        Made the mistake years ago. Had people here clicking on blog in Sig and driving my Adsense stats in the ground because of the incessant clicking

        - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    This thread really comes at a meaningful time for me.

    The reason why I say that is because I am in the process of restructuring my entire business model for 2016.

    I'm working with a very successful marketer whose products I have promoted quite successfully in the past, and he and I are working on a little JV which revolves around building a list from a blog with great content, with the main sources of traffic coming from Google, Bing, Facebook, and YouTube.

    He and I have both come to the realization that people in the "Biz Opp/MMO" niche like us have to change the way we have been building our lists. For one, the AR companies are getting increasingly disillusioned with people in this niche, and I don't blame them.

    Some of the list building tactics I've seen over the past two years are absolutely horrific. Emails with only one or two lines of content, ridiculous misleading headlines, outrageous income claims, rampant cross-list promotion (ad swapping, click banking), are just some of the "bad practices" that we feel will probably be outlawed by the AR companies (some are already).

    So what's the answer? Ditch the niche? NO WAY. We know the niche is super profitable. However, it has to be done right.

    I'm predicting that the time of "churn & burn" list building is rapidly coming to an end. Those marketers who do not have alternate list building systems in place will be left in the dust.

    Some preliminary stats indicate that leads that land on your blog from search engines and social media and like your content so much that they opt-in just to receive blog updates (no freebie) are probably the best leads you can hope to get in this particular niche.

    We have an IM blog right now that we just set up about 3 weeks ago. Traffic has been slow so far, but we are seeing some organic traffic from Google and Bing and our review videos are also bringing in traffic from YouTube. We've got around 60 leads who have signed up for updates through our exit-pop alone (does not include other leads who have used other forms on our blog to get free lead magnets).

    We put up a review post the other day and the blog broadcast to just 60 leads brought 17 opens, 14 clicks, and 2 sales. That might not sound like much, but look at the stats:

    Open rate: 28%
    CTR: 23%
    Sales conversion: 14%

    Does anybody get those stats from ad swaps, click banking, or solo ads? Not likely.

    It's my hope that scaling this up will continue to bring these results.
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  • Profile picture of the author time4vps
    I believe this is because that many of us focusing on a specific location-based niches. So this could be the answer.
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