Celebrating 2 Years Of ClickNewz


This month, March 2008, marks 2 full years since the launch of ClickNewz.com

I actually started my first blog almost 4 years ago on Blogger.com, but made the switch to WordPress in March of 2006. That was a major turning point, and one of the best blogging decisions I've made...

I have spent these last two years blogging consistently, testing out various ways to make money blogging, building a loyal readership, and basically getting a solid feel for the blogosphere. While I havent yet done an all out blog marketing campaign for ClickNewz, it has grown steadily on its own over time.

One of my goals for this year though, is to push ClickNewz to the next level.

With over 1000 blog posts, and over 7000 comments, I'd say this is a pretty good starting point ;)

One thing I have learned, through much testing and tracking, is that the best form of monetization is a combination of affiliate marketing and product sales. While this may not hold true for all blogs, or for all niches, there are some obvious drawbacks to selling text links or doing sponsored blog posts.

I have also learned quite a bit about blog marketing over the last two years, and prefer a combination of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Social Networking to successfully promote a blog. Outside of the search engines, the majority of my traffic comes from discussion forums and other blogs.

For me personally, blogging has been both a great experience and a great experiment. I can say without a doubt that I will be continuing and expect I'll see many more anniversaries for ClickNewz...

Many thanks to the regular readers, because you truly make this blog what it is. Without you I'd be talking into thin air and it would be quite boring around here! Thank you for the links, for your comments, for the Scratchback Luv and for your feedback and suggestions. YOU ROCK! ;)

Best,

About Lynn Terry

Lynn Terry is a full-time Internet Marketer with over 17 years experience in online business. Subscribe to ClickNewz for the latest Internet Marketing trends & strategies, Lynn's unique case studies, creative marketing ideas, and candid reviews...more»

Discussion

  1. Katherine Reschke says:

    Happy Birthday Clicknewz - here's to a long and profitable life!

  2. Great news! Let's look forward to another two years - and more!

    Thanks for all the great ideas, tips and info you provide.

    Juliette

  3. Happy anniversary Lynn: this is one of the best places to come for great marketing information.

  4. Linda Stacy says:

    Congratulations on the longevity and growth of ClickNewz! And here's to many more successful years!

  5. Congratulations and Many More Very Successful Years.

  6. Congratulations Lynn on this anniversary! The content on this site and all you give are a blessing to all that make it here.

    Jean

  7. Congrats Lynn...Wish you many many more successful years of blogging.

  8. Thank you so much :D I really appreciate all the kind words and all of your support along the way! I'm looking forward to the 3rd year, and expect it will be the best yet ;)

  9. logosamurai says:

    Congratulations, Lynn!

    Many more and more successful years to you! :)

  10. Lisa Marie Mary says:

    Happy Blog Birthday, Lynn! :D I sure have learned a lot from you over the years!!

  11. Thank you both! ;)

  12. Dave Furnevall says:

    Just discovered this great blog, but it's obvious you are a knowledgeable and committed writer - keep it up!

  13. Danielle Chonody says:

    Congrats Lynn - look forward to seeing you push Clicknewz to the next level! I'll be here watching and reading..

  14. Thank you!

    Welcome to ClickNewz, Dave ;)

  15. Chuck Anthony says:

    Grats, Lynn!

  16. Thank you Chuck :D

  17. Makingyouricher.com review - best affiliate training program says:

    Yes you deserve being congratulated - HAPPY BIRTH DAY!

    Truly I never imagine your blog has come age. One thing I love about your blog is the fact that you readily share ideas, strategies and discoveries with us.

    For me, this combination alone has made me a fan. Please keep it up and wishing more years of greater success in coming years.

  18. Thank you Patrick :D

    Glad to see you back again!

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