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Everyday there is some sort of news about criminal acts on the Internet and especially violating our children. Most recently in the news I saw an article where there was a “Facebook child abuse image ring.” I mean what in the world is wrong with these people. Now the criminals are coming into our homes through the Internet. As parents we have to be able combat this problem by educating our children and keeping all lines of communication open.

Like anything in life, you have to actively participate. If you only sporadically update your blog, for example, it will be impossible to attract a following. If you have no following, then you will lose interest and before you know it, you’re not promo at all.

The most successful blogs are interactive and engaging. Readers are encouraged to leave comments and other readers may respond to these comments creating an interactive environment.

But don’t just limit yourself to Google! Search anywhere people can talk about you– online blogs, news sources, forums, social media sites, etc. Making a plan to ensure you control page one of Google’s results and other sites was the most important part of taking control of our online presence and turning our reputation around. If this seems too daunting or you find you don’t have the time manage Google’s first page of results, you may want to hire a reputation manager to help you get this fine tuned like we did.

You will also need to learn and use SEO, or search engine optimization. Making your blog or articles rank higher in search engine results will increase your chances of making money online. SEO is not as difficult as you may think it is. You can start by writing original content and then creating articles that you can post as basic text content of your blogs. Thus, making your blog and articles work with each other, as drive relevant traffic to one another.

Blogs are very popular. If you have an interesting topic and you can keep people coming back for more you can make a nice living with your blog. The way you would make money is through programs such as Google AdWords or adbrite. You can also sell products or services on your blog. You can start a blog for free with blogger or wordpress.

First, lets talk about why — whether you’re a car dealership, restaurant, chiropractor, public speaker, or whatever — being in full control of your online reputation is so important.

At that point, your abandoned blog become an orphan. Orphan blogs are terribly sad. Your baby blog is depending on you, so don’t give up. Keep feeding your little blog and nurture it along. Who knows, your baby blog may possibly change the world.