The most common Internet marketing mistake new bloggers make is trying to copy other successful bloggers and work on single aspect of marketing of those successful bloggers. There is no harm in copying the formula of success from successful bloggers but looking at only one aspect of it may not give you the right picture.
People try to reverse engineer the links and keywords of the successful blogger in the niche using Google and then try to get rank for those keywords using those links. Soon they realize that those links are not very easy to get and those keywords are not the kind of keywords they can rank for and conclude that blogging is not right for them. I have seen this happen time and again for so many bloggers especially Indian bloggers.
I have seen many people try to copy Problogger or CopyBlogger or any other such great bloggers and fail miserably because they try to reverse engineer those blogs based on Google only. They try to find number of back links or the keywords that drive traffic for those blogs or may be article count those blogs have and tend to forget the most important thing which is the amount of time those bloggers have spent building relationships and helping others.
Next time you think about becoming like an authority blogger in your niche, try to focus on all aspects of marketing and not only Google. Focus on building relationship with your readers and help them.
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