that matter. Further, because these are pages that Google thinks is relevant, yourposting on these pages will help your blog seem more relevant. You'll know it'sreally working when your own blog posts start showing up in your Google Alerts.
Step 3: Create your own blog
That's assuming you don't have one already. We won't go into how to pick adomain name and set up a WordPressblog. If you don't have much money,choose one of the zillion freeWordPress themes out there
. Just get your name up, so that you can replyback to blog posts with yourdomain, not your Gmail address.
Asan added bonus-- as your blog gainssearch juice, you can link to new sitesyou launch to give them a boost.
Note: we covered setting up your own site in Week 7 of our Xtreme Internet Marketing Guides. There is a huge benefit to having this on your own domainversus a blogger.com or typepad.com.
Nothing earth-shattering so far, right? But watch what happens after you've donethis for about 60 days. You'll have developed better industry knowledge, knowwho the people are-- and most importantly, these people will start to know whoyou are.
They won't remember where, but at least your name will befamiliar when you meet.
Search on your name every few days to see what'sshowing up on Google and Facebook. Don't search every day-- you might hurt your rankings.
Step 4: Reach out to industry leaders on their Facebook and twitter
Friend them on Facebook. Odds are they'll accept, especiallyif you compliment them on their blog and make somereference to something they care about. Don't just friendthem with a blank message. Once they accept, your statuseswill show up in their news feeds and vice versa. So don't