This is a guest post by Kellex from The Sports Dollar. Each week he will share some tips and industry news to help improve your sports blogs.

Blog World Expo went all Sporty?

The Blog World Expo happens yearly and has turned into the elite blogging conference on the planet. The best part about it? Well, they’ve decided that sports blogs have become more important than ever! This year they are offering up 4 sessions dedicated just to sports and how to market, monetize and grow that beasty sports blog of yours. If you plan on attending, use the sign up discount “TSDVIP” to receive almost 40% off.

Contests Rule the Promotional World!

It’s time for you to run a contest. Yes a contest! Contests have proven over time to be the greatest form of link, traffic and money building out there. People in general love free things and sports bloggers in general love to be competitive. The key here is to brainstorm on ideas of prizes that cost little to nothing for you.

SEO Trick for some Long Term Traffic

On one of your next post titles, figure out a way to stick a major sports site’s URL in your topic header or name. An example could be “sportsillustrated.com – SI Extra Mustard Rules!” You may be wondering why on Earth you would do this, right? Think about how many people a day search in Google for “sportsillustrated.com” or “espn.com”? Ok, I think I can hear those wheels cranking!

For more sports blogging tips, make sure check out previous posts of Loose Change and add the Sports Dollar to your daily blog-a-thon!

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