I think it’s important for bloggers to keep an eye out for competition. Great businesses always watch out for their competition. This isn’t just good for businesses, it’s great for consumers. I check up on my make money peers on a daily basis. I do it cause it’s fun to compare and i find that it also motivates me to keep working on my blog. I think this drive and determination to beat your competition is a detrimental part of growth. Don’t think of it as a cutthroat corporate spy game. Think of it as a friendly game of basketball or poker. Think of it as a bet you have to win against your buddy or gal pal.
How do you know which sites are your competition? Well you have to surf the web and find out. BloggerNoob dot com is a make money blog, so naturally i’ll seek other make money blog. All you have to do is visit a super blog in your niche and read the comments. The people who leave comments on those blogs are your competition. Visit each blog and check the ranks. Find one that is similar in traffic, alexa, technorati, etc. and gauge your blog with theirs.
Competing with a blog doesn’t mean you have to hate that blog. You should actually form an alliance of sorts. Email them and exchange ideas. Ask for help or work together on a promotion. I see a lot of small and medium blogs doing this. Most cases these promotions end up becoming very successful.
Here is another treat for those of you who read this post all the way through. Find me a competing blog. Find a blog that you think is similar to bloggernoob dot com. Leave me a comment with a link to their blog. I’ll see which blog is most similar in stats to my own and award the broker by buying a $5 ad on their blog. If i’ve already bought an ad on your blog for Feb, i’ll buy it for March as well. Thanks guys.