Monday, September 28, 2009

My SEO Gal's First Blog Hop! Whoo Hoo

My SEO Gal is having it's very first Blog Hop of many To come!

I'm so excited that we made the decision to get together and start a blog hop.

Our first blog hop will start on October 5,2009.

How To Sign Up to Participate in our Blog Hops:

All you have to do to enter into the hop is enter your blog name and blog url below in our
Mck Linky box located below and your site will show up in the box. Click on the Enter Your Blog Url Here link, then Leave a comment below
that says you will be participating.

Then add a post to your blog about the hop, you have the option to include a
prize and post your rules.

Come back and get the code for your blog or copy the code as soon as you enter in your
blog's information and add the code to your Blog Hop post. You get the code by
Clicking on the link under the Mck Linky box below that says Want to participate
in this blog? Get instructions here.

You can use this wonderful image designed for our Blog Hop
by Jen at by J Bee Designs and place it at the top of your blog post or on the
side navigation of your blog so all can see.

Make sure to upload the image to your computer first then upload it to your blog.

1 – What is a blog hop?

Hop, hop, hop… that’s right! Imagine a themed blog posting in which many other

bloggers are posting the same theme, with a list of participating bloggers links on

that post that will allow you to HOP to other blogs and see the exact same theme,

however different content. For example: Let’s say this week the theme given

to us is “My favorite picture”. Everyone in the blog hop group will post their

favorite picture and content and at the end of the blog, will post an HTML code

that will have a list of all the blog hoppers. In this case, if I go to my blog,

I’ll see a post of my favorite picture, my content and a list of all the participating

bloggers. So, I can click on another blogger’s link and see their

favorite picture...and then just hop from blog to blog……..

Everyone participating may insert the same HTML code so that we

will all have the same blog hop list displayed. That way, the

visitor will know which ones they have visited and which

ones still remain to be seen…

Now the question is….

2 – Why should I participate?

Exposure… !!! This is a creative and new way to increase

the exposure of your blog, by receiving traffic from your

fellow Blog Hoppers and from the visitors.

It’s FUN and addicting. Think of our example. Wouldn’t you want to see what everyone’s favorite picture was? And wouldn’t you want to click on all the links to see what

they were? And if you found the blog interesting, with interesting articles, wouldn’t

you stop and read?

Increase your blog’s traffic AND get more followers by participating in this program.

It’s a win, win situation.

3 – I want to participate, but I don’t know HTML….

That’s fine!!! The HTML code (Mr. Linky) will be given to you,

and if you have questions as to how to add the code, you can

me at the contact link :

Contact US and get assistance. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

If you have additional questions in regards to this program, please

e-mail Contact Me Otherwise….

What do I do after I sign up:

4.- What you would need to do is to create a blog post before this

Sunday October 4,2009 and copy the Mck Linky code that you get below

into your blog hop post. Your blog post should display the Blog Hop banner above.

The post can be about the blog hop. You would mentioned something like

We are participating in My SEO Gal's Blog Hop. If you are giving away

a prize then you would say something like. "To celebrate the 1st blog hop of

many to come I am giving away a prize. Then you would have your rules to

win the prize. Let your readers know to visit other blogs in the MckLinky box

to enter to win more prizes.

Here are some giveaway entry rules people have used in their

blog hops:

* Follow our blog and leave a separate comment.
* Follow our blog on Facebook's Networked Blogs, leave a separate comment.
* For an extra entry Tell all your Facebook friends about our giveaway

and leave a separate comment.
* Tweet about our giveaway and leave a separate comment.
* Post about our giveaway on your own blog, leave us a separate

comment with your blog url.
* Fan our biz page on Facebook and leave a separate comment.

Please leave us a way to contact you in at least one of your comments.

The blog hop ends on October 21st so you can put the end date in your

contest rules and when you will be announcing the winner.

If you aren't giving anything away, you can just start a post about the

blog hop and use the image from my blog post in your blog post,

make sure to still add the Mck Linky code to your Blog Hop post

so people can jump from blog to blog.


5. – When the blog hop opens or if you want to add your blog now, you can add your

link to the Mck Linky box below and get the HTML link code by clicking on the

get your code link located under the Mck Linky entry box.

The first week of our blog hop will not have a theme, but the blog hops after

this one will have some type of theme that will be announced before the blog hop begins.

Our blog hops will last for 7 days to 14 days. The first one will start on October 5 and end on October 21st.

Remember to add your link below and don't forget to tweet or retweet

about the blog hop by clicking on the little green box located at the bottom

right hand side of this post.

The blog hop doesn't actually start until October 5, but you can help us promote it by tweeting about the hop, contacting your facebook fans, telling everyone you know that has a blog and invite them to participate.

The more blogs that participate the better!

To keep up to date on our Blog Hop make sure to follow this blog by clicking on the follow button on the right hand side.

So hope to see you while hopping!

NOTE: If you want to participate in the blog hop, you MUST put a Mck Linky box on your site right after you add your blog below and you MUST mention the Blog Hop. I will go through the list and remove any links below that do not have the Mck Linky box listed or any blog that does not mention the hop.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Carla Phillips


  1. Thanks so much! Can't wait until it actually begins. Seems like it took me forever to create a post about it! LOL

  2. i'm excited, a little confused, but excited!!

  3. Sounds like fun!

  4. I am very excited about this Blog Hop,my first one. I know it is going to be fun!

  5. Sounds like this will be fun.

    I can't read all of the word in your post but I think I have it worked out.

  6. Thank you to everyone who has joined so far and thanks for letting me know some of the wording was cut off.

    I was able to fix everything!

  7. Okay, i'm signed up. Very excited and a little confused!

  8. Okay just signed up but so confused on what to do still.

  9. Don't worry, you're not alone. Make sure to contact me with any questions or if you need help getting your blog hop post ready.

  10. Signed up and posted on my blog! Can't wait to get it started!

  11. I just signed up and look forward to it. This is my first blog hop and am also a little confused as how this works.

  12. Just signed up! Can't wait for the fun to begin!

  13. Signed up, blog up, all ready here!

  14. Awesome! Can't wait to start advertising the hop tomorrow.

  15. We're participating, too! Giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to Suga Pink Designs!