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Showing posts with label Gold Blogs. Show all posts

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Obsolete Markets & Lessons Learned - Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival

How To Make Gold In WoW
Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals


Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - April 2013


Welcome to another 2013 edition of Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival. These carnivals will continue to take place the 11th day of every month and will be hosted here at Cold's Gold Factory. All World of Warcraft bloggers are welcome to participate and feedback both here and on the original authors' sites is strongly encouraged. So show some support and please leave some feedback in the comments section. These bloggers put a lot of time and hard work into these blogging carnival posts so please tell them what you think.

If you would like to be included in the next month's carnival, please review the guidelines for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals and submit your live post link via email (ssmith0911 at live dot com) before the 10th of the month. Read up on the benefits of participating in blogging carnivals at my other blog designed to help new bloggers, Blogging Vitals.  (Lots of tips for those of you starting out or interested in blogging.)  Articles for the CGF carnival are listed in the order they are received. Thank you to all the bloggers participating in this month's carnival!

If you are not a blogger, you can still participate in the monthly carnivals as you can have a post hosted at Goldgrubs.com. Now I present to you this month's participants on the topic of:


"Discuss A Previously Great Market That Is Now Defunct and What Can We Learn From It?"


The Fall Of Enchanting Rods by Jason of WoWRounded

Learning Lessons From Gold Making Markets by MarcusTy of Journal of Marcus Ty

Vendor Cooking Recipes For Profit by Nev of Auction House Addict

My Old Friend: Spidersilk Boots by DaCheng of Casual Noob


Oh How I Miss You Enchanting Rods by Farli of The Overcut

Robes of Arcana: Gone, But Not Forgotten by Cold of Cold's Gold Factory


Thanks again to all of this month's participants.  Be sure to check back later for next month's carnival topic and remember to look for next month's gold blogging carnival on the 11th.  If you have a topic idea, don't be afraid to send it in.  We may use your idea, which will get you proper credit as well.

Until next month,

Keep on Keepin' On!



If you enjoy the monthly carnivals, spread the word and help support the carnival as it continues to grow:



 
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Recommended Guides: Secret Gold Guide | Journal of Marcus Ty | WoW Secrets

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival April Topic

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Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - April 2013 Topic

A big thanks to all of the participants who submitted entries for last month's blogging carnival. Everyone is welcome to write a post for the blogging carnivals at Cold's Gold Factory. Again, thank you to all the bloggers who submitted posts for the March Blogging Carnival on Sunsong Ranch Options. If you missed the last carnival, be sure to check it out! 

What If I Don't Have A Blog And I Want To Participate?

If you don't have your own site, you can still participate in the gold blogging carnivals. Sometimes a topic may tickle your fancy or you may have a unique spin on a blogging carnival topic that you would like to have read by others. Well, you are in luck. There are blogging sites that will post and host your content as a guest post. Just follow the normal blogging carnival rules that the others follow and get your post hosted and live prior to the carnival. Then, just submit the link to me for inclusion in the upcoming gold blogging carnival.  


The friendly sites willing to host your content are:
  1. Goldgrub's Goblin Academy - Contact: Me (Cold)
  2. Squidoo - Join up and make a lens on the topic and earn money too.
  
April 2013 Gold Blogging Carnival Topic

This month let's take a look back through time and pull out some niche markets that use to be great, but are no longer viable markets.  By looking back at the past, there are always  lessons to be learned that can be applied to the present and the future.  We've all got old niche markets that used to be awesome markets, but are now worthless.  So for this months gold blogging carnival, let's look at a specific niche market from the past.  Dig into what the market was, why it was a good market back then, why it is no longer a viable market, and what can we learn or apply to auction house tactics today.

Name one of your historically profitable markets that is now defunct and what can we learn from that old market.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Sunsong Ranch Options - March Gold Blogging Carnival

How To Make Gold In WoW
Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals


Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - March 2013


Welcome to another 2013 edition of Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival. These carnivals will continue to take place the 11th day of every month and will be hosted here at Cold's Gold Factory. All World of Warcraft bloggers are welcome to participate and feedback both here and on the original authors' sites is strongly encouraged. So show some support and please leave some feedback in the comments section. These bloggers put a lot of time and hard work into these blogging carnival posts so please tell them what you think.

If you would like to be included in the next month's carnival, please review the guidelines for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals and submit your live post link via email (ssmith0911 at live dot com) before the 10th of the month. Read up on the benefits of participating in blogging carnivals at my other blog designed to help new bloggers, Blogging Vitals.  (Lots of tips for those of you starting out or interested in blogging.)  Articles for the CGF carnival are listed in the order they are received. Thank you to all the bloggers participating in this month's carnival!

If you are not a blogger, you can still participate in the monthly carnivals as you can have a post hosted at Goldgrubs.com. Now I present to you this month's participants on the topic of:


"What Are You Doing With Your Sunsong Ranch?"




Sunsong Ranch by DaCheng of The DaCheng Diaries

What To Do With My Sunsong Ranch? by Nev of Auction House Addict

What Are You Doing On Sunsong Ranch? by Soco of Vault of Light

I Use Sunsong Ranch For My AH Salad by Selltacular of Copper To Gold

Still Farming Songbells On Sunsong Ranch by Jason of WoWRounded


Thanks again to all of this month's participants.  Be sure to check back later for next month's carnival topic and remember to look for next month's gold blogging carnival on the 11th.  If you have a topic idea, don't be afraid to send it in.  We may use your idea, which will get you proper credit as well.

Until next month,

Keep on Keepin' On!



If you enjoy the monthly carnivals, spread the word and help support the carnival as it continues to grow:



 
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Recommended Guides: Secret Gold Guide | Journal of Marcus Ty | WoW Secrets

Monday, February 11, 2013

Gold Making Beginnings - February Gold Blogging Carnival

How To Make Gold In WoW
Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals


Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - Feb 2013


Welcome to another 2013 edition of Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival. These carnivals will continue to take place the 11th day of every month and will be hosted here at Cold's Gold Factory. All World of Warcraft bloggers are welcome to participate and feedback both here and on the original authors' sites is strongly encouraged. So show some support and please leave some feedback in the comments section. These bloggers put a lot of time and hard work into these blogging carnival posts so please tell them what you think.

If you would like to be included in the next month's carnival, please review the guidelines for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals and submit your live post link via email (ssmith0911 at live dot com) before the 10th of the month. Read up on the benefits of participating in blogging carnivals at my other blog designed to help new bloggers, Blogging Vitals.  (Lots of tips for those of you starting out or interested in blogging.)  Articles for the CGF carnival are listed in the order they are received. Thank you to all the bloggers participating in this month's carnival!

If you are not a blogger, you can still participate in the monthly carnivals as you can have a post hosted at Goldgrubs.com. Now I present to you this month's participants on the topic of:

20 Days Of Gold Making (Day 1)

"When Did You Start Making Gold & What Triggered It?"


This month we support Nev's 20 Days of Gold Making Blogging Challenge and answer the first question as the topic for this month's gold blogging carnival.  Be sure to check out Nev's blogging challenge for more topic ideas to write about.  

Beginnings by Cold of Cold's Gold Factory

Day 1 by Nev of Auction House Addict

When Did You Start by Theruling of Rul's Random Rantings

How I Started by DaCheng of The DaCheng Diaries

Day One by Soco of Vault of Light

The First Day, In More Ways Than One by Selltacular of Copper to Gold

Gold Making Day 1 by Jason of WoWRounded

When I Started Making Gold by Xsinthis of The Golden Crusade



Thanks again to all of this month's participants.  Be sure to check back later for next month's carnival topic and remember to look for next month's gold blogging carnival on the 11th.  If you have a topic idea, don't be afraid to send it in.  We may use your idea, which will get you proper credit as well.

Until next month,

Keep on Keepin' On!



If you enjoy the monthly carnivals, spread the word and help support the carnival as it continues to grow:



 
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Recommended Guides: Secret Gold Guide | Journal of Marcus Ty | WoW Secrets

Thursday, November 29, 2012

December WoW Gold Blogging Carnival Topic

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Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - December 2012 Topic

A big thanks to all of the participants who submitted entries for last month's blogging carnival. Everyone is welcome to write a post for the blogging carnivals at Cold's Gold Factory. Again, thank you to all the bloggers who submitted posts for the November Blogging Carnival on Cross Realm Auction House Opinions. If you missed the last carnival, be sure to check it out! 

What If I Don't Have A Blog And I Want To Participate?

If you don't have your own site, you can still participate in the gold blogging carnivals. Sometimes a topic may tickle your fancy or you may have a unique spin on a blogging carnival topic that you would like to have read by others. Well, you are in luck. There are blogging sites that will post and host your content as a guest post. Just follow the normal blogging carnival rules that the others follow and get your post hosted and live prior to the carnival. Then, just submit the link to me for inclusion in the upcoming gold blogging carnival.  


The friendly sites willing to host your content are:
  1. Goldgrub's Goblin Academy - Contact: Me (Cold)
  2. Squidoo - Join up and make a lens on the topic and earn money too.
  
December 2012 Gold Blogging Carnival Topic

We are almost 3 months into the newest WoW expansion, Mists of Pandaria.  So what has been selling well for you?  What has taken a turn for the worse?

BEST and WORST Markets So Far In MoP

Tell us about your favorite, most profitable, or most consistent market in the MoP era of WoW Gold Making.  Then, tell us about a market that you've abandoned, has crashed, or has just plain been a flop.  What are your best and worse WoW auction house markets so far in Mists?

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Enjoy The Posts Here at Cold's Gold Factory? Check Out Cold's Mysterious Fortune Card Mastery Gold Making Guide. Also Check Out My New Favorite All Around WoW Gold Making Guide and J!inx - Clothing For Gamers And Geeks.

Check out some of my Squidoo lenses:  Alliance Vs Horde - Come Vote! | Diablo 3 Gifts For Gamers | Getting Started Podcasting 101 | Play Money by Julian Dibble | Auction House Junkies | Fluxx - My Fav Card Game

Friday, November 9, 2012

Top Blog Posts, News & Podcasts From October

Top Blog Posts, Podcasts, & Links From October 2012

October continued on as another great month here at Cold's Gold Factory, with plenty of the fresh Mists of Pandaria traffic continuing to pour in.  Readers, you can always send in questions to me directly or you can leave your WoW gold making questions over on the /Goblinism subreddit.

October's WoW Gold Blogging Carnival was a great one that focused on our MoP Launch Strategies and Results.  This was a great series to see the various plans of multiple gold makers and just how they turned out posts Mists of Pandaria's launch.  Be sure to check out those carnival entries and you may get a few ideas for making gold in WoW that you aren't already working on.

Podcast News From October

Auction House Junkies

The Auction House Junkies podcast is done.  Yup. We've officially called it quits instead of limping out a show here and there.  The previous shows are still available and are still worth a listen for new listeners, but there are no plans to release new episodes at this time.  The show won't be resurrected in the future, without the help of a financial sponsor.  I'd love to continue on with the podcast, but I can't afford to carry the finacial burden, nor do I have time for editing it in addition to my own podcast segment, so it's dead at this point.

The Eviscerated Gaming Podcast

With the collapse of AHJ, we've rolled gold making segments into the new mostly WoW format of The Eviscerated Gaming Podcast.  We've been bringing some good discussion and content that relates to the World of Warcraft economy and WoW gold making as a regular part of every show, so don't miss it!

We've had some pretty awesome, funny, and crazy episodes lately, as well as our first ever guest on the show (Episodes #25).  Here's the latest episodes from October:
  1. The Eviscerated Gaming Podcast #21 - "Bubbles The Orc"
  2. The Eviscerated Gaming Podcast #22 - "Progressive Heaven" (Musical Week while we took a break from the show)
  3. The Eviscerated Gaming Podcast #23 - "Zumba Scouts"
  4. The Eviscerated Gaming Podcast #24 - "Crazy Bacon"

Gifts For Gamers Additions

The Gifts For Gamers column on Saturdays has been going great and I've been having a blast sharing some of the cool stuff I've found.  Be sure to check out the older entries and look out for some great ones still to come!  Here are the ones from October:

  1. Gifts For Gamers - War of the Ancients WoW TCG Loot
  2. Gifts For Gamers - 14" Poseable Plush Sinister Squashling
  3. Gifts For Gamers - "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline
  4. Gifts For Gamers - Top 15 Gamer Friendly Movies From My Childhood

Top Cold's Gold Factory Blog Posts From October
  1. Tillers Union Daily Quests & Mats - Easy Gold Making - Shopping lists for dailies grinds and what you should be tilling & selling.
  2. Spirit of Harmony Equivalent Crafting Values aka Kobolds Are Bad At Math
  3. Ghost Iron Dragonling & The New Cogwheels (Tinker's Gear) - Cogwheels are selling for crazy profit still on my server.
  4. Greenstone Quarry - Ghost Iron Ore Farming - My favorite spot for Ghost Iron farming.
  5. Restored Artifacts, Brann Bronzebeard, & Easier Vial Of Sands - It's so much easier to grind the damn Vial recipe now.

Goldgrub's Goblin Academy

In addition to the posts here, we are trying to get Goldgrub's Goblin Academy off of life support and back kicking out more posts.  Here is a great pair of posts from Goldgrubs.com.
  1. Farming Meats For MoP Cooking - Easy reference with links to top MoP meat farming spots.  Thanks Nev!
  2. Gold Making Tips On Low Pop WoW Servers - A great guest post submitted from a first time writer.  Stop by and leave him some feedback.

As always, thanks for reading and checking out the podcast episodes! 

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Check out some of my Squidoo lenses:  Alliance Vs Horde - Come Vote! | Diablo 3 Gifts For Gamers | Getting Started Podcasting 101 | Play Money by Julian Dibble | Auction House Junkies | Fluxx - My Fav Card Game

Recommended Guides: Secret Gold Guide | Journal of Marcus Ty | WoW Secrets

Thursday, October 11, 2012

MoP Launch Strategies & Results - October Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival

How To Make Gold In WoW
Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals


Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - 2012

Welcome to another 2012 edition of Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival. These carnivals will continue to take place the 11th day of every month and will be hosted here at Cold's Gold Factory. All World of Warcraft bloggers are welcome to participate and feedback both here and on the original authors' sites is strongly encouraged. So show some support and please leave some feedback in the comments section. These bloggers put a lot of time and hard work into these blogging carnival posts so please tell them what you think.

If you would like to be included in the next month's carnival, please review the guidelines for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals and submit your live post link via email (ssmith0911 at live dot com) before the 10th of the month. Read up on the benefits of participating in blogging carnivals at my other blog designed to help new bloggers, Blogging Vitals.  (Lots of tips for those of you starting out or interested in blogging.)  Articles for the CGF carnival are listed in the order they are received. Thank you to all the bloggers participating in this month's carnival!

If you are not a blogger, you can still participate in the monthly carnivals as you can have a post hosted at Goldgrubs.com. Now I present to you this month's participants on the topic of:

Pick A Market Or Strategy That You Focused On For The Mists Launch and Share Your Results.

We've been stockpiling for Mists of Pandaria and planning our launch day strategies for weeks well before the actual expansion's launch.  Let's take a look at how some of those markets turned out.



Making Gold In Mists of Pandaria by Marcus Ty of Journal of Marcus Ty


Mists of Pandaria Results So Far by Nev of Auction House Addict


Early MoP Results Of Bargain Blues Flipping by Cold of Cold's Gold Factory

Thorium Is Still WoW Gold by Carrie of WoW Gold Girl

Thanks again to all of this month's participants.  Be sure to check back later for next month's carnival topic and remember to look for next month's gold blogging carnival on the 11th.  If you have a topic idea, don't be afraid to send it in.  We may use your idea, which will get you proper credit as well.  

Until next month,

Keep on Keepin' On!



If you enjoy the monthly carnivals, spread the word and help support the carnival as it continues to grow:



 
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Check out some of my Squidoo lenses:  Alliance Vs Horde - Come Vote! | Diablo 3 Gifts For Gamers | Getting Started Podcasting 101 | Play Money by Julian Dibble | Auction House Junkies | Fluxx - My Fav Card Game

Recommended Guides: Secret Gold Guide | Journal of Marcus Ty | WoW Secrets

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Goldgrub's Goblin Academy & Xtreme Present - The Xtreme Gold Blog


How To Make Gold In World of Warcraft
WoW Gold Making Goblin
 Goldgrub's Goblin Academy & Xtreme Presents:
The Xtreme Gold Blog

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I present to you The Xtreme Gold Blog, a brand new upstart gold blog created by Xtreme.  You may recognize the name of the author, Xtreme, as she has been a writer for my sister site, Goldgrub's Goblin Academy, for quite a while now.  It's not often that I get to mentor an author and then see that same author branch out and expand into their own site. 

I've enjoyed working with Xtreme at Goldgrub's Goblin Academy and am excited to see her start her very own World of Warcraft gold making blog.  So be sure to head over and check out her very first post:  Introductions and Low Level Materials Farming.  The Xtreme Gold Blog is also now in my Gold Making Blogroll here at Cold's Gold Factory, so you can keep track of when new posts go live as well. 

Xtreme:  Thanks for all of your hard work at Goldgrub's Goblin Academy.  I wish you and your new gold blog well and look forward to you participating in the Gold Blogging Carnivals here as well.

Congrats and Good Luck!


Check Out Xtreme's Articles At Goldgrubs.com :
 Remember - Goldgrub's Goblin Academy is written for new WoW players and new WoW gold makers.
  1. Shields: Chips Off The Old Block
  2. WoW Pilgrim's Bounty - Gobble Up That XP
  3. Murlocs, Coyotes, & Cooking. Oh My!
  4. Brewfest: Fill Your Mug With Some XP & Brew
  5. Leveling Your Alt Toon
  6. Fishing: Here Fishy Fishy
  7. Farming For Cloth Can Increase Your Pocket Change
  8. Go Team Go - Get Your City Faction Tabards
  9. Archaeology: Digging For XP & Other Goodies
  10. Calls To Arms: Support Your Faction & Get Awesome Benefits
  11. You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Blog Is About You!
  12. You're So Vain, Part 2
  13. Farming The Blood Elf Bandit Mask
  14. Midsummer Fire Festival Flaming XP

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Check out some of my Squidoo lenses:  Alliance Vs Horde - Come Vote! | Diablo 3 Gifts For Gamers | Getting Started Podcasting 101 | Play Money by Julian Dibble | Auction House Junkies | Fluxx - My Fav Card Game
 
Recommended Guides: Secret Gold Guide | Journal of Marcus Ty | WoW Secrets

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New Bloggers & New Projects Around The Community

New Projects And Fresh WoW Gold Bloggers

The WoW gold blogging community is starting to see the addition of new fresh blogs popping up.  Adding fresh writers with new ideas is always a great way to expand on the topics of making gold in World of Warcraft.  New bloggers are always welcome and appreciated, but the sad fact is that most new blogs don't make it past a few months once they realize just how hard it is to engage an audience with quality content time and time again.  Sometimes a break or a slower posting schedule can keep a blog from going under.  Hell, I've even had my troubles for a few months during the latest lull, but I'm back on track trying to regularly post out 3-4 articles a week.

As a reader, one of the most important things you can do to help keep a blog alive and a new blogger engaged is to leave comments on their site.  This helps encourage the blogger that someone is actually reading their posts and helps motivate them to continue writing.  Have you thanked a blogger lately?

New & Returning WoW Gold Bloggers

Some dormant blogs have been reactivated, some have started new projects, and there are brand new blogs out there to read.  Here is a handful of some of the recent notables.

Two New Reddit Communities

/Goblinism - Created by Me.  Find collections of WoW gold making blog posts and discussions from some of the best World of Warcraft gold bloggers.  This is a great place to drop any specific questions you may have regarding making gold in WoW.

/Wowpodcasts - Created by Rewt from Hearthcast.  Here you can find recent podcast episodes on all sorts of Warcraft topics.


Be sure to stay tuned for more weekly episodes of The Eviscerated Gaming Podcast, more Auction House Junkies livestreams, and more appearances on the weekly Gold Blogger On Air Hangouts.


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Check out some of my Squidoo lenses:  Alliance Vs Horde - Come Vote! | Diablo 3 Gifts For Gamers | Getting Started Podcasting 101 | Play Money by Julian Dibble | Auction House Junkies | Fluxx - My Fav Card Game

Recommended Guides: Secret Gold Guide | Journal of Marcus Ty | WoW Secrets

Saturday, July 14, 2012

August Topic For Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival

Share the Topic | Share the Traffic

Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - August 2012 Topic

A big thanks to all of the participants who submitted entries for last month's blogging carnival. Everyone is welcome to write a post for the blogging carnivals at Cold's Gold Factory. Again, thank you to all the bloggers who submitted posts for the July Carnival on Tips For the WoW Expansion Lull. If you missed the last carnival, be sure to check it out! 

What If I Don't Have A Blog And I Want To Participate?

If you don't have your own site, you can still participate in the gold blogging carnivals. Sometimes a topic may tickle your fancy or you may have a unique spin on a blogging carnival topic that you would like to have read by others. Well, you are in luck. There are 2 blogging sites that will post and host your content as a guest post. Just follow the normal blogging carnival rules that the others follow and get your post hosted and live prior to the carnival. Then, just submit the link to me for inclusion in the upcoming gold blogging carnival.  

Be sure to check out How To Get More From Blogging Carnival Participation.

The friendly sites willing to host your content are:
  1. Goldgrub's Goblin Academy - Contact: Me (Cold)
  2. Squidoo - Join up and make a lens on the topic and earn money too.
  
August 2012 Gold Blogging Carnival Topic

As WoW gold makers, we must be flexible and adapt our posting, pricing, and relisting strategies based on the individual markets.  Every server is different, yet within the same server, each market can be completely different as well.  For the August Gold Blogging Carnival Topic, let's illustrate some of the ways we post differently based on the different profession markets. 
Compare & Contrast 2 Different AH Markets and How Your Gold Making Strategy Varies In Each Market

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Enjoy The Posts Here at Cold's Gold Factory? Check Out Cold's Mysterious Fortune Card Mastery Gold Making Guide. Also Check Out My New Favorite All Around WoW Gold Making Guide and J!inx - Clothing For Gamers And Geeks.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WoW Lull Recommendations For Gold Makers | Cold's July 2012 Gold Blogging Carnival

How To Make Gold In WoW
Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals


Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - 2012

Welcome to another 2012 edition of Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival. These carnivals will continue to take place the 11th day of every month and will be hosted here at Cold's Gold Factory. All World of Warcraft bloggers are welcome to participate and feedback both here and on the original authors' sites is strongly encouraged. So show some support and please leave some feedback in the comments section. These bloggers put a lot of time and hard work into these blogging carnival posts so please tell them what you think.

If you would like to be included in the next month's carnival, please review the guidelines for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals and submit your live post link via email (ssmith0911 at live dot com) before the 10th of the month. Read up on the benefits of participating in blogging carnivals at my other blog designed to help new bloggers, Blogging Vitals.  (Lots of tips for those of you starting out or interested in blogging.)  Articles for the CGF carnival are listed in the order they are received. Thank you to all the bloggers participating in this months carnival!

If you are not a blogger, you can still participate in the monthly carnivals as you can have a post hosted at Goldgrubs.com.  Now I present to you this month's participants answering the question:

What Do You Recommend Players Do During The Current WoW Lull To Benefit Gold Making In The Future?




Making Gold At The End Of An Expansion | Up 429k In 30 Days by Farli of The Overcut


How To Prepare For Making WoW Gold In MoP During The Pre-Expansion Lull by Jon of How To Warcraft


Maximizing Your Gold Making Potential In Time For Mists Of Pandaria by Nev of Auction House Addict


Learn During The Lull by Frinka of Warcraft Street


Waiting For Mists Of Pandaria by Marcus Ty of Gold Blog Of Marcus Ty


Thanks again to all of this month's participants.  Be sure to check back later for next month's carnival topic and remember to look for next month's gold blogging carnival on the 11th.  If you have a topic idea, don't be afraid to send it in.  We may use your idea, which will get you proper credit as well.  

Until next month,

Keep on Keepin' On!



If you enjoy the monthly carnivals, spread the word and help support the carnival as at grows:






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Enjoy The Posts Here at Cold's Gold Factory? Check Out Cold's Mysterious Fortune Card Mastery Gold Making Guide. Also Check Out My New Favorite All Around WoW Gold Making Guide and J!inx - Clothing For Gamers And Geeks.





Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Get More From Blogging Carnival Participation


Get More From Your Blogging Carnival Participation

Each month, I host a WoW gold blogging carnival open for participation from anyone with or without a blog.  It's a pretty straightforward concept.  I pick the topic and everyone is invited to participate.  Just write a post on the chosen topic, host it on your own WoW blog (or on one of the blogs willing to host it as a guest post, if you aren't a blog owner), then send me the link for inclusion in the monthly carnival.  The July Blogging Carnival topic is up already too, in case you missed it.

So let's take a look a little deeper into the benefits of participation and how to get the most from your carnival entry submissions.  Take note, this isn't a pitch to get more participants in the monthly carnival here (although the more, the merrier).  The primary purpose of this article is to help educate other bloggers, and those readers thinking of starting a blog, about ways to use the carnivals to be of more benefit as a participant.  I was a newer blogger once too and would have appreciated the same types of tips in this article, much earlier than I had to discover them on my own.  I hope these ideas help you out too.

Perks Of Carnival Participation


Participating In Blogging Carnivals Gets You Traffic, New Readers, and New Subscribers

Guest Posting and Blogging Carnivals are two of the absolute best ways to grow your own site's audience.  Being featured on another site, especially one with more traffic or a higher page rank, is an excellent way to get exposure to other readers within your same blogging niche.  Many of the visitors that read your carnival entry will return back to visit your site to read more, if they enjoyed your carnival post.  Remember that any g7uest post, carnival entry, or anything featured outside of your own blog, should be of your best quality, since these will be exposed to many brand new readers.  The Cold's Gold Factory Gold Blogging Carnival is a great place for readers to discover more cool bloggers that also write about making gold in World of Warcraft.

Another key benefit of participating in blogging carnivals is the fact that the carnivals tend to continue sending you traffic forever.  New readers to my site often check out the dedicated blogging carnival page and the older carnivals, which continue to send traffic and new readers to the participants.


Blogging Carnivals Help You Build Page Rank


Cold's Gold Factory has a Google Page Rank of 3.  That means any link from me is a good quality relevant link that will help to build your site's Page Rank with Google, especially if your site's Page Rank is lower than mine.  Higher ranked sites that link to you are worth more, than lower ranked sites.  Find out your own site's rank here:  http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php


How To Get More From Your Carnival Post

Use A Proper Title

One of the common mistakes I see made with blogging carnival entries is what the post is titled.  You should title your post completely based on the content within that post, as if you weren't submitting it elsewhere.  Too often I see Cold's Carnival Entry or Cold's Blogging Carnival as the title of the posts with nothing about what the post is even about.  For your own benefit, always use a title with good keywords and a phrase that describes what your post is about.  You are robbing yourself of 2 of the best places to get page rank and keyword ranking for your post (the title and the url).  You always want the title and the url to be relevant to your post, so others can find it later through the search engines.

Deep Link Within Your Post -

Deep internal blog linking is a great way to get visitors reading more of your posts.  It's ok to add links (I suggest 2-3 in every post you write) in your carnival entry post.  Then some of the readers will dig deeper into more of your posts.  It also helps to catch readers from feeds and other syndications (like those damn copy-cat & content stealing bot sites) by bringing them back to your original site, if they click on one of your links.  This also helps increase your page views and your visitor's time on your site.

Don't Wait To Post In The Final Days Before The Carnival Deadline

Ideally, you want the post you submit for any blogging carnival to go live on your site as far away from the actual carnival day as possible.  Procrastinating and posting your carnival entry on the last few days prior to the carnival's live date can cost you traffic.  Readers of gold blogs skip over visiting your article because they recall seeing it recently (possibly in another site's blogroll) and it is fresh in their mind, even though they may not have even read it yet.

Also, if you post sooner rather than later, your post may already have a vibrant discussion in the comment section.  When the wave of carnival traffic flows in, there could be more participation and discussion as people tend to comment more when there is already something being discussed.  Google likes active comments, especially keyword rich relevant comments.

Tweet, Like, Plus, Reddit, and Share Your Entry And The Final Carnival Post

Share the hell out of your posts.  Every one of them.  Social Media is great for increasing your reader exposure.  So don't forget to share your carnival posts too.  Then share the Cold's Gold Factory Gold Blogging post that wraps up all of the carnival entries into the 1 big post.  I share it all over to get you guys more exposure and more readers.  When we all share, we all benefit.  Hosting and participating in blogging carnivals are very symbiotic relationships.  When we all do our best, the entire group shines.

The Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival is here for the benefit of the readers and to help out other bloggers.  Readers get an exposure to a variety of ideas on a similar topic on making gold in WoW, but are also introduced to new authors and new sites to read in that same area of interest.  I hope you enjoy the carnivals here at Cold's Gold Factory, both as a reader and a contributor.

Thanks for the great posts!



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Monday, June 25, 2012

July WoW Gold Blogging Topic

Share the Topic | Share the Traffic

Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - July 2012 Topic

A big thanks to all of the participants who submitted entries for last month's blogging carnival. Everyone is welcome to write a post for the blogging carnivals at Cold's Gold Factory. Again, thank you to all the bloggers who submitted posts for the June Carnival on New Player Pro Tips. If you missed the last carnival, be sure to check it out! 

What If I Don't Have A Blog And I Want To Participate?

If you don't have your own site, you can still participate in the gold blogging carnivals. Sometimes a topic may tickle your fancy or you may have a unique spin on a blogging carnival topic that you would like to have read by others. Well, you are in luck. There are WoW blogging sites that will post and host your content as a guest post. Just follow the normal blogging carnival rules that the others follow and get your post hosted and live prior to the carnival. Then, just submit the link to me for inclusion in the upcoming gold blogging carnival.  

Be sure to check out How To Get More From Blogging Carnival Participation.

The friendly sites willing to host your content are:
  1. Goldgrub's Goblin Academy - Contact: Me (Cold)
  2. Squidoo - Join up and make a lens on the topic and earn money too.
  
July 2012 Gold Blogging Carnival Topic

With the Mists of Pandaria expansion on its way and many markets starting to feel the end of expansion lull, we must start to prepare for the new WoW expansion, Mists of Pandaria.  For the July Gold Blogging Carnival Topic, let's focus on ways to take advantage of the current lull in WoW.

What Do You Recommend Players Do During The Current WoW Lull To Benefit Gold Making In The Future?

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More Details On Your Chance To Win A Pet Or A Mount



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Monday, June 11, 2012

WoW New Player Tips - What To Watch Out For To Make Gold

How To Make Gold In WoW
Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals


Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - 2012

Welcome to another 2012 edition of Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival. These carnivals will continue to take place the 11th day of every month and will be hosted here at Cold's Gold Factory. All World of Warcraft bloggers are welcome to participate and feedback both here and on the original authors' sites is strongly encouraged. So show some support and please leave some feedback in the comments section. These bloggers put a lot of time and hard work into these blogging carnival posts so please tell them what you think.

If you would like to be included in the next month's carnival, please review the guidelines for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals and submit your live post link via email (ssmith0911 at live dot com) before the 10th of the month. Read up on the benefits of participating in blogging carnivals at my other blog designed to help new bloggers, Blogging Vitals.  (Lots of tips for those of you starting out or interested in blogging.)  Articles for the CGF carnival are listed in the order they are received. Thank you to all the bloggers participating in this months carnival!

If you are not a blogger, you can still participate in the monthly carnivals as you can have a post hosted at Goldgrubs.com.  Now I present to you this month's participants answering the question:

What Are Some Things You Recommend Players Look Out For While Leveling A New Character In WoW?


New WoW Character Leveling Tips by KhasDylar at Goldgrub's Goblin Academy (Guest Post)

Chests & Lockboxes by Farli of The Overcut

Archaeology Leveling Secondary Profit Sources by Cold of Cold's Gold Factory

What To Look For When Leveling A New Alt by Nev of Auction House Addict

Cash Flow Positive Leveling by Frinka of Warcraft Street

Alerting Your Alt - Episode #144 by GeorgeWoW of The Mana Cooler Podcast

Thanks again to all of this month's participants.  Be sure to check back later for next month's carnival topic and remember to look for next month's gold blogging carnival on the 11th.  If you have a topic idea, don't be afraid to send it in.  We may use your idea, which will get you proper credit as well.  

Until next month,

Keep on Keepin' On!


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Friday, May 11, 2012

Surprise Markets Of Cataclysm - May Gold Blogging Carnival

How To Make Gold In WoW
Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals


Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - 2012

Welcome to another 2012 edition of Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival. These carnivals will continue to take place the 11th day of every month and will be hosted here at Cold's Gold Factory. All World of Warcraft bloggers are welcome to participate and feedback both here and on the original authors' sites is strongly encouraged. So show some support and please leave some feedback in the comments section. These bloggers put a lot of time and hard work into these blogging carnival posts so please tell them what you think.

If you would like to be included in the next month's carnival, please review the guidelines for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals and submit your live post link via email (ssmith0911 at live dot com) before the 10th of the month. Read up on the benefits of participating in blogging carnivals at my other blog designed to help new bloggers, Blogging Vitals.  (Lots of tips for those of you starting out or interested in blogging.)  Articles for the CGF carnival are listed in the order they are received. Thank you to all the bloggers participating in this months carnival!

If you are not a blogger, you can still participate in the monthly carnivals as you can have a post hosted at Goldgrubs.com.  Now I present to you this month's participants answering the question:



Looking Back Throughout The Cataclysm Expansion:
What Was A Niche Market That You Were Suprised To Find Or That You Did Better Than Expected In During Cataclysm?







Selling Level 81 Greens by Farli of The Overcut


Most Surprising Cata Market: Nightmare's Tear by Cold of Cold's Gold Factory

My Surprise Cataclysm Niche Market by Nev of Auction House Addict


Thanks again to all of this month's participants.  Be sure to check back later for next month's carnival topic and remember to look for next month's gold blogging carnival on the 11th.  If you have a topic idea, don't be afraid to send it in.  We may use your idea, which will get you proper credit as well.  

Until next month,

Happy Diablo 3 Launch Week!

Come Vote and Comment On What Class You Are Starting With In Diablo 3.


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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Gold Blogger Appreciation Challenge


Have You Thanked A Gold Blogger Lately?


Gold Bloggers Come and Go

The community of gold bloggers is ever changing.  There are those of us that have been around for quite some time, but the majority of blogs that focus on how to make gold in WoW are short lived endeavors.  Hey, putting out quality original content is much harder than you think.  Just ask all of the blogs that have died over the years.  I have also went through some burned out phases where my posting schedule has sufferred.  I am glad that has been turning around lately.  Blogging consistently is hard work, so remember that when you visit the blogs around the gold making community.


Take a moment today and leave a comment on a few of your favorite gold blogs.  Let them know you appreciate their dedication and hard work.  Too many times we are quick to leave a comment to correct someone, disagree, or tell them just how wrong we think they are (I'm guilty too).  How often do we leave a comment thanking a blogger or letting them know that we appreciate their hard work?  Not often enough.  So take a moment to spread some love today.  Tell a friend about a site you love, tweet a post you like, share their content on facebook, or submit a post to your favorite bookmarking or social media site.

I guarantee you will make that blogger feel more appreciated and this will help spark their desire and interest in providing more great content for you.

So get out there and spread some love!

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Have you thanked a gold blogger lately for all the free information they provide to help you out?