October 22, 2014

Category Archives: Blogging

My Choices for the Group Writing Project at PureBlogging

Last week David from PureBlogging ran a “how-to” group writing project (you can see a list of the entries at PureBlogging). I submitted my post How to Target Social Media with Specific Posts. Participants were asked to publish a post with their votes for the winners, so here are my choices: How to Run an Awesome Group Writing Project How ... Read More »

Using Pages Instead of Posts for Social Media Traffic

Sometimes a blog can improve its results with social media by promoting pages that are more timeless as compared to a typical blog post. As bloggers we often get into the habit of publishing posts and we overlook the opportunities to create pages that could be excellent for drawing traffic and links. One of the most viewed pages/posts on this ... Read More »

Gaining Subscribers Through Social Media: Is It Possible?

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Some bloggers use social media to boost traffic and draw links, but they write off the opportunity to gain subscribers through social media as being unrealistic. While it’s true that social media users are typically less likely to subscribe than the average blog visitor, it’s certainly not impossible and in fact can make a big difference to your overall subscriber ... Read More »

How Much Attention Should Bloggers Give to Social Media?

Social media is a leading source of traffic to many blogs. Like any other traffic source (for example, search engines) the amount of traffic and the results can be influenced by the approach of the blogger. It’s pretty well accepted that website owners and bloggers should maximize their chances of getting search engine traffic by building a search engine-friendly site, ... Read More »

The Role of Social Media in a New Blog Launch

Launching a new blog should be an exciting time, but it can also be discouraging because of the challenges that are involved. Most new blogs struggle to get traffic, comments, links and subscribers as they have to work to build exposure. One proven method for quickly getting past this stage of very slow growth is to market your new blog ... Read More »

What I’ve Learned from Starting a Second Blog

About two months ago I launched Traffikd as my second blog, in addition to my primary blog at Vandelay Website Design. I started Traffikd so I could cover some different topics outside of web design. My experience with the primary blog has taught me volumes about what it takes to run a profitable blog as well as how to market ... Read More »

Five Reasons I’m Happy to Blog In a Crowded Niche

I’m sure you’ve read articles before that emphasize the importance of choosing the right niche for your new blog. Finding the right audience and target market is critical to success, and there are some major differences between blogging in a crowded niche and blogging in a small niche with very few blogs. A lot of experts feel that you should ... Read More »

Practical Tips for Targeting Social Media Users AND Satisfying Your Readers

Creating content that is specifically targeted towards social media users is a common approach for growing traffic and exposure for a blog. While this has proven to be effective, satisfying readers and subscribers is ultimately the most important task for any blogger that has aspirations of long-term blogging success. Taking the wrong approach with social media can potentially cost you some of your readers, so there is a delicate balance between targeting social media and providing subscribers with content that they enjoy. Read More »

Keys to Newsworthy Blog Posts

If you're a blogger I'm sure you are hoping to promote your blog through links and recommendations from other bloggers as well as social media. If this is the case you'll need to find a way to make your blog posts newsworthy. What makes your content newsworthy may vary from post to post, but it's important to always have in mind when you are writing new posts. Read More »