January 19, 2017

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 »

How Do You Feel About Submitting Your Own Content to Social Media?

Submitting your own content to social media sites is a bit of a controversial issue. Many bloggers primarily use social media for the purpose of driving traffic to their own site, as opposed to using social media to find interesting content from other blogs and websites. The feeling from some passionate social media users is that submitting your own content ... Read More »

The Characteristics of an Effective Social Media Website

There are hundreds or maybe even thousands of social media websites out there. Of course, you’re not going to be able to use them all to market your website(s) or the sites of your clients. Because of the limited time that is available, you will need to choose a few social media sites to target. The sites you choose to ... Read More »

3 Tips for Marketing More Effectively With Del.icio.us

Del.icio.us can be a great source of traffic, inbound links, and exposure, but most marketers (including myself) tend to not use it as effectively as possible. You’ve probably seen a number of articles about making posts that are attractive to del.icio.us users in order to increase the number of bookmarks that you receive, but here are 3 additional tips for ... Read More »

Reader Profile: Mark from MyTropicalEscape

The reader profile is a weekly series where I attempt to give something back to one of my readers. It typically includes some information about his/her online projects as well as a mini interview. This week we are featuring Mark Hayward from MyTropicalEscape. If you’re not familiar with MyTropicalEscape, Mark covers a pretty wide range of topics, but as you ... Read More »

100+ Flickr Resources

Integration with Blogs and Websites: 1. FAlbum – A WordPress plugin for displaying your photos. 2. MyFlickr – Add photos search from Flickr photos in your website and display them. 3. Flickr4Writer – A plugin for Windows Live Writer that allows users to easily insert photos into blog posts. 4. FlickUrPic – A plugin for Joomla that allows for inserting ... Read More »

Getting Social Media Votes

Most bloggers hope to gain large volumes of traffic through social media, which of course requires getting votes from other social media users. There are a number of different ways to get votes, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. If you are hoping to have success with social media, you will have the best results if you have a plan and if you consider where those votes will be coming from. Read More »

Preparing Your Website for Social Media Traffic: Don’t Be Caught Unprepared

Social media marketers have several goals, including large amounts of traffic, link building, and branding. However, in order to benefit from the visitors that are sent from social media websites, you’ll need to be prepared. Unfortunately, reaching the front page of a popular social media site doesn’t mean that you will automatically benefit from the traffic. If you’re not prepared, ... Read More »

Reader Profile: Graham from ImJustCreative

The reader profile is a weekly series where I attempt to give something back to one of my readers while providing some useful information for everyone. It typically includes some information about his/her online projects as well as a mini interview. This week’s profile (sorry it is a few days late) features Graham Smith of ImJustCreative. Graham is a freelance ... 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 »