October 31, 2014

Online Profits Launch and Discount

If you're a reader of Traffikd, most likely you are looking to build an internet business or a website of your own in one way or another. While there are a lot of products and memberships out there for helping to educate people in these areas, there is a new one launching that I think is worthy of being mentioned. Daniel Scocco of Daily Blog Tips (and many other sites) has just launched Online Profits, a six-month membership program that provides over 60 lessons on all aspects of marketing an online business and making money. Read More »

Interview with Gyutae Park of Winning the Web

Gyutae ParkGyutae Park is an SEO and Internet entrepreneur who blogs about Internet marketing strategy at Winning the Web. His blog is one of those that I personally enjoy because it seems to be rather unique while covering topics that are also covered by many other blogs. Gyutae has built a large and active following at Winning the Web, and I thought he would have some interesting insights that Traffikd readers would appreciate. Fortunately, he was kind enough to answer my questions, so I hope you enjoy the interview. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what motivated you to start Winning the Web? As a child I grew up wanting to study computer science so I could create video games and robots. My father made a good living programming computers and in a way I always wanted to follow in his footsteps. Eventually I attended Northwestern University and decided CS wasn't for me (I got rocked to say the least). Instead, I majored in Industrial Engineering because the high-level business and management principles interested me. I always had an entrepreneurial spirit even during my early years and created a few sites that I monetized through advertising and affiliate offers. After graduation, I decided against the high-paying consulting and finance gigs that many of my classmates snapped up. Instead, I wanted to cultivate my passion for Internet marketing and learn more about how I could grow my business. I took up a job as an SEO strategist for a top search marketing agency and am working on some of my own projects now as well. I'm learning as much as I can to become a top Internet marketer. Read More »

35+ Internet Marketing Blogs that are Worth Your Attention

Currently there are a number of excellent blogs that cover various aspects of internet marketing. I thought it would be worthwhile to put together a list of some that stand out as being among the best sources of content. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend subscribing to all of them because of information overload. I would recommend subscribing to those that cover ... Read More »

10 Tips for Effective Guest Posting

During my first few months of blogging one of the most effective methods of promotion was writing guest posts for other blogs. I put a lot of effort into getting exposure and links be writing for a number of different blogs and slowly building my own audience. While I never had any huge spikes in subscriber growth from writing a guest post, I was able to make a lot of great contacts, build my reputation and get a number of quality links by making the rounds to different blogs. From my experience I believe that guest posting is one of the best things any new blogger can do. At first, getting visitors to your new blog can be difficult, but if you want to you can go out and proactively get your work in front of targeted readers by writing for other blogs. Now that my blogs are more established I don't write guest posts anymore, but that hasn't changed my opinion of how effective they can be for someone who is looking to get their blog off the ground. Read More »

10 Ways to Improve Your Results with Social Media TODAY

I get a lot of emails and questions from bloggers and website owners who want to know what they can do to improve their results with social media right away. When it comes to building traffic with social media, the results can happen quickly, but they can also take a long time to build up. Yes, you may be able to achieve some success here or there by chance, but to reach the point where you get any kind of consistent results you need to have a plan and an understanding of how social media works. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do right away that can have a considerable impact on your level of success with social media. In this post we'll take a look at ten of them. Pick a few that look appealing to you and put them into action if you're looking for better and quicker results. Read More »

3 Ways to Develop Unique Blog Post Ideas

Because blogs need consistent content in order to achieve success, the challenge of developing ideas into useful and interesting posts is never-ending. This is not a new subject for bloggers and there are plenty of posts already written about overcoming bloggers block and how to identify topics to cover. Rather than repeating these common ideas, I'd like to share with you three specific ways that I use for my own blogging. I have three different blogs of my own and I also do freelance writing for a few others, so my content development techniques aren't always the same for each blog. However, these three methods have proven to be useful to me, and I think they can help you as well. Read More »

7 Factors to Separate a Good Niche Social Media Site from a Bad One

Throughout a number of posts on this blog I've written about niche social media sites and their potential to be an excellent source of traffic for blogs. The idea behind niche sites as opposed to major social media sites like Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon is that the visitors you receive from niche sites will be far more targeted, and generally higher quality traffic. Because the niche sites focus on content that relates to a particular topic, the visitors that arrive at your site should have more of an interest in your blog and will be more likely to come back in the future. Read More »

10 Critical Elements to a Profitable Blog

Building a successful and profitable blog does not happen by accident. In order to achieve a high level of success, a blog needs to have a number of different characteristics. In this post we'll look at ten things that all blogs must have in order to achieve long-term, sustained success. Read More »

10 Things to Do with Your Feed Footer

Bloggers and theme designers are always in search of ways to maximize the potential of screen space and improve the effectiveness of the blog as a result. Whether you're working to improve your sidebar in effort to increase pageviews, adding related links at the end of your posts to build internal links, or improving your blog footer, there is an almost constant effort to get more out of the blog. One area that is commonly overlooked is the feed. Much like the blog itself, the feed can be enhanced to make a blog more profitable or effective for subscribers. In particular, this post will look at the subject of the feed footer and how it can be used for something beneficial. If you're like me you may have installed one of a handful of WordPress plugins to work with the feed footer, but neglected to keep this up-to-date and useful for subscribers. Read More »

Community News Section Has Been Added!

Just a quick update to let everyone know that I have added a community news section to the right sidebar of the site. I'll be adding links to posts that I come across on topics related to social media and blogging that I think are worth sharing. You'll notice below the list there is a link to submit news and a link for the news feed. First, the feed will be kept separate from the main RSS feed, so if you're subscribed to the main feed already you don't have to worry about getting unwanted news updates. Nothing will change unless you subscribe to the news feed. If you have something that you would like to share in the community news, please feel free to use the submission form, that's what it's there for. You are welcome to submit your own posts as well as those of others, but not everything will get posted, they'll all be moderated for relevance and quality. Read More »