October 31, 2014

Tag Archives: Blogging

3 Blogs Every Internet Marketer Should Follow

I used to subscribe to just about any marketing, social media, or blogging-related blog that I cam across. Over a period of time I drastically cut back on the number of blogs that I follow, and now I can do a better job of focusing on the highest quality content that is relevant to my own situation. If you're interested in learning more about internet marketing or if you'd like to start making money online in 2010, I highly recommend that you subscribe to these three blogs.

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10 Reasons Why Social Media Marketing Isn’t Working for You

A lot of bloggers use social media to promote their site because of the huge potential that it brings. Despite the fact that some marketers and website owners are able to get floods of traffic with social media, the vast majority of people using social media are not getting the results they are looking for. If this is the case for you, by changing your approach you may be able to move into that group that is able to get big results with social media. Of course, social media will always benefit a small percentage of marketers and users the most, as the nature of social media is to provide exposure only to the best or most popular content. However, your chances of success can be greatly improved if you understand the community of users that you are marketing to and if you create the right content. If you are not getting results with social media, check this list to see of any of these issues apply to you. Read More »

Using Social Media as Part of a Balanced Plan for Blog Growth

When it comes to social media marketing you'll hear some people say that it is best opportunity out there for bloggers and website owners, and others will tell you that it's a complete waste of time. In my opinion, and from my experience, social media brings a lot of potential for getting exposure to just about any website, but it should only be part of the equation. Other types of traffic like search engine visitors, direct visitors, and those who come via links from other sites are more significant in the long-term, but getting to that point can take considerable effort and time. In fact, most bloggers who set out to build a profitable blog wind up getting discouraged and quit before they ever see those long-term benefits. On the other hand, social media allows anyone to get some exposure for their blog almost immediately. Of course there is work involved and you will need the right content, but social media marketing provides opportunities for bloggers to make an impact right now. This immediate impact is what most bloggers who use social media are after, but the real strength of social media marketing is that it can help you to be more successful with those other important long-term sources of traffic. Popular posts with social media tend to attract links from various blogs and websites, and those links lead to click-through traffic and better search engine rankings in the future. Read More »

5 Reasons New Bloggers Should Use Niche Social Media Sites

I've been talking to some new bloggers recently and I've been asked questions about how they should work on growing their blog, increasing subscribers, and getting more visitors. Most bloggers know about the potential impact of social media and some even spend considerable amounts of time on sites like Digg with hopes of getting a rush of traffic to their blog. In my opinion, many new bloggers miss out on some great opportunities by not being more active at niche social media sites. These will not have nearly as many users as the major social media sites, so they will never send a comparable amount of traffic, but there are many reasons why they are every bit as valuable for the new blogger. Read More »

Simple SEO Changes to Improve Unexpected Rankings

You may notice that some of your blog posts are drawing search engine traffic for particular search phrases and keywords (especially if your blog has had some time to establish itself with search engines). Even if you are doing keyword research prior to writing posts, you'll almost definitely see that some of these phrases that are producing traffic are not something that you had intentionally targeted. While this is a nice surprise, it also means that there is likely more potential if you're willing to make some small, but significant, tweaks. If you're drawing search traffic from a phrase that you're not targeting, it probably means that you could be ranked even higher, and draw even more traffic as a result, if you make some changes to optimize your post accordingly. Just because a post was published at some point in the past doesn't mean that it can't be modified and made to be more effective. Read More »

28 Days to Improved Results with Social Media: Week Four

This is the final part of a four-part series on improving results with social media. If you haven’t seen the first three articles, or if you want a refresher, please see:

Throughout the first three weeks of this series we've taken a look at the process of setting your goals with social media, getting involved at some targeted sites, building a network of social media users, brainstorming ideas, and publishing your first content to target a social media audience. At this point hopefully you've had some success with social media, although it does take some time, so try to stay patient if things haven't gone exactly as planned. Now our focus turns to refining the process and focusing on the big picture. Read More »

28 Days to Improved Results with Social Media: Week Three

This is the third part of a four-part series on improving results with social media. If you haven't seen the first two articles, or if you want a refresher, please see:

Last week we looked at the process of developing a blog post for the purpose of targeting specific social media audiences. This week we'll look at a few steps that will help to determine how successful we were and to build on that. 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 »

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 »