All Blogging Tips http://allbloggingtips.com Everything About Blogging Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:05:18 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Email + Landing Page Optimization = Sales Galorehttp://allbloggingtips.com/2014/08/13/email-landing-page-optimization-sales-galore/ http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/08/13/email-landing-page-optimization-sales-galore/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:48:18 +0000 http://allbloggingtips.com/?p=25624 Let’s start with a fact: Email is bigger, better, and much more profitable than all of the social networks combined. Add focused, well-built, and effective landing pages to your marketing flow and you have a lean conversion machine at work. The folks at Help Scout and Aweber painstakingly make the case for email marketing and… Continue Reading …

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Let’s start with a fact: Email is bigger, better, and much more profitable than all of the social networks combined. Add focused, well-built, and effective landing pages to your marketing flow and you have a lean conversion machine at work.

The folks at Help Scout and Aweber painstakingly make the case for email marketing and claim that email is the best way to build a “Minimum Viable Audience.”

But wait! Wasn’t email marketing supposed to be dead? Aren’t social networks sexier?

No, it’s not. An Ipsos study reveals that a majority (85%) of global Internet users use email compared to 62% who use social networking.

Now that’s all users across all social media networks. Divide exclusive user bases with each of the networks and you’ll find social media – although playing up to a close second to email marketing – isn’t as effective as it’s purported to be as far as lead generation and lead nurturing is concerned.

Would you rather focus your efforts to lists of captive audience or spread your efforts across social networks with a split audience? Also, email has focus and social media is more suited to casual engagement.

Email marketing is serious business. Landing pages drive that seriousness up by several notches.

Here’s how a combination of email marketing and landing pages gets you what you want:

It’s all about engagement, and email is built for it

Let’s assume you have 300,000 users who’ve all opted in to hear from you. Then, we’ll start with click-through rates and conversions. According to Litmus, Twitter tops at 1.64% and Facebook is even worse. Social media, overall, gets an average conversion rate of 0.48%.

Email, meanwhile, has a conversion rate of 4.15%. Neilson research claims that the average mobile user spends more than 42% of her time on email. By the end of this year, we’ll be looking at 3.8 billion email accounts.

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Email rules. It’s not like it’s a fad either. Email is an old workhorse, and it only seems to be getting better with time.

When it comes to engaging each of your 300,000 subscribers, email brings laser-like focus, the freedom to personalize, and is a distraction–free experience unlike social where anything can compete for your customers’ attention (include cats and tacos).

Optimize your email list building

None of that conversion awesomeness would happen if you have no list to begin with. Whatever else you do today for digital marketing, it’s time to put your money on email.

Start with large feature boxes on your home page and blog page along with opt-in forms at prominent places, just like the folks at Buffer, Derek Halpern of Social Triggers and Noah Kagan (of AppSumo fame) at OKDork. Every post can have a relevant opt-in box at the end of the post, much like what Unbounce or HubSpot do.

Anything that’s “downloadable” or “needs access” or “worth seeing or trying” or anything up for “demo” can make you eligible to ask for email addresses and names.

So start building resource pages and ask for email to allow users access to them. You can check our page as well. A couple of good examples:

  • Moz [SEO guides and webinars]
  • HelpScout [Customer support, customer relationship building, etc.]

One landing page per purpose

Why use landing pages? Let’s put it in a single sentence: to send traffic to a single page where customers either do something you want or don’t do anything at all. That brings you a 50% probability that they do something on the page that you’d like.

Every page has a purpose. Only one single CTA (call to action) can reside on a landing page. You can’t have customers do this or that. You can’t have them click here and there. In fact, you ought not to even have any social media buttons on the page.

You can’t have generic landing pages. See what the folks at Unbounce do? If a link leads a customer from a post on another site to one of their landing pages, they build co-branded landing pages as shown here.

For customers who come in from WuFoo:

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For customers who come in from HubSpot:

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How emails and landing pages come together

Now, let’s bring what we know together. Email is the medium of choice for creating engagement while landing pages are the same for boosting conversions. As long as you have an active, CTA-happy, engaged email marketing list, you’ll get more traffic to your landing pages (via email) than any other source.

So, the marketing workflow for your email-centric conversions looks like this:

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Of course, you’d have more than one purpose. Build one dedicated landing page for every purpose or goal. Like this:

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Put everything to test

Marketing, technically, is never done with. You now have email auto-responders, drip email campaigns and general email campaigns. You also have corresponding landing pages for every possible marketing goal. But how do you what works well and what doesn’t?

Theories don’t work for marketers. You simply have to test to know. Here’s what you should be testing continuously for:

  • Subject lines
  • Email design, layout, and copy
  • Landing Page design
  • Landing Page copy
  • Design elements across the board
  • Calls to action
  • Offers
  • Personalization
  • Segmentation

Brian Honigman has a helpful guide on TNW to effectively test your email creative. Thankfully, there are many tools for you to deploy tests with. Most email marketing and template solutions such as GetResponse have A/B testing or split testing features built-in.

If emails were the best way to reach out, engage, and nurture your subscribers over any period of time, landing pages are the best way to help gain conversions for traffic originating from these email campaigns.

Emails and landing pages mean business. They don’t bob and weave. They don’t distract. They can provide for intimacy. Now, you don’t get that with social media or any other forms of marketing, do you?

Do you use emails? How important is email marketing for you? Do you use landing pages along with your email campaigns to streamline your marketing? Tell us all about it!

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5 Things Competitors Can Teach You About Blogginghttp://allbloggingtips.com/2014/08/06/5-things-competitors-can-teach-you-about-blogging/ http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/08/06/5-things-competitors-can-teach-you-about-blogging/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:00:54 +0000 http://allbloggingtips.com/?p=25634 Most of the time we view our competitors like enemies. Competition can be tough but it is very healthy and you can learn lot of things. Instead of distancing ourselves from our competitors, why not learn something they know that we do not or something we can do differently to get ahead? Here are few… Continue Reading …

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Most of the time we view our competitors like enemies.

Competition can be tough but it is very healthy and you can learn lot of things.

Instead of distancing ourselves from our competitors, why not learn something they know that we do not or something we can do differently to get ahead?

Here are few things that competitiors can teach you about blogging. Just make sure what not to do from your competitors mistakes. ;)

1. Features

Different competitors will use different features on their websites. Before you make your own website, it would be advisable to review the features they use and examine what works. You will know whether the features you like work or not. Determine the tools used by your competitors and the tools that are loved by customers.

Moreover, learn how you can use the good and workable features and make them your own. In addition, everyone including your competitors has critics. Observe what the critics say about your competitors’ sites. Are there features that the clients are requesting for? Are there client complaints? Learn what not to do from your competitors mistakes.

2. Importance of keeping your website up to date

Website content has remained the integral factor in SEO success. People are always on the lookout for valuable and current content and not poor empty worded articles. There is nothing as bad as a website with 2000 affairs, events or pictures.

An outdated website is tacky and unappealing. Review your competitors’ websites and the success of websites that are updated often as compared to those that are not updated often. Update your website to keep the fire and traffic going.

3. Importance of hiring professionals

Most website owners like to be in control of their websites. They update and manage the websites themselves which is okay. However, to beat competitors and achieve more, you may have to seek assistance from professional website designers and management teams.

Professionals will add a professional touch to your website, which will attract more traffic. If you want your website to live up to your expectations, then you must affix high quality attributes.

4. Your target audience

Intelligent blog owners understand their target market through examining competitor blogs and social media services. Understand the audience group that the competitors are targeting and how they are getting the message across. They could be targeting a group that you have never thought would be your audience. This way, you get to use the right channel and target the right audience. Examine your competitors markets, objectives and current customers.

5. Where to market your website

Where are the competitors pushing out their content? Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat or Linkedln. The hard and most successful rule is to go where the audiences are. Take the content to them. Therefore, take time to do some research and use your gut instincts to determine the right channels to place and promote your blog content.

Additionally, determine the right time to place your content on the right platforms. Observe when and how your competitors are most active on placing content on different social media platforms. Is timing a factor in receiving more traffic and likes?

Conclusion

In order to have a successful blog, you ought to unify all the techniques and factors used in blogging to reap earn justifiable and good results. Despite the relationship you have with your competitors, consider using their misses and hits to grow.

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Unleash Your Inner Content Marketer To Make Money Blogginghttp://allbloggingtips.com/2014/07/28/unleash-your-inner-content-marketer-to-make-money-blogging/ http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/07/28/unleash-your-inner-content-marketer-to-make-money-blogging/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:00:20 +0000 http://allbloggingtips.com/?p=25604 When we talk about making money blogging, we’re usually talking about making money with your own blog. With so many ways to monetize your blog, your options are seemingly endless. Unfortunately, some blogs just won’t make money. Sometimes they’re in a crowded niche. Other times their niches aren’t profitable. Whatever the reason, the great majority… Continue Reading …

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Make Money Blogging

When we talk about making money blogging, we’re usually talking about making money with your own blog. With so many ways to monetize your blog, your options are seemingly endless.

Unfortunately, some blogs just won’t make money. Sometimes they’re in a crowded niche. Other times their niches aren’t profitable. Whatever the reason, the great majority of blogs will never make money.

You can do two things with that bit of knowledge. You can whine and complain about how it’s not fair. Wah wah wah.

Or you can take action.

If you’re ready, then follow along as we transform you from a blogger into a content marketer, ready to earn a real income. There are companies out there looking for people just like you.

Lesson 1: How blogging and content marketing relate

Before we jump into how to become a content marketer, let’s define the term first. That will give us a better idea of how content marketing and blogging relate.

What is content marketing?

Content marketing is a marketing technique of creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and acquire a clearly defined audience – with the objective of driving profitable customer action.

That sounds quite a bit like blogging, especially the first part. All bloggers create and distribute content. Good bloggers create and distribute content consistently. They also try to attract a clearly defined audience, which is the people interested in their niches. A Paleo diet blogger will try to attract an audience interested in following the Paleo diet. Simple as that.

Many bloggers aren’t familiar with the last part, “with the objective of driving profitable customer action.” Typically bloggers do not drive customer action. Instead they place low-value AdSense ads on their site and collect a fraction of a penny for every visitor.

A consumer action might be something like:

  • Signing up for an email list
  • Clicking on an affiliate link and buying
  • Downloading a white paper or special report
  • Participating in a survey
  • Viewing a product demo
  • Providing feedback in the form of a rating or comment
  • Buying something

If you run an unprofitable blog, chances are you need to learn the skills that drive these consumer actions. That’s actually the good news. You already possess many of the skills necessary to be an effective content marketer.

Lesson 2: Becoming a copywriter

The most important skill any blogger can acquire, in order to become a content marketer, is copywriting. As with content marketing, let’s define the term copywriting so we’re all clear. From Copyblogger:

The art and science of direct-response copywriting involves strategically delivering words (whether written or spoken) that get people to take some form of action.

As you can see, copywriting is indeed the missing skill most bloggers need to start making money.

The question still remains: How do you learn copywriting skills? You can start with the Copyblogger link above, which provides a free (with registration) e-book about copywriting. For bloggers not familiar with copywriting, it’s a fantastic primer.

I also recommend reading everything Demian Farnworth writes. Throughout his posts he drops many resources that newbie copywriters can use. Looking for some of the best books on copywriting? Want to learn from some of history’s greatest copywriters? The information is strewn throughout his posts. Read them, digest them, and read a lot more.

Finally, start to look at your junk mail. Find collections of great sales letters. Click around on the web to find landing pages for successful companies. (One great way to do this is to click ads on Google’s search engine.) The more material you read, the more you will start to understand.

That’s the formula: one part learning about copywriting, one part reading great copywriters. Put in the time and effort and you will start to hone your craft.

Lesson 3: Selling your services

Learning copywriting skills does you no good if you can’t sell your services. While you can apply your skills to your current blog, rarely will someone hire you just because she read your blog. You have to get active and find clients who need your work. It is easier said than done, which is why so many bloggers-turned-freelancers stumble at this phase.

The No. 1 rule of finding clients: be professional. Following this rule might not get you Fortune 500 clients right off the bat, but it will help your standing with potential clients. Nothing will sink your chances faster than looking or sounding like an amateur. (Even if you are, indeed, an amateur at the moment, you need to play the part of the professional.)

Since you’re working virtually you won’t need to put on a business suit. But there are still many ways to look the part of a copywriter.

Use your own domain’s email address. Using an email address from @gmail.com might seem perfectly fine. Most people will never think twice about it. At least it’s not an account from @aol.com or worse, @hotmail.com. Yet an email from you @ yourdomain.com looks much more professional. You know your stuff. You have your own email. A decision maker will respect that.

Keep your pitches short. Nothing screams amateur quite like a longwinded pitch. Decision makers are busy people. They don’t have time to read your 500-word pitch. They want the meat of the idea so they can figure out if they’re interested. If your pitch is long, look it over and figure out exactly what you want to say. Then say it in 100 words or less.

Present evidence. This might be the greatest stumbling point for budding copywriters. Companies want to see experience. If you don’t have experience, how can you get hired so you can gain experience? Be sure to note any wins you’ve achieved on your blog. If you’ve seen a traffic increase since implementing your copywriting skills, make sure to make note of that. It’s not the strongest evidence of your skills, but it’s better than nothing.

Leave enough time before a follow up. Want to ruin your chances of landing a gig in just a day? Then follow up the day after your pitch. Again, decision makers are busy people. Many of them check email only a few times per day. Many times they won’t see the urgency in your pitch. Give them at least three days before you send a follow up email. And make sure that follow up email is short and has the original email attached (so either reply to the original email or forward it — taking the re: or fwd: out of the address).

These pointers guarantee you nothing. But they help ensure that you don’t make amateur mistakes that will certainly cost you gigs. With little experience, you need every advantage you can get. Don’t blow what little chances you have by appearing unprofessional.

Lesson 4: Working your new gig

Congratulations! A company hired you for a copywriting campaign. You might be excited to dive into the work, but hold on for just a moment. There are still plenty of ways to blow this gig, and future gigs. Let’s talk about how to ensure that you do such a great job that this company will not only want to retain you for future gigs, but also recommend you to others.

Understand expectations

When a company hires you, it expects results. Your copy does not automatically equal results. If a company is paying you to do something, it wants to see a return on that investment. Paying you to do something, and seeing no resulting boost in the bottom line, means the company is wasting its time and money.

Before you write a single word, understand what the company expects from your work. This means asking the following questions.

  • What kind of actions does the company want prospects to take?
  • Are you working with a channel new to the company, or are you trying to increase conversions in a current channel?
  • What kind of increase is the company seeking above its current conversion rate?
  • What are your deadlines and what work is expected by then?
  • How often does the company want progress updates?

The more clearly you understand what the company expects of you and your work, the easier it will be to accomplish your goals. Those expectations will also help inform the work you do for the company.

Deliver a little something extra

Understanding expectations gives you another advantage. You can then over-deliver for the client. This isn’t to say you should rewrite the company’s website if they’ve hired you to write a landing page. Doing that clearly oversteps your bounds. Why would the client want your unsolicited input on the home page? You were hired to write a landing page. Focus on that!

You can still over-deliver on the project itself. If the company hires you to write a landing page, you can include a script for a video that might help conversions. Videos on landing pages are proven to work well on landing pages. You can’t go shoot the video yourself, so include a script. You could also include an informational sidebar, such as an FAQ. Additional materials like this gives the client more to work with. In essence you are making their jobs easier, and perhaps making their ads more effective. They will appreciate that.

Why include something that you weren’t paid to do? Because you want more gigs from the company, and you want them to recommend you to others.

Invoice with pride

At some point you’ll have to send out an invoice so you can get paid. Many copywriting gigs are paid upon delivery, but as you gain more experience you can typically negotiate an up-front payment. Whatever the case, you want to make the payment process as easy as possible. That means taking care of a few low-level, yet still important, housekeeping tasks.

Know who to invoice. If you send an invoice to the wrong person, you might never know it. It might get lost in a stack of papers.

Use pro software. Since you’re just starting out you might not be able to afford professional invoicing and accounting software. I always recommend FreshBooks, since you can use it free for a single account. At the very least use their free invoice templte. You can add your logo to it and appear very professional. Whatever option you choose, do not invoice via Microsoft Word. It will make the process harder for everyone.

Follow up gracefully. Chances are your client doesn’t process invoices upon receiving. Many companies process freelancer invoices on a single day per week, or even every other week. If your invoice isn’t paid within a week, follow up. But don’t bug them before that. Yes, they owe you the money, but you still need them to deliver the money. Annoy them, and you’ll have to wait longer to get paid.

The overall point: make it as easy as possible for them to pay you. Send a professional invoice to the right person and follow up if you don’t get paid within a week, and you’ll be set up to get paid for your first gig.

Making money on your blog can be greatly difficult. Finding companies to pay you for copywriting is much more profitable. As a blogger, you have skills that can make you a good copywriter. Once you learn how copywriting and blogging relate, you can start acquiring skills. With those skills, and a professional appearance, you can start pitching companies for gigs. ONce you land one, you know to gauge expectations and deliver more than the company pays you for.

Ready to take the next step in your blogging career?

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Giveaway: Win One of Three WordPress Themes from ThemeFusehttp://allbloggingtips.com/2014/07/22/giveaway-win-one-of-three-wordpress-themes-from-themefuse/ http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/07/22/giveaway-win-one-of-three-wordpress-themes-from-themefuse/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:13:47 +0000 http://allbloggingtips.com/?p=25607 It’s been long time, I’ve not organized any giveaway here. So here it goes.. The great team over at ThemeFuse has some awesome news they want us to share with you. They are giving our readers the chance to win one of three WordPress themes premium themes! If you are one of the many that… Continue Reading …

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It’s been long time, I’ve not organized any giveaway here.

So here it goes..

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If you are one of the many that use WordPress for your blog, you would benefit from entering our giveaway today! We are giving three of our users the chance to win one of three premium WordPress themes from ThemeFuse. If you are one of the lucky winners, you will get the chance to pick your favorite theme at no cost to you! Enter now for your chance to win one of these three vouchers! Check out below how to enter to win!


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How to Turn Your Website into a Social Media Hubhttp://allbloggingtips.com/2014/07/18/how-to-turn-your-website-into-a-social-media-hub/ http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/07/18/how-to-turn-your-website-into-a-social-media-hub/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:22:54 +0000 http://allbloggingtips.com/?p=25584 Who is not on social media these days? It’s become a rhetorical question. From 80 year old Grandmas to 8 year old pre-teens, everyone’s a part of the social media circus that makes marketers jump through hoops to control the reputation and engagement of our brands. Pew Research reports that about 73% of all online… Continue Reading …

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Who is not on social media these days? It’s become a rhetorical question. From 80 year old Grandmas to 8 year old pre-teens, everyone’s a part of the social media circus that makes marketers jump through hoops to control the reputation and engagement of our brands. Pew Research reports that about 73% of all online American adults are active on some social media or another. 41% of these use multiple social media platforms.

Social Media is Stealing Your Visitors

Even after being around for over a decade, social media shows no signs of a real slowdown. The time that people used to spend on other things like browsing through the web, visiting websites of brands they like, they now spend on social media.

Americans already devote the largest proportion of the time they expend online by networking with each other and brands they like on social media.

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As Jeff Bullas points out, this social media frenzy seems to be coming at the expense of visits to corporate websites. Coca-Cola which has over 22 million Facebook fans, saw traffic to its site drop by 40% in under 12 months.

Your website is your own little piece of real estate on the web!

On your site, you have 100% control over what is said about your brand. It is your digital spokesperson who does exactly what you say and does not charge a dime. So why would you want to drive precious traffic to ‘rented’ properties like social media whose rules you have no control over? Why not drive these eyeballs to your own site where you can convert these visitors into actual customers?

Bring Social Media to your Website – Turn it into a Social Hub

No one can deny the pull of social media. However, you need to combine the attractiveness of social media with the flexibility of your own website by turning social media’s strengths into traffic for your own site. Here’s how you do it:

1. Host your blog on your website

A blog is step one in content marketing. Companies that have blogs also have 97% more inbound links than those that do not. If you are serious about reclaiming your content and making your website a social media hub in its own right, create a blog and post on it regularly.

A blog builds its own readership which is beneficial to your website and its conversions. It can also be the destination that hosts other content used on your social networks, so that you maintain an archive of all your content on your own web property, as against leaving it solely on social networks where you just rent space without owning the property.

2. Publish regular content on your website or blog

Create content that is shareable and publish it first on your blog. You can either put a teaser of this content or in some cases the entire content itself as a link on your social networks. The idea is to give away only enough to arouse curiosity, so your fans and followers head to your site or blog to access the real meat of your content.

3. Social sharing buttons on the site and your blog

Allow readers to share their favorite posts from your blog to their network on social media with social sharing buttons. Selling handcrafted jewelry on your website? Add a Pinterest button on the image and other social sharing buttons on the product listing to allow your trinket aficionado to share their find with the rest of their friends. Who would complain about some free publicity on social media after all!

4. Show popularity index of each post on your post previews

Once you start posting regularly on your blog, readers will have a plethora of posts to pick from. In your post previews, show the popularity index of each post in the form of ‘number of likes’ or ‘number of shares’ or ‘number of retweets’.

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When readers see that a certain piece has been recommended highly by other readers they are more likely to read it, out of a fear of missing out on important information. They are similarly also more motivated to share it with their friends on social media. This simple action can give you a viral post with no extra hard work on your part.

5. “Come here for more!”

Great content can make people go to great lengths to access it. Once you have a repository of exciting, interesting content, use this as a hook to drive traffic from your social networks to your blog or website.

With every piece of content you publish, ask them to head over to your blog to get their hands on more such delightful content. The content you share on your site can be created by you; it could also be relevant content created by others that you share after receiving their permission to use it and attributing it properly.

6. Bring social to your login process

When you ask customers to leave a social network and head to your site or blog for more, it could be seen as an irritant. This is especially true if the user has to login to your site to access your premium content or share and comment on it. Avoid the hassle of filling up long winded registration forms that most customers balk at, by instead using social login solutions like LoginRadius that create a seamless transition between social media and third party websites.

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Social sign-on allows your users to log into your website using any of their social media IDs and with the correct implementation, it gives you access to targeted data that the customer shares on their social networks. This has the potential to become a win-win situation!

7. Create a vibrant community on your blog

Encourage interaction between your readers on your blog. Invite comments and respond to opinions of readers on your posts. Give back constructive feedback to your readers that will make them come back over and over again to your blog in times to come. Share valuable insights relevant to your readers exclusively on your blog, making it a sought-after destination for users in your industry.

Allow comments on your blog via social networks – this makes it easier for the reader to comment without creating an account with your site first. The comment will be flashed on the timelines of the readers’ friends on their social networks, giving your original post more visibility in the process.

8. Send email alerts whenever you create new content

Remember to touch base with your newsletter subscribers whenever you have something informative or interesting. The idea is to draw traffic to your website by all means possible. If you have been capturing and nurturing an email database, put it to good use by informing customers via email whenever you have new content for them on your blog.

Make sure you include a teaser or preview of your content in the email to pique their interest and make them click through to your website. My friend Tracy Vides has put up some excellent examples of email marketing on Steamfeed that will help you get started.

Over to You

Your corporate website allows you to showcase the best side of your brand, without any outside filters or negative inputs that may color the opinion of a visitor. It is your brand’s face on the web and is something that you probably have invested a lot of money building and driving traffic to via SEO, Content Marketing, PPC, email marketing and more.

Add social media to this list of tools that you use to grow your website’s online reputation. Engaging with fans on social media is great. But getting them to land on your site and actually buy from you is even better. A social media hub is an idea whose time has come.

Don’t wait for your competition to beat you to it. Go ahead and do build your website into a social magnet!

 

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6 Dumb and Silly Reasons Why Newbie Bloggers Failhttp://allbloggingtips.com/2014/06/25/6-dumb-and-silly-reasons-why-newbie-bloggers-fail/ http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/06/25/6-dumb-and-silly-reasons-why-newbie-bloggers-fail/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:37:28 +0000 http://allbloggingtips.com/?p=25566 Failing is something we don’t want (at ALL!). Rather, we want other way round—Fame and Money. We want to become the next Darren Rowse, or the next Harsh Agarwal. With so many dreams and expectations, why only a bunch of bloggers get to the top? Why most of the bloggers withdraw from blogging with months… Continue Reading …

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mistakesFailing is something we don’t want (at ALL!).

Rather, we want other way round—Fame and Money. We want to become the next Darren Rowse, or the next Harsh Agarwal. With so many dreams and expectations, why only a bunch of bloggers get to the top? Why most of the bloggers withdraw from blogging with months (and even weeks)?

The reason is—failure. Does it mean successful ones do not make mistakes?

They indeed do. But, the only difference is that they learn from their mistakes. Whereas, newbie bloggers now-a-days are simply leaving blogging when they see no progress.

The intention of this post is to aware all the newbie bloggers of the silliest and dumbest reasons, why most of the newbies fail at blogging and how they can avoid to be successful.

Quick Results

Parents, teachers and moral-books have been saying it out—there’s no way to get rich quickly. But, who cares? I bet if you are a blogger and reading this, you can’t deny the fact that you are into blogging only because of money.

There’s absolutely no fault at it, many successful bloggers got into blogging only for the sake of money. Even I did it too (though I’m not successful!). But if you are into blogging for getting rich quickly, then you are destined to fail. Wondering why?

Because, blogging will not give you quick results. Though, successful bloggers were into this for the sake of money, but they didn’t thought that they would make money quickly.

You see, blogging is much like entrepreneurship. You start with a blog with little or no capital. With the help of SEO, Social Media, Back-linking and many other processes, and set off building a popular and successful blog. Building a company is quite similar to building a blog, except having a capital. But, in many cases, successful companies have come out of no capital as well.

If you want to be an entrepreneur in future, blogging would give you the first taste of it.

Back to the post; blogging does pays well. Given, you work hard with determination and are patient. There are over 1+ million blogs (and counting). If you go the right way, follow the right rules, you would indeed get to the top. But, it takes time.

Though, many would say by black-hat methods; you would get more quicker. But sooner or later, you would get caught and get your blog deleted.

Even, our very own Apple took years to become popular. But once, they did, there was no looking back.

Spoiler- If you are one of the impatient ones, blogging might be tough for you.

No Knowledge to Start From

Well, if you don’t have a well-settled base, how you ought to make a strong future on it?

Blogging is all about learning and sharing it with others. Though there has been numerous number of technology and blogging blogs, it doesn’t matter than you go with either of them. Blog about your interest.

Even if your interest isn’t much popular in the internet world, go for it. Who knows, that you would be an authority in that field? Who knows what lies in future?

Blogging niche wasn’t a very popular back in 2002. Even though, Darren Rowse started a blog on blogging niche and now you can see the result– he is one of top authority figures in blogging. Even, if you choose a non-popular niche, there might be chances that it goes popular in future. And at that time, you might be enjoying a same position what Darren Rowse is enjoying now!

Lack of Time

The time factor has hunted every blogger in its course. Even, professional bloggers too!

I admit that there’s lack of time for it, but much depends on how you optimize it.

I have seen many bloggers ending up in Social Media, in the name of blogging. Use social media only for promotion not for recreation purposes.

Also, make sure that you choose the right timings, as in many cases, we devote time at night; but due to tiredness and fatigue we end up sleeping.

So make a good schedule, follow it, and do productive work in that time.

No Strategy

Most of the successful blogs and bloggers and some strategy associated with them. Big companies have project leaders and managers. For they have big plans, to execute it you need a team.  In blogging, you don’t have any project leaders or managers, you are the CEO and project leader. You have to manage everything.

Most of the bloggers don’t have a strategy and what to achieve. They just don’t know where they are going.

First, in a black page, write out your top 3 priorities. Then make a plan to ‘make it happen’.

No Writing Skills

As we said earlier, blogging is all about content. Even if you have got heck load of knowledge in any particular subject, if you can’t express it well, be sure to get ‘FAIL’.  Content comes first, everything else second. Even if you post articles at a great frequency, say 10-12 week, without quality it’s getting in-vain.

Hard work is good, but smart work is better.

Getting good writing skills is not a one-day process. You learn from your mistakes. Sometimes, it takes years to get good writing. Even years after that, you would get good writing skills, one can’t assure you of the best writing skills.

Also, try to read content from other bloggers such as Jon Morrow and Darren Rowse. They are considered one of the fine bloggers for their writings. Try to read it as much as you can, you would develop a lot in that way.

No Consistency

Every task you do needs consistency. Inconsistency many times leads to bad results. You forget your skills a bit, which will affect your writing and blog. By consistency, you ensure a continuous flow of content which is good for your readers, as they would want to read more and more.

‘Practice makes a man perfect’—you might have gone through this phrase for years. This might help you to get better and fluent writings too!

Do you make same mistakes? Do let me know in comments. I’d love to hear from ya!

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SEO RulesAre you frightened by the term SEO?

It seems too technical for you righ? After all you are just interested in running a successful business.

But you have been told that you can’t have a successful one if you fail at SEO, so you make up your mind to learn it.  ;)

But it still seems to complex to understand and become a PRO.

Well, I’m  here to help you out by showing you some critical steps you can ensure to achieve great SEO results for your online business or blog.

If you can keep to these rules that I am about to show you it would simplify the whole process and make SEO more exciting.

I hope you do know that your blog would have a limited success without SEO so get set to learn White hat SEO little by little with measurable progress.

Even if you are a veteran in SEO these rules would also apply to you.

So let’s get started.

1.) Follow the right people who have the sound knowledge and also the results to prove it

The field of SEO is an ever changing one and to be updated with the right knowledge you need to ensure that you follow the right people.

Bad and obsolete information can be costly to your success.

So they first rule of SEO is that you must follow those who have access to insider information and the results as a proof.

Because everyone has an opinion but not everyone have results as a proof.

So be cautious, it can cost you your precious time, success and money.

Do away with SEO myths and tricks peddled by so called experts with no proof (case studies) because in the long run you would suffer for it.

Experts who tell you to write daily, who don’t have any unique insight should be ignored totally no matter how alluring they might be.

Whereas those have the results and talk to you from their experiences, they share with you their failures and successes and that motivates you should be jealously followed.

The first rule of SEO is you must follow those who have proof or you stand the risk of wasting your time and money on empty and obsolete tricks.

Examples of those who have gotten great results in SEO and I would advise you to follow them. Some of them are:

Neil Patel of Quick Sprout

Brian Dean of Backlinko

Sean of SEO Hacker

Jason of aiserthesage

2. Focus on content that can be readable and solves people’s problem

Great SEO without any awesome content means you would falter very soon.

You need to create useful, amazing content that would blow the minds of people, these are the guys who can be turned into loyal fans.

In SEO, there is a term called time spent on a site, the higher the amount of time people spend on your time he higher you would get more search engine traffic.

Google wants users to have an awesome experience when browsing the net.

But this cannot be achieved if all you have is poorly written content, articles that are difficult to understand and apply; this hurts your SEO efforts.

So before you become engrossed in SEO make sure you have great and useful content for your visitors.

Content is king.

Traffic with no conversions is so painful to any successful marketer and unless you fix that mess your business won’t go anywhere.

Quality is so vital to the success of your SEO efforts.

3. Focus on speed

The third rule of SEO every blogger ought to abide by is to ensure that your site loads fast.

There isn’t enough time to waste trying to access a site when there are millions of others.

You have to ensure that your site loads at most within 3 seconds.

This is important because it is one of google search engine ranking, it also determines user experience.

So get rid of any unnecessary plugins that you have no use of and make sure you caching plugins like W3 total cache to speed up your site.

Your web host also plays a key role here likewise your theme so make sure it is fully optimized. A low web host also means a slow site so spend money to ensure that you get a good quality web host like Bluehost.

Speed can make the difference in your search engine efforts so don’t ignore it.

5. Don’t ignore the role of data

Well organized data is the life blood of any successful SEO campaign.

This simply means you need to measure everything you do on your blog so you can know what is working or not.

Don’t make assumptions based in your opinion rather search for the facts that can be used to make a sound marketing decision for your online business.

Your success is hugely dependent on your ability to read through those numbers on your dashboard.

Some tools that provide you with some useful and insightful data include Google analytics, Alexa, adwords and webmaster.

Some tools are free and some others premium that you can use to be better informed as you make smart internet decisions.

Remember this without data and information you can make costly mistakes that would ruin the success of your SEO campaigns.

5. Get the best tools and plugins

Tools can make a huge difference in the success of your online business.

Try for a second to imagine what it would be like if you have no SEO plugin like Yoast, all in one SEO plugin or SEOpressor?

It simply means SEO would be time consuming and hectic and achieving awesome results would be tough.

Therefore you need to ensure that you have the best tools available to you to scale things up.

Without the knowledge you would be confounded and confused so get back to rule one.

But you also need to know something else here.

There is a common saying that wisdom is better than the weapons of war.

Your tools and plugins are the tools you use to ensure you get great SEO results but without wisdom or knowledge they would be of no use.

This is why I said, you need to follow the right people who have results as a proof for the right knowledge on how to use those great tools you have.

You need the knowledge on how to use your Google keyword planner to get the best keyword converts for your business.

6. Be a patient with yourself during outreach

The quickest to get great SEO results is to connect with those who have established trust with google to link to you.

But is it is not magic, it requires patience, reciprocity and flexibility.

Sometimes you may be ignored but you have to bounce back instead of feeling rejected and study that blog carefully.

This is so important because on popular blogger wants to send his readers to a site that they don’t trust.

Because they are picky.

No one links to a blogger who he doesn’t know or trust because your readers would feel use and dumb you forever.

So instead of asking for links seek to become their close friends through their active social media profiles and also don’t forget the email it is quite effective.

Don’t also forget the law of reciprocity link out to that fellow blogger but do it genuinely.

They are humans too. You can read this excellent guide to blogger outreach.

7. Be fast to learn and implement the knowledge

In a SEO they faster you are to implement awesome strategies and techniques they better for you.

If you fail to implement those techniques, the valuable opportunity becomes abused by Scammers who ruin potential link building techniques.

Just look at Google’s action against guest blogging, they become more stringent about guest posts due to the fact that these scammers abuse that opportunity.

So they faster you are at implementing SEO strategies the better, remember this it is winners take it all.

The next time you come across any working SEO strategy from ABT, Moz or quicksprout make sure you don’t leave it for later just do it now or else it would be gone forever.

If you want to build a popular blog this is so vital.

8. Select social media channels carefully

It is no longer news that social media can influence your search engine ranking and also get you in touch with other popular bloggers in your niche.

Because more eyeballs the more links you can get from people.

Therefore you need to choose your social media channels carefully, where do your audience hangs out?

Could it be facebook, twitter or pinterest? Wherever they are you need to build a community there.

Trying to be on all social media platforms is a waste of time and resources and you miss out on the opportunity to get more links fro, potential linkers.

If you love a social platform but your audience doesn’t hang out there you can open a personal account and then a business account here you audience hangs out.

By doing these you can build more positive and helpful relationships with people who can skyrocket your SEO results overnight.

It takes a link or a tweet from a powerful influencer to open the floodgates of traffic to your site.

Don’t take it for granted.

Summing it up

Achieving massive amount of search engine traffic is so vital to the success of your online business but it doesn’t have to be confusing.

All that is required of you is to know what it involves and keep to its rules.

It might take time but the reward is mind blowing.

Therefore take a good look at these rules and make a decision to implement them and measure the results.

Don’t be discouraged by the little results you get at the first time keep trying and learning because you deserve to be known online if you have something to offer.

Abide these SEO rules and watch how your search engine results would dramatically increase to the benefit of your online business.

Give it a dedicated approach.

Did I missed any point? Do you think it’s possible to build successful blog without SEO?

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6 Productivity Tips for Getting Things Done Fasthttp://allbloggingtips.com/2014/06/09/6-productivity-tips-for-getting-things-done-fast/ http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/06/09/6-productivity-tips-for-getting-things-done-fast/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:16:20 +0000 http://allbloggingtips.com/?p=25521 Do you find it hard sometimes to focus on your important tasks? Do you start too many tasks and projects but never finish any? And you’re not achieving the results you’re looking for as a result? If you answer yes to any of the questions, it’s probably because you’re not managing your time very effectively.… Continue Reading …

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Do you find it hard sometimes to focus on your important tasks? Do you start too many tasks and projects but never finish any? And you’re not achieving the results you’re looking for as a result?

If you answer yes to any of the questions, it’s probably because you’re not managing your time very effectively. The following tips will help you manage your time and get things done fast and efficiently.

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1. Become clear of what you want to achieve

Firstly, you work at a project or task to achieve something. But if you’re not clear or don’t know exactly what you want to achieve, it will be difficult for you to know the steps you need to take to achieve your goals and you can’t stay motivated.

So determine what your short term and long term goals are and set deadlines for them. For example, what do you want to get or achieve in a year, or five years from now? What about in a week, a month, or 6 months? And what do you need to do to achieve both your long term and short term goals and when?

First get the general, big picture of the steps you need to take in the long term. Then list down specifically what tasks you need to undertake now.

2. Find an accountability partner

One of the greatest things about being self-employed is the freedom of not having to report to a boss or do what you choose to do.  However, that can also be a bad thing if you don’t know how to keep yourself accountable.

The truth is, it’s not always easy to keep yourself accountable or set your goals, create action plans, and check your progress, all on your own.

What you can do instead is agree with someone else to become accountability partners of each other. You’ll share with them about your goals, and plan of actions and they’ll continually check your progress, remind you of your action plans, and from time to time give you a friendly kick in the butt. You’ll also reciprocate and do the same to them so you both can stay on track and focused on achieving your goals.

3. Tackle your important tasks first

Sometimes, your to-do list can have a lot of items and if you start your day with tasks that are not important or urgent, you might reach the end of the day without accomplishing anything of significance.

To avoid this happening, determine what your important tasks are and do them first. Even if you haven’t done everything on your to do list by the end of the day, you’ll still accomplish a lot. Remember, the 80/20 rule always applies.

4. Arrange your files and folders in an organized manner

We sometimes can waste several minutes in the middle of a task browsing through folders just to find a single file.

Not being able to find what you want when you want it, will not only waste your time but also destruct you from focusing on what you’re working at.

Take some time and organize your folders in a way that you can to find files fast and easily. For example, if you were working on a number of websites, you could create different folders for each website with names such as “Site1″, “Site2″ etc…

If, then you wanted to start an article marketing campaign to promote your site number 1, for example, you would create a new folder named “Articles” under the “Site1″ folder and store your newly written articles in that folder.

Come up with a file management system that works best for you as soon as you can. By doing so you can save time and stay focused.

5. Get a private working place

Another good part about running an online business is that you can work from anywhere or any place. You can work in a coffee shop or in your bedroom in your pajamas as long as you have a computer an internet access.

But if you really want to take your business to the next level, you need to consider getting some private space that is free from destruction so that you can work uninterruptedly. This way, your productivity level will rise and you can achieve more.

6. Block social media websites

How many times have you ever found yourself chatting, watching videos, checking emails or instant messaging on social media websites in the middle of a task? You can get sidetracked easily and find yourself spending more time than necessary on those sites.

If you can’t stop or limit yourself, you can use tools like “Anti-Social” to block out social media websites on your computer.

There you have it, six tips for becoming more productive. All in all, if you set clear goals, become accountable, and avoid destructions, you can achieve what you want in your online marketing endeavors.

Do you have any other tips for getting things done even faster?

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7 Strategies I Use To Increase My Blog Traffic (I Bet You Can Too!)http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/05/27/7-strategies-i-use-to-increase-my-blog-traffic/ http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/05/27/7-strategies-i-use-to-increase-my-blog-traffic/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 16:54:54 +0000 http://allbloggingtips.com/?p=25470 Today, I decided to share with you some of the effective methods and strategies I am using in my blog. The strategies that I’m sharing with you require patience and hard work for implementation. Of course, they are easy. It’s not what the common bloggers commonly suggests to do. Let me put some effective sure-fire strategies to… Continue Reading …

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Today, I decided to share with you some of the effective methods and strategies I am using in my blog. The strategies that I’m sharing with you require patience and hard work for implementation. Of course, they are easy. It’s not what the common bloggers commonly suggests to do. Let me put some effective sure-fire strategies to get real-time success in blogging.

Methods for Rankings and Traffic

1 – Long blog posts works for everyone, believe me.

Length of the blog post matters a lot in blog posts, Google is ranking long, insightful posts higher than those blog posts with a shorter length. As with the introduction of Google knowledge graph, the importance of the length of the content has become important.

Other advantages of lengthy content are:

1. It is easy to target, multiple keywords throughout the post and thus rank for multiple keywords.
2. We can include more internal links throughout the content.
3. Possibility of being indexed in Google in-depth articles, and thus getting loyal readers, who love more content.
4. Rank higher, and double your chances of ranking in the first page of SERPs.

There is no doubt that blog posts with great insightful content increases your blog’s search visibility in SERPs. The results may not be observed if yours is a new blog, it may take some time. However, once the blog post ranks for the keyword, there is no chance of a drop in rankings.

We can say that long form content is beneficial for long time. Content length is the sure-fire formula for getting high exposure and rankings.

 

2 – Quality blog posts

I think I need not stress the importance of quality content. I know all of you ABT readers are already tired of blog posts that stress the importance of quality. However, no blog post is complete without stressing the importance of quality content.

A site with optimized quality content is given more credit than other sites, it is better if you made your site content interesting for human traffic. Google algorithm will find out if a site is beneficial to the human user. Google algorithm will determine how much time a user spends while visiting a site based on different search queries. If a site is visited often and user likes to visit it again, its ranking stays better due to decrease in bounce rate and increase in click through rate.

 

3 – Include LSI keywords instead of keyword stuffing

Victim of keyword stuffing? No worries, it happens to the best of us. So use LSI keywords. So, what are LSI keywords? Keywords related to the main keyword is called LSI keywords. Let me make myself clear to you now.

Take an example, you are writing a post on “Google Plus and its benefits”.  For this topic, LSI keywords may be hashtags, G+, communities, just all terms related to it.

Instead of including the main keyword throughout the post and be a victim of keyword stuffing, include LSI keywords throughout the post, which may look natural.

Chaitanya wrote a nice guide on using LSI keywords you can read here.

4 – Diversify anchor texts

Anchor texts are the texts that come in links. For example, in subscription button “Subscribe now” may be an anchor text, which leads you to the subscription page.

Like this while obtaining backlinks, do not include the large number of exact anchor texts, it may look unnatural. Some of the examples of diversified anchor texts are “Post title (exact match)”, “this post”, “click here”.

Keeping the same anchor texts for a single post gives an impression to Google that you are indulging in the bulk backlinks scheme or black hat practices. Writing blog posts focusing on SEO, link, rankings, rather than focusing on quality content leads to these problems. Be natural.

5 – Target a keyword

I know that with the ineffectiveness of the Google keyword planner and extinction of Google Adwords keywords tool, it has been never easy to find and implement effective keyword.

So it’s now the time to make use Google suggest. I don’t tell you to head over to Google search, type in and look for suggestions.

There is an awesome tool called UberSuggest that gives you never ending list of Google suggestions for a keyword. You can make use of this tool, make a list of surefire long tail keywords and put them in the Keyword planner for search volumes and competitions. This is one of the effective free ways. I am also using this to find worthy long-tail keywords.

If you want premium, WordTracker is the best of all.

6 – Regularly update your site

Loyal readers of your blog expect quality content from you very often. So in order to keep them from visiting and alerting Google about your blog, it is necessary to publish QUALITY posts more often. If you got a blog, keep it updated and post regularly, write quality content and do not forget to get customers or users’ feedback.

Keep the posting frequency between 3-4 times a week. Frequency is less important than quality. If you have extraordinary quality, unique content, then posting 2 times a week is enough. But you know…

7 – Make use of bold and italics

Typography matters a lot. Readers tend to love great content with great typography. The majority of readers are speed-readers, to stop them from doing so, use speed breakers, like bold and italic texts. Italize sentences like conversations and bold important points.

This also helps attract the readers and improve your blog’s typography.

Conclusion

So, above are the strategies I am using in my blog, and my blog is responding very well to these strategies. Implementing these strategies in your blog will surely lead to your blogging success, but it may take some time to get results. If you are a newbie and followed all these strategies, I can assure that you will stand out of the crowd within a year or 6 months. As with anything hard work and patience is important.

I’m sure you have liked this article. Please make those static share buttons, dynamic.

Which methods are you using to increase your blog traffic? I’d love to hear from you in comments!

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Taking Your Blog to a New Level: A Fight between Passion and Moneyhttp://allbloggingtips.com/2014/05/23/fight-between-passion-and-money/ http://allbloggingtips.com/2014/05/23/fight-between-passion-and-money/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 13:19:05 +0000 http://allbloggingtips.com/?p=25432 Blogging gives you a chance to have your voice heard online. I’ve found blogs to be the right platform for conveying what you want to say. They also serve to establish your business, product or brand effectively. There are endless possibilities with a blog that you can make use of. There are millions of blogs… Continue Reading …

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Blogging gives you a chance to have your voice heard online. I’ve found blogs to be the right platform for conveying what you want to say. They also serve to establish your business, product or brand effectively. There are endless possibilities with a blog that you can make use of. There are millions of blogs at present, but not all of them are successful.

This has made me think of the key purpose of blogging and what makes it a success. While some think that being passionate is a vital necessity, there are others who suggest the money that you get out of blogging is what keeps more and more people drawn towards it. I’ve come up with some important points that touch upon the reason people take to blogging. And I hope this will help those of you who are starting out blogging afresh.

Why Passion is Necessary?

While most of the bloggers I meet accept that making money out of their blog is their goal, this is not however what they ultimately want out of the blog. The satisfaction and content feeling that you get when you have truly accomplished what you feel is right, is the ultimate result that many want.

But most of us are sidetracked easily by the process of making money. Though getting quick money is indeed gratifying, it can’t satisfy you in the long term and the gain will also not be substantial if you just think of the money alone.

Getting Involved

In blogging whatever concepts you write about have been dealt with already in some form or other. The main difference according to me is how different your approach is. Unique and exclusive ideas are welcomed by all.

This fresh perspective can be brought about only when you are truly passionate or interested in what you write about. I’ve seen many a content and quality suffer because of not being connected to the topics your blog features.

Making Money

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Though I may sound hypocritical, blogging about topics that you are not connected with can take their toll on your blog, however profitable they are. Going along with the trend on taking shortcut methods may give you temporary satisfaction, but in the long term this will be counterproductive and cause your downfall. If you start your blog thinking that you can become successful overnight, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but this is not going to happen.

When you look at how the famous bloggers like Darren Rowse, Michael Dunlop, John Chow, Steve Pavlina, and others have become popular, you’ll find that they took many years to accomplish the feat.

So what is the solution?

If you want to make your blog a success, you need passion for the topic you’re blogging about, and also do it the right way. This will create the exposure you need and down the line you will start making money out of it too. Here are some tips I’ve put together that will kick start your blog and get it functional in a short period.

Quality always Triumphs

The Google algorithms and other stiff competition you face online can hamper your ranking in the search engine and also affect your exposure. By focusing on the content quality instead of relying on the quantity to attract traffic you can succeed better.

Powerful Content

What you write should not be a modified version of what can be found in other blogs. This can make viewers lose interest soon. The content should be unique, magnetic, and dynamic in nature, if you want it to be shared and make it a success.

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Treat Your Visitors Royally

Instead of looking at how established your blog is, you need to value and cherish each and every visitor, even if they are only a few. I’ve found that long term and lasting relationships are a better way to reach your goal. A happy visitor or customer will definitely bring in success and profits. And what do you prefer- hundreds of random visitors who are not interested in your content, or a handful of paying clients? Make wise choices when it comes to engaging connections.

Conclusion

When you look at the successful bloggers, a majority will confirm that the passion for the work is the key factor that had made them persevere and they make a success and profit out of it. If you are taking first steps towards setting up your blog, the aspects I’ve touched upon will help you make a clear and better choice and propel you towards a total success.

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