Email + Landing Page Optimization = Sales Galore

landing-page-optimizationLet’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?

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5 Things Competitors Can Teach You About Blogging

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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. 😉
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Unleash Your Inner Content Marketer To Make Money Blogging

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.
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Giveaway: Win One of Three WordPress Themes from ThemeFuse

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 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!


Entering the Giveaway

  • Your fastest way to enter to win is to simply add a comment to this post. Let us know why you want to win and how you would put your free WordPress theme to use!.
  • Secondly, put the word out on Twitter by posting: Win a free copy of @ThemeFuse #WordPress Theme from @allbloggingtips (RT to Enter).
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Keep checking back with us as we will announce the winners in one week!

Wondering Why You Should Even Bother Entering?

When it comes to theme designers for WordPress, ThemeFuse is without a doubt the highest quality option. They offer premier choices for your website with a wide selection of subjects to choose from. It doesn’t matter what you and your style want to convey on your website, ThemeFuse has something for everyone

With ThemeFuse themes, you get more than just an awesome design for your website. They include the source codes and simple to use interfaces to make them easy to use by just about anyone.

ThemeFuse has also taken on a new partnership with a highly regarded hosting company to be able to offer you hosting with a free domain. They also handle the setup and do your installs for free so you can be sure to get your website up and going in no time. Find out more about this useful product!.

Take a look at some examples of WordPress templates that ThemeFuse has to offer.

Just Married – Wedding WordPress Theme

This beautiful WordPress theme is easy to use for any users out there that are either planning their own wedding or just in the business of wedding planning.

Wedding WordPress Theme

My Journey – Blog WordPress Theme

This theme is great for users looking to blog about their literal or metaphoric journey and offers the ability to post links, photos, and videos straight from your iPhone.

Blog WordPress Theme

Interakt – Agency WordPress Theme

A theme that is perfect for those looking for a modern and creative theme for their corporate agencies and business firms.

Agency WordPress Theme

Evangelist – Church WordPress Theme

This WordPress theme is perfect for those looking to create a website or blog for their church or charity.

Church WordPress Theme

Writer – Personal WordPress Theme

For those looking for a streamlined premium appearance for their personal blog or website, this WordPress theme is the perfect choice..

Personal WordPress Theme
You could be the proud owner of a premium WordPress theme soon, just enter today for your chance to win!

KiddoTurf – Kids WordPress Theme

A gorgeous, responsive kids WordPress theme ideal for a kindergarten or day care center website.

Kids WordPress Theme

Best of Luck to all Participants!

How to Turn Your Website into a Social Media Hub

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.


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’.


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.


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!


6 Dumb and Silly Reasons Why Newbie Bloggers Fail

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?
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