How To You Invest In Trends For The Future

One of the most essential elements of blogging for success is to know when the trends are changing. By simply keeping an eye on the changing trends, you’ll stay ahead of the competition which is crucial going forward. You are protecting yourself from falling behind and letting your competitors steal your customers. Blogging can be fun, but if you are doing it strictly as a business, then you have to pay attention to the things that matter. You audience is only as loyal as your content and when they find something more up to date, they will jump ship fast. However, you are lucky because you have many tools which will give you a breakdown of the changing trends. This means taking out a bit of time each week to explore niche related trends can go a long way. Here’s a question: What are you doing to stay ahead of […]

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Do You Think Linking Building Is NOT the Future? – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our series and we’ll be discussing the last to elements which are shifting Google’s algorithm away from the importance of just backlinks. In the first part, I discussed how manipulative practices are making it hard for websites to simply rank from backlinks. We explored suck factors like how social media is becoming to play more of an important role. We also discussed how we can’t eliminate link building, but it must be more authoritative and relevant for it to have an IMPACT on your rankings. In this part, we’ll be discussing how bounce rate, load speed and actual time on site will influence your search rankings going forward. With all these changes being made I personally think backlinks will NOT be as important as they once were in ranking websites. I highly recommend you start considering these factors going forward so you can make the […]

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Do You Think Linking Building Is NOT the Future? – Part 1

The practice of link building has been the groundwork for search engines since the beginning. Search engines like Google have used the linking building algorithm as a way to distinguish between many different websites. Google was the first to create an efficient pattern of distinguishing websites by how many other authority and relevant sites link to each other. However, many people the recent changes at Google can only mean they are trying to de-value the power backlinks play in SEO. Over the years, many people have creative ways to manipulate search engine rankings by building spam links and even private blog networks to link to each other. Even though this use to be a successful technique it’s no longer as effective after the recent Google Panda and Penguin update. In today’s series, I want to discuss some factors which are making me believe link building won’t be as effective as […]

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Why How-to Content Continues to Grow

Over the years, I’ve stated that “how-to” content is the best type available online and it continues to grow in popularity over the years. Many people often wonder if it’s growing in popularity over the rest of them so I decided to do some research to put together some insight into the topic. What I found was very surprising and I encourage you to pay close attention to some of the factors. This way, you can tweak your content strategy to include more “how-to” content and increase traffic, conversions, engagement, and profits. For those of you NOT aware, “how-to” content is tutorial based content describing the process to get something done from beginning to end. For example: How to write quality content How to setup your TV How to optimize your website How to create YouTube.com videos It’s important you know how to utilize how-to content to your advantage. Let’s […]

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Is Blogging Too Time Consuming for You? Try These…

If you’re just starting out with your online business, then you might find blogging to be way too time consuming. Speaking from my own personal opinion, writing content does take enormous time and you need to know how to organize yourself. I have some handy tools that I use to sort out my content and keep me on track, making sure I get the work done, which is important to keep my business moving in the right direction. However, with this said, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, blogging is full of misconceptions and sometimes, these get in the way of reality. Misconceptions cause tasks to take longer than usual. Poor time manage will NOT allow you to prioritize your tasks and this will stretch things out, making them longer than usual. It’s how you interpret your work that will determine the way you overcome tasks […]

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How To Use Technology To Increase Productivity

It’s no secret that technology has come a long way and we are now incorporating it everywhere. Think about every type of business and you’ll conclude technology is helping in the day-to-day operations. Personally, I encourage people never to underestimate the power of technology and how it can help you in your business. Not only that, technology has helped people become more productive, and in turn, growing their business more quickly. It doesn’t matter if you’re a single employee or have multiple employees because they’ll help you be way more productive. I have all different types of clients within different industries and want to go over some ways it’s helped them become more productive. Let’s get started. Track Employee Production Many businesses have incorporated applications like Rescue Time to track employee computer usage. This application will track how much time is used by the employee for personal surfing. It’ll track […]

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Content Accuracy – Google’s New Update

I was a little hesitant to write about Google’s plan to come out with a content accuracy update because it’s just a small buzz. However, I think because we are bloggers, the main factor of the update, which is “accuracy”, is very important either way. For example, we should be writing accurate content no matter what and shouldn’t wait until Google decides to press down on us. This applies to all the other updates that have happened with Google like removing SPAM link building, keeping content fresh, mobile-friendly websites, etc. Even with these, I’ve always believed that you should have made sure you were following the fundamentals even before Google announced they were going to make them. Today is about the slight buzz going on about the accuracy update and what this means for all of us. I’ll try to keep this topic right to the point so we can […]

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Learning From The Best Blogs Online

Throughout my blogging career, I have learned a lot from the most popular blogs online. I researched relevant niche blogs to see what they were doing different and what attributed to their massive success. Even though I have several blogs, my primary focus has always been “SEO” and “online marketing”. For over 7 years, I have skimmed online keeping a close eye on my competition comparing them to understand the trend better. It’s safe to say I have learned a lot and this has allowed me to grow my blog over the last several years. However, here the cool thing… I’ve noticed what has worked for me has been the same factors which have contributed to the success of others in different niches too. I can break down the entire elements into the following: High-quality content Fuel Curiosity Know your audience If you can conquer these “3” factors and perfect […]

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Tips to Grab Your Readers’ Attention Very Quickly

With so much competition online, it’s important you grab your readers’ attention before your competition has a chance to. You’ll be marketing your content to the same people and even be using similar channels so it’s important you have proven strategies in place. I’ve been blogging for several years and have learned a lot over the years about the way people engage with content. I’ve also been able to work with clients in different niches to help them build engagement and was able to compile data on what works. Let’s get started and look at some of the fundamental strategies for how to attract readers quickly. Let’s get started… Social Media Social media continues to grow at a rate of 10% – 15% each year and you can find people in almost every type of niche. This is why it’s important to have a social media presence as soon as […]

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Common Blogging Mistakes and How To Stop Them

These days, in blogging, it’s so easy to make common mistakes, which we shouldn’t because resources are available online to guide us in the right direction. However, beginners still make mistakes so it’s important to reiterate the importance of avoided certain errors when we can. I work with many clients, testing different things when setting them up online and would like to go over some common mistakes always made. I have written about this topic extensively but would like to go over some stuff I have seen happening very recently in blogging. Here are some common mistakes you should avoid and how to stop them going forward. Let’s get started… Complexity This is one of the MOST common mistakes made by bloggers and it will lower engagement. You have to keep your audience in mind before writing your content. Research your audience and you’ll understand many of them have no […]

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More Top Content Marketing Tools

Welcome to Part 2 of my Top Content Marketing Tools series and I’ll be finishing off this series by discussing “4” awesome tools recommended by authority bloggers. Each one has been proven to help streamline your content marketing so you can stay ahead of your competition. Some tools I’ve recommend are FREE and some are paid, but with a FREE trial before hand. Your feedback will be appreciated and let’s jump right into the series. ContentMarketer.io Once you’ve created high value content, it’s important you get it on different channels to increase visibility. This tool will help you connect with the right people who are NOT only relevant, but also have influence within your niche. If you’re a serious blogger, then you’re going to be writing a lot of content and need to find a quick way to promote it. This tool will compress all the important elements of content […]

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These Are The Top Content Marketing Tools

Over my entire career, I have learned so much from authority bloggers within my niche. They have the experience and have dedicated several years to this industry. Whenever I’m looking for the right tools to implement into my marketing strategy, I would research the market, but first, always see what the big players within the industry have to say. This way, I know I’m getting a credible opinion on the tool and if it can satisfy the best, then I know it’ll do the right job for me. Over the last several months, I’ve been writing extensively on content marketing and how it’s important to increase conversions and engagement. Even though I have covered a lot, I haven’t talked about tools available in the market to help you out. I decided to do research online and find out what tools or services authority bloggers are recommending. Let’s get started with […]

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Mental Blockers You Need to Know and Fix

Are you familiar with the term mental blockers? These are automatic blockers that come into your mind and reduce productivity. If NOT controlled, they can hinder your growth and productivity, which is bad for any business. There have been many resources and people who have dedicated their lives to finding out what they are and how to overcome many of them. It’s important to note people will obviously have different mental blocks they have to overcome, but the universal ones are pretty simple to understand. I think it’s important you know how to manage them so I would like to go over some of them now. Please let me know what you guys think and if you have any feedback. Let’s jump right in. Short Attention Span This applies to both people and entrepreneurs but because my focus is businesses or blogging, then let’s talk about their effect on them. […]

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How To Format Your Content to Increase Engagement

With so much content being published online, it’s important you find a way to quickly attract your readers to your content. This means you need to know the fundamentals of content writing so it resonates with readers right away. Much of this doesn’t have to be done by changing your whole website around because what I’ve noticed is a few formatting tricks will ensure you can accomplish this. I was reading this awesome article by Neil Patel and it provided formatting tricks that I wasn’t aware of. I want to compress the article and provide them below. Let’s get started… The Space and Width Here’s something very interesting and if you’re a serious blogger, then you know how readers like to find content quickly. They hate going back to search for information when skimming through so it’s important for value to be visible. For example, when I’m reading through a […]

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Content Marketing and Lead Generation – A Different Philosophy

Today, I’ll be writing about something I’ve covered numerous times within my other posts, but this is a different approach to lead generation. Just like I’ve said, you have to keep trying different things to get it right, and you have to keep lead generation strategies in mind, too. For example, we often rely on our content to drive traffic to our website and create conversions so why NOT find optimal ways to get this done as well? Lead generation is something you have to test and tweak along the way because if you don’t, you’ll be losing potential clients or customers. A few days ago, I was reading an article on lead generating and the “AAA” method, which I’d like to discuss right now. What does triple “A” stand for? Simple… Attraction Awareness Automation These three can be used to put a solid system in place to build traction […]

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How To Do Content Marketing with NO Budget

Welcome to another awesome tutorial on content marketing and how to build momentum without having a budget to spend on marketing campaigns. Content marketing is something that is NOT going to disappear any time soon because the ingredients are exactly what Google and other search engines are looking for in terms of quality. Content marketing provides quality, relevance, visibility, high conversions, and increased user engagement. This is perfect for search engines that want to continue building a name for their company by increasing the ultimate user experience. However, content marketing can be very expensive so it’s important you have the resources available when starting out. From my experience, it’s tough, especially when you are starting out, so let’s focus on what you can do if you don’t have a budget. Let’s get started and your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Guest Blogging Guest blogging is the best way to build […]

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Important Things to Look For When Choosing a Blogging Platform #2

Welcome to Part 2 of my blogging platform series. In Part 1, we went over some crucial factors when finding the right blogging platform. I believe when you have the right blogging interface, it’s just much easier to start your business and start building momentum. People often spend weeks designing their website and by the time they publish their 1st content, it’s been months. Along the way, they lose motivation, which pretty much destroys your business, but if all this can be compressed, then you won’t lose the initial motivation. The quicker you can get your blog set up, the faster you can start marketing and building momentum. With momentum comes greater motivation and a drive to keep pushing forward. In Part 1, we looked at the following factors that matter when choosing the right blogging platform: The backend interface Theme selection SEO interface Today, I’ll be exploring another 3-4 […]

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Important Things to Look For When Choosing a Blogging Platform #1

I’ve always been a true believer that having the right tools available can definitely make your blogging easier. The Internet has grown so much, we can now promote and increase brand awareness quickly within a few days. Imagine sharing content on your social media account with 50,000 people? That’s enormous traffic directed to your blog within a few minutes, leading to a higher chance of conversions. Anyway, with that said, I’ve always believed the success of a blog starts with a great blogging interface. We have several blogging platforms available to us but it’s important you are clear about what’s important so you can make a decisive choice. Let’s look at the important things to look for when choosing the right blogging platform. This will be Part 1 of 2. Let’s get started… The Backend Interface I think one of the MOST important things when choosing a blogging platform is […]

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Overview of Mobile SEO and What You Need To Know

The mobile update created a serious buzz when it was implemented in April 2015. It was a clear indication that you needed to redesign your website if it wasn’t mobile ready. However, the bigger issue was many bloggers simply didn’t know how to optimize their website for mobile users and hired a team to make all the tweaks. This is NOT a problem for those with a huge budget, but if you’re just starting out, then you won’t have the resources to make the tweaks. Just because you don’t have experience or knowledge about mobile optimization doesn’t mean it’s difficult to figure things out. After making tweaks to my website, I’ve learned you simply need to know the fundamentals. For example, if you’re using WordPress as your blogging platform, then you can install a series of plugins to optimize your website for mobile users. Not to mention, MOST of the […]

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Ecommerce Hosting for Beginners

Online shopping has changed dramatically in recent years because of how easy it is to set up an online store. You’ve heard of regular hosting, but some companies are profiting by offering Ecommerce hosting, which is a complete commerce solution. In 2007, I had set up my own electronics store and this type of hosting made it very easy for me to get things up and running. However, I was searching online and noticed how many other solutions have popped up over the years. They all offer something unique and are worth checking out if you are looking to set up an online store. I’ve tried some of the best over the years because many of my clients are involved in ecommerce so I would like to go over some of the popular options. Let’s get started and your opinion will be appreciated if you have tried something different than […]

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