How To Increase Your Blogs Domain Authority

Domain authority is very important when building an online business especially when you want to generate organic traffic. For those of you NOT aware “domain authority” refers to the entire value of your domain as established over the years looking at such elements like size, age and link building patterns. It’s hard to manipulate simply because you are looking at so many factors which all have been combined, and make sense at the same time. I’m surprised at the amount of bloggers who don’t pay close attention to domain authority, and suffer in the long run. A high domain authority is a cool way to increase your worth quickly within the search engines increasing your organic traffic. Today, we’ll be exploring domain authority, and what I’ve learned over the years regarding the importance it plays. I’ll like to discuss some practical ways to increase your authority so you start increasing […]

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How Long Should Your Blog Post Be?

I’ve always been asked this question about content length, and have heard many different points of view as they apply to this topic. I’ve been lucky over the years to be able to network with some of the top bloggers within my niche so I can drill them about this very question. I have learned a lot, and would like to provide some feedback about what is the right length for your content. There are many things you have to consider when writing content, and you don’t want to limited yourself because you have a certain word count in mind. For example, many times I would miss out on adding value because I would be too overwhelmed in reducing content length. Here’s the honest truth, Your content should be as long as it has to in order to get your point across. When you have finished writing, ask yourself this […]

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Blog is Failing

Blogging is a tough business, and many others have set a standard of what quality truly is so have excelled in the business. Blogging is tough because unlike several years ago, you have to put an emphasis on specific things which didn’t matter before. For example, there is huge importance put on value, layout, marketing, and even proper link building. I forgot to mention, it’s important you always do your research before getting started because if you don’t then you’ll be focused about the direction you should be heading in. However, you also have many resources available to you which will guide you on track, and this is where you’ll benefit where others have failed. You have to know how to utilize what’s available so you create something very special for your readers. I’ll be discussing this in another blog post, but today let’s look at “blogging mistakes”, and why […]

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The 5 Elements of a Powerful Blog Post

When starting a blog, you’re going to spend enormous time writing content. Through your content you’ll be able to connect with your readers, and build your brand over time. However, it’s important you know how to write content which is engaging, and different compared to your competition. I’m surprised at the amount of content I’ve read which is boring and provides NO substance. Writing exceptional content is something I feel can be taught over time if you pay close attention to the fundamentals. We are very lucky we live in a time where so many resources are available so we can learn from authority bloggers. I’ve decided to write a post discussing the fundamentals of a powerful blog posts. If you can start implementing these elements into your content, then you’ll be able to engage, and increase your brand awareness. You’ll also have a higher chance meeting your bottom line […]

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Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Blog 150%

No one can underestimate the power of marketing when done correctly, and it’s essential you have a solid marketing strategy always in place. “Marketing” is the continuous engagement of current or even potential customers until they become loyal customers. In the end, I believe the ones which can market their products or service strategically will enjoy higher ROI compared to their competition. However, it’s important to note something… It’s all about the testing what works so you can optimize your marketing going forward. For example, the title of this article is “marketing strategies” which means incorporating those strategies that give you a huge ROI so you meet your bottom line. I can’t believe the amount of people who waste time on strategies which produce no results going forward. It’s amazing because they waste both time, and money which would have been used somewhere else to produce results. Today, I’m going […]

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Is Blog Commenting Dead?

Let me tell you a little story about how I came to meet John Chow and how we’ve grown to become pretty good friends over the years. Heck, I even crashed at his guest house in Washington at one point. Learning to Make Money Online Even though I’d be writing online for years prior, I didn’t really turn that into professional blogging and freelance writing until 2006. I started learning about Internet marketing, online advertising, search engine optimization and all the rest of it. Coincidentally, it was also around that time that John decided to run his little experiment to see if it was possible to earn a full-time income from part-time blogging. We all know how that turned out for him. At the time, I didn’t really know him, of course. I only knew *of* him, but we just so happened to have a mutual friend who I knew […]

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Avoid These Top Internet Marketing Blunders

Internet marketing is a very fragile business because it’s very competitive, and takes a lot of patience. However, there are cool ways you can improve your marketing by researching your niche, and applying the strategies you learn at the same time. Over the years, whenever I start a blog, I’ll always research my niche and the top bloggers in my market to learn what I can from them. Since they have been in the business longer it helps me avoid the mistakes they have made along the way. Avoiding these mistakes will help me grow faster, and build my brand quickly. Next, We have so many cool ways to market our blog which were NOT available before. For example, we have social media which will excel the rate of blog growth 10 fold. The top social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have enormous niche relevant visitors which can […]

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How To Spend NO Money and Start Getting Customers

When some bloggers are starting out, they have NO money to spend on getting customers. This can be very stressful, especially if they expect blogging to be their only source of income. However, over the years, many case studies and tools have been introduced into the market that allows you to attract customers without spending a dime. You might think this is impossible, but I’ll be going over some of them today. By building blog growth and attracting customers WITHOUT spending a dime, you’ll be able to be competitive in a market which might feel is impossible. Let’s get started, and explore some of the FREE methods available to you online. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Leverage the Communities Forums and other online communities have been around a long time, and are completely free. I’m surprised by the number of people who fail to NOT leverage what is available […]

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How To Create More Content in Less Time – 5 Proven Methods

Creating content can be tough especially when you have a few blogs you’re writing for every day. Over the years, I have been writing content daily to the count of 5000-600 words, and I’ll admit that this can get very tough. Sometimes, I don’t have the patience, which can restrict the flow of words when getting them down within my word processor. With that said, it’s important I go over a few things I have learned over the years about writing content. For example, if you manage your writing and time correctly, then you’ll be able to get a lot more written than normal. This works in your favor, especially when time is of the essence when blogging. Today, let’s explore “5” solid methods to write more content in less time, which will help you grow and excel your blogging. We’ll be looking at the following: The importance of developing […]

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Lessons Learned After 3 Years of Content Marketing

Content marketing is a MUST for every blogger, and if you have read any of my previous posts, you’ll understand the importance I put on this strategy. Through content marketing, you are able to reach an audience that otherwise would be impossible. Google has also emphasized the importance of high quality content because it enhances the user experience. With that said, it’s important that you write content that is in-depth, provides value, provides a solution to a common problem, and is sharable. Why sharable? Social media is increasing the rate at which content is found and discovered. This means the more value you provide, the higher chance of achieving conversions later on. Next, Content marketing can be used to generate enormous sales, especially if you have a blog that relies on conversions. Many blog simply as a past time, but others do it as a means of survival. For example, […]

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7 Examples of How to Rank Higher in Google for Your Name

Expert roundups are getting a lot of attention lately. If you haven’t participated in one, I’m sure you’ve at least seen them being passed around through social media or even found on your favorite site. The main reason why expert roundups are such a hot content creation method these days is that not only are you creating new content and value for your audience, your site is also getting a ton of social media shares, expert exposure, and authority in the process. This is also one of the main reasons why I decided to launch my Rise of the Entrepreneur podcast, with the focus on interviewing experts within our industry. Here’s a typical 5-step formula for how to create and find success with an expert roundup. Choose a hot topic or question relevant to your niche Email/outreach experts the question within your space Once you get enough answers, publish them all to […]

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The Right Questions to Ask When Hiring A SEO Company

Being a full time blogger can be very time consuming, which is why I like to outsource my SEO. This is not always the case, only when I have a full schedule ahead. Over the years, I have learned a lot about outsourcing, and what to look for when choosing the right company to take care of your organic work. These days, with so many updates, Google now targets poor quality links, content, and private blog networks, ultimately banning sites that don’t meet the quality threshold. In short, you have to be very careful when selecting SEO companies in the future, making sure they do a solid job on your blog. Today, I’d like to go over a few things to look for when hiring an SEO company. I’ll also explore how asking the right questions can help you select a reputable company. I believe with content marketers getting so […]

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Writing Emails People Want to Open and Read

Email marketing is huge and you can double or even triple your growth with a solid follow-up campaign. Over the years, I have learned every top blogger encourages other bloggers to have a solid opt-in sequence that will increase user engagement. However, I’m surprised at the number of people who still don’t choose to implement email marketing on their blog. I think everyone should have a solid email marketing plan, especially because they are very cheap and easy to set up. For example, I’ve been using Aweber.com and had them set up on my blog within a few minutes. They offer free templates, a drag & drop interface, and autoresponders that can be sent out within minutes. With so much to be done easily, it’s important you start looking at how you can benefit with email marketing on your blog. After, It’s time to test and tweak your email campaigns […]

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Is Content the Only Thing Needed to Increase Traffic?

A common question asked by many bloggers and many will have their own opinion. However, I currently have close to 4 blogs, and am in the process of starting my 5th so I wanted to shed some light on what I learned over the years. We often think writing great content is the only element needed to grow our blog and generate traffic, however, you’ll be surprised to know that this is rarely the case. For example, social media, smart back-linking, and optimizing all play an important role once you publish content. Today, I’ll be exploring this important question: Does Content Equal an Increase Traffic? And is this all that’s required to build a successful blog. I’ve learned a lot over the last few years and will like to share some of it right now. Let’s get started and your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Please leave your comments in […]

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Avoid a Google Penalty By Using These Tips

Over the last several years, Google has made some huge changes to their search algorithms. Their main objective was to make it difficult for people to manipulate the search results so searchers were able to find the right kind of results. This ultimately took enormous time, but Google was able to get the job done with some data collected over time. The end result was a search algorithm that did two things: First, it took into account they (Google) had direct control over like how results were displayed, their philosophy, search updating, and others. Secondly, they tweaked their system to look at what people do when building a website. For example, they started to pay closer attention to link building, content, social signals, etc. In the end, Google was able to create a search engine that overpowered others to still be considered the best in the business. The only downside […]

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How Not to Go Crazy When Working From Home

I wasn’t always a professional blogger or freelance writer. There was a time that I knew practically nothing of Internet marketing and making money online, but I like to tell people that I fell into this space and this career “accidentally on purpose” way back in 2006. I met John Chow for the first time not long after getting started and we’ve been friends ever since. You might even remember that time I crashed at his guest house in Bellevue, Washington. That experience, along with so many others like it, really illustrate how I was drawn into the “freelance lifestyle” (or the “dot com lifestyle,” as John likes to say) in the first place. I am in a position where I can largely set my own hours, choose my own projects, and determine my own fate, all while working from almost anywhere I have a reasonably reliable Internet connection and […]

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Four Ways to Attract More Reviews To Your Internet Products

One of the main ways bloggers build momentum online is by developing products which resonate with their readers. This is a great way to encourage people to continue visiting your website, and even earn some much needed income. Even after creating a product it’s important you market it the right way which involves using some thought-out strategies. For example, product marketing can be done by: Traffic Reviews Affiliate programs General advertising And others Today, we’ll be looking at one of the MOST popular ways which involves writing product reviews. Why does this work so well? Simple… With so many market places online many people like to search by product reviews. This means with higher reviews you have a better chance of selling your product to others. The higher the reviews also means a better chance to earn larger profits which meets your bottom line. Over the years I have worked […]

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How To Do Internet Marketing On A Small Budget

Many businesses starting out don’t have the budget that others have. I believe this should NOT slow anyone down because you still have options available to market your content. In today’s age, content marketing is very important so we should all implement strategies that help us establish the bottom line. This means through content marketing, we should convert readers into loyal followers, which, in the end, will help translate into major profits. I’m a true believer of that “budget” should always be flexible. However, this isn’t always the case for someone just getting started. Over the years, I have started many blogs WITHOUT a budget, and have been able to scale quite well. Let’s look at some small budget tips in relation to content marketing. These tips will help beginners get started so they can still keep an competitive edge online. Next, I would like to hear your feedback on […]

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5 Best WordPress Plugins to Grow Your Blog

If your goal is to eventually build your blog into a well known brand, there are great tools available to help you scale quickly. You can start the process by utilizing the best WordPress plugins to grow your blog. Plugins are essentially tools that you add to your website that serve a specific purpose. The best tools allow you to do one or more of the following: Encourage audience engagement Draw in more readers View and access important data Today we are going to look at 5 WordPress plugins that can change your blog from small-time to world famous. Let’s dive in! 1. MonsterInsights The first plugin we are going to look at is called MonsterInsights. As the name implies, this resource gives you insight into crucial data on your blog. This tool links your blog to Google Analytics so you can monitor information regarding people who land on your […]

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Skills Top Writers Have – Follow and Grow Your Content Marketing

Blogging is all about writing the best content available because if you don’t, you’re going to have a hard time engaging your readers. I’m a true believer in that with content writing skills, you can add more value to your readers. How? You’ll be able to provide depth that would otherwise be impossible. Today, we are going to be talking about something very special, and it has to do with content writing. Even though we have discussed this topic several times before, it’s important to note we are going to be learning from the best. I have done some research and gathered information that I know you’ll find very useful. I’ll be going over content writing skills that some of the top writers have so you can implement them into your blog. I’ll discuss anywhere from 4-5 skills and then go through some action steps you can take to start […]

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