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 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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Tips and Tricks to Free Up Google Drive Storage Space

One of the best things about living the dot com lifestyle — whether you’re a freelancer like me or you’re an Internet marketer, blogger, website developer, e-commerce professional or anything else — is that you can effectively work from anywhere in the world so long as you have reasonable access to the Internet. This level of freedom is truly empowering. It doesn’t matter if you’re set up in the comforts of your home office or you’re hanging out in a luxury hotel in Singapore or you’re overlooking the beautiful beaches of Bali. As long as you can open up that laptop and get online, you can earn your living. You just have to make sure that you’ve set up your online business to support this kind of lifestyle. If you’re a blogger, for instance, then you’ll already know that you can access WordPress from any web browser without having to […]

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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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4 Awesome Apps for Great Social Images

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but you don’t want those thousand words to be incredibly negative because you shared a low-quality image! The Internet can be awfully unforgiving and the backlash on social media can be remarkably harsh. We’re not all professional graphic designers — I know I’m not — but we should all be paying closer attention to the images we use on our blogs, in our marketing materials and on social media too. Yes, it is absolutely true that you can invest in more professionally-geared programs like Lightroom, PhotoShop and InDesign to handle visual tasks like this. It’s also true that these tools can be too complex, too confusing and ultimately too overwhelming for a lot of people. You want to have the powerful of these types of solutions without the unneeded frustration. Thankfully, there are some great options that you can access […]

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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 Increase Your YouTube Subscribers By Up To 400%

In this video, I show you a simple little trick (that you can do in just two minutes of less) that can increase your YouTube channel subscription by up to 400%. If you haven’t already done so, pease subscribe to my YouTube channel. Most of the videos I put there don’t end up on the blog. Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model! Read_more Related posts: SPI 308: Sunny Lenarduzzi on Bad Dream Jobs, Building a YouTube Empire, and Using Video for Business SPI 308: Sunny Lenarduzzi on Bad Dream Jobs, Building a YouTube Empire, and Using Video for Business Matt Risinger Shows How a YouTube Channel Helped Grow Business from Zero to $20 Million Why You’re Not Making Money on YouTube SPI 205: How Simple Green Smoothies Used “Challenges” to Grow from 0 to 200k Subscribers in a Year How to Get 100+ […]

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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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What Is the Instagram Shadowban?

When it comes to building your brand online and growing your online presence, one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal is going to be social media. I’m not exactly saying anything groundbreaking here. You already knew that. Whether you’re in e-commerce, you’re an affiliate marketer, you’re a blogger or you’re an “influencer,” it pays to have terrific reach and engagement on such platforms as Twitter and Facebook. That all goes without saying. And one of the platforms where the most successful marketers and brands are enjoying the greatest engagement is on Instagram. Instagram users are much more likely to “like” and comment on your content than on many of the other social networks out there, so while there may be some challenges in turning that engagement into conversions, the potential is certainly there and Instagram is a great way to extend your reach. But in the past several […]

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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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An Affiliate Marketing Model That Works

Most new affiliate marketers getting into Internet marketing do what I call hit and run affiliate marketing. It’s the model they’re all familiar with because it’s the one they hear about the most. The hit and run marketing steps goes something like this. Select an affiliate product to promote Send traffic to the advertiser’s sales page with paid traffic PROFIT! I’m sure you’ve all heard stories of affiliate marketers spending $1,000 a day to make $2,000? It sounds great doesn’t it? The only problem is these affiliates are not doing hit and run marketing. So what affiliate marketing model are they using? In the video below, I’ll show you an affiliate marketing model that really works, and will make you real money. Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model! Read_more Related posts: Win A Networking Plus Pass To Affiliate Summit East 2018 Brands Using […]

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5 Simple Tips for Better YouTube Videos

I’ve been on YouTube for more than ten years. When I started, it wasn’t quite the dominating force that it is today and I still published some of my videos on Vimeo, Viddler or Google Video. At the time, YouTube was just a convenient place for me to share some of my videos and I did so in a rather sporadic and unplanned manner. For 2017, I decided to make a big change and I committed myself to uploading a new vlog each and every Monday. I didn’t have any real expectations for what sort of success I’d be able to enjoy on the platform. Instead, it was more of a creative exercise and it was an effort to develop a better presence on the platform. We all know that consistency plays a huge role on YouTube, just like with so many other online efforts, so I wanted to have […]

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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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5 Great Forums for Bloggers and Marketers

You have far more information available at your fingertips than ever before. No matter where your interests lie, what you want to learn about, or what questions you may have, there’s guaranteed to be several resources that you will find tremendously helpful. Maybe there’s a tutorial video on YouTube or a great blog that you should follow. You can learn a lot not only from the experts who are in the upper echelons of the industry, but also from the experiences and insights of other people who are going through the same struggles that you are. You have to recognize that other bloggers are not your competition; they are your colleagues and a rising tide lifts all boats. And while you can certainly connect with your fellow bloggers over a variety of social media platforms, the trusty web forum remains an incredible source of community and information. Here are five […]

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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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The Importance of Using Heatmaps in Blogging

As bloggers, we are trying to find creative ways to influence engagement on our website so we rely on tools to help us out. I read an article several months ago on heat maps and how they help in increasing user engagement. I’m a true believer that we should always invest our time and money into finding what works for our readers. Without high user engagement, it’s very hard to meet our bottom line, whatever the reason we started blogging. With higher traffic comes the opportunity for increased ROI, traffic, engagement, and influence. If you are new to the concept of heat maps, then let’s look at some benefits of using them in your business. Let’s get started… What are Heat Maps? These are representations of how visitors interact with your page. They will be shown in the form of different colors on your page, showing engagement. For example, the […]

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What to Include in Your YouTube Video Description

For anyone who has ever tried their hand at publishing video content on the Internet, I don’t need to tell you that YouTube is a hard nut to crack. YouTube audiences can be incredibly fickle, picking up and dropping channels like they’re nothing, and the YouTube algorithm seems to change with each passing moment. It feels impossible to keep up. And while it is certainly in your best interest to try and keep up with the trends, at the end of the day, you need to make sure that you have good fundamentals. This is true for practically anything in life, both personally and professionally. And in the online world, good content is still good content. The challenge is getting that good content in front of more eyeballs (and the right eyeballs). Taking YouTube a Little More Seriously I’ve been on YouTube for over a decade, but my experience there […]

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How Color is Important in Your Content Strategy

An effective content marketing strategy has many different elements and each one has to be tested to find if it works within your niche. You have to put together a strategy that resonates with your audience or you won’t be able to increase conversions or meet your bottom line. The only problem is, with content marketing, you have to test and tweak several elements and this can take time. For example, so far, what I’ve learned is that: Topics play a crucial role Depth content definitely helps with conversions Have the right call to actions in the right place Structure matters (intro, body, sub-headings, and conclusion) Avoid too many banners Avoid clutter All of these factors should be tweaked until you have achieved optimal conversion rates. Another thing to note is you have several resources available that will provide you with case studies you can follow then implement into your […]

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