Most of what I’m going to share with you in this post, will benefit those of you who are using AWeber. But if you haven’t started building an email list yet or even if you’re using another email service provider keep your eyes peeled because there’s something in this post for you too. I’m not going to tell you how important it is for you to build an email list because I’m sure you have heard that a gillion times before, I’m also not going to give you a full blown tutorial on using email marketing or even AWeber. But what I am going to share with you are basic principles you can (and should) use in your blog posts, in your YouTube videos and podcasts, in social media updates and more.
When long time blogging friend Mitch Mitchell of I’m Just Sharing asked me to sit down and chat with him via a Google+ Hangout On Air, I was more than happy to do so. It seems I’ve been spending a great deal of time in Hang Outs lately so there was relatively little fuss involved with getting things set up for the recording.
I bet you’ve found countless ways to promote your blog using RSS syndication, but you might not realize you can promote your YouTube channel with RSS syndication as well. Using an RSS feed allows you to automate the promote process in countless ways. Since this is a short blog post, I’m not going to keep you in suspense about how you can put this YouTube promotion strategy to work, the first thing you’ll need to know is how find the RSS feed for your channel…
There are two things that many bloggers struggle with in the fight to grow a successful blog. The first is developing well-written, relevant content and the second is attracting high-quality backlinks. The latest search engine updates and all of the other changes to internet landscape have left scrambling to squeeze out as much of that precious link juice as we can get our hands on. You’re probably asking yourself a few questions. Who is linking to my blog now? Do I have enough of the high-quality backlinks I need? What is the anchor text that is being used for those links? I’m using Monitor Backlinks to find answers.
With the 140 character limitation of Twitter, it’s important that we shorten the links we share in order to save space, yet Bit.ly actually does more than just shorten links. Bitly allows you to edit the shortened links you create so that you can customize them and make them more appealing. You also get stats for all of the links you create with Bitly that keep track of the number of shares and clicks coming from Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
Google is constantly innovating and updating the performance of their Google Chrome Browser. The changes seem to sneak up on us like a thief in the night at times catching us off guard an unaware. Quite often the updates to Google Chrome are very subtle and have little impact on our day to day web surfing experience. Then there are times when a more radical change comes along that gets our attention and not always in a good way. In the post I’ll share the secrets to stay on top of the changes on Google Chrome and make you a Power User in record time.
I’m a long time fan and supporter of Scoop.it and quite honestly I think it’s the best content curation platform available on the web today. Scoop.it took the initiative to gather together a select group of people who they knew they could count on to provide honest and unselfish feedback. These folks are on top of their game when it comes to content curation and they are passionate and committed to surfacing the most relevant, useful ideas for the topics they care about most.
Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo have crafted what just might be the perfect social sharing community on Triberr. That says a lot coming from a self-proclaimed Social Media Diva like myself. I’m not going to go into a lot about why I didn’t embrace Triberr when they first launched the site back in 2011 because that’s old news and honestly – who cares about that. It’s water under the bridge and this isn’t about about the history of Triberr and how it has developed into the killer social media app that it is today. But, here’s what I do want to talk about. The state of Triberr today, as I see it and how can it benefit you as a blogger, podcaster, or content marketer.
Since I uploaded my first YouTube video 4 years ago, I’ve been able to rack up over 150,000 views on my channel. When you consider the fact that all of my videos are geeky tutorials and most of them appeal to a tiny segment of the huge demographic of the typical YouTube audience, I’m quite pleased with that achievement. If you want to get serious about having a successful YouTube channel you need to go beyond just using good titles, tags, descriptions, captions, thumbnails and annotations. Of course all of those things are important. I encourage you to go a little deeper and you’ll see that it will pay off in the long run.
Your YouTube channel page acts as your Home Page on YouTube. Now you wouldn’t think of not putting up a banner on your blog’s Home Page would you? The goal behind the One Channel concept is to make the design more responsive giving it a more attractive and uniform look across different computer monitors and mobile devices.
Having a search box on your blog helps your readers navigate your site. People are searching for terms that are related to the solutions they are looking for and hopefully you’ll have content to fill the need. Set up the Google Analytics Site Search so that you can track what people search for and gain insight into your readers intentions.
The explosive growth of podcasting, often referred to as the podcasting renaissance, is typically attributed to the increased use of iPhones and Android phones which make listening to podcasts more accessible to users across the globe. If you haven’t started podcasting yet, now is the time to get your show up and running on iTunes so you can reach whole new audience of listeners and grow your audience. But if you started a podcast already, you might be looking for some advice on how to get a bigger piece of the podcasting traffic pie.
Previously I shared how you can use Annotations to add InVideo Programming across all the YouTube videos on your channel. If you missed that post and video, you can check out Part 1 in this series called Now That You Stated Making Videos Here’s How To Get More Views on YouTube. As promised this is Part 2 in the series where I follow-up by showing you how to create those coveted, clickable Call to Action links from inside your YouTube videos back to your blog.
The YouTube platform has evolved tremendously in the past few months and they continue to introduce new features to help you with promoting your videos and your channel. One of the key aspects of growing your audience on YouTube is to keep up with the new features they introduce and use them to your advantage. In this post, I’ll cover some of the features that can help you get more YouTube video views and get more YouTube subscribers on your channel.