Everyday, millions of people are flocking to YouTube searching through an endless sea of videos. They want to find information, they need a laugh, or even if they just want to be entertained they can rest assured that YouTube is the place to find just what they are looking for. Let’s face it, this is why so many of us started YouTube channels in the first place. It’s a huge platform with tremendous potential and opportunity for anyone trying to make a name for themselves online. How can you make your YouTube videos stand out among the crowd? By adding the perfect YouTube video thumbnail.
If you have been blogging for awhile I’m sure you have some classic, evergreen content buried in your blog’s archives. It’s the kind of blog post that needs to get as much exposure as possible because it’s extremely helpful, well written, and even though it already has a ton of social shares, you and I both know that it deserves even more. Now that you know the kind of post I’m talking about, let’s take a look at how you can use sites like Pinterest and Google + to get your post the traffic and attention it so desperately needs.
We know that Pinterest is a huge social network that has tremendous potential for growth in 2014.
We also know that visual assets are the wave of the future and a critical component to any successful online content marketing strategy. We can even see the growth of Pinterest traffic in our very own traffic reports on Google Analytics. So let’s start taking our Pinterest promotions more seriously shall we.
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.
Facebook engagement is one of the biggest challenges that most bloggers are facing today. We all know that we need to have a presence on Facebook but what we really want is to find ways to bring our fans and friends on Facebook back to our blogs. In order to attract more interest and boost our brand we seek strategies to get the best position and obtain higher levels in Facebook’s algorithm known as EdgeRank.…continue reading…
Let’s discuss the benefits of having a podcast. Starting a podcast can be the answer to your content marketing prayers. You don’t need to get in front of a camera and yet you can create a connection with your audience through a podcast that goes deeper than the bond you create on your blog. Your readers will get to hear your voice which helps them relate to you on a more human level. Once you start your podcast, you can instantly boost your credibility and elevate yourself as thought leader and recognized authority figure in your niche.…continue reading…
Scoop.it is an online content curation tool that helps you keep track and share stories on topic related story boards based on our interests. You might compare Scoop.it Pinterest but it’s so much more. Collect snippets of information in an organized collection. Curating content with Scoop.it helps build your authority and share your expertise within the community and to your most popular social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus.