As a rule, don’t compare your YouTube stats, to those of other YouTubers. Set realistic goals for your channel and only make comparisons with yourself. Otherwise, you might get discouraged when you see others racking up numbers on one single video that you can’t muster across your entire channel!
Podcasts and podcasting are quickly becoming part of main stream culture. It’s no secret that the proliferation of Smart Phones and their wide spread use among consumers of all ages, has played a huge part of the so-called Podcasting Renaissance.
Podcasters are learning quickly how starting a podcast can open doors in terms of audience development. There’s nothing better than literally getting “inside the heads” of your listeners when they subscribe to your show. iPhone, iPads and other smart devices put podcasts into the hands of every-day users who can access their favorite shows as they are jogging, doing household chores, walking their dog, commuting back-and-forth to work or simply looking for a way to connect to an uninterrupted stream of content surrounding their favorite hobbies or special interests.
Just like bloggers, most podcasters are obsessed with checking their stats. I’m a huge stats junkie myself so I can totally relate to why people are constantly checking their stats. But if you’re hosting your podcast with Libsyn (which I highly recommend) there are a few things to keep in mind and be prepared for before you start digging through the mountain of data in your dashboard.
I’m not going to tackle this task all by myself (although I am going to add my own personal take) instead I want to share with you a video HOA featuring the top podcasters in the industry as they go behind the scenes, and get down to the nitty-gritty of podcasting stats in the Libsyn dashboard with Rob Walch, the VP of Podcaster Relations.
Justin Germino (a.k.a. Dragon Blogger) knows his technology. He also knows what thrills kids at Christmas (having two sons, himself), as well as thrilling us bigger kids, when it comes to gadgets, games, and tech. Last year, I interviewed Justin for a holiday gift guide series and this year marks the second annual Dragon Blogger Technology Gift Guide, complete with Justin’s recommendations, based on a year of testing and reviewing these gadgets. Remember I mentioned he has two sons? All the more credibility for Justin who knows how to give the technology a run for the money, as well as keeping up on the news, the trends, and where the technology is projected to go in the future.
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.
Blogging and Internet Marketing is a minefield! Here are some must have tools that will enable more effective attraction, engagement and conversion. When I started my own business helping others improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their sales and marketing I was confident in my ability to market to my audience, manage the sales process and ultimately sell my services. What I overlooked was that a large part of my business was being done online, and this was a fairly new concept to me. As it is to most of us!
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.
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.
Most website owners start with one website, one blog, and one site to call their own. A growing number of site owners need multiple domain hosting. Find a hosting company that will support multiple site hosting. While most hosting companies do offer multiple domain hosting, the service varies tremendously. Once you find a good hosting company, check to see what features and benefits they have for their services.
Whether you have been blogging for years or you’re just getting started, it makes sense to compare your options. There are dozens of blogging platforms worthy of your consideration. The one that you choose will depend on your preferences and what you want to accomplish. If you feel that you’re stuck in WordPress Land, use this guide to decide whether it makes sense for you to stay there or move to another platform.
Search engine friendly web hosting helps your website generate more traffic by making sure you stay up on the rankings in a search engine’s search results. But is this really true? When a new web-master decides to take the plunge and buy web hosting it is never an easy step to take but many never give search engine friendly hosting a second thought. Let me discuss website hosting and how it is vitally important to the success of your website when it comes to dominating the search results.
I’m taking a big leap of faith by assuming Google Analytics is your preferred arena for tracking your website data. Most users would be accustomed to the standard reporting dashboard in Google Analytics. A well structured analytics dashboard will answer a few imminent questions so you can determine your site’s performance. I switched to using a Google Analytics Custom Dashboard to easily access the website data I require in a quick manner plus the ease of reproducing these reports is helpful.
Ever want to try improving the conversion rate of your blog, but didn’t have the money to hire a designer, the time to figure it all out, or technical prowess to pull it off? Well, I’m happy to say those excuses are no longer valid ever since the Google Experiments feature was integrated into Google Analytics. If you’re not familiar with Google Experiments Lab already, it’s a program that allows you to serve different variations of your blog to different website visitors and measure the performance of those page variations against your goals (more email opt-ins, lower bounce rates) to see which version performs the best. Let me explain in simpler terms with a hypothetical example on how to setup Google Experiments.