Are Businesses Still Creating Websites Specifically for Mobile?

Creating a Mobile Website For Your Business

Creating a specific website just for mobile can still work for many companies. Unfortunately, creating a website that favors the small screen is quite different than a website you would create for a desktop. This puts extra pressure on web designers because they have to create a website for both a desktop as well as a mobile-optimized version. If you do not have a web designer, then thinking about these different ways customers get information will be important. A website is usually the first thing a startup company creates, so there are a few things to bear in mind.

How to Tell Your Story and Connect with Your Audience on YouTube

How to Tell Your Story on YouTube

Are you making the most out of your YouTube channel? Here’s what I mean by that. I’m sure by now you have uploaded a video or two to YouTube. Perhaps you even created a playlist or learned how to add annotations that link back to your website. Of course you should always try to send people back to your blog from outposts like YouTube, but let’s face it, lot’s of people will never leave YouTube and head for your home base unless you’ve given them a darn good reason to do so.

11 Brilliant Podcasts To Help You Improve Your WordPress Blog Significantly

11 WordPress Podcasts to Improve Your Blog

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.

Harness the Power of Images to Breathe New Life into Old Blog Posts

Breathe New Life Into Old Blog Posts

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.

The Science of Commitment: Are Your Readers Loyal?

Loyalty

Are your readers loyal? Loyal to your blog? (meaning they are returning visitors/clients/subscribers).
Let’s forget that for a moment…Do you know why I am writing this? I do love writing on other blogs, but beyond that, I love the traffic that I get from my guest posts.

After reading this post, some of you may visit my blog, which is what I want. But, my ideal goal is to convert you into returning visitors (Hey, I love new visitors as much as the next guy, but I prefer returning visitors. Don’t you?). So, let’s talk about commitment (or loyalty. Call it whatever you want, it’s valuable and very powerful).

Part-Time Blogger’s 5 Time-Saving Tips for Effective Comments

Effective Comments

One of the fun parts in blogging is receiving comments to your posts. It’s nice to get feedback on what you have written about. Unfortunately, sometimes managing the comments can be very time-consuming. Especially if you are blogging while having a day job, you may not have that many moments to deal with comments.Here I present five ways to deal with comments. The main point is to make this process more effective – by getting rid of all the extra work that is otherwise involved. That way you have more time to do something more important in your blogging.

4 Strategic Tips To Get Massive Amounts of Blog Traffic

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No matter whether you receive 100 visits to your site per day or 100K visits per day, you still need more traffic, don’t you? YES is the answer. So in this post I am not going to give you the usual traffic generating tips. But I am going to talk to you keeping the big picture in mind – the strategic approach to getting more traffic. Let’s dive in.

How To Do Better Product Reviews On Your Blog

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One piece of advice I would like to share with readers is something that gets asked to me quite often as a product reviewer and that is how do you get companies to give you products that you can review. To understand why company’s and brands reach out to bloggers and give away products in exchange for reviews you have to understand the reasons and benefits to the companies first. This will help give you insight as to what you can offer them and why they would send out products for free in the first place.

4 Steps to Prepare Your Blog for Google Updates in 2014

Get ready for Google Updates in 2014

The much unplanned Google Page Rank update took place in December 2013 and it basically shocked (partially) the search engine communities around the world. This update is said to be the toughest or strictest for most of us; I saw several PR 8 sites dropping all the way down to PR 3 and brand new blogs achieving PR 2 and 3′s.

With that being said, what would possibly be the next ‘big’ thing Google had for us all in 2014? For once, Google is always changing their algorithms and it is proven multiple times that doing ‘what worked yesterday’ could probably not be the best technique after all.

Which Matters More For Your Blog – Domain Authority or Page Rank?

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Does your head spin when a Google Page Rank update comes out? Both Page Rank and Domain Authority get harder to climb up as your number gets larger. With Page Rank it’s easy to get to 1 or 2 but to climb upwards is much harder. The same applies for domain authority. The smaller numbers are easy to climb up to but once you reach around 40 you may plateau unless you are doing things very well to continue to climb up the rank.

7 Tools That Make it Easy to Organize and Simplify Your Blogging Life

Simplify Your Blogging Life

Let’s face it, blogging is a ton of work. You’ve got to keep up with your social media profiles, create and organize tons of content (both in written and video form), and you’ve got to market like crazy just to stay relevant. Some of you have children to take care of, day jobs to go to, relationships to maintain, and so on.It’s definitely a crazy blogging world we live in, but there’s a way to tone down the craziness just a little bit.You might be thinking that you’re already pretty organized (and maybe you are), but it’d be a mistake to think you can’t benefit from new ways to organize and simplify things.

This Message is Being Brought to You by AWeber…Literally

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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.

Are You Getting the Highest Possible Return on Investment from Your Blog Posts?

Highest Possible Return on Investment

For the new age blogger, it’s a jungle out there… Unfortunately it’s never been harder to get the attention of your audience than right now. Distractions are everywhere. I would estimate about 97% of blogs (which are usually started with high hopes) end up becoming pretty much dead within 12 months. The main reason for this being the blog posts are dry, dull and boring. The writing usually lacks personality and sounds robotic. Or the topics have already been covered a thousand times before on the other “me too blogs.” There is a certain art to writing, that extends further than just trying to teach people stuff on your website. It’s more important than ever to utilise a combination of both information and entertainment in your writing. In a nutshell, you’ve gotta make it interesting…

Video Basics: 5 Tips for Recording Outstanding Video Blogs

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Videos don’t have to be perfect but studies show that using videos on landing pages and in marketing materials bring in higher conversion for one thing videos increase the length of time people stay on your blog, giving your message longer to sink in.rates. In this post I will share 5 basic tips you can use to make outstanding video blogs to promote your products and services.