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  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Marketing] How to Convert Visitors from Your About Page
    AJ Kumar is co-founder of Single Grain , a digital marketing agency. This guest post is by AJ Kumar of Single Grain. One of the most under-utilized pieces of website real estate out there is the About Us page. While most webmasters treat it as a throw-away repository for a stock biography or company history, consider the mindset of the visitors who arrive on these pages. .
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Marketing] Is Your Blog Over-optimized?
    AJ Kumar is co-founder of Single Grain , a digital marketing agency< based in San Francisco. Single Grain specializes in helping startups and larger companies with search engine optimization, pay-per-click, social media, and various other marketing strategies. This guest post is by AJ Kumar of Single Grain.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Marketing] A Checklist for Choosing the Right Monetization Method
    Blog products have come a long way since I started out, and that’s partially due to technology and market trends, and partially because of the creativity of bloggers themselves. Finally, you might be able to glean opportunities that haven’t yet been tapped in your market—opportunities that your new idea can take advantage of. If you’ve been blogging for a while, you may already have tried a range of methods to monetize your blog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012
    [Marketing] 13 Steps to Being the Worst Blogger on the Planet
    Headlines are just an evil internet marketer’s way of convincing people to do nasty things! This guest post is by Karol K of ThemeFuse. Being the best blogger on the planet is just so mainstream. Why would you even aim for that?! Why not aim for something much easier to achieve, and be the worst blogger the world has ever seen? As I’m sure you’ve noticed, people follow different steps in reaching this goal, but I think these 13 will do the job well enough.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
    [Marketing] 3 Quick Tips to Get Your Next Post Out On Time
    Most of the news in that market had a business focus, and I enrolled in business courses to help sharpen those skills. This guest post is by Tor Constantino of Thedailyretort.com. The old cliché, “time is money” is particularly true for any professional writer—especially when you’re on deadline. The consequences of missing deadlines are lost money, work, and credibility. As a former journalist (a.k.a
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011
    [Marketing] Guest Posting and The Panda Update: Is Guest Posting the Problem?
    Philip helps to run inetzeal.com , which is an Internet marketing company that provides a white label link building service. This guest post is by Philip Rudy of inetzeal.com. The recent Panda update has affected many websites, and not only the “content mills&# of the Internet. Many bloggers are scrambling and wondering what they can do get their rankings back to where they were.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Marketing] Traffic: Stop Thinking in Numbers, Start Thinking in Words
    Sure, the keywords and markets are different, but it’s my job to manage the clients’ expectations and to give them the facts. Recently I’ve been writing down the frequently asked questions from my SEO clients. Here’s a few you may recognize: How much traffic do I need to make $10,000 a month in revenue? How do I get people to click like on my Facebook page? Why is no one following me on Twitter? Are the only people online successful because they are famous?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Marketing] How Panda Changed My Strategy and Brought Success [Case Study]
    As much as you might think that SEO is king, marketing is queen, and everything else in the middle might take priority. This is a guest post from Eric at Narrow Bridge Finance. I can’t tell you how many times I have read the phrase “content is king.” According to Google, it has been mentioned 170 times on this site alone. I recently learned that the old adage is true. A growing blog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Marketing] Is Your Blog Doing Okay?
    Tomorrow, I’ll talk more specifically about this, and explain a few of the ways I think my blogging’s going well—and they have nothing to do with sales or stats or marketing. Last week, I told the story of how I achieved my best month ever on DPS.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Marketing] 218: How to Set Smart Blogging Goals for the New Year
    Maybe your goal is to come up with a new type of product and maybe the market’s not ready for that product yet. Using the SMART Approach to Set Your Blogging Goals for 2018 . It’s that time of year where many of us are reviewing the year gone by and setting our blogging goals for 2018. Goal setting is really important in any venture. Without goals, your actions tend to be aimless and random.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Marketing] How Cancer Changed My Blog
    Because the fear is less intense, I’m more willing to market my coaching or my brand. This post is by Karl Staib of Work Happy Now. I was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. Yes, the dreaded c word. It’s probably not what you are thinking. I don’t look at this health issue as an anchor. I look at this as an opportunity for growth. I’ve been blogging for over three years. Each year I’ve gone through unique pains.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Marketing] SEO in the Fast Lane: Your Legit Shortcut to Readers, Sales, and Search Rank
    Of course, we still wanted to do well in our market, and the opportunity to work within our community has other benefits. We pretty much neglected our local market in terms of search engine rankings due to these challenges until we made the decision to go for it. This guest post is by Mark Cenicola of BannerView.com. Search engine optimization, in its most basic form, is simply a matter of combining relevant content on a web page with back links to that content. .
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Marketing] Eliminate 21 Reputation-Crushing Writing Mistakes from Your Blog
    Stefanie Flaxman is an online proofreader who corrects business, marketing, and educational documents in 24 hours. This is a guest post by Stefanie Flaxman of Revision Fairy® Small Business Proofreading Services. Writing mistakes happen. Unfortunately for you and your readers, writing mistakes are like speed bumps on the blog post open highway. They slow down the reader and remove her from your world—the created reality that you share through your text.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
    [Marketing] 191: Tools for Creating Great Visual Content for Your Blog
    Say for example, we’re at social media marketing world and I was going to share one of my presentations, I would upload that to SlideShare. If you were doing event marketing and then something changed, you need to change one thing. Making the Most of Tools, Apps and Services to Create Visual Content for Your Blog. In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk tools for creating great visual content for your blog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    [Marketing] 10 Steps to a Sales Page That Doesn’t Suck
    Research: Learn your market inside and out. This guest post is by Jessica Albon of ThriveYourTribe.com , In general, writing comes pretty easily to me. When I’m in the flow (which is relatively often), I can write about 2000 words in an hour. And yet when it comes time to write a sales page for myself, my writing flow and speed used to ground to a halt. I’d spend hours on a single paragraph feeling frustrated that I wasn’t making any progress at all.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Marketing] How Giving the Virtual Finger to the World Can Help You Succeed
    She blogs at Beach Betty Creative, helping creative companies grow and imaginative entrepreneurs design a positive, live-out-loud lifestyle through copywriting and marketing design. This guest post is by Shelly Cone of beachbettypr.com. Every business person has those customers that they can’t stand working with but can’t away, because after all, those difficult customers have the duckets. They are offering you their money and you want to accept their money.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
    [Marketing] Social Survival for Bloggers: a Peek from the Inside
    Serpd : Self-promotion’s okay, as long as you submit about online marketing. This guest post is by David Leonhardt of Zoomit Canada. Zombie accounts at Reddit are increasingly frustrating content creators on the internet. A “zombie” account is an account that appears to be active to the user, but to nobody else, usually as a punishment for that user submitting his or her own content. The user submits, and he sees his or her submission.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Marketing] Why Great Writers Win Out in the Blogosphere—And How to Join Them
    Of course, the ability to write isn’t the only skill you’ll need as a blogger—but it’s a crucial one, and perhaps even more important than being able to market your blog well, or handle the technical side of things. This guest post is by Ali Luke of Writers’ Huddle. Is your writing holding you back?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Marketing] 7 Ways Interviews Can Skyrocket Blog Growth
    When one of the bloggers I interviewed learned that I was moving to Costa Rica, she introduced me to some real estate developers who provided me with six months of rent-free living in exchange for some social media and online marketing advice. This guest post is by Srinivas Rao of The Skool of Life. The idea of interviewing people might give you the jitters. It might make you feel like you’re standing naked in front of your elementary classroom with nothing intelligent to ask or say.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
    [Marketing] PB147: Tips, Tools and Techniques for Managing Incoming Email
    It really took my focus away from the marketing of the products and the development of more products as well. Tips on How to Manage Incoming Email. Is email sucking away all of your time, and taking away from your blogging? Today’s topic comes from one of our readers. Phil says, “I’ve been blogging a couple of years now and in the last 6 months have seen quite a bit of growth in traffic to my blog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
    [Marketing] Feeling Lost? Let a Blogging Roadmap Lead You to Success
    For example, if you want an ebook ready to be published by Q3 of this year, you’d better start the final draft by the end of Q2, and the pre-marketing campaign sometime in early Q3. This guest post is by John Davenport of Phogropathy.com. It’s been said countless times in the blogging world that in order to be successful we need a plan. But how do we create this plan in a way that will help us reach our goals? Do we scratch it onto a piece of loose paper?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Marketing] The 7 Cs of Business Communication: Make Your Posts Shareworthy Every Time
    Doing MBA, I did many subjects like Marketing and Management which are great for anyone who is a webpreneur or looking to become one. This guest post is by Marya of Writing Happiness. When I finished my MBA degree about a decade ago, I undertook a course which taught me how to write great content for my blog. Sceptical? I know what you are thinking: blogging wasn’t even around then! I know. Allow me to explain.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Marketing] Bushido for Bloggers: What Samurais and Bloggers Have in Common
    Will the people I have to market to or network with like my products, ideas and style? This guest post is by Aman Basanti of ageofmarketing.com. Yamamoto Tsunetomo’s Hagakure is the most famous text on bushido , the warrior code of the samuari. Written in an era when Japan was obsessed with warfare and martial prowess, the book offers instruction on how a samurai should live and die. The most famous and misunderstood line in Japanese history.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [Marketing] Why Link Exchanges Are Like Mosquitoes
    Google carries 71% of the search engine market and they hate link schemes. A Guest post by Akila from The Road Forks. Last week, I had a revelation when, after spending ten minutes fiddling around with a VPN in Podunkville, China, I opened my email and found four link exchange requests, including one asking to exchange links with “The Toad Forks” rather than our website, The Road Forks.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Marketing] How to Generate Massive Traffic, Excitement, and Even Jealousy with a Hollywood-Style Launch Trailer
    Yes, they have an army of crackerjack marketers creating special promotions, building strategic alliances, and merchandising everything imaginable. This guest post is by Jon Morrow of boostblogtraffic.com. You know that feeling you have when you’re onto something big?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Marketing] 227: 3 Travel Bloggers Share their Stories and Tips
    I use my blog more as a marketing tool for what I do. 3 Travel Bloggers Share Their Tips and Stories. Once again I’m handing the podcast over to you, our listeners, to share your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. I started this series towards the end of last year with episode 221: From 0 to 500,000 Page Views a Month – A DIY Blogger Shares Her Story. Today I’ve got three blogger stories for you.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Marketing] Weekend Project 1: Fix a Mess of a Multi-topic Blog
    Danny Inny over at Firepole Marketing wrote an incredibly insightful post about this, complete with a beautiful checklist for finding your one perfect reader. This guest post is by Natalie Webb of Leave Me to My Projects. You started your blog because you were passionate. You wanted to write about everything you love. You wanted to inspire people with your passions and your well-rounded knowledge in all of your areas of expertise.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
    [Marketing] 6 Tips to Help You Survive Your First 3 Months of Pro Blogging
    My first blogs were built through a free blog platform, on which I learned HTML, SEO techniques, and a little online marketing. This guest post is by Glee of Creative Fashion. I was a high-school Maths teacher for eight years and for all those years, my life evolved in writing lesson plans, producing teaching materials and worksheets, dealing with parents, teaching some well-behaved and some rude students, and pleasing demanding bosses.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012
    [Marketing] What Blog Products Are You Working On?
    Not that simple… For those who are merely testing the waters with their audience, or want to get something out the door and into the market quickly, getting a new product up and running might be a relatively straightforward task. At the start of this month, I began releasing details of this year’s ProBlogger Training Day. This is a big event for me and my team, and there’s a lot to organize.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011
    [Marketing] How to Blog Reactively … and Why You Should
    I also offer a quality link building service for bloggers and affiliate marketers. This guest post is by Alex of ToMakeALiving.com. The word “proactive” is tossed around a lot these days, and you could easily be forgiven for thinking that being proactive is pretty much the only way to blog or do anything else. Certainly in your blogging life there are times when being proactive is important; but it’s not always the answer! The problem with being proactive.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
    [Marketing] The Ultimate Guide to Professional Product Review Pitches
    Being an ecommerce marketer myself, I receive on average three to five pitches a week from small blogs wishing to review and give away my products; 90% of these requests are turned down for many of the same reasons. This post is by Chris Wise of Expressionables. Product review blogs are one of the best ways for ecommerce sites to spread the word about their products and build backlinks to increase organic search traffic.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [Marketing] 180: 7 Types of Facebook Live Videos that Grow Your Audience, Build Your Brand and Make Money
    Last year at Social Media Marketing World, at the end of every day, I would get on and do a Facebook Live video for my followers of here’s the top five things that I learned at Social Media Marketing World this year. Ways to Use Facebook Live to Grow Your Blog. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about Facebook live video which is a technology that has been around for a while now on Facebook and that I think continues to be something that bloggers could get a lot of value out of.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Marketing] How I Increased My Search Traffic by 200% in 6 Months
    Guest blogging is currently among the most popular marketing tactics, and you can be sure find guides on guest blogging almost anywhere you go online. Some variations you might use are: blogging, blogging tips, blog, blog marketing, blogger, etc. I was so impressed with the results of the challenge that I’m planning to make guest blogging for links an integral part of my marketing approach going forward. This guest post is by Bamidele Onibalusi of YoungPrePro.com.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Marketing] ProBlogger Event Speakers Share Their Experience
    Test The Market. By Grove Galligan. At this year’s 7th Annual ProBlogger Event, hundreds of bloggers will come together to network with each other and learn from over 30 speakers and subject matter experts. What separates those attending from those presenting is…. not much. Bloggers are speaking, and most of the speakers blog. The people up on stage have faced similar challenges to those listening to them and this makes their stories relatable.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Marketing] How to Use Big Business Finance Principles to Grow Your Email List
    These tools monitor the key metrics that their sales and marketing teams have to stay on top of. This guest post is by Josh Turner of GatewayCFO.com. If you’re like me, you focus most of your attention on the growth of your site. You know that generating revenue is priority number one. Thinking about finance and accounting? That’s just a distraction. While this is true to some extent, there is much more to the world of finance than just counting the beans.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Marketing] How to Assess Blog Content Submissions
    It was the only site in its niche, yet it couldn’t lead the market, since it didn’t represent the best. When Darren announced he’d hired a Content Manager , one fan commented that she hoped this would ensure greater consistency in the quality of guest posts published on ProBlogger. That comment points to a conundrum that every blogger faces: how can we assess guest submissions objectively?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Marketing] Why Every Employee Should Start a Blog
    You’ll pick up skills related to technology, marketing, social media, analytics, and much more. This guest post is by Hassan Osman of PartTimeWebpreneur.com. I’ve been running a blog for a year and a half now, all while working a demanding full-time job (at Cisco Systems), pursuing a graduate degree, conducting some research on the side, and doing what I enjoy the most: spending quality time with my family.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Marketing] Get More Comments: How Q&A Video Can Help
    Did they want my opinion on the best (and worst) high-level marketing tactics? This guest post is by Annika Martins of annikamartins.com. We hear it all the time. Create blog content that is relevant to your subscribers. Seems easy, right? Maybe, but most of us screw it up. Especially when we’re just starting out, knowing precisely what content will get the best reaction is actually incredibly difficult. As a result, many of us choose post topics in the worst way possible: we guess.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
    [Marketing] How to Blog to Build Your Service-based Business
    Amy Harrison is a copywriter and content marketer for Personality Entrepreneurs wanting to connect and sell authentically to their audience. This guest post is by Amy Harrison of Harrisonamy.com. Earlier this year, through emails with ProBlogger about upcoming guest post ideas, I thought about an article about how blogging fed my business model. This was the first time I’d really considered how my articles linked to the revenue I’d earned in the past three years.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Marketing] 5 Things to Email Your Subscribers About Today
    It also shows that your email list isn’t just a marketing exercise. I’m a big advocate for building a list around your blog, then making the most of it. A current list of email subscribers is an advantage to any blogger who wants to build their presence, whether you’re monetizing your blog or not.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Marketing] 234: How to Relaunch Your Blog After It Becomes Dormant
    10 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging and Content Marketing When I Started. How to Relaunch a Dormant Blog. In today’s episode, I want to answer a question I get regularly from listeners: How do you relaunch a blog that has died or become dormant? I want to talk you through two scenarios for relaunching a blog, and give you 11 things to consider during a relaunch. Before I get into today’s show though, a couple of things.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Marketing] How to Make Your Vlog Go Viral
    Chloe Spencer is a 21-year-old entrepreneur, online marketer, web developer, and professional writer and speaker. This guest post is by Chloe Spencer of NeopetsFanatic.com. Who said vlogs are the only blogs that should have video blog posts? All blogs should incorporate different types of media in their posts, because not all of your viewers stay interested in a blog that never switches up the way it posts its content.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
    [Marketing] Forget Blogging as Usual: 5 Outrageous Tips for Super-sized Attention
    You do have to keep in mind that this flies in the face of research by Hubspot in their 2011 State of Inbound Marketing. This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. It happens every minute. About six thousand new blog posts are published. That’s a lot. Blogs have given enormous power to people. It’s given them a chance to have a voice in a world that used to be controlled by gatekeepers like traditional media.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
    [Marketing] What Aspiring Actors Can Teach You About Blogging
    And that is a good thing, for two key reasons: It demonstrates that there is a market for your niche. This guest post is by Tom Ewer of Leaving Work Behind. If you were an aspiring actor, and you spotted a famous movie star on the street, would you run up to them and ask them for help? You might, but I’m willing to bet that 99 times out of 100, you would get nowhere. In fact, those odds are probably very generous.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011
    [Marketing] 7 Ways Guest Posting Can Boost Your Reputation
    There’s the work and marketing category, the finance blogs, and then the blogs that deal with subjects I really don’t know anything about, nor do I have any interaction with in my work or personal life. This guest post is by Mathew Carpenter of Sofa Moolah. I’m an avid blog reader. My Google Reader is packed with hundreds of different blogs, each one covering a subject that I may or may not be directly involved in.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011
    [Marketing] What Do Fishing and Blogging Have in Common?
    Fish have specific times they feed, which is no different to marketing during holidays, birthdays, or special events like weddings. This guest post is by by Kevin Cullis of MacStartup.com. “If If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” Benjamin Franklin. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime; sell him fishing supplies and a fishing guide and you’ve got a business.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Marketing] Have You Outgrown Your Blog?
    If your blog has plateaued because of a lack of promotion (are you spending as much time marketing your blog as you do writing for it?), This guest post is by Brian Milne, a longtime sports blogger and founder of the BallHyped Sports Blogging Community. We’ve all been there. You’ve been blogging for months, even years, and your blog is going nowhere fast. Traffic is stagnant. Your subscriber count has dropped off. AdSense is paying just that: cents per day.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Marketing] The Four Os: a Four-Step Guide to Successful Blogging
    Everybody is involved in the same rat race to be first to get to the same story, the same video, the same meme, and then be first to market that post. This guest post is by Adam Best of FanSided. I spent the previous decade figuring out how to “make it” online as a writer. Led Zeppelin’s “Ten Years Gone” comes to mind. Eventually, with the help of my brother, I made a bit of a splash on a Kansas City Chiefs blog called Arrowhead Addict.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Marketing] How to Land a Job as a “Resident Blogger”
    That audience also happened to fit their target market. This guest post is by Jane of Runaway Jane. I recently secured the position of Resident Blogger at PLUS Hostels , a large hostel and camp site chain based in Europe. I’d spent more than two years blogging on my independent travel blog RunawayJane.com , and that experience undoubtedly led to me securing this position. But it wasn’t the only factor.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Marketing] 9 Content Lessons Ted Turner Can Teach You
    In July 1985, MGM studios went on the market. Study how other top digital marketers do this and copy them. Scott Aughtmon is a content marketer, content creation specialist, and a speaker. This guest post is by Scott Aughtmon of RecessionsSolution.com. He wasn’t planning on becoming a media mogul. He just wanted his father’s billboard business to succeed. But the content strategy that Ted Turner stumbled upon would change his life forever.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [Marketing] Understand Your Site’s Traffic
    This post was written by John Burnside, an expert in the making money and Internet marketing niche. This guest post is by John Burnside of moneyin15minutes.co.uk. When people arrive at your blog, they’ve all come from somewhere on the World Wide Web. They could have found you on a search engine, they could have known about your site already, or they could have come from any one of a million other places.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Marketing] Don’t Let Your Brain Destroy Your Blog Business
    When attempting to objectively process data that’s emotionally relevant (such as starting a business, creating a service or marketing yourself), your limbic system lights up and your brain automatically weaves in the things you want, dream, admire, crave, and desire. This guest post is by Steve of thecodeofextraordinarychange.com. The U.S.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Marketing] The Rookie Mistake that’s Holding You Back
    And everyone “knows” affiliate marketing. This guest post is by Alexander Heyne of Milk the pigeon. You’re paralyzed. You started reading how to drive more traffic to your blog, write viral content, and make money online… Three hours later you wake up and realize you haven’t actually done anything. You think you’ve had a productive day, and can visualize the influence and money in your future, but time passes and it never comes.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Marketing] From 8 Million to 500,000 on Alexa, Fast!
    Second, my goal was to build an email list and I felt that daily emails were too frequent for my market, and would lead to a high unsubscribe rate. This guest post is by Chuck Rylant of ChuckRylant.com. The goal was to find a single resource—a roadmap or blueprint—to take my blog with minimal traffic and turn it into something significant. I was a few months away from launching a book and needed a platform to make it happen.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Marketing] Beat Your Fear of Technology, and Grow Your Blog
    And it will give you courage to keep learning about more aspects of your blogging business—SEO or social marketing, for example. This guest post is by Ayelet Weisz of All Colores. As Matt Setter recently pointed out here on ProBlogger , pretty much anyone can set up a blog these days without worrying about technical mumbo-jumbo.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
    [Marketing] 209: 7 Types of Evergreen Content You Can Create On Your Blog
    One of the best examples, as soon as I came up with this point to talk about today, one of the examples that came straight to mind was Mike Stelzner from Social Media Examiner who every year does an annual industry report on social media marketing. 17 Types of Evergreen Content for Your Blog. Today I want to talk about Evergreen content, and suggest seven types of evergreen content you might like to try on your blog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
    [Marketing] Got a Consulting Gig from Your Blog? Don’t Make this Big Mistake
    You must do the work of your business, write your blog, market, sell, attend to bookkeeping, administration, professional development, and a whole host of others things that come up. This guest post is by Bill Zipp of Billzipponbusiness.com. You’re so excited! The blog you’ve been writing faithfully, the list you’ve been building consistently, the newsletter you’ve been sending out weekly just paid off.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
    [Marketing] My First AdWords: How to Trial AdWords Promotion for Your Blog
    Kole McRae is an Internet Marketer for 9th Sphere. This guest post is by Kole McRae of Chilled Soda. Many of you probably have AdSense on your blog. It’s a great system for monetization, especially for those with smaller blogs but how many of you have been on the other side? AdWords is the system Google uses for advertising. It’s how you place ads on it’s search engine and on the huge network of sites that use AdSense.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012
    [Marketing] This Post Will Change the Way You Read Blogs. Guaranteed.
    This is something that I originally learned from internet marketer Terry Dean. This guest post is by Timo Kiander of Productivesuperdad.com. Let me ask you this: how many RSS subscriptions do you have? I figured that the number you follow would be quite high. I used to follow almost 90 blogs through RSS. However, there is one big pain that I experienced: although these blogs were very interesting and I read the blog posts, I was pretty much wasting my time.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
    [Marketing] Source Quality Content … Continuously
    It helps ensure you don’t omit important information: if your blog covers a growing market space, there are probably news items and events that you’ll want to make sure you cover. What does every blogger need more of? Quality content! This is the first of a series of six posts that tackle key content questions.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Marketing] How Small Blogs Became 6-figure Income Generators (and How You Can Do the Same)
    She has years of experience in the online marketing industry and has worked as a content writer for several media outlets. This guest post is by Patricia Rodriguez of Adsgadget. From its early beginnings in 1993 to its inevitable rise in the last few years, blogging has become part of our daily lives.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Marketing] The Science of Blogging
    “My only qualifications were half a degree in Marketing (which I failed half of the subjects in) and a Bachelor of Theology. This guest post is by Syed Farhan of www.purephysics.net. The word “science” comes from the Latin root “scientia,” which means knowledge. This is the reason why the word science is attached to many “non scientific” terms like “the science of theology.”.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
    [Marketing] 31 Unexpected Perks of Blogging You’ll Never Want to Give Up
    Then, if you like your new idea, you can build out from your blog to develop a more comprehensive business or just continue to use the blog as a marketing home base. This guest post is by Uttoran Sen of traveltamed.com. You’ve got it! You’re officially a Have in a world of Have-nots! What do you have? It’s probably not money, fame, or tax-write-offs disguised as corporate jets. It’s something more powerful. You have a blog. And a darn fine one at that.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
    [Marketing] Take a New Road with Your Blog
    Now, there could be many reasons for making this change, and of course, one of them being marketing and building up the hype for the book. This guest post is by Lars Holdgaard of Gode Karakterer. So you have a blog which has some kind of self-defined success. You are maybe making a good portion of money and you can see the visitors numbers rising. Your position in Google is also doing better and better every month, and everything is progressing. But maybe it doesn’t feel right.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
    [Marketing] Action! Can Our Hollywood Experiment Help You Make Money Blogging?
    Biagio: Well, uh, no…this one’s actually by the Web Marketing Ninja… Her face goes blank. This is a guest post by Joke and Biagio of JokeAndBiagio.com. Setting: a busy production office in Hollywood, California. Joke stares at her husband Biagio in disbelief. Joke: You bought another book from Darren Rowse? Joke: Did you just say…Ninja? Blogging for business: benefits not always obvious. ProBlogger, Joke and Biagio.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
    [Marketing] 10 Vital Stats for Blog Health—and How to Track Them
    Pretty much every marketing push you make online should show up in your top sites list, so it’s a good place to look particularly for things you aren’t specifically tracking as campaigns in Analytics. This article is by Dan Norris of Web Control Room. As an active blogger, I’m always looking at various stats to help me understand how well I’m doing.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Marketing] Separate Your Blog Needs from Your Blog Wants
    Perhaps, but if your blog is generating interest that you just can’t keep up with, and you can see potential for making revenue if only you had time to set up that affliate marketing scheme/write that sponsored post/put some ad spaces on your homepage, then maybe you should seriously look at whether you can make your blog more than just a hobby. This guest post is by Nicola Ibberson of Little House In Town.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Marketing] PB177: How to Build Traffic and Momentum on Your Blog After a Blogging Slump
    Sometimes we have a slump in traffic because our email list, our email marketing, or our social media marketing has become cold, either because we haven’t been doing it or because we haven’t been doing it effectively. Six Ways to Boost Traffic on Your Blog. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about getting your traffic kick started in the new year.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016
    [Marketing] PB165: Interview with Daniel Flynn – Thankyou Cofounder
    Even today, we do launches that get great PR, great marketing, and great cut through but they are so uncomfortable. I’m messaging a marketing manager. An Interview with Daniel Flynn – Co-founder of Thankyou. In today’s episode, we hear from Daniel Flynn, co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou a social enterprise that sells consumer products like water, nappies, hand sanitiser and much more here in Australia and soon to be New Zealand.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Marketing] 217: 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name
    One of the core values of marketing is to be memorable and to be simple. 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name for Your Blog. This episode is perfect for anyone who’s preparing and planning their first blog, as well as those thinking about starting a second blog. Today I’m talking about what to consider when naming your blog and choosing a domain name for it. I’ll share four things to consider when choosing a domain name.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Marketing] 177: How to Build Traffic and Momentum on Your Blog After a Blogging Slump
    Sometimes we have a slump in traffic because our email list, our email marketing, or our social media marketing has become cold, either because we haven’t been doing it or because we haven’t been doing it effectively. Six Ways to Boost Traffic on Your Blog. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about getting your traffic kick started in the new year.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011
    [Marketing] A One Month Guide to Money Blogging
    Really, what you’re learning is how to build a presence and sell to an audience, which is a simple marketing concept adapted to blogging online. This guest post is by Chris The Traffic Blogger. A desperate reader of mine recently asked how she could make the most amount of money her first month blogging. In order to help her I decided to share with her my “secret” method.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Marketing] 189: How to Create Amazing Videos for Your Blog Using Your Smartphone
    Recently, I was over in San Diego at Social Media Marketing World and I bumped into a fellow Australian on the first night, a guy by the name of Justin Brown. The reason I wanted to get you on is your session at Social Media Marketing World this year was about creating video with smartphones which most of us have in our pockets. As you said, I had that session at Social Media Marketing World which was purely based on that.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011
    [Marketing] Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action
    His latest video on making money online encourages bloggers to build products, and for good reason: according to his blogging income breakdown , 40% of his February income came from ebooks and another 9% from membership sites such as Third Tribe Marketing and ProBlogger.com. You might be saying, “I’m a blogger, not a sales person. I create content. Why would I need to worry about calls to action?” But if you are, I’d encourage you to adjust your thinking.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [Marketing] Getting Un-Panda-lized: One Blog’s Response to Google’s Panda Update
    Bloggers have known that social marketing (a good metric for user experience) is an important part of your online identity and a great way to build readership. This guest post is by Ethan of OneProjectCloser.com. When Google rolled out the first Panda update on 23 February 2011, we saw our site traffic plummet by 40%. I learned about this four hours after quitting my day job to become a full-time blogger.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
    [Marketing] Weekly Trends + Using Polls
    I assume that questions about political affiliation or age on a parenting blog, for example, are done for either the sake of marketing research or the blogger’s own curiosity, but they are useless because they aren’t fulfilling a need for your reader. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012
    [Marketing] Secure Your WordPress Blog Without Touching Any Code
    You naturally don’t want it to get stolen by some evil content scrapers and SEO marketers who just want to launch thousands of sites with content from various RSS feeds. This guest post is by Karol K of ThemeFuse. Right now WordPress powers 48 of the top 100 blogs online. More than that, WordPress actually powers 19% of the web as a whole. Essentially, this is great.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Marketing] How to Solve the Blogging Puzzle
    When I first started blogging, I was so fascinated by affiliate marketing and making money online that I didn’t have time to develop the most important piece of all: content. This post is by Kiesha of WeBlogBetter. Have you solved the blogging puzzle? Or are you just puzzled? As a kid, when winter break rolled around, I found myself with too much time on my hands. So I would occupy myself with 1000-piece puzzles. They kept me entertained for days.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
    [Marketing] 211: Creating a Successful Podcast – Advice from Pat Flynn
    I think that’s my specialty, the marketing put on top of the podcast to make sure that you’re not wasting your time with getting your show up but you’re actually getting results from it like we talked about earlier. Listening to their voice, nothing is more powerful in marketing. Advice from Pat Flynn on How to Create a Successful Podcast.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
    [Marketing] How to Be a Problogger on Tumblr
    utilizing smart blogging and marketing techniques that work on any platform, and making your Tumblr blog more open to non-Tumblr users. Now it’s time to step back from Tumblr for a second, because one of the biggest mistakes I see people make on the platform is that they become too reliant on it, forgetting about the smart marketing strategies that all bloggers should be using, regardless of platform. This is a guest post by Gregory Ciotti of Sparring Mind.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Marketing] 230: How a Blog Helped Grow My Voice Coaching Business
    213: Blogging and Content Marketing: 10 Things To Know. How a Blog Helped Grow a Voice Coaching Business. In our continuing series of blogger stories I’m handing the podcast over to you, our listeners, to tell your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs. This series started in episode 221, and is helping us launch our new (and completely free) ‘Start a Blog’ course that will go live on 10 January 2018.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Marketing] How to Awe Your Readers to Take Action
    So is marketing and networking. This guest post is by Jeevan Jacob John of Blog Networking 101. You have traffic. You have a great number of people reading your blog posts daily. What do you want to do with these people? Have them subscribe? Comment? Simply put, you want them to take action, right? And how are we going to do that? Yes, of course: through different strategies.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
    [Marketing] Become a Guest-post Ninja in 5 Steps
    In fact, a certain marketer just published a course that shows you how to get floods of traffic to your blog—by spending just ten minutes per day with his technique. This guest post is by Timo Kiander of Productive Superdad. There you are with a big smile, after slapping together another 400-word post. It took you 30 minutes to write, and now you are ready to submit it to some random blog. Although you didn’t really put your mind to the post, it got published anyway.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Marketing] Build Blog Products That Sell 6: Tell the World
    So far, we’ve discussed how to plan out products drawn from your expertise , create them , distinguish yourself from your competitors , test-market, figure out how much to charge , and find a clientele. This guest series is by Greg McFarlane of Control Your Cash. Welcome to the final installment in our hexalogy, concerning how to sell blog products in an era when people are reaching into their pockets and finding mostly lint.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017
    [Marketing] 206: Personal Brands vs Business Brands for Blogs
    He is known as an authority in marketing but his brand is all about him, it’s his ideas, it’s his books, it’s his courses, it’s his speaking. But essentially, if you go to his site, it’s all about him and he’s used it to build his authority in the marketing space. If you go there, you’ll see that she uses the tagline Amy Porterfield-Online Marketing Expert. Is There a Right Way to Brand Your Blog?
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Marketing] Use Video Testimonials to Increase Conversions
    The marketing world calls this “social proof.” This guest post is by Annika Martins of AnnikaMartins.com. You think you want more traffic, but you don’t. You want I’m really interested in your stuff traffic that converts into social media sharing, new signups to your list and of course, sales. But how do you make that happen? How do you ensure that when first-time visitors land on your site, they’re going to take the action you want? You have to wow them.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Marketing] The Systematic Blogger’s Manifesto
    I’ve learned a lot about blogging, passive income, internet marketing, SEO—the whole works. This is a guest post by Shaun Connell from Live Gold Prices. I remember when I first began reading about “passive income” It seemed brilliant: work hard and make sure you leverage your time and capital so that instead of being paid once, you’re paid a little bit every month into the future.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Marketing] A Month With BufferApp
    A service like BufferApp can be very useful in the strategies of bloggers and online marketers who are looking to leverage the social power of Twitter to share information. This guest post is by Derek Land of ThisIsInspired.com. On the recommendation of BufferApp from Misty Belardo I have incorporated BufferApp into my Twitter routine—my Routwine, if you will. It’s been very useful, but also brought some interesting thoughts to bear. (In
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
    [Marketing] How Guest Posting is Like a Personal Loan
    They are expecting that you are using the guest post as a marketing strategy to bring traffic back to your blog. This guest post is by Frank Angelone of SocialTechZone.com. Have you ever lent a friend money? If so, was this someone you thought you could trust? If you answered in the affirmative, as they say in The Social Network , than you will want to keep reading. The thought may already have crossed your mind, “how does lending money to a friend relate to blogging?&#
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012
    [Marketing] How Successful Blogging is Just Like Surviving Highschool
    You need to sacrifice a lot of your time, and use it for brainstorming, writing, editing, designing your website, marketing yourself and your blog, pitching for guest posts … the list goes on. Josh Sarz is a Freelance Writer, Blogger and the founder of Sagoyism, a blog which talks about Epic Content Marketing and Storytelling . This guest post is by Josh Sarz of Sagoyism. Do you ever feel like it’s high school all over again? I’m talking about blogging.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Marketing] How to Write Amazing Product Reviews
    Don’t use PR marketing material. This guest post is by Ray Maker of DCRainmaker.com. Product review posts are in many ways the core of what blogging is about—the ability for all of us regular folks to express an opinion about a product, be it good or bad. Every day, tens of thousands of product reviews are written on blogs across the world, and often, on just one product alone, hundreds of new opinion/review posts are written each week.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Marketing] 190: How to Overcome Failure in 6 Steps
    We hear it in conversations, we say it in the media, and we say it in marketing. How to Move Through Failure in 6 Steps. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about failure in business and how to move through it. I’ve been asked questions on this topic a number of times in the last few weeks and while it’s a topic most of us probably don’t want to have to learn about – it’s something that we all will need to deal with at one point or another because it’s a part of any business story.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
    [Marketing] Revealed: The Super Powers James Clear Used to Become a Full Time Blogger in 6-Months
    In fact, his “space” is actually a conflation of several competitive markets—personal finance, freelancing, entrepreneurship, and career development. This guest post is by TT Fong of SpikingStrengths.com. James Clear runs the blog PassivePanda.com , which generates a full-time income. It took him only six-months to reach that point.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
    [Marketing] 205: 5 Obstacles Bloggers Face (And How to Get Over Them)
    At the time, I knew nothing about Facebook marketing. It really moves fast when you go for total immersion. What’s interesting is when Darren asked me to come to the Gold Coast to speak about Facebook marketing, it was really full circle because I’ve been to the Gold Coast three times with Tony Robbins. If you told me a few years ago that I’d be on stage talking about Facebook marketing, I would say you belong in the loony bin.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
    [Marketing] 191: Tools for Creating Great Visual Content for Your Blog
    Say for example, we’re at social media marketing world and I was going to share one of my presentations, I would upload that to SlideShare. If you were doing event marketing and then something changed, you need to change one thing. Making the Most of Tools, Apps and Services to Create Visual Content for Your Blog. In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk tools for creating great visual content for your blog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
    [Marketing] 200: What I’ve Learned About Podcasting in My First 200 Episodes
    Episode 51 – How to Make Money as a blogger Through Affiliate Marketing. Lessons Learned in 200 Episodes of Podcasting. Today’s episode is #200, and while it’s a podcast about blogging, today I want to talk about podcasting and share some of the big lessons I’ve learned about this medium since starting this podcast 2 years ago. I want to present with you my biggest lessons in podcasting, some tips on launching, recording, producing and promoting a podcast.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
    [Marketing] How To Create Link Bait Content
    Brandon Connell is a full time blogger, and internet marketing expert. This guest post is by Brandon Connell of BrandonConnell.com. Throughout my blogging career, I’ve worked hard on my writing style. I’ve improved over time, and I’m at a point now where I believe I have perfected my ability to write link bait articles. A link bait article is an article that makes many readers want to reference it within their articles, or link to it as a general resource.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Marketing] 196: Blogger Spotlight – Nikki Parkinson from Styling You, Shares How She Built a Business Around Her Blog
    How that looks from the brand perspective is feeding in with their marketing. I’ve always wondered what’s going on, on your shop, whether it was an affiliate marketing thing, or whether you’re drop shipping, whether you’re taking orders and then some else is sending it, or whether you’re holding the stock yourself. Blogger Nikki Parkinson Shares How She Built a Business Around Her Blog.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
    [Marketing] 182: How to Use MindMaps in your Blogging
    Let’s move on a little bit now to some possibilities in using mind maps in the promotion of your blog, on the marketing of your blog. Another thing when it comes to marketing your blog, and this is something I’ve not done myself but I’ve seen other bloggers using mind maps for their keywords in search engine optimization. How to Create MindMaps for your Blogging.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
    [Marketing] 207: Smartphone and Tablet Apps for Bloggers
    We have a marketing channel which is just for those who need to see those sorts of messages. Blogger Apps for Smartphone and Tablet. Today, I want to take you on a tour of my iPhone and iPad, and talk about the apps I use most in my blogging and online business activities. One of the biggest changes that has happened in my blogging since I began back in 2002 is the technology I use.
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