Your Guide To Blog Marketing

  • March 31, 2016
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Your Guide To Blog Marketing

With there being so many blogs out there in cyber world, how do you make yours known and get people to read it. Some people feel blogs are not as valuable as they once were, but that’s exactly why you should start your own now. The key to making your blog successful is getting it to stand out. Check out our guide to blog marketing.

There are several things that you can do to make your blog marketing a success, and we are going to cover some of them right here. The first thing that you should know is that you should have your blog URL pointing to your market. For example, if you are trying to promote and sell sunglasses from your blog, you want your URL to say www.sunglasses.blogurl.com or better yet www.sunglasses.com. Doing so will give you an extra advantage.

The next step would be to customize your blog. Rather than having the same old blog interface like everyone else has, make your unique and interesting to look at. This will also help anyone from getting your blog confused with others that look just like it. There are so many types of blog software on the market that having your own look should not be that difficult to accomplish. WordPress is our #1 choice. Pick from a large variety of free themes or choose a professional one for $50.

Keyword research is another very important part of blog marketing. If you are not using the keywords that people search on, then chances are no one is going to find your blog. Have a variety of keywords in your blog as well. Not just the same one over and over. Not everyone just uses the term ‘sunglasses’ when they are searching for shades. Keyword research is an important factor to remember. Know the market you are looking to go into.

On a recent podcast I heard a company say they transcribe all their customer service calls on their blog. This may be a great way to generate content if you own a business.

At the very minimum be sure to create a Facebook Page and Twitter Profile to promote your blog content.

Using SEO on your blog, which stands for search engine optimization is a great idea as well. SEO will help get your blog out there and read. There are many good free WordPress Plugins to help with SEO. Being as high as you can in the search engine results is something that you want.

Many people do not realize this, but having a different title tag in the HTML code on each page makes a big difference. If you have given the first page on your blog the title of sunglasses, you need to be sure that none of your other pages are named this.

Once you have done your keyword research, you will want to write content based on the research you have done. Using one or two keywords, make entries into your blog using the keywords will make it easy for your blog to be indexed under those terms. That will also result in people searching on those particular terms able to find your blog.

Blog marketing is pretty much the same as website marketing. However, if you have never had a website, and are not familiar with marketing these great tips will help you get started. Be sure that you put new entries into your blog on a regular basis as well. This will help keep you up to date and current and also will keep your readers coming back for more.

5 Reasons Why You Should Still Blog

  • March 30, 2016
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5 Reasons Why You Should Still Blog

Blogging is a concept that started in late 1990s and has evolved ever since. It used to be a way to comment an existing webpage, an opportunity for visitors and readers to react or voice out one?s opinion on the said topic. What started as a single-sentence commentary has evolved into pages of personal take on just about anything and everything under the sun. Is addition to sites like WordPress there are micro blogging sites like Tumblr. As it continues to move forward, online advertising has tapped into the blog?s potential. Here are 5 reasons why you should use blogging as an Internet marketing tool.

1. Blogging is simple. The simplest way to get your piece on the net is through blogging. No skills are necessary? an average adult can read and type, or at least click a mouse. It?s like having a virtual piece of paper and you just write your ideas, experiences, new products, and hope that the truth behind your articles comes out and entice your reader to also try your product. If you have a PC and an Internet connection (who doesn’t?) then you can blog and advertise.

2. Blogging is authentic. In this day and age where advertising saturate our lives, we question the credibility of promoters? claims. However, in blogs, real people share their real-life experiences, unscathed by paid advertising. Reading blogs about first-hand product use is like talking to people about their first-hand experience. You definitely want to buy a tried and tested product.

3. Blogging is free. Because blogging is yet to be proven as a mainstream online advertising media, most sites see it as something to augment current marketing tools and thus offer it for free. Any opportunity for free webtime is definitely a bonus especially to businesses that are starting up. Needless to say, paid blog pages can generate more income for your seriously growing business.

4. Blogging builds credibility. As you get more and more into writing your experiences on a particular product or industry, your readers come to realize that they can depend on your posts for their own information needs. As such, you become an expert on it; as a consequence, more readers visit your site and more bloggers link to your blogs. As companies and professional organizations notice the growth of your readership base, they may soon get in touch with you for advertising on your blog page, or make you an affiliate, which pays for every referral generated from your blog site.

5. Blogging builds your market. Unless you are a Hollywood star, chances are, only your Mom reads your posts. Mom has a lot of friends, so she lets her friends know how interesting your blog site is. But you need not depend on Mom to increase your readership base. Look into the following ways to build your market through blogging:

-By using your e-mail. Today, blogging is overcoming the e-mail?s popularity in quickly and effectively reaching and expanding a market. In this age of speed and quick access, logging in and downloading e-mail is simply taking longer than clicking into a blog site. Let them explore your site by using a short e-mail message as teaser to your blog site. If your e-mail is on an entirely different subject, use your e-mail signature to give a link to the site.

-By using subscription. An easy way to get your readers e-mail is to give them an opportunity to subscribe to your blog site. Keep some exclusive information for your subscribers to entice readers to subscribe and give their e-mail address. Just be responsible in using their e-mail address, as the last thing you want is a comment on your blog that you are a spammer. Aweber is what CashSherpa.com uses to collect e-mail addresses.

-By understanding your readers. Conduct a simple survey for your readers to understand their profile and advertising preferences. Ask consumers to give you feedback on a post, an ad link, or a trial that you shared. In this way, it is like interviewing your readers without the commitment and intrusion of a face-to-face interview.

-By joining a blog network ?A network of blogs maybe a collection of blog sites that share the same industry, interest, readership base, payment mode, etc. Consumers find credibility and convenience in clicking one link to several real bloggers about a single subject. Clearly, more bloggers are better than one.

-By using RSS. RSS is the fastest growing technology on the Internet today. As such, having RSS feeds to your blog is definitely another means of generating awareness for your readership base. Having a variety of feeds can add interest to your blog site.

Give your business a boost by effectively using blogging as an Internet marketing tool.

The Best 5 Tools Twitter Marketing

  • October 7, 2015
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5 Tools Twitter Marketing

Looking for 2015 Twitter marketing tools to help you become a better social media marketer on Twitter? Here is a list of our top picks. First and foremost if you haven’t already you need to sign up for Twitter ads just visit ads.twitter.com. Drive business growth and sales 140 characters at a time. Since it’s a growing advertising platform you can drive really inexpensive clicks to your web site, Twitter profile, mobile app, or almost anything you want to promote.

HootSuite Helps you Tweet without being there. Most social media experts will tell you it’s better to manually enter your tweets. Being an active manager of your Twitter accounts builds credibility, but if you must Hootsuite is a great option.

TweetDeck TweetDeck helps you manage and tweet from all your Twitter accounts. This is a very useful tool.

Bit.ly Need to shorten your Twitter URLs? Bit.ly is the way to do this quickly and easily.

FollowerWonk Need better Twitter analytics? FollowerWonk is the tool for you. Dig deeper into Twitter analytics: Who are your followers? Where are they located? When do they tweet? Find and connect with new influencers in your niche. Use super-actionable visualizations to compare your social graph to others. This is an app by Moz.

ManageFlitter As a new Twitter user you are capped at 2000 users. That’s why it’s so important to find out if the people you follow are actually active. ManageFlitter lets users find those inactive Twitter people. Just go to ManageFlitter.com, login using your Twitter account, at the top click on Manage the Unfollow and select quiet from the left sidebar to see the users who have not tweeted recently.

Social Media Tools That Help You Get Traffic

  • October 4, 2015
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Social Media Tools – Some That I Use

I think the best way to learn is to teach. So today I thought I’d share some tools that will help you drive more traffic with social media.

One of the best ways to find trending content to share on social media is using a site called Buzzsumo http://www.buzzsumo.com/. The site is amazing for finding trending content. One can also search for content using keywords. Hands down this is one of the best tools out there and at $99/month for the beginner package it’s well worth it. There is also a free version of the site too, but it’s very limited.

More tools to help you find trending content

– Find today’s top trending content from Amazon to Yahoo http://soovle.com/top/

– Find the top content from around the world on an interactive map http://trendsmap.com/

Editing photos for social media

– Canva https://www.canva.com

– This site is awesome and free and no registration https://pixlr.com/editor/

Analyze your Facebook pages

– Analyze and monitor your Facebook Pages http://likealyzer.com/

Patreon Crowdfunding: Patron to the Artist of Your Choice

  • September 15, 2015
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Patreon Crowdfunding: Patron to the Artist of Your Choice

Patreon is part of the website platforms that are labeled as “crowdfunding” sites. Crowdfunding sites vary greatly however in the way they fund projects and creators. Patreon is unique in the way it funds these artists and creators.

For more information visit the 9malls Pareon page:

https://www.patreon.com/9malls

Before we get into the details of how Patreon works, let’s briefly look at the history of how crowdfunding got started on the internet.

According to Wikipedia:

“Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.  Crowdfunding is a form of alternative finance, which has emerged outside of the traditional financial system.”

Crowdfunding and the Internet

Becoming a modern day patron on the internet can be traced back to the beginning of this century. The word “crowdfunding” was first used in August of 2006, although the practice pre-dated that.

The concept of crowdfunding was in operation long before the internet. A precursor to crowdfunding has its roots as far back as the 17th century. In 1885, for instance, a newspaper campaign saw 160,000 donors contribute toward the building of the base for the Statue of Liberty.
While some crowdfunding contributions are very large scale, many are not. The Statue of Liberty donors comprised of a lot of people giving small donations. That is the concept that Patreon uses today.

Once crowdfunding hit the internet, it began growing at a staggering rate. Catherine Clifford, a senior writer for entrepreneur.com reported in May of 2014 that The Crowdfunding Centre in the UK brought out data showing that over $60,000 US dollars were raised on an hourly basis through internet crowdfunding campaigns. Additionally, 442 crowdfunding projects were being launched throughout the world on a daily basis.

What Makes Patreon Crowdfunding Unique?

When looking at the uniqueness of Patreon, one needs to compare it with other crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. Most crowdfunding platforms are set up to fund a big project that requires a lot of funding – one project at a time. Patreon, however, established recurring funding for artists and creators. Through multiple small contributions from its subscribed patrons (the average patron donates around $7 a month), an artist or creator can receive monthly support, not support per project. One has to think back to how artists of exceptional talent were often supported by a wealthy patron during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, with the internet, and Patreon, an artist can receive support as an artist, month after month. As Patreon states on its website, Patreon is empowering a new generation of content creators.

At present, Patreon, which is only in its second year, has signed up over 125,000 patrons and over 10,000 artists. By late 2014, patrons were contributing over $1,000,000 per month that was supporting the website’s content creators. For their support, the patrons would often receive an appropriate “thank you” from the artist they supported. While nearly half of the creators produce YouTube videos, webcomics, podcasts and the like, the site has a wide range of artists who receive support.

Patreon currently lists in their pool of artists those contributing in the following categories:

Video & Film
Music
Writing
Podcasts
Comics
Drawing & Painting
Animation
Games
Photography
Comedy
Science
Education
Crafts & DIY
Dance & Theater

Each artist who signs up on the Patreon website sets up their own page. Patrons can then pledge to either give a certain amount of money every time that artist produces a new piece of art, or the patron can pledge a fixed monthly amount of support. What contributes to Patreon’s great success is that an artist can receive the necessary consistent support in order to devote themselves to the creating of their craft. With Patreon, there is not the project by project concern that many artists have on other platforms. Patrons can also pledge as little or as much as they choose on the Patreon platform. With Patreon everyone benefits.

Best Example Of “Fake Newscaster Voice”

  • August 10, 2014
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Best Example Of “Fake Newscaster Voice”

This is the best example of a fake newscaster voice I’ve ever heard. I saw this video and thought it was so funny I had to share it. The guy in the video is from Toronto and test driving a 2011 BMW. In the beginning of the video he does say that he’s testing out a new vocal pattern so I guess it’s OK.

Check out the 2011 BMW 3 Series Test Drive and Review:

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