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The Secret Triggers Behind 43 Powerfully Simple Fill-in-the-Blank Blog Post Headline Templates. Rock Your Blog. About Michelle I once wrote 42 blog posts in a single day, and I’ve mentored more than 5,000 bloggers through leading online blog challenges.

Rock Your Blog

Read More… Connect With Michelle… Disclosure Some blog posts, articles or other content on this website contain affiliate links for products or services I recommend. Affiliate Agreement · Anti-Spam Policy · DMCA Notice · Earnings Disclaimer · External Links Policy · Privacy Policy · Terms & Conditions of UseMichelle Shaeffer · 3110A East 40th Ave · Anchorage, AK · 99508Copyright © 2005-2013 Michelle Shaeffer · All Rights Reserved. 7 Tiny Tweaks to Your Blog That Will Make a Massive Difference. As anyone whose ever lost weight, written poetry, painted a picture, or been in a long term relationship will know: little tweaks make a MASSIVE difference.

7 Tiny Tweaks to Your Blog That Will Make a Massive Difference

In fact, little tweaks are so important that the Japanese have made a philosophy out of it. This is called Kaizen, which means small, continuous change. Kaizen is the idea that tiny changes, put together, one after another, can make massive improvements to a business, a person’s life, or even a blog. Kaizen is Toyota’s secret of success. It can be your secret of success, too. Make a series of small tweaks, and before you know it, you’ll see your blog grow far more than you thought was possible. These are little tweaks, because as all bloggers know, blogging takes enough time as it is. The Beginner's Guide To Content Marketing. Content marketing is a relatively new type of marketing that provides free media-type content to customers in exchange for their attention.

The Beginner's Guide To Content Marketing

Unlike traditional advertising which interrupts customers to get noticed, content marketing provides content that customers want in exchange for permission to market a product or service. If you’ve never heard of this concept, that’s ok. 22 Secrets Of Power Bloggers. I was watching Seth Godin who is one of the worlds top bloggers, being interviewed the other day on an online video.

22 Secrets Of Power Bloggers

I had never seen him on video before or even seen a photo of him except for his blog photo which is a rather memorable partial image. What really intrigued me was that my first impression (which frankly is still embedded) was that he is the “Woody Allen” of social media both in manner, speech and great insight.

I wrote an article earlier this year on “30 Tips To Make Your Companies Blog Rock” and I had quite a few comments by readers and some added more tips on other keys to making a blog successful.

So I have taken their suggestions, added them to the list and provided some more that I have discovered recently. Blogging is a journey and as technology develops there will be more ways to optimize your blog. You will also find other keys to keep the blog pumping and energised as you mix with other bloggers both online and offline and hear their stories and hints. So here are the original 30 plus 20 more ideas to increase your blogs readership and traffic. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9 Elements of the Perfect Post. How to Get Started Blogging. This is the first article of a three part series on blogging, which is a terrific way to promote your small business.

How to Get Started Blogging

It is such a low cost and effective way to market your business to your target customer and raise your thought leadership in your industry. The series will focus on How to Get Started Blogging, 9 Ways to Get Your Blog to Stand Out and How Professional Bloggers Make Money. Blogs are successful when the writer provides helpful content to a specific niche audience. Getting your blog noticed takes an integrated strategy — great headlines, good writing skills and social media marketing. Think of blogging as attraction marketing, if done well your target customer will come to you. How to Monetize a Blog. In the first two parts of this series on blogging, I discussed how to get started blogging and 9 ways to get your blog to stand out , and now, part three is about how to go pro as a blogger and build a business. This blog post is all about how to monetize a blog. Author, Michael Hyatt is chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishing by day and the publisher of the one of the nation’s top leadership blogs , by night.

His blog attracts more than 300K visitors a month, and he admitted that 90% of his time these days is spent blogging and speaking to promote his personal brand. In June, Hyatt released, , which debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. 6 Powerful Guest Post Tactics that No One’s Talking About. [INFOGRAPHIC] Blogging: 3 Secrets To An A-List Blog. Every blogger wants their blog to break through the ever-growing number of blogs to be top in their category.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Blogging: 3 Secrets To An A-List Blog

It’s the pot of gold at the end of our blogging rainbow that continues to elude almost everyone of us. This is in spite of how hard we work and out best intentions. The reality is many of us know the necessary components for breaking through, but we don’t know how to put them all together in the most effective way. To take your blog to the next level, here are the three secrets to creating an A-List blog. (HINT: Connections, Content and Conversions!) Here are details explaining the infographic. Connections. Build your network across social media platforms. Content. Craft magnetic headlines. Conversion. 10 Ways to Increase Blog Readership. Last week while attending BlogWorld I noticed a recurring discussion pertaining to increasing blog readership.

10 Ways to Increase Blog Readership

These discussions were part of the session content, as well as informal conversations I had over a meal or at an evening gathering. I decided to share these with you because, after all, who doesn’t want more readers? 31 Blog Design Mistakes (& How to Fix Them) Does your blog design make you look dumb?

31 Blog Design Mistakes (& How to Fix Them)

Or worse, does it cause readers to quickly click away before they’ve had the chance to experience your content? If this sounds like your blog, don’t worry. Many bloggers underestimate the need to establish effective blog design in their rush to start blogging. Blog design encompasses more than the basic look and feel. The Sales Lion by Marcus Sheridan: Marketing, Small Business, Blogging, and Life Success Principles Delivered with Passion!

8 Things Your Blog Readers Want More Than Good Content. How to increase your blog following. Just show a little chest is all. I just got this on my Facebook wall: “Hi Kathy, you are my resident expert…I am trying to increase the audience of my new blog, Stepford Husband, do you have any tips or suggestions?”

How to increase your blog following. Just show a little chest is all.

David’s post came with this picture on his blog: Now tell me, if you saw that wouldn’t you follow it? David, David, David, and you’re asking me for help? Ok, ok, so that’s not what you meant, but seriously, you are doing something right, VERY RIGHT, and I don’t think I need to tell you what that is. How to Write Killer Blog Content Without Spending Countless Hours Staring At Your Computer. This post is the second in the 6-part series “How to Create Bite-Sized Content Your Readers Will Devour and Share.” Click here to see the first post, “6 Steps to Instantly Connect With Your Blog Readers.” In the last post, I showed you how to engage readers by building instant rapport–a quick, friendly sense of connectedness. 6 Steps to Instantly Connect With Your Blog Readers. This post is the first in the 6-part series ” How to Create Bite-Sized Content Your Readers Will Devour and Share.” Click here to read more posts in this series.

Are you having trouble getting more people to read your blog, even after spending hours writing and promoting your posts? I have good news: you’re not crazy, and you’re definitely not alone. You’re just not giving your audience what they want—yet. In our social media-obsessed world, there’s no such thing as a captive audience. We want what we want, and we want it now. Unfortunately, most blogs don’t deliver. Over the course of this series, I’m going to give you 6 simple, foolproof rules for creating better content.

Rule #1: Build Instant Rapport The word rapport is defined as “a relationship of mutual trust or emotional affinity.” Before social media, we could build rapport slowly, warming people up and “working the relationship” over time. Let me give you an example. The Ultimate Guide to Increasing Conversion Rates On Blogs. If you’re looking to improve your blog conversion rates, look no further… Here are 7 conversion site reviews that will show you how to increase blog conversion rates without messing around with any of that “tech” stuff. There’s more than 3 hours of conversion consulting on these 7 videos, and if I were you, I’d make time to watch all 7 of them. You’ve likely seen at least one of them, but have you seen them all? How to Optimize Your Blog for More Subscribers [Blog Review]

Recently the tables were turned on me. I was contacted by Derek Halpern, a super successful Internet marketer and publisher of the excellent blog. He wanted to know if I'd be interested in having him evaluate my blog for "missed opportunities" especially in the area of lead generation and how to get more subscribers. I had seen a review he'd done for David Risley and decided to take Derek up on his offer. Usually I'm the one doing the blog reviews for clients and confess I was a bit nervous about what he would say. Sometimes I feel like my blog suffers from the "cobbler's children have no shoes" syndrome. No need to worry. The video is 45 minutes and worth every minute. [youtube]