The 10 Vital Steps I Take to Increase Blog Traffic One Post at a Time

ten-steps-ti-increase-blog-trafficSo you’ve created an awe inspiring blog post, some of the best content to hit your website yet, hit the publish button, and then waited for the traffic to start pouring in to read and engage with your brilliant creation which took 4.5 hours to write, edit and optimize. And then you waited. And waited……crickets chirping…..

Unfortunately, all you heard were -well, see above. Of course your mom visited the site and said it was AMAZING. She’s your #1 fan :) But she’s also your… ONLY fan…

Why? Because you’re missing a critical piece of the blogging puzzle. Here’s the thing most of us, including myself when I was starting out -don’t understand. Your content in and of itself is only a small piece of the puzzle. Boom.

The fact is that without actively promoting your content, systematically, your blog is STILL going to be in nowheresville. Actually I take that back. Your work must be inspiring and must create great value otherwise even if it is promoted no one will read it. So the number 1 step is to of course create GREAT value. That being said…. * Content is only king if someone other than your mother can see it. * [Read more...]

Epic Content Marketing Strategy Book Review: Take 2

What’s better than an off key video book review for a large holiday guffaw. Come watch me make a fool of myself with this revival of last years….interesting….singing book review of Joe Polizzi’s Epic Content Marketing which, come to think of it, never DID get the signed copy for. It’s okay. I still loved this book. Many great nuggets of wisdom to help you along as you  grow your content marketing strategy.

Create a content marketing strategy that will win clients. After all, that IS the point, isn’t it?

If your company is not where is should be with its’ content strategy or online marketing plan for 2016, feel free to contact me for a one time power session where we will evaluate where your pain is and come up with a plan to make 2016 the year you stop spinning your wheels. Let’s start with getting you found.

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The Big Secret to Creating a Memorable Blog

how-to-write-a-blog-people-will-rememberDo you have a website with great content but, alas, are not getting the traffic you were hoping for?

You’ve done all the things we’ve walked through in the Traffic Series , shared your content throughout social media, optimized it up the wazoo, but still your missing consistent traffic. Is your opt-in box getting rusty with the non-signer-uppers?

If you’ve been shaking your head yes through all of the above, then you’re on the right track, but missing a critical segment. Not to worry! Let me enlighten you to the 4 big, simple secrets of how to create a blog, or a website that people will remember. You most certainly can Get Found, Get Heard, Get Crackin’, and stay that way.

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Ready to Get A Grip in 2014? Pick My Brain

pick-my-brainThe 2 Choices You Have for the New Year

Here’s how I see it:

You can either stick with what you’re doing, or you can start doing something new. Really the bigger question is: how successful was your bottom line last year? Compared to your 2012 goals?

How about last year vs. the prior year…..

As we entrepreneurs keep chugging along day after day, it often becomes hard to distinguish what business practices are working well for us- and by that I mean turning some solid ROI, vs. what we are doing because it’s what we do. Habit.

You know. The comfortable stuff.

It becomes even more confusing as so many of us (hopefully- if you’ve been paying attention) pump out more an more content, in the hopes of increasing traffic, creating a strong brand and building a following. Murkier. ROI definitely becomes more difficult to gauge unless we are paying close attention to our Google Analytics and are really drilling down to the traffic source. Sales Conversion is the bottom line after all, and yet these days the road to sales conversion can easily be a 7-8 step process. [Read more...]

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