The 100 Question Content Marketing and Promotion ChecklistPublished by James Parsons • Category: Content Marketing

Producing a piece of content can be a lengthy process, fraught with obstacles, and it can feel great to finally get one done that’s up to your standards. Once you get the process down, of course, you can pump them out quite quickly, but it takes a lot of practice to get to that point.
The battle isn&…

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The 10 Best Ad Networks to Monetize Your BlogPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Monetization

If you’re looking to make money from a blog, you’re becoming a publisher for an ad network of some kind. Advertisers will pay you to put ads on your blog and refer traffic back through to them. It’s not the most lucrative possible way to make money online, but it’s by far the ea…

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Why It Can Take Years to See Results from BloggingPublished by James Parsons • Category: Content Marketing

It might seem odd coming from a site about helping people blog, but one thing I’m going to talk about today is just how difficult it is to be a blogger these days. The Internet is old, as far as technology goes. Sure, there are seven billion people in the world, and most of them use the internet, but t…

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How to Use Alexa to Find High Traffic Blog TopicsPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Content Marketing

I have gone on record a few times before about how Alexa’s Ranking, the ranking they give sites on some sort of global scale, is a pretty valueless metric. It’s not representative of all demographics, and as such is skewed towards certain types of sites. It’s flawed and it shouldn…

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5 Alternatives to The AddThis Share Buttons WordPress PluginPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

AddThis is a package of social sharing buttons for your WordPress blog. They have a four different types of buttons to chose from.

The first is the traditional sidebar sharing buttons, which allow users to share the blog post they’re reading on the social network of their choice.
The second is…

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How to Blog Effectively While Traveling AbroadPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Content Marketing

Blogging around the world is pretty common. Many high profile entrepreneurs travel a lot, across the country and around the world. They attend conventions, they give speeches, they meet with investors, and a lot more. All the while, they keep their blogs up to date. Some of them make it clear when the…

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A Comprehensive Review of Long Tail Pro SoftwarePublished by James Parsons • Category: Resources

If you’re running a site, you’re going to encounter the phrase “keyword research” all over the place. While I’m not a fan of keyword density and specific keyword utilization strategies, even I can’t deny the need for keyword research on a blog. It’s w…

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What is Considered a Good Bounce Rate for a Blog?Published by James Parsons • Category: Resources

Bounce rate is a tricky metric to measure, talk about, and optimize. The reason for this is that there are two different kinds of bounces, good and bad. Obviously, you want to minimize the bad bounces, but good bounces are fine. Unfortunately there’s no way to tell them apart from analytics. So…

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5 Business Models for Blogs that Actually Make MoneyPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Monetization

It’s easy to make money from a blog, but it’s a lot harder to make money. Anyone can have a moderately successful blog, throw up a few AdWords ads, and make $1 a month. If you’re looking for a living, though, you need to really get down to the nitty gritty. You need a real business model…

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Beginners Guide to Writing a Blog Post in WordPressPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Content Marketing

WordPress is one of the top blogging platforms for a lot of different reasons. One of them is the ease of use. It’s pretty easy to get some basic hosting, throw up a WordPress blog, slap on a theme and a couple of plugins, and go to town. You can have a fully functional blog up and running in just a few h…

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