How to See Who Has Liked and Shared Your Blog Post Published by Drew HendricksSocial Media • Posted December 6, 2016

Small businesses are often concerned with details that may or may not actually be all that relevant. Sometimes, though, they strike upon a vein of gold in the bedrock of dross. One such vein is the idea of looking through your blog posts and seeing who, exactly, shared them.
This can be useful in a few wa…

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5 Ways to Check the Social Signals of a Website Published by James ParsonsResources • Posted November 26, 2016

Social signals are one of the most important metrics for a website to monitor, if they consider user engagement to be paramount. There are other valuable metrics for sure: traffic, conversions, and costs are all very important to know. However, social signals are proof of brand exposure, they&#82…

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Review of Social Warfare: The Best Social Buttons Period Published by Kenny NovakSocial Media • Posted November 20, 2016

As a blogger, one of the earliest requirements you have to fill for your blog is to have social sharing buttons. Even if you aren’t trying to create and maintain a presence on a social network, other people are, and they’ll be more than happy to share your content with their friends if they…

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5 Common Reasons Bloggers are Struggling to Get Readers Published by James ParsonsContent Marketing • Posted November 7, 2016

Blogging is hard work. I can’t even list all of the individual bits of effort you need to put into it just to get a blog up and running, let alone trying to make one successful. At least, not if I wanted to have space in this post for anything else.
What really hurts is when you’ve put in all of th…

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Where is The Best Location to Install Share Buttons on a Blog? Published by Drew HendricksResources • Posted November 2, 2016

If you’ve been around the internet for a while, you’ve probably seen social media sharing buttons all over the place. I certainly have. I’m looking at a site right now with two of them up in the top bar navigation. Sites have them in the footer, down with the pseudo-sitemap so many s…

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The 100 Question Content Marketing and Promotion Checklist Published by James ParsonsContent Marketing • Posted October 27, 2016

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 Blog Published by Kenny NovakMonetization • Posted October 21, 2016

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 Blogging Published by James ParsonsContent Marketing • Posted October 16, 2016

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 Topics Published by Drew HendricksContent Marketing • Posted October 5, 2016

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 Plugin Published by Drew HendricksResources • Posted September 30, 2016

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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