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8 Dreadful Blogging Habits You’ve Probably Been Following

Blogging has never been easy. You need to generate loads of content, you need to find the ideas that will reach your audience, you need to find visuals that will support your message and make a post more interesting to read. You need to work on the technical aspects of your blog, you need to improve your marketing, you need to participate in all conferences and meeting. You need to do so many things, that an average person cannot handle. You change your lifestyle to keep up with all of these tasks, and you do not even notice how many dreadful blogging habits you get.

Although now you may not even notice the negative effects, in a couple of years or even months, you will see that your immunity system gets weaker, you lose your creativity and inspiration, your health is affected, and you no longer want to devote your life to blogging or any other career. You just want to have a rest and restore the energy you’ve lost while being a blogger.

8 Dreadful Blogging Habits You’ve Probably Been Following

3 Blogging Mistakes That Make Your Blog Pointless

What separates strong, super-charged marketing blogs from the rest?  These three common business blogging mistakes.

Blogging can be a very useful tool in your marketing toolbox, but only if you do it right. A low-quality blog is pointless.

Imagine a blog run by a small business. Maybe it has poorly written posts, irrelevant posts, or just a glorified news board. I’ve seen all three. And you know my takeaway?

“These guys don’t know what they’re doing.”

I want to talk to you today about three business blogging mistakes I see a lot of companies making.  By the way, I’ve been guilty of these myself.  Most bloggers have (if they’re being honest.)  Mistakes are how we learn.

3 Mistakes That Make Your Blog Pointless

How Blogging Helps Your Startup Achieve Success

With over 1 billion websites in the online world, and more and more people consulting the Internet prior to making their final decision on purchasing a particular product or services, it is evident startups have to do whatever it is in their power to stand out in this competitive market.

If we take into consideration the fact that almost 50% of shoppers view between 3 and 5 pieces of content before engaging with a sales representative, we can conclude that a blog is an essential ingredient for customer engagement, and ultimately, startup success.

How Blogging Helps Your Startup Achieve Success

3 Ways to Make Your Content Marketing Profitable

Content marketing has been hailed as “King” of the digital world for years now. Still, one of the biggest questions surrounding this practice is, “how can we measure the ROI of a blog post?”

A blog post isn’t just a blog post. It’s a drop in a larger bucket designed to fill to the brim with so much value the reader gains trust and respect for your brand. While that trust and respect might not immediately yield a sale, it does something far greater: it yields buzz. That buzz you generate from regularly providing value to your audience translates into sales through word-of-mouth marketing, social media shares, and a loyal base of customers.

Although this strategy is proven, the way it’s deployed continues to evolve.

3 Ways to Make Your Content Marketing Profitable in 2017

5 Steps To Write Awesome Blog Posts People Love To Read

Putting your ideas and thoughts into words is easy. Just a little brainstorming, organizing, and then typing would do. But, it’s a different story to entice readers into reading your posts. To make people want to read your blog, check these steps to write awesome blog posts so you’ll have a blog that people would want to read.

1. Come up with a very catchy title

After you finish typing, it’s now time to unleash your creativity and create your working title. You’ve been through the whole brainstorming process when you started to write your first sentence, and now with the title, you’ll have to go back to square one. You’ll have to choose a title that would fit all the ideas you’ve typed until now.

5 Steps To Write Awesome Blog Posts People Love To Read

Marketing Eggspert Round-Up: Blogging, Youtube, Headlines & More

In this Marketing Eggspert monthly round-up we include posts regarding article promotion strategies, improving your SEO on your blog, media relations, long-tail SEO in content, blogging for your business, how to get more views on Youtube, writing great headlines, new title tag guidelines and how to get your guest-posting pitch rejected.

Marketing Eggspert Round-Up: Blogging, Youtube, Headlines & More

Broaden the Audience of Your Blog Using These Tips

In today’s world, keeping a freshly-updated blog is a major component of any business’s content marketing strategy. It’s an easy way to gain search engine optimization perks, establish yourself as an industry leader, and increase brand awareness.

What isn’t so easy is getting your blog in front of a large number of eyes. After all, millions of blogs are published online every single day, making it quite difficult for most postings to stand out among the wave of new articles being produced.

The good news is that the success of your blog is not solely left up to fate or chance; there are steps you can take to broaden the audience of your blog and create a heftier impact with your content marketing strategy. To help you out, here’s some advice on how to build your readership and gain the results you want.

Broaden the Audience of Your Blog Using These Tips

How to Write a Call-To-Action That Actually Converts

Have you spent hours poring over every word in your sales copy? Did you craft the perfect landing page for each of your service items? Great job, but now what?

One of the most forgotten steps in writing sales copy online is ending with a strong call-to-action. As the marketer, you know what you want your audience to do next. You want them call, fill out a form, request a free report, or follow you on Facebook.

How to Write a Call-To-Action That Actually Converts

But here’s the trick: Your audience and you are not on the same page. They have their own ideas about what’s going to happen next.

The person who lands on your website is busy. She has kids to pick up from soccer practice. She has a family to feed when she gets home from a grueling day in the office. She’s busy, busy, busy. When she finally finds you online, all she wants is for your business to make her life a little bit easier.

When you write a call-to-action that pushes your audience to the next step in the sales process, you make the transaction a little bit easier.

5 Tips to Breaking Through Blogger’s Block

When you blog as much as I do, you sometimes suffer from what I call “blogger’s block.” Just like writer’s block, it can keep you from coming up with ideas, or simply stall you from writing content on your company’s blog regularly. Unfortunately, most of us entrepreneurs don’t have the luxury of waiting until creativity strikes to blog, so I’ve come up with 5 tips to help you kick blogger’s block in the butt and keep writing fabulous posts.

Frustration (was: threesixtyfive | day 244)

1. Keep a List of Topics Handy. The biggest obstacle for me is coming up with yet another fresh idea on a topic I’ve already written hundreds of posts about. When we sit down to write, ideas don’t always flow. That’s why I recommend keeping a spreadsheet handy where you can save ideas for when you’re ready to write. Ideas come at the oddest times for me; sometimes I wake up with one, or find one while I’m winding down on the weekend. I’m quick to record it, lest I forget it.

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Blogger Tools for SEO

In the world of blogging, WordPress is king. It has more options, tools, and other developers than any other blogging platform. However, new bloggers are more likely to dip their toes in the blogging pool with something like Blogger, which caters to newbies. Just because you’re using a less complex blogging platform doesn’t mean you should ignore SEO best practices. Here are a few blogger tools for SEO that I recommend.

Google Analytics is the First of the Blogger Tools for SEO

Analytics allows you to see the source of your traffic.  In simple terms, you can view which websites and search engines bring the most people to your blog.  This helps you be more strategic in your social media marketing.  It lets you know which posts are the most influential.  It also gives you an idea which areas of advertising need the most attention.  For example, if most of your traffic comes from the links you place on Twitter, you may need to give Facebook a little more of your time.  This will ensure that you’re receiving traffic from multiple sources not just one.

Tip: You will need a Google Analytics Web Property ID in order see your Google Analytics show up on your Blogger Dashboard.  

5 Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog

Every blogger wants to have an audience that is engaged and cares about what the blogger has to say. A blog with lots of comments and discussions is the type of blog that visitors want to read, bookmark, and come back to because reader-engagement lends social proof to your blog, which is critical for attracting new readers. Unfortunately, many bloggers, especially the newbies, have a hard time attracting any comments on your blog from visitors. Most of the time, this is usually due to low traffic but sometimes, it can be due to mistakes that the blogger is making.

5 Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog

Here are 5 ways to make your blog attract more comments from visitors:

1. Reply to EVERY Single Comment: When you reply to every single comment that someone makes on your blog, it makes the readers feel like it is worthwhile to leave a comment because they know they will get a response from you. This will also make them want to comment on future posts. Even if the comment is just a compliment or a “thank you”, you should still write a response because it lets the commenter know that their comments are being read and they’re not just talking to some random person online. This helps give your blog more personality, which is vital to the success of your blog.

Should You Guest Blog Under an Alias?

There are a lot of tips that you will find online about how to raise SEO and traffic to your website. One of the most heralded of these is guest blogging as it is a way to gain an audience for your content, as well as the ability to link back to your site. There is also bloggers out there that contribute not to the benefit of their own property, but to gain traffic for other sites, either as a favor or any other number of reasons. Sometimes the question will arise though, that if you are blogging for other web entities, should you blog under your real name or an alias. Below are some tips to help you decide what is best for you in your guest blogging ventures.
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