How To Promote My Blog (10 Must-Do Steps For Every Post You Publish)

By |November 13th, 2015|

I’m on a journey of expanding the reach of my blog, and shared previously how organic traffic to the blog has increased not far off 6x over the course of 6 months. It continues to rise, with organic traffic for this month already 50% up on the same period last month.

I’m now aiming to ramp things up a gear – not just for organic traffic, but for traffic in general. Continuing to learn and explore how to promote my blog effectively is an exciting challenge!

Of course, I already have in place some of the required steps in place – or it’s likely you wouldn’t be here reading this! So far, so good…

But to further increase my traffic, more steps are needed…

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[Blog Title Secrets] How to Create Blog Titles That Bring You Traffic

By |September 11th, 2015|

Effective blog titles make all the difference between content that attracts traffic to your website (and business) on an ongoing basis for years to come, and content that barely gets noticed and has little benefit for you.

Even more significantly, when you repurpose your blog posts into say articles, videos, presentations, podcasts, and more, that difference in results is magnified many times over.

So spending time over your blog post titles is worth doing, and worth doing right.

Here are 10 sure-fire tips to help you create effective blog titles that increase your engagement and traffic.

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Blog Content Ideas: 10 Easy Ways To Generate Laser-Focused Ideas For Blog Content

By |May 28th, 2015|

Content is of course one of your most important marketing assets. It works 24/7 to attract people to your business. But many business owners struggle to know what to create content about. Or they create content that fails to properly attract their target market.

This post aims to solve both those issues. Here are 10 top ways to come up with new ideas for content that are laser-focused for your target market. You should never be stuck for content ideas again!

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Is Keyword Research Dead? Long Live Keyword Research!

By |January 28th, 2014|

I read a post on Google+ recently that mocked another post talking about keyword research, stating it was an old, outdated strategy from 2008 with no relevance to today’s online landscape. While I disagreed with such a quick dismissal of keyword research, it got me thinking.

What actually is the case for keyword research? Is it really still as relevant as it was? What part should it play in today’s content marketing?

Is Keyword Research Dead?

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How To Do Keyword Research For SEO

By |October 15th, 2013|

One of the keys for a successful website content strategy is creating content that appeals to your specific marketplace. You need to create content your prospective customers are actively looking for.

How do you know what they are looking for?

The answer of course lies in doing effective keyword research.

While you should always focus your content primarily on providing value to the visitor, you use the results of your keyword research to optimize the content for search.

In doing so, you can have long-term content assets in the search engines that continue delivering quality leads to your business for years.

For example:

  • Content I created on this blog – using the keyword research strategies shared here – helped increase my traffic from search by 1,465% in 12 months.
  • An older blog, which no longer has fresh content created for it, continues to attract thousands of visitors every month thanks to content created years ago. That content was created based on keyword research that ensured the content was targeted effectively for the visitors I wanted to attract.

In other words, learning how to do keyword research for SEO is one of the best investments you can make for your business. You continue to attract traffic, at no further cost to you whatsoever.

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