Five Tips on Becoming a Better Web Content Writer

Five Tips on Becoming a Better Web Content Writer

Blogging
When most people search the Internet, they are in search of information. There is a lot of it out there. As a content writer, you want them to read your content. What makes you good at what you do? Part of it is natural talent. For a creative medium like writing, it is just plain work if you don’t have some inclination towards doing it well. The other part of the equation is continuing education. To be a good writer, the learning process doesn’t ever stop.   Five Tips on Becoming a Better Web Content Writer Here are five ways that you can enhance your web content writing skills. 1. Read other people’s content. You won’t learn what the competition knows if you don’t read their stuff. We aren’t just…
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How to Use Content Marketing to Become an Authority in Your Niche

How to Use Content Marketing to Become an Authority in Your Niche

Blogging
Once you've created a brand for yourself, the next job is to start making that brand worth something by creating a reputation around it that will encourage people to seek you out and to order more of your products and services. The idea here is simple: build your brand to the point where people consider your logo and/or your name to be a 'stamp of quality' so that they know they can trust you. People will then seek you out to get your opinion and at that point, selling will become considerably easier. This is essentially how you become an authority and a thought leader in your industry. How to Use Content Marketing to Build Your Reputation One of the best ways to reach this point is through content marketing.…
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Marketing Sparkler Blog Tour

Marketing Sparkler Blog Tour

Blogging
I’ve decided to create a “Marketing Sparkler” themed blog tour and I’d love my fellow blog readers to blog hop with me! So what is it? During the 12 days from July 20th to July 31st I will be on blog tour, with a post on a different host blog every day. I’ll be writing content around social media and online marketing geared toward entrepreneurs. Each day I'll update this post with the Tour Stops! Be on the lookout for the Marketing Sparkler Blog Tour Host Badge, and be sure to leave a comment and show each blog host some love! Tour stops will be posted daily. Be sure to check back to see the latest posts! 7/21 Brilliance & Business: How To Work With Top Bloggers To Build Your…
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How to Write Million Dollar Headlines

How to Write Million Dollar Headlines

Blogging, Marketing Strategy
The right headline can draw in even the most disinterested reader, luring them in to read the rest of your sales pitch.  In the same way, a bad headline can totally turn off a reader who might be very interested in what you’re trying to sell. While it would be nice to have, there is no specific rule on how to write headlines. That’s because it depends on what your topic is, what the goal of your writing is, and several other factors. There are, however, some basic rules and guidelines that can help you get started. [Tweet "Having trouble writing hot headlines for your blog posts? Learn a few tricks here."] How to Write Headlines That Sell 1. Tell them what they’re getting If you have an interesting or…
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The Difference Between Long Tail Keywords and Short Tail Keywords

The Difference Between Long Tail Keywords and Short Tail Keywords

Blogging
What do tails have to do with blogging? As it turns out, quite a bit!  Long tail keywords, an important buzzword in marketing that many non-marketing people don’t understand. The term “Long Tail” was initially coined in 2004 by Chris Anderson in an article in Wired magazine.  It was initially used to describe the niche business strategy that is used by companies like Amazon.   So, what's the difference between short tail keywords and long tail keywords? Short tail keywords are anywhere from one to three words, and they target a mass audience. Long tail keywords are anywhere from three to five words or more, that target a specific search criteria. A person that performs a long tail keyword search is looking for a very specific item. If you use a long tail keyword…
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How To Increase Your Blog Traffic Using Keyword Phrases

How To Increase Your Blog Traffic Using Keyword Phrases

Blogging
While there are still many bloggers who just blog because they like to write and express their ideas online, most people want someone to read it. If you want someone to read your blog, you need traffic. And you don’t just want a little traffic, you want as many people as possible to share your blog with. The best way to reach potential blog visitors is through the search engines. And the best way to show up in the search engine results is to optimize each of your blog posts for a specific keyword phrase. How to Increase Your Blog Traffic Using Keyword Phrases Step 1: Find a keyword phrase Don’t just sit down and write about any subject that enters your head. If you really want to appeal to people,…
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Top 10 Traffic Ideas Every Blogger Needs To Know

Top 10 Traffic Ideas Every Blogger Needs To Know

Blogging
Blogs are popular ways to create an online presence for personal and business reasons. You can build a blog for free and begin posting content right away. But, what good is that content if no one is reading it? Whenever someone asks me about starting or maintaining a blog, they usually include a how to get blog traffic or how to increase blog traffic question. Do you know how to get traffic to your blog? Of all the successful blogs on the Internet, hundreds more have failed. Running a blog is like running a business website. Unless you are willing to put the time in and treat it seriously, you won’t be blogging long. That is not to say that the failed bloggers weren’t serious about blogging. Mostly, new bloggers aren’t prepared for…
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How to Get Your Blog Post Shared 1000 Times [Infographic]

How to Get Your Blog Post Shared 1000 Times [Infographic]

Blogging
Are you a blogger looking for more ways to increase your blog shares? How would you like to get each of your blog posts shared 1000 times? As a blogger I'm always looking for more blog traffic. After all, if you spend a good deal of time crafting quality blog posts you don't want to stay the world's best kept secret, you want people to check out your blog! I came across this fantastic infographic, courtesy of Canva and Razor Social, and immediately classified it as a golden nugget I had to share! In a nutshell, the infographic blueprint instructs you to take the following actions in order to get your blog post shared 1000 times: • Create a compelling title • Make it easy to share • Optimize your post for social media • Optimize for…
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