Social Marketing Results: A Creative Approach to More Sales & Traffic With Social Media

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STOP THE MADNESS!
Get FASTER/BETTER Social Media Results

I went through the most amazing social media course this past weekend .

It’s called Social Marketing Results.

I don’t usually get through a course in a weekend but this one kept my attention and had some of the most useful, practical ideas that yes, drives results.

Know why?

It has actionable ideas and focused strategies.  

It also touches on ALL the problems I hate when it comes to social marketing.  

Finally, someone addresses and resolves the things that makes social marketing so difficult.

Things like…

  • Poor engagement. I’ve work hard at engaging on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ with comments and sharing but I don’t always get the engagement and participation I expect.
  • Too Few Likes & Shares. My biggest frustrations is getting new “Likes” for my Facebook Page. I’ve had good luck with getting comments on my blog but people weren’t necessarily liking my FB page or sharing my posts across my favorite networks like I’d hoped.
  • Not the right connections.  New followers on Twitter are OK but my followers aren’t necessarily people that I want to connect with.  They simply want me to follow them back. You know, the ‘You follow me I’ll follow you‘ syndrome.  That’s pointless to me.

Social Media Results absolutely helped me improve my social marketing efforts.  

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5 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid If You Want More Traffic

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NEVER DO THESE AGAIN. EVER!

Chances are you’re making at least one of these blogging mistakes.

Will these make or break your blogging success?

Probably not, but if your goal is to start getting more traffic, these are the blogging mistakes to avoid that can impact the amount and quality of your traffic.

With the exception #5 these are definitely the things that have made the biggest impact on my blog.  #5 is a little experiment ;-)
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How To Get Google To Trust Your Site

Ways to make Google love your website

Has your site lost Google rankings?

Are you confused and frustrated about how to fix it?

Don’t be, because here’s something that will definitely help.

Boost your Google rankings by boosting Google’s trust in your site. 

Forget all the conflicting SEO advice and recommendations from the experts on what to change, avoid, and fix to achieve higher rankings.

Instead, focus on trust, specifically Google trust.

The fact is no one can tell you exactly what your site needs to reach top search engine rankings, not even the experts.  They try to fill in the blanks where the Google’s SEO guidelines get vague, but when push comes to shove there’s really only one thing that matters.

Do you have a TRUSTED website?

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A Search Box Plugin for WordPress That Gives Relevant Results!

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Do you use a search box on your blog?

Lately I haven’t been using one because I haven’t been able to find a search box plugin for WordPress that displays relevant results, Argh!

Well today I’m excited to tell you about a Search box plugin that works so well it inspired this post :-)

This WordPress plugin is called Swiftype.  Have you heard of it?   I didn’t until yesterday, and so far I love it!

So here’s the scoop… [Read more...]

Quality Content Writing For An Irresistible Blog

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What the heck is quality content writing?

“It’s quality written content that both readers and search engines find valuable.” 

That doesn’t’ mean you can simply put up a blog and start writing content that sounds good.  Lots of people do that but unfortunately there’s more to creating a successful blog than that which we’ll talk more about in a minute. But why do you suppose quality content writing is important?

For one thing it costs less than advertising. But my favorite perk is that it can generate more than twice the amount of leads to your business than other traditional marketing methods.

That’s huge.  Who needs to spend hundreds or even thousands on advertising?  Not me!

So let’s take a closer look at how you can develop your quality content writing skills making your blog truly irresistible.  [Read more...]

Finding Your Target Market

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Finding your target market isn’t always as easy as it looks.  In fact when I started out I way underestimated what it takes.

To find your target market is to understand your target market.

That’s key!

You have to know what people in your market want, what they need, understand their concerns and what remedies they are looking for before you can truly connect with them.

That takes a little bit of research, just a little ;-)  But it’s not hard.

I’ll prove it to you, just take a moment to read this article from one of my favorite SEO experts, Karon Thackston.

Karon puts this into perspective.  You’ll see just how important understanding your target market is to getting their attention, connecting with their wants and needs and then ultimately zoning in on the sale.

Enjoy!

 

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10 Proven Persuasive Techniques For Bloggers & Writers

persuasive techniquesAre you using persuasive techniques when blogging and writing?

In other words, do your blog posts, articles or guest posts persuade people to do what you want them to do?

Yes?  No?  Sort of?

If you’re not getting the response from your blogging or writing that you want, there are a number of things you can do to boost action from your readers but these are my favorites.

Do look them over because just making one simple change to your writing can make a huge difference for persuading your reader to take the action you want them to. [Read more...]

Blog Commenting – Waste Of Time or Useful Traffic Strategy?

blog commentingWhat do you think about blog commenting?

I’ve found that bloggers go from calling it a complete waste of time to a wonderful white hat technique.

Commenting on blogs IS a useful traffic strategy but not in the way you may be using it.

Personally I didn’t use to comment on blogs.  I didn’t see the point.  That’s because I was using blog comments for the wrong reason :-( [Read more...]