Yes, it’s that time of year when everyone comes out with their top 10 lists of the year, because why not take a few minutes to review the year that has been? We use this time to do New Year’s Resolutions, so why not look back for some inspiration and insights?
Click here > for the best blog posts of 2015.
If you find any other “top 10″ lists worth sharing – place a comment below. I’d love to see it and share it with our readers and subscribers.
There are many strategies, but one not used by many are focusing on one commemorative day or awareness day per week or per month, to draw attention to that particular event, cause or theme and draw a targeted audience to your blog.
Sometimes, the quickest, easiest solutions are the most elegant and effective.
The Internet is full of spam – most of it useless ads for viagra and other sexual dysfunctions. But some spam is junk mail people with nothing better to do than sending it to all their so-called ‘friends’…
Then there is the pearl that rises above it all – the gem that shines bright as something different, unique and special.
Today’s blog post is one such gem – a collection of the best photos from National Geographic for 2010. It was sent to me by Toni Fitzgerald of Purpose Marketing in Sydney.
I posted them on my iWeb Antimimeticisomorphism site that you can access by clicking the hyperlink.
Once there, click on Cool Photos and scroll to the bottom, where you’ll find the album of the photos.
So that’s today’s quick lesson – collect content from ALL sources. Pay it forward by giving your sources valuable link juice and entertain your readers all at the same time.
It’s a win-win-win proposition!
Every blogger wants more traffic to his or her site. So how do you get it? Simple – give people a REASON to come to your site.
Find something interesting, intriguing or even funny and share it with them. Create an experience that readers want to have. When you maintain that level of quality, you’ll be rewarded with loyalty and the free organic traffic will flow to your blog effortlessly.
My gift for you today is the cover of a recent Economist Magazine – the magazine read by more millionaires than any other publication in the world!
I bet you didn’t know that. That’s what you need to do – EDUCATE and INFORM your readers and a little humour like this doesn’t hurt either!
State Of The Union 2011 - The Economist Magazine Cover
Everyone who publishes a blog wants more readers and subscribers. The key is to find interesting and intriguing posts to publish. Like for example, an Eastern Suburb Sydney Dentist, Dr Cary Fraser published this blog post that proves Tom Cruise does not have a perfect smile… C’mon admit it – you’re going to click on the hyperlink. That’s proof that this stuff works. Make it interesting and it will grow organically and automatically…
Today’s post is special, it includes an AUDIO interview with Magic Barclay of Fitness Driven in Geelong as well as a downloadable checklist. Magic cares for people the various conditions and afflictions noted below with a holistic, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical approach, producing, well… exponential results with a holistic approach that involves the patient and his or her carer. Her blog is becoming the central source of up-to-date information and research for people who want solutions that work.
Australian Blogs is proud to support Magic’s incredible devotion to this cause that helps so many who need better information. Information that actually solves problems, reduces pain and discomfort.
To listen to Dr Marc Dussault’s Interview of Magic Barclay at Fitness Driven <- Click on the hyperlink.
5 Exponential Blogging Lessons are included below:
Continue reading ‘Autism Expert Blog’
Want to get better results from your email marketing efforts and grow your email list? Here are the elementary steps of list building, as well as some more creative ideas.
The Basics of Blog List Building
When you first get started with email marketing, it’s normal to have a smaller list. It takes a concerted effort to get in the habit of asking for email addresses. There are people who have been email marketing for years and still aren’t taking advantage of all the opportunities they have to grow their list. Don’t let that be you!
Here are a few simple things that you can do to build your list:
- Put a “Join My Email List” sign-up box on your website or blog. Your website is the first place most people look when they want information about your business. It’s great when they visit your website, but are you capturing their email addresses? Don’t miss the chance to start building a relationship with them.
- Ask your customers for their email addresses and permission whether it’s over the phone or in person. Don’t forget to tell customers about your email communications and ask if you can add them to your list. If you have a physical store, put out a sign-up book in a prominent place. If your business is Internet-based and your only customer communication is through email, send them a follow-up email after an order and ask if they want to join your list. If you have employees who interact with customers, train them to ask as well.
- When you meet people at networking events and trade shows tell them about your free e-newsletter or your email-only specials and ask them if they would like to join your list.
Want to take it to the next level?
Here are some creative ideas that you can put into practice: Continue reading ’5 Blog List Building Tips’
Just a quick post to make sure that when you do launch your blog – make sure it is on the SAME domain as your website or sales pages IF you want to create traffic to that site, page or product. If you create a separate URL, then ONLY that URL will get the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) benefit…
Continue reading ‘Don’t Make This Blog Mistake’
This is something a few well known bloggers have been using and I thought it might be something of interest to you – especially to get your new blog going and growing. I haven’t used this strategy yet, but I didn’t want to hold back on letting you know about it.
It might be just what you need to get the initial ‘snowball of traffic’ to your blog. When you do give it a go, let us know how it went and I’ll blog about it here to give you additional exposure to keep the traffic snowball rolling down the mountain into an avalanche of traffic!
Click here to create your blog carnival!
You may or may not know that we’ve posted a FREE AUDIO PROGRAM on blogging… I just thought I would remind you that it’s still there, it’s still FREE, but who knows when we’ll decide to start selling it. Why not take a minute to get instant access and give it a listen over the weekend!
Click on the URL to access the Exponential Blogging 101 Audio Program.
Within one hour, you’ll discover:
- The one thing that makes a blog different from a conventional website and why you MUST be blogging if you aren’t already.
- The top 3 reasons why search engines love blogs and what it means to your bank account
- How to get started blogging, or taking your blogging to the ‘next level’ where thousands of people subscribe or you start to generate cash from your readership.
- Special blogging tips for search engine optimisation that will increase FREE organic traffic by as much as 100% in less than 30 days.
- How to manage content and publishing – the pros and cons of different strategies including the pitfalls to avoid at any cost.
- How to gain link popularity ethically and exponentially.
- How to get noticed in the ocean of blogs that are out there – if you don’t do this, you’re putting in a LOT of effort for little or no result/reward – that’s no fun.
In last month’s post, I explained that adding case studies to your blog posts increases value for your readers. It creates another way of communicating with your readers beyond the constraints of the blog. The thing is a case study doesn’t have to be long or complicated – it just has to be of interest to your readers – like this one I prepared for you -
Internet Mastery Case Study: From 0 to 300 subscribers in 90 days
Now, before I give it to you, you have to admit that’s a great title and you WANT to read it. That’s the whole point. Make sure your case study title is intriguing enough. In this instance, it’s a two-page explanation how Yvonne McIntosh went from 0 to 300 subscriber with one of her sites in 90 days…
Click here to get the Internet Mastery Case Study: From 0 to 300 subscribers in 90 days.
This is going to be a quickie, but critically important tactic to avoid a traffic pirate from stealing 20 to 50% of your blog traffic. It takes less than 5 minutes and costs less than $10 to bullet-proof yourself.
Continue reading ‘A Traffic Pirate May Try To Steal 20 To 50% Of Your Traffic’
I published a post about this a while ago with a focus on how to get more people to read your blog. Today’s idea is different, in fact it’s even a little weird…
Continue reading ‘Stats and stuff get people to come back to your blog’