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The best way to predict the future is to invent it. The likes of Mark Zuckerberg must have been paying attention to whoever said this first, because that’s exactly what they did in developing products such as Facebook and Twitter.
Social media’s magical rise to the pinnacle of mass appeal stemmed from its almost prescient knowledge of what people wanted, and the drive to give it to them first. Online businesses and blogs face a perennial challenge: attracting the kind of consistent web traffic that organically translates into subscriptions and sales.
You might find yourself resorting to all sorts of gimmicks to lure your ever elusive target audience, but it really shouldn’t be that hard. Adopt the explorer’s mindset and realize that however grand a river is, the source will always be a far grander sight to behold. Web traffic is the river upon which your boat floats and in which you fish. You want it in the maximum volumes possible. So what do you do? Get to the source! Continue reading “Deep Waters: Diving into Social Media to Boost Your Web Traffic”
Your day job is a drag and you want more than just a paycheck-to-paycheck existence. You decide to Google how to make money online and out pops more results than your brain can handle in a lifetime. You pick up some great information and even follow a course or two. By the second course, you realize that you’d just re-learned everything you already knew, which incidentally happened to be in the first course as well. You’re stumped as both courses merely just punt your boosting skills. So what do you do? You take their word for it, of course! They’re the ones making money after all! But it’s not as cut and dried as that, as the new age of internet users demand so much more than a gimmick, they demand trust.
Steps to Avoid When Building Trust
It’s easy to get comfortable and think that you’re providing great content, but before you know it your shipments need to be sent and ten other things grab your attention. You quickly put together a blog post and before you know it, you have half your subscriber list unsubscribe. Why? Continue reading “Building Trust: Convert Your Audience into Loyal Customers”
Technology advances at a pace most of us cannot fathom as we take a sip of latte and watch our website rankings.
We hope the SEO pro we paid can pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat to get that SEO content to land.
When you have a website and you’re finally writing some good stuff, or getting a writer to do it for you, there are a few things to know.
The traffic to your site that comes from general searches, or is stumbled upon by the unwary browser, is deemed as organic traffic. This is the part where those casino bells should start ringing in your ears because organic traffic is the good stuff. You want more organic traffic, but this is where the Catch 22 comes in. To get more organic traffic, you need to rank higher. To rank higher, you need more organic traffic. See the problem?
What Is the Solution to the Traffic Catch?
Continue reading “SEO Content and the Journey to Brilliant Results”
You log onto your website’s admin panel and it’s like every other day. A steady flow of visitors and the odd subscription or comment.
Some of your friends are living the good life and manage to use their blogs to pay for all the stuff you have a regular job for.
How do they do it and, more importantly, how do you do it too? Monetizing your website seems simple enough, but you can soon get lost in the big wide web if you’re not careful.
Take a Breather and Learn from the Pros
Continue reading “How to monetize a blog: Creative ways to make money from your website traffic”