Blogging Your Way to Traffic, Subscribers, and Sales with Danny Iny

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This is an interview with Danny Iny from Firepole Marketing. He's returned to Kikolani to talk to us about how he wrote 80+ guest posts on major blogs in less than a year, earned the nickname "The Freddy Krueger of Blogging", and skyrocketed Firepole Marketing to success with his Write Like Freddy blog writing training program (aff link). 1. A lot of the readers here at … [Read more...]

Win Friends and Influence People – Advice to Grow Your Blog Business with Twitter

This is a guest post by Brandon Yanofsky. When you first heard about Twitter, what was your reaction to this absurdly named website? I literally laughed at it. Who’d spend all day writing 140 character status updates? Sounded ludicrous. Flash forward 3 years, and it is now the key to my blogging success. Since I started using Twitter, I’ve seen my blog traffic … [Read more...]

Post Case Study: Triberr Visits vs. Google Analytics

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One of the more interesting, maybe even downright controversial aspects of social media is actually measuring results. How have your strategies actually helped your website? While businesses focus on the ROI in dollars, bloggers focus on the ROI in traffic. This morning, when I popped onto HootSuite, I saw this tweet from Brankica of How to Blog Like a … [Read more...]

Traffic Spikes and Traffic Ramps – Measuring What Matters

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This is a guest post by Danny Iny, an author, strategist, serial entrepreneur, and proud co-founder of Firepole Marketing, the definitive marketing training program for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-marketers. Traffic spikes are awesome! If you’re like most bloggers, you watch your stats daily, if not several times per day. And if you’re like most bloggers, … [Read more...]

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

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If you're like me, you write a lot of posts for sites other than your own and want to be able to share those posts with your readers. Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot … [Read more...]

Why Bloggers Need a Personal Landing Page

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This is a guest post by Per Schmitz. As a blogger you've got an ultimate goal: stand out of the crowd of fellow bloggers and -writers and get your words read by a large ammount of enthusiastic, engaged readers. Even if your content is top-notch and you're following each and every state of the art blogging tip Google is able to offer to the world, attracting new … [Read more...]

Your Guide to the Google +1 Button

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As you have probably heard by now, Google has just launched the +1 button, which is essentially their way of competing with the Facebook Like button. If you haven't heard, you have probably seen it popping up in Google search results and on websites. You can see mine is now neatly aligned with my other share buttons. What Does Google +1 Do? This is Google's introduction … [Read more...]

8 Valuable Blog Marketing Tactics You Can Use Today

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This is a guest post by Daniella Baker. Nowadays it seems like just about any common Joe and Joann has his or her own blog. You’ve actually invested the time into creating a good looking and interesting, blog but your readership hasn’t reached the level that you desire. Photo Credit If you feel like you’re stuck competing with subpar blogs for dedicated readers, … [Read more...]

The #1 Secret to a High Converting Sales Page

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This is a guest post by Alex Whalley, owner and founder of the Build | Rank | Profit eCourse. Now before you jump on the assumption train, allow me to clarify what I mean by ‘sales page’ because I am not talking about your typical squeeze page or the ‘no option but to buy’ pages. You know, the ones that will more often than not automatically pop up 37 and a half … [Read more...]

4 Important Things to Do After Your Product Launch

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There is seemingly a LOT of information out on the Internet about what to do before and during a product launch, which is pretty helpful when you are embarking on selling your first product. One area that doesn't seem to get a lot of attention, however, is what happens immediately after the launch. No, I'm not talking just about how to drum up sales after that initial … [Read more...]