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


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 Kikolani would love to get more traffic, subscribers, and sales (as you say), but don't know where to start. What are they … [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 increase nearly tenfold, and have begun making an income with my blog. This article will show you the main technique I … [Read more...]

Post Case Study: Triberr Visits vs. Google Analytics

Google Analytics Advanced Segment

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 Star. Naturally, being the statistics geek that I am, I wondered if I could match up the stats that Triberr gives you for visits from … [Read more...]

Traffic Spikes and Traffic Ramps – Measuring What Matters


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, you know how awesome it can feel to have a massive influx of traffic. Sometimes that rush of traffic is created by … [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 of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won't … [Read more...]

Why Bloggers Need a Personal Landing Page

Personal Landing Page

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 readers is a hard task. When it comes to promoting your blog you might have one ace in the hole that you didn't even think … [Read more...]

Your Guide to the Google +1 Button

Google +1 Code Generator

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 video for the +1 button. If you're not a fan of people knowing what you like, or personalized search results in … [Read more...]

8 Valuable Blog Marketing Tactics You Can Use Today

Blog Marketing

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, here are some additional tactics you can employ to boost your readership today. 1. Don’t Be Afraid to Create … [Read more...]

The #1 Secret to a High Converting Sales Page


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 more windows before they finally accept defeat. I also want to step away from the make money online niche because … [Read more...]

4 Important Things to Do After Your Product Launch


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 excitement has burned out, although I will cover that towards the end. What I wanted to share was a bit of the post … [Read more...]