32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips

In celebration of the launch of my first premium training course on how to promote your content, I asked some of the top blogging, content marketing, and online marketing experts to answer one important question. What's your most successful method of promoting a blog post or other single piece of content? So without further ado, here are their answers! 1. Empower your readers with social sharing buttons. Empower readers to share your content as they consume it by placing the Digg … [Read more...]

Find Out How to Increase Traffic, Engagement, and Social Shares Today

One of the worst feelings as a writer, whether you're creating content for your own blog, a guest blogging opportunity, or a freelance client, is when you put your heart and digital soul into a blog post, publish it, and get little response. When you wait for the traffic that never comes. Or the comments that are never submitted. Or the sharing buttons that are never clicked. If you create great content, you deserve to get visibility for it. But you can't expect that you will get that … [Read more...]

Learn How to Create Promotable Content [FREE TRAINING]

One of the best compliments I receive is that wherever people go when searching for online marketing information, they find my content. There's two reasons for that. One, I write for a lot of blogs. And two, I promote the wazoo out of my content. Of course, you can't get great results if you are promoting content that isn't all too impressive. So I'd like to let you in on the key things I do to make my content promotable and shareworthy. In 8 Days to Promotable Content, a free … [Read more...]

What Happened After I Closed Guest Post Submissions

While many popular blogs have trended away from accepting unsolicited guest post submissions, not many have shared the results of this strategy. A lot of people are curious - does having less content really hurt in regards to traffic and subscriber rates? In this post, I thought I would quickly share the results of taking over sole authorship of Kikolani since March, comparing eight months of analytics and subscriber data. Analytics Comparison First, let's look at the Audience … [Read more...]

Why You Should Care About Gmail’s New Tabs as a Blogger, Marketer, Freelancer, and a User

Are you a blogger, Internet marketer, freelance writer, or just someone who likes to get their email? Whether or not you use Gmail, you should be concerned. Here's why Gmail wants you to be excited about their new tabs. It's supposed to help you only get the emails they deem as important in your primary inbox. The rest gets sorted in tabs for Promotions, Updates, Social, and Forums. Meet Gmail's New Inbox While it sounds good, in theory, it's bad. For everyone. Here's why. 1. If you … [Read more...]

12 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

July 1st is here, so if you haven't already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie. The following are the current available web-based RSS readers you have to choose from and some quick facts about each. If you're not ready to choose your new RSS reader, that's OK. But what you will need to do now (like, right now) is download your Google Reader … [Read more...]

3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)

Do you hate it when you invest your time and energy falling in love with what seems like the perfect marketing tool, only to have it bought out by a larger company and ruined or otherwise retired? I know I do, especially since I tend to write passionately about those tools that I find useful. So today, I'd like to reminisce about some of my favorite tools of yore, why I loved them, and the alternatives I've found since they have gone to tool heaven. 1. PostRank PostRank was a social … [Read more...]

Grab a Copy of The Guest Blogging Survival Guide for Free

One question that I am often asked is how do I get published on so many of the top blogs like Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Journal, ProBlogger, and others. So I decided to put together a little guide to guest blogging. This free 8,000+ word guide will take you through the guest blogging process and show you how to do the following. Find guest blogging opportunities. Research topics to write about. Connect with the right people. Write the perfect … [Read more...]

10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Twitter is one of my favorite networks to engage upon, primarily because you don't have to wait until someone follows you to communicate with them and updates are fast to read as well as send at only 140 characters long. Plus, there are a ton of great tools for Twitter. Today, I'm going to look at one that can help you find new people to connect with, identify the most valuable people in your community, cut through the noise, and strengthen relationships with those who are most important to your … [Read more...]

Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives

It's been almost three years since I first wrote about popup opt-in forms on Kikolani. Back then, I was definitely not a fan. The times have changed though. Popup opt-in forms are no longer just for internet marketers and the make money online niche. They are everywhere, from new blogs to some of the most respected blogs in the industry. In this post, I'm going to share my research into popup opt-in forms: who's using them, case studies, WordPress plugins, and the alternatives for building your … [Read more...]



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