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A few years ago when article directories like Ezine stopped pulling in huge amounts of traffic, I stumbled upon another method that is more effective and produces more consistent results if you do it right – guest posting on blogs.
The idea is essentially the same. You write guest posts similar to articles for content syndication. Then, you find blogs to publish them on and contact the owners to see if they’ll accept your submission. Your guest post has a little bio blurb about you and that’s where you get the traffic.
If you’ve done article directory marketing, you know how easy it is to submit your articles. There are even software programs that will do it for you. Not so with guest posting. You have to do it yourself.
What I found is that the only real challenge is finding good blogs to guest on. Just like article directories, once you find a few good ones that are suitable, you can get into a regular routine of submitting work to them. Then it just becomes a matter of rinse and repeat. Read More→
Forum posting is a great way to get traffic to your site. It works like this: You join a forum and put a link to your site (along with a little sales blurb) in the signature file. Then, you post on the forum and with each post you get 1) exposure and people clicking through the link to check you out, and 2) a good backlink.
Everybody knows that the more stuff you can outsource, the better. But there are some things that are tougher than others to outsource. People often ask me if it’s a good idea to outsource forum posting, so let me tell you how it works.
The answer to the question is ‘yes and no.’ It depends on your purpose in forum posting.
Posting for Search Engines or Human Beings
If you’re posting in the forum to get backlinks, I’d say go for it. You can hire a virtual assistant to make X number of posts a day and with each post, you’re getting a link back to your site.
If you’re just doing it for the backlink, the content of your posts doesn’t matter so much. You’re doing it for the search engines, which will crawl your many posts and head to your site. read on… Read More→
It takes money and/or a great deal of effort to constantly create new content, but constant new content is what your fans crave. You need a steady flow of information to keep them engaged. This is probably the biggest expense most online marketers have to pay. If you do it yourself, it takes a great deal of time.
But why create brand new content when you’ve got all those old blog posts lying around not doing anything? I’m a huge proponent of repurposing content and I do it often. You can take your old blog posts and turn them into new content that your audience will love. Read More→
Blogging offers so many benefits. You get to communicate regularly with your audience, drive more traffic to your site, and establish yourself as an expert online through your writing. One more thing that people often don’t realize is that your blog gives you valuable insights into how your target market thinks and feels.
People forget that blogs are social media. They’re supposed to be interactive. It’s not just you writing and broadcasting your posts to your audience. You should also be getting them involved. The more comments, interaction and engagement you’ve got going, the better. When your readers are involved, you can really get to know them. Read More→