In her ponytailed debut on the Block Blog, Crawford asked her, “Madeleine, do you know how to fix a laser aimer?”, to which she confidently replied, “Yes!”
The pair then demonstrated with charming aplomb a simple troubleshooting tidbit for Block’s medical imaging equipment customers.
In this video I interview Pat Flynn, founder of Smart Passive Income.
Pat tells the story behind his successful online business and shares the importance of the role podcasting plays in connecting with his blog audience. You’ll also discover why podcasting adds value to your online presence.
Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.
The best way to gain email subscribers is to deliver great content via your blog.
Here are seven great WordPress plugins to grow your email subscribers and let you focus on delivering great content.
#1: Pippity Customized Popups
Popup boxes that appear when readers are browsing a website can get you more email subscriptions when they are used correctly.
But they can also annoy users, so they need to be handled with care and tweaked for your audience.
Pippity allows you to do this. Pippity provides you with the configuration options necessary to ensure that popups are delivered in the most unobtrusive and beneficial way to your users.
Looking for exciting new tools to simplify the blogging experience? If so, keep reading.
We decided to get the scoop on today’s hottest blogging tools.
We asked 22 pros to share their favorite new finds. Here they are…
A great blogging tool I discovered a few months ago is InboxQ. I like it because it helps me come up with better blog topics. This tool helps you find questions people are asking on Twitter.
InboxQ lets you create campaigns with different keywords. Usually the best thing to do is to create campaigns with keywords from topics you specialize in. So when someone asks a question with those keywords, you will be updated about it and you can answer the question.
You can work on these questions and come up with better blog topics in your area of specialty. For example, I have two campaigns: one on white papers with keywords like white paper, whitepaper, etc., and the other on social media with keywords like social media, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.
Eighty-one percent of the US population says they want to write a book.
Not surprisingly, only about two percent ever actually do it.
Most bloggers, on the other hand, write a ton of books—probably three or four books per year on average, but most of them don’t ever realize they’ve done so.
Later—sometimes much later—they realize they’re sitting on a ton of content that could be turned into a book.
Many make the mistake of not bothering to consciously write a book. They just blog.
Here’s a better way: Plan out the content for a book, then write the book in post-sized bits every day and publish the posts—the book—on your blog.
When you blog a book, you produce both a manuscript and a fan base that avidly reads your blog and may eventually also purchase the final product: your printed or digital book.
How to Become an Author AND a Blogger
Each time you hit the Publish button on your blog, you publish your work. That means you become a publisher. But you haven’t produced a book, which means you’re not an author. Nor have you become a successful author.
If you answered “I don’t know,” chances are you haven’t heard of a very powerful piece of HTML markup code known as rel=”author”.
When implemented correctly on websites or blogs with authored content, this small addition to your articles can have a dramatic impact on how your content appears in Google’s search results.
This article will explain exactly what rel=”author” is, why you need to pay attention to it and most importantly, how to set it up on your website or blog.
What is rel=”author”?
Most of us are familiar with the HTML anchor tag as a way to link out to content as seen in this image:
But one platform is almost never mentioned.
It is Tumblr, a network ideal for photo and video integration, as well as reaching out to a niche demographic.
Benefits of Being on Tumblr
With the introduction of ads that appear as highlighted posts, as well as the fact that Adidas just ran the first-ever large-scale brand campaign on the site, Tumblr is likely to keep on gaining traction and influence.
Ask any business owner or marketer which they’d prefer and the obvious answer would be the latter.
The fact is, all the business blogging in the world doesn’t help a bit if it’s not increasing sales. Make no mistake—a business is a business and it needs to make money.
In this article I’ll discuss 4 ways companies can create blog content to bring in more sales. Adapt the principles here to your industry or niche to get more business with your company’s blog.
#1: Teach With Story and Sell With Subtleness
Social sharing is critical.
But how can you make your content as shareable as possible?
Follow this process, and consider the following 7 tips.
#1: Identify Your Most Popular Posts and Keywords
Take stock of your current content. What topics are already popular with your audience?
Look at your top content and keywords in Google Analytics. If you’re using a social sharing plugin like Shareaholic or Digg Digg, you may be able to get some free analytics on your most popular content that can help you learn what your audience wants.