Can Blog Comments Generate Traffic and Conversions? 3 Real Cases

It's tough running a blog. The comment section often requires more work than it gives benefits, between spammers trying to sabotage your SEO and trolls always behind the corner to bring discord. But today I want to offer you a reason to not give up on comments, to show you that they're still … [Read more...]

7 Keyword Harvesting Sources for Your Blog SEO

Coming up with the right keywords for your blog posts can be tricky, especially when you need those keywords not just for SEO purposes, but also (and most importantly) to generate blog post ideas that will cover every aspect of your niche. With the help of keywords, you know what to focus your … [Read more...]

How to Use Your Existing Posts to Land Paid Blogging Opportunities

Finding blogging clients isn't easy. Sometimes they'll ask you for published clips at some big blog (that you might not have yet). Sometimes they'll want a spec piece at all costs. Other times, thankfully, what you have on your blog and your guest posts will suffice. But how can you make … [Read more...]

Google Reminds Bloggers to Disclose Sponsored Content

On March 11, 2016, Google reminded bloggers that disclosing sponsored content is a must -- and that's not only to abide to the many international laws, but also to keep your blog in good standing with search engines (that by all means need to offer trustworthy content to their users). In the post, … [Read more...]

SEO Keywords Best Practices for 2019 (for the Win!)

Come the new year, you might be wondering if the keyword SEO whose rules you've been adhering to until now will still make sense with the frequent updates in search engine ranking algorithms and manual review standards. It might pleasantly surprise you, but yes: keyword SEO is here to … [Read more...]

Does Instagram Storytelling Work? – An Interview with Natalie Hillar

Is Instagram a simple brandable photo album or can you tell stories that attract and leave a sign in visitors? Looks like the latter is not only an option but the way to go to turn Instagram into an efficient platform for branding and marketing. In this post, I feature an interview with Natalie … [Read more...]

Are Prospective Buyers Just Lazy? 6 Ways They’re Not and How To Deal With Cart Abandonment

Your clients sometimes don't seem to know whether they want your product or not. Your conversion analytics program tells you a big number of users clicked on your landing page and then the 'Buy Now' button, BUT the number of completed purchases is way inferior to that. You wonder why your … [Read more...]

11 Pro Bloggers In the SEO and Marketing Niche To Follow in 2017

Who do you look up to in the blogosphere? When you scour the web for authoritative sources to learn more about SEO and marketing, to initiate a relationship with (outreach) or to mention in your content, you inevitably stumble upon the same names everywhere. Those are the names of the top bloggers … [Read more...]

How to Grow an Audience on Instagram In 4 Weeks

You want to build a successful Instagram account in a month or less, and it's understandable -- you want to lay the foundations of success from day one! But is a 4-week goal realistic? How are you ever going to achieve success in a month or less? This post is for you -- it will guide you from … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Help Your Content Go Viral

How many times have you put your content out and you witnessed it receive only a handful of comments and shares? When this happens a bit too often, it can be disheartening. The fact is that getting your content to go viral actually takes much more than sharing your new post on your social channels … [Read more...]