After talking with @BlazingMinds and @Ileane on Twitter yesterday about how to handle very old blog posts that get no traffic, I realized it had been ages since I pruned my own blogs from what I call "void posts" these are blackhole posts that may as well not exist, they get 0 traffic, don’t even show up on Google Analytics and have no purpose existing anymore, especially if they don’t have relevant information.
Headline writing is an important skill to master for every online publisher today. In a previous episode of the podcast we talked about how it's just as important to spend time promoting your existing archives of content as it is to keep churning out new content. In this episode, my goal is to take that concept of promoting your existing content a step further. by giving you concrete examples of ways you can use good headline writing skills to promote your existing content. Whether you have a blog post, a YouTube video, SlideShare presentation, or even a Periscope video you'll hear how to tweak your headlines and make them so intriguing, that you'll start seeing results right away. http://traffic.libsyn.com/msileanespeaks/5_Ways_to_Sharpen_Your_Headline_Writing_Skills.mp3
Best Headline Writing Tips You Will Read All Year and
Are You Making These Common Headline Writing Mistakes? Or How Can You Protect Yourself from Poor Headline Writing. Listen to the podcast and you'll understand :)
If you want to get better at marketing, turn to the experts for sage advice. Check out these great marketing quotes from those in the know.
"For years I’ve encouraged my blogging friends to start podcasting and uploading videos to YouTube. I’m so glad many of them took my advice because now they are so much more prepared for the change that is coming. Live streaming is going to dominate the marketing landscape going forward and there are so many new and exciting tools we can use to integrate live streams into our marketing mix."
“Explore platforms like Blab.im, Periscope, or use Facebook’s live streaming option. Then you can take your premium content from those platforms and repurpose it on YouTube or as an episode of your podcast. Live streaming directly on YouTube is getting easier too, thanks to a new iPhone app called Wirecast Go Live Stream from iPhone to YouTube with Wirecast Go.”
Your small business website is the online face of your business. But what do you put on your site. Members of the small business community, this week, shared some helpful tips on building a better business website.
The headlines that you use for blog posts and other parts of your website are incredibly important, since they can convince visitors to read or see what you have to say. This post by Ileane Smith includes some tips for writing great headlines. And the BizSugar community shared their input here.
On today's episode Jeff Sieh talks with Ileane Smith about Driving Traffic With Pinterest. Discussion includes best practices for group boards, maximizing your time on Pinterest, tools that Ileane recommends, and much more Pinterest advice.
Jeff Sieh is such a talented podcaster and graphic designer!
Let me tell you about my friend Ileane Smith. She has worked in a publishing company for 30+ years, and other times, she is founder and publisher at Basic Blog Tips. You can also find her popular You Tube channel showing you how to use many social media tools, You Tube, and Blab platforms. She has a gift to make complex and obscure tools seem simple and possible to use by anyone. Here are a few highlights from our discussion done live on Blab with a few folks in the virtual audience.
This is one of my favorite interviews because the audience is mostly people who are seeking employment and some who are students.
As productive bloggers, the time has come for us to evaluate our ever expanding list of blogging tools, and decide which ones we plan to keep and which ones we need to purge! It's all part of a cleansing process that is an exercise we should all do at least one per year if not more. Let’s start by looking at these 5 categories of blogging tools. First of all, once you have determined your blogging goals, and you really get focused on them and have the proper mindset, it will be easy to decide which tools are best for you to invest in.
Discover how to find the right tools based on your goals and content marketing strategies!
Today is the day of honesty (yeah, I just created that day.) So let`s be totally honest; you are REALLY fed up. Fed up by not having enough traffic to your blog... fed up by not having enough social shares... fed up by not having enough comments... fed up by not having enough email subscribers. But worst of all... ...you are so freakin` fed up by being invisible in the overcrowded blogosphere. Sounds familiar? No worries. I have been there too. And to be completely honest (since it`s the day of honesty) it sucks BIG time! You would do almost everything
This is the roadmap to a brilliant outreach strategy which also combines the use of personal emails.
WordCamp US took place on December 4 – 6, 2015 right here in my hometown Philadelphia, PA. It was the biggest WordCamp ever with over 1,800 attendees and this also marked the 10th anniversary of WordCamp.
Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress and each year he gives his “State of the Word” address to the community. Here are some of the incredible things he announced and what they mean for brave bloggers like you and me.
Attending events like WordCamp are critical for the success of your blogging efforts! The spirit of WordPress and the open source movement are two powerful forces for the web to reckon with.
In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast, I am talking about a new tool for bloggers and content creators that I’ve really taken to: Blab. It’s kind of like the lovechild of Google Hangouts and Periscope, and I’ve been experimenting with it a lot lately. When I first heard of Blab I was sceptical, but [...]
Very cool to get a shout out from Darren for my Blab video under Further Reading in this article:Further Reading:
- Blab: 20 Quick Tips for Writing Great Blog Posts – With Q&A and Discussion
- Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately
- 7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog
- Blab Video Chat App is Like Periscope for Groups of Friends: Mashable
- Blab Tutorial: How to Do Real Time Chat on Blab.im: ileane Smith
Linking is the way to bring up your old content, make your content more trustworthy and, yes, build connections with niche influencers.
"If you aren’t putting at least a few links to related posts within your text, you are missing an opportunity for increased traffic to old content. This is also a way of getting the most out of the older content itself, which can pass from the public eye very quickly."
Learn about the most influential bloggers in the blogosphere and what they're doing to gain incredible success. Follow the leaders, and be successful too.
Nice >> Ileane Smith is not your average Social Media Diva. As an active blogger, YouTuber and podcaster, she provides free expert guidance allowing her followers to improve their relationships with their audiences and maximize their earnings the easy way. Her website lets you uncover the secrets of the digital media, craft better content, find your own voice and keep your audiences engaged and entertained. What more could you possibly ask for?
The catchphrase of Ileane Smith’s Twitter page is “Find Your Voice, Capture Your Audience.” And, that is what this blogger and self-proclaimed social media diva specializes in. She offers plenty of tips and tricks, but also she announces her podcasts too.
Here's another awesome mention of me that I found thanks to Buzzsumo alerts! I never get tired of people finding value in what I do.
If you want to do social media right, you need to be strategic. Many of us don't start out that way. We sign up for a site to try it out and fumble around
Buffer is a great tool for setting up a social media posting schedule. Here's a good guide from Ileane Smith of Basic Blog Tips. Buffer works with pre-set time slots, allowing you to automate part of your social media posting. This is a good idea, especially if you have limited time, but social media has to be social and interactive, so avoid the temptation to automate everything.
Suffering from bloggers fatigue? Looking for ways to boost your blog readership? Or just want to spice it up a bit? Here are 20 free blogging tools that will help you be more productive, more creative, and bring in more readers...Become an Infographic Wizard
Infographics are a great way to depict all kinds of data – from survey results to how your product works. Free tools include easel.ly, Infogr.am and Piktochart. For tips on creating these, check out this blog from Janice Wald: How to Create Infographics that Send Hoards of New Visitors to your Blog.