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7 Epic Free Traffic Tips I Used This Week From 7 Top Bloggers |

7 Epic Free Traffic Tips I Used This Week From 7 Top Bloggers | | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it
Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s insight:

7 simple but effective tips were shared, namely:

 

1. Link bait:Share part of your post in a discussion forum with a  backlink to your blog for visitors to complete reading the post

 

2. Comment on other people’s blogs

 

3. Identifying influencers  and benchmarking what they are doing. Also by building a relationship with them

 

4. Target those who have less experience than yourself and are hungry for learn. Become a resource.

 

5. Retweet

 

6. Write an ebook from your posts

 

7. Use pictures and videos in your post.

 

Quick easy and effective tips.

7/10

 

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Shirley Williams

 

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Gerrit Bes's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:10 AM

7 simple but effective tips were shared, namely:

Link bait: Share part of your post in a discussion forum with a  backlink to your blog for visitors to complete reading the postComment on other people’s blogsIdentifying influencers  and benchmarking what they are doing. Also by building a relationship with themTarget those who have less experience than yourself and are hungry for learn. Become a resource.RetweetWrite an ebook from your postsUse pictures and videos in your post.

Quick easy and effective tips.

7/10

 

Curated by

Shirley Williams

 

PebbleInTheStillWaters's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:57 AM

7 simple but effective tips were shared, namely:

Link bait: Share part of your post in a discussion forum with a  backlink to your blog for visitors to complete reading the postComment on other people’s blogsIdentifying influencers  and benchmarking what they are doing. Also by building a relationship with themTarget those who have less experience than yourself and are hungry for learn. Become a resource.RetweetWrite an ebook from your postsUse pictures and videos in your post.

Quick easy and effective tips.

7/10

 

Curated by

Shirley Williams

 

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Content Scrapers – How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It

Content Scrapers – How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

If you have been blogging for a while, chances are you are familiar with content scrapers. Content scrapers are websites that steal your content for their own blogs without your permission. Some content scrapers will just copy the content off of your blog, but most use automated software that takes the content from your RSS feed and posts your content to their site like it is a new post.

 

In this post, we are going to look at some potential link building benefits to content scrapers, how to find out what sites are scraping your content, and what you can do if you want to either benefit from the linking standpoint or have them take it down.

 

Linking Benefits of Content Scrapers

 

Last week, I was happy to see that I was listed in ProBlogger’s 20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012. Within 24 hours, I received a notification in my WordPress dashboard that a page on my blog had been linked to in the post on ProBlogger’s site.

 

Read more: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/content-scrapers/


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How to Build an Engaged Audience with Content Marketing

How to Build an Engaged Audience with Content Marketing | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

Most bloggers are after the same things.

 

They want traffic to their blogs, comments on their posts, and sales of their products or services.

 

These are all great goals, but they’re really just symptoms of something else: having an engaged and responsive audience.

 

You can’t have a lot of consistent traffic, comments, or sales without a great audience — your traffic source will dry up sooner or later (AdWords, anyone?), your commenters will stop commenting, and your sales will disappear.

 

But what if you don’t have an audience at all? How do you build an engaged audience if you’re starting from scratch?

 

That’s the question that I asked 30 different audience-building masters. Let’s take a look at their answers to these questions…


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Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, December 3, 2011 3:25 PM
Nice article. Thanks
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13 Ways to Promote Your Next Blog Post

13 Ways to Promote Your Next Blog Post | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

You’re slaved over your post – crafting titles, opening lines, adding depth, designing the post to be eye catching and more – you select the perfect time for your post to go live and hit ‘publish’!

 

It’s over – another post ‘released’ into the wild – there’s nothing more you can do except sit back, see how people like it and start on your next post…. or is there?

 

Instead of seeing the moment of publishing a post as the end point in the posting cycle of a post – I see it as the birthing moment of a post. The work has only just begun and what you do in the minutes and hours after it goes live can exponentially increase the effectiveness of the post!


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8 More Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

8 More Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

Do you ever feel as if your blog has plateaued?

 

Like you’ve hit some kind of blogging hump you just can’t get over?

 

About a year ago I wrote the 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers here on Copyblogger.

 

I practice those habits and continue to see huge improvements in my writing — but some habits come more naturally than others.

 

Through this continued struggle, I’ve identified 8 more habits to help stay on top of the ceaseless blogging and writing game, to get over those humps and get back to work that matters.

 

I think these 8 habits will help you reach your blogging and content marketing goals...


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The Essential Ingredients for Building a Blog That Ranks in Alexa’s Top 10,000

The Essential Ingredients for Building a Blog That Ranks in Alexa’s Top 10,000 | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

Having a blog it's good ... that the blog is read is better! Here is a guide that will give you the information needed to make that your blog becomes a comet... :-) [note mg]

 

Would you like to know how I grew Quick Sprout to have an Alexa ranking of 10,000 in under four years?

 

That’s not an easy feat. But the cool thing is I didn’t do anything that you can’t do now. My tactics will work for you, too.

 

Fortunately, late last year I did an interview with Michael Alexis over at WriterReviews about how I grew Quick Sprout. It’s a great interview to listen to. In the meantime I’ve summarized the content in this post...

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/zaMOD2


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Drive More Traffic To your Blog by Submitting News and Articles

Drive More Traffic To your Blog by Submitting News and Articles | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

After several experiments and tries, I finally did a setup for a community news section on FamousBloggers.net that I am satisfied with. So, I think it’s a good time to share this on the blog and announce the new Community News section for bloggers.

 

Also, I will give you some information on how I created the news section in case you are interested in implementing it on your own blog, however I won’t get deep into technical stuff, but I will point you to the right direction.

 

What is a Community News?

 

If you don’t know what community news section is, then let me give you a quick view…

 

The Community News section is a way of sharing knowledge, basically you have a section dedicated to receive links submissions from the community and publish it on your own blog. It’s so close to the idea of social bookmarking sites, but the technique and tools are different.

 

Read the full article: http://bit.ly/Az9c1p 


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How to Make Almost Every Article You Write Go Viral -- 3 Tips Using Stories

How to Make Almost Every Article You Write Go Viral -- 3 Tips Using Stories | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it
Is there are sure-fire approach to making every article you write go viral online?

 

What a useful article! Don't we all wish our blog posts would go viral? Well, stories are the way to help that along.

 

Not only does the author make great points about using stories to create sharable material, he also gives several examples from his own 'gone viral' posts.

 

Don't forget to read all the comments to this blog post also -- there are more great insights there!

 


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Research Shows Divergence in Social Media Uptake

Research Shows  Divergence in Social Media Uptake | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

Research shows the use of social media at Fortune 500 has stalled, or perhaps even re-trenched.

 

This article for 'Grow' presents Data  provided by the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts.

 

What particularly caught my attention is:

 

***The almost universal uptake of Social Media by Universities and Charities.

 

***The divergence in uptake between Fortune 500 companies - the "titans" of American Business, and the INC 500, comprising America's fastest growing companies

 

A perhaps even more interesting divergence among the Fortune 500 where:

 

***The top 100 companies are the most active blogging companies.

 

***Only 17% of the next 400 companies blog.

 

It would be easy to conject as to the reasons for these stark differences, but I choose to let the numbers speak for themselves.  I will, however, be on the lookout for further pieces and more in-depth Data on this intriguing puzzle.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read the full article: [http://bit.ly/tkN2XG]


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65 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

65 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

What is the best way to drive traffic to my site? What’s the fastest way to generate traffic to my site? What’s…?

 

We all want to know the best way to drive the greatest amount of traffic to our sites. However, the truth is that there is no best or fastest way to drive traffic! What works for me might not work for you, and vice versa. Just because I manage to get 500 visitors a day from an article I submitted to article directories doesn’t mean you can get that much traffic doing the same thing.

 

Of course, there are some traffic generation methods that produce better results than others. But again, it all depends on you and your situation...


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Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, October 17, 2011 8:19 AM
Thank you
Martin Gysler's comment, October 17, 2011 8:38 AM
You're welcome Shirley :)