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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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Blog Optimization: 5 Tips To Boost Your Blog Conversion Rates

Blog Optimization: 5 Tips To Boost Your Blog Conversion Rates | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

If you’re blog is your “business” and it doesn’t convert, you don’t have a business!


How’s that for the start of a blog post? I know – not very encouraging, especially if you’ve been struggling with the concept of conversions recently.

 

Don’t worry, by the end of this blog post, you’ll know what you need to do to increase your conversion rates now!


In an interview with Derek Halpern, creator of Social Triggers, he shared five tips with me that anyone can use to increase your blog’s conversion rates, and I want to share them with you.

 

But before I do so, I would like to answer two questions . . .


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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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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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The Social Media Handbook – 57 Resources For First Time Entrepreneurs

The Social Media Handbook – 57 Resources For First Time Entrepreneurs | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

As someone who is looking to learn about social media, you’re probably confused on where you should start, right? With all of the resources out there, which ones should you follow and which ones should you ignore?

 

Over the last 6 years or so of leveraging social media, I’ve found the following sites helpful. And hopefully they’ll help you learn everything you need to know about social media...


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