Analyze Your Blog Like A Rockstar

OK, so now you have accomplished the above tasks – now what? How will you ever know if your hard work is paying off? And if it is paying off – how will you keep the momentum going? And if it’s not what are you going to do about it?

During the blog analysis stage you are essentially working through a discovery process. You will use basic fact finding skills to gather relevant data, analytical skills to help you understand the data and implementation skills to use the data to your advantage. [Read more…]

The Blog Launch Setup Introduction

Trying to figure out what elements make a blog really work?

My goal is to arm you with the knowledge required so you can ensure that your next blog has all of the key elements in place to gain the most possible traction in the search engines and with your readers alike. [Read more…]

Why Is An RSS feed An Integral Part of Your Blogging Strategy?

An RSS feed has become an integral part of every blog marketing strategy. A blog without an RSS feed is kind of like eating cereal without a spoon – it just doesn’t work.

The technical description of RSS that is posted on WordPress.org can be found below.

In my terms, an RSS feed enables your fans, followers, and customers to subscribe to your content and in turn be instantly notified whenever you post something new. If you use Feedburner as I do, and highly recommend, then you can give the option of subscribing to your feed with an RSS Reader (Google Reader) or via email – so that all the notifications will be sent to their email address. [Read more…]

What’s Your Digital Story?

Do you know what your digital story looks like? Ever wonder how long Google remembers?

Did you leave a really stupid comment somewhere once that you really wish you hadn’t?  Perhaps someone left a negative review or comment about you or your business somewhere and you wish you knew how (or if it’s even possible) to get it taken down? [Read more…]

Top 10 Action Steps To Take When Using Google+ as a Business Marketing Tool

Wondering what to do now that your Google Places Page has been switched over to Google Plus (Google+)?

For the purpose of this post I will be talking about the top 10 action steps that you as a business owner can take right now to optimize your Google+ page.

Keep in mind that Google+ is the perfect and free Social Marketing tool to really boost your local business marketing plan.

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The Importance of Administering Your Blogs Domain Name

Domain names need administration too!

Your domain name(s) are an integral part of your brand and overall online marketing strategy.

You domain name is how people find you online, how people recognize you, how people get in touch with you, how people find all they need to know about your products and/or services prior to making a decision to buy from you.

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Why You Need To Check Your Blog Feed Regularly

Do you test your blog feed from time to time?

I sure do!RSS Feed

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How An Avatar Can Enhance Your Blogging Strategy

I noticed an increase in my blog comments lately and am very excited about that – thanks everyone!

So, as I was administering the comments in the WordPress admin panel I noticed that only a select few of my readers have an avatar that shows up with their comment.

This got me to thinking…

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Freebie Blogger Graphics, Icons And Other Stellar Resources

A great post just came into my Google Reader account and I was inspired to blog about it. The post is titled, “Graphics, Icons, Banners and Photo Generators“, and is posted over at the stellar Outdoor Blogger Network.

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Compliments of Stock.Xchng!

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How Do You Find Your Blog Tribe?

blog tribe“It’s Tribes that will spread idea’s, change our world, and create a movement” ~ Seth Godin

You started a great blog now what? How are you going to find your blog tribe? Who will your true believers turn out to be and where are they hiding? How will you engage your blog tribe once you find them? [Read more…]