David Leonhardt

  • The Impatient Newbie’s Guide to SEO

    I recently wrote The Impatient Newbie’s Guide to Starting a Blog. If you’ve followed my advice, you took the time and spent the coins needed to at least get your own domain. No point in even talking about SEO if you didn’t. If you’re on Blogger or Weebly or Tumblr, you can leave the classroom. Don’t come back until you have your own domain.

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  • 11 Ways Promoting the Arts Can Help Your Business

    In traditional media, the arts get lumped in with entertainment. Sports, which are just as much entertainment as movies or music, have their own section. Yet the arts are more popular than sports. You might have been fooled into thinking otherwise, perhaps because sports fans are louder. There are over 30 sports specialty TV channels in the United States alone. No such list exists for the arts.

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  • The Impatient Newbie’s Guide to Starting a Blog

    Yesterday, you decided to start a blog. Tomorrow, you want your first post to go viral. I get it. You are eager. You are motivated. You are impatient. Tomorrow might be a bit ambitious to get that first post out, and certainly going viral isn’t easy. But there are ways to cut the time from Hey-I-want-to-blog to Yee-haw-look-at-my-first-post way down. This is your step-by-step guide.

    David Leonhardt/ Famous Bloggersin Blogging- 7 readers -
  • Project Management Options for Bloggers

    When you first start out with the idea that, “Hey. Why don’t I start a blog?” you probably don’t think about project management. But if that idea blossoms into a business, even a part-time business, you’ll find yourself juggling. Consider just one blog post. Here are the aspects you need to consider: the idea writing sources publishing promotion SEO factors mone ...

    David Leonhardt/ Famous Bloggersin Blogging- 19 readers -
  • How to Crush Your Bounce Rate

    One of the top factors that any business looks at when deciding what to promote or to improve is the return rate (which is NOT the same thing as the “rate of return”). The quantity of returns is a key indicator of customer satisfaction. If customers keep returning a toy or a gadget to the store, it most likely means that the product doesn’t work as expected or that it breaks easily.

    David Leonhardt/ Growmapin How To's- 11 readers -
  • Social media is the next frontier in social selling

    If you are puzzled by the title of this post because you think you are up on the latest trends and are sure that “social selling” means selling on social media, be prepared to learn something. Social selling has a long, long history. In fact, Jesus used social selling. What? Are you saying that Jesus preached on Twitter and Facebook? Of course not.

  • Click Here! Two action words worth using

    Click Here! Two action words worth using was written by David Leonhardt, THGM professional SEO consultant. Some people will tell you to avoid linking with “Click here” as anchor text. But look what you would be missing. If you are old enough to remember the olden days when SEO was “a thing” – before it became something to carefully ignore with a studious sideways glance – we we ...

    David Leonhardt/ David Leonhardt's SEO and Social Media Marketingin SEO- 18 readers -
  • Your website’s need for speed

    If it seems like life has been getting faster every day, that’s because it has. And if it seems like the Internet is getting faster every day, that’s because it is. We’ve moved from pedal boats to rocket ships. As the Internet speeds up, your competitors speed up, too. And that creates expectations on the part of your two most important audiences – your customers and visitor ...

  • Four Ways To Get Your Retail Business Online

    It’s almost comical to imagine it, but there are still a ton of businesses that are not online. I know, right? That includes retailers. But it is never too late to get online and discover how the Internet can make your business take off, as Brian Young discovered. He got punched in the face, but you don’t have to take it that far to see why getting online makes good business sense.

  • Infographics as business tools

    Infographics as business tools was written by David Leonhardt, THGM professional SEO consultant. People think of Infographics as a viral Web tool, but they have a much wider application and a richer history. Recently, we have been creating Infographics for use in a variety of exciting offline applications, some of which I will be sharing today.

  • The 5 rules of blogger outreach

    Want to get the attention of a blogger? Here are five rules, along with a little insight into my own reactions to the non-stop spam I get from people like you. Almost every day, somebody emails me offering to write a free post for this blog. Sometimes they offer a list of titles. Sometimes they tell me to name the topic, and they’ll write something for me.

  • Redden up your website

    Red is a powerful color, evoking passion and warnings, excitement and action. But is it a color you would want to identify your business? Would you want your logo in red? Would you want your main website colors to include red? Would you want to brand yourself red? In many cases, the answer is yes. In other cases, the answer is not.