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I previously wrote a blog post where I featured over 30 web 2.0 sites to drive traffic to your blog. It focused on traffic generation using social media and web 2.0 sites. So today I’m going to focus on link building using web 2.0 sites. As you probably know, if content is King then links are Queen.
I see three Levels whenever I think of my blogging journey on Minterest. Level 1.0 was the beginning phase (2006-2012) and it was apparently my learning phase too because Minterest was my first WordPress blog and it started as a personal finance journal. And then I started getting very obsessed with writing and spent many, many hours to compose a single blog post and that was Level 2.
A few months ago, I published 30 Things I Absolutely HATE About Your Blog — since then I have been thinking to come up with its reverse topic as well. That is, I wanted to publish a list of 30 things that I LOVE about a blog. Once again, it’s just my personal view and hence there’s a good chance that you would disagree with me — with some or all of them.
Amazon is the largest retailer on the web. I’m not an Amazon fanatic but I like to shop online (or on Amazon). And I believe Amazon will become a lot more bigger than what it is today. For me Amazon was all about online shopping and shopping only until a few years go, and then I came to know about its dominance in the cloud computing space.
Let me be honest. I didn’t even have a vague plan of writing this very blog post. The actual idea was to list all the products, services, and apps by Facebook — just like I did Over 201 Google Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know. And I even started writing this blog post with the title “Over 51 Facebook Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know” only to real ...
It’s been ten years since I started blogging. It began as a fun thing (and it still is!). Also, blogging was just another random stuff that I used to do at that time. But today my blog is much more than a random thing for me, and that’s the only difference. I don’t know if I’m one of the so-called professional blogger or a hobby blogger or yet another nerd.
Are you getting it? Yes, I am absolutely talking about bloggers — professional bloggers to be more specific and not hobby bloggers. If you are a regular reader of Minterest (which I refuse to believe :D) then you probably know that I don’t stop criticizing bloggers (especially the so-called professional bloggers) when they are running a blog only to make money and then brandi ...
I’m assuming that you already know how the web has evolved over the past many, many years. And if you are an 80’s kid then I guess you can perfectly recollect those HTML (actually static) websites in the 90s and early 2000s. Or, you wanna see it? All right. Here you go: Microsoft Apple MSN CNN Thanks Wayback Machine.
I’m no SaaS expert and I don’t know about its best pricing models or strategies. However, I just want to highlight a “best practice” that I have noticed recently which I believe will help you as a marketer. When I did a quick research on the different SaaS pricing models I realized that none of the blog posts I have come across highlighted this particular strategy.
Whenever I visit a blog that I haven’t come across before, I try to find out how different it is from others or what makes it interesting. Not just that. I also notice things that I don’t like in it. Your blog might be very popular. But it wouldn’t stop me from finding things I don’t like. I can’t stop myself from doing it.
Have you ever noticed the “As Seen On” label on many (or at least a few) ‘popular’ blogs by pro-bloggers, agencies, or startups? Or, do you know how easy it is to get featured on some of the most prestigious websites on the web? Well I have realized that it’s a lot more easier to get featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Huffington Post, etc.
I’m a email Gmail addict. No, I do not get hundreds of emails a day but nevertheless I end up spending a lot of time with Gmail (i.e. on gmail.com) as it’s Google that made email interesting again. If you go back to early 2000s (or the pre-Gmail era) then you perfectly remember that you hated your inbox (whether it’s Hotmail or Yahoo Mail) – thanks to “massive” 2 MB storage s ...
A couple of days back, I received an email from a guy who sounded dejected because he started a blog and was not making any money out of it. Like many, he started with a domain name, web hosting, and every essential thing to build a new WordPress blog. But he was unable to get going or make money. It appears like he didn’t focus much on blog marketing and eventually had to shut down his blog.
I love inspirational quotes. I really do. Over the past several years, I have published many lists of my favorite quotes collection — on life, success, innovation, perfection, and entrepreneurship. I have been saving quotes that I found on writing for a while now, and I do feel that there is enough to make it into a list. It’s very focused and is targeting writers (including bloggers ;) ).
There are several to-do list apps on the web that helps you to get things done. However, the problem is finding the perfect task manager because there are so so many of them — both free and paid. I have tried a bunch of them over the past several years and can definitely say that there is no such thing as a perfect to-do app.
I love tools. I really do, and some of them are the ones that I simply can’t live (online) without. That’s how I ended up publishing over a dozen listicles featuring the best productivity tools, blogging tools, marketing tools, social media tools, browser extensions, etc. Today, I have decided to show my gratitude to fantastic five Mac OS X utilities.
There are plenty of paid traffic sources on the web from where you can buy targeted traffic to your website. The best thing about online advertising (unlike television, radio, print, etc.) is that it’s totally accountable and you get to know the exact returns of every single dollar that you are spending. Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry and the digital ad spending in the U.
Long-form content (especially long-form articles and blog posts) is currently trending on the web among brands and bloggers because they’re proven to bring more search engine and social media traffic. However, long-form content is not something new. They existed as e-books, whitepapers, guides, etc. for a very long time. It’s just that now it’s everywhere — on blogs, e-zines, news portals, etc.
It’s been several years since I dropped Google AdSense (or other ad network) from my blog. Of course, Google AdSense is the biggest (and the most popular) ad network with millions of publishers. And it is perhaps the best ad network as well because with Google AdSense (or any other ad network) our ad inventory never goes unfilled.
It’s no secret that ad blocking extensions like AdBlock, Adblock Plus, and AdBlock Pro are becoming increasingly popular today with over 200 million active users and it’s costing publishers billions of dollars. In fact, as I write this blog post, both AdBlock and Adblock Plus have over 50 million users. I was actually not using an adblocker until few months ago as I rarely click ads.