How I Increased My Organic Traffic By 500% In 10 Months (And Doubled Them In A Year)

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Blogging is one of the most powerful modern marketing medium out there. The only problem is — you cannot expect overnight success. Why? Because it’s a marathon and not just a sprint! So, always go term!

“I’ve worked in marketing since 1987 and nothing I have used, studied or witnessed, comes close to the marketing power of an effective blog. Period.” — Jim Connolly

When I compiled the blog marketing resources I mentioned that I do not have a blog promotion strategy. Still, I wanted to share my blogging strategy with you and realized that it’s better to publish  a new blog post.

So, that’s how I come up with this topic and it’s all about how I increased my organic traffic from 250 to 1,500 to 3,000 without spending a penny.

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12 Blog Marketing Resources To Promote Your Blog (Plus 21 Quick Tips To Increase Traffic)

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My blogging strategy is pretty simple. When I publish a blog post I just ask myself whether it solves some or any problem, or is it literally “just another blog post” on the blogosphere.

And I try to make sure that each blog post of mine targets different audience (by focusing on different long tail keywords). That’s why I do not have multiple blog posts covering the same topic over and over.

Read: Why 365 Blog Posts (Or Less) Is All You Need To Become A Great Blogger

Also, I rarely do content promotion or link building because as an “on-page guy” I spend most of my blogging time over on-page stuff. For me, blog marketing is all about publishing and attracting organic visits — yes, I love organic traffic. :)

That said, today, content promotion is as important as content creation. If it was all about content creation back in 2000’s then today it’s like — 90% promotion and only 10% creation.

I have already written about different aspects of blogging over the past several years but I haven’t written much about blog promotion or traffic generation strategies. It’s simply because I don’t have a blog promotion strategy, yet.

Today I want to share some of the best blog marketing resources that I think is good for beginners as well as experienced bloggers.

If you have started a new blog recently and is wondering how to promote your blog then the following resources should help you.

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WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: The Ultimate Comparison With Pros & Cons

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WordPress is web’s favorite blogging platform. It’s a software that lets you create, manage and publish your content seamlessly. That’s why over 20% of web or almost 50% of all blogs are powered by WordPress.

So, What exactly is WordPress?

WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

WordPress was started as a blogging system, but it has evolved a lot to become a full content management system (CMS). It’s limited only by your imagination (and tech chops) as there are thousands of themes, plugins, and widgets available to transform your WordPress site into almost anything that you can imagine.

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Blogger vs. WordPress: The Ultimate Comparison With Pros & Cons

Blogger vs. WordPress

Blogger.com (or simply Blogger) and WordPress are the two most popular blogging platforms on the web. Of course, there are tons of other free blogging platforms like Tumblr, LiveJournal, Medium, Blog.com, etc. but I’m going to focus only on Blogger and WordPress.

Blogger.com is also known as BlogSpot as all the Blogger.com blogs are hosted as a subdomain of blogspot.com. For example, http://googlesystem.blogspot.com (it’s an unofficial blog about Google). The best thing about Blogger is that it’s absolutely free and is owned by Google.

WordPress is the most loved Content Management System (CMS). In fact, 20% of the web or 48% of all CMS sites are powered by WordPress. It’s a software that lets you create, manage and publish your content seamlessly. WordPress has two flavors, namely: WordPress.com (the free hosted version — like example.wordpress.com) and WordPress.org (self-hosted version — like my blog).

Read: Over 51 Blogging Platforms To Showcase Your Awesomeness [Read more…]

The Definitive Guide To Writing A Perfectly Optimized Blog Post

Writing is my Hobby

First Published: March 18, 2014; Last Updated: February 3, 2015

Over the past several months I have collected a ton of good resources about how to write a perfect blog post. And I thought it’s better to do a mashup than simply rewriting/reposting what’s already said in the blogosphere.

So, I will be focusing on writing a blog post that’s well optimized and that attracts search engine and social media love.

As you probably know, there are a lot of bloggers who write really awesome content but the problem is their blog posts are not so optimized. The reason could be they don’t care about SEO much or they are not so tech-savvy so they don’t know how to optimize their blog posts.

Hence I believe that this blog post will also help the not so tech-savvy bloggers (food blogs, personal blogs) so that they can optimize their existing and future blog posts to skyrocket the traffic.

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Why Multi-Author Blogs Are The New Content Farms (Sort Of)

Just Write.

Blogging is very powerful as we all know, and at the same time it is fun and exciting too. Even better is the fact that it can get you a lot of money by way of ads, sponsors, reviews, affiliate sales, etc. But the problem is… today, a lot of blogs (especially multi-author blogs — no offense) are becoming content farms.

First things first. What is a content farm?

Content farm (also known as a content mill) is basically a company that hires a lot of “niche writers” to write search engine friendly content so as to get organic traffic from search engines and ultimately make money selling ads.

So, their primary goal is to generate as much page views as possible to make even more money per visit (it reduces their cost of content creation). That’s why instead of linking out to external web pages they try to keep the visitor within their website by interlinking their own content. [Read more…]

The Content Marketing Handbook — 81+ Resources, Tips, Guides & Tools

Content Marketing

Content marketing is everywhere and it’s actually the new SEO (sort of). And that exactly is the reason why internet startups are spending a lot of money on content marketing to acquire new customers in an organic way.

Now, what’s interesting is that the content marketing tactics are changing rapidly and there is always a new idea to attract even more customers.

I collect marketing resources as I browse the web and I choose to archive it online as a handbooks. They all can act as a starting point in their respective niches and The Content Marketing Handbook is my 7th handbook.

Note: I have focused only on content marketing and not “Writing” or “Blogging” topics. But you can always look at Blogger’s Handbook or Writer’s Handbook for awesome freelance writing and blogging resources.

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21 Content Curation Tools That You Never Thought You’d Need

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If content marketing is all about creating and sharing your own content then content curation is all about finding, organizing, and sharing great content. Content curators aggregate interesting content from across the web about topics that they’re passionate about.

Today, Content Curation is as important as content marketing as it’s a great way to improve the user experience of your website and/or brand. Moreover, content marketing is not easy as creating high quality content is expensive and takes a lot of effort and time.

Read: Forget Content Marketing, Let’s Focus On Content Curation

Why Content Curation Matters?

Content Curation is not something that can be automated because no computer algorithm can find exactly what your users want. So it’s your job to find interesting content what you think will be of interest to your readers.

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