How to Blog (Complete Beginner's Guide)

Learning how to blog is an important business skill that can increase page rankings in Google and bring plenty of traffic to your website.

Here's my definition of what a blog is:

Sales funnels 101 (for bloggers)

Are you trying to come up with a way to maximize conversions and sales from your blog? A proper sales funnel can help, big time.

Take some time to plan out proper, strategic sales funnels for various conversion goals to increase ROI (Return on Investment) and make more money from your content.

How to promote your blog with social influence

Want to see how social influence can be used to promote any blog to drive more traffic and earn extra money?

Social influence is a vital part of any blog, and influences everything from SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and organic search traffic, to conversion rates.

Building plenty of social reach, authority and trust (collectively called influence) plays a direct role in how much money you can make from blogging. That's why it is so important to take social media opportunities when they arise.

5 best blogs for bloggers

Learning how to become a successful blogger means looking at what the most successful people did with their own blogs and applying those lessons in your own business.

If you aren't already, you need to follow the best five blogs for bloggers listed in this article.

5 reasons why video blogging is great

Video blogging (adding clips to a blog) can help to drive traffic, lower bounce rate, increase engagement and conversions, and generally improve SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Internet marketing.

Video blogging also provides plenty of "different" marketing opportunities that written content can't - because it is a rich medium for communication.

Bloggers who rely on written content only may find their rankings in search engines suffering as Google continues to include more and more video results (especially from YouTube) in its organic search results.

Google Panda penalty from content syndication?

Content syndication (sharing stuff with permission) can be a great way for small businesses to get more website traffic. Sharing articles on authority sites helps to establish authority and trust and drive web traffic.

Three laws of successful blogging

How well you make a livelihood from your blogging, or from getting traffic to your business website from publishing content online, determines whether or not you will succeed. Without the ability to generate a stream of income (a positive ROI), blogging is not really a sustainable business practice.

Blogging requires, thought, effort, time, creativity and skill. This is why so many people are prepared to put in a huge amount of effort to find workarounds for Google's Panda updates, instead of simply creating great content - what Panda is designed to find and promote.

Talking about other people is the most powerful way to get more traffic

"How do I get more traffic?" Every blogger and marketer out there goes to great lengths to bring visitors (drive traffic) to their blog or site using content. But very few people are succeeding, and there are good reasons for this.

First of all, the cold hard reality of business and marketing blogging is that there is so much content being created that not everyone will succeed.

The vast majority of traffic is sucked up by the big blog, news and social media sites, which leaves a small share of the pie for the vast majority of bloggers and businesses.

No blog traffic? Here's how to fix it

If you're creating great content on regular basis, but not driving traffic or engaging new customers then you need to understand what to change, before expending additional resources.

To paint the picture: there are millions of bloggers, social media marketers, content marketers, startups, entrepreneurs, affiliate marketers, you name it, all creating content. There simply aren't enough eyeballs to consume all this content, so most bloggers and businesses aren't succeeding.

Outreach Blogging

If you're blogging regularly, using SEO, sharing content socially, sending out newsletters, marketing, and doing everything right without success, then I've got a magic tip that will turn things around.

The largest, and most successful blogs in the world all do one thing very well. They,

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