Can you believe we’re in the last month of 2015? Yes, 2016 is right around the corner and I have this feeling that it’s going to be an even better year. This year I have learned a lot and had quite a few epiphanies considering the length of time being in the blogosphere. When it comes to being a solopreneur/entrepeneur you never stop learning, especially when it comes to blogging and internet marketing.
There are a plethora of great information on the internet about blogging and internet marketing. Why? Because of all the changes, updates, and new found strategies. In the coming years I see that this information on how we all can gain success will become much focused on our interests and more so convenient as we grow on our journey. If you’re serious and consistent, you’ll overcome the challenges and obstacles which results in reaching many milestones to come.
If you are making plans for the coming 2016 year, then I believe these posts I picked will give you some ideas on how you can make it an even better year than 2015. Within these posts you will learn about different strategies and resources you can leverage to help you accomplish your future goals. So without further adieu, lets get see what we can learn from each article!
Never Run Out Of Blog Posts Ideas Again: 25 Resources for Content Marketers
Earlier this year I wrote the post on Why Writer’s Block Is A Myth . It was geared towards those that have been blogging for a while but yet they run out of ideas of what to write about. I pointed out different resources that’s on the internet that you can take advantage of. I give you some ideas that actually help me come up with some great topics to help you work smarter.
Well, I ran into an article by Kristi Hines where she talked about 25 Resources for Content Marketers. I actually use some of the resources she mentioned and I have referenced them in other posts I’ve written this year. I can tell you that they work quite well and it’ll help you draw more attention from your target market and spruce up your traffic.
How To Use Email Outreach To Build Brand And Increase Traffic To Your Blog
One strategy that’s been the talk of the year is doing Outreach. This is where you reach out to other bloggers in your niche, especially to influencers. You let them know that you exist, have been following their articles, and eventually you will ask them a favor which will make it a win-win for you and them.
This can take a lot of work. Especially when you do posts like expert roundups or ask them to read and share your posts. When it all comes down to it, networking and building relationship lays out the foundation of producing good quality, consistent traffic back to your blog or static website. You start growing a loyal fan base which means that building your email list and generating sales become less of a challenge.
The one thing that I like about This Post by Bill Achola is that he gives you simple, but yet powerful, step by step instructions of developing a productive email outreach campaign that will eventually improve your results. He gives you some great resources that me and a lot of other successful bloggers use to help reap the benefits a lot of us work hard for.
How Smart Marketers Built Thousands Of White Hate Backlinks With Zero Outreach
We all have heard that the money is in the list. I’ve also heard it said that the money is in the relationship with your list. Either way it goes, if you want to grow your blog and home business, the most convenient way to do this is growing your subscriber email list. But in order to do this, you much generate traffic.
Like I previously said that doing Outreach has been the talk of the year within the blogosphere. We all want to start relationships with influencers so eventually they can share your content with their loyal followers. But is it actually possible to do this without doing any type of outreach? Some of you may agree or disagree with this. Although I’m in introvert, I still network and engage others for the relationship and the marketing reciprocation.
But on the other hand, some of you would like to purely use SEO to get traffic back to your sites. Puranjay Singh wrote an interesting article on how Some Marketers Build Thousands Of Backlinks with Zero Outreach. When it comes to building high traffic with relative backlinks you’ll eventually start building some good targeted traffic yourself. Check the article out and see if his strategy works for you.
How To Boost Your Blog Performance With Google Analytics
One of my goals for this year was to build a stronger, foundational understand of how to use Google Analytics to improve the results for my blog. Google Analytics is a great tool to use if you want to measure the results you get from your blog or even your affiliate links.
But when it comes down to it, a lot of you may have it set up, but you’re still bewildered on how you can use it to build your blog. You want to know what metrics to use and what the measuring numbers mean. Yes it can be quite daunting when you see all the different features that you can use.
This is why I really like this article by David Hartshorn. He did a great comprehensive post on Andrew M Warner’s blog where he had you focus on what you really need to put your attention to when it comes to leveraging Google Analytics. So if you’re in a state of confusion and don’t know which direction you go, I encourage to check out This Article on Google Analytics.
Cost Effective SEO: How I Drove 34,000 Search Engine Visits in 60 Days (For Free)
There’s a lot of you that hate the sound of SEO. In a previous blog post I did, I mentioned that SEO isn’t like it was about 3 years ago. Back then, you just put your keywords all over the place and that’s how you would get traffic. Well those days are gone, and there’s a new way to incorporate SEO to make it fair for your target market and other bloggers.
Now some of you are doing quite well without using SEO which is great. But there are still those bloggers that are quite curious as to how they can leverage SEO to drive traffic. Although there have been many changes since the Golden Age of the Keywords, SEO is still quite relative today.
Michael Karp did an amazing feat with SEO. In This Post he describes how he generated 34,000 Search Engine Visits within 60 days. He names all the tools he used with great imagery that makes it easier for us to understand and eventually implement. So if you’re someone that like to incorporate SEO in your blogging, then I highly recommend this post.
How Emil Turned One Post Into a #1 Ranking (And $100k in Revenue)
Last but not least is a great post by Brian Dean where he describes how two of his loyal followers, Emil Shour and Richard Marriot, boosted their organic traffic as well as their revenue within a short time frame.
Like I said earlier, a lot of bloggers have used Outreach to help boost their blogs to a much higher level that started to bringing in better results. There’s a few techniques that Brian Dean have been emphasizing for the last couple of his published blog posts. Two of them are the Skyscraper and Content Upgrade techniques that’s been pushing Brian’s blog up the ranks.
The best part about it is that he doesn’t blog as much. Him, and his two followers will write a detailed, engaging post and promote the heck out of it. So with that said, I recommend that you read This Post if you are stagnant and looking for other ways to boost your blog so that you can generate more traffic, subscribers, and sales.
How Did You Like These Posts?
One epiphany I had this year was how important doing outreach is. I realize this after I wrote This Expert Roundup Post back in July. The results were astounding to me which I received a lot of shares, comments and traffic within just a week. But I do have to admit that it was a lot of hard work and with my limited amount of time, it took me over a month to finish, but the time put into it was well worth it.
When you put all of these tools and strategy in perspective, it really amounts to doing Outreach/Networking, Smart White Hat SEO, and using measuring tools like Google Analytics. From my own experience, doing Outreach/Networking leads you to building a strong foundation when it comes to internet marketing, blog growth and building your home business. Using resourceful tools recommended makes your marketing campaigns more cohesive in a sense.
I truly believe these strategies will prepare you well for the upcoming new year. They definitely shouldn’t not be taken lightly especially when it comes to all of the changes that search engines are making. So definitely start making plans and take better control of your success in 2016! Please share your comments below and share this post with your friends. I look forward to read them!