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A tip doesn’t have to be earth-shattering, it just has to be smart. Chances are pretty good that you know a lot more good ideas than you are putting to use right now. If you think you have an awesome blogging tip that’s as good as (or better than) these, maybe you ought to share it. First prize is $500, and there’s still a week to win!
Optimize Your Article Titles for Better Google Ranking
You need to do this before publishing a post. First come up with a great title for your post (less than 60 characters recommended) Then Google that title. Check to see how many results you get. if your title has more than one million results, it’s no good. Change the title a little bit and try again. keep doing this until you get a title with less than one million results on Google. This is my secret way that I use to rank my website articles higher on Google. It works like a charm. Try it yourself and you’ll see immediate results.
By Rohan Jerad Perera, freshinfos.com
Collect a Mailing List
The closure of feedburner or Google Readers really hit many big brands, including those with hundreds of thousands of RSS subscribers. It also tells us we should not be too reliable to a third party service. How about Facebook? I’m not sure. I know thousands of people are making lots of money from Facebook. They make living from Facebook. What if one day Facebook closes down? You’ll be in huge trouble.
When you have a mailing list, you don’t have to worry as much. Email is a platform. If one day Aweber closes down, you’ll still have Mailchimp. If both close down, you can still export your mailing list to over services. I’m pretty they’ll be other newsletter services (who on earth do want to make money from newsletter services if Aweber/Mailchimp close down? Aweber and Mailchimp are just examples). Mailing lists convert much better since a majority of the subscribers are a targeted audience.
By Affan Ruslan
CTA- Call to Action!!
Make sure that you have a call to action in every post. Whether it is for a product, service, inspiration or just as simple as leave a comment. It is always best to tell people what to do so they can move forward and take action on what you just shared.
By Liz Pratt, workwithliz.com
Guest Blogging on Steroids
Here is the formula to create a killer piece of blog content that is sure to reward you for your efforts… broken down step by step:
First you will need to write an amazing guest post that you can fill with high quality resources and advice (such as case study information) that will go viral and be read for many months to come. If you really want to improve your chances for going viral, spend a few dollars to create an infographic to go along with the article.
Next, make sure your post is heavy on content, written well and possibly over 1,000 characters. While a long article isn’t crucial for success, it will definitely help with search rankings. Remember to break apart your content into paragraphs and include interesting images a stats/graphs when possible.
It’s also always a good idea to reference other top bloggers and sites in your article so they participate in the sharing.
The last part of the content creation process is to only submit your article to a top site that will truly send you the volume and attention you deserve. Seek out the top blogs and professionals within your niche.
This winning formula can be applied to nearly any topic or niche!
By Zac Johnson, zacjohnson.com
Don’t be original, just CHEAT.
Everyone tells you that you should be original. But it costs you a lot of money and time and maybe after that you don’t gain anything. That’s why you need to cheat. You need to cheat everything, but be different not original.
You can cheat headlines structure, but don’t cheat the headline itself. You can cheat post ideas and write about it with different angle. You can cheat any tip that is working and apply it with your unique way. What you really need is to just cheat. Even me, I cheated this idea from Jon Morrow from his post; even Jon Morrow himself cheated from Brian Clark. So you must cheat.
Grab Headline hacks by Jon Morrow. Cheat 5-10 of the headlines structures and use them to write more new posts. Start now, see what is working for others in your niche and apply it. I am sure you will be better one day.
By Ahmed Safwan