Being a web business developer, I know quite a bit about strategy, planning and marketing a static small business website. I know how to drive traffic and convert that traffic down a marketing pipeline into your products and services. It's basically just a formula, mostly. Over the years I've seen … Read more about How My Traffic Doubled in Two Weeks
My friend Gary Conn just sent me a message about a new publication he's starting up - The Successful Blogger. As he Gary puts it, 'The Successful Blogger is about bloggers and is written for bloggers.' Each volume will cover eight separate sections: Introduction Headline News Business Blog … Read more about Check Out 'The Successful Blogger'
All of us (okay, the great majority of us) in the blogosphere get how to subscribe to a blog feed. Though it's amazing how few people outside our world understand how to get feeds. Many have no idea what a feed really is or how it can benefit them and their businesses. My friend Rich Brooks from … Read more about How to Subscribe to a Blog Feed
I love posts that are short, simple and to the point. So I was refreshed this morning to see Ben Yoskovitz's post, The Most Important Question You Can Ask When Networking. How Can I Help You? This question is so effective because: It shows you care. It gives the person an opportunity to talk … Read more about Give a Little of Yourself
Tino Buntic is building a showcases of 2000 bloggers. The only criteria he has is that you have a photo of yourself on your blog. The feeding frenzing is fast and growing. And there's some 'big' names included in his list. People like Seth Godin, The Donald, and Rosie (haven't they've had a fun … Read more about Hey, I'm 1 in 2000
I've already written about how much I'm Digging MyBlogLog. My community is growing and I'm meeting some really great people with some interesting blogs. As of today, MyBlogLog community has only 12 members. Yet, I'm so pleased that they've joined my community that I'd like to acknowledge them right … Read more about You've Gotta Get a MyBlogLog Community
It looks like I hit a nerve with my post Why Would I Possibly Want to Link to My Competition? So over the weekend, I poked around the blogosphere and found a nice post from Steve Rubel, about co-opetition. According to it's wiki co-opetition focuses on cooperation between companies in imperfectly … Read more about Let's All Be More Co-opetitive.
I like Google. And I want every single page of content on my site in Google's search database. Likely, you do too. Now we could each wait for Google's bots to crawl our sites and find our content - both old and new. Or, we could force the issue a little bit by taking advantage of a Google's … Read more about Show Google Every Page of Your Blog
Think about it, you've worked so hard to get that visitor to your site. You've designed, edited, optimized and submitted your site 'til it's just right. Now that you've 'got 'em,' you need to keep 'em, right? You gotta convert 'em! And the last thing you want 'em to do is leave your site for the … Read more about Why Would I Possibly Want to Link to My Competition?
Well, not exactly digging in the sense of digg.com. But, you know what I mean, right?!?! On Monday I signed up for an account with MyBlogLog - a great little community site I first heard about from Tony Hung's How to Market You Blog in 2007 marketing post at ProBlogger. Then I found a post about it … Read more about I'm Digging MyBlogLog
After blogging for a few months, I'm beginning to understand what it takes to create a successful small business blog. First off, it requires good planning. Meaning...be very clear what you're blogging about. Initially, I decided this blog was going to be about how to effectively market a small or … Read more about How I'm Getting Clear What To Do With My Blog
So many of my clients and peers are concerned about the size of their email newsletter/ezine list. But does size really matter? Mark Brownlow from Email Marketing Reports suggests not. He sites the example of people being afriad to loose numbers from their list. His take is that good lists are not … Read more about Mine Is Bigger Than Yours – I Mean, My Mailing List