Keep Your Blog Readers On Your Blog With This Clever Internal Links Strategy

Keep Your Blog Readers On Your Blog With This Clever Internal Links Strategy

Welcome to the bounce-free zone.

Not in an "anti fun" sort of way (bring me a bouncy castle any day).

I'm talking about your blog visitors.

This hit and run crap has got to stop.

I know you feel it.

Maybe you're just starting a blog and getting anxious, or maybe you've got an established blog that's just not generating return readers, or your visitors are bailing after only viewing one or 2 pages.

It's frustrating. I get it.

Okay, and it can hurt a little...

You work your ass off on your content. People landing on one of your slaved-over blog posts and bouncing thereafter?

After I mended my bouncy wounds (not the bouncy castle ones, the ones from people leaving my blog after only seeing a page or two), I decided to find a strategy that I could duplicate again and again without taking a ton of time. But something that also helped me keep my content valuable and up-to-date.

And now I'm handing over the bright and shiny keys to that time-saving, fresh-ifying strategy to you right now.

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The Blog Blueprint: How To Set And Achieve S.M.A.R.T. Content Goals

The Blog Blueprint: How To Set And Achieve S.M.A.R.T. Content Goals

It happened again, didn't it?

Your blog had some decent numbers prior, but didn't actually achieve anything, did it?

I can tell you why...

You should create a S.M.A.R.T. goal for your blog.

Yeah, yeah. 

I know what you're thinking.

Goals, schmoals.

But, seriously. 

Your goals can ignite the results you're aiming for.

Whether or not you have an idea of what you want from your blog, that's what this post is for. To help you decide on what you want, how to make it feasible, and how to set it.

Read on to get your S.M.A.R.T. goal on a roll.

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The Blog Blueprint: How To Utilize Google Analytics To Blog For The Audience You Have

The Blog Blueprint: How To Utilize Google Analytics To Blog For The Audience You Have

Sucks, huh?

One month you're killin' it, and the next month is a big old stinking bomb.

Or, maybe it's the latter more often than not...

Well, today marks a whole new era for your blog.

Today, you're done with guessing what the heck your audience wants.

Because as much as you want to write only about what you want to write about, you also want to earn enough money to simply continue being a solo entrepreneur.

Okay, and profiting would be wonderful too.

But here's the deal:

If you're not blogging for your audience's needs and desires, your not going to get far, if anywhere at all.

Yet, there's hope on the horizon.

(The horizon being Google Analytics, of course.)

If you're looking to finally nail down what the heck your current blog audience wants, needs, and desires—so you can start moving forward—then this post is for you.

Read on to get my step-by-step strategy to creating profitable and audience-desired content week after week, after week, after... Oh, you get it.

(And don't forget your Walkthrough Worksheets below.)

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The Blog Blueprint: How To Find Your Content Focus

The Blog Blueprint: How To Find Your Content Focus

Stop losing them.

You work hard to come by new and returning readers.

Why chance another ditching visitor, bailing subscriber, or completely missed customer because they have no idea what your blog should be about?

Because your content is more than just each individual post.

It's about how they all connect together.

And what their connection means for your readers.

If you're lost in the direction of your blog, not getting far with what you've got, or you're simply wanting to create a solid foundation for your content—then this post is for you.

You're a talented solopreneur. 

Now, let's find your content focus.

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The Truth About Your Blog Sidebar: A Sales Machine Or A Lead-Murdering Distraction?

The Truth About Your Blog Sidebar: A Sales Machine Or A Lead-Murdering Distraction?

Are your blog visitors reading, scanning, or bouncing?

A massive piece to the bouncing puzzle might be something you never considered before.

Can you guess what one of them is?

Yep.

Your sidebar. (How'd you guess?!)

Whether you're a Gung-Ho sidebar-lover or prefer the clean, sleek design of naked borders framing your content—your sidebar and blog content can make or break your visitor's experience.

You want the right people to get cozy with their computer, a steaming cup of tea, and your blog post.

Because, hey, they made it to your site. Might as well try your hardest to keep them gobbling up what you're dishing out.

If your goal is to earn a profit from your blog, provide value to your readers and focus on growing your email list—then see if a sidebar is a wise choice for your blog or not.

First off, if you're new to this whole blogging thing, you might be wondering...

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6 Blog Changes That Tripled My Email Opt-In Rate In Less Than 4 Weeks (Twice)

6 Blog Changes That Tripled My Email Opt-In Rate In Less Than 4 Weeks (Twice)

What's she doing?

A thought that's crossed your mind a time or two. Okay, mine too.

It seems like blogging just clicks for some people.

You've thought: "Is someone helping them?" or "They've probably been doing the whole content marketing and email list thing since before it was a 'thing', anyways."

And sometimes that's true.

Sometimes a blogger will say they've "only been blogging for a year" and grew a 10,000 email subscriber list and a quarter-million dollar blog in less than 12 months.

Then your hopes and dreams of skyrocketing your own business like that are dashed when you Google them to find that they've been planting digital seeds for years and years prior to launching their mega-successful blog.

Disheartening, I know.

But, who ever said that doing anything fast was a good thing.

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7 Types Of Blog Posts That Get Noticed, Read, And Subscribed To

7 Types Of Blog Posts That Get Noticed, Read, And Subscribed To

Why do some posts just "take off" and others fall flat?

Is it the way they're written?

The amount of email subscribers someone has?

The social followers sharing it?

Maybe.

If I told you that a simple factor in the development of a blog post that gets noticed, read, and subscribed to is based on the format of the post itself, would you believe me?

I'm sure you're skeptical.

I was too. Until I put it to practice.

And since, I've found that the start to any blog post, whether click-bait crap or quality, show-stopping content-gasm comes down to one main thing:

The title.

The title is what gets noticed and clicked, then it's up to you to keep your reader entranced and trading in their email address for your continual content and more.

But, a title can be more enticing because of it's structure, not just what the words actually state. So that's exactly what we're covering in this post.

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