Have you heard of the phrase “Monkey-see, Monkey-do”? It’s about how one monkey mimics the act of another monkey. Humans, having evolved from apes, also take cues from other fellow human beings when making decisions. This is called social proof. Social proof is a very effective way to convince prospective buyers by indirectly telling them, “People exactly like you have bought this product, so you should buy it too!” Social proof has been used for a long-time by advertisers to convince a prospective buyer that they should buy this product because everybody else is also buying it. A very simple example of social proof is shown in this video, where a person in the lift conforms to what everybody else is doing, even though they are all facing the wrong direction. See how powerful this is? Now let’s look at why “social proof” is so important. Why do bloggers need social proof? It creates … [Read more...] about What is Social Proof & Why Is It Crucial For Your Blogs Success?
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Blogging is developing as a career choice for many individuals right from an early age. Many individuals have quit their regular jobs and successfully pursued great career out of blogging. Pete Cashmore of Mashable, Michael Arrington of TechCrunch.com, Ariana Huffington from HuffingtonPost.com, Darren Rowse from Problogger.com, Neil Patel from QuickSprout.com, Syed Balkhi of WPBeginner.com, Harsh Agrawal from ShoutMeLoud.com, Amit Agarwal from labnol.org etc. are just a few examples of huge successes in the blogging industry. These Probloggers have inspired many youngsters around the globe to choose blogging as their prime career option. But, let me tell you one thing that blogging is not everyone’s cup of tea. If you consider every blogger on the globe, the success ratio of bloggers is quite low compared to failures. Blogging may look easy from the outside but thanks to the competition and the creativity that goes behind the art of blogging, not everyone is successful at this … [Read more...] about 6 Marketing Tactics You Must Follow to Promote Your Blog in 2016
A lot of bloggers these days don’t want to use ads and sponsored posts to promote their content. You might have read umpteen posts advising bloggers to advertise their content intelligently across platforms. Harsh has also suggested quite a few variations of this practice. That said, advertising is not the only way you can boost your blog’s popularity. There are many other sustainable ways to get your blog into the Bloggers Hall of Fame and steadily improve your traffic and visibility without over-spending! Ways to get the word out: 1. Throw money at your content If you want to reach people who have a voracious appetite for content, your best bet would be to target them on other content-intensive sites. This is where content recommendation tools come into the picture. These are great alternatives to paying for Google advertising. There are many content recommendation and native advertising tools that allow you to promote your content on third party sites. From Time to Inc, … [Read more...] about 4 Sustainable Ways to Make Your Blog Famous
[Update: I have updated this article in June 2017 and removed all low-quality blogs and those blogs which has discontinued accepting guest posts. I have also included many new & especially blogs with high engagement. I will keep on updating this list. So, bookmark this page.] Update: You can download the list of 175+ high-quality websites along with domain authority in various niche from here. We have talked a lot about Guest posting and it’s benefits. Especially in 2016, when article marketing and other backlink techniques are failing after Penguin updates, guest blogging is one of the best approach to get backlinks. One of the major benefits of getting links via Guest posting is they are of high quality and they will help you rank higher and increase your domain authority. Though, there are many things which you need to avoid while guest Blogging. Guest post can do wonders when it comes to drive targeted traffic, meeting like-minded bloggers or getting … [Read more...] about List of 50+ Quality Blogs That Accept Guest Posts