Content marketing is a competition for the chance to educate, amaze, amuse your readers. And the competition is tough; this means your content must not merely be good; it must be outstanding in order to be consumed and shared. Making content go viral is any content producer’s top goal and in this post, I will share my experience and the things I’ve learned about what makes people share content on the Internet. For those who are still not sure why content marketing and social shares are important, here are a few facts: Social shares improve your rankings in search Content marketing improves your brand recognition and strength Together, they positively affect conversion rates and customer loyalty Okay, here’s what you need to know in order to create powerful content that your readers will love. Emotions play an important part in making content go viral because humans often make emotional (and not logical) decisions. Some of you (including me) … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Social Sharing: 5 Things to Know about Viral Content
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This article is about helping you create a blog that you can sell to make huge money. In the abbreviated story below, I will tell you how you can make your blog attractive to buyers, how to find the right buyer, how to negotiate a premium price for your blog, and how to structure the sale. This is the true story of how I co-founded and sold my personal finance media business in 2 years. How and Why I Founded FiGuide.com I founded Figuide.com during business school when I was learning everything about finance that I thought every adult should know, but doesn’t. So I set out to conquer the problem of helping consumers get hard to answer financial questions answered. You know the ones, “Is it better to invest in a 401k or a Roth IRA?” or “What is the best way to set-up an estate plan for my family even though we don’t have a million dollars?” How We Operated our blog and Grew In order to understand how we were able to sell our … [Read more...] about How to Sell Your Blog and Change Your Life
When was the last time you did something to ignite the creativity in you? We humans possess perennial amounts of creativity buried deep down inside of us. It is the walk of life and our self-questioning that makes us limit ourselves to the mediocre. Bouts of creativity infusion are all that we need to come to the fact that we can achieve almost that we set our minds and heart to. When we feel all vain and all the negative thoughts take over our minds, it is time to curb all of those feelings with something to motivate us. Creativity block is something that does exist and has a heavy toll on the people experiencing it. Although there happen to be many activities which improve the creativity state of mind of a person, there is nothing like reading an immersive book. "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places… Click To Tweet Reading has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels and sometimes all it takes is a good mental … [Read more...] about 10 Must Read Books to Inspire Creativity in You
Send (Click!). It’s gone, now there’s nothing you could do except for an Email that would never get the response you expected it to. Text messaging and IM has led to a feeling of Instant gratification among the Internet users and have lost ground on the good old Emails. There are Emails that you send daily to others, and then there’s professional Emails that matter a lot and define your professional side of life. There a set of netiquettes that you are expected to follow to make your mark in your professional. If you might be thinking that Emails are not that significant in this new internet age, think again! According to a survey by the McKinsey Global Institute, reported in The Atlantic, workers spend 650 hours in a year on Emails! That simply illustrates the importance of Emails on the professional frontier. A single Email could even make or break someone’s career, so its something you must be careful not to fool around with. Asking for favours or … [Read more...] about 10 Effective Tips To Write Professional Email That Works
If you are at all into computer games, particularly PC and mobile phone games, then you have more than likely noticed the recent trend in game design to offer free games and then give the players the chance to purchase premium content that will make your game better than every one elses. Now, many of you must be wondering what it has to do with Blogging psychology, read on and you will understand some great marketing tips from gaming industry here. I have a friend who works in the game industry and makes these kind of games and we often talk about how the games can make money if they are free. I am not one of these people who likes to pay extra once I have bought a game or even got a game for free to make it better. It just seems to me that once you have paid that should be it. And that is apparently the view of most people, there is only a small fraction of people that will pay for this premium contentbut yet the games company still makes a profit. This is a break down of how gamers … [Read more...] about Blogging Psychology & Gaming Psychology : One and The Same?
The way we define our friends has vastly changed over the past decade or so. There is a fine line between virtual friends and the friends we see in real life. In many cases, these two groups overlap. We might connect with former friends through social networking sites but never actually see them in person for the rest of our lives. Other friends we connect with online we might see every single day. Heck, they might be sitting right next to us as we share a link on their Facebook wall or retweet them. Some people are less picky about their virtual friends, and they’ll accept new ones that they’ve never met in person. For these less selective people, are the friends they’ve made through social networking sites true friends? The answer to that question lies in your definition of “friend.” Your casual social network acquaintances are certainly friends if you define the term as someone to whom you are attached by mutual feelings of respect or similar interests. … [Read more...] about How Personality Type affects the Quality of Facebook Friends
The issue of colour is one that is often overlooked when you get to the design of your blog. Often where the social icons are placed or where your opt-in box should go takes priority but you should really have a closer look at how your visitors will react to your use of colour. I’m sure all of you have visited a website where you have instantly affected by the colour of it. Either it is far too bright and turns you off instantly or it is so plain that it just seems dull and there is no reason for you to stay around and even bother to look at the content. The truth is you need a mix between the two and you have to use colours to affect how readers interact with certain elements of your site. What Colours Mean For your Readers? All of the colours have different psychological connotations and will affect people in various ways. Colours have meanings for people which have been evolutionarily and socially enforced. These colours have just as much influence on the internet as they do … [Read more...] about Psychology of Colours in Web-design : How it Affect Readers?
When it comes to social media marketing, a challenge faced by all businesses is that social sites come and go. MySpace, once a social media Godzilla, is today nothing more than a site for social entertainment bought a couple of years ago for only $35 million by Justin Timberlake and Specific Media LLC. Google launched Google+ in June 2011 in yet another endeavor to take down the social media giant, Facebook. No such thing happened as Facebook remains the most popular social site with over one billion users. The latest social site to hit the web is Pinterest with an astounding growth rate that has had social media marketers all over the world excited. Long story short, when one social site recedes, another is born. For businesses, this is a major problem. After all, all social sites contrast with each other in one way or another and the tactics that work on one social site might not necessarily work on another. The challenge is for businesses to find ways to survive as the social media … [Read more...] about 3 Social Media Marketing Skills That Will Never Go Out Of Style
I hate TV because it’s an idiot box! Do you? Today, consumers have developed a resistance towards mediocre marketing strategies. People have opted to download TV series or movies in order to avoid unnecessary advertisement. Initially, billboards were a great source of advertisement, but today we all are too busy with their smartphones. In fact, even online advertisement needs to buck up as banners and pop-ups are losing their charms. This has played a huge role in kick-starting content marketing. In order to become a master in marketing, you need to understand how crucial and impactful and effective content marketing can be. Understanding Content Marketing: The main aim of content marketing is to create intelligent, resourceful, and most importantly consistent content. This content needs to hold relevance to the audience. For which, one needs to be aware of segmenting the content marketing. This is a long process and goes beyond the conventions of traditional media. In content … [Read more...] about 7 Smart Ways to Incorporate Content Marketing into Social Media
Who else wants to become a guest blogging rock star? If you’re looking for blogs that accept guest posts, you’re in the right place. In this page, you’ll find a monster list of 200+ blogs that allow guest blogging. We all know, Google slapped lots of blog networks and websites that were selling paid kind of links or were over optimized. Lots of link building techniques, which were working in the past, may not work any more in present or future. But guest blogging is here to stay for long. Google will never penalize your website for writing a high quality guest post on a blog that’s relevant to your niche. So.. are you ready to find out the massive list of blogs that allow guest blogging? Let’s jump into the details. Use This Guest Posting Tool I created this list because it was so difficult to find good blogs to guest post on. Recently I found GuestPostTracker.com It has the most up to date list of blogs that you can submit guest posts to on the internet … [Read more...] about List of 200+ Top Quality Blogs That Accept Guest Posts