Are you getting it? Yes, I am absolutely talking about bloggers — professional bloggers to be more specific and not hobby bloggers. If you are a regular reader of Minterest (which I refuse to believe :D) then you probably know that I don’t stop criticizing bloggers (especially the so-called professional bloggers) when they are running a blog only to make money and then branding themselves as an “I love to connect/help…”. Perhaps you should check out: 30 Things I Absolutely Hate About Your Blog. Or, maybe this screenshot (an excerpt from the aforementioned blog post) should summarize everything: I mean, it’s perfectly fine (actually sensible) to recommend a web hosting company that they trust. But is that the case? No. You can see that every single blogger is recommending a web hosting company and that exactly is the reason why I’m not recommending any. And it really feels fantastic to become the odd in a crowd as I believe that’s what … [Read more...] about You Have Started Blogging When ‘They’ Are Quitting It
Are you interested in building the next viral mobile application? Did you know you now need to get in either 23K free daily downloads, or 950 paid users each day (approximately $12K daily revenue) to be in the top 50 iPhone apps, according to TechCrunch. How do we do even begin to think about creating viral mobile apps that can achieve this level of success? The easy answer is we take lessons from those who have successfully launched mobile apps in the past. You do not need to reinvent the wheel. 1. Make sure your app works on multiple platforms. This article will not discuss the Android versus iPhone debate that users love. When you are developing an app, you can create it for one specific platform, but in today’s segmented market you probably need to create an app for both major platforms, or better develop it for all major Smartphone OS. The reason for this is simple. Check out mobile phones manufactures, and you will see the vast majority of phones exist in both platforms. … [Read more...] about What I Learned After Building A Viral Mobile Application
Every blogger in their blogging journey goes through a phase where he/she is out of ideas for their next blog post which is usually called as writers block. As a blogger there are many times when they simply struggle on how to keep their blog moving with some interesting stuff. Every time bloggers cant write an epic content or 2500+ words articles. Some bloggers might have already gained some good following in the blogosphere and people will be waiting for what they are going to post next. Most of the time people expect new articles from bloggers which do not exist previously over net. These days there is a huge rise of bloggers and in them 85% of them just re-write articles which are already written or just copy paste the entire article by changing its title. So there is urgency for bloggers to bring out some unique content which does create some buzz. But the fact is that many bloggers are facing a dry situation regarding their next blog post. So, here I come to give an idea on how … [Read more...] about Stuck! What to Write for your Next Blog Post? Try Socio-Fantasy Blogging
The article is intended to be informational purposes, and not with the intent of taking a stab at the noobs of the internet. I believe everyone is a noob at anything, as there is always something more to learn than what you knew before. So, the first thing you notice after you wander around the internet for a few hours is that you notice tons of websites and blogs sprawling petabytes of bandwidth. The first question that arises to many of them is what exactly a website is and what is a blog? Many of them tend to confuse one with the other and interpret an answer of their own will. So, let’s just clear the air and reveal the difference between a blog and a website. The basic difference between a blog and a website is theoretically the difference in how data is being presented – the format. Apart from that, in practicality there is a fine line between a blog and a website, not much to ponder about however. There is some key differences between them and the=is should clarify … [Read more...] about Whats Is The Difference Between A Blog And A Website
Observe any top blogger in your industry, they all have one thing in common – they are learners. They continuously learn the latest trends even we think they know almost everything related to blogging and Internet marketing. They evolve even when things get harder to get going. They make money online even it becomes hard to make money blogging. They get massive traffic from the search engines, even if Google introduces latest updates. If you want to be a successful blogger like them, you should own some of their qualities. Here are few qualities of a successful blogger. Focus on each aspect one by one, and you will know why there are only few people succeed online. Let’s jump into the details. Qualities of the successful bloggers Quitters never win, winners never quit. Successful bloggers are uninterrupted. They are patient. They don’t give up when things get hard. They still continue doing blogging even when they face hurdles. That’s why they succeed to make … [Read more...] about What Can You Learn From the Most Successful Bloggers
Like Search engine optimization, Social media optimization plays an important role in the success of a Website. Specially, now social signals impact SEO of your blog, Social media marketing and optimization of your blog or Website has become equally important. Specially for an E-commerce site, Social media optimization is very important, as now people use social recommendation for buying products online. MOre over, being on Social media will help you to create a brand of your own. What do you mean by social media optimization? Coming back to SMO is the technique to promote your product, build a brand on various social channels. That includes video sites like Youtube, Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Social bookmarking sites like Stumble Upon, Reddit and many more. After Google Panda and penguin updates, to build the trust factor and authority of your Website, your social media influence will play a great role. I'm sure you must be thinking this. First of all social media … [Read more...] about What is Social Media Optimization?
We keep talking about increasing traffic to our website, but two important factors which we often fail to consider are user engagement and user behaviour. In this post-Panda world, factors such as these matter substantially. When a site gets 10,000 hits a day, but all visitors leave the site after visiting only one page, it is not likely a quality site. In today’s post we will be learning what the term “bounce rate” means. The bounce rate of a site is an analytic factor used to determine what actions people are taking after reading your post. Are they moving to other pages of your site, or are they jumping away to a new website, closing your page, typing in a new URL or burning their computer (joke). Your site’s bounce rate is a great measurement for the success of your blog. Maintaining a good bounce rate is difficult but not impossible. I will share few tips which have been successful in helping me to decrease the bounce rate of my website. They should be … [Read more...] about What is a Blog’s Bounce Rate and How to Decrease It
You want to make money blogging? You do? I can help you. But don’t think I am going to give you yet another 101 ways to make money online. Because it doesn’t work that way at all. Seriously. If you already have a blog and is exploring ways to monetize your blog then here’s a list of over 40 Google AdSense alternatives to make money blogging. Over the past several months, I have been trying to scale-up my content creation process — to create more blog posts per month in a consistent way. However, I was not able to do it and is yet to find a way that works for me. But the good thing is, I ended up doing a lot of maths. I love maths. No, not the stuff that you and me learned at school — differentiation, integration, algebra, matrices, etc. — but the one applied in real life. In fact, that’s how I ended up writing a fun blog post about How Much Traffic Do You Need To Make $100,000 a few years back. It was all about traffic and income and … [Read more...] about What Does It Take To Generate 1,000,000 Pageviews & $3,000 Per Month
I’m going to share one Blog post writing tip which I usually follow when writing about any topic, reviewing any tool or when it’s not a news post. This one tip will not only make your article interesting and meaningful but will also make it actionable/doable. Not to mention, these are three important attributes of a quality article, which Google likes. One of the most common way people start writing an article/Blog post is, directly talk about the topic. For example, if you are reviewing one antivirus tool, you will start with details, description, and features. Now, this approach is not bad but again what’s the harm in making your article as desirable as your personality. Increasing the curiosity of your readers and later point them to the topic. That’s where this rule of Why, What and how comes into the picture. It triggers the action mechanism of readers, and they would love to read and follow your article. Let’s consider three simple scenarios: A … [Read more...] about Why? What? How? Rule in Writing Blog Post?
Few weeks back, I asked a question ‘Why did you start blogging?’ I got replies of which most of the people who replied said they started blogging because of one passion or the other. One thing that got me thinking is that most of them also said that part of the reason they started blogging was to make money. Of a truth, there is nothing bad in using your blog to make money. What is bad is thinking and acting as if all you want from blogging is money. If I ask you, what is the major niche in blogging? You will be right to say that it is making money from your blog. Many bloggers do this successfully while many more have nightmares in trying to make money from their blog. I wouldn’t discourage such people because I know it is very possible to make a six figure income from blog. What I won’t encourage is the way bloggers go about making money from their blog. I’ve been there done that. Read: How ShoutMeLoud Makes money Let me tell you a little story about me. … [Read more...] about What is Blogging All About?