Thursday, August 28, 2014

StumbleUpon For Massive Website Traffic Fast

StumbleUpon  Massive Website Traffic -  Quick & Easy 


I Have to admit I was quite surprised with the amount of traffic I have got from StumbleUpon. 

Though,  I have said that social traffic like StumbleUpon sucks for websites,   I   think it could possibly have some potential for certain Niches or topics.


StumbleUpon for massive Website Traffic.
StumbleUpon can bring you some massive traffic in only a short time....

 Think of it this way!  If you are selling or promoting products on your website,   you may be able to grab some interest and make sales,   just by using StumbleUpon.

I cannot make any promises,   as many people who get a Flood of traffic from StumbleUpon "Millions of visitors in a short time)  say they also had problems getting sales / conversions or website engagement....

Here's a quick screenshot of how the traffic from StumbleUpon spiked and then became quite steady since then...

StumbleUpon Brought me some Massive Website traffic
Well the traffic numbers from StumbleUpon for my site only hit the thousands of visits....but it looks nice in my stats....
Okay,  it's not like millions of visitors came to my site though,  my traffic spiked when I started using StumbleUpon... and the flow of traffic kept coming.

Considering my website has only been up and running again after a very long break,  this makes the huge amount of StumbleUpon traffic quite amazing..

So there could be some real potential for "very smart marketers" to take advantage of that large jump in website visitors they would receive from StumbleUpon.

If you want to learn a few tips on how to drive StumbleUpon Traffic to your website,  here's an article called

4 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Site with StumblUpon written by Kristi Hines on the kissmetrics.com website.

Kristi has included some great tips on getting more StumbleUpon traffic to your site.....

There is also a paid StumbleUpon traffic option mentioned in Kristi's article....which is called StumbleUpon paid Discovery......

There are three plans ranging from 0.05 cents  per visitor(light plan) 0.10 cents per visitor(Standard plan)  to 0,25 cents per visitor(Premium plan) the higher the price the more control you have over reporting and also your ability to target specific traffic(visitors).  

A very Good Marketer Could Cash in On that Massive StumbleUpon Traffic


This is the one thing that makes all the difference when you really think about it.  Many people are getting 10000 to 20000 visitors per day,  yet, I have heard them say they are earning next to nothing!
There is something else that makes this even a bigger problem than trying to convert that "low converting StumbleUpon Traffic!

This is what really surprised me....


This is not StumbleUpon Traffic But actual Search Engine Traffic...A person getting that amount of Search Engine traffic to their website should be making some great Money,  and also have a very popular website....you would think!

A good marketer " or a great Market would be better" could really make a decent amount of sales and leads with proper management of their StumbleUpon Traffic....and they would make a killing (earn a pile of money) with an equal amount(or far, far,less,   search engine Traffic...

That's the whole point!  If a person is not doing well even when they are getting a plenty of search engine traffic,  adding a Bazillion StumbleUpon visitors is only good to make their website stats look really great....and that's about all it would be good for.   
It's the old case of......

it's not what you have but what you do with what you have!
What are your own thoughts and Experiences with Getting massive Traffic with StumbleUpon?   Did you have any success with and sales or leads?

Daniel
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Monday, August 25, 2014

How Many Visitors To A Website To Make Money

How Many Unique Visitors To A Website to Make A Lot of Money?


Many people want to know how many visitors to a website are needed to earn a lot of Money.   So,  is there a way of knowing how many visitors to a website are needed before the big dollars,  or at least "quite high"earnings) start rolling in?

How Many Visitors to a Website
How Many Visitors To A website does it Take to Earn Good Money? That's the Question everybody wants to know!

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The truth is that,   the number of visitors to a website that are needed to earn well with a website,  are not as high as you may think.  The thing to remember is that it's not just how many visitors you get to your website but WHERE those visitors are coming from and WHY they are visiting your Website.

So just How Many Visitors To A website does it Take to make Good Money 


I have wrote a number of posts aimed at getting more visitors to your website,  by following SEO optimization Tips for better ranking results,   and by using various other methods.

Whilst writing all these posts on getting more visitors / traffic to a website or blog,   the one thing that has not really been discussed,  was knowing how many visitors to a website will bring you in some nice cash earnings....

Having spent quite some time on the web,   working on a number of websites and various other web properties,  I came up with a website visitor / traffic number that should give you a huge opportunity to make some decent money..

Though there are a number of other factors that would affect your earnings capacity, such as CTR (Click through Rate)   I am quite sure that with a little work on your part,  this MAGIC NUMBER" will work for you...

Authors words of Wisdom!   The  Website Traffic / Visitor  MAGIC NUMBER  I have come up must come from the search engines especially Google. The visitors must be unique visitors, ...if you get any additional visitors from social sites,  that's great! But your core traffic / visitors must be Google.search engine traffic....... 

So,   How Many Visitors to a Website to Earn Good Money? 



Okay,  I had better let you know "RIGHT NOW" how many visitors to a Website will bring you in some very nice earnings,  as I have kept you waiting long enough!

How many visitors to a website to get some great results and earn some good Money?  The answer is....you need to get at least 1000 (search engine / Google)  visitors per day......and that is the bare minimum to earn some really nice money.....so 1000 unique visitors from the Google search engine..

You could optimize a website to earn money with low traffic, but anything under 1000 Search engine visitors per day,   will make your job quite difficult....

Here's a nice article called How Many visitors do I need to Make Money,   written by  Cristian Stanciu  ,   on the hellboundbloggers.com website...

Cristian has wrote a very helpful article and he also explains that there are many other factors that will influence how much money you will make with your website traffic / visitors numbers...and you should go and check out his post!

So that's It!  If you can get around 1000 visitors(minimum / unique search engine visitors)  to your website,  I am quite sure you will be able to earn some decent money,  and to make the most of your website's success. 

What are your own thoughts and experiences on how many visitors to your website you need to make money?

Daniel.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

How To Increase Website Traffic The Fast Way

How To Increase Website Traffic The Fast and Easy method.


Many people want to know how to increase website traffic fast,  and they are often looking for the easiest and cheapest way to do this.   Though there are methods out there showing people how to increase their website traffic,  many of these methods do not work very well,  or simply do not work at all. 

How To Increase website traffic
          Nearly everybody wants to know how to increase website traffic the fast and easy way!


So if you want to know how to increase Website traffic the fast and easy way,   there is only one way,  that works 100% and that is to.......

Write lots of quality website / blog posts and keep writing them on a regular basis.  The fact is that,  if you are not creating plenty of content for Google / the web)   you will have a hard time getting traffic to your website....


Yes,   you can "promote the pants off" your content once you write your website posts(or even before) but you need to get your content out there" if you want to bring in more visitors...

I Know How to Increase Website Traffic Fast?  Just Buy It!


Yes you can Buy Website traffic and I have seen a number of YouTube Channels buying millions of views(my competitors in my niche) .to increase their traffic......

......though people are getting away with this on YouTube!


I can assure you that you will risk penalizing your website,   and losing your AdSense account (if you have one) if you go around buying views.   YouTube is far more flexible when it comes to where your traffic comes from.  



So for a website just stick to writing plenty of high quality blog / website posts,  and just keep on writing them......


Social Sites!  That's How to Increase Website Traffic!


I agree that you can really increase your website traffic through social sites such as Twitter, Facebook , Stumble upon,   and I wrote about the results of my Social Traffic for websites Experiment a little while back...


Yes, I got a flood of traffic coming to my site, but as my Social Traffic Test showed,   all that traffic did almost nothing for my website's overall performance in every area...



I have shown how to Increase Website Traffic Through Search Engine Ranking


I always talk about the importance of getting a great  Search engine ranking for website success,  and I will stick to that belief,  as I have seen some great results.....

Though,   without writing plenty of website posts,   you lower the chances of your being able to rank your website for a large number of Keywords across the search engines( especially in Google)  

The times I have had plenty of keywords ranking really well,  including many highly competitive keywords,   was when I was writing plenty of website / Blog posts....



Here's an article called Is More Website Content the Answer to Increased SEO Traffic?  written by Spencer Haws,  on his nichepursuits.com website. 


Spencer has been doing some research into how to increase website traffic (SEO traffic) and studied a number of very successful bloggers,  and has noticed that they have written plenty of content....websites(blogs) ...

Sites,   such as problogger.org.   and copyblogger.com,  as well as Pat Flynn's website,  smart passive Income have all written posts(multiple posts)  every single day....

Though, the one thing that Spencer Mentioned and I talked about earlier in this post, is that you must produce lots of QUALITY content.... not that 10 posts a day,  auto blogging content which is often very poor quality and brings in almost no traffic.......


So,  we could say that if you are wondering how to increase website traffic fast and easy just write quality posts either every day,  or maybe every couple of days,  and just stick to your post writing schedule....

Though,  there are many ways to get traffic to your website,  this seems to be the best overall strategy for your websites success. 


What are your own thoughts and experiences with writing more website  / blog content regularly to bring in more website traffic?

Daniel.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Social Traffic Sucks For Websites

Social Traffic really Sucks for Websites and Leads to Low Earnings


It seems that all that talk about how important it is to get social traffic to your website,   turns out to be nothing but a big bag of hot air...I gave these social traffic sources ample time to bring results, and they were far more disappointing than I could have imagined...

Social Traffic Sucks for Websites
Social Traffic equals big Website Traffic numbers and Low website Earnings


Traffic from social sites like StumbleUpon,  is close to useless for building up your overall sites performance and success.
Here's a bit of background.
I have been doing an experiment recently,   and have been diversifying my traffic sources in a variety of ways...and decided to concentrate on getting more social traffic....just to see how effective this could be.

Social Traffic Versus Search Engine Traffic 


Normally I would rather target Search engine traffic any day of the week,  and that's why I rave on about how important improving your Google search engine ranking is if you want to experience far greater success.
So,  I thought I would try to boost my website traffic / Visitor numbers via StumbleUpon,  and also see how  engaged these visitors from this source could be...

Here's what happened!

I got a flood of traffic via StumbleUpon(thousands of extra visitors)...in fact,  this became my main source of Traffic...But,   not only did that mountain of traffic / visitors leave zero comments,  they did not convert,  or help with the site's earnings....I have had far less traffic(via search engines) and did way better!  So, social  traffic sucks!

You May think I am being  a bit harsh,  but think about it!

I gained thousands of extra visitors who did  nothing to improve my sites performance or earnings...


One Thing All that StumbleUpon Traffic Did - Was to increase my Websites Bounce Rate.


Wait up People!   A high bounce rate is bad news....

A high bounce rate means your visitors entered your site,  maybe read a post or page,  and probably left after that...(that is not good for your site's performance)

That's all that the flood of traffic has achieved really,  as I now have a bounce rate sitting at an all time low of around 95%.....that sucks....

That means my websites visitor engagement totally tanked.

to prove my point,   Here's a great article called,  How to Get a Bunch Of useless Traffic to your Website,  wirttien by Patrick Coffey, on the earlytorise.com website..


I agree 100% with Patrick on this,   and I think you should go and check out his very well written article on the topic of useless social traffic....

So,  if you just want to show of your amazing traffic stats whilst doing absolutely nothing to really help your websites performance and success,  then go and get yourself a flood of useless Social Traffic....

Just don't say I didn't warn you!

What are your own thoughts and experiences with getting social traffic to your blog or website? Do you think it can help your website in some way, or do you also think that Social Traffic sucks?

Daniel


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Make Money With Google Adsense. How Much Can I Make?

Make Money with Google AdSense.  Is AdSense A good way to Make Money?


Many People are using Google AdSense on their blogs and websites,  and Hoping to make some decent money by doing so....but the question remains,   "Can I really make Money with Google AdSense"?  and can you ever really make good money Using Google AdSense?

Make Money with Google Adsense
Google AdSense is making a mountain of Money for some people but is Google AdSense worth it for smaller website's?


One thing is for sure,  their is a huge number of people who are displaying Google AdSense ads on their blogs and websites,  as well as using Google AdSense ads on their YouTube Channel(s)...hoping to make some high earnings with Google AdSense.


I wrote a post a while back asking Can You make money with Google AdSense where I included some links to top Google Adsense earners....

The thing is that,  some people are making a huge amount of money through Google AdSense....so asking whether we can make money with Google AdSense,  the Answer is a strong yes!
The big question is how much can  you and I make and how long will it take us to earn some decent money with Google AdSense?


Here's an updated list called Top 10 Google AdSense earners In the World  2014.  written by Ali Raza on his ways2earnmoney.com website.


Ali has compiled a fantastic list of top AdSense earners. And it is worth your time and effort to go and check out his list...

Here's a few examples...from the top ten Google AdSense earners for 2014

# 10    Pankaj Agarwal earns around $58000 per month from Google AdSense.


# 6      Michael Arrington earns about $282' 700  per month from Google AdSense.


# 4        Shawn Hogan makes around $  480'000 per month from Google AdSense. 


#1        Courtney Rose makes around $670'000 per month from Google AdSense.  




So,   Google AdSense is working Miracles for Mega Huge websites / Brands and Names....
But what about all the other millions of People who are using Google AdSense?   Should they even hope to ever earn that sort of money with Google AdSense?


 Massively Popular websites and Brands Make Money with Google Adsense - What about the rest of Us?


The reality is that,   unless we are getting a massive amount of website traffic,  and we have fully optimized our site ,   and we have a whole bunch of other factors all in our favour,   it would be close to impossible to achieve anywhere near the top end of that  list Using Google AdSense.....

We could aim for the $50'000 per month mark, though,   getting into the hundreds of thousand's per month mark using Google AdSense is a huge ask in anyone's language....


This is not being Negative,  in fact,   I am just trying to be as honest as possible after having had plenty of experience with Google AdSense and seeing how even though there is plenty of potential,   it requires a lot of hard work and plenty of patience.....


I am quite certain from my own personal experience that, earning from between $5000 to $10000 per month(Maybe $15000) with Google Ad sense is well within the possibilities for many people who run websites, blogs and YouTube Channels, etc.....getting into the higher Google ADSense earnings bracket of say,  $20000 to $50000 is a very big task...though, still possible...getting into the $100000 to $500000 bracket would require super human efforts.....and more!


What are your own thoughts and experiences with Google Adsense?   Do you think it's possible to earn say around $10000 per month, or maybe $20000 , or $50000 per month?

Daniel.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Google Adwords Keyword Planner Any Good?

Using the Google Adwords Keyword Planner For Choosing Keywords


After the Google Adwords  External Keyword Tool was Discontinued,   it was then replaced by the Google Adwords Keyword Planner

So what is the Google Adwords Keyword Planner and can Publishers also benefit from using this tool?

Google Adwords Keyword Planner
The Google Adwords Keyword Planner Helps you choose Ad Groups.

 

The Google Adwords Keyword Planner is For Advertisers Not Publishers


The thing is that,  the Google Adwords Keyword Planner is essentially a tool for helping Advertisers set up ad Campaigns...

Basically,   it's part of a suite of tools aimed at maximizing your Google Adwords Ad campaigns,  and their are tools such as the Ad display planner,  and the Ad Preview and diagnostics tool that are also provided to achieve this....

So,  can Publishers still use the Google Adwords Keyword Planner to help them find some great Keywords to Target? 

Essentially, Yes!


Though,  the Google Adwords Keyword Planner is mainly used by Advertisers,   the tool also provides plenty of useful Keyword data for Publishers....

So,  you can find some great Keywords with some time and effort and after checking out Google Trends and other tools...

Google Adwords Keyword Planner Can Help Publishers select Keywords, Too.


Though,  there is another great thing that Publishers can do with the Google Adwords Keyword Planner .

and that is......

The Google Adwords Keyword Planner Shows Publishers How Advertisers Think!


Apart from all the keyword Data that the tool provides,  I think one of things that can be very helpful for AdSense Publishers,  is to get an understanding of what Advertisers want....

This could be a huge benefit for AdSense publishers,  as they could then learn what needs to be done to optimize their sites,  to attract the best possible advertisers / results for their sites...

Advertisers want the best possible results for their "Ad Dollars"  so it makes sense that they would prefer to have their ads displayed on the most appropriate /  relevant /  and best performing sites....to get more bang for their Google Adwords buck!

So,  yes there are many great benefits that the Google Adwords Keyword Planner could provide for Publishers who wish to get the most Ad Revenue from displaying Google AdSense Ads....

What are your own thoughts and experiences with using the Google Adwords Keyword Planner?

Have you set up your own Ad campaigns using this tool,  or are you a publisher looking for some great Keywords to Target for your site?

Leave us a comment to let us know your thoughts!

Daniel.
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Friday, August 8, 2014

How To Make Money Fast - Website vs YouTube Channel

How To Make Money Fast The Website vs YouTube Channel Challenge 


I have done a Website vs YouTube Channel  -how to make money fast-  challenge,  and the earnings comparison results have been quite amazing.   Though both these choices have huge earnings potential,   I think you will be both shocked and inspired by the stunning results.  

How To Make Money Fast - Website or YouTube
Everybody wants to know how to make money fast and my Website vs YouTube Channel Challenge had a clear winner!
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Okay.  The story behind my "how to make money fast " website vs YouTube Channel challenge came after having tested a number of "make money online"methods via website's....

I am always writing about Search engine optimization and SEO Ranking tips to improve your website ranking in Google,  so,   it was time to focus on what most people are really interested in!

Most people want to make Money!  Even more importantly,  those people want to make money fast!  That's just the way life is!  Making money is Great...making money fast is a Blast!

.....After trying just about everything out there for websites / Blogs,   affiliate's,   product promotions, E-  stores, Advertising revenue( earning money as a publisher via most of the Ad agencies)  etc,  etc, etc...

I discovered that many of these options just did not work very well....or,  to put it more clearly....they were really darn slow when it came to earning money from my website(s)....

I wanted to Know How to Make Money Fast -  Nothing Seemed to Work!


To be honest,  I was getting sick and tired of having to manage my sites....especially when I looked at how slow the money was pouring in!  I mean,  with some of my sites it was like a tiny trickle ...drip...drip..drip...

There were affiliate commissions coming in, but they were few and far between...

I was getting some decent Ad revenue,  though,   it was also really  ....Random....

During this time I was trying just about anything and everything possible,   with less than convincing results...

Like many people working online,   I was hoping that my online income could become my main income....so I could then give up the day job...so to speak...
....and the way things were going there was "fat chance of that happening with the results I was getting through websites.....the potential was huge,  though,   it was always POTENTIAL only,  and we cannot live off Potential  ..we need to be making money.WE need to know how to make money.....FAST!

My How to Make Money Fast - YouTube  Test


Then I light went on up here....(Me pointing to my Head)!

I already had access to YouTube,  so why not go and set up a YouTube Channel...and upload a few videos?   Around this time I had been hearing how YouTube had Massive Potential for both generating traffic and earning bucket loads of Cash.....Me,  I just wanted the traffic and the bucket loads of cash..not more of  that  slow and low  EARNING POTENTIAL"Stuff!

So I dived in head first not having the slightest clue of setting up a you tube channel...let alone creating videos....so I was really jumping into the deep end...I honestly had no idea when it came to videos.....but,  I wanted to see if I could earn more with a YouTube channel...and I was determined to learn how to make money fast...

I set up my YouTube channel,  created some videos,  then uploaded them....then once my channel videos got monetized(after linking my Ad-sense account....Shebang!

SUCCESS!   Within almost no time at all..after linking my Adsense account to my YouTube account....I was pulling in some modest though, decent earnings.....and my video views were still quite low...so things were looking good!

I kept running my websites to see how well they performed against my YouTube channel.....

My How to Make Money Fast Website vs YouTube Challenge results.   


Amazing!   Not only did my YouTube Channel outperform my websites in every area,  such as social and subscribers and views.....My YouTube Earnings were TEN TIME MORE THAN MY WEBSITES EARNINGS!   Yes,  you read that correctly!  It was almost exactly "to the dollar....ten times as much ...so for every thousand dollars I make on YouTube I am only making around a hundred dollars via my websites,...which really SUCKS...

Note:   I ran this test over a long period of time,  so that way you can really see the comparison between these two money making  methods...

Some words of wisdom from the Author!

Before you run off setting up YouTube Channels thinking you will become a millionaire via YouTube,   now you know the results of my how to make money fast test.......there are a few things you should know.

To be successful on YouTube (just like with websites) you will need to invest quite a lot of time, effort and possibly some money.....and just like with websites,   if you pick a very competitive niche(topic)  you may struggle "big time"   So,   just like with websites,  do all your research first before setting up your channel...


So are Websites Out of the How to Make Money Fast Picture?


Well,   you would think that I totally given up on websites altogether with those results...

I mean,   who in their right mind would want to only earn hundreds of when for the same amount of time they can earn thousands of dollars...that's just crazy.  right?   

The truth is that,   websites still have MASSIVE POTENTIAL,   and the potential for earning via websites is even Greater than YouTube..(I estimated it's around three to  five time better than YouTube)..the only BIG PROBLEM is that,   it will require FAR MORE TIME,   effort and money...to reach that huge potential....



My How to Make Money Fast Roundup!


So,   considering we are looking at how to make money fast....and websites take way longer to get into the decent money....YouTube wins hands down when it comes to making money fast,  and  and on a consistent basis.......

Authors pearls of Wisdom!

You may be better at websites or better at YouTube ..or you may be very good at both....so!

Why not set up(and link together) a YouTube Channel for your Website or a Website for your YouTube Channel?   That should really lift the amount of money you could be earning?   So,  if  either one of these is doing well,  you would be boosting the other by bringing in more visitors...which would equal more money....
Whatever you choose to do,   I hope these insights into my little how to make money fast website vs YouTube channel test....give you some ideas and inspiration to set you on your own path to earning a steady and decent level of money online.


What are your own thoughts and experiences?  Which one do you think makes money faster websites or YouTube Channels?

Let us know in the comments!

Daniel.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Virtual Business The Future Is Now

Virtual Business An Online Digital World Of Massive Opportunities


There is simply no way of denying the incredible growth of opportunities that have opened up to us is recent years, and what better time than NOW to take a leap into the ever expanding field of Virtual Business.

Virtual Business - An Online Digital World of Huge Opportunities
Your Virtual Business Could become Another Success Story Of the Digital Online Revolution 
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Look around you,   and you can see the rate at which just about everyone is switched on to the digital age,  and are either listening to I tunes,  browsing the web or watching  YouTube videos....etc, etc,   and this will only continue to increase at a huge rate,  and this is why so many companies are starting up Virtual Businesses,  as a way to tap into this huge Market....

I wrote a post recently called YouTube Search Engine Optimization tips,   talking about how the Future of the web is Video / YouTube,   and how the vast majority of online consumer activity will be via Video / YouTube by around 2017.

Everybody and Their Grand Mother Is Making The Virtual Business Jump!


The fact is that many companies are now "jumping online"and building a solid web presence,   and this could only bring in a much wider consumer base.....More Customers.

Nearly every time we are in contact with a large company, small business,  retail shop or brand,  or need to get in contact with a Government department,   they are always moving more and more of their work base and communications either onto the web,  or through other digital and virtual applications.

Check out this incredible article by Nigel Fenwick called The Future of Business is Digital on the Forbes.com website.

In the article Nigel talks about how many businesses will be "out of business" or extinct,  if they don't jump onto the Digital Bandwagon....ASAP......and this only further illustrates my earlier points regarding this huge seismic / digital / online shift,   taking place!

This is a fantastic post by Nigel and it's well worth your heading over to have a  read!

As far as the big move to a world of Virtuosity ,  the same applies to Big Companies, small Businesses,  brands, Government departments, etc,  hitting the social sites like Facebook and Twitter.....and this massive leap into the digital / virtual / online realm will only increase with even greater speed!

Some of The Main Reasons Behind A Virtual Business Choice.

(a).  The first reason would be the ease and simplicity"


  at which we can perform any number of Business / Social interactions and Transactions,   via digital Online or Off line applications...such as Mobile phones(smart phones/  I pads/  Tablets,  desktops,  laptops,  etc, etc,

What may have taken us hours to do(or even days depending on location and circumstances) just a few years back,  can now be done in a matter of minutes....or even less.. 

(b).  Another factor behind Moving to a Virtual Business environment,  is Labor costs.

Not only are companies around the Globe,  outsourcing their labor around the Globe at an tremendous rate,  many companies are now "downsizing labor costs" even further,  by using numerous Micro Job /  Crowd-sourcing Companies,   where they can get things done for at an even lower hourly / task based cost. .


(c). A Major benefit Of the online Virtual Business Model - property / rental costs.


The cost of renting even a modest sized piece of office space,   or a Shopfront store(small retail business etc).....can be  HUGE!  not to mention the added costs associated with the everyday running and maintenance of this type of business model......

Something else that's happening  "in a large way"  is that far more companies are now giving their staff the option to "work from home" and set up their own Virtual office.....

Here's a fantastic article called Costs and Benefits-  Advantages of Telecommuting for Companies on the globalworkplaceanalytics.com website.

The article does a great run down of all the benefits to the Outsource / work from home / Virtual Business model,  and it lists quite a few benefits......including greater worker satisfaction,  and of course the lower running costs of the business..

The article also includes any negatives,  with setting up a virtual digital work environment or work force...including many   Country,   local and state laws and taxes that could outweigh all the benefits of setting up a Virtual Office Environment....

In some Office Based Industries,   this is so common that I think it will soon become the standard across most,  if not all Office Based Industries....

The benefits for both the employee and the employer,  could be huge!   The employee get's to manage the home duties whilst still getting all their everyday work tasks taken care of,   all without losing precious hours of their day commuting back and forth to work..

Rental / lease costs and the cost of labor are the main  "push factors" behind many companies adopting the Virtual Business /  Online Business Model.....

So my prediction on this is that,   virtually all Office Based Businesses and many other business and Industry Niches,   will eventually adopt the online Virtual Business  model.

Those that don't get a move on, adapt / adopt and "ride the digital road to the future"  will be left on the side of the road,  thumb out,  hoping to hitch a ride!

What are your own thoughts on the Digital / online revolution taking place,  and the huge potential that a Virtual Business could Bring?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Daniel.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

YouTube Search Engine Optimization Tips - Part One

YouTube SEO Tip One - YouTube / Video Is Huge!


YouTube is the second largest Search Engine in the World behind Google. So,  knowing a bit about search Engine Optimization for your YouTube Videos could have a huge impact on improving your online success.

YouTube Search Engine Optimization Tips for Success - Part One
Don't miss out on all the benefits that will come  by learning the basics of  YouTube Search Engine Optimization

Think About it!  you could bring in thousands or even millions of visitors to both your YouTube channel and your website.

I have spoken about the importance of trying to gain top Google search engine ranking for our websites...and the many benefits this would bring

though,  the possibilities here I think are much greater... as YouTube can really pull in a Mountain of traffic...once a YouTube Channel  / Video starts to get noticed!

My own experience with YouTube has totally opened my eyes to it's quite amazing potential..

Just to give you some idea of the importance of Video and especially YouTube as far as the future of  "the Net" is concerned,  here's an article on the Guardian.com small business network section,  called Why online Video is the Future of Content Marketing ,  written by Chris Trimble.

Have a read of the article and check out the stats they quoted from the CISCO white Paper article called Visual Networking forecasting and Methodology 2013 - 2018.

In case you haven't got time to go and read the article,  it says that

 by 2017,    Video will account for 69%  of all consumer traffic. 
That's Huge! I mean Massive!  Well,  just darn Big!

So we should really take advantage of the potential flood of traffic we could get,   if we are willing to apply a few basic YouTube SEO ranking tips.

A quick word regarding YouTube Search Engine Optimization when comparing it to ranking websites in Google.  

Though,   there are many similarities as far as Ranking a video in YouTube search engine and ranking websites in the Google search engine,  from my own experience.

 I have noticed that there are some things that work well with Ranking websites ,  yet,  they do not seem to work as well with Ranking YouTube Videos,  and what often works with ranking YouTube videos may not work well with websites.  

YouTube SEO Ranking Tips Part One


(1) a. Do Keyword Research to Avoid the Ultra Competitive or Dead End(no traffic) Niche Trap

Keyword Research Is a Search Engine ranking optimization Must...and just like how Keyword research can save you a ton of wasted time with Ranking Website up high in the Google Search Engine,  Doing Keyword Research to Rank your YouTube Videos is a MUST!

Use the YouTube Keyword Tool to help you find the best choices for high traffic Keywords that match the niche(topic) you have chosen.  

Okay so now we have selected our Keywords,   we need to know a little bit about the level of competition. 

The YouTube Keyword Tool does not show you any competition data,  or let you know anything about the difficulty of ranking for a Keyword...

We could use any number of free or paid tools that can help to Analyze the strength of  YouTube video competition.  

The Google Adwords Keyword Planner tool that replaced the Google External Keyword Tool can help you understand the " Advertiser Competition "  of the Keywords you are targeting...


(1). b. Use Google Trends and Google Insights(now called Think Insights) 


This will help you to get a much clearer picture of what people are actually searching for and "what are the CURRENT  HOT SEARCH TOPICS that a hugely popular on the web....which will then make your own choices for your Target Keywords and YouTube Video Titles.


(1). c.  Do A YouTube Search of  Your Targeted Keywords and Check out the Competition.

Authors Special Insider tip:   If you do not have any software or tools (free or paid)   there is a away you can get some data about the Videos You wish to Outrank.  

Go to the YouTube search engine and type in the Keyword search term you are targeting.

Choose the top ranked video.

Now look down on the bottom "right hand side" of the video,  and click on the Stats Button next to the Flag Button...

A window will open showing you various performance statistics about that YouTube Video...you can also see more  statistical data by clicking the "View More Stats "button,  and then more information will be provided.  

You will see something like this!



This can give you some insights into the overall performance of that YouTube Video for the amount of time it has been shown in the YouTube search Engine.

Okay!  That concludes part one of our YouTube Search Engine Optimization Tips.

Stay tuned as I will be bringing some very useful and "workable "YouTube Ranking tips in Part Two.  


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Living The Dream of Blogging Success

Are You Living The Dream Of Blogging Success? 


If we are not yet living the dream of Blogging and Online Success that we hoped for,    we can still reach the goals we had set....if we are willing to "tough it out" and redouble our efforts...then you will be living the dream!

Are you Living the Dream Of Blogging Success?
Living the Dream of Blogging Success can Be achieved!
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If we want to achieve a high level of  Success online then we will need to be prepared to put in our best possible efforts...(no slacking off or making excuses)

That may sound a bit harsh,   but there is simply no other way around it.

If we want "living the dream"to be more than a fancy catchphrase,   then we are going to need to "Buckle down"  and get to work...

I wrote a post a while back about how Most people quit blogging within the first 3 Months.....and I wrote that post as a way to inspire and motivate Bloggers to "not quit " when the going get's tough.

The Secret Behind Success and Living The Dream! 


One of the secrets behind many of the most successful people throughout history,   is that they never quit (even when they often feel they cannot continue)...

The Secret behind most successful people that got them to be where they are and finally  "living the dream "  is that successful people maintain their levels of Motivation...even when  "the chips are down"  they don't quit!  Never!

There are so many amazing Blogging success stories out there,  where the Blogger "stuck it out"  and they have now reached an incredible level of success..

Here is one amazing example,   Pat Flynn with his website SmartPassiveIncome.com  has had a huge level of success...

Go and read one of  Pat's Recent Monthly Income reports,   you will agree that Pat has gone beyond the point where most bloggers would have quit,  and now he's truly living the dream!


To Be Living the Dream Sooner - Learn To Focus Now.


Another huge obstacle on our path to success and a common reason why we are not  "living the Dream" yet,  no matter how hard we try,  and no matter how much time we spend...

....we simply waste all of our time and energy by not focusing all our efforts on our  "must do tasks"  now!

In this way all our efforts are dispersed(spread thin)  and don't have enough power to

"Break through the barriers" that would take us to a much higher level of Success.

Not only this,  we also need to keep focused on our " end goals"  and keep visualizing us living our dream NOW"


So if we can follow these three Keys

(1) .  Stay Motivated.

(2). Stay Focused.

(3).   Never Quit!

.....we will have put into action an incredibly powerful force,  that shall soon have us living the dream,  and becoming the online Success we had  only ever dreamed of until this time...

What are your own thoughts on living the dream, and reaching our goals of Blogging Success?

  Daniel.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Google Webmaster Tools Links to Site No Data Available

Google Webmaster Tools is Showing No Links to Site


I have noticed that my Google Webmaster Tools is showing "Links to your site No data available"...

The Links to your site section in webmaster tools  is for sites that have links pointing to your site,   and the last time I checked I had thousands of links pointing to my website.

So, why would our Webmaster tools be showing No links data for our Websites?

Google Webmaster Tools Links to Site- No Data Available for your Website
You can Clearly see that there are no links data to my website showing in my Google Webmaster tools
Okay.   Firstly I should point out that I only recently relaunched this website having spent quite some time working with YouTube Channels and on other projects.

Reason Google Webmaster Tools showing no Links to site Data

Not working on your site for quite some time would definitely have an impact on our websites performance....mainly as we would lose quite a large chunk of "Link Juice "and also "Social Juice"

I have talked about the importance of being consistent and what can happen if we  "get lazy"and don't keep up.  Keeping up with our blog and website tasks is so important, as I think this is very helpful in maintaining and further building the success of our sites.

If you don't work on your site for a long period of time,  I guess we could expect a drop in the number of links pointing to our websites.

Wait a Minute!  If Google Webmaster Tools "Links to your site"is showing "No Data Available"meaning no links pointing to the website,   why is every single online website analysis tool showing thousands of links pointing to my website? 

So,  this could be just a Glitch ( Technical screw up) in Google Webmaster Tools, itself....

Many Cases Of No Site Link Data in Google Webmaster Tools

There have been many people complaining about Google Webmaster Tools showing "0" links to their sites with the same old "no data available "message appearing...

Barry Schwartz over on seroundtable.com Brought this up  in his post tilted,   Google Webmaster Tools links to your site showing no data available for some .

I then went and checked out some forum post that Barry had linked that are discussing this issue,  and it seems no one is really to sure how to fix this problem...many people are pointing to this being a Google Webmaster tools error,   that seems to have been around for quite some time.

Here's the thread from the Wemasterworld.com forum called Penguin 2.1" and  "No Data Available" in WMT 

Personally,  I think it's a Google Webmaster tools error,  since I am sure Google has been playing around and making changes in recent times....and those changes have now "caused a Bug" that is causing the "Link Data not Available" response for links to our websites....

Have you noticed any changes in your Google Webmaster tools Links to your site section, and are you also seeing the "No Data Available" message,  as well?  

Let us know in the comments section.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Market Samurai For Best Keyword SEO

Market Samurai Still Great for Keyword Research and SEO


Considering the number of Keyword SEO tools being offered these days,  from free software / tools,  to Subscriptions that can cost upwards of  $1000 Per Month (or More)  I have to say that Market Samurai still offers a great suite of tools,  at a very affordable price.

Market Samurai for Best Keyword SEO - Great Suite of SEO Tools

I have mentioned the importance of Keyword research in a number of my posts,   and I do believe that good keyword research can save you a lot of wasted time and effort,   and can make ranking your website posts much easier(Better ranking equals more money at your end) and that's where Market Samurai comes in!

Over the years I have tried so many Keyword SEO tools,   from the free trials of both low cost and more expensive programs,  as well as a number of programs that I ended up purchasing at the time,  which included Market Samurai.

Even today  "Yes,  just an  hour or so ago" I was just testing out a another keyword SEO program (I signed up for the trial )  ......Guess what?

Market Samurai totally blew this other "very expensive " SEO / Keyword program,   clean out of the water!

I was really hoping this other tool had something to offer(after reading some really positive reviews)  but it was so bad,  I actually uninstalled the whole thing from my Computer.

Market Samurai Does Far More Than Expensive Tools   

That's when it hit me!  If these expensive Keyword research / SEO  programs can not even match one of the Market Samurai Modules,  then why am I wasting my time running around looking at other Keyword / SEO tools?

Then it hit me......again!

Of all the Keyword SEO Tools free or purchased,   only 2 have stood the test of time,   The Free tool is the Google External Keyword Tool(now the Adwords Keyword Planner) and Market Samurai .

Since the Google External Keyword Tool(which I absolutely loved) was replaced by the Google Adwords Keyword Planner,  I have not been all to happy with this tool, and have hardly ever used it since.

So I needed to find an alternative.  I then tested out( for the trial period)  many Keyword SEO Tools.  I went and purchased quite a  few...

.......and many of those tools even proved to be of little use  and would sometimes freeze up,  or,   became very unresponsive... .

A number of the free trial Keyword SEO programs that I loved the first time I tried them(and was seriously considering buying them) turned out to be near impossible to use....often due to "none stop catchpa's" popping up,  whilst doing basic Keyword research....

Market Samurai Still Standing Above The Competition

Now I have come full circle and am 100%  happy to stick with Market Samurai as my main Keyword Research SEO Tool.

Another positive about Market Samurai is that it has Built in Proxies, so you don't have to worry about any annoying " Catchpa Popups " ...

In fact I have never had to fill out a Catchpa whilst using Market Samurai,  which is a huge plus...when you are doing Keyword research / SEO.

So if you are looking for a "great Keyword SEO" suite of tools with a ridiculously low price for all the amazing tools that are included,   you cannot go past Market Samurai.

Why not download the Free Market Samurai  "12 Day Trial"  which will give you free access to the whole Suite of  Incredible Tools...
                                         Just Click Here For Your Free 12 Day Trial Of Market Samurai
                                         

                          .....There's no obligation to buy unless you are fully satisfied...

Feel free to leave a comment to let me know how much you love Market Samurai.

To your Online Success!

Daniel.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

SEO Tips For Out Of this World Ranking Results


SEO Tips To Launch Your Website to Online Success

Without a doubt getting better Search Engine ranking results for your website is the number one goal for greater online success.

Just by applying a few simple easy to follow SEO Tips,   you can expect to see some positive results in almost no time at all.

SEO Tips for Out Of This World Search Engine Ranking Results
By following a few simply SEO Tips your website could reach the Stars
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The simple fact is that,   "Everybody" who wants more success online,  needs to find a way to get more traffic (visitors) to their website.

The best way to achieve this is to then get your website posts ranked up near the top of the search engines,  using very basic easy to follow SEO tips.

I have written many posts about the importance of getting a top Google Search Engine ranking,  and this is something I strongly believe in.

SEO TIPS to Get our Website Search Engine Ready


SEO Tips  (1).   Check For Broken Links Internal - External 


If your website has Broken links or bad link structure,   this could have a major impact on your websites performance. 

When people visit your website,  the last thing they wish to encounter is broken links that don't take them to where they are being directed.   

This would stop people being able to navigate your website's inner pages(Internal Links)  and  this would mean less inner page views(and a much higher bounce rate ) for your website. 

Having Broken " External Links"  is just as serious a problem,  and can have quite an impact on a websites performance and ranking.  

If your visitors are expected to navigate away from your website(via an external link) to view information that is related to your post,   they will not be pleased to find a "Page Not Found" error,   or,  end up being diverted somewhere else. 

So please check for any broken links on your website.  

Here's a great free Broken Link checker called Xenu's Link Sleuth which is quite a powerful tool for detected broken links.

SEO Tips (2)  Check Your Website's Page Loading Speed

A slow loading website could spell total disaster for the Website owner,   not to mention the frustration it would cause to your potential visitors. 

Imagine somebody finding your website post in the search engines, or clicking through to another interesting article on your website.   They click on the link and are stuck there watching " Waiting and waiting" for the page to load up.

There have been so many websites I have really wanted to visit,  yet, I changed my mind after waiting for a lifetime for site site to open and the page to load up.  

Check out your website's page loading speed,  and if it's slow try to speed it up.  

Here's a free website speed tester on the Pingdom.com website.  it also shows you many interesting website statistics regarding site performance. 


SEO Tips (3) Before writing your post do Keyword Research.


My own personal opinion is that,  " Proper Keyword Research " is the backbone of  our efforts to improve  a website's search engine ranking.  

Through my extensive experience with websites and working on YouTube,   I have found that keyword research can save you a lot of wasted time and effort.....when done the right way

...and I have wrote about the importance of Keyword research for top Ranking results in many of my posts(this post was done using the old Google Keyword Tool --now the Adwords Google Keyword Planner,  and the images are a bit hard to read).

Authors Note:   Before you decide on what topic / subject /you wish to write about,  you would benefit from doing some Keyword research firstly.

Some (Topics or subjects)  are quite competitive,   and  you may find it quite difficult to rank your website  up near the top of the search engine results. 

Use the free Adwords  Google Keyword Planner  or you can also use any other free Keyword research tools out there.   Traffic Travis also Has a Free Keyword Seo Software Tool 

With Keyword Research it takes some time though,  it's worth the effort. 

SEO tips for Keyword Research.  

Look for High volume /  low competition Keywords.  

You have the choice between using   / exact match results/   broad match /   Phrase match /   keyword results. 

Authors Notes:

   If you use the exact match keyword option,  this means that you are shown only the results for the " exact Keyword term"  if you use the "phrase match"  and "broad match options"  you are shown keywords that do not really match your original keyword(are often not even close)  but this actually gives you many more Keyword choices,  and many of those keywords can be less competitive,  and / or easier to rank for. 


SEO Tips (4)  On Page Optimization for Better Ranking


Have your main Keyword(s) in Your Post Title 

In your posts Headers,  and spread out in your post's text.  

Do not overuse your Keywords in your posts,  as it may look bad when Google spiders(checks) your website...and your website may be considered as a low quality spam site.  

A proper(acceptable) Keyword Density (Percentage of Keywords to Text ratio)  is somewhere between 2% to 5 % .

Authors SEO Tips - Special Note:   

Remember to use Variations of Your Keyword throughout your post.   This presents a more natural look,  and it increases the chances of your site ranking for a number of related Keyword Search terms.  

Here's a great Keyword Density checker on the SEO Book website.   this tool is really great for showing you the keyword density of any website you choose.  


SEO Tips (5)  Write Quality Content - Write For Your Visitors

Quality is hard to define and is Subjective,  so what is high quality to one person,  may be considered poor quality to another.

Though,  for the sake of writing quality content for our website's,   we can say that quality content is content that is:

well written and engaging to read

free of errors (spelling and grammar

easy to read and written clearly(better to use a larger font for your body text)

One Mistake I have made before is to NOT HAVE OUR AUDIENCE IN MIND  when we are writing our posts.  

Yes,  it's fun to be passionate about the things we love,  and it's great to show that passion and love in our posts...

Though,  we should not let our passion for what we are writing let us get carried away....as we can soon drift off,   and leave our visitors(audience)  behind us....

As if we are writing just for the sake of seeing our words on a page!

So,  when writing posts we should Think " WE not ME"

SEO Tips (6)  Get Social For Better Search Engine Ranking.  

There's no way around it.  Social Factors now play a large part in how well websites and YouTube Channels perform.

How effective they are depends on who you talk to,   and how you use various social Member and Bookmarking sites to improve you online success. 

From my own experience,  the simple act of signing up for sites like







can help to drive a very healthy amount of traffic to your Youtube channel or your website.  

There is also the added bonus of engaging with like minded people and this in turn ,  will help to boost your and your websites( or YouTube channel)  social profile, by acting as a promotional vehicle.


Authors Notes:   Do not get to carried away with Joining Social Sites,   as they can take up way to much of your time.
  
Just Join a few that you like and find enjoyable,  then  possibly set a daily time limit so you do not waste to Much time.  

I had to scrap a few of my Social Accounts(Or I stopped using them) as I was spending more time on those sites than actually getting work done on my websites(s) and YouTube Channels)


SEO Tips (7) Stay Motivated And Press On to Your Success 

Well,  the fact is that,  if you are spending countless hours engaged in the writing of  posts,  and you then spend more hours on top of this,  doing Keyword  research,  on - page optimization,  engaging on social sites,  and just about everything else we do to "Get the Word Out there"about our websites(or YouTube Channels)......

...............then after all that hard work we are not seeing anywhere near the kind of results we had hoped for,   
This can really sap(drain) our Motivational levels,   and this could soon impact our ability to maintain the same level of commitment.....

...............and this would lead to less output (less posts)  and lower quality posts.....

We could soon lose all interest in what we are doing and may wish to quit altogether.   

Stay Motivated!   Stay Motivated!   Stay Motivated!

Here's a post I wrote a while back that talks about the Importance of Staying Motivated to Achieve Our Goals...(Hope you Like It)

Yes there will be times you may wish to quit,  though,   remember that famous saying.

"Success is often just around the next Corner"


So "stick to it"  Stay Motivated   and follow these SEO Tips and we shall soon be hearing all about your Great Search Engine ranking results and the improved Online Success this has brought you! 
  
Feel free to leave a comment and let us know about your own personal favorite  SEO Tips,  let us know what worked best for you!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Buy Website Traffic Yes or No?


Buy Website Traffic Online Success Secret?

Though we are told over and over again that buying Traffic( or website visitors)  from third party sites is against  Google's TOS(terms of service) ...

The fact is that,   people are buying a shitload of both website and YouTube views and visitors,  and it's the reason many of them are outranking their competitors and raking in the cash!


Should you Buy Website Traffic - Yes or No ?

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Firstly,  as a disclaimer I strongly appose the buying of visitors, views,  subscribers, shares, etc. 

Not just because of the fact that it's against Google's TOS(Terms of Service) and can get your website or YouTube Channel DE indexed or your YouTube Channel closed.

Here's a nicely written article called 3 reasons not to buy website traffic  -  written by Zsolt Bicskey on the endlessleadz.com blog. 

Zsolt raises some very powerful points,  both for and against the use of paid traffic.

"Okay,  I do agree that it kind of sucks that you cannot buy visitors or views from third party companies,   yet,   you can go and blow thousands of dollars running a Google Ad words campaign to get visitors and clicks on your website  or YouTube Channel,   and Google will just love you for it"!

On top of all that,   you may not even make any money from all those thousands of dollars you just handed over to Google.

I have written many posts before that can help you with search engine ranking,  and by doing it the proper way...

Here's an article I wrote called  Top Google Search Engine Ranking Optimization which has some very useful and effective tips to rank high in the Google search results and get  "REAL" website traffic,  so you won't need to buy website traffic( visitors).

Though,   the facts are the facts,  and the fact is,   people are buying Mountains of views,  visitors,  subscribers,  etc. ........from third party sites,   and they are killing it in the search results and in their
bank accounts.

"So how and where did I discover that people(often your competitors ) were buying bucket loads of web traffic"?


YouTube - Where Whoever Buys the Most web Traffic Wins

Since I started out on websites,  SEO website ranking, etc. and then got into Video creation and all that YouTube stuff,   my natural instinct to " Analysed the crap out of everything"  kicked in!

It all started when I was checking out a few YouTube channels that came out of nowhere,  and in no time at all,  they were outranking my videos,  not to mention pulling in a flood of visitors and views,  and they also gained thousands of Subscriber's   " faster than the wind from a Ducks Backside"

WOW! That fast?.............  You betcha!  

After running some ranking and site (Youtube video) Analysis on a number of channels,  I noticed some really strange stuff.

  Strange,   as in the YouTube channel owner having gained millions of views and tens of thousands of new YouTube Subscribers in a very, very short time frame.

         It's called Buying third party web Traffic!

Yep! Didn't I get a huge "kick in butt" when I caught on to what was happening!
 

So to answer the question "Should you buy website Traffic"?


Don't ask me!   Go ask your Competitors who are buying shitloads of website traffic and Outranking the pants Off you!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

What is the Best Blog Post Length?

Know what length your blog posts should be.
Just how long should a blog post be?  I think that it is something quite important, though,  often overlooked.  I think everyone has had the experience of looking back over their previous posts,  and thinking,  " That's way too short"! Or "That post goes on forever"!

Check out   Seth Godins Blog showing that even ultra short posts can work(If you're Seth Godin, Of Course)  This is a great Blog done on the typepad Platform.

Though,  as far as Blog post length is concerned,  it is the exception to what I have seen out on the web,  not the rule. 

Although,   there does not seem to be any set of rules to follow,  a too short or too long Blog post would probably have a noticeable affect on a blogs(Websites) success.

Most of us when reading articles and blog posts online,  would make our own decisions on what seems " Just about the right length" of a blog post(Article).  It's through our experience. 

Also,  we should write our blog posts with our audience in mind.  If we are not writing to engage our readers and to keep them interested,    then our post length, short or long,  won't matter at all....

Though,  what about our own Blog posts length? 
Are we writing them too short or too long?  And if so,  what should we do to fix this?
If visitors are greeted by a "Wall of Words" they may be put off by this.

Maybe they will skim over the article,  looking for certain information.
Or,  they may feel it's just too much work(To hard to read through) so they click to exit the site.
 
On the other hand.
 
If your visitors are met with "Thread bare Articles" (Posts with hardly any content,  and often very short) they may think the blog or website has nothing to offer.

They may also believe that the author of that blog or website,  has very little understanding of the topic they are writing about.   

So,  what can we do to make sure our Blog posts( articles) are the right length to get the best possible results for our Blog or website?


(1) For Too Short Blog Posts
 
For the" Too Short post" Our first thoughts are to either add new content,  or stretch(Add Padding ) to the existing content.
This usually works if done correctly.  Though,  if you just add words to "fill in the gaps" or to reach a certain number of words(Word count)  you will end up with a poorly written article.

Here's an example of what I would consider a too short post.
Link here> Too short post example   (Note:  I had over trimmed about 60% of the original content)The post had plenty of images and instructions but was too hard to follow.  It went from too long to too short.

AlsoIf you find your posts are too short you may need to do a little more research on the topic of your post.
That way,  whatever you do add will be of use to your readers,  and will fit in with your posts topic(A little bit of research can really work magic for a blog post).


(2) For Too long posts   
 
Here's an example of a too long Blog  post  Link here> Too long post example 
Hard to believe but I cut at least 30% of content from that article whilst editing it.  Yet,  it is still on the long side.

So what should we do for long posts. 
For the "Too long Blog Post "  we would probably go through a number of edits(Shortening sentences,  removing content,  adjusting the format of the page).  
This will work fine,  if done properly.  Though,  if the article is very long,  it may be better to break it up into two smaller posts.
You can do this by either going through the article editing and polishing,  as  you read.
Once you are finished,  and if all the content matches your post topic,  you now have two well written posts on that subject.

So you then have a spare post(On that topic) that you can either keep for a later date,  or publish around the same time and link the two articles together.
On the other hand you may find that,  a lot of the post content can not be fitted in(It just does not match properly).

Sometimes what you may find is that "Whole Paragraphs" do not match the article.
With those " None Matching Chunks"  it is sometimes better to remove the whole paragraph(Copy and paste it) then use it for another article(Post).

A word of caution { Do Not Delete Your Content}
 
Even if your content looks quite bad,   it is usually far easier to polish and edit that content to make it suitable.
 
If  the content is so bad that your edits and polishes can not help it,  then it would probably be better to delete it.
Deleting your content should always be the very last option. 

Getting your Blog posts to the perfect length to ensure the best results,  will take some time.
Though,  the benefits that your Blog or website receive in the long run,  will be worth all the effort. 

"Are you having trouble deciding on the length of your Blog posts"?
 
"Do you find it difficult to know what content to remove,  and what content to keep in your posts"? 

Let me know your views about " Blog post length" with your comment below.

Your comments are both welcome and appreciated.

Daniel.
  
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