Marketing

When Should You Give Up On Your Blog?

On 10 April, 2014 I asked the question Do Frequent Blog Posts Really Grow Traffic? I answered the question with my 23 May post Yes, More Frequent Blogging Really Does Increase Traffic, after blogging consistently, three times per week, for a month and a half. Traffic increased by over 50% as a result of that experiment. […]

July 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Easy, Fast, Free Way To Build Links For SEO

This method only works if you have some sort of online presence already. I don’t mean you merely have a website, but that your name, or the name of your business, is out there on other websites. This doesn’t mean you have to be famous, or even merely Internet famous, but there’s got to be something […]

May 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

Twitter Experiment, Clicking The “Follow All” Button

I enjoy performing experiments, even at great cost to myself. This is why I figure I’m destined for academia and research. I see a situation and think “What would happen if I…” and then I think “Well, XYZ could happen, and that could be a mess.” And then I think “Ah, you only live once, […]

May 19th, 2014 | No Comments

What I Learned From My First Time On TV

When I wrote the article Am I The Only Techie Opposed To Net Neutrality? I knew there might be a little controversy, and it might get some attention. Although the article got a decent amount of traffic, as of this posting the view count is still under 5,000. By contrast, my most widely read article […]

May 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

One Year Of Writing For Forbes

One year ago today I published my first post on the Forbes website, detailing some of my experiences as an entrepreneur. I had no idea how writing for Forbes would change my life. In looking back, it’s hard to believe how much has happened in one short year. Before anything else, I’d like to thank […]

May 14th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Yes, More Frequent Blogging Really Does Increase Traffic

Many of the experts say that posting more frequently on your blog will increase traffic to it. Neil Patel says his blog “only started to see big traffic increases when I started to publish 5 pieces of content a week.” One month ago I decided to experiment and see for myself whether or not more frequent blogging would […]

May 9th, 2014 | 9 Comments

Content Marketing Tip #24: Print Every Name In The Phone Book

If I could, I would print every name in the phone book. Those words were spoken by an old-time city newspaper editor. He wanted his writers to always include names–lots of names–in the articles they wrote. He knew that if he included names, people who had their name in the paper would rush to buy […]

May 7th, 2014 | No Comments

How Long Until The Google Authorship Photo Shows Up In Search Results?

It’s one thing to show up high in Google’s search results for a keyword term. It’s another to get someone to click on your link. Google doesn’t give you much to work with, after all. You’ve got the blue link (controlled by the title tag), the summary (controlled by the meta description tag), and not […]

May 5th, 2014 | No Comments

Every Successful Business Blog Post Does This

I’m a business blogger. I’m interested in how to write posts that will get search engine traffic and get shared. If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in the same thing. I won’t tell you you’re going to instantly be successful with this “one weird trick,” or that I have figured out how to write posts […]

May 2nd, 2014 | No Comments

Making Social Media Social Is A Choice

There is no shortage of articles asking whether social media has made us less social as a society, studies showing that Facebook users are lonely and unhappy, and pundits asking if social media has made us less connected than before. While the implications for society at large are both important and interesting, the solutions are to […]

April 30th, 2014 | No Comments