If you're looking for ways to grow your blog, I find search engine optimization or SEO to be the least sexiest of the methods to grow your blog. You won't see instant and measurable results if you SEO your posts, it's something that will build up over time, and it's something that you have to consistently work at. It seems like you're putting all this work in for free, well, welcome to the … [Read more...] about What is Search Engine Optimization and Why You Need It
Linky parties can be hosted by more than one co-host, you link up your posts to one blog but they may be seen on 3 or 4 blogs depending on how many blogs are co-hosting the linky party. It's usually on a set day of the week and it really works best if you can get linked up at the beginning of the linky. Going to different blogs each day to link up to 3 of your posts can be very time … [Read more...] about Linky Parties: Are They Worth Your Time?
If you're interested in growing your blog, you can't do it alone. You need to find others in your niche who are doing the same thing as you are and create a tribe. Aren't those people your competitors? Nope, surely they are doing the same thing that you are but by helping each other, you're raising your own credibility. You need to content to share on social media and it gets really old if you're … [Read more...] about Why You Need a Tribe: Start Networking
The best way to grow your blog is to ensure that you have an email list and to have multiple optin opportunities for your readers to sign up for your list. You can slap a webform up in your sidebar but if you're wondering why no one is signing up for your list, it's because you haven't given them a reason to. They can always come back to your blog to read your new posts. What will make them sign … [Read more...] about How to Set up a Subscriber Freebie and Grow Your Email List
You've set up your email subscriber service and slapped on a sign up form in your sidebar, why do you only have 3 subscriber, and one of them is your mom? What are you doing wrong? You haven't asked them to join your email list. If you only have the email sign up form in your sidebar, your mobile users won't scroll all the way down to see it because the sidebar drops down below the content area on … [Read more...] about How to Increase Your Email Subscribers Like Nobody’s Business
If you haven't started an email list, and you are serious about growing your blog, stop what you are doing right now and get it done. Your email list is the one sole list that is owned by you and you alone. Social media sites will not be around forever, hello Myspace? You cannot rely on them for your traffic forever, however, those readers that allow you into their inbox, they are your true … [Read more...] about Why You Need an Email List to Grow Your Blog