You’ve started your business, and you’ve heard that now you need to get on that whole Internet marketing thing. You’ve created your Twitter account, but need people to follow you. There are a lot of bad ways you could go about getting tons of followers, but if you want your Twitter account to be effective you need to get the right followers.
Anyone who truly knows me, knows I love great coffee and the state of Hawai’i. You will find me occasionally writing here about Hawai’i and the Aloha lifestyle along with all things social and SEO.
There’s so much to do and so much to see in Hawaii. I thought a top ten idea list would be fun to post (see the infographic below). But I also wanted to share some of my personal recommendations/resources for all things Hawaii.
If you’ve spent hours doing research, finding graphics, writing and revising your latest article, it would make sense you want to maximize its exposure in today’s social media world. Here are 30 ways to drive more traffic to your site for each of your blog posts.
Now what do you think? Any of them you’ll implement for your next article?
The fine folks at Copyblogger put together a fantastic collection of content inducing ideas when you have no idea what to write about. Content creation is not always easy.
Sometimes you’re just flat out of ideas.
It’s not a matter of talent — you’ve written great stuff in the past. But lately, when you go back to the well for a fresh idea, it’s coming up dry.
This happens to the best of us — even veterans who consistently produce quality content have their off days.
Yet they continue to write.
They may grumble about how hard it is to get going and create something solid, but they still do. Again, and again, and again.
They aren’t super-human, and they don’t have magical content-producing powers. So what is the secret?
They do it by pulling out the well-worn toolbox of strategies for creating awesome content.
You can read the entire article here…OR…you can take in the awesomeness that is the following infographic:
22 Ways To Create Compelling Content
Has any of these methods worked for you? Which one are you thinking of trying first? Got an idea to share with everyone? Leave a comment below and let us know.
When it comes to ranking your site, having content that is SEO savvy is extremely important. If your content isn’t focused, your site won’t show up in the search results for the keywords you want it to.
The old ways of getting your website to rank are long gone, but there are many legitimate ways to help boost your site’s optimization. One of the foundational methods is through quality SEO copywriting.
A couple of great SEO copywriting tips are: [Read more...]
One of the easiest ways to improve your local SEO results is through getting “citations”. Simply put, citations are “mentions” of your business name and address on other websites and doesn’t even have to have a link to your website. An example of a citation where your business would be listed could be your local chamber of commerce.
Why Citations Improve Your Local SEO
Citations more and more have become a key factor of the algorithm rankings of Google and Bing in determining your rank in local search results, especially so for small, local businesses. This has become even more important as mobile searches have increased. [Read more...]
Pinterest is becoming the fastest growing social media platform, so it pays to tap into this gold mine of SEO opportunities. Whether your SEO efforts focus on creating backlinks, keyword rich text, or content marketing, Pinterest is a valuable SEO tool. Here’s how to harness it for your marketing efforts.
1. Create Unique Content
Image via Flickr by qthomasbower
Just like websites, blogs, and other Internet outlets, fresh and unique content is rated higher than rehashed material. Pinterest is a highly visual platform, perhaps second only to You Tube. Add visually interesting photos, graphics, videos, and design elements to make your Pinterest page stand out from the rest. [Read more...]
…and someone out there thought, “You can’t make money on Twitter.”
There IS money to be made via Twitter.
From Kim Kardashian, to the guy who created, “Sh*t My Dad Says”, this video shares the 5 most profitable tweets ever. You’ll be surprised at what this video shares. Or not.
What did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this video.