In this video, I talk about recycling content, increasing traffic to your blog, falling flat on my face, broken promises, and the Ultimate Blog Challenge.
If you don’t care for video, I included text below.
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Video Sunday – Episode #8 from Bonnie Gean
I’m not happy with myself today. This week has been really busy and this is a good thing, but it’s also a bad thing, too.
There were some questions I received through email, which I felt took precedence over everything else so naturally I answered those questions first. Some were answered through tutorials and the others I responded personally to the sender.
I did several tutorials this week. One was how to put HTML pages on your website, outside of WordPress. The other was how to point Aweber to the pages.
This Week’s Tutorials:
If you have a mailing list and people subscriber to it, Aweber does provide you with stock pages you can use.
If you’re currently using Aweber’s default pages, that’s fine – they do work; but, you can’t control what goes on them or what you can remove.
To help you, I hand-coded HTML pages to provide you with your own confirmation, thank-you, and download pages.
Falling Flat on My Face
Unfortunately, since I made several videos that weren’t on my editorial calendar, something else was pushed to the side and didn’t get done.
I don’t like making people wait! If I tell you that I’m doing something for you, I don’t want to disappoint.
Likewise, if I’m going to serve you properly, and you don’t like video, then it’s my duty to make sure the tutorial is in written form, too.
So, needless to say, I still need to finalize the written tutorial for the Microsoft PowerPoint InfoGraphic templates.
In December 2012, this blog received 1,137 unique visitors. As of the end of January 2013, the blog received 1,952 unique visitors. Though traffic didn’t quite double as I hoped it would, it’s darn close. 🙂
Blogging with John Chow Review – Download
I finished all 9 modules of the Blogging with John Chow Review and I will start the 30-day action plan next. This is when I think it’s going to get even better (i.e. traffic increases).
I packed the entire 9 modules reviewed and made it available for download.
Ultimate Blog Challenge
I believe the next one is in April. If you want to get into the habit of blogging daily, schmoozing with people, and building your community – the UBC is a good place to start.
I also learned there are 3 ways to blog in varying degrees:
Blogger #1 only does things on their blog that are necessary, such as installing a plugin.
Blogger #2 provides content with affiliate links sprinkled in. You either write articles or tutorials and once the content is written it remains on your blog indefinitely and hopefully produces residual income.
Blogger #3 does the same things bloggers 1 and 2 do, but this person takes it a step farther. They write great content where people can come back and consume it, act upon it, and be all the better for reading it.
But this type of blogger takes the content and recycles it – spreading it far and wide across the Internet. Use this content to make videos, podcasts, or special reports.
Better still, share it with the handful of document-sharing websites that are out there. I’m not talking about article directories either. I’m talking about places like Docstoc and Issuu.
People who wouldn’t normally know about your blog can now learn about you through the content you’re providing to the document-sharing sites!
You package the information from your blog (with affiliate links inside) and place it on the document-sharing websites. This will result in you getting additional visibility for who you are and what you do and it will bring new traffic back to your blog.
The bottom line is this: if you want people to come to your website, they’ll need to know it exists. If you have all this content on your blog – just sitting there… then, you need to get busy and distribute that content all across the web.
So, do you want more traffic coming into your website? If so, you’ll need to put more content out there.
Your turn… how did your week go? Leave a comment below and let me know!
Thanks for reading,
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