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5 Simple Web Marketing Commandments That Work

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Why do you struggle to promote your website and earn what you’re really worth?

Maybe you’ve been missing out on these commandments – or perhaps, you don’t even understand what your target audience is looking for.

Over the years, I’ve come to understand that getting quality traffic to your website isn’t supposed to be tedious. What do you think?

If the niche you’re into is your passion, then every activity for traffic generation is expected to interest you.

Of course, you still must work hard to bring the right eyeballs, but your motivation would always be at its peak. And that is a priceless gem!

In this article, I want to show you the 5 simple web marketing commandments.

When you’re done with this, I expect you to take action immediately. Thank you in advance for your obedience. Here are the 5 commandments:

 

1.      Build a fast loading blog

The first web marketing rule that can help you get more targeted traffic is a fast loading blog. I don’t know about you, but each time I visit a snail-loading blog, I’d click the back button and run away.

When your blog is slow, it can confuse search engine spiders and if they’re not sure of what your subject is about, you’d miss out on organic visitors.

We’ve read several blog posts that talk about speeding up our blogs. But how many times have you done what the author advised? Right now, you can visit your wordpress dashboard, look for plugins that you installed but have never activated or used.

Delete unused plugins and deactivate the ones that are irrelevant to the performance of your blog. For instance, you don’t need to install Yoast SEO plugin and All-in-one-SEO plugin on the same wordpress blog.

Just one of those SEO plugins is enough. Delete one and also reduce the size of your image – you’ll definitely boost your blog’s speed and organic traffic. Discover how to optimize a website fast.

 

2.      Study your market
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The first step towards dominating your market isn’t keyword research.

Funny enough, most people start with Google keywords tool with the hope that they would pick up long-tail keywords.

But most of the time, the results you’d get at the end of the day will be meager.

Yes, keywords are powerful and in the third rule, we shall talk about that. But first, you must study your market.

Find out what language your ideal customers are using to find you. Study the desperation.

Get to know the demographic status of your target audience. Are they college graduates or business owners or elites?

Do you know where you prospects and prospective readers hang out? Forums and social media networks might be ideal at this point. Psychology blogs and personal development blogs are good venues, too.

Spend adequate time listening to their words. It’s going to enhance your keyword research and content writing. When you hijack a good keyword and optimize for it, it can send spikes of targeted traffic to you within 24 hours.

 

3.      Hack your readers’ minds

The best way to hack your readers’ minds is to research the keywords they’re using to find your content.

The major reason why people visit Google isn’t to look for a beautiful website (except on rare cases), but because they’re searching for vital information that can help their lives.

With the information and foresight you’ve gained as a result of market research, you can visit Google keywords tool or use a premium keyword tool to generate long-tail keywords.

I know how powerful this can be, because it’s what I’ve been using to generate keyword ideas for my niche sites.

Before you research keywords and get success at it, you’ve to study your market first. Then use the information – questions asked, answers given and complaints made as your seed keyword for further research.

 

4.      Take advantage of authority blogs

There are thousands of authority blogs in your niche. What can you do to benefit from the rich, targeted and loyal readers they’ve? I know what you’re expecting me to say right now – become a guest blogger.

But it goes beyond that. It’s good to write quality guest post and sent to them, but how are you going to please the blog owner? Authority bloggers are busy people.

They’re also very smart and could tell when you’re after anchor links and spam. But when you’re genuine and wants their blogs to experience a higher growth, you’ll benefit so much from them.

So, start by cultivating a relationship with A-list bloggers. I got to know Zac Johnson in 2011 because I followed him wherever he goes. When I eventually pitched a guest post topic to him, I got a YES.

And not just that, my guest post stayed on the homepage for 2 days – brought in over 60 email subscribers and 7 affiliate sales at the time. Guest blogging is powerful, but don’t rush into it. Get acquainted with the expert blogger first. That’s where the real juice lies.

 

5.      Earn authority backlinks

Why is Google updating their algorithm every time?

The truth of the matter is that Google is after authority. You should have seen the handwriting on the wall – right from the first Panda update. Google wants to build a search environment that gives priority to authority.

In other words, when you write content, it should be relevant and accurate – because that’s what experts are known for.

They tell the truth because of their reputation. You wouldn’t expect President Barack Obama to use hype when giving his manifesto.

When it comes to link building, one authority link from a PR4 website would be more powerful than 5 backlinks from PR1 websites.

What this means is that you should publish guest posts to blogs that are active, have social presence and receives comments from people, not robots.

In the eyes of Google, even if you build a link from an authority website, the spider would assume it was EARNED – not manipulated.

 

Web marketing hacks?

What exactly do you want to achieve with your blog in the next 3 years? Your words, content and actions you take must show your zeal and vision for success.

Stop running after shadows and concentrate on valuable content. Because you can’t GO far in your internet business without quality content. Are you ready to build a successful online business? Take the web marketing course now.

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Michael Chibuzor is an entrepreneur, a freelance writer and the founder and CEO of Content Marketing Up. If you want to grow your blog, drive targeted traffic and make more money, hire Michael to write for you.

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How Can You Start Blogging for Free?

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Impossible.

Blogging requires:

  • financial investment; domain and hosting at a minimum
  • time investment
  • energy investment

Blogging is a skill. You invest money to begin developing the skill effectively. Add time and energy through your blogging work and you lay the foundation for a successful blogging career.

You cannot start blogging for free because without financial investment you are not really blogging.

Imagine starting a blog on a free platform.

How can you ever impress people if you fear investing $7 a month on hosting and $14 on a domain?

People see the free platform, believe you to be an amateur, you lose your credibility as potential readers do not trust you, and folks exit your blog.

Investing Money to Make Money

Observe my blog:

Blogging From Paradise

I invested thousands of dollars in my blog over the years and made a lot more money than thousands of dollars.

I bought my domain and hosting 10 years ago as an investment in freedom and greater profits.

Fast forward a decade; I have circled the globe for 8 years, living in places like Fiji, Bali and Costa Rica. The thousands of dollars I invested allowed me to:

  • gain reader trust
  • convey a professional brand image
  • be seen as one of the top bloggers on earth
  • increase blog traffic
  • increase eBook sales, course sales and audio book sales
  • be featured on world famous sites
  • move higher in blogging circles

Imagine if I began blogging for free. Would Fox News want to interview a blogger using a free blogging platform? No. Of course Fox News seeks out renowned leaders and every blogging leader invests money in blogging to do blogging right.

Free Platforms Look Cheap and Unprofessional

Free blogging platforms look terrible.

Can you ever gain reader trust if your blog looks terrible?

Observe the long, wordy, non-branded domain name, including the free hosting company. Imagine if cnn.com was cnn.blogspot.com? Would you trust CNN if the corporation used a free blogging platform? No.

This is from my trip to Turkey.

Imagine if espn.com was espn.typepad.com. Would you trust the content? No.

Even if you intend to never profit through your blog you better buy your domain and hosting because few if any readers trust bloggers on free platforms.

How to Begin a Blog the Right Way

Invest money in:

Invest money in your success.

Begin blogging the right way to cut years off of:

  • your learning curve
  • your success curve

Money circulates; invest money today and it flows back to you multiplied exponentially.

Losing or spending money is impossible in a Universe of abundance.

Develop this prosperity consciousness to begin blogging from an abundant, successful, positive energy.

Develop a Money Consciousness to Make Money with Your Blog

The old saying goes; it takes money to make money.

I take it one step further; it takes a money consciousness to make money.

A high number of bloggers invest money in their blog but struggle to make money. Said bloggers believe they spent or lost money on their blog, which is not true.

Develop a money consciousness.  It takes a money consciousness to make money with your blog, meaning you need believe money circulates, as you release money and it returns to you multiplied in awesome fashion.

I discovered 2 unknown, unexpected income streams recently, both online. Why? I circulate money. I see any investment in my blog, in bills or in anything, flowing back to me multiplied.

Develop this positive, abundant mindset.

Invest money in your blog from day 1.

Begin blogging the right way.

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How to Build Brand Authenticity Using Customer Generated Content

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Creating quality content is the best thing someone can ever do for their company. When done right, it generates a lot of traffic towards the website thus giving a high likelihood of converting the followers into leads. Unfortunately, quality content is expensive and can use up a lot of money, time, and very exhaustive.

Fortunately for us, there is another way to get quality content without having to go through all this hustle. When you make use of this strategy, it will turn out to be more powerful and accurate than other cumbersome methods. This solution is known as User Generated Content (UGC) since it is one of the simplest way to get results without getting tired.

What is the significance of UGC?

The moment you make use of content generated by customers, you automatically create trust with other customers. This is because more than 80% of consumers find content generated by their fellow customers to be convincing and true than what the brands can write about themselves. The assumption is that no one will ever write negatives about themselves unless third parties take over.

UGC is the most authentic type of content as 98% of it is true since customers have no interests in the customers creating profits. If something is bad, they will write it as it is. The reverse is also true. It is therefore recommendable to spend more time curating on the content written by consumers rather than the company itself. You can also use a tool like keyword.com to better create content for your audience and to also rank higher in Google for multiple keywords and search phrases.

The other advantage of UGC is the ability to track all the conversations and mentions. This mostly helps by finding out what the customers think about your services and products. In case of any problem, you can address the same issue. You are allowed to comment on the same wall towards their plights.

The other advantage is to help a company in saving time meant to write content. This time can be allocated to other issues that help in accumulating profits for the business.

Ways to Build an Effective UCG Marketing Strategy

1 – Choose your platform wisely

You do not just create a CGC in any area. The first thing is to ensure that you have a good number of active followers in online platforms. In addition to this, remember that each platform works differently; Facebook users are known for sharing content whereas Instagram is more of visuals. When you ask people for content, remember to be specific with what you want since a lot of us are ready to talk about anything we wish.

2 – Collect independent customer reviews

Customers’ reviews are very vital to any business as they act as personal recommendations to other people who are yet to try your brand. In fact, a lot of people prefer to read a number of reviews before making a conclusion on whether to buy or not. If someone comes across two or more negative comments, a good number will pull away from your page. Remember that savvy customers will always spot fake reviews hence the more reason to stick to authentic customers. The only way to win their hearts is by offering what you promised in the first place.

3 – Offer rewards

There is nothing as encouraging as being rewarded for doing something. Offering rewards attracts a lot of people towards your page as everyone is eager to get something. Don’t try too hard by getting expensive gifts. You can promise that a winner will have their tweets retweeted or you feature their article or business on your page. Not only will they feel happy that they are part of your success but will also attract new users to subscribe.

Neil Patel is often preaching about the process of offering rewards and getting users to submit an email address on your site — which you can then follow up with afterwards. You can read more on Neil and his most recent resources in this article from webdesignteam.com.

4 – Support a charity event

You need to remind your customers that your brand is not after making profits but rather in helping the community in different events such as acts of charity. Let people know that you have a greater vision for them too.

Online platforms can either break or boost your business. This is because a lot of people have turned to recommendation on social media by strangers or friends. If you want better reviews, ensure that your products are quality and services are up to standard.

User Generation Content is the Way to Go!

With more than a billion active websites and blogs on the internet today, content overload is happening daily. The same is true for brands and bloggers that are struggling to create original content on their own.

The better option is to build a platform or content creation and marketing plan that relies on content being created from other users. After all, how much content has Facebook or Instagram ever made… and look at how huge and massive their brands are!

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Be Careful Who You Ask for Blogging Advice

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I retired to a life of travel through blogging.

Do you want to travel the world through blogging?

Invest in my blogging eBook.

My eBook lays out simple, step by step tips to follow for you to travel the world through blogging.

I know how to do it. I teach you how to do it. Easy. Simple. Smart, too; you ask a blogger who lives their dreams for blogging advice on how to live your dreams.

Imagine if you asked people from a blogging tips themed Facebook Group about how to travel the world through blogging? Who are these people? Do these bloggers know specifically how to retire to a life of travel through blogging? Have these bloggers written eBooks and created courses on the topic? Have they lived their dreams?

What ensures said bloggers offer good advice?

Do many of these bloggers offer terrible advice?

Are many of these bloggers experienced, skilled, knowledgeable bloggers, being tops in their niche, like me?

Most bloggers mean well. Some bloggers offer solid advice.

But many bloggers offer terrible advice to struggling new bloggers who follow terrible advice and all of them struggle horribly, following bad advice from bloggers who only know how to fail, versus knowing how to succeed.

Be careful who you trust.

How to Get the Best Blogging Advice on Earth

Follow the top blogging tips bloggers.

Invest money in their courses.

Hire them to coach you.

The best blogging advice on earth flows through premium blogging products and services created by the top bloggers on earth.

100% of the time, following this advice leads to success. Fool proof way to get only good advice because pros teach folks how to be pros.

The only reason why you’d get bad blogging advice is if you follow anybody other than the top blogging tips bloggers on earth.

Beware Free Advice Because it is Often Cheap

Free advice sites like Quora and Facebook Groups require no vetting.

Any blogger can offer terrible advice.

This was from my trip to Fiji.

Beware trusting advice from these spots; well-meaning bloggers often guarantee your struggles by offering failing, inexperienced, terrible advice.

Vet Bloggers Who Offer Advice

Gaurav Kumar offered excellent advice via a comment responding to my live Facebook Broadcast.

If you wanted to vet his advice, checking his Facebook profile and clicking on his eAskme blog link immediately proves he is a top blogger who offers sensational advice for succeeding.

Following blogs, investing in eBooks and hiring bloggers by scanning their blogs is the easiest way to:

  • vet advice
  • trust advice
  • get awesome advice
  • accelerate your blogging success

Research bloggers who offer advice on free forums. Some genuinely offer success-promoting advice through their blogs. Trust said bloggers.

If you click through to see no blog, or a blog hosted on a free platform, or thin, weak content, beware these red flags.

Follow advice only from top bloggers who put their advice in action and succeed from an abundant, generous, calm, confident vibe.

Go to the Top

Follow only the top blogging tips bloggers on earth to get the best blogging tips and to accelerate your blogging success.

Matthew Loomis at Build Your Own Blog offers success-promoting advice. Follow him. Hire him. Succeed.

Why spend hours asking for advice from folks who may or may not have any idea what they are talking about?

Go to the top.

Google popular search terms, vet guest posters on Blogging Tips, follow the best, get the best advice on earth, use the advice, succeed.

Blogging gets easier and easier when you only follow the top bloggers on earth and invest in their premium offerings because getting the best advice from the best bloggers positions you to be the best.

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