Ranking in the search results these days is tougher than ever. Not only is there more sites to compete against, there are also more link building methods, penalties to watch out for and tracking methods to pay attention to. In short, it’s no longer a simple task to create a website or blog, then also manage all of your content creation, outreach, and SEO in the process.
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The good news is that while all of these advancements and changes continue to take place, there are SEO management companies and tools to help along the way. That is exactly what you will find with ContentKing, a real-time SEO auditing and content tracking solution that provides an up-to-date overview of your websites at all times.
ContentKing is a Real-Time SEO Solution
It’s likely you’ve already looked at different options for managing your search rankings and tracking movements. When doing so, I’m sure you came across a wide range of solutions, features and pricing plans. ContentKing has put in the time, work and effort to make sure they stand above the crowd by offering the best possible SEO tools, while also offering real-time SEO auditing and content tracking in the process. This means you won’t need to wait for future updates from Google to see how you’re most recent site changes are working for you.
Being a web-based utility that requires no installation or software to download onto your computer or server, ContentKing has a wide range of features for site owners to take advantage of. Such SEO performance tools and features include the ability to grade your existing meta descriptions, and measuring the ‘shareability’ of your content and how it may perform on social media.
With Google now placing more weight on ‘social signals’ and sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn reaching new audiences every day, looking simply at your Google search rankings could be a huge mistake when trying to grow out and improve your site. In addition to social socials and content tracking, ContentKing also offers the ability to support up to 500,000 pages out of the box, which should be more than enough for more site owners, bloggers, and brands. If not, the option is always there to upgrade to an even larger tracking plan.
Viewing Your Site through the Dashboard Area
As with all great platforms and tracking tools, having a sophisticated and easy-to-use dashboard area is key. This is exactly what you will find when logged into the ContentKing platform. By default, it will show changes from the past seven days, but you also go into weeks or dig further back in history too if you prefer.
With your site actively being monitored through ContentKing, users can log in at any given time to see a current health report of their site. At the same time, you can also see a historical chart of your site’s health and how effective your improvements have been over time.
As you can see through the screenshot below, the site is rated with a health score of 2811/400, which isn’t bad — but still, there is plenty of room for improvement — which ContentKing will provide direction on.
As you continue scrolling down through the reports area, you will find more detailed tracking and improvement information rating to different areas of SEO for your site. Everything from content, social engagement, conversion tracking, flexibility and much more. Another key point here is that this information is divided up between ‘essential pages’ and ‘other pages’. You would want to fix your most important pages first, then move on to the rest.
To understand the different tracking and management of each of these areas, we can dive further into these reports below.
Running a Deep Analysis on All Site Pages
Clicking on the “Pages” link from within your account (on the left side menu), you will then be presented with a full list of every page that is currently found on your site. Again, nothing had to be installed to set all of this up, it’s already all handled and tracked through the ContentKing interface.
In addition to seeing the URL for each page, you will also see the health score and whether it’s a secure page and if it’s correctly been indexed — among other things. Users also have the option to fully customize how these reports appear within the dashboard area as well, allowing you to add/remove columns as you please.
As mentioned earlier, ContentKing is running off a real-time monitoring platform, so any changes you might make from within the dashboard and reports area will also be reflected in real-time stats.
How to Address the Many SEO Issues on Your Site
With so many potential SEO problems existing within your site, it’s important to know not only where to start, but also how to actively monitor and fix them over time. When logged into your account, click through any of the pages within your reports area and you will see a customized report for each individual page. This will show not only the current version of your site and it’s health, but also where improvements can be made. Such areas for monitoring and improvement include meta description and headers (H1, H2) in the content, as well as the number of incoming and outgoing links, both internally and externally.
To make this process even easier, ContentKing will provide you with a “to do” list and a score for each of the tasks as they are completed. A good example of this would be adding a meta description to your page, which can increase your page health by 350 points (out of 4000 total).
Another great section that can be found within ContentKing, is the “Issues” section, which helps with the overall view of your site and any existing SEO issues that may be affecting it. From this area, you can filter based on status, page importance, and category.
Within ContentKing you will also have access to see a reports based on Twitter Cards mark-up and how it’s missing on nearly all of the pages. With a lack of Twitter Cards in place, this can negatively impact how these pages look when they are being shared on social media (ie: Twitter). Fixing such an issue on your site would result in another 300 points to your health score.
As site owners continue to make such recommendations to their site, it’s important to remember that ContentKing will also update in real-time as well. Letting you know how your site’s health is improving, and where any existing changes can still be made.
ContentKing has More Features on the Way
As mentioned at the beginning of the article, SEO and the way Google ranks websites is changing all of the time. ContentKing is unlike any other tracking and monitoring platform out there, in that they continually update in real-time, while also making it easy and effective for site owners to improve the overall performance of their sites. API implementation, ability to track changes across entire websites and also having weekly email reports are just a few of the many features currently in the works.
To get started with a ContentKing account of your own, all you need to do is sign up for one of their affordable plans — which can be done in as little as 20 seconds!
Plans are set up to fit the needs of site owners and how many pages of content they might want to track. For example, if you have one website with 1,000 pages and another with 500 pages, your total monthly cost when paid annually, would be just over $45.
For larger websites or agencies, ContentKing offers agency pricing. The main difference between the two is that an agency account will let you scale in size based on the number of actual sites and pages you need to monitor.
To entice the value behind these pricing plans even further, ContentKing offers a 15% discount on all quarterly plans, while boosting it up to 25% when you pre-pay for annual members.
The world of content creation and SEO is one that will never stop changing. To stay ahead of the curve and make sure your site is always as healthy as possible, ContentKing is there to help you along the way. Start a free trial today and see how you can start improving your site’s health today.
Who Do You Surround Yourself with in Your Blogger Network?
Some bloggers cannot see the forest for the trees, like the beautiful, lush, thriving national park I visited in New Jersey recently.
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The masses tend to be caught up in fear, pain and struggle because they cannot see the big picture.
Birds of a feather flock together.
You have heard that one, right?
I circle the globe and change time zones like most folks breathe. Would I be wise to surround myself with people who tremble at leaving their home town or home neighborhood? Nope. Such people would teach me the world makes for a scary, dangerous place. I would get advice like play it safe, be comfortable, get a job, buy a home and take it easy, from such folks. Such folks also live a bland life because if you rarely or never leave your comfort zone, you cannot:
- face your fears
- serve humanity
- be a bright light for people to follow
- live your deepest, wildest dreams
Obviously, I chose to surround myself with bloggers who happily circled the globe as successful bloggers. I also surrounded myself with happy, successful, home body bloggers too; to learn the basics of building a rocking blog effectively. I learned how to succeed from my blogger friend network, sponging up their knowledge, inspiration and insight.
Meanwhile, if you surround yourself with new, struggling or failing bloggers you will get advice on how to struggle, fail, or flounder through your blogging day.
Do bloggers around you complain about losing $50 on blogging? Lose these zero’s immediately and surround yourself with bloggers who invest thousands of dollars on their blogs. High rollers teach you to succeed. Broke jokes teach you how to fail.
Do bloggers around you see making $25 as being a huge amount of money? You better lose the low-aiming crowd to surround yourself with bloggers who see $1000 and $10,000 and more as making coin.
Do bloggers around you circle the globe as swash buckling travelers? Check out this photo from my trip to Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.
Time to ditch the comfort zone crowd to hang with adventurous types.
Don’t get me wrong; I celebrate every cent I make online. But if you think I’m placing a sponsored post for less than $1000, you are insane. Like a famous super model who said she didn’t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000 a day, you need to develop a prosperity consciousness that demands big money and ignores appearance of poverty, lack, limitation and fear.
Who Do You Hang With?
Who do you count as blogging buddies? Happy, highly successful, prospering bloggers? You better, to increase your success.
For example, observe my blogging paperback on profiting. The aftermarket price is $45 USD. If most or all bloggers in your network would feel uncomfortable receiving $45 in royalties for a paperback, you better lose that network and surround yourself with bloggers who believe in abundance. I know John Chow feels comfortable receiving $45 for anything he offers online. Who cares? It is just money. It is only money.
Surround yourself only with bloggers who:
- have posture
- have authority
- charge top dollar
- profit freely
- prosper freely
- exude confidence
- have a highly developed prosperity consciousness
You learn from the best, gain inspiration from the best and become the best by surrounding yourself with the best bloggers on earth.
But you need to be honest in who you choose to hang with in your blogging circles. Be clear. Be truthful with yourself. Maybe you feel comfortable trading comments with struggling bloggers you befriended 10 years ago but nothing spectacular happens for you if you surround yourself with struggling bloggers, being firmly fixed in your comfort zone.
Release all bloggers who are not happy and prospering.
Fill your blogger friend network with empowered, inspired, happy, successful, prospering bloggers.
Just your blogging success at stake.
Are You Chasing the Flavor of the Month?
My first fundamental of successful blogging focuses you on being present.
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All of our power resides in the moment.
None of our power resides in the future or past because neither exists.
Time is illusion.
Only Now is real.
Look at that brilliant featured image. I snapped it from the front porch during our trip to Fiji. Sweet things happen when you are in the moment, focusing all power on the present.
This marks my 796th blog post on Blogging Tips. I feel grateful to Zac for the opportunity to serve you. Plus I feel grateful for all success that flowed to me through these guest posts.
How in the heck did I write and publish nearly 800 guest posts on one blog?
I am in the moment, mostly. I am present. Plus I never, never, ever chase the flavor of the month.
Bruce Lee and Blogging
Being patient, persistent and present helps you tap into immense powers, including the power of being creative *and* prolific. See my 800 blog posts on Blogging Tips as evidence of such power. Toss in my 2,008 articles (between posts and pages) on Blogging From Paradise and you understand: focusing on one core task, or core purpose, in the present, leads to amazing things.
Bruce Lee spoke of fearing not the man who practiced 10,000 kicks once, but he did fear the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times. He embodied this mindset in his genius, Renaissance Man type ways.
Lee’s wisdom and physical prowess are both timeless because he understood and lived this great truth: do 1 thing so frequently, with a focused energy, being in the moment, that you do it incredibly well. He understood the truth of how I live my life: where your attention and energy goes, grows.
The Flavor of the Month
Most bloggers struggle because they practice 10,000 kicks once, chasing hot niches, running after trends, and choosing to blog today, and podcast tomorrow, because everybody runs a podcast these days. Wait a second; live video reigns supreme? Time to become a live video expert. Meanwhile, as you jump from niche to niche, and from blogging to podcasting to live videos, I just wrote and published 800 posts on Blogging Tips alone. Plus I wrote and published 1,000 more guest posts on other blogs.
While most bloggers chase hot trends, profitable niches and the latest game changing opportunity, guys like Alonzo and I thrive by doing one thing alone so we do it incredibly well.
Success is yours, but success is not an overnight or week-long endeavor.
Stop chasing hot niches. Visualize your dreams in detail. Focus on your blogging wins. Invest in coaching and courses from top bloggers. Surround yourself with positive vibes and positive people.
Write, publish and connect with top bloggers by helping top bloggers.
Success Finds Specialists
I took a nap this afternoon. A calm, peaceful breeze kisses my face right now as I write and enjoy the day.
Imagine if you could work from home every day? Visualize that fun and freedom.
Specialists are the only folks who work from home full time. People who do 1 thing persistently, practicing this skill, so they become super skilled in a single, specialized niche.
I gave all of my professional energy to being a blogger for the past 10 years. I became really skilled at blogging because I never chased the flavor of the month.
Avoid program hopping, niche hopping and all forms of flavor-chasing.
Do one thing. Do it well.
What Is the Incredibly Easiest Way to Drive Blog Traffic?
Drive traffic to other blogs.
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Give what you want.
Help people get what they want and people help you get what you want.
I have found this to be the easiest way to drive traffic to my blog because friends I made through cross-promotion promote me around the clock, 24-7, 365. Easy peasy.
I checked my Twitter a few moments ago. During the past 3 hours I noticed 11 mentions, engagements and retweets collectively. 3 hours, 11 engagements, more blog traffic.
I drive a heavy amount of traffic to my blog by driving a heavy amount of traffic to fellow bloggers who drive a heavy amount of traffic to Blogging From Paradise every day, all day long.
The more you give, the more you get.
The hardest way to drive blog traffic is to try to do it solo. Imagine publishing one post and hitting social share buttons. Even if I do a fine job writing the post, gaining traction solo is tough because successful bloggers know: 1000 is better than 1. 1000 blogging buddies promoting you 24-7, 365 beats you promoting yourself or you trying to write and publish 5 to 10 or more posts daily.
I used to publish 60 posts daily between 2 blogs. Short videos and short posts created the bulk of the content. I had a difficult time succeeding because you can only do so much solo. I published 60 posts in a cyber cave. Nobody listened to me because I did not listen to anybody. But making friends by driving traffic to other blogs made blogging easier and easier for me.
My blogging buddies – who appreciate me promoting them – freely:
- link to me on their blogs
- retweet my posts
- share my posts on Facebook
- share my posts on LinkedIn
- send my blog posts to their email list
That my friends is a lot of traffic flowing to my blog easily, freely and exponentially.
Every time a blogging buddy promotes you to their tribe you gain exposure to one more large, targeted audience. Imagine when you gain exposure in front of 10, 50, 100 and 1,000 or more audiences daily? This is serious traffic! Plus it is easy traffic because your prime duties of reading posts and tapping social share buttons, or, linking to fellow bloggers on your blog, are quite easy.
How to Drive Traffic to other Blogs
I spent a fair chunk of today driving traffic to other blogs.
I promoted some of my blog posts linking to my blogging buddies. I also retweeted and Facebook shared posts from other bloggers.
Each share lays the foundation for new blogging friendships and fortifies old blogging friendships. Every time I promote Donna Merrill or Alonzo Pichardo, we bond more deeply. Easy way to keep friendships strong and to grow your blog traffic exponentially.
You Will Run out of Time Solo But You Never Run out of Friends
Eventually, I ran out of time each day trying to do it all by myself. No human is super human. No human can be in a billion places at once, by their own steam.
But you never run out of friends if you are generous. During a reasonable lifetime, no blogger will befriend all 7 billion humans. You will however keep meeting friends every day if you drive traffic to other blogs every day.
As more folks befriend you, more folks promote you. What an easy way to increase traffic to your blog. Your ever expanding friend network does much of the legwork for you and also drives traffic to your blog:
- when you sleep
- when you travel
- when you spend time offline with family and friends
Sounds sweet, right?
Drive traffic to your blog easily.
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