Running a website isn’t an easy business. It has many challenges you must overcome to survive the saturated market. Your SEO, reach, and content are things you need to deal with if you want to boost your site’s traffic.
You can do these yourself. But it would take lots of time and effort to pull it off correctly. Good thing some tools help you with just that. Here are the best niche site tools that’ll increase your traffic and conversion rates.
Long Tail Pro is a keyword research app that helps you find the right keywords. It helps your site rank higher and gets more sales. Long Tail Pro has gone a long way since 2014. And things have gotten better as it now runs in the cloud. It supports Windows or Mac platforms, but not mobile devices.
- Keyword Competitiveness – It lets you choose the best keywords for your site. It shows you a list of keywords, ranging from the easiest to the most difficult ones. LTP does this quickly, saving you lots of time.
- Rank Checker – This feature lets you check the keyword’s ranking in different search engines. It enables you to know if the keywords are beneficial to your site. You can even check multiple keywords at once.
The user experience is great because its interface is professional-looking. The keyword research feature is useful in increasing your site’s visitors. It also has excellent tech support you can contact 24/7.
Its $37 per month price is overpriced for a keyword research tool. You also can’t access it using mobile devices. It’s a massive turn down if you’re on-the-go.
Ahrefs is for you if increasing your site’s traffic is your primary concern. This app is excellent for small and medium-sized businesses. Aside from being a backlink checker tool, Ahrefs can also monitor your SEO campaigns. It might not seem much, but it’s a fully loaded tool!
- Site Explorer – It monitors your competitor’s performance by checking their keywords and SEO strategy. This helps you analyze your site’s backlinks so that you can outcompete other sites.
- Site Audit – This feature examines your site’s health and searches for SEO issues so you can fix it immediately. It also notifies you if you gained or lost new backlinks and mentions.
- Content Explorer – It searches the most shared and viewed content on social media. This helps you know what kind of content you’ll be creating or sharing next time.
Ahrefs has a great crawling and ad-hoc keyword research capability. This is useful for increasing conversion rates and keeping track of your competitors. You can easily compare your site’s performance with others through this tool.
It lacks any built-in keyword management feature. This makes it hard for you to organize your keywords according to health. Its SEO reporting capability and user-interface are also limited.
3. Ninja Outreach
Ninja Outreach is every marketer’s dream. It’s a great tool to develop your influencer marketing campaign thanks to its rich outreach capabilities. Searching for influencers is made easier with this one. You can even organize them on different lists that have corresponding email templates.
- Prospecting – It gives you a full overview of all your prospects that contains their every detail. You can edit your prospects and contact them without any hassle.
- Template Management – This lets you create customizable email templates you can use for a specific list or prospect. This makes communicating easier.
Ninja Outreach lets you can quickly search for relevant bloggers and influencers. It makes prospecting easier because you can quickly go through them. It searches smartly as it connects you with people in your same niche.
You can’t send multiple emails at once with the standard blogger plan. You need to upgrade to a more expensive package to send emails automatically.
4. Time Doctor
Time Doctor lets you keep track of your workers. It’s a time tracking, and project management app rolled into one. The app is perfect for boosting your site’s and workers productivity.
- Time Tracking – It accurately tracks the amount of working time spent by your workers. It does this in a non-invasive way as it hides in the background.
- Web and App Monitoring – It presents you detailed insights on how you spend your time. You can also use this to create a more productive schedule.
- Client Login – This improves transparency as it gives clients access to your workers’ screenshots and working time.
TimeDoctor is an in-depth employee monitoring tool that boosts your team’s productivity. It does this without sacrificing privacy because you always have an option on which you’d like like to log.
The interface is dated and boring. You need to install the desktop app to use the stopwatch feature. The Chrome extension can also cause your system to lag.
Then there’s AgoraPulse, a social media sharing tool that amplifies your site’s reach. It functions as a community moderation tool that helps you manage multiple social media profiles. This helps solidify your site’s social media campaign.
- Analysis Tools – It shows the people who engaged with your social media content. You’ll know how many shares, likes, and comments they made.
- Management Dashboard – This is a quick access communication tool that helps you interact with your followers and influencers. You can follow them, respond to their comments, and message them in one place.
- Engagement Platform – It handles your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts in one dashboard. This also allows you to manage multiple accounts on each social media platform.
This is a functional tool that analyzes, schedules, and interacts with your social media followers. It boosts your conversion rate and strengthens your social media campaign.
It doesn’t support Pinterest and YouTube. You’ll miss out on the potential followers and influencers you can get from these other platforms.
There’s no doubt you’ll reap higher profits when you build your niche site using the tools mentioned above. Not only will these drive in higher conversions, but will also improve your site’s PR. With the many tools we have now, there’s no reason why we can’t cash in on web monetization now.
4 Ways to Respond to Blogging Critics
We all have ’em.
Or, if new to blogging, critics will pay you a visit eventually. Being seen online means being criticized sometimes. Part of your successful blogging tax.
Fools waste precious time and energy engaging critics in some way, shape or form. Avoid doing this. Paying, loyal, loving fans deserve your energy. Go to where you are loved.
Follow these 4 tips to respond to blogging critics effectively.
1: Ignore Critics Completely
If I come across a nasty 1 star review of my eBooks, I ignore the barb completely because miserable, angry, unhappy people cannot think clearly and tell the truth. Why trust a raging, mindless, idiotic bull? Ignore these people. Buy my critics eBook too to begin spotting these fools.
2: Listen for a Shred of Stinging Truth
OK guys; following this step feels uncomfortable but you need take the step to become a successful blogger. Listen closely to critic feedback. How does it feel to you? Upsetting? Embarrassing? Does a critic anger you or annoy you? Do you want to debate or debunk those morons? If any negative emotion feels triggered by receiving criticism you believe some or all of their critical feedback. I did tell you; this step/tip feels unpleasant. But how could you ever sell a bunch of eBooks and help people and make money if you genuinely do NOT believe in the value of your eBooks? How can you become a pro blogger if you believe you will always be amateur hour?
Critics trigger false beliefs you need face, feel and release to reach the next stage of your blogging growth. I never had powerful break throughs until a critic tossed some nasty barb my way, triggering some fear I needed to release to gain enough clarity and confidence to reach the next stage of my growth.
3: Psyche Homework
Critics see you as a mirror. What criticism seems doled out to you, on to you, is a critic speaking of themselves. We are connected; all of us. Critics never seem to see this and choose to speak of self via their criticism of you. Do your mindset homework. See how criticism serves as a projection of individual onto you? Relax. Prep yourself for future criticism. Consider writing blog posts discussing problems critics see in self if this topic applies to your blogging niche. Turn criticism into help and profits, too.
4: Never Gang Up
Ganging up on critics with your friends only shows your weakness. Critics fear. Critics are in pain. Imagine taking time to rile the troops and kick a wounded dog? This is what it’s like to get your tribe rounded up to gang up on and belittle critics. Plus, try getting featured on world famous blogs by building a bully image these days. I dare you.
Relax. Critics have issues. Ignore these folks outright. Leave them be, and you will be happier, healthier and wealthier, too. Never waste your time fighting critics; especially with friends. Do something uplifting and enriching with your time, energy and efforts.
Help people. Do not try to hurt, hurt people. Give your attention and energy to love, generosity, abundance and service to experience the greatest blogging success.
How to Self-Publish eBooks for Increased Blogging Profits
Have you bought my blogging eBook?
Well; this is one of my 100 plus eBooks:
I thought 10 eBooks in 4 months was cooking in 2014, as a newbie author. Boy, was I off. I eventually went on a blitz including publishing 1 eBook daily for 3 months in a row during one of my trips to Bali, in 2015. Anyway, I want to help you self-publish eBooks to boost your blogging profits because every blogger loves registering sweet profits, right?
Follow these tips.
1: Solve Common Problems
Solve common problems in your blogging niche. Earn profits by solving problems through eBooks people need solving. If they need the solution they buy the solution. Does it get any simpler?
2: Keep It Short and Sweet
Gone are days of 50,000 word eBooks being the norm or a bit more normal. Kindle short reads and other short, sweet numbers seem resonant with our ever-increasing microwave culture. Note how folks love watching videos and getting the latest updates via phone. People enjoy getting what they want quickly so if you solve a pressing problem fast people buy the eBook-solution.
I span 6000 to 15000 words per eBook; find your sweet spot.
3: Be Prolific
I think too many bloggers eat into their eBook profits due to holding back. Do not be stingy. Self-publish freely to increase your exposure and to better increase your blogging profits. I shipped 100 plus eBooks and promote a fair chunk daily. Being prolific helps me to help more readers; smart way for boosting your profits.
4: Help People for Free….A Lot
Do you see how many guest posts I publish daily? Quite a few, folks. I publish guesties to help you and to increase both my presence and eBook sales. Profits flow to leveraging bloggers. If self-published authors guest post heaps, all the better for increasing your blogging and eBook sales. Keep helping people via blog posts, videos and podcasts too. Do not be shy. Increase your skills, exposure and eBook profits by generously helping people for free through content creation.
5: Show Off 5 Star Reviews
I recently began showing off my 5 star reviews for my eBooks, via my blog and social media. People sometimes buy based on word of mouth marketing. Observe the review below in response to the eBook above.
Seeing positive reviews makes it easier for a reader to buy your eBooks and pad your profits. Show off 5 star reviews. Go to where you get love to get more love and to increase your eBook profits.
6: Keep It Simple
Short and sweet eBooks sell.
Simple eBooks sell even more frequently.
I always simplified my eBooks as much as humanly possible to both reach maximum readers and to increase my eBook profits. Why do people buy solution-eBooks? Authors who offer simple, easy to follow reads find few issues selling a nice volume of eBooks. Keep eBooks simple. Imagine yourself writing for a small child. Be clear and simple. Resonate with readers. Sell more eBooks.
7: Persist in Promotion
I did not begin selling eBooks until I promoted the heck out of these reads. Often this involved mentioning 1 eBook per every blog post and guest post I published for months at a time. Such is the effort of a self-promoter who drives increasing eBook profits.
Tap into this prospering blogging income stream.
Being writing and selling helpful eBooks today.
How Did You Pick Your Blogging Niche?
Did you pick your blogging niche mainly to make money? Or do you blog mainly to follow your passion? Be straight with yourself. Being honest makes the difference between happiness and misery, and, the difference between success and failure.
10 years ago I chose my blogging niche mainly to make money. I had little interest enjoying the ride and helping people. I did have a wee bit fun, freeing driver, but that intent shifted fairly quickly. I figured it’d be easy to make money blogging because top pros showed it’d be easy. Pros I followed back then, at least.
But I quickly learned being a pro blogger was no joke.
I picked the wrong niche because profits mainly drove me. Big mistake.
In my eBook: How to Pick the Right Blogging Niche
I explain how to pick the proper niche for you. Most bloggers struggle because they do not pick a niche for themselves and for their enjoyment; these folks chase money, so the niche is for money, not self. Money never arrives fast because money arrives after you practice writing, improve your skills and build your network. Why do you keep blogging if you make no money and money is your prime driver? You don’t keep blogging. Or you fail terribly, until you blog your passion versus mainly blogging for profits.
Choose Passion Over Profits
Choose your blogging passion for your driver; make the work, the reward. Profits feel like extra, which needs to be the case because you will not make money for a while. Remember; you need to practice for a long time to develop the skills, content and connections to command money for your premium offerings. Nobody makes money right away because no new blogger has a complete blogging skill set. Perhaps you have industry knowledge but you have no clue how to create content and build connections. Practice, time and trust factor deeply into the blog monetizing equation.
Pick your niche based on what you love doing. Do you dislike covering your current niche? Trash the blog. Do yourself a favor. Avoid the nightmare of spending years struggling, doing something you do not enjoy doing. You may as well work a job. Quit blogging, get a 9-5 job offline and at least get a steady paycheck and some comfort, if you are going to be miserable.
How Did You Pick Your Niche?
Most bloggers lie to themselves on niche selection because most bloggers claim to follow their passion on some level but in the next breath, these bloggers struggle for years. Guess what? If you struggle for a long time, you are chasing profits, not following your passion. Passionate bloggers put in the time, practice writing, build meaningful connections and publish helpful content. Check all those marks for 6-12 hours daily and you will begin making some solid coin over years.
Do you genuinely love your niche? If not, trash it. Start quickly and intelligently from an abundant, generous, powerful energy. Blogging From Paradise took off fairly quickly because I trashed on old blog and my old niche and followed my passion. Nothing held me back. Nothing pulled me back. Nothing held me down like an anchor.
Trashing a losing venture and blogging money obsession beats holding onto a losing venture and wasting your blogging time for years. Nobody succeeds from a happy, abundant energy trying to squeeze cash out of a blog because you cannot get big bucks unless you render big time service. Bloggers who follow their fun and make profits feel like bonuses are the exact folks who render the greatest service online.
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