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14 Ways You Can Market Your eBook

The blood, the sweat, the tears: after countless hours laboring over syntax and finessing your message, you’ve finally done it. You’ve finished your first eBook. While once, a budding writer would have to send out pitch letters and sample chapters to many publishing houses in the desperate hopes that someone would want to publish the book, today, that’s no longer …

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Branding 101 for Bloggers

Last week I was driving down the freeway and saw the truck pictured above. It is a prime example of branding gone wrong. The problem with the branding is that it does not clearly communicate what the brand represents. It has a cartoon image of the Pink Panther. A slogan saying “Think Pink, Go Green.” A logo for a heating …

The Quick Change that Got a 20% Longer Visit Duration

The average visit duration is how long the average visitor to your website or blog spends on the site before leaving.  Most internet marketers carefully watch total pageviews, but far too many miss this incredibly important metric. Visit duration is a big deal because it shows how well your site does at getting casual perusers to take a second look, …

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50 Niche Site Ideas Ripe for the Taking!

Whenever a friend or family member decides to create an online business, they first ask me what to do if they don’t have any ideas for a site.  For them, for you, I have created this list.  These are the niche sites I would build today if I weren’t already busy with other online businesses. IMPORTANT NOTE!!!  BE CAREFUL in …

What Kind of Posts Get the Most Traffic?

That’s what you really want to know, isn’t it? You feel like you already know how to blog, but you aren’t quite sure how to develop a following. I have written over 300 articles online this year and have seen the statistics for each one to know what resonates with people, and what doesn’t. I’ve learned over time how to change my website …

SEO Basics

Any nerd can tell you that SEO means “search engine optimization” but in a more practical sense it means that you have to do a lot of unexpected things in order to be ranked high on Google. Since Google traffic often amounts for over 80% of a website’s traffic, SEO is as big of a deal as you can imagine. SEO is the …

What You Didn’t Know About Social Media

It can be easy to think that running a social media campaign is as easy as setting up a Facebook Fan page and posting your stuff, but you will soon recognize that this method is less than effective. In fact, we really shouldn’t discuss social media at all until we discuss the objective for a social media campaign. Your purpose is to capture …