Search Versus Social: Analysis of One Blog’s Traffic Sources

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Earlier this morning Fred Wilson published an interesting comparison of his blog’s traffic sources where upon splitting “the top ten” referrers “into three categories”, he discovered the following breakdown: Direct — 50% Social — 40% (with nearly 1/2 from StumbleUpon) Search — 10% These numbers amused me to say the least, and I decided to Read More …

Amazing Blogging, or How To Succeed By Helping Others

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Yesterday, one of the luminaries of digital marketing, Avinash Kaushik tweeted: In his Google+ post Avinash shared that his blogging strategy has been to follow these 4 principles: 1. Staying focused 2. Publishing only original stuff 3. Sticking to publishing only what’s “incredible, relevant, of value” to your audience 4. Obsess about discovery The above Read More …

Should Bloggers Worry About Google’s “Farmer” Algorithm Update?

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With the fairly recent Google’s “Farmer” Algorithm Update multiple bloggers (affiliates in particular) became concerned (subject also brought up by Joe Sousa in his recent post here), and started wondering if they (as content producers) may be affected by it. The short answer is: “No, as long as what you produce is unique and quality Read More …

Blog Comment Spam: What It Is and 5 Funny Examples

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Comment spam, a common form of spamdexing, has been a longstanding problem for blogs of all kinds. In search of “quick and easy backlinks” some people engage in it themselves, others hire “blog commenters” for as little as a couple hundred of bucks month (many which actually call themselves “SEO experts” and sell their services Read More …

3 Types of Bloggers & Online Content Publishers

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A new issue of FeedFront Magazine has come out last week, and on page 62 of it I talk of the three main types of content publishers (bloggers certainly included): 1. Reporters — love to write about breakthrough ideas and technologies, new studies, and fresh statistical data. They love to announce, analyze, and draw conclusions Read More …

3 Social Media Engagement Mistakes Committed by Bloggers

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Social media engagement can be defined as getting people involved in a thoughtful interaction within a social medium, as well as an encouragement and support of such interaction. As a blogger myself, and a frequent commentator on blog posts of others, today I’d like to focus on social media engagement within the framework of blogging. Read More …