CategorySocial Media
Social Media: What’s it Good For?
26th of June 2013 Darren Rowse 38

Social Media: What’s it Good For?

Does social media drive sales? I’ve been asked this question quite a few times lately from business owners trying to get their head around how to use social media in their online marketing mix. Many of them tell me that they don’t see a direct return on investment from their ...more
Social Media
What is Your Posting Rhythm to Social Media?
6th of June 2013 Darren Rowse 33

What is Your Posting Rhythm to Social Media?

Last week I was on a panel discussing social media at a conference here in Australia and a question from the floor asked about how often is ideal to post to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest? I was fascinated to hear the range of answers we gave as panelists and I ...more
Social Media
Google Hangouts: Turning Bloggers into Broadcasters
6th of June 2013 Guest Blogger 26

Google Hangouts: Turning Bloggers into Broadcasters

This is a guest contribution by Sarah Hill, the Chief Digital Storyteller for Veterans United Network. Blogging no longer has to be a text based conversation. Google+ has allowed bloggers to become broadcasters, adding a visual component to each blog post, and all you need to become a “Blogcaster” is a webcam, ...more
Blog Promotion
How I Turned a Guest Post into 3 Million Visitors and Over 150,000 Social Media Shares
5th of June 2013 Darren Rowse 44

How I Turned a Guest Post into 3 Million Visitors and Over 150,000 Social Media Shares

Yesterday, I shared a practical exercise for diving deeper into your blog’s analytics to discover how you can use the last month of blog action to plan for the future. Today, I’d like to show you an example of just how powerful this discipline can be when it comes to building traffic ...more
Blog Promotion
How LinkedIn Groups can Explode your Blog Traffic
19th of April 2013 Guest Blogger 47

How LinkedIn Groups can Explode your Blog Traffic

A Guest Contribution from Fiona Hamann. Whatever topic you blog about, whether it’s your business or your life, getting your name out there and expanding your blog community can be a challenge. Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram are free and work well if you have the ...more
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The Wave System: How to Get Your Facebook Page Updates Seen By More People
23rd of March 2013 Guest Blogger 58

The Wave System: How to Get Your Facebook Page Updates Seen By More People

Did you just write a killer blog post? Or do you have an event/product to promote? The Problem of Sharing Links on Facebook If so, you probably rely, at least partially, on linking to your webpage through Facebook. But lately Facebook is showing outbound links to such a small percentage ...more
Blog Promotion
What Progress Have You Made on Pinterest? [Discussion]
9th of March 2013 Darren Rowse 43

What Progress Have You Made on Pinterest? [Discussion]

This week has given us a chance to look at Pinterest from a few different angles. If you’ve not had a chance to get into Pinterest, I hope that our Complete Guide to Pinterest got you inspired to set up an account and start pinning. If it didn’t, EcoKaren’s story of Pinterest ...more
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ProBlogger Challenge: Create a Pinterest Persona
8th of March 2013 Jade Craven 17

ProBlogger Challenge: Create a Pinterest Persona

I struggled a lot when I first started managing the Pinterest account for Digital Photography School. I knew that I wanted to focus on visual curation, and that I wanted to provide a comprehensive overview of techniques and tools. There were so many possible boards I could create and I ...more
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How My Old Blog Post Got Half a Million Pinterest Views [Case Study]
7th of March 2013 Guest Blogger 93

How My Old Blog Post Got Half a Million Pinterest Views [Case Study]

There’s a lot of information on the web, including ProBlogger, on how to maximize Pinterest to get traffic to your site. Between tutorials on how to optimize Pinterest as part of your social media marketing strategy, Darren’s own experiment on Pinterest, how to create Pinterest-worthy graphics, and how to run ...more
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