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John Lemke

How to Find Inspiration for Your Blog Posts (38 Experts Reveal Their Secrets) | The Cre... - 0 views

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    While a writer must write whether motivated or not, it is nice to hear how others deal with inspiration.
John Lemke

Theme Week: Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO, and 1000s of Visits Will Be Forever Los... - 0 views

  • Search, and Google in particular (with 90% of worldwide share), still drive vastly greater quantities of traffic than all the social networks combined (some good research from DefineMG here). Given Google’s 3.5+ Billion searches performed each day, that shouldn’t be a surprise, but to many bloggers, thinking about search, Google, and all that “SEO stuff” has been put aside in favor of Facebook shares, likes, tweets, +1s, and the more visible feedback and applause that come from social sources.
  • Thankfully, you can resolve to make this a priority in the future. It may sound like a bad infomercial, but you can substantially upgrade your blog’s SEO potential with less than 5 minutes per post. Here’s how:
  • The other keyword research source I’d encourage you to pursue is Google’s autosuggest.
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  • Once you’ve found a few keywords that might work, modify your blog post’s title to include it if you can.
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    Most people publish to be found and read.  If that is the case, how can you ignore SEO?
John Lemke

Growing Your Blog One Reader At a Time - 0 views

  • Building your blog’s foundation requires some significant work if you want it to stand the test of time.
  • I’m talking about real people who engage with you in regards to your blog on a regular basis
  • the more you post the faster your blog will grow.
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  • a great headline
John Lemke

So, How DO You Promote a Blog Post, Anyway? - 0 views

  • Comment on their posts.
  • If you want to build a blog, the reality is that Twitter is one of the most important platforms for sharing, probably followed by Google+, at this point. If you’re in a home/food/how-to niche, Pinterest may be important to you as well. If Facebook seems like a place people talk about your topic a lot, it might be useful, too.
  • There are plenty of tools out there — among the most popular are AddtoAny, ShareThis, and Sharebar (which is what I’m currently using).
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  • Reverse-engineer your social-media success by noticing what sorts of posts get shared a lot in your niche, and writing something along those lines.
  • the key ingredient: Write a strong headline
  • Use hashtags
  • Use a scheduler
  • Don’t just keep retweeting your headline and link. Instead, vary what you say.
  • Be sure you share other things inbetween the repetitions of your new post. Do some scanning, find some interesting stuff, and lace it into your schedule as well, so you don’t start looking like an obnoxious salesman and continue to appear to be putting out useful, varied info.
John Lemke

11 essential ingredients every blog post needs [infographic] - Holy Kaw! - 0 views

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    What your blog post need in infographic form.
John Lemke

Add Personality and Voice to Every Blog Post You Write - 0 views

  • write a post specifically for that ideal customer. Narrow it down as much as possible, and write as if they are sitting right across from you learning from you along the way.
  • using words that evoke images:
  • Every post you write should be a complete thought.
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  • It should be able to stand alone
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    A nice collection of tips for getting your voice into your blog post.  Arrangednicely in several bullet-ed list.
John Lemke

Blog Marketing: 4 Steps for Drawing Attention to Your Posts - 0 views

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    This post makes some good points and is going beyond the obvious ones of daily posting, etc.,
John Lemke

9 Irresistible Incentives That'll Grow Your Email List Like Crazy - 0 views

  • Unless they see the value of joining your list, they simply won’t invest any of those valuable minutes in you and your blog.
  • Do something for me and I’ll do something for you. In this case, the bribe is “give me your email address and I’ll give you something that isn’t freely available on my blog.”
  • Minimum requirements: Useful and engaging content, whether unique to the bribe or already published on your blog, that you can easily break into pieces. On the technical side, you’ll need an email newsletter service (e.g. Mailchimp, AWeber (aff), etc.) with an autoresponder feature ($10-20/month).
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  • Minimum requirements: A word processor like Microsoft Word, Apple Pages or OpenOffice Writer is sufficient for creating a simple cheat sheet, but for a more sophisticated end product, you might require a desktop publishing package such as Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher, or QuarkXPress. Alternatively, you can use a cheat sheet tool like Cheatography to generate cheat sheets based on a default template.
  • Minimum requirements: Your chosen word processor is enough to create a basic template, but to make it even more visually appealing, consider using some simple design elements such as colors, backgrounds and borders. If the template is meant to be printed, you can convert your .docx or .pages file into a downloadable PDF for your readers’ convenience.
John Lemke

How to write an optimized blog post - exploreB2B - 0 views

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    Some good SEO tips in this article.
John Lemke

5 Ways to Build Long-Lasting Authority - Copyblogger - 0 views

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    Authority is a big deal these days. It is even part of Google's algorithm. This article offers 5 tips on how to build your authority.
John Lemke

44 Things Bloggers Should Be Delegating to Virtual Staff to Catapult Their Online Growt... - 0 views

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    This is a nice round up of things an aspiring blogger should look to out source.
John Lemke

The Most Lucrative Ways to Make Money Off Your Blog - The Write Life - 0 views

  • the most commonly used are a 728×90 “leaderboard” and a 300×250 “medium rectangle”.
  • If you don’t collect email addresses on your site — for example, to send out a weekly or monthly newsletter — you should start. (
John Lemke

Seth's Blog: On doing the work - 0 views

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    Since I have gone public about being a writer, I am asked all the time about "how do you do it". What I notice the most is that folks think it is easy and automatic. This post about "doing the work" not only applies to writers but everything you try to achieve.
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