Social Marketing 101: Part 2 – Following Best Practices

Social media is the number one driver of website traffic, responsible for over 30% of all traffic. Social has surpassed search in terms of traffic generation and made social marketing an essential component for every blog and business.

Social marketing gives you the ability to grow your audience and build your brand economically. Using social media, you can speak directly to your customers and become part of their day-to-day lives.

How to Automate Your Twitter Marketing Using IFTTT

Are you struggling to keep up with the demands of your Twitter schedule? New tweets, what images you should use, responding to your followers, mentions and retweets… There’s got to be an easier way.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by social media. There’re so many platforms that you need to master as a blogger or a business owner. Twitter is one that many entrepreneurs would prefer to “set and forget” or avoid altogether.

But Twitter is not a platform to ignore.

How to Tap into the Power of Pinterest to Boost Your Blog Traffic

Are you struggling to get traffic to a new blog? You’ve heard Pinterest is a powerhouse of traffic for bloggers, but you’re not sure how to tap into the power of Pinterest to boost your blog traffic.

It’s not just for food and mom bloggers either. Pinterest is responsible for around 5% of all referral traffic. And if you’re in eCommerce, on average Pinterest users spend more than Twitter or Facebook users.

So, how do you get a piece of this pie?

How to Repurpose Your Content for Your Favorite Social Media Platforms

Do you feel like you’re on the content creation hamster wheel? Especially when it comes to social media? If so, you need to learn how to repurpose your content for your favorite social media platforms so that you can spend less time in the creation process and more time marketing your website, selling your products, or playing catch-up on administrative tasks.

Social media is essential to growing your business online. Globally, there are over 2.7 billion active social media users. To grow your brand, you need to be across several channels and be posting regularly. So what’s a blogger to do? Read on for our top solutions for how to get the most bang for your buck out of your content!

Web Design Trends for 2017 – What’s Hot, Right Now

Are you keeping up with the latest in fashionable web design? If you aren’t following what’s hot in web design trends for 2017, you might as well deck out your site in magenta and switch out your fonts for Comic Sans.

Ok, it’s not quite that bad. However, it’s important for web designers and website owners to keep on top of the latest design trends. It’s not only about looks – your website design can make or break trust with your reader and either convert them to a buyer or send them running to your nearest competitor.

Buffer vs. Hootsuite – The Ultimate Social Media Showdown

It’s 2017, and there’s no argument that social media is one of the most important marketing platforms at your disposal. But keeping up with social media posts can be a struggle. Why? Social media is always on. Your audience is global, and you need to be posting 24/7 to reach them.

Luckily, it’s 2017, and there are a gazillion amazing services at your fingertips that can help you automate the posting process. But which one to choose? You need the support of a great tool, and Buffer and Hootsuite are two of the best. We’re about to hold the ultimate social media showdown – Buffer vs. Hootsuite. Which one will take the prize?

Blogspot vs. WordPress – Your Options, Compared

If you’re planning to start a blog, you can be forgiven for getting confused over which platform you should go with. There are a lot of options, and different services may work for a variety of uses or goals. So today, we’re comparing BlogSpot vs. WordPress to see which blog platform reigns supreme. We’ll walk through the various features of each and explore the pros and cons. We’ll also put to rest any confusion you may have about Blogger vs. BlogSpot, or WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com – they really are two different services, each using WordPress as the Content Management System (CMS). Ready to get started? Here we go!

How to Monetize Your Site Using Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugins

You’ve got a blog. You publish great content regularly, you share your stuff on social media, and you’re growing your email list. Your subscribers open your emails, and sometimes they even reply and tell you that you’re doing a great job.

But there’s something missing. You started your blog with the hope that you’d be able to turn it into a money-maker down the track. And you’ve decided that time is now. But, you’re not sure what you need to do. You know there are bloggers out there making passive income from Amazon, but how are they doing it?

It’s called affiliate marketing and it’s an easy way to get started making money from your blog or site. Let’s dive into the nuts and bolts of affiliate marketing so you can see just how simple it is.