Hello Happy Site Owners! This week’s tips are chock full of better ways to ensure you’re getting the most out of your online presence including ways to recycle content to new readers, using stats for creating content that gets read, journalist tricks, and why it pays to show up in person on your social media sites.
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The whole point of having a website is to help grow your business. And the truth is, most site visitors will forgive an ugly design if they are finding the content they need. If they don’t find what they’re looking for, it really doesn’t matter how much you spent on making your site pretty. And, that’s why BlogAid uses a proven method of website training first, content second, and design third to make you a confident and successful site owner.
See what I mean. This is an excellent post by Kimberly Clark on Web Design Ledger detailing The Top 4 Reasons Your Beautiful Website Doesn’t Convert.
A post from one of my fave folks, Dana Lynn Smith, on how to Use Statistics Counters in Managing Your Author Website.
Your audience is growing and things are always changing, so that means that you have content new followers haven’t read or content that could use updating. Here’s a nice post from Pamela Vaughan on Hubspot with 5 Creative Ways to Recycle Content.
Great guest post by Rahil Muzafar on the Successful and Outstanding Bloggers site about using an old journalist’s trick of the trade on your blog call The Inverted Pyramid.
Want another journalism trick? Try this post by Stanford on Pushing Social on How to Rescue a Bad Blog Headline.
When your blog gets influential enough, you’ll get these same kinds of offers. I get them, and like Mark, I won’t trade my reader’s trust for a small kickback. But, not every site is built on trust. What do you think? Here’s his post asking Are There Any Ethical Bloggers Left Out There?
Social Media Tips
Excellent, and short, post by Candace McCaffery on Social Media Today with Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Automate Your Social Media Marketing. Trust me, it pays to show up in person.
I’m doing seven out of ten of these already. How about you? 10 Ways to Get More Fans on Facebook by Joy Fleming on Social Media Today.
Shelly Kramer has a nice post on V3 Integrated Marketing about Why You Should Be Using LinkedIn’s New Status Updates For Companies.