I have been out on vacation recently, so I wanted to provide a niche sites community update. Some of you know that I am a family man first… and businessman second. I take great pride in getting involved in my children’s activities, and I coach many of my son’s sports. We just finished up tournament season for baseball, and football season begins next week. Once that starts, I am completely jammed with 4 practices a week, and no time for vacation, which is why I have been heading to the beach when possible. I also recently visited with my dad who’s eyesight is failing, so that he could see me and my kids before his eyes completely give up on him. Im sure very little of that matters to you, but that is why I haven’t posted that much, and is the reason for this post.
Because I have had lots of time to relax and read, I wanted to share with you some of the things I found around the web that I thought deserved to be shared. While I don’t follow most of these sites, I did stumble upon them from others I do follow and recommendations. I hope you enjoy the content and learn from them!
11 SEO Experts Share Actionable Link Building Tips
This is a roundup post that discusses strategies from 11 of the more popular SEO minds today. Link building topics include broken link building, infographics, guest posting, google+ and more. Some of the more popular names here are Brian Dean (who I just interviewed here about niche site link building), Jon Cooper, David O’Donnell, and Jason Acidre.
You can check out the full article here: http://backlinks.com.au/11-seo-experts-share-actionable-link-building-tips/
Discover what content curation is, its challenges, and how to use it to improve your social media branding.
If you are like me, you find that everyday seems to be getting shorter and shorter, and there is never enough time to accomplish everything on your task list. The reason I am writing this post is two fold… the first, is that I didn’t have time. The second, is that I thought this article provided me with a good idea for a post. Content curation is becoming more and more popular, and here are a bunch of infographics to show you what it is and how to do it properly.
You can check out the full article here: http://socialmediatoday.com/index.php?q=pamdyer/1595451/5-content-curation-infographics
The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding
I am a huge fan of persuasion techniques. Robert Cialdini’s book Influence rocked my world and showed me how much impact little things can have on events. For instance, one of my favorite studies is where a researcher had a person cut in line at the copier machine. Don’t quote me, but the success rate for cutting in line was like 60%. Then, the researcher told the person cutting to use the word “because”, like… I need to go before you “because” I need to make a copy. Astonishingly, the success rate changed to over 90%! Crazy, I know.
Well this article is about the impact of color on your marketing efforts. Did you know that changing the color of your submit/subscribe/buy now button can change conversion rates? Well, it can.
Check out the real deal of how the right color can make your niche site more money: https://www.helpscout.net/blog/psychology-of-color/
A scientific guide to writing great headlines on Twitter, Facebook and your Blog
Did you know that photos get more facebook likes, shares and engagement? Neither did I until I read this article. This is a scientific look at how to write a great headline that will get more clicks, and which words you should include in your tweets to increase the chances that it will be retweeted on Twitter. For instance, please retweet is number 11 on the list of best words/phrases to use. Free is number 8. It should be know shock to those of you who know how selfish people are… that the number 1 word was “you”.
Check out for yourself how to write a more engaging headline for social media here: http://blog.bufferapp.com/a-scientific-guide-to-writing-great-headlines-on-twitter-facebook-and-your-blog
How Failure Made These Entrepreneurs Millions
Im a huge fan of success stories. Every success story has failure in it somewhere… and this article covers a few great ways to look at failure. It is a quick read, but has some gems in it like “The bigger they are, the more they’ve typically failed.”
Learn more from the full article here: http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/blog/how-failure-made-these-entrepreneurs-millions/
Hope you enjoy these as much as I did.