11 Must-Read Blog Posts That Will Take Your Business to the Next Level
Welcome to our weekly review where we take a look at the blog posts we think matter the most in blogging, social media, SEO, and small business development.
17 Copy-And-Paste Blog Post Templates – Do you ever get writers block? If you do, read and bookmark this guest post on Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income site. It outlines 17 great ways to come up with blog post ideas when you don’t have a clue.
Blog Smarter: Turn Your Blogging Skills into Successful Affiliate Promotions -This is an excellent guest post about how to create passive reoccurring revenue streams for your business through affiliate marketing. Problogger is where bloggers worldwide go to develop and expand their blog’s reach. Darren Rowse created this site and it is the go to resource for turning your passion for blogging into extra revenue . His book, Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income, is a best selling practical guide to creating and maintaining a blog that will generate a six figure income.
5 Simple Ways to Open Your Blog Post With a Bang - This Copyblogger blog post covers five ways to capture your readers attention in the first paragraph of your blog posts. Brian Clark is the founder of Copyblogger and the master of design and traffic solutions for WordPress.
15-Step Blogger Checklist: Before you Hit the Publish Button – David Risley has a well established reputation for producing practical results driven content and this post is consistent with that reputation.
10 Hard – Hitting Link Building Tactics That’ll Boost Your Rankings – This is another great post from Neil Patel who is the cofounder of two internet companies Crazy Egg and KISSMetrics. Through his entrepreneurial career he has helped Amazon, AOL, GM, HP and many other companies make money on the web. This guy know his stuff.
How to Create an Effective Google+ SEO Content Strategy - What does Google Plus mean for you and your business? Check out the great post on this topic in the Search Engine Journal.
9 Surefire Ways to Destroy Employee Morale - American Express’s Open Forum is a great resource for anything related to running a small business. This article explains what not to do if you want to build rapport and a strong relationship with your employees.
7 Cool Ways to Use Fiverr - Kim Roach is one of the most resourceful online marketers we know and she lives up to her reputation with this great post on Fiverr. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this service, Fiverr is quickly becoming one of the most valuable sources online for entrepreneurs and small businesses. It is a marketplace where users buy and sell services for $5 dollars.
6 Best Hello Bar Alternative WordPress Notification plugins - The Hello Bar is one of the best notification bars for WordPress and any web publishing platform. But their free account only offers 25 clicks per month. This is too low for small blogs. Unfortunately, their pro plan costs $4.95 a month. This is expensive. This blog post covers some of the other more reasonably priced Hello Bar alternatives.
10 Ways to Deal with Upset Customers Using Social Media - How do you respond to upset customers? This superb article in the Social Media Examiner outlines 10 steps you should take to stop the negative social feedback, attract new fans and generate a lot of respect.
These are the blog posts we think matter the most this week. What are yours?