What Spending $57,000 on Instagram Taught Me

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Over the last few months, I heard one name mentioned by my fellow entrepreneurs more than others.

Can you guess who it is? It’s not Elon Musk or any other popular entrepreneur… It’s Dan Bilzerian – the man with over 5 million Instagram followers (some of his pictures aren’t safe for work).

If you aren’t familiar with Dan, I can tell you he’s pretty much the modern Hugh Hefner. He posts pictures of his lavish life and all of the women he is surrounded by on a daily basis.

It isn’t Dan’s lifestyle that interests me, however. It’s what other entrepreneurs say about him. In essence, they love his life because they can’t have it.

For example, I was meeting one of my buddies in New York, who has a few billion dollars, according to Forbes. He is married and has kids. He, as well as a few of my other wealthy friends, love talking about Dan and living vicariously through his Instagram profile.

This made me think: how can I replicate Dan’s Instagram success, but with a much more toned-down version?  [click to continue...]

How I Grew TechCrunch's Traffic by 30% in 60 Days

How I Grew TechCrunch’s Traffic By 30% in 60 Days

TechCrunch is one of the largest and most popular media sites out there. It covers the latest news about the tech industry. Like most media properties the more traffic TechCrunch gets, the more money they make off of advertising, so they wanted to find a way to increase the amount of new visitors coming to their website.

2x search engine traffic

30% 30% more traffic

How to Build the One Thing You Can’t Blog Successfully Without


Have you noticed that I do a great job at connecting with you? So much so that it feels like you actually know me?

It didn’t happen by accident. When I started Quick Sprout, my goal was to build such a strong bond with you that you would listen to the recommendations I gave you. On the flip side, when you tell me something, I listen to your input.

In essence, we’ve built a virtual friendship. I’m here to help you, and you’re here to help me.

It’s been so effective that over the last 30 days, I received 9,572 emails from you. I responded to 7,837 of those emails. In turn, the Quick Sprout blog has received 106,516 comments in total.

It’s not just with Quick Sprout either. I’ve started another marketing blog on NeilPatel.com, which gives you step by step tactics on a variety of internet marketing topics. Even though the blog is new, and I have no email list, I’m already getting great engagement.

So, how do you replicate this growth in engagement with your blog readers? All you have to do is follow the steps below:  [click to continue...]

How to Get Your First 100 Twitter Followers

You already know that if you follow people on Twitter, a portion of those users will follow you back. But is that really the best way to get your first 100 Twitter followers?

It actually isn’t! From running contests and writing guest posts to reaching out to influencers, you can use at least 10 different tactics to grow your follower count.

To show you how you can use each of these tactics and the impact they will have on your account, I’ve created an infographic that details the tactics and ways to implement them.  [click to continue...]

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10 Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing

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Looking for ways to improve your content marketing?  Are you wondering what resources you should be reading to boost your content marketing efforts?

I’ve compiled a list of 10 articles you should read that will not only teach you how to improve your content marketing but will also show you how to generate more traffic and sales.

Here it is:   [click to continue...]

What do these elite brands know about driving visitors and traffic to your site that you don’t?

7 Obsolete Social Media Tactics You’re Wasting Your Time On

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You already know social media marketing is a channel that can drive traffic and sales, but the question is: are you actually seeing an increase in traffic or sales?

Chances are you are not. Why? Because you are using obsolete tactics that aren’t effective anymore.

If you want to change that, just avoid these 7 strategies:  [click to continue...]