The Ultimate Content Marketing Checklist: 40 Questions to Ask Yourself before Publishing Your Next Blog Post

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The beautiful part about content marketing is that it can bring you thousands of social shares, new email subscribers, and tons of comments, but only if your blog posts are masterpieces and you do content marketing right.

But content marketing has so many elements to it that it’s really easy to forget them, right?

To help you succeed, I’ve created a checklist. If you hit at least the majority of the items on the list below, your content will perform well.  [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

Do Comments Actually Increase Your Search Traffic? A Data-Driven Answer

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Theoretically, the more content you have on each page, the more keywords you rank for, which should increase your overall traffic.

That should mean the more comments you have on each of your blog posts, the more search traffic you should receive, right?

Although it sounds logical, I am not convinced it is actually the case. With Quick Sprout, I get 176 comments per post, but are those comments really helping drive more search traffic? Let’s look at the data.  [click to continue...]

How to Get Your First 1,000 Blog Readers

Do you know what the hardest part about blogging is? It isn’t writing content or growing your traffic. So, what is it?

The hardest part about blogging is getting that initial traction…

Sure, you can get your first 100 readers by hitting up your friends and family, but it won’t be sustainable. What you need to do is get 1,000 qualified readers legitimately. Then, you’ll have a solid base that will be easy to grow further.

So, how do you get your first 1,000 readers? Well, all you have to do is follow the steps in the infographic below.  [click to continue...]

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What Spending $57,000 on Instagram Taught Me

Update: I’ve already modified my profile by removing most of the images. Once the last contest is over, I will be removing the rest of the images that don’t suit my brand. I’ve also made a large donation to a women’s empowerment organization.

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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...]

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

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

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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...]