Archives for March 2013

How Quick Sprout Gets 176 Comments Per Blog Post

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As of right now, Quick Sprout has 62,232 comments, which took place over 353 blog posts. That means the average blog post gets around 176 comments…which is more than most blogs.

Sure, if you go through the comments, you’ll notice that half of them are from me replying back to each comment, but that still leaves 88 comments per post.

Do you want to know how I was able to achieve such a high comment count? Here’s how I did it:  [click to continue…]

Social Media Meta Tags: How to Use Open Graph and Cards

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Do you use title tags and meta description tags? Of course you do because you already know meta tags can help boost your search engine rankings.

But did you know that meta tags actually affect your social media traffic? Sure, there is Google’s authorship tags, but what about Facebook and Twitter? In fact, they both have their own social media meta tags that can help you boost the amount of social traffic you’re getting.

They’re called Facebook Open Graph and Twitter Cards. Here’s how you can leverage both of them:  [click to continue…]

11 Creative Ways to Build Links

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Are you tired of building links the old school way? You know, the methods that require you to send out emails to thousands of webmasters begging for links? Don’t get me wrong: they still work well, but they get boring after a while.

So, in what other ways can you build links?

Well, there are a handful of creative strategies out there. Here are eleven fun ways you can build links without burning yourself out:  [click to continue…]

11 Ways to Improve Your Calls to Action

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There are two key elements to marketing. The first is to drive traffic to your website, and the second is to get the traffic to convert into customers. You can have a million visitors going to your website, but if you can’t convert them, what’s the point?

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about improving conversion rates.

One of the easiest ways you can boost your conversion rates is by optimizing your calls-to-actions (CTAs). Here are 11 ways you can improve your CTAs:  [click to continue…]

5 Content Marketing Mistakes that Even the Pros Make

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Do you feel overwhelmed with content marketing? As simple as it sounds, it’s easy to forget that there’s just as much marketing involved in promoting your business as there is content creation. Typically, this task falls squarely on the shoulders of the marketing department. If this sounds like the track your content marketing strategy is on, it could be costing you more customers than it’s gaining.

So, how can you make sure you’re developing a solid, actionable content marketing plan? Well, you’ll first have to avoid the following mistakes as they will derail your content strategy. Here’s what to avoid:  [click to continue…]