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Blogging Like A Rock Star? How you can grow your audience to new heights with these easy to use tips.

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Admittedly I am not the biggest fan of free methods, trying “appease” Google will make most new Bloggers heads spin. I primarily use paid methods but I do all that I can to also learn and put to use S.E.O. and other low cost methods. Why? Well because I have customers and a growing audience, it pays off in the long term to learn all that you can about your craft. So let’s dive into the Tips!

Content Is Only King If It’s Great:

Blogging Like A Rock Star - King Content

Blogging Like A Rock Star – King Content

How do you make your content great? Great content passes the “I’m not bored with this” test. Think about it, does your Headline get attention? Can you grab new readers attention with eye catching visuals, engaging videos and easy flow writing style? Dust off your Crown and utilize some of these ingredients;

  • Headlines To Grab Your Readers Attention! Keep your Headlines short but sweet, related and matching. The best Headlines will grab the readers attention, “okay you got me for a few more seconds”. The best thing to know is that your Headline can grab a readers attention but what follows needs to do the same. Here’s an example, “10 Tips To Make Money From Your Blog!” “How To Write Great Content In 3 Easy Steps!” Readers love lists, numbers & don’t like to be confused by headlines that don’t fit the content that follows it.
  • Meta Descriptions, if you’re using a free platform most often the Meta-Title & Description are derived from your heading. So you want a good and concise description of what the content is right in the heading. This is important not only for S.E.O. but when your Posts or Article show up in other places not have a good Description in the heading will leave your posts way in the back of the line! On Self Hosted sites the Meta-Title & Description areas are usually located directly below the content box when your creating & editing, be sure to fill those in before hitting “publish”.
  • Adding images & video will make your content more appealing! What are great images? Your images should be related to your content but should also evoke a response like, “Eewww”, “Cute”, “Funny”, “Cool”, “Laughter”. Images that create a internal response or a emotional aspect help to make your content a “hit”. You want hits and not duds, let me put it this way….”Who would you rather listen to on any given day..1) A dreary professor or 2) A teacher that makes learning fun?” Give value and keep it interesting. Some of the coolest images you can use are on Flickr. Pick the ones that give you a particular feeling (use creative commons, they’re free). Make a note that you will get the best response from images that convey happiness vs images that convey sadness or anger.

How To Add Your Rock Star Elements:

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Blogging Like A Rock Star – Add Your Rock Star Ingredients

You’re Niche or Market are constantly on the search for value, the stuff they want. How to lose weight quickly, great diet with little exercise, developing the best golf swing, making money online, the best foods to eat, make money blogging, who’s dating the hot people, etc. Where ever you fit into your chosen Niche, you must attack some of the common keywords and keyword phrases. Continue to use these same keywords through out every post, but do this for your audience and not the search engines! Don’t let S.E.O. dictate to you what’s popular, let your audience do that. One of the best examples is Pat Flynn, his primary keyword phrase “Smart Passive Income” didn’t exist until he built the audience for it. Go ahead and Google Search “Smart Passive Income”, Pat Flynn is there multiple times on the first and subsequent pages! His primary keyword wasn’t even a searchable traffic keyword until he built his audience around it! Now you would have to pay and arm or leg to outrank him for it or spit out ba-jillions (hey it’s not a word but you get the point), of content targeting what is basically his keyword phrase!

  1. Blogging Like A Rock Star - Do Some Research

    Blogging Like A Rock Star – Do Some Research

    Target primary keywords (about 4 that are searched and have traffic that’s 5K to 50K per month as a start) that aren’t the most popular but have decent amount of people searching. I recommend using U.S. search numbers to start with. These are your “Hub” keywords, now also add some related keyword phrases of your primary ones, these are like satellites to your primary keywords. These targeted keywords will help you build up an audience, but always provide great value with your content by helping them solve the biggest problems or pains in your Niche.

  2. Always ask yourself before hitting publish, “did I just provide great value”? What’s the answer, “Yes it’s pretty good!”, “Maybe”, “Meh”, “Blech”? Don’t rewrite the whole thing, read it and then revise! An old writer’s saying  goes something like this, “write like your drunk and edit like your sober”. Think that’s a Hemingway quote. Direct your writing as if you are talking directly to the reader, get them involved by asking questions and providing them with value. Great value beats “fluff” all the time! Read your post out loud just to make sure it makes sense and sounds good, use a friend as a sounding board if it helps.
  3. Use the greatest source EVER to assist you! Whenever you get stuck and need some fresh ideas to write about, this is what I do – First I think about, “what do I know now that I wished I knew before about my Niche?”. Second if I want to know about a new subject or want some good research for an idea I search YouTube for “how to ___ fill in the blank”. Third and last I search other blogs in my own Niche for more ideas! That alone should keep you swimming in great content!

Above all it is the consistency of doing all these things together that will ultimately build your great audience of eager readers. Now just when you thought that was it I’ve got some Secret Sauce to give you! Just by adding these 3 elements, you will start getting somewhere from day one (well almost but this will be one of your most rewarding habits, promise!). For every post, page, article or promotion, all the way to the emails you send out. Include these 3 elements:

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Blogging Like A Rock Star – Blogging Your Masterpiece copy

  • Reach – Is the content reaching your targeted audience where they are?
  • Engagement – Did you include a great Call To Action? “Click Here”, “Comment Below”, ask your audience to do something. You never get anything if you don’t ask for it.
  • Conversion – Did you include a method to get leads onto a list, buy a product, sign up for your Webinar, etc.?

Hope you enjoyed the value today, share with a peer or friend and make sure you check out gtguilloryonline.com for more of The Goods!

Until the next,

Your Friend Glenn

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Wow! Another crazy week, both Aweber & GetResponse went off-line for some reason (great to know it happens to the big ones too, but don’t say I said it! lol), some upcoming insights for the blog! GTGuilloryonline

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gtguilloryblog – Shocked!

I’ve been taking some input from a well known millionaire that I had never heard of before and his take has me more excited than I can remember for my biz. If you love marketing and working your own business for more success you will be floored like I was when I start to reveal how I implement these new (new to me and probably you too) methods. Oh before I forget, I bought a franchise! Yea! Hold the applause please! Yep, bought one, and right now(even as you are reading this), I’m learning how to place the pickles just so.

Yes I found the Mac D’s of Internet Marketing! No, it doesn’t involve any real pickles (no pickles were harmed though,…mmm! sorry). A different way of thinking? A little, but what really opened my eyes and gave me that ah moment(ah-ha comes later), was the failure of S.E.O. and Traffic!

Let’s see if I can slim down what floored me, I ask you “would you spend $1 to make $1.10?” Your answer of course is “heck yeah!” Well how long would you do that? Forever right? Because soon as you applied that 10% as it reaches another dollar then you would put in $2 to get $2.20 right? Sounds so simple but how many of us are doing that? How is it possible? The majority of us, myself included spend $X hoping that we have the right tweaks and changes to get $X back! This usually works for me like, twice out of 5 attempts but I was taught that was successful. Nope!

I had to ask myself then and there, “why am I not trying to make money in EVERY aspect of my business?” Wouldn’t that be the best example to every reader? “Be successful like him and make money like Glenn does!” Wouldn’t that help you more, don’t you think that’s the best help I could give you? After all, don’t you relate to my articles because we are all starving for the right something to work? Not everything I buy works, everything I tell you about does and I tried it first before explaining how it works to you. This is why some of you really “get it” with the tips and trails I write about. YOU are the ones I want along for the ride with me to have a better online return.

Pay A Pretty Penny For What Works

Pay A Pretty Penny For What Works

For the one thing that works for us all I would pay a pretty penny, show me how I can be successful and don’t pull any punches! I want to explode my business and help others do the same because really I’m upset (yes I should let it go, but I’m not ready) that we spend our hard earned money for solutions to only get it in small portions. Then we find out later that the whole solution to our problem now is because we didn’t buy that one final ingredient! Well that’s when I’ve said, “Ooookay, I’m outta here”! Just tell me in the beginning you really don’t have all the secrets, or be really honest and tell me that you’re going to charge me over and over for things that only work half well as what you’re using. (Yes I’m ranting)

Yes I feel our bond growing stronger! Don’t you feel it too?                                                 So all of my other businesses will be on hold with the exception of the blogs until I finish my “Franchise” training. Yes as a marketer you never stop learning or testing. Speaking of testing

Traffic Failure! Or “The Mighty Facebook letdown”

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gtguilloryblog – Money In The….Face?

Tried the Facebook for a penny, then I decided to apply my Media Buying experience to getting Facebook Traffic. I had never done a Facebook Media buy on a large scale so I considered this a first step (warning: ALWAYS keep you media buys small at first, yes I do know better but couldn’t resist). So I started this in January, completed the Facebook experiment in February and here’s how it went down:

  • Spent $700
  • Added 2k to my fan page likes
  • My ads were in front of over 300k Facebook users
  • 4 Opt-Ins generated to my list (passive income), 2 unsubscribes
  • 2 Sales

Failure? You be the judge, I had ONE fatal flaw that caused my campaign to not get optimal responses. Can you guess what that was?

TRAFFIC DOES NOT EQUAL SALES OR CONVERSIONS WITHOUT ONE IMPORTANT ELEMENT

I didn’t find my starving audience! Let me put it another way, Eddie Murphy once said, “If you give a starving person a cracker it’s the best food ever! But if you give a cracker to someone who just had a meal, well it’s just a plain old cracker!” Yes it was an experiment but I didn’t find the starving audience! I could have just spent $2 if I knew where those 2 clicks were buried! Then my returns would have been 2 conversions for 2 sales (plus later sales from my funnel) and a 300% return! Now that’s marketing! No it’s not over but I will get it figured out and give you those details at a later time, gonna bang my head!

Coming soon!

  • My brand new site! Working on it, but when will I sleep?
  • THE Best Franchise for Bloggers/Niche Sites/Online Businesses Period!
  • Article “Free Failure – S.E.O. vs Paid/Media Buys

Apologies for not being able to work in the comments, promise to make that first with the next Home Blog post! Now I’m going to go and bang my head on the wall some more to get the Facebook thing figured out! You know I will ; }  That’s a smiley with a wink!

Thanks for your patience and thank you for visiting!

Dedicated To Your Success, Glenn

 

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Whoa! What a week! I am soooo tired right now, (you say how tired are you?). So tired my dream was of having a dream of getting some sleep, (badda baa, mild audience claps). Ah so much for comedy, anyway some of you know that I intended to have a video running for the blog near the start of this January. Didn’t work out that way and I was slightly overwhelmed by doing something I had never felt the need to do. Yes I’m guilty of thinking it would be easy, man you all should have warned me! Now I know how geezers feel, because there was way more than I expected (get offa my lawn!) ha! First up, let’s talk comments!

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