24 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Writing Viral Posts

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Brilliant Bloggers is a bi-weekly series here at NMX where we look at the best posts from around the web all surrounding a specific topic. Every other week, we’ll feature a brilliant blogger, along with a huge list of more resources where you can learn about the topic. You can see more Brilliant Blogger posts … [Read more]

What Happens to Your Traffic when You Stop Writing at Your Blog?

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I taught a Marketing with Social Media MBA course at a fully accredited university in Silicon Valley earlier this year. The class ran from Feb 9 – April 28. There were 73 students enrolled. Just over 50 survived to the end. During the last day of class I asked my students, “How many of you have been … [Read more]

How to Track Conversions from YouTube Viewers [Video]

YouTube Partners can now link out to other sites within their video annotations, which can be a great way to drive new readers to a blog, ecommerce site, landing page, etc. You can also, of course, add links to your description and channel page. Very few people are creating video content consistently, so you have … [Read more]

How Often Should I Blog?

One question I get asked a LOT is, “How much do I need to write at my blog?” The question needs clarification. How much does a blogger need to write to do what? Have an online platform? Get readers? Make money? Make money from traffic alone? Make money by offering display or affiliate ads? Make … [Read more]

How to Get Massive Traffic with Link Parties

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At NMX 2013, the ladies from Six Sisters Stuff presented a session on a little-known tactics for building your blog community and driving traffic: link parties. A link party is essentially a list of linked images generated by a blog’s community. Usually there is a theme and the link party’s call for links is posted … [Read more]

3 Ways Google Remarketing Increases Sales and Online Interaction


Every website exists for the purpose of being seen. Whether you are a small business offering products or services, or a blogger looking to gain readers and wider web influence; you want prospective clients to see what you have to offer. However, achieving those site visits is only half the battle. What you really want … [Read more]

Guest Posting isn’t Dead (…Yet)

Guest Posting Isn't Dead Yet

Early this month, I was having a conversation about guest posting with a friend of mine. This is a topic I have personally been examining over the last year, so when he asserted that “guest posting is dead,” I had to voice my opposition. I do, however, think that guest posting expectations bloggers have are … [Read more]

How Finding Ten New Readers Can Lead to a Blog Traffic Explosion

How Finding Ten New Readers Can Lead to a Blog Traffic Explosion

Want more blog traffic? This post teaches you exactly how to leverage just ten readers to explode your blog traffic. Finding new readers is the bane of my blogging existence, and I don’t think I’m alone. Without blog traffic, you might as well write in a private journal, because you certainly won’t make money or … [Read more]

What Kind of Links are Most Popular on Twitter? [Infographic]

People share tons of links on Twitter. So many links, in fact, that it can be difficult to stand out. You should, of course, retweet others’ links, not just your own, but when you do tweet out a link, what should you be tweeting? The answer to that question is going to depend on your … [Read more]

Why Going Viral Might Not Matter Anymore

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People talk a lot about creating content that “goes viral.” There’s no one definition of what viral really means in terms of raw numbers, but typically something viral causes a huge traffic spike. For some blogs, that’s 10,000 hits. For others, it’s a million. Regardless of traffic goals, I think some companies and content creators … [Read more]