This week I’m talking about switching things up with your email newsletter provider, link building, and organically growing your Facebook page, just to name a few. Let’s dive in and check out 5 blogging articles worth reading this week!
The Age of Link “Earning”: Why Link Building Doesn’t Matter Anymore
I’m not sure if anyone around here is currently using this strategy to achieve a higher Google search rank, but it is encouraging to learn that Google is continuing to crack down on websites that do not offer quality content. The best advice this article shares is to naturally grow back links by forming relationships with other bloggers. That’s what the IBA is all about–finding your tribe.
MadMimi Review: Simple and Pretty Emails
Our very own IBA member Ana Lynn is sharing how to get started with MadMimi if you are interested in switching. I’m currently with mail chimp, but it does seem like MadMimi offers more bang for your buck and some of the emails appear more aesthetically pleasing. There is a fabulous video at the end of the post to walk you all through the process.
How to Use Influencers to Gain Website Traffic
Blogging is sometimes all about who you know. This post is all about building a relationship with a blogger that is influential in your niche. One that is way bigger than you. One that could really help you grow your blog. Click on over to learn how to start meeting influencers and grabbing their attention.
Growing a Facebook Page From the Beginning
This is actually a video, not a blog post; however, I highly recommend it, and think it is well worth the 46 minutes. This is all about organic Facebook growth. Holly Homer took her Facebook page from nothing to nearly one million likes in about 1 years time. This is a strategy that we know is working! So even if you are not in the same blogging niche as Holly, I do think this can easily apply to any niche. There are several other videos on her YouTube channel about Facebook. So be sure to check those out as well.
Ten Essential Secrets for Success as a Creative Blogger
Another round of great tips from Brittany Bullen this week. She’s sharing all the secrets from creating amazing content to optimizing your site design, this post is a must-read. Tip #7 is my favorite, and I think it’s what readers appreciate most about a high quality blog.
Hope you all have a great week!
What’s your best blogging tip from this week? Do you have any great articles we all need to read?