Posts by Hugh Culver

Build blog traffic while you sleep: The SOS Solution

Your blog is valuable and you’ve worked hard to publish great information that carefully targets your prime markets. The challenge is to build blog traffic – you need more readers. You can hire a VA in the Philippines or India – but now you have the job of recruiting, training and managing someone new. You…

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How to promote your blog and get more traffic

Behind the scenes at SOS (and a surprise) I have a confession to make. We’ve been quiet about SOS. Too quiet. You see, two years ago I had this idea I could take what I’d learned about blog promotion and getting more blog traffic and give it to other bloggers. That was the birth of…

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Make your blog sticky with embedded media

I’m sure you’ve done this. The blog headline grabbed you – you clicked through. And then – despite your best high-school effort – you clicked away after only 3 paragraphs. Bummer, that blogger just lost you. That’s where embedded media can help. Sure, it’s eye candy and it’s not really the bright, insightful content we…

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Five quick and dirty steps to writing a top headline

I am going to do something not possible: write a blog about writing the perfect headline in less than 1,000 words. You see, like writing a book, painting a picture and redecorating your bathroom – there is no one way of doing it. And hundreds of blog posts have already covered this topic – all…

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Google Analytics for non-analytical people

For a long time I resisted Google Analytics. Just the word “analytics” conjured up images of unwashed twenty-somethings ogling Excel spreadsheets while sipping Red Bull and mumbling about decimal points of Pi. No thanks. It was only when I realized that without Google Analytics (GA) I didn’t know a damn thing about my blog I…

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How to know if Google Analytics is installed on your blog

Let’s get one thing clear about Google Analytics – it’s not an option, or nice-to-do thing, like opening the door for grandmothers. If you’re serious about your blog you must track just a few basic results in Google Analytics. There, I’ve said it. And to do that, you must first make sure that Google Analytics…

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