5 Ways to Get More Social Media Followers

By SOS Team
How to get more social media followers

Some people are getting tens of thousands of website visitors from social media. How do they do it? Voodoo magic? Blackmail? Divine intervention? No, no, and no. That site traffic comes from having a lot of highly-engaged social media followers. But if you’ve tried getting followers before, you understand that sometimes it’s like pulling teeth.…

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Make your blog stand out from the crowd

How to rescue a lost blog -7 ways to stand out from the crowd

By Hugh Culver

Every day at SOS we look at blogs – the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. The reality in blog-land is that your blog has to be competitive and that means smart writing, brilliant headlines and attractive design. But that doesn’t mean you need a team of writers, graphic designers and massage therapists (well,…

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Google Analytics Basics

Google Analytics for non-analytical people

By Hugh Culver

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

By Hugh Culver

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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Getting social shares for your blog

The dirty little secret about social shares for your blog

By Hugh Culver

When I created SOS it was designed around one simple principle – the more my blog gets shared the more my traffic grows. Sure, I can email my list, but they already know about me—it’s the followers who tell their followers that create the magic. This is really the secret sauce, or as I like…

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Write blog posts faster and better

How to write your blog posts faster and better

By Hugh Culver

Let’s face it – it can be a grind to think of topics and write a blog, especially if you’re trying to post every week, or more frequently. No question – you need a system. When I started blogging I assumed ideas would pour from the heavens and my fingers would fly effortlessly across the…

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Make your blog sexy and get better results

10 surprisingly simple tune-ups to make your blog sexy (and get better results)

By Hugh Culver

Way back, when Tyrannosaurs roamed the earth, blogs were personal journals for reflection and maybe for close friends to enjoy. Not anymore. Many blogs are for building your brand, attracting business, building your list and hopefully even growing sales. Is yours? In this post we’re looking at super simple tune-ups to make your blog work…

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Find free images for your blog

7 awesome sites to get free images for your blog

By Hugh Culver

It’s no secret – images make the world brighter and get you more attention. In fact, 65% of senior marketing executives (after all, who would you trust?) believe photos, video, illustrations and infographics are core to how their brand story is communicated. [This post was originally posted at http://hughculver.com/find-awesome-free-images-blog/] Not only that, content with images…

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Never run out of blog ideas ever again

How to never run out of blog ideas ever again

By Hugh Culver

The biggest mistake I see bloggers making is, well, they don’t blog. Those gaping holes between your posts make everything on your site a little suspect. Plus, you can’t build loyalty if you don’t consistently reach out to your followers and remind them you’re brilliant and you’re there! In this post I’ll walk you through…

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Welcome to the SOS blog!

By Hugh Culver

Sometimes a good thing just takes a bit longer – like this blog. We’ve know for some time that we need a blog on the SOS site. Every day we are getting asked questions about blogging, SEO, content creation and more. With the SOS blog we’ll be able to share best practices and, of course, let you…

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