Category Archives: Blogging

7 Reasons Why All Blogs Need a Facebook Fan Page

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Facebook is the #2 most visited website in the U.S. When you create a Facebook Fan Page, you are pitching your blog to a potential audience of 400 million active users. Here are some facts you should consider: 20 million people become fan pages everyday. There are over 5.3 billion Facebook fans overall. The typical user becomes a fan of 4 pages per month. With these numbers in mind, it’s easy to see why you should invest a little time and energy into creating a Fan Page. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Revealed: A Proven System for Creating Powerful Blogs

At UBD, we work with a wide range of bloggers. Everyone from top 100 bloggers like John Chow and Jeremy Schoemaker to bloggers who haven’t even written their first blog post yet. Whenever we come across a valuable resource for new bloggers, we like to pass it on. Our good friend and blogging mentor, Yaro Starak, has released the free Roadmap Report – which is a guide to becoming a successful blogger. I know that when I started blogging, almost two years ago, I could have benefited HUGELY from reading … Continue reading

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Five Easy Ways to Increase Your Blog's Comments

We are often asked, “How do I get readers to comment on my posts?”  It is regularly the case that a blog might look great, have great content, and yet no comments. Seeing the benefit in building a community around your blog; encouraging people to comment is an important aspect of any blog.  Here are 5 easy ways to encourage your readers to start commenting:  Write to Your Readers! Addressing your readers specifically could spark conversation. When you read something that strikes a cord with you, you are more likely to comment, … Continue reading

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General Motors Is Doing It…Are You?

For those who haven’t heard, the car manufacturing conglomerate General Motors is now using blogging as a way to connect to different market segments. Thats right, GM is blogging. Make your way over to GMnext.com, you will find articles written by executives, proper use of podcasts and other forms of new media. To me, this cements the value in using blogs as a way to market your business, small or large. The other day, Nate, Matt, and I were discussing different markets and how they could use blogs and in … Continue reading

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Social Bookmarking Podcast with Neil Patel

Are you using social media to market and promote your blog? If not, you are missing out on a potentially significant source of traffic! Recently, the UBD team (Josh, Matt, and myself) participated in a podcast with Neil Patel on social bookmarking and how to leverage social media for your blog. For those of you who don’t know Neil, he is an expert on social media and search engine optimization. He is also the author of the popular Pronet Advertising and his personal branding blog, QuickSprout. As if that is … Continue reading

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Basic SEO Tips For New Bloggers

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a topic that every new blogger eventually has to learn about and become aquainted with. We pride ourselves on creating SEO-friendly blogs, but there are always more things that can be done to enhance the SEO functionality of your blog. Below, are a few tips from Ahson Rafiq, a young web developer who runs a great blog on search engine optimization called Blueverse. Keyword Research – Targeted Domains Having a good domain can help your SERPS in a lot of ways, and it makes your … Continue reading

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