5 Ways to Drastically Increase your Blog Sidebar Conversion Rate

 

5 Ways to Drastically Increase your Blog Sidebar Conversion Rate

What is the main purpose of your blog sidebar? Would you like to increase your blog sidebar conversion rate?

The blog sidebar is a wonderful component. It can be used to generate leads, get social media followers and fans, increase revenue, decrease bounce rate and for various other purposes. To help you get the most out of it here’s a post to increase your blog sidebar conversion rate…

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How to Add a Feature Box With Plugmatter to Generate More Blog Subscribers

 

How to Add a Feature Box With PlugMatter to Generate More Blog Subscribers

A recent study by Mckinsey & Company found that email is 40 times more effective than Facebook and Twitter combined in the acquisition of customers. People continue to use email more than social media. 91% of people check their email at least once a day. This can be a powerful way to reach a lot of people.

Email has been instrumental in growing this blog as it has helped me drive more traffic and build relationships with my readers. I am always on the lookout for ways to get more email subscribers. I have opt-in forms on various places on this blog to help me generate blog subscribers. I have even created a content library where people can download free Ebooks and White Papers. One thing I have been highly keen on adding to the blog is the feature box, especially when I read how it increased Thesis blog’s subscription rate by 51.7%.

The Feature Box Does Get You More Email Subscribers…

I first hired a designer to install a feature box on my personal blog to see how it performs. It does work really well. Since installing it the sign ups on my blog increased. It’s because it’s right at the top of the home page of the blog. It’s the first thing readers see on visiting.

Plugmatter Makes It Easy to add a Feature Box…

After benefitting from the feature box, I planned to install it on this blog too. Luckily, before I hired a designer, I got contacted by Plugmatter who asked me if I would be interested in trying out their plugin and sent me a review copy. I gave it a try and really liked it as it’s extremely easy to use. There are 10 templates to choose from and it integrates with the email services Aweber, ConstantContact, iContact, InsusionSoft, MailChimp, MadMimi and Campaign Monitor. Since installing it I have been able to generate blog subscribers from it.

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9 Potent Tactics to Promote Your Blog Posts [Infographic]

 

9 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts [Infographic]

Are you using the right tactics to promote your blog posts?

Writing and publishing a blog post is just the beginning as you need to promote it soon after. Effective promotion will ensure that the time and effort invested in writing your blog post is worthwhile as it will convince more people to read it. There are several blog post promotion tactics scattered all over the web and finding and putting the right ones together can be a wearisome task. So Referral Candy created this fantastic infographic consisting of blog post promotion tactics from several people who have built powerful blogs.

The beauty of the infographic is that these tips are helpful both individually and together. Chris Brogan, Peg Fitzpatrick, Melonie Dodaro, Brian Dean and several other wonderful bloggers have contributed to this infographic. So make sure you read it all the way to the end and use the tips to promote your blog posts…

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6 Ways to Optimize Your Blog Post Visuals for Maximum Effect

 

6 Ways to Optimize Your Blog Post Visuals for Maximum Effect

Do you optimize your blog post visuals for maximum effect?

The rise in the popularity of visuals is getting people to include them in their blog posts, be it graphs, screenshots, cover images, infographics, etc. But several of them are making mistakes that can prevent them from getting the most out of these blog post visuals which can decrease readability, traffic, social media shares, etc. So here are some quick tips on how to optimize your blog post visuals for maximum effect…

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11 Social Media Articles Loved by Pinterest You Must Read

 

11 Social Media Articles Loved by Pinterest You Must Read

Would you like to create social media articles loved by Pinterest?

When I say love I mean articles that have been pinned and repinned several times on Pinterest, i.e. performed well on Pinterest.

There are two reasons why I have created a list of these articles: one because they are well written and helpful articles. And two because they are good examples of articles well optimized for Pinterest. These two factors have helped these articles get more pins and repins.

I would like you to keep these two points in mind while you read these articles so that you can study them and create articles and blog posts that get more pins and repins. Also look forward to my article (which I will publish soon) where I will share tips on how to write articles that get more pins and repins using some of the posts in this list as examples. Check out the social media articles loved by Pinterest below…

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