1. Know your niche. The importance of your niche will make or break your blog. A niche market is a more focused, targetable portion of a market. For instance, coming online I wanted to incorporate what I have learned when it comes to online marketing so I could help someone lessen their learning curve. Point them in the right direction.
Blogs on internet/network marketing are a dime a dozen. You have to distinguish yourself from the pack. Now I’m not close to my laser focus niche but instead of saying I’m gonna write about internet marketing…maybe I’ll write more on “How a stay-at-home Mom can create a secondary stream of income through Internet Marketing even if they have no technical skills”. See how I’m trying to narrow my niche.
2. Now this is a new term for me and I’m just starting to learn the concept of “Curating Content“. Let me say I am not going to take away content marketing ever. I believe that is why I saw my blog go from 23,000,000 globally (I wasn’t submitting content and the panda and the penguin were walking all over it) to todays numbers … and this is in the last 2 months. 4 weeks ago i was at a 52% increase in Alexa ranking now I’m off the charts close to 100% increase. Still have a ways to go, but will get under that 100k which is so important!
Content Curation – is simply getting content from a variety of sources and delivering it in an organized fashion. I was doing it and didn’t even realize..how cool is that I was a content curator. If you have a facebook feed, RSS feed, posted a link on a blog..all forms of content curation. Social bookmarking sites also allows readers to share content and vote on it. Another source of content curation. Part of your content strategy can include curating some of the best articles for your niche as a way to add value to your customers. All important steps in blogging for your business.
I can’t stress enough that it should never replace your original content marketing efforts. If you take a close look at the custom menu at the top of this blog you will find a new Blogging & SEO Secrets Revealed link. The link is to my first topic page on scoop.it Blogging & SEO Secrets Revealed: “Everything you need to launch your blog and start getting leads and traffic for your business. That’s where I have begun learning how to locate and curate content in magazine style format. If you want more information on content curation, let me know in the comment section below.
3. Consistency. Keep blogging. If you are serious about your business, blogging is invaluable. See what some fellow bloggers have to say. After you click on the link scroll to the bottom!