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Holy Grail of Blogging. Learn How you can take your blog to the next level with WordPress plugins, and other tips and tricks.

Holy Grail of Blogging. Learn How you can take your blog to the next level with WordPress plugins, and other tips and tricks.

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  • The Google Pagerank 6\nAlexa Rank of 4677\nOver 1.5 Million Pageviews a month\n\nRoughly 76k subscribers (social media and RSS)\n\nAll in less than 2 years with relatively $0 spent on advertising. \n\nMentioned in Wired.com, Mashable.com,... tweeted by Robert Scoble, Pete Cashmore and many other web celebrities.\n\n\n
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  • People are Shallow\n
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  • People link to you. Not bots! \n
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  • One day we had to go somewhere in the morning. So my girlfriend who don’t go to sleep at weird times like me (was up early). She asked me what you want for breakfast, and I ended up telling her “Social Media”. So it’s really true. I do eat, sleep, and eat social media.\n
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  • Its like a freaking RUMOR! \n
  • When people first hear about social media... .they get very frustrated. Because it is time consuming. But, it is a must!\n\nTo Get Connected with the People you want to be connected with.\nTo Get New Users.\nTo Interact with your current readers and fans.\n
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  • Twitter can be distracting.\n Hootsuite.com\n Tweetdeck\n Timely.is\n 3rd highest traffic source on WPBeginner.\n
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  • Complete your Info Tab\nAdd a Picture\nAdd a Description Info\nAdd Some Content to Your Wall\n
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  • http://facebook.com/username\n\nPick a Username\n
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  • EmpireAvenue.com << The newest place where I engage...\n\nMany big brands are already there. Intel, Ford, Microsoft, Audi, BMW etc.\n
  • Sometimes you get top commentator backlinks.\nBrand identity due to Gravatar\nMore Exposure and Traffic\nConnection with the other blogger\n\nFor your own site (LiveFyre is a great platform)\n
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  • Cross-Promotion Gigs\nRetweet each other\nGuest blog on each other’s sites\nExchange social media votes\nExchange backlinks in the resources section\n
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I've Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do? I've Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do? Presentation Transcript

  • I’ve Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do? The Holy Grail of Blogging
  • Howdy, I’m Syed...And I’m still a bit sleepy
  • To Rent or To Own? That is the question. Credit: Seier and Paddy
  • Self-Hosted (WordPress.org) Free WordPress.com*Full Theme Support Limited WordPress ThemesAll Plugins Allowed No Plugin UploadMonthly Expense Free!Ability to sell ADS No ADSSite Maintenance No MaintenanceFull Control Limited ControlYour Own Brand Not for Brands
  • Did you get it right?
  • GOALS, GOALS, GOALS
  • "A brand should strive to own a word in the mind of the consumer." Al Reis and Laura Reis
  • Don’t make it Confusing! Del.icio.us vs.Delicious.com Credit: Tinypoems
  • Content is King
  • Must Have WordPress PluginsAll of these plugins are free and can be found in the
  • Akismet
  • WordPress SEO by Yoast
  • Contact Form 7 or Gravity Forms
  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP-DB Backup(VaultPress or BackupBuddy)
  • Analytics
  • (S)(E)(O)
  • Write for the people NOT the bots…
  • User (SEO) Friendly URLs /%category%/%postname%/
  • Don’t be LAZY with your SEO
  • Link Baiting List Posts Contest / Giveaways Free Tools Trending Topics Controversy / Attacks Be the First (NEWS) Credit: Toon Refugee
  • Beautiful Designs can get you a Backlink
  • SEO Checklist
  • SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap
  • SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>
  • SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>‣ Image Tags (Alt=“”)
  • SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>‣ Image Tags (Alt=“”)‣ Rel=nofollow
  • SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>‣ Image Tags (Alt=“”)‣ Rel=nofollow‣ Limit External Links
  • SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>‣ Image Tags (Alt=“”)‣ Rel=nofollow‣ Limit External Links‣ Increase Internal Linking (Related Posts)
  • “Word of Mouth Advertisement is the most effective form of advertisement”
  • Why Should I use Social Media? Image by Sybren A. Stüvel
  • Twi$er
  • Twitter Checklist
  • Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background.
  • Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background.‣ Good Profile Photo.
  • Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background.‣ Good Profile Photo.‣ Multiple Profiles??
  • Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background.‣ Good Profile Photo.‣ Multiple Profiles??‣ Interesting Tweets.
  • Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background. ‣ Use Hashtag‣ Good Profile Photo.‣ Multiple Profiles??‣ Interesting Tweets.
  • Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background. ‣ Use Hashtag‣ Good Profile Photo. ‣ Retweet Button‣ Multiple Profiles??‣ Interesting Tweets.
  • Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background. ‣ Use Hashtag‣ Good Profile Photo. ‣ Retweet Button‣ Multiple Profiles?? ‣ Twitter Anywhere‣ Interesting Tweets.
  • Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background. ‣ Use Hashtag‣ Good Profile Photo. ‣ Retweet Button‣ Multiple Profiles?? ‣ Twitter Anywhere‣ Interesting Tweets. ‣ Don’t Whore Yourself.
  • It’s not about the Quantity.
  • Schedule Your Tweets
  • Twit-baiting Got a Question about #WordPress? Ask @wpbeginner (Pls RT) Win a free copy of Exhibitor #WordPressTheme @prothemedesign from @wpbeginner - http://wpbeg.in/lSp8fM (RT to Enter)
  • “Twitter Search is the bestplace to find new clients.”
  • Facebook
  • Facebook is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx (Modified)
  • Six Step Rule
  • Create a Fan Page
  • Gold Rush
  • Secure the Gold
  • Create a Landing Page
  • Like Button on Your Site
  • Engage the heck out of it
  • Digg. Stumbleupon. Reddit.
  • The Digg / Reddit Effect
  • The Digg / Reddit Effect‣ #1 Rule, don’t abuse digg or reddit.
  • The Digg / Reddit Effect‣ #1 Rule, don’t abuse digg or reddit.‣ Don’t submit your own content.
  • The Digg / Reddit Effect‣ #1 Rule, don’t abuse digg or reddit.‣ Don’t submit your own content.‣ Neither Digg nor Reddit has any SEO advantages.
  • “Not every article deserves to be bookmarked”
  • The Next Big Thing??
  • Blog Comments
  • Guest Blogging
  • Guaranteed ExposureGet Paid to increase your reputation and get traffic to your website.
  • Forums‣ Digitalpoint Forums‣ Problogger Forums (Paid Access)‣ Namepros Forums‣ Sitepoint Forums
  • Network, Network, Network
  • Revisit your Goals
  • Time to Quit? (What’s your Exit Strategy)
  • Personal & Professional‣ Build TWO brands.‣ @syedbalkhi and @wpbeginner‣ Leverage them to help each other grow.‣ Great exit strategy and excellent for new startups.
  • Resourceshttp://www.wpbeginner.com/http://www.balkhis.com/for-starters/how-to-launch-a-new-blog-successfully/http://problogger.net/http://mashable.com/http://fuelyourblogging.com/
  • I’m Syed BalkhiReach me via Twitter:@syedbalkhi or @wpbeginnerWPBeginner.com