I've Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do?

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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.

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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
  • Get 25 likes\n
  • 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
  • Nice way of stealing traffic.\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?

    1. I’ve Got a Blog, Now What Do I Do? The Holy Grail of Blogging
    2. Howdy, I’m Syed...And I’m still a bit sleepy
    3. To Rent or To Own? That is the question. Credit: Seier and Paddy
    4. 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
    5. Did you get it right?
    6. GOALS, GOALS, GOALS
    7. "A brand should strive to own a word in the mind of the consumer." Al Reis and Laura Reis
    8. Don’t make it Confusing! Del.icio.us vs.Delicious.com Credit: Tinypoems
    9. Content is King
    10. Must Have WordPress PluginsAll of these plugins are free and can be found in the
    11. Akismet
    12. WordPress SEO by Yoast
    13. Contact Form 7 or Gravity Forms
    14. W3 Total Cache
    15. WP-DB Backup(VaultPress or BackupBuddy)
    16. Analytics
    17. (S)(E)(O)
    18. Write for the people NOT the bots…
    19. User (SEO) Friendly URLs /%category%/%postname%/
    20. Don’t be LAZY with your SEO
    21. Link Baiting List Posts Contest / Giveaways Free Tools Trending Topics Controversy / Attacks Be the First (NEWS) Credit: Toon Refugee
    22. Beautiful Designs can get you a Backlink
    23. SEO Checklist
    24. SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap
    25. SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>
    26. SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>‣ Image Tags (Alt=“”)
    27. SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>‣ Image Tags (Alt=“”)‣ Rel=nofollow
    28. SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>‣ Image Tags (Alt=“”)‣ Rel=nofollow‣ Limit External Links
    29. SEO Checklist‣ XML Sitemap‣ Semantic Web Markups <h1><h2>‣ Image Tags (Alt=“”)‣ Rel=nofollow‣ Limit External Links‣ Increase Internal Linking (Related Posts)
    30. “Word of Mouth Advertisement is the most effective form of advertisement”
    31. Why Should I use Social Media? Image by Sybren A. Stüvel
    32. Twi$er
    33. Twitter Checklist
    34. Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background.
    35. Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background.‣ Good Profile Photo.
    36. Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background.‣ Good Profile Photo.‣ Multiple Profiles??
    37. Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background.‣ Good Profile Photo.‣ Multiple Profiles??‣ Interesting Tweets.
    38. Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background. ‣ Use Hashtag‣ Good Profile Photo.‣ Multiple Profiles??‣ Interesting Tweets.
    39. Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background. ‣ Use Hashtag‣ Good Profile Photo. ‣ Retweet Button‣ Multiple Profiles??‣ Interesting Tweets.
    40. Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background. ‣ Use Hashtag‣ Good Profile Photo. ‣ Retweet Button‣ Multiple Profiles?? ‣ Twitter Anywhere‣ Interesting Tweets.
    41. Twitter Checklist‣ Custom Background. ‣ Use Hashtag‣ Good Profile Photo. ‣ Retweet Button‣ Multiple Profiles?? ‣ Twitter Anywhere‣ Interesting Tweets. ‣ Don’t Whore Yourself.
    42. It’s not about the Quantity.
    43. Schedule Your Tweets
    44. 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)
    45. “Twitter Search is the bestplace to find new clients.”
    46. Facebook
    47. Facebook is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx (Modified)
    48. Six Step Rule
    49. Create a Fan Page
    50. Gold Rush
    51. Secure the Gold
    52. Create a Landing Page
    53. Like Button on Your Site
    54. Engage the heck out of it
    55. Digg. Stumbleupon. Reddit.
    56. The Digg / Reddit Effect
    57. The Digg / Reddit Effect‣ #1 Rule, don’t abuse digg or reddit.
    58. The Digg / Reddit Effect‣ #1 Rule, don’t abuse digg or reddit.‣ Don’t submit your own content.
    59. 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.
    60. “Not every article deserves to be bookmarked”
    61. The Next Big Thing??
    62. Blog Comments
    63. Guest Blogging
    64. Guaranteed ExposureGet Paid to increase your reputation and get traffic to your website.
    65. Forums‣ Digitalpoint Forums‣ Problogger Forums (Paid Access)‣ Namepros Forums‣ Sitepoint Forums
    66. Network, Network, Network
    67. Revisit your Goals
    68. Time to Quit? (What’s your Exit Strategy)
    69. Personal & Professional‣ Build TWO brands.‣ @syedbalkhi and @wpbeginner‣ Leverage them to help each other grow.‣ Great exit strategy and excellent for new startups.
    70. 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/
    71. I’m Syed BalkhiReach me via Twitter:@syedbalkhi or @wpbeginnerWPBeginner.com

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