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How To Curate Content For Your Blog (And Get Traffic Fast)

Content curation is a very powerful blogging strategy, and one that allows you to grab up almost instant traffic. In addition, curating other’s content is one of the fastest and easiest ways to put together a high-value blog post… yet very few really understand how to do it properly.

Today as I was looking at the leads coming in from my blog, I was blown away to see that a blog post I had just published 2 days earlier was not only getting traffic, but had already generated 15 leads, and a new member signup I had gotten yesterday had come directly from that post.

The post had taken me a grand total of 30 minutes to create, and it’s a perfect example of how to curate already existing content to create your own unique high-quality posts.

I decide to shoot a quick video to walk your through this post and how I created it, so you can start using this strategy in your business today.

Content Curation How To… Fast, Free Traffic

 

So here are a few tips to help you properly curate content for your blog posts (and position yourself to get traffic)

TIP 1. Curate Content With An Audience

If your goal is to get organic search traffic (which it should be), you need make sure that your topic and specifically the keywords you use in your curated post title already have an audience online…. meaning, there are people currently searching specifically for those keywords in Google search.

How can you tell if there’s an audience?…

Well, a really simple way is to do the search yourself and see what comes up. If you see many other similar posts and a high number of competing pages… chances are, there’s a good market for your content.

Anther easy thing to do is put your keyphrase or desired blog post title into Google search, but enclose it in quotation marks (phrase match).

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If you see less than 2,000 or so results… adjust your keyphrase until you find a bigger market, or you probably won’t ever get any measurable level of search traffic.

TIP 2. Integrity Rules – Give Proper Credit

Curating other’s content is NOT about claiming credit for other’s work!

If you use another person’s content in your blog post, give them proper credit by naming them, and whenever possible linking back to the page where the original content can be found. In the case of my post, the curated content was all quotes from Steve Jobs’ that can be found all over the internet… so I was careful to put them all in quotations an make it clear that they are all his quotes… not mine!

When you curate other people’s content in an ethical manner, they will appreciate it… and your may even get additional backlinks and comments from the original author.

People like getting credit for their good work.

TIP 3. Add Your Unique Angle

One of the most important parts to effectively curating content and creating unique blog posts… is to make it your’s. Add your own unique angle or spin on the content, or add in your opinion or view on the subject matter. What effect did it have on you?… How did it make you feel?… Do you agree or disagree?

Adding your own intro, personal commentary and conclusion is key to making the post unique… and unique content is what your readers want (and so does Google).

If you would like to check out the the curated blog post discussed in the video, it can be viewed here – 10 Lessons From Steve Jobs.

How are you using content curation as part of your overall blogging strategy?…

Share in the comments below how it’s worked for you… and be sure to share this post with others.

10 Inspirational Lessons From Steve Jobs

I’m a huge fan of Apple products (I love my iPhone), but I’m an even bigger fan of Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the most prolific business and thought leaders of his generation, and we will be learning from him for generations to come.

I’ve compiled a few excerpts from videos, news articles and speeches to put together this list of 10 powerful life lessons from Steve Jobs that can provide clarity and add some of his wisdom into your business… and into your life.

LESSON 1. Trust Yourself

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

LESSON 2. Love What You Do

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

LESSON 3. Go For A Home Run

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

LESSON 4. Pick Carefully – The Power Of “NO”

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

LESSON 5. Work Hard To Make It Simple

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”

LESSON 6. Steal Great Ideas

“We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

“If you take something and make it your own… it’s your design and that is the dividing line between copying and stealing.”

LESSON 7. Your Goal Isn’t To Make Money

“Apple’s goal isn’t to make money. Our goal is to design and develop and bring to market good products. We trust as a consequence of that, people will like them, and as another consequence, we’ll make some money.”

“You know, we don’t grow most of the food we eat. We wear clothes other people make. We speak a language that other people developed. We use a mathematics that other people evolved… I mean, we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful, ecstatic feeling to create something that puts it back in the pool of human experience and knowledge.”

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful..that’s what matters to me.”

LESSON 8. Don’t Lose Faith

“I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year… It’s very character-building.”

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

LESSON 9. Surround Yourself With Good People

“I’ve learned over the years that when you have really good people, you don’t have to baby them. By expecting them to do great things, you can get them to do great things. Ask any member of that Mac team. They will tell you it was worth the pain.”

LESSON 10. Follow Your Heart

“Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

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If you’re tired of living your life according to someone else’s dream, this is a great time to reflect inward and apply these lessons in your own life.

What’s your favorite lesson from above, or favorite Steve Jobs quote? …share in the comments below, and be sure to share this post on Facebook. πŸ™‚

P.S. Click here to read about something that completely changed my life… and lifestyle.

How To Get On The First Page Of Google – 4 Rules To Ranking

Everybody with a website wants to get on the first page of Google. However, when it comes to getting the straight information on how to get top Google rankings, there’s a ton of misinformation out there…

The ability for your content to rank well in Google really just comes down to a few simple rules. By following these rules in conjunction with the right activities, you can stop wasting your time and money, and start producing results.

First of all, let me show you a few examples. (so you feel comfortable taking my advice)

Ranked Blog Post Content

Example 1 :: Google First Page #1 And #2 Ranking
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Example 1 :: Google First Page #5 Ranking
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Ranked Video Content

Example 1 :: Google First Page #1 And #2 Ranking
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Example 2 :: Google First Page #1 Ranking
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Example 2 :: Google First Page #3 Ranking
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The cool thing is that I spend less than 2 hours per day on average doing all my online business tasks… that includes sharing what I learn through blog posts, creating videos, syndicating my content across social media sites… and checking my email for commission notices. LOL πŸ™‚

So what are these simple rules for ranking on the first page of Google?…

RULE #1 – Stop Pursuing Ridiculously Competitive Keywords

It’s the natural tendency for every new online marketer to go after keywords with heavy search volume. They spend a bunch of time optimizing their content for those keywords, building backlinks and watching the rankings. Then… after a long wait, they find themselves listed on page 58 of the search results, if at all. So they get a spark of hope and continue their futile ranking efforts, wasting even more time (and often money).

The reality is that there are hundreds of less competitive, and more lucrative keywords that you CAN rank for with a lot less time and effort.

Using tools like Ubersuggest.org in conjunction with Keywords.io, and even just Google and YouTube Search… will help you to drill down to the exact phrases people are searching for; revealing the overlooked gold.

*keep in mind that by optimizing for a keyphrase (like the examples above), you will likely rank for dozens of related terms as well.

RULE #2 – When It Comes To Content SEO… Don’t Over Do It!

The SEO game has changed significantly over the past years. The days of keyword stuffing and having an exact science to ranking well are long past. Today’s search engine algorithms are smart and able to discern bad content from good, as well as obvious attempts to “game” the system.

What do the search engines want?… Unique, quality, naturally readable content.

That means that if you’re writing about a specific topic, don’t stuff it with your keywords. It is recommended that you use your keywords in your title and if you naturally write about that topic, you will most likely use those keywords and other highly related terms “naturally” throughout your content. You don’t need to be concerned with “keyword density”. Just write naturally and conversationally… with a focus on bringing value to your readers.

Have a clear and specific topic in mind. Being laser focused when writing your article or blog post will make it much easier for you to keep on point. In other words, know what you are going to write about and what position you are going to take on that topic… before you start writing.

RULE #3 – Focus On Value And Quality Of Content

Yes, you can absolutely rank crappy content… but why do it?

The more value you give in your content, the more effective it will be for you once it’s ranked and getting traffic. You can get very good at creating quality content in a short amount of time, and the lifetime value of that content once it’s ranked can be HUGE!

Be sure to include at least one applicable image in your blog content. This has been proven to increase SEO value, as well as create a better user experience. It will also be an asset to you when you syndicate your content on social sites since the image thumbnail can be displayed alongside the title and excerpt from your post. It is also good practice to include your keywords in the file name of your image if possible. By also naming your image using your keywords, the image will also often rank in Google’s image search… giving you even more search traffic.

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When you post quality content and get it ranked for valuable keywords, you’ve just created something that can continue to grow. You see, people like to share good stuff, and when they share your content you get even better rankings and more traffic.

Another advantage to creating good content, aside from the fact that people will actually read it or watch it… it will give you a lot more credibility. And no matter what you are selling, you need credibility… because people will take action and buy from people they know, like and trust.

RULE #4 – Develop A Simple Core Repeatable Process For Content Syndication… Then Expand It As Time Permits

It’s not enough to just publish your content on your website. You need to get your content “out there”. We do that by syndicating across a wide variety of sites. Not only does this process get immediate “eye balls” on our content, but in most cases, this will also give you backlinks (another important SEO element).

If you’re intimidated by the process of syndicating your content, it may be because you don’t have it down to a simple, repeatable process yet.

There is nothing hard about content syndication, and it should only take you a few minutes with each blog post you publish.

Here’s a simple process to get you started… then you can expand across additional sites as your time permits.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Google Plus
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Share on StumbleUpon, Digg and Pinterest

*Additionally, you can share to related Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups, and Google Plus communities.

I do this syndication process with every blog post or video I publish, then come back through when I have more time and expand it to additional sites such as document sharing sites, video hosting sites, etc.

To Summarize…

1. Do some quick research to determine your topic and target keywords.

Find long-tail keyphrases that people are searching for around topics that you are passionate about or can share value on. Get inside the heads of those typing in those phrases… what are they looking for?, what problems to do they have?

2. Construct and publish quality content.

Provide the answers people are looking for… the solutions to their problems, etc.

3. Syndicate/Share your content (backlinks and social signals).

Keep in mind that you are not limited to sharing your blog posts only one time… you can go back and re-share older posts. Get creative with this, use different images and angles to “refresh” older content.

4. Rinse and Repeat.

Just keep doing it… and you’ll get better the more you DO!

If you follow the process outlined above, you can save yourself a lot of time and frustration while building an incredible traffic generating machine in any niche… with very part time efforts.

This is a screenshot of my Google Analytics (last 7 days from the date of this post).
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This blog is just one (totally optional) piece of my online business… and if you’re looking for a turn-key business system you can simply plug into, focus on your marketing and start getting results right away with both free and paid traffic strategies… This is what I recommend.

If you would like to dig a bit deeper into my processes and exact strategies that allow me to generate significant income in a few hours per week of enjoyable work from home… Click Here, enter your email and I will show you the goods.

Now just relax, take a deep breath… because ranking in Google search just got a whole lot easier for you.

If you got value from this post, please share the love and share it with your friends on Facebook and other networks… and leave me a comment below.

Banner Ad Marketing For Any Business (Tutorial)

When I first tried banner ad marketing, I made all the common mistakes and lost a lot of money.

I created this training to share with you what I learned so that you can avoid the costly mistakes and go straight to setting up successful banner ads right out of the gate…

Banner Ad Marketing – Set Up Successful Campaigns Fast & Easy

To see the turn-key business model that has converted best for me – click here <=

From the outside, advertising using banner ads may see very simple, but there are a few key things that will mean the difference between losing money and
making a huge positive ROI from your advertising dollars…

In the above video you will learn:

  • How to find websites that will allow you to advertising using banners
  • How to find proven banner ads of any size without creating them
  • How to determine if a website’s traffic is right for your offer
  • How to track your banner campaigns, clicks and conversions to limit loss
  • And much more…

Keep in mind that this training is meant to give you an understanding of the basics of banner ad marketing. Once you have a solid grasp of this, you can dig a little deeper, discover other banners networks, and even work direct deals with site owners.

I highly recommend that you focus the majority of your online efforts on strategies that generate organic traffic. This will build a solid and sustainable foundation for your business… allowing you to add in paid strategies to further scale and grow.

If you feel like you still lack direction in your marketing… I encourage you to go through my free training here to learn a few simple foundational strategies for generating free traffic, capturing leads and converting sales.

When you have a system in place for converting traffic to sales and build a solid foundation… you can create a wildly successful business that allows you to leverage your time and enjoy your life.

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If you got value from this training, please share what impacted you most in the comments below… and please share this post with others.

How To Triple Your Traffic By Tomorrow (Free Strategy)

When you’ve been in the online marketing game for a while, sometimes you re-discover strategies that worked really well, but for whatever reason you just stopped doing them. This strategy to almost instantly triple your blog traffic is a perfect example of that…

A few weeks ago I was doing some keyword research for content ideas and discovered one of my own videos at the top of the search results. This video was one that I had done over a year ago (October 2013) and had completely forgotten about.

The thing is… this blog traffic strategy really rocks!

After testing it again recently, I decided to create a complete blog post and share with you this simple strategy for tapping into super targeted free traffic… and directing it straight to your blog posts.

Before we dig into this, I should also add that this traffic strategy does NOT only work for blogs. You can use this to get free traffic for any topic or niche and send that traffic anywhere you want… and you can do a lot more than just triple your traffic.

Are You Ready To Triple Your Traffic?

Here’s the video that I recorded over a year ago. This strategy works just as effective today as it did then (perhaps better). There are a few things at the end of the video that are now out of date… such as my mention of the blogbeast platform… it has been replaced with this new WordPress Kalatu blog platform that you’re on right now.

 

So now that you have an understanding of how this strategy works and how simple it is to implement, let me walk you through a recent example…

I recently wrote a blog post where I shared 5 crucial lessons learned about buying traffic to help those not getting their desired results with paid traffic. The post did very well from just social syndication, but I wanted to get it in front of a larger audience to really help anyone looking at buying traffic.

So… I created this 3-minute promotional video for the blog post…

 

This video was ranked #1 in YouTube for my search keywords.. and started getting views from my exact targeted audience within just a few minutes. These were people looking for “How to buy traffic to your website”. I positioned my video right in front of them with some very important psychology…

Before you publish any content, spend some time getting in the heads of your desired audience… what are their problems, questions, fears, etc. Then position yourself to intercept their search process and provide exactly what they’re looking for.

Here’s a screenshot taken just 5 days after publishing this video that shows it’s ranked organic position… getting free traffic when others are paying for that same traffic.

This strategy can triple your traffic… fast!

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Here you can see that this video is now also ranked in Google video search…

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At this point, the only thing you may be missing to fully deploy this killer strategy is the “secret sauce” for getting your videos ranked quickly. The good news is, it’s really not that complicated… you can get my complete training on that right here.

What I do want to address here is the most common thing I see holding people back from getting the results they want even when they do get traffic…

Getting More Traffic Does Nothing For Most People…

Yeah, you read that right. Most people put all their focus on getting traffic (free or paid) and neglect the most important thing of all… CONVERSIONS!

Getting traffic is the easiest thing about doing business online… converting that traffic to leads and sales is where most fall short of success.

People like to focus on traffic because traffic is sexy! All day long you can see images being shared on social media of how much traffic people are getting, but what they don’t share is that in most cases that traffic is not profitable.

So how do you effectively convert traffic and become profitable?…

You must have an effective sales process in place… one that will allow you to leverage your time while building a personal relationship with your potential customers… turning them from strangers, to warm leads… then on to paying customers.

You must have these 2 elements in place:

1. High-converting lead capture page(s) and email marketing system.

2. Automated sales process to follow up with leads over time, provide value, educate and convert those leads into customers.

You can create your sales process (or sales funnel) yourself from scratch, or simply use a proven done for you system that’s already in place. Either way, if you don’t have a proven system in place, most of your traffic will be a complete waste of money and/or time.

When you have the conversion side of your business covered… your results take on a completely different form.

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I hope you’ll start putting this free traffic strategy into action today… and be sure to share this post with your friends, there’s plenty to traffic to go around πŸ™‚

Be sure to leave me a comment if this has helped you and given you some ideas to help grow your online business.

How To Create Viral Blog Posts (5 Key Factors)

Every blogger wants to create posts that gets shared and “go viral”… but you might be surprised to learn that there is a formula for creating viral blog posts.

In this post I will share some great information I’ve learned about creating better, more viral-worthy content… and it all starts by focusing on these 5 key factors…

Viral Content Factor #1: Scarcity – The Fear Of “Missing Out”

If you are writing something that’s unique that people might have a feeling of otherwise missing out on, then this is a fantastic trigger to get people interested in your content. You can greatly enhance the β€œScarcity” factor of your blog posts buy hinting to it in your title.

Example: See the title of this post The fact that there are 5 key factors, and most don’t have any idea what they are, makes most people want to check out this post… they don’t want to miss out on knowing.

Viral Content Factor #2: Make Your Content Easy To Share

If you want your readers to share your content, you need to provide them with an easy way to do it. With the easy availability of social share buttons, there is no excuse to not have them on your pages. BrightEdge recently did a study that revealed that content with sharing buttons was 7 times more likely to get shared, than content without them. In addition, you can also simply ask them to share at the end of your post. People will often do something just because you asked.

Be sure to share this post… since I ask at the end of the post. πŸ™‚

Viral Content Factor #3: Make Your Content Easy To Skim Read

It is a fact that most people will only read approximatly 20% of web pages or blog posts, so make your content as easy to skim read as possible.

“On the average Web page, users have time to read at most 28% of the words during an average visit; 20% is more likely.” ~ Nielson

Try adding bullet points, bolded or “called out” text, and break your content up into easily skimmable sections that draw the reader’s eye down the page.

Viral Content Factor #4: Practical Utility

Everyone wants to discover something new and get smarter – it’s science! One of the things that I have found especially effective is to focus on practical tips for things that my readers can put into practice today.

Moz (formerly SEOMoz) did a study focusing on the sharing of articles from the New York Times website. They created a graphic that illustrates that “utility” can be one of the largest drivers of content being shared virally.

Creating content around solutions to common problems, answers to questions… providing exactly what your target market is looking for… will not only add that viral element to your content, but also create you a fortune if you’re properly monetizing your content. (see details at end of post if you need help with that.)

Viral Content Factor #5: Consistency And Authority

When you first start blogging, you should not expect your blog to be wildly popular. That kind of success comes to those that are consistent over time. With consistency comes improvement… and when the two are combined, you build authority. A huge mistake that many make is to quit before they ever reach that point of authority. Don’t let that be you.

Viral Content (Quick Reference) Infographic

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The truth is… Anyone can create a successful blog as long as they commit to the process and stick with it. You can find examples of that all over the internet. With blogging, what we often see as “overnight successes” are simply examples of those that got started, committed, learned and improved… then achieved success.

I hope you found this information helpful. Take it and put it into action in your blogging (…and don’t forget to share this, and leave me a comment)

Having trouble getting started and monetizing your blog content?…

This blog combined with other specific social media strategies generates a full time income. See exactly what I’m doing right here in this free training! …or if you’re a serious action taker, take this shortcut.

Auto Blog Plugins – Do They Still Work?

Thinking about setting up an auto blog or looking for a way to automate your blogging efforts?… Let me share with you some information and personal experiences to help you make an informed decision about using auto blog plugins with your WordPress blog.

Auto blogging plugins and software started creating a buzz back in 2010 with tools like the WP Robot WordPress plugin. After hearing a lot about it later that year, I decided to give it a try. I purchased a copy of WP Robot and started setting up self-hosted WordPress blogs monetized with Google Adsense.

Over the course of about 9 months, I preceded to setup 196 WordPress blogs across 27 different class-C IP addresses. At that time the auto blog plugin was a bit tedious to use and a quite buggy, but it did do the task of automatically creating lots of unique content, especially when integrated with the best content spinning software on the market, SpinRewriter.

Here’s how it works…

Auto blog plugins can be tasked to pull content from popular content-based sites based on search keywords you specify. It will scrape that content from those other sites and publish it as a new post on your WordPress blog. You can set the plugin to automatically do this as many times per day as you wish. These plugins will typically come with integration for content spinning, running that scraped content through an algorithm to replace words and phrases with synonyms and alternate sentence structures, to make the copied content unique in the eyes of Google and other search engines.

…and this all happens in seconds in a “set-and-forget” fully-automated fashion.

So if this was all so easy, why am I not doing it today?…

I can sum up the answer to that with two animals… “Panda” and “Penguin”.

As I had suspected when I began the project in mid 2010, Google would soon catch on and put an end to the creation of garbage automated content ranking well in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). I had some initial success, but it was very short lived.

Here are my Adsense income results from this “experiment”.

  • Month 1: $40
  • Month 2: $67
  • Month 3: $380
  • Month 4: $940
  • Month 5: $1,204
  • Month 6: $1,723
  • Month 7: $3,639
  • Month 8: $426
  • Month 9: $180

What happened in month 8?…

Google adjusted their algorithm to weed out crap content… and I was the Crap Master.

To make matters worse, I also received a nice email from Google in month 9, stating that my Adsense account had been banned and that they were not going to be sending any further payments (they still owed me over $1900 at that time).

You see… the real problem with auto blogging, and content spinning, is that the content it creates is really low quality… and often not very human readable.

Here is a sample of “spun” content:

Autoblogging is fairly a hot subject matter nowadays in the Online marketing social circles. Just in case you have certainly not heard all the current news and also are actually scratching your head regarding what autoblogging is actually, that is actually a method for producing blog posts in a ‘specify this and neglect this’ sort of means that possess plugins in place to instantly post material daily. This essentially takes much of the effort away from making distinct subject matter and posting everyday and even every few days. But, the question of the minute is actually, carries out autoblogging work? Can you definitely produce a ton of easy revenue simply coming from setting up these little specific niche blogging sites and afterwards leaving all of them to sustain on their own?

-Spun to 97% unique using SpinRewriter

As you can see… that’s very hard to get through, and certainly not value content.

If you try to use auto blog content without spinning it, your blog will be full of copied or “plagiarized” content, you’ll be penalized, never rank… and possibly even be de-listed from the SERPs entirely.

When is it effective to use “spun” content?…

In my opinion, there is really only one strategy where it’s effective to use spun content. That is for the purpose of creating backlinks to your other “more important” web properties to build more authority for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) purposes. I recommend using extreme caution here though, because as the search engines continue to become more intelligent, they are less tolerant of “unnatural” content… and there are more powerful ways to get backlinks (that’s a topic for another post).

If you want to create a natural flow of ever-growing quality traffic that turns into leads and sales, I don’t recommend the use of auto blogs or content spinning.

So What’s The Best Blog Content Strategy?

As it stands today in 2015… content is still king… and the higher the quality and value of that content, the better your results will be.

Now before I get into this, let me clarify who I’m speaking to… This is directed at those looking to create sustainability, and produce online content that matters, and provides real value to their target audience.

When you change your focus from solely trying to get traffic, to serving your market… you’ll see a major shift in your results… EVERY TIME!

I realized this after struggling for years, trying every sneaky automated content generation tool on the market, paying services to create cheap articles, and even buying PLR (Private Label Rights) article packs for use on my blogs. I spent so much time and money trying to avoid doing what I perceived to be hard.

My mindset was changed practically overnight when one day I created a blog post that showed people an easy process to fix an annoying problem with Facebook not properly linking to their Employer’s Facebook page. It was a a very simple solution that served a mass need, and within a couple weeks of publishing that post, it was getting hundreds of views per day. Within a month, there were over 600 comments on that blog post and I had gained nearly 200 new Facebook friends. That single post had outperformed every piece of content I’d published online up to that point… ever.

{about 8 months later, that WordPress blog was hacked and I lost all the content. I re-wrote the post and published it on a new blog and that post still ranks on Google’s first page, even though the issue with Facebook no longer exists. …That’s the power of VIRAL SUSTAINABILITY… and you cannot create it with crap content.}

From that point forward… I just continued to focus on what my market wanted… what they were struggling with… what questions they were asking. Then being their solution provider.

Just like the character Bigweld said in the 2005 film “Robots”…

“See a need, fill a need.”

That’s my mode of operation when it comes to creating content online.

So, to wrap this up and put a bow on it… I recommend that no matter what you are promoting or selling, put the needs of your readers first. For those just getting started, this is a lot easier than it may seem… and certainly a lot easier than trying to find shortcuts around it. When you serve your readers, they are a lot more likely to come back for more, buy from you, join you in a business, subscribe to your content… or anything else you give them the opportunity to act upon.

Here are a few simple blogging tips…

Stop tweaking your blog, and get to it!
Changing themes, aligning images, choosing social media buttons, installing plugins… will make you NO money. Stop wasting time on stuff that doesn’t matter and start creating content that will attract your potential customers.

Invest in your training.
I believe the reason most people resort to using strategies like content scrapers, spinners and auto blog plugins is because they think creating their own content is time consuming and hard (I once did). The truth is… it’s quite easy once you learn how to go about it and build a few new skills. Check out this recent post where I showed how to come up with 50 great blog post ideas in 10 minutes.

As an example, this blog post has taken me about an hour to write. I will spend another 10-15 minutes sharing it and running it through my simple syndication process to get it “out there”. As a result… it will begin getting visitors immediately, it will get shared by others whom I don’t even know, and it will eventually rank in the search engines for keywords related to the content topic. It will remain a piece of valued content on my blog, attracting visitors, providing value to others and generating leads and sales for my business…. FOREVER. I think that’s pretty cool!!

If you’d like to learn exactly how to do this stuff, and how this blog is a part of my six-figure online business that I manage in just a couple hours per day from anywhere… Click Here and get my free training.

If you’ve had experience with auto blogging or content spinning… I’d love to hear your story in the comments below, and please share this post with others if you found it helpful. πŸ™‚