Walk with your hands in your pockets, and do it very slowly. Shuffle forward like a rat in a burrow. **What to do: Specific Instructions?**Next time you’re walking down a busy street and as you’re getting IOIs from post-wall sluts, I want you to follow this tip: walk slowly, and squeeze your butt cheeks with as much focus as you can muster, and thrust your pelvis forward in an aggressive and rhythmic fashion. **The Benefits:**The people around you will begin to notice your clenched butt cheeks and will deferentially walk around you at a distance in deference to your air of superiority. You’ll be walking the streets on your own terms. I did this with a HB 8.65 plate who I was dread-gaming on my right arm and I felt so badass.Essentially this goes hand in hand with Law 543: Master the art of doing things as slow as you can.Thanks folks - please post results.
The ever-rising popularity of blogging is a double-edged sword. True — it spurred in the creation of tools and services that make blogging more accessible than ever. On the flip side, the incredibly low barriers to entry have made blogging an extremely competitive industry. That’s why niching down is one of the most valuable tips any aspiring blogger can learn. You can’t just target broad markets like food, photography, or entrepreneurship and be done with it. Use advanced marketing analytics and keyword research tools like SEMrush to mine for niche ideas that are still feasible. You can read this niche research guide for more tips on finding the best niche for your blog.
Finalizing your niche is an important step towards coming up with the perfect blog name. If you want to make a dent in your niche, your blog’s name should have the following characteristics:
Naming your blog is akin to naming your domain name. There’s a good reason why there aren’t a lot of blogs left with a different domain name. Apart from making your brand more memorable, having the same name for your domain and blog is also favorable SEO-wise. That’s why you should head straight to a domain registrar the moment you come up with your blog’s name. Go there and claim the domain name right away. Popular domain registration service providers also offer web hosting solutions. To streamline the management of your domain, consider going with one company for your domain registration and hosting needs. As far as domain registration goes, you can go with NameCheap. I also recommend Bluehost for bloggers who want their domain registration and hosting to be handled by one company. By the way, try to go for the “.com” version of your domain— as recommended by experts. The main reason for this is because people are more familiar with it. Some even associate the TLD with a brand’s legitimacy.
It’s only natural for a new blogger to be quite the penny-pincher. Good thing you can play safe with your money and make significant progress at the same time. Most of the essential tools you need to get into the blogging industry can be used for free. That’s why WordPress — a free, open-source CMS — is vastly popular in the blogosphere. Throughout this list, I’ll talk about a handful of other free tools you can use for various purposes. But since I already mentioned lead generation in the previous tip, allow me to start with MailChimp. Put simply, it has everything you need in a lead generation campaign. You can create sign-up forms, landing pages, newsletters, and even automated emails for lead nurturing. The best part is, you can take advantage of MailChimp’s core features for free. This is available for users with up to 2,000 total contacts — more than enough for new bloggers. Of course, you eventually need to upgrade to a paid plan to better handle a bigger email list. Better yet, upgrade to a brand-new email marketing platform altogether with enterprise-grade features. I personally use ActiveCampaign for all of my email marketing needs. It simply outclasses MailChimp’s free tool when it comes to features geared towards generating conversions and building relationships with subscribers.
Finding broken links will not only help you link building opportunities from authoritative sites. In some cases, it can help bloggers find and fix broken links they already earned. Again, broken link checkers can help you find broken inbound links to any site. By plugging in your own domain, you should be able to find links to your site that can be recovered. I, myself, have a huge backlog of broken links that I can still fix. To fix broken inbound links, you’ll need to look into each issue individually. For example, if the link is broken because you updated the post’s URL, contact the linking domain’s owner. That is, if it isn’t too late for you to revert to the post’s old URL. Alternatively, you can set up a 301 redirect that captures all lost traffic and funnels it into the correct post. This can be done manually using the instructions found here or with the help of a plugin like 301 Redirects. Lastly, there are also cases when the linking domain used faulty code when linking to your post. For these situations, your only hope is to get in touch with the linking domain’s administrator.
The problem with traditional link building is that you’re not guaranteed link placement. Even if you’re given a “go” signal for a guest post, there’s still a possibility that it won’t get published. High-authority websites, in particular, can be very finicky with the quality of posts they publish. With broken link building, bloggers are able to get more results from their link building campaigns. The process can be explained in three simple steps:
Now that we’re on the topic of backlinks, it’s only fair to tell you that not all links are equal. If you’re lucky, an authoritative blog will allow the use of “dofollow” links in guest posts. For the non-SEO-savvy, the “dofollow” attribute tells search engines like Google that a backlink should pass on “link juice.” This is a term used to describe the SEO value of backlinks passed from site to site. “Nofollow” links, on the other hand, basically tells search engines that the specific link shouldn’t pass link juice. In other words, only a dofollow link can directly affect the rankings and perceived authority of the link’s receiving end. So, does that mean that all “nofollow” links are useless? Nope — especially if they can get quality traffic to your site. Popular Q&A websites like Quora, for example, can flood your blog with targeted traffic if you play your cards right. The links you can build may have the “nofollow” attribute. However, your brand will still be exposed to Quora’s massive user base, nonetheless. If you want to learn the nitty-gritty of Quora marketing, I’ve the perfect post for you right here.