September 11th, 2009 by
These 50 evergreen resources will help you raise or make more money with your blog, no matter whether it’s a personal, business or non-profit blog.
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Improve Your Blog Content for More Blog Profit
1. 37 Viral Post Ideas You Can Use Today – Or tomorrow, or the next day, or on March 13, 2047. Remember, this is a list of timeless resources.
2. 10 Killer Post Ideas – Not to be confused with “10 Post Ideas for Killers.”
3. 40 Ways to Deliver Killer Blog Content – Not to be confused with … hey, how’d you know?
4. 7 Steps to More Coherent Blog Posts, More Readers, and More Subscribers – How about making the readers and subscribers more coherent too? Because sometimes I wonder.
5. The Art of Linkbaiting – Yes, it’s an art. Yes, there’s science in it. No, you can’t have a bite of my granola. Keep reading.
Enhance Your Blog Design for More Blog Profit
6. 9 Things You Can’t Forget When Designing a Blog – Because if you do, the boogeyman’s stepmother is gonna getcha.
7. 30 Ways to Improve Readability – I’ll tell you how I improved my read ability. I just kept reading and reading. Oh wait, readability, not read ability.
8. 50 Tips to Unclutter Your Blog – Oh, you are so busted. How many of these tips are you not following? I bet at least 25.
9. Web 2.0 How-To Design Guide – Ooh shiny. If there is one article on this list that deserves an ooh shiny from yours truly, it’s this one. So thus I say, ooh shiny.
10. Are You Making These Common Blog Layout Mistakes? – Or are you making all these other common and not-so-common mistakes?
Strengthen Your Blog Community for More Blog Profit
11. 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog – Wish it was titled “10 Ninja Techniques.” I just like inserting the word “ninja” in things.
12. How to Improve Your Blog Community – Yes, I wrote this one. It’s pretty good though, I couldn’t just exclude it from this list!
13. 8 Steps to Growing Your Blog Community One Person at a Time – Slower but easier to count than if you try to do two or three people at a time.
14. Adding a Newsletter to Your Blog – Remember when a newsletter was a printed thing? Remember when you used to write with a stick in your hands?
15. How to Expand Your Blog with a Forum – Great for when you’re fresh out of helium tanks.
Increase Your Blog Traffic for More Blog Profit
16. 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic – I just wanted to be the 1,000,000th person to link to this article.
17. How to Build a High-Traffic Blog Without Killing Yourself – Easy … just install lots of traffic lights and look both ways every time. (Ouch, that one was bad.)
18. How to Increase Blog Traffic with Your Blog Content – Or just skip this one and pour honey all over your blog instead.
19. How to Build Blog Traffic Using the Visionary Blogging Method – It’s my method and I’m sticking to it.
20. How to Build a High-Traffic Blog – A plentiful plethora of palatable palabras from Pavlina.
Boost Your Blog Subscriber Count for More Blog Profit
21. 5 Tips for Gaining Subscribers to Your Blog – Are you following them? Tsk, tsk.
22. 10 Effective Ways to Get More Blog Subscribers – As opposed to the slightly less popular list, 342 Ineffective Ways to yadda yadda.
23. How I Attracted My First 100 Newsletter Subscribers – Have you bagged your first 100 yet?
24. 19 Strategies to Help Turn New Visitors into Loyal Readers – If you haven’t read Skellie’s stuff, you either didn’t know about her or you don’t know how to read. But I doubt the second one for some reason.
25. 10 Ways I Got 4,700 Subscribers in Three Months – I *so* wish I could write this headline on my blog and have it be true.
Improve Your Blog SEO for More Blog Profit
(SEO = Search Engine Optimization)
26. Improve Your Search Rankings with Internal SEO – First clean the inner vessel.
27. Improve Blog SEO with Internal Linking Structure – Next time you’re out with friends, use the phrase “internal linking structure” in a random sentence.
28. Simple SEO Changes to Improve Unexpected Rankings – If the unexpected is expected, does that make the expected unexpected?
29. 101 Ways to Build Link Popularity – Can you guess which ways I’m using with this article?
30. Linkbaiting for Fun and Profit – Throw that man a fishing pole!
Improve Your Blog’s SMO for More Blog Profit
(SMO = Social Media Optimization)
31. 6 Beginner SMO Tips for Social Media Marketers – Trust me: NOT just for beginners.
32. 13 Rules of Social Media Optimization – Break ‘em and weep.
33. The 5 Pillars of Social Media Optimization – Not to be confused, of course, with Shahada, Salah, Zakah, …
34. 5 Tips for Getting More From Social Media Marketing – Get mo’ from yo’ SMO.
35. An Essential Marketing Principle: Give Before You Try to Get – Do you know how long it took me to figure out what “dosh” meant?
Improve Your Blog Monetization/Conversion Rates for More Blog Profit
36. 7 Tips for Increasing Your Conversion Rate – Because without conversions, you have zero, zip, zilch. Nada.
37. Increase Conversion Rates with a Visitor-Friendly Website – As opposed to a friendly visitor website. (“Welcome to the one-stop shop for friendly visitors – hi Bob!”)
38. 101 Five-Minute Fixes to Incrementally Improve Your Web Site – Don’t do all 101 in one sitting unless you have precisely 8 hours and 25 minutes to spare.
39. 10 Ways to Monetize Your Blog – “Monetize” = geek speak for “make wads of cash with.”
40. 5,623 Words on Starting a Profitable Blog – If each word were a foot long, you’d have to walk more than a mile.
Other Tasty Resources for More Blog Profit
41. 100 Ways to Improve Your Blog – In case you were still hungry for more.
42. 21 Surefire Tips for a Successful Blog Launch – For getting started or restarted the right way.
43. 100 Awesome Articles to Get You Fired Up and Motivated About Blogging – Can I get a witness?
44. Rabid Blog Audience Building: 4 Steps You Must Follow – Because rabies isn’t all bad.
45. 50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills – Would you like a glass of water to help you swallow that pride?
46. 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better – A blogger’s mind is a terrible thing to waste.
47. 50 Different Ways to Vastly Improve Your WordPress Blog – And you thought there were only 37.
48. 10 Ways to Become a Better Writer – Channel your inner J.K. Rowling.
49. The Ultimate Guide to Blog Usability: 36 Tips and Resources – If it ain’t usable, it ain’t gonna get used.
50. The 130-Point Blog Improvement Checklist – Somebody had way too much time on their hands.
Super Bonus Resource for the Truly Profit-Minded Blogger
51. How to Become Truly Happy Forever About Your Blog By Simply Clicking Right Here – Cue the angel choirs. (Easton starts running for the exits.)
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