16 January 2018

How to Develop a Stellar Content Marketing Plan

Content marketing has become one of the greatest tools in the modern marketer's toolbelt. Content marketing brings interested users to your site via search engines and social media marketing. These users read your content and then may be interested in your the services or products you have to offer.

The key to generating fantastic content marketing is to have a fantastic content marketing plan. Here I'll discuss the exact steps that you can take to determine what types of keywords will be best in order to target. The better your keyword selection, the more likely you are to get more traffic through search engines and the more likely you are to get traffic through social media.

Step 1: Determine what keywords you want to rank for
Make a list of about 10 keywords that you would ideally like to rank in search engines for. Depending on your existing page rank, you should make these keywords realistically achievable. Once you get more pages that rank higher and higher, ranking for more popular keywords will become easier. You can search for keyword ideas by searching for your competitors websites with a tool like https://app.buzzsumo.com/research/most-shared

Step 2: Research, research, research
Now research what others are writing about in order to rank for those keywords. You can use https://moz.com/, http://alexa.com, https://ahrefs.com/. Find terms that are related. Often times, Google will suggest "related searches". Collect all of these keywords into 1 list.

Step 3: Long Tail
Generate a larger list of keywords using a tool like

Step 4: Select Keywords
Now you can select which keywords that you want to use by using https://moz.com/free-seo-tools. This will give you a difficulty score for each of your keywords phrases. Pick keywords that are ranked less than 50 on the difficulty score. This means that you have found a gap in the market that is easy to rank for.

Step 5: Write
Now using 5 similar keyword phrases that you have found, write an article and be sure to mention each keyword phrase at least twice. This will ensure that you are able to rank for your phrase.

09 January 2018

Best Twitter Automation Tools

Twitter automation has become very popular in the last few years. If you don't know, Twitter automation is how the best Twitter marketers grow their Twitter accounts. Automation tools allow you to create and curate a following. Automation tools can be useful if you don't want to dedicate all of your time to being focused on building your followers and instead want to focus on building your products. If you're selling products on Etsy, have an e-commerce shop, make music on Soundcloud, make videos on YouTube, you should look into Twitter automation to increase the number of followers you have and increase your popularity.

Twitter automation is often called Twitter auto like or Twitter like bot, but they are much more than just that. Twitter automation involves being able to find people who are interested in your Twitter account. They usually do this by having you provide a list of hashtags, keywords, or other Twitter accounts. Then you can usually setup the Twitter bot to like, follow, or retweet Tweets that match your settings. These automated actions will attract users to your profile and if users are interested in what you have to offer, they will follow your account. Most Twitter users don't find these tactics as spam as long as you target people who will be interested in your account.

Here, I will go through popular Twitter automation tools and compare their features.

1. Tweet Full

Trial: 14 days
Starting price: $15/month
Key Features: 
  • Target users based on keywords and hashtags
  • Allows likes, retweets, and follows
  • Allows unfollows and unlikes
  • Follow users from another account
  • Filter Tweets based on Followers, Following, and Tweets count

    • Many settings to change, not simple to setup.
    • Daily email reports
    • No Artificial Intelligence to target users

    Trial: 7 days
    Starting price: $10/month
    Key Features:
    • Target tweets and users based on keywords and hashtags
    • Exclude Tweets based on keywords and hashtag
    • Allows likes, retweets, and follows
    • Allows unfollows and unlikes
    • Filter Tweets based on Followers, Following, and Tweets count
      • No daily email reports

      3. Tweepi

      Limited Trial
      Starting price: $13/month
      Key Features:
      • Target tweets and users based on keywords and hashtags
      • AI to target users
      • Target users by language
      • No automated follow
      • Cheaper plans require yearly subscription
      • Many features not available on trial

      24 December 2017

      Bingo Plugin Shutting Down, How You Can Keep It

      The popular Chome plugin for Bing Rewards, Bingo is shutting down due to legal reasons according to the developers page.

      Don't worry, as long as you have the plugin installed on your computer, it should continue to work. The only problem arises is if you remove the plugin from your computer and later want it back. If this happens, you can not simply go to the Chome Store, you will need to go to the source of the code and manually install the plug in.

      1. Go to the source page of Bingo: https://code.google.com/p/bingo-chrome/source/browse/#svn%2Ftrunk%2Fextension

      2. Download all 9 files and place them into a single folder on your Desktop.To do this click on the file name, on the right there is a link that says View Raw File, click this. If text shows up press Command + S or Ctrl +S on your keyboard to save the file. Do this for each of the nine files.

      3. Open your Chrome Extensions by going to Settings > Extensions.

      4. At the top right, there is a check box labeled Developer mode, check the box.

      5. Now click Load Unpacked Extension.

      6. In the box that pops up, select the folder where all the files are stored.

      7. Click OK.

      That's it, now you've got the Bingo plugin loaded. Keep the folder you created in a safe place in case you need it again.

      28 October 2017

      3 Revenue Sharing Programs To Increase Your Passive Income Stream

      Passive income streams are the key to securing wealth throughout your life. In the past, passive income could be through rental properties, patent payouts, or usage rights. In the age of the internet, passive income has become much easier to start, even for those who are unfamiliar. The method of passive income I will discuss here is writing on the internet for money. Websites will pay you to write content on their site (either a percentage of revenue or per page view, discussed later). 

      Most sites use Google Adsense to payout advertising. Google Adsense is how bloggers, website owners, and YouTubers are paid for generating ad impressions and clicks. Sign up is free and generally pretty easy. Once you have an account, you will enter your Adsense ID to the revenue sharing website. Now, the site will display your ads on articles that you publish, allowing you to generate income. Other sites will pay you directly for page views. You'll link your PayPal email or bank account information and when you reach a minimum payout balance, the site will give you the option to cash out your balance. This article will look both types of payment options from revenue sharing websites. 

      InfoBarrel is one of the most popular revenue sharing sites. Most articles on here are instructional over a wide variety of topics. Payouts can occur over PayPal or by being shared with an advertising partner. 

      Topic Loop
      Topic Loop is a newer revenue sharing site. They prefer users submit posts relating to topics like technology, lifestyle, and entertainment. They use a ad revenue sharing model where users are given 85% of the ad revenue that is generated. 

      Bubblews is an 'anything-goes' site. Users are encouraged to write about whatever comes to their mind. Most postings on here are blog postings, users talking about their day, or whatever is going on in their life. Users are paid based on the number of views and comments their articles get.

      As with all things, there is no such thing as free money. If you put in the work to consistently write articles and build up a base of readers, you can get a fair amount of passive income generated.