Can Every Blog Benefit From Pinterest? My Big Pinterest Experiment

Can Pinterest actually drive traffic to any kind of blog? I’m running a 30-day experiment to see whether pins can be turned into clicks.

[ANSWERED] Why I Quit Worrying About Bounce Rates And How It Impacted My Blog Traffic

What does bounce rate really mean for a blog? Is there a magic number that you should try to achieve?

[Answered] Are Guest Blog Posts Even Worthwhile Or Am I Just Giving Away My Content?

Is guest blogging still a good way to generate back-links to your site? The answer really depends on quite a few different factors.

[Presentation] 10 Tips For Using WordPress In Your Online Business

My recent presentation at the WordCamp Kansas City conference focuses on using WordPress in a business setting.

[Answered] How Do I Download My Facebook Data After The Cambridge Analytica Hack?

Do you know which advertisers have access to your Facebook data? This quick tutorial helps you download your Facebook data file and analyze it.

[ANSWERED] How Do I See Who Is Following Me On Facebook – And Why You Shouldn’t Be Asking This Question

In light of the recent news about Facebook security hacks, there has been a lot of focus on how to ensure that your Facebook data isn’t compromised. Some of the most frequent questions I hear from people concerned about their Facebook security, include: How do I find out what my Facebook privacy settings are? How […]

One Super-Easy Way To Convert Traffic And Avoid 404 Errors On Your Blog

Traffic is good….but what you do with that traffic can make the difference between life and death of your blog and your business. If you’re only interested in increasing traffic and you’re not thinking about converting that traffic into leads (and eventually customers), then all your efforts are going to waste.

The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.

Are you ready to take your blog to new levels? In this post, I share my one tip that helped me grow my blog. Stop Caring.

Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

Do you let the timesink of online channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest take you away from your real life? How do you avoid getting “sucked in” to hour of online engagement?

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

In preparation for my blog Spring cleaning, I thought I’d put together a checklist of things that I want to do that would positively impact my SEO and I figured I’d share it in hopes that might help you out.

Bloggers: Would You Rather Be First Or Right?

Do bloggers have a responsibility to check their facts before publishing speculative content? Is the better to be first than be right? I would love to hear thoughts and opinions from other bloggers!

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 1: Build Experience Then Blog, Tweet, Collaborate!

For those looking to build a career in social media, I thought I might share the story as one example of how to get a job in social media by using social media.

Blog Tip – Write For Your Readers, Not The Search Engines

Unfortunately, over the last few years there has been a LOT of focus on search engine optimization, almost to the point that people believe they should write their content and then re-write their content with an SEO lens to ensure that the search engines will index the article. The problem is, what if the search engine spiders like your content, but your readers don’t?

10 Surefire Metrics You Can Use (Or Not Use) To Measure Your Blog

Think about it….with traditional Web sites, we measure metrics like page views, unique visitors, time on site, bounce rate, and referring domains. But with behaviors like tweeting, Facebook posting, digging, stumbling, pinning, I find myself drawn to other metrics when looking at Google Analytics.