Convert Traffic to subscribers with these 10 – Derek Halpern – tips

Do you want to convert more visitors of your website?
Listen to how the expert reviews some very high traffic and effective sites to make these even more effective.

From the moment I listened to Derek Halpern in 2011 at SOBCon in Chicago I have been following what he does. I love what he writes and how you can learn so much from his blog socialtriggers.com.

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30 best male bloggers #30bestof #30DTC

In January I announced a monthly series of the 30 best of #30bestof. This is the second overview in this series. After the ladies beginning March it is now the gentlemen’s turn. An overview of the 30 best male bloggers on marketing, social media and entrepreneurship.

Here they are, in alphabetical order, the best male bloggers. Psst it is not 30 but 36.

30 best of male bloggers

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Behind the scenes of my latest success post

When I started collecting blogs for my #30bestof lists I had only a few female bloggers. After a few weeks I had +50 blogs, started and maintained by women that I feel are great for inspiration on marketing, social media and entrepreneurship.

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Creating the post

Then I started to create the post. I wanted it to be more than just a list of the 30 blogs. Screenshots of each blog gives you, as a reader, a good impression within seconds.

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30 best female bloggers #30bestof

In January I announced a monthly series of the 30 best of #30bestof. This will be the first overview in this series. Ladies first, so I will start an overview of the 30 best female bloggers on marketing, social media and entrepreneurship.

It took me a while to collect a list of great female and male bloggers. Both lists have now more than 30 bloggers so I can choose the best ones. The 30 best Male bloggers will be published in March. First, in alphabetical order, the best female bloggers.

30 best of female bloggers

My idea is to give you new content ideas, inspiration for your bog. Add the ones you like the most to your feedreader or subscribe to the newsletters and get inspiration delivered to you.

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3 tips to become visible even if you do not like to write – Build your Hub

There are a number of ‘excuses’ why people think they can’t have an active blog, so they start none. For me a Hub (combination of blog and website) is essential in attracting clients.

The hub is one of the 5 key points in the Best People Attraction Model. Posting regularly to attract new and returning visitors to your Hub is important.

In one of the Stop Selling Breakthrough Session I spoke with a lady and she said “Writing is not my thing. Like for others administration is not their thing. I feel the same about blogging. So, I can not start a blog.”

That is not true of course, you can blog. You can become visible on the web. You can be found by your target audience via the search engines.
There are 3 very obvious ways that you can increase your visibility on the internet.

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12 Lists on the 30 best of – your input please #30bestof

When I produce lists of blogs, books or people in posts like Which friends made you shine in 2011? Here are 50 of mine it always gives people inspiration. So in 2012 I want to do one ’30 best of’ post for solopreneurs each month.

30 best of By just thinking about a list of these lists I got a lot inspiration. Now I just need to add blogs to Google Reader and Delicious to fill those ’30 best’ posts.

The lists I came up with so far below.
To give you an idea what I am looking for I have already added some blogs to the lists.

30 best Female Bloggers

An overview of blogs written by ladies. The blog should be interesting for entrepreneurs.
The blog is maintained by a single author.
Mari Smith
Conversation Agent by Valeria Maltoni

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Which friends made you shine in 2011? Here are 50 of mine

Just as we are enjoying the last hours of 2011, and celebrating the first hours of 2012 I want share this with you.
Friends that made me shine in 2011. Great company 🙂

Pieter van Osch

Pieter van Osch – now working on his Dutch bog customervibes.com and Refresh Interactive but has an international plan on mindful marketing for 2012 @pyotr

Drive your business growth with super enthusiastic customers.

Monique Bolung

Monique Bolung – a coach that is really good in team coaching especially management teams. She is launching a new program and starts in January 2012. So glad that I am her Greater Than Yourself project. She is helping me to face my fear for earning more money and making me look beyond myself. A warm hard and a sharp mind. @breinkorf

boardroom consultant, executive coach, team coach, conflictcoach

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Use your website to get more Likes for your Facebook page [guide]

Your website, your blog or even better your online hub (combination of website and blog) gets traffic from the search engines, shares on social network sites and returning visitors.

There are many options to show your Facebook business page on your website in order to get more likes. You can use:

  • the Facebook logo and add the link to your page
  • you can use one of the Facebook buttons
  • you can use Facepile

Like Box on your website But the most engaging version is the Like Box. It has several advantages:

  • The visitor of your website can like your Facebook business page without leaving your website
  • You can choose to show the activity stream – I think it becomes to big when you do
  • It shows the faces of people you know – this will result into a bit of peer pressure

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How to get more comments for your blog – 3 tips

One of the topics that repeatedly return in conversations, chats, #blogchat, email: “How do I get more comments on my posts in my blog?”

This story will show that comments are important for your blog:

Last week I had a call with Ira. After my Facebook webinar she had some burning questions so we scheduled a talk via Skype. We ended up talking more about her blog than about Facebook.

Ira has an issue with her blog and the search engines. Some people that she worked with a few years ago are bashing Ira. Her website is visible in the search engines but the second and third spot in the search engine are posts in a blog by the bashers.

There is actually 1 post and many comments.
Just because there are many comments and people keep adding comments to the post it remains visible and high in the search engines.

Ira is very active on her website, there is a forum and a blog. She posts on her blog regularly but there are almost no comments.

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Blog posts in your Facebook page via notes

With the new notes in Facebook you can now blog in your Facebook page fast en easy. If you already have a blog you can also import your blog posts. This way you can add your posts automatically in your Facebook page.

Notes
Your notes van be found in the row of tabs, or in the drop down ‘>>’, or you will have to add them via the ‘+’.

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