grow your blog

How to get 67% more blog traffic this year

Here’s the thing: We all know your blog is a powerful marketing tool. In fact, companies that blog receive 55% more traffic than companies that don’t. And of course, you...
designing the perfect opt-in offer

Designing the Perfect Opt-in Offer

Have you heard that email marketing is the most effective form of marketing to-date? Email has a higher ROI than any other marketing platform. Have you started building your email...
7 words that make your reader stop and take action

7 words that make your reader stop and take action

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic." That's a quote by Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts. He may be a fictional character, but his quote...
4 Steps to Never Miss Another Blog Post Again

4 Steps to Never Miss Another Blog Post

Have you ever been to a blog, only to find they haven’t added a post for months, or randomly update it in batches? Will you ever subscribe to a blog...
Embedded media can make your blog sticky

Make your blog sticky with embedded media

I’m sure you’ve done this. The blog headline grabbed you - you clicked through. And then - despite your best high-school effort - you clicked away after only 3 paragraphs....
Write a top headline: 5 quick and dirty steps

Five quick and dirty steps to writing a top headline

I am going to do something not possible: write a blog about writing the perfect headline in less than 1,000 words. You see, like writing a book, painting a picture...
Make your blog stand out from the crowd

How to rescue a lost blog -7 ways to stand out from the crowd

Every day at BlogWorks we look at blogs - the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. The reality in blog-land is that your blog has to be competitive and...
Google Analytics Basics

Google Analytics for non-analytical people

For a long time I resisted Google Analytics. Just the word “analytics” conjured up images of unwashed twenty-somethings ogling Excel spreadsheets while sipping Red Bull and mumbling about decimal points...
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How to know if Google Analytics is installed on your blog

Let’s get one thing clear about Google Analytics - it’s not an option, or nice-to-do thing, like opening the door for grandmothers. If you’re serious about your blog you must...
Getting social shares for your blog

The dirty little secret about social shares for your blog

When I created BlogWorks it was designed around one simple principle - the more my blog gets shared the more my traffic grows. Sure, I can email my list, but...