Blogging Issues Affecting Email Deliverability

3 Little Known Blogging Issues Affecting Email Deliverability

Blogging Issues Affecting Email Deliverability

Both the bloggers and the other email marketers send their emails via professional email marketing services. So what’s so specific to bloggers?

Well, some blogs send emails… “New blog post” email notifications. Or “Your comment on the post X has a new reply.”

No third party service to help your email deliverability. You’re on your own.

And you don’t want your email notifications to land in spam folders. Discovering at the end of the day that your domain name was blacklisted – the worst case scenario – would be scary. (more…)

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Stop Spam from Pinterest Group Boards

Pinterest Group Boards: How to Stop “X sent you a Pin” Spam

Stop Spam from Pinterest Group Boards

Several days ago I logged into my Pinterest account. Quite many messages were waiting for me in the Messages tab.

All of them were claiming that X or Y sent me a pin. Geez, everyone suddenly started to spam me?

Very unlikely. I said to myself, “There’s something fishy here, Pinterest.”

So I took a break and I pinned something to a group board that I created.

Huge surprise… I got a message that claimed that I sent a pin. It even had the option of reporting it as spam. Kind of reporting myself for the spam I didn’t send. (more…)

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Reasons Affiliate Banners Don't Get Clicked

7 Reasons Why No One Clicks Your Affiliate Banners

Reasons Affiliate Banners Don't Get Clicked

Placing affiliate banners on your blog is one of the most common blog monetization techniques.

Not the most or the least effective. In-between.

Since the case when (almost) no one clicked a certain banner is not very uncommon, let’s analyze together why such an unpleasant situation usually happens and see what you can do to avoid it.

Speaking about solutions, the easiest one is to remove all banners. Remove all so called distractions and you won’t need to read further. There’s a huge disadvantage though… (more…)

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How to Prevent Linkis From Adding Frames to Your Web Pages Shared on Twitter

How to Stop Linkis From Customizing Your Pages Shared on Twitter

How to Prevent Linkis From Adding Frames to Your Web Pages Shared on Twitter

Linkis is a free app that replaces the original links (like a URL shortening service) and adds additional information to any web page their users share on Twitter.

The users can add their bio, links to their social accounts and blogs, polls, and more.

Using Linkis, Sniply, or any similar service looks like a Twitter hack that will boost your Twitter marketing and the traffic to your site.

That’s not an incorrect assessment. But let’s see the other side of the coin… (more…)

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Facebook Marketing Fails

3 Facebook Marketing Techniques to Put in Your Trash Can

Facebook Marketing Fails

So you’re on Facebook. And you’d like to promote your blog, products, whatever.

But if you annoy your Facebook friends or fans, what are the chances for your marketing to succeed?

Close to zero. Unless you target some noobs, rednecks or spammers who might even copy your annoying “awesome” techniques.

While almost everyone would agree that it’s bad to annoy the prospects, the real problem for some marketers is identifying – in practice – what techniques might annoy their friends. (more…)

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Making money with your blog failed? Let's find some solutions!

Did Your Blog Monetization Fail? Food for Thought

Making money with your blog failed? Let's find some solutions!

The bad news is that there’s no undone button. The good news is that the future can be modified. But only if you accept that you’ve made some mistakes and you need to change something.

“It’s not your fault” and “You have been lied to” are copywriting tricks used in salesletters. And words to be addressed to kids. Grownups have to face the truth: if it didn’t work, it is your fault. You have taken all the decisions regarding your blog, haven’t you?

I don’t want you to feel bad or guilty. But telling you how great you are after you’ve just failed won’t help you improve anything. I will deliver exactly what I promised you in the title… food for thought. (more…)

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Three Easy Steps to Getting Your Twitter Share Count Back

How to Get Your Twitter Share Count Back

Three Easy Steps to Getting Your Twitter Share Count Back

Twitter pissed off marketers from all over the world. Killing the share counts in the sharing buttons was unexpected and not welcome at all.

However… “There are no problems, only solutions.” John Lennon said it.

BuzzSumo developed a Chrome extension that shows Twitter share counts for any website. In your browser. Not on your site.

Useful extension, but far from what marketers need: social proof available to everyone, not only to the users of that extension. (more…)

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