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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Adrian Jock's Twitter Influencers List - 2015

My Twitter Heroes List. Based on the Only Metric That Matters

Adrian Jock's Twitter Influencers List - 2015

Chit-chatting about the weather, work, or you name it, may be enjoyable. And sometimes useful. But it won’t pay any bills. So… no! That metric isn’t the number of times we interacted on Twitter.

Is it the number of followers the people engaging with us have? Or maybe the number of times they favorited (well, Liked) our content? Or is it the number of times they retweeted our content? Or the reach of their retweets?

These metrics can boost our ego indeed. Some of them can even help our blogs rank better in search engines. However, the individual effect of these social signals on search engine rankings cannot be quantified in any way. (more…)

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