Can you call yourself a content marketing expert? Even if you answer “yes”, there are still lots of ways to enhance your performance. Even if you’re one of the 42% of B2B marketers that claim to be effective at content marketing, you still have a bunch of room for improvement. If you desire to make the most out of your content marketing efforts, you must know what strategies to implement, and most of all, what tools to use. Good keyword research, the perfect social media marketing strategy, and the best search engine optimization skills all can contribute immensely to your success as a content marketing expert. Unfortunately, when it comes to content marketing tools, a lot of the ones often recommended by the experts are very costly, and the average content marketer can’t afford them. Now, here’s the good news: There are a bunch of free tools out there that you can also use to get the same results, and many of them are owned by big G … [Read more...] about 10 Free And Useful Google Tools No Blogger Should Ignore
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Home » Blogging » Top 5 Keyword Traffic Estimator Tools That Are Best Google Keyword Planner Alternatives The secret to getting search traffic or organic traffic is to use keywords that you can potentially rank for. Using keywords with less competition and moderate to high search volumes are the best for getting your pages to the first page of Google. For this, you have to know the exact number of searches a keyword gets which will imply the traffic it can send to your site if you rank on the top of Google for that keyword. In this post, I'll talk about how to estimate keyword traffic and reveal top 5 of my best keyword traffic estimator tools that you can use as the best keyword planner alternative. This is important because without proper keyword research tools, you cannot know the search volume which is crucial in deciding the right keyword. Top 5 best keyword traffic estimator tools to know the exact search volume of any keyword: If you are wondering how to check keyword … [Read more...] about Top 5 Keyword Traffic Estimator Tools That Are Best Google Keyword Planner Alternatives
Google has added many SEO changes in the last year, and the face of the blogosphere and the way in which it operates has completely changed during that time. Simply starting a small business blog does not guarantee success. You need to go beyond the conventional method of blogging. Today I am here to offer you the blueprint to create a business to promote your offline or online business. A business blog is different from conventional blogs like ShoutMeLoud. The target of a conventional blog is to gain subscribers and more revenue from advertisements or via Sponsored content. The target of a business blog is to create brand awareness, engage users, get users on their sales funnel & eventually convert them into a customer. While also attaining more search engine visibility over time. Overall, a small business blog is an integral part of inbound marketing. The strategies offered in today’s post will help you to get your small … [Read more...] about Do You Know How to Create a Blog For Marketing Your Business?
When I go to any bloggers meet or seminars, most of the time it is followed with exchanges of business cards. Sometimes I even get 10’s of cards together. I do carry my business cards too, but I always think we are digital age guys and why do we need to carry one. Instead we should save paper, and use some digital medium to exchange our information’s. It is more like a trend, and few people understand the need of exchanging a business card. I have seen people swapping business cards barely to express their existence within the mob in the meeting. However, certain people understand the implication and distribute their business cards only in the place or situation, when it is needed. They understand when to extend the arm holding a business card and more importantly to whom they are extending their hand. Exchanging business card is surely a good practice, as it cuts down lot of time involved in exchanging information of each other and physical … [Read more...] about Best iOS Apps to Replace Physical Business Card – Save Paper!
Google may be a synonym for search, but it’s not restricted to that feature alone. If you are not a tech-savvy person then chances are that you are unaware about majority of Google’s products and services. Anyway, how many Google products and services do you use? The common answers will be Gmail, Google+, Drive, Docs, or an Image Search. But Google is well beyond that. Over 1 billion Google Search users. Over 1 billion YouTube users. Over 1 billion Gmail users. Over 1 billion Chrome users. Over 1 bilion Maps users. Over 1 billion Android users. Over 1 billion Google Play Store users. That’s the stats of Google. What are the Top 10 Google Products & Services? If you check Alexa traffic stats of Google.com then you can see that the 10 most popular Google products are Google Search, Mail, Docs, Plus, Drive, Translate, Maps, AdWords, Play Store, and Google News. However, Google is so much beyond that. Google Products & Services That I Use Here is a list of all … [Read more...] about Over 201 Google Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know
Google is most popular search engine at the time of writing, and many online businesses depend on Google Algorithm. Google algorithm is the set of rules and expressions that determine how a webpage will rank in Google. In simple word, when you search for any query “SEO changes”, this also will decide the placement of search results. For any online business and Bloggers, it’s important to keep an eye on Google algorithm updates and changes. Google is one of the search engines that change their algorithm so much that sometimes it is hard for people to keep up with the updates and stay current. The most obvious reason for these frequent changes is the fight against spammers and black hat SEO techniques. Most of the changes are minor but each year there are about 500-600 hundred of them. There are also bigger algorithmic updates that Google launches every few months. The infographic shows in a very interesting way how much the algorithm has changed since Google was first … [Read more...] about Google Algorithm Updates and Changes 1998-2015 Infographic
When it comes to making money from a blog, AdSense is one of the best blog monetization programs available. I have already shared my AdSense earnings for the last five years, which will give you an idea of how much you can potentially earn from AdSense. Creating an AdSense account and getting approval is not a particularly easy process, especially for a newbie blogger. The real problem emerges when Google bans your AdSense account! A good solution is to start looking for some of the best Google AdSense alternatives. The AdSense alternative ad networks mentioned below are not necessarily better than Google AdSense, but depending on your blog niche and site’s traffic, a few AdSense alternative programs (like Media.net or Viglink) might give you better earnings and results than AdSense. You should be aware that Google AdSense is a contextual ad networking program while a few of the AdSense alternatives mentioned below are not contextual ad programs. For example, BuySellAds offers a … [Read more...] about Best Google Adsense Alternatives For Your Blog
So you have decided to take the leap and start your own business. What is your plan to execute your business idea? Few days back, I had shared some of the basics for starting your own basics. I continue taking you to the basics, because the new ways have also evolved from these. I mentioned documentation is like your oxygen mask. Whenever you feel out of breath, meaning defocussed, refer to your business plan. Here we will discuss how to write a business plan for a new business. Like always, feel free to suggest or add anything relevant. A business plan essentially means a plan of action to implement certain processes to reach a certain goal, financial or volumetric. You define everything about the business in the business plan. Products, services, sale, revenue, cost of sale, marketing, financial etc. Yes, each and everything should be documented. Office setup, operational setup, marketing plan, things you will need to run and grow your business. How do I write a simple business plan? … [Read more...] about How to Write a Business Plan for a New Business?
On the 1st of December 2014, ShoutMeLoud had its 6th anniversary and I wanted to write my blogging journey which could help others to take up blogging as a serious career. This is going to be lengthy and bit boring, as it’s about me and my blogging journey so far. So if you are passionate about blogging then only read it, otherwise check out the other categories of ShoutMeLoud. This post is all about how I started my first blog and later on how I created a network of blogs, after one successful blog. Read: After 2191 days of blogging, all I can say – Blogging is incredible (6th Anniversary post) A Little About Me: I have already written a lot about me on the “about” page. For new readers, I’m Harsh Agrawal, Founder of ShoutMeLoud. By education I’m a software engineer and by profession I’m a blogger. This story will tell you about important time period of my blogging journey. Getting back to my education background, I completed my engineering in … [Read more...] about My Blogging Journey So Far
I have seen many Startup’s like bloggers, tech companies often use public domain email addresses, such as one offered for free by Gmail/Yahoo mail; even though when they already own a domain name. If you are a domain owner, it’ a good idea to use domain specific Email address like [email protected], [email protected], as it not only shows professionalism; it also makes your email more serious and authentic. There are many web-services that you can use to create a domain-based email address, and one of the best options is by using Google Apps for Work. Google Apps for work cost $5/user/month, and it integrates with all Google services. In this guide, I will show you how to create Email ID for your domain using Google Apps. (Some of the screenshots might not be same; as Google keep changing the screenshot but the process will be same and is very easy to follow for you). Today in this article I am going to help them create their own mail id for their domain free with google … [Read more...] about How to Create Email ID for Your Domain using Google Apps