Two weeks ago, Google announced the upcoming global launch of Google Optimize — a free-to-use tool which will let you run experiments and optimize your website. It is a free version of their enterprise-grade Optimize 360 (part of Google Analytics 360 suite), which was introduced earlier this year. The tool is set to launch this month and will be available on an invite-only basis. Google Optimize is built upon Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics. A testing and optimization tool that belongs to the same family as these will quite obviously be a godsend — if only to reduce 3rd party integration hassles. In the introduction to Optimize, here’s what Google revealed about the product’s abilities: Integration with Google Analytics (native) and Google Tag Manager: This will let a vast majority of publishers use their existing GA data, goals, and insights to identify experiment objectives and measure test results. GTM integration will speed things up with … [Read more...] about Google Optimize Beta in a Nutshell
Putting your spouse first in a blended family
Who doesn’t want to become successful in the field of blogging? For many, blogging “success” could be reaching out to the right audience or getting more traffic or becoming popular… or it could be as simple as making enough money to pay their bills. For me, it’s helping my readers to become their own bosses. The effort that you put into the initial days of blogging defines how fast you can reach the heights of success. Today’s post is for anyone who recently started a blog or who wants to start a blog ASAP. Here I’m sharing 3 powerful tips that can help you reach your blogging goals in record time. These tips are in the form of a video. I recorded this message for a group of bloggers for a blogging event in Guwahati, India: Summary of These 3 Powerful Tips for Beginner Bloggers If you focus solely on these 3 points during the initial days of blogging, your career as a blogger, or even as an internet entrepreneur, will … [Read more...] about 3 Powerful Tips For Blogging Beginners To Achieve Success In A Short Time
The internet scene in India is growing at an exponential rate. However, there are many online jobs that traidtional Indian parents find hard to understand. Especially if you live in a rural part of India, it becomes fairly tough to explain your job as a blogger or a freelancer to your parents or the parents of your (current/soon-to-be) spouse. The other day I received an email question from Mahesh, a blogger from Andra Pradesh. He asked a question which seemed like an issue faced by almost all bloggers (be it men or women). Here is what Mahesh’s question was: Hi Harsh Agrawal, My name is Mahesh; I am also a blogger and earn about $7000 to $8000 per month. My family is looking for brides in our community, but they are unable to understand my job & also they do not believe me when I say I make money on the internet. I live in a municipality in Andhra Pradesh. How do you explain that you are a blogger to a bride’s family? People do not believe me or my … [Read more...] about How To Explain That You Are A Blogger To Your Spouse’s Family
“If you build it, they will come” is the worst advice given by many people. If you are blindly following it without considering your audience, your blog will eventually die without capturing even a single sale. You should compile the phrase into “if you build it, they won’t come – you have to work very hard to build audience”. Most beginners think that they can make money once they get good amount of traffic. To get more traffic, they write posts day in and day out. And they hope for their traffic stats to blow but it will never happen. That’s the reason why most blogs fail to make money online. If you want to avoid that trap, think about different ways to get your blog noticed in 2017. This detailed guide is exclusively for you to help you do that. Let’s get into the details. Free ways to get your blog noticed in 2017 Most people say daily posting sucks. Some people say, you should post daily to grow larger audience. What do you think … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Blog Noticed In 2017 And Beyond?
Launching a website was the best step I have taken in my professional life. Now, I have a range of niche websites besides this very blog and all I can say is blogs are the best way to express yourself, earn money online and build authority around your brand. Now, when I look back, I wonder how profitable I would have been if I knew the right process to launch a website back in those days. If you’ve been thinking to start a blog, this post is for you because I will lay down the exact process I use (now) to launch my websites successfully. These steps have ensured that my websites give my business the right exposure, perfect search engine rankings and bring the right passive income by converting visitors into sales! Let’s start! How To Launch a Website! This is the only guide you need to read for website launch and it is a long one. So grab your coffee and get started. While the actual verbiage of website launch can have as many steps, I will showcase you all those in 5 … [Read more...] about How To Launch Your Dream Website in 10 Minutes or Less
Welcome to an another episode of ShoutMeLoud’s monthly transparency series! This is the place where I share everything that has happened in the last month, including my traffic & blogging income report. The goal here is to summarize all new earnings and learnings, and also share what we have been up to. Wondering why I do this? You should read this post first and you can check out all of our previous transparency reports here. Blogging Lifestyle: Digital Nomadic Experience #3 Last month, I went to Bali as part of my “Digital Nomadic” experience. It’s refreshing to work from a new place and Bali is a perfect place for living the blogging lifestyle. Traveling & working, when placed together, is rewarding to me in many ways: It gives me a new perspective for looking at everything It makes me less connected to daily chores It helps me get more organized & timely when meeting with my team Last month, I made it official by telling my team about … [Read more...] about $28,640 Earning from #Blog in a Month & Working From #Bali Experience
This is the time of the month when I share my blog’s earnings report as well as other juicy news related to my blogging journey. Publishing a monthly income and traffic report is a part of our transparency policy here at ShoutMeLoud. We share this information for another reason as well. Note: The above image was created by Shravan from Digihackers. If you have created anything exclusively for ShoutMeLoud or for the Shouters community, you can mail me at [email protected] Unlike February which was slow in term of activities, March was full of activities and education. Last month was a terrible month for me where WordPress and hosting issues are concerned. I had to spend a great deal of time breaking free from tech hassles rather than focusing on more important issues, and that is always a source of frustration for busy people running a business. ShoutMeLoud Hosting Changed – GoodBye Cloudways One of the biggest problems I faced last month was … [Read more...] about Unbelievable! This Guy Earned 6 Lakh Rupee From His Blog In a Month!
Pinterest is one of the popular Social networking sites for people who love images. For Bloggers and Webmasters, it’s another gold mine to get traffic and high PR do follow backlink to their Blog. We have covered few detailed articles related to Pinterest, which will help you to understand this Social network and use it for your marketing effort. If you have missed it, I recommend you to read following articles: Pinterest Marketing tips for Bloggers How to get followers on Pinterest How to create Secret board on Pinterest Now, we all know Social media sites are very useful for Blog SEO as they help us to increase Social signals and many Social sites help us to get backlinks from the profile bio section. Another thing which many of miss out on Social media sites is to get your account verified. A verified account are more likely to get more followers than a profile which is unverified. In this guide I will share how you can verify your Pinterest profile and add your … [Read more...] about How To Verify Your Pinterest Profile in Next 5 minutes
Google changes their AdSense policies every once in a while. They say that it’s done in an attempt to protect the interests of their advertisers. The last update was on October 20, 2014 but they don’t highlight the changes unless it’s a critical update. But you can always subscribe to the official Google AdSense blog or follow AdSense on Google+ to get updates whenever it happens. This blog post was first published in August 2012 and around that time I received an email from the AdSense team that ad serving has been disabled to one of my website. What’s interesting was that it was an obsolete website that I stopped caring about. But the problem was… I haven’t disabled AdSense on that website even though it was not in use. And the result? Google AdSense ad serving has been disabled to your site This email is to alert you that one of your websites is not currently in compliance with our AdSense program policies and as a result, ad serving has been … [Read more...] about Google AdSense Program Policies, Terms & Conditions In A Nutshell
Blogging is one of the most powerful modern marketing medium out there. The only problem is — you cannot expect overnight success. Why? Because it’s a marathon and not just a sprint! So, always go term! “I’ve worked in marketing since 1987 and nothing I have used, studied or witnessed, comes close to the marketing power of an effective blog. Period.” — Jim Connolly When I compiled the blog marketing resources I mentioned that I do not have a blog promotion strategy. Still, I wanted to share my blogging strategy with you and realized that it’s better to publish a new blog post. So, that’s how I come up with this topic and it’s all about how I increased my organic traffic from 250 to 1,500 to 3,000 without spending a penny. When I first started blogging at Minterest, back in 2007, I didn’t have a content strategy and I chose random topics — like tech tips and news, affiliate reviews, … [Read more...] about How I Increased My Organic Traffic By 500% In 10 Months (And Doubled Them In A Year)