PLEASE EXCUSE THE MESS!

We are working on this site around our other sites, but we finally decided to ramp up our time spent on it.  :-)

http://learntobloghangouts.com/173/

#LearntoBlog Forum: Grand Opening Twitter Party

To kick off the grand opening of the Learn to Blog VIP Forum, we are having a Twitter Party and it is being done in true Crystal and Kelli fashion – with real actionable tasks to give you a jump-start on gaining that blog traffic this Fall!

Is Your Blog Ready for Fall

Join us on Thursday, August 7th at 8 pm Central for a GOOD TIME!

We will be chatting about blogging and giving out some actionable tasks as well as some awesome prizes!

Twitter Party Prizes:

  • 2 – Free VIP Memberships to the Learn to Blog VIP Forum for 3 months!
  • 2 – Free Site Critiques!
  • GRAND PRIZE – One, 30-minute, Private Consult!

Simply Register Below and then Show Up for the Twitter Party!

 

Get the NOTES:

UPDATE: Did you miss the Twitter Party? No worries! All of the notes, questions, actionable tasks and videos you should watch are over in the forum! If you are a paid member you can get to it under Twitter Party Notes.

 

Do You Know Your Keywords?

You should be planning your current blog posts based on what Google is already sending you traffic for and based on profitable keywords with low supply that are relevant to your content.

This can be a little overwhelming.

Do you know what you’re writing about for the Christmas holiday season and for the New Year?  Do you know what  your blog keyword focus should be right now? We can help you!Grow Your Profit and TrafficKelli and Crystal  would love to help you determine the keywords you should be focusing on for the next 4-6 weeks, and even beyond. The cost is only $29.99 for the Webmaster Tools Evaluation & Keyword Recommendations package! This is a well spent business expense.

With access to your Webmaster Tools, that has been installed for three months or more, Kelli and Crystal will pull together a recorded video that will tell you exactly which keywords you should be focusing on based on high demand, low supply and excellent profitability.

This is perfect if you have not determined what you’re going to be writing about over the next 6 weeks and/or if you need another pair of eyes to boost your ideas.

Click here to get the Webmaster Tools Evaluation & Keyword Recommendations for only $29.99. We can help you take your search engine traffic to a new level!

Keyword analysis

Week Four: How to Use StumbleUpon Correctly!

Not all bloggers are familiar with StumbleUpon, but it is a social media platform you should be utilizing. Some bloggers have better luck than others using it, but those who succeed get excellent amounts of traffic. With a little bit of knowledge and explaining, we can have you using SU to grow your blog’s exposure in no time. Quality social media usage is the goal here.

how to use stumbleupon correctly

Kelli and I had the pleasure of interviewing Annie Shultz who has written an eBook about generating traffic for your site using  StumbleUpon correctly. Great gal with lots of successful information and gets the majority of her blog traffic from this social media platform. It will blow your mind!

With the help of Annie, Kelli and I give you tasks to implement for successful exposure on StumbleUpon and we walk you through how StumbleUpon should be used as a blogger.

Links for Extra Information:

  • Read about more Crystal’s take on this techie tool!

We Love to hear from you:

Don’t forget to join us every Tuesday over on Google+ at 10:00 am CST  for our #LearntoBlog series where we help you become a better blogger and answer all of your blogging questions.

Week Three: Build Blog Community Using Facebook

We are working our way through the major social media avenues to help you build blog community via your social media channels.  This week, we are talking Facebook!  With all the changes Facebook has undergone, our readers are simply not seeing our updates anymore.  If the readers can’t see the updates, how are we going to reach them with the next great post we write?  The next UH-MAY-ZING giveaway we have?  The next funny story of our darling kids?

Build Blog Community: #LearntoBlog Facebook

The video below will help you reach out to the ones that are missing out on your updates by following a few key tasks.  We also discuss ways of increasing the number of Facebook fans you have, easily and organically, to help you to build blog community.  Since Crystal and I are more Twitter fiends these days, we reached out to a few experts that have their Facebook Fan Pages going on!

Let’s look at the numbers!

Currently, you have 1000 fans and only 10% are seeing your updates, then only 100 people are being reached.  However, if you can have 10,000 fans then 1,000 will see!  So, while we always say that “numbers don’t matter”, in a sense they do!  The more people in your communities, the more you can reach with your message.

Psst, check our services button for our online blog conference where we go into even more personalized detail to help you grow your facebook community and engagement!  Classes start monthly on a first-come, first-served basis!

Links for More Ways to Build Blog Community:

  • 3 Boys and a Dog – Gives a few more tips and ideas to help you grow your Facebook community involvement.
  • Crystal and Comp – Breaks down each of the Utilizing Facebook tasks we give you in the video into actionable steps with tips and tricks!

We Love to hear from you:

Don’t forget to join us every Tuesday over on Google+ at 10:00 am CST  for our #LearntoBlog series where we help you become a better blogger and answer all of your blogging questions.

Week Two: Using Pinterest to Grow Your Blog Traffic

If you have been blogging for long you know how important it is to utilize social media to grow your blog.

You’ve probably also noticed that Pinterest can be a huge traffic referral for you.  Since Pinterest came onto the scene, it is responsible for as much as 80% of my monthly blogging traffic referrals. Obviously it fluctuates from month to month, but the influence is significant.

Pinterest is changing the way we blog.

Pinterest is changing the way readers read our blogs.

Read those last two sentences again. Pinterest is a game changer- in both positive and negative ways.

If you are a blogger (or even a business), you need to be up to speed on how to use Pinterest and how it directly affects the potential impact you can make with your online presence and brand.

#leanrtoblog

If you are a blogger and you do not have a Pinterest account dedicated to your blog and/or utilizing your blog’s name as the Pinterest account name, stop what you are doing and make that happen now.

Then, I want you to watch this Google+ Hangout video where Kelli Miller and I share with you how to use Pinterest to get traffic to your site. We give you actions to take to grow your exposure on Pinterest which directly will feed traffic to your blog.

Links for Extra Pinterest Tips:

We Love to Hear From You:

Don’t forget to join us every Tuesday over on Google+ at 10:00 am CST  for our #LearntoBlog series where we help you become a better blogger and answer all of your blogging questions.

You can also email us with your questions learntobloghangout(at)gmail(dot)com or to request more personalized one on one consulting.

Week One: Twitter Tips to Grow Your Blog Traffic

With these twitter tips, you will learn to make your Twitter account work for your blog!  In this one hour video, we tell you how to use your twitter, how to find and use hashtags, and how to make parts of your account automated to save you a bit of time and still keep your account relevant and personalized.  We also talk about finding followers to grow your account!

Twitter Tips to help with traffic growth

Our very first #LearntoBlog hangouts started with the one item that Crystal and I know best.. Twitter!  The video below and the extra links will help you to learn to use your Twitter account to grow your blog community and increase your readership!

While Twitter has the potential for some blog traffic, it will not be one of your top blog traffic referrals.  However, Twitter gets you in the “here & now” of people, brands, and other bloggers so, like the major 4 in social media, this tool needs to be used and used to the best of it’s potential.  If you are using this social media tool correctly, you will be making MANY wonderful connections with many wonderful people.  In turn, your blog traffic will grow!

Links for Extra Twitter Tips:

  • 3 Boys and a Dog – Making Twitter Work For You includes TONS of links that were mentioned in the video plus some bonus ones for extra homework
  • Crystal and Comp – 16 Twitter Tips for Bloggers – this post gives you some of the best Twitter Tips that have worked for Crystal over the years!

We Love to Hear from You:

Don’t forget to join us every Tuesday over on Google+ at 10:00 am CST  for our #LearntoBlog series where we help you become a better blogger and answer all of your blogging questions.

You can also email us with your questions learntobloghangout(at)gmail(dot)com or to request more personalized one on one consulting.