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Zac Johnson is one of the widely respected leaders in the blogging and internet marketing communities. Through his popular blogs, bloggingtips.com and zacjohnson.com, he has helped thousands of readers grow their brands and make money online. A self-taught entrepreneur, Zac’s been making money online for over 15 years and has been involved in nearly every facet of internet marketing while also finding great success in the world of blogging.

New Business Ideas

5 Startup Ideas That Even College Dropouts Can Succeed With

In today's Internet and tech-driven world there's one thing everyone knows very well about: you don't absolutely have to graduate from an expensive university to succeed in business and create a million-dollar company. Does this mean you need to drop out? Absolutely no! This simply means that we are here to give you 5 amazing startup ideas you are bound to succeed with. Go to college, learn ever...

Digital Marketing

3 Simple Ways to Start Using Online Video to Boost Conversions

Everyone knows that videos are way more effective and likely to make a converting impact on a customer than any text can ever do. With this in mind, however, a lot of businesses still neglect its use in their marketing strategy and implementation simply because they don’t know how to do it. That’s why we crafted this article to help you out. Continue reading in order to learn about 3 very si...

Copywriting and Content Marketing

Why Your Blog Needs a Targeted Niche Focus

Having a blog in today’s competitive marketplace where consumers want to get more personal with brands, is very important. However, you can’t just take a generic topic and hope that your audience will refer to it first things first and you’ll rank high on Google. That’s only one of the reasons it’s important to focus your blog on the right niche and a specific topic. Read more to find ...

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Can someone provide a quick overview of the concept of SEO?

While there are many different factors that go into SEO, two of the best ways to break it down is shown below:ONSITE SEO - Site content, title tags, keywords etc...OFFSITE SEO - Social media, backlinks, references...To learn more about the basics of SEO and what's working today, I would also take a look at some of the top SEO forums, Quora threads and also Facebook Groups discussing this topic.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Kate Toon
Kate Toon, Owner at katetooncopywriter

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Does anyone know which websites actually accept guest posts?

Many websites and blogs accept guest posts. I would recommend going to Google and typing in the niche market you are looking to write in, then also add "write for us" into the phrase. This will provide you with a ton of lists and opportunies. You can see a few examples of how this would be set up below."seo blogs write for us""sports blogs write for us""blogging tips contributors""copywriting blogs guest post submissions"Also, you can view this list of sites accepting guest blog posts as well.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Jayson Rodda
Jayson Rodda, Head of Digital Marketing at Find Your Ideal Customers

Sales and Marketing

What is better - SEO, Google Adwords or social media?

This really depends on a wide range of factors, such as how much time and money you have, and if you are generating money online with your traffic.SEO is great for the longterm business model and generating free traffic, but it's also one of the most competitive areas as well. You will need to have a well-established site to rank for decent keywords.ADWORDS is the best way to get instant and high-quality traffic, but you are going to be paying for all of it. This can add up fast in competitive niche markets.SOCIAL MEDIA is very effective, but more so when you have some advertising dollars to spend. I would recommend taking a look at Facebook's self-serve advertising platform.Be sure to consider each of the options above when trying to generate new traffic, leads and sales online.

Copywriting and Content Marketing

How to Help You Monetise Your Website or Blog Content

It’s no secret that the use of websites and blogs has increased in the recent years of the digital age like never before. With that said, now you can monetise your site or blog with the help a few easy techniques that have proved to work very effectively. Start making money off your website or blog after finding out the 3 best methods to do so. Have you ever wanted to make money on the inte...

Zac Johnson answered this question

Phil Joel
Phil Joel, Director at SavvySME

Web Hosting

How do I get my own domain name?

A domain name is very easy to register. You can do this through any domain registrar like GoDaddy or NameCheap. Some web hosting companies will provide you with a free domain name at the time of sign up as well.To learn more about domain names and how to come up with an original one of your own, check out these domain name generators. Each one is unique and will set you off in the right direction for registering your domain name.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Wendy Huang
Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Web Hosting

What's the difference in domain name endings like .tv and .me?

I would personally stay away from any domain names that are COM, NET or ORG. Everything else is just a marketing upsell and no one really uses them. Just search in Google for example... nearly all of the sites ranking will have the domain endings like the ones above. If you need help coming up with a domain name, try using any of these domain name generators .

Zac Johnson answered this question

What are some of the best ways to promote a new website?

If you want to increase your site traffic, SEO and content promotion is the best way to accomplish it.SEO is all about the content you create and how you promote it. Without the necessary promotion, your website or blog will just get lost in the mix.No matter what niche market you are in, it’s extremely important to know your audience and what type of content they want. This will help with SEO and ranking for long tail keywords that your audience is likely typing into Google.Also make sure you niche down as much as possible, as this is where you are going to find opportunity and be able to potentially establish your site as an authority and trusted resource for information.If you want to improve your site’s SEO and make your content better than what’s currently out there, it’s all about the content creation and content promotion plans you have for your site. These are the two most important things to remember.CONTENT CREATION - Only create great content that provides real value and is better than what’s currently already out there. Google your competition, see what type of content they have, then create something better and be sure to include stats and visuals when possible.CONTENT PROMOTION - With over a billion active websites and blogs online, there is already way too much content out there. Without the necessary content promotion, your site is just going to get lost in the mix. You need to continually promote your content to new audiences.To better explain all of the above and how you can use such methods to increase traffic on your own site let’s cover the many components that go into a great marketing and branding plan to grow a website or blog. Not only will content creation come into play, it’s also how much effort you put into your content promotion as well.In the world of blogging, this can be done in a number of ways.We are currently using the following methods to increase traffic, backlinks and exposure to our sites:High quality blog content, case studies and tutorialsSocial media to connect with new audiences and share blog content The creation of shareable content like infographicsGuest blogging and article contributions on other sitesCreating expert round ups of other top bloggers and industry influencersGetting interviewed on other podcasts and running a podcast of our ownIf you implement these tips into your own marketing and content creation efforts you should see continued success.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Phil Joel
Phil Joel, Director at SavvySME

Web Hosting

What should I look for in a Web hosting partner?

Web hosting can be super confusing the first time around. However, the majority of hosts out there are pretty much the same. I would recommend you go with a shared hosting plan (one that's under $10 a month), and also read up on the reviews. This will give you a good idea on the real quality of a web host.Also, be sure to check out this expert roundup on the top web hosting solutions out there. You will find recommendations from 83 different bloggers and site owners. Along with the web host they are using and why they like them.

Zac Johnson answered this question

What are some tips to improve my seo skills?

Ranking in the search results is all about content creation and promotion. Without both of these in place, your content will simply get lost in the mix. We are currently using a number of methods to improve our rankings (which are really good), using each of the methods below.High-quality blog content, case studies, and tutorialsSocial media to connect with new audiences and share blog content The creation of shareable content like infographics Guest blogging and article contributions on other sites Creating expert round ups of other top bloggers and industry influencers Getting interviewed on other podcasts and running a podcast of our ownBe sure to focus heavily on the content promotion aspect, as this is where the biggest power push for ranking in Google is going to take place.For more guidance and working methods on how to rank higher in the search results from different experts around the world, I recommend you run through these ten SEO marketing tips.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Can anyone recommend a good SEO podcast?

Podcasts are a great way to learn about anything relating to online marketing, and especially SEO. I recommend you take a listen to this interview with Stephen Spencer, who is one of the best around when it comes to SEO and ranking sites higher in the search results.For more SEO podcasts, check out the resources below.https://www.searchenginejournal.com/15-search-mark...https://upcity.com/blog/top-20-seo-and-marketing-p...https://serps.com/blog/10-podcasts-every-seo-shoul...

Copywriting and Content Marketing

3 Tips to Use Blogs for Your Personal Branding

Having a blog is very important to help your personal branding, purpose, and establishing yourself as an authority in your niche market. Do you have one? No? Then you need to pay attention to a few very important aspects of blogging and content creation for your business purposes. If you are still confused on how you can accomplish that goal, read more to find out the most optimal ways to use bl...

New Business Ideas

5 Startup Ideas That Even College Dropouts Can Succeed With

In today's Internet and tech-driven world there's one thing everyone knows very well about: you don't absolutely have to graduate from an expensive university to succeed in business and create a million-dollar company. Does this mean you need to drop out? Absolutely no! This simply means that we are here to give you 5 amazing startup ideas you are bound to succeed with. Go to college, learn ever...

Digital Marketing

3 Simple Ways to Start Using Online Video to Boost Conversions

Everyone knows that videos are way more effective and likely to make a converting impact on a customer than any text can ever do. With this in mind, however, a lot of businesses still neglect its use in their marketing strategy and implementation simply because they don’t know how to do it. That’s why we crafted this article to help you out. Continue reading in order to learn about 3 very si...

Copywriting and Content Marketing

Why Your Blog Needs a Targeted Niche Focus

Having a blog in today’s competitive marketplace where consumers want to get more personal with brands, is very important. However, you can’t just take a generic topic and hope that your audience will refer to it first things first and you’ll rank high on Google. That’s only one of the reasons it’s important to focus your blog on the right niche and a specific topic. Read more to find ...

Copywriting and Content Marketing

How to Help You Monetise Your Website or Blog Content

It’s no secret that the use of websites and blogs has increased in the recent years of the digital age like never before. With that said, now you can monetise your site or blog with the help a few easy techniques that have proved to work very effectively. Start making money off your website or blog after finding out the 3 best methods to do so. Have you ever wanted to make money on the inte...

Copywriting and Content Marketing

3 Tips to Use Blogs for Your Personal Branding

Having a blog is very important to help your personal branding, purpose, and establishing yourself as an authority in your niche market. Do you have one? No? Then you need to pay attention to a few very important aspects of blogging and content creation for your business purposes. If you are still confused on how you can accomplish that goal, read more to find out the most optimal ways to use bl...

Zac Johnson answered this question

Can someone provide a quick overview of the concept of SEO?

While there are many different factors that go into SEO, two of the best ways to break it down is shown below:ONSITE SEO - Site content, title tags, keywords etc...OFFSITE SEO - Social media, backlinks, references...To learn more about the basics of SEO and what's working today, I would also take a look at some of the top SEO forums, Quora threads and also Facebook Groups discussing this topic.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Kate Toon
Kate Toon, Owner at katetooncopywriter

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Does anyone know which websites actually accept guest posts?

Many websites and blogs accept guest posts. I would recommend going to Google and typing in the niche market you are looking to write in, then also add "write for us" into the phrase. This will provide you with a ton of lists and opportunies. You can see a few examples of how this would be set up below."seo blogs write for us""sports blogs write for us""blogging tips contributors""copywriting blogs guest post submissions"Also, you can view this list of sites accepting guest blog posts as well.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Jayson Rodda
Jayson Rodda, Head of Digital Marketing at Find Your Ideal Customers

Sales and Marketing

What is better - SEO, Google Adwords or social media?

This really depends on a wide range of factors, such as how much time and money you have, and if you are generating money online with your traffic.SEO is great for the longterm business model and generating free traffic, but it's also one of the most competitive areas as well. You will need to have a well-established site to rank for decent keywords.ADWORDS is the best way to get instant and high-quality traffic, but you are going to be paying for all of it. This can add up fast in competitive niche markets.SOCIAL MEDIA is very effective, but more so when you have some advertising dollars to spend. I would recommend taking a look at Facebook's self-serve advertising platform.Be sure to consider each of the options above when trying to generate new traffic, leads and sales online.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Phil Joel
Phil Joel, Director at SavvySME

Web Hosting

How do I get my own domain name?

A domain name is very easy to register. You can do this through any domain registrar like GoDaddy or NameCheap. Some web hosting companies will provide you with a free domain name at the time of sign up as well.To learn more about domain names and how to come up with an original one of your own, check out these domain name generators. Each one is unique and will set you off in the right direction for registering your domain name.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Wendy Huang
Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Web Hosting

What's the difference in domain name endings like .tv and .me?

I would personally stay away from any domain names that are COM, NET or ORG. Everything else is just a marketing upsell and no one really uses them. Just search in Google for example... nearly all of the sites ranking will have the domain endings like the ones above. If you need help coming up with a domain name, try using any of these domain name generators .

Zac Johnson answered this question

What are some of the best ways to promote a new website?

If you want to increase your site traffic, SEO and content promotion is the best way to accomplish it.SEO is all about the content you create and how you promote it. Without the necessary promotion, your website or blog will just get lost in the mix.No matter what niche market you are in, it’s extremely important to know your audience and what type of content they want. This will help with SEO and ranking for long tail keywords that your audience is likely typing into Google.Also make sure you niche down as much as possible, as this is where you are going to find opportunity and be able to potentially establish your site as an authority and trusted resource for information.If you want to improve your site’s SEO and make your content better than what’s currently out there, it’s all about the content creation and content promotion plans you have for your site. These are the two most important things to remember.CONTENT CREATION - Only create great content that provides real value and is better than what’s currently already out there. Google your competition, see what type of content they have, then create something better and be sure to include stats and visuals when possible.CONTENT PROMOTION - With over a billion active websites and blogs online, there is already way too much content out there. Without the necessary content promotion, your site is just going to get lost in the mix. You need to continually promote your content to new audiences.To better explain all of the above and how you can use such methods to increase traffic on your own site let’s cover the many components that go into a great marketing and branding plan to grow a website or blog. Not only will content creation come into play, it’s also how much effort you put into your content promotion as well.In the world of blogging, this can be done in a number of ways.We are currently using the following methods to increase traffic, backlinks and exposure to our sites:High quality blog content, case studies and tutorialsSocial media to connect with new audiences and share blog content The creation of shareable content like infographicsGuest blogging and article contributions on other sitesCreating expert round ups of other top bloggers and industry influencersGetting interviewed on other podcasts and running a podcast of our ownIf you implement these tips into your own marketing and content creation efforts you should see continued success.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Phil Joel
Phil Joel, Director at SavvySME

Web Hosting

What should I look for in a Web hosting partner?

Web hosting can be super confusing the first time around. However, the majority of hosts out there are pretty much the same. I would recommend you go with a shared hosting plan (one that's under $10 a month), and also read up on the reviews. This will give you a good idea on the real quality of a web host.Also, be sure to check out this expert roundup on the top web hosting solutions out there. You will find recommendations from 83 different bloggers and site owners. Along with the web host they are using and why they like them.

Zac Johnson answered this question

What are some tips to improve my seo skills?

Ranking in the search results is all about content creation and promotion. Without both of these in place, your content will simply get lost in the mix. We are currently using a number of methods to improve our rankings (which are really good), using each of the methods below.High-quality blog content, case studies, and tutorialsSocial media to connect with new audiences and share blog content The creation of shareable content like infographics Guest blogging and article contributions on other sites Creating expert round ups of other top bloggers and industry influencers Getting interviewed on other podcasts and running a podcast of our ownBe sure to focus heavily on the content promotion aspect, as this is where the biggest power push for ranking in Google is going to take place.For more guidance and working methods on how to rank higher in the search results from different experts around the world, I recommend you run through these ten SEO marketing tips.

Zac Johnson answered this question

Can anyone recommend a good SEO podcast?

Podcasts are a great way to learn about anything relating to online marketing, and especially SEO. I recommend you take a listen to this interview with Stephen Spencer, who is one of the best around when it comes to SEO and ranking sites higher in the search results.For more SEO podcasts, check out the resources below.https://www.searchenginejournal.com/15-search-mark...https://upcity.com/blog/top-20-seo-and-marketing-p...https://serps.com/blog/10-podcasts-every-seo-shoul...

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