67 SEO Pointers for Blogging Beginners – a free guide

3D Team Leadership Arrow ConceptLots of the questions I get on Twitter and Facebook relate to blogging and SEO, and as I was typing up a quick and dirty guide to SEO Blogging for a client, I mentioned it to someone else and they asked for a copy. Then I mentioned it on Twitter and others asked. So I tidied it up a (little) bit, put it in PDF format and here it is 🙂

It covers:

  • Thinking of what to write
  • What not to blog
  • How much should I write?
  • How do I get people to comment?
  • Should I tweet and facebook my blogs?
  • Blogging for SEO – a quick and dirty guide
  • Making sure Google knows about your blogs

It’s not an advanced guide, it’s not rocket science and hopefully it’s not full of jargon.

I’m offering it free – all I ask is that if you like it, you drop me a line in one of the many places you can find me, and then direct someone else to this page by either Tweeting about it, Facebooking it, mentioning it on Linked in, writing a blog post about it, or shouting on the High Street with a megaphone (special kudos to those of you who do the latter!).

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Get 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven for just £1!

They’ve called me crazy before, but there is method in my madness this time 🙂

When I started writing ebooks way back when (the first being 299 Steps to Website Heaven), I had no real plan, no schedule, and not really much of an idea of what I was doing.

But over the last few months I’ve been writing more and more 30 Day Challenge ebooks, and if I’m honest, I love doing them. I’ve drafted in other authors, co-authors, and we’re even looking at putting some of them into real life print books.

So after a lot of thought I’ve decided I want to build on that 30 Day ‘brand’ (I say brand loosely as I’m obviously not the only one doing 30 Day Challenges!) and keep all of my future ebooks in that stable.

So, I’m retiring 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven (and Website Heaven), in order to concentrate on the 30 Day Challenges and not ‘dilute the brand’ (I know all the lingo you know 😉 )

However, as people are still buying 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven, rather than just abruptly remove it from sale, I’m offering it at just £1 until Monday 12th March 2012, when it will be removed, gone, an ex-ebook 🙂

Whether you’re an accomplished blogger or a complete beginner, you’ll find lots of really useful tips in this great ebook.

As a keen blogger – I’ve learned the hard way and spent lots of time working my way around the various blogging tools that are available. I blog for clients and get really good results. I’m always being asked how I get them – so I decided to put 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven together to answer all the questions.

Don’t worry if you haven’t blogged before – 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven guides you through starting, running and promoting a blog. It’s really straight forward – and puts you in control of promoting yourself and your business.

In the book i talk about:

  • The best blogging platforms
  • How to use categories and tags
  • How to think of things to write about
  • SEO for blogging
  • The secret tip that helps you to appeal to readers AND Google
  • Promoting your blog
  • Getting comments
  • Guest posting and why it’s great
  • and more!

So, if you want to grab a copy while it’s still on sale, pop over to 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven and pick yours up for just a quid.

Goodbye dear ebook, I knew you so well…

The 30 Day SEO Challenge is here!

It’s been great seeing you all do so well on our 30 Day Blogging Challenge, 30 Day Facebook Challenge, and sign up for the soon to be launched 30 Day Adwords Challenge, and so on August 1st 2011 we launched the challenge you’ve all been asking for – The 30 Day SEO Challenge!

The 30 Day SEO Challenge from Nikki Pilkington

In this Challenge you’ll learn about:

  • Finding the right keyphrases
  • Making META tags work for you
  • Why Titles matter
  • How to get front page Google listings and keep them
  • Whether link building campaigns are worth it
  • How to get links to your site that really make a difference
  • and more!

Alongside the Challenge is a brand new ebook – which is priced pretty reasonably we think at just £8.

Should I get the ebook or sign up for the email course?

That depends on how impatient you are 🙂

The email course will be free for the first 100 signups – after that it will be chargeable.

The ebook contains everything that’s in the course, plus a fair few extras – resources and articles that will help you – and more access to me if you need it 🙂

OK I want the ebook

Just pop over to our ebook store to pick it up – have a look at some of our other challenge ebooks while you’re there!

OK I want the email course

Cool – we reached 100 free signups pretty quickly, so I’m afraid you’ve missed the boat on that one.  However, we’re going to do things a little differently on the paid signups for this one 🙂 Instead of me telling you what to pay, you can make a donation. Minimum is £1, maximum is whatever you like. I would say if you were thinking of paying over £8 though you’d be better off getting the book 🙂 You can donate using the Paypal button below.

Things to note: Once you have paid, Paypal will route you to a page where you sign up to the emails – please wait for this to happen, or you won’t be added to the course, then you’ll email me in a grump 🙂

 

 

Want to make £60 for doing next to nothing?

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Sounds a bit too good to be true, doesn’t it? But one of our affiliates did just that in less than 3 weeks last month.

OK, £20 a week isn’t going to set the world alight, but it’s better than nothing, I’m sure you’ll agree!

So what did he do to make this magnificent amount of money?

Well:

1) He signed up to our affiliate program, to sell our ebooks

2) He emailed his newsletter list, recommending our last book, the 30 Day Blogging Challenge

3) He updated his Facebook page, recommending our latest ebook, the 30 Day Facebook Challenge

4) He added details of our 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven to his email signature, and posted about it on his blog

5) He let everyone he knows know that 299 Steps to Website Heaven is available for just £3

That’s it! It probably took about 20 minutes all told, and he’ll continue getting affiliate payments every month while his links do all the work and sell for him.

Like I said, it’s not a life changing amount of money, but it’s better than nothing and might pay for a night out once a month – so what are you waiting for? Sign up as an affiliate now and get started!

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Research Keyphrases for Better Business Blogging

If your blog is a business blog then the chances are you’re hoping to promote your products or services, and get more sales, right?

Well the great thing about blogs is that they do well in Google, IF you think about how you’re blogging.

You may already know the keyphrases you’re aiming to get good results for on your website, so let’s translate that info into your blogs.

Today, instead of writing a blog, pop over to the Google Keyword Tool and type in your keyphrases to see what other variations come up.

Pick a few of these variations and start thinking how you can incorporate them into your blog titles and copy.

In the 30 Day Blogging Challenge Ebook I talk about the structure of a blog that is written to do well in the search engines, but for that you’ll need to buy the book 😉

Now, don’t just choose generic phrases that have lots of searches – think carefully about this – you want targeted relevant traffic to your blog, right? So think targeted and niche, not generic and widespread.

For example:

Generic phrases:

plumbers

accountants

tax returns

gifts

hotels

kids clothes

business advice

Targeted phrases:

plumbers in berkshire

advice from accountants

last minute tax returns

mothers’ day gifts 2011

low cost hotels in bristol

designer kids clothes

local business advice and help

You can get some great traffic and quick wins on search engines by using less generic phrases.

I cover this in depth in 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven.

Also consider downloading my free 67 Tips on Blogging for SEO.

Your challenge today is to find a handful of useful phrases you could use in your blogging.

This is an extract from the latest Nikki Pilkington ebook The 30 Day Blog Challenge – kickstarting your blogging in just 30 days – get it now while it’s still only a fiver!

Need business blogging help? You need this ebook :)

11,000 words, 56 pages, and more blogging hints tips and help ideas than you can shake a stick at!

We’ve been working on the 30 Day Blogging Challenge ebook for a couple of weeks now, and if I do say so myself, it’s looking fab!

Here’s the list of contents to whet your appetite:

Overview
Welcome to the Challenge
Day 1 – Are you ready?
Day 2 – Top Tips
Day 3 – Call to Action
Day 4 – Questions questions questions
Day 5 – Be their guest
Day 6 – Say something nice
Day 7 – A day in the life
Day 8 – Picture this
Day 9 – SEO
Day 10 – Make it work
Day 11 – How did you do?
Day 12 – Round up, round up
Day 13 – Sing, sing a song
Day 14 – How did you start?
Day 15 – Blog post post mortem
Day 16 – Spread the word
Day 17 – Tag, you’re it!
Day 18 – Comment cava?
Day 19 – Review time
Day 20 – More questions questions
Day 21 – Registration agitation
Day 22 – Ask away
Day 23 – Heads up
Day 24 – Everyone has one
Day 25 – Receive a guest
Day 26 – Testimonials
Day 27 – Multi National
Day 28 – Subscribers
Day 29 – Interview
Day 30  – What did you learn?
Appendix I – Resources to help your blogging
Appendix II – Blogging books
Appendix III – Articles to help your blogging
Why small businesses should blog more
You’re not blogging for YOU you’re blogging for THEM
Make blog posts look better with Zemanta
Want to create more hype about your products or services?
Choosing keyphrases for blogging
Why you should always include a picture in your blogs
A blogger’s code of ethics
And Finally…

If I do say myself, it’s a great book, and at just a fiver, how can you say no?

Visit the 30 Day Blogging Challenge eBook page to find out more and purchase.

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The Nikki P 30 Day Blogging Challenge is here!


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The whole world seems to be blogging these days, and it can often seem as if you’re being left behind. You can’t think of things to blog about, your forget to update, you don’t have enough time, or you just don’t ‘get it’.

My 30 Day Blogging Challenge is here to help!

Every day for 30 days you’ll receive an email with a blogging challenge – it could be a specific topic, and idea, or something to include in your blog. It could be something to help your SEO, increase readership or encourage comments. It could be something completely different 😉

The emails are short, easy to understand, and I’m on the end of an email or a Tweet (@nikkipilkington) if you need any help.

This was a free course for the first 750 to sign up, but now we’ve reached that threshold it’s just £3 – that’s around 10p per day for a great boost to your blog!

Impatient like me? Get all 30 days’ challenges, plus a whole host of extras in a handy downloadable ebook  for just £5

Happy to get one a day and miss out on the extras? Subscribe now for just £3 using the Paypal link below:

 





299 Steps to Blogging Heaven … on Kindle!

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We’re thrilled to let you know that the fantastic 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven is now available on Kindle via Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk!

If you’re not getting the best results from your blogging, or just think you could be doing it better, then 299 Steps is the ebook for you!

In it I tell you:

  • How many times a month do you need to blog?

  • How do you get people to read them – and comment?

  • What should you be writing about?

Whether you’re an accomplished blogger or a complete beginner, you’ll find lots of really useful tips in this great ebook.

So, if you part with your hard-earned cash (not much though) what will you get?

Lots of step by step guides, hints and tips to make your blog stand out from the crowd. You’ll find out:

  • Plugins and additions to make life easier

  • Time saving hints and tips

  • The best way to write blogs

  • How to word titles to get more clicks

  • Ways of encouraging comments so your blog doesn’t look like the Marie Celeste

  • and more!

PLUS from the moment you download your copy you’ll also have email access to me to ask questions – your own personal blog consultant!

You can buy it from Amazon.co.uk here

Or from Amazon.com here

Just want the plain old PDF version? You can still get that here 🙂

So what are you waiting for? Power up your blogging today!

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299 Steps to Blogging Heaven – we're back on track!

OK, after our technical issues and the loss of the ebook, we're back on track!

The steps are written, backed up and backed up again. They just have to be fleshed out.

We're still looking at software options.

We've rethought the price after feedback.

299 Steps to Blogging Heaven is almost ready.

I've given myself a good lead time to allow for any technical issues, so be aware it might actually be out early!

And you can preorder now 🙂

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