The 30 Day Challenges now have their own website!

With the success of the 30 Day Challenges I’ve been running recently, and the fact that there are LOADS more in the pipeline, I wanted to move them away from this site, as it was beginning to be taken over!

So I’m happy to report that the Challenges now have their own site – you can see it here –> 30 Day Challenges.

The new site carries the same branding as this one, but is a much better place to focus on the Challenges, and blog posts related to them.

You can find the Challenge you need, join either the email challenge or buy the ebook, and sign up to get info on future Challenges – I’d highly recommend signing up as we have a lot of challenges coming up and I’d hate you to miss out!

Pop on over now and let me know what you think!

Stuck for blog post ideas? Write an FAQ!

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This post is extracted from the 30 Day Blogging Challenge, a £5 ebook or 30 Day email course aimed at kickstarting your blogging success

Today let’s set up a mini FAQ. We’ve already spoken about how people often search with questions, so let’s put 4 or 5 of the questions you get asked and drop them into a blog post.

For example, I could write ‘Top 5 Social Media Questions’

They could be:

  • Does Facebook really work for business (yes)
  • Is ghost blogging wrong? (no)
  • Isn’t Twitter all about what people had for lunch? (no)
  • Isn’t blogging a waste of time? (no)
  • How do I set up a WordPress blog?

The answers could be a few lines, or a few paragraphs, but they’ll make up the bulk of the post.

What are the questions your client and customers ask you the most? Answer them in today’s blog for a ready made mini FAQ.

Eager to see the rest of the challenges? Get the 30 Day Blogging Challenge ebook for just £5 now

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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!

What they’re saying about the 30 day blogging challenge from nikkipilkington.com

Have you joined the #30dayblog Blogging challenge yet?

 

Find out more here: Nikki Pilkington 30 Day Blogging Challenge or see the 30 Day Blogging Challenge ebook.

Here’s what’s being said:

Hi Nikki, I just wanted to say I’m loving #30dayblog, it’s actually forcing me to bother to write something. I’m running behind and have only got to day three so far and I might miss out the guest post one as I did one recently but it’s certainly been challenging. But I’m now getting equal hits to the blog as our homepage, which has never happened before!

It took Nikki’s ’30 Day Blogging Challenge’ to start me writing blog posts. I appreciate the importance of the momentum in writing day after day. Nikki shows how to shape the content so it is relevant online. Last year I did a blog challenge and found it really hard to keep up. We got daily emails with great suggestions but in the end it was always my own choice as to what I blogged about. I just about managed it!

Nikki’s 30 day blog challenge is different, as it’s very structured. Nikki tells us exactly what she wants us to think about and write. When I read the instructions I wonder first how I am going to do it … and then surprise myself that it is easier than thought. I feel I’m learning a lot more about blog writing this time, so thank you, Nikki!

I just wanted to thank you for sharing your awesome 30 day blogging challenge. I often struggle to find new topics for blogs but since signing up for your daily tips I have managed to write 4 in one day! Thank you for the inspiration, I will continue to use your tips even after the 30 day challenge has ended.

The 30 Day Blogging Challenge is still only £3, so sign up now!

Nikki’s 30 Day Blog Challenge forced me to write posts – sometimes one that were outside my comfort zone. Me? Write for another blog? No way! Well I did and loved it!

Whilst I will confess I didn’t manage all of the challenge (sorry Nikki), part of the reason was due to the extra enquiries and projects it has generated. So if you’re thinking about blogging, give the challenge a try – you won’t regret doing it. You might regret NOT doing it though 🙂

The main question is ‘Does it work’ and it’s an emphatic YES. Traffic to my blog was non-existent, but within a few days of blogging regularly the traffic increased massively – from 400 hits in a year to 600 hits in a month!

If you are serious about becoming a better blogger and have around 30 minutes a day to devote to blogging and reading other blogs then this a challenge that you will not regret taking part in, and most importantly it’s a lot of fun

If you’re impatient like me, get all 30 days plus extras in a handy ebook for just a fiver – 30 Day Blogging Challenge ebook.

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