1 Million Page Views Later, How I Am Blogging Different

1 Million Page Views Later, How I Am Blogging Different - http://www.bloggingwizard.com Avatar Posted by adamjayc under Marketing
From http://www.bloggingwizard.com 2356 days ago
Made Hot by: sundaydriver on April 18, 2014 10:36 am
Blogging is a journey that involves a lot of learning. That learning should NEVER stop. In this post learn what Dave Schneider is doing different now on his new blog after reaching 1 million page views on his other blogs.





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Written by ShawnHessinger
2356 days ago

Adam,

Thanks for sharing Dave's post. Would you agree that creating a quantifiable list of enthusiastic followers is a benefit in any business, not just blogging? What are some recommendations you'd make about collecting contact data from your fans and community?



Written by adamjayc
2355 days ago

Hi Shawn, No problem.

I'd definitely agree.

I think every business should be making some effort collect data from it's followers.

At the very least build a mailing list.

A few recommendations:

- Usually the first thought of a lot of businesses is to collect as much data as possible but it's worth removing form fields because that will typically improve conversions.

- Offering free (and exclusive) content can be a great way to compel people to subscribe that wouldn't usually hand over their email address.

- When you offer content make sure that you don't redirect to a thank you page which offers the free download before users are forced to confirm their opt-in - that's a sure fire way to lose subscribers.

- Track subscribers better using goal tracking in Google Analytics.

- Your website needs to be clear and focus on improving the user experience - too many distractions usually lower conversions.

- Best practice can only get you so far - after that it's up to testing.

I recently published a post covering these points and a few more which can be found here: http://www.bloggingwizard.com/list-building-for-bloggers/



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