Goodbye Boost Blog Traffic. Hello Smart Blogger

Goodbye Boost Blog Traffic. Hello Smart Blogger

Well, surprise, surprise, surprise… as my good ol’ buddy Gomer Pyle used to say. 🙂

After four wonderful years on, we’ve decided to rebrand as


In one word: evolution.

Back in 2012, I was one little voice in a sea of people blogging about blogging. To stand out, I picked a topic I knew I could talk about better than anybody else: traffic.

Turned out to be a smart move. Within just a couple months, more than 13,000 people jumped on the prelaunch list. Within nine months, we crossed $500,000 of revenue.

All from talking about traffic.

Gradually though, the space evolved, and so did we. We still talked about traffic, but we also dabbled in teaching about other aspects of building a popular blog, aspects like writing, email marketing, and monetization.

At some point, just wasn’t appropriate anymore. We needed a new brand, a new vision that encompassed everything we’d become.

And here it is.

Welcome to Smart Blogger. 🙂

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

Let’s be clear…

Even though we’re removing “traffic” from the domain name, we’ll still be talking about it as much as ever. In fact, the subject matter of the blog isn’t really changing all that much.

What’s changing is our target audience.

You see, most bloggers are hobbyists. They enjoy writing, and they publish a post every now and again, but it’s no big deal to them if the site ever grows or turns into anything.

But there’s also this other group…

… a much smaller group…

For us, blogging is a means to an end. It’s a way to get a book deal, launch an online business, attract high-paying clients, or become a thought leader.

And we’re really freaking serious about it.

Not because we’re fanatics or anything (okay, maybe a little, lol), but because our time is precious to us. We don’t have the luxury of sitting around writing shit nobody reads. We expect each and every post we publish to move us closer to our goal.

But here’s the problem…

There are a gazillion different tactics you can use to grow your blog, and there’s no easy way to figure out which ones work and which ones don’t. You end up jumping from tactic to tactic, dabbling in a little bit of everything, and pulling your hair out because you’re wasting so much time.

Frustrating, right?

Well, here’s the good news…

That stops today.

The Vision for Smart Blogger

As of right now, Smart Blogger is here to help. We’ll teach you:

How to use blogging to accomplish your goals without wasting your time

The handful of tactics that are working in the trenches right now

Where to get the tools and resources you’ll need on your journey

And when the going gets tough?

We’ll be there to give you a pep talk… or a kick in the rear. Whichever you need most. 🙂

I can’t promise it’ll be easy. I can’t promise it’ll be fast. I can’t promise it’ll be painless.

But I’ll make this commitment to you right now:

Where most bloggers are stumbling around in the dark, confused about what to do next, feeling like an idiot for wasting so much time, you’ll have the confidence of knowing you’re on the right path, taking the right steps, surrounded by the right people.

In other words, you won’t be just another blogger. You’ll be a smart blogger.

And you’ll get all the rewards that are coming to ya. I’ll make sure of it.

About the Author: Jon Morrow has repeatedly asked to be called “His Royal Awesomeness,” but no one listens to him. So, he settles for the CEO of Smart Blogger. Poor man. 😉


  1. Jessica
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 14:39:37

    Congratulations on the rebrand! Really looking forward to what the future holds for all of us fanatics. 😉

  2. Francis
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 15:40:15

    Congratulations. Nice Move.

  3. Mark Brinker
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 15:44:07

    Hi Jon. I hadn’t visited your site in a few months. Then all of sudden today for no specific reason I said, “Hmm, I wonder what BBT is up to these days?” Then, as you say, “Surprise, surprise” … no more BBT! Your new site looks GREAT.

    • june f mcginnis
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:31:59

      I too have not been here for a while. Really love the rebrand. It inspires me to get my a– in gear and get my blog going. Thanks for the wake up call! Love you Jon!

    • Marianne // DYOB
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:19:57

      Haha same here. I love the rebrand and the new name. It’ll be a lot easier to type and to remember. Glad to be back and looking forward to the wisdom!

      • Chris Rice
        Apr 01, 2016 @ 03:07:02

        Agree, Marianne.

        I love when brands include the audience’s goal in their name – who doesn’t want to be a smart blogger?

  4. Kevin J. Duncan
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 17:02:58

    Hey Jon,

    Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Semisonic, Closing Time


    Even though I knew this change was coming, it still caught me off guard! 🙂

    Kudos to Glen Long for reserving this great domain name long, long ago. The man is clairvoyant!

    Can’t wait to see all the awesomeness you, Glen, and the rest of the BBT/SB team have in store!

    – @kevinjduncan

  5. Alp
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 17:09:57

    You know, Jon, I don’t know how you do it. You progressively manage to say more with less.

    One of these days, you’re going to figure out how to download the information straight into our heads without typing a single word.

    Will that be the next evolutionary leap of this blog? 😉

    PS: Love the new minimalist design. And the concept of a ‘smart blogger’. Huzzah for us fanatics!

    • Jon Morrow
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:52:26

      Ha. The more I say, the more I usually get us into trouble, so that’s why this was so brief. Glad it came off well, though.

      • Bonnie Kirk
        Apr 04, 2016 @ 04:49:18

        Most of us would do well to say less, Jon. Now if we could just get the presidential candidates to heed your advice…

  6. Andrew
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 17:54:39

    I love the new design, Jon. Congrats on the rebrand!

  7. Ann
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 18:57:14

    Hi Jon,

    Nice! I look forward to what “smart blogger” brings.

  8. Darmawan
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 19:05:15

    Great decision, Jon!

    Your blog has become too big for the old name, Boost Blog Traffic.

    One of the biggest reason I love BBT is because your articles (especially this one: literally made me think how I can become smarter as a blogger, so the new name 100% fits the content on this blog.

    Congrats on the rebrand!

    • Ramona
      Apr 06, 2016 @ 15:24:06

      You are so right. I’ve been reading this blog for a while and it’s AMAZING. It has literally changed my blogging life (and I’m not a beginner, have done this for about 10 years with some success). Yet, all these terrific ideas and tips have dramatically improved my traffic and (more importantly) earnings. I welcome the new ‘persona’ (I think it’s even more suitable for such content) and hope to get the chance to become smarter every day 🙂

  9. Susan Jones
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 19:08:14

    Love the name change Jon. Very relevant, instantly understandable and it has a ring to it that Boost Blog Traffic doesn’t.
    Good move I say! ?

  10. Ruth
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 19:16:32

    Hi Jon,
    Boost Blog Traffic, Smart Blogger, or even Master Chef Blogging, wherever you go, we follow.
    Great to see that you practise what you preach.
    Love the new design too.
    Can’t wait for the goodies to drop.
    Congrats Glen and the BBT or rather SB team. ?

  11. Blake Powell
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 19:40:19

    I was just linking back to one of your posts and – wait a minute… what’s a Smart Blogger? Did the brand change? Why would he do that?

    Totally love the change though, Jon. It’s certainly refreshing, and like another commenter said, although it was nice to have the immediate benefit in the domain Boost Blog Traffic fell a little heavy off the tongue.

    Smart Blogger, however, is short and savvy. And maybe a little sexy.

    Congrats on the rebrand! Look forward to the future (but mostly similar) direction.

  12. David Hammond
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 19:58:55

    When I first got to this new site, I thought I must have made a mistake. Then I realized you’ve revamped. Congratulations! Your new site looks great!

  13. Eli Seekins
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 20:07:39

    Wow so crazy!

    I was a little surprised about this at first. I almost thought I was on the wrong page. But it still feels just like Boost Blog Traffic.

    Congrats on the rebrand.

    It’s funny that you mentioned that most bloggers are hobbyists (it’s so true). I literally just launched my new blog yesterday. My target audience is for bloggers who just want to start.

    What crazy weird timing.

    I think I’ll miss BBT (not like you’re really going anywhere), but I’m excited to see where this new brand goes.


  14. Cody Lister
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 20:15:04

    Woah, another baller move by J.M. Nice design too. BBT and Firepole would make interesting case studies about how organic traffic changes after a rebrand/permanent 301 redirect is set up for an established, popular blog. Either way, the rebrand looks great.

    • Jon Morrow
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:47:57

      I’m sure we will publish some data at some point talking about how it went. Certainly nerve-racking to risk all of that traffic. 🙂

      And I can’t take credit for the move or design. Glen Long, Heather Sanders, and Tim Gary were the masterminds behind the scenes, and I just stuck my nose in every now and again. 🙂

  15. Helen McCarthy
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 21:35:36

    Congrats Jon and team SB, love the rebrand. Very ‘smart’.

  16. Cathy Hutchison
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 22:35:30

    Congratulations you guys! Very happy to see this holistic rebrand. Good stuff!

  17. Ashutosh
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 06:26:02

    This is great. Rebranding seems cool, kind of a new start.

    I love the conten on your blog and haven’t missed a post since I have started following BBT, will continue doing so now that it has become SB :p

    I am certain your articles will be top quality as well always.

    Congratulations and All the best on the venture!

  18. Zak Mustapha
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 07:13:11

    Congratulations Jon.
    That was a smart move.
    Glad to know that the content will be the same.
    Loving the new colors.

  19. Deepak Jha
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 08:13:23

    Congrats Jon and team. I also rebranded my blog, it is like season of rebranding lol! looking for some more interesting posts but this time from smart blogger.

  20. Lucy Barber
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:05:25

    I know rebranding can be difficult so best of luck on the endeavor! I’m sure you all will make some really “smart” decisions in the process.

    So long as the good content keeps coming, I’m okay with whatever you want to call yourselves!

  21. Mai Bjorklund
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:16:48

    That’s wonderful! I’m so excited to see the new brand grow and succeed – as well as follow in your footsteps, HRH!

  22. Doug H.
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:17:24

    Very exciting! I look forward to the new(ish) direction! Congrats guys.

  23. Yusuff Busayo
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:21:05

    This is one heck of an unexpected change.

    I knew was coming, but that it would kick Boostblogtraffic away is still a huge wonder.

    I love this new brand though. And I’m doubly sure it would outperform BBT 10 times.

    Congratulations, Jon

  24. Charlie Seymour Jr
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:24:10

    I will miss the Action Verb BOOST in your title. Action, taking action, making something stronger, growing something.

    We can all be smart but without taking action.

    But knowing you, Jon: you researched this really well and you take this rebranding with a great future ahead.

    Truth be told: All I need to see is “Jon Morrow” and I know the information will be great. So… call it what you will, I’ll open each note as soon as it arrives!

    Charlie Seymour Jr

    • Jon Morrow
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:43:21

      I hear you on the action verb, Charlie. Initially, I was actually against a rebrand, and it took many hours of thought and conversations with the rest of the team to decide to do it. All signs are that it will be a smart move, but fingers crossed! 🙂

      • carola
        Mar 31, 2016 @ 17:08:13

        you are such a clever man jon! i’m sure it will work well.

  25. Laurel Bern
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:28:35

    Wonderful news! It looks clean and fresh. Great job.

    As Rafiki in the Lion King said:

    “Change is good.”

    Alright, back to work on building my own kingdom or else I’m gonna get my butt whooped again. ;] Grateful to you guys for your wisdom, encouragement and the ability to kick me in the ass in a way that inspires. Now, *that* is a skill! xo, Laurel

  26. Pankaj Dhawan
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:32:11

    This indeed is a required and smart move. I’m sure this is going to be a huge, better success and well, good for us too.

  27. Ray
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:35:38

    Congrats on the great new site redesign and on the new name.

    Exciting times ahead, I’m sure.

    Regards, Ray

  28. JONtotheworld
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:38:22

    I also love the re-brand. First, it’s short, catchy and sounds sexy. Smart Blogger.

    This suits you more Jon, because all in all you’re an awesome blogger. Traffic is just part of it.

    Thanks for continuously producing great content for us. Good luck!

  29. Donna DeRosa
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:40:05

    Never be afraid to give up something good in order to achieve something great. Good luck, Jon and team.

  30. Shelly-Ann Smalling
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:41:36

    Congratulations Your Royal Awesomeness!

    Thanks for the Headline Hacks and all the other rewarding (can’t find an adequate adjective) content and advice you’ve provided.

    It’s greatly appreciated, Jon.


  31. moumita
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:41:36

    I never knew that smart blogger is the new version of boost blog traffic. Looking forward to its newest version with its latest techniques. thank you

  32. Boon Ong
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:43:54

    Just when I was revising the online course I took previously, the next hour, I received the good of BBT?

    I personally felt smart is a nicer word to use and begin with, this is smart and I like it a lot.

    I am looking forward to it!

  33. Ross Webster
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:45:22

    Jon! This was amazingly out the blue! I thought I clicked the wrong bookmark haha!

    But progression is great and so is this new beautiful website. As long as I get to hear your brilliant words then i’ll be grateful!

    Keep it going 🙂

  34. Nathan Richard
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:45:35

    Looks Great!!! Good job. Looks and feels Clean. Smart Move

  35. Dj Segovia
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:47:35

    Hey Jon, “we’re movin on up… To the Eastside, To a deluxe apartment in the sky”(the Jefferson’s tv show). Being from NYC – that’s a large smart move!!
    Congratulations! And I just realized I’m a fanatic not a hobbyist wahoooo!
    Dj Segovia

  36. Brandon
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:48:34

    Like it WAY better! Congrats my friend!

  37. M.C. Simon
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:51:49

    Sincerely speaking, you are so good that I don’t really care what name your website has. Wherever you decide to write, I follow you.
    But… I have to admit that the new name sounds great! Congratulations for the re-branding.

  38. Shaikh Masood Alam
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:52:52

    Congratulations for your rebranded journey, your blog always give me inspiration to not quit blogging.

  39. David Boozer
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:54:29

    Love it Jon! Looks and feels great!

  40. Sharon
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:01:29

    Smart move.


  41. Peter Banerjea
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:05:10

    Hey John, as you have always told is, it not about traffic! The name is perfect!

  42. Thom
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:06:19

    Great re-design and re-branding!
    Looking forward to learning and implementing you suoior advice.

  43. John Els
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:13:00

    Jon, I’m definitely onboard! I became a big fan of yours (and the people you work with) several months ago. The name and branding may have changed, but it’s still the same quality people behind it. I look forward to the same top quality articles on I wish you all success with the rebranding and the modified direction you’re taking.

  44. stefany
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:18:45

    Wonderful and congrats. Great re-branding, it looks great and the name is absolutely perfect.

  45. Don Sturgill
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:19:44

    Suits me, Jon and team. I’m just glad to hear you’re not going away.

  46. Cathie Jennings
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:21:10

    Hey Jon –
    Congratulation on your more inclusive repositioning! Love the look and feel–softer, more modern. Job well done by the whole team. No worries about losing traffic. I’m guessing the old ones will stay for the great advice and the new users won’t be able to wait to sign up. 😉

    Three cheers for Smart Bloggers success!

  47. Alan Briggs
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:21:43

    Loving the rebrand!

  48. Arlene
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:22:28

    Nice clean look. Congratulations.

  49. Zed Shah
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:23:09

    Best of luck with this new direction Jon and very much looking forward to delving into your content

  50. Rusty LaGrange
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:27:19

    It must be in the air. So many blogs are rebranding to get a different perspective.
    It’s a good move. A “super” move. Will you be wearing a cape now?

  51. Vicky Cox
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:35:09

    I like it. But what I really need is the kick in the pants.

  52. Caelan Huntress
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:38:17

    The Blog is Dead! Long Live the Blog!

  53. Candis
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:42:40

    I really like the more peaceful colors (and post image). The name fits this site perfectly – every piece I’ve read on this blog has made me a smarter blogger.

    After the dust settle, I’d love to hear details about how the move went and if it affected traffic at all.

    Congrats to your whole team and best wishes with the new brand.

  54. Diana Ladden
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:51:13

    Thank you, Your Royal Awesomeness!

  55. Tim Gray
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:54:12

    Expanding the brand into ‘blogging knowledge generally’ seems like a smart move.

    Something to bear in mind as you fine-tune: the old black and red colours and big lettering gave a sense of action and power. The blue and grey here – though it’s attractive and hangs together – is much blander, and you’re in danger of looking like just one more online business site. Maybe there are tweaks that will stamp it with more individuality.

    • Alp
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 11:59:57

      That’s an interesting observation, Tim! I like the new minimalist design, but like you, I preferred to the more striking red/black and big lettering. Didn’t really think of it until you pointed it out.

  56. Julie
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:01:28

    Great rebrand. Love the name! Looking forward to continually learning from you and your team.

  57. Leonie Burmeister
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:02:31

    All the best
    We follow like slaves
    None of us doubt your abilities and decisions

  58. Keiko
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:16:34

    Hi Jon,

    I was doing exactly what you were saying, wandering around the blog gurus and picking some tips here and there, but I always check back with your site.

    Now, with the new looks which I love, by the way, and the new visions, I won’t have to wander around in the blogosphere. I’m really looking forward to it!

  59. Kevin
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:24:18

    Like the new format Jon. Really nice.

    I notice when I type in, instead of going to a 404 error page I go to and the search engine updates to the new url. How d’you get that to happen?

    Best wishes for your new site


    • mindcue
      Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:51:17

      It’s pretty easy on most servers that support an .htaccess file. You can do a google search and find many examples. You can also redirect single pages/posts, though you could use a WordPress plugin for those instead.

      • Kevin
        Apr 01, 2016 @ 04:59:15

        Thanks. Being a child of the 60s I assume it’s possible to do most things, just don’t know how.

  60. pam rosen
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:34:38

    Love your new and evolved name and branding! Congratulations Jon.

  61. Mamoon Moulavi
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:42:34

    Well it seems you are on the way to hit the milestone. Your thoughts are very practical and innovative.
    I started blogging this year. You’re posts helped me soo much to build my blog and knowledge about it. Carry on man. Hope ull share more tips.
    Have a good day.

  62. Alex
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:56:45

    Congrats on taking the next step and all the best for the rebranding. Like always, I’m excited to see what’s behind the next corner for BBT… uhm, excuse me, SB.

    More information about monetarisation would be great, especially on SBO. I understand that you want to cater to beginners with most material, but that also means SBO becomes less useful for bloggers who are over the very beginning stages. All the best!

    (SBO is Jon’s awesome paid program, for anybody who doesn’t know.)

  63. Heloise Jones
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 13:33:06

    Great move. Really like the new, clean look. Look forward to the next evolution.

  64. Tom Southern
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 13:40:31

    Hi Jon,

    Exciting times! I think the time is right for this change. BBT was starting to sound the same with every blog post. Almost as if the same person was writing them, or re-writing them.

    I’ve been wondering where you were taking things and not just with the halt the guest posts, or rather changing them to invitation-only and not only for the reason highlighted above.

    I certainy will be watching where you go and what new strategies and advice you offer people.

    Here’s to this new phase!


  65. Nikhil
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 13:41:06

    I got amazed. How did this happen? How long were you planning for it? Your vision is true; you cannot be focused on a name when you were opening the arms. Good luck with a brand new name…I loved this name.


  66. Carol Tice | Make a Living Writing
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 13:45:16

    Loving the rebrand, Jon. 😉

    Guess great minds are thinking alike — I haven’t rebranded, but spawned a whole new site this week — Small Blog, Big Income.

  67. Sophie Lizard
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 13:54:06

    Jon, you could change your name to Zaphod Beeblebrox and this blog would still kick ass. 😉 Nice rebrand!

  68. James Govel
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 14:05:27

    So you guys are the ones who had smart blogger all this time … I tried to get this domain name at some point. I am sure it will serve you just as well and better than before the rebrand. Look forward to more good stuff. Good luck guys!

  69. Jan Tucker
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 14:09:51

    I like it. A brand needs to represent everything that it does. Nice move!

  70. April Yamasaki
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 14:14:41

    Love the new name and look, Jon. Once again, you lead by example and keep providing great content. thanks!

  71. Jason
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 14:42:37

    One of the few times I have actually not hated a change like this:) The whole look of the site is brighter and more pleasing to me. Not that the other bothered me, but I do like this better.

  72. Josh
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 14:58:35

    I just found out about your site a week or two ago. I like the new name, BBT is good too but SmartBlogger sounds more serious & less scammy.

  73. Eugen Oprea
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 15:01:32

    Congratulations on hitting a new milestone, team Smart Blogger! Kudos to all of you!

    The new design looks awesome and I look forward to see more on the new direction you are heading.

  74. Jim
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 15:06:31

    At first I was like, “whhaaaat?”. But after reading your explanation and the reasons behind it – evolution – I think it’s a super-smart move. Serious bloggers the world over are in good hands. Nice work and all the best.

  75. Mary Lou Green
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 16:57:23

    I feel smarter just going to the new domain! Congratulations on knowing when and how to cook up something new and delicious.

    Jon, you know all about the magic of the secret sauce! Thanks for your generosity.

  76. Ben
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 17:16:58

    Congratulations on the rebranding. I’m looking forward to see how the new vision plays out.

  77. Rob K
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 17:29:01

    Jon- Congratulations. Love the brand change.

  78. Prosper B. Wealth
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 17:33:04

    Hey Jon,

    When I first read the headline in my email inbox, I thought it was an April fool’s day joke. Still, I couldn’t help but click the link to see it for myself.

    To be honest with you, I’m impressed. This is good work Jon.

    I’m looking forward to the quality we associate with you.

    – PBW

  79. Janice Wald
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 18:18:33

    Hi Jon,
    Having more avenues does seem like a logical move. You wrote about having a niche with longevity. Once readers are getting mega traffic, they will stay with you if you tell them how to monetize. Nice move.

  80. Mike McRitchie
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 18:53:54

    Great evolution, Jon! You make a good point about the blogger for blogging sake vs the blogger who is using that as a means to an end. Different purposes and commitment level. I have enjoyed your blog posts. Well researched, great insights, and very actionable (I try them immediately when it makes sense for me and my business). I look forward to your future.

  81. Sonia Simone
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 21:23:43

    Nifty! Well done, Your Royal Awesomeness. 🙂

    Bold move to do a major rebrand the day this close to April 1 😉

  82. shaun f
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 23:03:52

    hey jon,

    Wow what a fantastic site, I see the change and that’s awesome well done I am looking forward to reading more great things from you 🙂 Have a nice day, shaun.

  83. sudhir shukla
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 23:23:10

    It’s really smart move, and honestly, you deserve it. BBT(SM) is one of my favourite blog. I like the way you write Jon.

  84. jun miranda
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 00:22:51

    Can’t help but to laugh out loud on what you said about yourself in your About the Author box. You’re awesome, Jon, whether you like it or not. Forever, I’ll be your ardent pupil on ‘Smart Blogging’. All the best.

  85. Bryan McHeyzer
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 05:27:26

    Hi Jon,
    Nice work the new look is already a winner.
    Look forward to reading your wisdom in the future

  86. Bryan Collins
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 05:56:48

    The new site is looking great, congrats on all the hard work Jon! I can’t wait to see what’s next.

  87. Akshay Hallur
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 08:19:51

    Jon, congrats on the new brand. But that good ol’ design was killer. In fact it was my most favorite. Moreover that was a color of conversion.


  88. Pedro Gonzalez
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 09:28:07

    NIce site Jon! I will miss the look of BBT. Looking forward to your upcoming posts now here at SB.

  89. Amelia Brazell
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 14:38:22

    Smart move, your Royal Awesomeness! Love the clean look and the new direction. I see a truly professional vision of the blogging future. I recently got an unexpected kick in the pants and am looking forward to gobbling up and acting on every word printed on SmartBlogger. Thanks a bunch.

  90. Joani
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 14:41:56

    Hi Jon,
    I actually just stumbled on your very first post today via Google. Dumb mistakes people make when starting a blog, and I am so glad I did. I’m wondering if you have or will be posting about changing your name the right way so you don’t mess up your SEO. I’ve wanted to change the name of my website for a number years and would really like some tips on how you are doing it successfully.

  91. Shamsudeen Adeshokan
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 17:23:16

    Hi Jon,

    I did a Google search and the guest post by Kevin Duncan top the page (Ultimate Guide to Blog commenting), so I click and behold, a “redirection” on my browser tab…..


    I had to check the homepage to make sure am in the right place, then I found this announcement.

    This is a bold move, like Cody Lister said up there in his comment, it will be interesting to see you share some numbers with us when is due.

    Thanks Jon and the rest of the team at “SmartBlogger”

  92. Milijana
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 17:25:37

    Usually, i don’t like good things to change. But for me, I find this site interesting because of its content, not because of the name. So, I will continue to follow you because of many interesting and useful things to find here, and the name is not so big deal (for me).
    One thing is for sure: you can’t go wrong by calling your readers smart ones:)

    I’m new out there, so everybody are welcome to my new website about writing, single parenting and many more.

  93. Kim Hamlin
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 01:33:15

    smart change by a smart guy, love it! thanks for all you do!

  94. Gudtalent Chrisent
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 03:39:52

    Really a smart evolution Jon.

    I love the new brand name, but come to think of it, you’re very lucky to have gotten this name “smart blogger” since such name are no longer available as a new domain.

    Looking up for more and great/smart ideas here.

  95. David Habour
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 10:41:55

    HI Jon,

    This is proof that you are on top of what is going on in the industry, and the reason I trust and value what you have to say.

  96. Jake Mcspirit
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 10:45:03

    Hey Jon,

    Was wondering when this evolution would come about, to be honest. Especially after course after course came out teaching about the other intricacies of blogging.

    Bet this domain was expensive though! 😉

    Appreciate the continued knowledge you and the BBT (wait, SB?) team provide.

  97. Duane Reeve
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 14:19:13

    Well, I never saw this coming and was taken by surprise. I too love the simplicity of the new design. I’ve just completed a re-brand (domain migration) for a client’s website going from an exact match, keyword rich domain name to a 4-letter abbreviation of their name. It was a relatively small website, but it’s a daunting task nonetheless. Best of luck with the new blog which I will most definitely continue to follow.

  98. Alex Efremov
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 16:39:54

    “You won’t be just another blogger. You’ll be a smart blogger.”

    Incredible words!

    Congratulations, Jon! I think new domain is an excellent choice

  99. Prerna Malik
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 23:03:46

    LOVE the rebrand and the new name!! I personally resonate with a blog when I can see myself in their branding… I’m a smart blogger reading Smart Blogger 😉

    Congratulations Jon and team!! Excited about this new “chapter”

  100. Charlene Woodley
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 00:02:07

    Congrats on the rebrand! I’m so glad to have been a BBT reader and totally excited about reading epic content on the new platform! A new day has dawned, and I’m ready for it! 🙂

  101. Cynthia
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 06:20:51

    Thrilling! Sounds like you’re rebranding to focus on strategy. Love it!

  102. Clifford
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 10:26:21

    Looks good, good enough to have for lunch! HaHa well traffic is the reason for the season. Thanks for the free traffic on my blog!

  103. Cate Saxton
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 12:13:27

    Wishing you continued massive success and I’ll be sure to tune into your incredible content as you’re always spot on!

    Namaste my friend

  104. Jupiter Jim
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 12:50:23


    Love the new name! Easy to spell. Easy to remember! Short and Sweet! You are an inspiration in many ways. The day is fast approaching when you will be addressed by your rightful title: “His Royal Awesomeness”! In the meantime, I did grow up watching Gomer Pyle and just loved that show as a kid, so I put a link to ‘Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!’ LOL Congratulations on your new blog name.
    I live in Jupiter, Florida and I believe you live near me, so maybe someday I’ll have the honor of getting to personally meet, “His Royal Awesomeness”!

  105. Moshe Chayon
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 17:36:22

    I’m a new blogger stumbling in the dark. I know my business but not that much about blogging. I found you through problogger. And I’m glad I did 🙂

  106. Alexis Jordan
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 02:55:39

    Hi! I am one of those people who thinks that we should not be afraid to make some changes in a life! So I fully support your decision to rebrand and I think it will be really interesting to learn the main aspects of using blogging to accomplish your goals without wasting precious time. I hope that all your great ideas will not ends on this! Best wishes to you and wait for more interesting posts.

  107. Emily
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 12:41:19

    Way to roll with the punches, guys!

  108. Keri Vandongen
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 23:02:54

    Exciting to hear about your rebranding decision, Jon! I wish you tremendous success with your new blog.
    Thank you kindly for directing readers to a blog you wrote 2 years ago -sharing part of your blog’s $100 000 a month success story. I listened to a brief interview recording with Darren Rowse this morning. He mentioned that luck with timing is typically part of every entrepreneur’s success. There’s a “spidey sense” that I was supposed to read messages within your 3 April 2014 post today. It was found while following your recommendation for an ideal way to comment on blogs. I’ll have you to thank for this luck. ~Keri

  109. Amanda Ricks
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 00:56:08

    Hi, Jon and all at Smart Blogger! Congratulations! Everything looks fantastic and MOST importantly what a great introductory post with your mission, Jon. love it. Yes, I’m one of those few smaller but serious folk trying to make a go of it and always looking in your direction for wisdom.
    I expect great things to come!

  110. Geoff
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 01:01:15

    Just when I thought your blog couldn’t be more helpful, you’ve gone and literally targeted me… personally!

    Thanks for all the work you’ve done already Jon, and for becoming even more relevant with the re-brand.

  111. Transport George
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 01:46:52

    Great move! The first time I checked visited your site after you rebranded your site I thought I was lost. I love the clean and simple design of your new site. 🙂

  112. Jandee Smith
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 02:18:06

    Great news! That after four wonderful years it is big evolution. And you have a nice vision to teach/help other blogger to become a smart blogger. I expect great things to come!

  113. Sanjay
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 06:17:15

    Well done. The new name smartblogger looks great. Not just traffic, it can be anything in terms blogging now with and tells your vision clearly.

  114. Vina
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 23:22:43

    The new name smartblogger looks great

  115. andini
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 23:24:13

    Looks good, good enough to have for lunch!

  116. Sarah P.
    Apr 08, 2016 @ 17:43:38

    Hi Jon,

    I am a subscriber and have also ordered one of your programs. Just wanted to say that you are an amazing person with an incredibly good heart. In my opinion, you are focused on adding value and giving more than you receive. Thank you for all you do and congrats on your re-brand! (And no, I do not know Jon personally and I get nothing from saying this. Jon earned it!)

    Peace Out!

  117. Rank Tracker
    Apr 09, 2016 @ 06:51:07

    Hi Jon ,
    Thank you for providing reader-friendly information. This content is really helpful and quite well to keep us updated through the life of blogging.

  118. Brian Robben
    Apr 10, 2016 @ 19:23:30

    Congratulations on the successful rebrand! I’m excited to read more going forward.

  119. kaushik
    Apr 11, 2016 @ 15:58:36

    Nice makeover, dont like the optin box though. Earlier one was nice with gradient background and the ebook cover which helped it boost conversions.

  120. Honest Mum
    Apr 12, 2016 @ 08:13:07

    I’m a full time professional blogger and it’s great to find your site thanks to Pro Blogger-the evolution of blogging is exciting; opportunities it brings, limitless. An exciting time for experienced and novice digital influencers! Congrats on the re-brand.

  121. Melanie Sodtka
    Apr 15, 2016 @ 23:30:24

    Just started the course and already seeing huge benefits. Looking forward to the rest and trusting in the process.

  122. Vickie Boswell
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 00:34:53

    Nice move Jon…
    With time everyone needs to change..I am also thinking of changing my profile i.e. from content marketer to freelancing writer..
    I wish you will make huge profits from this website..All the very best for future..

  123. Hidup mulia
    May 02, 2016 @ 20:48:04

    Sincerely speaking, you are so good that I don’t really care what name your website has. Wherever you decide to write, I follow you.