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13 Authority Hacks That Give You Instant Expert Status Online

13 Authority Hacks That Give You Instant Expert Status Online

He falls to one knee, gripping his chest. Like a brush fire, the news spreads through the crowd, causing confusion and fear.

Then three words are spoken – and panic is replaced by calm.

“I’m a doctor.”

The crowd parts to give the obvious expert space to work, ready and willing to follow instructions from the one person in the room who seems to know what to do.

This is the power of authority. It attracts attention, communicates credibility, and inspires action.

And as a blogger, you need it now more than ever.

You’re not trying to get attention in a room of 100; you’re clawing for attention in a room of 10,000,000. Every day, people are bombarded with dozens of new emails, hundreds of social media updates, countless videos and an endless stream of podcasts to consume.

It’s a noisy world. Without authority, your voice is a whisper, almost impossible to hear over everyone else. But as a recognized expert, you don’t have to shout, because people come to you. They seek you out, join your world, and consume everything you have to offer.

It’s good to have authority.

Yet how do you get it? How do you go from being just another blogger to becoming one of the obvious authorities?

Though it might seem like a mystery, it’s actually a science. If you know the right shortcuts, you can set off a psychological chain reaction that positions you as the respected source in your field.
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10 Simple Twitter Tactics That Will Get You More Traffic Today

10 Simple Twitter Tactics That Will Get You More Traffic Today

Are you struggling to harness the power of Twitter for your blog?

You want more followers, more engagement and, of course, more traffic for your content.

You see other bloggers killing it on Twitter, and you want some of that success for yourself, but you don’t know where to start.

The platform already seems super noisy and has experts on every topic known to man. So what can you do to stand out?

You might worry that you need a sophisticated Twitter strategy, but don’t stress. If you focus on a few simple tactics, you’ll easily tap into a community that will support your work, drive traffic to your content, and eventually monetize your blog.

And even if you don’t have tons of followers just yet, you can make the most of those you do have, and start to get on the radars of the influencers that matter.

(Having 100 of the right people following you rather than thousands of the wrong people is always better anyway.)

Regardless of whether you’re a big fish or a tiny minnow in the Twitter pond, you can use the following tactics to get more traffic for your content today.
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Blogger Outreach: How to Get Influencers to Promote Your Content for Free

Blogger Outreach: How to Get Influencers to Promote Your Content for Free

Ever notice how some blogs seem to arrive out of nowhere?

A few months earlier, you’d never even heard of the blog.

Then suddenly it’s plastered over half the Twitter and Facebook feeds in your niche.

And almost overnight, the person behind the blog is the go-to expert in the field.

Annoying, isn’t it?

After all, your content is just as good as theirs (if not better). You know just as much about your topic as they do (if not more). And you work just as hard (if not harder) promoting your work on social media.

So what’s their secret?

How do they skyrocket their blog’s traffic and subscriber numbers … while you’re still struggling to move the needle?

Is it their content?

(That’s important, but frankly not enough to guarantee success.)

Is it their eye-catching design?

(Good design helps, but it won’t automatically get you to the top.)

Did they just get lucky?

(With 164 million blogs online, they’d have better odds of winning the lottery.)

Believe it or not, most bloggers who make a name for themselves use a strategy that’s as old school as Netscape and 56k modems.

And because it may not initially seem as exciting as a new traffic technique or the latest social media network, most bloggers overlook this time-tested approach, even though it often leads to explosive blog growth.

But let’s reveal exactly how you can use this untapped strategy to grow and even make money from your blog quicker than you ever thought possible.

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6 Stunning Visuals That Will Make Your Content Memorable, Sharable, and Beautiful

6 Stunning Visuals That Will Make Your Content Memorable, Sharable, and Beautiful

With so much content competing for attention on the Internet, do you ever wonder if you start a blog if your content stands a chance?

According to the journal Science, we have to process five times more information today than in 1986.

Our readers are overwhelmed. You probably are too.

So how can you make your next blog post stand out among the masses? Is the attempt even worth the effort?

You bet it is. And it’s easier than you think.

Visitors to your website read, on average, only 28% of what’s in front of them. So slowing them down long enough to take in your message is imperative.

And one way to slow them down, increase engagement – and boost comprehension – is to use visuals.

(Yes, I know you’re not an artist. Stick with me.)

The following are six types of gorgeous visuals that are easy to create and can double your blog’s traffic and engagement levels:
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Google Says Guest Blogging Is Dead. Is It True?

Google Says Guest Blogging Is Dead. Is It True?

Well, yes.

And no.

Actually, it depends.

Look around the web, and you’ll find dozens of posts saying variations of the above, all referencing this post by Google’s Matt Cutts titled “The decay and fall of guest blogging.” They contradict each other, split hairs, and generally try to be as confusing as possible.

After reading them all, you probably feel like looking at the computer and shouting, “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!”

Let’s examine the facts:
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