Search Engine Optimization or SEO is something every blogger need to be able to attract visitors to their site through search. For most of us today, that's synonymous with optimizing for Google but there are many other search engines that are critical for attracting opportunities and brands. No, I'm not talking about BING or Yahoo - I'm talking about CISION, IZEA, TapInfluence, Intellifluence and the dozens of other networks that marketers use to find us.
The reality is that each of these blogger networks has hundreds if not THOUSANDS of bloggers in their directories. While it is always important to have personal relationships with brands, often times you will have a recruiter go to the database and search for "men's interest" or "cars". That makes it critical that we think about how our profiles are written and what information is contained in them so that we pop to the top and have the opportunity to be considered. Here's some tips that I use to improve my odds at being found by optimizing my blog profiles.
Unlike some trips where we stay put in a single destination, this was a bit of a road trip through Northern Nevada. From Reno, we headed south to Carson Valley and then on to the mining boom town of Virginia City before heading back to Reno. From ranches to silver mines and the opportunity to judge the famous Virginia City "Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry" aka the Testicle Festival and then a visit to the famous National Automobile Museum, this was an action-packed adventure that we highly recommend guys explore on their own as well.
We'll be adding links to articles and videos produced by each of the guys, so stay tuned for more!
Everyone knows the importance of properly hashtaging your posts on Instagram and Twitter, but most posts out there cater to women and cutesy posts about dresses and other pretty things. Today, we're going to share some important Instagram hashtags to help men better categorize their posts. This is designed to be a living document, so please comment below if you have other hashtags that you think we should be including. Now, on to our list of essential Instagram hashtags relating to Whisky, Beer, Wine, and other Adult Beverages!
Grand Rapids Michigan is "Beer City". While many cities around the country boast an impressive number of craft breweries, this one is special and easily located just a few hours drive from major population centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. With the mighty Brewsader Passport in hand and guidence from Experience Grand Rapids, we set off to explore what makes this city a great beercation destination.
If you listen to a lot of podcasts and vlogs, you'll start to notice that many of them actually use the same music - so where do they get it? For many of the videos I've produced personally, I've simply used what came with my editing app and that's great ... except that it's limited and often times triggers copyright warnings on Facebook and YouTube. So I decided to reach out and ask a few of my friends where they get their tracks for use in podcasts and videos. Here's some of the top sites for free music downloads that they recommended.