When Should I Post – AKA 9:34 AM – 30 Day Blogging Challenge

Hey, quick intentional tangent. Are my pictures showing up with a pink hue over them? Everything looks fine in draft mode but wanted to check something on my blog and went to the actual version. Most of the pictures, especially the feature picture, were all pinked out. Could someone comment please and let me know […]

3 Things I’ve learned in a Weekend with Adwords – SEM

I’m trying to dramatically grow my blog traffic this month. As part of that effort, I launched my first adwords campaign on my personal blog Thursday morning. It is now Monday. My overall impression, admittedly early, is mixed. I am only targeting a spend of around $5 a day, so my expectations are measured appropriately. […]

Google Adwords Spend Super Quick Update -30 Day Blogging Challenge

I had a couple of people ask for an immediate results report on my Google Adwords spend. Here is it. Keep in mind that I’m only targeting $150 a month in spend, so $5 a day. According to Google’s estimate, this $5 dollars a day should have given me about 1000 impressions and, with a […]

Generating Blog Traffic With Adwords – 30 Day Blogging Challenge

Update: Day 15 and Post 5 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. I’m averaging a post every 3 days. My original goal was every other day…..I’ll have to up the effort a bit. That is especially important considering how blog traffic generation is tied to the days I post. See here: Those unique visitor traffic […]

Testing a 30 Day Blogging Challenge Before I assign to my Students

I’m planning my class for Marketing Foundations at Bryant University.  One of my thoughts was to assign the students a semester long challenge to creating a blog and building a sustainable amount of daily traffic.  In planning out what the actual objective would be and, therefore, what the assignments would be, I realized that I […]

And it was sweet

In High school English, our teacher had us read dozens of Indian Animal Parables. You have probably heard the one about the blind men and the elephant. That’s a classic. There is another one I’ve always remembered that was more meaningful to me. It goes: A man was walking in the wilderness and realized he […]