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Community Member Spotlight with WebsiteSEO

Hi everyone and welcome to our community member spotlight. This week our top weekly user spotlight goes to WebsiteSEO.

As the name suggests, WebsiteSEO focuses on SEO. What impressed me most about WebsiteSEO is they constantly publish high quality SEO related articles. One of their recent posts is on if backlinks and link building are now worthless. This topic has been up for debate since Matt Cutts announced that they were going to be penalize those sites who participate in link exchange. Some popular sites like MyBlogGuest have also got penalized because of their way of providing guest posts to bloggers.

According to WebsiteSEO, spam has increased manifold in the last few years. The Internet has seen a drastic increase of spammy activities. What’s more surprising is that now a days softwares are available for spamming. They contain automated programs and algorithms that helps anyone spread spammy content. This is one of the major reasons that Google has been tweaking it’s search algorithm so much. Many misunderstand the steps that Google takes. However, if you look at it from search user’s point of view, they are trying to provide the best results as they possibly can to the users.

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Another impressive post on WebsiteSEO is how to grow your traffic naturally. With rising competition everyday, getting search engine traffic is becoming more and more difficult. However, they are also the best traffic that you can have. Organic traffic is the best because it guarantees unique visitors and a much greater exposure than social media.

The first thing that you need to grow your traffic naturally is sharing unique and informative content. People prefer new and fresh content which the search engines also prefer. The second step is sharing your content. Apart from social media, forums are a great way to bring in natural traffic. Most people underestimate the usefulness of forums. The third step is to share products. Sharing popular products are a great way to bring some attention to your blog. The products that are popular among the general public work well with this approach.

WebsiteSEO also provides tips on website optimization especially for mobile devices. Mobile devices are becoming more and more popular. Everyone now a days surfs the internet on their mobile phones. That’s why Google also now takes into account the mobile design of your website. You might have a great website for the desktop, but if your site is not optimized for mobile devices, then your search rankings will suffer. That’s why it’s important to have a responsive design for your site. Even if you don’t have a responsive design, you can create a custom app of your website and ask people to download it on their phones and tablets. You can also use WordPress plugins which will transform your WordPress site into a mobile site.

So, make sure you connect with WebsiteSEO to know more about them. You can add them as a friend here on Blog Engage and also follow them on Twitter.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I’m a young and upcoming webmaster and note all my learning’s here on my blog. I am also the owner of blogengage a social network I created specifically for bloggers and blog serp a voting based blog directory.

Learning To Blog From Jayson Feltner

Jayson Feltner is the Vice President of Allied Equipment, the largest manufacturer of CNG storage spheres in the US. Apart from being involved with such a successful company, he is also an avid blogger. He posts about 3-4 times a week in spite of having such a busy schedule.

He doesn’t really write about his work on his blog. In fact, he writes about his passions. Business, faith, leadership and productivity are the things Jayson is most passionate about. He likes to create content that are both useful and exciting.

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Blogging Tips from Jayson Feltner

Jayson maybe a Vice President of a manufacturing company but his blogging knowledge is equivalent to those of pros. One of his latest post on blogging tips is how often you should blog. This has been a hot topic of discussion for a very long time now.

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Some suggests that the more you blog, the higher your search rankings go. Some say it is enough to just post once per week. Some bloggers post 3-4 times daily – in most cases out of paranoia. They believe that posting 3-4 times daily will skyrocket their search engine traffic which is certainly not the case. Because apart from quantity, you also require quality.

Jayson has actually done an extensive research on world’s 30 top bloggers. He has studied their blogging style and frequency very closely. Each of the bloggers have different posting frequency. By studying them, he came to the conclusion that it doesn’t really matter how many posts you publish. It also doesn’t depend on the length of post. He found that one blogger daily wrote 2000 words articles but he only 29 out of the top 30.

Another impressive post on his blog is how long a blog post should be. Like above, he carried out this study by observing the top 30 bloggers in the world. Some of the conclusions that he came to are

    450 words per blog post should be enough.
    It is also possible to build highly successful blogs with long posts typically around 2000 words
    The posts should be easily readable by the visitors. Readers tend to scan your articles, not read it word by word.
    His study showed that most of the top 30 bloggers prefer to post 3 times a week with the exception of few who post daily.

Leadership, Motivation and Productivity

Leadership and productivity are two of the most passionate things for Jayson. Since graduating from college, Jayson has held multiple leadership roles. Being a business student at Texas State University, he took many leadership roles in every group.jayson

When he first joined Allied Equipment back in 2007, manufacturing of CNG storage spheres was only a side project. But in a few years, with his leadership skills, he was able to turn it into something profitable. Now he is the Vice President of the company which is largest manufacturer of CNG storage spheres in the US.

Being a leader was always Jayson’s passion , but he is very serious about other’s and his own productivity. Jayson has always been very motivated about reaching his goals in all aspects of life. To put it simply, a great leader motivates others and increases their productivity.

Jayson is a self made man. That’s why, to him, setting up goals and reaching them has always been very critical. According to him, only 8% of the people are able to follow their New year’s resolution. The remaining 92% just don’t or can’t do it.

Jayson has been in the natural gas industry for a while now. So, if anyone wants to take any advice from him or even just career advice, you can contact him. Jayson is a very stand up guy and he is always willing to help other people. There are a few reasons why he chose a career in the natural gas industry. It’s because it cuts down on pollution because would then run on CNG and LNG. It will also save transportation costs when US uses it’s own fuel reserve.

So, make sure you connect with Jayson to know more about him. You can add him as a friend here on Blog Engage, follow him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, add him to circles on Google Plus, connect with him on LinkedIn and subscribe to his RSS Feed.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I’m a young and upcoming webmaster and note all my learning’s here on my blog. I am also the owner of blogengage a social network I created specifically for bloggers and blog serp a voting based blog directory.

Blog Engage Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Cure

Hi everyone, today I want to share something special with you all. Blog Engage will be participating in the 2014 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure on October 5th, 2014. Breast Cancer has increasingly become one of the most widespread diseases for women and men around the world. We are looking for donations and contributions please sponsor our group if you can.

For the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the event is very to close their hearts. I’m very proud that Blog Engage is working along with CIBC to raise funds for such a cause. The CIBC Run for the Cure event is one of the largest events in Canada. It’s a volunteer led fundraising event which is dedicated to raising funds for Breast Cancer cure, education as well as research.

The money raised through the run will be donated to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation funded researchers across the country. In recent years, Breast Cancer cases have elevated to a greater extent. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation wants to make a difference in the field of Breast Cancer research.

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How to participate in CIBC Run for the Cure

Basically the event is divided into different teams where each team will have a designated captain. For Blog Engage, I’m the team captain. Each team can have multiple members who themselves can also donate to the cause. If you start a team, you automatically become the captain. The other way would be to join a already existing team.

Since, I’m the captain for the Blog Engage team, I would like to explain my role in the Run for the Cure. My job would be to

    Lead the team and make a powerful impact by raising as much money as I can possibly can
    Being a source of inspiration for the team members
    Gaining a leadership experience so that I can perform even better with each passing year
    Also having fun in the process

There can be various types who can join the event. There can be corporate teams, school team, friends and family team, women’s team etc. Each team will receive CIBC Run for the Cure customized T-shirts.

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Currently, registration for the CIBC Run for the Cure is open. So, if anyone’s interested, they are welcome to join. If you want to join my team, kindly let me know. If you want to donate to the Breast Cancer cause, you can go to this page here and donate.

How Your Donation Makes A Difference

Before I finish off this post, I would like bring forward some facts on how your donation can make a difference. All the the donation that will be raised will go to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation funded researchers.

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    Dana Cox was diagnosed with metastatic cancer which had spread. With the help of CIBC, she has been able to keep her cancer in check. In 2012, she received her 2nd cancer diagnose. She remains hopeful of the Foundation’s dedication to find a cure for the Breast Cancer.
    Dr. Sohrab Shah and his team at B.C Cancer Agency in Vancouver have been working on uncovering the genetic causes of cancer and deciphering how cancer cell genomes change over time in the presence of chemotherapies that allow cells to achieve drug resistance.
    Dr. Michelle Cotterchio, from Cancer Care Ontario, is studying how dietary choices can reduce the risk of breast cancer. Women around the world have some of the most complicated dietary choices which leads to various diseases including breast cancer. This study could lead to new results for prevention and how a young woman’s dietary choices could reduce their risk of developing breast cancer and other diseases.

So, once again if you’re interested in participating along with the Blog Engage team or donating to the cause, please contact me.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I’m a young and upcoming webmaster and note all my learning’s here on my blog. I am also the owner of blogengage a social network I created specifically for bloggers and blog serp a voting based blog directory.

Community Member Spotlight with Get Upswing

Hi everyone and welcome to our community member spotlight. This week another of our top weekly user spotlight goes to Get Upswing from Upswing Interactive.

Upswing Interactive is a digital marketing agency that helps their clients build online momentum for their brand. Upswing Interactive mainly focuses on increasing your brand exposure. Competition is getting tougher and tougher everyday. To make your brand stand out, not only you need great products and services but you also need a reliable and effective digital marketing agency. There are hundreds of digital marketing agencies out there. But only a few of those are capable of achieving your desired results.

Upswing Interactive is a reliable digital marketing agency. They have been around since 2008. Currently they have a team of 8 highly talented people and are on the lookout for more. Most of the work are done remotely which gives them a greater flexibility. Because of their remote work, their clientele expands throughout the world. When they first started, they were known as SEORCHERS, but recently they have branded themselves into Upswing Interactive.

The company’s main focus is growing your website traffic, growing your customer base, growing your brand awareness and growing your market share. One of the things that impressed me about Upswing Interactive is they provide some of the best services and on top of that they are very targeted. Before jumping into your website, they first analyze which areas of your site needs improvement and how they can be achieved.

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Once they have finished analyzing your site, they will start working on increasing your brand exposure. When you use their services you will experience the following.

    An upswing in your website’s traffic (pun intended)
    An increase in revenue from new customers we send you
    More revenue from past customers through retargeting and email marketing
    More brand awareness amongst your target market and potential partners

They actually take into account a lot of factors when it comes to increasing your brand awareness. They go through each of the following steps very carefully and systematically improves your brand exposure.

    Analysis – I have already covered this one. They first need to analyze everything to see where you stand among your competitors before actually jumping into providing services.
    SEO – It’s one of the most important factors that they take a look at. They also help in identifying keywords.
    Graphic Design – They also help in making your content look really rich with all kinds of designs and images.
    Social Media – Social Media growth is becoming more and more crucial these days. They help in increasing your social media exposure.
    Content Production – Producing quality content is the key to getting more traffic. Their team of dedicated writers make sure that your site gets the best content to promote.
    Email Marketing – Email marketing is by far the most effective marketing approach. They help in building up your list.
    Ads – Ads are a great way to increase your traffic from search engines and social media. They help with that as well.

So, make sure you connect with Upswing Interactive to know more about them. You can add them as a friend here on Blog Engage, follow them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, follow them on Google Plus and also connect with them on LinkedIn.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I’m a young and upcoming webmaster and note all my learning’s here on my blog. I am also the owner of blogengage a social network I created specifically for bloggers and blog serp a voting based blog directory.

Community Member Spotlight with Scott Binsack

Hi everyone and welcome to our community member spotlight. This week our top weekly user spotlight goes to Scott Binsack from Scott Binsack.

Scott has been an entrepreneur for a very long time which included being a CEO / Builder / Consultant / Serial Entrepreneur / Investor / Producer / Social Media Guru / Construction Company Owner. He first started his company way back in 1989 which was called East Coast Construction Inc. During this time, he operated high-end residential new construction and remodeling company in Long Island, NY. He was only 18 when first started the company and had made his first million dollars when he was only 21.

His second venture was in 1998 when founded another construction company known as Coastal Building & Development Inc. His 3rd venture was in 2004 which he is still running. He named the company Mansions and Estates International Inc. By 2007, his company was generating more than $15 million in revenues and also had 5 subsidiaries under it’s helm. One of the reasons that he is so successful in job is because he knows what the clients want and how they want it. Other than that, he is extremely dedicated and passionate about his work. He always ensures his clients gets the best homes at the best prices.

Scott is currently one of the top experts in residential construction in the United Sates and has numerous license and certifications to support his expertise. He has also been featured on numerous local as well as national magazines for his exceptional work in the construction industry.

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In 2013, he went into another venture and this time it was in the entertainment industry. He created a reality TV show about construction. It’s actually a reality TV show known as “Gettin er Done at Home” Home Improvement Reality Show. In this focuses on the simplest of repairs that you can do yourself at home to home renovations. He teaches how you can do some of the easiest home repairs with some simple tools and do it effectively. So, make sure you check this out as it can save you a lot of money and also help you learn something new.

Scott also runs a relationship blog where he focuses on how to solve relationship issues. His blog is known as Sunday Night with Scott Binsack. You can learn a lot from reading his blog. Relationships can be complicated and are bound to have issues. Scott makes it easy to mend your relationships.

Apart from all this Scott is interested in Investing, Real Estate, Social Media, Technology, Human Rights, Politics, Philosophy, Travel, Fine Dining, Wines, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Woodworking, Photography, Sun and Sand.

So, make sure you connect with Scott to know more about him. You can add him as a friend here on Blog Engage, follow him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn, add him to circles on Google Plus, follow him on Pinterest, follow him on Foursquare, follow him on Delicious and also subscribe to his Youtube channel.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I’m a young and upcoming webmaster and note all my learning’s here on my blog. I am also the owner of blogengage a social network I created specifically for bloggers and blog serp a voting based blog directory.

Community Member Spotlight with Brittany Burke

Hi everyone and welcome to our community member spotlight. This week our top weekly user spotlight goes to Brittany Burke from Ravishing in Plaid.

Ravishing in Plaid is a combination of fashion, design, art, pop culture, cooking and comfort. Ravishing in Plaid looks to give its readers a little bit of enjoyment on a busy day. Brittany is a Texas Tech graduate who was born and raised in Texas. She is also the mother of a 3 year old and a God loving women. She always seeks spiritual guidance and looks for support and strength from God. Apart from fashion, she also loves interior designing.

Ravishing in Plaid was founded back in 2012. Brittany mostly focuses on writing about fashion on her blog. Not only does she write about fashion of ordinary people but also focuses on celebrities. While writing her articles, she also keeps in mind the season. For example, during the winter she writes about the winter fashion. During spring she writes about the spring fashion. Because of this approach, people prefer her blog over other fashion bloggers. Her approach brings in more traffic and readers because she keeps herself updated with the latest fashion trends of the seasons.

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One of her recent posts is on black and white striped shorts. Since Spring is here, it makes very good sense to write about spring clothing. Since Spring lasts about 3 weeks in Texas and after it gets so hot that you can’t leave your home. So, whatever fashion you want to try, you have to do it in 3 weeks. Since she writes about fashion keeping in mind the seasons, you can always get good advice from her on what to wear. You also get to learn the recent fashion trends during each season.

Another recent posts of her focuses on the famous celebrity Emma Watson and her fashion style. When Emma recently wore a Paris styled dress, she caught Brittany’s attention. Brittany also has a favorite reads section where she shares her favorite books.

Brittany is also obsessed with Erin Condren. When she saw the designs there, she completely fell in love with them. Erin Condren is actually a personalized stationery designer. They include notepads, notebooks, accessories etc. You can design your own stuff.

Another interesting post she wrote on her blog is on Blogger Tools and Gizmos where she highlighted some of the useful tools she uses as a fashion blogger. Being a tech junkie, it’s in her nature, to carry technology with her. Some of the things she can’t leave without are Agent18 iPhone 5 case, Kindle Paperwhite, Targus Stylus, Wacom Bamboo Tablet, Nikon Coolpix S9200 Series, Etsy Chubbycloud Kindle Case, Anker Portable Charger etc.

So, make sure you connect with Brittany to know more about her. If you’re looking for any fashion advice, you can add her as a friend here on Blog Engage, follow her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, follow her on Pinterest, follow her on Instagram and her to circles on Google Plus.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I’m a young and upcoming webmaster and note all my learning’s here on my blog. I am also the owner of blogengage a social network I created specifically for bloggers and blog serp a voting based blog directory.

Community Member Spotlight with Colin Stuckert

Hi everyone and welcome to our community spotlight. This week our top weekly spotlight goes to Colin Stuckert of A Gym Life.

Though many of us try to live a healthier lifestyle, it doesn’t always work as well as we’d hope. It takes a lot of dedication to keep our bodies in peak condition. Also, most of us don’t realize that in order to keep our bodies healthy, we need to keep our minds healthy too. Once the two of them are combined, living a healthy lifestyle becomes more achievable. At A Gym Life, Colin shows his readers what it takes to bring both into alignment and how to live the lives we all deserve.

How many times have we jumped on the latest diet bandwagon, only to find out it just didn’t work as we thought it should? With all the different diets and exercises out there, one would think it would be easy to lose weight and get into shape. In his post 50 Ways To Lose Weight, Colin explains the different ways in which we can all work toward a healthier life. He explains that it’s not just about what types of foods you eat, but in how you eat them that helps you lose weight. He also talks about what types of workouts one should do in order to make the most of eating right. But more than that, he also discusses how a positive mindset is key to bringing it all together.

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We all know that in order to become healthier, we have to eat healthier. In his article How To Eat Clean With The Paleo Diet, he talks about getting back to our primitive eating habits. Our ancient ancestors ate whatever they could find from hunting and gathering. This included nuts and berries, and fruits and vegetables. But the biggest parts of their daily diets included meat, fish, and eggs. These types of foods not only allowed ancient humans to be physically fit, but helped to expand their brains. Throughout this article, Colin explains how to prepare and utilize each of these types of foods for maximum benefit.

No matter how hard some of us try, getting healthier seems impossible. What many of us don’t realize is that living healthy has to do with every aspect of our lives. In his post 15 Ways To Live A Better Life, Colin talks about the little things we all can do to achieve our goals. These tips include little things such as how to properly breathe, getting up and just moving around, and even how a simple smile can make a big difference. When we embrace the positive things in life, everything else falls into place.

If you’re one of the millions of people trying to live a healthier lifestyle, you should really check out A Gym Life. You can connect with Colin through his Blog Engage profile, through his Facebook and Twitter accounts, or through his LinkdIn and Google+ pages. Be sure to sign up for Colin’s newsletter to stay up with all his tips on how to live the healthiest life you can possible live.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I’m a young and upcoming webmaster and note all my learning’s here on my blog. I am also the owner of blogengage a social network I created specifically for bloggers and blog serp a voting based blog directory.

Community Member Spotlight with Tiny Twerp

Hi everyone and welcome to our community spotlight. This week our top weekly user spotlight goes to Tiny Twerp from Flow Intuitively.

Though we live in a world of constant visual stimulation, most of us still get those “feelings”. We can tell when something just isn’t right. We get the feeling that we should or shouldn’t do certain things. We may not understand it, but we know when something is right or wrong. This is our intuition and we all have it. Flow Intuitively is a site designed to help each of us follow those feelings and help us understand ourselves a little better.

Throughout the site, Tiny Twerp shows us how certain aspects of our lives can be changed for the better by tuning into our own intuitive natures. For example, he shows us Why Imperfection is Happiness. In a society where perfection seems to be the main goal in life, failure is seen as a fate worse than death. However, without failure we cannot learn. Rather than seeing failure as a negative, he shows us how to embrace it as a tool in which to grow. You can’t find out just how strong you are unless you take the time to see your own weaknesses.

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We’ve all heard the term “you are what you eat”. But have you ever really wondered How Does Food Affect Your Mind and Intuition? Probably not. In our rat-race world, many of us eat quickie meals from some fast food place in order to keep going. What most don’t realize is that this can not only affect your body, but can cause issues with the mind as well. By eating a more balanced, healthy diet, we can tune into our intuitions easier than before. Many of the perservatives added to fast foods and pre-packaged foods can cause damage to brain cells and brain functions. A healthier diet means a healthier mind.

Another topic covered at Flow Intuitively is depression and anxiety issues. Though he does acknowledge that both are real afflictions, he does wonder What If Depression Isn’t Depression. What if it’s just a personal need to spend some time alone? Spend some quality time reflecting on the bigger issues in life such as who am I, why am I here, and where am I going? Maybe it’s just a label society has tagged us with in order to categorize each of us in their grander scheme of things. Maybe it’s just our mind’s way of forcing us to slow down and take a long hard look at life.

As we plod on through this existence we call life, we need to remember to take the time to embrace our human qualities. We need to slow down and find ourselves and tune into our own intuitions. If you’d like to find out more, check out Tiny Twerp via his Blog Engage profile, through his Twitter account, and on his Pinterest page. Also, be sure to sign up for the Flow Intuitively newsletter to receive updates for his latest intuitive posts.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I’m a young and upcoming webmaster and note all my learning’s here on my blog. I am also the owner of blogengage a social network I created specifically for bloggers and blog serp a voting based blog directory.

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