internet marketing

This is a guest post by Ben Farmer from Ivory Design.

Memes are created, appreciated and adored by all kinds of people. Business owners and online marketers love them because they’re a great way of enticing traffic to your site: legions of geeks like me will waste hours (literally hours) giggling at and sharing these weird little pictures we find funny.

Graphic and web designers love them the way head chefs and food critics secretly love McDonald’s: after a lot of hard, carefully thought out work, goofing off with a picture of a crazy dog with the caption “ermahgerd” is junk food for the eyes. And the Internet using public loves them because most of them are brilliantly funny. Some border on Dadaists weirdness and some border on artistic genius, but they all give the same end result: me giggling in a very undignified way, before clicking “Like” or “Pin This”.

It’s not so easy as jumping on whatever bandwagon’s currently getting the most Pins or Re-tweets, however: there are a couple of guidelines you can follow to ensure that a geek like me will giggle at your meme rather than hate or, worse, ignore it.

Follow me, geekbaiters!

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This is a guest post by John Burnside from

There is no feeling like finishing a post, you’ve spat all your words out onto the page and are ready to send it off to the world-wide web waiting for it to be judged by the discerning reader.

The greatest temptation of all at that point is to just publish that post and go downstairs to make a cup of tea (or vodka, whatever is your poison) but this is the very way to put people off reading your posts because without all the trimmings; your post is nowhere near meeting its true potential.

Here is a list of things that I do after the post is written to make it a more attractive proposition to the audience:

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This is a guest post by Mustafa Syed from

Traffic is the lifeblood of any blog. We all know it’s hard to survive without it in the blogosphere.

But let’s face it – as a blogger you don’t just need traffic, you need laser targeted traffic. You need readers that are actually interested in reading your content. Visitors that you can turn into subscribers.

So how do you go about getting this traffic? What do you do get more interested readers?

There are many ways to get exposure to your blog, but one way that stands out from the rest is LinkedIn. As a blogger if you’re not tapping into this powerful social network, you’re leaving some serious traffic on the table.

LinkedIn is where the professional crowd hangs out. It’s THE place to network with other bloggers and reach out to your target audience.

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This is a guest post (in the form of YouTube video) by Andy Harward from This is the first time SmartBloggerz is publishing a video guest post. I hope when you will watch the video below, you will greatly benefit from the tips Andy gives you through it. I also hope you will get inspiration from this video and it will set a new trend of video guest blogging 😀

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This is a guest post by Anshul Dayal from

The internet offers a world of opportunity for anyone looking to get out of the 9-5 daily rut and build a dream lifestyle of passive income. Truth be told, internet is possibly the only medium that can make the dream of real passive financial freedom truly possible. However, there is often an element of misguided confidence with how fast anyone can start making a full-time income online.

Many people are sold the dream lifestyle through expensive “get rich quick” training products, promised fancy cars, beaches and mega mansions. This often turns aspiring entrepreneurs into what you can describe as “opportunity seekers” and the number one reason a staggering 95% of the people fail to build the coveted dream lifestyle they always thought was possible.

So, why is it that there is such a high failure rate with people looking to make a living online, after all there has to be some element of truth to how all those online “gurus”, driving fancy cars got to be where they are.

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