Link Building 101 for Solopreneurs (with Bonus Outreach Email Templates)

Your website is up and running and you’re publishing insightful posts on your blog regularly. You are proud of your articles because they show your expertise and they deliver value to your audience.

But there’s a problem. They’re just not ranking in Google!

You’ve tried everything — designed them beautifully with Thrive Architect, did your keyword research, added an attention grabbing title, etc...

… But something is missing.

What’s missing is the one thing that separates the big boys and girls from the rest on the content marketing crowd...

The pros are actively building links to their content.

The reason I know they are, is because I used to work for an agency who offered link building as a service.

That’s right, getting links is so important that people pay agencies to do this for them.

Now, I understand that this is not something you budgeted for, so that’s why in this post I’m going to show you:

  • 3 Link building strategies that will start working right away
  • How to find websites that might be interested in linking to you
  • How to reach out to those websites and earn their links (including copy/paste email scripts that work)

Sounds good? Alright then, let’s get started...

Hey Mailchimp Users: Your API Integration Just Got an Upgrade!

To keep up with the competition, Mailchimp recently added a powerful new feature: the ability to assign tags to your leads.

Well, we're happy to announce that we followed suit by updating our own Mailchimp API connection to reflect their new feature.

This means Mailchimp users now have 2 important features available in their Thrive Themes lead generation forms to help supercharge their email marketing:

  1. The ability to add tags to lead generation forms
  2. And the ability to assign answer based tags to all Thrive Quiz Builder quiz questions.

These new tools will not only help you better segment your mailing lists, but you'll be able to build more sophisticated email marketing automations through your Mailchimp dashboard as well.

Watch the video above and read the post below to get all the details on this API connection improvement and how you can start leveraging it to enhance your Mailchimp email marketing!

1-Click Update Your Website’s Shared Content Boxes & Background Styles

Here at Thrive Themes, we're on a quest to make it as easy as possible for you to create a unique identity and style for your website.

We also want to make it as simple as possible for you to change and tweak your website with the fewest number of time consuming button clicks as possible.

To help you do that, we just expanded the capabilities of our Global Styles feature to help you achieve that across your website.

Watch the video above or read on to learn how all the improvements we just made to our Global Styles tools and how they can help you make important design changes across your entire website in just a few simple clicks.

Your Conversion Tracking Possibilities Just Expanded Inside Thrive Leads

Let’s cut to the chase shall we?

Tracking conversion events on a website is a big deal for any serious online business.

So big in fact that Thrive Themes has made it a primary focus to build as many data and conversion tracking features into our plugins as possible.

But tracking conversions on your site is just the beginning. You should also have an easy way to integrate important conversion tools (like your opt-in forms) with platforms such as Google Analytics and Facebook Ads.

To help you do that, we just upgraded our Custom HTML element so you can now track more sophisticated conversion events from your opt-in forms in our lead generation plugin — Thrive Leads.

Hey Drip CRM Users: Your Lead Gen Integration Has Been Upgraded!

Do you use Drip CRM combined with Thrive Leads for your email marketing?

If so, we've got an important update for you!

We recently improved our Drip API integration to make sure you now have 4 important new features to supercharge your email marketing abilities. You can now:

  1. Add tags to your lead generation forms
  2. Customize your form field shortcodes
  3. Collect custom event fields and values 
  4. And can add Thrive Quiz Builder answer based tags to all your quiz questions!

With these new features, you can now create much more sophisticated email marketing automations through your Drip CRM dashboard.

Watch the video above and read the post below to get all the details on exactly what’s changed and how you can leverage this new automation focused feature power!

Thrive Themes Best of 2018

In 2018, we published 118 blog posts to the Thrive Themes blog, ranging from feature updates to marketing training to website reviews.

That’s a lot!

We work hard to bring you content that makes you a better marketer and website developer. But how do you know you haven’t missed the good bits?

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

In this post, we’ll review our best and most noteworthy articles published in 2018, and point you in the right direction.

We’ll start with our 7 must-see posts, then our 5 favorite new features, and we’ll finish with a list of the best stuff to check out depending on your goals.

Ok, let’s juice the goodness out of 2018.

Yo Design Geeks! Check Out These New Thrive Architect Layout & Position Features

Noticed anything different about Thrive Architect lately?

That’s right, we recently updated its Layout & Position interface to give you more options and functionality when creating content for your Thrive Themes powered sites.

Want to get the full scoop on what’s changed and how it will help you to ship better content faster?

Watch the video above and read the post below to get a tutorial on all the latest Thrive Architect interface updates.

Save Time & Effort with this New Feature in Thrive Quiz Builder

Creating a quiz from scratch can be a bit tiresome…

Especially if you want to create a feature rich quiz with lots of branching path questions, a cool looking Splash Page and a Social Share Badge that people can share on Social Media after they complete your quiz.

Now with Thrive Quiz Builder, you can duplicate an entire existing quiz with just one click!

Check out the video above to see how you can use this feature in your copy of Thrive Quiz Builder.

Say Hello to the Latest Email Marketing Integration for Thrive Themes

You may have noticed that the latest release of Thrive Architect is full of awesome new features.

In recent posts, we’ve showcased a few of these upgrades including the Global Button Styles and Scroll Behavior features.

And we're not slowing down any time soon. Today we're announcing yet another email marketing tool integration for our Lead Generation forms in Thrive Themes plugins.

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