Aside from headlines, what's the most consumed piece of content on your blog?
This isn't supposed to be a trick question or some kind of unexpected reveal. The answer is likely plastered at the top of every article you've ever published.
Like moths to a flame, human eyes are automatically drawn to a blog's featured images and will visually devour them without even intending to do so.
Your featured images must not only illustrate the content you’ve posted, but should also create a visual identity that works to consistently build your website's brand.
Go ahead and take a quick peek at your website’s blog grid. Do the images work together to create a unique website identity or do they lack an overarching design theme?
If you think your blog has room for improvement in this department, don’t worry.
We've got just the course to teach you How To Craft Featured Images That Engage Traffic and Boost Your Online Identity.
So you've heard how powerful webinars can be.
It's on that big ol' To-Do list of yours:
Unfortunately it keeps getting pushed back down the bottom of that to do list due to it being ↓ Too hard ↓ Too expensive.
If you're just starting out, or you only want to run the occasional webinar, it can be incredibly hard to justify the cost of dedicated webinar software. So much so, it stops you from even starting.
Creating content can be an exercise in frustration, futility and counting gray hairs.
After weeks of non-stop sweating and pressure, you click on publish and ... nothing happens. Little to no visitors or subscribers.
So you try again and again, always with severely underwhelming results.
This is not what you signed up for. You're spending all this effort and have nothing to show for it.
If that sounds familiar, you might have a problem with your content marketing.
We've created the From Internet Rubbish to Content Marketing Gold course, to change that.
Be honest: How much effort did you actually put into building the About page on your website? Do you even have one?
The importance of having an about page is underrated.
It's one of the most visited static pages on your website. You might as well do something with this attention.
We've just published our newest Thrive University course that will help you learn the ins and outs of creating a really powerful about page that will get your visitors engaged with your business right away.
Sounds interesting? Keep reading!
How can I get my website on the first page of Google?
That's the question that opens the door into a deep rabbit hole called SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Soon you'll discover that it's not push button easy to get on the first page of Google...
Where should you start? What should you do first? What is actually important? And what is not important anymore?
All these questions and more are covered in our new Thrive University course: "SEO if You Don't Want to Learn SEO".
Through some power of magic... or a whole lot of hard work, you’ve got a new visitor to your site!
Surely if they made the effort to find your site they'd want to stick around for a while, right?
In theory, but in reality getting a visitor to your site is only half the battle. It's just as hard to keep them there.
So why would a visitor so easily abandon content they specifically clicked though to see?
It's publish-time again. You can feel the dread of the deadline approaching.
Consistently pumping quality articles to meet the endless demand of your content hungry audience can be stressful at best.
Thankfully, there's an article format that's quick to write and can result in massive engagement when done properly: the list post.
Content writers all over the internet have adapted it as their go-to format.
It's quick to write, it's fun to read, and a properly executed list post has great potential to go viral.
Except they rarely do.
Most list posts out there end up as useless filler that no one ever talks about.
Let's make sure you don't become one of them. Let's make sure you can write amazing list posts quickly and every time.
"Five minutes!", my mom shouted. "We're out the door in 5 minutes!"
It was my brother's wedding day and everyone was in a mad rush. The worst part was that my sister was hogging the bathroom and I hadn't even taken a shower yet.
That 5-minute warning gave me a feeling of "Hurry, hurry, hurry!" This is an emotional response that gives a feeling of urgency. This is what a timer on your website does.
When was the last time you subscribed to your website?
No that’s not a typo… I want to know when you subscribed to your own website for the last time.
For the conversion optimization before/after article, we randomly looked at opt-in forms and landing pages that you, our readers, sent us to optimize.
We took it beyond the landing page. We looked at the opt-in form, subscribed to the list, waited for the first email to arrive and looked at the confirmation, thank you and download pages.
Let me tell you, it wasn’t always pretty…
Many of the funnels left us confused and disappointed. That's why we decided to write this article, to make sure you can avoid the most common mistakes in your funnels.
In a previous post, we presented the Big 3 conversion killers that emerged when we analyzed more than 200 opt-in forms and landing pages sent in by our readers.
Today, we're going to take a look at 5 more examples and take the conversion optimization tips to the next level.
What do I mean by that?
In this post, we go beyond the landing page.