3 Common Mistakes in Building a Powerful Blog

In this brief video, I talk with Andrew Buckman about three common mistakes platform-builders make with their blogs. This is an excerpt from this month’s Master Class at Platform University. Andrew is a WordPress genius, my web developer, and the co-founder of Get Noticed! Theme for WordPress.

In this ten-minute video, we discuss:

  • Why search engine optimization is over-rated and the one thing that is even more important in driving traffic to your blog

  • SEO plugins for WordPress, including our two favorites (both are free)

  • Which social share buttons you should use.

  • Why social media share buttons are not enough and what you should do instead

  • How analytics can help you become a more effective blogger

  • Two simple WordPress plugins for integrating Google Analytics into your site

At the end of the video, Megan Hyatt Miller (yes, my daughter!) provides an overview of the content we’ll be sharing next month with our Platform University members.

  1. In our Master Class, I interview Andrew Buckman. We discuss the ten most common mistakes platform-builder make with their blog. (The above video is an excerpt from the class.)

  2. In our Backstage Pass, I share my secrets for packing for the road. These are designed to keep you organized—and energized!

  3. In our Member Makeover, Megan and I review the platform of Jen McDonough. We share with her ten recommendations to take her platform to the next level.

In addition to this, I will be hosting our members-only Live Q&A Conference Call at the end of the month. We will be talking about “Proven Strategies for Building a Home Base.” This is an opportunity for our members to ask me any question they want about platform-building.

If you’re not a member, check us out. I created Platform University to help you build your platform bigger and faster than you could on your own. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the inspiration, training, and resources you need to succeed.

Question: Are you making some of these mistakes? What can you do today to correct them?

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