Blog Analytics

In one week I will be in Gulf Shores presenting Think Like a Rock Star to a group of smart tourism professionals from the Gulf Coast.  Whenever I present to an industry-specific group, I tailor my case studies to include examples from their space.  A couple weeks ago I pinged Sheila Scarborough to ask her […]


For every month in 2015, I’ve set specific goals for growing my blog readership, and podcast audience.  The end goal is that by December this blog will have at least 100,000 visitors for that month, and the podcast will be downloaded at least 10,000 times for December.  Every month I am going to write a […]

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I am constantly preaching the need for bloggers to have Google Analytics on their blog during #Blogchat.  A big reason why is so you can track changes in your blog, good and bad, so that you can understand why the change happened. Yesterday this blog had 2,235 visitors, which is about 90 more than the […]

Hey y’all!  So last month I mentioned that I had set specific monthly goals for growing both my traffic here, and the number of downloads to my podcast.  What I’m going to do is every month this year I will give you an update letting you know if I hit my goals for the previous […]

One of the areas I struggle with every year is creating a consistent stream of content, especially here on this blog.  Invariably, at the first of the year I have more time to post because work is slower, and then when work picks up in the Spring, Summer and Fall months, I put the blog […]

Here’s the transcript for this #Blogchat with John. I’m excited to announce that John Wall will be sponsoring the next two weeks of #Blogchat on 3-9-2014 and 3-16-2014!  For John’s sponsorship, he’s come up with a pretty cool two weeks of blogging topics. Over the next two weeks John will teach us about The Art […]

Ready to take your blog to the next level?  Here’s 10 things I have learned about making my blog better over the last 9 years. Blog Maintenance 1 – Sign up for Google Analytics.  This will give you valuable information about the health of your blog.  I use it every single day to see how […]

First, start with where you are now.    Before you can move forward with your blog, you need to assess where you are now.  Let’s start by looking at your blog’s stats. First, are you tracking your blog’s stats?  Hopefully you are, if not, start by adding Google Analytics to your blog today. Assuming you […]

Over the past few weeks I have, as you’ve probably noticed, seriously ramped up my blogging.  I’ve gone from writing 1-2 posts here a week to 5-6.  The reason why is because I want to see if I can turn my blog into a serious driver of work leads and referrals.  I started blogging more […]

I have a love-hate relationship with planning and strategy when it comes to social media.  I hate the planning aspect, but I also understand it is necessary to see the best results.  And I love it when I see those results! If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know that as […]

Two weeks ago I wrote a pretty popular blog post on whether or not bloggers should include dates on their posts.  There was plenty of support both for having and removing dates from posts. Now at that time, I did not include dates on my posts.  But since one of my mantras is that bloggers […]