A National Treasure: Blog Writing Lessons From Nicolas Cage

April 12, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

What can you learn about content writing from Ghost Rider, Ben Gates (of National Treasure), and Cameron Poe (the hero from Con Air)? If you’re a content writer, beginning a new blog post can feel daunting at times. You’ve got to  decide what to write about, where to start, and, above all, what to say, and that’s all before you even write a word!

Feeling lost? Writer’s block? Why not seek guidance from the acting career of renowned star Nicolas Cage? Let’s take a look at Mr. Cage’s career for some fresh perspective on creating content.

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Filed Under: Content Marketing, Blogging, Quality Content, content creation, Content writing

Ice Age: Twitter's Extinction and the Rise of Mastodon

April 06, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

It’s no secret that Twitter may be going the way of the dinosaurs. While the curtains have not necessarily closed just yet on this social media giant, there are some interesting alternatives to Twitter that could change the landscape of business communication.

Mastodon is an up-and-coming social media platform bearing some resemblances to Twitter, yet its nuances set it apart so much that it could definitely contend with the tweeting bird.

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Filed Under: Blogging, Twitter, social media, business opportunities, mastodon

Start Blogging Like a Pro: Learn NOW!

November 21, 2016 by BizTraffic Team


This line is a throwaway hook. It’s usually something a little outlandish.

But don’t ignore it.

There are plenty of strings to tie to that first sentence.

This could get a little long. For a tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) version, skip to the bottom.

There are plenty of strings to tie to that first sentence. Link them up. (get it? A link to local SEO - can't ignore it... outlandish = location joke... no? Fine. Be like that.)
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Filed Under: Blogging, web marketing, blogs

12 Basic Blogging Best Practices

September 19, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

Whether you're just starting out on the road to blogging, or your a seasoned blogger looking to get back to basics, reviewing a few blogging best practices can almost always prove a useful exercise in ensuring your blog is living up to its full potential. 

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Filed Under: Blogging, Quality Content, content creation, Content writing

How to Use Digital Marketing to Support Your In-Person Event

July 07, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

When it comes to hosting an in-person event, whether it is a conference, a lunch and learn, a sponsorship, or whatever makes the most sense for your business, leveraging your digital marketing is a powerful way to generate interest in your event, drive attendance, and even create awareness and connection during the event. 

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Filed Under: Blogging, social media, digital marketing, email marketing, Call-to-action

How to Brainstorm Blog Topics Your Audience Will Love

July 04, 2016 by BizTraffic Team

Maintaining a blog is hard work. Not only do you have to find the time and energy to write effective copy, you also have to find beautiful images to compliment your copy, optimize your posts to be found through organic search, and most importantly, continue to generate fresh, new topic ideas that keep your audience interested and coming back for more. 

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Filed Under: Blogging, SEO, Quality Content, content creation, Content writing

How to Optimize Your Blog Posts for Search [Infographic]

September 16, 2015 by BizTraffic Team

Whether you're a newbie or a veteran blog writer, you know how much time and effort goes into identifying a relevant topic, crafting an attention grabbing headline, writing engaging content, and choosing eye-catching images all for one blog post. 

And often times your blog post takes weeks, months, or even years for your blog post to start driving the traffic you want, and capturing the leads you desire. 

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Filed Under: Content Marketing, Blogging, search engine rankings, organic search, keywords, content, SEO

4 Steps to Balance Quantity and Quality In Your Content Generation

February 16, 2015 by BizTraffic Team

At this point in time we've all heard that we should be producing content. "Content marketing" is the hot thing to do right now, and with constant reminders from Google about its hate for uncreative content, and a wide variety of other sources barraging you with vast quantities of content at any given time, it can be super overwhelming. 

The trouble with content generation is finding the necessary balance for how you create your content, especially for a small business that doesn't necessarily have the manpower you need to generate posts every hour.

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Filed Under: Content Marketing, Blogging

Creating Quality Blog Posts Consistently

December 05, 2014 by BizTraffic Team

Creating content for blog posts, or really anything, is hard. At least when you first get started. Let's just admit that up front.

And a lot of times it just does not seem to be as important as the other projects your working on. There's not always that instant gratification of increased website traffic, and the piece doesn't go viral overnight. 

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Filed Under: Blogging, Quality Content, content creation, Content writing

The 4 Scariest Online Presence Mistakes Companies Make

October 31, 2014 by BizTraffic Team

In 2014 it is mind boggling how many companies still make certain online presence mistakes. You would think they'd know better by now, but they don't.

It only seems fitting that in honor of Halloween, we compiled 4 of the scariest mistakes that companies somehow still make when it comes to their internet presence.

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Filed Under: BizBlog, Content Marketing, Blogging, business mistakes, mobile marketing, website design, link building