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Why Nobody Likes Your (Written) Blog

VlogWhy Nobody Likes Your Blog

As is evidenced by the massive amount of video content uploaded to YouTube every minute, Internet users have become more engaged by video than ever before. And while YouTube was launched in 2004, it did not explode in popularity until some time after 2008. The main reason for this was because most computers were not fast enough to keep up with live video; it demanded too many of the computers resources. This, in turn, made video playback a painful process. Videos were slow to load and the quality was rarely very good.

Fast forward a few years and things have changed dramatically. All but the cheapest computers on the market have processing chips capable of handling high-definition video. More importantly, virtually everyone has access to high-speed Internet, which is equally important to consuming high quality video content. As technology has shifted, the combination of powerful chips and high-speed Internet has led web surfers to consume more and more video content than ever before. And regardless of whether you think this is a good or bad thing, the increase in video consumption has led to a decrease in text consumption. Continue reading »

Forum Marketing Tips

Forum Marketing Essential Forum Marketing Tips

Forum marketing is a highly effective yet often underrated method of reaching your customers. Many internet marketers don’t realize exactly how much they can accomplish by interacting with their target market. While it’s true that it can take some time to see results from this type of marketing, the effort is well-worth it because when you do see results, they are usually beyond what you could have hoped for.

Know the Rules

Regardless of what niche the forum is in, you need to be fully aware of the rules. For example, some forums won’t allow you to advertise in your signature until you have a certain number of quality posts. Failure to abide by this rule can get you banned. Others won’t let you have a signature at all until you have proven to be a contributing member. So, if you don’t know the rules, you could end up getting banned, which is the last thing you want. Continue reading »