The Blog Squad has decended upon two more blogs and done two extreme makeovers. These blogs were’nt bad to start with, but they are soooo much better now! Here’s the recent press release that went out this week.
P.S. If you want to know what goes on in a Blog Squad makeover, and apply some of these tips to your own blog, get the audio files and ebook: Confessions of a Reluctant Blogger: from Boring to Brilliant in 30 Days.
Extreme Blog Makeover Creates Web Traffic Surge
(PRWEB) January 11, 2006 — Kristie Tamsevicius is an expert on giving business advice to moms who work from home. Her website, www.webmomz.com is a clever portal for those seeking a better, smarter way to be a mother and still run a business from home.
But Kristie’s blog, www.webmomz.com/blog, was a big fat loser. A few visitors a day, no comments from readers, and only a few posts. That is, until The Blog Squad rescued her, and implemented several changes to boost blog traffic and help convert them to clients.
“Starting a new blog felt a bit like traveling to a new planet. I was lost in a sea of new technology and buzzwords. Working with The Blog Squad quickly helped me cut thru the clutter. I learned what all those fancy words meant, how to get my blog up, and how to tweak it to really make it work for my business. Now I’m a certified blog
addict!” says Kristie.
She adds that her traffic went from practically zero to 1000 visitors within the first two weeks of working with The Blog Squad. Denise Wakeman and Patsi Krakoff, Psy.D. are the two blog experts that make up The Blog Squad, providing blog makeover programs through www.fixmyblog.com.
“Like Kristie and her WebMomz blog, many professionals simply don’t know how to use the built-in features and designs of their blogging software,” explains Ms. Wakeman, “So their traffic is stagnant, their content difficult to navigate, and they don’t convert readers to clients.”
Blogging software doesn’t require any special tech skills so any professional can put up a blog and start posting articles.
Therein lies the problem: blogging is too easy. Unless the professional knows how to use a blog for driving traffic and converting readers to clients, it becomes one more chore to do.
David Brownstein is a Hollywood coach (www.hollywoodcoaching.com), specializing in leadership development for what he calls, “pop culture creators.” He explains, “It is our cosmic mission, as pop culture creators, to develop, nurture, and bring to life ideas …to people who are hungry to hear, see and feel them, all channeled through the tightly defined creative and financial structures that are the ground rules of our daily existence.”
If that sounds like a mouthful, it is. David wanted to find a way to informally express all that entails through his blog, the New Hollywood Leader (http://hollywoodcoaching.typepad.com/the_new_hollywood_leader/). His target readers are writers, producers, and creative executives in the film industry.
He struggled to find a way for his blog to differentiate itself on the web, and to stand out as a way to deliver his powerful messages. The Blog Squad helped David refine his blog’s purpose and implement traffic driving strategies.
“Denise and Patsi create a powerful one-two punch of Blog knowledge and expertise. They helped me understand what a blog is and isn’t, and supported my discovery of how to make my blog part of my on-line presence and business development strategy.
Denise Wakeman, www.biztipsblog.com, and Patsi Krakoff, www.customizednewsletters.com, are authorities in helping independent professionals and small businesses to grow and prosper through optimizing their blogs. Between them, they have 9 blogs they post to on a regular basis covering topics from Internet marketing, blogs, ezine marketing, writing your book through your blog, and business book reviews, plus several private blogs for clients and classes they teach. The Blog Squad are co-authors of "Build a Better Blog: The Ultimate Guide to Boosting Your Business with a Professional Blog” and "Confessions of a Reluctant Blogger: From Boring to Brilliant in 30 Days", and keepers of the site, www.buildabetterblog.com.
For more information visit http://www.fixmyblog.com or contact Patsi Krakoff or Denise Wakeman.