Asking For The Community's Support

Last Update: February 12, 2016

Hello, hello, hello, WAers.

How's the best online community doing today? :)

It's been a while since I've blogged here. I've mostly been hanging around in the background. Reading your blogs and questions, using the SiteComments, and stuff.

I've also been working like crazy on something...


So far, I've written 5 posts (long, detailed posts), got my first 100 subscribers, made several connections with influencers and bloggers, and got it to 2500 monthly visits (ALL without search engines).

I've also landed some guest posts. :D :D :D hehe

1 at MatthewWoodward (which was published yesterday, 1 at SuccessfulBlogging com (publishing on the 25th), 1 at MadLemmings com (publishes next week), and 1 at ukLinkology com (end of the month).

You might be asking...

Why did you have to start a new blog (when you already have others)?

My WA affiliate site wouldn't have been appropriate with the people I was connecting with, imo. I was connecting with bloggers and influencers in the "blogging" niche. My WA site is in the "make money online" niche.

My other site, AffiliMarketer, is all about affiliate marketing. There weren't much influencers in the affiliate marketing niche for me to connect with.

So that's why I started Blogging Aid. :)

If you'd like to learn more about how I went about it, you can PM me. :) If you want, that is.

Anyway...the reason why I'm writing this blog is to ask you guys for some support...

Can you check out my guest post?

Read it, then come back here and comment with your thoughts. :)

It would mean a lot.

If so, ask me for the link.

Thank you.

- Julian

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Ventures2000 Premium
Great work
ClareG Premium
Great job!
bsmith1222 Premium
Great job and I had learned to go where the money is. I put part of my efforts here but in others as well.
OldMCSEGuy Premium
Great. Thinking and taking action.
The One Top Thing I would do is lose that pop-up. For many people, there's nothing more annoying than trying to read content and having something flash in front of what they've been reading, without warning, and require interaction with it to return to the reading.

There are other ways of presenting your calls to action and like banner ads, pop-ups like this are losing their effectiveness.

What I saw up to that point looked well-written and presented. I left the site after the pop-up occurred.

This is what I do when this occurs.

Consider less invasive means on your site which would most likely improve your conversion rates.

JSakanee Premium
And yet, they convert visitors into email subscribers pretty good.

That wasn't my site, btw. It's my guest post.
I misunderstood "guest post" LOL! You are probably right. The good they do probably still outweighs the annoyances they create for others.

What I did see of the article before that popped up looked fine to me. I got about half way down through it.

Personally, if I were to employ the use of pop-ups, I'd use the slide-in type and not let the pop-up interfere with the reading of the article. Coming up from the top or bottom and not covering the screen is not invasive.

We are naturally attracted to what moves and this is why television commercials do what they can to show an image of the product and somehow put it in motion (shaking, jumping, bumping, sliding, moving across screen, etc.) It attracts our attention.

The slide-in type pop-ups do this.

How do slide-ins compare with pop-overs, like the type on that web page?