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EsyVid Review

Wanna get noticed online?

There is no better way other than creating an eye-catching video. It is the better way to catch people’s attention and turn them into loyal followers. Other than that, most people retain information by watching a video rather than text. So, it is definitely more effective approach when it comes to getting free traffic and convert them into more sales.

But, let’s be honest. Creating a video has never been easy.

It is the most time consuming work and require technical and designing skills. This might the reason why most of the marketers and business owners end up paying someone because simply they don’t have the skills to create one. And the problem is most of them can’t keep up with the price.

Today, I got you covered! I have the perfect solution for that problem.

Introducing EsyVid!

EsyVid is a cloud based software that lets you instantly turn any website or article into a fully fledged video. It’s also loaded with huge amounts of fully customizable slides templates from some of the most popular niches. Amazing, right?

Wanna know more? Let’s got check this review!

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Features

1. Huge Library Of Fully Customizable Templates

Slides Templates in the HOTTEST and in-demand niches
Customers get access to high quality ‘SVG Slides Templates’ in the most popular and in-demand niches. These templates come with professional Graphics.

No Creativity, Time or Money? – SOLVED!
Pro-quality ‘done-for-you’ slides templates to create videos! Users can personalize every element including logos, images, backgrounds, audio and more to create stunning videos in minutes!

2. Videos From Websites, Articles, Templates

Create Video from Web Pages, or From Scratch
Create Videos in ANY style, Enter your website URL and EsyVid pulls out all your web pages and its content to create
video and share or just click from scratch if want your own handwriting

Getting full details of web pages & Share them to social media sites
-Details including links and titles of each images, descriptions, and body content of pages to make videos & share pages individually

Create videos from our huge Articles or import from notepad file
-Create video using our own huge searchable Article Databases or your own Article and content by importing from notepad file.

Choose how many slides you want for each page
-You can select amount of slides for each video and setting slide duration too

3. Advanced Editor To Customize Your Videos

Creative Theme/Design to apply it on your projects
-10s of creative themes and background to select from, click on themes and it automatically applies to all slides with one click.

Advanced designing tool like Photoshop?
-With the tools like Pencil you can type hand writing with Easy and use draw tool to draw and apply any color you want

Select your desired font, change color size of text
-Full control of tweaking content, changing font, color size

Full control over your slides or its content
-You can set duration for your slides, duplicate, delete or edit its content. Change position of your slides to up and down.

Infographic shapes and arrows to make your videos more explanatory
-with 100s or shapes and arrows From Basic Objects to Symbols, Arrows, Flowchart, Animals,
Music, Electronics and many more categories

Object grouping, image blurring, Undo and Redo
-Group your design/content, give effect to your images text and the control of undo and redoing it

4. Text To Speech(50+Voices), Fully Edit Content

Over 50+ voices & the world’s best text-to-speech engine
-With over 50+Voices, world’s most spoken languages Text to speech like English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and more.

Positioning slides order
Full control over slides, changing positions to up and down, duplicate or deleting.

Edit content and images at one go
-If Automatically fetched content and images are not wanted the way they are, you can easily change, edit and delete them.

Easy to manage and share your videos
-Once EsyVid renders your video, downloading is a snap! Then, simply post to Youtube, Vimeo, your blog, website, Facebook or any other social media.

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5. AI Videos Title Creation & Share To 200+ Sites

Automatic Videos Title Creation
-Our Artificial Intelligence based Software create titles Automatically for your videos and give you option to download & Share

Auto-thumbnail display and share to top websites
-Worried for SEO and views for your Videos? We give option to share your video to over 200+ websites

6. Super Fast Video Rendering With TTS Option

Super fast, with less than 30 seconds
With less than 1 minute you can render high resolution videos with 10s of slides and set its width and height the way you want it.

Text to Speech from within rendering page
With Text To Speech(50+Voices) world’s most spoken languages it is easy to add from within rendering page and download those videos directly from there.
Music From Public Library Or Add, Store From PC

Built-in music library or use your own auto-saved audio
-Select from our big music library or reuse your own Music, Text to speech which is Auto-Saved use over and over without the pain of waiting for uploading process

Add Audio from PC and store and use it for later
-Upload music locally use and store it and use later if you want without uploading it again

How Does It Work?

No technical or video skills needed. You can definitely create a PRO video in less than 1 minute. Check out the demo video here:

Conclusion

There you have it! I hope this helps you make a wise decision. If you want to make it big, take action and leverage of the power of a video. And there is other software suitable to help you create an eye-catching video other than EsyVid. It is, indeed, the World’s easiest Full-Auto Video Creation Software! Click the Buy Button NOW!

It’s Time to Start the Critical Activity You Can No Longer Afford to Postpone

This may be of some interest.

I’ve always been stubborn. So, it wasn’t out-of-character for me to stand my ground when everyone I knew was quite…

The post It’s Time to Start the Critical Activity You Can No Longer Afford to Postpone appeared first on Copyblogger.

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VideoRobot Review

There is no doubt. People spend most of their time watching videos over anything else. This is may be the reason why video marketing has the most success over anything else.

But the question is… is this going to be that easy?

Gaining almost 99% of your marketing success would never been easy as ABC. In order to compete in the online market, you have to have high-quality and eye-catching videos to get people’s attention and convert more sales as possible.

So, how can you create one?

If you don’t have technical skills and advanced technologies, I bet you can’t create one. That’s why most of the marketers end up paying designers and copywriters. All that takes a big cut out of your margins.

But today… you’ll see the perfect video platform for that job.

Introducing Video Robot!

This is a new and powerful video platform that makes creating videos much easier. It has the most advanced built-in features with more than 200 video templates. Amazing, right?

Wanna know more? Let’s go check this review!

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Features

Main Features

1. 300 Ready-Made Video Templates: Choose From The Hottest Niches With SMART Automation & Customization Tools…

2. Flexible Blank Video Canvas: Design CUSTOM 3D Explainer, Whiteboard, Kinetic Animation, Live Action & Sales Videos From Scratch!

3. Maximize Reach & Engagement: Award Winning Text-To-Speech With ONE-CLICK Translation To Convert Global Audiences!

4. Commercial License Included: Make UNLIMITED Videos For Your Own Use OR Sell To Clients…

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Key Features

1. Effortlessly Create Videos In Multiple Formats ...
-Live Action
-Whiteboard Animation
-3D Avatar
-Presentations & Explainer Videos
-Kinetic Motion
-Sales

2. Includes Dazzling Special Effects To Grab Attention
Powerful Logo Openers & Intros
-Next Generation Transitions
-Multiple Eye-Catching Text Effects
Compelling Call-to-Action Outros
-Dynamic Animations
-Stop Motion Effects

How Does It Work?

It just takes 6 clicks. Super easy, right? I know you won’t believe me because seeing is believing. So, I have something prepared for you below:

Demo Video:

Conclusion

Make this an easy decision for you. You have already, in front of you, what you need to scale your scale your revenue. In online marketing, time is so precious which is why you need to act and decide now. Get your Video Robot now!

Emilia Clarke's 'Game of Thrones' love triangle Instagram post is perfect

This may be of some interest.

Emilia Clarke, the Mother of Dragons herself, celebrated her birthday on Saturday by sharing an eyebrow-raising photo with her two Game of Thrones paramours.  

Clark posted a photo of her and her dour nephew/lover Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), with a mighty Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) sandwiched in between. 

It’s a glorious photo that is sure to launch a million fanfic stories.  Read more…

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Twitter quietly killed its secret ad-free version for fancy people

This may be of some interest.

Influencers — they’re just like the rest of us. Or, at least their Twitter ad-experience now is. 

The minds behind everyone’s favorite apocalypse-themed ticker tape confirmed today that Twitter has done away with a little-known version of the service that displayed no ads to certain high-value users. In other words, previously if your account met a certain list of criteria, then you never saw promoted tweets in your timeline. 

Not anymore. 

“Historically, people with high follower counts have seen fewer ads,” a company spokesperson explained over email. “Recently, we’ve taken a more consistent approach of showing ads to everyone who uses Twitter and as a result, people with higher follower counts will notice an increase in the number of ads they’re seeing.” Read more…

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The Featured Snippets Cheat Sheet and Interactive Q&A

This may be of some interest.

Posted by BritneyMuller

Earlier this week, I hosted a webinar all about featured snippets covering essential background info, brand-new research we’ve done, the results of all the tests I’ve performed, and key takeaways. Things didn’t quite go as planned, though. We had technical difficulties that interfered with our ability to broadcast live, and lots of folks were left with questions after the recording that we weren’t able to answer in a follow-up Q&A.

The next best thing to a live webinar Q&A? A digital one that you can bookmark and come back to over and over again! We asked our incredibly patient, phenomenally smart attendees to submit their questions via email and promised to answer them in an upcoming blog post. We’ve pulled out the top recurring questions and themes from those submissions and addressed them below. If you had a question and missed the submission window, don’t worry! Ask it down in the comments and we’ll keep the conversation going.

If you didn’t get a chance to sign up for the original webinar, you can register for it on-demand here:

Watch the webinar

And if you’re here to grab the free featured snippets cheat sheet we put together, look no further — download the PDF directly here. Print it off, tape it to your office wall, and keep featured snippets top-of-mind as you create and optimize your site content. 

Now, let’s get to those juicy questions!


1. Can I win a featured snippet with a brand-new website?

If you rank on page one for a keyword that triggers a featured snippet (in positions 1–10), you’re a contender for stealing that featured snippet. It might be tougher with a new website, but you’re in a position to be competitive if you’re on page one — regardless of how established your site is.

We’ve got some great Whiteboard Fridays that cover how to set a new site up for success:

2. Does Google provide a tag that identifies traffic sources from featured snippets? Is there a GTM tag for this?

Unfortunately, Google does not provide a tag to help identify traffic from featured snippets. I’m not aware of a GTM tag that helps with this, either, but would love to hear any community suggestions or ideas in the comments!

It’s worth noting that it’s currently impossible to determine what percentage of your traffic comes from the featured snippet versus the duplicate organic URL below the featured snippet.

3. Do you think it’s worth targeting longer-tail question-based queries that have very low monthly searches to gain a featured snippet?

Great question! My advice is this: don’t sleep on low-search-volume keywords. They often convert really well and in aggregate they can do wonders for a website. I suggest prioritizing long tail keywords that you foresee providing a high potential ROI.

For example, there are millions of searches a month for the keyword “shoes.” Very competitive, but that query is pretty vague. In contrast, the keyword “size 6 red womens nike running shoes” is very specific. This searcher knows what they want and they’re dialing in their search to find it. This is a great example of a long tail keyword phrase that could provide direct conversions.

4. What’s the best keyword strategy for determining which queries are worth creating featured snippet-optimized content for?

Dr. Pete wrote a great blog post outlining how to perform keyword research for featured snippets back in 2016. Once you’ve narrowed down your list of likely queries, you need to look at keywords that you rank on page one for, that trigger a snippet, and that you don’t yet own. Next, narrow your list down further by what you envision will have the highest ROI for your goals. Are you trying to drive conversions? Attract top-of-funnel site visitors? Make sure the queries you target align with your business goals, and go from there. Both Moz Pro and STAT can be a big help with this process.

A tactical pro tip: Use the featured snippet carousel queries as a starting point. For instance, if there’s a snippet for the query “car insurance” with a carousel of “in Florida,” “in Michigan,” and so on, you might consider writing about state-specific topics to win those carousel snippets. For this technique, the bonus is that you don’t really need to be on page one for the root term (or ranking at all) — often, carousel snippets are taken from off-SERP links.

5. Do featured snippets fluctuate according to language, i.e. if I have several versions of my site in different languages, will the snippet display for each version?

This is a great question! Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to do international/multi-language featured snippet research just yet, but hope to in the future. I would suspect the featured snippet could change depending on language and search variation. The best way to explore this is to do a search in an incognito (and un-logged-in) browser window of Google Chrome.

If you’ve performed research along these lines, let us know what you found out down in the comments!

6. Why do featured snippet opportunities fluctuate in number from day to day?

Change really is the only constant in search. In the webinar, I discussed the various tests I did that caused Moz to lose a formerly won featured snippet (and what helped it reappear once again). Changes as simple as an extra period at the end of a sentence were enough to lose us the snippet. With content across the web constantly being created and edited and deprecated and in its own state of change, it’s no wonder that it’s tough to win and keep a featured snippet — sometimes even from one day to the next.

The SERPs are incredibly volatile things, with Google making updates multiple times every day. But when it comes down to the facts, there are a few things that reliably cause volatility (is that an oxymoron?):

  • If a snippet is pulling from a lower-ranking URL (not positions 1–3); this could mean Google is testing the best answer for the query
  • Google regularly changing which scraped content is used in each snippet
  • Featured snippet carousel topics changing

The best way to change-proof yourself is to become an authority in your particular niche (E-A-T, remember?) and strive to rank higher to increase your chances of capturing and keeping a featured snippet.

7. How can I use Keyword Lists to find missed SERP feature opportunities? What’s the best way to use them to identify keyword gaps?

Keyword Lists are a wonderful area to uncover feature snippet (and other SERP feature) opportunity gaps. My favorite way to do this is to filter the Keyword List by your desired SERP feature. We’ll use featured snippets as an example. Next, sort by your website’s current rank (1–10) to determine your primary featured snippet gaps and opportunities.

The filters are another great way to tease out additional gaps:

  • Which keywords have high search volume and low competition? 
  • Which keywords have high organic CTR that you currently rank just off page one for?

8. What are best practices around reviewing the structure of content that’s won a snippet, and how do I know whether it’s worth replicating?

Content that has won a featured snippet is definitely worth reviewing (even if it doesn’t hold the featured snippet over time). Consider why Google might have provided this as a featured snippet:

  • Does it succinctly answer the query? 
  • Might it sound good as a voice answer? 
  • Is it comprehensive for someone looking for additional information? 
  • Does the page provide additional answers or information around the topic? 
  • Are there visual elements? 

It’s best to put on your detective hat and try to uncover why a piece of content might be ranking for a particular featured snippet:

  • What part of the page is Google pulling that featured snippet content from? 
  • Is it marked up in a certain way? 
  • What other elements are on the page? 
  • Is there a common theme? 
  • What additional value can you glean from the ranking featured snippet?

9. Does Google identify and prioritize informational websites for featured snippets, or are they determined by a correlation between pages with useful information and frequency of snippets? 

In other words, would being an e-commerce site harm your chances of winning featured snippets, all other factors being the same?

I’m not sure whether Google explicitly categorizes informational websites. They likely establish a trust metric of sorts for domains and then seek out information or content that most succinctly answers queries within their trust parameters, but this is just a hypothesis.

While informational sites tend to do overwhelmingly better than other types of websites, it’s absolutely possible for an e-commerce website to find creative ways of snagging featured snippets.

It’s fascinating how various e-commerce websites have found their way into current featured snippets in extremely savvy ways. Here’s a super relevant example: after our webinar experienced issues and wasn’t able to launch on time, I did a voice search for “how much do stamps cost” to determine how expensive it would be to send apology notes to all of our hopeful attendees. 

This was the voice answer:

“According to stamps.com the cost of a one ounce first class mail stamp is $0.55 at the Post Office, or $.047 if you buy and print stamps online using stamps.com.”

Pretty clever, right? I believe there are plenty of savvy ways like this to get your brand and offers into featured snippets.

10. When did the “People Also Ask” feature first appear? What changes to PAAs do you anticipate in the future?



People Also Ask boxes first appeared in July 2015 as a small-scale test. Their presence in the SERPs grew over 1700% between July 2015 and March 2017, so they certainly exploded in popularity just a few years ago. Funny enough, I was one of the first SEOs to come across Google’s PAA testing — you can read about that stat and more in my original article on the subject: Infinite “People Also Ask” Boxes: Research and SEO Opportunities

We recently published some great PAA research by Samuel Mangialavori on the Moz Blog, as well: 5 Things You Should Know About “People Also Ask” & How to Take Advantage

And there are a couple of great articles cataloging the evolution of PAAs over the years here:

When it comes to predicting the future of PAAs, well, we don’t have a crystal ball yet, but featured snippets continue to look more and more like PAA boxes with their new-ish accordion format. Is it possible Google will merge them into a single feature someday? It’s hard to say, but as SEOs, our best bet is to maintain flexibility and prepare to roll with the punches the search engines send our way.

11. Can you explain what you meant by “15% of image URLs are not in organic”?

Sure thing! The majority of images that show up in featured snippet boxes (or to be more accurate, the webpage those images live on) do not rank organically within the first ten pages of organic search results for the featured snippet query.

12. How should content creators consider featured snippets when crafting written content? Are there any tools that can help?

First and foremost, you’ll want to consider the searcher

  • What is their intent? 
  • What desired information or content are they after? 
  • Are you providing the desired information in the medium in which they desire it most (video, images, copy, etc)? 

Look to the current SERPs to determine how you should be providing content to your users. Read all of the results on page one:

  • What common themes do they have? 
  • What topics do they cover? 
  • How can you cover those better?

Dr. Pete has a fantastic Whiteboard Friday that covers how to write content to win featured snippets. Check it out: How to Write Content for Answers Using the Inverted Pyramid



You might also get some good advice from this classic Whiteboard Friday by Rand Fishkin: How to Appear in Google’s Answer Boxes

13. “Write quality content for people, not search engines” seems like great advice. But should I also be using any APIs or tools to audit my content? 

The only really helpful tool that comes to mind is the Flesch-Kincaid readability test, but even that can be a bit disruptive to the creative process. The very best tool you might have for reviewing your content might be a real person. I would ensure that your content can be easily understood when read out loud to your targeted audience. It may help to consider whether your content, as a featured snippet, would make for an effective, helpful voice search result.

14. What’s the best way to stay on top of trends when it comes to Google’s featured snippets?

Find publications and tools that resonate, and keep an eye on them. Some of my favorites include:

  1. MozCast to keep a pulse on the Google algorithm
  2. Monitoring tools like STAT (email alerts when you win/lose a snippet? Awesome.)
  3. Cultivating a healthy list of digital marketing heroes to follow on Twitter
  4. Industry news publications like Search Engine Journal and, of course, the Moz Blog 😉
  5. Subscribing to SEO newsletters like the Moz Top 10

One of the very best things you can do, though, is performing your own investigative featured snippet research within your space. Publishing the trends you observe helps our entire community grow and learn. 


Thank you so much to every attendee who submitted their questions. Digging into these follow-up thoughts and ideas is one of the best parts of putting on a presentation. If you’ve got any lingering questions after the webinar, I would love to hear them — leave me a note in the comments and I’ll be on point to answer you. And if you missed the webinar sign-up, you can still access it on-demand whenever you want.

We also promised you some bonus content, yeah? Here it is — I compiled all of my best tips and tricks for winning featured snippets into a downloadable cheat sheet that I hope is a helpful reference for you:

Free download: The Featured Snippets Cheat Sheet

There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to win your own snippets when you’re armed with data, drive, and a good, solid plan! Hopefully this is a great resource for you to have on hand, either to share around with colleagues or to print out and keep at your desk:

Grab the cheat sheet

Again, thank you so much for submitting your questions, and we’ll see you in the comments for more.

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The Real Secret to My Social Media Success

This may be of some interest.

The other day I was recording a podcast episode with my
co-host Eric Siu and he wanted to discuss something in particular.

He wanted to talk about how I got to 62,000 Instagram followers in a very short period of time and without spending any money on ads or marketing.

Eric is a great marketer as well, and when it comes to
social media, he spends much more time than me on it and he even has people at
his ad agency dedicated to helping him grow his personal brand online.

And of writing this post, he has 4,056 followers.

It’s not just with Instagram either, I beat him on all
platforms.

Heck, he even does something that I don’t do, which is smart… he continually pays for advice. For example, he had his team jump on an hour call with Gary Vaynerchuk’s social media team so they could learn from them and grow his brand faster.

So, what’s the secret to my success?

Well, before I get into it, let me first start off by saying I love Eric to death and the point of this post isn’t to pick on him or talk crap… more so, I have a point to make and you’ll see it in a bit below.

Is it the fundamentals?

Everyone talks about strategies to grow your social following… from going live and posting frequently or talking about the type of content you should post and what you shouldn’t do.

I could even tell you that you need to respond to every comment and build up a relationship with your followers, which will help you grow your following and brand.

And although all of this is true, I dare you to try the fundamentals or the strategies that every marketing guru talks about doing. If you do, I bet this will happen…

It will be a lot of work and, if you are lucky, in the next 30 days you may get 10% more followers.

Sure, some of you will get much more growth, but you’ll find
that you can’t always replicate it and it won’t be consistent.

So, what is it then?

Is it luck?

Luck is part of some people’s success, but not most. The problem with luck is it doesn’t teach you much and it isn’t easy to replicate.

The reality is, some people will just get lucky and have tons of traction.

In other words, luck isn’t the secret. But if you do want to get “luckier”, then you can always become an early adopter which helps a bit.

How early is early?

When you jump onto a social network when it’s new, it’s
easier to grow and become popular.

For example, I got to over 30,000 Twitter followers
extremely fast when Twitter first came out.

At that time, I wasn’t as well known… it happened because of
a few reasons:

  1. Social algorithms are favorable early on – algorithms are typically favorable and most people will see your content. There aren’t many restrictions, hence it’s easier to grow. After a social network becomes popular, algorithms tighten up.
  2. Algorithms are easier to game early on – when you are early, you can use a lot of hacks to grow faster. For example, on Twitter, I would just follow tons of people a day and unfollow anyone who didn’t follow me back.
  3. First movers’ advantage – social networks want more users, that’s what they need to succeed. In the early stages of any platform, they want to help you gain more of a following so you will keep using their platform.

But here is the thing: even though being an early adopter helps, it’s not the secret to my success.

Just look at Instagram, I am really late to the game. But I started growing fast just this year as that is when we really started.

If you can get in early, you should do so, assuming you have
the time to invest. For example, this is the time to get in on Tiktok.

When you get in early, there is always the chance that the social network may end up flopping. But if it does take off, you’ll be ahead of your competition.

So what did I do?

Here was the secret to my growth… and it still works today. Eric Siu is even doing it with me right now.

It’s piggybacking on brands that are already popular.

When I first started, no one knew who I was. And I’m not saying everyone knows who I am today… by no means do I have a large brand like Tony Robbins.

What I did early on in my career was piggyback off of other popular brands.

For example, I hit up Pete Cashmore from Mashable, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, Arianna Huffington from Huffington Post, and so many other popular sites like ReadWriteWeb, Business Insider, Gawker Media, and GigaOm to name just a few.

I know some of them don’t exist anymore, but back then they were extremely popular. Anyone who was in tech, and even some who weren’t, knew about each of those sites.

So, when I got started as a marketer, I hit up all of those sites and offered all of them free marketing in exchange for promoting my brand and adding “Marketing done by Neil Patel” or “Marketing done by Pronet”, which was my ad agency back then.

Just look at the image above. TechCrunch used to link to my site on every page of their site… forget rich anchor text, it really is all about branding.

The hardest part is, I had to email and message these
influencers dozens of times just to convince them to let me help them for free.
And a lot of them ignored me or didn’t accept my offer.

But of a few said yes.

Pete from Mashable was one of the first to say yes. Once his traffic and rankings skyrocketed, his competition hit me up. Especially TechCrunch.

What was funny, though, is that I was constantly emailing TechCrunch and didn’t hear back. 6 months from my first email, they eventually accepted my offer.

I made a deal with Michael Arrington at the time in which once I boosted his traffic, he would add a logo that I did marketing for him, which you saw above.

In addition to that, he would tell all of his venture capital friends what I did for him and share the results (so hopefully they would share it with their portfolio companies, which would help me make money) and write a blog post about me.

He didn’t end up writing the blog post, which is fine, but he
did the other two.

When he sent out emails to VCs showing a Google Analytics graph of his traffic growing at a rapid pace, I quickly got inundated with inquiries about my marketing services.

In addition to that, I was building up my brand… and my
social media following. I was gaining “social clout” because I was doing good
work for influencers.

One could argue that boosting traffic for someone like TechCrunch by 30% is worth millions and I should have charged for my services. Although I spent countless time doing free work, I wouldn’t trade it for any single dollar as it is what made me and helped build up my reputation.

And I didn’t stop there. Even today, I try to associate myself with other popular brands. Just like how I was lucky enough to work with Robert Herjavec, who has a popular TV show in the US along with Mark Cuban…

Here’s how many visitors I was getting for my name “Neil Patel” on a monthly basis before I started working with Robert.

And this is how many visitors I get for my name on a monthly
basis a few months after I worked with Robert.

That’s a 37.84% increase in a matter of months!

By piggybacking off of popular brands, it doesn’t just help my website traffic but also helps to grow my social media following as well.

Just like as you can see below with my Instagram growth…

Now it isn’t just me who can do this, anyone can.

How can you piggyback off of other brands?

Just like how I piggybacked off of brands like TechCrunch, Eric is doing something similar to me at the moment.

We have a podcast that generates over 1 million downloads a month.

Eric’s had a podcast for years, but the one he has with me has more than 10x the listeners. This has helped him grow his brand a lot over the last year.

Let’s just look at the data. According to Eric, due to the podcast, he has signed up 6 clients, which has generated 540,000 dollars in annual revenue.

Now when he goes to tech conferences, 3 to 4 people tend to come up to him and mention how they love Marketing School and his work. In addition to that, it has been easier for Eric to set up meetings (people respond back to him more now), and he is also getting advisory shares in companies due to his growing brand. And the best part is, he is getting more paid speaking gigs for up to $10,000 a pop because of the podcast.

The data shows it was a good move by Eric for partnering up with me. He pushed me to do a podcast years ago and I told him no because I was too lazy. He didn’t give up though. Eventually, he got me to say yes and flew to my house in Las Vegas to record our first episode.

He did all of the work and it has been a great mutual relationship as doing this podcast has also helped grow my brand at the same time.

Now you are probably thinking, why isn’t his follower count growing fast enough?

Well, he needs to do what he is doing with me with a few more influencers to really put fuel to the fire. Just like how I didn’t only piggyback off of TechCrunch… at one point the Gawker Media network was linking to me on every page of their sites, which was seen by over 100 million unique people per month.

That really gets your brand out there!

Another example is Brian Dean from Backlinko as he did something similar with me back in the day. Years ago I approached him to write a detailed guide on link building with him and he also created videos that were on my old marketing blog Quick Sprout, which helped him grow his brand.

I can’t take credit for “making” Eric or Brian successful. They would have done well without me… and in the grand scheme of things, I really didn’t do much for either of them.

It’s like saying TechCrunch made the Neil Patel brand. Of course, it helped, and helped a lot… but one partnership won’t make or break you.

And if I didn’t continually blog, create videos, speak at events, or do any of the other stuff that I did, the TechCrunch partnership wouldn’t have been as effective.

Eric and Brian would have grown their brand in other ways because their work stands for itself, hence they would have been successful on their own. I just helped provide a little boost, just like how TechCrunch provided me with a boost.

And once more people get to know you, you’ll naturally do
better on the social web.

For example, when Will Smith created his Instagram account, he didn’t have to buy ads or anything. Everyone just knows him already and that’s why his Instagram account blew up really quickly.

And you can do what Will Smith did on a smaller scale. Similar to what I did.

But don’t expect it overnight. Will Smith has been on television for over 20 years. It’s multiple shows, movies, and connections with other famous people that have really helped grow Will’s brand.

Of course, we won’t get on TV as Will has, but you can piggyback on other popular brands multiple times to create a similar (smaller) effect.

All you have to do is help these influencers out for free.

If you are a web designer, offer design services. If you are
a marketer, offer marketing services. If you are selling a product or service,
keep giving it away for free and maybe someone will talk about your company.

If you don’t have anything you can offer that has value, just look at whatever influencer you want to associate with, see where they may need help, learn that skill, and offer it for free.

It’s the easiest way to become popular on the social web.

Conclusion

That’s my secret to being popular on the social web.

It’s also how I built a decent size company… purely by
leveraging other popular brands in the early days
.

You can do the same, but you have to be patient. Don’t expect it to happen overnight.

For example, Eric’s brand has been growing but we have been
doing a podcast together for over 2 years now.

Plus, he continually pushes on his own and doesn’t just rely
on leveraging other influencers.

Remember, nothing worthwhile happens overnight.

You have to be persistent with your emails, your direct messages, your text messages, and whatever else you can do to get a hold of these influencers. Most will ignore you but it is a numbers game and, eventually, you’ll be able to associate your brand with someone popular, which will grow your brand.

And last but not least: Don’t expect an influencer to make you successful. Sure, multiple influencers are better than one, but that’s not what I meant.

If Brian Dean from Backlinko wasn’t good at link building, creating content, SEO, and educating, he wouldn’t do well… no matter who he associated himself with. The same goes for Eric.

Your skills, your abilities, your product… whatever you are
trying to brand needs to stand on its own.

So, what do you think about my secret? Are you going to
copy it?

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Manifestation Miracle Review

The very title ‘Manifestation Miracle’ should give you a good idea about what this book is all about. If you said the ‘law of attraction’, you’d be absolutely right… but this book is about way more than that.

Written by Heather Matthews, this guide is about changing your life totally. Most law of attraction books are written in a way to make you think that it’s a shortcut. They want you to believe that you can get anything you want just by sitting on a couch and picturing your desires in your head.

This is where most people go wrong and never see their desires manifest into reality. Manifestation Miracle puts the action into the law of attraction and shows you what you need to do. Visualization is only half the equation.

This book is an online bestseller with thousands of copies sold and a long list of very happy customers. Let’s take a closer look and see if it’s right for you.


The Good Points:

1) Weighting in at 159 pages, this is a detailed book that’s comprehensive and yet, easy to read and understand. The book itself has a positive and uplifting tone that makes you believe that miracles are well-within your reach… and they are.

There’s no fluff in this guide. It’s straight to the point and gives you all the tools and tips you need.

2) Hate reading? No problem. You’re provided with an audio recording of the guide. You can listen to it while on the go, and still reap the rewards.

3) The honesty in this guide is unparalleled. While most books in this niche promise you wealth and riches beyond your wildest dreams with zero effort, Heather was truthful and avoided such hype.

She even mentioned that there is work involved. You’ll need to follow the exercises in the Manifestation Miracle, and you’ll also need to put in the effort where required. The law of attraction will NOT work for lazy people.

4) If you have questions, you can always email their support. Unlike most law of attraction books that you buy off the shelf and you’re left to fend on your own, you can get after-purchase guidance and help here. Fantastic.

5) The Manifestation Miracle will work for anyone. Your age, race, gender, etc. do not matter. The law of attraction is a universal law, and the methods in this guide will help anyone who uses them wisely.

6) This program is broken down into 5 parts, each of which deals with a specific component that must be done right to see results. That makes for much easier learning, and you’ll be much more likely to see results.

In the first part of Manifestation Miracle you’ll discover how the law of attraction works. In the second part, you’ll need to ask yourself what you really want. Being focused and knowing what you want is crucial. If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re not going to get there.

The third part will show you how to inject emotion and desire when visualizing. It all boils down to how you feel. The law of attraction works only when your heart is in it.

In part 4, you’ll learn how to expect the miracles to show up ‘anytime now’… it’s about walking in faith. If you believe it, you’ll see it.

In the last part, you’ll learn how to make the law of attraction a habit. This will ensure that you live the life of your dreams… and get most of what you ask for.


The Bad Points:

1) Faith requires practice. We live in a cynical and skeptical world. We want instant results, but the law of attraction works on its own time. So, you’ll need patience and persistence to manifest your desires.

2) Visualizing alone is not enough. You’ll need to act as and when you get hunches. Fortune favors the bold and even the word ‘attraction’ has the word action in it. You MUST take the required actions.

3) You can only get this product online. Once you download it, you can print it out for easy reference. A slight hassle… but not a deal breaker.


Should You Get It?

If you wish to see miracles in your life, this book can help you manifest them. It doesn’t matter if you want better health, more wealth, or a happy relationship. The principles in this guide will help you to bring your desires to reality.

What’s important is that you combine the correct techniques with a positive attitude and a mindset where you believe it before you see it. Once you master the methods taught in Manifestation Miracle, your life will change right before your eyes.

It’s affordable, has tons of positive reviews and is even covered by a money-back guarantee. So, you really do not have anything to lose – but you do have a lot to gain.

Give Manifestation Miracle a try. It has been proven to deliver results. You’ll thank yourself in future for taking this step. The life you want is within your reach.

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Here’s what it feels like to sprout an extra pair of robot arms

This may be of some interest.

In its current form, this Japanese robotic assembly is weird and ungainly. But the technology has intriguing possibilities.

Like many people, I’ve often wished for another pair of hands to juggle complex tasks. I’ve assumed I’d be in charge of them. But that was not the case when I strapped on a robotic assembly called Fusion at the CEATEC tech trade show—Japan’s equivalent of our CES.

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