Articles by Ann Smarty


Ann Smarty
November 10, 2021

12 Tools That Make You a More Productive Blogger

There is a general rule of thumb that states a blog with quite aggressive content and SEO strategies will take at least 4-6 months to become profitable on any minor scale. Keep in mind this is with continued and consistent effort as well as significant investment of time (and money). How long does it take…



Ann Smarty
August 8, 2021

How I Doubled My Organic Search Traffic with Text Optimizer (Updated)

A writer’s knowledge of search engine optimization doesn’t have to be too advanced: it is enough to know how to use Yoast SEO plugin and understand that content is important. It is also useful to perform very basic keyword research before writing content to try and find searchable angles. Not much is under your control…


Ann Smarty
July 5, 2021

Turn One Research into Dozens of Awesome Articles!

[Updated June 29, 2022] Alright, full disclosure time: I love doing content research. For some people, it is the most tedious, boring, long and agonizing part of writing for the web. But to me, it’s the quiet fireplace time with my cup of coffee that will get me busy for the next week or so…


Ann Smarty
July 3, 2021

How to Collect Leads from Your Blog by Building an eBook

Market Your Business Book

Updated on 03/07/2023 Digital book marketing is not new but it’s getting more popular these days because it’s a great way to curate and organize your own content as well as offer your readers an alternative format to read your articles. eBooks might not always make much money alone, but affiliate, PPC, and other marketing…


Ann Smarty
May 1, 2021

Why Voice Search is Making Q&A Pages More Relevant Than Ever (Updated)

Voice Search is Growing. Are you ready?

All content marketers are aware of how important keyword research is. But what if I tell you it’s evolving more quickly than ever before? We are well past the era of “keyword strings” and we are entering the age when natural language research becomes increasingly important. That’s because many people interact with search through voice…


Ann Smarty
December 20, 2020

How to Build An Influencer Driven Content Campaign

Influencer marketing and content marketing are two effective long-term ways of promotion which have all kinds of benefits beyond higher traffic (like trust, brand awareness, natural link acquisition, etc.) And yes influencers can bring in sales! Megaphone Marketing lists multiple case studies proving the concept. Put the two together and you have a match made…


Ann Smarty
December 5, 2020

How to Create a Successful Expert Roundup Article

Expert roundup articles have been around for ages but they have been increasingly popular lately. The thing about roundup posts is that they are both industry and topic specific. So an overabundance of them isn’t exactly a burden. On the contrary, an expert roundup is a much more effective way of standing out from the…


Ann Smarty
November 28, 2020

How To Attract More Social Media Readers Using Emotional Marketing

There is a genius that has still yet to be cultivated in social media called emotional marketing. But what is it exactly?  Emotional marketing is basically things that build your ego and make you feel confident about yourself. In other words, there are brand names out there that are so solid with some people that…


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