Need more traffic & exposure to your site, products or services?
With any online business, the top goal is to get more traffic and make more sales. You need mass exposure to your target market.
Getting in front of your market is key.
The quickest shortcut is to leverage the success of others in your niche, and get in front of their active readership.
While you're working to build your own following and readership, and sources of direct traffic, you can easily tap into those who've already done the work It's a super-smart step many people miss.
I'm going to give you a chance to do just that, right here at ClickNewz!
This opportunity is extremely limited, so you'll want to secure your spot immediately if you want to crank up your traffic and exposure with a Featured Editorial.
What is a Featured Editorial?
A Featured Editorial is a spotlight of your business, your website or blog, your products and/or services, or even your affiliate program.
It is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and what you offer to my readers - which includes my blog readers, email subscribers and social media followers.
How Can a Featured Editorial Benefit My Business?
Unlike traditional advertising options, a Featured Editorial can continue to bring you traffic for years. And unlike most advertising, you don't even have to continue paying for that exposure!
Your Business Feature post will be published and shared with active readers, and also properly optimized so that it has the potential to rank well and continue bringing you traffic. I call this "Indirect SEO" which allows you to rank well on an established domain, with a strong call-to-action for your own site or offer.
How Is This Different From A Guest Post?
A guest blog post is generally a how-to or informational piece that you write, with a short byline or signature at the end that includes your website address. Ideally the topic is a good lead-in to who you are and what you offer, but the byline is more an aside - even if you do use a strong call to action.
With a Featured Editorial you can spotlight your offer, and speak directly to my readers about who you are and what you can do for them.
It gives you an opportunity to "advertise" in an introductory and conversational way - engaging my readers specifically on the topic of your offer - which will result in much higher click-through and conversion rates!
Here is what you can expect to gain from a Featured Editorial:
- Direct Exposure To Your Target Market
- Keyword-Optimized Blog Post on Established Blog
- Permanent Inbound Link
- Exposure to Established Mailing List & Social Media Channels
Sounds good, doesn't it? I'll give you some examples and stats to give you a better idea of how it works and what you can expect. And I'll give you a really sweet deal on this awesome opportunity to boost your traffic...
Examples of Featured Editorials
I really enjoy introducing new sites, products & services to my readers. And my readers enjoy it as well! I have written several Featured Editorials over the years, and here are just a few examples:
- Selling Crafts Online
- Virtual Spokesperson
- AdClickMedia Launches Email PPC Program
- Create Your Own Q&A Site with Answerbase
Here are 7 examples that were NOT written by me:
- Make Money On The Internet From Home. The Passive, Newbie-Friendly Way!
- The Fastest Way to Learn WordPress
- The Power of Graphic Design
- Are You Wearing Too Many Hats?
- How to Make Money Online
- Solavei Offers Great Prepaid Mobile Phone Deals
- Stand Out In Your Niche With A Digital Magazine
What Will It Cost To Be Featured on ClickNewz?
My usual rate for a Featured Editorial is $250. And that's a steal considering what you get! Particularly the long term benefits. However, I am not currently writing Featured Editorials. So while I am busy focusing on other things, I will give you the opportunity to write to my readers directly.
The rate? Only $150. You can write in your own voice, with your own angle, and introduce yourself and your site/offer to my readers! As I mentioned above, this opportunity is extremely limited - first come first serve - and all Featured Editorials will be personally reviewed and considered by me. Not all will be accepted.
Obviously your post must be of interest to my readership, but as you saw with the Crafts Directory post I shared above... you can get creative with the angle.
The Long-Term Benefits of Having Your Site Featured
In addition to the immediate exposure to my readers, subscribers and social media followers you can also benefit long-term from publishing a Featured Editorial here on ClickNewz.
For example, my post about starting a free online business was written more than 4 years ago (August 2008). In 2010 it saw 31,883 visits due to top rankings in Google for multiple long tail keyword phrases. In 2011 it saw 71,594 visits. Yes, more than double the year before. In 2012 that same post saw 104,264 visitors.
Again, this is a single blog post that was published almost 4 1/2 years ago, and the traffic just continues to increase every year!
An optimized post here at ClickNewz using a very specific keyword phrase, with a strong call to action in the post, can be extremely valuable.
And as I mentioned before, your post will include a permanent inbound link - a high quality contextual link, at that - which you would be hard pressed to get on any established site for $150. So the link alone is worth way more than the rate...
The Reach: Current ClickNewz Stats
The traffic to ClickNewz is purely organic and highly targeted. Top traffic sources are: major search engines, social media channels, guest blogging and personal referrals.
Last year ClickNewz saw over a million unique visitors, with more than 10 million page views. As the year ended, ClickNewz was seeing an average of over 16,000 page views per day. Stats for 2013 so far are consistently growing, as they have every year since I began blogging almost nine years ago in 2004.
ClickNewz currently gets approximately 70,000 unique visitors per month, and 600,000-700,000 page views. The first quarter of 2013 saw almost half a million visits.
Social Media Reach:
These numbers are current as of April 16, 2013. I post manually and individually to each of these social networks, and interact personally on all of them.
In addition to the social media reach, there are more than 10k subscribers between RSS and Email at any given time, with a high per-item click through rate.
Ready to Get Featured and Increase Your Traffic Fast?!
The rate for a Featured Editorial is only $150. All you have to do is write a blog post introducing your site/blog, product, service, affiliate program, or offer to my readers.
In addition to the permanent inbound link and immediate exposure to my active readership, the post will also go out to my mailing list(s) and social media channels.
Ideally you will use a keyword-optimized title for long term exposure. I am happy to help you choose a keyword phrase and tweak your title for optimal performance.
Instructions: Send your blog post to me at asklynnterry-(AT)-gmail.com, in Plain Text Format with any HMTL already included. (You can do this easily by creating the post in WordPress, then go to the HTML tab and copy the contents, the paste them into a notepad or text file for the attachment.)
Please attach an image to use in the post as well, as posts with images get more views. I will send you payment instructions upon review.
Obviously your post needs to be a good match for my audience. If you aren't sure, or you need help coming up with a creative angle, get in touch - I'm happy to help.
If you have any questions, let me know. I look forward to working with you, and helping you get the most exposure out of your Featured Editorial!
Also See: Featured Editorial FAQ: Get Creative!
p.s. I am limited on the number of businesses I can feature, so please get in touch with me ASAP if you are interested. This is a first come first serve opportunity for a few lucky people.