Evergreen Content Boosts SEO and Increases Traffic

The next time you are trying to decide what to write about consider an evergreen topic.  Evergreen content can drive traffic to your website and build loyal readership.  The posts last forever because they are geared toward specific niches, lists, how to guides , resources and information that is always being searched by readers.



What is Evergreen Content

Do you know what evergreen content is?    The name “evergreen” is derived because the content is always fresh and forever green.  When you write evergreen content you will find that you are still getting lots of web traffic regardless of whether you are keeping your website up to date with new articles.  There use to be a philosophy among bloggers to write daily or at least 3-5 blogs a week.  As the industry has progressed, the need to have quality content over quantity is vital to have longevity in content development.  If you write evergreen content correctly you can write less content, schedule it in a timely fashion and focus on pitching, writing sponsored posts and growing your business.

A good posts lasts a couple hours or a couple days, but evergreen posts last forever.


How To Write Evergreen Posts

To become a successful evergreen content developer you need to be the source of content that is interesting to the reader. Focus your niche on quality How To Guides, Resources, Travel Tips, To Do Lists.  Your content must also be up-to-date, detailed and include all the information your reader will need about a particular topic. Long articles also make excellent in-depth articles. As your readers continue to read your content you will become a trusted loyal voice in their sphere of influence and they will continue to come to your site for similar resources.  The majority of your evergreen posts will require no updates.  However, make sure to periodically review and update your posts as needed to ensure you have fresh content.

100+ Evergreen Topic Ideas

Here are over 100 Blog Topic ideas for you to write about. You may want to tailor the topics for your specific niche.  Also, make sure to create an editorial calendar to plan writing and publishing of the blog posts  on the home page and use social media channels to schedule and promote them in a timely manner. You may also want a list on the side column of your blog to feature your posts or a separate tab to make your viral content easy to find.


“How To Guides”and Tutorials for Beginners

  • How To Guide: How to Set New Years Goals
  • How To Guide: How To Take Quality Food Photos
  • How To Guide: Social Media 101
  • How To Guide:  Blogging 101
  • Tutorial: How To Create A Facebook Account
  • Tutorial: How To Create A Blog
  • Tutorial: How To Replace A Smoke Detector Battery

Resource Lists

  • Top 80s Music
  • Top 80s TV Shows
  • Top 90s Movies
  • Top 90s Music
  • Top 90s TV Shows
  • Top 90s Movies
  • etc…

Fitness Tips

  • Fitness: Effective Workout Routines
  • Fitness: Juicing Recipes


  • Travel:  How To Travel With Children
  • Travel: Top 100 Places to Visit in California
  • Travel: Top 100Hotels To Stay in Washington, D.C.
  • Travel: Top 100 Places To Visit in Orange County With Your Toddler
  • Travel: Top 100 Things To Do in Texas
  • Travel: Top 100 Places to Visit in Hawaii
  • Travel:  Top 100 Historical Places in San Diego
  • Travel:  Top 100 Historical Places in Los Angeles

Tech Tips

  • Tech Industry FAQs: How To Choose A Domain
  • Tech Industry FAQs: How To Pitch Your Business
  • Industry FAQs: How To Name Your Business
  • Industry FAQS: How To Successfully Launch a Business As A Freelancer
  • Breaking News: Top 10 Products Revealed at CES 2014
  • Tech Industry FAQs: Security 101
  • Breaking News: Complete Coverage Apple Products in 2015 Announcement or any other Tech Company

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How To Prepare Your Teen For College
  • How To Be A Mentor
  • How To Volunteer

Reviews and Testimonials

  • Visit Your local retailer, amusement park(s), movies and/or  give a new product a test drive and write an honest review.
  • Share the testimonials of your satisfied readers and clients on your blog.


  • Find someone  who is famous or an up and coming thought leader in your blog area of expertise who hasn’t been interviewed and interview him or her.   Two words — Viral post!

Yearly Holiday Posts

  • New Years Holiday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • Valentines Day Holiday Posts - Holiday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • Easter & Spring Holiday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • Mother’s Day Holiday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • Father’s Day Holiday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • Fourth of July Posts Holiday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • Summer Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • Back To School Holiday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • Halloween Holiday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits
  • ChristmasHoliday Posts - DIY for Adults, Craft Ideas for Kids/Adults, Recipes, Home Decor and/or Timeless outfits


Question: What other Evergreen Topic Ideas would you include in the list?

Social Media Tips | How To Export Your Photos Before Twitpic shuts down

Twitpic recently announced that it is shutting down its picture sharing social media site effective October 25.  The company is citing Trademark issues as the reason for the shutdown.  Twitpic originally made the announcement in September.  However, after looking for multiple solutions to stay online the company has decided to shutdown.  As an early adopter of Twitter, Twitpic was one of my favorite go to tools for file sharing.  It’s unfortunate that Twitpic will be shutting down soon.

I took a look at my account and it felt like a stroll through memory lane.  All I can say is wow!  Thanks for the memories Twitpic.  You are a true pioneer in the social media space.  Looking forward to your next venture.

Below you will find the letter from the Twitpic Founder and procedures to export your files.  Make sure to export your photos ASAP to ensure you don’t lose them now.





Letter from Twitpic Founder Noah Everet

UPDATE: It’s with a heavy heart that I announce again that Twitpic will be shutting down on October 25th. We worked through a handful of potential acquirers and exhausted all potential options. We were almost certain we had found a new home for Twitpic (hence our previous tweet), but agreeable terms could not be met. Normally we wouldn’t announce something like that prematurely but we were hoping to let our users know as soon as possible that Twitpic was living on.

I’m sincerely sorry (and embarrassed) for the circumstances leading up to this, from our initial shutdown announcement to an acquisition false alarm.

You can export your data and photos at: http://twitpic.com/account/settings

Procedures to Export Twitpic Photos

1. Go to http://twitpic.com/account/settings
2. Scroll down to Export Your Photos section
3. Click on Request Your Data button


4. Logout and check your account periodically. Your request will be queued and processed. If you have many files, it may take longer to process.  A download link will appear when photos are ready for export.


Introducing Ello, The New Social Network

There is a new social network in town!  Ello, the invite only new social network launched on August 7th 2014 and has grown tremendously.  The simple social network was originally created by a small creative group of  artists and designers as a private network, and is touted as a anti-Facebook social network with no ads.  Just by reading the manifesto were sure this will be alot of interest in this site.



Ello Manifesto

Ello social network look and feel is clean, simple, and doesn’t collect, share or sell your personal information.  You’ll notice when you login that there is no news feed.

According to Ello’s Founders:

Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network.  We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public version of Ello for everyone to use.

Your social network is owned by advertisers.

Every post you share, every friend you make and every link you follow is tracked, recorded and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold.

We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership.

We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate — but a place to connect, create and celebrate life.


Let’s Connect on Ello

I have a couple invites available. If you are on Ello, please follow me at www.ello.com/eva_smith.   Still kicking the tires to see if I want to add all my other social channels to the new Social Network.   Please check back next week for a full review.


Question:  Are you on Ello? Do you like Ello, the new social network?  Are you willing to say good-bye to Facebook for Ello? 

10 Effective Uses Of Twitter Social Network Lists

Are you a list maker?  Twitter allows you to make up to 1,000 lists and each list can include up to 5,000 users.



You can create a list for an event, people you recently connected with via a hashtag, food, business or any event.  With the 1,000 list limit, the sky is the limit!  We have always been a huge supporter of Twitter lists.   Twitter lists are a great way to connect with people online.


Here are 10 effective ways to use Twitter Lists:

  1. Create a Twitter list of users you connect with on the daily basis as an easy reference point when you log on to Twitter.
  2. Create a Twitter list with blogs and publications you read on the daily basis.
  3. Create a Twitter list of influential users you follow on Twitter.  This is a great way to check out your feed throughout the week for thought leader tips.
  4. Create a Twitter list to connect with brands and people before, during or after an event.
  5. Create a Twitter list to organize your contacts.  Make a separate lists for Influencers, Brands, Small Business Companies and corporations you connect with periodically.
  6. Periodically review your Twitter feeds for specific lists created by other Twitter users to add users you want to connect with to your lists.
  7. Create a Conference Twitter list with people attending  a conference.
  8. Create a “new friends” Twitter list with you connected with at a conference.
  9. Twitter Lists are also very useful if you have a large network on Twitter.  Create a list of people you connect with as a reminder to follow up.  Make sure to favorite the Tweet as reference for the follow-up.
  10. Every influencer needs a little humor in the life!  That’s right make a list with user that make you laugh so hard your tummy hurts throughout the day.

Question:  How are you using Twitter’s list feature?  What is your best tip for creating Twitter lists?


Twitter Tools To Manage Your Productivity

Are you new to Twitter? Now what. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and start being productive. Work smarter & not harder.



Here are 3 tools to make you productive and free your time so you can dedicate your time to your business & family:


Hootsuite is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more. Hootsuite shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organized and up to date. If you have multiple Twitter accounts, you can manage all your Twitter accounts easily, with no need to switch between accounts.  Search for Tweets by “keyword”. The possibilities are endless. Cost: FREE.  If you have more than three accounts to manage or need to delegate privileges to tweet on your behalf, we recommend a subscription.


Tweetdeck is owned by Twitter and provides several options to organize and build collections, track lists and searches.  You can also search by hashtag and save your searches for future use.  The tool provides a lot of functionality similar to Hootsuite.

As a rule of thumb, it’s always a great idea to have a secondary Twitter Management tool.  We recommend Tweetdeck as your primary or secondary Twitter management tool.  Test Hootsuite and Tweetdeck out and select one as your primary tool.   Organize the columns and search options on your tools to ensure you can login to either tool in the event of an outage or maintenance with your favorite tool.


Having a hard time growing your following?  Consider using the ManageFlitter tool to see what users are engaging with you. This tool allows you to manage new followers, identify users who are not active online and people you are following.  At a glance, you can check who you follow and unfollow those that unfollow you or don’t follow you back.  We recommend that you use the tool on the weekly basis and add these members to list to connect with them in the future.  However, if you are currently following more people than are following you back, you need to use this feature to clean out your twitter account and connect with users that you are interested in or are engaged in your conversation.

As soon as you pass 2,000 twitter users following you, you can implement the feature that works best for you. Sweet!  Cost: FREE

Happy Tweeting!


Question: Do you have any other Twitter tools to share that improve your productivity?  What is your favorite Twitter productivity tool?

Mom Bloggers By The Numbers [Infographic]

Did you know that there are about 4 million Mom Bloggers in the United States? Mom Bloggers are very powerful and influential voices. Mom Bloggers are also very picky about the brands they support and blog about. A study conducted for Child’s Play Communications by The NPD Group Inc. found that 79 percent of U.S. mothers with children under age 18 are active in social media.

According to an May 2012 Infographic developed by H&R Block there are approximately there are 500 blogs that have considerable power and reach and 4,500 bloggers take blogging seriously enough to travel to a conference.

According to the Infographic the top cities for mom bloggers are Washington, DC, Nashville, Austin, San Francisco/San Jose and Seattle.

At the end of the day women drive conversation, cultural change and are the leading consumers.

What does this mean for your businesses? If you partner with your local blogging community they will help you amplify the message about your business & brand. One thing about Mom Bloggers is that we are very loyal to profucts and brands we like. If we love your product we will tweet, facebook, instragram and help spread the love.

Do you agree with the report on the Infographic? Are there any top missing cities missing from the list? Take a look at the infographic and decide for yourself:



Source: H&R Block