Social Media

2017 Ghostcode Guide to Thousands of Kudos

Ghostcodes has filled Snapchat’s biggest weakness. The inability search a snapchat directory for popular users makes it difficult to grow your following but thanks to Ghostcodes, no longer is that an issue! Now for new and existing ghosties, you ask how exactly do you properly leverage followers from this app. Well, you need to build your accounts credibility and exposure by rising in the ranks of Ghostcodes. To do so, you need a way to gain thousands of Kudos!

The Ghostcode kudos serves as a metric, similar to that of the number of followers you have on Instagram. The more you have, the more rapport you have as soon as someone checks out your profile. By following these tips, you will have the proper techniques needed to gain thousands of those purple hearts.


Passive Kudos

Custom Snapcodes

You have probably noticed a handful of Ghostcode profiles with custom snapcodes, which are actually scannable! Consider designing your own custom snapcode with unique, contrasting colors that pop! People will more than likely click on your profile for the simple reason that your page stands out from the other thousands of users. If you have already uploaded your yellow snapcode and wish to change it, click here to check out the step-by-step guide to update your Snapcode on Ghostcodes.

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Categories

You need to start small with understanding your Category. Obviously, some categories are more popular than others. Alternatively, you must be careful to avoid overly saturated Categories.

  • NonProfit, News, & Brands (Less Popular)

After months of using ghostcodes, it is apparent that these profile categories are rarely used compared to others. It’s one thing if you are dedicated to remaining listed under this type of profile but think realistically. If someone is scanning for kudos on Ghostcodes, they will more likely than not to skip over these categories simply because they do not receive many new users, which we will touch on later. You need to be in an active category for the best chance at passive kudos acquisition.

  • Random (Too Saturated)

On the other side of things, you have no other category like Random. If you stay up to date with this section of Ghostcodes, you will realize that it receives a lot of new profiles ever hour in comparison to others. Such influx causes Random to be oversaturated, not allowing new users to gain the early exposure needed. Additionally, if you do not already have at least 2,000 kudos, you will be quickly lost in the sauce. Don’t get lost in the sauce.

  • Find your Balance

You want to take advantage of being placed in a category that is active but gives you the ability to be discovered with only a few scrolls down the list of profiles.

Hashtags & Interests

Proper hashtags are everything! They work the exact same way as any other social media. Using them allow you to be filtered out of the 30,000+ Ghostcode accounts. Your account should have a combination of a few popular hashtags followed by niched based tags they define what exactly your account has to offer. Here is a screenshot of the most popular interests.
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To add or change your Interests: Visit “My Profile”, Followed by the “Edit My Profile” Box Below Your Profile, then Finally Scroll down until you See “My Interests”


The Dirty Work

Leveraging Your Category

Before moving further to the advanced methods to gain thousands of Kudos, you need to do the tedious task of focusing on your own category. Easier said than done, you need to first visit your category and click the settings icon in the top right corner. After doing so, go to “Most Kudos”. One complete, start the long process of going down the list, giving kudos to each and every account you see.

The goal is getting to the point where you only see purple hearts whenever you visit the random section of your category. Again, this may be a tedious process, so make it a goal to complete but make sure to mix this in with the other practices listed below.

Giving Kudos

As mentioned above, taking the time to like ever profile on Ghostcodes is no fun. Although this may be true, there is a way to streamline the process and make it much more worthwhile. To do so, focus the majority of your attention to new profiles. Think back to the day that you first downloaded the app. The first people to appear in your notifications were almost guaranteed to receive a Kudo in return from you. Leverage the eagerness of these new ghosties right out the gate. There are two means of doing so and I recommend you use them both.

  • Newly Added

The fastest and most effective way to receive guaranteed kudos is by revisiting the “Newly Added” section of Ghostcodes. To get there: Tap on the Magnifying Class within the bottom menu and look for the lime green “Newly Added” button in the center of the screen. Doing so will allow you to see the 20 most recent users who have joined the app. Be the first to give them kudos and you can surely expect the same in return.

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  • New Users by Category

Once you have giving kudos to all of the freshest accounts, don’t settle. By visiting each category and changing the filter from “Most Kudos” to “New Users”, you will find all of the older new accounts that you missed. These are still up for grabs! Start taping those hearts for each category until you’ve added all of the new accounts for the previous & current day. Before you know it, the hard part will be out of the way and you will only need to spend a small amount of time on “Newly Added” users daily.

Near Me

Attention to detail is everything! Fill up the gaps by going to the Magnifying Glass Icon on the bottom bar within the app. Instead of clicking on that lime green box, you are going to visit the “Near Me” tab right under the search bar. It should be a rinse and repeat process by now. Get it over with and give kudos to those around you so that you make an appearance within your area.


Leverage Your Story

Ask for Help!

Close mouths don’t get fed holds true to its word. You have a Snapchat Story. Take advantage of it. Screenshot your Kudos profile, post it as a 3 Second Story, and introduce your current friends and followers to the app. Ask for their support in growing your account or snapchat business by downloading the app, if they have not already, and dropping you a Kudo. Ask nicely while promising to return the favor and you will have first serving on these new Ghostcode users.

From growing your Snapchat account to turning those followers into dollar figures, you now have the knowledge and tools to begin building to make money on Snapchat. Patience is key. Our guides are not get-rich-quick tutorials but rather a road map to obtaining the lifestyle of wealth and security that you aspire to achieve. If you enjoyed this guide and would like more information on how to expand your Snapchat Business, click here. Feel free to Leave your Snapchat Username in the Comments Below for free exposure and Add Me! –> tracey5259 If This Post was Truly Helpful, Leave a Like to Let Us Know!:)

 

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7 Steps to Make Money with Snapchat in 2017

Before you make the decision to turn your Snapchat Account into a business asset, you must come to grips with one truth. Any venture you pursue will require hours of dedication and trails. When times get hard, remember that there is going to be someone working harder than you. Let that fact be your drive to succeed. Take this information but don’t archive it. Put it into action and start now!

Obviously, you can’t expect to develop an income with your Snapchat Story if you have not already acquired a large snap following. Take Instagram for instance. A successful business account requires as little as 10,000 followers but more commonly you find accounts that have accumulated 100,000+ followers. Having an audience this large does a couple things. The first, It builds your brand’s rapport or credibility. You know from experience that if someone is promoting a product, the first thing you consider is how many followers the Instagram page already has. Secondly, as mentioned above, having a large following gives you the ability to reach a huge amount of people with little effort. In a way, it serves as free advertisement and exposure to whatever it is you are trying to get out there.

1. Building Your Following

The biggest challenge for a snapchat account is obtaining followers. Snapchat is unlike any other social platform in that you can simply search for a user by hashtag or interest. On a brighter note, here are three proven methods that will enable you to gain thousands of followers on snapchat.

-Ghostcodes: quickly growing popular amongst today’s largest snapchat accounts, Ghostcodes serves as Snapchats first and the only directory, allowing you to discover, follow, and rate snapchat accounts based on various categories and interests. Tap here to create your free Ghostcodes profile. For more information on how to truly optimize your Snapchat following with Ghostcodes, check out my in-depth tutorial to gaining thousands of story views and kudos by clicking here.

 

-CrossPromotion: More likely than not, you already have a following on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any other forum or social site. Use this to your advantage. Don’t spam your snapcode to your followers but instead post it as your profile pictures & pin the post at the top of your profile. Be sure to give a little teaser of what people should expect and why they should follow you. The cross-platform promotion will serve as your passive means for Snapchat Follow growth. Plant the seed and let it do its thing.

-Purchase Exposure: By far the fastest way to gain a large following is to purchase exposure. Exposure may take the form of marketing, snapchat takeovers, or features on massive accounts. Here at Bernard Boulevard, we have developed a streamlined method for you to take such route to Snapchat growth, allowing you to accumulate upwards of 5,000 followers in the matter of a single day. For more information on how to purchase exposure for your account, click to review our Promotion Guide & Policies

There are many more methods to Explode your Following Growth which we have reserved for a guide of its own. Once available, I will post the full guide on my Story so stay tuned.

2. Building Rapport

Once you begin building you following, you have to be very cautious of how you manage them. Follow the next three points, and you will surely encourage your audience to trust in your information and be more than willing to take action and even refer your Snapchat Story to their own friends!

-Consistency: You must be consistent in everything you do. Luckily with Snapchat’s story, many of us may naturally update our Followers with a fresh story to watch every day. Don’t feel pressured if you miss a day. Just be sure to Actively update your Snapchat Story throughout the week, even if its a single 10-second video per day, letting your viewers know where you have been.

-Entertainment: We all have friends we follow on Snapchat but never actually watch their story. Do not be one of those people! Make your story special. Make people laugh and keep them engaged. Encourage questions and have fun.

-Short and Sweet: Oddly enough we all have the blessing to enjoy 24 full hours of every day. Keep in mind that this does not give you the right to have a 24-hour-long Snapchat Story. Keep it short and sweet, getting to the point. Don’t be afraid to include variety, with some days only snapping once while another having a 45-second story. Find a balance and don’t make your viewers feel the need to tap the screen when they see your name. Remember, a single picture is worth 1000 words.


Layout the Business Plan

Now that you are on your way to building a loyal following, you should start weighing out your options on what to do in order to generate your first dollar or $10,000 with your snapchat story. Decide on what exactly you want to achieve. Think in the future tense. Listed below are the final steps to give you a direction to making your first sales, commissions, and recurring revenue. Just remember, focus on providing value and the money will follow.

3. Promotions & Takeovers

Start small. With a growing following of trustworthy viewers, you better believe that there are other story viewers that barely have 100 followers. You now have access to a large reach that will be willing to follow anyone that you attribute credit too. Know what your account is worth and you can offer to promote someone’s account or business in return for a premium. Stay true to your word in delivering results and snapchat users will be crawling right back for more.

Struggling to get the first buyer? Offer a free shoutout and watch how amazed they are at the number of followers that they received. Have them record a testimonial, make it public, and put a price tag on your ability to grow people’s story views.

4. Take Advantage of Affiliate Programs

Almost every aspiring entrepreneur has attempted to promote affiliate offers only to fail. The tool that most people have lacked has been a large following. Now that you have built such asset on Snapchat, I highly suggest that you reattempt this method. Depending on the offer, by promoting as an affiliate, you can earn a decent commission and even make a killing by doing so. Don’t make the mistake of spamming. Find a program or offer that aligns with your audience’s interest. Occasionally sprinkle some of your Salt Bae promotions into your daily or weekly snapstories and watch the commission accumulate.

Not sure what product or service to support? I recommend checking out Tecademics, a free-to-join affiliate program that is known as the first school for entrepreneurs. By signing up, you will have countless free video tutorials to help you get started while also teaching you cutting edge ways to ignite your new Snapchat Business. Click now for free access.

5. Build & Sell Accounts

Although you will need a decent amount of followers already to successfully take this route, it can be an awesome asset. A snapchat account with 2,000 Story Views can easily be sold for $200. If you have 10,000-25,000 followers on your main account, it should be a breeze to create backup accounts and promote them for free to build up their followers. Take a backup account, and sell it to a user that wants instant access to daily exposure at the touch of a button. Streamline this process then Rinse & Repeat!

6. Gain Sponsorships

By this time, you should be fairly well known within the snapchat universe. Don’t be surprised when companies and small businesses begin to approach you to market their brand. Know your worth and set your price so that you avoid hesitation when confronted. If you have yet to be contacted and know you can provide value to a business within your expertise, don’t be afraid to reach out to them. Lay out exactly what you have to offer to them and make it clear. As stated in Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” a key point is to always express appreciation and how you will provide value before even asking for the businesses endorsement.

7. Market & Expand your New Business

You’ve done the hard work, time to expand and grow. Nourish your business by reinvesting and reaching out to new markets. If you have not already, consider branching off with a side clothing brand, consulting business, or even directing your massive audience to another means of content like a blog. The expansion is a huge topic for another post but keep it in the plan. Don’t settle for less and continue to build upon your new establishment!

From growing your Snapchat account to turning those followers into dollar figures, you now have the knowledge and tools to begin building to make money on Snapchat. Patience is key. Our guide is not a get rich quick tutorial but rather a road map to obtaining the lifestyle of wealth and security that you aspire to achieve. If you enjoyed this guide and would like more information and Snapchat business hacks, do share this post. Feel free to Leave your Snapchat Username in the Comments Below for free exposure and Add Me! –> tracey5259 If This Post was Truly Helpful, Leave a Like to Let Us Know!:)

7 Must Follow Snapchats of 2017

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Happy New Year to all! 2017 is finally here and we are starting out strong, or not so strong, in order to obtain our newly envisioned selves! Whether you are working towards a better body, education, or lifestyle, I have compiled a list of 7 must follow Snapchat accounts that will help keep you on track to meet your goals in 2017! Oh, and while you’re at it, go ahead and Click Here to add me on Snapchat to stay tuned with my daily business, fitness, and leisurely ventures!

1. garyvee

– Gary Vaynerchuck is an iconic entrepreneur with much more than business advice. Gary Vee is also known to be straight forward with his advice. Many times he will stress that “You’re going to Die”. He means this not to scare you but to terrify you to the point of action. Complacency and worry can lead to a unfulfilling life. Know that your time on this earth is limited and follow your passion. Don’t rush and the good will follow.

2. snapchrisrecord

– Chris Record is eCommerce Guru and founder of Tecademics. Although many of his stories are oriented towards his family and friends, he also gives pointers on how to build a successful business only.

3. influencme

– Third on our list is a brand owned by a 20 y/o girl named Ashley. At the age of 19, she decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship and became highly successful in generated Huge snapchat accounts. She helps businesses and the average snapchat user gain hundreds of follows per day, simply with a few shoutouts! I highly recommend you follow her entertaining and business centered account

4. teeeg28

– T.j. Hunt, Youtube star, with nearly 600,000 subscribers, and founder of Hunt & Co. is definitely an appealing story to have in your feed. He keeps stories short and sweet while also having fun with his Black Edition GTR, 420 HP BRZ, and a candy red 350z built to drift. More so than the cars he works on, the chemistry between all of his family always leads to laughs.

5. johnleedumas

– John Lee Dumas, the founder of the extremely successful Podcast, Entrepreneur on Fire, is a must follow for anyone with huge goals. Dumas interviews a new entrepreneur every day, revealing vital advice and experience that anyone can utilize in order to build or improve their current business ventures. Instead of repeating information onto his story, John brings a very unique touch to the Snapchat game. He pushes you and challenges you to make your dreams come true. Whenever you find yourself unmotivated, JLD’s story will surely turn your slouch day into a highly productive one!

6. tailopez

–  Time and time again you will hear about Tai Lopez from me and it’s for a reason. As a successful investor and business owner, he has countless connections to great sources. Disbelievers claim Tai Lopez is a scam but I beg to differ. For starters, if he rented his Aventador, two Rolls Royce, Gallardo, and Maserati every day, don’t you think he would have to have money to do so? Calculate the price to rent one of those for a year then complain. But the truth is, Tai doesn’t offer material attainment. His snapchat isn’t to boast or promise riches. He takes time out of each and every day to coach his viewer. Piece by piece but of course, he’s not going to give everything away for free because people wouldn’t take his advice seriously, the very same reason that I no longer consult for free, although I love teaching people. Time is money and I highly recommend you follow Tai Lopez to help motivate you to tackle all of your fitness and financial goals!

7. nurse.sandy

– Sandy is what I like to call more of an underground snapper. Not Viral, but provides wonderful encouragement. Every day, her mission is to meet a new friend, introduce them to her Snapchat Story, and finally to educate them on how to make a positive impact on their lives. She’s also a fitness lover with an entrepreneur spirit.

Want to Grow your Snapchat Following? Leave your Username in the Comments Below and Click to Add Yours Truly “tracey5259”.  If This Post was Truly Helpful, Leave a Like to Let Us Know!:)

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Bernard Boulevard: March 2016 Performance Report

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It is the 1st of April and Bernard Boulevard’s third monthly performance recap! If you were unaware, my blog’s official launch was January 1st, 2016 and a very exciting day for me. I spent the majority of December 2015 preparing the site.  Instead of retelling the entire story of my blog’s birth, I’ve placed a link to the summary lower in this post. You can also click here to view the full blog post! Back to March’s performance… here are a few stats from this past month.

March

Most Popular Page

5 Most Enticing Entrepreneur Articles

Top 3 Traffic Generators

1- Search Engines, 2- Facebook, 3- WordPress Reader

New Subscribers

10 Followers via WordPress; 24 Likes via Facebook Page

Most Traffic(Day)

49 Views and 28 Visitors on March 16, 2016

Weekly Trend on Chart(Views & Visitors)

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Monthly Trend on Chart(Views & Visitors)

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Domain & Page Authority

Domain: 10/100 (+0) ; Page: 23/100 (+3)

Total Traffic

48.911% Traffic Increase since February
March Stats: 662 Views, 373 Visitors, 103 Likes, 40 Comments:
3 months old… Wow, time really is flying by. According to this month’s stats, Bernard Boulevard is continuing to grow at a constant rate! Compared to the month of February, Bernard Boulevard has seen a 41.8% increase in overall page views and 56.1% increase in blog visitors. This translates to a 48.911% increase in total traffic, as previously mentioned. As always, I’m truly looking forward to see how much the blog grows in April!

Want to Learn the Blog’s Origins? —> The Birth of Bernard Boulevard


Special Thanks!!

As always, I’d like to conclude this post and start this month of April off right by thanking Bernard Boulevard’s greatest contributors. Tai Lopez of the 67 Steps, and John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire have served as some of my greatest daily motivation but the inspiration dos not stop there! I must contribute a ton of this month’s progress to my mentors who strive to keep me on my toes everyday. Each rewards my day with a surplus of priceless knowledge!
As mentioned at the end of every post, the majority of my blog’s images come from the amazing photographers and users of Pixabay and I highly suggest that you go check them out! Also, I can’t forget to recognize my team. Without the help of my good friend Erin, editing would truly be a hassle! You can see exactly why on my former blog post (Click Here). I’d also like to thank my Graphic Designer, Leandis Patton, for putting together a beautiful logo for the blog! Feel free to visit Bernard Boulevard’s Facebook page to see some of his work!
For all of Bernard Boulevard’s new and returning visitors, I truly appreciate your time! Especially those of you who have supported our efforts by subscribing! Everyone that has followed and liked Bernard Boulevard and its blog posts are essential components to my daily drive. Each view, comment, and share make a huge difference in my blogging efforts by keeping be motivated!
I’d also like to once again thank a fellow blogger, Poet Rummager, for keeping me motivated and entertained with brilliant poetry along the way! If you love poetry, you should really go check out her blog!(Click Here)
Contacts:

Tracey Mathis (Me)

Feel free to Contact Me by Any Means Below!

Email: mathist43@gmail.com
Cell: 615-438-9900 (Text Only)

Follow Me on Social Media

Twitter: _TraceyM_
Facebook: Bernard Boulevard Blog
LinkedIn: Tracey Mathis Jr.

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Leandis Patton

Graphic Designer For Real Life Productions
Email: leandispatton12@yahoo.com

Erin Wadley

Editor for Bernard Boulevard
Twitter

Taylor Parker

Video Producer
Twitter
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Undiscovered Social Networks: Truth of Tsu

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Who wouldn’t want to be paid each time they take a new Instagram selfie or publish a new tweet? Obviously, if you are human, you wouldn’t mind and may actually be intrigued by this thought. Luckily, there in fact exists a Social Network that is willing to compensate you for your social media lifestyle or, more realistically, addiction. This network, having coined the name “tsunami”, is known as tsū. I honestly have mixed feelings in regards to the Tsu community, but before sharing my opinion, it is only right that I give a background of the Social Network’s original intentions and motives.

What is Tsu?

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Pronounced “sue”, tsu is a fairly new social media network, established in 2013, that focuses on giving back to its users. Tsu is an invite only platform for various, coherent reasons. One of their most attractive traits being their unique compensation plan for users.

User Compensation

Tsu has built its reputation off of giving back by helping many charities and organizations grow. No different from the way Facebook generates tons of ad revenue daily, tsu does also. On the other hand, instead of keeping 100% of the ad revenue, tsu gives 90% back to its users and charities, keeping only the remaining 10% for the further development of the site.
After being invited to tsu, you will go through a profile creation process no different from any other social site. Tsu stands out from other social networks because they compensate you for the ad revenue that you generate. In other words, owning a posting to your tsu profile is no different than running a YouTube channel that is approved for monetization. Rewarding both users and charities with the money that they deserve is one of the sole purposes for tsu’s creation.

Family Tree Payment Distribution

When you Join tsu, you become a member to the family tree of whomever invited you. Let’s say you invite a friend who then invites one of their buddies. The following is a simplified explanation of the how payments are distributed:

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User A invites User B, who invites User C, who invites User D
$100 of earned revenue is generated based on the content user D shared.. 10% ($10) of that will be given to tsu itself, while the other 90% is distributed among the family tree members of User D.
Half of the 90% or 45% is given directly to the original poster of the content.
The remaining 45% is split down the line, with User C receiving more than both User B and A.
– User C gets 33.3% (1/3) of the original $90 generated. In this case, $29.70
– User B gets 11.1% (1/3 of 1/3 = 1/9) of the original $90 generated. In this case $9.99
– User A gets 3.70% (1/3 of 1/3 of 1/3 = 1/27) of the original $90 generated. In this case $3.33

Tsu created, explained, and named this Algorithm “The Rule of Infinite Thirds

“Monetization for new Channels follows the standard mathematics of a basic post where the content creator receives 45% of the economics created by that post, and then another 45% is distributed to the social network that brought that creator to tsū . Please note, that content in successful new channels will monetize to a far greater extent than standard posts since these channels will be front and center on tsū (higher viewability means increased monetization)”

 

Personal Opinion

In order to reassure any skeptics of the reality of the site, tsu is definitely legit. The compensation plan works as advertised and deposits your earnings into your account at the end of everyday. On the other hand, the user experience currently lacks in overall quality. At the moment, a fairly sizable portion of the entire social network’s user base should not be considered real users. Although, the accounts are all technically ran by real people, the majority have joined for the wrong intentions. Tsu is an environment originally created to provide its users with a fun, interactive environment with the bonus of user compensation. Contrary to the fact, people have attempted to abuse the network by seeking to spread comment spam in order to boost their profile earnings. It is not uncommon to publish a post and receive multiple comments saying “nice.” or “exciting” no matter your content. This can proof to be very annoying!
Besides that single setback, I feel as though tsu is honestly a well designed social network that definitely stands out of the crowd. In the near future, I am most certain that they will take care of the problem with spam, but as we speak it remains a pestering issue. Dispute that flaw, the social network is overall fairly attractive and definitely deserves to be checked out. Feel free to follow me on tsu and leave a comment below of your first impressions!
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Please Like, Share and Follow 🙂

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Bernard Boulevard: February 2016 Performance Report

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It is the 1st of March and Bernard Boulevard’s second monthly performance recap! If you were unaware, my blog’s official launch was January 1st, 2016 and a very exciting day for me. I spent the majority of December 2015 preparing the site.  Instead of retelling the entire story of my blog’s birth, I’ve placed a summary lower in this post. You can also click here to view the full blog post! Back to February’s performance… here are a few stats from this past month.

February

Most Popular Page

The Power of Reblogging

Top 3 Traffic Generators

1- Search Engines, 2- WordPress Reader, 3- Google+

New Subscribers

6 Followers via WordPress; 17 Likes via Facebook Page

Most Traffic(Day)

51 Views and 29 Visitors on February 16,2016

Weekly Trend on Chart

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Domain & Page Authority

Domain: 10/100 ; Page: 22/100

Total Traffic

43.125% Traffic Increase since January
February Stats: 458 Views, 233 Visitors, 71 Likes, 41 Comments:
For only being 2 months old, I feel as though my blog is making pretty decent progress. Compared to the month of Janurary, Bernard Boulevard has seen a 49.2% increase in overall page views. This translates to a 43.125% increase in total traffic, as previously mentioned. As always, I’m truly looking forward to see how much the blog grows in March!

The Birth of Bernard Boulevard

Bernard Boulevard, in a sense, was born in early December but was not released from the hospital until the 1st of January. Beforehand, I actually had just begun working on another site of mine, which was a complete failure. It took me only a day to create and looked pretty, but it lacked in a strong blogging foundation.  A major theme of Bernard Boulevard, that my other website lacked, is quality. My old website was rushed and did not have any form of planning, scheduling, or attractiveness to it. While working on the old site, the name Bernard Boulevard simply popped in my head! Bernard is my middle name, which is what gave rise to the thought. Other than that, I could not tell you anything else that would have influenced the blog’s name other than luck. I truly found the name appealing and more appropriate than naming the blog “traceymathis.com”. After coming to that realization, I wrote the blog name in the Notes app of my iPhone, not really sure of what I was even going to do with it. Since I liked the name so much, I decided to purchase the domain name through Namecheap while I would wait for ideas to pour in. The thought of actually creating a blog came to me while I was listening to John Lee Dumas speak on his podcast Entrepreneur on Fire, also known as EOFire!
The week of December 14th, 2015 was the week that Bernard Boulevard was finally put under construction. I spent the rest of December formatting the website and leaking out small bits of it to my Facebook profile in order to give its official January launch a boost in traffic from people waiting for the first blog post. It wasn’t long after building the blog that I started writing blog posts. I had a notebook with a ton of ideas and was able to come up with 7 blog posts that would be scheduled and ready to be post during the first week of 2016.
When January finally came around, it was time to place some of my focus on the marketing strategies in order to generate some form of traffic, even if it was a pea size amount. I’m going to make it clear that I did not purchase advertising for my blog during this month and do not plan on doing so until much later. I have created a few blog posts that go in depth on how exactly I approached building an audience. To be brief, I used word of mouth and social media to get the word out. Facebook provided me with a social media page for my blog that would show my blog’s updates while giving people the opportunity to like and share with their friends and followers. I applied the same process across Twitter, Google+ and Instagram while making sure to stay consistent throughout the entire process. In my opinion, scheduling posts in advance and actually sticking to a posting schedule helped solidify my blog’s foundation and allowed it to gain the exposure that it did.

Special Thanks!!

As always, I’d like to conclude this post and start the month off right by thanking Bernard Boulevard’s greatest contributors. For those of you wondering, Kristen Hadeed of Student Maid, Tai Lopez of the 67 Steps, and John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire have served as some of my greatest daily motivation. They have broken boundaries in the world of business and have so much invaluable wisdom!
The majority of my blog’s images come from the amazing photographers of Pixabay and I highly suggest that you go check them out! On a more technical side, I feel as though editors do not receive the proper recognition that they deserve. Without the help of my good friend Erin, editing would truly be a hassle! You can see exactly why on my former blog post (Click Here). Lastly, I’d like to thank my Graphic Designer, Leandis Patton, for putting together a beautiful logo for the blog! Feel free to visit Bernard Boulevard’s Facebook page to see his work! I’d also like to make it known to all of my new and returning visitors of how much I appreciate your time. All of you that have subscribed, followed, and liked Bernard Boulevard and its blog posts are the reasons that I’m still working today! I’d also like to thank a fellow blogger and our most active subscriber, Poet Rummager, for keeping me inspired and supporting me along the way. If you love poetry, you should really go check out her blog!(Click Here)
Contacts:

Leandis Patton

Graphic Designer For Real Life Productions
Email: leandispatton12@yahoo.com

Erin Wadley

Editor for Bernard Boulevard
Twitter

 

WordPress: Connecting your Social Media

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An important aspect of owning an online business is having the ease of discovery. For the average WordPress blogger, connecting social media has make the task of automation effortless. When you publish a new post or page on your site, it could take unnecessarily long amounts of time to promote across all of your social medias. Instead of spamming your links everywhere, save time by directly connecting your accounts to your site. Don’t forget to take your audience into consideration.
WordPress allows you to directly connect your blog to your choice of social media. When a post goes live, you will see your blog automatically share it among your chosen platforms. Before jumping right into the process of syncing your accounts, I recommend focusing first on creating proper social media pages. Many of your Facebook friends will not want to see your account filled with advertising and other “spam”. In order to avoid this situation, do your friends a favor by creating a separate page that is dedicated towards your blog. By doing so, you can see who exactly is interested in your website’s content without annoying your peers. This applies to all social media platforms. You will also benefit from having established a fan page that will start to grow an organic following and obtain its very own seo ranking.

Connecting WordPress to Social Media

1.Visit WordPress Home
This first step is the easiest and truly self explanatory. When you visit WordPress.com, you will automatically be directed to WordPress Reader. You want to navigate away from this page by clicking on My Site, which is directly to the left of the Reader tab. Doing so should reveal the main WordPress menu, along with all of your site’s statistics already displayed.
2. Sharing
Next, scroll down on the left side bar until you find the category labeled as Configure. Under this section, click on Sharing, which should be the first page listed under Configure.
3. Making the Connection
Lastly, you should be directed to a page that presents all of the social medias that are currently supported by WordPress. At this time, you are able to connect your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Path! Simply choose one of your liking, or all if needed, and fill out your profile information. In this day and age, you shouldn’t need much help finishing this last step, but what’s a proper tutorial that doesn’t go in depth!