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Create And Market Video Courses That Sell On Udemy

udemy course rob Create And Market Video Courses That Sell On Udemy**A few weeks ago I launched a free ViralContentBuzz.com course at Udemy and fell in love with the platform. I don’t publish too many guest articles at SEOsmarty (as it’s more personal blog) but I couldn’t resist this perfect match:

Rob Cubbon is BOTH ViralContentBuzz.com valued user and Udemy expert, so I reached out to him and invited to teach us a lesson on how to market your video courses at Udemy!

Please meet Rob:**

If all my years of blogging have taught me anything it’s this: we are all experts, influencers and teachers. We know stuff that other people don’t. We can help people and we have a saleable commodity.

Now that university courses can leave graduates crippled with debt and without any guarantee of a job, online learning is predictably big business. A survey by Ambient Insight Research showed that the worldwide market for e-learning products is expected to be $50 billion in 2015.

Udemy is the market leader in career skills video courses, boasting 3 million students and over 16,000 courses. Read on: Create And Market Video Courses That Sell On Udemy

10 Things that Make @MyBlogU Group Interviews Feature so Freaking Awesome

Two weeks ago we opened MyBlogU for public beta testing. The free platform, aiming to help bloggers to succeed, has lots of features ahead, but it has already been received with overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Here are 10 reasons to try MyBlogU group interviews feature today:

myblogu expert interviews 1 10 Things that Make @MyBlogU Group Interviews Feature so Freaking Awesome1. Get featured as an expert

MyBlogU.com is the easiest way to get featured among niche experts. You can login, browse to “Interviews” and see all the important details at a glance:

  • Blog name and URL
  • Blog stats at a glance (don’t go crazy about this stats: Just use it as it is: quick-reference numbers that you may want to investigate further)
  • The date when the interview was last updated
  • The interview deadline

Read on: 10 Things that Make @MyBlogU Group Interviews Feature so Freaking Awesome

Why I am Unique + More Questions Answered (SEOsmarty Writing Blog Tour)

blog tour Why I am Unique + More Questions Answered (SEOsmarty Writing Blog Tour)Blogging tours are so much fun! I always feel nostalgic for those 100%-blogging days back when all I did was writing articles all.the.time.

That was the time of participating in blogging contests, enrolling into blogging tours and carnivals, doing lots of guest posts a week and much more.

That’s why I was so happy to be tagged by a good friend and featured Viral Content Buzz user Ivana Zuber to take part in this blogging tour.

As the honored participant in the party, below I am giving my answers to the questions every other guest answered or will answer: Read on: Why I am Unique + More Questions Answered (SEOsmarty Writing Blog Tour)

Documenting My Life after Google Penalty

penalty Documenting My Life after Google PenaltyI thought I’d share my *personal* experience with being hit by Google penalty. There’s a growing number of people like me, so I hope that will be helpful

*Mind that we are a bit special case study as we are not going to recover (and that’s another story, don’t judge me).

But that experience will turn useful for you anyways, hopefully*

Update: I was also doing Reddit AMA in case you wanted to ask anything or read through my replies.

Read on: Documenting My Life after Google Penalty

I Apologize to Our Community for Being Transparent #myblogguest

pigeon carrying mail 300x198 I Apologize to Our Community for Being Transparent #myblogguestHere’s my big confession: I was so stubborn with stating that we are NOT hiding anything that I put our community under the risk.

I want to publicly apologize for that.

Really, I thought the sneakier you get, the more obvious it is that you are doing something wrong. We never hid our sites or users, we never dropped the word “guest”, we were publicly sharing our best achievements, etc

I am a too bad marketer to be sneaky!

And now, when the most transparent guest posting brand is hit, what does it tell the world? That we should be hiding our tracks? Read on: I Apologize to Our Community for Being Transparent #myblogguest

#MyBlogGuest Update: Thank You for the Support!!!

fireworks #MyBlogGuest Update: Thank You for the Support!!!I’ll start by saying that I really appreciate that to happen right during my Pubcon session. I should have been enjoying my time in New Orleans instead of writing this article…

Now, to the most important discovery of the day: People are just awesome! I have much more trust in our community and in absolutely unbelievably supportive people out there. Here’s one of many, many quotes people say about what happened (thank you, my dear unexpected friend Hannah):

MBG should not have been penalized, whether they enforced dofollow or not. They weren’t forcing anybody to post links they didn’t vouch for, and it’s short sighted and I want to say even weak to insist that we should nofollow everything out of fear of Google. The fault should fall on owners of crappy sites…

What on earth are we supposed to do if we can’t post relevant content that links to relevant sites? What are we supposed to do if we’re not allowed to group up and introduce people who have content with people who have websites? Go home and hide under the covers?

Why does nobody understand the concept? Don’t just bow down and nofollow everything for fear of Google. Stand behind the content you post and only post content that you ARE willing to legitimately link to…

Now, to the fact: What actually happened?

I have just re-verified MyBlogGuest in GWT (it had been dropped earlier after some bug) and here’s the error they are giving: Read on: #MyBlogGuest Update: Thank You for the Support!!!

The Evolution of Google Authorship Rich Snippets

Google Authorship has been the most intriguing developments in the search industry for the past couple of years.

With exciting predictions like one that Google will identify “subject authorities” or another one that author-verified results will be ranked higher, it’s obvious that search marketers have been watching it with much anticipation.

authorship The Evolution of Google Authorship Rich SnippetsSo far, despite the bright predictions, Google is obviously struggling, going after the low-hanging fruit (quoting Mark Traphagen) and using domain trust and backlink power and transferring those metrics to Authorship results (thus trying to identify who of the authors deserves a rich snippet, for example).

The good thing we still have NOW is author identities in search results! And it’s already very rewarding! Authors do get a much higher exposure from search results thanks to the authorship-powered rich snippet.

There have been a lot of experiments, so let’s see how Authorship rich snippets have been evolving and changing over time! Read on: The Evolution of Google Authorship Rich Snippets