How to become an authority in your niche

Three key takeaways:

1. Be everywhere. Conferences, online, offline-the more visible you are, the better.

2. Speak at new, small venues in your niche. Use Blab, Facebook Live or Periscope to build your speaking skills and portfolio.

3. Avoid hot button topics outside of your niche. Be yourself and be authentic, but jumping on debates that are full of vitriol doesn’t look professional even if you are trying to be the “voice of reason.”

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44 Ways to Become an Authority in Your Niche
Want to become an authority in your blog’s niche? Becoming an authority not only establishes your reputation and expertise, but it is a surefire way to earn a

// Jul 24, 2016 . Blogging Tips

WHSR Web Hosting Survey 2016

More than 200 responses received. The number drops to 188 after taking off the unusable feedback.

60 different hosting brands were mentioned in our recent hosting surveys with +HostGator as the most mentioned name (30). +Pressidium and +InMotion Hosting were the two with highest overall ratings.

Admittedly the survey sample size is tiny and heavily biased (90% of the participants are WHSR visitors, which 60% male from India and United States).

Learn more:

Recent Reads

1. Search Metrics’ Domain Authority Consolidation: An Observation of consolidated its sub and root domain; search visibility took a great leap after. 

2. SEO Theory’s How to recover from Google Penguin in less than 60 minutes

Countering Penguin penalty is a business, NOT SEO, decision. You should recheck your business strategy if your site is hit by Penguin.

3. Inc’s Being very boring is going to make your very rich

Profitable niche is boring. Fashion, entertainment, food, and media – these fields are sexy but not easy to make money because of competition.

4. Webris’ Thinking about buying links? Read this first…

If you must buy links, do it the smart way. A reminder on best link buying practices (if there’s such thing).

5. Abhishek’s Does Wikipedia deserves such high ranks in search results?

Google bias towards Wiki proven in both author’s two machine-learning models. Wiki search visibility relies on relevant scores; rankings, however, does not rely on relevant scores. If a Wiki page is deemed relevant, it will rank high.

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LinkedIn Profile Hacks

Something in my to-do/wish list: A perfect LinkedIn profile.

Some quick takeaways

  • Write catchy headlines on your job position.
  • Include industry you work in.
  • Publish/syndicate posts on LinkedIn (BTW LinkedIn is a steady traffic source to WHSR)
  • Go into details (use rich medias!) on past job history.
  • Reorder skills and place important ones on top.
  • Volunteer experience matters – 42% hiring managers view volunteer experience as formal work experience.

The 10 Tips to Perfect LinkedIn Profile


Source: Link Humans.

// Jul 12, 2016 . Social Media

Dominating Google

Not too long ago I visited a Malaysia web company and the company chief editor told me – as if it’s the rule of nature – that if a blog ranks high on Google, it must be creditable and trustworthy.

I smiled. And we talked about something else.

I think he should understand how Google (and Internet) works better.

Perhaps Glen’s recent article about how 16 companies dominate Google SERPs a good place to start with.

// Jun 6, 2016 . SEO