Understanding the Pareto principle is no rocket science, if you think about it.
“For many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.”
In other words, most of the things we do on a daily basis to move our business forward don’t actually make an iota of a difference.
So why aren’t we focusing on the causes that DO bring about 80% of the desired effects?
Hey, I am no psychologist.
However, I’d like to share with you a quick traffic hack I learned not too long ago that will increase your traffic, build links, AND create an appearance of “being everywhere“.
All using what you already have: your existing blog content.
How to Convert a Blog Post into a PDF
The underlying principle here is getting the biggest bang for your buck, i.e. milking every post you spend blood, sweat, and tears writing, for all the traffic it can possibly get.
Just like we talked about in my Content Marketing Leverage System: How to Multiply Your Reach post.
Watch this quick video on how to quickly convert a blog post into a PDF; then we’ll talk some more.
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Why Convert Blog Posts into PDFs?
So you are telling me “I told you so” is not good enough?
Fine, you win.
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About 2 minutes of work, lots of exposure, traffic, and quality backlinks.
Even if you are brand new to Slideshare (to be fair, so am I – I started using it only about a month ago), you’ll still get the benefit of backlinks, if not the traffic.
Plus, Slideshare is just one of the sites you can upload your PDFs to.
There are plenty others, like Scribd.com, etc. (see below)
You can learn more about traffic generation through PDFs from this post:
And please don’t cry “duplicate content!“; read this post on the topic:
As you can imagine, there are plenty of free directories to submit your PDFs to.
Here’s a good round-up to get you started:
- http://www.scribd.com/ PR8
- http://www.slideshare.net/ PR8
- http://issuu.com/ PR8
- http://www.mediafire.com/ PR7
- http://www.docstoc.com/ PR6
- http://www.4shared.com/ PR6
- http://www.authorstream.com/ PR6
- http://www.esnips.com/ PR6
- http://www.slideboom.com/ PR6
- https://rapidshare.com/ PR6
- http://en.calameo.com/ PR5
- http://www.edocr.com/ PR5
- http://slidesix.com/ PR5
- http://www.wepapers.com/ PR5
- http://www.myplick.com/ PR5
- http://hotfile.com/ PR5
- http://easy-share.com/ PR4
- http://pdfcast.org/ PR4
Make it a habit to convert your newly published blog posts into PDFs and submitting them to various document sharing sites.
Just like you share each post on Facebook or Twitter.
Off to create a PDF of this post,