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A New Blogger’s Checklist: Does Your Blog Have the Right Parts Under the Hood?

A New Blogger’s Checklist: Does Your Blog Have the Right Parts Under the Hood?

Mar 17, 2014

If you are just starting a blog or not getting any visitor interaction, have you taken the time to make sure that your blog has all the right parts under the hood? Many sites available for setting up blogs, for example WordPress or Tumblr, have templates or plug-ins available that assist with making sure you have what you need. But, there are some sites out...

How Do You Write Great Regular Content? My 7 Secret Tips

How Do You Write Great Regular Content? My 7 Secret Tips

Feb 26, 2014

There are many ways to find ideas on how to generate regular content but in this article I am going to spill my tactics. It is natural and really helps those ideas flow, with no rocket science. My 7 Tips Go through your niche and subscribe to all the main blog updates, get a daily or weekly update of all their posts Once you have these flowing make sure you...

The Power of Social Media for Bloggers

The Power of Social Media for Bloggers

Sep 17, 2013

Bloggers were less focused on ROI and analytics and more focused on the human readers who were going to see their posts. They wanted to know how to bring in more readers and how to build a solid blogging community, using social media. Most also wanted to be more comfortable with the technical side of social media and integrating it with their blog, and were capable of following directions when given to them, even on technical issues.

4 Essential Plugins To Get More Subscribers

4 Essential Plugins To Get More Subscribers

Aug 9, 2013

Getting RSS subscribers, twitter followers, and email subscribers is absolutely key to building a successful blog. This is true in every niche and business blogs as well. Here are 4 plugins that will help boost your subscriber counts. 1. Comment Redirect Comment Redirect is a plugin by Joost de Valk. It’s functionality is simple and it does exactly what...

How to Embed Media: Bring All Your Content Marketing Efforts Together

How to Embed Media: Bring All Your Content Marketing Efforts Together

Jun 20, 2013

I am a huge advocate of content re-packaging, that is turning your content or research into different kinds of media for the sake of reaching to more content marketing channels (for example, Youtube, Pinterest, Flickr, Slideshare, etc just to name the few). One content research may take me the whole day or even a week but that doesn’t mean I’ll only...

6 Steps to Turn Guest Posting on its Head

6 Steps to Turn Guest Posting on its Head

Jun 17, 2013

Guest posts are getting old. Make no mistake, we wouldn’t be writing a guest post right now if we didn’t think it had tremendous value, and we ourselves have written a guide for advanced guest blogging strategy at SEOmoz. But relying too extensively on guest posts is a sign of stagnation and a lack of creativity. Maybe it’s time to try something different....

Checklist: How To Promote a Newly Published Post (Make the Most of Each Article)

Checklist: How To Promote a Newly Published Post (Make the Most of Each Article)

Jun 14, 2013

You have written a brilliant blog post. You know it is high quality because of the effort you put into it, the links you provides, the sources, the wit and information. It is absolutely perfect, and you hit the publish button with a feeling of accomplishment, pride and excitement. You just can’t wait for the world to see your post, and for the comments and...

Guest Blogging Guide from Idea to Publish

Guest Blogging Guide from Idea to Publish

Nov 26, 2012

A great way to increase your blog viewership and also boost your search engine ranking is to begin guest blogging on other websites and blogs. When a good writer submits a high quality post to a popular blog, it’s a win-win situation. However, since guest blogging is one of the only ways to guarantee backlinks, the guest blogging community (like many other...

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