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Guidelines for Your Writers and Bloggers Please

Guidelines for Your Writers and Bloggers Please

Feb 9, 2015

If you contract or employ writers or bloggers it is always helpful to both parties if guidelines are created and shared from the beginning. This not only ensures that they know exactly what you want and expect, but that you get precisely what you need. A brief set of guidelines provided at the start can save you each a lot of time and aggravation as you continue...

3 C’s of Content Creation

3 C’s of Content Creation

Oct 14, 2014

Content creation takes place everywhere these days. There are more blogs, content sites, online magazines, and so much more that no one could ever count. The number would be astronomical! With creating content comes some basics that I see overlooked day in and day out. These are really simple things too! If you are publishing articles and posts online on a...

You Blogged Down a Hill You Can’t Write Back Up

You Blogged Down a Hill You Can’t Write Back Up

Sep 17, 2014

You have done everything by the book. You started your blog, you wrote quality content, and you shared your posts on your social media networks. Then you stayed consistent by posting regularly, you researched other blogs similar to yours and stayed up on the trends, and you read articles about how to drive more traffic to your site. You updated your site with...

6 Great Image Tools to Spruce Up Your Website

6 Great Image Tools to Spruce Up Your Website

May 5, 2014

As you already know, the use of images on your website, blog, and social media networks is a basic necessity. Images can show off your brand and provide consistency for it. They are eye-catchers on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and Pinterest is based solely on images. They help draw people in to read your articles and blog posts. Yes, images...

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...

Blogging Isn’t a Rocket, It’s More Like a Roller Coaster

Blogging Isn’t a Rocket, It’s More Like a Roller Coaster

Nov 19, 2012

Compared to other marketing blogs that have launched in 2012, Social Media Sun has enjoyed quite a bit of success. We’ve had some awesome guests, we’ve attracted a ton of traffic and for some time our posts were averaging nearly 500 social shares.   Every project is going to have a different level of potential. The success of a website depends largely...

How to Blog in a Post-Panda World

How to Blog in a Post-Panda World

Oct 25, 2012

The Panda update was designed to eliminate low quality results from the search engines. The first update affected 12 percent of searches, making it one of the most massive updates of all time. Google’s Penguin update focused more on inbound link profiles and other signals that a site was engaged in exploiting their current algorithms. The Panda update was...

5 Ways to Keep Your Content Fresh

5 Ways to Keep Your Content Fresh

Sep 17, 2012

Let’s face it, the Internet is much more crowded today than it was a few years ago, and it looks like that trend is going to continue. The only barrier of entry for setting up a website to publish content on is having fingers to type with, but the Microsoft Kinect and Apple’s increasingly smart input devices promise to take care of that in a few years. If...

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