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5 Ways to Become a Credible Blogger

Editor’s Note: This post was written by James, a freelance writer, photographer and part-time content creator for RBA Windows. Read more articles from James on his blog InfoBros and follow him on Twitter @JGtheSavage.

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Every single topic has been the subject of hundreds of blogs. Some were written for specific audiences, some came from less-than-reputable sources, and others were so poorly written that one can barely get through the first sentence. Those blogs don’t do well – what’s worse, they ruin the blogger’s reputation.

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Categories: Blogging Sense, Blogging Tips

The Future of SEO – How Every Blogger Needs to be Positioned to be Successful

Let’s face it, search engine optimization as we know it is an ever-evolving, not dying, art. Gone are the days of simply throwing up a couple targeted keywords, dumping a ton load of miscellaneous backlinks and walking straight to the bank. Google is winning the battle against search engine manipulation slowly but surely. Though the vast majority of us are so mad at Google for it’s actions against web spam through algorithmic changes and direct penalization against particular website, we need to remember: a) Google is a private company and not a public service – they can do whatever they want with their toys and b) they’re in this for the long-run to make profits and please shareholders. How dare we demand anything from Google! I may sound like I have a stake in the company, defending  them, but I don’t. I’m just facing the facts.

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Instead of whining about the all-powerful Google we should be focused on our business of blogging and online marketing, and how we can grow and evolve with the times. SEO is rough and now is the time to innovate and be deliberate with everything we do with our blogs. Read More

Categories: Blogging Tips

6 Free WordPress Plugins to Retain Readers & Decrease Bounce Rate

If a majority of your readers are visiting your blog only to leave within a few seconds without ever venturing to additional pages, chances are your blog has a high bounce rate. That’s not pretty. It means that your content may not be attractive, does not effectively target the right readers or something could be technically wrong with your site that is preventing readers from seeing relevant content.

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Retaining readers is the key to having profitable experiences with your blog, regardless of your niche. Therefore, whatever you’re selling, you need to capture the attention of your readers. These statistics are vital for reviewing your online business model and testing different messages that work. Google Analytics is a free tool that every blogger should be using to keep track of site visitors. If you haven’t yet created an account and started tracking, now’s the time. Your statistics tell a very honest story of how successful your blogging tactics are. Read More

Categories: WordPress Plugins

The Latest Free WordPress Themes (Released in 2014)

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Helen Bailey, a Marketing Assistant at TemplateMonster.com. Passionate about Web Design, WordPress and Search Engine Optimization, she is happy to share her experience with the community.

Here’s another article about free WordPress themes, but this one is special in its own way. Read on and learn why it is so.

Although there are so many free WP themes on the net, you would prefer to choose from the latest of them, right? So we’ve made a list of WordPress themes which are not only free, but were released in 2014. This ensures that you have the most creative of the newest themes online. Read More

Categories: WordPress Themes

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (April 7-11)

Job board highlightsGood morning, everyone! I hope you all had a good week.

Here are the job board highlights for today. Enjoy the weekend!

Freelance Copy Editor/Writer

Does bad grammar give you a grimace and careless copy make you cringe? Vixen, VIBE Magazine’s sister brand, is looking for a grammar-obsessed copy editor/writer to top edit (and cover) beauty, fashion, entertainment, and celeb interviews for vibevixen.com. Candidates must have a highly developed editorial voice with a distinctly feminine perspective and urban edge.
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Categories: Jobs

How to Create the Perfect Password


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Passwords are a touchy subject. We all know just how important it is to create a secure password so as to avoid hackers getting into your account. Whether it is your email address or your online banking account, it doesn’t matter. A secure password is always necessary.

Then again, there is the matter of remembering all those passwords! That is the main reason the average person tends to use passwords that are associated with something they relate to, which make them easy to remember – birthdays, names of family members, and so on. But we know that security experts say this is a big no-no! Read More

Categories: Infographic

How to Easily Customize Your WordPress Blog CSS Design – For Beginners

As a followup to my previous article, 5 Powerful Drag & Drop Page & Layout Builder Plugins for WordPress, in which I discussed how non-developers could easily customize their WordPress blogs with easy to use drag and drop plugins, I’ve decided to delve just a little bit deeper into WordPress CSS customization. This will assist any WordPress blogger, and any other website owner for that matter, to achieve mastery overtime of basic web design.

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There comes a time in every webmaster’s work when a little tweak here and there becomes necessary to make your site look and feel just the way you want it. Coding can be a bit daunting for beginners, especially if you’re new to WordPress. However, here are some fool proof methods for customizing your site’s design. Read More

Categories: Blog Design, WordPress Tips

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (March 31-April 4)

Job board highlightsGood Friday morning! Here are the job board highlights from this week.

Have a great weekend!

Technical Writer for Computer Support / Repair Website

Trusted Tech are looking an experienced computer / IT expert to write informative and interesting articles and how-to guides for their computer support / repair website, http://www.trustedtech.com.au. You’ll be writing about a variety of computer topics which relate to individuals and small businesses.
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Categories: Jobs

Another Matt Cutts Talk About Upcoming Google Algorithm Changes

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While it’s been said so many times that Google does not equate to the whole of the Internet, we all know just how much we rely on Google; and when it comes to Google Algorithm changes, online content creators, publishers, and bloggers all can’t help but think about how the changes will affect their sites.

Truth be told, we’ve been hit by Google penalties ourselves, and it is not always easy to bounce back from those hits. Good intentions when it comes to content and all, we have to pay attention to other factors that are taken into consideration when making Google algorithm changes. Read More

Categories: News

Giveaway: ContentPlagiarismChecker.com Accounts

Last week, we talked about the slippery slope of plagiarism and how to avoid it. We mentioned using some tools that can let you know if your content is found elsewhere on the web (that is, you somehow wrote the same exact content as someone else). Alternatively, these tools can let you know if someone else has plagiarized your work.

One of these tools is ContentPlagiarismChecker.com, and they want to give BloggingPro readers the chance to try out their platform via this giveaway.

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How does ContentPlagiarismChecker.com work?

Once you visit the home page, you can: Read More

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