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Infographics Design

Infographiclabs is a new service recently launched by Splashpress Media. The team have designed many popular and successful infographics and are a great fit for anyone wanting to create a viral short term campaign.

The Infographiclabs crew also designed the popular infographics released here at BloggingPro.

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5 Types Of Content To Help Your Blog Grow On-Site and Off-Site

BlogBack in the good old days when blogging first started all you needed to do was WRITE great content and you were set. These days however the web has come a long way, making it simple for bloggers to create dynamic content that can grab a users imagination both on-site and off-site.
Whether you’re writing a political blog, a blog about technology or managing a site about healthy eating these five types of content can help better engage your audience while providing more ways to reach new followers.
1. HD Video
I recently purchased a new HD (1080P) camcorder from Samsung for $250 and it’s the best investment I’ve made in years. These days readers want to put a face with content and if possible they want to see example for what you write about (sweeping landscapes for a travel blog, tech reviews for a technology website, etc). HD video allows users to become even more engaged since they are likely to watch your videos in full screen mode which means they are giving you their full attention. Read More

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Properly Implementing Polls To Help Create Original Content

Polling OutputCreating original content is a crowded field that includes hundreds of millions of websites can be a daunting task. In 99.99% of cases you may spend more time collecting information, tracking down news breaks and looking for sources then you will actually writing content. However if you have an engaged user base you might find that creating new content is just a matter of asking the right questions…literally.

Here are some quick tips to help you ask the right questions when creating polls, questions that will allow you to build a new post around the answers you discover from your readers polling results.

Setting Up Multiple Choice Polling Questions

Start each of your poll questions with at least 3-4 potential answers. If you ask a simple “yes” or “no” question you are stuck writing “10 people said they do like X product and 5 people said they didn’t not X product.” However if you have 3-4 options you can break down your users responses into various percentages and then discuss how products/situations differ and compare to one another. You can also use multiple choice answers to create nice infographics (graphs, charts, etc). Read More

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Win a free Camstasia license

Various tools have been developed in recent times to help people in their amateur director ventures. Camtasia, a program which we reviewed for you recently, is currently one of the most popular tools for the purpose of direct screen capture. It’s a convenient and intuitive program that allows you to record whatever’s happening on your screen and share it with the rest of the world.

It comes together with a basic editor to help you spice up those videos before letting them out, as well as a highly intuitive interface that can help you learn the program in just a few tries! There are a variety of recording options that allow you to capture the full screen, window or region. It’s been designed around the simple idea of being able to make high quality screencasts with ease, making your adjustments, and sharing your video with ease!

After recently sponsoring one of our Infographics about the history of online video, Techsmith have been kind enough to give you a chance to get your hands on your own copy of Camtasia either for Windows or Mac, completely free, so we’re setting up a contest for you, our readers! The rules are extremely simple and with just a few clicks, you’ll be on your way to a chance of winning your personal copy of Camtasia, so that you can record your screen and turn your presentations into something truly captivating. The conditions for applying are simple, retweet this post and follow Bloggingpro and 2 winners will be chosen at random. Closing date will be midnight EST on Monday, November 8th.

Categories: General

How to Create a Catchy Title in 2012

Everyone knows that readers scroll down a blog until they find a title they like. I do it all the time, and why shouldn’t I? A title is supposed to let me know what the article is about, and I am not interested in spending my time reading a bunch of articles that don’t interest me. Ironically enough, this is the attitude that I as a blog editor try so hard to counteract. As a blog owner, you want every article to be of interest to someone who comes to your blog. You want them to see that catchy title and decide that the article is worthy of their precious time.

In other words, the title matters. The title is the first impression of the article. Think about how important it is to make a good first impression on a job interview, on a date, when someone pulls up to your house. It matters, and a title follows these same rules. The title of all your blog posts should do four things:

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