Archive for September, 2013
This is not going to be a post about blasting your way to a huge number of followers with some dodgy software or anything similar.
This is about building a real and natural Twitter following of fans that want to hear what you have to say and follow your updates.
If you’re looking for a big magic button that will get you 1,000s of Twitter followers, go to Fiverr and buy followers, then sit back while you have 100,000 followers – 80% spam and the remaining 20% just don’t know who you are or give a damn about what you have to say.
Whatís the point of followers that don’t care about what you have to say? Read More
Are you looking to promote your business and gain a larger customer base? If so, why not set up a company blog?
Setting up a company blog is a low-cost investment with a potentially high return, which is why almost every company that wants to succeed should have one.
Here are just a few of the ways that a blog can boost your business. Read More
Are you planning your online marketing strategy, but need to stay within your budget? Well, blogging is one of the most cost effective methods of promoting your products and services online. However, without the proper planning, your blog can break your marking budget long before becoming successful.
Failing to create a budget for your blog could result in multiple, very costly mistakes. Many of these blunders can lead to major problems down the line that can hinder your blog’s success. That’s why it’s so important to have a budget in place ahead of time. This will ensure that your blog launches quickly and successfully, without costing you more than you ever make. Read More
It has been said that you should spend approximately four times as much time and effort on promoting your blog as you do on creating it. I don’t know if I’d go quite that far, but the fact remains that social promotion is an integral part of blogging success. What is social promotion, you ask? Just what it sounds like. In broad terms it is anything that you do to generate interest in your content online to enhance your visibility. Yes, content is king, but without the ability to bring your content to people who are interested in it, it becomes a king without subjects. Even the most creative, witty, topical, and well-received blogs can’t simply rest on their laurels; social promotion is the difference between a great blog, and a successful one. Here are some tips to help you get your blog out of the darkness of obscurity, and into the spotlight. Read More
A lot of website owners that are new to search engine optimization always seem to think that going for the most popular keywords is the best way to go. They will sit down and start researching which terms are used the most by their target audience, then start to create content that targets those phrases. If this is something that you currently do, then you might want to take a step back and consider your other options.
Each business will ultimately have different keyword research strategies that best benefits their company, but one thing is almost always used, they Choose keyword phrases that they are able to compete over. Read More
As a blogger, you probably have dabbled in web design and its elements. While no one will deny that content is king – and you probably expend a lot of effort on making sure you dish out content that your readers will find irresistible – there is also something to be said about a good-looking blog. After all, the days of pure text displayed in the starkest of manners are gone!
Instead, we see all sorts and manner of blog designs – from the simplest to the most complicated. Whatever design you go for, one of the critical elements is typography. Someone once said that 95% of web design is typography, and it might very well be true, so let’s take a look at three simple typography tips for bloggers, especially those who are not design experts. Read More
Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re busy with lots of jobs this September.
Here are the job board highlights for this week. Good luck!
Contentprosper.com are looking to work with an experienced, capable and reliable individual to help us continue to secure coverage and placements for infographics produced for our clients. They need you to work with editors at top-tier online publications as well as bloggers at niche-specific websites to ensure our client gains maximum exposure for their visual content. Telecommute position.
So you call yourself a blogger. Odds are you’ve discovered that the road to readers and advertisers is paved with good intentions. However, even those of us with the best intentions can make some dumb blogging mistakes.
Presumably you understand that crappy writing and bad grammar won’t get you far in the blogging world. We also assume you understand the value of proofreading everything before it goes live and utilizing behind-the-scenes tools such as tags and SEO. Beyond knowing the difference between their, there and they’re, and not slacking on the SEO there’s a few other ways to elevate your blog above the rest of the chatter.
Here’s our list of some common blog traps, as well as tips on how to mistake-proof your career as a pro blogger. Read More