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4 Tips to Guarantee Steady Long-Term Search Traffic to Your Website

Are you tired from trying to keep track of the latest online marketing trend that seems to contradict all you’ve learned? Are you frustrated by Google algorithm changes and how they affect SEO and traffic to your site? What percentage of what you’ve tried has brought success? Do my questions awaken feelings of disappointment as you reflect on what seems to be time wasted on SEO? Well cheer up and brush yourself off, it’s not as difficult and dreadful as it may seem.

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Regardless of how technology advances and marketing demands more dedicated professionals who understand the native language of users, there are certain concepts that remain true throughout the ages. Essentially, the fundamentals prove their value. They key is to sharpen your focus on the key principles that affect service quality and user experience because truthfully, there’s hardly anything new in marketing and gaining the attention of users and delivering value in search engines. Read More

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Easy Steps to Add a Welcome Pop-Up Box on Your Blog

Anything that pops up on the web is sure to attract attention regardless of its content. But one can be more enticed to read through the content if the pop up box appears on a site you really intend to visit.

Bloggers and publishers can do this via their WordPress site particularly through the widgetized welcome popup plugin. This tool allows a popup window to show automatically when a person visits your site.

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About the Welcome Popup

The welcome popup window has many uses. It can be utilized to introduce your business or your expertise. You can use it to notify visitors about an interesting development in your business, an upcoming event or a new product. Additionally, you can use it to include a call to action or an opt-in form for your visitors.

It is also possible to edit the content using the WYSIWYG editor and shortcodes are allowed. In addition, you can set the frequency of showing it on your blog or website such as once per visit, once fore very few days or every time.

Customization of the popup window is another great advantage. This means you can adjust the window size, overlay colors, font scheme color, background image, number of widget areas, autoclose time and content. The CSS can also be edited.

How to Install the Plugin

To use this plugin in your WordPress site, you need to follow some simple and straightforward steps. Just install and activate it. Once it is activated, a menu item entitled Welcome Popup will show under the Settings section.

Click the menu Settings and Welcome Popup and choose your preferred display mode, color, size, autoclose time, number of widget areas among others.

You can then proceed with selecting the pages where you want the welcome popup to display. Choose between the “homepage and particular posts/pages” or “particular posts/pages” display mode. To assign a particular post or page, just go to the post/page editor and set the welcome popup checkbox.

If you want to add widgets in the welcome popup, you can do so by going to the Appearance section on the left column then go to Widgets. On the widgets page, drag and drop your chosen widgets into the welcome popup area.

There’s a wealth of plugins available today including the WordPress video plugin that are sure to make your blog or website more interactive. Using them is a great way to drive traffic moving forward.

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BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (June 23-27)

Job board highlightsGood morning, folks!

Here are the job board highlights for this week. Have a lovely weekend.

Blogger for Cyber Security + Personal Privacy and Protection

GoodBlogs are a soon-to-be-launched crowdsourced blogging platform and are looking for multiple freelance bloggers. They are looking for bloggers to contribute articles and posts under various topics.
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8 Personal Finance Blogs to Follow If You Want to Succeed in the Niche

Personal finance blogs are big. The niche is huge, but also rather crowded. There are already a lot of established names in the scene, but that doesn’t mean you cannot start your own personal finance blog at this point.

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There is always something new to share, especially with the economy going up and down like a rollercoaster ride. If you have a strong interest in personal finance, and you want to share your knowledge, thoughts, and ideas with others, it is a good idea to know what’s already out there. More so, you should pay close attention to those that have a good following. That means they’re doing something right, and you can learn a thing or two from them.

So here are eight personal finance blogs to follow. Read More

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Last TV Season’s Biggest Twitter Moments

The TV season has ended, and we’re all stuck with watching reruns of our favorite TV shows. There’s the alternative of catching up on TV shows that we didn’t have time to watch during the season, of course. Then there’s the possibility of actually going out of the house and discovering what the outside world has to offer.

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However way you’re handling this downtime in TV, we know one thing: last season had a lot to offer the TV enthusiast – from the big HBO hit Game of Thrones (which turned many a non-fantasy fan into avid viewers) to Netflix’s Orange is the New Black (which caters perfectly to the binge watching crowd) to Breaking Bad (which most people agree is the best TV show ever) to The Oscars to The Grammy Awards. Read More

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9 Vital Considerations Before Purchasing or Downloading a WordPress Template

One of the most important steps to take when launching a website is deciding a theme or design that is perfectly suited for your style, goals, niche and target audience. For me, this decision making process can take up to 3 weeks before I finally chose a direction and idea that I am confident and comfortable with. Even then, there’s a chance that I may end up feeling for a change because of a new development and perspective. Nevertheless, it’s a crucial step in brainstorming and developing your site. Whether you’re designing it from scratch or purchasing a template.

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Having been in web development and online publishing for a while, I’ve come across the good, bad and ugly in WordPress theme development and design; and have seen many site owners spend money on templates they live to regret. Read More

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Is It Still Worth Starting an Online Publication Today?

With the millions of blogs, web sites, and online publications to be found today, is it still worth your time to join the fray? Or is too late to join the game?

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The answer is actually simple: yes.

The point where it gets complicated is what you mean by “worth it” and the reasons you want to enter the world of online publishing. There are a multitude of reasons one might want to start an online publication at this point.

One, you want to make it big and be rich like famous probloggers.

Two, you need an online platform to reach a wider audience for your business, no matter what size, brick-and-mortar or eCommerce.

Three, you just want to have a place online where you can write and share your thoughts, with the hopes of building an audience with profit not being the main goal.

Whichever reason you may have (it may not even be one of those three), I do think that there are enough justifications to support anyone who wants to start an online publication. Read More

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Top Free WordPress Themes of 2014

It’s easy to find WordPress themes these days, but with all your choices, it can get rather tedious. How do you find the best ones?

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Today we’ll show you 30 of the most beautiful free WordPress themes of 2014. All of them are free to download and use, and all of them were released in 2014. We took a look at different theme sites to save your time and ensure you can find the most impressive free WordPress themes of 2014 in one place.

For your convenience, the top free WP themes of 2014 are broken into the following categories: News, Personal, Portfolio, Travel, eCommerce and Business. So, whether you need a design for a personal web page, photo blog, corporate blog, news site or even an eCommerce site, you will find it here. Read More

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BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (June 16-20)

Job board highlightsHow did you fare when Facebook crashed yesterday? Were you one of those who reacted wittily on Twitter?

Whether you did or you didn’t even notice it was down, the show must go on, right? So here are the job board highlights from this week.

Freelance Journalists/Bloggers/Writers

FindEmployment – a global employment company based in the UK -has freelance positions available for talented bloggers to join their writing team.

Working as part of a large network of highly skilled and passionate bloggers, you will be expected to write informative, newsworthy and interesting articles for the blog – CareerAddict (www.careeraddict.com).
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You Want a Job at Google? Take a Look at This.

There used to be a time when everyone venerated Google. These days, there are some who think Google is evil. There are some who hate it with a passion. And there are still some who look up to the Big G.

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However, with all that we’ve heard and seen about the working conditions at Google, it is but understandable that many a young (or old, what’s age anyway?) online professional/IT pro/you-name-it wants to work there. Read More

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