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5 Tips for Writing a Travel Blog That Stands Out From The Rest

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It seems like almost everyone who goes on vacation writes a blog to document the trip. A blog is a great way for to document your trip, but most of us don’t tend to get a big following.

Aside from family and friends who read the blog mainly to make sure you’re doing all right on your trip, most travel blogs are only updated for a week or two for the duration of the trip and then forgotten.

So what’s the key to making your travel blog stand out? Consider the following expert tips and advice.

When you’re looking to push past an audience that consists of little more than your family and friends, it’s best to learn from the folks who have been there before. Thankfully, successful travel bloggers are often willing to share some of their secrets and let aspiring writers in on how they manage to set themselves apart. Read More

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6 Vital Qualities to Consider When Choosing a Modern Web Hosting Provider for your Blog

A reliable, secure and always-on website hosting provider is the foundation for every online venture. Whether you’re a blogger, online retailer or an app developer if your web assets are inaccessible, slow to respond or crumbles in the face of the smallest security threats, there’s little chance of success. Website availability and responsiveness are more critical in our current digital age as attention spans shrink and overall tolerance of failing sites diminish. Research shows that 40% of your site’s visitors will abandon your website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Imagine the potential loss to business and readership. If an e-commerce site makes $100,000 per day, each 1 second delay could cost $2.5 million in lost  sales each year. Therefore, quality here should never be taken for granted and even for bloggers and other site owners with smaller budgets, there are many options for bolstering your hosting and presence.

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Here are 6 key things to consider when choosing a web hosting provider for your modern online business. Read More

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How to Create Viral Content Using the SkyScraper Technique

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Tell me if this sounds familiar…

You just wrote a great piece of content and hit publish. You open up Google Analytics and eagerly await the huge flood of traffic.

But it never comes…

This is exactly what happened when I started writing blog posts on BootstrapBay; a marketplace for Bootstrap themes & templates that I co-founded 7 months ago.

After reading up on content marketing, I knew it could be highly effective. I started writing a bunch of tutorials and informative posts about the Bootstrap framework. Despite the great content, we were only getting 10-20 people a day visiting our site. I knew there had to be a better way to bring in more traffic and potential customers.

I then stumbled upon this post from Brian Dean over at Backlinko where he introduced something called “The Skyscraper Technique.” Read More

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3 Solid Ways Bloggers Can Build a Professional Persona to Achieve More & Stand Out

“Your brand name is only as good as your reputation” – Richard Branson. Your blogging brand and reputation goes hand in hand and success in this age will be somewhat limited if your effort will solely be on generating traffic or some other key performance indicator. Due to the nature of blogging and content marketing in general, the reputation and persona you create and build online can amplify your work or cause it to be ignored. Taking note of some of the most successful bloggers, you’ll notice that they spend a great deal of time managing their reputation while focusing on doing something better than everyone else – that one thing that makes them stand out. Whether it’s focusing on mastering a particular niche or subject area, building on a killer unique blog design, or executing with a beautiful spin that’s not seen elsewhere; it’s no use trying to be a master of everything.

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There are a few things bloggers and businesses online in general can do to stand out and grow. Rather than just blogging for blogging sake it’s important to identify something of which you can add your own unique style or value that cannot be found elsewhere or easily replicated. That’s how bloggers and their content go viral and produce meaningful long-term results. Here are 3 simple ideas for building the foundation of that strong reputation. Read More

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Looking For A Blogging Job? Job Board Updates – Monday 17th November

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Here’s the highlights from the Bloggingpro jobs board for this week!

Seeking authors and bloggers on popular sites

We are an online media and publishing company working for several NGOs, we are looking for bloggers who currently write for mainstream news publications in a variety of niches who would be willing to write and publish content for us.

We can pay *excellent* rates depending on the site you can publish on, the more famous the publication the higher the rates we can pay and we are looking to work with as many bloggers and authors as possible.

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The following vacancies are available to be filled immediately. All candidates applying for writing positions will be required to submit at least one article a week, unless stated otherwise. Read More

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6 Ways to Make Your Content Gold

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Content creation is key to attracting online traffic, everyone says. So you do the difficult work of learning blog technologies and content management systems, and you think about what audience or market you’re going for, and then it’s time to create content.

But how do you make your content worth reading? Here are six ways to make your content into gold. Read More

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14 Signs You’re Not Ready to Blog

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Blogging is easy, you can make millions, and if Perez Hilton can do it you can too, right? Not necessarily. It’s actually just about as easy to make millions blogging as it is to make millions do anything other type of entrepreneurial pursuit. While some people rely on their expertise, others on their sheer writing skills, and still others on their charisma and personality to create successful blogs, those are the lucky few. For most, they’re fortunate if they can create a blog that drums up any revenue at all.

However, if you dream of having your own blog, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions to address first. Remember than an abandoned blog is worse than a non-existent one, so make sure you’re ready before you pick your WordPress theme. Here are the biggest signs you’re not ready to blog and how you can address them: Read More

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Tiered Link Building: Good or Bad for SEO?

Lifting the Shadow off Tiered Link Building

Due to the competitive nature of SEO, you – as marketer – will find yourself using different link building strategies to outrank your competitors. Some tactics are highly acceptable and even add value to your site, while others are outright spammy and only does harm to your site in the long run.

However, there are tactics that lie in the middle – not bad enough to get your site penalized, but not good enough to be used without reservations. One of these tactics is tiered link building.

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Six Back-end Blunders You Could Be Making on Your Blog Posts

Editor’s note: This post was written by Lisa Kasanicky, content curator and blog manager for ClearVoice.com, a content marketing platform used to connect brands with authoritative content creators. With a writing career that spans more than 20 years, she is author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways” and creator of a website dedicated to beauty and wellness. 

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Strike up a conversation about semicolons, and nearly everyone in the blogger community will chime in with a fierce opinion—love them, hate them, or kill every last one of them. But utter words like “metadata” and “source code” and be prepared for a communal moan (or yawn). Read More

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Twitter Versus Facebook: Marketing for Bloggers

Editor’s note: This post was written by Matthew, who can be found on the Devumi Social Media Marketing Blog. You can find him there every Friday and Wednesday talking about what’s happening in the online worlds of YouTube, Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Join the Devumi Gorilla on Twitter for news and commentary as it happens!

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Facebook’s organic reach amongst businesses, blogs, and even friends have been dying a very noticeable death as of late. Fewer and fewer businesses are finding themselves in the Newsfeeds of their fans as Facebook continues to push them out in order to bring them back in with paid advertising. Read More

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