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Forget What Google Thinks and Write for Actual Humans

Editor’s note: This post was written by Mickie E. Kennedy, founder of eReleases Press Releases Distribution based in Baltimore, MD.

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  • Keyword tool? Check.
  • Long tail keyword? Check.
  • Keywords at no more than 2.5% of total content? Check.

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6 Accoutrements Bloggers Need

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The vast majority of blogs get abandoned, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Assuming you’re a blogger (or blogger to be) that’s ambitious and committed to blogging, you need the right tools and technology to keep up with your reader’s demands. However, start by remembering that it’s very common to get little or no action on your blog for weeks or even months. Keep an eye on your analytics, tweak your voice as necessary, and welcome comments by ending with open-ended questions. Read More

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The Proof is in the Social: How to Get More Social Proof to Increase Blog Authority

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Social proof in online marketing helps shape the public’s opinion about your product or service. These include  but not limited to:

  • Social media shares
  • Endorsements from industry experts
  • Ratings and reviews
  • Press releases

A strong social proof for your blog encourages visitors to form a positive opinion about it.

Having lots of social media shares, positive customer reviews, and celebrity endorsements will compel first-time visitors to believe that your blog is an authority within its niche.

Visitors will then return to your blog to read your latest posts, subscribe to your mailing list, buy your products or services, and others!

If you want to enjoy these benefits from your blog, then you need to leverage your social proof to increase the authority of your blog.

To generate more social proof to your blog, below are things that you can do.

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Things to Know Before Freelance Blogging

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If you have dreams of becoming a successful freelance blogger (successful financially), there are a few things you need to know. First, it’s very unlikely that you’ll earn a lucrative salary if you accept a permanent, full-time blogging position. Those are very few and far between to begin with, but bloggers also need to focus on defining what their “hourly rate” is without actually accepting an hourly rate. Bloggers should determine a per word rate, or a flat rate per project based on an average word count, and then determine what “hourly rate” that adds up to. Read More

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Going All in On Big Data: Ways to Successfully Leverage Blog Analytics

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It’s time for bloggers to pay attention to big data.

A recent study launched by Conductor182 Marketing Executives Reveal Their 2015 Success Tactics” surveys 182 execs on these core areas in marketing: customer targeting, performance measuring, interaction within the organization, and technology valuation.

Among the valuable findings featured in the white paper, one thing stands out the most that not only marketers should take notice, but also bloggers: 61% of marketing executives believe that big data is much more important now than it was 12 months ago.

Why is this important for bloggers?

As a blogger, your primary role is to provide high-quality content that abides by your goals and objectives and promote them across all your social channels. This way, your post receives traction with your target audience and drive more traffic to your blog.

While there’s nothing wrong with sticking to this responsibility, it is also important to be able to track and measure the performance of your blog content strategy in order to produce optimized posts based on the data from your previous content.

Using the big data you have accumulated using your choice of analytics tool – Google Analytics and Clicky being two of the most popular – you can see what sticks with your audience, which posts receives the most visits and converts the most, and which referral channels drive the most traffic.

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A Blogger’s Resolution Checklist for Better Content in 2015

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2014 is coming to a close. And with 2015 hours from now, we at BloggingPro would like to greet you a HAPPY NEW YEAR in advance!

As the New Year is associated with new beginnings, it has become customary for people to come up with a list of resolutions to commit to in the coming year. Most of the resolutions involve people doing something that they weren’t able to do properly this year such as hitting the gym, losing weight, quitting smoking, and others. Through the resolutions, people are encouraged to become better versions of themselves and live life to the fullest.

As a blogger, you will have to come up with a list of things that you could do better in 2015. This way, you will be able to lift the performance of your blog (drive more sales, increase traffic, and other goals you have set for it) by practicing better blog habits.

Below are some suggestions that you can include in your blogger resolutions.

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Turn Blog Post Into…a Slideshow

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This post is the second part of the “Turn Your Old Blog Post into…” series where we share tips and advice on how to recycle old posts that you’ve written on your blog into someone better to increase your traffic.

Did you know that you can drive more traffic to your old blog posts if you repurpose them into different types of content? We have covered how you can turn your posts into image files last week. This week, we will cover the process of turning them into a slideshow or slide deck file.

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Turn Your Old Blog Post Into… an Image

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This post is the first part of the “Turn Your Old Blog Post into…” series where we share tips and advice on how to recycle old posts that you’ve written on your blog into someone better to increase your traffic.

Have you written a high-quality post before that, for some reason, did not drive blog traffic the way it should have? You’ve promoted it on social media and created backlinks for it from different sites, and yet, the supposed “high-quality” post isn’t living up to its name?

There are perhaps different factors involved here, but something that you should highly consider is turning your old post into an image. The reason here is the increasing importance of visual content as an effective way to reach out to your target audience. Judging from the statistics and data shared in this infographic, there’s no doubt that visual content can potentially help your post go viral, increase your subscribers and followers, and is easier to process compared to a written blog posts.

The problem now is how you can create a visual content compelling enough to achieve all the things above. Luckily for you, below is an easy-to-follow guide to turn your old post into something more visual.

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WP Super Cache – Detailed Configurations for Better Performance

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As one of the most popular WordPress cache plugins, WP Super Cache is powering millions of websites. The plugin offers a caching system to accelerate websites by serving visitors with static HTML pages instead of dynamically generated content. It has been recommended by a large number of professional WordPress-related resource sites including PHPMatters.

It is easy to install WP Super Cache and get it started, but many beginners may encounter problems in configuring it properly to make the most out of it. To get rid of this kind of trouble, we suggest you to make the following configurations to achieve the best possible website performance and search engine optimization.

Enable WP Super Cache

After installing WP Super Cache successfully, you will find that the plugin is disabled by default, and you need to go to the plugin admin page to activate it manually. To finish this, you can go to Settings > WP Super Cache to get to the settings page. Under the Easy tab, check Caching On and then click on the button that says Update Status to allow the plugin to work. Read More

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5 Must-Read Blog Posts About Blogging in 2014

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While blogging has paved way for people to live a sustainable lifestyle by earning money from writing about something they truly feel passionate about, there’s more to blogging than simply making money off it. At the core of every blog are posts that share helpful and compelling information to a specific audience.

Therefore, if you want to take a slice out of the blogging pie, it’s time to learn how to correctly approach blogging in order to create great content that will allow you to increase blog traffic and build a readership. From here, everything is possible, including generating revenue from your blog.

If you wish to start with blogging or already have a blog but are still struggling with building substantial traffic, then reading the best must-read blog posts about blogging that were published this year.

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