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Captivate Your Readers with These 11 Spell-Binding Headline Tactics

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Alicia Rades, a freelance writer and blogger with a passion for giving useful writing tips. When she’s not working for clients, you can find her updating her blog at TheWritingRealm.com or working on other fun writing projects. Connect with Alicia on Google+.

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You spent hours slaving over that single blog post.

You back hurts, your head aches, and your fingers need a rest.

Despite that, you’re darn proud of the post, so you schedule it, share it on social media, and sit back to watch the traffic come in.

Chirp, chirp

Seriously? Where are you going wrong? Do all pro bloggers have magic wands to help drive traffic?

Sorry to disappoint, but they don’t have magical powers (that I know of). However, they are masters of spell-binding headlines.

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Your headline is vital. With hundreds of bloggers throwing thousands of headlines at the same readers each day, you need yours to stand out. If your headlines don’t capture readers’ attention and pull them in, people aren’t going to bother reading the awesome things you have to say. Read More

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4 Terrible Mistakes Your Company Blog is Making – Get off the Bandwagon

We now know certainly the importance of having a blog for your business or simply any online venture. As readers become more social and collectively garner a more powerful voice demanding communication and quality content and services from businesses, its now ever more important to have an effective method for delivering on that. Many companies have jumped on the blogging bandwagon but solely jumping on won’t cut it anymore. Companies launch their blog expecting readers and customers to come flooding in but I’m sure for most that hasn’t happened.

I’m going to be honest with you and tell you why. Here’s for some tough love.

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Four Simple Tips For Improving Conversion Rates On Business Websites

Every business with a website knows that they need to focus on search engine optimization. Without good SEO, sites suffer in the SERPs, have high bounce rates, and fail to generate a quantity of search referrals in line with the size of the market. SEO is all about getting people to a site, but that’s only half the battle.

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Once visitors arrive, businesses need them to carry out a specific set of actions, whether that’s making a purchase, clicking on an ad, or leaving their contact details for later follow up. We’re now in the domain of conversion rate optimization. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t put as much focus on CRO as they should. There’s very little point in investing heavily in SEO when, once visitors arrive on a site, they are confused, frustrated, or otherwise discouraged from converting. Read More

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How To Use “Growth Hacking” to Propel your Blog & Business to Millions

The term “Growth Hacking” has been around for several years and is essentially the art of gaining an avalanche of users and customers via trackable, testable and scalable tools such as emails, pay-per-click ads and blogs instead of blind traditional methods. The growth hacker eliminates big marketing spending and their products gain traction like a spreading virus, multiplying and spreading from user to user. Gaining much for very little.

One of the earliest notable examples of the concept was when the creators of Hotmail decided to add the signature line link, “Hotmail: Free, trusted and rich email service. Get it now.” to every email sent, which meant that everyone who received an email via a Hotmail account would see a link to sign-up. This free and simple tactic moved Hotmail’s user base from a few thousand to 12 Million in a year at a time when there were only approximately 36 Million internet users. (Source: Internet World Stats)

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Starting A Successful Blog

If you are looking for an opportunity to earn some extra money that could turn into a full-time career, then one option to consider is starting a blog. Don’t expect it to be an easy road to riches – but if you are willing to put in hard work and have something interesting to say, then it is perfectly possible to build a six-figure annual income after a few years of effort.

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9 Key Ideas for Ecommerce Blogging Success Today

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From the idea of online brand promotion has emerged the concept of ecommerce blogging. We know people want to buy products online today rather than spending hours on shopping in local, physical markets. It can be anything ranging from second hand mobiles to latest car model or a brand new house.

This trend has boosted the importance of ecommerce blogging and has made businesses to run a successful ecommerce blog in order to get more and more loyal clients everyday from all over the world. This is the very reason we decided to share practical tips to run a successful ecommerce blog with our loyal audience so they can put their ecommerce blogging on right path to reap the benefits of a huge online audience looking for all types of products they need in everyday life.   Read More

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Secrets of a Killer Blog Post

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post
You’ve heard all the usual tips about giving your blog the edge – write quality content, pay attention to your blog design, be active on social media, and so on. You can go on and on with these tips, but I believe it all boils down to a fundamental factor: your writing.

You do not have to be the best writer in the world. You don’t need to be grammar perfect. You don’t need all the big words. But you do need to find that way of writing that will catch your readers’ attention AND keep it, too.

If you need more specific, actionable tips, here is a handy guide in the form of an infographic.
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Blogging for Hire: What’s in it for You?

If you specifically like writing, it is highly possible that you will find blogging interesting. Blogging is an interesting proposition since it provides writing opportunities and the added advantage of being paid for it. Freelance writing resources, when chosen carefully, can show what ‘s in store for you once you choose the path of blogging for hire.

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A Writers Checklist for the 2014 Google Changes

content marketingThe New Year is going to be an interesting one for the writers and bloggers out there. We saw a lot of Google changes in 2013, and some experts say that SEO has been forever changed. Forever changed or not, writers are going to need to get serious, and although many might not have noticed, they are probably going to be most affected by some of these changes. We have to change the way we write and how we optimize, and that’s no easy task.

Whether you’re hoping to train your writers on some of these new tactics or just want a checklist for yourself to help you be successful, look no further. Below are tips coming straight from a writer (an SEO writer no less) that will help you stay on track this upcoming year.

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Battle Plan for the Small Business Blogger

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Many small business owners across the United States are stretched thin as far as overhead costs are concerned. Indeed, many folks simply don’t have the means to expand their operation in a manner they would ideally like.

Perhaps they don’t have the resources to mount an aggressive marketing campaign geared towards maximizing exposure, gaining more leads and increasing ROI. But to not have an online marketing presence in this day and age can be particularly detrimental to the livelihood of any small business. And the cornerstone of any good online strategy is blogging. Read More

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