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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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3 Simple Ways to Supercharge Your Blogging

Blogging is exciting, especially if you’re covering topics that you truly are interested in – and if you are new to it. After a while, though, even if you may have an inherent passion about the topics you write about, you will find that dry periods occur more than you want. After all, how many ways can you spin a topic? How many angles can you approach a niche from?

One thing you have to realize is this: blogging involves some effort.

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You may have regular bursts of inspiration and productivity, but if you’re in it for the long haul, you will have to consciously work on things.

If you’re in a rut – or something of that sort – you might want to take steps to supercharge your blogging this year. Here are three really simple ways you can do this. Read More

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Boost Your Blog’s Success By Choosing The Perfect Photo

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Your blog may be the most articulate, witty site in the blogosphere, but without photos, it’s simply not goint to get the traffic it deserves. These days, a distinctive voice and interesting point of view aren’t enough to gain new readers. Being strategic about your use of visuals, such as photographs or infographics, will set your blog apart. With Pinterest demonstrating a whopping 1,047 percent growth in 2012, according to Nielson’s Social Media Report, including engaging photos is more important than ever. Not only do they encourage pins and repins on Pinterest, but great photos add visual appeal that keeps readers interested. Read More

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6 Ways to Develop a Real Estate Blog That Will Attract and Retain Business

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Thousands of professionals use blogging to drive traffic to their Web sites and develop their business network. While blogging is generally easy and there is really no potential downside, doing it well enough to successfully promote your image and business is much harder to do.

You should keep a few key points in mind when considering what to discuss with your readers and how to go about doing so in the most effective way. Read More

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How to Eliminate WordPress Blog Comment Spam

How to Eliminate WordPress Blog Comment Spam (via http://paulschaecker.blogspot.nl)

By Sven Hylten-Cavallius in Blogs & Podcasts Featured One of the most serious problems with any blogging system, including WordPress, is that the comments area is wide open to that scourge of the Internet, spammers. In this case, it’s comment spam…


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Marketing Strategies for Your Blog

marketing Source Every blog has its own purpose and reasoning behind it. Some blogs are personal, and are a good place for the blogger to vent about his/her life. Other blogs are corporate, and are there to increase customer awareness of the company and its product. Some blogs are religious, while you can find sports in other blogs. Every blog is different, but there is one blogging goal that is universal: You want your blog to be seen. Read More

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6 Ways to Make Your Blogs Work Harder in 2014

This may be the year for you to re-engineer your blog marketing. Unless you’re totally satisfied with your 2012 and 2013 results, doing things in the same way om 2014 will produce the same or poorer results. Keeping your blog fresh is key to not only satisfying your existing readership but also to attracting new ones. Here are some tips to enhance your blogs and make them work harder and more efficiently for you in the coming year.

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A blog should be geared to producing more targeted visitors. Your blogs should show that you are an authority in your subject area and you’d like to thank the readers by providing them with articles they’d enjoy.

Personalised Gifts Shop in the United Kingdom is an e-Commerce site that offers a full range of gifts. Their blog site is a perfect example of targeting the right audience. With posts such as “DIY Christmas Decorations,” and “Modern Day Alternatives to Sending Christmas Cards,” the blog delivers stories to a demographic the company has targeted as innovative and creative gift-givers. Read More

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