Archive for the ‘Blogging Tips’ Category
Are you planning your online marketing strategy, but need to stay within your budget? Well, blogging is one of the most cost effective methods of promoting your products and services online. However, without the proper planning, your blog can break your marking budget long before becoming successful.
Failing to create a budget for your blog could result in multiple, very costly mistakes. Many of these blunders can lead to major problems down the line that can hinder your blog’s success. That’s why it’s so important to have a budget in place ahead of time. This will ensure that your blog launches quickly and successfully, without costing you more than you ever make. Read More
It has been said that you should spend approximately four times as much time and effort on promoting your blog as you do on creating it. I don’t know if I’d go quite that far, but the fact remains that social promotion is an integral part of blogging success. What is social promotion, you ask? Just what it sounds like. In broad terms it is anything that you do to generate interest in your content online to enhance your visibility. Yes, content is king, but without the ability to bring your content to people who are interested in it, it becomes a king without subjects. Even the most creative, witty, topical, and well-received blogs can’t simply rest on their laurels; social promotion is the difference between a great blog, and a successful one. Here are some tips to help you get your blog out of the darkness of obscurity, and into the spotlight. Read More
As a blogger, you probably have dabbled in web design and its elements. While no one will deny that content is king – and you probably expend a lot of effort on making sure you dish out content that your readers will find irresistible – there is also something to be said about a good-looking blog. After all, the days of pure text displayed in the starkest of manners are gone!
Instead, we see all sorts and manner of blog designs – from the simplest to the most complicated. Whatever design you go for, one of the critical elements is typography. Someone once said that 95% of web design is typography, and it might very well be true, so let’s take a look at three simple typography tips for bloggers, especially those who are not design experts. Read More
So you call yourself a blogger. Odds are you’ve discovered that the road to readers and advertisers is paved with good intentions. However, even those of us with the best intentions can make some dumb blogging mistakes.
Presumably you understand that crappy writing and bad grammar won’t get you far in the blogging world. We also assume you understand the value of proofreading everything before it goes live and utilizing behind-the-scenes tools such as tags and SEO. Beyond knowing the difference between their, there and they’re, and not slacking on the SEO there’s a few other ways to elevate your blog above the rest of the chatter.
Here’s our list of some common blog traps, as well as tips on how to mistake-proof your career as a pro blogger. Read More
While reviewing metrics will help your overall SEO efforts, there are some that shouldn’t be worried about as much. Even if they have some value to them, there is no point in obsessing over them on a daily basis because in the end, they don’t affect how well your SEO is doing. Let’s go over 5 metrics that are ok to ease up on.
Top 30 Keyword and Phrase Rankings
A lot of people gauge how well their SEO is doing by the amount of times their site is listed in the top 30 rankings, but in reality, most people that are using search engines never end up leaving the first page. Why obsess over a number doesn’t actually increase your traffic or profits?
It is understandable to obsess over these rankings if you’re listed in the top 5, else it is a waste of time. While this metric might let you know how close you are getting to the first page of listings, it isn’t something you should check a lot. Read More
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Maintaining a blog successfully can be a challenge. It requires you to be organized and responsible, because as soon as you finish with one post, it’s time to write the next! However, even the most professional bloggers eventually find themselves getting off-schedule, staring at a blank word document with no ideas about what to write next, their deadline quickly drawing nearer. And what’s worse, with all the focus aimed at the writing process, there’s hardly any time to spend on growing or connecting with your audience. Read More
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Wracking your brains for your next topic is obviously a challenge often faced by regular bloggers. Creative though you may be, great idea don’t always come so easily and regularly as a blog requires. There are, though, plenty of places to find inspiration, if only you know where to look. Read More
Going viral. Catching the Internet by storm. That’s something that every content creator wants to achieve. Except that we know it is not that easy. Sometimes, a blog post that you have high hopes for just doesn’t seem to cut it. Other times, an entry that you didn’t really think much about suddenly gets hundredfold your regular views.
What’s up with that? Is there a recipe to ensure that your content catches on? Read More