Archive for the ‘Blogging Tips’ Category
Artificial Intelligence expert (and all around cool guy) Robert Wilensky, who recently passed away, was once quoted as having said “We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.”
When you take a stroll down the world wide web and check out the almost infinite number of blogs that seem to fill every nook and cranny of cyberspace, you begin to realize that there are a lot of monkeys out there with a lot of free time on their hands. Read More
Starting a blog takes a whole lot of passion mixed with quite a bit of work. If you’re a food and wellness lover, getting started on a relevant blog is a great way to share your knowledge, help form a new community, and learn more about health, food, and wellness along the way.
If you’ve never blogged before, though, it can seem overwhelming: Where do you even begin? Here are nine tips on launching this type of blog to put you on the fast track. Read More
It’s a fairly common misconception that blogs are for stay-at-home moms and students who want to keep a public diary. This simply is not the case, however. More than 60 percent of businesses have their own blog, and more than 40 percent of those companies attract business as a direct result of said blog.
As a blogger, your job is more than just writing and sharing your opinion. It’s to let the world know that your blog exists. While the concept might initially sound intimidating, you can publicize your blog fairly easily using these five tips. Read More
There’s only so much a blogger can do. The spate of work that lies before a blogger is humongous to say the least. With all that work piling up, it’d be nice to have a few automation methods, workflows, and certain tools to help push and promote content to build a teeny weeny bit of leverage to your blogging efforts.
Here are a few workflows, automation methods, and other tools to help push and propagate your content. Read More
Content is the essence of what online professionals do. Day in and day out, an online professional has to consume content, as well as deliver it. In spite of all the developments and progress made in this ever changing realm, the cliche, content is king, still applies. You may dress up your platform with the prettiest elements, but without real, valuable content, you won’t have the staying power.
One could argue that creativity is the limit. There will always be something to write about, and if you are creative enough, you will never run out of good content. However, one can also argue that there might be times when it can be useful to use the same content on different pages. Read More
By now many writers understand that SEO is a great place to find new work and learn new ways of writing. While it isn’t for everyone, many write for companies with SEO in mind while keeping their creative writing on the side. Regardless of how you might define yourself as a writer, it’s safe to say that most understand the idea of semantics. In fact, writers are probably one of the groups out there that understand semantics and the beauty of semantics the best.
This idea is now being brought into the SEO world as a way to make writing and linking within that writing more natural. Google is starting to change its algorithm to detect words around a link as opposed to the word that is the link (also known as the anchor text). This then leads to that simple question: How do semantics really work for SEO, and what strategies are writers going to need to change to adapt? Read More
So many factors affect search engine results and keyword optimization. Customer behavior studies show that many low-ranking websites are completely disregarded, because prospective clients follow top links to find a solution to their query.
But few businesses have time to market their blog effectively. White hat SEO tactics require time, patience, and imagination to create. Companies have to watch their analytics and generate up-to-date reports to see which processes are effective and which to throw away.
Here are five ways to market your blog ethically, and avoid getting penalized by search engine algorithms. Read More
Blogs are an essential element of social media and content marketing, conveying messages to targeted consumers. Blogs address several purposes for any brand, including driving traffic to the brand, answering consumer questions, and offering information on how to purchase sought services and products.
What’s the intention of the next visitor to your blog? You can leverage metrics to gain a better understanding, but brands can’t exactly predict consumer behavior yet may prepare for on-site visits to the blog.
There are a number of sidebar widgets available to blog owners. Widgets allow readers access to other posts, sign up for newsletters, follow brands on other social media networks and more. What should your sidebar feature? Read More
It’s that time of year: School’s out, workers are leaving for vacation in droves and, in the United States, it’s a holiday weekend.
If you don’t have a site that’s specifically targeted toward summer activities, it’s almost certainly the slow season.
For me and my sites, it’s pretty routine for traffic to drop between 25 and 33 percent during these months and, though the drop off is less than in previous years, it’s definitely noticeable this one as well.
So what’s a blogger to do?
The truth is that, while you can’t avoid the slowdowns that come with the seasons, you can make the best of them and use this relatively slow time to both improve your site and even grow it.
In short, if you treat the slower months not as a obstacle, but an opportunity, you can do a great deal of good that can have both you and your site ready for when things ramp up as the weather begins to cool off.
So what can you do with a temporary slowdown? Here are five suggestions to get you started. Read More
Many businesses are rapidly expanding due to the use of social marketing. This is the fastest and the easiest way of improving your business growth and sales. All you have to do is research on your specific audience needs and their locations to come up with effective chat tools. The type of your enterprise and social audience determines the kind of tools that you need to use. Even with effective chat tools, you must share information that is useful and valuable. Here are some tools you can use to grow your target audience. Read More