Archive for the ‘Blogging Tools’ Category
Editor’s note: This post was written by Steve Aedy, ghost blogger and writer for FreshEssays, a community of experts that provide advice on writing and editing. He enjoys blogging, non-fiction writing and good reading. Reach him on Google+.
As the blogging community has grown, so have the number of online tools available to writers. Content writers work in an increasingly competitive field where quality content is expected under tight deadlines. As new trends in writing and blogging develop overnight, it’s important to improve your own writing and be tech-savvy.
Advanced editing apps, time-management tools, free image databases, pro tips on blogging and writer’s communities can make significant contributions to the quality of your content. While many of these resources are free, some will charge a small fee. Depending on how much work you’re doing as a writer or how much you plan on doing, a small investment in some of these programs may be worth it. Check out these resources for improving your content. Read More
In August 2011, 72.2 million Americans connected to social networking sites or blogs on their mobile device, which is 37 percent higher than in the past year, states a study by comScore. For bloggers, a smartphone is not just a way to update on-the-go. It’s also a great way to connect with readers. If most of your audience is using a mobile phone to read your blog, then it’s a good idea for you to use the same device to upload content.
Although this might seem more difficult, mobile blogging tools are helping make this easier every day. Here are some of those tools so you don’t have to go at it alone. Read More
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Tim Soulo, who calls himself a blogging experimenter and conversion junkie. In case you’d like to read more of his awesome articles, consider visiting his personal blog at BloggerJet.
When you have a business online and you are relying on social media to get information to your audience, it seems like there’s not enough hours in the day. But never fear, because there are tons of amazing tools that can help with that!
With the right tools, you can accomplish lots of stuff in no time: monitoring your niche, automating tweets, posting at best times of the day, authenticating via social networks, displaying selected tweets on your blog, etc. Read More
I don’t know how much you rely on Google Drive, but it is pretty much the easiest and most convenient way of sharing documents between team members. And even if you work alone, there are times when Google Docs is more convenient to use – say, when you’re on the road and you want to make sure you have a copy of a document or post safe in the cloud.
When it’s time to post that article to your WordPress blog, then it’s a simple matter of copying and pasting the content, right?
But what if there’s an even easier way of doing that? Read More
Conversion rate is a very important metric you need to be analyzing and aiming to improve when building and marketing yourself, content and services through your blog. It is a measure of how effective your content is in getting readers to interact with you and your services, or whatever else it is that you want them to do. Whether it’s a share, email subscribe, purchase or comments. The targets are all up to you. The metric is calculated by dividing the total number of conversions by the number of visitors to your site or specific page.
Your entire blog’s purpose, reason for being and level of success can be summed up in this single metric. Bearing in mind that your targets and goals are entirely up to you. Another site’s key performance indicators may not be yours. Only you can measure your success. Read More
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Camille McClane, a writer, researcher, and editor, who frequently blogs about about web hosting and social media. Her favorite subject to focus on is emerging technology trends and its overall effect within business expansion and health relations.
Social media is now the optimum marketing platform for businesses large and small; companies already thriving and those that are just starting out. Take it a step farther to social media applications available for smartphones and your business has found it’s way into the very hands of its future fans and clients. Businesses using smartphone applications like Instagram, Flickr, Vine, and more for blogging and updating about what they’re up to, are breaking down the barriers of social media marketing and keeping up with current trends.
Image Courtesy of Arimalik Ibrahim at Flickr.com
Just a week ago, Flickr 3.0 was introduced to the photo-sharing social media public. Yahoo’s new smartphone app has officially entered the ring of smartphone apps that literally everyone has some connection to. Flickr 3.0 is a complete redesign for iOS and Android, allowing Flickr users to browse, share, edit, and store photos easily on their smartphones. While Flickr 3.0 is similar to Instagram, which application is better and why? You’ll find all the answers here. Read More
Thinking of launching a WordPress blog/site? Or maybe you’ve grown tired of your existing blog after learning that you’ve been doing it all wrong? It’s not too late to start or restart. Blogging and internet marketing in general to achieve real results is getting more challenging by the day but at the same time there are definite methods and routes to take to achieve success.
In this fast paced blogging race there’s no time to reinvent the wheel and learn everything on your own from scratch but there exists a vast pool of resources made available from those who have traveled the long hard journey and persevered. Trying to find the perfect marketing model, best WordPress themes and tried and proven SEO techniques can be daunting. So I’ve decided to share some of my experiences developing websites and building blogs to make your journey more seamless and rewarding. Read More
Since blogging became popular on the internet over a decade ago, there’s been no end to blogging platforms to help us get our message across to our readers. In recent years though, there’s been a clear favorite and that’s been WordPress. It’s not hard to see why it’s been the favorite for so long, after all it’s incredibly easy to use and extremely flexible thanks to the myriad of plugins available. While WordPress offers everyone a way to blog, it’s not perfect and it hasn’t really changed much either. It’s offered the same set of features for years now. Familiarity is great, but when it starts to kill your buzz you know it’s time for a change. Read More
If you want to create a good website, but you don’t have any knowledge in HTML or CSS, then keep reading this post, because we’ll tell you about some of the best tools you can use to build a good-looking and functional website. Website builders have been around for many years, but they have really gained popularity in the past couple of years – nowadays these website builders come pre-loaded with tons of rich features, pre-made templates and many other things that turn website creation in an easy, fast and enjoyable job.
Each one of these website builders has its advantages and disadvantages, but you can rest assured that the tools listed below are the best you can find! Some of them are free while others are paid, so it is up to you to decide whether you want a completely free website or if you are ready to spend some money in order to use a more advanced website builder to create a quality website instantly. Here are 13 of the best website builders at the moment: Read More
There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the issue of whether or not having a dedicated IP offers a significant boost in terms of SEO. For a long time many webmasters believed that having a dedicated IP address would improve the website’s page ranking and even although Google have dispelled this myth there are still many people who believe this to be true.
Getting To The Root of The Myth
The myth that a dedicated IP can improve SEO rankings has been around for a long time and it is difficult to trace where it actually came from. However, in 2006 Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team stated once and for all that there was no connection between the two. “There is no PageRank difference whatsoever between these two cases (virtual hosting vs. dedicated IP)”, said Matt Cutts.
Is There Any Value In A Dedicated IP?
So is a dedicated IP address a complete waste of money? In short, no it is not – there are still reasons to choose one. One particular situation in which a dedicated IP is not only a good idea, but something of a necessity is if your website is dealing in e-commerce. When you are operating a shopping cart on your website it is very likely that you require an SSL certificate in which case you will need to ask your hosting provider to allocate you a dedicated IP address for your website. This will make sure that all of your customers’ data is secure during transactions. Read More