Archive for the ‘Blogging Tools’ Category
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
Content marketing is quickly becoming the way of the future for brands and individuals looking to promote their business and web presence. Creating valuable and interesting content is an efficient method for attracting web traffic and encouraging engagement across different digital marketing channels.
But what about the little guys?
Bloggers and webmasters of small sites just trying to build their audience? While large companies and organizations have the resources to pay for web content, investing in media and content creation is a bigger challenge for small businesses and individual bloggers. Rather than stretching your budget and paying for expensive media development, finding ways to create and curate your own content is a much more feasible proposition. Below is a list of popular content categories and suggestions for adding them to your marketing scheme. Read More
Some people can only post on their blog under very specific circumstances: a nice, cozy cafe for example. Others can push a post anytime, anywhere. If you belong to the latter group, then you will need (and want) a mobile device that can help you optimize your blogging.
Needless to say, you are not lacking for options. Whether you prefer a mobile phone, a tablet, or a laptop, you will probably be overwhelmed by the choices available. You can’t ignore the fact that smartphones are the most mobile blogging gadgets you can go for, though. One downside, of course, is the screen size, which can be detrimental to easy and efficient blog writing/publishing.
To help you with choosing, here are some of the best smartphones for blogging on the go. 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
If the average (somewhat knowledgeable online) person is asked about the best platform to use for a blog or web site, the chances are that his reply will be WordPress. That’s because WordPress does have a lot going for it, and its popularity has not skyrocketed without reason. Indeed, there are many who would try to convince you to stick with WordPress.
The truth is that, however, popularity is not always the best reason to use a platform. While it can be a compelling reason – everyone loves it, it must be good! – there is always something that is just as good, or even better, out there. And when it comes to a platform for blogging, Joomla! is one excellent option. You might even hear some bloggers or web site managers tell you they prefer Joomla! over WordPress.
Want to know why you ought to consider Joomla!? Here are some good reasons you should use Joomla!. Read More
Blogging has always belonged to the land of desktops and laptops, but blogging from your iPad is getting easier all the time thanks to some smart, stylish apps. Here are the five best iPad apps we’ve found for blogging.
Works with: WordPress, Blogger
Price: Used to be $9.99, but now it’s free!
Simply put, Posts is the best blogging client for iPad. It’s got the kind of slick interface that Apple itself could have made, its lovely design features thumbnails to make managing your blog more visual, it offers both WYSIWYG and HTML editing, and you can even use it to manage multiple blogs. You can moderate comments from right inside the app, and there’s a robust offline blogging mode, too. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more full-featured, easy-to-use, beautiful blogging app anywhere. I wouldn’t mind seeing support for more blogging software, but for what you get, at zero cost… Posts can’t be beat. Read More
Hiring a ghost-blogger can be a difficult decision. After all, you want someone who will invest as much effort into your company blog as you would, and who will create the unique, high quality content you need to make your blog a success.
Luckily, many bloggers offer ghost-blogger services in addition to writing for their own blogs. Ghost blogging enables an author to explore other areas of interest without the worry of maintaining an entirely new site. For your company, hiring a ghost-blogger means finding someone dedicated to the art of blogger who will help your blog become a success. Read More
WordPress has rapidly become one of the most popular content management systems on the web. This has a number of advantages for users – the main one being rapid development of both the core platform and additional themes and plugins – but also means many sites end up looking the same. Customizing a WordPress theme can be an easy way to make your site stand out. There are a number of methods for theme customization, with some requiring little or no knowledge of programming. Here are four of the most popular methods. Read More
Questions and Answers sites have been around for some time now, and we have some very good examples of this in sites like Quora, Stack Exchange, and Answers.com. But what about your own site? How would a Q&A section fit in? Would a Q&A app be useful to help your visitors become customers?
Q&A tools come in many shapes and sizes, but one of the more interesting things about Q&A is how it can engage with random visitors to your page. Take a traditional web page, with an FAQ link and a Contact Us form. The only way a customer can get in touch with that site is by sending an email or filling in a form. If that customer has a question, they have to fill in all their details, and send them on. Read More
Digital online conferencing for collaborative meetings has never been easier. Agencies and startup teams have the ability to communicate with each other regardless of their physical locations. This means it is possible to work with a myriad of designers, developers, writers, and managers from all around the globe. Webinars provide the tools for people who need to communicate efficiently over the Internet.
It can be a tough process getting accustomed to how it all works. But I am hoping to present a few resources for newcomers to quickly learn the ropes. You will need to spend time practicing the software and learning all the various interface components. But it can be a fun and meaningful way to communicate with people from the comfort of your home or office space.