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What’s Stopping You From Being A ‘Great’ Blogger – Part 1

How many times have you seen successful bloggers celebrating every post on their blog? To celebrate, here, means to enrich the engagement that comes along. You might be thinking that those ‘Income Reports’ posted by popular bloggers were there ever since they started their blogging journey, but it’s not the way you think. Those income reports, which contain four or five digit figures, are a compilation of months and years of hard word, dedication, will power and thousands of more things.

In this series, we shall discuss the obstacles that are you might be facing on your path of becoming a so-called great blogger, but yet ignoring them and moving forward. Read More

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10 Guest Blogging Rules You Must Obey

Guest blogging is all the rage these days. Two years ago when I started guest blogging, very few people were doing it and a guest post on an A-list blog is guaranteed to result in around 200 – 1000 visitors; sometimes more.

Not anymore, though. You’ll be lucky if you get 100 visits today from a guest post on a popular blog.

Why?

There are a host of reasons for this:

  • Guest blogging has become very competitive today, to an extent that a lot of blogs now publish only guest posts; that’s a new blog their reader has to check out every day
  • Most of the guest posts published today aren’t properly written, giving guest posting in general a bad reputation
  • Due to how widespread guest posts are today, people are starting to develop a kind of blindness towards guest posts in general; you remember “banner blindness” a few years ago when banner ads was all the rage?

Does this mean guest blogging no longer works? Read More

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The Benefits of Content That Informs and Educates

It is no longer “optional” to offer online content if you run a business.

Once upon a time, a business owner could create a website and call it a day. That time is gone.

Today, there are so many more platforms and outlets for content — and smart business owners recognize the competitive opportunity for those who embrace a media-making role. In addition to your primary website, there is demand for original content on blogs, social media, and mobile devices.

The one thing all of this content has in common is that it serves others. The content educates, assists, and informs your existing and potential customers.

In other words, content marketing. Read More

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How to attract more visitors to your blog

One of the most important responsibilities you have when operating any website is to ensure that you attract visitors to your site. Websites and blogs survive on page hits and a growing user base, so making sure that your blog gets regular visitors is of utmost importance.

There are many methods you can employ to help attract visitors. The first method you may wish to think about is simple advertising. Advertising works and there are many methods you can use to advertise your blog–both online and offline. It will cost you a little bit of money, but its expense all depends upon how badly you want people to see your blog.

Aside from advertising, other methods you can use to help promote your blog and attract visitors are: Read More

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Top 4 Ways To Jumpstart Your Creativity

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Bloggers have a community of readers who count on your witty and interesting articles. But some days, you just don’t feel like writing. Your creativity is waning and the last thing you want to do is write one more blog entry. However, when you get into a creativity rut or just need motivation to put your fingers to the keyboard, there are some tips you can try to get the creativity flowing. Try these four proven tips to help you get away from writers block. Read More

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Five Great Strategies For Link-Building

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Successful linkbuilding is one of the keys to high quality SEO and utilizing the best SEO linkbuilding strategies available can help you increase the ranking of your blog or website in the search engine results pages or “SERPs” very quickly.

Today, we’re going to explain five great strategies for building high quality, relevant links.

Blog Commenting

Depending on your approach and intent, one of the best ways to build many high quality, relevant backlinks to your website or blog is by blog commenting. Blog commenting is not only a great way to share valuable information and opinions on other blogs, it’s also an easy way to leave your URL and have a permanent backlink.

When blog commenting, it’s important to focus on the pagerank of the particular blog post you’re commenting on, as a post with a high pagerank will definitely give your link more link juice and authority. A word of warning though, this method has been abused by many in the blog spamming habit. It’s important to research your target site, and post regular comments to build up a relationship with the site owner, instead of just relying on your links to have any value by themselves. Read More

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Blog Like a Pro: 7 Tips to Outshine Competition

Congratulations, you’ve started a blog. So has everyone else in the neighborhood as well as their dogs. While you can’t lay claim to being the first blogger, you can build a blog that’s better than any other in your writing realm.

Here are seven ways to outshine your competition in any blogging niche:

1. Great Bloggers Have Authority

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That’s right. If you plan to outshine the competition, you must have a well-rounded understanding of your blog’s subject matter. Want to start a food blog? Learn how to effectively use ingredients and create new recipes rather than regurgitating overly-circulated online recipes.

If you aren’t an expert on a particular post topic, find experts in the field and interview them. This brings an authoritative voice to the blog and provides value for readers. Read More

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How to Maintain a Blog and Keep it Engaging

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Lots of people engage themselves in creating their own Blogs with zest but their enthusiasm fades away with time. Just like how we experience extreme joy at times in life, blogging also has its own peak periods. Slowly as time passes by, we stop visiting our blogs. Very few have that energy in them to consistently maintain their blogs. I have my own blog and have been successfully maintaining it for a couple of years now. I can share a few tips with you on how to maintain a blog successfully. You can also motivate yourself for writing good quality content without losing interest. Read More

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Valuable WordPress Themes for Online Portfolios

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Choosing the WordPress theme might be difficult. Everybody has a genial idea to look for hot topics, but a page that looks exactly like Facebook or Twitter will not only be ridiculous, but it also show bad taste and lack of originality. This is why it is important to come with a brilliant idea, and to have a great, original, unique and pleasant theme.

It is important to establish the purpose of your blog before choosing a theme. For online portfolios, you should have an elaborated plan, and you will also need to be patient, as those blogs need some time before gaining the expected recognition.

Even if you think about a programmer, it will cost you some money. Whether you want to choose a predefined theme, or you want a new theme created especially for your blog, you must know that there are advantages and disadvantages for each one of those methods. Read More

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What Nobody Told You About Blogging

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So you want to indulge in the wild world of blogging? Many people do, and many people enjoy it. But blogging is not for everyone. It’s not an easy task that reaps thousands of rewards without any work. So before you think that blogs are all rainbows, unicorns and butterflies, get to know the four things that nobody ever told you about blogging.

1. It takes time.

Everything about blogging takes time. Setting up your blog will take time because you’ll want to ensure that you choose the right URL and have the design complement your brand or your blog’s topic. You’ll also want to have a few blogs written before your blog goes live so that it has time to resonate with the search engines. Creating useful and engaging blogs is also very time consuming. You want to ensure that you’re writing blog posts that will interest your readers and help you gain a following. You’ll also need to create blog posts on a consistent basis so that you keep your readers coming back, and you’ll also have to find the time to post all of them. Read More

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