Posts Tagged ‘Blogging Tips’
You’ve heard all the usual tips about giving your blog the edge – write quality content, pay attention to your blog design, be active on social media, and so on. You can go on and on with these tips, but I believe it all boils down to a fundamental factor: your writing.
You do not have to be the best writer in the world. You don’t need to be grammar perfect. You don’t need all the big words. But you do need to find that way of writing that will catch your readers’ attention AND keep it, too.
If you need more specific, actionable tips, here is a handy guide in the form of an infographic.
Blogging is exciting, especially if you’re covering topics that you truly are interested in – and if you are new to it. After a while, though, even if you may have an inherent passion about the topics you write about, you will find that dry periods occur more than you want. After all, how many ways can you spin a topic? How many angles can you approach a niche from?
One thing you have to realize is this: blogging involves some effort.
You may have regular bursts of inspiration and productivity, but if you’re in it for the long haul, you will have to consciously work on things.
If you’re in a rut – or something of that sort – you might want to take steps to supercharge your blogging this year. Here are three really simple ways you can do this. Read More
I know what it’s like.
You launch a blog, write engaging content but no matter hard you try you just don’t seem to get anywhere.
You follow the advice of a bunch of people that appear to know what they’re doing.
And still – nothing.
I’m here to tell you that whether you’re completely new to blogging or you have tirelessly slaved away on your blog and not had the results you wanted – there is a way, and I’ll show you how. Read More
It goes without saying that a comprehensive content marketing strategy is a must in today’s business environment. With potential customers looking to the Internet for all forms of research, B2B companies that blog are generating 67% more leads per month than those who don’t. It is not enough to throw up a website, though. You need to create valuable content that makes your company stand out as an expert, and you need to amplify that content via social media and guest posting opportunities. What is the most effective way to tackle content marketing as a small business? Read More
A Hungarian psychologist named Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is recognized as the leading researcher of “flow,” or that state of mind where you are completely immersed in your work, experiencing high levels of focus, productivity, and creativity. As bloggers, we strive to reach and maintain a flow, battling against a slew of distractions during everyday life.
Research shows that environment and mood can either aid or disrupt our flow state of mind. The following tips explore ways to decrease distraction and clutter, so that you can reach your maximum work potential as a blogger. Read More
Blogging has become one of the most common ways for people to express themselves and let their opinions be heard. Sometimes, it seems as if almost everybody you know has a blog, in addition to all the major companies you follow through your social networking. For some people, their blogs have basically become public, interactive journals. Others have made their blogs more professional, in hopes of connecting with people of their desired profession.
While the reason behind blogging is different for every person/company who becomes involved in it, one aspect of blogging is universal: you want people to see your work. Read More
There is a powerful method for making the number of people reading your blog explode.
This method isn’t new to everyone, but there are still people that aren’t using it and there are others that could benefit from a fresh perspective.
What I’m talking about is tapping into industry influencers.
Picture it like this: you’ve just started a blog and you have no audience to speak of, but you want to get some traction and you want it quick.
Industry influencers – you know, the ‘ballers’ as they have sometimes been described – already have a well-established audience and you can use the right ‘big content’ to effectively tap into that audience.
Interested? Read on… Read More
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A recent Webmaster Help video has Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team, shedding light on what was considered legitimate guest blogging. Most of his insights were obvious, things any sensible blog owner (who accepts only high quality content and credits the author) would know.
But we exist in a Google world. Words from a representative of this “super power” need to be dissected and then digested. Read More
Content has always been king in the print world, where discerning readers pick and choose publications based on the quality of writing. Over the last decade, quality content has also become one of the fundamental pillars of online marketing campaigns, as business owners aim to please customers and search engine algorithms all at the same time.
A Shifting Landscape
Years ago, websites targeted higher rankings by optimizing the static content on their homepages. Thanks to Google’s ever-changing search algorithms, modern SEO strategies demand more. These days, the search giant favors fresh, well-written content. So much so, in fact, in August it added an extra level to its search results which focus on so-called “in-depth” articles. Now, when you search for terms such as “stem cell research,” you’ll find an extra block of results offering links to longer, more informative article features.