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15 Resources to Find Amazing Pictures for Your Blog

If content is king, then photos are queens. Don’t leave your blog looking empty by not including relevant photos in your blog posts. Photos add depth to your blog, and provide a visual stimulus to keep reading – especially if you pepper your post with a variety of photos when it makes sense. However, finding these photos is sometimes pretty difficult. Fortunately, there are some good options still available to just about anyone.

1) iStockphoto – This website will sell you stock photography, illustrations, video, audio, and even flash. You don’t have to stick with just photos, but if you need them, this place has them. All photos are royalty-free, and are what you would expect from a stock photo website. Yes, there are cheesy pictures of guys and gals that look way too happy to be in photos. However, there are also some very good candid shots that look natural and inviting. Read More

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Exclamation Overkill!!!!

Here is a word of warning. If you are a person that like to use exclamation marks a lot then you won’t appreciate this post where I am lambasting that action. It is a grammatical pet peeve of mine. Traditionally, exclamation marks are used to indicate strong feeling but exclamation marks have been frequently open to abuse.

Here are some common examples of the misuse of exclamation marks: Read More

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Do You Need Copywriting Services at All?

One of the major mistakes my clients make when looking at SEO and copywriting is that they consider them as separate elements.  I’m not sure I agree – I see copywriting and SEO and SEO copywriting services as a glorious whole that many of us just don’t think about… until they go wrong.

Reactive or Proactive?

One of the issues that I’ve seen crop up time and again (so often in fact, it’s a case study of mine for new clients in certain industries) is the idea that we only use services when we need them – not as a preventative.  Hiring security experts after hacks, hiring web designers at the last possible minute before launch and sometimes need to push back launch.  Then, what about copywriting? Read More

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Blog Link Building Dos and Don’ts

Link building remains one of the most effective strategies for increasing traffic to your blog. Building links allows your site to become more visible and this is the key towards getting more traffic. Generating more links to your site increases the likelihood of your site being seen and this will then increase your page ranking in search engines.

Link building entails thinking wisely and implementing the right strategies. There are certainly a lot of “dos” and “don’ts” in the business of blog link building. Here are some that you should remember: Read More

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10 Helpful WordPress Cheatsheets

WordPress has become one of the most popular blogging platforms ever released onto the web. Even the most obtuse, computer-illiterate user can create a genuinely professional looking blog that can gain followers over time and provide you with a great place to share posts. From adding media to SEO, it makes it all much simpler than it was before. Read More

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How to Write a Headline That Packs a Punch

Coming up with fresh headlines for your articles day after day can sometimes become a little tiresome. It is very easy to put a title which comes into your head without actually spending time thinking about how powerful it is. When it comes to drawing in visitors to your sites the headline is perhaps the most important part of the content. After all it is this tag line which will be shared on your social media sites and perhaps in your email marketing too. If the headline fails to attract the right attention not many people will want to spend the time to click through and see if you have something which is worth reading. Read More

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How to Build a Popular Finance Blog

Building a finance blog is easy. Building a popular finance blog is a lot harder. The Internet is full of them, big and small, and while it is simpler than ever to create one, it is getting harder to be noticed in the sea of sites available – especially in a niche where many will turn first to official financial sources like the Wall Street Journal or MSNBC.

But difficult doesn’t translate into impossible, by any means. You don’t have to worry about competing in the beginning. Instead, what you have to be focused on is knowing how to generate a high traffic site by taking baby steps toward that end. That can be done in several key ways that are less complicated than you might think.

Accept That It Can Take a While

Time is the key ingredient to any blog’s success. You can’t just expect to put up a couple of posts and have everyone flock to see them. There is content to build, and there are connections to make, reblogs to receive andmarketing tactics to try. Even just leaving it there while you continue to add more content will work, but again, it all takes time.

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Should I Write for Myself or For Someone Else?

One of the questions which many online copywriters ask themselves is whether they should keep on writing for other people’s sites and get paid for it or start to write on their own sites which they could make money from.

It isn’t a question which can be answered with a quick and simple “yes” or “no”, so here are some of the points to consider.

Easy Money?

If you are a good, fast writer then you can make a reasonable living from writing for other people. You might never become a millionaire from it but if you want a steady, fairly predictable wage then you get it this way. With your own site things aren’t quite so clear cut, as your earnings could vary greatly from nothing at all to a lot of money. If you like the idea of striking it rich with a huge income then you might like to give your site a go, but it you are happy with safe and steady then copywriting as a job is probably good enough. Read More

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Is It Necessary To Have a Blog for Affiliate Marketing?

A blog is a platform with the help of which you can share your ideas regarding different issues with various types of people. In your blogs you should discuss about the topics that is relevant to your audience. This will help you gain the trust of the audience and you’ll find that people are looking up to your blogs to solve their problems. You can utilize blogs to make money affiliate marketing as your source of online earning. It’s because, blogging is an important tool of affiliate marketing that will help you boost traffic to your website. This will increase the number of click on your link and you’ll be able to earn a good amount of money.

Importance of blogging in make money affiliate program

Read on to know how blogs play one of the major roles in affiliate marketing. Read More

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What You Can Learn About Viral Marketing From Design Blogs

Happy PillAny niche blog has a good chance of generating a fair amount of buzz. Because it is specified to a single category, it focuses the traffic it brings in and is able to reach a targeted audience much better than more general websites. One great example of this principle in action is the design blog, which is a highly relevant topic in today’s web-centric world.

Over the years a pattern has emerged from successful design blogs when it comes to subject, content and the process of running them. Through these patterns we can learn a lot about how to successfully market on a viral scale, especially with web sharing being a near-constant source of attention in a time when word of mouth has been adapted to provide an incredible source for marketing.

These are some of the best tips that can be learned from design blogs, which you can then take with you to begin your viral marketing campaign. Read More

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