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Verity Content is looking for excellent writers from all over the US, so if you can write posts from 300-500 words each and can meet deadlines, this telecommute position is waiting for you. Creativity, geekiness, and excellent English a must!
In Internet marketing, organic traffic is web traffic that comes from listings that aren’t paid for. These listings can include guides, search engines like Google or Bing and directories. Typically, when you want to make money blogging, search engines are the best source of organic traffic. Below are 6 smart ways to drive organic traffic to your blog or website.
#1 – Deliver Quality Content
One of the easiest ways in internet marketing to drive organic traffic is to deliver quality content to your readers. This is not only more appealing to visitors but it also gives them a reason to explore your site further. In addition to quality writing, it’s also important to choose your keywords. It’s best to use the keywords in the first and last 100 words of the article. Take care not to stuff your page with keywords, however, as most search engines penalize that. Read More
Your blog should be an extension of your business and a showcase for your personal thoughts, experience and knowledge. Whether you’re a freelancer, an SME or a huge corporation, you’ve got something to say and you will almost certainly have an audience for whatever is going on in that brain and dying to find its way onto your blog.
The key to having a successful blog is to have a plan. Just throwing up content every now and then isn’t going to find you the audience you want, and visitors to your blog certainly won’t return if you don’t give them a good enough reason to. The first way to ensure that they do come back is to make it easy for them to do so. Take a long, hard look at the design and layout of your blog, and be honest with yourself. Would you stick around if it belonged to somebody else? Also, consider how easy it is to find once people are on your site. Display the most recent posts in a sidebar and have “Blog” listed proudly within your navigation. Read More
Yesterday, Twitter shut down Tweetdeck for the iPhone and Android and, at the same time, ended support for Facebook in the app, ending its ability to read and post to user Facebook accounts (Note: As of this writing, my Facebook columns are still working on Tweetdeck).
However, this wasn’t the first time Tweetdeck made a major change that sent users scrambling for alternatives. In December of 2011, months after its purchase of the app, Twitter recoded the application entirely, renaming it “Tweetdeck by Twitter”, and stripped out many of the apps most popular features, including LinkedIn and Foursquare support.
Though the app was able to battle back some and win over some of the people who left it, there are many, even today, who still pine for the original Tweetdeck over any other version.
But this isn’t the first time in recent memory that important Web applications have been shuttered or drastically changed. In March, Google announced that its popular Google Reader service would be shutting down July 1st and, in April, Posterous announced it was closing in a mere 30 days. Read More
GOOGLE: NOT JUST ANOTHER SEARCH ENGINE
Many people around the world use Google for finding information and images, as well as for navigation. And there’s also Gmail. Google.com is the most visited site of the world, as proven by the no.1 Alexa rank given to it as of February 2013. Ever wondered what goes into making such a wonderful site?
Developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page and launched on the 15th of September 1997, Google has come a long way from just being a search engine. Written in the popular C++ language, Google has become a multi-lingual site that offers its services throughout the world. With more than 22 special features other than the word search capability, Google takes care of every kind of person living in the world. Some of its special features include Synonyms, Weather forecasts, time-zones and sports scores. Read More
It doesn’t matter if you’re a huge business or a freelance writer, the importance of having a regularly updated blog is super essential. In our modern age of smartphone, five second attention spanners and… SQUIRREL! Sorry, where was I. Oh yes, in the digital age, we want it here and we want it in an instant. Start to fall behind and you might not find your way back.
This makes having a blog all the more important, and knowing what makes a good one can increase the amount of traffic that comes to your site and build you a reputation as an authority in whatever niche you work in or whatever it is you blog about. In order to do this though, you need to be able to put it all together: Knowledge and personality – and then find the time to keep doing it. Find the time and you’ll start to get the hang of it, and the more you enjoy it, the more your readers will too. Read More
Good morning, folks! How’s the weather where you’re at right now? It’s been scorching hot in my neck of the woods, and I’d give an arm and a leg for a bit of rain. I hope that you’re all doing well, and that you’ll get some good job leads today.
USA Today is looking for a sports writer who can be based anywhere. They prefer someone in McLean, VA, though. Make sure you’ve got the talent for writing grabby headlines before you apply.
The future’s here, and it’s all about the image. We’re drowning in a sea of written content and it’s the kittens, selfies, sunsets and sports shots that are keeping us engaged.
The growth of social networks like Pinterest and Instagram are fundamentally changing the way we interact with images. According to Nielsen’s 2012 Social Media Report, Pinterest had year-on-year growth of a whopping 1,047%. Instagram announced that it had surpassed the 100 million user mark in February 2013, handling an almost unbelievable 40 million images a day. 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
A daily activity undertaken by vast percentages of the population (when was the last time you glanced at your phone to catch your latest updates?), social media is an easy, accessible way for brands to communicate with, and excite demographics. As a hugely varied platform, going social can boost brand awareness, increase leads, sales, and amplify marketing efforts – so what should you be considering to make the most of its potential for your business? How do you write exciting, engaging social posts? Read More