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3 Simple Habits to Nurture Your Guest Writing Network

Guest blogging, guest posting, or guest writing – whatever you want to call it – is still very much alive, in spite of Matt Cutts saying “stop guest blogging for SEO“.

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We definitely agree that guest blogging has its pitfalls, but as Matt Cutts also said, guest blogging per se is not “bad”. It gets all sleazy when it’s done simply for SEO, and when the content and link quality is low.

That being said, we’re all for guest blogging. We accept guest posts, and we also guest post on other blogs. But we totally agree with the concept of NOT doing guest blogging purely for SEO, and we want to ensure that the guest posts we accept are high quality and not (link) spammy. Read More

Categories: Blogging Sense, Guest Blogging

Blog About Your Adventures: 5 Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers

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The excitement of dreaming about an exotic trip or returning home from a global excursion is even more fun when shared. You may be ecstatic to share your travel inspiration and adventures in a blog, but building the space is the first step. The following five tips can help any vagabond start a travel blogging journey. Read More

Categories: Blogging Tips

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights, September 22, 2014

Job board highlightsGood Monday morning to everyone. Did the weekend give you time to relax and take a break from work? We sure hope so!

Here are some of the job board highlights from last week’s jobs. Good luck!

Freelance Copywriters/Ghostwriters

WebpageFX is seeking talented outside freelance writing professionals to write quality content and meet deadlines. Excellent opportunity for versatile creative writers. If your writing and working styles meet their needs, they can provide a consistent stream of interesting assignments.
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5 Ways to Get Good Search Engine Ranking for a New Website

Editor’s note: This post was written by Shah, a professional writer and blogger interested in writing about various aspect of SEO, marketing, tech, and design. You can join Shah at Google+ or Twitter.

Once a website has been created, webmasters have to figure out how to get their rankings increased in search engines. Top rankings ensure more visibility and enhanced earnings. Brent Franson offers five surefire tips that will lead to search engine domination.

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Create Unique Content to Stop Penalties

Back in the day, people could get away with submitting the same exact article content to multiple directories. Google has put a stop to this and will flag websites that have the same article in multiple places linking back to them. To ensure that sites are never flagged, it is advisable to submit a unique article to each directory. Even if the articles are on the same topic, they all must be 100 percent unique. It’s true that it will take time to produce unique content for every site but it would have a positive long impact over website ranking. So invest your time to produce quality content and see the results. Read More

Categories: General

5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

Social media has become the de facto venue for people to express themselves online. While it used to be that personal blogging was where friends and friends of friends would go to find out what was going on in other people’s lives, now it’s platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ (no it’s not a ghost town), and Tumblr where you will find people from all walks of lives.

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More than a personal communication or expression tool, social media is being used by brands – corporate or personal – to expand their reach and interact with their target audience. Big brands like Coca-Cola, Oreo, Nike, and KFC are known to be on the ball when it comes to their social media accounts. Celebrities are not exempt, too. Just think of Rihanna, Justin Bieber (yeah, sorry if I’ve offended anyone just by mentioning him), William Shatner, and so many more. Then there are the athletes, influencers in the tech scene, influencers in the marketing scene, and so on. Read More

Categories: General

10 Twitter Tools That Save Your Time and Sanity

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Tim Soulo, who calls himself a blogging experimenter and conversion junkie. In case you’d like to read more of his awesome articles, consider visiting his personal blog at BloggerJet.

When you have a business online and you are relying on social media to get information to your audience, it seems like there’s not enough hours in the day. But never fear, because there are tons of amazing tools that can help with that!

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With the right tools, you can accomplish lots of stuff in no time: monitoring your niche, automating tweets, posting at best times of the day, authenticating via social networks, displaying selected tweets on your blog, etc. Read More

Categories: Blogging Tools

We’re Giving Away 3 WordPress Themes From 7Theme! Want One?

WordPress themes are easy to find, but to find the perfect one for what you have in mind for your blog or web site is sometimes like finding a needle in a haystack. We’d like to think that by working with 7Theme, a WordPress theme shop – a space where you can get stunning designs and professional support.

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Founded in 2012 in Italy and Germany the site was formally launched in May 28th 2013. It is now a professional Premium Theme company, which has been designing more than 300 websites with WordPress. All of their themes are released under the GPL license giving you freedom to use them as you want, just like WordPress. Through their generosity, we are giving away THREE of their WordPress themes to lucky BloggingPro readers. Read More

Categories: WordPress Themes

Why Social Media Monitoring is Vital for Companies in Asia–Pacific

Editor’s note: This post was written by Elizabeth Victor, Brand Advisor for iSentia Media Monitoring. She enjoys sharing tips on social media monitoring and analysis, especially in Asia Pacific. You can find her on G+ and Twitter.

Social media monitoring is important for every business in order to keep tabs on what people are saying about your company; however, it is especially important for Asia-Pacific companies who are very conscious about their brand image. Many Asia-Pacific countries are gun shy when it comes to launching social media campaigns for fear of negativity from customers in addition to abiding by strict guidelines and laws imposed by different countries.

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Companies like this who are concerned about what people are saying about their brand online should absolutely be using the tools available to monitor online activity. This allows them to venture into social media marketing, where there might not be as much competition present and still keep close tabs on their brand reputation and image.

As experts in social media monitoring, reporting, and creating connections with key influencers, we understand how important company image is for companies in Asia-Pacific companies including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and China. For as important as social media monitoring can be to companies, it can be incredibly easy, automated, and even free. Read More

Categories: Social Media

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights, September 15, 2014

Job board highlightsIs your Monday off to a good start? I certainly hope so!

And here are the job board highlights, which should help you have an even better start to the week. Good luck!

Job Board Highlights

Overnight Writer

Everyday on PSFK.com, the look for and share the most innovative, creative and remarkable trends, people, projects and ideas. They’re looking for people who want to help inspire others by assisting with writing articles that capture this tone and style of content. Professional writing experience is required.
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WP Couch Mode Plugin: For Readers Who Want to Focus on Content

We may be bloggers, content providers, writers, or whatever you want to call yourself, but at the end of the day, we are also consumers. If you think about it, when we’re not writing, we’re reading. Or playing games, in some cases. ;)

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Some that reading time may be because we want to be at the top of our game when it comes to the niche we write about. Some of the time may be reading for the simple pleasure of reading.

Whatever the reason, it cannot be denied that reading is an inherent part of the Internet experience. And that’s where the highlighting of content comes into the picture. Read More

Categories: WordPress Plugins