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This Basic Practice is What’s Missing From Your WordPress Blog Business Strategy

So you’ve acted on your vision and goals and launched your WordPress blog. Your creative juices are flowing, you’re publishing like a mad man, or mad woman, you’re sharing and connecting on social networks and making a name for yourself online. Great job, you’re on your way to the top! You’ve found a formula you can trust to help grow your online business, creating a solid online reputation and walking through the doors of success – all from the comfort of your home or office. No need to face anyone; you can just sit there in your pajamas and do your thing.

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This is all amazing and WordPress is definitely a publishing platform with the greatest impact on individualizing online publishing and is driving the revolution of content marketing. Alternatively, I’m sure you’ve noticed that success online is becoming much more difficult, yet thankfully at the same time, no less rare. Read More

Categories: Blogging Tips, Corporate Blogger

How to Determine When it’s Time to Use a CDN for your WordPress Blog

Over the past few years, Content Delivery Networks (CDN) have become increasingly popular and affordable as websites owners seek new ways to increase speed and improve security. In as few words as possible, CDN’s help to distribute your website’s content across the globe to ensure that wherever your visitors may be, your website can be loaded from a data center fairly close to their location. The closer website data centers are to your users, the faster websites will load for them. Therefore, a user in Australia trying to access a website hosted in the UK will load slower than one hosted nearby within the same continent or region. CDN’s eliminate the distance issue.

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With all the hype and popularity that these systems have garnered, many site owners rushed to try out the many services on offer by providers on the web. Some experiences were great, some disappointing and others didn’t notice any differences in their site’s loading time. These mixed experiences are the result of a lack of information regarding one’s particular need of the service, how to implement it and what to expect. Read More

Categories: WordPress Tips

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (May 12-16)

Job board highlightsWe’re at the half-way mark this month. How are your jobs going?

Here are more job board highlights to keep you busy. Have a great weekend!

Content Bloggers Needed

Adopt a Highway are looking to add 3 people to their freelance content blogging group. They have some of the topics already identified and are looking for quality writers to flesh them out. The average word length they are looking for is around 1000 words or so. They are looking for content that highlights the outdoor advertising industry.
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Categories: Jobs

Why Isn’t Your Awesome Content Going Viral?


So you’ve got awesome content. Why isn’t everyone commenting on it and sharing it? Why isn’t it filling up Facebook feeds like the content of Buzzfeed, Viralnova, and Upworthy? What are you doing wrong? Why isn’t your awesome content going viral?

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Truth be told, the use of the word “viral” in its current tech-related form is getting old. Sometimes, one even wishes that “viral” simply meant something related to health concerns; but those days are gone, and it’s content going viral that all online content creators want to happen.

If you’re been frustrated because you know that you are creating awesome content but you’re not getting the reach that you want, here’s an infographic that may help you go in the right direction.
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Categories: Infographic

Quick Guide to Sell Online with PrestaShop 1.6

It’s 2014 and the barriers to launching a successful business online is no less than shattered. With the continuous development and introduction of amazing tools designed to empower the average person with a dream, your prospects for earning online and growing your business have never been better.

PrestaShop 1.6 is the latest version of a free open-source e-commerce software designed to empower anyone willing to launch an online store. Whether you’re running a large retail outlet or a basic, startup online store. As an online retailer, all your needs are met from the technical aspects to the management and accounting of your business. You’re going to surprised at the level of details and options available within this free e-commerce software.

The setup and launching process is broken down into 3 overall steps, simplifying your workflow from concept to market.

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Skip the Technical Details & Launch in Mere Minutes

One of the most beneficial characteristics of PrestaShop for your business is the fact that it is open-source, which means there’s no cost to acquire and update the software, and it is available pre-packaged with partnered web hosting companies such as InMotion and BlueHost. Their web hosting partners offer free one-click installation of PrestaShop 1.6 within your hosting account. Saving you hours of configuration time and potential troubleshooting, especially if you’re not technically inclined.

Time to Install with a partner web host provider: 15 – 20 minutes Read More

Categories: Blogger Tools

Here’s What You Need to Secure Your WordPress Site in 2014 & Beyond

Internet security is the only topic on the web that I can predict will always be in the headlines as long as mankind and internet technologies exist. As we take exponential leaps and bounds in technological advancements, security is an issue that is always there to keep us busy. An increased number of our most valuable assets are gradually being transferred online in the form of private data, financial information and general web presences and the opportunities for exploitation by scammers and thieves increase. Our reliance on the web can potentially be our greatest downfall. Especially those of us who are not prepared.

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As you search the web you’ll find a plethora of articles on how to secure your WordPress blog but you won’t find articles that point out the overall evolution of online threats and the fact that exploits and attack maneuvers are becoming tremendously complex and smarter and WordPress sites are at great risk. Keeping your WordPress installation up to date, tweaked and cleaned won’t cut it for total security. Read More

Categories: WordPress Security

Placeit Allows You to Turn Plain Screenshots to Beautiful Visual Content, and We’re Giving Away 5 Accounts!

What do you do? The chances are that you work with content in one way or another. If you are a content creator who specifically works in the digital space, then you already know just how difficult it can be to come up with something compelling at times.
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Sure, you may be one of the best writers you’ve ever known, but you know how the Internet works. The landscape is in a constant state of flux, with trends and readers’ preferences always swinging one way or another.

Written content has to be crafted in such a way that you catch the reader’s attention, keep it, and actually provide something of value.  And more often than not, you need visuals to complement your written work.

From CC images to your own digital images to screenshots – all these work to make your content as appealing and as useful to your audience. And, I don’t know about you, but I think visual tools play an important role. Read More

Categories: Giveaways

Local SEO: Does Your Business Really Need It?

Even if you know all about SEO, you may still be unfamiliar with local SEO. Many business owners are mystified by what exactly this is, which is a shame because they could be missing out on a lot of business.

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If you have a business with a physical location where you rely on local customers visiting you (such as a restaurant or shop), local SEO could play an important role in your marketing strategy. Read More

Categories: General

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (May 5-9)

Job board highlightsWho’s looking forward to a weekend of work? I hope you do get some downtime in the next couple of days, though.

Here are the job board highlights from this week, hopefully to give you more jobs next week!

Finance Blogger

Saving Dollars and Cents is looking for someone who can contribute 2 originally written articles (800 words) per week. Subjects include personal finance, credit cards, personal loan, and savings.
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Categories: Jobs

Putin: “Bloggers Have to Register with Government Media Office”

It’s a bad time to be a blogger in Russia these days. President Putin has garnered both the admiration and disdain of people from the world over, but his signing a bill that requires Russian bloggers to register with the government media office, Roskomnadzor, is certainly not going to help him stack up brownie points.

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Based on a report published by Reporters Without Borders, this bill covers bloggers who have more than 3,000 visits. Basically, bloggers who fall under this bucket will also be covered by laws applicable to professional media and news agencies, which obviously is NOT good for indie bloggers.

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Categories: News

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