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Can You Earn From Running a Tech/Gadget Review Blog?

Most bloggers who enter a specific niche want to earn some money from their activity. While it has been said so many times that you shouldn’t prioritize making money out of your blog, at the end of the day, it does matter.

One of the niches that is quite popular is tech, a sub-niche of which is gadget review blogs.

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There is no doubt that a gadget review blog can be popular, especially with how consumers have become fixated on gadgets -from mobile phones to tablets to computers to other electronic devices. So, yes, the simple answer is you can earn from running a gadget review blog. It is a matter of how much you expect to earn. Read More

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BloggingPro Job Board Highlights, October 20, 2014

Job board highlightsGood morning! Here are the job board highlights. We’re hoping you get lucky, and find new jobs this week. Have a good week ahead!

Seeking European-based freelance writer and copyeditor with knowledge of wireless telecoms market

FierceMarkets, a growing online media company based in Washington, D.C., is seeking a part-time writer and copyeditor for its telecom newsletters and websites. This person will write news articles and copyedit an executive newsletter on the European wireless telecoms market.
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Amazon by the Numbers

Amazon by the Numbers

The chances are that you are connected to Amazon in one way or another. Perhaps your blog is part of the Amazon Affiliate Program. Perhaps you use Amazon Web Services. I’m pretty sure you’ve bought from Amazon at least once. Read More

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The Age of Link “Earning”: Why Link Building Doesn’t Matter Anymore

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Are you aggressively implementing a link building strategy in which you employ blog commenting, forum posting, online directories, and guest posting as tactics?

If so, then I suggest you throw your strategy out the window. It’s not going to work. I’m serious.

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Categories: Blogging Tips

5 WordPress Plugins to Boost Social Media Activity

5 WordPress Plugins To Boost Social Media Activity

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WordPress is one of the most widely-used content management systems (CMS) for a good reason: it can be easily tweaked and customized to your liking. However, the flexibility of WordPress to accommodate different website types, from blogs to e-commerce, hinges on the WordPress plugins used to help achieve the site owner’s goals.

For webmasters who wish to increase site visitors, one way of doing this is to use WordPress plugins that allow easy sharing of site pages on social media.

Below are five of the best WordPress plugins that you should use to get more shares, as well as possibly boost your fans and followers. Read More

Categories: WordPress Plugins

Dashboard Tools Can Revolutionize the Way Marketers Consume & Use Data

We’ve all been hearing the “big data” buzzword thrown around lately and while some may view it as just another fad everybody’s going crazy about, the reality is that, as marketers, we all have our personal experiences with analyzing and making sense of all the information coming our way. Every data point has potential clues into how we can run our online businesses better or coin the perfect headline for our blog posts, for example. There’s some magic in the numbers and that may be a reason for our obsession with metrics such as page visits, bounce rates and even page likes. These data points say something about our work online and we have to get to the bottom of it.

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The numbers relating to big data do speak for themselves though and by the end of 2016 we’ll enter what Cisco calls the Zettabyte Era, where annual global internet traffic will reach 1.6 zettabytes (1.6 billion terrabytes) by the end of 2018. There’s a lot we’ll have to digest and as more information becomes available through the continued advancement and availability of computing power, an understanding of it will be a crucial element for success in the business world. Read More

Categories: Marketing Tools

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights, October 13, 2014

Job board highlightsThey say that if you start your day/week on the right note, everything will fall into place. I hope that’s the case for you this week.

Here are the job board highlights to help you find new gigs.

Seeking freelance journalist for viral video blog

PopVideo is a blog that is concerned with the technical, creative and business aspects of online video. They require a writer who can conduct and publish Q&A interviews with relevant newsmakers. Usually, you’ll be interviewing the people behind the latest viral videos and film crowdsourcing campaigns.
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WordPress Websites Targeted by Russian Cybercrime Network

WordPress websites are battling with a new threat involving a Russian cybercrime network, which is stealing login credentials for U.S. and European banks. Using a botnet, the cybercriminals have already obtained information from 800,000 online-banking transactions. More than 50 percent of these are reported to be from five of the largest banks in the U.S.

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The illicit activities of the cybercrime network were discovered by Proofpoint, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based security company. It has released information on how cybercriminals get around security measures. Read More

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Is Micro Blogging Better?

Editor’s note: This post was written by Larry Alton, an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

As a business owner, you know that blogging is arguably the best platform to actually engage with your audience. It’s how they put a face to a business, how you can foster relationships, and a great source for dishing up quality content that can help bolster your search engine optimization (SEO) rankings. You have blogging down, or at least you know how important it is, but suddenly the world is buzzing with “micro blogging” and you might feel like everything you knew about blogs has gone down the tubes.

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Micro blogging refers to the fast, frequent sharing of bite sized information via a certain platform. Most often, it’s used to send or receive updates from posts that are based in text (in other words, memes and short Vine-esque videos don’t qualify as micro blogging quite yet as they’re image-based and not text-based). However, that’s changed in recent months and now some experts consider just about anything fodder for micro blogs whether it’s audio, text, video or images. Once the content is uploaded to a site like Twitter, it’s sent to members so the “group” is automatically notified of the microblog. Read More

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BloggingPro Job Board Highlights, October 6, 2014

Job board highlightsIt’s the start of the week once again, and as usual, we’re bringing you the job board highlights.

We hope you find some good gigs today.

Social Media/Online Publishing/WordPress Blogger

A blog network is looking for a blogger:
-with experience writing about the web, WordPress, social media, and blogging/writing
-who keeps tabs on the latest Internet/social media/blogging/WordPress trends and news
-who is committed and reliable.
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