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Turn Blog Post Into…a Slideshow

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This post is the second part of the “Turn Your Old Blog Post into…” series where we share tips and advice on how to recycle old posts that you’ve written on your blog into someone better to increase your traffic.

Did you know that you can drive more traffic to your old blog posts if you repurpose them into different types of content? We have covered how you can turn your posts into image files last week. This week, we will cover the process of turning them into a slideshow or slide deck file.

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Categories: Blogging Tips

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights, December 22, 2014

Job board highlightsHere are the job board highlights to start the week off.

Freelance Social Media Editor is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic candidate for a freelance position. Candidates must be familiar with social media platforms, general social media strategy, social scheduling tools such as Sprout Social and Curalate, and have a strong interest in health and fitness.
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The Difference between Managed and Unmanaged VPS Hosting


One of the most frequently asked questions concerning about the virtual private server is the difference between managed and unmanaged VPS hosting. Therefore, our editors have carried out a comprehensive comparison between the two options with a detailed explanation about them, with which you can choose the most suited one according to your explicit requirements and knowledge.

Affordability – Managed Wins

In common cases, the managed hosting is undoubtedly more expensive than the unmanaged one if you compare them with the same allocation of disk space, monthly data transfer, CPU, RAM, and dedicated IP addresses. After all, hosting providers have to do all the basic configurations, installations, updates, and many more for you, so they charge more for these services.

As for the unmanaged one, you can enjoy a relatively low rate in the very beginning. However, once you get stuck with your site or account, the unmanaged hosts may charge you highly while the managed service providers can help you resolve the problems without any cost.

Frankly, if you have no confidence on resolving all the hosting issues that may happen in the future, choosing a budget-friendly managed VPS from this award page is a better option for you. Read More

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How Blogging Retailers Can Improve Online Video SEO

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Video content is a great way for online retailers to promote their products and get them across their target market. Unlike static content such as text and images, videos present the products in a more dynamic fashion to help potential buyers decide much quicker whether or not to purchase from you. Not to mention, online videos are a great way to boost organic traffic and lead nurturing by 300%.

Sadly, among online retailers, only a handful are correctly incorporating online video into their marketing strategy. A research study launched by Conductor and Invodo called “The Marketer’s Guide to Video SEO” reveals that, out of the top 100 retailers in the 2014 Internet Retailer 500 list, only 16 have more than 10,000 videos on their site.

If you are a retailer who uses blogging as a platform to sell your products and goods, then it’s high time that you learn the ins and outs of online video SEO to maximize the chances of ranking for your content, as well as convert those visitors into actual buyers. Below is a list of ways on how to optimize your online videos.

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Turn Your Old Blog Post Into… an Image

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This post is the first part of the “Turn Your Old Blog Post into…” series where we share tips and advice on how to recycle old posts that you’ve written on your blog into someone better to increase your traffic.

Have you written a high-quality post before that, for some reason, did not drive blog traffic the way it should have? You’ve promoted it on social media and created backlinks for it from different sites, and yet, the supposed “high-quality” post isn’t living up to its name?

There are perhaps different factors involved here, but something that you should highly consider is turning your old post into an image. The reason here is the increasing importance of visual content as an effective way to reach out to your target audience. Judging from the statistics and data shared in this infographic, there’s no doubt that visual content can potentially help your post go viral, increase your subscribers and followers, and is easier to process compared to a written blog posts.

The problem now is how you can create a visual content compelling enough to achieve all the things above. Luckily for you, below is an easy-to-follow guide to turn your old post into something more visual.

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Categories: Blogging Tips

BloggingPro Job Board Highlights, December 15, 2014

Job board highlightsGood morning, everyone. How does your week look? Here’s to a good and productive week ahead.

Take a look at the job board highlights, and good luck!

Independent Film Blogger

Recently launched Indie Film Depot is seeking several bloggers to join their team. They are seeking bloggers who can write several well written articles per week on a per post basis. As they are an independently funded start-up pay will be low, but they are willing to discuss and negotiate rates with the right candidates.
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WP Super Cache – Detailed Configurations for Better Performance


As one of the most popular WordPress cache plugins, WP Super Cache is powering millions of websites. The plugin offers a caching system to accelerate websites by serving visitors with static HTML pages instead of dynamically generated content. It has been recommended by a large number of professional WordPress-related resource sites including PHPMatters.

It is easy to install WP Super Cache and get it started, but many beginners may encounter problems in configuring it properly to make the most out of it. To get rid of this kind of trouble, we suggest you to make the following configurations to achieve the best possible website performance and search engine optimization.

Enable WP Super Cache

After installing WP Super Cache successfully, you will find that the plugin is disabled by default, and you need to go to the plugin admin page to activate it manually. To finish this, you can go to Settings > WP Super Cache to get to the settings page. Under the Easy tab, check Caching On and then click on the button that says Update Status to allow the plugin to work. Read More

Categories: Blogging Tips

How Social Media Is Being Used for Recruitment

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Social media might very well be the buzzword of the decade, and we’re certainly contributing to its use as such. There is, however, no doubt that social media has changed the way we live our lives – both personal and professional.

As bloggers, especially freelance bloggers who take on client work, we know the role that social media plays in making our living. While we may consider our social profiles as extensions of our personal lives, there is no going around the fact that whatever we post or tweet is seen by others. Unless we clamp down on privacy settings and make sure only selected people see what we share. Read More

Categories: Social Media

How to Design Your Blog Like Painting a Room

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Blogging and painting a room appears like polar opposites in the career department. One requires them to sit all day in front of the computer and create content for their blog in the hopes of making money. The other depends on people moving around a lot and reaching out for places to get the paint on the surface as their form of livelihood.

However, you’d be surprised to know that blogging – designing a blog, in particular – shares common traits with the things licensed painters do.

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Categories: Blogging Sense

Why All Students Should Be Encouraged to Blog

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With each passing year come more dire warnings from university professors who complain about the fact that their incoming students simply do not know how to express themselves with the written word. One possible reason for this learning gap is that students do not put enough emphasis on writing in the classroom. With the move towards collaborative learning and project-based assessments, students are doing a lot less writing than they were a generation ago.

The answer is not simply to pile on more essay assignments, though. While students do need to write more often, writing serves instructional ends – as well as personal ones – when it is authentic. Blogging is a writing style that lives squarely in the twenty-first century, but it is also a medium that goes back centuries, what with the pamphlets that essayists would spread around town in the first centuries after Gutenberg fashioned that printing press. Because we want our students writing as much as possible, we should encourage them to create a blog so that they can feel a sense of ownership in what they create. There are several reasons why blogging will create stronger writers in the classroom. Read More

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