7 SEO Mistakes That Could Harm Your Blog

This is a guest post by Nitin Aggarwal from Offshore Ally. If you want to succeed as a blogger, it is important to have a firm grasp on the basics of SEO at the bare minimum. This does not mean that you necessarily have to be an SEO expert in your industry, but having a basic SEO understanding will ensure that you avoid these crucial SEO mistakes that could cause your blog to crash and burn. 1. Keyword Stuffing What many of the best bloggers already understand is that keyword stuffing … [Read more...]

Who Do You Trust for Product Reviews?

In the last few months, I entered into the world of writing product reviews. My first was the Income Blogging Course Review and, most recently, the Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers Review. I find that it's really easy to write them under one condition: that I have used and truly love the product. Since I don't see Kikolani as being the right platform for writing reviews all of the time, and would rather use this site for strictly blog marketing strategies, blogging tips, and social media, … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & New Search Engine Community

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and a new search engine news community on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing Entrepreneurs: blogging requires committment - are you ready to dedicate time to content, distribution, interaction, and metrics to have a successful blog. How blogging can … [Read more...]

5 Types of Video Posts for Bloggers

One of the areas of blogging I have not jumped into yet is video, but it is getting hard to ignore the benefits of video for blogging and SEO. When people Google my name, aka personal brand, I want my results to look something like Matt Cutts, my current "personal branding hero" in Google, with no one else in the top 10. Unfortunately, this isn't the case for my own personal brand, therefore I plan on expanding myself into the realm of creating different types of media for myself, blog, … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & CommentLuv Benefits

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and benefits of CommentLuv on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing The 7 day blog challenge - a great way to learn more about your readers and find informative new blogs. Case study: How a new blog achieved 100% growth in 2 months - what it takes to build … [Read more...]

Learn More About Internet Marketing – Free Course

If you've been interested in learning more about Internet marketing for your blog, brand, or business, there are a ton of resources out there, from blogs to ebooks, classes to conferences. But if you want something structured without any expenses involved, why not start with a free 10 week Internet marketing course? Mark Thompson of Search Creatively and Stay on Search (also a regular on Search Engine Journal) has created a great course covering all the aspects of online marketing. … [Read more...]

Getting Ready for Your First Blog World Expo

Chris Brogan recently wrote a great post on 9 ways to rock Blog World Expo, a must read with some great pointers on how to get the most out of your experience. I wanted to expand upon those tips, and add a few extra ways that I am getting ready for Blog World LA in November, my first second major blogging conference. 1. Create a folder / label in your inbox specifically for the event. This is where you want to keep track of everything from your hotel confirmation, airline tickets, … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Key Takeaways from #SMAZ

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, key takeaways from Social Media AZ, and jumping otters on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing The most effective way to increase RSS subscribers - 5 ways to turn visitors into subscribers. The keys to rapid blog content creation - whether you are just … [Read more...]

Increase Your Blog Readership with These Social Media Techniques

This is a guest post by James King from Better Start Blogging. social media is here to stay. Over recent times there has been thousands of thousands of self-proclaimed social media experts and gurus that have suddenly appeared from nowhere. The main reason is there is no set qualification to be established as a social media expert. In this post, I am going to show you some social media techniques to assist you with your online marketing campaign. I don't claim to be a social media expert … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup and Two Corgis

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and two Corgis on a treadmill on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 4 ways bloggers can use Google Insights for brainstorming - help fight writer's block with suggestions from Google. How I generated over 6,000 ideas to write about in 15 minutes - one … [Read more...]



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