17 Questions You Must Ask Before You Ditch Your Blog

This is a guest post by Marya Jan of Writing Happiness. Are you just about had it with blogging? Are you this close to giving up? Wait - take a deep breath. Before you do anything drastic like deleting everything for good, answer this question for me. Do you enjoy blogging? No, seriously. Don’t think about things like who cares if I blog, nobody reads it anyway. My content must be terrible, nobody wants to share it. Or, I love talking about my passion but maybe I need to write … [Read more...]

9 Social Media Tools Every Blogger Needs To Know About

This is a guest post by Siv Rauv. Are you feeling overwhelmed by social media? As a blogger, you have to wear several different hats, from creating good quality blog post to trying to spread the word for your blog and connecting with others. This is where social media tools can help. Not only do these increase the efficiency of your social media efforts, using a combination of the best tools often results in higher returns from social media. From my own personal experience, here … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Kittens Learning Physics

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content The Ultimate Resource Guide to Blogger Outreach and Guest Blogging - 35 resources including networks specifically created to help you connect with … [Read more...]

Connecting Bloggers and Businesses Through Guest Blogging with PostJoint

There are lots of great guest blogging and blogger outreach networks available to bloggers who are looking for fresh content for their sites and businesses who want to connect with bloggers in their industry. The downsides to some of the pre-existing networks include price, difficulty navigating the platform, and (for bloggers) opening the door to lost of unwanted spammy requests by businesses not even relevant to your industry. Last month, Gail Gardner of Growmap wrote about a new network … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Use LinkedIn Answers for Your Next Blog Post

This is a guest post by Wayne Liew. LinkedIn Answers is a tool often overlooked by bloggers. Over the past couple of months, I have been playing around with the available features and finding ways to get the most out of them. While consolidating the features into The Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn Answers, I discovered the fact that apart from being able to generate traffic, leads and sales for bloggers, the platform is also an awesome place for bloggers to come up with blog post … [Read more...]

Show Me The Money – Top 5 Google AdSense Alternatives

This is a guest post by Jacob E. Dawson. As a blogger in a competitive and increasingly saturated market, it can be hard to continually create magnetic content, build a community and increase your skill level. On top of that, earning money through a blog is no longer a shoe-in – it's an ongoing challenge, and for a lot of bloggers Google's AdSense is the only life-support system they have for their writing projects. There's something you should know: AdSense isn't the only option for … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Elephant Rescue

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content 33 Ways to Get Help For Your Blog (Without Breaking the Bank) - We’ve got you covered with blogging 411 info to help you efficiently leverage … [Read more...]

Basic SEO for Bloggers

This is a guest post by Derek Mabie. Most of us understand how to search online. For more than a decade, we have relied on websites like Google and Yahoo to sift through the billions of web pages and present a list of contenders that, according to the search engines, most accurately relate to our search query. Search Engines for President We understand how to search. What we don’t always understand is how to be found. (How to be found by humans, that is. Google will find you. Oh yes, … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Blog Posts to Generate More Traffic

This is a guest post by Mark Johnson. Anybody writing blogs for business purposes will be keen to build a sizeable readership and achieve higher rankings in the major search engines. However, given the amount of online competition it will take some time and effort to realize both of these goals. The tips outlined in this article should give you a head-start when it comes to the online marketing of your valuable content. Photo Credit: Matthew Hodgson on Flickr. Focus On The Long … [Read more...]

New Downloadable Guide Helps You Rock Video Marketing

This is a guest post by Adria Saracino. With over 500,000 new WordPress posts made each day, it's important that your blog is the highest quality it can be in order to maintain your readership. But don't worry, maintaining and attracting a strong readership is not impossible. It's actually very doable. One of the best ways to interest readers in your blog is by using video, and specifically video marketing. Why will video and video marketing make a difference to your blog? Simply put, … [Read more...]



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