2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

What's the best part about Black Friday and Cyber Monday online? Not only are some of the things on your digital wishlist on sale, but you can start shopping in the privacy of your own home without waiting in long lines worried about whether the doorbuster you came for will still be in stock and without feeling guilty about the poor employees who had to interrupt their Thanksgiving to get the stores ready. Photo Credit: Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday Infographic by Exelate Without … [Read more...]

Binging Relevant Search Back

This is a guest post by Jeet Banerjee. Which search engine do you use for finding information, products, or services? For most of us, that answer is Google. Google has been the top search engine for the last few years and has essentially dominated the world of search. While most of us have believed that Google is the best search engine, Microsoft's search engine Bing has something to say about it. Bing is loud, proud, and openly challenging users to see first hand why they are better than … [Read more...]

Don’t Be the Blogger That Makes These Critical Content Mistakes

This is a guest post by Elizabeth McGee. The best bloggers on the web do 6 things very well. They start by keeping their focus on their reader and engaging the reader. These things are actually fairly easy once you understand what it is that appeals to your reader. Secondly, write great content. This is what will set you apart from all the other, let's say, ordinary bloggers. But what does it take to write great content? There's lots of advice out there, but it starts with … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Cedar Breaks

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 4 Powerful WordPress Design Tips - This post is all about how you can use design your WordPress website to invite, entice, and engage your site visitor … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Highlight the Best Content on Your Blog

This is a guest post by David Kendall. Not every post you write on your blog will be a winner, but that doesn't mean you should stop writing blog posts that aren't perfect. After all, you won't find out what's popular until you post it, and you need to keep your blog updated at all times. So, what's a blogger to do when your most valuable articles get buried under newer posts? Highlighting the best content on your blog is one great way to show off your most valuable content and entice … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & A Slow Loris

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 Guest Posting Target Blog List - Knowing that you should be guest posting on major blogs is one thing, but finding those target blogs is … [Read more...]

5 Things Exhibitors Need at a Conference

Last year, I wrote about things that you need as an attendee to be prepared for a conference. This year, after attending BOLO 2012 in Scottsdale, I decided to put together a little list of what you need to have if you are a vendor, exhibitor, etc. at a conference. Photo Credit: Jared Polin on Flickr 1. Enthusiasm for the company you are representing. If you don't do your research properly, you might end up exhibiting at a conference that turns out not to have your ideal customer … [Read more...]

Having A Mentor – Ever Considered The Possibilities?

This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. When you start out as a new blogger, chances are you are very unfamiliar with the online world and what goes on behind the scenes. Even if you've been online for some time, as you become more involved you will discover that quite a different side to things exists than you're aware of when you just read other people's blogs and articles. Often at times starting as a new blogger, you have a gazillion ideas that you wish you could get out there all … [Read more...]

How to Make a Full Time Income from Freelance Blogging

This is an interview with Tom Ewer. Tom is a freelance blogger and internet marketer. He quit his job at the end of 2011 and shares all of his successes and failures at his blog, Leaving Work Behind. He has just released a guide - Successful Freelance Writing Online: How to Generate a Full Time Income by Writing For Blogs. In this interview, he reveals why he is a freelance blogging evangelist. Tell us about how you became a freelance blogger. Well it rather took me by surprise if I’m … [Read more...]

How to Build Relationships and Grow Your Blog with Comments

This is a guest post by Tune Seidelin. Are you getting more traffic, than the server on your cheap hosting account can handle? Are you getting tons of links from other blogs? And do you have core group of loyal readers, doing everything they can to help spread the word about your latest content? If not, then you've probably been pondering questions like “what am I doing wrong?” and “what are successful bloggers doing, that I'm not?”. The problem isn't your blogs design – … [Read more...]



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