Shift Your Focus Away From Blog Posts and Proceed With Your Projects For a Change!

This is a guest post by Timo Kiander. When you started blogging, it used to be fun and exciting: You were writing posts, connecting with other bloggers and finding new and exciting blogs to comment on. Even today if blogging is still fun, there is one doubt that has crossed your mind many times: You don’t have time to do anything else except to just write blog posts. Although you love writing posts, you have also realized that you’ll need to do something else in order to grow your … [Read more...]

How to Unleash the REAL Power Behind Guest Posting

This is a guest post by Mauro D'Andrea. You are trying guest posting and results are good... From your last guest post you got both traffic and a decent amount of email subscribers. The same is true for some of your other guest posts. But, you feel that you are missing something. You can't understand what. Many successful bloggers describe guest posting like the Holy Grail of blogging. To you it's not like that. You have to send emails to many bloggers and wait for their replies. … [Read more...]

How to use Internal Site Search Data to Figure Out If You’re Giving your Readers What They Want

This is a guest post by Hannah Smith. Whether you’re blogging for personal, professional or business; Google Analytics can offer a wealth of data – where your visitors are located, the search terms they used to find you, how much time they spent on your site and so on. Trouble is, data in and of itself isn’t necessarily all that useful – how do you get from data to insight, and from insight to action? Data’s great, but insight and action are even better – so today I … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Home Page Layout for Your WordPress Website

This is a guest post by Jon Dykstra. One of the most important elements I look for when choosing a WordPress theme for a new website, is finding a theme with the right home page layout. When referring to home page in this article, I'm really referring to the front page. With literally tens of thousands of themes to choose from, there is a vast number home page layouts to choose from. However, home page layout and design doesn't stop with choosing a theme. Most themes offer options for … [Read more...]

Writing Tips of Famous Authors you can use now for Blogging

This is a guest post by Steve Aedy. These days, it seems all the blogging advice comes from professionals who know everything there is to know about SEO, plugins, themes, and killer content. While those topics are useful, there are other blogging experts who are willing to share their tips and tricks too. While they probably couldn’t imagine it at the time, many of the world’s literary masters have offered up useful tips for writing blogs. Strip away all the technical aspects of blog … [Read more...]

5 Blogging Tips to Give Your Readers What They Want

This is a guest post by Matt Powers. A successful blogger not only knows how to draw traffic to their site, they know how to keep their readers coming back time and time again. This requires a deep understanding of your target audience including their day-to-day concerns, their interests, how their problems can be solved, and much more. It sounds like a lot but there are some clear steps to help you achieve this more easily. In time, by staying consistent, it will become like second … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Creating Reader-Oriented Blog Content

This is a guest post by Kimberly Nelson. Reader-oriented blog content writing is simple once you are familiar with the basic building blocks required to draw the reader in and keep them reading. Here are 10 basic steps that will lead any blogger down the desired path to creating compelling content. 1) Know Your Reader You can get to know your readers by creating surveys and polls designed to gather data. Structure your questions as unobtrusively as possible. Instead of interrogating … [Read more...]

SEO on the Go

This is a guest post by Christy Wilson. No longer tied to a desk to create and manage our websites, an explosion of apps enters the scene, freeing us to track SEO strategies almost anywhere. While the well-designed and properly executed apps give us all the information we need quickly and are sized properly for smartphone screens, the poorly designed apps are nothing but a headache. There are some big name apps you won’t find on this list, simply because users and reviewers ranked them … [Read more...]

9 Everyday Tools to Increase Earned Media

This is a guest post by Aaron Lee. There are three types of mainstream media online. Paid media, owned media, and earned media. Owned media are media assets that you or your company owns including websites, blogs, and so on. Paid media are media assets that are obtained through external investments such as display ads, sponsorships and paid searches. Earned media are media assets that are built through word of mouth, buzz, viral shares and so on. From these three types of media, earned … [Read more...]

The Future of Link Building

This is a guest post by Christopher Jan Benitez. Google, arguably the most relevant search engine in the world to date, has been aggressively rolling out updates on algorithm changes since last year. The updates aim to eliminate spam on their search results and provide users with the best possible sites based on the searched keyword moving forward. For online marketers, this spells doom to once effective but fishy link building tactics such as article spinning and unnatural keyword … [Read more...]