How to Improve Your Writing and SEO for Better Blogging

As you've probably heard by now, Darren Rowse of ProBlogger and Glenn Murray of Divine Write just released the Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers, a 100 point checklist of 63 key things to check before you publish to help you improve the quality of your blog posts. If you're insanely busy like most (working a full time job, writing for multiple blog sites including your own, etc.), the thought of going through a checklist for every blog post you write might sound a bit overwhelming. I know … [Read more...]

Increase Traffic and Authority by Listing Your Blog

There are a lot of places to list your blog for getting the maximum exposure, as well as places where you can receive blog reviews that may be the first impression a visitor may come across for your site. Here are some to add your blog or submit your site to in order to increase your blog traffic and reputation. For Reviews Want to get reviews and ratings for your writing skills and your blog? Submit yourself and your sites to the following networks. Scribnia is an excellent … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons a Home Based Blogging Business

This is a guest post by Brian Stephens of Moulin Website Design, a web design company supporting small businesses. A home business sounds great, doesn't it? Rolling out of bed in the morning when you wake, rather than to an alarm clock. No boss giving you grief for getting in late. You can do what you want when you want Life couldn't be better, or could it? First of all, there are two ways to work from home. There is working for a company from a home base, and there is working for … [Read more...]

Inside the New Digg, Including New Auto Submit Feature

Somewhere, throughout my vast array of email filters, I must have missed my invitation to try out the new Digg 4.0 beta / alpha system, but this weekend out of sheer curiosity, I logged into new Digg site and got to play around with what is coming up. So, without further ado, here is a look at the inside of the new Digg system. Finding Friends When you first login to the new Digg, it will suggest some profiles for you to follow under a variety of topics, including Business, Entertainment, … [Read more...]

Why Your Blog Needs a Mailing List

For many bloggers, myself included, the thought of a mailing list is the furthest thing from their mind when starting out blogging. And many others think of mailing lists as only something you need if you are going to be selling your own products or affiliate products to your subscribers. This, however, is a false assumption. I would say that anyone who is looking to get into serious blogging should start creating a mailing list as soon as possible. This is why! Reasons to Create a … [Read more...]

Twitterfeed, HootSuite RSS Feeds, and Blog Posting Schedules

Are there blogs that you read regularly that you find so good that you end up sharing every post on Twitter? Do you hate it when you miss a post from those blogs, and wish that, even when you're offline, you can promote new posts from those blogs to your followers because you know that each one will be valuable to them? Twitterfeed and HootSuite offer the ability to take a RSS feed from any site and update it to your Twitter account automatically when new feed items are found. Pros of … [Read more...]

Keyword Research for Blogging

This is a guest post by Benjamin Sappey, editor at InternProgram360.com and A2X Consulting, a website which help small business growth. Finding relevant keywords for your website/blog and having the ability to analyze your competitors is a major key to success. The first step is to determine your subject matter. This will help you to understand and analyze your competitors as well as establish the direction of your content. These factors are essential in helping you improve your Google … [Read more...]

5 Tactics Bloggers Should Borrow from Traditional PR

This guest post is written by Mickie Kennedy, founder of eReleases, an online leader in affordable press release distribution. Grab a free copy of the Big Press Release Book - Press Releases for Every Occasion and Industry. Bloggers have been hailed as “citizen journalists” and powerful influencers for years. But bloggers have another, less frequently discussed role - they’re also citizen PR experts. Bloggers who intend to stand out need to manage their brand, interface with readers, … [Read more...]

8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups

In the last few months, I have had the privilege of becoming a regular contributor on several multi-author blogs such as Search Engine Journal, Famous Bloggers, Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Watch, and Stay on Search. Sites like these usually have their own private groups for the contributors to the blog, which is definitely a great idea. If you own a blog that has multiple authors, regular contributors, or regular guest bloggers, here are seven ways a private blog group can be … [Read more...]

On Writing for the Web

This is a guest post by Andrew Rondeau of We Build Your Blog. When I was at school, I was told a number of rules on the etiquette of good writing. It now transpires that most of the things we have ever been taught about effective writing don’t actually apply to writing for the web, and updating our blogs. It can be confusing knowing the best way to write to engage your readers. Do we opt for humour, to try and pull people in? Or will that alienate potential customers, making them … [Read more...]



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