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...]

Case Study: What Is Required To Go From Idea To Reality?

This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Disaster may come at any given moment. Normally I try not to but sometimes you just can't help expecting the worst. Why is that? When you have worked hard to get things set up, spent hours and hours on the project and had very little sleep while a lot of other things that usually do require attention, all paid the price so you can get things set up as quickly and efficiently as possible, you will do everything within your capabilities to make a … [Read more...]

Words that Sell: How to Write Compelling Content for Your Business Blog

This is a guest post by Chris Warden. I can predict – with great accuracy – the steps that nearly every offline business owner tries when bringing their business online: set up a website, begin blogging, and sign up for Twitter and Facebook. Sound accurate? Let's take a deeper look at the blog. The problem isn't knowing you should be blogging, - it's finding topics that are relevant to your niche that won't bore your readers to death. "Words that Sell" (patent pending), if you will. … [Read more...]

How to Get 40,000 Readers Without Guest Blogging

This is a guest post by Gregory Ciotti. "It can't be!" Ah, but it's true! Not only that, this new blog isn't about marketing, blogging, or making money online! Refreshing, isn't it? Only a few months ago, I started my recent project, an electronic music blog by the name of Sophistefunk. Before I get into the details, let's get with the goods: Above is my most recent screenshot from Google Analytics, and as you can see, I've hit over 40000 unique visitors after only being … [Read more...]