The Benefits of Offline Marketing


This is a guest post by James Elliot. It seems everyone's obsessed with online marketing, from the growth of search engine marketing and Google controlling the majority of searches in the US to social media marketing with Facebook and Twitter being the hottest topics at the moment. Photo Credit: Chris Heller on Flickr Despite the growth of the Internet, it is important to realize that only 78.1% of users in the US have access to the Internet that leaves 21.9% of users whom you … [Read more...]

How to Increase Reader Engagement with Images


This is a guest post by Steven Papas. High bounce rate will get you frustrated as a blogger. Yours is more like a blog without traffic if you generate thousands of visitors a day that leave your blog the next second. When you must have gone through the design and customization of your blog to suit your taste, making money with depends, solely, on one factor, and its engagement stats. How sticky is the blog? How long do readers spend before closing your blog page for a more promising … [Read more...]

7 All-Too-Common Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Are you damaging your blog's chances of success ... without even realizing it? Photo Credit: Anonymous Collective on Flickr Lots of very good writers still get some blogging basics wrong. And if you know writing isn't your strong point, avoiding these seven mistakes will make your posts dramatically better. Mistake #1: Only Writing when Inspiration Strikes Inspiration is a powerful force ... but a fickle one. If you only write when you're … [Read more...]

Effective Online Marketing with Forums and Message Boards


This is a guest post by Olga Ionel. Today's companies are quickly recognizing the power that social media tools such as forums and message boards can have for finding new customers and spreading the word about products and services. While these platforms can be incredibly useful for raising awareness and evaluating the needs and desires of potential customers, they can also be harmful to a company's reputation and even success should they be handled poorly. Online marketing is key to … [Read more...]

The Best Blogging Education: ProBlogger Ebooks Review


If you’re in the market for resources to take your blog to help you create a successful blog, then you will definitely want to look at the eBook selections offered at ProBlogger. In addition to the daily blog tips that Darren Rowse has provided since 2004, he have also produced six great downloadable resources to help your blog reach its potential. I personally have every one of the eBooks and credit the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog to helping Kikolani turn from an unknown personal … [Read more...]

The Pixar Guide to Feel-Good Blogging


This is a guest post by David Masters. Is your blog sending out subtle signals for your readers to unsubscribe? Most top bloggers will tell you that to hold on to your readers, you must give them value. Value means the providing information they need to solve their common problems. For example, a photography blogger might write a blog post on choosing a new camera, which is a common dilemma for photographers. A blog on writing might include an article on how to pitch editors so they say … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]