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What Is A Blog?

Trying to figure out this thing called "blogging" that you've heard about but don't know where to start? This article discusses what a blog really is - and what it can do for your business.
I work full-time in digital marketing, helping companies to promote their websites online. As a result I come across a huge number of people each month who either:Don’t know what a blog is (or why they would want one) Think they have a blog (when they don’t)Bearing in mind how common these problems are I thought it might be useful...

Going Pro: 15 Services To Take Your Blog From Good To Great

Blogging tools - looking for the best tools to help you market your blog? After over a decade of blogging, here are my top blogging tools for your consideration.
Setting up a basic Wordpress site is simplicity itself; new bloggers do it every day.However if you're serious about becoming a successful blogger you're going to need a lot more than just the standard, plain old Wordpress installation.Pro bloggers - those who we all long to emulate - use an assortment of tools and services to help them market...

The Blog Post Publication Checklist: 10 Things You Must Check Before Publishing Your Next Blog Post

Blogging tips - before you publish any blog post, here are the things you should be checking are in place to make sure you get as much traffic as possible.
There can be little worse than publishing a new post complete with mistakes that you hadn’t spotted.Maybe there’s an embarrassing spelling mistake in the first paragraph of the article that instantly turns off your visitors.Perhaps the affiliate link you’ve so lovingly placed in the article is wrong, meaning you don’t credited with any sales. And so on...These things happen;...

8 Blog Maintenance Tasks To Improve Your Site

Spring cleaning tasks for your blog. Here are some simple ways to improve your blog and keep it running like clockwork.
As any blogger will appreciate, your blog is never truly “finished”.Instead, most blogs are in a constant state of flux, regularly changing in content, appearance, style and functionality.That’s what helps to make blogging so exciting; nothing ever stands still.But there’s a problem… The Importance of Blog Maintenance Tasks This very same act of constant change means that over time your blog...

What Are The Benefits of Blogging?

What are the benefits of blogging over other kinds of online businesses? Find out whether you should start a blog of your own or not...
Over the last few years the concept of “blogging” has gained ever more in popularity.These days with all the excitement around the “blogosphere” you could be forgiven for thinking that everyone should be blogging.However that isn’t necessarily the case.You see, running a blog is only one way to communicate with your audience, build traffic and, hopefully, start to make some...

8 Reasons Why Your Blog Isn’t Producing The Results You Want

Getting frustrated with blogging? Putting in hours of work but getting nothing back? Here are some common problems you might not have noticed...
As any blogger will tell you, running a blog can be hard work.Worse – it can be thoroughly frustrating.It’s entirely normal to spend months slowly building your blog only to see very little return for all that effort.All those evenings and weekends spent producing content, all that effort put into networking on social media and all in exchange for...

How To Promote Your Latest Blog Post Like A Boss

Wondering how to promote your blog? If you're a blogger or content marketer wanting more website traffic then follow this step-by-step formula for promoting your latest blog post.
You've worked hard on your latest blog post.You've followed all the advice of the experts, and invested blood, sweat and tears into producing a post of epic proportions.Your article is, quite simply, the daddy.This is the post that's going to get so much traffic that Google Analytics itself will melt down.You hit the "publish" button and then......nothing...Talk about depressing.Digital...

What Are The Downsides To Blogging?

What are the downsides of blogging? What should all bloggers know before they start to build their blogging empire? Read on to find out...
Listen to all the hoopla out there with everyone screaming from the rooftops that you need your own blog and you could be forgiven for starting to get rather paranoid.After all, if you have yet to set up your own blog, what do these people know that you don’t?The truth is that blogging is just to “cool” and so...

4 Steps To Avoiding Blogger Burnout

Ever feel like you've had enough of blogging? That all that time and passion you're putting in are leading to nothing? Here are my tips for avoiding blogger burnout - from someone that has been there before (more than once!)
If there’s one key feature that separates blogging from other types of online businesses it’s that it requires consistent, long-term effort in order to launch and grow a blog.And even once you hit the “big time” you’re still going to need to be creating content, moderating comments and networking on social media on a daily basis.No wonder so many...

Niche Site Link Building: 9 Link Building Strategies That Work Right Now

Niche site link building. What strategies are working right now for boosting SEO for affiliate marketing sites?
Building links for niche sites isn’t easy.In many cases the types of links that we build for other types of sites simply aren’t applicable to niche sites.The reason is quite simple; many niche sites are deliberately designed around highly commercial subjects such as helping consumers decide on which product to buy and frequently consist of dozens of product reviews.These...