How To Give Your Blog A Makeover

How To Give Your Blog A Makeover

Blogging
Blogging has been around for a long time now and more and more individuals and businesses are joining the blogging landscape. As such the look and feel of a traditional blog has moved on too. Blogs are no longer a single page website with diary style entries listed chronologically. Blogs are multi-functional websites with shopping facilities, videos, interactive maps, and more. You name, and a blog can have it. So if your blog has been standing around in the blogosphere for several years, it may be time to freshen it up. Not only will this improve the aesthetics and useability, an updated revitalized blog will also help to improve your traffic. So why put it off any longer? Here are some ways you can give your blog a makeover. How…
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What Does High Quality Content Look Like?

What Does High Quality Content Look Like?

Blogging
Do you have a content schedule you want to get on with? But before you get started, you’re also nervous about the kind of content you’ll be putting out there. What if it’s not what people want to read? What if it’s just not good enough? Don’t worry, all website owners have this same worry before they press publish! We all want to publish the best stuff online. You’ll be well on your way to doing so, if you know what high quality content looks like. What Does High Quality Content Look Like? High quality content comes with quite a few hallmarks. Soon, you'll be able to spot a good post from among the usual type just from the opening sentence alone. But until that day comes, we’ve listed some…
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13 Incredible Blogging Tips You’ll Wish You Discovered Sooner

13 Incredible Blogging Tips You’ll Wish You Discovered Sooner

Blogging
Building a successful blog can be a rewarding experience. But, it can also be quite frustrating. You don't know what works and what doesn't, you get discouraged when your blog doesn't seem to be getting any traffic, and everything seems overwhelming. These are all common problems among new bloggers. Blogging is certainly not a get-rich-quick scheme, but it's a lot more. If you have started blogging with an expectation to make money from it, be assured that you will not make a lot of money immediately. But what blogging does is help you build your professional profile and credibility as an expert in your niche. 13 Incredible Blogging Tips You’ll Wish You Discovered Sooner While there are hundreds of things you can do to improve your blog, these 13 tips…
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Unique Ways To Protect Your Blog That You Might Have Overlooked

Unique Ways To Protect Your Blog That You Might Have Overlooked

Blogging
Blogging is a fun and interesting way to express yourself. It can be something you do just as a creative outlet, or you can even turn it into a full-time job if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. However, blogging does come with a few challenges that are important to consider if you want to get the most out of it. For instance, protecting your blog is something that you should be focusing on, especially if you’re in it for the long haul. But what exactly does “protecting” your blog mean? In some contexts, protecting your blog could mean having a strong and reliable security system so that people can’t just walk in and start changing your posts. To others, protecting it could mean safeguarding your intellectual…
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How To Craft A Good Call To Action At The End Of Your Blog Post

How To Craft A Good Call To Action At The End Of Your Blog Post

Blogging
If there’s one thing I see a lot of bloggers do wrong, it’s not giving their readers anything to do at the end of the blog post. Put yourself in the shoes of your readers. You read a great article, get to the end and there’s no call to action. What do you do? You go back to Facebook or go watch some cat videos on YouTube. Why not give your readers something more? What if they wouldn’t mind learning more from you or connecting with you via email or social media or even take you up on a product recommendation? That’s what a call to action at the end of your blog posts is all about. How To Craft A Good Call To Action At The End Of Your…
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6 Places to Use Keywords to Get More Eyes On Your Content

6 Places to Use Keywords to Get More Eyes On Your Content

Blogging, SEO, Website Design
We all use phrases to find what we're looking for when searching online. Some of these phrases will be short, and some will be long. In the context of online marketing, these phrases are known as keywords. Keywords are the terms your ideal client is typing (or speaking) into Google, or another search engine, when she needs an answer. For example, if she's looking for a business coach, she might type in "business coach in Atlanta". This would be considered a "short tail" keyword because it's brief and not too descriptive. In contrast, if she searches for "small business marketing coach in Atlanta", this would be considered a long tail keyword. As you can see, this is a longer, more descriptive phrase that delivers more targeted results. Stick with me…
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How To Blog Your Way To A Book

How To Blog Your Way To A Book

Authors, Blogging
So many people dream of being a published author. Far more than I ever realized! However, I notice so many people that have this dream, simply keep it as such, a dream. Why is this? What holds most would-be authors back from publishing? It’s not a lack of writing talent. It’s definitely not a lack of knowledge. And for sure it’s not a lack of desire. If you asked most people why they have not finished their book, the answer is simple: time. Entrepreneurs are busy people. You have clients to serve, a business to run, a family to care for. Not only that, but you’re spending time creating new training courses, marketing on social media, managing your team…the list is nearly endless. When would you have time to write…
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How Long Should Your Blog Posts Be?

How Long Should Your Blog Posts Be?

Blogging
Every few months we get some new advice from a blogging guru saying that our blog posts need to be longer, or shorter, or that they should be broken up into 10 pages of bite-sized chunks… it can make you crazy. Let’s talk about this. How long should your blog posts really be? How Long Should Your Blog Posts Be? What's the magic word count number? It would be great if there was a magic number that guaranteed best results, wouldn’t it? But that’s like asking someone to tell you how long your conversations with other people should be. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a few words or sentences; sometimes you have a nice long talk. It all depends on how much you have to say to each other, doesn’t…
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