Just getting started?

Here are a few ideas to help you along... "Starting a new blog can feel like an overwhelming task. Not only does it involve either developing your own template (or finding a free one), creating interesting content that people will want to read, and making the blog SEO optimized, but once you’re finished developing that … Continue reading Just getting started?

Active Business Blogs Draw 6.9 Times More Organic Search Traffic Than Non-Bloggers

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Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Blog’s Usability

"Usability.Yaaawn, right?Think of it like this: the art of making it as easy as possible for your blog’s visitors to do exactly what you want them to do.That simple, super-effective tip on putting your feed icon high up in your sidebar is usability at work. So is putting social media buttons at the bottom of … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Blog’s Usability

How To Create Link Bait Content

Image by Somewhat Frank via Flickr Throughout my blogging career, I’ve worked hard on my writing style. I’ve improved over time, and I’m at a point now where I believe I have perfected my ability to write link bait articles. A link bait article is an article that makes many readers want to reference it … Continue reading How To Create Link Bait Content

6 Ways to Optimize Your Blog for Search Engines

Image via Wikipedia In an earlier article, I talked about the importance of blogging and search engine rankings. However, once you’ve got the blog up and running, the next thing to do is to start optimizing your posts for the search engines. Although search engine optimization (SEO) can be overwhelming to the newcomer, once you … Continue reading 6 Ways to Optimize Your Blog for Search Engines

5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding

Image via Wikipedia Are your blog posts just “okay”? Want to make them great? If so, keep reading. A great blog post respects the needs of three distinct entities. It educates and informs your audience (your subscribers and visitors), optimizes for the search engines and sufficiently energizes you so that you do a good job … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts Outstanding