3 Critical Questions To Answer Before You Take Your Blog On The Road
18th of March 2014 Guest Blogger 21

3 Critical Questions To Answer Before You Take Your Blog On The Road

This is a guest contribution from Kelly Edwards. If you’re a blogger, then there are many benefits that can be gained from getting out from behind the keyboard and attending real world events: from raising awareness, sourcing new talent, and increasing overall readership. Of course, attending an event is an ...more
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Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Guest Posts?
17th of March 2014 Guest Blogger 70

Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Guest Posts?

This is a guest contribution from Alex Strike, writer and blogger. During my writing career, I’ve had the good fortune to have appeared on many cool and informative blogs and websites – but it hasn’t always been this way. Writing for blogs appeared to be not as easy as I ...more
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8 Reasons Why Your Email Open Rate is Nosediving
14th of March 2014 Guest Blogger 36

8 Reasons Why Your Email Open Rate is Nosediving

This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy, blogger and graphic designer. It’s amazing how blogs have exploded within the last 10 years – take ProBlogger for instance. Blogs like these can provide a good living for the owner if the traffic remains strong and healthy. But how do these ...more
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3 Important Questions To Ask About Posts in Your Blog Archives
13th of March 2014 Darren Rowse 31

3 Important Questions To Ask About Posts in Your Blog Archives

Here’s a quick exercise that I encourage you to do every now and then. Identify a post in your archives (preferably something that is a year or more older) and then ask yourself these three questions: Can I update it? Many times the posts in your archives can do with ...more
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Content Marketing Smart – Why Your Blog Article is Just the Beginning
12th of March 2014 Guest Blogger 40

Content Marketing Smart – Why Your Blog Article is Just the Beginning

This is a guest contribution from James Scherer, of Wishpond Monday: a couple hours of research, six hours of head-down writing, two (five?) coffee-breaks. End result: One 2000 word, comprehensive article on Facebook Ad best practices. Publish. Tuesday: a couple hours of research, six hours of head-down writing… Rinse. Repeat. ...more
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The One Thing You Should Be Doing on Your Blog to Create More Engagement
11th of March 2014 Stacey Roberts 87

The One Thing You Should Be Doing on Your Blog to Create More Engagement

This is a guest contribution from Karl Staib of Domino Connection. Wouldn’t it be great if you were getting twice as many blog post comments as you do now? If people would ask you more questions and add comments, it would help build your community. They spur conversation that might ...more
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Skip to the End: 5 Great Ways to Make Your Readers Care
10th of March 2014 Guest Blogger 25

Skip to the End: 5 Great Ways to Make Your Readers Care

This is a guest contribution from Mike Sowden. Have you ever taken part in a business presentation that just died on the spot? Say you’re up there speaking. Nobody is laughing at your jokes. Your throat has dried up. Dark patches of panic-sweat are appearing all over your shirt. You ...more
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Beginner Week – Discussion: What Did You Find Hardest as a New Blogger?
8th of March 2014 Stacey Roberts 77

Beginner Week – Discussion: What Did You Find Hardest as a New Blogger?

With all the chat around new blog tips, mistakes made, and resources used, we’ve got to thinking – what were the biggest obstacles to you all when you first started out blogging? Was it finding readers, tech stuff, or design? Perhaps it was navigating social media, or even finding content ...more
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Beginner Week – Resource Roundup: 10 Links you Can’t Live Without
7th of March 2014 Stacey Roberts 26

Beginner Week – Resource Roundup: 10 Links you Can’t Live Without

Beginner Week has been jam-packed with tales from the trenches  – from how to set up a blog, to a newbie success story, Darren’s Beginner Dos and Don’ts; and 31 mistakes established bloggers made way back in the early days of their blog. Today we’re back with even more goodies ...more
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