Is Blogging Dead? How Blogs are changing and How You Can Stay on Top
1st of December 2014 Guest Blogger 50

Is Blogging Dead? How Blogs are changing and How You Can Stay on Top

This is a guest contribution from author and freelance writer Steff Green. Like that sparkly rhinestone jacket you purchased last year but suddenly realise is actually kind of hideous, blogging trends change with the seasons. What was once the mark of a high-quality blog now screams of incompetence. Readers are ...more
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How to Calculate the Value of Your Blog
28th of November 2014 Guest Blogger 32

How to Calculate the Value of Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Tom Fanelli. For most businesses, blogs are marketing tools. And while most take the time to measure their ROI from other marketing avenues, I’m surprised by how many don’t truly understand how their blog is (or is not) benefiting their bottom line. Understanding your ...more
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27th of November 2014 Guest Blogger 10

Man Vs. Machine: Get Better Sales by Keeping Marketing Automation Human

This is a guest contribution from Veronica Taylor. Marketing automation without a human element is just a robot on autopilot. Before, during and after each automated campaign it is essential for real people to plan, edit and review. When campaigns aren’t working, they need to be tested and updated. Most ...more
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26th of November 2014 Darren Rowse 33

5 Sources of Ideas for My Blog Posts

On a recent webinar over at ProBlogger.com I was asked by John: “Where do you get your ideas for blog posts?” It’s a question we get a lot so I thought it might be a good one to write up here on the blog. Discuss: I’m also keen to hear ...more
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How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better
25th of November 2014 Guest Blogger 35

How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better

This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first and second post in this mini series here and here.… “[…] then the evening came and she found herself sitting by the drawing board again, trying to […]” Um … wait a minute, is it “sitting by ...more
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5 Quick Questions with Robert Scoble: What Makes a Great Tech Blog?
24th of November 2014 Stacey Roberts 9

5 Quick Questions with Robert Scoble: What Makes a Great Tech Blog?

Robert Scoble is the brains behind the blog Scobleizer (which he’s just abandoned in favour of solely microblogging on Facebook), and a well-respected authority on social media, tech, and blogging. He has worked for Microsoft, and is currently with Rackspace. We were super-fortunate to grab a few minutes of his time ...more
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Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings
22nd of November 2014 Darren Rowse 27

Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

Over the last couple of years any blogger who has paid attention to their analytics will know that how people are reading blogs is changing. No longer are people simply arriving on your blog on their desktop computer or laptop but on tablets, mobile phones and more. Today I took ...more
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21st of November 2014 Guest Blogger 33

Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications

This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my newborn twins rang ...more
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Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015
20th of November 2014 Darren Rowse 4

Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015

I’ve had a few people asking in the last few weeks where I’ll be speaking in 2015 – I can’t believe the end of the year is so close! I love speaking and am excited by some of the opportunities next year. I hope you’ll consider joining me both here ...more
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