CategoryBlogging Tools and Services
Why I Switched Blog Hosting Companies (and Who I’m With Now)
4th of September 2012 Darren Rowse 41

Why I Switched Blog Hosting Companies (and Who I’m With Now)

One of the most common questions I’m asked about how I run my blogs is, “What web host do you use and recommend?” Over the past ten years I’ve used around eight different hosting services, ranging from the very early days of relying upon free host Blogger, through to my ...more
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A Surefire Way to Suffocate Your Blog (And Your Passion)
2nd of September 2012 Guest Blogger 52

A Surefire Way to Suffocate Your Blog (And Your Passion)

This guest post is by David Masters of Social Caffeine. I’m a stats addict. Whether it’s my Twitter feed, an email newsletter, my latest blog post, or my overall blog subscriber numbers, I’m constantly checking the stats. I’m obsessed. Comments, retweets, Likes, clickthroughs, I check them all. Of course it’s important to ...more
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10 Vital Stats for Blog Health—and How to Track Them
13th of August 2012 Guest Blogger 41

10 Vital Stats for Blog Health—and How to Track Them

This article is by Dan Norris of Web Control Room. As an active blogger, I’m always looking at various stats to help me understand how well I’m doing. I’m not particularly fond of the idea of blogging for years without knowing whether things are going in the right direction. I’d ...more
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SoundCloud: for Bloggers, Not Just Musicians
29th of July 2012 Darren Rowse 27

SoundCloud: for Bloggers, Not Just Musicians

Have you tried podcasting on your blog? Not long ago, Carol Tice wrote a couple of posts on the topic for us, covering the benefits of podcasting and how to get your first podcast up and running. I know Carol advises against using a hosted service for your podcasts, but ...more
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Should You Use a Third-Party Commenting System on Your Blog?
25th of July 2012 Guest Blogger 78

Should You Use a Third-Party Commenting System on Your Blog?

This guest post is by Syed Balkhi of WPBeginner. If you’ve been blogging for anything more than a few months, you probably have come across blogs using third-party commenting systems like Disqus, Livefyre, Facebook Comments, Intense Debate, and more. You may have asked yourself, “Why do other blogs use these ...more
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Top 5 Google Chrome Extensions For Bloggers
22nd of June 2012 Guest Blogger 24

Top 5 Google Chrome Extensions For Bloggers

This guest post is by Anthony Wijaya of techexperience. Today, I’m going to share with you some of the Google Chrome extensions that have made my daily blogging tasks easier. These are my top five. 1. SEO For Chrome SEO For Chrome allows you to check, well, pretty much everything ...more
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Use Email to Post to Your WordPress.org Blog
24th of May 2012 Guest Blogger 17

Use Email to Post to Your WordPress.org Blog

This guest post is by Anurag Bansal of Techacker. Owners of WordPress.org blogs don’t get the flexibility to post by email through a WordPress service. It’s very surprising to see that such a popular platform doesn’t offer a native way of creating blog post by sending an email—especially since WordPress.com owners ...more
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Video Starting Points: Make and Share Your First Video
20th of May 2012 Guest Blogger 30

Video Starting Points: Make and Share Your First Video

This guest post is by Neil Davidson of My Web Presenters. In November of 2011 David Hsieh, VP of Marketing at Cisco famously stuck his neck out by proclaiming that 90% of internet traffic will be viewing video in three years’ time. The actual figure is already 51% of traffic, ...more
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3 New Tools That Can Help You Create Better Content, Convert More Readers and Conquer Higher Search Rankings
12th of May 2012 Guest Blogger 27

3 New Tools That Can Help You Create Better Content, Convert More Readers and Conquer Higher Search Rankings

This guest post is by Neil Patel of Quick Sprout. Anybody can be a content marketer … but not everyone can be a good or even great content marketer who creates articles that convert and rank high in the search engines on a consistent basis. Over time experience will teach you ...more
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