Make Your Blog a Call to Action?!
17th of March 2012 Darren Rowse 30

Make Your Blog a Call to Action?!

Yesterday’s posts here at ProBlogger (Better Buttons Part 1 and Part 2) looked at the question of driving readers to take action on our blogs. Whether we blog for profit or pleasure, for most, reader action is an extremely important part of blogging. We need readers to action if we ...more
Writing Content
Better Buttons Part 2: Buttons as Brand Engagement Tools
16th of March 2012 Georgina Laidlaw 23

Better Buttons Part 2: Buttons as Brand Engagement Tools

Earlier today, the Ninja made an important point about buttons on your blog: he said that users have an expectation about the kind of response they get when they interact with a button. In a world where engagement is the blogger’s ultimate goal, we can take this one step further. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Better Buttons Part 1: Set the Right Expectations
16th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 22

Better Buttons Part 1: Set the Right Expectations

This guest post is by the Web Marketing Ninja. Almost everything I read, see, or hear about buttons (the web version) is all about color, size, location, and contrast. Do any research on this topic, and you’ll come across statements like these: “Just make the button bigger.” “Orange buttons always convert ...more
Blogging for Dollars
How to Convert Visitors from Your About Page
12th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 35

How to Convert Visitors from Your About Page

This guest post is by AJ Kumar of Single Grain. One of the most under-utilized pieces of website real estate out there is the About Us page.  While most webmasters treat it as a throw-away repository for a stock biography or company history, consider the mindset of the visitors who ...more
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How to Awe Your Readers to Take Action
12th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 43

How to Awe Your Readers to Take Action

This guest post is by Jeevan Jacob John of Blog Networking 101. You have traffic. You have a great number of people reading your blog posts daily. What do you want to do with these people? Have them subscribe? Comment? Read? Simply put, you want them to take action, right? ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Smarter: Invest in Your Own Success
24th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 26

Blog Smarter: Invest in Your Own Success

This guest post is by Jeff Nickles of MySuperChargedLife.com. My blog grew by leaps and bounds in 2011.  It was exciting! But it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t made a few smart investments in my blog—investments, you could say, in my success. I’m a regular guy and a part-time ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
The Most Common Word at My House: “Why?”
20th of February 2012 Darren Rowse 17

The Most Common Word at My House: “Why?”

As a father of three boys aged five and under, there’s a word I hear a lot in my house. I’m sure other parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, child care workers, and people with kids in their lives will know what it is. “Why?” Why do I have to brush my ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
8 Blogging Lessons I Learned from Being Scammed by a Marketer
19th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 30

8 Blogging Lessons I Learned from Being Scammed by a Marketer

This guest post is by Chris The Traffic Blogger. This past month my fiancé and I went to a wedding expo. No, I am not one of those guys who lets the girl run around and do everything for the wedding! So I was there getting sold on everything from limos ...more
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A Tale of Two Ebooks
11th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 24

A Tale of Two Ebooks

This guest post is by Alexis Grant of The Traveling Writer. During the last six months, I’ve published two ebooks: one that’s selling wonderfully, and another that flopped. Why did one succeed, while the other—at least in sales terms—didn’t? What was the difference? It wasn’t a beautiful cover, nor a ...more
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