CategoryBlog Design
Blog Design for ROI Rule #4: Make Posts Easy to Read
11th of December 2012 Guest Blogger 8

Blog Design for ROI Rule #4: Make Posts Easy to Read

This guest post is by Gab Goldenberg of The Advanced SEO Book. In the last instalment of the Blog Design for ROI series, I discussed the importance of showering attention on your community using design elements. The fourth commandment of blog design for ROI is to make your posts easy ...more
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Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community
4th of December 2012 Guest Blogger 9

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

This guest post is by Gab Goldenberg, author of The Advanced SEO Book. This is part 3 of Problogger’s Blog Design for ROI series. Today we’ll talk about integrating your community into your design. Since a blog is a form of social media, even if—or especially if—it’s a business blog, it ...more
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Blog Design for ROI Rule 2: Highlight Your Key Content
27th of November 2012 Guest Blogger 17

Blog Design for ROI Rule 2: Highlight Your Key Content

This guest post is by Gab Goldenberg, author of The Advanced SEO Book. Previously in the Blog Design for ROI series, I discussed the importance of prioritizing your email optin form within your page layout. The next best use of space in your design is to highlight your key content. Why ...more
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5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible
16th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 47

5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible

This week on #blogchat on Twitter, we discussed the use of images in blog posts, and I thought that some of the advice we covered there might be useful for you too. So here are my top tips for using images in your blog posts. 1. Use an image per ...more
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How to Work With Designers to Design Your Blog
23rd of October 2012 Guest Blogger 31

How to Work With Designers to Design Your Blog

This guest post is by Rob Cubbon. Psychologists have long been aware of the halo effect—a situation in which our judgment of a person’s character is influenced by our overall impression of them. The same is true of websites. Rightly or wrongly, we judge a website first and foremost by ...more
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A Basic Visual Design Guide for the Visually Incompetent
20th of October 2012 Guest Blogger 19

A Basic Visual Design Guide for the Visually Incompetent

This guest post is by Anabelle of Read, Write, Live. Have you ever woken up one day, looked at your blog’s header and other visual elements, and thought, “My, this is ugly!” You need a visual redesign. What to do? There are two solutions to this problem: you hire a ...more
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Create a Professional Blog Logo on a Budget
28th of September 2012 Guest Blogger 29

Create a Professional Blog Logo on a Budget

This guest post is by Samuel of Internet Dreams. I am a logo hunter! What that means is I almost always stop and look at a new site’s logo. Almost like shooting at it, but with my eyes! Believe it or not, this now has a profound influence on whether ...more
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9 Elements of the Perfect Post
13th of September 2012 Guest Blogger 41

9 Elements of the Perfect Post

This guest post is by Ginny Soskey of Shareaholic. A perfect blog post is hard to come by. Sometimes the mistakes are small, like a grammatical error, and other times the mistakes are so glaring that you just can’t look away. You spend so much time coming up with post ...more
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How to Build and Monetize a Mobile-Optimized Blog
6th of September 2012 Guest Blogger 24

How to Build and Monetize a Mobile-Optimized Blog

This guest post is by Thomas Samph and Matt Convente of Grovo.com. For bloggers, creating a mobile site can seem daunting. Without the time, money and a working knowledge of various coding languages, a mobile site can seem out of reach. But today, just like anyone who only has a ...more
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