3 SEO Tools Every Blogger Should Have in Their Arsenal

3 SEO Tools Every Blogger Should Have in Their Arsenal

Although it is possible to get “internet famous” with your blog purely through your own writing skills or through word of mouth, you will find that it is much easier to experience some success in blogging if you have the search engines on your side. Clearly, we’re not talking about sending flowers and chocolate to Google and Bing, but rather a bit of SEO.

Now, there are many (many!) different methods of performing search engine optimization for your site, and some of them can be rather confusing, especially if you’re new to the game. That’s why we’re going to enlist some […] Read more

Frequently Overlooked Ways to Get More People Coming to Your Blog

Frequently Overlooked Ways to Get More People Coming to Your Blog

You are a blogger. We also bloggers, too. So we know what is it that you’re looking for, what it is that you want from your blog. The main thing that anyone wants their blog to be is successful. No, we know it’s not a particularly surprising revelation, but it’s worth saying.

Why is it worth mentioning? Well, simply to reiterate that, if you want success, you have to be willing to work for it. Now, we’re not doubting that you put the required effort into your blog. No, you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t do the hard work yourself. […] Read more

Expert Advice for Beginner Bloggers

Expert Advice for Beginner Bloggers

Blogging falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, right in the center between an art and a science. Obviously, you have to have some skill as an “artist” (in this case, the art is your writing) if you want to get anywhere, but if you are really trying to pursue success, you need to get your science hat on as well, the SEO being the science-y bit.

This would, of course, mean that there is no single “correct” way to approach blogging. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t any “good” ways of doing so – in fact, there are […] Read more

How to Use Your Blog to Promote Products

How to Use Your Blog to Promote Products

Blogging can be a good way for a writer to make a bit of money, especially if you are willing to use it to help to sell some product. Whether the products are your own or you are engaging in a spot of affiliate marketing, if you do it right you can earn a tidy little profit.

However, the important (and tricky) part is doing it right. The primary aim of your blog is surely to entertain and inform, so you don’t want to dilute that with endless shilling. So how do you manage to start promoting products on your blog, […] Read more

Use Your Author Bio Page to Boost Your Exposure

Use Your Author Bio Page to Boost Your Exposure

When you are a regular writer on different websites, you will usually be asked to create an author profile page – or an author bio – so that the readers of the site can find out a little more about who you are and how you came to write for that particular site.

Obviously, these pages will vary considerably on a site by site basis, but there are certain things you should always try and include if you want to make the most out of this free piece of web real estate. We’re here to help you with that, but first…

Why […] Read more

How to Create the Blog Sidebar of Your Dreams

How to Create the Blog Sidebar of Your Dreams

Even though it is perhaps one of the more frequently overlooked aspects of any blog – at least from the blogger’s point of view – the sidebar is actually one of the most important parts to get right, so you should ensure to put the proper amount of time and effort into improving it.

It is a small but immensely valuable part of your blog. The key to getting it spot on and maximizing its potential is to include as many of the best and most useful sidebar elements without getting things looking too crowded.

In order to make sure you include […] Read more

How You Can Make Money with Your Blog

How You Can Make Money with Your Blog

As a blogger, only you know exactly how much of your free effort and energy you put into your blog, whether it is a hobby or something a little more. However, we are willing to bet that you would put a conservative estimate at “a lot”. We’re right, no?

Of course we are! And the more time you put into something, the more you would expect out of it, right? So you would be correct to wonder when you can expect the money to start flowing your way.

We’re here to help you stop wondering and start making it a reality. We […] Read more

How to Speed up Your Blog’s Growth as a Beginner Blogger

How to Speed up Your Blog’s Growth as a Beginner Blogger

A lot of beginner bloggers drop out of the race at the first hurdle, when they see that – despite their best efforts – the number of regular readers and the number of page views just don’t seem to be increasing. At least, not in a manner that’s proportional to the effort and time involved in creating those posts.

Don’t feel like you have to abandon your work if you’re not seeing adequate rewards. These things take time. It will take time to establish yourself as a respected blogger, so you really should make sure that you keep at it, no […] Read more

Work in e-Commerce? Here’s Why You Should Get a Blog

Do you have an e-commerce website? Yes? And do you want to bring a good amount of traffic to said e-commerce website? Yes? Okay. We are going to put this as simply as we possibly can. You need to set up a blog for it. It really is as simple as that.

If you want to sell your wares, then you want your website to appear near the top of the search engine results pages, more commonly known as the SERPs. And one of the best ways to do this – not to mention the cheapest and the easiest – is […] Read more

How To Make Blog Posts More Interesting: A Guide to Using Video

How To Make Blog Posts More Interesting: A Guide to Using Video

If you want to keep on ensuring that people continue coming back to your site on a regular basis, and making sure that new visitors keep stumbling upon your blog, then you must try your very hardest to make your posts interesting, engaging and fresh.

Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to do that, especially when there is only so much within your niche that you can write about. Things are only made more difficult when you are stuck to the same form of post – you can only be so creative when you limit yourself to text posts of a […] Read more