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Piyush Mangukiya

50 Must Have Small Business Website Design Features

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This Infographic on Small Business Website Design features was offered to us by 99MediaLab. The idea was that we might curate around it. But when we saw the amazing work already done by author Piyush Mangukiya, we decided it was too good not to present as is. It is another installment in our “Great Articles You…


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Ann Smarty

How to Create a Successful Expert Roundup Article

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Expert roundup articles have been around for ages but they have been increasingly popular lately. In a Huffington Post opinion piece written by James Parsons titled “Will Expert Roundup Posts Ever Lose Their SEO Value?”, he points out the pros and cons of this style of content. To me, it read like it was trying…


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Mark Preston

Blogging SEO: The Truth, The Whole Truth & Nothing But The Truth

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Over the past couple of weeks I have been asking my followers over on Twitter what SEO marketing tips they want to read and understand. Although I got quite varied responses, which I am working through, one thing stood out from the crowd. Many people still do not understand Blogging SEO. Now, anyone who is…


Gloria Kopp

12 Essential Tools To Help Your Content Marketing Convert

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When it comes to writing for social media, the toughest part is creating content that’s engaging enough to make people want to click, read and share. All of the components have got to be there – a great headline, quality content and valuable information that readers will want to pass along to others. Give your…


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Alice Elliott

10 Reasons Your Readers Aren’t Commenting On Your Blog

10 reasons why readers aren't commenting on your blog

It can be extremely soul destroying putting your heart and soul into creating a fantastic post, and your readers aren’t commenting on your blog. In fact you get zero feedback, zilch, nothing, tumbleweed bounces across your screen. You soon start to doubt your prowess as a blogger. And understandably so, if you get so little recognition for…


Wade Harman

5 Highly Successful Ways To Promote Your Blog

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This is the second article in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. This Is Why You Need To Promote Your Blog You blog. You hit “Publish”. After that you sit back and wait for the traffic to come to your blog. But isn’t there more you could do? Are you leaving something out?…


John Jantsch

How Guest Blogging Can Be The Secret To Traffic Success

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First, let’s define what guest blogging is in the context of this post. A guest post is high-quality, often original, content that your readers, or the readers of another site, find useful. All that to say it’s not a spammy, content farm method for getting links. So, when Google’s Matt Cutts wrote – “The decay and…


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Karen Dikson

7 Clever Ways to Write a Killer First Paragraph

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Starting off on the wrong foot can really turn off an audience. But a killer first paragraph can similarly make all the difference in keeping their attention up to the last word of your article. Boring methods like starting with a definition or sounding uncertain about your points, just don’t cut it anymore. Here’s how…


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Alice Elliott

How allowing comments on your blog can attract more readers

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Following on from a period when allowing comments on blogs was out of favour, it’s now time to reverse that trend and get commenting again! Yes, I know social media has taken over. But really is that a good thing? Don’t you find the quality of comments there can leave much to be desired? Many bloggers claim…


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Ann Smarty

5 Steps & 5 Tools For Making a Great Editorial Calendar

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In the past eight years I have worked as an editor for several huge websites. Those don’t include my own, where I have been 100% responsible for all upkeep and content published. I can say, with a great deal of experience backing it up, that having a solid editorial calendar is the most important tool…


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