Using Social Media to Promote Your Blog

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Can't seem to gain any traction with your blog no matter how many posts you publish? In most cases, you'll need to invest some of your time and resources into promoting your blog. By spreading the word, other users will see your blog and share it with their network. Today we're going to reveal how social media networking sites can be used to promote blogs. Encourage Users to Share If you look at some of the most popular blogs like Huffington Post and , you'll notice they all have one thing in common: they feature a variety of social "sharing" buttons. These buttons allow users to share the b...

Best Online Tools for Bloggers

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There are dozens of online tools available that can help bloggers write better posts. Maybe you already use some of these tools, but others may surprise you. Word Counter We all know the importance of writing blog posts with X amount of words. Depending on your niche and intent, this might be 300 words or it might be 2,000. Regardless, you'll need some way to keep track of how many words you've written. Fortunately, WordPress and most other blogging platforms have built-in word counters. If your platform lacks this feature, you can use Word Counter to check the length of your posts. Google ...

How to Make Your Blog Easier for Search Engines to Crawl

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Are search engines able to crawl your blog's content with ease? If not, it could have a significant impact on both your search rankings and traffic. Google, Bing, Yahoo and even some of the lower-tiered search engines work by scanning, or crawling, websites to determine what they are about. If a blog site was designed in a manner that prevents proper crawling, however, it won't be able to rank it accordingly. Don't Use Images as Text It may seem harmless enough, but avoid using images in place of text on your blog. Some companies, for instance, will display their name, address and phone numb...

Top 5 Reasons to Choose WordPress

Powering nearly 1 in 4 websites, WordPress remains the world's most popular and widely used content management system (CMS). Of course, there's a good reason for its popularity: WordPress is fast, efficient, cleanly coded, and can be used for all types of websites and blogs. Today we're going to reveal just a few of the many awesome features included in the platform. Import Posts from Another Blog Do you currently have a blog hosted on LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad or Tumblr? Well, you can import the posts to WordPress using its convenient import feature. In just a few clicks of the ...

How to Interlink Your Blog Posts

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Looking to interlink your blog posts together? While WordPress has dozens of helpful features built directly into the framework, it does not have an interlinking feature. With that said, there's a quick and easy solution that will allow bloggers such as yourself to create internal links. What is Interlinking? Before we reveal the steps to interlinking blog posts, let's first discuss the definition of the term. "Interlinking" refers to the process of creating internal, not external, links to other posts and pages on a website. Links can generally be classified as either external, meaning t...

5 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts

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You can spend countless hours crafting the perfect blog post, but it's not going to yield any tangible results in people actually see it. This is why you should promote your blog posts after publishing them. Doing so will drive traffic to them, increasing your posts' visibility and hopefully generating new conversions and/or sales in the process. Share on Social Media One of the first things you should do after publishing a new blog post is to share the link on your social media profiles. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other networks for which you have accounts. Assuming you h...

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Blog’s Traffic

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Traffic is a direct indication of a blog's success. If a blog receives little-to-no traffic, it's not going to gain any momentum for its respective niche. But how exactly do you encourage people to visit and engage themselves on your blog? Share Posts on Social Media One of the easiest ways to boost your blog's traffic is to share new posts on social media. Whenever you publish a new post, log into your Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ profiles and link back to it. Assuming you have a decent number of followers, this will give your new posts an initial burst of traffic. And in some cases it ma...

Tips for Creating a Viral Blog Post

When a blog post goes viral, it can drive hundreds or even thousands of unique visitors to your blog in a short period of time. The first few visitors who access the post will share it on their social media profiles, increasing its visibility while attracting additional visitors in the process -- and those visitors will now share it with their friends and family members; thus, the cycle repeats. But how exactly do you create a viral blog post? Publish Trending Topics A helpful tip to make your blog posts go viral is to discuss trending topics. If a large number of people are talking about th...

Effective Ways to Find Guest Blogging Opportunities

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In the wake of Google's infamous Panda and Penguin updates, webmasters have become increasingly hesitant to build backlinks to their sites, fearing it could have a negative impact on their search rankings. While certain tactics like paid links, automated programs and spam may certainly lower your site's ranking, guest blogging remains a safe and effective way to promote a website. But how exactly do you find guest blogging opportunities? What is Guest Blogging? If this is your first time hearing about guest blogging, let me explain how it works: basically, you write and submit an article or ...

How to Get Noticed as a New Blogger

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Did you know that there are an estimated 152 million plus blogs currently on the Internet, with hundreds more being created each day? As a new blogger, it can be difficult to make a name for yourself and attract readers. However, following the steps listed below will set you on the right path for success. Add Images to Posts If you aren't adding images to your blog posts, you are missing out on one of the easiest and most effective ways to attract new visitors. Images enhance blog posts so they are more appealing, and thus visitors are more likely to stay and read the content rather than cli...