5 Things to Do After Launching a New Blog

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So, you've finally made the decision to start a blog? It is a proven fact that blogs are a great method to deliver content and connect with your target audience. Thus, there are a few simple steps you should take after launching a new blog to ensure its success. Change the Design Whether you're blogging on WordPress, Blogger, Joomla, Drupal or any other content management system (CMS), you should use a custom design. The problem with many of the so-called "free" templates and themes is that they are being used by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of other blogs. Investing in a custom design wil...

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...

How to Create a ‘Blogger’ Blog

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Formerly known as Blogspot, Blogger is Google's own self-blogging platform. Much like WordPress.com, it allows individuals and business owners to blog without the need for a third-party hosting service. All files and data are stored are Google's servers, eliminating the need for a domain name and web host. If you are thinking about creating a Blogger blog, however, there are a few things you should know. Getting Started In order to create a Blogger blog, you'll need a Google account. This can be the same account used to access Gmail or other Google services. If you don't have one already, vi...

Heads Up: Google May Change Its Ranking Algorithm

If your blog relies on organic, non-paid search engine traffic, you should take note of what I'm about tell you. A new report has emerged, suggesting that Google may alter is search ranking algorithm to focus on the truthfulness/accuracy of websites' content. Google currently uses a complex ranking algorithm consisting of hundreds of different signals. While the Mountain View company has yet to reveal the exact formula it uses to rank websites, some of the signals Google is believed to use include backlink quantity, backlinks quality, social shares, domain age, and brand name mentions. Webm...

Top 3 Chrome Browser Add-Ons For SEO

The right web browser add-ons can make a world of difference in your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts. Whether you are looking to rank an e-commerce website, content-driven site, blog, etc., the following three ad-ons are bound to help. SEO Quake SEO Quake is a highly versatile add-on that reveals a TON of helpful information about pages that you visit. Using the information provided by this completely free Chrome add-on, you can better identify high-value sources of backlinks. So, what kind of information does SEO Quake provide? Its developers are constantly working to make and ...