blogger-hosting-tips

While you can use online community sites such as Blogger or WordPress.com for your blog, I recommend you use a WordPress.org self-hosted website. When you want to use the software from WordPress.org for your blog, you need to purchase your own web hosting. There are tons of web hosting companies for you to choose from. Because WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform on the web, this article focuses heavily on WordPress friendly features. So without further delay, here are my Top 10 Tips for Choosing Web Hosting for Your Blog. 1. Spend Less Time Installing Software Manually installing WordPress (or any otherRead More →

10-best-sidebar-widgets-for-your-blog

Keeping your readers attention and keeping your visitors on your website should be one of your primary goals. While your main focus should be on creating awesome compelling content in your blog posts, you can also use sidebar widgets to entertain and inform your audience. Here are 10 Best Sidebar Widgets for your blog you should consider implementing. Polls and Surveys Polls and surveys are a great way to get your readers engaged and interested in your website. They can also help you gain insight into what your audience is interested in and really cares about—which you can then use in your writing. WordPress bloggersRead More →

Blogging Calendar

All serious bloggers use some type of editorial calendar. And, there are some good reasons why you should too if you aren’t already using one. Using an editorial calendar for your blog will not only help you with scheduling upcoming posts, but it can also help you track what you’ve written about in the past, spark ideas for new blog posts in the future, and maybe most importantly, keep you motivated to come up with new content for your blog. There are many online tools available for editorial scheduling, but your calendar doesn’t have to be anything fancy. In fact, for many years I’ve simplyRead More →

How to Monetize Your Blog

Once you’ve got your blog established you may want to start earning some income from your website. While you may not get rich (at least not right away), it’s very easy to incorporate some income streams into your blog. The two primary ways of making money with your blog are through advertising and affiliate marketing. Both of these methods have their advantages and disadvantages. Adsense or Affiliate? The easiest way of implementing ads into your site is through Google Adsense. You just need to sign up with Google and include the Adsense code in your blog. They’ll take care of having the most pertinent adsRead More →

Effectively Using Images In Your Blog

If you have your own blog, you’re probably constantly looking for ways to improve it, from the content and format to the layout. And, if you’re like most bloggers, you probably go over these things obsessively, trying to make your blog the most appealing to your readership. And there’s a good reason for all your hard work. After all, if your blog isn’t engaging to your readers, they’ll leave. It’s just that simple. One way to increase the attractiveness and effectiveness of your blog is to use images and multimedia. This will break up the monotony of your blog, giving your audience something new andRead More →

Business Blogs

If you have a business and want to grow your client base or if you just want to improve your PR, starting a blog is a great place to begin. Having a blog for your business will help you prove your expertise, provide news and updates, connect with potential customers, and provides a free marketing tool. The only problem is, to reap all these benefits, you actually have to start a blog. If you’re unsure of where to start in creating a blog for your business, follow the steps below. 1. Know Your Goals and Purpose It’s easy to buy a WordPress theme and justRead More →

Blog Headlines

First impressions mean everything. While this is often applied to people, businesses, or places, the same can be said about websites and blogs. For these, headlines are the first impressions. And, to have a successful blog, these headlines need to make a good first impression. Having headlines that resonate with an audience is the best way to attract more readers. Here are a few tips on how to write headlines that attract more readers. Headlines won’t be able to include every single tip here, but combining one or two will vastly improve the quality of headlines. 1. Know the Target Audience This is a bigRead More →

Social Media

If you’re part of the blogging world, or starting out in it, you’ve probably read or heard about all the issues people have in getting traffic to their page. This is a serious issue that many bloggers face. Unfortunately, while setting up a blog and creating content is a relatively easy task, many overlook how hard it is to promote the blog. If you’re having a problem getting readers or traffic to your blog, it’s time you turned to social media to promote it. Social media is a godsend to bloggers. Think of it like this: There are over 1.7 billion people on social mediaRead More →

Keys To Blogging Success

There are such a large number of issues that can emerge when you’re attempting to be an effective blogger. It might be that you can’t make sense of what you need to expound upon; a case of writer’s block. You may be experiencing a temporarily uncooperative mind. You may get effortlessly diverted while doing your own research. Do you plan things out ahead before you do them? Never burn bridges/keep in-touch with sources to make content less demanding on you? Do you have objectives and timetables set for your written work? Do you have some go-to profitability apps that you utilize? If you answered “no”Read More →

SEO 2016 Tip

One of the ways to increase your blog’s audience is to rank better in the search engines. However, when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), what use to work well in the past probably won’t get you to the top of the listings anymore. When it comes to ranking high in the search engines, these days it’s all about helping out your readers. While things like including keywords in your domain name, title tags, and meta descriptions use to be ultra-important in SEO, they have long since been de-emphasized by the search engines. And although backlinks and keywords do certainly account for some ofRead More →