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Anatomy Of A Blog Redesign: Meet The Standard WordPress Theme

Jason Yormark

I have to admit, I’m a WordPress theme junkie.  I’m fascinated with the art of blog design, and I often find myself spending too much time browsing some of the industry leading WordPress theme sites.  My personal favorite site these days is certainly Themeforest as they have a tremendous variety of themes available. I’m also guilty of growing bored with my theme design on about a yearly basis. After a year of blogging, and watching the blogging landscape evolve, I felt the itch to update my look and feel again. Wordpress

What New Data Tells Us About Blog Advertising

Convince & Convert

The blogging space has grown to be a major part of online publishing with a huge following and audience. On WordPress blogs alone, over 409 million people view more than 20.4 In terms of content, the blogging space captures every imaginable content category and topic from tech to sports to fashion to food. Types of Sponsored Blog Content. billion pages each month.

Time to Rethink Your Blog Strategy? Writing Epic, Incredible Blog Posts

Pam Moore

recently saw a video and blog post from a leader in the social marketing space offering tips to generate new ideas for content blog writing. They went so far as instructing them how to leverage RSS feeds, do social listening and more to get ideas for new blog content. Your goal is not to build a blog, website or business that is status quo, right? being relevant? iTunes.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. Your first step to staring a blog on your own domain is choosing a domain name. WordPress Support.

Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. As I’ve been paying more attention to blogging—not just the writing thereof, but the look and how the posts come across—one of the fields that I believe is little-used is the “excerpt&# field in one’s WordPress blog. This is WordPress’ built-in Excerpt field.). but you already know that.

Install Your First WordPress Plugin

ProBlogger

WordPress is a platform that’s rather easy to use, for the most part. As Matt Hooper explained earlier today, in his post What Your Need to Know Before You Start a WordPress Blog , no web development or programming skills are required. Just to make one thing clear, WordPress doesn’t need any additional software, tools, or plugins to operate. That’s it.

How to Select the Perfect WordPress Theme for Your Blog

ProBlogger

Selecting a WordPress theme is one of those tasks that seem fairly easy at first How hard can it be? You simply go to Google, type in “best free WordPress themes” and you’re good to go, right? I’m sure you already know where I’m going with this. Long story short, almost all free WordPress themes include some kind of strange code in their structures, usually in the footer section. But I’m not speaking as a businessman now. I’m speaking as a WordPress developer. Mostly, traditional blogs are text only content. Period.

15 Most Stunning Free Responsive and Fullscreen WordPress Themes

Kikolani

Fullscreen WordPress theme is a modern way of creating alluring and visually-appealing blogs, sites and portfolio. If you are also looking for fantastic and eye-catching themes, then use the fully-responsive and Fullscreen WordPress themes for free. Let us start the list of 15 free responsive and Fullscreen WordPress themes. 1. Dazzling. Onetone. Enigma. Sparkling.

4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why

ProBlogger

As bloggers, we’re all familiar with WordPress, whether as a self-hosted setup, or via WordPress.com. If you do a Google search for “ blogging software ,” WordPress will likely be among the first results you’ll see. Just like in the 90’s when Microsoft seemed like the only choice, but then we found alternatives like Mac or Linux, there are alternatives to WordPress too.

3 Ways to Transform Your Blog Into a SEO Machine

Convince & Convert

While this may be perfectly fine for a family event or a toddler that doesn’t know the difference, who wants to put time and effort into a business blog if readers aren’t showing up? Over 80% of blogs stagnate with no traffic and few readers but, like Jillian’s birthday party, the problem often lies with how people are invited to participate. She blogs at [link].

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Blog Smarter: 9 Ways to Make Money from WordPress … Without Having a Blog

ProBlogger

The Internet is flooded with too many blogs. There are now millions of blogs. Advertising rates are scraping so low, they’re now digging beneath the bottom. Yet, using a blog to monetize your audience through quality content marketing, audience engagement, and relationship building is a slow burn at best. You can still make a great living with WordPress. And the best part is, you don’t even have to have a blog. Every blog needs a theme—no exceptions! This isn’t for everyone in the WordPress community, and may not be for you. Themes.

Seven Great Questions on Blogging

Spin Sucks

Late last week, I was jazzed to have the opportunity to lead a Spin Sucks Pro webinar on the Art of Blogging (as opposed to the science and data of blogging). The webinar was an outline of one of the style chapters that will be published along with 20-30 other blog post styles that you can use as a framework. Seven Questions on Blogging. Blog every single day.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

Since the whole purpose of this blog is to share my thoughts and experiences, I thought it might be a good exercise to just dump out the items that come to mind first on certain topics. There is no “best time to tweet”, no “ideal Facebook post” and no blog topic that will automatically drive thousands of page views. Plan on blogging at a minimum once a week.

How to Promote Your Blog in 8 Seriously Easy Steps

agora pulse

Are you missing opportunities to promote your blog? When I first started blogging I’d spend hours writing the perfect post, share it out on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and then move on to the next one. Step 1: Write three  blog headlines. Writing a good blog title is an art. wrote about the process I use to create headlines on my blog earlier this year.

96 Free Professional Blog Topics

Geoff Livingston

There is no need for attribution or credit if you decide to use one of these questions; again answering the question makes the blog topic your own unique thesis. For more on blogging — in addition to the many great resources out there — please read Blogging Primer , 5 Tips for Blogging in the Post RSS Era , Blog Last , and Headline Writing Drives Traffic.

Facebook: The Lowdown on Advertising, and What We’ve Found Works Really Well

ProBlogger

Often when I float the idea of advertising amongst my blogging colleagues (including Darren) I get looks of skepticism, dismissal, and that blank empty stare of disinterest. Thinks like crafting better content, creating a product, talking with an advertiser, etc, so it does come at some cost. Advertising when done right is a way to help you expand the community you have today.

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How to Create Your Ultimate Blogging Calendar

Katie Lance

You know you should probably blog or create content and you agree that it sounds like a good idea, but this is where you get stuck… You get stuck in making it happen week after week. You get stuck on what to blog about, where to blog, what format it should be in and you wonder, “does anyone really read blogs anymore?” Sample blogging calendar example.

Facebook: The Lowdown on Advertising, and What We’ve Found Works Really Well

ProBlogger

Often when I float the idea of advertising amongst my blogging colleagues (including Darren) I get looks of skepticism, dismissal, and that blank empty stare of disinterest. Thinks like crafting better content, creating a product, talking with an advertiser, etc, so it does come at some cost. Advertising when done right is a way to help you expand the community you have today.

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22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

A well-written and consistently updates business blog is a vital core element of a successful content marketing program. As noted below, blogs are among the most effective tools for increasing website traffic, generating leads, and acquiring customers. Yet blogging requires considerably less expense and effort than other top marketing tactics like live events, webinars, and video.

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6 Essential Split Tests for WordPress Users with Nelio A/B Testing

Kikolani

Nelio A/B Testing is a split testing tool made for WordPress. It makes it easy to test critical elements of your WordPress website that either guide your visitors where you want them to go. In this post, we’re going to look at the essential split tests WordPress users should consider for their website and how to set them up using Nelio A/B Testing. Pricing. In Conclusion.

20+ Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging & Online Marketing

Kikolani

As each year passes, blog marketing techniques evolve. If you’re a business, you may have the luxury of hiring an awesome Internet Marketing Company to keep up with the trends, but as individuals managing a blog for as a hobby or for profit, it’s up to you to not only maintain that blog but keep up with ways to increase traffic. Blog Platform. Enjoy! Content.

10 Free Blogging eBooks That Should Be Paid

Kikolani

In fact, there are many that give us good tips, advice and knowledge about blogging. Whether it is as a business or a personal project, you can improve your blog using these ten ebooks about blogging that are free, but shouldn’t be. 1. Farnoosh is the creator of blog Prolific Living. Guest Blogging eBook. Blog Mastermind. WordPress SEO For Beginners.

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How To Advertise Online For Your Small Business

Small Business Mavericks

In the business world, advertising is everything when it comes to keeping a business going. Yes, large corporate companies advertise all the time and spend large amounts of money to do so. A lot of people can’t do that when running a small business on a budget. That does not mean you should ignore advertising altogether. Advancing technology is where advertising lies right now. Start a free blog about your business. WordPress, Blogspot and other free blogging platforms offer step-by-step tutorials for setting up your business on a blog.

TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio TOP 15 Augmented Reality Blogs February 26th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share I’ve just created a new tab in my RSS reader solely dedicated to Augmented Reality. RobertRice I'd suggest [link] (Tish Shute) and my own blog [link] as well.

Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

ProBlogger

Let’s say we are searching for a particular infographic about, say,  Digital Advertising. All you have to do is type  Digital Advertising  into the search box, hit Enter, and Visual.ly will will bring up a list of visualizations tagged with the keyword  Digital Advertising. While Use BuzzSumo to gain insights into what your competition is blogging about. RSS integration.

How to Build a Six-Figure Blog Without Anyone Knowing

Viper Chill

This guide is going to reveal the concept of Email Blogging, a strategy which I personally think is one of the easiest and most profitable ways to make money online. The idea behind Email Blogging actually came to me by mistake. Based on this, I came to the conclusion that… Blogging Sucks. even teach people how to become better bloggers, and make more money from blogging.

90 Tips to Make Your Blog Rock

www.jeffbullas.com

Jeffbullas's Blog Internet Marketing Home Bio Speaking Grade your Site Marketing Resources Twitter Jeff’s YouTube Contact Congratulations: You have successfully subscribed! Sometimes we need to find that inspiration to write that next post or optimize the blog so that maybe one day you will be able to monetize your expertise and content and retire to the Bahamas. Thanks!

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65 Terrific Social Media Infographics

Pamorama

The History of WordPress. Advertising Analytics Blogging Branding Demographics Facebook Infographic Marketing Metrics Reputation Social Marketing Social Media Social Networking Twitter Information graphicsAs you know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. The History of Social Networking. Who is the “Me&# in Social Media?

13 Ways for Bloggers to Make Money with Advertising

ProBlogger

Recently, I posted my “How bloggers make money MindMap&# on Google+. I’ve had a few people ask for clarification around the Advertising section, and what all the options there mean. If you operate in a niche where people are buying and selling products or there are jobs that people want to advertise this can be a nice source of income. You need to be able to attract both advertisers and those they want to see the ads to make it work, though—so you need traffic and profile. 9. Newsletter advertising. Video advertising. AdvertisingAd networks.

11 Tools For Creating a Money Making Blog

Kikolani

Do you have an existing blog that you would like to monetize, or would you like to start blogging and making money at the same time? Blogging is an excellent way to share your thoughts, experiences, and expertise with a wide audience. What you might not possess is knowledge of the tools that you can use for turning your blog into a money maker. Outbrain. CrazyEgg.

44 Blogging Questions and Answers

Kikolani

would have to say that it was the fastest and hardest I’ve typed within one hour, but it was a great experience where I got to really learn a lot about what blogging questions people have today. Social Media Examiner’s Live Blogging Q&A. Question: I have a wordpress blog and am considering hosting it myself so that the site name looks more professional.

Conversion Rate Optimization – 20 Factors Impacting Your Sales and ROI

Pam Moore

CRO also requires knowledge of how to properly build a website, blog, landing page. If you would like to learn more about conversion rate optimization as well as the factors impacting conversion rate for your business, you have landed on the right blog post and podcast today! 20+ factors impacting conversion rate optimization on blogs, websites and digital platforms. iTunes.

PB169: Single Author Blog to Multi Author Blog – How to Make the Transition

ProBlogger

Transitioning From Single Author Blog to Multi Author Blog. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about hiring writers for your blog. In order to do so, I want to share a case study of how I took my own photography blog from a single author blog, publishing 3 posts a week, to a blog that now has around 50 writers, and I don’t write anything. Full Transcript.

How to Make Money Online Through Blogging and Writing

Kikolani

If you are a blogger trying to make money online and the recommended powerful ways to make money with advertising, affiliate marketing, and creating products is not working out for you, then you need to focus on doing something you’re already probably good at – creating content. Writing is my number one source of income that has been a result of my blogging activities. Guest blogging isn’t just about getting exposure – there are plenty of sites that will pay you to contribute an article to their site. Find Blogging and Freelance Writing Jobs.

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6 Websites That Deserve Your Attention

Twist Image

What is a Blog? News websites now run on WordPress while Blogs tend to look a lot like news websites these days. Since their recent redesign, AdWeek has been chock full of advertising and marketing goodness. While this should be considered an art Blog, there are countless lessons about Marketing from within their posts. The New York Times - Media & Advertising. While it's only one web page, it's links and links to everything you need to know about what's happening right now when it comes to all media and the advertising happens in and around it.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

have included many well known female influences as well as some that are just starting out but have a very promising future in the blogging world that I have come across online, found in other lists, connected with in forums like the Third Tribe and the BlogcastFM Green Room , or met at events such as Blog World Expo and Social Media AZ. Her blog, PR 2.0 Little List Analysis.

Blogging Like a Shark: 10 Secrets to Bootstrapping Your Blog into a Business

ProBlogger

Skilled blogging pros, such as James Altucher , establish their authority on social networks and search engines by creating immensely authentic and valuable content, establishing strong connections with their readers. In today’s competitive times, bloggers need to bootstrap intelligently to stand out from the scores of new blogs and brands with million dollars content-marketing budgets.

How to Get 40,000 Readers Without Guest Blogging

Kikolani

Not only that, this new blog isn’t about marketing, blogging, or making money online! Only a few months ago, I started my recent project, an electronic music blog by the name of Sophistefunk. And I did it without a single guest post about this blog! But first, let me address why  I didn’t use guest posting for this new blog… Seriously, Why No Guest Posts? What they don’t tell you in the blogging world very often is that sometimes, guest posting is not always a viable option  depending on the niche that you are in. Blogging

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction. prediction about the future of blogging; a platform actively used by over 181 million people (Nielsen data for October 2011). Why the successful ‘make money online’ blogs of the past have now faded into obscurity. What Steve Kamb did to build a six-figure blog in the overly saturated health niche.

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Nielsen Report: Blogs Still on the Rise | ClickZ

www.clickz.com

Nielsen Report: Blogs Still on the Rise. Everyday humans are churning out more content than ever, and blogging remains an important avenue for consumer expression, according to an NM Incite report published today. Consumer-generated blogs have continued a strong upward trend since the company began tracking them in 2006, according to the U.S. While Facebook continues to be the social media juggernaut, dont count blogging out. Combined, the three major blogging platforms -- Blogger, Wordpress and Tumbler, in that order -- account for 80.5 ClickZ.asia.