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Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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5 Tips for Blogging in the Post RSS Era

Geoff Livingston

Building a successful blog in 2006 depended on building a loyal readership via RSS. In 2011, RSS usage has dramatically declined with many people receiving their news from friends in social networks online or via email. How does one write a great, well-read blog in the post RSS era? In the past with a large RSS readership base, it was important to publish regularly.

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How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator


If you write for a lot of different websites like I do, whether it is as a guest blogger or freelance writer , then you have probably struggled with finding a way to share your latest posts from all of those sites with your audience. The plugin you will need is WP RSS Aggregator. How to Get Your Author RSS Links. When you get to your author page, look for an RSS feed link.

What the Best Bloggers Do Right

Convince & Convert

So what are the qualities or distinct characteristics that mark these super bloggers, setting them on a plane higher than us lesser mortals? I am inclined to think that entry to this rarefied region is free, as long as you get these three steps just right. Being regular and keeping that blog fresh is one thing that nearly every successful blogger did. Last time I checked , 3.75

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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15 Wasteful Habits of Unproductive (and Unsuccessful) Part-Time Bloggers


But when you’re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like it’s a mile away. While it’s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines , creator of this blog and others), those blogging part time face unique challenges. The fact is, if you want to succeed as a part time blogger, you’d better bring your “A game” at all times. This one is true for all bloggers, but especially so for part timers.

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers


HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. Are you on a contributor on a multi-author blog, such as Famous Bloggers ? RSS Updates to Social Networks in HootSuite. Twitterfeed, HootSuite RSS Feeds, and Blog Posting Schedules.

The Red Ocean Strategy of Miming Top Bloggers

Geoff Livingston

We see many, many novices and intermediates emulating, learning from, and trying to be a top ranked blogger. It is usually followed by a long tail of similar voices that compete on many common aspects — types of content (text), topic (for example, social media marketing), customer (marketing managers), format (blog), and delivery (reader or social networks). Image by hueystar.

Real-Time News Curation - Types And Real-World Examples

Print this article Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 3: Types And Real-World Examples Whats more important? So this is by no means an attempt to rank or highlight the best out there, but only a dutiful report of what I have found during my investigation and I am very eager to discover more great examples to expand this collection. Types of Curation 1. magazine in 2006.

Top 10 Social Media Time Saving Tips for the Busy Blogger


For example, you could: Borrow some of your website traffic Run a promotion with larger, established partners Send an update to your large email list Cross-promote from another social network. For example, BlogcastFM runs a focus group on their Google+ page , while SEOmoz creates unique video content that you can’t find anywhere else. This is a guest post by Brad Smith.

5,867 Words on Becoming a Conversion Machine: A Guide for Bloggers

Viper Chill

Blogs take a long time to build, since they’re very much relationship focused, and just relying on RSS – like most bloggers do – sets you on a horrible path when it comes to converting readers into buyers. For example, they have the ability to easily show an RSS box or a category specific opt-in form which can convert readers much better. Email Two: 3.

Bloggers: This Is How Long Your Posts Should Be

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Bloggers: This Is How Long Your Posts Should Be Bloggers: This Is How Long Your Posts Should Be Written by Glen, this post has 63 Comments When I analysed the most tweeted blog posts ever, I found that Twitter users like posts that are around 1,100 words long. Bloggers: This Is How Long Your Posts Should Be [.] Period.

7 Tips for Busy Bloggers on Finding Time to Blog


Last week I tweeted a question asking my Problogger followers to share the biggest challenge that they face as a blogger. Around 50 replies came back and a couple of themes emerged – the biggest one centred around ‘Time’ Finding time to blog is something that all bloggers struggle with. recently came across this great video from Aussie blogger Kemi Nekvapil.

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How to Use Social Media Strategy to Reach Mommy Blogs

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you have a brand or product for parents, targeting and partnering with mommy bloggers is a great way to get exposure. I run a website for parents written by kids called, and when we first started, we had 2 unique visitors: me and my mom. For example, if you have a product for teenagers you would not want to pick a pregnancy blogger. Offer Something Good.

Is Blogger Copyright Dead?


Content scraping—by automated programs that pull entire posts from your blog for republishing elsewhere—and autoblogging—where sites regurgitate whole articles from your RSS feed on their pages—are the most common content ripping practices. Then I’ll outline what bloggers should do if they find their rights have been infringed. You’re a blogger. They are illegal.

How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Alltop is the RSS-feed aggregation site that helps people scan the news and find content. You can submit your blog’s RSS feed in order to get it on an Alltop page. For example, if you want to position yourself as an expert in adoption, you should try to list your blog in Adoption.alltop. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. You are the magic. You and some elbow grease.

Get and Keep Readers

Geoff Livingston

As a blogger, I did well during the RSS era with the Buzz Bin. In the process I lost 5000 RSS subscribers. In the old RSS days, there was no Twitter or Facebook. Big media companies have muscled in, and established bloggers dominate sectors. Triberr is one way to achieve new readers because the community is bloggers sharing works. So serve them well.

How Many Posts Should a Blogger Post? [Pros and Cons of Daily Posting]


While I will name some reasons why this may not be ideal below there are certainly some benefits of posting on a daily level including: Daily Posts Can Help You Get into the Groove. I’ve had a variety of approaches to blogging frequency over the years and I have to say that getting into a daily blogging frequency has helped ME, as a blogger, make writing part of my daily workflow.

7 Habits of Professional Bloggers


These are seven habits which top bloggers share. As I’ve met more and more great bloggers, I’ve been struck how much they invest in learning. My top three are: ProBlogger (RSS: [link] ). Daily Blog Tips (RSS: [link] ). Copyblogger (RSS: [link] ). Professional bloggers post consistently—whether that means once a week or three times a day. That’s why self-discipline is so important for professional bloggers. This might seem like an odd habit to include on the list, but I think integrity is extremely important for professional bloggers.

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8 Data KPIs Every Blogger Should be Using to Grow Their Blog


In this post, I cover eight different key performance indicators that every blogger should be tracking, and how each of these metrics can be used to grow a blog over time. 1. The reason I specifically focus on this channel is because I believe it is the one metric early stage bloggers should try and improve aggressively. Caption: Example of a funnel report in Kissmetrics.

How to Reach Out to Bloggers

Home About Speaking Newsletters Contact Best Of Work With Me How to Reach Out to Bloggers January 7, 2010 View Comments New here? Get more useful information by subscribing for free to the RSS feed. Are you hoping to connect with bloggers and get the word out about your product or service? Do Your Homework All bloggers aren’t the same. HABO (Help A Blogger Out).

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity SMM

Every blogger wants more traffic. But it makes sense: the more often your blog is “seen&# on other sites, the more people will bookmark it, subscribe to your RSS feed, and type in the URL directly. Don’t overlook smaller blog directories and RSS syndication sites that can collectively drive notable traffic (as well as providing valuable links for SEO purposes).

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The 3 Emails You Must Send During a Launch … and a Fresh Alternative for Bloggers


You’ll get to see this topic through the lens of known bloggers and marketers, but I’ll also reveal my own use of each one of these strategies and concepts. Blogger to launcher basics. Many bloggers who have never created and sold their own products wonder how to make the leap and start offering something for sale. If RSS is the way most readers receive your message….

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The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach

skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach Its not often that two of my favorite things to blog about happen to intersect but today youre in luck. Mom blogger drama has made its way to the association world. Can you really expect uncompensated bloggers to take heat and defend your industry? Score.

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Ignore the A-list Bloggers


But I believe I need to get the message out to all newbie bloggers. You can’t even give your ad space away for a dollar while A-list bloggers easily command 500 times that amount. Of course you shouldn’t ignore A-list bloggers! He presents a fascinating look at the Long Tail theory, how it pertains to your blog, backs it up with clear examples and graphs. Don’t forget to thank me when you join the ranks of the A-list bloggers! If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed or following him on Twitter. Why ignore the A-list?

10 Cheap Survey Tools for Bloggers Who Want Answers


Whether you want to write a persuasive post or a headline that grabs attention, or create a call to action that grows your RSS subscription count by 243% , you first have to understand who your reader is. For example, because people are free to say anything they want in the comments, it may be hard to get the exact information you want. Google Docs offers a tool that will help you create surveys that you can link readers to (for example, in an email), or actually embed into your blog. 10 Cheap Survey Tools for Bloggers Who Want Answers. How can surveys help you?

Everything You Need to Import and Display RSS Feeds with WordPress


Just as other people are displaying and reading your feed in their apps and devices, you can use external RSS feeds to supplement and strengthen your site’s primary content. In this post, you’ll see how easy it is to grab external RSS feeds and display them anywhere on your WordPress-powered site. bloggers with more than one website displaying posts from their other sites.

Customer Service: Contrasting Examples

The Marketing Blog

April 25, 2008.5:51 am Customer Service: Contrasting Examples Jump to Comments Fed up with my usb-internet device , I’ve been trying to connect with the customer care executives of the company behind it. Reply Becky Carroll April 29, 2008 at 2:57 pm Daksh, two great examples – and thanks for including Customers Rock! FreshBooks is leading by example for many others Reply Saul Colt April 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm Hi Daksh, Thanks for including us (FreshBooks) in this great post! just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. are from a different city.

Time Management for Travel Bloggers … and Others


some point you’re going to need to find a way to balance work and travel if you want to be a successful travel blogger. For example, Monday is my writing day, Tuesday is photo day, Wednesday is a random task day. He currently writes for AOL Travel and The Huffington Post For more information, you can visit his Facebook page or sign up for his RSS feed. This guest post is written by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. While I hate the name, I am, to some degree, a digital nomad. spend my time traveling the world and working as I go. Check email once a day.

You MUST Post Every Day on Your Blog [Misconceptions New Bloggers Have #2]


This post continues our Misconceptions New Bloggers Have series and looks at one of the most common questions I’m asked about when speaking about blogging—posting frequency. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard prebloggers dismiss the idea of blogging because they don’t have the time or discipline to produce daily blog posts. Why did she feel that way?

Why Kissing a Digital Baby is Better than Back-scratching a Super-famous Blogger


By now, it’s been engraved into every bloggers mind that relationships are the foundation of building a successful blog. Then, there is this “hush hush” unwritten law, “You should build strong relationships with established pro bloggers or blogosphere influences! This post is not a rebel rant against pro bloggers. Yes, it’s true that one tweet or Facebook Like from these super famous bloggers can flood your blog with visitors. However,  there are so many newbie bloggers trying to get the attention of such bloggers. ” you ask.

Watching Me Blog

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From e-newsletters and magazine to business books and RSS feeds, I'm constantly consuming reading, watching and listening to content. For example, with this blog post I might tweet: "What's your blogging philosophy? blogger. rss feed. Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. believe that. don't just say it. mean it by walking the talk. started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three thousand posts. Also on that bill was Chris Brogan ( Trust Agents , Social Media 101 , Google + For Business ). Only me. apple.

Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World


So you might be asking what more can be written about link building for bloggers? Bloggers have an advantage that static and retail websites don’t. Link-building strategies for bloggers. One advantage blogs have over other websites is the ability to submit to tons of various blog and RSS aggregators. Although it has been several months since the list has been updated, there is a huge compilation of blog and RSS directories listed at TopRank. If you know a blogger who writes a lot of guest posts, search for their name and Google+ on Google. For example….

Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide Written by Glen, this post has 83 Comments Many bloggers end up having a love-hate relationship with StumbleUpon. Maybe you need to make your RSS more clear (like I mentioned on our coaching call) in the left sidebar.

Seven Traffic Techniques for Bloggers—and Metrics to Measure Them


Over the last couple of months here at, we’ve taken a tour of the traffic techniques that are essential to bloggers. While not all bloggers use or focus on all techniques, the ones we’ve covered probably make up the core traffic tools used by bloggers today: Image courtesy stock.xchng user angel_ruiz. search engine optimization. content marketing.

How to Become a Stellar Guest Blogger

AdSense/CPC Blogging & RSS Design Getting Started Making Money Traffic / Promotion The Step-by-Step Guide to Guest Blogging June 14, 2010 · 33 comments This is a guest post by Ann Smarty of It saves your time writing unsolicited email pitches because there you can connect to bloggers who are willing to publish your article. Engage Yourself! Think about it.

Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics

Akamai Marketing

As a blogger, there are numerous tools at your disposal to track how your content is doing. deceptively simple yet dynamic tool for bloggers which measures what it calls “Engagement Events&# such as a comment, a bookmarked link, or a tweet about a particular post. In particular this page helps bloggers see how well particular posts are doing over time. Enter: PostRank.

7 Powerful Ways to End Your Next Blog Post


Example: To write 100 books (75,000 words per book) over the next 30 years, you need to be writing 1,000 words per day (writing five days a week, 50 weeks per year). Example: But in the meantime, here’s a tip you can use right away. Example: If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter or Facebook. Example: If you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy these posts inspired by art: Writing as an emerging sculpture: Inspiration from Michelangelo’s slaves. You know your title has to hook readers.

The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers Written by Glen, this post has 103 Comments I’ve been a big advocate of guest blogging over the years; currently ranking no.1 Smaller bloggers can quickly work their way up my radar by mentioning me frequently. Ha ha.

This Post Will Change the Way You Read Blogs. Guaranteed.


Let me ask you this: how many RSS subscriptions do you have? used to follow almost 90 blogs through RSS. What also tends to happen is that you keep doing this inefficient activity day in, day out: you spot an interesting blog post title through RSS, you read it, you leave a comment or share it, you pick another post on your RSS feed, and you follow the same pattern again. Before putting you on the information diet, let’s clean your RSS reader first. Unsubscribe from RSS feeds ruthlessly. Miscellaneous Blog Tips blogger productivity inspiration

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