Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

In that post I showed in great detail how Godaddy were utilising customers who are using their SSL services and getting top search rankings by adding anchor-text-rich backlinks in the widgets that clients place on their websites.

As one widget goes, another appears

The Way of the Web

Following the decision by Google to shutter Google Friend Connect , that widget will have disappeared, along with the 82 lovely people who chose to support the site via that method. Blogging Business Monetisation Monetising Writing flattr making a living monetisation supporting bloggers

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The Anatomy of Viral Content


Sharing content is an integral part of modern life. We share more content from more sources with more people more quickly and more often than ever before. So how do you tap into this behavior and get your content in front of as many people as possible? Anatomy of viral content.

How to Personalise Your Blog Like These 10 Top Bloggers


Lots of bloggers seem to do everything right, yet they don’t see much success. Here’s how ten top bloggers make their blogs stand out: #1: Include Great Photos, like Caz and Craig from YTravel. Ramsey’s not the only blogger who uses them in this way: Social Media Examiner have their little jungle explorer in their header and at the start of each post. Some bloggers include these in the header, but the sidebar is a great alternative. #6: Writing Content

Why Bloggers Need a Personal Landing Page


As a blogger you’ve got an ultimate goal: stand out of the crowd of fellow bloggers and -writers and get your words read by a large ammount of enthusiastic, engaged readers. Let’s see some of the most important advantages for bloggers of having a personal landing page.

5 Ways to Produce Content Readers Will Love


Nowadays, we have countless blog posts to read concerning how to improve our traffic numbers through various search engine optimization techniques and blog-design widgets. But I’d like to step back and talk about the content that we post, and our methods for creating that content.

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198: 6 First Income Streams Recommended for Bloggers


I’ll suggest 6 income streams that I see bloggers often starting with and at the end nominate my favorite one that I think can be a good place to start for many bloggers. So if you’ve been wanting to start monetize your blog – whether you’re a new blogger or an established one – or even if you’ve been monetizing but want to add another income stream – this episode is for you. Links and Resources on 6 Recommended First Income Streams for Bloggers.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both


Simultaneously, the amount of content produced sky-rocketed , with more compelling material than ever before. However, the past decade hasn’t fostered thoughtful interaction between that content and its consumers. Not technology , not buttons, not widgets.

How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Share your own content. If someone looking for great content came across your blog, would they share your posts? Of all content, you should curate yourself and share your own posts. Make it as easy as possible for people to share your content.

PB161: 3 Things Most Bloggers Don’t Pay Enough Attention To


In today’s lesson, I will highlight 3 things that I see a lot of bloggers ignoring – or not paying enough attention to – that could be limiting the potential of their blog. Further Resources on 3 Things Most Bloggers Don’t Pay Enough Attention To.

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5 Tips to Highlight the Best Content on Your Blog


So, what’s a blogger to do when your most valuable articles get buried under newer posts? Highlighting the best content on your blog is one great way to show off your most valuable content and entice readers to click from your “traffic-attracting” posts to the ones that provide value and make them a loyal reader. Use a popular post widget. You can display this widget in your sidebar or a widget box in your theme. Use a content slider.

Embed Facebook Content Into Your Website | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Widgets and tools that allow for embedded content have been around for years. But I have yet to see a really good tool that allows you to embed Facebook content. About Us What’s a Maverick?

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? 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.

Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further


You put in countless hours to create the highest quality content possible week after week. But what good is a solid piece of content if it’s not being put in front of the right audience? to increase your content distribution. Upload your content.

The Why and How of Split Testing for Bloggers


Bloggers and other publishers are often afterthoughts in split testing discussions and tutorials, but there’s a huge opportunity for this audience to utilize both the user-friendly and more sophisticated split testing apps out there. Test #7: In-Content Newsletter Plugs.

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Top Takeaways for Bloggers from the International Food Blogger Conference 2015


Each year, the International Food Blogger Conference brings together USA-based and foreign food bloggers under the same roof. WRITING : are food bloggers moving towards to more conventional food writing? Bloggers can have different voices for different blogs or outlets.

Content Week: how to consistently come up with great post ideas for your blog.


Content. They are questions most bloggers ask ourselves pretty regularly. Today we start with some ideas on generating content, and across the week, we will be chatting to bloggers who consistently come up with great ideas. Other bloggers. Your own content.

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Why as a Developer, I Switched to Blogger.com and Why I'm Staying With It

Stay N' Alive

Since writing for LouisGray.com a few years ago I've been curious about Blogger. I talked to Rick Klau , Blogger's Product Manager at the time, at a BlogWorld expo a few years back and he insisted I try it. I admit I didn't like the interface of Blogger at first.

Your Ultimate Guide to Creating Amazing Content that Draws Readers Into Your Blog


What you need is pillar content. Also known as “cornerstone content” and “evergreen content”.) And just in case you’re not convinced … Michael Hyatt agrees, and even Daily Blog Tips no longer publishes content daily.). Writing Content

The Systematic Blogger’s Manifesto


Most bloggers work hard the entire time they have the blog. And any successful blogger will tell you that for the vast majority of blogging experiences, the work never really stops—it just changes form. Those who understand that blogging is about finding repeatable systems are the most succesful bloggers on the Internet today. Facebook, Wikipedia, and About.com are all platforms for connecting content with viewers in a way that makes each network unique.

7 Practices That Make You Look Like a Rookie Blogger


In fact, you really shouldn’t, as there are plenty of rookie bloggers who leave their themes unchanged. While a great image can’t save poor content, a bad image can discredit great content. Most of the time, you’ll want to align your images to the left or to the right at the top of your post, but if your columns are narrow for your main content, you could resize your image so that it runs across the whole column. 7 Practices That Make You Look Like a Rookie Blogger.

10 Cheap Survey Tools for Bloggers Who Want Answers


Content: A survey will tell you what kinds of content your readers like. This is probably the best piece of information you could have when it comes to creating engaging content, right? This plugin is embedded on your site as a widget, and actually adds another element of interaction with your readers. 10 Cheap Survey Tools for Bloggers Who Want Answers. This guest post is by Neil Patel of Quick Sprout.

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6 Influencer Marketing Strategies to Boost End-of-Year Sales

Convince & Convert

Try to think of something photo- or content-worthy , so they can integrate it into a post. Taco Bell once sent thank you gifts to their most passionate fans and earned a ton of content and photo opps tagging their brand. Co-Create Visual Content. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Increase your SEO with Team Content Marketing!


Content marketing and SEO is getting more difficult. Most new bloggers and content writers will get started with their site, staying active for a couple months, and then reality hits them. Content Marketing can be FRUSTRATING! Today’s Content Marketing Strategy for SEO.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. In addition producing quality content on a daily basis creates a steady stream of new opportunities.

8 Deep Questions to Define Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent Blog

While that truth is harsh and depressing, don’t let it deter you from establishing a content strategy. Will you provide author bylines or photos, and allow contributors to develop specialties within the framework of your content strategy? Blogging Content Creation Content Marketing

7 Mind-Numbingly Easy Marketing Changes You Probably Haven’t Made Yet

Convince & Convert

They’re looking at your content. Just above and just below your content. The beautify of this form is that it doesn’t interrupt users while they’re looking at your content. Put a signup form just above your content, and just below it.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources


Great picture and post on the Information Overload Paradox : The post talks about the issue of overload: I can certainly consume more content than I could two decades ago, but no matter how much content is available, I can’t consume much more. Can it scrub to clean up content?

PB117: Case Study – How One Blogger Used a Blog Post, SlideShare Deck, Lead Magnet, Email Sequence and a Webinar to Earn Over $28,000


A Blogger Shares How She Made $28,000 Using The 4 Stages of Warming Her Readers Up. Using Guest Content (and how to work out where you could put it). Creating Shareable content on your own blog (gave tips on how to work out what to create). I spoke about Repurposing content.

Online Content Distribution: Guide To The Best Content Syndication Services


In fact, such content redistribution partners can be major publishing giants like USA Today , The New York Times , The Washington Post , and others. In this guide I have brought together and reviewed the most interesting online content distribution services presently available.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”


You have invested in that content. To follow up on this, here are essential tools that will help you get more exposure to your content. These tools could be the difference between content that goes unseen, and content that goes viral. Viral Content Buzz.

Social Media Informer

Sherrilynne Starkie

Its tagline is “The Best Content about Social Media for Business”, and it sits alongside Alltop and Social Media Today in terms of content and community. Regular readers of this blog may notice a new widget featured in the right margin.

Top 10 WordPress Theme Frameworks in 2016


Packed with page elements: Comes integrated with the basic WordPress page elements such as custom widgets, background, templates, headers and page layouts. Custom Widgets: The framework has few custom widgets for you to use including a blog tabs widget, a Flickr widget, and a social widget.

Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog


Understand Content vs. Keywords. All too often, I’ve watched bloggers obsess about their keywords, only to displease the great and powerful Google and its bot-crawling minions later on. Avoid Widget Overload.

Rate and review blogs / bloggers with Scribnia

Josh S Peters

It’s an interesting service that, per it’s about page, “is the source for people’s opinions about bloggers, columnists, reporters, and other writers whose work is available online&#. The sign up was quick and if you’re a blogger I would highly recommend you do it.

Rate and review blogs / bloggers with Scribnia

Josh S Peters

It’s an interesting service that, per it’s about page, “is the source for people’s opinions about bloggers, columnists, reporters, and other writers whose work is available online&#. The sign up was quick and if you’re a blogger I would highly recommend you do it.

How to Build a Business By Supporting Bloggers: a Case Study


Readers now want multi-media content, social media widgets, great writing, and so on. The job of managing research, affiliates, guest posts—all while learning new technologies—has already begun to overwhelm some small bloggers. The possibility exists to create an additional income not by starting your own blog, but by helping other bloggers build a loyal readership, increase blog traffic and monetize their blogs. Bloggers are people too!

The Beginner’s Guide to Outsourcing Video Content Production


Your posts should include all types of interesting content to engage and entertain readers, and this can definitely include videos. But rather than trying to do all of the work yourself, get smart about your time and consider outsourcing your video content by partnering with a reliable provider. First of all, consider how much content you will need each month, as this will help you determine the costs you can expect to pay for each service.

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

SocMed Sean

I (nor anyone else) can predict what content will “Go Viral” 5) There is no single recipe for success in social media. Then, listen to their social media activity and determine what content would meet their needs… not yours. A content plan.

The Convergence of Search and Social Part 7 – A Strategy Framework

Josh S Peters

The key is to always start with the goals, then the customer behavior, and then the content followed by SEO optimization and social activation being amplified by paid methods as necessary. GOAL: Increase awareness of blue widgets and increase the sale of blue widgets by 10%.