It’s expected these days to have one or more social media accounts. People will ask to add you on Facebook or connect on LinkedIn as easily as they’ll ask for your phone number. It’s simple for most people to find you online, too, since your profiles are only a search of your name away. For this reason, it’s essential to use basic social media safety strategies to keep your identity, information, and self safe. [Read more…]
Content consumers are living in a world perfectly formulated for them to enjoy. Hundreds of thousands of blogs are creating and sharing content with their audiences on a daily basis, and the consumer can take their pick of which websites to browse regularly.
Ensuring that you make their short list is not always easy, but certain techniques can almost guarantee good results.
With these seven techniques, you’ll see an increase in engagement value in no time. [Read more…]
Your blog is your business. Any decision you make about your blog requires you to perform extensive research and careful thinking, especially if you are building your blog from scratch.
Therefore, a question begs to be asked: where do you plan on creating your blog?
You have two choices when it comes to approaching this issue: a CMS or a website builder.
Before you proceed with developing a blogging strategy, you need to figure how the platform you will use for your blog. Below are explanations about each platform and factors you need to consider to help you make an informed and well-thought-out decision.
There’s a vast difference between the best and worst blogs, regardless of topic. To help, we’ve recently covered some of the best ways to improve your blog. Taking active measures, such as learning improvement methods, is essential for long-term success. Much of the advice discussed in recent articles applies directly to today’s subject: game blogging.
Writing about games is a multifaceted subject. Writers may focus strictly on reviews or hot industry topics. Others cover both areas and more, providing editorial pieces, too. Whether you are looking to enhance your game blog or start a new one, there is a lot to learn. [Read more…]
Amassing readers and followers is great – but sometimes the admiration tiptoes over the line from positive to crazy. What starts as a one-sided relationship or professional interaction can turn serious and bring you legal trouble or even physical harm. Being aware of how other bloggers have been stalked and harassed might help you recognize the danger signs as you write your own blog and manage social media accounts. [Read more…]
Some bloggers seem to avoid expenses and rely on organic traffic for their blogs. Yes, it’s achievable, but it’ll probably take you months or even years to finally see the best results you’re aiming for. Even though you follow the best practices and techniques for your blog, there are other options you can take.
Social media paid ads is one of them. Facebook being the most popular, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest are among the channels you can use to create advertisements. In this post, you’ll understand more about them and how you can use them to create more awareness and reach more people within your targeted audience which will ultimately bring you, followers.
Being an independent blogger can be a great job – you can work from wherever you want, design your own business niche, and really hone in on a topic you care about – but none of this makes it an easy job. Unlike in a traditional office where supervisors and coworkers keep you accountable, as a blogger, you need to be focused and self-motivated or you won’t get anything done.
Many people dive into the world of blogging insufficiently prepared to buckle down and do the work sans deadlines, to hustle for jobs, and send out pitches. Others do well for a while but eventually find their focus fading. But you can regain (or learn) the drive and attention it takes to blog. [Read more…]
These days, it seems like everyone has a blog. In fact, when you take into account the fact that most students are taught to design one before they finish middle school, it’s safe to say that, indeed, everyone really does have a blog. But when you blog professionally, the key to success is moving your site from being “just a blog” to a full-blown brand. That means becoming recognizable in terms of voice, visuals, and products that keep your readers coming back. [Read more…]
Blogging has gone beyond the personal level and in recent years, has been embraced by entrepreneurs and even the major companies. For the business folks, having a blog in addition to a website is beneficial to their online presence as it allows them to reach out more to their target audience through updates on their products or services as well as the latest trends in their specific niche.
Companies that don’t have the staff to maintain and write articles for their blogs are now outsourcing to freelancers. Through this method, they avoid the overhead cost and can keep their blogs updated on a regular basis. [Read more…]
It’s not hard to build a blog, but it is hard to improve a blog and refine it enough to cultivate an audience and make money. You may be able to put together a basic website in a matter of minutes, but you could spend years writing new articles and never see a single blip of increased traffic.
This isn’t a reflection of your personal ability or your potential; you may be a talented writer and an insightful web designer, but if you don’t know how to target an audience, how to build reader loyalty, and how to consistently offer better content over time, you won’t be able to succeed. [Read more…]