April 17, 2015
Editor’s note: This post was written by Christopher Latter, co-founder of Trendii. He’s a digital marketer and entrepreneur. The majority of his experience is based in SEO and social media, and he also performs a range of other digital marketing techniques. He is a keen writer and enjoys bringing all his experiences together in an interesting way. He’s currently helping to launch a new social network as part of a new start-up incubator program called Start Tank, run by PayPal & Braintree. You can find him on LinkedIn.
Writers, artists, musicians, all us hopeless dreamers seem to have one thing in common. We like to sit back from our keyboards, easels and keyboards (the other kind of keyboards), and think, “if only I could make some money doing this”. Which we probably could if we spent less time fantasising and more time actually working on our art, because it turns out there are ways to make money from it. As always, whether you’re looking to promote your art, start a business or misinform the public about vaccines, the internet is here. read more
Tags: Blog Marketing and Monetization
April 16, 2015
Are you experiencing a considerable dip in your traffic and search engine rankings? You probably know that you’re not the only one dealing with this problem. With the way Google has been tweaking its algorithm, bloggers and web site owners always have to be on their toes to continue reaching the goals they have set – or at least maintain the status quo.
One of the things that we now have to pay attention to – more than ever – is the Google mobile-friendly algorithm. You may have been getting notices about mobile issues from Webmaster Tools.
This is indicative of the importance that Google is placing on sites being absolutely mobile-friendly. read more
Tags: Google, Google Algorithms, mobile friendly website, responsive webdesign
April 15, 2015
Editor’s note: This post was written by Will Norquay, who is part of the team at Stayz. He likes to discover new places and eateries around the world and share his experiences and stories with other travellers.
Being a travel blogger isn’t easy – it’s not like you’ve got a comfortable office and an organized file to keep all the records from your trips. Fortunately, mobile devices can be just as practical in your daily travels. They’ll help you store the details of your trip, edit your photos or videos and easily share your content to your community. Here’s a selection of top apps for travel bloggers. read more
Tags: apps, blogging tips, travel bloggers
Content isn’t king by itself. As much as the phrase has been thrown out there, there is no denying its truth.
You can’t win your audience and customers without applying certain techniques to bring your great content out in the open. It’s not enough to write and publish the content on your site or blog and expect your target market to find your post from over billions of pages online.
One way to deliver your content straight to your readers is to implement the best search engine optimization practices. By doing so, you increase the chances of your content to rank on top of search results for your chosen target keyword. The higher you rank, the more chances that your audience searching for your keyword will click on your great content.
While we have provided a link to the best SEO practices observed by most website owners and bloggers, below are some of the more obscure but equally important SEO techniques to supplement your content.
Tags: content, Search Engine Optimization, SEO
April 9, 2015
With the rise of mobile devices and people using them more and more to go online, the need for web design that works across devices arose. While the term “responsive design” wasn’t coined till May 2010 by Ethan Marcotte, the concept finds its roots in 2004, when Cameron Adams first demonstrated a site layout example that adapts to browser viewport width.
Leaving all that dry historical data behind, let’s look at the basics of responsive design. If you’re already up to your elbows in the concept, then you might want to look at another post of ours: Responsive Webdesign – A Paradigm Shift In The Industry [Infographic]. read more
Tags: Blog Design, Infographics, responsive webdesign
April 8, 2015
Blogging is a social activity. You’re not sharing your ideas or thoughts to a wall. The sheer act of publishing your post online opens you to opportunities of interacting with your readers and like-minded people. You can then build your relationships with them into something fruitful on a business scale.
That said, outreach skills are lost among bloggers. They are more concerned with launching SEO campaigns, which is not bad in principle. But devoting most of their time to this strategy prevents them from making a connection with their audience and influencers within their industry. Cultivating relationships can lead to more rewarding opportunities in the future.
If you’re not sure where to start with blogger outreach, below is a step-by-step process on how you can do it.
Tags: blog commenting, blogger outreach, guest blogging
April 2, 2015
There is no doubt that LinkedIn has proven its value for employees/workers and companies. Perhaps, unlike Facebook and Twitter, the platform has maintained a more professional reputation – which is what it was all about from the get go anyway.
Today, more than ever, LinkedIn plays a significant role in how companies recruit employees and how individuals look for jobs. It also serves as a repository of knowledge, as well as a means of gaining exposure for online publishers. read more
Tags: Infographics, Job Recruiting, LinkedIn
Editor’s note: This post was written by Kelly Smith, who works at CourseFinder, an Australian online education resource. She also provides career advice for students and job seekers and is passionate about the Australian startup scene.
Many bloggers find writing intimidating. Even if their idea for a post is great, its execution might not always be easy. The good news is writing skills can be perfected. It takes lots of motivation, discipline and a willingness to learn, but the results can substantially improve your style and help you create more engaging posts. Here are 6 simple steps to set you on the right track to help you improve your writing skills. read more
Tags: blog writing tips, writing tips
April 1, 2015
An infographic looking at how responsive design has changed how we build websites today and affected the web development industry.
Tags: Infographics, responsive webdesign
Photographers aimlessly trying their hand on blogging to drive more clients to their services is like attempting to take a picture of the green plains during a snowstorm.
In order to become a blogging success, regardless of your profession or field of interest, you will need to establish strong foundations on where your blog will stand on. Whether it’s determining your content strategy or building relationships with your target audience who you can later turn into customers, it is important to approach blogging like you could a scenery or your subject before taking a photo of it.
If your intention for setting up a blog is to gain more clients for your photography services, then you need to understand the importance of establishing yourself as a photography expertise. Once you have your target audience eating by the palm of your hand, you can
Below are tips on how you can accomplish this.
Tags: Photography Blog