Social Media and Law Enforcement

social media and law enforcement

While most people may see social media as a way to share their personal activities – what they ate, where they ate, where they’re going on vacation, how they feel, #OOTD, etc. – we can no longer deny that there are other applications of social media.

Of course, there is social media marketing which benefits businesses big and small, but on the “good” side (that is not to say the above are bad), there is the connection between social media and law enforcement. And a growing one, too. [Read more…]

Paid Blogging Tools to Stake Your Lives on

Paid Blogging Tools to Stake Your Lives on

Blogging is more than just a platform to share your thoughts. When in the right hands, blogging can build relationships and establish thought leadership.

These are critical factors when applying blogging to the context of building your business.

As an owner, you want to reach out to your target market so you can encourage them to buy your products or services.

To attract the right audience, you need to write irresistible content. This should compel them to read your blog, if not subscribe to it.

To reach out to your readers in the first place, you need to share your blog and posts to the right online channels.

To further the reach of your posts, you need to perform blogger outreach and off-page SEO tactics. This ensures that your content reaches out to influencers and ranks high on Google.

Putting all things together, blogging follows (but not limited to) this set of tasks:

  • Content creation
  • Blog amplification
  • Social sharing
  • Link building

As a freelance blogger, these are necessary to apply on your blogs. The tasks ensure that you blog reaches out to as many people in your target market.

If you are working alone, you will not have enough time to do each one of them on a consistent basis. This is why you have to use different tools that will make it easier for you.

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5 Places to Get Content Creation Ideas From


You always hear marketers talking about the need for original content. The problem is pretty much everything has been done before. That leaves you in a difficult position unless you hire one of the professional content creation services that will do it for you. There are still ways to put a new spin on content. Finding the inspiration can prove tricky. [Read more…]

3 Useful Free Online Courses for Bloggers You Should Consider Taking

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I have a confession.

Sometimes I miss the good old days when you blogged mainly about what you wanted to write about without Google, SEO, SMM, content marketing, etc. hanging over your head like Damocles’ sword.

But then again, if you want to stay on top of your blogging game and rely on it for a living, you do have to think about those factors in addition to the most important thing of all: writing content that readers will find useful.

So, let’s say you’ve got the topic down pat. You know what gets the attention of readers, but have you thought about other factors that can help you become a better blogger? [Read more…]

Running Your Email Marketing: Dedicated Platform or Gmail-Based Apps?


E-mail marketing is a great way to turn your visitors into subscribers.

If you rely on sales to sustain your business, then you need to run email campaigns on a regular basis.

The best thing about e-mails is that they arrive at the inbox of your subscribers. This way, you do not have to fight for the attention of your target audience.

Upon subscribing to your list, they allow you to send exclusive content to their e-mails. Unless they unsubscribe, they will keep reading whatever you have to send out to them. [Read more…]

Why the Speed of Your Site Should Be a Priority


There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when choosing a Web host, including reliability, uptime guarantees, support, bandwidth, contract length, price, and more. However, something else you shouldn’t forget to take note of when comparing options on a site like, is the server used, and whether or not it helps your site to run quickly.

This question is a vital one for anyone who wants to start or grow a blog in 2015. You may not have realized it, but it’s very important, for multiple reasons, to pay attention to the speed of your site. Read on for the rundown on why a fast loading time on each page of your blog is essential, and some handy tips to help improve your site’s speed today. [Read more…]

The Most Destructive Viruses of All Time


Computer viruses have existed for as long as we can remember. Well, almost.

The first computer virus (externally released) is thought to be ‘Elk Cloner’. It is attributed to Rich Skrenta. It infected Apple DOS 3.3 computers and was spread via floppy disc – in those early days, the floppy disc was the main method of spreading viruses. That was back in 1982.

Funnily enough, Skrenta created the Elk Cloner as a simple prank when he was 15 years old. Elk Cloner embedded itself in a computer’s memory when an infected disc was used. It then spread to other discs that were used later on. [Read more…]

Popular Websites You Didn’t Know Started as Blogs


Despite being one of the biggest industries to follow the birth of the internet, the word “blog” still has somewhat humble connotations. Perhaps it’s because it’s so ubiquitous with the “do-it-yourself” mentality of the web—who doesn’t know somebody who’s started their own? But what average internet users don’t realize is that some of the most popular (and profitable) sites on the web are actually highly successful blogs.

From pop news sites like Mashable to advice sites like LifeHacker, many of today’s most popular online destinations began life as simple blogs; the vision of one person transformed into businesses that rival well-established print and web magazines. Each one is a story of success, and a testament to the power of dedication, hard work, and the ample opportunities the internet provides aspiring entrepreneurs. [Read more…]

How to Write More Readable Blog Posts

write more readable blog posts

Editor’s note: This post was written by Cindy Boesel, an experienced writer working at She’s a great book lover with a huge interest in digital media and photography.

If you’re running a blog, you probably realize that when writing blog posts, it’s best to follow a set of classic rules that help to ensure high readability of your content. It’s clear that texts written for the web are shorter and structured in a different way than printed texts – in general, they should have a clear visual structure and make good use of visual elements that improve readability. Here are six editing tips to help you instantly improve the readability of your blog posts. [Read more…]