If you’ve been blogging for a while, chances are you have plenty of old blog posts gathering dusts in the corners of your site. Blogging standards change daily, which means that some of your most popular past posts might not be getting you as much exposure as they could.
Once, a good blog was defined by its text alone. It didn’t matter too much what it looked like as long as it had useful information. Then the digital age exploded, and it was easier than ever to upload images onto your blog. From there, photography was not only a good idea for your blog, but it was also expected. [Read more…]
Perhaps you had your heart set on a certain domain for your new website or blog. You go to register it and you discover it has already been claimed? What do you do now? Business experts explain it isn’t the end of the world. You can find success without the perfect domain name.
It’s true what they say, nothing you post online will ever disappear. This is why it is so important to be mindful of what you post to social media, even private accounts. Time and time again, we have witnessed an epic Facebook rant that went viral and the consequences were brutal. People have lost jobs, opportunities and so much more from sharing a little too much on social media.
Many people outside of the blogging world, especially those unfamiliar with the fast-paced world of freelancing, think that posting content to the web is done in a relatively freeform way without much of a schedule. It’s a self-scheduled, unattached life. [Read more…]
One British blogger is enjoying the spotlight after a clever Google hack made him one of the sexiest men in Britain. Tom Church is blogger and suit maker, but if you google ‘sexiest man in Britain,’ you’ll get a picture of him posing on a boat. So, how did this normal guy get to become this search result?
For those who run successful blogs, they understand that it takes over their lives. One popular blogger said she decided to quit the industry after it consumed her life. Josi Denise is a mother of three and the blogger behind “American Momma.” Her blog was so successful that she had up to 50,000 unique views per month and made up to $1,500 per blog post.
In this viral age, we are witnessing the reign of memes, “Vines”, and other forms of highly shareable content in social media. These have become powerful marketing tools that can drive big traffic to any website or blog.
As a blogger, remember that making a website is just half the battle for attaining online success. The other half goes to embracing and implementing content strategies that will boost your site’s traffic and establish your identity in the online community. Today, it’s all about producing content that’s highly shareable with the potential to go viral.
Here are five strategies that will help you get started with “viral blogging“. [Read more…]
It is a warning to all WordPress users: update your Jetpack plug-in right now to protect your site from a huge security breach. CSO Online reports that the popular plug-in has a flaw that could make your site vulnerable to attacks.
Many are using Jetpack as a free tool for website optimization, management, and security features. With more than a million active installation, web security firm Sucuri is warning users about its findings. It claims to have found a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. All Jetpack released since 2012 are vulnerable and should be updated immediately. [Read more…]