A teenage blogger in Saudi Arabia is facing serious charges in Riyadh after online conversations between himself and an American blogger went viral.
A company blog writing assignment can be rewarding in many different ways; it gives you a chance to release your creative energy; it allows you to network with other bloggers in the same market as you exchange guest posts; and it hones your writing skills until you can write anything — from a poem to a novel.
But there can be roadblocks to enjoying your professional blogging experience. Coming up with fresh content every week and editing the work of others who guest blog for you; all the while keeping to a posting schedule that you yourself probably did not have any input about. Here are some tactics gleaned from professional bloggers to help you stay fresh and post fresh: [Read more…]
Australian blogger, Belle Gibson has built quite the following after claiming that natural remedies cured her from a terminal cancer diagnosis. Gibson is know facing severe legal consequences and financial penalties after admitting it was all a lie.
One Algerian blogger has been sentenced to prison time after being found guilty for insulting Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Facebook apologizes to a Singapore blogger after he claimed that some of his material were deleted for no apparent reason. The social media giant apologized for removing the post and said that the deleted content did not violate any of the site’s content guidelines.
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.
Conservative blogger Erick Erickson makes no apologies for shooting bullet holes in a copy of The New York Times that featured a prominent opinion editorial about gun control on its front page and then posting a picture of it online.
We all know SEO is important, especially for blogs because they get new content regularly. However, if you haven’t educated yourself enough on SEO, then simple mistakes may have a will long-lasting impact on your blog, even though you may have great content.
Even though you may consider yourself in the writing industry, if your content is being published online, then you also need to become an SEO expert. Otherwise, you risk undermining your content and not getting the exposure that you deserve.
Rambling Meta Tags
Meta tags that are too long are one of the most common problems that I see during my website Internet marketing audits that are completed for clients. If your meta tags are too long, then they will get cut off in Google (and other search engines ), leading to incomplete information for both the search engines and your potential readers. Title meta tags must be under 65 characters (including spaces) and description meta tags must be under 160 characters. Most SEO experts (like Moz) agree that 155 characters is a good maximum to shoot for.
When redoing meta tags, be sure to include more top keywords and a good description of what that specific page is about. In addition, for WordPress blogs, you can use a SEO plugin that will automatically optimize these meta tags (as well as complete basic SEO) for you.
There are several reasons to blog, but notoriety is usually one of them. Regular blogging can increase your online presence and make you better known within your industry. However, your content isn’t the only thing that will make you better known. A well-written blogger bio (that usually appears on the sidebar or at the end of your post) can be your ticket to further engaging with your readers. If they find out that they both like your writing and you have a clever bio, they are more likely to connect with you through Twitter, Google+ or your website.
Registering a domain name and turning it into a profitable blog takes time. It takes patience, hard work and quite a few clever decisions. Some people would even argue that at times it takes a little bit of luck. The one thing that’s for certain is that it’s not easy.
Though most people know how difficult it is to create a profitable blog, many are surprised to learn how easy it is to kill one. Getting noticed might take a long time but losing the lions share of your readers can be achieved surprisingly quickly.
If you’ve been enjoying a certain amount of blogging success of late, here are seven mistakes that you should avoid making at all costs. [Read more…]