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Showing posts with label Blogging tips. Show all posts

May 19, 2014

How To Use PageSpeed Insights To Make Your Site Mobile Friendly?

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Google PageSpeed Insights
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that going mobile is the new norm these days. A mobile-friendly site is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. If you're working on making your website mobile-friendly, and haven't heard of PageSpeed Insights, then you know nothing! Google has put together (and now updated) a great tool - PageSpeed Insights - to help developers and webmasters make their pages mobile-friendly, with recommendations on mobile usability, and more.

May 5, 2014

How To Research On A Domain Before Purchase?

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How To Research On A Domain Before Purchase?
Are you doing your homework before buying new domains? When purchasing new domain names, chances are they might not exactly be 'new'. It could have been registered and abandoned by someone else before. Or worse, it could have been involved in malicious activities that could have resulted in search penalties. So how can one do prior research to check if a domain is safe before actually buying it?

March 20, 2014

How To Create A Great Website That Is Valuable To Your Audience?

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How To Create A Great Website?
Are you an entrepreneur looking to set up a new blog or website? The Google Webmaster Academy can help! Ever since its launch in 2012, it has helped hundreds and thousands of webmasters take their websites from mere startups to large money-making ventures. However, going over each resource from the academy can be time-consuming. Here's our version on how to build a website from scratch to greatness.

January 29, 2014

Best Advice For Making Money Online in 2014

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Best Advice For Making Money Online in 2014
So you want to make a name for yourself out there (and perhaps a buck)? Making money online today is no less of a phenomenon than it was a few years ago. The competition has grown, yes, and it's difficult to maintain a steady pace. But then again, so have the number of ways you can make money. However, to make your business successful, you have to step up your game. Here are some tips to help you make your business successful in 2014, and secure a better future for yourself.

January 7, 2014

Can You Really Make Money Blogging in 2014?

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Can You Really Make Money Blogging in 2014?
So, another year has passed, and we've entered a whole new, more promising one. We find ourselves yet again asking the question that we ask each year - can you still make money blogging in this year? A question that, no doubt, will prickle the interest of many a bloggers, especially new ones or those aspiring to become one. So, can you really make money blogging in 2014?

November 24, 2013

How To Publish WordPress Posts From Microsoft Word 2013‏?

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How To Publish WordPress Posts From Microsoft Word 2013‏?
WordPress is a very powerful publishing platform, and a very popular one too since more than 45% of blogs are hosted on WordPress. Its major selling point has to be its powerful functionality coupled with an intuitive and user-friend user interface. But if I were to pick out one flaw in WordPress, it would have to be the droll post editor combined with a slow UI that makes editing and saving posts a headache. But what if you could write your blog posts into a powerful word processing software such as Microsoft Word? As it turns out, you can! In this post, we'll show you how to create and publish a blog post directly from MS Word 2013!

November 4, 2013

What Is The Best Way To Mobile Optimize Your Site?

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Mobile Site Optimization
The concept of searching for content online using mobile devices is steadily on the rise, primarily due to the vast plethora of mobile devices and tablets now readily available in the market. They really seem to be advancing the cause, and more and more people are buying and using them. So how are these evolving trends changing things, and how does it effect you as a website owner? Previously, we have looked at various ways to optimize your sites for mobile devices. And there are more than one way to handle this problem. So what solution is the best for delivering content to mobile devices?

September 26, 2013

How To Set Up Alerts for 404 Error Pages in Google Analytics?

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Set up 404 Alerts in Google Analytics
To a casual web surfer, there's nothing more annoying than hitting rock-bottom, i.e. getting a soft 404. I mean sure, things can be spiced up by adding creative 404 pages and what not. But a 404 is usually not a good sign, and shows negligence on your part. Server errors (3xx) are somewhat tolerable (and permissible), since there's no controlling a web server. But a 404 is something a webmaster can easily correct. Talking about which, Google Analytics can make finding 404 errors a lot easier! There's a small trick you can use to get alerts for 404 error pages, so that you'll be the first to know when there's a 404 broken link on your site!

September 11, 2013

Automatically share your blog posts to Google+ on Blogger!

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Share blog posts on Google Plus
Sharing the content you create online on your blog with your friends, family and followers is a great way to get the word going. And since word-of-mouth marketing is often considered to be the best marketing tactic, your content gets a lot more out-reach when your followers in-turn share your content on social media. It's crucial for growing your blog's audience and engagement. But often times, one does not have the time to manually open social media pages, and share a post. Keeping this in view, Google has added a new feature to blogger, which allows bloggers to automatically share their blog posts on Google Plus.

September 7, 2013

How To Check For Duplicate Content Copied From Your Site?

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Duplicate Content is bad!
As a blogger or content creator, or even a SEO, you always run the risk of getting your online content ripped off and copied. It's a risk because even though search engines might be getting smarter at detecting the original source of some duplicate content, it isn't always easy. And there's no guarantee that the original source will be determined every time, and the duplicated content penalized. Not only do you end up competing against your 'own content' so to speak, search engines also try to eliminate duplicate copies of some content, which could result in your content's elimination altogether. Here are a few ways you can check for multiple copies of your content elsewhere on the internet.

July 18, 2013

How To Gather Thousands of Traffic Catchy Ideas for your Content?

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Generating traffic catchy ideas for your content

The secret to becoming a great content writer is to produce great content. Pretty straightforward, yes? What determines the traffic hits for your content is the topic. This 'topic' part is the most important one and also the first and foremost thing to decide before the actual writing. A content writer would always wish to acquire a constant source of unique and interesting topics for him to write on, but such a source is naturally not available. This is why generating ideas that can grab you an ample amount of traffic is the hardest step in online content writing. But there are solutions to every issue right? Let’s take a look at a few tips that can help you in generating traffic catchy ideas for your content.

July 17, 2013

RebelMouse: Bloggers Can now build their Social Website!

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“RebelMouse” is the new web service launched by Huffington Post CTO “Paul Berry”. It’s a free service that organizes your online presence into a sleek, beautiful, and dynamic social site. Currently the “RebelMouse” service is in beta, and new features are constantly being added. People make personal websites, but these personal pages are often neglected and are a source of constant embarrassment. Well, worry not. RebelMouse is there for you.
RebelMouse links your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and more of your social sites to your RebelMouse page and publishes the content that you shared on these social network sites. You can then add content (Posts, Videos, and Images etc.) directly to your page, plus you can customize and rearrange your posts. The resultant is a sleek, good looking, social page that updates dynamically with your social network. In short, RebelMouse can be used to automatically generate a personal page with content that it pulls from your social networks.

July 13, 2013

15 Content Writing Secrets of Professional Bloggers

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Content Writing Tips
Are you a writer? Do you try really hard to write an article but still not get enough user response and feedback? You research for hours and utilize your brain to its fullest and are still not able to produce an effective piece of writing? What if I told are not focusing on the things that need to be focused on? Without knowing what qualitatively affects your written content, how can you produce an effective one? Let me tell you a few of the most important content writing tips you, as a content writer, should know. These are also the various writing etiquettes and techniques used by the professional bloggers which make their writing effective. So, instead of blaming and underestimating yourself, focus on these 15 secrets to improve your writing substantially:

June 9, 2013

Google Tips to Optimize International Websites

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International Websites

Have you ever considered delivering your content for multiple regions and in multiple languages? More and more websites are going international (being made available in multiple languages) these days, and you can easily see why. The broader the audience, the better. And unless you have a region specific website, there's no reason why you should not go international. However, there's a lot more to it than just translation, as emphasised by these quick tips from Google for internationalization.

May 11, 2013

Basic SEO Tips for a Newly Launched Blog - Beginners Guide

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SEO tips for beginners
Blogging is more than just about creating an online space for yourself and putting up content there. You have to be the best in order to compete with the best. But even becomes less important when it comes to optimizing your blog for search engines. After all, you want your great content to reach your potential readers, right? Otherwise, what's the point? This is the part where Search Engine Optimization (SEO) comes in. In this post, we'll take our beginner readers through the basic SEO process - things they should implement on their own blogs.

May 7, 2013

5 most practiced Ways of building Active blog Readership

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Building readership
So you've taken the first steps into blogging, and have set up a blog (and purchased a hosting or at least a domain hopefully)? Far from the job being done, we are only now getting started. Granted that choosing a blog topic, setting up a blog, buying a custom domain and hosting etc are some of the hardest parts. But that's as far as your decisions go. The next phase is to build upon those decisions. So now that you have started a blog, it is time to start building a readership!

May 1, 2013

Choosing best webhosting for Blogger blogs

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Choosing web hosting for Blogger
To many, blogging is not just a hobby, but a business, a career. Time and again, we have emphasized the importance of keeping a business-minded approach in order to be successful. Being a business of sorts, blogging should also be treated as such. Businesses require investments, and need to grow. So does blogging. When people create a free blog, they don't usually think ahead, and instead end up restricting themselves. The most people would do is, buy a domain and leave it at that, especially Blogger users. They don't realize the importance of a proper web-hosting. Hence, in this post, we talk about why you should get a web-hosting, and which host to choose.

April 26, 2013

Replace your blogspot domain with a Dot com domain From Godaddy

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Go Daddy Deal of the Week: Get a domain for $4.95! Offer expires 7/31/12
One thing that makes people, who want to start a blog, hesitate is the set up of a custom domain. Even people who have a free blog don't immediately want to move to a custom domain, because it all seems like a a lot of work, and too complicated at that. Many are unsure as to where they should get a domain from, and are afraid they'll get scammed online. We have compiled this small guide to help such people overcome their hesitation, and take the big step that will essentially influence the growth of their blog. For this purpose, we walk you through Domain setup from GoDaddy, a large and reputable domain registrar.

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April 25, 2013

How to create your First blog - what platform to choose?

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Keep calm and Blog!

Alright. So here's a topic that has been dragged around quite a lot by now. But it never seems to go out of fashion, because every year, more and more people are entering the blogosphere. Recent trends have changed the job-oriented mentalities, and have inspired entrepreneurship. Therefore, it is high time people should start looking into alternative sources of income, or even a productive hobby that can reward them for their time and effort. Hence, in this post, we are going to walk new users through in creating and setting up their first blog, and the platform they should choose.

April 23, 2013

Some Disadvantages of enabling Google+ comments on Blogger‏

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The Google Plus comments integration with Blogger is turning quite some heads now, and a lot of bloggers have gone ahead and implemented it. This seems to be one of the biggest improvements in Blogger over the recent past. And at first glance, it looks pretty slick, with a clean and solid implementation. It makes things really easy, especially for bloggers who can track the conversation more easily. At the same time, readers can contribute right from Google Plus, without needing to open the blog. However, upon closer inspection, it seems that the new implementation isn't without its flaws.

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