20 Ways to Skyrocket Your Reader Engagement

Sometimes you publish a post and put all your heart and soul into it and it falls flat. Sometimes the opposite happens. Something goes viral and you had no idea this would happen. Readers, eh? Who knows what they like? What pleases them? What sort of content do they want to like, tweet, pin, or +1? Read more

Free Tools to Refresh Your Blog Design

When it comes to our blogs, we place our full attention on making sure that our content is top notch, and rightly so. However, once we focus on WHAT we present, we tend to forget HOW we present it. That’s why I have compiled a list of examples of great looking blogs and tools that can help you make yours just as amazing. Read more

40 Little Changes to Your Business Blog (For Big Results)

If you have been blogging for your business for a while without seeing any results, you might be thinking, “blogging just doesn’t work in my industry”, “what’s the point if nobody is reading my blog?”, “maybe I should invest more in paid advertising and try to get leads from other avenues”, “blogging is a waste of my time”, “I don’t know how to blog. I suck at blogging.” Let me tell you that blogging works in almost any industry when done right.

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Post Penguin Guest Blogging

Guest blogging has come under increased scrutiny of late and Google has updated its algorithms to dissuade the practice. However guest blogging does have marked benefits if implemented correctly, so it’s worth understanding the process before attempting it. Read more

How to Use Typography in Your Marketing Design

When it comes to design, online marketers used to leave that “mumbo jumbo” to graphic designers. However, there is a growing number of marketers who like to think of themselves as brave souls who don’t need any graphic designers because their knowledge and keen sense for the “design mumbo jumbo” is enough. Now, there is nothing wrong with being a brave soul! But it’s good to know your basics to make sure you improve your brand instead of hurting it. Read more

SEO Basics: A Guide to Google Algorithm Changes

Google is a large company and one with considerable influence on the internet. Much of what is searched for online is sourced via Google’s search engine, but the technology company is more diverse than simply answering internet users’ questions. Google uses a number of complex algorithms to moderate the quality of content shown. If Google deems your site to be of a low quality it may slap you with a penalty and you’ll find yourself with an expensive bill and a lot of hassle to remove it. Read more

How Panda 4.0 Might Affect Your Content

The internet is a crowded place and it can be hard to get your content shared and seen by a large enough audience. Search results are key to your site being accessed, so you want to have content that is easily searchable and readily indexed by Google. However, the tools and strategies that have worked in the past may be exactly that – a thing of the past. Read more

Copywriting 101: How to Create Words That Persuade and Sell

See those two life coaches over there who recently started their businesses? Both seem to have impressive qualifications, tons of experience and great testimonials. Both are publishing content regularly and seem active on social media. But notice one seems to be doing really well. They are usually fully booked and have a wait list and so it looks like people can’t wait to be work with them. Read more