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How to Create Quality Content that is also SEO Friendly

While the search engine algorithm used by Google is shrouded in mystery, they are also widely accepted as a gauge for determining the importance of the content you produce on the internet. This has resulted in many people trying to “game the rankings” in order to receive favorable placement. However, the fact is that more often than not, the black hat SEO techniques simply don’t work. What really works is the creation of high-quality content that is useful for your reader. Some tips that can help you do just that are highlighted here. A Balance in Keywords There is no secret that the keywords used in your content are considered one of the best ways to improve your SEO. Taking some time to research the search volumes for relevant key phrases is essential to ensure that you create SEO friendly content. While the use of keywords is important, it is also a technique that can be overused. When you use the right keywords within the content, you need to ensure you don’t overuse them in a way that makes the text read unnaturally. This is referred to as keyword overloading, which can have an inverse effect on the search ranking for...
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6 Ways to Improve Your Blog Writing Skills

Over the years blogging has become a lifestyle for many people. Some treat it just as a hobby that enables them to realize their passions, others see it as a creative leisure activity, and then there are those who consider blogging a full-time job. Whatever your reasons are, writing a blog is undeniably an art. To stand out from the crowd and deliver outstanding quality blog posts, every writer needs to work out a set of essential skills. Read on to find out how you can improve your blog writing competencies in just six easy steps. Get inspired Reading is one of the easiest ways to gain insight into the professional world of blogging. You can easily improve your writing skills and enhance your vocabulary by reading top-notch blogs, newspapers and books. Quality resources are an inexhaustible source of fresh, creative ideas. Do not limit yourself to just following your favourite authors. Attend conferences to spend time with inspiring people, broaden your horizons and get some fresh perspective. Choose the right topic Don’t write about every single thing that comes to your mind. Give yourself some time to figure out if the topic is something you feel passionate about. Before you...
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Raise Your Game With These 5 Content Marketing Tips

Content marketing services are proving to be essential to businesses of all shapes and sizes. It’s a crowded market out there, but if you’re not taking part, there’s no way you’re going to get noticed and increase your sales. While creating and distributing content may seem like a large task, there are a few tips that will help you to break it down into more manageable chunks. If you’re new to content marketing or are reworking an old strategy that is no longer connecting to modern audiences, use these five tips to get things moving in the right direction. Complete a Content Audit You first must establish the current content you have throughout your company. How much of it is still relevant and could be reused, how much is outdated, and what is missing from your offerings? To perform the audit, you’ll need to catalogue everything, assess each piece, and decide what needs to be thrown out, what can be kept as it is, and what needs to be updated. From there, you can look for gaps where vital information or entertaining content isn’t being delivered to your audience. Develop an Editorial Calendar If you’re not going to use content marketing...
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Google is Right To Penalize Guest Blogging. Don't Blame Google and Matt Cutts

This article represents the truth behind Google actions related to link buying and selling, though guest blogging. On 20th of March the biggest guest blogging network MyBlogGuest was penalized by Google, but in addition to this, publishers blogs that were members of MyBlogGuest also received Manual Penalties and notices in Google Webmaster Tools. The news were covered immediately by some of the top SEO portals like SearchEngineRoundtable, SearchEngineLand, SearchEngineWatch, etc... , though none of this article covered in depth of what exactly is going on and why Google took action against guest blogging. This article will do exactly this, to explain the truth about guest blogging! As owner of one of the biggest blogging networks – WebmaisterPro, I will share what trend I have seen in the last few years and tell you what need to be changed in the mindset of bloggers, ghost writers, link builders and self proclaimed SEO experts. We've also received warning regarding large number of outbound links! Google is Right To Penalize Guest Blogging Guest blogging is a system that is terribly abused! I will put few bullet points and try to explain every single one. Guest blogging is abused mainly because: low quality guest blog...
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Brief Overview of Successful Blogging

Becoming a successful blogger is not an easy job, sorry I have to disappoint many people, but making decent amount of money fast through blogging is not an easy task either. Probably about 3% of blogger can make living from blogging, may be even less. If you are a blogger (probably you are) and If you are from these 97% that are not happy with earnings from blogging, then this article is for you. If you are looking to make quick buck, than blogging is not for you, SORRY! What Does it Take to Be Successful Blogger There isn't a recipe that work 100%, but there are evergreen guides that should be followed strictly. First of all blogging is a job, blogging is a business and require special attention to all aspect that I will list below! One more thing, these rules apply for any kind of online project. Knowledge You knowledge is the first key to success. In addition to all web development, on line marketing and server management skills that you probably have, you need to understand very well the subject you want to write about, you. Let's say that you don't have much IT skills, then your can...
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How to Shape a Successful Small Business Blog in 2014

2014 is going to be another big year for eCommerce. Most recent statistics show that 2014 will continue a 13.8% growth trend expected to last until 2017, when American eCommerce is set to eclipse $440 billion in sales. Content marketing, the method of offering useful, engaging articles, videos, infographics and more, can help small businesses harness increased revenue potential in the new year. In fact, 82% of marketers plan to increase their content marketing budgets in 2014. The most important small business content marketing tool? Blogging.  Look at the Numbers  Producing well-written, engaging, and useful content is shown to increase lead generation by 126%. As you well know, leads don’t mean much if you can’t close them. However, content marketing shows a remarkable capacity for transitioning those leads from potential clients to actual clients. 61% of consumers say they are more likely to purchase a product or service from a company that produces high-quality, custom content that teaches them something interesting about the product or answers any questions they might have. In a nutshell, quality blogging leads to higher lead conversion and sales.  Don’t Write Content for the Sake of Content The key terms in the discussion about content marketing and...
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Ghost Blogging CMS Review

Ghost the “next big thing” in blogging or not? If you are a blogger, web developer or tech enthusiast probably you have already heard about Ghost open source publishing platform. There were many reviews on blogs and magazines, so I decided to check it myself. I prefer writing positive reviews, but let's call review of Ghost neutral. The project have started at Kickstarter with original goal of £25,000, though the project have exceeded the expectations and have gathered £196,362. Ghost – The Technical Part Ghost is written in JavaScript, it rely on Node.js framework. This is one of the main advantages and at the same time the main disadvantage. Ghost work with SQLite3, templating engine is based on Handlebars.js As you can see all these are new technologies, that are not wide supported currently. The first problem you will face is related to web hosting. There are probably just 2-3 shared hosts that support Node.js. So practically you a looking at least mid-level VPS to run super-simple blogging CMS. Getting Started with Ghost – Options Everything looks very much straight forward at first, but options are very confusing, you can choose between: Hosted Self Hosted Virtualbox Vagrant If you don't have...
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Make Your Content Byte

Despite the abundance of glamorous tech products advertised on billboards, websites, and television, creating content for your tech company’s blog or social media outlet presents a challenge. How do you make your posts shine among the plethora of blogs regurgitating similar information? These tips will help your content stand out and will help grow your audience. 1. Include interactive elements What’s better than a diagram explaining the genius behind a tech product? A diagram that we can play with. Adding interactive elements is a great way to engage an audience because it not only makes an explanation easier, but it also puts the reader in control of his or her experience. Google Maps, for example, allows users to create their own customized maps. Interactivity doesn’t even have to be this complicated; something as a simple as a poll will help keep your audience engaged with your content. 2. Share your passion Feeling geeky about your excitement over the release of the latest Intel chipset? Let your nerd flag fly and post about it. Chances are your audience is just as thrilled as you are, so share the excitement and let your readers know that you care about the same things they...
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Is Your Website Putting Visitors to Sleep?

Simple web design is big news right now. A simple design looks clean and modern. It also gives users room to breathe and allows them enjoy what they’re looking at. However, some companies are taking the idea of simple too far. As a result, the website looks cold; sterile; and, worst of all, boring. You need to find the perfect balance between contemporary and interesting. If your website has very little activity, perhaps it’s time to look over the design and discover what areas need to be improved in order to inspire a response from your visitors. What Needs to Be Simple   There are some parts of the website that really need to be simple. The menu must be easy to understand and navigate. It’s always a good idea to make sure the menu is in a position on the site where visitors expect to find it. The labels in the menu must also be easy to understand. You may be tempted to come up with some cute and clever titles for pages, but hold back. Each visitor needs to feel confident when they arrive, and this means they need to know what to expect when they click on...
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Writing Tips for a More “Real” Blog

There are so many tips that are important to keep in mind when writing for a blog. There are times when these tips can come in handy, especially when you are looking to have a powerful and meaningful and popular blog. I won’t say that just anyone can write, but it’s not impossible for anyone to open their laptops or get their pen and paper out and write something meaningful. Many people can write. Does that mean anyone can just have a blog and keep readers interested? I won’t say no, but I will say more likely than not it won’t happen that way. Finding an important topic to share with your readers is one thing, but to make sure you continue to add relevant information is another. Once you have the right content, here are some tips to keep in mind as you write. Make Your Writing Scannable Most of the time people don’t enjoy reading blocks of text, so it helps when the text is easy to read or easy to scan. Some readers look through a lot of different content, and there isn’t always time to read every article or post they are interested in. For this...
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