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5 Reasons Batching Your Blog Content Can Improve Your Productivity

This is a guest contribution from Christian Karasiewicz. Do you ever find you’re always rushing to compose a blog post? Or maybe you meant to write a blog post, but life happened and you forgot? What if you could relieve the pressure of constant blogging and have content ready-to-go on a weekly basis? Would it […]

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Top Takeaways for Bloggers from the International Food Blogger Conference 2015

This is a guest contribution from Thei Zervaki. Each year, the International Food Blogger Conference brings together USA-based and foreign food bloggers under the same roof. During the three-day event, participants taste food, improve their food writing skills, and learn more about the latest trends in photography and technology. As a participant myself in this […]

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Three Basic Elements to Help You Create the Perfect Video

This is a guest contribution from James Tew. Many bloggers are now considering the use of video to increase their reach, inform their audience about an upcoming product launch, or just as a new way of leveraging one of the fastest growing mediums on the internet. In fact, according to reelseo.com, by 2019 80 per […]

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How to Work Out What To Focus Your Time On

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time to fit everything in? Like there’s an opportunity  staring you in the face to start something new but to take it on would mean everything else you’re already doing would suffer? You know the feeling – you’re working away on your blog creating content updating […]

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5 Sure-fire Ways to Avoid a Google Penguin Penalty

This is a guest contribution from Steve Ceaton. So recently Gary Illyes from Google announced that hopefully by the end of 2015, Penguin updates will be carried out in real-time. Waiting for the next Penguin update has been the bane of many a website owners’ life, and getting hit with a penalty can cost thousands […]

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Content Marketing – Secrets From an Entrepreneur Who Has Used It to Build a Successful Business

I’m really excited about this episode of the ProBlogger Podcast, as today I am sharing my interview with Dan Norris: serial entrepreneur and founder of WP Curve (which gives bloggers access to WordPress developers for unlimited small jobs). Dan recently spoke at the Australian ProBlogger event as part of the Small Business Bootcamp, which we ran […]

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Writing Challenge: Write a “Mistakes” Blog Post

Today I want to give you a writing challenge – one of many we’ve done during the life of this podcast. We’ve tackled list posts, link posts, opinion posts, calls to action, review posts, and “how I do it” posts, and now it’s time to crack open our vulnerabilities with posts about making mistakes. As […]

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How Writing Sponsored Posts Changed the Way I Blog (and Why it Might Change You Too)

This is a guest contribution from Katie Moseman. In my first few months of writing my food blog, I ran across a lot of impassioned opinions about how publishing a sponsored post on your blog constituted “selling out.”  I didn’t immediately agree with that idea, but I hadn’t ever written a sponsored post, so how […]

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How I Lost 80% of My Traffic Overnight (And How I Got it Back, Plus More!)

In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast, I want to tell you a little story. I want to tell you about one morning in 2004 when I realised my blog, which I’d recently established as my full time source of income, had hardly any traffic coming to it. I lost between 80 and 90% of […]

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Using Google Analytics to Unlock the Secrets of your Blog’s Audience

This is a guest contribution from Benjamin Mangold of Loves Data. Do you ever think Google Analytics is a bit overwhelming? Do you ever get stuck on where to start? If you’ve already logged into Google Analytics then you’ll know it provides an incredible amount of information which you can use to gain powerful insights […]

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