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7 Popular Blogging Tips That Don’t Always Apply

This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. Ask anyone on the web for advice on blogging, and you’ll undoubtedly get a response. Survey a hundred people—including readers, amateur writers, experienced professionals, and even industry influencers—and you’ll likely find dozens of common themes emerging between them. That’s because there are certain general “best practices” that […]

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5 Things to Pay Attention to When Considering Local SEO and Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. People are always talking about how SEO affects the quantity and quality of traffic your blog receives, but you’ll rarely hear local SEO discussed in terms of blogging. Most people feel like local SEO is reserved for physical businesses, but your blog could also benefit from some […]

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Should You Use Timestamps on Your Blog? The Pros and Cons

A reader asked me recently about using timestamps on blogs, as she’s redesigning hers and wondered if she should use them or not in her new design. It’s a question I get asked fairly often so I’ve dedicated today’s ProBlogger podcast to sharing with you the pros and cons of blog timestamps and whether I […]

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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

It’s Saturday here in Oz, so that must mean reading roundup day (and Halloween)! Enjoy/Boo. The Thumb is In Charge // Facebook If you’ve ever doubted that mobile is the future (who would really, though?!), Facebook has undertaken some research that squarely places mobile in the “you better get on this and quickly!” box. You […]

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Pitches and Get More Freelance Writing Work

This is a guest contribution from Jorden Roper. You know you’re a good writer, so why aren’t you landing the gigs that you want? Well, it’s probably because you aren’t pitching your ideas properly. Because – let’s face it – even if you’re the best writer in the world, you’ll get rejected every single time […]

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9 Hurdles I’ve Faced as a Blogger and How I Got Over Them

I was speaking at a small event here in Melbourne recently and I was asked about the common hurdles bloggers face when building profitable blogs. It’s a difficult question to answer, as everyone’s hurdles are different – as are their coping strategies. In today’s podcast I thought going through the hurdles I’ve faced personally in […]

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8 Effective Ways to End a Blog Post

Bloggers talk a lot about how to start a blog post – how to craft the perfect title, how to hook the reader in from the first sentence – but equally important is how you end it. How you leave the reader at the end of your post can have a huge effect on whether they […]

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The Five Words You Need to Hear When You Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough

We’ve all been there. You want to tackle that blog post on that one topic, but you’re not an expert. You want to create that eBook but everyone else has already written an eBook and they’ve done it better than you. You want to reach out to an influencer with the hopes of collaborating, but […]

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Afraid

Fear is one thing I know those of us in this industry (and generally in life) can really hold you back. Often we’re so worried about what might happen when we try something new that we end up just not. So in today’s podcast I wanted to share some strategies for overcoming fear and taking […]

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Tools to Help You Optimize Blog Headlines and Content

This is a guest contribution from Robert Morris. The reality is harsh for bloggers and content writers: potential readers won’t waste a minute trying to figure out whether or not you have something worthy to say. If you don’t grab their attention with a great headline and captivating content, you often don’t stand a chance. Even […]

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