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Archive for January, 2014

Start 2014 with a bang! 50% of all ProBlogger eBooks

Every year over at Digital Photography School we have a massive 12 Days of Christmas sale in which we put our photography eBooks (and a few from friends) on sale in the lead up to Christmas. I’ve had a few ProBlogger readers asking me on Twitter if there will be a similar sale on ProBlogger […]

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Case Study: An Experiment with Short Form Content

Two days ago I wrote about the power of longer-form content on a blog, and gave a few examples of some posts that I’ve published this year that have been between 4000-7500 words that have done really well. Today I’d like to talk about an experiment that I’ve been doing in the last week on […]

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Long Form Content vs Series of Blog Posts

Last week I was involved in a number of conversations with readers about blog post length and whether it was better to write long posts or short ones. My short answer to the question was to write ‘useful’ posts, and to use as many words as were necessary to do so. Having said that, I […]

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7 Insider Tips To Help You Get Noticed On Blog Directories

This is a guest contribution from Andrea Martins, founder of Story Resumes.  Okay, so the honeymoon of Aunt Gracie reading your blog posts is over and you’re now looking to accelerate your blogging career. You want to play in the big league but to do that you need to attract more traffic without the need to promise […]

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How to Regroup and Keep Going After a Disappointing Launch

This is a guest contribution from Ernest Dempsey, fiction author. The big day has come and gone. You did all the prep work, created as much buzz as you could, and promoted from every angle. You blew up social media. Networked with peers and strangers. Met new people and helped them promote their stuff through your […]

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How to Generate Post Ideas, Understand Your Readership and Build Community On Your Blog

This week was a busy one for me in the lead up to our big Christmas promotion over at Digital Photography School, that we will kick off later in the week. But in the middle of it all, I did something on the spur of the moment that I will definitely be doing again. I […]

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10 Ways to Switch Your Brain to Writing Mode When Working From Home

This post is from ProBlogger Team member Stacey Roberts Finding it hard to make time to blog? Me too. In fact, that’s one of the biggest issues people tell me they have when trying to write. Often we’re blogging from home alongside other work and family commitments, and it can be hard to switch between […]

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How to Build a Successful ‘White Hat’ Business on a ‘Black Hat’ Internet

Over on the ProBlogger Facebook page I was asked a great question by Aman Tandon, who asked for some tips on ‘how to stay alive using white hat techniques?’ when competitors in his niche were being ‘foxy’. It’s a great question and one that I know many bloggers face in different ways. The reality is […]

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How Targeting Influencers Can Sky Rocket Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Rebecca Price, marketing specialist currently working for Davpack. Have you ever sat in front of your computer, looking at other people’s blogs, and thought: “How the hell have you managed to be so successful so quickly?” I know I have. For a long time, I just couldn’t figure out the secret; it […]

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WARNING: These 4 Self-Publishing Myths Are Keeping You Down

This a joint guest contribution from Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt. Too many indie authors buy into the myths and lies that keep them running in circles rather than charging forward into a lucrative self-publishing career. Before successfully writing fiction full time, we both wrote for our own blogs for years, along with guest posts […]

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