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Archive for November, 2015

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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How to Write Great Paragraphs

There are eight million posts on how to write a great headline, how to write a fantastic call to action, and how to write a good blog post. We’ll even tell you how to write shorter sentences, snappier copy and better ebooks. But you know what none of us tell you? How to write the […]

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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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How to Dream up a Product or Book to Make Your Readers Drool

Have you thought of creating a product or a book? I bet it’s crossed your mind. But what kind of product could you create? What would your readers like? What would they buy? You’re puzzled and don’t know how to proceed, right? And even if you do come up with a possible product, you’re still […]

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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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The Secret Weapon That Levels the Playing Field for Every Blogger

This is a guest contribution from Ryan Biddulph. 7 years ago I was a broke, depressed, recently-laid-off security guard. My life had no direction. I had no purpose. My self esteem was in the toilet. I was lost, swaying to and fro on a sea of circumstance. Today, I am a pro-blogging island-hopper. My wife […]

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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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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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