Category: Blogging

Useful Tips About Guest Blog Posts: Part 3

On May 7th, 2013, wrote:

Hello again, avid readers. It’s been quite some time since we’ve talked about guest blog posting tips and I’m back with more. Read on and let me know your thoughts. Secret #16: Think of others’ needs first when guest blogging Don’t let others make-do with your leftovers; always give out only your best work. This means anything and everything from offering only your best posts to promoting other blogs as if they were your own. Also strive to be helpful as possible. Showing your gratitude and having the right attitude is just as important as the technical aspects when it comes to communicating with other bloggers, so always give before you receive. Secret #17: Be persistent in guest blog posting Building a solid guest blog post portfolio is going to take a lot of work, considerable amounts of time, and plenty of persistence. You will also need to grow a thick skin, and don’t take it personally if you are – Read the full article

What Should My Blog Say About The Company?

On May 3rd, 2013, wrote:

Regardless of what a company is, or what products or services it offers, the company blog should offer an accurate representation of the company, on a more informal basis. Blogs provide an avenue for companies to share information, make announcements, and interact with current and potential customers through ongoing posts, comments, and replies. Some companies also include products for sale on their blogs, provide tutorials, present videos or podcasts, or may even offer forums as part of the blogs to invite even more interaction with and feedback from customers. The Company Blog Should Speak to the Customers Companies should use blogs to speak to or engage with customers, not merely to blog for the sake of blogging. That would be akin to people who talk for the sake of hearing themselves talk, not because they have any interest in interacting with others in a reciprocal form of communication. Instead, companies should use blogs as the company “voice” that establishes their – Read the full article

Useful Tips About Guest Blog Posts: Part 2

On April 26th, 2013, wrote:

In continuation with our topic from part 1, without further adieu, I give you the next set of secrets useful in guest blog posting. Secret #8: An eye-catching title can really sell a guest blog post First impressions count when making a blog post, and making a good impression is often dependent on the title of your post. When pitching your guest blog post, you must have a catchy headline that makes people want to click on the post and read the rest of the article. Many site owners will actually use the title as the sole basis for accepting or rejecting a guest blog post. You might only have one chance at making a good impression, so make it count! Secret #9: Building a solid portfolio requires a broad range of sites I always hear of people starting off by targeting just the high-profile bloggers, most of whom are recognized authorities in a niche, or host blogs with high – Read the full article

Useful Tips About Guest Blog Posts: Part 1

On April 26th, 2013, wrote:

As someone who is involved in blogging and all things related to it, you probably come across a lot of information from various sources. This would normally be a good thing, but the problem is that not all the information that comes your way is accurate or up-to-date. As with virtually everything related to the Web, there are a lot of misconceptions out there surrounding blogs and blogging. In the hopes of clearing some of the confusion related to guest blog posts, here are some secrets that I feel would be beneficial to all readers. Secret #1:  A guest blog post is a team effort If you are accustomed to blogging by yourself, one thing that might surprise you about guest blog posts is that it takes at least two people to accomplish. This means you will usually have to work with one other person and in some cases, even 2 or 3 others. Most sites will also have a – Read the full article

How Social Media Marketing Has Changed The Way Companies Do Business

On April 25th, 2013, wrote:

Online social media is proving to be the central focus of how we communicate with each other. Many businesses realize they can develop successful online marketing strategies using social media and blogging sites including YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and others. Now with the significant advancements in mobile technology, access to social media sites has expanded greatly. The younger generation has quickly adopted social media connections as a way to contact their family and friends throughout the day. Many of them remain connected to retail social sites to follow, and interact with, the companies when deciding on making purchases or gathering information on products and services they wish to buy. Many businesses have taken a proactive stance to use social media platforms and blogging sites as a way to promote their businesses and interact with their customer base. When the latest version of Google hit the market, many businesses recognized that setting up, maintaining and pushing fresh content to their – Read the full article

Important Blog Settings To Consider Before Launching A New Blog

On April 11th, 2013, wrote:

Many people want to start investing in new blogs and sites but they end up not getting all the required details from the developers. This makes it hard for them to get online attention and it results in a total failure. This is the reason why blog owners need to focus on all the details that are required before they invest in a blog. This way, they have the chance to: Know the core details and functions of the blog Understand how to operate the blog Know common features and operations that make it easier to update and operate the blog Meet the requirements of operating a blog In most cases, you will find many blog owners that do not know how to operate their blog since they have given all these tasks to the developer of the blog. This is the reason why blog owners should take the time to learn and understand blogging before starting the hosting process – Read the full article

Our Blog Can Be Better Than This

On April 5th, 2013, wrote:

So the company has a blog…now what? There is always room for improvement, particularly if the company blog is not getting any traffic, not engaging with the customers or clients, not attracting new business, and not facilitating sales. If not, why not? The company blog can certainly be better than it is and now is a good time to find out how to successfully propel it into the blogosphere to get some attention. Why Blog? Blogs are everywhere; nearly anyone with a sense of the impact of social media recognizes the importance of using blogs for generating business. With an ever-increasing number of consumers using social media and digital apps to meet their social and professional networking needs, as well as to access consumer reports and to order products and services online—it just makes good business sense to set up and maintain an appealing, “grab their attention” kind of blog. How to Improve Traffic to the Blog One of the – Read the full article

The 5 Best Alternatives To WordPress

On March 27th, 2013, wrote:

WordPress is the most preferred blogging and Content Management System (CMS) platform for any kind of blogging site as it has lots of plug-ins, is flexible, and user and SEO friendly. While there are numerous blogging and CMS platforms available, the best alternatives to WordPress are the following: Habari Designed, keeping in mind the present and upcoming requirements of the blogging community, it is a secure and free CMS that uses the latest software development techniques.It is very similar to WordPress as it has plug-ins and tagging.It also allows import of WordPress. It supports databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQ Lite and several users and sites with one installation. A full featured control panel makes it easy to monitor and control one’s website. This platform is absolutely free and the users can get a demonstration even without downloading the software. Google group and FAQs on Wiki offers support for the installation and running of Habari. It supports for a wide – Read the full article