Blogging Apps for the Blackberry

Blogging Apps for the Blackberry

These days, it seems like Smartphone’s can handle anything. Whether it’s creating a shopping list, scheduling appointments, or finding the nearest restroom, there is an app for that. The same is true for blogging. No matter what online platform a blogger prefers,...
The Fringe Benefits of Blogging

The Fringe Benefits of Blogging

Throughout the 3 years that StayOnSearch has been around, I didn’t truly see the full value of the fringe benefits that you gain from blogging until recently.  Now that the blog is receiving a respectable amount of traffic and has built a loyal readership, there...
How Safe is Your Blog from Fatigue?

How Safe is Your Blog from Fatigue?

Working from home has become so glamorized that most keen entrepreneurs entering into it don’t really quite understand the realities of running a blog. I remember the dangling carrots that initially caught my attention. They went something like this: “… become...
Lowering Your Bounce Rate: What to Analyze

Lowering Your Bounce Rate: What to Analyze

Clients always seem to ask what bounce rate is. I wanted to explain what bounce rate is, the factors that determine bounce rate, how you should analyze it, and in what cases you should take action to lower your bounce rate. Defining Bounce Rate A Bounce is simply a...
5 Online Marketing Skills Learned While Blogging

5 Online Marketing Skills Learned While Blogging

Although a lot of bloggers may not consider themselves Internet marketers, they have likely developed many valuable online marketing skills. How? Through simply promoting their own blog and latest posts. I know that many of my online marketing skills can be directly...
Interview with Ghost Bloggers Creator, Davy Kestens

Interview with Ghost Bloggers Creator, Davy Kestens

Recently I connected with Davy Kestens, an Internet Entrepreneur who recently created a brand new service called Ghost Bloggers.  Ghost Bloggers is essentially a marketplace where content publishers and content buyers can do business.  This allows bloggers to create...
Writing Under a Pen Name – Risks and Profits

Writing Under a Pen Name – Risks and Profits

Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer did it. Samuel Langhorne Clemens did it. Theodor Geisel did it. Why shouldn’t you? These mere mortals were able to brand themselves as Ann Landers, Mark Twain, and Dr. Seuss. They chose to keep their identities anonymous and apparently...
10 Characteristics of a Great Blogger

10 Characteristics of a Great Blogger

There is a huge difference between a good blogger and a great blogger.  A great blogger contains certain characteristics and traits that sets them apart from the rest.  Having these ten qualities gives a blogger the power to understand what users what, how to create...
How to Find Your Blogging Sweet Spot

How to Find Your Blogging Sweet Spot

If you’ve been blogging for any appreciable length of time, you’ve probably experienced the joy of ripping the wrapper off your brand new blog and imagining the places you’ll go. You’ve probably also experienced the feeling of sitting before the blog and wondering,...
Must Have Firefox Plugin for Blog Commenting

Must Have Firefox Plugin for Blog Commenting

If you are like me, you have multiple identities when it comes to blog commenting. I comment with several identities for my own blog, my work, blogs I guest post on, and also my article marketing profiles. As you can imagine, this gets somewhat confusing and...
Every Comment Matters

Every Comment Matters

I’ve been following quite a number of blogs for several years now, some more popular than others. They all vary in nature, as do the bloggers behind them – some are personal while others are formal and professional much like the SEM Blog I’ve been managing...
Improve Your Content Marketing With Infographics

Improve Your Content Marketing With Infographics

Content marketing plays an important role in attracting customers to your product/service. One of the best ways to improve content marketing is to use infographics for driving more visitors to your website. According to the Survey, the fastest growing content format...
5 Mistakes That Will Crush Your Blog’s Growth

5 Mistakes That Will Crush Your Blog’s Growth

A blog’s growth depends on how well you rope in new visitors while keeping the existing readers satisfied. If you take blogging simply as a hobby, you may not be really worried about whether its popularity grows or not. But if you are planning to turn your blog into a...
How to Blog Even When You Are Sick

How to Blog Even When You Are Sick

As a blogger you know you cannot afford to have sick days. You have to keep up with your blog at all times or your audience will scatter like leaves in the wind. However there are times where you are just under the weather and can’t seem to keep it all together. What...
How to Manage a Blog with Multiple Authors

How to Manage a Blog with Multiple Authors

Managing a blog where you are the only author can be a relatively easy task.  You are in control of the content quality, post frequency, comments, and design layouts.  Once you start to have multiple authors, things start to get a little more complicated.  There are...
5 Quick Tips for Improving Your Blog Writing

5 Quick Tips for Improving Your Blog Writing

Words have the potential to create magic. When appropriately woven, they can instantly create an emotional attachment with readers. Whether you want to start a blog or desire to become a freelance writer, you need to work upon your writing skills to make it better and...
5 Blogging Tips You May Not Have Tried Yet

5 Blogging Tips You May Not Have Tried Yet

Every blogger is fighting a constant battle to gain ground in the blogosphere. Though there are more than one hundred million blogs (in the English language) on the internet, not each of them will leave their mark. Just because you have excellent writing skills...
21 Key Benefits of Blogging

21 Key Benefits of Blogging

Different people blog for different reasons. For some, blogging is an excellent means of satisfying their personal ego. Many people blog because they earn a full-time income out of it. There are others who blog for academic benefits. Once you have stepped into the...
Key Tips You Can Use to Design Your Blog

Key Tips You Can Use to Design Your Blog

In order to build something upon it, you should lay a firm foundation. Apart from what kind of content you offer your audience, you should also pay careful attention to what we call ‘visual branding’ of a blog. A well thought-out blog design can instantly create a...
Six Outbound Linking Tips for Free Blog Promotion

Six Outbound Linking Tips for Free Blog Promotion

Generosity is a great virtue. Even in terms of blogging, you can use this virtue to promote your blog for no cost at all. One way of showing your generous side to niche bloggers is by linking out to their blogs. However, many bloggers complain that they see little or...
Blog Marketing Strategies: That Makes People Click

Blog Marketing Strategies: That Makes People Click

Blogs have become the communication tool of the next generation. They no longer need to spend a lot of money if they want to communicate with the masses. They are well equipped with the tools in their PC. While this is true, it also has its own share of side effects....
Emailing Templates, Pen Names, and Link Building

Emailing Templates, Pen Names, and Link Building

Guest posting has flooded the blogosphere faster than anyone thought it would in the last two years. The sudden rise of the use of the tactic of guest posting raises a lot of questions and concerns. How Should You Treat Guest Posts? The Panda wave sent a lot of...