Why I Steal Content (And Why You Should, Too)

This guest post is by Adam Costa of Trekity.com. I have a confession to make: for the past few years I’ve stolen content. Lots of it. It’s not something I’m proud of. Hell, I’ve never admitted it to anyone besides my wife (and she’s an even bigger thief than me). But this painful truth must [...]

If Your Email Newsletter Isn’t Generating Cash, You’re Doing Something Wrong

This guest post is by Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar. The most important tool available to a blogger is his email subscriber list. It is the easiest and fastest way to increase sales. You probably already know that the readers who have voluntarily signed up to hear more of what you have to say are [...]

27 Awesome Ways to Get People to Listen to You

This guest post is by Nick Thacker of livehacked.com. I’ve been creating stuff lately—blog posts, articles, tweets, videos, ebooks, etc.—and I realized something: The biggest struggle I’ve had during it all was getting people to listen. While blogging and submitting articles, leaving tons of comments, and submitting guest posts, can garner an initial positive result, it’s [...]

And the Winners Are … #QldBlog

As promised earlier in the week, today I’ve got great pleasure in naming the winners of the Great Barrier Reef Queensland Blogger Correspondent competition. 767 bloggers entered the competition. They came from an amazing array of counties (52 in all)—from the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Spain, Malaysia, Belize, Netherlands, Canada, Singapore, Mexico, Italy, France, Brazil, [...]

Come Help Me Celebrate My 40th Birthday with @CharityWater

Tomorrow is my birthday, and it’s one of those big ones: I’m turning 40! Life’s been so busy lately—with blogging, three kids, my photographic obsession, and the other organizations I give time to—so I’ve not had a lot of time to ponder what being 40 years of age really means (or what shape my mid [...]

Google Publisher Toolbar—a Must-have for AdSense Publishers

This guest post is by Kevin Muldoon of WordPress Mods. Google AdSense has been in the news a lot over the last month, for all the wrong reasons. Many top AdSense publishers such as Zac Johnson and Spencer Haws have had their accounts banned and their last month of earnings withheld. And Google won’t give [...]

Great Barrier Reef Competition Winners Have Been Notified #QldBlog

I’m really excited to announce that the ten winners of the Great Barrier Reef Competition that we’ve been running here on ProBlogger the last couple of weeks have been chosen. Over 800 entries were received. It was no easy task to shortlist them and choose the final winners because there were some amazing bloggers. As [...]

Google+ Tactics of the Blogging Pros

Over the next couple of days on ProBlogger, we’ll be taking a look at key marketing tactics bloggers are using on Twitter and Facebook. Since we covered Pinterest recently, I thought I’d explore Google+ today, and check out the approaches some of the A-list bloggers are using on this network. Tactic 1: Cross-promote a particular [...]

Weekend Project: Correct Content Mistakes that are Damaging Your SEO

This guest post is by Sophie Lee of IBS Tales. In February 2011 my website lost 50% of its traffic overnight, and a further 20% disappeared two months later. I was a victim of Google’s infamous Panda update, and like many other webmasters, my first reaction was to assume that Google had messed up—my site [...]