URL Be Sorry! Google Cuts Back on Top-ranking Exact-match Domains

This guest post is by Rob Henry of K2L Marketing. Regular Google users will know that one of the easiest ways to get a good ranking in its search results is for your web address to exactly match the search query. Get it spot-on and, until recently, you’ve been almost assured of a position close [...]

Looking to 2013: A Commitment to Blogging Smarter … With a Little Help

Feeling a little run down? At this time of year, many of us are. It’s been a big 12 months, and I think most bloggers are looking forward to some down time over the coming weeks. If you’re like me, you might be thinking of using this time not just to recharge the batteries, but [...]

Your Brand Experience Can Make or Break Your Blog: Here’s How to Fix It

This post is by Nadia Chaudhry of NadiaChaudhry.com. “Stop! Don’t move!” The videographer held the camera right in front of the groom’s family. She held them there, in the middle of their progression to the stage, for a sold three minutes. My jaw dropped, eyes squinting, bewildered. And so commenced the world’s most awkwardly recorded [...]

How to Find an SEO Goldmine for Your Blog

This guest post is by Elena Vakhromova of Freemake.com. We all know that search engines are a big piece of blog traffic cake. Unlike other traffic sources (subscriptions or social media), search engines bring visitors who are generally unfamiliar with your blog and have one definite goal: to get an answer or solve the problem with the [...]

How to Find an SEO Goldmine for Your Blog

This guest post is by Elena Vakhromova of Freemake.com. We all know that search engines are a big piece of blog traffic cake. Unlike other traffic sources (subscriptions or social media), search engines bring visitors who are generally unfamiliar with your blog and have one definite goal: to get an answer or solve the problem with the [...]

Blog Design for ROI Rule #5: Engage Readers On Archive Pages—Fast!

This guest post is by Gab Goldenberg, author of The Advanced SEO Book. The purpose of a blog archive page, such as a category page or even the blog homepage, is to maximize the average number of blog posts read by any visitor. The more visitors read on each visit, the likelier they are to become [...]

Get Creative About Your Content … Consistently

This guest post is by Pratik Dholakiya of E2M Solutions. You’ve heard it a thousand times. “You need great, original content.” And it’s becoming increasingly obvious that “original” isn’t the same thing as “not plagiarized.” There’s just one problem. Doing something truly original is hard. How can you make original ideas happen? The answer comes [...]

Lookin’ Good! A Brief Intro to Inline CSS for Bloggers

This guest post is by Andrew Couch of Learningwebbasics.com. As a website owner it can be really handy to know a bit of web coding. The HTML editor in most blogging platforms gives you enough power to do a lot of cool things without any risk of screwing up your site. Adding inline styles to [...]