The Post-writing Rules I Always Break. Do You?

This guest post is by Kate Toon Copywriter. I have an admission; I suffer from several deep-rooted blog-writing afflictions. For years I thought it was just me, that I was the only one. Lately, though, I’ve realised that I’m not alone. Yes, I’ve read all those “15 rules of blog writing” posts, but I just [...]

Four Simple Traffic Strategies for a Post-Panda and -Penguin World

This guest post is by Lisa Angelettie. For many years, there were bloggers who could follow a few basic SEO rules, publish a post, wait for Google to spider and rank it, and watch the traffic flow in. In fact, many of these bloggers made a living primarily from the incoming traffic that Google sent [...]

Post Length and Engagement: The Content Marketer’s Dilemma

Everyone’s talking about content at the moment: from those using content marketing to sell business-to-business, to pro niche bloggers, and of course, us here at Image courtesy stock.xchng user lusi It was also a topic that we dealt with on Monday’s #blogchat session on Twitter. Among the topics that have come up in these [...]

Are You Following these 5 Headline Writing Tips for Better SEO Traffic?

This guest post is by Garrett Moon of Todaymade. There are so many variables to a great blog post. There’s the topic. There’s the writing style and overall quality. But few things compare to the headline. After all, your headline is the first thing that your readers will see, and is probably the most important [...]

How—and Why—to Make Your Blog Print-friendly

This guest post is by Dunya Carter. When crafting your blog, it is easy to neglect how it might look to someone who wants to print your articles and posts. After all, with huge monitors, smart phones, tablets, and the bevy of other ways people can access your content, who’d want to print it out [...]

A New Theme, Part 2: When Your New Theme Crashes Your Blog

This guest post is by Ayelet Weisz of All Colores. Yesterday, we talked about preparing your blog for a theme upgrade. You read it, worked through all the steps, and now you’re ready to go. So you get up on Saturday morning and sit down to work, a breeze coming through the window. You turn on [...]

The ProBlogger Evolution: Our Halt on Guest Post Submissions

This week, I had a day-long blog strategy workshop with my team. We covered a lot of ground in that time and we have an exciting year ahead! Among the decisions we made was one to shift the way we handle content here on the blog at ProBlogger. Some years ago I opened up [...]

Use These 5 Design Elements to Create the Optimum Blog User Experience

This post is by Mark Acsay III of Webby Thoughts. One of the main unacknowledged problems with today’s websites is that many just follow the favorite design of the month. When Flash was born, we got bombarded by Flash-based sites that took forever to load. When sliding banners came along, almost everybody wanted to have [...]

The Experts’ Views on Content Marketing

This guest post is by John Abrena of As the Ghost Speaks. There have been a lot of discussions about what works in the realm of online marketing. Many say that massive link building and the quantity of links still matter, while others focus on optimizing their website to its fullest. But after Google’s Panda [...]