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How to Keep Your Non E-Commerce Blog Traffic Up During the Holidays

  • November 22 2016
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Most people are extremely busy during the holidays, whether they’re baking, shopping or enjoying themselves with some form of holiday merriment. Unfortunately, for non-commerce bloggers this typically means that their blog sees a significant drop in traffic. Some blogging experts recommend that people cease their blogging during the holidays in order to not waste their content. However, the truth is there are plenty of ways to keep your blog traffic numbers high during the holiday season as long as you’re willing to put in a little extra work. Let’s take a looks at some ways to keep your holiday traffic up during this merry time of year.   Social Media to the Rescue Mobile browsing Read More

5 Easy to Understand Ways to Improve Your Readability Score

  • September 22 2016
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The readability score of your blog posts matters to your readers, as well as to Google and the other major search engines. This score measures how easy it is to read your content. The most common scale the search engines use to rank your content is the Flesch-Kincaid score. You will see it called the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease in your word processing program. The target score is between 60-70 for the chance at higher rankings.   1.  Keep it Short   Rambling in the same sentence or paragraph turns readers off. Instead, get to the point right away. Paragraphs should not exceed 4-5 sentences and sentences should be a maximum of 25 words. Once you write content, go back and read it to Read More

How to Handle Online Content Theft

  • December 8 2015
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Did you know that each month Google is asked to take down 30 million search results due to being alleged infringed material? That is a whole lot of content theft. As a writer, blogger, or content creator, it is very common to experience someone republishing or reposting your content without asking permission. However, if you find yourself in this situation or if you want to avoid the chance of this occurring there are a few things you can do to protect your content from being stolen online, as well as get your content taken down in the case that it has already been stolen. Here are a few methods of handling content theft, as well as preventative measures that you should take to avoid it from Read More

Clever Ways to Respond to Negative Blog Comments

  • April 23 2015
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Having a comments section is a very powerful tool for content writers, as it aids them in connecting, engaging and establishing a relationship with their readers. However, although personally interacting with your readers is a great way to establish loyalty and trust, it also can leave you vulnerable to receive negative comments on your page. When this happens you must know the correct way of addressing it. Here are several different ways of interacting with readers by responding to their comments. It is up to your discretion on how to appropriately respond to them.   Do Not Ignore Comments This is the head in the sand approach to dealing with negative comments. It is deciding that if you Read More

5 Ways to Use Facebook Groups to Score your Next Blogging Job

  • March 24 2015
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Facebook is a great way to advertise your services and get people to notice you, but it often is not enough to land the blogging job of your dreams. Whether you are a freelancer looking for one steady client, or you want several clients, just having a Facebook page and hoping that people “like” it is not enough; you need to get into the places where your potential clients hang out, which is typically in various Facebook Groups. These are the places where the conversation is flowing and the work is getting passed around.     1.  Join the Right Groups The first step to making Facebook Groups work to your advantage is finding the right groups to join. It is not enough to join freelance Read More

How a Personal Blog Can Help Your Freelance Writing Career

  • December 9 2014
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There are plenty of things you can do in order to aid your professional freelance writing career. This includes gaining valuable working experience and a having great resume. Since competition for freelance writing jobs are fierce, it’s crucial that you stick out from the crowd. One means of doing this is to create a blog. Blogs are interactive websites that are chalk full of info for the public to read, and can cover a large variety of topics. Blogging doesn’t cost any money unless you want to buy a custom layout or domain name. Here are a few ways that a personal blog can help your freelance writing career.   Beef Up Your Writing Portfolio  How exactly do you become an excellent writer? Read More