Sep 112014
How to Find Blog Posts Not Indexed by Google

Getting indexed by Google is easy. Harder is figuring out which blog posts are NOT indexed by Google, so you can tweak and tweet them. Here are five steps to finding posts Google hasn’t indexed, and helping Google do her job. Search Engine Optimization (SEO): An Hour a Day by Jennifer Grappone andGradiva Couzin is an excellent resource for bloggers and webmasters. I love how it’s laid out into daily and

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Apr 242013
4 Most Popular Ways to Attract Readers to Your Blog

You don’t need 20 or even 10 ways to use social media to attract blog readers – you just need a few “best practices.” Here, Honor Clement-Hayes describes how to get people to read what you’ve written. “How are you expecting people to find you?” she asks. “If you don’t have at least a blog, you’re pretty much putting all your faith in the outside world connecting to your words

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Aug 052011
How to Improve Your Blog – A Quick Website Review

Often, you need someone else to review your website or blog before you can improve it. This quick site review is from Chris of Really Simple Web, and it can help you improve your own blog or website. He gives away a free cut down version of his full site review to a few of his social media buddies each week – and I jumped at the chance! His tips range

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Aug 022011
Don’t Want Google Adsense on Your Blog? 5 Tips for Affiliate Ads

Maybe you don’t want Google Adsense ads on your blog, maybe Google banned you, or maybe you just want to find better products. If you want your blog to pay more than your hosting fees, these tips are for you! “Place your ads in such a way that they don’t turn readers off,” says Susan Johnston, a blogger and freelance writer. “It can be tricky to balance the need for

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Jul 222011
Can’t Decide on Your Blog's Focus? Tips for Baffled Bloggers

Does your blog need a focus? How do you decide on a specific topic or niche? These tips for bloggers will help you narrow down your ideas; they’re inspired by a question from a reader… “I want to start a blog I’ll actually publish to frequently for quite some time,” says Jimmy on Ready to Start Blogging? 5 Steps to Setting Up a Blog for Writers. “I think I have

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Jun 292011
Want to Blog, But Don't Know Where to Start? 5 Tips for Newbies

Many writers and “normal” folk want to blog, but don’t know where to start. These tips for newbie bloggers range from choosing a web host to troubleshooting blog blips and crashes. Here’s a quip to kick us off: “Great blog content comes from craft, care, and attention. Not talent.” ~  Sonia Simone. If you’re worried that you’re not a talented blogger, you can rest easy. But you still have to take care

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Jun 242011
5 Tips for Building an Online Business While Traveling

Believe it or not, starting and running an online biz is easier when you’re on the road! These tips for building an online business while traveling are from Adam Costa, author of Business in a Backpack: How to Build and Run a Profitable Business While You Travel the World. “Building an online business while traveling is in fact easier than back home,” says Costa. “For one, there are far less distractions, such

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Jun 072011
6 Most Important Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Earning Money

The main reason your blog isn’t making money is low traffic. But, blog traffic isn’t everything, my friends. You can make big bucks even if you only have a few hundred readers a day, depending on where your ads are and what they look like. And, how bold you are as a blogger! “If you decide to generate income from your blog, then don’t be shy about it,” says Steve

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Apr 302011
9 Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Attracting or Keeping Readers

Here’s what I learned when I asked my Quips and Tips writers how I could improve my blogs – I asked them to be brutally honest with me. Their feedback applies to all blogs — not just mine — and can help you attract and keep readers! Here’s one of the most interesting tips I received: “Right now, your Quips and Tips site looks very dated and is extremely distracting,” says

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Apr 302011
Getting More Links to Your Blog – Things That Make People Link

What blogger doesn’t want to get more links to her blog? I know I do, so I asked my Quips and Tips writers what makes them link to blog posts, spread web articles, and keep visiting a blogger’s space. Here’s a great tip, right off the bat: “I really like clean cut minimal looking blogs that have personality, such as a specially designed font or illustration as the background,” says

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