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How To Increase Page Views In 6 Simple Steps

How To Increase Page Views In 6 Simple

After a visitor comes to your blog and reads a post, where do they go next? In an ideal world, you want them to stay on your blog to read more. If they don’t know you have anything more to offer though they will leave and become another bounce rate statistic. There are ways to encourage visitors to look around your blog. Whilst some blogs do this well, others fail miserably. […]

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How To Use The WordPress Last Modified Date On Your Blog

How To Use The WordPress Last Modified On Your Blog

There are different schools of thought on whether you should date your blog posts or not. I’ve been considering my options but hadn’t made up my mind one way or the other. So I decided to do some research to look at the bigger picture. Here are some of my findings. Mack Collier write about whether you should remove the dates in his post: Should You Remove The Dates From Your Blog […]

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5 Ways To Make Self-Promotion Work For Your Blog

Self-Promotion

Self-promotion is one of the scariest aspects of popularizing your blog. They worry about how their readers, friends and competitors will think of them if they stand up and start touting their new blog. They are afraid of being labeled a spammer or even worse, a fraud. Don’t confuse self-promotion with self-adulation. Self-promotion is admirable while self-adulation is pathetic. So many people with great ideas and a powerful message waiting […]

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How To Pack More Into Your Blogging Day

How To Pack More Into Your Blogging Day

Being a stay at home dad, I often have to work on my blog and complete daily tasks in short bursts. It’s not always ideal but you get used to it. There are many ways that I’ve changed the way I work to increase productivity and make more of the time I can spend online. It’s not rocket science but it may give you some ideas too. Write Without Distraction […]

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Akismet – Friend Or Foe?

Akismet

I’m in Akismet jail. I’m not sure when it started but I find myself unable to comment on any blogs that have it installed. Or at least, they’re dropping straight into the spam folder. I noticed this first a few weeks ago when I tried to leave a comment on one of David Risley’s posts at the Blog Marketing Academy. After submitting my comment the screen returned to the post […]

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Blogging Communities: Are They Worth A Look?

Blogging Communities

When it comes to promoting your blog posts, there’s a myriad of roads you could travel down – sharing on social media, commenting on blogs, repurposing content, influencer outreach to name but a few. On and off, I’ve also been tinkering with sharing stuff on blogging communities too. Have you tried doing that before? I’m talking about sites like Blog Engage, BizSugar and Blokube. I’m not convinced of their effectiveness but […]