Here’s all you need to know about the Landing Page

Here’s all you need to know about the Landing Page

The landing page is arguably one of the most important aspects of your content strategy. Think, for a second, what they are supposed to do:

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The Adventures of Anti-Spam Man

The Adventures of Anti-Spam Man

Every so often I come across a topic that really just pisses me off. Spam is one of those topics, because I hate spam. I loathe spammers, because they are the scum of the blogosphere. There is almost nothing that irritates me more than having to log on to my many niche websites on Monday morning, and have to delete several hundred spam messages. Clearly, these people can’t think that this works, can they? Anyone in their right mind can see that these comments, questions and emails are spam, only meant to get a quick link back to their useless content.

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Content Marketing Predictions for 2014

Content Marketing Predictions for 2014

2013 is finally over. Some people have said that it was a tough year for both business and personal stuff. I agree, it was a tough year. But, the past is behind us, and what lies ahead can be an excellent year if we stay positive and keep on the forefront of our niches. I’ve made a few predictions about what the year has in store for us in the content marketing atmosphere. One thing is for sure, if you aren’t up to date, you will fall behind. Check it out.

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The blogging tips nobody tells you when you start your first blog

The blogging tips nobody tells you when you start your first blog

I love to write. Really, I don’t know what I’d do each and every day if I couldn’t write my emotions down in the form of words. If I ever got stranded on a deserted island and was offered to bring something, it would be a pad and a pencil. Let’s hope I’m never put into that position because I don’t like warmer climates all that much. I’ve been writing for large and medium sized companies for almost 6 years now. So, when I started my first blog about 2.5 years ago, I thought I was set–because I love to write.

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How to build trust with Google so you can slingshot your site to a higher ranking

How to build trust with Google so you can slingshot your site to a higher ranking

It is becoming increasingly harder for websites to rank well on the big 3 search engines. There are endless changes in the rules and algorithms that they use to rank a website, which changes the way we look at SEO. A lot of bloggers have simply given up trying to impress Google, Yahoo! and Bing, and, unfortunately, many of them have given up on their blogging careers as well. This is a shame, because really, all you need to do is produce quality content, promote it in certain venues, and eventually people will begin to find and link back to you (please note that quality content is a necessity!).

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How To Launch Your Blog and Pass Your Competition With Minimal Work: 4 Tools For The Content Strategist

How To Launch Your Blog and Pass Your Competition With Minimal Work: 4 Tools For The Content Strategist

Every trade has tools. If you’re a doctor, you have a stethoscope. If you’re a mechanic, you have a wrench. If you are a plumber, you have a large vertical crack where your shirt and trousers come together. You get the picture, right? In a previous post, we discussed how writers have certain tools to help them writer better. Guess what? I’m a writer, so I use those tools.

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A better way to come up with new blog ideas

A better way to come up with new blog ideas

Every so often, I get contacted by someone who says that they’ve burnt out and can’t figure out what topics to talk about anymore. Some people call it writer’s block, others call it laziness. I’m not sure what I call it, because I don’t believe in writer’s block, and at some point you have to snap out of your laziness. I guess, maybe people just have a hard time thinking outside the box.

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Popular social networking sites for the blogger

Popular social networking sites for the blogger

Okay, here’s the deal. You need to be at least somewhat active within your social media circle to be considered “the real deal” in your niche. It is something that I struggle with, but also something that I’ve promised to work on. There are several popular social networking sites out there that are perfect for marketing yourself, and getting your name out there. The goal with this post was to not focus on social bookmarking sites, such as Digg; but to name sites where interaction (and thus building trust) is the primary goal. You have likely heard of most of these sites. But, keep reading. Because the bottom 3-4 are ones that you may have never heard of.

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Writing tools for the blogger: 3 Things you should have within reach every time your write

Writing tools for the blogger: 3 Things you should have within reach every time your write

I’ve done a lot of different stuff with my life. Or, another way to say it, is that I’ve worn a lot of different hats. But one thing that I can say was similar from each job I had, was that there were different tools that I needed for each job. When I was a mechanic, I needed wrenches and ratchets. When I was a carpenter apprentice, I needed a hammer and a measuring tape. When I was a corrections officer, I needed pepper spray and a radio. Catch my drift? Every profession utilizes tools.

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Blogging with a learning disability: 5 tips to being a successful blogger

Blogging with a learning disability: 5 tips to being a successful blogger

Being a blogger takes a lot of work. It isn’t for everyone. There is a lot of skill that you need to have, as well as the ability to put on many different hats. One thing that people don’t think about, is how to blog if you have a learning disability. I’m not talking about hard core, severe mental disabilities. What I mean, is dyslexia or ADD. Or any of the other learning disabilities out there.

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