4 Objections to Leaving Hellish Hosting and How to Conquer these Devilish Demons

July 20, 2017
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**Another useful yet entertaining guest post from Ryan Biddulph**

Hellish hosting.

Most of us bloggers have been there at one time or another.

At least the cheapskates have.

Or, the former cheapskates.

I learned a painful but valuable lesson many moons ago. Because I clung to a bad hosting package like a baby clings to its rattle. For way too long.

Things only started to take off with my old and new blog after I ditched my old hosting solution to upgrade to a premium, reliable hosting company.

I never looked back.

If you are having severe problems with your blog up time and speed see if you are clinging to any of these common objections to upgrading your web hosting. (more…)

How to Create an Expert Roundup Post for the First Time Part 2 [EP 36 The Blog Chronicles]

July 18, 2017
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Roundup posts. They can bring your website lots of traffic…but you have to do the work first.

Have you ever tried to collect 100 expert opinions via email?

If you pull it off, many positive results will follow.

Interested? Check out my conversation with roundup post collaborator Maddy Osman. (more…)

17 Blogs with Awesomesauce: Your Cheat Day Pigout [July 2017]

July 5, 2017
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Has it been four weeks already?

Time for your monthly cheat day pigout!

Indulge on some of the sweetest, richest, high calorie blog posts you’ll ever read.

You can’t binge like this every day (unless you don’t want to get anything done), so that’s why I curate a monthly cheat day where we are allowed to gorge on 17 treats from the interwebs.

Okay, no more self discipline. Time to ? Out! (more…)

Powerful New Voice Search SEO Tool Makes Optimizing Easy [EP 35 The Blog Chronicles]

July 3, 2017
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voice search seo

Voice search has been around a few years now, although, in reality, it’s practically still a newborn baby.

If there’s a voice search, that means there has to be voice search SEO, too. Because if people are using voice search to find things online, you better believe there are plenty of bloggers and online businesses who want to capitalize on this fact.

As voice search continues to grow, so too are the voice search SEO tools that are becoming available to help you optimize your site so the voice searcher will find you in search results.

Hey, if the topic of voice search sounds completely new to you or something out of science fiction, you’re not alone. Many bloggers are not yet aware of how impactful voice search is going to be when it comes to SEO.

That is why I invited Allen MacCannell on The Blog Chronicles. (more…)

5 Words That Will Set You And Your Blog Free

June 30, 2017
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set your blog free

**Another useful yet entertaining guest post from Ryan Biddulph**

 

It’s Scary Before It’s Easy.

5 words.

5 freeing words.

5 words that will set you and your blog as free as a bird.

Here’s why: (more…)

How to Start Using Live Video Marketing to Kill Your Competition with Ileane Smith [EP 34 The Blog Chronicles]

June 14, 2017
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live video marketing

What can live video marketing do for a blogger?

Well, besides making them nervous, live video streaming can serve quite a useful purpose for those wanting to market themselves or a product online.

And once you learn just how powerful live video truly is, you see that getting past your nerves is well worth the results.

If you want to learn live video marketing from a real pro who knows her stuff, then you gotta listen to the super sweet and knowledgeable Ileane Smith.

Ileane Smith has a YouTube following of over 5K and recently gave a talk on live video marketing at the #SMMM17 conference. She loves giving her audience live stream video content for many reasons. On this podcast, you’ll find out how live video can help you promote your product and grow a more loyal audience. (more…)

5 Amateur Hour Mistakes that Hold Back Your Blog Growth

June 9, 2017
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blogging mistakes

**Another useful yet entertaining guest post from Ryan Biddulph**

You may be beyond disgusted with your blogging growth.

Angry.

Frustrated.

POed.

I feel ya. I have been there.

But I need to ask you: who are you *being* to leave those struggles behind? (more…)

7 Simple Tips To Make Your Blog More User-Friendly For Your Readers

June 5, 2017
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7 simple stips to make your blog more user friendly for your readers

**This is a guest post from Blogging Coach David Boozer**

SEO or, search engine optimization is still important today. As a matter of fact, today we call a part of our best SEO practices making our blog more user-friendly.

The reason I mention SEO here is the fact that many of the most practiced user-friendly blogging strategies and practices are based on using good SEO.

Making your blog more user-friendly is a must today, period. If you don’t, well, you could be missing out on some great traffic, and conversion of that traffic! (more…)

17 Blogs with Awesomesauce: Your Cheat Day is Ready [monthly pigout]

June 2, 2017
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Best blogs 2017

Time to get your cheat on!

These are my favorite blog articles I have recently found on the world wide internets.

17 Blogs with Awesomesauce is a simple curation of blog posts that I read then share. Usually, these posts are shared for one of three reasons:

1. They are enjoyable, useful or entertaining

2. They touched an emotional nerve, positive or negative (negative responses will have a purpose if they occur at all)

3. I thought the blog post was important and needed to be shared (more…)

How to Make Money Using Curation: 42 Bloggers Share Their Secrets

May 25, 2017
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how to make money using curation

Many bloggers are looking for new ways to generate income (a.k.a. “monetize”.)

“Content Curation”, sometimes referred to as simply “curation” remains a hot topic with blogging experts–many continue to see great results through their own curation projects, and some of the best digital marketers around are cheerleading the practice of curation and teaching people about the income possibilities. (more…)