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Reasons to Choose WordPress for Your Blogging Platform

WordPress has become the de-facto standard for blogging. While there are more than a dozen different blogging platform from which to choose, an overwhelming majority of bloggers prefer WordPress. In fact, some estimates suggest there to be more than 74 million WordPress blogs and sites online. So, why do so many bloggers prefer WordPress over [READ MORE…]

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How to Manage Your Blogging Reputation

As a blogger, your reputation is everything. If people view you as being untrustworthy, fake, or too “generic,” it’s doubtful they will follow your blog. But if you are able to create and maintain a positive reputation, you’ll have an easier time connecting with your audience and building a strong following. Take TechCrunch founder and [READ MORE…]

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Tools to Uncover New Topic Ideas for Your Blog

Can’t seem to think new topic ideas for your blog? It’s next-to-impossible to maintain a successful blog unless you are publishing fresh new content on a regular basis. Regardless of your blog’s niche, you can uncover topics by using the tools listed below. Google Trends If you aren’t using Google Trends, you are missing out [READ MORE…]

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Is It Okay to Blog on a Subdomain?

One of the first steps in launching a new blog is to decide whether you want it on a dedicated, new domain, or as a subdomain of an existing website that you own. Subdomains are essentially websites that are prefixed to the URL of another domain name, such as blog.yourwebsite.com. The hosted version of WordPress [READ MORE…]

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Blogging Platform ‘Medium’ Receives $400m Valuation

Move over WordPress, there’s a new blogging platform that’s gaining momentum. Medium, a three-year blogging platform launched by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, raised $57 million in a recent round of fundraising led by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. According to unnamed sources at Recode, this places the new platform’s value at a jaw-dropping $400 million. [READ MORE…]

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How to Get Your Blog Noticed by the Search Engines

Where does your blog rank in the search engines? If it’s several pages deep for its target keywords (or not indexed at all), it’s probably time to do a little SEO work. Search ranking plays a direct role in both the quantity and quality of traffic that a blog receives. Therefore, it’s important for bloggers [READ MORE…]

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Microblogging 101: How it Works and How to Succeed

While most people are familiar with the term “blogging,” a lesser-known term that’s slowly but surely gaining momentum is “microblogging.” From Tumblr to Twitter, many online platforms are now supporting this unique method of content creation. But what exactly is a microblog and how do they work? The Basics of Microblogging Many believe the term [READ MORE…]

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SEO Best Practices for Blogging

Where does your blog rank in the search engines for its target keywords? If it’s listed several pages deep (or not indexed at all), you won’t receive much traffic. And without traffic, you can’t expect to achieve any notable level of success with your blog. That’s why we’re going to discuss some of the best [READ MORE…]

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Safeguarding Your Blog from Hack Attacks

What preventive measures are you taking to protect your blog from hack attacks? Blogs are often targeted by hackers because of their use of content management systems (CMS). CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are inherently prone to hacking because they contain backdoor logins. The good news is that you can safeguard your blog [READ MORE…]

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The 5 Commandments of Blogging

Publish New Content Regularly This commandment is pretty self-explanatory. You can’t expect to run a successful blog unless you publish fresh, new content to it on a regular basis. Without content, there’s no reason for visitors or search engines to visit; thus, your blog will slip into the abyss where thousands of others remain hidden [READ MORE…]