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The Blogging Sweet Spot: How Often Should you Post?

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sweet spot sucker digital designEver website owner struggles with the practice of blogging. While it may be easy (allegedly anyway), it’s a task that doesn’t always bring instant results, or even direct ones. Rather, it’s a practice that informs and educates readers, allowing them to circle back to a business over time. The unsung hero of the Internet world. Additionally, actually setting aside the time to write, schedule, and share a blog can sound like more trouble than it’s worth. (Even us professional bloggers don’t always find the time to write our own content.)

However, failing to do so can also cause you to miss out on incredible opportunities, such as increased traffic, word of mouth, and more. Not to mention increased website clout and continual web bot crawling...

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Six Ways to Create a Brilliant Blog

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crossroads picGuest post by Monica Flintoff

Creating a brilliant blog requires dedication, creativity, and patience. If you want to create a brilliant blog, you should examine the best ways to accomplish this goal. Over the years, experts have studied the most effective ways to craft a blog that captures an audience and keeps them coming back to the website.

Here are six aspects you should implement today.

1. Always Have a Clear Business Goal

When you have a clear goal in mind, you will attract more business leads. Keep in mind that when you have a clear goal, you can write in a way to encourage your readers to buy or subscribe. It’s not a difficult process, but it does require work...

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Prepositions Can (And Should) Act as a Sentence Caboose

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“You shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition at.” Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock

Hundreds of years ago, some grammar snob came up with the idea that we should never ever end sentences with prepositions, ever. For whatever reason, he determined these words were the worst possible way to enter into punctuation. And ever since, school-age children have been memorizing lists of prepositions and losing sleep about whether or not they ended papers with the dreaded words. (After spending countless class periods scratching out prepositional phrases with push-to-sharpen pencils.)i love prepositions -- book cover for grammar activities

Yet – much like two spaces after the period – this grammar tactic just might be a myth. While English lovers still disagree on the subject, there’s plenty of evidence saying it’s all just a load of crap...

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Google to Update Rankings – it’s Just as Obscure as Always

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panda eating bambooRecently, Google announced it was – yet again – making adjustments to the way it ranks pages. Specifically, by making its latest update, Panda, less severe for certain websites. The announcement came from Google’s Matt Curtis, and was given at the last installment of SMX West (or Search Marketing Expo), and is slated to help small businesses.

While this may sound like great news to small business owners everywhere (yours truly included), it also comes with the same layers of mystery Google always dishes up. Because they don’t want their methods to be beaten or hacked on even the smallest of levels, the public gains little information about the changes...

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10 Reasons I Can’t Get on Board With tumblr.

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by Bethaney Wallace

tumblr logoOh tumblr, how do I despise thee? Let me count the ways. I despise thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight … and all the other ways Mrs. Browning listed in her world-famous poem. And then some. Because unlike her all-encompassing love, my dislike is super specific. Even though I’m a huge hypocrite about it, following multiple tumblr. accounts, that doesn’t mean I approve of their platform. From the idiotic way they write their name to the elitism behind the follow button, here are my top 10 reasons to avoid tumblr. at all costs.

10. “Microblogging” is irrelevant

A quick trip around the Internet will tell you that blogs come in all shapes and lengths...

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