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Why I am Unique + More Questions Answered (SEOsmarty Writing Blog Tour)

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Blogging tours are so much fun! I always feel nostalgic for those 100%-blogging days back when all I did was writing articles all.the.time. That was the time of participating in blogging contests, enrolling into blogging tours and carnivals, doing lots of guest posts a week and much more. That's why I was ...

HOW TO: Quote Using Text-to-Image Tools (and Go Viral)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

We love quoting: Some phrases are so cool that you just can't help sharing... Or sometime you just need to confirm what you are saying (referring to a source). In any way, if you are creating content, you are probably quoting a lot. And here's a fresh idea for you: Use ...

Why I Took Down My *Guest Posting* Page

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Ann's note: The following is a guest post by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg of sustainablog. It's a great follow-up to my previous post The Guest Blogging Fails: Again (Video + Infographic). It's also a great example of what pushes people off guest blogging and why. Let's not let the spammers win! Let's stop ...

The Guest Blogging Fails: Again (Video + Infographic)

Monday, July 16th, 2012

I am getting more and more guest blogging pitches and most of them are depressing (to say at least). It hurts me really because such a great and pure concept as guest blogging is being absolutely ruined by those spam pitches you see daily. But that's not guest blogging to blame; it's ...

HOW TO: Create a Master Feed of All Your Guest Posts (and Publicize It)

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

If you guest post as much as I do, you are (1) probably guest blogging too much and (2) already losing track of what, where and when. My guest posts are usually the best of what I can. It's unfair to this blog readers if I am not sharing my best ...

5 *Quick and Easy* Ways to Re-package Your Content into a Viral Image

Monday, November 21st, 2011

This is not the first time I am doing a post on content re-packaging in different forms and types. Thus, I have already shared why giving your great articles a new life is so effective for content marketing: ✔ It brings traffic to your old content (and reanimates your old ...

Free Formatting Checklist for Guest Authors and Paid Contributors (Download)

Monday, November 7th, 2011

One thing I have clearly realized while being a full-time guest post editor at SEJ is that most (guest) contributors (no matter how much we love them) are terrible at formatting. It very seldom happens that a guest blogger will browse your blog for a few minutes and copy your obvious ...