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 the people who […]
Blogging Tips and Tricks from Ann Smarty
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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 articles with them. Besides, […]
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 linkbait); ✔ It lets you […]
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 formatting preferences to his […]
[Update: This trick seems to have been discontinued] It is amazing how many new things we may discover in very familiar services by just experimenting… I’ve been using Google for ages and I am quite familiar with its advanced operators but I just discovered a new one a couple of week ago. Actually, I’ve been […]
A couple of weeks ago I did an article at our BlueGlass blog on the 3Rs of *really* great content (http://bit.ly/ecw8zK). The third “R” was about smart re-packaging or re-purposing your content which obviously requires more information and clarification. Your best content doesn’t have to live only once. If you have managed to create something […]
If you write several blog posts weekly for many years, you are very well aware of what “writer’s block” means. It happens very often that you just need a couple of words, a single line of text to get inspired. But where to find those words? To me keyword research and Google search has always […]