Ok, I now can make public what I’ve been keeping secret for 9 months! On November, 23 I gave birth to a tiny girl – my first baby! I am Slavic and hence superstitious, so I won’t tell you much, neither will I make her photos public so far. I will have to slow down […]
Blogging Tips and Tricks from Ann Smarty
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Guest posting (contributing to other blogs with the link back – usually in the “About the author” section) is the great way to: build backlinks; attract audience (probably interested in neighboring niches); build relationships with other bloggers, etc I’ve been recently involved in a number of guest posts throughout different-niche blogs and was struck by […]
Ok, it’s been more than 6 months since I started blogging. This was something completely new and overwhelming for me (and while I can’t afford blogging too often here, I am a frequent contributer at SEJ). And now after some time passed, I can look back to define best tactics that helped me a bunch. […]
That won’t be a long post. I just need to apologize to my beloved readers for keeping silence for about two weeks. I hate to say this, but I got too sick to work or even think (can you imagine this? I’ve been desperately waiting for spring to come and as soon as it does, […]
The benefits of niche blogging are well-known: that’s a proven way to attract loyal audience who will be visiting your site and interact with you; applying niche blogging basics also allows you to generate organic search traffic by focusing on niche related keywords and highly relevant inlinks. But is it also as good for actually […]
The blog flavor (the term is invented by me, I guess) is what makes it unique. Have you ever tried to look at your blog “from outside” to see it the way your visitor does? Would you subscribe to this blog? Why would you (or why wouldn’t you)? Ok, I’d started reading blogs long before […]
I am often asked why I actually don’t build links to my own blog. [Well, that’s probably me to blame – I don’t keep secret being an SEO after all, hence my blog domain name]. Here is my answer: I started blogging not to rank for “SEO consultant” or to demonstrate how good I am […]