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You Will Love This Site If You Are Tired Of Content You See On Facebook

When you need to reach out to someone, are you more likely to pick up the phone and give them a call, or do you fire off a message on social media? Even those of us who prefer communicating the old-school way can’t seem to escape the thrall of social networks. As of 2017, about 81% of people in the US have profiles on social media.[1] We know that having a social media profile is not the same as using one, but statistics show that more and more of us…

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The Newest Content Marketing Technique in Town: Viral Photo Websites

It’s no secret any more that the key not only to search engine rankings, but also to readership, is to have high quality content on the web. Whether that means well-written articles or videos, Twitter feeds or Facebook pages, businesses, artists, and individuals are getting more readership because they are investing in solid content. The latest content marketing technique is the creation of viral photo websites that draw in a sizable audience. Just consider the epic success of the Epicfail.com website; the site is so widely known that the term…

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The Major Challenges Facing Content Curation

In a content-driven marketing landscape, it is virtually impossible to improve rankings without producing high-quality content in a consistent manner. Customers expect a continuous flow of relevant and useful information on your sites and are likely to visit only those that offer value to their lives. Most companies understand the impact but often fail to deliver the expectation, missing valuable opportunities to attract new clients. They lack sufficient time, funds and personnel to curate new content on a regular basis. In its natural form, content curation entails a process of…

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How to Use Your Inner Contrarian to Generate Endless Content Ideas

This is a guest contribution from Matt Clough. Whether your blog falls within a niche with apparently endless opportunities or a dreaded “boring” one, the one thing that all bloggers (and writers in general) come up against at some point or another is writer’s block. You might have covered every conceivable question your readers might ask; you may simply be burned out. However, by embracing the inherent psychological trait of contrarianism, you can unlock a veritable treasure trove of content ideas. No matter whether you’re someone who delights in playing devil’s…

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Everything Bloggers Need to Consider for Their April Content Calendar

This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Johnson. Creating amazing content for your blog or social media accounts is only half the battle – the other half is making sure people see the content. And a major factor of that is timeliness. Timeliness represents a key characteristic of what engages readers. If you publish content when it’s culturally relevant, you’ll have significantly increased your odds of attracting readers’ attention because your content will be topical. Luckily for bloggers, there are several significant cultural events throughout the year that are worth…

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ProBlogger Podcast: Two Types of Content to Help You Find Readers for Your Blog

Today’s episode of the ProBlogger Podcast is part two of a mini Finding Readers series (you can find out more about part one here in the Two Questions to Ask to Help You Find Readers for Your Blog), and it’s all about what you’re writing when it comes to getting traffic. After you’ve asked yourself those two very important questions in the previous podcast, you can move on to fulfilling that brief on your blog with today’s. I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about the journey I’ve taken in blogging,…

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A Round Up of Harper Lee Content

With Harper Lee’s passing last week, I thought I’d round up all the many blog posts I’ve made about her and her two novels over the last several years. That woman is an inspiration. Click through and enjoy some of the many ways she’s inspired this blog. The One Harper Lee Quote I’ll Never Forget […] 101 Books

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Grow Traffic to Your Blog Through Guest Posting and Creating Content for Other Blogs, Forums, Media and Events

Today’s episode is the fifth in this series we’ve been exploring on the ProBlogger Podcast about finding readers. To get you up to speed, you can find the first four here: Two Questions to Ask to Help You Find Readers for Your Blog Two Types of Content to Help You Find Readers for Your Blog Turn Blog Surfers into Loyal Readers by Building a Sticky Blog Find Readers for Your Blog Through Commenting and Relationships So once you’ve started creating great content, and you’ve found your readers where they’re already…

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