7 secrets you must know about guest blogging

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Guest Blogging

 

Guest blogging is considered to be one of the best link building and inbound marketing strategy. Guest blogging has also changed the fate of many new businesses.

Many blogs accept guest blog posts if the posts are in depth , detailed and helpful for its target audience. As a matter of fact it is almost impossible to make it to the top strata of blogging without guest blogging.

In this post I shall reveal to you some of the secrets about guest blogging and how you can leverage it to build your traffic. 62.96% of people believe that blogs with multiple authors are more credible.

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13 awesome image optimization tips for better search engine ranking

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Image Optimization for SEO

 

Whether you run a website, a blog or an ecommerce store image optimization is something you want to learn because it will take you a long way down the line. Images can make or break your site if you do not optimize them properly for quality, size and meta data. It is a very important search engine optimization technique. Images are very vital for your website ranking. I know that you got the image size and the speed part but you must be wondering what the hell is meta data? There is more to to image optimization than just using a jpeg compressor to reduce its size.

Well, the term “meta data” means data about data. So something which is said about the image is the meta data of the image.

Google now uses something called a blended search result. Blended search result is nothing but showing images and videos in its SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages).
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6 priceless lessons Steve Jobs taught me about Blogging

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steve jobs

 

Who doesn’t know Steve Jobs? A person who changed the world of computers for good. Not only the world of computers but he changed the world as a whole.

He is the genius who founded Apple computers and was eventually thrown out of his own company and was brought back in when the company was on the verge of a collapse. He then single handedly turned around Apple Computers in the late 1980’s.

We all know this story. But what we need to notice here is that he had a few fundamental qualities and had a few fundamental principles that he followed throughout his life. These principles are applicable in any aspect of life. If you want to excel in any particular sphere of life these life lessons from Steve Jobs are invaluable. Let me try to summarize them one by one :-

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Why developing a Personal Brand is a must for every Freelancer

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Personal Branding

Do you know what Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, President Barak Obama have in common? Well they wear the same outfit everyday. If you notice carefully you will see Steve Jobs wearing the same tee and jeans everyday and to almost every place. There are two reasons for this.

Number 1 is that they do not want to spend time every day to decide what to wear. Number 2 is that they are silently building their personal brand.

Do not think that personal branding is only about wearing the same clothes everyday or eating the same food. It is much more than that.  Building a personal brand takes time and work. You as a freelancer should always aim to build your personal brand since it will be one of the cornerstones of your success in life.

If you are a graphic designer and you have your own style of illustration or say packaging design then people will name that style of art after you. That is exactly what happened with Disney. We call a particular style of illustration “Disney style”.
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16 Surefire ways to promote your blog

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Surefire Ways to Promote your Blog

 

Now that you know how to blog and you have your own blog chances are that you are having under 50 daily visitors or even lesser. So the next challenge is to build an audience for your blog. But this does not mean that you will never get 100K visitors per month. You will just have to find out ways to promote your blog. There are sure and certain ways to do this provided you know what you are doing.  There will be roadblocks, there will be dead ends, there will be times when you will think of quitting and you will feel that you can go on no further. It is your perseverance that will mater at those times. The only difference between a successful person and a failure is perseverance. If you follow your dreams with conviction and have a good game plan then success is just a matter of time.

Therefore I am outlining the things that worked for me and worked for many other professional and successful bloggers across the globe.

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14 ways to improve your home office for better productivity

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Freelancer workspace

 

I am writing this post sitting at my home office. Most freelancers work from their home office. Let me tell you that ambience of your workspace plays a very vital role in crafting a superb piece of content. I am telling you this from my experience. So let me go ahead and describe my workspace to you.

I am working on my desktop computer which has a 27 inch  LED display. A soft instrumental piece of saxophone played by the maestro Kenny G is playing in my media player. The speakers attached to my desktop computer are Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II 2.0 which are pretty decent. It is only yesterday that I organized my workspace and it is looking neat and tidy now. I have bought myself a cord organizer from amazon which I used to organize my workspace.

Then I have this beautiful Paddywax Fragrance Diffuser Set (again bought from amazon) giving out a beautiful and intoxicating fragrance. My air conditioner is set to a balmy 24 deg C or 75deg F which is neither warm not very cold. Sunlight is coming into my room through the glass panes of my window and it is a beautiful sunny day. To me this is my perfect workspace. Now do you think that there is any reason why this workspace will not get the best out of me?

So now let me share a few things which I learned through experience. These tips will help you redesign your workspace and get the best productivity out of you.
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Most common computer related health risks you must know about

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Computer related health risks!

 

The life of a computer professional is centered around a computer. They spend most of their waking hours in front of a computer using it in one way or the other. The use of computer in an incorrect way can result in muscle pain, joint pain, neck and shoulder pain and of course eye strain. If not taken care of in early days, this may result in permanent damage. The risks can be reduced or sometimes totally eliminated by proper workspace design, correction of posture, following good working habits and exercise.

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Why you cannot ignore Google Plus

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Google Plus is all powerful !

 

Google has evolved a lot in the last few years. Getting a good ranking is no more about keyword stuffing and irrelevant link building. There is much more to it. After the Penguin and the Panda updates google attaches more weight on how a piece of content is ‘liked’ by humans rather than search engine bots.

So what metric does google use to find out how much a particular content is liked by humans? The answer is easy. Google looks for social signals. If a content has been tweeted out say 300 times in twitter, or has got 350 facebook likes then by all means the article is worth a read. Hence SEOs utilize the potential of social sites like facebook and twitter. But what is often overlooked is the potential of Google Plus. Google Plus has been around for sometime now and it is high time we utilize its potential to rank well in google.

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19 proven ways to write incredible headlines

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Hard hitting headlines !

 

Headlines are the only way you can make a reader read your blog post or even make him subscribe to your blog. It is the only impression that you get to create before he closes the tab of the browser your site is open in or continues to read on with undivided attention. Writing a blog post is like telling an interesting short story. You have to build the reader’s interest right at the very beginning and your headline is the best way to do so.

There are certain tried and tested ways to write great headlines that are sure to work. This is because these headlines tickle the psychological trigger factors of the human brain. Good bloggers use these tricks regularly to write great posts that go viral on the social media circles and drive a ton of traffic to their blogs. So even if google’s panda update has forsaken you, your blog can spring back to buzz and overflow with traffic from the social channels. Let us explore the tricks that can make this happen!

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