Five Ways to Get More Guest Posting Opportunities


You know that guest posting is a great way to build links between your site and authoritative sites in your niche. It’s one of the older methods which have held on throughout all of Google’s changes and even with the newest updates, it’s still considered safe, particularly with Google’s push for more content based ranking. But how do you find the best opportunities for guest posting? Some of these are pretty obvious, but some of them are... well, you’ll see! Start from the Start As with … [Read more...]

3 Stories That Are Ringing In The New Year

Google, facebook and other big businesses dominate the headlines but here's some new you can use from "the rest of us". I bring you word from the valley, mobile apps, the gift cards and love markets. Facebook's boring anyway, right?   … [Read more...]

The Best Of Android Apps Every Blogger Must Have

Android blogging applications

The popularity of smart phones is growing in leaps and bounds. People prefer using them because they are convenient, fast and they enable the users to access any information at any time. As the smart phones get more popular, people are also in lookout for new applications that make life and work easy. It’s a fact that smart phone users seldom make the use of conventional; PC’s or laptops. When many functions can be performed by making the use of smart apps, blogging is no exception. If you … [Read more...]

Powers That Be And Personal Branding


Personal branding's the big story on Blogsuccess right now, so let's talk about it. As contributor, I feel an urge to support our friend-in-blogging, Nancy Marmolejo in her time of re-branding. What better way to do that than with related content? It's time to lift the veil a little, and share my own branding and rebranding experiences. I never really get to talk about The Merchant of New York City. Few people are ever really interested. I'm not one to brag so having a subject like personal … [Read more...]

Why Monitoring Your Top Articles Is Important and What to Do If Your Content is Copied


In the beginning of fall last year I wrote a celebrity inspired article about “How to Wear Riding Boots”. Shortly after I built sufficient internal links to the post, I ranked high in the search engines reaching the front page in goggle search results. I was surprised by the number of its pins and repins. The article became my number one source of traffic, bringing me more than two hundred unique visits a day, solely from this post, and redirecting those visitors to other related posts, thus … [Read more...]

How Not To Suck! (The Life Out Of Your Readers)


It seems like a lot of people like to approach blogging and content development from a completely clinical point of view.  As if there's a quantitative formula for what constitutes a quality, valuable piece of content. And to them I say, you're thinking too hard about this! It is drop-dead simple to figure out what a group of people wants and then give it to them.  We're on the freakin' internet.  We have myriad tools to discover what turns our readers on. Start with other popular blogs … [Read more...]

Make Money Blogging? Or Make Money Because You Bring Value To The Web?


There are a couple ways of looking at starting a blog or thinking about the role of your current blog in your business. Some blogs make money in and of themselves. These blogs do this with: Advertising CPA offers Affiliate product recommendations Selling links Some people make money blogging simply because they blog. There really is a difference.  These “people who happen to have successful blogs” make money in far different ways than the bloggers above: Book … [Read more...]