All posts in the "Content Marketing" category

How to Scan Your WordPress Posts for Spelling Errors Kenny Novak • Content Marketing • Published December 20, 2016

Typos, spelling errors, and misused words can be a death sentence for your blog’s credibility. We all know we’re all human, and we all make mistakes, so the occasional typo is acceptable. Some people get more tolerance than others, as well; numerous tech bloggers with English as their…

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Is Blogging Better than Posting to Facebook? James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published December 08, 2016

Posting to Facebook and posting to your blog are, at first glance, very different things. Businesses can be successful doing just one or the other, and most businesses find success doing both. However, there’s more variance to the question than you might expect.

Posting to a Blog
The default…

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5 Common Reasons Bloggers are Struggling to Get Readers James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published November 07, 2016

Blogging is hard work. I can’t even list all of the individual bits of effort you need to put into it just to get a blog up and running, let alone trying to make one successful. At least, not if I wanted to have space in this post for anything else.
What really hurts is when you’ve put in all of th…

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The 100 Question Content Marketing and Promotion Checklist James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published October 27, 2016

Producing a piece of content can be a lengthy process, fraught with obstacles, and it can feel great to finally get one done that’s up to your standards. Once you get the process down, of course, you can pump them out quite quickly, but it takes a lot of practice to get to that point.
The battle isn&…

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Why It Can Take Years to See Results from Blogging James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published October 16, 2016

It might seem odd coming from a site about helping people blog, but one thing I’m going to talk about today is just how difficult it is to be a blogger these days. The Internet is old, as far as technology goes. Sure, there are seven billion people in the world, and most of them use the internet, but t…

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How to Use Alexa to Find High Traffic Blog Topics Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published October 05, 2016

I have gone on record a few times before about how Alexa’s Ranking, the ranking they give sites on some sort of global scale, is a pretty valueless metric. It’s not representative of all demographics, and as such is skewed towards certain types of sites. It’s flawed and it shouldn…

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How to Blog Effectively While Traveling Abroad Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published September 16, 2016

Blogging around the world is pretty common. Many high profile entrepreneurs travel a lot, across the country and around the world. They attend conventions, they give speeches, they meet with investors, and a lot more. All the while, they keep their blogs up to date. Some of them make it clear when the…

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Beginners Guide to Writing a Blog Post in WordPress Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published August 25, 2016

WordPress is one of the top blogging platforms for a lot of different reasons. One of them is the ease of use. It’s pretty easy to get some basic hosting, throw up a WordPress blog, slap on a theme and a couple of plugins, and go to town. You can have a fully functional blog up and running in just a few h…

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10 Reasons Why Your Blog Isn’t Growing Fast Enough James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published August 04, 2016

Once, I decided to count the number of stars in the sky. I was young, and had the patience of a particularly energetic puppy, so I didn’t get very far. My conclusion was that there were at LEAST 15 stars up there. While true, it was a pretty vast understatement.
If you tried to count the number of blo…

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How to Email Bloggers After You Publish a Post James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published July 28, 2016

When you publish a new post, who sees it? Who discovers it? If the first visitor you get is Google and you’re waiting for organic traffic to arrive, you’re missing out on some great opportunities. If you’re relying on paid advertising to get your exposure, you’re probably…

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