8 Smashing SEO Tips for Bloggers

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Digital media has become more commercial than ever before and it has offered a whole new avenue for writers who can make good money with their blogs. But for that to happen you have to ensure that your blog is optimized on all search engines. Search Engine Optimization is a continuous process where you use different tricks and strategies to ensure that your blog gains in popularity and has a large number of hits. Here are 8 tips you can follow to get the desired results.

Content quality


Your content is at the heart of your blog and cannot be compromised upon, irrespective of the SEO strategy you might have. Google has had several important SEO updates like Hummingbird and Panda and they are known to only index sites that have quality content. That’s the reason your focus should be on creating interesting and error free content. Unique and quality content will ensure that your website can be optimized on all search engines.

Blog post title should be SEO friendly

Customizing your post title for search engine results is vital and should be done right at the onset. You can add reach keywords in your blog title and relevant keywords throughout the content. Title customization inside blogger template will ensure that your blog is more SEO friendly.

Blogging platform and design

If you are a large business that wants to create a unique blog, having a custom blogging platform that is in keeping with the scope and requirements of your blog can help you immensely. But that’s not a feasible option for small businesses and individuals. Choosing the right blogging platform is of great importance and you might have to opt between a paid blogging CMS or its free version. The paid blogging platforms often have additional features including plug-ins that can make a big difference to SEO friendliness of your blog.

Description Tag

HTML Description tag should be used for every post; no two ways about it. Search engines understand your blog content a lot better with these tags and also present the description when your blog is shown in the search results. Thus these tags carry out two important purposes; they ensure that your blog is shown in the search and also help people decide whether they should click on your blog.

Custom Robots.txt file setting

Featuring custom robots.txt file into the blogger blog is probably one of the first things you have to do. By adding this file in blogger you can see a huge change to your blog traffic. But the biggest advantage of using this file is that it tells search engines how to crawl your blog too. These files give instructions to each and every search engine crawler and tell them the parts of your blog that need to be accessed and those that should be blocked from being indexed forever.

Creating a strong link strategy

Within your blog post itself you might want to link 1 or two internal posts and a couple of external pages. Linking keyword phrases and URL title in the backend for search engines to carry forward the information will ensure that you get the most out of your links. When you are linking to external pages you have to make sure they open in a separate window so that your users stay on your site.

Write for your readers

If you are thinking of optimization it’s easy to try and create content for search engines. But that can be a grave mistake and no matter how strong your SEO technique might be, it’s important to write keeping your users in mind. Search engines have caught onto sites that try and manipulate traffic and are known to penalize them quite heavily as well. You are better off creating content that is meant for your readers and trying to generate traffic the right way. This is not to say that you shouldn’t use SEO techniques, but you have to stay away from the temptation of over using them. Keyword spamming is a strict no-no today.

SEO coaching

As a business owner or individual who is trying to put his message across through his or her blog, you probably know about the subject you are talking about. But it might also be worthwhile to get some SEO coaching to ensure that your blog gets desired attention. You don’t have to learn to become an SEO expert, but simply understanding the basics can help you immensely. You can use these basics in your blog posts to good effect. There might be SEO training programs in your area that you could opt for or look for online training options. It’s also not a bad idea to hire a SEO expert to help you out when you are getting started.
These eight blogging tips can help you get cracking with optimization of your blog posts. Making your blog SEO friendly is hugely exciting and can be a lot of fun too. You can try these tips out with your next post and see if it generates more traffic.

Author Bio:
I’m Ramya, a freelance web designer/writer based in India.  I have an experience of about 8 years in content writing and have worked for top blogs and websites. I'm generally an extrovert; I like photography, anthropology and traveling to different countries to learn the culture and living of the local inhabitants to do travelogues. Website : Color Character

How to Boost Your Success Today With E-Mail Marketing

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Hello folks, today our guest author Sonia Jackson has taken some of her precious time to write for us. See how to become an Guest Author in My Blogging Techniques.
Email marketing is tough these days. There are people that treat their blocked list like their own personal guard at the gate, and why not! It is the thing that stops them having to sift through hundreds of emails in their junk folder. The fact is that useful stuff does often land in the junk folder, which includes when you give out your email address to a person of the opposite sex or a friend.

This means that people still have to sort out their junk folder, which is where you may be able to make an impact. You may end up in the junk folder, but that does not mean you are out of the game. Here are some tips to help you build a more successful email marketing campaign.

Have people confirm their newsletter signup

When people sign up for an account, send them a confirmation link to confirm either their signup or their account. Most people will instinctively pull the email from the junk folder and click the link. You are then out of the junk folder for the foreseeable future.

Keep abreast of the most current spam email red flags

There are lots of them and if you have not had the user click some sort of confirmation code then you are going to end up in the junk email folder. You can try to avoid the junk mail red flags by keeping up with the most current development. The classic red flags includes the overuse of capital letters in a message, terms such as “free” or “save money” and things such as having pound/dollar signs in the subject line.

The time they are sent does not matter

Do not worry too much about the time of day they are sent. It is not like sms messages and is nothing like Twitter, which means the time of day you send the messages does not matter. The day you send them may matter, for example, if it is Easter and you have an Easter day promo code then that day will be important. You can still send the email before or after if you want, as some people only check their emails once per week.

Frequency should not be decided by articles you read

The frequency of your emails should be decided by trial and error testing. It should not be determined by online articles and blogs by people that have claimed to have had lots of success with a certain email amount frequency.

Give people an incentive to join your mailing list

Give them discounts, free stuff, more of what they are getting from your website. If you are giving incentives then they should have no choice but to sign up and confirm their signup as mentioned above. If people have an incentive to join your email list then they have a reason to want, anticipate and open your emails. Try not to be too over promotional, unless that is what the user expects.

Mobile signups should be sought

Getting people to sign up via their mobile phone is not as difficult as it seems. You should put up your website in places where people are stood around with their phone. Places such as bus stops, waiting rooms and bathroom stalls are ideal places for hanging your adverts with your website address on them. People will look at your website whilst they stand around.

If your landing page can convince people to join your mailing list, then you may retain the potential customer for longer. If they are on your mailing list then they may come back to your website at a later date. This is based on the assumption that they like what they see on your website but that they do not have much time to look at it because they are out and about. Also, remember that fast loading is more important than aesthetics and that signup should be very easy.

Trial and error testing should determine email length

The length, timing, etc, need to be determined by trial and error testing. It is easy to test with your email lists because you can group people, try different emails for different groups and see what comes back using discount codes or simply by seeing which of your customers buys something online. There is no right and wrong way that you can find out by looking at the work of other people. They may have had success with their way, but that is their personal success that only works for them.


Author’s bio:
The guest post is written by Sonia Jackson from www.cool-essays.com. She writes essays on different topics and can give you useful advice.


Realize Your Technological Objectives with .NET


Hello folks, today our Guest Author Peter Milar has took some of his precious time to write articles on our site. See How To Become a guest author on My Blogging Techniques.
It is no secret that on this date, .NET is the most popular platform for developing web applications. Even though it is one of the oldest programming frameworks around, there hasn’t been any monotony crept into it since the developers have kept reinventing the wheel. This platform has kept with the times and has even innovated to an extent that it has set a number of benchmarks when it comes to creating unique applications.







.NET is endorsed by the best programmer son earth who are testimony to the incredible value of this platform. Simply for the fact that it drives you towards the very best f your programming capabilities, .NET is making heads turn in the programming world.

So, What makes .NET so good?
It Gives Novices Space to Breathe

.NET is not one of those platforms that will make life hard for the beginners, who are often funding themselves struggling with the programming codes. It gives them enough scope to learn, and also to create programs that don’t require as much coding they would have otherwise envisaged. Unlike other programming languages where even the minor features would force developers to write long drawn-out codes, .NET makes it absurdly simple. C# and VB.NET are the best options to choose from when it comes to choosing which language will suit you fine. .NET facilitates a non fussy code structure – one that breeds straightforward writing of programs. If you are expert, there is not a place you can’t reach. By streamlining the development process, .NET ensures that you are left with enough juice to make your application dripping with creativity and uniqueness. The plugins and extensions you are provided with further ensure that the need for getting caught in the code complexities is greatly abridged and that you add certain features by simply installing those extensions. Also, these extensions draw your attention towards adding certain features that you might not have paid attention to while developing the apps.

It is Powerful, Flexible and Customizable

The stout framework of .NET ensures that you can aim for bigger grounds. The powerful features of this platform give you the freedom to eye for improbable features and turn them into reality. Injecting the avant-garde features in your app is one endeavor met with amicability and enough room to breathe. At the same time, .NET is highly flexible. Any time you see the market trends veering off to a different direction, you can embed some changes in your apps seamlessly. The incredible customization capabilities of the platform let you tailor the apps whenever you want, howsoever you want.  Even if your web application is generating enough buzz in the market, you would want it to adapt itself with the changing trends. And the app developed using .NET is equipped to do exactly that.

There is Greater Security Assurance

You can hardly be blamed if the news of certain website being hacked is making you jittery. After all, you can never know when your website finds a place for itself on the radar of hackers. They might be looking for that one opportunity to attack your site and damage it seriously. But when .NET is the platform you used while creating that site, you can be rest assured that the robustness of the site is reliable enough to keep the hackers away. There are in-built authentication features that  prove to be much resourceful for guarding your website against such miscreants.

All the features combine to perch .NET at the top of the ever-growing stack of programming frameworks. Find dependable developers for your project and set your foot on growth accelerator.
About Author :
Peter Milar is a highly reputed writer who works as a team with the Custom .NET Development experts of Xicom Technologies to create informative and full of insight posts around the  .NET technology. Hire .NET Developers from Xicom to receive premium quality ASP.NET application development.

How to find materials for your blog


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One of the reasons why a lot of blogs are abandoned is because the blog master runs out of material for his or her blog. This article is full of great ideas that you can use to improve your blog and come up with a little bit of material for your blog. Sometimes just seeing how other people do it is enough to get your own ideas flowing. So here are a few you can try for yourself with your blog.

Think about complaints or praise

Sometimes the best material comes from criticism or complaints. If you want to write a review then do, but you do not have to be confined by the supposed fair rules of a good review. For example, a good review should not show too much bias, but there is no rule that says you cannot be biased if you want to be. You can write a whole post that is just one long complaint about something and there is nothing stopping you from doing the opposite and writing a burningly positive post about something.

Google alerts

You can use Google alerts to let you know when a new blog post has been written or a new article has come out that relates to your chosen keywords. You can set it to tell you when a relevant article or blog post comes out that either relates to the query you entered or the selection of keywords that you entered into the Google alerts tool.

It emails you when it thinks a matching blog post or article has just been published (crawled by Google). This sort of thing can be used in two ways. You can hunt for articles within your genre and then copy their theme or use their ideas for your own blog posts, or you can go the other route and write counter arguments or counter attacks to the work of other peoples blogs. You do not even have to write about just one blog post.

For example, there may be several blogs that dislike Iron Man 3 (there are more than several--look it up!) so instead of counter arguing for just one blog you can pick points from several blogs and argue against them in one go. You may counter the argument that anxiety attacks are more than losing your breath from one blog and counter the argument that Pepper is a hero then a girly weakling inconsistently from another blog.

Think of the half life of facts

This idea comes from the fact that a lot of what you learn in college today is not going to be true or even relevant in 20 years. The only trouble is that we do not know which are going to stand the test of time and which are not. People used to think Freud was top notch but now most of his work has been discredited. People thought we had one moon, then two moons and now recent counts show over 18,000. People a few years ago were taught that Pluto was a planet when it is not. You can post about these ever changing facts on your blog (especially if it matches up with your blog theme.

Read case studies

It may be dull and a little boring but if you are going for a higher brow blog then case studies may fill you full of those facts and figures that your blog needs so badly. You may also criticize the case study and find holes in it.

Read more books on your subject

It is not the book itself that is going to inspire you. There will simply be a few parts in it that help you come up with new material. Plus, if you put in a few quotes from books then your blog looks as if it is worth more than it actually is. You may find a number of ideas or concepts that can keep you writing for a long time. Do not forget that each concept you find need not be a single blog post--you can write numerous blog posts based on single concepts you find within books.

Try video seminars and audio books

It seems pointless going to seminars these days when you can find most of them on YouTube or on dedicated websites. If you are still stuck then you can find them on sharing sites. You can watch or listen to these seminars and learn a few new things that you may either further research or you may apply to your blog with a new blog post.

Author's Bio :
Kate is blog writer, essayist and currently writes for www.aussiessay.com.

7 Counterintuitive Ways to Boost Blog Traffic


 Hello folks, long time since last post. Today our Guest Author Maddy Bertelsen has took some of his precious time to write articles on our site. See How To Become a guest author on My Blogging Techniques.

Blog traffic is hard to improve. Even blog practitioners are challenged to keep up with many algorithm changes that affects the quality of their sites. But sometimes the solution to solve their problems are just under their nose. They just can't see it because of their limited perspective in search engine optimization and blogging.

To help you, here are effective counterintuitive ways to improve blog traffic and readership:

Don't Use Captcha

Captcha is an effective tool to block spammers from infesting your website. But this tool has its cons. One of these is that, captcha also prevents “real” people from visiting your website. Another reason is that it takes more time for people to leave comments, click to another page and more. In other words it limits user engagement. As you already know, comments and shares from these users help in improving your website quality.

Know When to Post Your Blogs

Instinct tells that when a blogger finished writing his article, he needs to publish it. But to schedule publication and to know when posts get better engagement is an effective way to gain more readers. According to Buffer, men prefers reading blogs at night while women read posts in the morning. This means to publish blogs at night if you're writing about sports, fitness and other male oriented topics. If you are writing about fashion, cooking and other female-oriented articles then you should update your blog during day time. To know the reading habits of your readers gives better mileage to your blogs.

Link to Other Websites

There are many bloggers who avoid creating out bound links going to other websites. They argue that these links reduces their link juice, which might lower their rankings. Atually it is the opposite. Links going to authoritative websites are helpful in improving your blog quality. It adds credibility to your articles and to you as a writer. Not linking to your source is rude, not to mention selfish. You should be grateful to your sources and give them citation through a link.

Be Authoritative

Use command rather than suggestive sentences because they are authoritative. Avoid using “you can leave comments” or “you may share this post.” Instead use commands like “leave your comments below” or “share this article.”  Suggestive sentences are unclear, it keeps readers second-guessing on what you want them to do, whereas commands are clear. It gives better response or action from the readers.

Share Your Posts Multiple Times

Sharing your article in social media is important to get more mileage for your blog. More share means more people can read your blog. That is why you should take Guy Kawasaki's advice in sharing blog updates. According to him, it is okay to share the same link more than one time because not everyone can see the link the first time you post it. He also adds that he shares his post 3 times a day with an 8-hour interval. He adds that 75% of his traffic happens because he tweets or shares his blog posts several times. At first you might think sharing the same content multiple times pisses your followers but Guy Kawasaki has a point. It gets you more traffic and readership.

Avoid Pop-Ups

Whether an encouragement to like your social media or an advertisement of your affiliates, you must think twice when putting pop-ups. These are intrusive and people do not like being pushed to do things they don't want. Also, it is irritating to click though different pages and these pop-ups keeps showing. Online readers have short attention so they'd rather leave the site than to see these advertisements over and over. Limiting pop-ups to once per session is good, removing it all is better.

You have to take chances and be open to various strategies to be able to survive constant algorithm changes. To make blogs effective, you have to experiment which strategies are better to use. Sometimes the less obvious strategies are the most effective ways to lead your blog to success.


Author's Bio:
Maddy Bertelsen is a writer and a blogger. She has been writing for several companies, one of them is bestessay, a writing service that helps students. She dreams of one day publishing her own book.

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