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iRetreat 2014 influencer conference

Top 7 Things I Learned at the iRetreat 2014 Blogger Conference

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Jul 07, 2014
  • By Gina Badalaty
This week I had the pleasure of attending iRetreat 2014. This intimate conference has been around since 2011, when it was called Reviewer’s Retreat and focused on supporting product reviewers. It’s st…

[Infographic] 7 Easy Ways to Recycle Your Blogposts

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jun 24, 2014
  • By Jerry Low
Recycling your blogpost is not about being lazy and spinning your old content. It's about re-visiting a topic that matters with added value and to continue the dialogue. Perhaps you previously wrote a…

The Top 7 Mistakes in Google+ Engagement

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Updated Jun 21, 2014
  • By Gina Badalaty
Recently, I set out to attract more Google+ visitors. I did not succeed too well – in fact, I actually ended up making more headway on Instagram AND the elusive Facebook – but I thought my failures co…
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Google Authorship: Why You Should Use it

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Updated Jun 21, 2014
  • By Gina Badalaty
You may have heard that search engine optimization is fading as a tool of choice for Google to rank and position websites. That is true, but in its place, a new tool, Google Authorship, used together …
Hostgator Review

My Updated Hostgator Hosting Review: 5 Pros + 4 Cons

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated May 09, 2014
  • By Jerry Low
Upon first arriving to the Hostgator site, you will most likely notice that it’s a bit more, how to put it… animated than its competitors’ sites. From the colorful alligator donning the upper lefthand…

Graphics is Not My Thing: Part 1: Take Better Photos

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Apr 12, 2014
  • By Gina Badalaty
Consider yourself hopeless as a photographer? Great photos are an absolute requirement for a good blog, particularly if you work with brands, but while you don’t necessarily have to be a great photogr…

Graphics is Not My Thing: Part 2: Editing

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Apr 12, 2014
  • By Gina Badalaty
Last time, I shared simple steps on how you can improve taking photos, especially if you have a blog or website centered around product reviews, your family or travel. This week, we’ll tackle basic ed…
Affiliate Program

The Most Profitable Ways of Monetizing a Blog

  • Inbound Marketing
  • Updated Apr 10, 2014
  • By Kevin Muldoon
Blogging is one of the most popular ways of making money online. It is an entry point for many non-technical people as it requires no previous experience of blogging or working online to set up a blog…

Free Advertising through Online Blog Tours

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Mar 03, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
You’ve heard of guest blogging, but taking that concept a step further can result in massive traffic driven to your site in the span of a couple of weeks. This can be particularly useful if you’re run…
writing a blog

Time To Wear The Editor’s Hat! 9 Reasons Why Guest Posts Are A Clever Idea

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Feb 14, 2014
  • By Luana Spinetti
Your blog speaks with your voice – everybody knows that. Fair enough, since your blog exists primarily for you to share your ideas, your opinions and your unique knowledge. Truth is, whether if …

ElegantThemes.com Review: Everything You Need to Know About Elegant Themes

  • WordPress
  • Updated Jan 28, 2014
  • By Jerry Low
Founded by Nick Roach in 2008, Elegant Themes is headquartered in San Francisco. The company provides 87 gorgeous WordPress themes and 4 premium themes to its more than 200,000 customers. It’s the per…
spending time online

Top 10 Most Visited Websites and How You Can Benefit from Them

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jan 27, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
If you could utilize the ten websites with the most traffic on the Internet, how would that benefit your business? In a report compiled by Go Gulf Web Technologies from sources such as Nielson, Pew In…
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Using Micro-Books to Build Brand Recognition

  • Online Business
  • Updated Jan 27, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
According to January 2014 Pew Internet report, the number of people reading ebooks is steadily growing. It is up to 28% from 23% last year. The report states: “The January 2014 survey, conducted…

Increasing a Site’s Rank with On-Topic Content

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Updated Jan 04, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
Years ago, you could find a keyword that people were searching for, make sure you used it on a page of your website and use a few other tricks watch the traffic roll into your site. Unfortunately, som…
inbound versus outbound marketing

Inbound Marketing Strategy For Your Website

  • Inbound Marketing
  • Updated Jan 04, 2014
  • By Lori Soard
Inbound marketing is exactly what it sounds like. It is marketing that brings new leads to a business. There are as many ways to gain new leads, who will hopefully convert into new customers, as there…
Matt Cutts

How-to Clean Up Old Blog Posts and Increase Site Traffic

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Updated Dec 16, 2013
  • By Lori Soard
Would you go two or three years without cleaning your house? Then why would you go that long before cleaning your blog? If your blog has been around for more than two seconds, you likely have a collec…