October Roundup: The Changing Seasons of the Internet

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  • Updated: Nov 01, 2014

The colors of fall are brilliant throughout much of the United States and Canada right now. The trees have shed their green coats and donned brilliant reds, soft golds and burnt orange hues. The Internet has seen many changes this month as well, which reflect the upcoming holiday season and the mad rush to the end of the year.

Here at WHSR, we've noticed this change as we've covered new topics not covered before. We've dug deep to bring out those brilliant colors of our own and come up with articles that will help you make your site the best it's ever been. Struggling with grammar? Read Lori Soard's Common Grammar Errors and How to Avoid Them on Your Blog. Or, freshen up stale writing by reading Jerry's Low writing tips that describe How Building the Right Habits and Using the Right Tools could Save Your Blog.

Drive Traffic to Your Blog

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Dan Virgillito talks about the 5 Reasons Why Content Marketing Will Always Triumph Link Building. He offers some in-depth tips for our readers on why content marketing is more effective. Lori Soard also chats about how you can take old blog content, freshen it up, give it new life and increase exposure and traffic.

Low on time? Jerry Low shares his tips for quick ways to promote your blog (and yourself!). He has seven different tips for you.

If you've tried your hand at social media marketing and not had much success, you may want to check out our article about what times and days are best to post on the different social media networks. We've done some in-depth research on this topic and have some tips to help you get the most from the time you invest in SSM and even some tips for scheduling posts ahead of time and how much time you should be investing in these endeavors.

Networking is another way to drive traffic to your blog and get your name and reputation built up. Gina Gadalaty has some excellent ideas in her Complete Guide for Engaging Brands, Reps and Bloggers.

Choosing the Right Web Host

One of the things we take very serious at WHSR is looking at which web hosting companies are best, which ones meet your needs, which ones offer the most value for the money and which ones have decent uptime rates. In fact, it's so important that we even offer a free uptime tool and regular web hosting uptime reviews of various web hosts.

If you're in the market for a new website host, you'll want to look back to our guide on How to Choose the Right Web Hosting to help you make the best choice possible.

These are just a few of the topics we covered in October. There were several others, all noteworthy and all helpful to maintaining the best blog possible. We also covered news about Russian hackers, Facebook features and other news important to website owners. It would be impossible to list everything in a single roundup.

November is shaping up to be another month filled with news, topics and exciting changes for website owners. Jerry is now in Dublin for Web Summit 2014. He will be covering the event on WHSR and his personal Twitter account. Be sure to check back for more advice.

About Lori Soard

Lori Soard has been working as a freelance writer and editor since 1996. She has a bachelor's in English Education and a PhD in Journalism. Her articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, online and she's had several books published. Since 1997, she has worked as a web designer and promoter for authors and small businesses. She even worked for a short time ranking websites for a popular search engine and studying in-depth SEO tactics for a number of clients. She enjoys hearing from her readers.