3 Overlooked Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

Posted on Sep 04, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

In content marketing, we want our blogs and other written work to be widely read and shared.

The online ecosystem offers many opportunities for bloggers to create visibility. SEO, social media, and list building are among the most common ways to attract interested readers.

Today, let’s take a look at three blog visibility tactics and techniques that you may not be fully leveraging.

1. Have You Looked at Your Sources of Blog Traffic Lately?

We were looking at our site analytics recently, and noticed how much traffic we get to this blog, simply because we left helpful comments on other blogs that we read and enjoy, and on sites like Quora.

The Future of Digital Publishing: Insights from #Inbound

Posted on Aug 22, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

Where is publishing headed?

We heard from a gaggle of media and technology though leadersat Hubspot’s annual marketing conference known as “Inbound”.

We are excited to share the ideas from three of the keynotes with you.

1. Seth Godin

Seth Godin started out in traditional publishing. He migrated his platform to the digital world, with a daily blog read by millions. His 15 books are an excellent example of the re-invention of book publishing.

His keynote particularly resonated with us, especially the theme of scarcity vs. abundance of online content.

The Copyright Symbol, Misunderstood: 4 Common Myths That Hurt Your Blog

Posted on Jul 10, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

In our world of digital everything, copyright has become tricky business.

Every day we see widely adopted online practices that violate copyright.

Worse still, the Internet is full of copyright falsehoods and half truths that are mistakenly passed along, and believed to be accurate.

Misperceptions about copyright leads to copyright infringement, which hurts bloggers.

We’d like to set the record straight.

19 Reasons to Take a Fresh Look at Your WordPress Plugins

Posted on Jun 20, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

A funny thing happened on the way to crowdsourcing a list of favored WordPress plugins from last week’s #blogchat.

Halfway through the 54 page(!) #blogchat transcript, we discovered that there's a lot more to know about plugins than just which ones to install.

As always, some great advice was shared.

Enjoy the tips and tweets below -- and remember that for expert advice and spirited conversation on all things blog-related, tune into #blogchat (Sundays, 9-10 pm ET ).

It's a great community.

78 Useful WordPress Plugins From #blogchat

Posted on Jun 20, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

There is no savvier blog community than the group that participates in #blogchat each week.

(#blogchat is a spirited tweetchat among bloggers on Sunday nights, 9-10 pm ET, hosted by @mackcollier.

It's a great place to learn from other bloggers, discover new blogs to read and great new people to follow).

This past week, the topic was plugins … a topic very close to our heart!

Blogging Tips: Give Your "Content Engine" a Tune-Up

Posted on Jun 13, 2013
By Ellie Becker

The sun is out, the weather is warmer ...

... time for a spring tuneup, to catch up on things you’ve been meaning to address on your site!

As a serious blogger, you already create unique, engaging content, promote your blog, and attend to SEO.

Now, take a few moments to take a look "under the hood".

Here are 3 blogging tips to keep your "content engine" running well:

5 Tech Tools for Better Blog Writing & Content Creation

Posted on May 29, 2013
By Rhonda Hurwitz

What’s your biggest blogging challenge?

Is it finding time to write? Coming up with your next topic?

Or do you need a little help getting found?

While technology won’t help you define your “secret sauce,” there are some remarkable tech tools to help make your content creation and blog writing smarter: