Welcome to Writing Clinic! This is a weekly series where I choose one post at random from those submitted and give feedback and editorial suggestions. If you’d like to take part, read this post for details. Note: the series is temporarily on hold. Today’s post is “5 Rules to Get Out of Your Payday Loan” […]
One fear that some bloggers have, especially when they’re in the early days of their blog, is what to do if they receive negative comments. In fact, some bloggers are put off starting altogether (or start a blog with comments switched off) because they’re so anxious about this. While I completely recognise how daunting it […]
Some of you may remember the first contest we run with TemplateMonster, a US-based template selling company. The feedback was so positive that we decided to run another one, starting today!
This is a guest post from Jim Beckham. Guest posting on relevant blogs, with a link back to your own, has two key benefits: it gets your work seen by more people and it helps your blog climb the search engine rankings through those all-important backlinks from reputable sites. In the SEO world, a site’s reputation […]
Let’s say you’re thinking through domain names for your new website, and you’ve shortlisted a few ideas. If the one you want is available, it’s a no-brainer to go ahead and register it straight away. Except… … there’s one crucial check you need to make. Is your domain name open to misinterpretation? Let me share […]
Important: Writing Clinic is on hold for now (sorry!) Feel free to keep submitting posts, but be aware you may have to wait a few weeks for the next Clinic. Could your writing use a little extra work? Here on DailyBlogTips, I’ll be editing one post every Friday, so we can all learn from each […]
Last week, I was in Vegas for MarketingSherpa’s Email Summit – a high-profile conference aimed at businesses looking to improve their email marketing. While some of the advice was definitely aimed at big brands with big audiences, there were plenty of tips that apply to anyone with an email list. I wrote about what I […]
One of the phases that virtually any new webmaster goes through is the stats-fever. It’s that period when you first discover Webalizer of (hopefully) Google Analytics, and you are so excited with your website and with your new visitors that you feel the urge to check the stats every day. Sometimes multiple times a day. Sometimes multiple times an hour.
It happens to every blogger at a certain point: their content is stolen. Usually, it’s through an automated system, with some low-quality, scammy blog reprinting your whole post. Occasionally, it’s by an individual who simply doesn’t know better – they reproduce your post, keeping your name and probably even a link back to the original in place.
You’ve probably noticed that the internet can be a bit like the Wild West. Newbies ride into town regularly – often with high hopes of getting rich quick. Perhaps you’re one of them (or perhaps you can at least remember those days). “Snake oil” salesmen make outrageous promises about how their product can solve all […]
If you don’t write down your goals with clear instructions, your plans will be mere wishes. I read the post Daniel brought to us to usher in the new year Write Down and Share Your Goals, and I thought it would be a good idea to expand on it to make sure you maximize the […]
This is a guest post from Dustin Christensen. Could Quora, a Q&A site, help you build a more popular blog? According to Quora’s CEO and founder, Adam D’Angelo, their mission to “share and grow the world’s knowledge.” This is something they do by combining the informational aspect of Wikipedia with social media capabilities like upvoting […]