As you probably know, the source code of a web page is the raw HTML code that gets interpreted by the browser so that you can view things in a user-friendly way (e.g., with images, formatting, spacing and so on).
One morning, I read a guest post on a major blog on a topic that I specialise in. All the sections in the post sounded like points I’d make. At first I brushed that off. But then something about the wording made me pause. This post seemed a little too familiar. A quick Google later, […]
Let’s say you’re looking for a fresh new look for your blog … but your budget is non-existent. What do you do? Perhaps you head to Google and type in: “free wordpress themes” There are a huge number of sites offering these – you might be a bit dazzled by the range. But you find […]
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.