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25 Tools, Tactics, and Examples for Building Reader Engagement

In the following post you’re going to get a crash course in boosting reader engagement on your blog through commenting, social shares, list building and more – these tips are actionable and will get you results if you use them correctly. As bloggers one of the most important things to us (asides from traffic) is [...]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Blogging

Did you know that the very first blog post was published way earlier than previously thought? And did you know that all major blogs have something in common? How about the fact that we are about to enter an unprecedented shift in the way blogs are monetized that will change EVERYTHING? These and other nuggets are presented here for [...]

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How to Force an Article to go Viral

Your natural tendency when visiting a site is to find what I’m looking for, and move along.  What do I need to do to get you to take a moment and share this post with your following? Violate Your Schema: Sounds dirty. It’s not. When I say, “Violate your schema” what I really mean is, [...]

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Turning Spam Into Engagement Gold

I learned this from the always insightful Tom Webster about two years ago when he did a keynote at BlogWorld. Spam comments are a pain in the ass, they are made of evil, evil stuffs, and they suck monkey balls. But, if you bring them out in the open, they can be quite funny. Tom [...]

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The First-Ripple Theory

What kind of splash your blog post is going to make, depends largely on two factors. The velocity of the pebble, and the size of the first ripple. Let me ‘splain. The Pebble The “velocity of the pebble” refers to the quality of the post. How hard and fast can your post hit its intended [...]

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5 Sites That Will Make You More Interesting Than Cat Photos

Let’s face it. If your friends and followers knew just how funny, insightful, and smart you really are, they would be commenting, retweeting, sharing, and engaging with you non-stop. So how do you show them your true genius? These five sites will help you find content that will delight your Twitter followers, titillate your Facebook friends, [...]

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Blogging for Business: The Beginner’s Guide

Photo credit Redden-McAllister This amazing post was originally published on Murlu. The content and the comments have been syndicated with the author’s permission. There’s a huge difference in blogging when you’re trying to educate and build a community versus selling products for a business. The tone changes. You’re not just throwing out frilly blog posts around [...]

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Your Project’s New Best Friend – Check Out @Sprintly

Tech Start-ups are special. The Founder is usually eager to tell everyone about what he’s up to and how his start-up can solve the problem no one else has even thought to tackle. One such Start-up, and one such Founder is Joe Stump of Sprint.ly. I came across Joe when I stumbled across a Growth [...]

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