20 WordPress Plugins and Online Tools Every Blogger Needs (most are free!)

Every blogger needs tools, WordPress plugins, and web services to successfully run a blog. But when you’re starting out, it can be hard to actually know which ones you need and which ones you can skip. There are almost 60,000 WordPress plugins in the official plugin directory, there are 1000s of tools and web services, and there is no one…

Beginner’s Guide To Content Marketing

There is no question about content marketing being not only a valuable but also a still growing marketing strategy. Valuable content is key to online marketing success, and it can influence your business success in more than one aspect. Here is your beginner’s guide to content marketing. Still, I am sometimes shocked about the misconceptions that still float around about content…

What is Link Bait and 10 Link Bait Examples You can Adapt for Your Marketing

Do you create content with backlinks in mind? Do you know which types of content are well suited to earn more backlinks? What is link bait or link bait content? Do you know how you can use link bait content to earn more backlinks to your blog or website and improve your search rankings? If you have been blogging for…

Link Building: 5 Tactics Pros Use to Beat the Competition

The following is a guest post by Liakat Hossain. Liakat Hossain is a content marketing professional at WebAlive, a Melbourne based SEO agency. He has been helping businesses grow by developing content marketing strategies since 2011. When not busy, he likes to research on current online marketing strategies. If you ask any person with decent knowledge about link building, this…

11 Blogging Best Practices to Help You Turn Your Blog into a Business

Blogging is fun and it is a lifestyle. But blogging is also a business. If you want to turn your blog into a business many bloggers have to slightly change their blogging approach. Blogging best practices can help you to do that. Instead of writing what they want, and how they want to write it they suddenly have to consider…

How To Set Up Recurring Queues For Twitter With SocialOomph (And Why)

When talking to bloggers and young business owners, some of the first questions are: How much time do I need to invest to keep my Twitter account running and growing? How can I set up my social accounts so that I can manage them and still get my regular work done? The answer is: Use recurring queues for Twitter with…

What are Twitter Lists and How Can You Use Them

We have written a lot about Twitter and the Twitter features you should know. But we have so far only scratched the surface about one Twitter feature that has so many valuable benefits that you should really know about it: Twitter lists. Twitter lists are not a new feature. In fact, ever since I really got familiar with Twitter and…

Instagram Stories: What are They and How Can You Use Them

More than 1 billion people are actively using Instagram every month. 90% of Instagram accounts follow brands on Instagram. More than 500 million people are using Instagram stories every day. Source: Instagram What are Instagram Stories? Instagram stories are a special kind of post on Instagram that is not featured in the Instagram feed and vanishes after 24 hours. Instagram…