How to Create an Efficient Contact Page That Boosts Your Productivity

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As you know, most blogs have a contact page. It’s one of the first pages we create when we’re building a new blog. We want people to be able to shower us in praise, offer us lucrative advertising and book deals, and beg us to create wonderful products for them, right? Okay, so that might be stretching things a little. But we do want people to be able to get in touch… Read Entire Story

2017 Content Excellence Challenge: The November Prompts

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It’s time again for our pair of Content Excellence prompts! All year, our community has been working with these each month to create better work, and to create more of it. This month’s prompts could potentially be swapped, because they’re both ways to do better work and more work. They go together like (dare I Read More… The post 2017 Content Excellence Challenge: The November Prompts appeared first on Copyblogger. Related… Read Entire Story

10 Email Marketing Do’s and Don’ts for Bloggers

As bloggers and site owners, we are continually focused on content creation and giving our audience the most value possible. While this is something we can all agree on, if you aren’t focusing on email and building up your newsletter size, you are simply missing out. The reason for this is simple. More than 70% of the people that visit your site for the first time are going to leave and never come… Read Entire Story

How to establish your brand on Pinterest (and make it popular)

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This is a guest post by Larry Alton If you’re a ‘picture paints a thousand words’ kind of person, then Pinterest may be a great option for you. Its tight-knit community and visual focus make it an ideal board for circulating and popularizing your ideas. And while it may not be as popular as Facebook and Instagram, it still has more than 150 million active users each month. Pinterest also … Read Entire Story

The Slippery Truth about Grammar Checkers

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It was a brisk winter evening. While editing a Copyblogger article written by Brian Clark, the sound of my fingers tapping on my keyboard harmoniously blended with the rain pattering on the window next to my desk, as the light from the full moon illuminated my computer monitor. Then, as the clock struck midnight, something Read More… The post The Slippery Truth about Grammar Checkers appeared first on Copyblogger. Read Entire Story

Use GLStock for Royalty-Free Photos and Illustrations

A picture is worth a thousand words and the Internet is increasingly visual in nature. And while you might feel that having completely original photos and illustrations is always the ideal, this is utterly unrealistic for the overwhelming majority of users on the web. You simply don’t have the time, resources or budget. You’re certainly not going to fly halfway around the globe for a single snapshot, especially if professional photographers can capture… Read Entire Story

Why You’re Not in the Content Business (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

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Originally posted as a Facebook update from FinCon in Dallas (video below) In my opening keynote at FinCon last night I challenged the attendees to think about how their blog, podcast and video content could potentially be changing people’s lives. You see, many of us see ourselves as being in the ‘content business’. But I think it’s better if we start seeing ourselves as being in the ‘transformation business’. Great content leaves a mark… Read Entire Story

Use These 4 Copywriting Pillars to Craft Kickass Presentations

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I love presentations. I love going to them and I love giving them. You have a defined amount of time, during which a bunch of people come together to listen to a message. Whether your presentation is online (a SlideShare, a webinar) or in the real world (a talk to a large or small audience), Read More… The post Use These 4 Copywriting Pillars to Craft Kickass Presentations appeared first on Read Entire Story

Window Dressing Counts

Sometimes you get so caught up in certain aspects of running a blog that you forget the painfully obvious fact: creating and connecting are keys to building online success but the image you convey can make or break your campaign. I have found many rocking bloggers who seem to be doing the right thing. Maybe they comment effectively on my blog and tweet my post to form the basis of a strong friendship. … Read Entire Story

Community Discussion: Are You Making Progress With Your Blogging?

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Remember the 1st of January 2017? Did you decide “This is the year I’ll start a blog”? Or maybe you set some new blog goals for 2017, prompted by our community discussion? Well, guess what? We’re coming up to the last quarter of the year – just 3 more months remain in 2017. Are you where you want to be with your blogging at this stage of the year? If you haven’t set any … Read Entire Story

Blending Art with Strategy for Powerhouse Content

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We talk a lot on Copyblogger about how to write content that’s more vivid, more memorable, more distinctive. But there’s always another side to that creative coin — the strategic side. Your content might be marvelously entertaining and engaging, but if it’s not placed in a strategic context, you’ve limited its power. Getting smarter about Read More… The post Blending Art with Strategy for Powerhouse Content appeared first on Copyblogger. Read Entire Story

How NOT to Feel Like You Are on the Outside Looking in with Your Blog

This morning I received a follow up email from someone. I had read an email of theirs the prior day. The individual seemed like their heart was in the right place. Good vibes overall. But they wanted to place a link on my blog and they came in cold. Stranger. In essence, they were on the outside looking in, being an outsider, or not being an insider, in my blogging … Read Entire Story