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Blogging Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

beginner bloggerIf you are a beginner blogger it will really help you to get off on the right foot and avoid the common blogging mistakes that many beginners do make.

People are quick to deem blogging as a no-brainer job. But when they actually sit down to write their first couple of posts, it hits them: This is way harder than I thought. Like any person starting a new job, they mess things up.

I came across a great article that points out the 12 most common beginner blogging mistakes and it also provides tips on how to avoid them.  In other words a fantastic road map to ensure you make the best use of your time when posting on your blog.

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blog commentsIf you are new to Blogging it’s understandable that you would get really excited when you see people leaving comments on your posts. But are those genuine comments or are they comments left by spammers? Are you approving spam comments? It is hard to know what to do when you first get started.

In January I posted about “Which Blog Comments Should You Delete”  which provided useful information to help you determine whether the comments were legitimate or spam.

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New To Blogging? A Getting Started Guide

Blogging guideIf you are new to blogging you may be wondering what you should be doing and what to expect and wishing you had a blogging guide to follow.  Many people think that they can start a blog and publish a few posts and ‘bingo’ the traffic starts arriving in droves.   Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that!!

Trying something new for the first time can elicit a whole range of emotions. Whether you’re nervous about the outcome or excited for the new challenge (or both!), there’s always that element of the unknown.

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SEO-Friendly Checklist For Your Blog Posts

SEO friendly blog postWith constantly changing algorithms it’s not easy keeping up with what will produce an seo-friendly blog post.    To gain good search engine rankings for your blog posts, search engine optimization is still important.

Search engine optimization is so important for marketers, but it can be a pretty tricky tactic to master with Google’s copious algorithm updates. What matters, and what doesn’t? What’s best practice, and what’s old-school? How can I remember it all, anyway?

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business blogIs your blog performing the way you want it to?  Are you attracting new visitors and subscribers on a daily basis as well as increasing your sales?  In order to increase our blog performance we are often told to add good quality, unique content on a regular basis.  But for many this does not have the effect that we are looking for.

So you want your business blog to perform better. What do you do? Uhh …

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Are You Seeing Results From Blogging?

results from bloggingWe are living in an age when we expect instant results.  The same applies to most of us when we first launch a blog and start adding content on a regular basis.  We expect to start seeing results from blogging immediately.  We expect to receive visitors and making sales within a few days.  Like a lot of things online it takes work, time and patience.

Be honest: As a content marketer, you’re maintaining an existence that relies on instant gratification in order to gain fulfillment.

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Which Blog Comments Should You Delete?

moderating blog commentsAre you faced with the dilemma of not knowing which blog comments to delete and which to approve?  When you first start blogging you may be unsure of which blog comments are spam and which are legitimate. A blog post entitled “Should you delete that? A guide to moderating blog comments“, recently published at HubSpot contains some very useful information to help you.

If you’re looking for a post that gives you the green light to delete those annoying comments you get on your blog, good news: This is the post for you.

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