The End of Guest Blogging

Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company.

How to Become an Expert in Your Niche Through Effective Blogging

Blogging may have started as a novelty with online diarists achieving “celebrity” status and entertainment gossip bloggers finding internet fame. However, blogging began to move into the mainstream with the popularity of news blogs such as The Huffington Post and The Onion. Now, blogging has matured and is a low-cost yet effective tool which should be a part of every company’s marketing strategy for the 21st century.

Monitor and Analyze the Traffic to your Blog for Free

As a website owner or a blog runner, your number one priority is to get the maximum amount of traffic on your site possible. And how does one systematically do that? By monitoring your traffic and checking which additions/changes to your site attract internet users and which repel them.

What’s new in WordPress 2.8

A new iteration of the popular blogging platform WordPress has been recently released. Codenamed “Baker” after renowned trumpeter & vocalist Chet Baker, the new version has a slew of under-the-hood changes in addition to changes to the Administrative interface: New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new widgets API Syntax highlighting and function lookup built into plugin and theme editors Browse the theme directory and install themes from the admin interface Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns Allow configuring the number of items to show on management pages with an option in Screen Options Support timezones and automatic daylight savings time adjustment  Support IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module Faster loading of admin pages via script compression and concatenation What’s noteworthy about this particular release is the sheer number of support tickets both opened and closed (over 790 in total), which means that the developers have made a conscious effort at listening to what the users’ feedback and issues are and trying to get them resolved.

How to Start a Successful Blog

A blog to many novices seems like an easy way to make some money in their spare time. Yet when they start their blog they realize they have no traffic. A blog will not be successful if you do not put time and effort into it.