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Google Breadcrumbs – Why should it matter to you?

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - What are Google Breadcrumbs? Whenever we search anything on Google, the URL of the search results are shown, right? What Google did was change the URL visibility status and introduce a “breadcrumb” system which consists of precise guidelines as to where the user clicking on the words will visit. The breadcrumb trails appear horizontally across the top of a webpage, below the title bars and/or the headers. The visitors are given a link back to the previous navigated pages in the hierarchical site structure. A breadcrumb for BloggingTips looks like: BloggingTips.com > About Purpose of Breadcrumbs Easy accessibility Easy navigation Easy URL display Google describes the tool with the following words: “The information in these new hierarchies come from analyzing destination web pages. For

Why Newbie Bloggers often Fall into a Pit of Despair

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - I have been doing blog critiques for a while now and I see the same mistakes over and over again with relatively new bloggers, and some who have been around for a while and should know better. 1. You create your blog on blogger or wordpress.com instead of going directly to wordpress.org I belong to several blogging Facebook and Google+ groups and the constant question I hear is, “How do I get my own domain and how do I get to use all those plugins you all talk about?” Many of them don’t know the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org and I explain it over and over again. I now have an article on my blog which I can refer them too, making everyone’s life simpler. I also hear about how they found someone to move their blog over from blogger.com for them and now everything is a m

How is Performance Marketing Beneficial?

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - The performance marketing industry has evolved from affiliate marketing. Do not confuse it with affiliate marketing per se. Performance marketing is a good way to begin earning online either as a publisher or a merchant. In performance marketing, there is a mutually beneficial business model for merchant partners and website publishers, no matter whether they are in the relationship through affiliate partnership or through direct connectivity. In this business model, the job of the publishers is to drive traffic to the website of the merchant partner and the publisher is paid according to its agreement with the merchant, which includes sales, referrals and/or leads. Role of Performance Marketing in Publishing Performance Publishing is the vertical branch of performance marketing where web

How an Organized Work Space Can Increase Productivity

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - This post is sponsored by Visa Business and all content is the opinion of the writer. It doesn’t matter if you are a solo-entrepreneur, a blogger or even the CEO of a Fortune 500 company… the setup of your desk and work space can greatly influence your productivity and work flow throughout the day. As an entrepreneur who works from home, I have my own big office to work out of. My desk and office space is exactly the way I want it to be set up, but that doesn’t mean it won’t get messy from time to time. Clutter on your desk can add up quickly and sometimes you just need to take the time to throw everything in a pile, sort through it and get that distraction out of your way. A clean desk is a distraction-free zone! While the setup and cleanliness of your office and

6 Reasons Your Sucky Blogging Isn’t Converting More Sales Leads

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - You have all this blog traffic, but no sales leads. You must be wondering what you’re doing wrong. And I’m going to tell you. You don’t ask for what you want Also called asking for the money, you must tell people what you want them to do next. At the end of your blog, say, comment below or join my webinar. To the right side of your blog, offer a free newsletter or do a giveaway. Just tell people what to do next. Every action should lead them closer to a sale with you. Your keyword strategy is off Do not compete for generic high-value words unless you are ready to hit the ground running. You will be racing against big companies with budgets that depress me. You aren’t promoting to the right people My friends and I laugh when we see baby ads in our Facebook feed. And

How to Build Your Website’s Traffic from Zero to 10k in 3 months

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - The first couple of months that your website/blog is online are absolutely critical. Many webmasters and bloggers give up and shut down their sites just because they see very little traffic increase after a few months. That is why in this post, I’m going to share with you how I built up my site traffic from zero to 10k in 3 months, and I’ll highlight any useful things you can learn and take away from this post. But first, here’s a little background… My Site My website is Ghost For Beginners, which is a tutorials website about how to use the Ghost blogging platform (something akin to WordPress). The Ghost blogging platform just launched in the fall of 2013, and I first heard about it in December 2013 (so you can say that I was one of the first people to know about G

7 Essential Facebook Business Apps for eCommerce Websites

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - If you are into online business then you are sure to use social media to promote your business. And for that, Facebook is no doubt a popular choice. If you own an online e-commerce site, then you will be certainly looking for new ways to market it. To start with, you need to set your Facebook business page and customize applications to boost the sales of your online business. However, do not think that as soon as you organize your Facebook business page, you will be driving high sales. It will take its time, but it’s sure to bring promising results. Creating a Facebook Business Page is different from setting a personal page, and to get started you need to learn some quick tips. And as soon as the page gets ready, you can use it for interactive business sessions. 7 Essential Facebook Busin

How to Decrease Bounce Rate?

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - Your blog’s bounce rate is the percentage of all visitors who view a single page and then leave. A ‘bounce’ is defined as a visitor either clicking on the link to a different website, closing the tab or window, entering a new URL, going back, or simply having their session time out, according to the analytical software used to monitor bounce rate. Bounce rate is important because it measures the effectiveness with which your blog captures the attention of visitors. 6 Ways to Decrease Bounce Rate Here are some tips and pointers to keep in mind if you are currently making plans to cut down on your blog’s bounce rate: 1) Enhance Blog Content Better content ensures that visitors will be more easily hooked on your blog and continue navigating through your blog in search of more posts to read.

Tag Cloud – To add or not to add!

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - In the previous post, I gave you an introduction to tag cloud, its types and how to add them. In this post, we will discuss whether you should display tag clouds on a blog or not. The blogosphere is very much divided about the issue of tag clouds. Let’s see both its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of a Tag Cloud Content Illustration Some say that adding a tag cloud works better than a search box because the keyword cloud gives a viewer a highlighted illustration of a blog’s content. With a widget, you can show what a viewer could expect to find on a blog. Keyword Classification Sometimes categories are less beneficial than tags as tags are more useful in performing keyword classification. This keyword classification shows not only the reader but the webmaster as well the main key

Guest Blogging SOS: 3 Ways

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http://www.bloggingtips.com - It’s damn hard to be successful in guest blogging. We also know how guest blogging is really one of the best ways to not only increase blog traffic and backlinks but also to establish a blog as an ‘authority figure’. Many bloggers outsource the guest blogging process these days and there are some who don’t. Whatever is the intention of your guest blogging efforts, the numbers of rejections are usually high. For instance, not everyone can get published on Search Engine Journal or Hongkiat. In this blog piece, I will highlight 3 ways to improve guest blog acceptance numbers drastically. Guest Blogging SOS – 3 Awesome Ways  1. Do not use Guest Blogging Templates Okay, most of us have heard how you found our blog and loved it. For a moment, we may even revel in its glory but when we receive 1