How many times have you come across posts where a blogger talks about his income from blogging and shares his income stats? When I started sharing my income report initially, I got many mixed reactions from regular and first time-visitors. Some people find it motivating, others consider it “showing off” or bragging, and some people believe it’s misleading. I have not written about this topic before today, but after four years of blogging, I believe it’s time to clear the air and share my perspective on sharing income reports publicly. Why sharing a blog’s income report is helpful to yourself and others: There is no denying the fact that money is one of the biggest motivational factors in every aspect of life. If you ask people what they want to do or become in life, a majority will answer that they want to be involved in a profession that brings maximum recognition, respect and financial compensation. This is true because money is needed to buy most of … [Read more...] about Why Bloggers Share their Income Report and Why you Should too
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Google is the most popular search engine and being one of the popular search engine, we often practice some of the suggested white hat SEO techniques like Keyword research, On page optimization, Outbound links and so on. Though, there is nothing wrong with targeting SEO for better traffic from search engines but we often miss out most important thing and that is Blog readership. More subscribed blog readers you will have, more you will be independent of search engine traffic. What is Blog readership? Blog readership is counted as people who are subscribed to your blog via various channel. It could be Email updates, feeds, Facebook fan page, Google plus, twitter or any other way they are keeping an eye on your blog updates. These are those people, who liked your blog and willingly subscribed to your updates. For any blogger or webmaster, the real asset is number of readers subscribed to your blog, as we never know which search engine algo update, will completely wipe out your site from … [Read more...] about Why You Should Focus more On Blog Readership Over SEO?
Google is most popular search engine at the time of writing, and many online businesses depend on Google Algorithm. Google algorithm is the set of rules and expressions that determine how a webpage will rank in Google. In simple word, when you search for any query “SEO changes”, this also will decide the placement of search results. For any online business and Bloggers, it’s important to keep an eye on Google algorithm updates and changes. Google is one of the search engines that change their algorithm so much that sometimes it is hard for people to keep up with the updates and stay current. The most obvious reason for these frequent changes is the fight against spammers and black hat SEO techniques. Most of the changes are minor but each year there are about 500-600 hundred of them. There are also bigger algorithmic updates that Google launches every few months. The infographic shows in a very interesting way how much the algorithm has changed since Google was first … [Read more...] about Google Algorithm Updates and Changes 1998-2015 Infographic
There’s no debating it. If you’re looking to grab the attention of your visitors, you need captivating visuals. Visuals instantly catch the eye, are shared more often, and enhance the overall impact of your post. Creating visuals may seem daunting if you don’t have a professional background in design. Luckily, we live in an age where there’s an app for everything: Pizza, taxis, and yes, visuals! This post covers, in detail, the best tools for creating visuals that people will love and share! This post is divided into the following seven categories: Screenshots Infographics Memes GIFs Charts and Graphs Image Resizers Images with Text Without further ado, let’s dive in… Category 1 – Screenshots 1. Screenpresso Screenpresso is dedicated to image and video screen capture. It’s fun to use and packed with features. – Capture a screenshot while scrolling down or horizontally across a window. This feature is great for capturing content … [Read more...] about 20 Tools for Creating Visuals for Your Blog and Social Media
Most of the Bloggers, freelancers here are using free Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail ID which is good for personal uses, but when you are working professionally, it’s always a better idea to use a Professional Email address. For example, [email protected], [email protected] and so on. It not only adds professionalism in your ID but also add credibility to your Email. Wonder, how would it look if I send an Email to a company with my personal Email or via professional email like [email protected] ? Most of the web-hosting companies offer cPanel based Email service which is free for limited number of accounts, but if you are looking for more features such as hangout, docs and others, I would recommend use Google apps for work. Here I’m sharing a guide by taking Bluehost Hosting as an example, which offers cPanel hosting. You can use this tutorial for any other hosting that offers cPanel. Note: You can also grab hosting from Bluehost now & it offers one free domain. After purchasing … [Read more...] about How to Set up Google Apps Standard on Bluehost cPanel Hosting