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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Posted By Stacey Roberts 18th of March 2017 Pro Blogging News 7

Reading Roundup: Blogging and social media news over on ProBlogger.com

Ok so after reading these articles this week, I’ve prioritised my tasks: double my podcast downloads, and revisit Pinterest. What’s yours?

The Most Annoying Things Brands Do on Social Media | Marketing Profs

Are you annoying people by being overly salesy? What about using too much jargon? A couple of the things on here will see me unfollow faster than lightning too.

5 reasons why more sleep will help you be more productive + how to get more sleep | Planning with Kids

I love being productive, and I love sleeping. It’s insane how much I notice my brain actually functioning when I get enough zzzzz’s. I’m willing to be you need more sleep, too!

How My Podcast Downloads Doubled Overnight | James Altucher

I’m not gonna turn that down!

Instagram Launches Slideshows: 3 Tips For Brands | Milk it Academy

I felt like I was one of the last people for this to roll out, but when I saw others using it, I was unimpressed. If their first image was boring, why would I want to see three of them? And I wasn’t interested in seeing five images only slightly different from the original. No thanks. These tips are much better.

23 types of audio, video, and other media you can add to your course (or blog) to make it even more epic | By Regina

An epic blog for an epic issue! You wanna be epic, right?

Your Daily SEO Fix: Link Building & Ranking Zero | Moz

I have been asked about link-building in the last few weeks more than I ever have in my last three years at ProBlogger. Hear it from the horse’s mouth!

The ‘404: Not Found’ error page has origins dating back to the 1980s | news.com.au

Did you know?

Is Longer Really Better? How Focused and Comprehensive Content Ranks Better | Neil Patel

I think it’s official now: constant short updates are being trumped by longer pieces, at least in search rankings.

The 3 Facebook Ad Tips You Need To Know | Hootsuite

Who actually has this nailed yet? Was it practice? Experimentation? A tutorial? Spill!

How to Optimize Pinterest Content for Search | Social Media Examiner

Are you still Pinterest-ing? Does it still bring the same traffic it once did?

What’s caught your eye this week?

About Stacey Roberts
Stacey Roberts is the Managing Editor of ProBlogger.net: a writer, blogger, and full-time word nerd balancing it all with being a stay-at-home mum. She writes about all this and more at Veggie Mama. Chat with her on Twitter @veggie_mama, follow on Pinterest for fun and useful tips, peek behind the curtain on Instagramand Snapchat, listen to her 90s pop culture podcast, or be entertained on Facebook.
Comments
  1. There are two things that a number of Facebook pages are doing these days that annoy me. One is posting something from their site with a really short comment like “this isn’t good” or “what do you all think?” Wow. Thanks for that brilliant, in-depth analysis!

    The other thing is asking an inane question like “if you had $10,000 to spend of Facebook ads, how would you spend it?”

  2. Thanks for including my post Stacey!

  3. The Podcasts post was just amazing. It is really helpful for a new pod-caster. This roundup post was just amazing it helped me a lot.
    Waiting for the next roundup post.
    Thanks Again.

  4. Nice list stacey, keep up the good work.

  5. I liked Pinterest optimization tips, but its not working in India these days

  6. Hello Stacey,
    Great article and the refrence links used in the article are very explanatory and useful which help me in understanding the depth of the matter, really usefull article
    Thank you for sharing.

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