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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Posted By Stacey Roberts 6th of August 2016 Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

Reading Roundup: What's new in blogging this week /

The week the world got confused about Instagram Vs Snapchat stories, we figure out how to create great visual content, make our writing more real, and growth-hack our way to the top.

Have a great weekend!

How to Design an SEO Content Map | SEO AUV

For those of you who love keeping track on spreadsheets etc, this is great – it helps keep all your goals in one place, and gives you an idea of where you are and where you’re headed.

New Stats: Facebook Video is Dominating Other Types of Content | Meet Edgar

So how does that impact on your other content? And what should you do about it? (crying is not an option!). But you can always read the below:

5 Simple Tips for Great Facebook Videos Derived From Facebook’s Best Publisher | Buzzsumo

5 things the pros are doing that are nailing it on video – and how you can do it too.

How to Make Your Writing Real | Copyblogger

Brian Clark shares some home truths for those of us who are fighting the battle for attention. Which is… all of us!

Google’s Rolling out AMP to the Main SERPS – Are You Prepared?| Moz

Once I got my head around all those acronyms, I realised, again, that Google really holds the keys and I’d better be prepared for yet another change! First I had to check if I needed or even had AMPs haha.

Photo: Shutterstock

Photo: Shutterstock

4 Growth Hacking Strategies that Work Like Magic | Stamford Advocate

Especially useful for online businesses or those wishing to sell products/services on their site.

Can’t Buy Them? Just Become Them: Why Instagram Versus Snapchat Should Come as No Surprise | FStoppers

During the week, Instagram users were waking up to the Stories feature in their apps, which looked suspiciously like Snapchat (minus the crazy filters). Cue plenty of us going “well where do we post now?”. I tried for a day posting almost the same thing to two platforms but I got the sense that Instagram users still just wanted the pretty, not the real. Sigh.

Which leads me to:

How to Use Instagram Stories for Marketers | Hubspot

You’re welcome.

9 Secrets to Beautiful Content For Your Social Media Strategy | Entrepreneur

While we’re on the topic of visuals, here’s how to create what your audience’s eyeballs would like to see! Useful for people like me who are predominantly writers and where images and graphics don’t come naturally.

Google Analytics Lauches Demo Account for Learning and Training | Marketing Land

A boon for GA newbies who feel as though it’s all too overwhelming for words (and it is!). You get to play and learn as you go, which will help you no end when it comes to your own data.

What caught your eye this week? Did you get stuck straight into Stories? Going to now play around with Google Analytics? I’d love to hear!

About Stacey Roberts
Stacey Roberts is the Managing Editor of 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.
  1. I am starting a new blog and I wish to have done everything properly. Thank you for great info!

  2. I have read that the AMP pages will not display the Adsense Ads. I have not implemented AMP on my sites since i have read many negative reviews about the official AMP WordPress plugin.

  3. Thanks for round up. Now, I don’t have to scout the web for the info.
    Great info!

  4. Saved my tones of time. Thanks for sharing! Waiting for next one.

  5. Hey Stacey. Thank you for putting up an instructive article regarding the new things which have evolved in blogging this week. This is definitely going to help me to make my blogs better and keep them updated. I am definitely going to consider the update that instagram has made about adding stories.

  6. Hey Stacy, thanks for the awesome post. Thanks for linking out to so much more great content. Definitely found some news strategies to apply!

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