Coming to you live from ProBlogger HQ, the interesting things we’ve found on the internet this week. May they help you blog better!
Is Blogging Finally Dead? // Blog Tyrant
I know. We’ve even talked about it too. And Dooce said she was over it. And then Mia Freedman jumped in. But there is no denying the landscape is changing. Ramsay gives us some stats that might get you thinking… and possibly Tumblr-ing…
Google Releases the Full Version of Their Search Quality Rating Guidelines // Search Engine Land
And it’s a behemoth. 160 pages packed with SEO goodness! If you’ve ever wanted to know the lowdown, now’s the time.
Is it however many are most useful for readers? Less than 100? None? Heaps? Carter Bowles tells us what his research has shown is optimal.
With dowloadable cheat-sheet! You guyst know how much I love that.
Are you part of the 70% of content marketers who are now making double the amount of content you were a year ago? Or are you keen to get stuck into the nut and bolts of content marketing? Moz has just released a huge guide (nine chapters worth!) to get you moving. With added Carl the Content Cat, of which I am a fan.
4 Ways Anand Sanwal Captures More than 1000 Signups a Month // Entrepreneur
That’s a number not to be sneezed at. The founder of analytics platform CB Insights gives us an insight into how he keeps on rolling in those potential-customer numbers.
6 Holiday Instagram Marketing tips for Businesses // Social Media Examiner
It’s that time of year again, trying to be seen among the consumerist din. How do you stand out? Try these tips and see!
Disappearing Act: Twitter Pulls Share Counts from Tweet Buttons // Marketing Land
I did not know they announced this in October, but I noticed the other day the count had disappeared here, and thought it was something wrong from our end. Twitter says it’s because the wanted to consolidate and simplify their platform… I’m not sure how I feel about this. My poor Tweet button looks empty and sad next to its other populated friends.
Of course there’s backlash, and with backlash comes a hashtag: #SaveOurShareCounts. If you’re annoyed, let ’em know!
Taking a great photo on your smartphone is not as simple as pointing and shooting – as we’ve all learned the hard way. Simple tips will help you look like a pro in no time.
All the Instagram secrets from Pitchfork’s manager of day to day social output across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, and Tumblr, their quarterly print publication, and music festivals, and email marketing – a huge job where she’s learned a lot.
So what are your thoughts? Upset with Twitter? Think blogging’s not dead? How many outbound links are you comfortable with?
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 or be entertained on Facebook.