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How To Outrank Your Competitors On Google 

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Every blogger wants to look at Google and see that their recent post is thriving, getting the limelight that it deserves. This dream to outrank your competitors on Google isn’t a pipe dream, my friend!  It’s a strategic approach to writing content. Today, I will show you how you can find your competitors' keywords and then write content that search engines interpret as BET[...]

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Why Start A Blog In 2022

Why start a blog in 2022? Isn’t blogging dead? Even though it's a popular question, the answer is a resounding NO, Every day, a huge number of new blog posts are published. 7.5 million to be precise. Blogs are as alive, if not more, than they were a decade ago. Whether it’s writing about something you care about, sharing your passion or journaling your experience, any reason wi[...]

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How to Build The Know Like Trust Factor Through Blogging

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People buy from people they know, like, and trust. Sounds familiar, right? You've probably come across this principle on your blogging journey before. It’s not hard to see that the idea works. I mean, don't you prefer getting a haircut from someone you know? Wouldn’t you wait a few days if necessary rather than have it cut by someone new? The know, like, trust principle is just[...]

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How To Make A Blog Post Outline To Write Faster & Better

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Writing a blog post outline before you start writing makes your content better, more focused, and easier to write. Sounds too good to be true? Then think again! A basic misconception about blogging is that bloggers just sit down and, struck by inspiration, feverishly write down their thoughts, then spend the rest of the day enjoying life (*heavenly harp strings play in the background*)[...]

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7 Keys To Writing Catchy Titles That Get You More Traffic

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It’s expected that bloggers do keyword research before writing their blog posts. But, how much time are they spending researching and brainstorming blog post titles? Be honest: do you intentionally invest at least 10 minutes in creating catchy titles for your blog posts, or are headlines a bit of an afterthought?  Surely the answer to that question is looking back at you in the[...]

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How To Format Your Blog Posts So People Actually Read

Picture this: a reader arrives on your blog post. The mood is right, the music swells, you’re saying all the right things, and they read your post its entirety. That’s what we’re all looking for, isn’t it?! We don’t want a cheap quickie where readers skim the first two paragraphs and leave. We want romance, dammit. But it doesn’t happen on its own. Keeping readers on the page[...]

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How To Write SEO-Friendly Blog Posts

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Why are we here? Where did we come from? Will we end up in the same place as our cats when we go? And, how does SEO *really* work? For many online business owners, the inner workings of SEO truly belong in that category of questions that science is yet unable to answer. Yet, learning how to write SEO-friendly blog posts is one of those essential lessons you need to learn if you want to bl[...]

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How To Prepare For The Future Of Blogging

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Cue the funeral taps: for whatever reason, the search term “is blogging dead?” remains one of the most popular questions surrounding the future of blogging. What a sad gestalt to have as a group.  Change into some color and look ahead, my friend! The future of blogging isn’t just alive (could we have a lower bar?), but it’s bright! Blogs and blogging have never been more r[...]

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My Blogging Story And Advice For You

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In the 3 years that this blog has existed, I’ve never really addressed its existence. I was so afraid of being mistaken for the “online diary” blogging stereotype that I haven’t shared a single post specifically about myself or this blog’s purpose. An explanation could’ve really helped, too, because the content has zigzagged across the map!  In the beginning, I wrote a[...]

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