Author: Matt Smith

7 Unofficial Rules Of Blogging For Newbies

Blogging has become an integral part of online business as it is a fantastic way of attracting traffic to a site.  Saying that, however, when you first start out in the world of blogging there is a lot to get to grips with.  That is why I decided to put together a set of unofficial rules of blogging for newbies to help them out. 1. Always Respond To Comments Every site’s priority should be to try and build a community of people around their website.  There are numerous ways in which you can do this, but one of the...

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Getting To Know Your Audience

When you start a website (or any kind of business really) it is very easy to lose track of things and focus on what you personally think needs to happen.  We all do it, it is perfectly natural to do this yet in the long run it can be quite damaging.  Any successful business knows that THE most important person for them is the customer.  You always have to keep putting yourself in the customer’s shoes to see where you need to improve, but in order to do that you need to know your audience! Only by knowing who...

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3 Simple Words Every Online Business Should Memorize

If I told you that there were 3 simple words that every online business should memorize, what would you guess they would be? Dedication, innovation, strategy, marketing, turnover, trust, efficiency, advertising, sales, networking, experience, goals, etc.  These are all fantastic words that spring to mind, but they aren’t the ones that I want to talk about.  What if I gave you a further clue and said that all 3 words begin with the letter P.  Any ideas? Well providing you haven’t cheated and scrolled down the page already (shame on you) I’ll tell you.  For any of you that...

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11 Free Ways To Improve Your Google Ranking

‘How to improve your Google ranking?’ is a common question that crops up online because it is such an important issue.  Search engines send, by far, more traffic to websites than any other method, so it makes sense to make the most use of them.  You can only do this, however, by ranking highly within them.   But how do you do that?  Well we have put together 11 free ways that you can use to help improve your Google ranking. Let’s get started! 1. Give People What They Are Looking For First things first, in order to attract traffic to...

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7 Step Plan For Your First Week Blogging

I wrote a post recently about people hesitating on starting a blog, which let’s face it, many of us do when first starting out.  This led to a few questions though on social media asking what people should actually do within their first week blogging.  Well ask and you shall receive. I’ve put together a simple 6 step plan for you to follow during your first week blogging.  Now, this isn’t a strict “Day 1 do X, Day 2 do Y, Day 3 do Z…” kind of plan, it is more of a loose guide for you to follow. ...

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