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The Best Blogging Tips From Longtime Bloggers

Last Updated on by Chris

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Last Updated on by Chris

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We'd like to think that we know a few things about blogging over at This Week in Blogging, but, at the same time, we also recognize that there are certain times when it really makes sense to crowdsource from the blogging community. An article on blogging tips? Well, that seems like it's one of those times.

And that's because each individual blogger has had a unique blogging journey which, by proxy, ensures that their advice will also be unique. We could share all the blogging tips we want, but there's something different and, well, better about propping up the voices of so many experienced bloggers at once.

The more the merrier, as they say.

We thank each and every blogger who took the time to share their expertise.

Black Friday Deals for Bloggers in 2020 – A Wealth of Savings

Last Updated on by Chris

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The weekend of Black Friday through Cyber Monday is one of our favorite times of the year to be a blogger.

First, many bloggers (especially those with US-based audiences) are expected to see a surge in digital advertising spending over the course of the weekend (in 2019 Jeremy broke $60 RPM on his local blog!). Second, and more importantly for this article, there are a ton of deals available for bloggers who wish to upgrade their sites!

We've scoured the internet to find some of the best deals bloggers may be interested in, and have put together this great guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers in 2020.

Please note: We will be frequently updating this guide over the course of the holiday weekend to capture new deals as they go live. As such, check back regularly as new deals may be added. We did our best to find all applicable terms and conditions when finding these deals, but note that a few were lacking in definitive end dates and all discount terms should be reviewed prior to purchase. Likewise, keep in mind that in many cases Black Friday deals are often for the first purchase only and for new subscribers. Those that require annual renewals may revert back to the original rate and that is worth confirming prior to your subscription end date.

SEO Best Practices with Gemma & Laura of Make Traffic Happen

Last Updated on by Chris

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When I first started blogging in 2010, I can assure you that SEO best practices were not at the forefront of my mind. In fact, my blog was little more than a public travel journal, and yet most of my articles still caught like wildfire. Fast forward to the present day, and that's far from the reality. In fact, at This Week in Blogging, we feel like it's not an overstatement to suggest that understanding search engine optimization (SEO) is vital for any content creator looking to find success in today's competitive landscape.

And Gemma and Laura have teamed up to try to ensure that they can help bloggers find that very success with SEO. In our previous interviews for bloggers, we've featured Bex talking about brand partnerships for bloggers, Ben talking about virtual assistants, and Bruno talking about sponsored content. Today, we're very fortunate to feature the expertise of a duo whose hard work has made a difference in the lives of many a blogger. So, before we get ahead of ourselves, who are Gemma and Laura?

Gemma and Laura are full-time bloggers, SEO consultants and content creators, with 10 websites between them, all of which are successful because of their SEO strategy, which they teach in their online course, SEO the Easy Way.

They manage an SEO and traffic generation website, Make Traffic Happen, and a free Facebook group for bloggers of all niches.

They started blogging separately in 2014 as travel bloggers. Their SEO success led them both to quit their jobs and become full-time bloggers.

How To Revive a Dead Instagram Account – Test Results

Last Updated on by Chris

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One of the unfortunate side effects of being a travel blogger that only travels periodically is that I do not generate enough content to have a continual “live” feed from where I am in any given day.

Before going full-time with my blogs to where I could travel more, I used my library of photos from the past to compensate for this problem with various themed photosets. But at times I slacked off in my posting schedule, and at one point only posted about three weeks out of an entire year. 

Oops.

Over time this added up, and the performance of my account dipped- so much so that at one point I concluded that my account was more or less dead in the water. I had to do something, and my test to revive a dead Instagram account was born.

Hotjar Review – Lessons Learned After Installing Heatmaps on Our Sites

Last Updated on by Chris

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If you run a website and want greater insights into the actions users actually take on any given page, you may want to give heatmapping a try.

Heatmap services, like Hotjar, offer a wealth of performance data from actual users (overlayed directly on your site for a visible breakdown of click locations), and lets you get a glimpse into the user experience of your site far more than global analytics data provides.

When we installed this one on two sites for a test, I have to admit the results were striking!

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