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10 Ways to Boost Blog Traffic

Posted onTuesday, 15 April 2014

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What is it that makes a business blog worth the effort and investment? Traffic. Unfortunately, getting that traffic is a process that takes time and practice. Below are 10 things to remember when you are writing posts for business or professional blogs.

1. Publish Regularly

Your loyal blog fans will want to see content published regularly, Create a schedule and stick to it – after a time, you may even get ahead and write weeks in advance.

2. Guest Posters

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Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing a Web Designer

Posted onTuesday, 08 April 2014

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Choosing the right web design company for you can be a tough decision. There are so many to choose from and it’s important that you find a company who understands your needs and takes you seriously. You’re not just putting a web design project in their hands, you’re entrusting the image of your business to them.

This guide will help you to ask the right questions so that you can be confident in your choice and help you avoid making costly mistakes.

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Fife Chamber of Commerce

Fife Chamber of Commerce

Posted onTuesday, 08 April 2014

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Fife Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of its members - businesses, large and small, across the Kingdom of Fife. Their Board of Directors comprise senior executives from key businesses and organisations across Fife. Their principle activity is to engage with the business community, to identify and debate issues that are important and to take forward collective views of members.

The website was a re-design and a re-development of their existing site following a full re-brand. The site was constructed using the open-source Drupal CMS system to meet their functional requirements whilst maintaining a tight budget as a non-profit making organisation.

View site: www.fifechamber.co.uk

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5 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Social Media

Posted onTuesday, 01 April 2014

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Things have drastically changed online. Gone are the days when just having a website was enough. In order to succeed online, you have to be active on social networks and you have to have a strategy to stay in front of your customers.

Here are 5 critical things that you need to know about social media for your business:

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8 Steps to Create the Perfect Blog Post

Posted onMonday, 31 March 2014

You can have the best copy and the smartest message in the world. But if your blog post isn’t formatted correctly or cleanly, it can significantly cut into the impression, impact and conversion potential of your content. Here are 8 steps to help you create the perfect blog post.

Spacing consistency - How you choose to handle spacing is up to you. Space between sentences, between paragraphs, before the beginning and end of bulleted lists, etc. Just be consistent. Nothing stands out more than inconsistent spacing.

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A Guide to Creating Good Content for Your Business

Posted onMonday, 24 March 2014

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Think about what you know – Think about what interests you. Make a list of the things you know about, the things people seem to want to hear about, the topics you’re interested in and that get you excited.

Find good courses – Collect the websites, blogs, books and other sources that contain the best writing and reporting about your topics. Keep adding new ones and pruning the less valuable ones.

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21 Outdated Website Features That Make Your Site Look Like Something from the Stone Age

Posted onWednesday, 19 March 2014

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1. Flash intros – Most flash intros look terrible, are completely pointless, take forever to load and are extremely annoying to your visitors.

2. Not visible on mobiles or tablets – Over 40% of web traffic now comes from mobiles or tablets. If your site isn’t compatible with these devices then you are missing out on a huge chunk of visitors.

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14 Black Hat SEO Techniques You Should Stop Using Immediately

Posted onTuesday, 04 March 2014

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In the world of SEO, the techniques you use to improve your search engine ranking can usually be classed as either Black Hat or White Hat. Here, we will list the techniques that you should stop using and the White Hat techniques that you should be using instead.

Black Hat SEO

Black hat is everything that seems slightly dodgy, spammy or makes you think twice about the authenticity and whether or not it is worth the risk.

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