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XML Sitemaps and SEO: What You Need to Know

XML Sitemaps and SEO - What You Need to Know

Several summers ago, my husband and I flew to Germany for a 9-day vacation. We had flown all night and once we landed in Frankfort. Our plan was to rent a car and drive to catch a prepaid river cruise on the Danube River. The car we had reserved had a GPS, and we were all set to make the tight connection.

As we drove out of the airport, it hit us. The GPS wasn’t working properly. We had no road map or directions. How were we going to get to our destination?

When it comes to your website, you will want to make it as easy as possible for search engines to not only find your website but to index your web pages as well. Read more ›

Posted in SEO

11 Amazing Blogging Secrets You Need to Know

11 Amazing Blogging Secrets You Need to Know

Would you like to be able to blog more efficiently?

Have you ever asked yourself, “why am I even doing this?” when referring to writing blog articles?

Our blogs…they can be our best friend and our worst enemy. Let’s be frank. Blogging can be hard. Even when you make the choice to publish once a week, it can still be really frustrating.

While it would be nice to hire a professional writer to help ease the work load, that isn’t an option for many small businesses. So, what do you do?
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Posted in Blogging Tips

5 Strategies for Writing Blog Articles in the Middle of Chaos

Blogging strategies

Does blogging get put on the back burner when life gets a little chaotic?

Wondering how to keep writing blog articles even when you do not have the time?

For many of us, blogging isn’t our day job. We have other responsibilities and other tasks that often take precedent over writing blog articles.

In this article, you will find 5 strategies that will help you get your blog posts written even in the middle of chaos. These 5 strategies are what I have found to be most helpful when trying to blog during the chaos that life brings.
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Posted in Blogging Tips

Chrome’s Non HTTPS Not Secure Warning – What You Need to Know

Chrome’s Non HTTPS Not Secure Warning

Have you been putting off having a SSL certificate installed on your website?

At the end of January, the newest version of the Google Chrome browser, version 56, was released. This was a significant step in the search engine giant’s quest for a more secure Internet.

Let’s take a deep breath, unwrap what will happen, and look at what this means to website owners going forward. Read more ›

Posted in Google News, Security

Top Content Roundup in 2016: Social Media, Content Marketing & More

Top content roundup

Have you analyzed your blog’s top content?

You’ve most likely heard that blogging is a marathon. However, do you have a hard time deciding what topics to cover that offer the most value to your readers?

If you’ve answered yes, you’re not alone. By analyzing our top content, we can determine if our overall content marketing strategy is hitting the mark.
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