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Savvy online shoppers spend a lot of time researching products before they make a purchase. Part of this process involves reading product reviews. From a marketing perspective, learning how to craft compelling and insightful product review blog posts will prove to be tremendously valuable. The 4 Best Tips to Crafting Quality Review Posts As a blogger, you’ll occasionally come across an opportunity to review a product and write a blog about it. In a time where shoppers are always looking for proof to validate a purchase decision, review posts from unaffiliated, third-party individuals are highly attractive. If you do a good job with these posts,

There’s a lot of talk about creating website authority, but most advice falls short of the truth. You can’t just go learn about a subject, become an expert overnight, and expect your website to compete. You can achieve some level of success without being a true expert, but you’ll never compete. If creating a successful blog isn’t enough and you want to completely dominate your niche, here’s how to do it: 1. Become a real expert To dominate your niche, you need to be willing to do whatever it takes, even if it requires time. To become a genuine expert, pursue your subject matter as if you

A blog is a lot of fun at the beginning, but if you’re not making money, it’s hard to sustain. Most blogs have the potential for monetization as long as you have the right strategies working for you. If you’re tired of making pennies from your fashion blog, here are some things you might consider: 1. Sign Up for Ad Networks One of the most popular ways to monetize a blog is through advertisements on your website. When your site visitors click or interact with an ad in a certain way, you make money. You could sell ad space independently, but it’s easier to

Everyone talks about the power of blogging for promoting conversions, increasing your brand awareness, and raising SEO rankings. However, simply writing and publishing a few blog posts a week won’t be enough to give your business a much-needed advantage. Here are five ways to make your blog work for you: 1. Set Clear Goals Yes, a basic blog will assist your search rankings in some small way, and can provide some information to consumers who were already planning to do business with you. But if you don’t have a goal in mind, you’ll leave potential on the table. Decide what your blog can offer.

There are two major purposes of a blog. The first is to connect with readers and enhance your online branding efforts. The second is to give your website an SEO boost and organically drive traffic to important conversion pages. However, if you’re producing poor blog posts, you’re missing out on these benefits. 3 Tips for SEO-Friendly Blogging Hampers With Bite is an Australian-based company that sells gourmet gift baskets to customers worldwide. From thank-you gifts to anniversary gifts, they do it all. But trying to remain competitive in such a highly saturated niche can be a challenge, which is why Hampers With Bite recently launched

Get ready for a major time suck. Notey (@teamnotey) is a website and app that enables you to curate the best of whatever interests you. Perfect if you feel like your feeds from Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Feedly (for RSS feeds) is not draining enough of your brainpower and focus ;) I instantly identified almost 20 areas of interest in the Notey setup. Now, I've got enough to read until the snow melts. Thanks, @teamnotey. Vote for it here and give it a ‘thumbs up’ above. To find all previous cool sites since 1994, visit our archive. (Thanks to @AllMyFaves for finding this #coolsite)

Today's #CoolSite is #Maptia, a beautiful platform for storytelling. If you believe that your stories can inspire us to get out there and make the most of our time on Earth, then jump in this sandbox and create something wonderful for the world to share. Vote for it here and give it a 'thumbs up' (see top of post). To find all previous cool sites since 1994, visit our archive.