Using Google Insights for Search to Fight Blogger's Block

On February 7, 2011
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If you write blog content with any consistency, you've stared at a blank page anxiously as time winds down on a deadline. But one of the great things about being a blogger is the wealth of keyword tools available online. Rather than being left to your own brainstorming devices, you can use any of a number of tools to come up with great blog ideas. One such tool with a lot of great features for blog ideation is Google Insights for Search.

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Be Nice to Bloggers & They'll Be Nice to You: How to Build A Blogger Outreach Campaign, Part 1

On February 2, 2011
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AP officially recognized blogs as credible news sources in September 2010, but people have trusted blogs a lot longer than that. In fact, due to an over-saturated, price-driven advertising market, blogs — and the recommendations and sharing of information through social media that come from them — are quickly becoming the most trustworthy form of “advertising” (and I use that term loosely because blogs are more editorial than anything).

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10 Great Corporate Blogs and What Makes Them Work

On December 13, 2010
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Corporate blogs have a reputation for being nothing more than another way of distributing press releases. This is because most companies just don't understand how blogging is supposed to work, and they view it as a way to talk to the public rather than with them.

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11 Essential WordPress Plugins for New Blogs

On October 7, 2010
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Best WordPress Plugins for a new blogI've created dozens of websites using WordPress, both for my own personal use and also for clients. When I create a blog in WordPress, one of the first things I do is install plugins to turn the off the shelf version into a highly-functional, feature driven machine.

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