Should You Spin Content For Your Blog? Part 2

In the last post, we took a look at spinning in depth, and compared spinning and rewriting techniques. Now we’ll answer the question posed in the title: should you spin content for your blog? What Do the Search Engines Say? Search engines, especially Google, frown upon spun content. Take a look at this post published…

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Should You Spin Content For Your Blog? Part 1

Any copywriter worth their salt will tell you that spinning content is completely unethical. Yet there are numerous spinning jobs posted on the web through sites like Freelancer and Odesk every day. The fact is, spinning content works, but it only works in an extremely limited capacity. What capacity is that? And should you use…

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Stop Measuring Success By Numbers

Here’s something that stresses out every blog owner at some part in their blogging career: numbers. Web masters seem obsessed with the number of visits they get, the number of people who share their posts through social media, and the number of comments that they get per post. In fact, when these numbers aren’t as…

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WordPress Announces Version 3.5 Beta 1

WordPress announced version 3.5 Beta 1 of their content management platform yesterday, September 28, 2012. The official version is scheduled to be released on December 5, 2012. The beta version that is being released right now to the public is not for use on current WordPress blogs. They’re giving away a current version of the…

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Craft Great Content Every Time With This Blogging Formula

Everyone is catching on to the trend of blogging. It’s one of the most popular forms of social media around. It’s engaging, it can present you as an authority in your field, and, if done right, it can attract clients, customers and a bigger audience. There’s just one problem: the competition is starting to heat…

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Lalawag So. Calif. Tech Blog Launches

In one of those ‘why hasn’t someone thought of this before moments,’ a blog has launched to cover the tech startup scene of So. California and along the West coast. Sean Percival, who worked for Mahalo before it laid-off 10 percent of its workers in November, says the news and gossip site Lalawag will borrow heavily from the snarky remains…

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Google Goofs On Adsense Payments To India Bloggers

Bloggers in India were in an uproar Friday after Google mistakenly used a 1:1 exchange rate between U.S. dollars and the Indian Rupee. The exchange rate is actually 1:46.555. As a result, bloggers expecting Adsense checks for thousands of Rupees received payment for just around $100. In response, Google told affected bloggers they were “working…

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Blogging Becomes Health Risk

If you’d just die to have the advertising revenue or page views of some of the most successful bloggers, pause a moment to think at what price comes fame. For a growing list of bloggers, the price is often wracked nerves, ill health and even death.   Within the past few months, we’ve seen two…

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BlogWorld Expo: Its a business now

When blogging first reached public attention, journalists often described bloggers as writing in their pajamas. In one of those ironic twists, it was “Pajamas Media” that sponsored Blog World and New Media Expo 2007, the first trade show devoted to blogging. Further, Pajamas Media made the point that today’s bloggers are more apt to wear business attire:…

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