Never again would the automotive world – or manufacturing as a whole – be the same after Henry Ford brought forth his signature stroke of genius: the assembly line. Instead of handcrafted automobiles, Ford Motor Company could now mass produce vehicles by adding parts in a mechanized sequence that sped up the process exponentially. Ford’s [...]
Common blogging wisdom says that you should know your audience and write to them. That’s certainly good advice in general, but if your idea of “audience” is too broad or general, you could end up creating something that speaks to no one at all.
Anyone with access to a computer and a few hours to kill can cobble together a blog. And millions of people have decided to do just that: Create a virtual home for their rambling, disconnected thoughts, not-so-witty observations and clunky use of language.
It was a dark and dreary day. I sat at my desk, sullenly staring at my keys, trying to think of a good blog post topic.
People have literally asked millions of questions over the past few years on Quora, the social network that aggregates questions and answers for just about any topic you can imagine. Quora is a massive trove of information that can be used in many different ways by both individuals and businesses.
As early as April 9th, Google began rolling out a new profile feature to its Google+ network that many believe may have Google Authorship and AuthorRank implications. Users can now specify whether they are a “current” or “past” contributor to a blog listed in their “Contributor to” section.
Any page of content you write is wasted without providing somewhere for your readers to go. Crafting the perfect call to action in text doesn’t have to be rocket science – in fact, if your website is already optimized for SEO, then you’ve got a roadmap for CTAs already. Using this roadmap, you’ll have a [...]
AuthorRank isn’t here yet, but there’s no reason to believe that it won’t be a significant ranking factor sometime in the future. Members of Google’s top brass have signified that it is coming down the pipeline, and that publishers should prepare. Eric Schmidt himself has said that “the trust cost of remaining anonymous … might [...]
Few things say “spring” like the start of baseball season – from the timeless charm of catching a game at Wrigley Field to a perfect afternoon watching a college game in Austin, Texas. So as the weather finally starts to warm, it’s time to take some cues from America’s favorite pastime in taking our blogging [...]
Everyone seems to have a blog nowadays – from entrepreneurs to marketers to small businesses. Microblogging platforms like Twitter have quickly gained popularity in recent years as the phenomenon of shortened, rapid-fire posting took off globally. Among the networks that have benefited from the blogging craze is Tumblr, the New York-based startup that is nearing 100 [...]