Blogging

Writer’s Block? 7 Ways To Get Past It.

It never fails – if you are a blogger, you will inevitably find yourself with writer’s block at some point. And it always happens when you want to hammer something out quickly. Maybe you find yourself short on time, overwhelmed with work, or simply unmotivated. Whatever the reason, the show must go on! You have…

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How Content Curation Can Inform Content Marketing

It seems content curation has been a very hot topic of late, so we turned our attention to it a week ago. That particular post was focused on how to manage content curation itself. This week, I want to continue the thought process and analyze how content curation can inform our own content creation. Content…

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How to Source Royalty Free Images for Websites

Bloggers and webmasters are typically aware of the fact that images make their content perform better. Most savvy bloggers will tell you that they spend a great deal of time tracking down photos, graphs, and other images for this very purpose. The safest way to incorporate images into your content is to use either 1)…

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Does Google Author Status Matter Without SERP Photos?

The search engine optimization community has been up in arms over the past couple of weeks about the removal of Google Author photos from the search engine results pages (SERPs). For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Google Author photos and how they’ve appeared in the past, here is a sample: As you…

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7 Reasons It’s Getting Harder to Pick Blog Topics

Every blogger faces it sooner or later – a big fat wall that slows or prevents the build out of great posts. In most cases, it isn’t the actual process of writing that is the problem. It is just getting harder and harder to find blog topics that will help you stand out. If you…

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WordPress Plugins: Alternative Commenting Systems

If you run a growing website that is served up from a WordPress content management system, you have surely felt the pervasive pain of moderating spam comments. While WordPress does come with a built in commenting system, it leaves a lot to be desired for higher traffic websites that may be targeted with a lot…

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Why Inbound Marketing Is The Best Marketing Channel

Inbound marketing has been a huge buzzword over the past several years, and for good reason – it works. In fact, inbound marketing is the crux of our own promotional efforts here at Return On Now. We do little to no outbound marketing or traditional lead gen, and have had no problem growing the business…

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Return On News: Getty Images To Offer Free Image Use

Today I came across some huge news for bloggers and internet marketers alike – Getty Images is making close to 40 million of their stock art images available for free use, with only attribution to Getty as the source required. This is a big deal. A huge deal actually. Until now, the only ways to…

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How To Build A Social Media Strategy Template

Social media marketing has reached widespread acceptance in the business world heading into 2014. You would be hard pressed to find a company that does not understand the value it can bring to their business success. To get a feel for the enormity of its acceptance, consider the following statistics: 86% of marketers indicate that…

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