51 Blogging And Publishing Platforms To Showcase Your Awesomeness

Creativity

I first started creating web pages on Yahoo GeoCities, Tripod, etc. back in early 2000s. It was fun. Later, I tried blogging platforms like Blogger.com and WordPress.org and also started creating HTML web pages without any coding skills (thanks to Microsoft FrontPage). And that’s how I started web development.

Now with the advent of web 2.0 people want more. People no longer like static HTML web pages with dull designs. They want rich features with a great user experience. That’s how blogging platforms became massively popular.

I get a lot of emails (because of this Make Money Writing blog post) from my readers asking for a platform to share their articles or work online. And I used to recommend a blog — a WordPress blog to be more specific. But then I realized that a blog may not be relevant for everyone as things changes from one person to another.

If you’re a technology enthusiast then starting a blog makes sense. But if you’re a writer and want to contribute articles randomly, then publishing on Medium.com makes better sense — yeah,  you don’t have to be a tech-savvy person for that! [Read more…]

37 Content Discovery Tools To Find Great Social Media Content

Content Ideas

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If you’re a newbie blogger then it may be difficult to come up with a new topic each day (especially when you want to blog daily). As you probably know blogging is all about quality content and you really don’t have to blog everyday just to keep your blog active. When you publish a post you have to make sure that there’s something unique in your content and you’re adding some value to your posts.

Read: Why 365 Blog Posts (Or Less) Is All You Need To Become A Super-Blogger

And if you’re active on social media then it’s almost impossible to share only your own content all the time. Even if you can, you shouldn’t be doing that because your audience must be interested in other content related to your niche.

Be A Content Curator

If you want to become a good blogger then you have to become a good content curator. Like FastCompany has mentioned Content Curators are the new superheroes of the web. They say:

Curation is the act of individuals with a passion for a content area to find, contextualize, and organize information. Curators provide a consistent update regarding what’s interesting, happening, and cool in their focus.

The good thing is… when you read, curate, and share more industry specific content you’ll get topic ideas naturally and you’ll know exactly what your audience want.

Read: Over 101 Social Media Tools (Free & Premium) You’ll Ever Need

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Over 51 Evernote Tips & Tricks To Make You An “Evernote Ninja”

Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular productivity app today and it’s getting more popular than ever. We can use Evernote the way we want and that’s why they don’t tell us how to use it.

“We don’t tell our users how to organize their notes in Evernote as everyone works differently: some prefer to throw everything into one notebook while others love to create lots of notebooks for various projects and work/life interests.”

It’s a must-have tool for bloggers, or entrepreneurs, or professionals, or home-makers, or almost anyone who spends a lot of time online. The best thing? It’s free and you can use it in a way that you’ve never imagined.

Evernote is available on almost all platforms — Windows (Desktop & Touch), Windows Phone, Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch), Android, BlackBerry, and WebOS.

Note:  After I published 30 Evernote Tips earlier this year, Evernote has added several new features to it. However, I never got a chance to update that blog post. There,  I had used Evernote for Windows to explain different features, tips, and tricks.

Though the user interface of Evernote for Mac is totally different from its Windows version, the core features and functionality remains the same on all platforms.

I have used Evernote for Mac  for this blog post, but it’s good for both Mac OS X and Windows users. In fact, I have used some excerpts from the Windows version as this article is an adaptive work.

Read: Why Evernote Is My (And Probably Your) Perfect Blogging Companion

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Over 101 SEO Tools (Free & Premium) You’ll Ever Need

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as you probably know, is the process of improving the visibility of your website in search engine results pages (SERPs).

But do remember…

Your goal should really be to make a fantastic website that people love and tell their friends about and link to and want to experience. As a result, your website starts to become stronger and stronger in the rankings. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts)

If you’re a SEO professional then you would already know that SEO Tools change rapidly and there’s always one after the other. In fact, I have done several SEO Tools posts that is related to the different aspects of SEO.

And you know what… a good percentage of those blog posts are worthless today. Because most of the tools that I have mentioned on those blog posts are either obsolete or we don’t need it today. [Read more…]

Over 151 Google Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know

101 Google Products & Services
First Published: 2009; Last Updated: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Google may be a synonym for search, but it’s not restricted to that feature alone. If you are not a tech-savvy person then chances are that you are unaware about majority of Google’s products and services. Anyway, how many Google products and services do you use? The common answers will be Gmail, Google+, Drive, Docs, or an Image Search. But Google is well beyond that.

Over 1 billion users per week. Over 100 billion searches per month. Over 1 billion Android activations. Over 1 billion YouTube users per month. That’s the stats of Google.

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Over 101 Internet Marketing Tools (Free & Premium) You’ll Ever Need

Internet Marketing

If you’re an internet marketer, or a blogger,  I’m pretty sure that you can’t live without “Tools”. When I recently published 101 Content Marketing Tools and 101 Social Media Tools I didn’t include Marketing Tools with them as I wanted to publish ‘SEO Tools and Marketing Tools’ as another blog post.

However,  a new realization dawned upon me that I’ve collected more than enough marketing tools that would fit into a single post. Yeah, this post is exclusively dedicated to “Marketing Tools” alone, and “SEO Tools” will follow later this week.

Here’s a comprehensive list of some of the best internet marketing tools to streamline your online marketing campaigns, and make it a lot more effective. It’s all perfectly categorized and sub-categorized. So, you don’t have to. [Read more…]

Top 30 “Cherry Picked” Premium WordPress Theme Marketplaces

WordPress

If you’re new to WordPress, I know just how hard it will be for you, to find your  perfect WordPress theme (or template). I have featured here the Top 30 WordPress Theme Marketplaces to help you find your dream template.

Most of the WordPress Theme marketplaces featured here offer multiple options when buying. For example, you can buy a license for single-use, multiple use (developer version), or can even buy their entire collection of themes for a one-time/annual fee.

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The Link Building Handbook – 75+ Resources, Tips, Strategies & Tools

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Link building is the process of building inbound links (also known as incoming links or backlinks) to your website. And post Google Panda and Penguin Updates it’s all about increasing the quality and not the quantity of backlinks.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Link Building Strategies are changing after every Google Algorithmic updates. For instance, post Google Penguin, SEOs were focusing on Guest Blogging and then Google’s Matt Cutts wrote on his personal blog that Guest Blogging is done.

I published a blog post about the various link building strategies after the first Google Penguin update. But as Google began to push more algorithmic updates everything SEO began to change and now it’s all about user experience. So the new definition of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) could be User Experience Optimization (UXO).

Read: The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Handbook | Minterest

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