ALERT: Will Your Blog Get Burned When Google Shuts Down Feedburner?

By now you’ve heard of the imminent demise of Google Reader. But how long do you have until Google shuts down Feedburner? How devastating would that be to your blog? Here we offer answers and evaluate alternatives to Feedburner. Rumors have floated around forever that Feedburner will get axed at some point! Google has already… Continue reading ALERT: Will Your Blog Get Burned When Google Shuts Down Feedburner?

Tumblr Completely Revamps Search Function to Improve Discovery

Tumblr announced they have completely redone their search function to make it easier to find the content and blogs you care about most. Previously you had to scroll down the sidebar to look at a list of tags (or topics) you were tracking. Now they’ve injected some new intelligence into their search engine that lets… Continue reading Tumblr Completely Revamps Search Function to Improve Discovery

Google Search: What Are Rich Snippets and Why Should I Care?

What Are Rich Snippets? Rich snippets are a type of on page mark-up. They are the extra bits of text that appear under search results.  Think of them like bacon bits for search engines.  That extra pop of flavor that differentiates you from the plain old potato next to you.  Are they necessary?  That depends.  Do you want your listing to… Continue reading Google Search: What Are Rich Snippets and Why Should I Care?

How Google Search Works: From Algorithms to 100 Billion Results a Month [INTERACTIVE]

Have you ever wondered how a search on Google actually works? You ask a question, and then magically somehow get an instant answer. But what’s really happening in between that split-second? Today, Google released an interactive site that attempts to illustrate this process called How Search Works. The site will take you through the entire… Continue reading How Google Search Works: From Algorithms to 100 Billion Results a Month [INTERACTIVE]

HOW-TO: Write Articles That Go Viral On Social Media [10 Tips]

What does it take for something to go viral? Have you ever written an article that got a ton of shares on social media sites? If you haven’t, you’re going to learn 10 tips for writing content that will increase the likelihood of your posts going viral on social media. If you have, you’ll be… Continue reading HOW-TO: Write Articles That Go Viral On Social Media [10 Tips]

13 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing for the Web

When writing for the web, there is a considerable amount of thought and structure that will need to go into each of your writing projects. Because of this, sometimes simple key technical and SEO factors of your posts can get overlooked. When this happens, this could potentially create a bigger problem down the road once… Continue reading 13 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing for the Web