Bloggers to Watch in 2017

This is a guest contribution from Jade Craven. The blogosphere has changed so much over the past decade. I curated Bloggers To Watch column here on Problogger for four years and it is phenomenal how much has changed since I wrote my last post in 2012. In that time, popular bloggers have pivoted multiple times.…

How to Pitch: Mediabistro

Monthly Unique Visitors: 220K+ Updated: Bi-weekly Background: Geared towards developing careers in media-focused roles, Mediabistro offers something for every stage of an individual’s professional journey. Whether just starting out or looking to find the next opportunity, visitors to mediabistro.com can find job listings, online courses for today’s most sought-after skills, articles helping digital media job-seekers find opportunities and…

A Quick Guide To Coming Up With A Memorable Blog Name

This guide has all the inspiration you need to choose a great and catchy name for your blog. A credible name that attracts visitors, that’s unforgettable, and projects the message you want to convey. Picking a memorable blog name is one of the biggest challenges when starting out. You’ll love this guide as it breaks down this…

5 Ways to Write Faster

Running a business is a time suck of epic proportion. Planning, administration, product development, sales, delivery, email, bookkeeping, social media, marketing. It takes time. Throw in a family and you flit from demand to crisis without a moment to reheat that cup of tea you made three hours ago. Your blog post – that important but not urgent task – is often…

Check For These 3 Things When Hiring a Resume Writer

You’ve finally decided it’s time to hire a professional resume writer to rev up your job search. Good thinking. Now, only one question remains: how do you choose the best person for the job? To answer this let’s take a look at the three main factors you should consider when searching for your professional resume writer. Match all…

What Does a Content Strategist Do?

If you’re not sure what a content strategist does, don’t worry, you’re not alone. To help, we asked two content strategists to de-mystify the job. Read on to find out what they had say. What exactly does a content strategist do? The short answer is: create content for branded websites. The long answer: “create content that resonates…

3 Email List Building Techniques You Need To Use in 2017

This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. If you’re serious about blogging, I’m sure you’re already building an email list (or planning to do so) Since you’re a Problogger reader, I’m also assuming your knowledge and expertise in blogging is significantly higher than most newbies. So you’re well-aware that “Get Free Email Updates”, that…

Top 10 HR Mistakes Every Employer Makes (But Shouldn’t)

The admin and HR departmenst of most companies are what builds and maintains the standards of a business. If the HR department is not organized and lacks major attention to detail, it could be detrimental to the future of your business. As your company grows, so should your HR department and the rules and guidelines…

5 Steps to Creating a Productive Blogging To Do List

I have always been a to do list writer, but I haven’t always used a to do list productively. See if any of the following sound familiar, you: Write things on your to do list after you have done them, just so you can cross them off. Add so much on your to do list that it…

DMOZ Shut Down

Last August I wrote a blog post about how attention merchants were sucking the value out of online publishing. In it I noted how the Yahoo! Directory disappeared & how even DMOZ saw a sharp drop in traffic & rankings over the past few years. The concept of a neutral web is dead. In its…

User Testing the SERPs: How Do Your Customers Really Search?

How do you know what your customers are searching for online? Most SEOs scream: MONTHLY SEARCH VOLUME Don’t worry, it isn’t their fault; even Google thinks SEO research is synonymous with Keyword research (The top 10 results for “SEO Research” are all about keyword research). … The post User Testing the SERPs: How Do Your Customers Really Search?…