Posts Categorized: Blogging

Blogging for SEO: five quick tips for beginners


This post was originally published on Search Engine Watch. A blog can still take you to the top. If you do it right. Everyone loves free information. And free information reels in customers. That’s why blogging is one of the best ways to do content marketing. How else are you going to bombard customers with… Read more »

Community Members Hack Redding For Change


Typically when you hear any form of the word “hack,” you immediately think of Internet trolls that are doing whatever they can to get your personal information or damage your reputation. However, during the National Day of Civic Hacking that took place this past Saturday, many local entrepreneurs, tech companies, investors and educators came together… Read more »

How to Find Free Images With Google’s Advanced Image Search

Google images collage

There are several benefits to complementing your blog posts with a little visual appeal, but photos must make sense and not infringe on any copyrights. Follow these simple steps to find royalty free images using the Google Images advanced search.

Essential Tips for Starting a WordPress Blog

WordPress Storm Trooper

WordPress is the world’s most popular blogging platform, and it is open source, which means that you can download and adapt it for free. There is little wonder then, that so many people use WordPress to power their blog. There are other blogging platforms you can use if you do not want to jump straight… Read more »

Fighting Back! Controlling WordPress Spam

Controlling WordPress Spam

Bloggers have a love-hate relationship with WordPress comments. Through comments, we meet new friends and industry contacts, engage in intense discussions and build a community of loyal readers (or loyal opponents, depending on the nature of your blog!). We like the flurry of activity that comments exemplify. Getting well-thought-out new comments is addictive, and we… Read more »

Paid Hosting or Free Blogging Platforms? Which is best?

Blogger vs WordPress

What’s the Difference? First, let’s define the two. Most blog networks offer a free version. With it, you’ll get a nice, but limited, choice of templates and, with little effort, you can get up and blogging almost immediately. The basic free blogging functions are great options for blogging newbies who want to test the blogosphere…. Read more »