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What Is Fiverr, Anyway? 13 Fiverr Gig Ideas To Make Money [Fiverr Review]

Fiverr is the most popular (and also the best) micro-job marketplace on the web where you can buy/sell almost any random service for just $5 (and hence the name Fiverr). Fiverr Homepage Today, Fiverr is no longer a micro-job marketplace. It’s now home to thousands of high-value gigs where you can sell almost anything at a price…

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Forget Content Marketing, Let’s Focus On Content Curation


A content curator is someone who aggregates content from across the web. They're not the ones who copy stuff from the Internet and repost the same on social media, blogs, etc. Content curators are passionate about what they share and hence they “curate” content before sharing by adding more information and value to it.

Content Curation is different from Content Creation because curators don’t generate any significant content by themselves. Their primary goal is to find interesting stuff and then re-publish the same by adding their own views about the content.

Don't Miss: 21 Content Curation Tools That You Never Thought You’d Need

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21 Content Curation Tools That You Never Thought You’d Need


If content marketing is all about creating and sharing your own content then content curation is all about finding, organizing, and sharing great content. Content curators aggregate interesting content from across the web about topics that they’re passionate about.

Today, Content Curation is as important as content marketing as it’s a great way to improve the user experience of your website and/or brand. Moreover, content marketing is not easy as creating high quality content is expensive and takes a lot of effort and time.

Read: Forget Content Marketing, Let’s Focus On Content Curation

Why Content Curation Matters?

Content Curation is not something that can be automated because no computer algorithm can find exactly what your users want. So it’s your job to find interesting content what you think will be of interest to your readers.

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The Great Link Building Handbook – 101+ Resources, Tips, Strategies & Tools

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 your backlinks.

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

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Link Building

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).

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Don't Miss: The Definitive Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Handbook

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The Great Content Marketing Handbook — 101+ Resources, Tips, Guides & Tools

Content marketing is everywhere and it's actually the new SEO (sort of). And that exactly is the reason why internet startups are spending a lot of money on content marketing to acquire new customers in an organic way. Content Marketing Now, what's interesting is that the content marketing tactics are changing rapidly and there is always a…

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11 Blogging Years. 11 Blogging Lessons. 11 Blogging Tips.

11 Blogging Years. 11 Blogging Lessons. 11 Blogging Tips. Note: This blog post is an updated version of 7 Blogging Years. 7 Blogging Lessons. 7 Blogging Tips. (published 4 years and 100 blog posts ago). Yes, that's right! It's the 11th Blogoversary of Minterest. I started Minterest ( as a personal finance blog in 2006, and later in August 2007, I started blogging about "Money, Internet, Investing" (yes, that was the first tagline of Minterest and now it's --- tech. marketing. mashups.). To be honest it was literally "Just another WordPress site" and I was simply rehashing topics that were of "My interest". But there was one thing... I was learning. And the transition from to is simply amazing.

Don't Miss: Blogger vs. WordPress: The Ultimate Comparison With Pros & Cons

I started creating blogs on back in 2004 and was treating it like a simple publishing tool. I guess the reason why it didn't impress or motivate me much was its inability to customize things the way I wanted. When I tried WordPress I liked almost all of its aspects and found out that I liked coding as well. Oh yeah, I'm a software engineer by education but it is not the coding that inspired me --- it's the magic in "technology". Thanks to Microsoft. Coming back... I'm going to feature here 11 blogging lessons and tips that I have... learned, realized, or experienced in one way or the other over the past many, many years.

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17 Unexpected SEO Lessons I Learned After Publishing My First Listicle

17 Unexpected SEO Lessons It's been ten years since I started blogging. It began as a fun thing (and it still is!). Also, blogging was just another random stuff that I used to do at that time. But today my blog is much more than a random thing for me, and that's the only difference. I don't know if I'm one of the so-called professional blogger or a hobby blogger or yet another nerd. It's something that I'm trying to figure out. But I just know for sure that it's been a long amazing journey so far. :) And it didn't happen in one day and it didn't happen in a couple of years time. It happened over time and is something that's still happening. I don't know if you have read this blog post of mine:
Over 201 Google Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know
Well, you should. You know why? Because that's my first (original) evergreen blog post and apparently that's my first (real) listicle too. It eventually became one of my first pillar blog post and taught me a lot of things that I never thought of.

Don't Miss: What Does It Take To Generate 1,000,000 Pageviews & $3,000 Per Month

First things first. I didn't write Over 60 Google Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know (the original blog post --- thanks to Wayback Machine) for SEO. And I didn't write it for traffic either. I did it as I was using (or tried) almost all of Google's web products and services. So I just wanted to show my gratitude plus create a useful list as it wasn't there on any other blogs. Moreover, it was also just another random blog post that I did which happened to became the foundation of my blog's SEO. You know why? Because it taught me a lot of things about Google SEO that I couldn't find anywhere else. Oh yes, that post was published way back in 2009 when there was no Google Pandas or Penguins. Also, I didn't know any Neil Patels or Rand Fishkins of the SEO world. Back then I gathered most of my internet marketing knowledge from the Digital Point forum. Coming back... Here are the things that I learned about blogging and SEO from my favorite blog post --- let's call it "Google 101". Okay? So yeah, they are all more or less related to SEO Google SEO. :)

Don't Miss: 10 Blogging Years. 10 Blogging Lessons. 10 Blogging Tips.

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Over 501 Blogging Tools (Free & Premium) You’ll Ever Need

Blogging Tools 501 Bloggers can't live without tools! I mean, without their favorite blogging tools. And you probably know that there are hundreds of thousands of free and premium blogging tools on the web that lets you streamline your research, writing, and publishing process. Over the past several months I have published a variety of tools lists: Productivity Tools 101Social Media Tools 101Internet Marketing Tools 101Content Marketing Tools 101Search Engine Optimization Tools 101, etc. But today, I just want to focus on only one thing --- "Blogging". The idea is to list some of the best blogging tools out there. And the good thing..... most of them are free or freemium or at least comes with a free trial (there are exceptions too, btw). Also, you almost definitely won't need all the tools that are listed here but over time you will see yourself trying many of them (as they are all related in one way or the other). And that's why I have perfectly organized all of them into categories and subcategories --- to make the list easy to scan.

The Best Of The Best Blogging Tools — Curated!

A few years ago I tried to come up with a similar list, as a web directory for bloggers and marketers, but then I found it difficult to update as the list was not properly organized or categorized. And that's how I started working on this list. It's your ultimate blogging tools and resources (or at least I think so). However, it's very, very likely that I might have missed your favorite blogging tool as most of the tools that I have mentioned on this list are my personal favorites or something that I already knew existed.

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Why 365 Blog Posts (Or Even Less) Is All You Need To Become A Successful Blogger

Why 365 Blog Posts (Or Even Less) Is All You Need To Become A Successful Blogger

Ever wondered how many blog posts you need to become a successful blogger? Well, I will show you why 365 blog posts is all you need for traffic, income, and probably fame.

If you’re planning to start a blog then people might have recommended you to write once weekly, twice weekly or maybe one daily. Yes, it’s true if you want to make your blog hyper-active, engaging, and would like to increase the number of subscribers.

But it's also true that you can become a successful blogger and increase your blog traffic without following any publishing schedule.

Don't Miss: What Does It Take To Generate 1,000,000 Pageviews & $3,000 Per Month

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30 Things I Absolutely Hate About Your Blog

I love your blog. I hate your blog. Whenever I visit a blog that I haven't come across before, I try to find out how different it is from others or what makes it interesting. Not just that. I also notice things that I don't like in it. Your blog might be very popular. But it wouldn't stop me from finding things I don't like. I can't stop myself from doing it. Over the past few months I started curating such a list in my Evernote and I'm sharing it here. And I believe most of them can be fixed (if you think it must be fixed) as none of them is technical in nature (if it's a technical problem then it's you who created it). But hey, it's just my personal view and hence there's a good chance that you would disagree with me --- with some or all of them. :D

Don't Miss: 30 Things I Absolutely Love About Your Blog

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Over 101 Handpicked Web 2.0 Sites To Get Instant Backlinks To Your Blog

Web 2.0

I previously wrote a blog post where I featured the top 30 social networks to drive traffic to your blog. It focused on traffic generation using social media and web 2.0 sites. So today I’m going to focus on link building using web 2.0 sites.

As you probably know, if content is King then links are Queen. Link building post penguin is all about quality so the traditional link building methods like article submission, directory submission, press releases, RSS submission, etc. rarely works today.

Don't Miss: 37 Content Discovery Tools To Find Great Social Media Content

So I’m featuring over 100 quality websites where you can list your blog/website. These websites may not drive huge traffic to your blog but they increase the backlinks to your blog in several ways.

Most of these websites allow you to enter your URL as a bio link and it means you get a backlink in less than 5 minutes (Tip: Use your Facebook/Twitter/Google+ account to sign up). And you can multiply the number of backlinks from these websites by becoming an active user.

For example, when you create your YouTube profile you can add a link to your website from your profile page and also from your uploaded videos.

Likewise, you can join community-driven websites like Digital Point, Microsoft Community, Yahoo Answers, etc. and can link to your website from profile pages and also from discussions by adding your link in a relevant topic.

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