Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?


I don’t know about you but I’ve got my game face on. Plenty here to see you through this next week – I particularly enjoyed the Moz Whiteboard Friday about blog post SEO and the post on Facebook reach. Enjoy!

5 Stress-Free Tips for Pricing Your Services | Copyblogger

“Why does pricing our services provoke such fear and dread?”, th
ey ask. I don’t know, but it does! I think once you get a price you can settle into the decision, but when you are still struggling to decide it can be an incredibly difficult decision.

Facebook Reach: Everything You Need to Know | Edgar

Because that algorithm is still so, so confusing. And appears to change at the drop of a hat! I’m also hearing a LOT aboutpaying to boost posts that are already doing well organically – even a couple of dollars can make a difference.

SEO For Bloggers: How to Nail the Optimization Process for Your Posts | Moz

From the king of SEO himself, Rand Fishkin, to your blogging ears. Don’t go past this advice!

The Science Behind Design: 8 Psychology Principles to Apply to Your Next Project | Hubspot

Can’t argue with science! These tips make a lot of sense – are you loo

king at your blog like a reader would?

8 Social Media Lessons We Can Learn From the Pros (With Templates!) | Canva Design School

Templates! Awesome. As someone with zero graphic design skills, I need them!

Reading Roundup: What's new in blogging this week /


On a Social Network that is Increasingly Anti-Social, Facebook Groups May Be our Only Hope | The Daily Dot

This gave me a lot to think about – we are often told to start a Facebook group for our blogs as a way of still connecting with your readers in amongst the Facebook reach saga. Is this where people go for connection now?

Taking Notes Vs Taking Belief | Seth’s Blog

If you’ve been “studying” or reading up on awesome blogging practices to avoid actually practising the practices, then this one is for you. Spend more time being creative.

Key Takeaways from the Google AMA: RankBrain, Panda, Penguin, Bots & More | Search Engine Land

Google held an SMX Advanced Talk and Barry Schwartz has distilled everything you need to know. *Googles AMP*

How to Promote Your Blog and Make it Viral | Social Media Today

Some harsh truths in here! But also some good advice. It’s getting harder to cut through the noise these days.

11 Methods that Will Make Your Content Marketing Campaign Go Viral | Quicksprout

And if that doesn’t work, try Neil’s tips – they start with planning, like all good ideas do.

Have fun out there this week!


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