Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Dec 5, 2014 | 2 comments
Fifteen Tips for Developing, Improving, and Increasing the Value of your Website
What’s the objective of your website and does it promote you or your team?
As someone who speaks at conferences on writing, conducts workshops, and attends many professional development sessions to keep learning, my head is filled with what I should do. Once I gain all the insight and in some cases, even make lists of...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Nov 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Frequently, I’ll be asked about blogging. I’m in favor of blogs if you consistently work them. However, there is a “but.” Many people will set up blogs and then only post once a month or so and wonder why they don’t get traffic or responses. If you’re considering blogging, below are suggestions that should improve your traffic. Most of them I learned the hard way.
1. WordPress or Blogger are...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Nov 21, 2014 | 0 comments
9 Steps to Improve Your Rankings!
Whether you are a writer or in another line of business, you want Google to be able to find you. If you have a website, you want it found, ideally on the first page. If you don’t have a website, but want to build an internet business presence, you want to be easily located.
Numerous studies have been done and show that over 85% of searchers do not venture past the...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Nov 14, 2014 | 0 comments
I spent years writing captivating headlines with catchy phrases. In addition to brainstorming them, I loved picking one to use. Guess what, that is not what works online.
The web wants keyword/s that are rich and benefit-oriented headlines. For someone like me, that is boring. The good news is you can put your catch headline in the first sentence.
- Having a keyword increases clicks.
- Having a...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Nov 7, 2014 | 0 comments
I enjoy these stats from Statista Chart, that I wanted to share this one on top social networks that are important for writers.
With a reach of 72.6% among iOS and Android app users, Facebook ranked as the most popular mobile app in the United States in September 2014. According to comScore’s data, Facebook’s controversial decision to disable the messaging feature in its primary app...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Nov 5, 2014 | 0 comments
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Announcing the 2015 Northwest Travel Writers Conference
Seventh annual conference calls travel writers to connect with NW...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Nov 1, 2014 | 0 comments
Where do you find time to write? That is a question most writers ask themselves at one time or another or all of the time.
I’ve taken more time management classes than I can count and always pick up a hint or two that I can incorporate. However, I discovered most people taking these classes are the ones who never bother to implement what they learn and the others don’t need the classes in the first...
Posted by Maralyn D. Hill on Oct 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Some of this month’s column will be an excerpt from “$uccess, Your Path
to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill.
However, it does not cover e-books and any publisher should include ebooks at this stage in the game. I love the feel of a hard book, but ebooks are here to stay,
You will find more statistics at Statista
The publishing world can be overwhelming, but don’t let it...