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Happy new year folks!

Its time to kick-start your new blog this year with our giveaway.

Need a new domain?

Want to save yourself some money?

If the answer is yes, then why not enter this competition for your chance to win some free domain names. We have teamed up with Namecheap to offer this giveaway to our readers; the grand prize winner will be awarded 3 domain names (.com/.net/.org), while the second and third placed winners will also be awarded a single domain each.

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Top 10 Best Articles on AllBloggingTips in 2013

New year 2014 has arrived. I’m wishing you happy new year. Today I decided to share Most Viewed Posts Of 2013.

All were published in 2013 but that doesn’t mean you can’t read them in 2014 😉

Here I’m sharing top viewed, so that if you missed out reading any posts in 2013, you can quickly go through it.

Let’s see the top 10 now!

1. 12 Things to Do Before Applying for Google Adsense – That’s one of the most viewed and commented post which includes all the things you must follow before applying for Adsense along with one ebook.

2. Top 15 Killer Tips To Increase Page Rank! – Working strategies that you must follow to increase Google Pagerank. All backlink methods and different factors are shared which can help you to increase page rank.

3. Powerful Ways to Increase Website Traffic – Who don’t want to increase website traffic? This post contains 7 powerful ways to increase your blog traffic. One of the best post on my blog about increasing website traffic.

4. Top 5 Ways to Make Money without Adsense – Getting approved by Adsense is not easy and remember that’s possible to make money without Adsense. Here are 5 ways you can follow to make money without Adsense. Some adsense alternatives like in-text ad are also given.

5. 8 Reasons Why I Hate Google Adsense – I often get asked why I don’t use Adsense, so I shared 8 reasons why I don’t like adsense and it is not really the best network make money.

6. Top 10 Best Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress – Want to get more traffic from social network? First, make it easy for your readers to share the content. Some of the best social plugins that can help you to make social sharing more easy.

7. Top 5 Best Related Posts Plugins For WordPress Blogs – Related posts are one of the best way to engage readers and decrease bounce rate. Here is list of 5 plugins for related post. The best one is nRelated Content.

8. How to Earn $50-$100 Daily with Affiliate Marketing? – Jafar shared some easy strategies that you can follow to make money. A complete step by step guide, over 1000 words!

9. 3 Reliable and Cheap WordPress Hosting That Worth Using! – Choosing web hosting is important, if you don’t choose reliable one you’ll regret later. This post is full of best, reliable and cost effective web hosting., worth using.

10. How to Get Index Your New Blog Post Super Fast – Google is taking so long to index your post? Want to get index super fast in Google? Read all these methods that I use and how you can too.

That’s all. These were some most viewed and best of 2013 articles on AllBloggingTips. I’ll surely make more interesting and engaging posts here on ABT in 2014. 😀

Before I end this post I want to wish you Happy New Year.

2013Thank you all for your support. Hope I’ll do great in 2014. 😀

The Idiot’s Guide to Write 1000 Words in 30 Minutes

There was a certain time that I had so many articles to write up for myself and for some freelance clients I had then. However, the problem at that time wasn’t that I couldn’t write fine, but simply because I had the inability to write fast – in short, I wrote articles slower than a snail during that period.

For those who still write very slowly, you already understand what I mean – Write 100 words now and stop to read/edit it for close to 1 hour – this was one of the things I was busy doing enthusiastically then. And because of that much wasting of time on one article, I sometimes ended up writing a single 600 words article for close to 8 hours (and yes, it was that bad).

What could an innocent me do?  😉

My clients were angrily waiting for their articles which I seriously was behind schedule and hadn’t sent; while my numerous readers were shouting their lungs out in other to have me write another post that I hadn’t written in like 2 weeks.

That was when I knew this had to stop.

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So how did I stop writing like a snail and more like Usain Bolt?

You want to know? Well, I went out, researched and found a remedy for slow writing that I could single-handedly use to write up a 1000 words post within 30 minutes.

You want to know the tactics I used to write faster? Then, without wasting much of your time, these 4 nuggets below are exactly how you can also write faster than you present can.

1. Write First . . . Edit Later.

Believe me, I know it sounds insane to write and not cross check what you’re actually punching out to the screen. Yes, it’s weird, but it’s one of the fastest ways to write up any first draft.

And believe me, no first draft is ever pretty, if you doubt me try asking Jeff Goins of GoinsWriter – he’ll surely back me up.

However, you might ask yourself or even me, “How can I start this habit of not editing while I’m writing?” That’s a nice question. And to answer that – the best way to do this is to turn off your writing software’s spell checker.

Why on earth should I turn it off?” It’s simple. First of all, the job of a spell checker is to examine your write up and show you the typos and grammatical blunders readily available in the copy you’re writing.

So when you turn it off, you won’t have any desire to go back and start correcting little errors you find, since you won’t see any red signal i.e. like in Microsoft word, indicating that you’ve committed an error.

The next question will surely be, “How do I turn my writing software’s spell checker”?

This depends on the type of writing software you use for your writings. I use Microsoft word – and I know majority of you also do – so let’s show you how to turn MS WORD’s spell checker off.

To do exactly that –

Click on the Microsoft Logo – at the top let hand side of your computer screen (shown below)

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This will bring out the menu of MS WORD. Find and click on “Word Options”.

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That will bring the Grammar Setting Page. Locate and click on “Proofing”.
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Once Proofing page has been shown to you; go ahead to untick those three check button I pointed to in the image below (And of course, when you’re through with your first draft, then you can enable them again for proper proofreading).
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That is it. Once you’ve un-ticked those check buttons, you’re done. You can now go ahead to write ceaselessly without thinking of editing.

But if in case you’re not an MS WORD fan, then you can try out DarkRoom and WriteRoom (for Windows and Mac respectively) – and these writing softwares don’t come with spell checkers at default. So give them a try.

2. Time Yourself. . . To Write Faster.

A goal without a time constraint factor kind of sounds like a wish. If you want to see yourself writing faster than you do now, then you need to start restricting yourself to a set time. To do this, I normally make use of Pomodoro app for Windows to time my writing while I write.

For those who haven’t heard of it before, it’s a desktop app that can be used to time oneself to a 25 minutes work period and a 5 minutes break time.

How can you leverage it effectively in fast writing?

Yes, I know you might ask this question. To use this app effectively, once you’re done your research and have read up everything you need to know about the topic. The next thing to logically do is click on the timer and immediately start writing.

And the writing should be a continual thing until the timer rings for break period. Once you keep at it, you’ll notice that you’ll be writing faster than you’ve ever written.

3. Research And Kill Your Distractions . . . Before Writing.

Researching before writing any piece out can not be over emphasized. It’s very very important and can’t be casually overlooked. When we talk about fast writing, we’re simply talking about researching indepthly so that what’s left of the process would be to write the copy out to the end without going online to cross check facts and figures that we might have forgotten.

And when we begin to continually check up on those figures and facts, the writing process starts to stall, to an extent that it’ll keep someone writing a little 500 words piece for over 2 long hours, instead of the usual 20 minutes.

Believe me, before; I used to waste that amount of time on such small writing just because I was always going on the internet to read more about the parts that I forgot to research on. And sometimes, when I land on Google for research purposes, I usually end up researching entirely different figures or even go on to chat on facebook, thereby derailing and delaying the writing for quite some time.

That said, to stop the derailing part of the writing process, I had to start researching more brilliantly and strategize ways not to forget what I’ve read up in other not to start going online to check up on more facts – and going off beat.

So what I did was simply using Evernote to store up long or short materials related to what I was to write about (believe me, you need to try it out – it’s FREE). And also, I leveraged Evernote’s Skitch to clip/snap screens I needed for tutorial write ups so that I won’t go about getting derailed again in the name of getting online to do it when I wanted to write that section of the tutorial.

Now, after all these have been taken cared of – I usually want to start writing at once, but even upon all these researches that I’ve done, I knew within me that I could still be tempted to go online and do other things amid writing (like facebooking and opening mails ). So I leveraged the use of the Chrome Pomodoro add-on to block me from using the internet (well, not entirely the internet per say; the add-on blocks selected time wasters’ websites you give it block), and yes, even though the app is a little bit annoying, but it helps me stay focused on writing only.

So after researching crazily using all this aforementioned research tools, and also blocking the time wasting websites, what’s left will be to write only. And when writing is the only thing on your mind to do – you kind of see yourself finishing it in less time more than it would have taken you without these aforementioned apps and tools above.

So give this strategy a try today and see a significant improvement in how long it’ll take for you to churn up a long piece of writing.

4. Keep Writing Non-stop.

This section is quite simple: Ignore the errors, grammatical blunders, typos, and any other things that have the power to stop you momentarily when you want to really start writing.

Once all of them have been ignored, what remains now is to start writing. Just write. Don’t mind anything. Don’t even think of what to write up next, because each word being thrown across the screen have already been embedded way long in your head while you’ were researching on the topic you’re currently writing on.

So leave thinking aside and just write. I know there will be enormous amounts of typos – especially mistyped words – but that’s the core beauty of writing fast. Just ignore them and keep on writing. I know that you will be overly tempted to clean up some typos using the backspace button; yes I know, because I’m always tempted to use it, too. However, even if you and I can’t stop using the backspace button, at least, we can limit how much we hit it whenever we type out grammatical typos.

The best ways to limit the hit of that button is to make a vow not to press that particular button no matter how bad the typo looks like.
When that has been taken cared of, you’ll notice that writing becomes a thing of joy since you’ll be writing so fast that you can literally be punching out 25- 30 words per minutes, and up to 1000 words in 15 -20 minutes

And YES! That’s you being insanely fast! 😉

If I have attempted it before and finished a write up of nearly 600 words in 15 minutes, then you can even finish yours in 10 -12 minutes if you keep on practicing this strategy of “writing nonstop” until you reach the end of the article.

In conclusion. . 

The world is going quite fast . . . And the internet is getting faster. If you want to meet up with those writing deadlines in no time and still be in the good books of your clients, then you’ve got to be a fast writer.

Therefore, leverage this wonderful craft now and write your way to stardom.

And finally, before I go I’ll like to ask, “How long does it take you to write up a 1000 word piece and what is that thing that’s presently stalling the writing process?”

Lets meet in the comment section to interact on this awesome question.

Thanks for reading . . . Don’t forget to share this awesome piece.

How to Get Out of Niches and Blog for a Purpose Instead?

Money is not everything. Anything beyond an optimum amount causes more misery than happiness.

Yet, with a stereotypical assumption that most of us want to make money (let’s not kid ourselves by saying “no” to this assumption), we all have a tendency to get stuck in a rut: the dirty groove of a routine that we get comfortable with over time. Even the advice we receive, the articles we write, and everything we believe in becomes congruent with this comfort zone.

For bloggers, it translates to finding niches, writing 500 word posts, and promoting your blog using the same methods we’ve always been used to. That includes social media, asking for links, putting up sign-up forms for opt-ins, some paid advertising, and then wondering how else to promote the blog.

If you’ve been doing whatever you’ve been doing, how will you get to where you want to go?

It’s time to do something different.

We all know passion pours energy into our life. It gives us more chutzpah to do what we want. It drives our efforts to reach our goals.

If you pick niches, blog multiple times a day, and work like a machine to promote your blog, here’s what happens..

Passion wears out..

Frustration sets in..

You’ll develop stress. Finally, you’ll give up.

Ignore the popular advice.

Forget the damn niches. 😉

If you have to blog, do so for a purpose. Here are different ways to find your purpose:

What is that one thing that pisses you off?

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We all have our pet peeves, don’t we?

Maybe you love to do something but your lifestyle is your biggest enemy. Maybe you actually travel and you don’t like the way immigration procedures and visa restrictions don’t allow you to travel free. You could have been scammed online before and you just can’t get over it. Or maybe you got dumped unceremoniously by your girlfriend. Perhaps, you hate the well-orchestrated, social brainwash that marriage really is.

Find your biggest source of frustration; go and blog about it. Chances are that you’ll not worry about word counts and blog post lengths. There’s a possibility that many others in the world would relate to you.

Relating to the topic on hand, by the way, is half the business done.

Find a real business, blog for that business

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Don’t blog about a topic. Instead, find a real business and apply your passion for blogging into a blog built for your business. Why? An unbelievable amount of “you” gets into your business, whether you know it or not.

Hatching that idea, sticking with it, and grabbing a business plan template off the web are the starting points. Beyond that, you’d give your business everything (including startup capital, sacrifices, the comfort of a day job, and the wholesome approval of people who mean so much to you). You will not sound or feel normal after so much goes into starting and running a business.

Your blog now reflects the new “you,” doesn’t it? Whatever you went through until this stage of your business (assuming you go with this idea) helps you communicate better. You are stronger, and you have an attitude to kill for.

Blog for a cause, to make a difference

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If starting and running a full-fledged business (such as ecommerce, maybe) is not your thing, let’s get back to blogging.

Niches are popular and commercial. They evoke responses from customers such as “buy,” “buy later,” “no way, it’s too expensive,” and “nah, not for me.” If you don’t directly pitch for anything in your blog, all you’ll get is “ah,” “duh,” or “I see. Wow!”

Blog for a cause, instead, and you’ll mostly get responses like “I so want to help, if I could,” “Where is the donate button?” “I like what this person does,” “This is so true,” and “Wow, really?”

Now, causes don’t have to charitable. You could find a cause within commercial domains too. You can find a cause anywhere. All you have to do is look for something that’s troubling you, and you know that a lot of other people are also affected by it.

Look at what SaltyDroid does:

The trouble seed: Online scammers on the rise

The cause: Exposing scammers, thieves, and fraud “gurus” with make-believe opportunities

Does SaltyDroid sell anything? No.

Does it get traffic? Next question please.

Experiment until you find the purpose

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Learning the art of blogging after you find your purpose will draw you in very late to the game. When the purpose comes calling, you have to hit the ground running. You have to be ready by then. That’s why it’s important to keep blogging everyday. How do you become a better blogger? Write blog posts every day.

What’s the secret to passionate blogging? Using your well-developed blogging skills to write about things that matter to you (and others).

In a nutshell, you have to do all the dreaming, thinking, and executing while you already have a blog in place. Now, you know that your choice of niche wouldn’t matter too. Pick a topic, start a blog and run with it. Think of this as your experiment.

Experiment until you find your passion. Once you find it, give your blog everything you’ve got.

Grammar? Rules? What’s that?

5 break rules

Read all the blogs you want on “how to blog better.” Brush up on your basics of writing (add copywriting to the mix). Yet, don’t think that what you read is the only “right” way to do things out there. You can make your own rules. Copywriters, for instance, break rules all the time. Find your voice. Make your writing reflect that voice. If you have to twist sentence structures, do so. If you have to invent your own words or phrases, like labeling yourself as an “anti-niche blogging rebel” go ahead and do it.

This is your playground. Go play. 😉

Your passion should show. Success will follow.

Are you stuck with niches or are you blogging from your heart? Do you have a purpose yet? Share it with us!

Elegant Themes Giveaway – Win 3 Developer Membership Worth $89 Each

As, you know my blog just turned 2 years old. I was thinking to organize few giveaways but didn’t got much time.

But..

Today, I’m happy to introduce Premium WordPress Themes giveaway by Elegant Themes.

Elegant Themes is offering 3 Developer Membership worth $89 each for our readers.

An Elegant Themes Developer Membership is a fantastic prize – so make sure to enter this WordPress giveaway everyday!

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Elegant Themes have a great collection of themes and some plugin. For as low as $39 you will get access to 86+ themes & support for 12 months, definitely a great deal!!

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  4. Complete access to all Plugins.
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Latest Elegant Theme  –  Divi

Divi WordPress Theme is the latest theme released by Elegant Themes with tons of amazing features, You should definitely check the Theme Release and features of the Divi Theme.

Giveaway Prize:

I’ll choose 3 winners and each winner will get Developer Account Worth $89

Winners will be announced 1 week from today. (On Thursday)

We will contact you through your emails for prize. So please make sure to provide valid email address while entering into giveaway!

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Google Page Rank Update 6 December 2013

There has been recent Google Page Rank Update on 6 December 2013.

We all have been waiting for this page rank update and it’s here now.

Google pagerank update is in progress and Google is updating pagerank.

Google pagerank is very important for sites and blogs. Google Pagerank basically ranks a page on the basis of its backlinks and how authoritative that link is. High Google pagerank may boost ranking of the site.

Google Page Rank Update Google page rank update happens after 3-6 months after previous update.

It was last page rank update of 2014 which was Google Page Rank Update 6 December2013. Last Page Rank update was on 4 February 2013.

Check your page rank now here!

While going through my news feed, my friend Bilal’s status caught my attention. According to him.

Its second Page rank update of 2013, Last update was in Feb,, everyone saying PR is dead but its now back …. The business of Link Buying, Selling, paid posting is back …. #‎pagerank

After checking Page rank of more than 100 sites, here is quick review

Many New Sites get PR1-PR3 (even without backlinkings)
PR dropped of many sites which was PR2,PR3
PR Improved of only few sites

– Bilal Sarwari

What do you think about this? Are you satisfied with this page rank update?

All Blogging Tips Got Pagerank 4

Google update is in progress. I just checked and got to know that my blog got page rank 4. (It might be temporary?)

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But I’m still happy that most of internet pages have good Page rank.. I’m sure next time allbloggingtips will get at least PR 5 or 6. 😉

Frequently Asked Questions:

I’ve put together few questions to help you learn more about pagerank update and how to boost your page rank.

Here I am also sharing some of the most frequently asked questions about pagerank.

Should you rely too much on PageRank?

Now, that’s really important question to ask yourself, Should you reply much on pagerank?

Let me explain, I’ve seen many blogs with PR2, Pr3 that are getting thousands of visitors per day than others PR5, PR6 blogs.

That means Pagerank has nothing to do with your blog traffic. Try not to worry about pagerank / alexa rank.

Focus on providing useful content to your blog readers.

Your priority must be like this;

  1. Readership
  2. Traffic
  3. Alexa Rank
  4. Page Rank

Why my PageRank is not increasing?

Did you asked yourself this question? Why your pagerank is not increasing? There can be many reasons like;

  1. Poor SEO Structure
  2. Poor Link Bulding
  3. Not enough Dofollow baclinks
  4. No quality content in your blog
  5. Blog not optimized for search engines

How to increase PageRank quickly?

Here I am sharing some important tips to increase your page rank for next pagerank update.

Few Tips to Increase your Page Rank.

I hope above tips will help you a lot to increase page rank in the next pagerank update.

If not? then Also read below helpful articles to increase your page rank in no time..

Your turn!

So hope these tips will help you. How was this 6 December Page rank update turns out to be for you? And Have you seen any change in Page rank after this update?

Also, share any special technique to increase your page rank in next update ?

Don’t forget to share this news with your blogger friends.