Why would guest blogging on another site so important to your own site’s SEO (search engine optimization) success? You may be surprised at how just doing this can help your own site rank higher.
Guest Posting Shows Authority
You know a lot about your subject, right? By sharing your information on other sites, it establishes you as an authority.
Google is creating a knowledge base of information. They rank those who are authorities higher. That means your site ranks higher.
The more you guest post, the more you establish yourself as an expert. Your name will be on those posts and the Google bots will be registering this and tallying those repeated
Guest posts are a great way to get quality backlinks. When you write a guest post for another publication, ask for a backlink. That link from their quality site to yours further shows Google that you are an authority.
How To Find Quality Sites
How do you find quality sites? A simple “top blogs” in your field will give you a quality list.
Look at social media of your competitor. Most social media will include posts from other authorities. Those sites are gold.
Check out others in your own field. Where are they guest posting? That should also give you a top 10 list of sites you want to contact.
It can be more than mentors. This can also include influencers or companies. Check out where they are posting.
This is two-fold. You know that these sites are open to guest bloggers. This helps when approaching these other sites.
The other is that they are likely looking for similar content. This is your opportunity to take a deep dive and shine.
How You Can Assure Guest Posting Success
Here are some tips to make sure that you are a successful guest blogger.
- Always create original content
- Check your document for spelling and grammatical errors
- Be sure to include your own branding philosophy and tips
- Gear your article to your audience
Guest posting is more than getting links. This is establishing yourself as the expert in your field of work. Sometimes sites do not offer links. Still write the piece.
If you create insightful and informative work, readers will look for your other work and find your site.
Best of all, if you write original, quality content, Google will note this. They are looking for authorities and your name and your field together will soon rank higher on search engines.
Mesh wifi systems enable strong whole house wifi coverage, improving reception and speed for all devices. Mesh networks feature easy setup and mostly maintenance free use. They feature higher reliability and easier use than past wifi range extenders. As house sizes grow beyond 1500 square feet, mesh wifi networks greatly improve performance throughout the house. While a wide range of routers exists, the best mesh wifi options are described below (Source: Techimperatives.com – The Best Mesh Wifi Routers)
NETGEAR Orbi Tri-band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with 3Gbps Speed (RBK50). The Orbi tops of the list of mesh routers. It features three ethernet ports connecting devices performing better with a wired connection (tv, dvr, etc). The main router broadcasts through six antennas, covering 2000 square feet.
Additional “Orbi Satellites” extend the range to 5000 square feet. Each satellite hosts four ethernet ports. They extend the tri-band wifi throughout the house, allowing you to walk from one side of the house to the other, even up and down stairs, without losing connection. With 3 Gbps speed, one person can work, one can game and others can stream shows without anyone noticing a drop off in speed.
While 2-3 satellites should be enough for most houses, each router can support 25 satellites. Therefore, even areas of the house with poor reception should experience optimal wifi speeds. The Orbi receives top marks in Amazon reviews. Anyone planning to implement or replace a mesh network should start here. Setup is simple, with an app guiding the way.
Video by Netgear:
Google Nest Wifi Router. The Nest router is Google’s second generation, following the original Google Wifi system. Each router possesses 2 ethernet ports and can cover 2200 square feet, meaning that a two pack should easily handle a 4500 square foot house. A three pack may be a better plan for homes with odd shapes or areas with connection issues.
Setup is simple and quick with the Google Home app, which connects the main router to the secondary routers. The wifi name and passwords are created within the app and access to wifi for visitors granted through the app. While the Nest does allow for pausing the internet completely, or pausing certain devices — giving parents control — it lacks the customization of other mesh networks.
If you want, you can check out some videos on youtube that show you the unboxing and setup, for example:
ASUS Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router. For serious gamers, the ASUS Gaming Router deserves a hard look. The router contains a game accelerator from WTFast designed to ensure uninterrupted gameplay. It also contains 8 ethernet ports.
Setup requires a web interface rather than an app, however, the interface allows easy and quick setup. Hardware Canucks did a great video on it:
Whichever network you choose, mesh networks are needed for anything but small homes. They allow whole house connectivity without a noticeable loss in speed and allow peaceful existence among all household users.
Perhaps more than ever, consumers have a variety of choices when looking for noise cancellation headphones. The market has been flooded with many choices in the last few years. Two of the most popular choices on the market are the Bose Quiet Comfort 35’s and the Sony wh1000xm3. It’s hard to go wrong with either of these choices. They both offer great comfort and sound. Their are a few differences that allow the consumer to make a choice based on their preference.
UT did a great video on the both headsets, we recommend just watching that. But below we will give a few of our own thoughts on both headphones
What do we think?
One feature that will not be a factor when choosing between these two headphones is price. Both the Quiet Comfort and the Sony wh1000xm3 are currently listed at $299.99. This price seems to be about right as compared to other headphones on the market. The Quiet Comfort 35 offers three colors which include black, silver and rose gold. The Sony headphones only come in two colors black and silver. The Bose Quiet Comfort also allows for custom coloring that will allow for more than fifty combinations of multiple colors. Regardless of which headphones you pick you will be able to listen to your headphones all day long. They both feature incredible battery life. The Quiet Comfort headphones come with a twenty hour batter life. The Sony wh1000’s come with a thirty hour battery life.
Both of these headphones hold nothing back when it comes to noise cancellation. Both the Quiet Comfort and the Sony wh1000 feature world class noise cancellation. Both are also compatible with Google Assistant. The Queit Comfort headset also works great with Alexa. One advantage the Sony wh1000 has is a feature called Quick Attention. This is an incredible feature that allows users to communicate without ever removing their headphones. Users simply need to place their hand over the housing of the headphones to reduce the volume. The user can then engage in instant conversation. When they are finished they simply remove their hand. This feature is unlike any other on the market.
While both of these headsets provide incredible sound, the Bose Quiet Comfort have a unique advantage. Bose has a history of producing products with the highest of quality in sound. Their headphones, stereos and other products have been making waves on the market for years. They have an incredible AR that has a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform. This provides a great setting for traveling, exercising and participating in other activities. The Sony wh1000 is also known for it’s sound. This unique headset adjust to activities such as travel, walking or waiting. The headset by reducing background noise when necessary.
Both of these headphones have custom application that allow the user to connect their headphones to their devices. For the Bose Quiet Comfort users will use the Bose Connect App. This application allows you to connect to multiple devices through bluetooth. control the level of noise cancellation and work with the Bose AR platform. Sony users will use the Sony Headphones Connect App which has similar features.
It is really hard to go wrong with either of these headsets. Regardless of your choice the user will get a great noise cancellation product that is made with the highest of quality. If you want easy in turning off the noise cancellation, the Sony wh1000xm3 might be the product for you. If you like a little color variety combined with a historically great sound, the Quiet Comfort 35 might be the way to go. Regardless of which way you go, you will probably be listening to a lot of great music for many years to come. Click here to read a full comparison of the QC35 II vs. WH-1000XM3.
A lot of companies today enjoy the leverage that used to be costly. In the past, before the internet, you will have to pay a lot of money in order to get people to see your products and your brand. These days, there are a lot of internet marketing strategies that you can do that can make your company perform better.
So why should you even invest in digital marketing? First, let’s agree that it is effective. It is effective to the point that it is used both by small and large companies. Big brands move towards digital marketing in order to hit their target market. Remember that Facebook alone, you have billions of users that you can easily target. Next, you also have the reality that not all companies have the budget for traditional advertising methods. You just don’t have thousands of dollars that can be funneled in your advertising. You can already start using the platforms for free. If done correctly, your followers will even do the necessary marketing for your company. You can have content that goes viral.
Lastly, you have to remember that people can look at your brand using different devices. Your brand can be seen using a smartphone or using a laptop.