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Why You Should Not Use WordPress Tags

WordPress Tags, some love them and others strongly dislike them. Personally, I never use tags. When I started blogging though, I used to create multiple, random tags each time I published a new blog post. And as I got older and wiser, I've learnt to step away from using WordPress tags. And I'm not the only one. Slowly but surely, bloggers and Internet marketers are coming to [...]

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Why Outbound Links Are Important for SEO

Backlinks are as old as the Internet. In fact, you can argue that backlinks are the foundation of the Internet. Outbound links hold the Internet together. The algorithms of search engines have always relied heavily on the existence of backlinks. For a long time, backlinks were by far the most important ranking factor. And some SEO's think that links are still the number [...]

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DreamHost Review (Powerful and Flexible Web Hosting)

Since first starting out as a blogger and affiliate marketer, I have used several web hosts, such as DreamHost, GoDaddy and Bluehost, and always with mixed results. A few years ago, I moved the majority of my sites over to DreamHost, initially on a Shared Hosting account, and later upgraded to VPS. That was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my blogging career. [...]

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How to Choose a Good Blog Name (And Not Regret It)

One of the most important steps in starting a new WordPress blog is choosing a good blog name. Far too often, new bloggers pick a random name too quickly, register a domain and start publishing content. Only to find out months, or even years, later that their chosen blog name is not the right one. There can be various reasons why, in hindsight, a blog name needs to be change [...]

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Sponsored Blog Posts (8 Things to Keep in Mind)

One of the many ways to monetize a blog is by accepting sponsored blog posts. In fact, for many blogs out there this is by far the biggest revenue generator. But sponsored content also has its drawbacks that you need to be aware of. If not managed very well, sponsored content can put your blog at risk of traffic loss. There are many different types of sponsored digital co [...]

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Mediavine Review (How I Made the Switch from AdSense and Increased Revenue)

Earlier this year I switched one of my websites from AdSense to Mediavine. You may or may not have heard of Mediavine before, but in a nutshell, they manage and optimize ads on your website, exclusively. They do it such that monthly revenue is as high as possible while maintaining the best user experience. Display advertising with Mediavine is very much hands-off. All you [...]

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How to Grow Your Instagram Followers Organically

Many bloggers skip Instagram in favor of Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. But with the right strategy and mindset, Instagram can do wonders for your blog's brand awareness and also traffic. For many bloggers though, Instagram is still a bit of a mysterious beast. It works fundamentally different from other social media channels and figuring out how to get the most out of Ins [...]

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The Uncool Instagram Follow Unfollow Trick Explained (And Why I Dislike Social Media)

If you're on Instagram, then most likely you are familiar with the follow unfollow Instagram trick. It's a simple method to not only increase your followers count, but to also lower the amount of people you follow. The bigger this gap, the better. The Instagram follow/unfollow strategy encapsulates everything I dislike about social media. But don't get me wrong. I don't see [...]

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