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Top 10 blogging mistakes

Blogging is difficult and time consuming, it really is.

Not only is there a lot of work involved in getting good quality content published on a regular basis, you also need to work hard to keep both your readers AND the search engines happy.

I’ve made my fair share of blogging mistakes over the years. But that’s okay, because making mistakes is the only way to learn and move forward.

Below are 10 common mistakes that I see a lot of bloggers make. And while they aren’t necessarily the end of the world, some of these mistakes can really put a handbrake on the growth of your blog.

Serpstat review
Serpstat review – an in-depth and unbiased guide to the main features of this all-in-one SEO tool and how it stacks up against its competitors.

Serpstat is a web-based, all-in-one SEO platform that provides core features such as keyword research, backlink analysis, keyword tracking, competitor analysis, site audit, and more.

I’ve given Serpstat a good test run and in this comprehensive review I am sharing my thoughts on this tool, its main features and how it stacks up against its cheaper and more expensive competitors.

 
How to remove the URL field in WordPress comments

It’s no secret that WordPress websites attract tons of spam comments, comments that often make no sense whatsoever.

A reputable anti-spam plugin such as Akismet does a really good job at filtering these out, so that you don’t need to waste your time moderating them.

But WordPress websites, especially the ones with a decent level of accumulated authority, also attract comments that aren’t necessarily spam.

These non-spam comments exist because the commenters are hoping to land a backlink to their own website through the website URL field in the comment form.

To minimize these types of comments, WordPress bloggers can choose to have the URL field removed.

How to change author archives URL to about page

Lots of WordPress bloggers recently have been asking how to redirect their author archives link to their about page.

By default, a blog post author link will point to the author archives page, which doesn’t add much value to the reader when there’s only one author on the site.

There are several ways to have the author link redirect to the about page, but in this article I will be sharing the best, the cleanest and the most efficient way to implement this functional change.

 
AAWP WordPress plugin review

If you’re an affiliate marketer like me, then you know how challenging it can be to convince your visitors to purchase the product you are actively promoting.

Not only do you need to write excellent content that will have your readers engaged, you also need to present your content in such a way that visitors will click on your affiliate links or buttons.

That’s where AAWP comes in. The Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin is a tool specifically designed to increase the CTR on your affiliate website.

Sponsored blog posts

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 content, but in this article I am talking about sponsored blog posts. Articles on your blog that are paid for by a company.

 
How to remove Instagram followers

Removing followers on Instagram is actually surprisingly easy, yet lots of Instagram users don’t know this is even possible.

Bur before I explain how to do this, let’s go through a few reasons why you would want to remove followers.

Instagram ghost followers (remove or ignore)

Do you have a reasonable amount of Instagram followers but not all that much engagement going on? You may be suffering from the damaged caused by so-called Instagram ghost followers.

Let’s find out what ghost followers on Instagram are, how to detect and remove them, and how to recover from the damaged they’ve done to your account.

 
2018 year in review (wins and fails)

And just like that, another year has gone by. And lucky for me, 2018 was quite a good year business-wise.

The December festive season is always a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and to look ahead and start planning for the next 12 months.

And that’s what I am doing in this personal 2018 year in review. I am sharing my wins AND fails, and I will also be revealing my plans for the coming year.

Should you start a blog?

Not too long ago, blogging was a bit like maintaining on online diary. Bloggers would write stories about their daily lives and share them with their friends and relatives.

But over the years, blogging has turned into a real industry. An industry where money is to be spent and earned.

Driven by the many inspiring stories of bloggers making money online and enjoying the digital nomad lifestyle, lots of people have tried to get a piece of that blogging pie.