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SEO case study: from 0 to 3M page views

This week was special. My favorite website in my portfolio of web properties reached 3 million page views.

A great milestone that I only randomly noticed approaching by going through my Google Analytics on a rainy Wednesday afternoon.

What’s even better is that the site managed to achieve this in less than 4 years with only 110 blog posts published. This website is now generating a pleasant near-mid 4 figure income each month with minimal ongoing maintenance.

Expired domain case study

I bought an expired domain. And in my opinion, quite a powerful domain.

I’m excited about this, so much so that I am building a case study around this expired domain and my plans with it going forward.

This case study will document the roadmap I am going to follow, from domain analysis and purchase, to recreating and growing a new website.

 
How to add breadcrumbs in GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a free, lightweight theme that can be extended by installing a premium plugin that allows you to add essential features.

One of the many things you can do with the GP premium plugin is using Hook Elements to “hook” your own custom code into various areas of the theme without changing core theme files.

This article explains the steps involved in adding breadcrumbs in the GeneratePress theme by using the Hook Element.

How to add an author box in GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a free, lightweight theme that can be extended by a premium plugin that allows you to add essential features.

One of the many things you can do with the GP premium plugin is using Hook Elements to “hook” your own custom code into various areas of the theme without changing core theme files.

This article explains the steps involved in adding a simple author box to blog posts in the GeneratePress theme by using the Hook Element.

 
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.

 
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.

How to share a Tweet on Facebook

Ever wanted to share a Tweet on your Facebook timeline or on your Facebook page and you couldn’t work out how to do it?

One would be forgiven for thinking that this is an easy thing to do, but it’s actually not as straightforward as it may sound.

Before you read on, this article is not about auto-posting from Twitter to Facebook by connecting your Twitter and Facebook accounts.

 
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.