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Optimize and rank WordPress category pages

Perhaps one of the most neglected parts of WordPress blogs is the good old category page. Whenever you navigate to a category page within a blog or website, chances are it’s not much more than a list of the latest blog posts within that category.

And worse, often the title of that category page is something along the lines of “Category Name Archives”.

Use a3 Lazy Load to speed up your WordPress site

Tired of page speed as much as I am?

So many bloggers out there are stressing out about it, thinking their traffic will come to a standstill if they don’t get those green lights in Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool.

Relax…

Yes, page speed is important, but there are so many other important things to worry about in the wonderful world of blogging.

That said, in this article I am going to show you how you can speed up your site with lazy loading in 5 minutes. Boom!

 
Best portfolio WordPress themes

Portfolio WordPress themes are a special kind of theme, because they need to serve a very specific purpose. The emphasis is often on visual aspects, and perhaps not so much on things like page speed, technical setup, and minimalist design.

I’ve had a look at a large number of portfolio based websites across a wide range of niches and industries, to identify design trends, common features and technical capabilities.

Optimize and rank WordPress category pages

Perhaps one of the most neglected parts of WordPress blogs is the good old category page. Whenever you navigate to a category page within a blog or website, chances are it’s not much more than a list of the latest blog posts within that category.

And worse, often the title of that category page is something along the lines of “Category Name Archives”.

 
How to manually place AdSense ad units in WordPress

Contrary to what so many bloggers think, Google AdSense can still very much be a lucrative way of monetizing a website.

While ad management companies, such as AdThrive and Mediavine, are surging in popularity, doing it yourself with AdSense can often lead to great results.

In this article I am going to explain how you can manually add AdSense ad units in your content in a proper and clean way, so you can maximize your advertising earnings.

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.

 
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.

 
How to choose a blog name (12 tips)

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 best one.

There can be various reasons why, in hindsight, a blog name needs to be changed. Perhaps the blog name doesn’t reflect the niche you’re in well enough. Or maybe the name is a bit awkward, or simply too long and complicated for people to remember.

How to be more productive when working from home

Working from home sounds like the ultimate dream for many of us. No boss or annoying colleagues around, no stressful commute or ugly corporate uniform. Sounds like you’ve made it right?

If working from home is your dream, you’ve still got to finance it, and that means getting some serious work done. To help you on your path, I have put together my top 11 tips to stay productive when working from home.