How to Speed up Your WordPress Blog with a3 Lazy Load

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!

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7 Actionable Tips to Improve Your Organic Search CTR

Tips to improve organic search CTR

Publishing quality content is a challenge. Getting that content to rank in Google is an even bigger challenge.

But things don’t stop there. Once your article ranks on page one, you need to make sure that as many people as possible click on your article.

The organic search CTR (click-through rate) is extremely important, because if nobody clicks on your link in the SERPs, you’re not going to get any organic traffic.

In this article I am going to give you 7 actionable tips to increase your search CTR.

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10 Blogging Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Organic Search Traffic

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.

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Serpstat Review (6 Reasons to Buy This SEO Tool)

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.

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How to Redirect Author Link to The About Page (The Proper Way)

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.

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How to Manually Add Review Schema Markup to a Review Article

How to add review schema markup

When you publish reviews of products on your website, it’s crucial to also include structured data markup along with the reviews.

Google will use that schema markup to reward you with the Review Snippet in the search results, which will greatly increase the CTR to your site.

You can either use a WordPress plugin to add that structured data to your content, or you can do it manually. This article explains the manual way, which is my preference.

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SEO Case Study: From 0 to 3 Million Page Views with Minimal Effort

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.

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Is a Jump to Recipe Button Good for SEO?

Jump to recipe button and SEO

If you’re a food blogger, most likely you will be familiar with the jump-to-recipe button. And you may also know that this little button is often the cause of heated debates.

These debates evolve around SEO and advertising revenue. Some say you should never use that button, as it negatively impacts ad revenue. Others say that there are SEO benefits in having that button at the top of your recipe articles.

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When Should You Mark External Links as Nofollow?

Nofollow links
Learn what Nofollow links are and when you should (and should not) mark outbound links as Nofollow.

Links, either internal or outbound, can be marked as Dofollow or Nofollow. A Dofollow link is the default. It’s just a normal link. No attribute is required to make a link follow.

A Nofollow link is the alternative. By making a link Nofollow, you’re basically telling Google that this particular link should not be be given any credit in regards to rankings in search results.

So when should you make an outbound link Nofollow? Let’s find out.

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