What is The Best Affordable Content Writing Service? Kenny Novak • Content Marketing • Published April 25, 2017

There are practically as many content production services out there as there are writers looking to get paid for their work. Depending on where you look, you can find pretty much anything on the scale, from absolute garbage for nearly free all the way up to incredibly excellent content that charges p…

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What is The Best Commenting Plugin for WordPress Sites? Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published April 18, 2017

WordPress default comments are a pretty common sight on the web, since so many people use them. They’re also pretty easy to spam, even when you have anti-spam plugins installed. This is why some big blogs simply disable comments, and others have full-time moderation teams. There are, howeve…

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Can a Plugin Make a WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly? Drew Hendricks • Resources • Published April 05, 2017

WordPress is an eminently customizable platform, but at its core, it still has a solid framework. You can change the skin and change the flesh, but changing the bones is harder than it seems. This is why even now, with mobile web browsing at an all-time high and rising, with Google making mobile compat…

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How to Locate Your Feed URL on Your WordPress Blog James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published March 31, 2017

Having an RSS feed set up for your site is a great benefit both for tech-savvy readers and for potential automation options. Thankfully, if you have a WordPress site, you probably have a feed set up already, even if you don’t know what it is. Most WordPress configurations come with a feed alread…

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Why Social Proof is Important for Your Blog Posts Kenny Novak • Social Media • Published March 25, 2017

Social proof has been leveraged for as long as there have been people trying to sell items to a crowd, and crowds to buy them. Sometimes it’s blatant, overt, and other times it’s subtle. With internet marketing, it has simply become codified and easy to implement.
Think about it like thi…

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The Best WordPress SEO Plugins: 2017 Edition Drew Hendricks • Search Engine Optimization • Published March 22, 2017

There are a million articles out there about WordPress plugins, and even we have written some before. The trouble is, so many of them are so old it’s hard to tell what’s up to date and what’s not. Rather than add to the confusion and update old posts, I’ve decided to write a new…

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How to Check Your Social Media Traffic in Google Analytics Drew Hendricks • Resources • Published March 14, 2017

Google Analytics is a fantastic tool for measuring and tracking your audience, though many of the advanced reports and features require some setup to use. If you want to see specifically how your social media traffic is doing, you can do it, so long as you set everything up properly.

Step 1: Install Go…

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How to Scan a WordPress Blog for Bad External Links James Parsons • Search Engine Optimization • Published March 02, 2017

Bad links can hurt your website, both giving and receiving. I’m not here to talk about your backlink profile today, though; rather, I’m going to focus on the links you’ve posted on your site, leading out to other sites.
There are a few ways links in this category can hurt you. The on…

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How to Promote Your Blog Post in Groups and Aggregators Kenny Novak • Content Marketing • Published February 24, 2017

I’m going to divide this post up into two main sections; one about group outreach and one about blog aggregators. Both are excellent for blog post promotion, if you use them properly. Both have the potential to backfire. And both require their own strategies to use effectively. Let’s g…

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How to Syndicate Your Blog Posts to LinkedIn for Traffic James Parsons • Content Marketing • Published February 17, 2017

LinkedIn is an interesting social network, because it didn’t start out as a social network the same way most of the rest of the usual suspects did. They started out as a way for people to network with each other in a corporate and professional setting. There’s no typical news feed and no so…

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