Is The Default WordPress Comment System Best for SEO?Published by Drew Hendricks • Category: Search Engine Optimization

There are a bunch of different commenting systems for WordPress, and they all have their pros and cons. I can’t tell you for certain which one is the “best” because they all have their own merits. What I can do, however, is give you an argument for why you might consider using the def…

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Why WordPress “Likes” Are Lower than Your Social SharesPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Social Media

As a user of WordPress, you’re used to exploring your own dashboard. You’ve probably stumbled across one piece of minor analytics, something you might question, though it doesn’t really seem to affect much. That something might look a little like this.
What is it? It’s a…

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How to Revert to Old Writing Style in WordPress GutenbergPublished by James Parsons • Category: Resources

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In this case, change is inevitable; everything online changes sooner or later. WordPress has spent almost its entire life with the rich text editor we all know and… well, I can’t say love, but it’s not as if we’ve had a lot of cho…

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What Percent of Plagiarism is Allowed in a Blog Post?Published by Drew Hendricks • Category: Content Marketing

Plagiarism is unacceptable, but there’s nothing new under the sun. The world of content marketing is full of words, phrases, and quotes that make it incredibly difficult to write anything completely unique. Yet to copy someone else is akin to fraud, and can earn you site demotions and other m…

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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Coaching Services on Your BlogPublished by James Parsons • Category: Monetization

Why did you start your blog?
For some of you, it was a desire to get your opinions in front of the masses. You have opinions, you have data, you have conclusions, and you want them to be heard. You started a blog because, on the internet, anyone can build an audience.
For some of you, it was a means to make mon…

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Complete List of Free CDNs to Host Your WordPress BlogPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

Internet speeds are getting faster and faster, and as a consequence, the amount of time we’re willing to wait for something online is dropping at a precipitous rate. When was the last time you waited over a minute for a website to load? At this point, I assume it’s having server issues and just leav…

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Is It Legal to Embed YouTube Videos in a Blog Post?Published by Kenny Novak • Category: Content Marketing

YouTube is a tricky site. The legalities surrounding it, as the largest video host in the world, are a labyrinth. It should come as no surprise that pretty much every aspect of it comes under scrutiny sooner or later.
Right now, let’s talk about the legality of embedding a video on your website,…

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30 Shopping Cart Plugins to Add Products to Your BlogPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Monetization

If you want to run a web store, one of the easiest ways to do it is to set up a WordPress site and use an e-commerce plugin. It’s pretty quick and easy to set up, so you can go from no web presence to a functional web store in a matter of a few hours.
The question is, which shopping cart plugin should you us…

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25 Ways to Share and Promote Blog Posts on PinterestPublished by James Parsons • Category: Social Media

Pinterest is a social network that has a huge amount of use and utility in some niches and is virtually ignored by others. It’s actually a great option for bloggers of all stripes, and you can get a lot of traffic and engagement from it if you know how. That’s what this post is for: to bring you from a ne…

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How to Use “Answer The Public” in Your Blog PostsPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

One of the hallmarks of a good piece of content is that people read it because it’s useful. It provides value to them, whether it’s notification of news, analysis of trends and how they affect the reader, instructions for some product or service, or tips on how to optimize a business proc…

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