Why Most Blog Articles from Textbroker Will Hurt Your SEOPublished by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

We have covered Textbroker before on this site, but today I thought I’d take a bit of a more personal look at the site and the content you get from it. I’m not going to make you wait, though; my conclusion is right up front. Textbroker isn’t a very good place to buy content if you&#8217…

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving User Engagement on Your BlogPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Content Marketing

As a blogger, it can often be pretty disheartening from day to day to grind away at content and see nothing tangible in return. Sure, you can look at analytics and see traffic numbers, you can run ads and get some money, you can sell products and earn sales. None of that, though, is quite as direct and as vi…

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Is Sumo Pro Worth The Monthly / Annual Cost?Published by James Parsons • Category: Resources

Sumo is a suite of apps that help you with email capture, conversions, and a host of other website and growth-related actions. It’s quick and easy to sign up for a free account, you just need to visit their site and click the “sign up free” button. It’ll ask you for your site UR…

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5 Plugins to Add a Forum to Your WordPress BlogPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

Web forums may seem like a relic of the early 2000s and earlier, when they were the primary means of creating social groups online. Before every blog had a comment section, before social networks with the Big Thing, there was Usenet. Usenet and other spinoff newsgroups were in many ways the prototype…

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How to Style a WordPress Blog Theme to Match Your SitePublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Content Marketing

A lot of people these days start a site from scratch with a WordPress installation and a blog. However, a lot of older sites run on other architectures, with different back ends, or even on completely custom code.   You might have an online storefront running on Joomla or something, and you want to a…

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How to Install SSL on Your Blog to Improve RankingsPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Search Engine Optimization

Installing SSL can be pretty beneficial for your website. You see increased security, increased trust, and even a bit of SEO benefit for adding encryption to your traffic. However, it can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re not an expert in setting up websites.
What I’ve do…

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How to Promote and Grow Your Blog Posts on LinkedInPublished by James Parsons • Category: Content Marketing

LinkedIn can be a surprisingly good place to promote your blog posts, but generally only if they’re in the right kind of niche. I wouldn’t go to the business-focused site and try to promote a blog with video game reviews or product recommendations, for example. On the other hand, articl…

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Another Dead Button: Google Plus Removes Share CountsPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Social Media

Two years ago, Twitter pushed an update to the architecture that ran their servers. Changing from one system to another largely allowed the site to run more smoothly, to handle more advanced features, and got rid of dead code that could potentially have been used for bugs, exploits, or just legacy fe…

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How Comments Can Improve Your Blog Post Rankings and TrafficPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Content Marketing

In the constant quest to improve search rankings, we bloggers look high and low for any advantage we can find. Yet one constantly debated aspect of blogging lies dormant, abused or neglected by bloggers and readers alike.
Blog comments can be extremely beneficial for your SEO, and in ways you might n…

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How to Hire a Writer off Freelancer.com or UpworkPublished by James Parsons • Category: Content Marketing

Hiring writers is one good way to go from a mediocre blog to a great blog. Depending on how you hire them, you might just come across as an expert, or you might have a larger multi-author blog. Or both, really, if you have the budget for it. If nothing else, it’s cheaper than training an employee as a…

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