All posts written by Drew Hendricks

How to Use “Answer The Public” in Your Blog Posts Published by Drew Hendricks • Resources • Published November 14, 2018

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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An Easyazon Review: Amazon Affiliate Blogs Made Simple Published by Drew Hendricks • Resources • Published November 1, 2018

In the world of affiliate marketing, Amazon’s affiliate program is one of the best for both newcomers and for established marketers. The sheer variety of products offered on Amazon, combined with the trust the site has established, makes it easy to sell. It’s no wonder so many people t…

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Fixing the WordPress “Establishing a Database Connection” Error Published by Drew Hendricks • Resources • Published October 18, 2018

One of the most infuriating things about dealing with software, coding, and development is error messages. Almost no one in the history of the world has been able to write a piece of software with graceful failure states and verbose error messages that tell you exactly what the problem is.
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How to Add Custom Fonts to Your Blogger or WordPress Blog Published by Drew Hendricks • Resources • Published October 4, 2018

If you’ve been playing around with web design on a casual basis, or if you’re looking to add a little variety to your site, you might feel that one of the best ways to do so is with fonts. Playing around with fonts can be pretty fun and satisfying, but there’s one major roadblock with t…

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Should You Blog if English Isn’t Your First Language? Published by Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published September 20, 2018

Amongst a lot of internet users, particularly those residing in the USA, there’s a prevailing impression that the internet is English. Not that it’s in any way owned by England, but in some ways, Americans tend to have an impression like they created and own the internet, and that every…

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How to Get Free Products and Services to Review on Your Blog Published by Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published August 19, 2018

You would be surprised at how lucrative it can be to review products for a blog. It’s a hard road to start; you often end up starting out as either a lifestyle blog or a niche industry blog, both of which you typically monetize with affiliate links. Eventually, as your site grows, you can leverage…

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving User Engagement on Your Blog Published by Drew Hendricks • Content Marketing • Published November 3, 2017

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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5 Plugins to Add a Forum to Your WordPress Blog Published by Drew Hendricks • Resources • Published October 15, 2017

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 Install SSL on Your Blog to Improve Rankings Published by Drew Hendricks • Search Engine Optimization • Published September 29, 2017

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.
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Another Dead Button: Google Plus Removes Share Counts Published by Drew Hendricks • Social Media • Published September 14, 2017

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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