All posts written by Kenny Novak

Why Share Counters Show Your Blog Post Has 0 SharesPublished by Kenny Novak • Social Media • Published June 22, 2016

Social sharing plugins are a staple of modern blogs. They help you grow by subtly insisting that your readers take action to promote you via a social share or two. You don’t have to make it in your face; just displaying the button with the share count is generally enough. People see that you have X…

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5 Services to Help You Get More Links to Your Blog PostsPublished by Kenny Novak • Content Marketing • Published May 13, 2016

Growing online is all about links. When we come right down to it, almost everything in SEO is about soliciting, gathering, accepting, or purchasing links. Paid advertising is just buying temporary links. Meta information is helping to get Google and the other search engines to link to you. The old P…

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How to Write a Good Blog Post Meta DescriptionPublished by Kenny Novak • Search Engine Optimization • Published April 19, 2016

Think back to the last time you ran a Google search. When you saw that list of the top 10 websites related to your query, what made you decide which to pick?

The title. This is often neglected; a lot of websites allow their titles to run over the character limit and have their ends cut off, which is frequent…

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Can Blog Posts Rank on Google Without Building Links?Published by Kenny Novak • Content Marketing • Published February 25, 2016

Link building is incredibly tricky. It takes a lot of work and a lot of caution, because if you do it wrong, you’ll end up with a Penguin penalty and your site rankings will tank. So many strategies are gray or black hat, and so many links have little or no value. You can easily find yourself wasting…

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What is The Best Managed WordPress Hosting Company?Published by Kenny Novak • Search Engine Optimization • Published February 2, 2016

WordPress can be set up to run on pretty much any web host, so long as you have the right version and they have the right configuration. What if you don’t want to do all the configuration and maintenance, though? Well, you have two options. One of them is WordPress.com.
The problem with WordPress…

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Our Complete List of Blog Monetization TechniquesPublished by Kenny Novak • Monetization • Published January 21, 2016

Making money from blogging is the dream of many and the reality for a few. It’s not easy, but at the same time, it’s not as impossible as many people seem to think. It’s just that a lot of people go about it the wrong way, aren’t willing to invest the time and effort necessary, or…

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Why Social Buttons Slow Down Your Website’s Load TimePublished by Kenny Novak • Social Media • Published January 11, 2016

It’s a well known fact that Google uses page load times as an SEO factor. It’s also well known that a good way to increase your search ranking is to get a deeper social media presence, and to do that, you need social sharing buttons on your website.
The problem is, these two goals are at odds.…

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15 Types of Effective Calls to Action to Use on Your BlogPublished by Kenny Novak • Content Marketing • Published January 4, 2016

Your call to action is the driving force behind your conversions. It’s like a medieval war horn blown to rally the troops and drive them into the fight. It is, literally, a call for your audience to perform an action.
A great orator can deliver a speech and have people rallying for their cause. Ma…

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Our Review of All in One Schema.org Rich SnippetsPublished by Kenny Novak • Search Engine Optimization • Published January 2, 2016

There are three keywords going on here, all of which have specific meanings, and none of which are actually what we’re talking about. Still with me?
The first: all in one. This doesn’t seem like a unique keyword at first glance, but those well-versed in SEO and in WordPress plugins will r…

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25+ Free Plugins to Help You Auto Share Your New Blog PostsPublished by Kenny Novak • Social Media • Published December 21, 2015

One of the best things you can do when you publish a new blog post is publish a link to that post on the various social networks you use. It keeps up your social activity – though you do need non-promotional posts occasionally – and it spreads awareness of your new post. The trouble is, it can…

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