All posts written by Kenny Novak

5 Business Models for Blogs that Actually Make Money Published by Kenny Novak • Monetization • Published September 1, 2016

It’s easy to make money from a blog, but it’s a lot harder to make money. Anyone can have a moderately successful blog, throw up a few AdWords ads, and make $1 a month. If you’re looking for a living, though, you need to really get down to the nitty gritty. You need a real business model…

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How to Add an Embed Code to Your Infographic Page Published by Kenny Novak • Content Marketing • Published July 21, 2016

Every year data is churned out by companies who conduct surveys to measure user engagement with websites and social media.
Want to know what the fastest growing type of content is? Infographics.
When done well, an infographic combines a stylistic design, concrete images, and informative or enter…

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Why Share Counters Show Your Blog Post Has 0 Shares Published 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 Posts Published 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 Description Published 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
The problem with WordPress…

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Our Complete List of Blog Monetization Techniques Published 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 Time Published 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 Blog Published 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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