All posts in the "Resources" category

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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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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An Easyazon Review: Amazon Affiliate Blogs Made SimplePublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

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” ErrorPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

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 BlogPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

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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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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10 Ad-Free Alternatives to Disqus WordPress CommentsPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

For a long time, Disqus was one of the better WordPress comment plugins. They are a large platform with users around the web, so many people who have used Disqus in one place are already registered to comment on your site as well.
Unfortunately, when Disqus added their advertising system, it started t…

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Which Social Plugins Support Facebook and Twitter?Published by James Parsons • Category: Resources

Back in October of 2015, Twitter made an announcement that had a huge portion of the marketing community up in arms. They declared that they would no longer be supporting the “share count API” that allowed social media sharing buttons to display the shares/retweets/likes on a given po…

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Do You Need a Custom Domain to Be Successful with a Blog?Published by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

Let me answer your question with a question. You ask whether or not you need a custom domain to be successful as a blogger. To this I respond: search for any keyword you want. I’ll wait.
Got one? Alright, tell me. How many of the results on the first TWO pages of Google – that’s the top ~20 re…

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