Why Lazy Loading Disqus Isn’t SEO Friendly At AllPublished by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

Update 12/10/2017: After some further testing, it seems that Googlebot does fetch the comments in HTML format, as the plugin is designed to fall back to them if it detects a spider or a bot. However, all other users will not see comments until they scroll, and they will not be in the page source code. Goo…

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How to Scan Your WordPress Posts for Spelling ErrorsPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Content Marketing

Typos, spelling errors, and misused words can be a death sentence for your blog’s credibility. We all know we’re all human, and we all make mistakes, so the occasional typo is acceptable. Some people get more tolerance than others, as well; numerous tech bloggers with English as their…

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Is Blogging Better than Posting to Facebook?Published by James Parsons • Category: Content Marketing

Posting to Facebook and posting to your blog are, at first glance, very different things. Businesses can be successful doing just one or the other, and most businesses find success doing both. However, there’s more variance to the question than you might expect.
Posting to a Blog
The default…

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How to See Who Has Liked and Shared Your Blog PostPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Social Media

Small businesses are often concerned with details that may or may not actually be all that relevant. Sometimes, though, they strike upon a vein of gold in the bedrock of dross. One such vein is the idea of looking through your blog posts and seeing who, exactly, shared them.
This can be useful in a few wa…

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5 Ways to Check the Social Signals of a WebsitePublished by James Parsons • Category: Resources

Social signals are one of the most important metrics for a website to monitor, if they consider user engagement to be paramount. There are other valuable metrics for sure: traffic, conversions, and costs are all very important to know. However, social signals are proof of brand exposure, they&#82…

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Review of Social Warfare: The Best Social Buttons PeriodPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Social Media

As a blogger, one of the earliest requirements you have to fill for your blog is to have social sharing buttons. Even if you aren’t trying to create and maintain a presence on a social network, other people are, and they’ll be more than happy to share your content with their friends if they…

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5 Common Reasons Bloggers are Struggling to Get ReadersPublished by James Parsons • Category: Content Marketing

Blogging is hard work. I can’t even list all of the individual bits of effort you need to put into it just to get a blog up and running, let alone trying to make one successful. At least, not if I wanted to have space in this post for anything else.
What really hurts is when you’ve put in all of th…

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Where is The Best Location to Install Share Buttons on a Blog?Published by Drew Hendricks • Category: Resources

If you’ve been around the internet for a while, you’ve probably seen social media sharing buttons all over the place. I certainly have. I’m looking at a site right now with two of them up in the top bar navigation. Sites have them in the footer, down with the pseudo-sitemap so many s…

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The 100 Question Content Marketing and Promotion ChecklistPublished by James Parsons • Category: Content Marketing

Producing a piece of content can be a lengthy process, fraught with obstacles, and it can feel great to finally get one done that’s up to your standards. Once you get the process down, of course, you can pump them out quite quickly, but it takes a lot of practice to get to that point.
The battle isn&…

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The 10 Best Ad Networks to Monetize Your BlogPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Monetization

If you’re looking to make money from a blog, you’re becoming a publisher for an ad network of some kind. Advertisers will pay you to put ads on your blog and refer traffic back through to them. It’s not the most lucrative possible way to make money online, but it’s by far the ea…

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