Why You Shouldn’t Accept Money for a Guest Post on Your Site Written by James ParsonsContent Marketing • Posted September 29, 2015

Guest posting is one of the most controversial of the legitimate techniques for brand building, link building and SEO. It has a rocky history, from legitimacy to a raging pushback spurred on by Matt Cutts, to its current position as a maligned but valuable process.
The problem with guest posting is h…

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How to Properly Combine Old Posts Into New Resources Written by Kenny NovakContent Marketing • Posted September 27, 2015

With Panda in play, there are a lot of reasons to pay attention to your older blog posts. Old thin content or old copied content can be actively hurting your search ranking, but there’s no easy way to identify if that’s the case or not. Even the best “Panda penalty checker” ou…

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How to Successfully Bring an Old Website Back to Life Written by James ParsonsContent Marketing • Posted September 23, 2015

The internet is littered with the corpses and shells of old websites. Many disappear entirely. Some end up as parked domains. Some still have enough attention to keep the bills paid, the lights on, but no one home.
Maybe you own one of those old shells. Maybe you’re looking to buy a website on the…

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WordPress.com Premium V.S. A Self Hosted WordPress Blog Written by James ParsonsSearch Engine Optimization • Posted September 20, 2015

WordPress is interesting, as a blogging platform. There are three forms of WordPress, though one is an upgrade of another. You have WordPress.com, which is the hosted solution. It’s like Blogger or Tumblr; WordPress themselves hosts your blog, with a blogname.wordpress.com URL. There&r…

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What is The Best Way to Start Making Money By Blogging? Written by Kenny NovakContent Marketing • Posted September 17, 2015

The work from home dream is, for many, most easily achieved with blogging. If you can write, research, and share your knowledge with the words you write, you can be a successful blogger.
That said, you need to go about it the right way, with knowledge and patience, if you want to succeed. Many of the most…

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Is it Better to Post Fewer Long Articles or More Short Articles? Written by James ParsonsContent Marketing • Posted September 16, 2015

This question is one many bloggers struggle with on a daily basis. On one hand, you have frequent updates, which are generally considered to be valuable to SEO. After all, every piece of content you post is an opportunity to be found in organic search, linked to on other blogs, and shared on social medi…

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10 Tools That Will Help You Create Article Topics and Titles Written by Kenny NovakContent Marketing • Posted September 14, 2015

One of the hardest parts of running a blog isn’t the writing. It’s not the promotion. It’s not link building, SEO, or any of the rest of that. It’s actually something a lot simpler, and a lot more critical to the success of your blog; idea generation.
Just think about it. If yo…

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Our Review and Breakdown of Every Feedburner Alternative Written by James ParsonsContent Marketing • Posted September 9, 2015

Recently, we published a post about Feedburner, and all of the problems associated with it. You can read it here, but I’ll summarize the main points for you.

By using Google proxy servers, it hampers direct scrapers that base themselves on RSS feeds.
The Google URL means it’s difficult…

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Is the CommentLuv Blog Plugin Still Useful for SEO? Written by Kenny NovakSearch Engine Optimization • Posted September 8, 2015

CommentLuv has been one of the most prominent comment modification plugins available for WordPress. It’s a unique idea in many ways, and no other plugin really does what it does. This post isn’t helping you choose between two plugins that do the same thing, CommentLuv and something el…

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Which Social Buttons Should You Display on Your Posts? Written by James ParsonsContent Marketing • Posted September 6, 2015

These days, it seems as though every website has social buttons somewhere. They might be up top, in the navigation. They might sit down in the footer, mostly ignored and lonely. They might stretch in a bar across the top of every blog post, above or below the headline. They might sit at the bottom of post…

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