Guide to Finding the Most Popular Pins on PinterestPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Social Media

Pinterest as a social network is quite valuable, but it’s also tricky to use. It’s unlike anything most of us experience with social media marketing. There aren’t the same traditional relationships or interactions we’ve come to expect. Pinterest does things its own wa…

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What Is User Generated Content and Can It Rank Well?Published by Drew Hendricks • Category: Content Marketing

The concept of user generated content is not new. Far from it, in fact. The concept of “word of mouth marketing” was pioneered in the 1970s, but to be honest, the fact that people trust recommendations from real people instead of salesmen goes back centuries if not millennia. As long as h…

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10 Ways to Embed Pinterest Buttons and Boards on a BlogPublished by James Parsons • Category: Content Marketing

Pinterest is a social network that is often left out in the cold when we marketers talk about social marketing. We always tend to focus on the big names, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Pinterest is no slouch, however, it just started out in a way that gave it an impression that has been hard to sh…

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Is The Default WordPress Comment System Best for SEO?Published by Drew Hendricks • Category: Search Engine Optimization

There are a bunch of different commenting systems for WordPress, and they all have their pros and cons. I can’t tell you for certain which one is the “best” because they all have their own merits. What I can do, however, is give you an argument for why you might consider using the def…

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Why WordPress “Likes” Are Lower than Your Social SharesPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Social Media

As a user of WordPress, you’re used to exploring your own dashboard. You’ve probably stumbled across one piece of minor analytics, something you might question, though it doesn’t really seem to affect much. That something might look a little like this.
What is it? It’s a…

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How to Revert to Old Writing Style in WordPress GutenbergPublished by James Parsons • Category: Resources

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In this case, change is inevitable; everything online changes sooner or later. WordPress has spent almost its entire life with the rich text editor we all know and… well, I can’t say love, but it’s not as if we’ve had a lot of cho…

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What Percent of Plagiarism is Allowed in a Blog Post?Published by Drew Hendricks • Category: Content Marketing

Plagiarism is unacceptable, but there’s nothing new under the sun. The world of content marketing is full of words, phrases, and quotes that make it incredibly difficult to write anything completely unique. Yet to copy someone else is akin to fraud, and can earn you site demotions and other m…

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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Coaching Services on Your BlogPublished by James Parsons • Category: Monetization

Why did you start your blog?
For some of you, it was a desire to get your opinions in front of the masses. You have opinions, you have data, you have conclusions, and you want them to be heard. You started a blog because, on the internet, anyone can build an audience.
For some of you, it was a means to make mon…

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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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Is It Legal to Embed YouTube Videos in a Blog Post?Published by Kenny Novak • Category: Content Marketing

YouTube is a tricky site. The legalities surrounding it, as the largest video host in the world, are a labyrinth. It should come as no surprise that pretty much every aspect of it comes under scrutiny sooner or later.
Right now, let’s talk about the legality of embedding a video on your website,…

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