10 Ad-Free Alternatives to Disqus WordPress Comments Published by Drew HendricksResources • Posted August 18, 2017

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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Do You Need to Worry About Keywords When Blogging? Published by Kenny NovakSearch Engine Optimization • Posted August 14, 2017

In my mind, attention to keywords is a hold-over from the days of SEO long past. However, many marketers still recommend using them, and I’m not going to disagree. It’s a matter of degrees, however. There are very definitely diminishing returns on the work you put into keyword research…

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Should You Nofollow All External Links in Your Blog Posts? Published by Kenny NovakSearch Engine Optimization • Posted August 10, 2017

The idea of nofollowing all the external links on your site tends to come from two different places. In one case, it stems from a faulty understanding of “link juice” and how that whole system works. In the other, it comes from a sort of overkill “better safe than sorry” pers…

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Top 10 WordPress Plugins to Sell Ad Slots on Your Blog Published by Kenny NovakMonetization • Posted July 29, 2017

Let’s be honest here; advertising on the web can be a gigantic hassle. Sure, you can toss a Google AdSense widget up on your site and make a few pennies here and there, but it’s slow and ineffective. You can sell your own advertising space, but then you need to run plugins to rotate ads, you n…

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Does The Disqus Comments Plugin Slow Your Site Down? Published by Drew HendricksSearch Engine Optimization • Posted July 23, 2017

When you run a blog using WordPress, you have a handful of different options for comments. You can run the native comments system, and optionally add in something like Akismet to filter out the spam. You can run a SEO-scheme plugin like CommentLuv, to try to get some added value from an external commun…

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Do You Need a Custom Domain to Be Successful with a Blog? Published by Drew HendricksResources • Posted July 17, 2017

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 ~…

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Should You Install Your Blog on a Separate Domain? Published by Drew HendricksSearch Engine Optimization • Posted July 13, 2017

There are two different ways you could run a blog for your website. One of them is running it on your website, which is what most people do. In this instance, it can either be a subdomain or a subfolder. That is, www.blog.example.com or www.example.com/blog/.
The other option is to run it separately fr…

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15 Ways to Build Free Backlinks to Your Blog Posts Published by James ParsonsSearch Engine Optimization • Posted July 10, 2017

Time is money. When it comes to building a blog, or adding a blog for your business, you have to strike the right balance. Some people have a large enough profit margin to invest in services to help them grow and manage their blog. Others have to do it themselves.
When you’re looking for free sourc…

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Your Blog Was Rejected From AdSense: Now What? Published by James ParsonsMonetization • Posted July 5, 2017

AdSense is an easy, fast way to monetize a blog, though it’s certainly not very high paying unless you have a ton of traffic. However, in order to keep the ad network from descending into complete crap, Google filters the sites they allow to use AdSense. When you apply, they will scan your site lo…

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The Best Content Curation Platforms for Content Marketers Published by Kenny NovakContent Marketing • Posted June 27, 2017

One of the best ways to fill a social media feed is with curated content. Curating content is like filling a museum, except instead of old dusty vases and dead animals, it’s new and exciting content from other sites in your industry. If you think those don’t sound similar at all, well, wha…

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