When I noticed the no-results site search terms in Google analytics, I realized that I had lost precious visitors who had already found my site, even though my site does have the information they were looking for. This was happening because of the limitations of the default WordPress search engine.
Cons of Default WordPress Search
1. The default search operator for WordPress search is the Boolean search operator “AND” but there is no fallback to the “OR” search operator.
The “AND” search operator tells the database that ALL search terms must be present in the search results, while the “OR” search operator tells … Continue reading Default WordPress Search Sucks
I met AWeber and fell in love at first sight when I was an “email newsletter ninja” taking care of campaigns for a client.
You know what I mean. When you’re in love you work on the relationship for its own sake because you know no individual/relationship is perfect; you accept the imperfections and work things out.
Voilà, this is my experience with my beloved AWeber.
When I was first working for this client, lists were already set up. I only needed to compose attractive newsletters and schedule them in AWeber. I’m still a subscriber now, as I’m happy to … Continue reading In Love with AWeber with Eyes Wide Open
Grasp the Principles and Enjoy the Ride
Precognition of Google Phantom Update
Google organic search ranking is like a roller coaster. But I assure you, it is the most scenic one, and the excitement level really depends on the scale of black hats’ activities.
To take an exciting yet safe ride, it’s really not about gaming the system, rather about being familiar with its mechanics; because, no matter how thrilled you want to be, you don’t want to be injured or thrown out. The Google roller coaster is even dynamic; the more black hats, the more twists and turns the … Continue reading Stop Fighting the Google Roller Coaster
Do you ever feel as though your blog is wearing you out?
If you network with other bloggers it will become easier.
When you try to change the world on your own it gets tougher every day.
This article will show you how you can work with other bloggers to achieve your objectives without feeling absolutely exhausted the whole time.
Paddling Your Own Canoe
A canoe is very light at about 15Kg and you can get one moving very quickly on your own. You can learn how to paddle with a few hours of instruction and then take it away.
… Continue reading Why Blogging is Like Paddling a Dragon Boat
You have a lot of fancy ideas but you’re not sure if you can express them well in writing and not sure if your articles will be as captivating as your thoughts.
You Are More Than You Thought
I appreciate your ideas; I want to hear them!
Your ideas are yours; they’re original and unique. They’re refreshing and beautiful!
You might say that your random thoughts are unorganized and cluttered. It’s a headache to think about reorganizing them, let alone writing a sterling article others would be in awe of.
However, are you aware that you have won at the … Continue reading How to Turn Your Brain Dump into an Epic Article
Having trouble turning your blog readers into a tribe?
A list of email subscribers can turn blog readers into fanatical tribe-members.
You are a quiet kind of person who would never talk loudly on the street but you know you need to find a better means of communicating your ideas to your fans.
This article will show any shy or introverted blogger how to build the tribe of his or her dreams.
I am an Introvert
I was a teacher for 29 years. Teaching might sound like a silly career choice for an introvert but it’s not: Most of the … Continue reading Email List Building for Introverts – Your List Can Be Your Tribe
I would like to welcome you all to part one of my “Content Strategy That Will Increase Your Traffic and Income.” In this post I will elaborate on what content is and stress the importance of it as I grew to understand it. In addition, I will briefly get into part two and state why just writing content might not be enough to get the results you desire and explain why having a content strategy is just as important as writing articles.
Content – The Foundation of all Income Online
Any good article that I have read as of late … Continue reading Content Strategy That Will Increase Your Traffic and Income- Part 1
Life is tough as a newbie.
Nobody recognizes your expertise. Nobody listens to you. Nobody links to your website.
People only want to listen to recognized experts. You need others to acknowledge your expertise before you start to earn money from it.
1 – Become Someone Who DOES Things
Walk the Walk. Avoid the clichés. Do things and use your own language to explain what you are doing. Conduct experiments and tell people what you find out.
Let’s take two niches as examples; rose breeding and UK travel:
If your niche is rose breeding then breed roses. Tell people how … Continue reading 4 Ever-So-Simple Ways to Go from Newbie to Expert
Affiliate marketing, promoting someone else’s products in order to earn a commission is a common way for bloggers to earn money. Few people earn a living selling affiliate products: It is possible to make a large amount of money this way but a few pre-requisites need to be in place.
You need a large number of people reading your posts Those readers have to need the product that you are promoting Those people who need the product have to have money to spend You need to be likable and trustworthy before anyone will click on your links 1. Large Readership … Continue reading Can You Make Serious Money Selling Affiliate Products?
If your website depends on organic traffic from search engines then you need your site to rank as high as possible in search results. This is the logic behind search engine optimization, but the waters are muddied by SEO agencies that use black hat tactics which are designed to fool Google and Bing.
Every SEO agency claims amazing results; some claim impossible search engine rankings in ridiculous timescales though. How do you find an SEO you can trust?
I asked a group of SEO experts on MyBlogU.com and their responses are summarized below.
Listen to Matt Cutts – He Sets … Continue reading How to Find Gems in the Murky SEO Industry