Are Blog Comments Good or Bad?

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Having comments on your blog is generally a good thing, but it can also have some major downsides. If you ask different bloggers about this, they will have different responses. Many high-traffic sites have comments, while others have disabled them for various reasons. In this article, I look at the pros and cons of having … Read more

10 Ways The SEO Framework Beats Yoast SEO

I have used the Yoast SEO plugin to optimize my sites for many years. However, the plugin and customer support have really gone downhill recently. The plugin is not very customizable anymore, despite having become massively bloated. Even the paid version is now full of ads and annoying notifications. Plus, as a paid user of … Read more

Google Analytics: A Quick Guide for Beginners

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Knowing your website visitors is crucial in order to create better content and get more traffic. The best way to get this information is by using Google Analytics, a free web analytics tool from Google. In this guide, I will list a few important questions that Google Analytics helps you answer about your visitors. Then … Read more

12 Key Things That Make a Website Good

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Not all websites are created equal. If you want to build a website that naturally attracts traffic and gets people to return, then it needs to be exceptionally good. But what is it that makes a good website? Here are 12 key things to keep in mind. 1. Have a clear topic and stick to … Read more

How to Buy a Domain Name: 6 Simple Steps

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Buying a domain name is the first step of starting a new website. Fortunately, it is both very easy and super cheap to buy a domain these days. In this step-by-step guide, I will show you how to do this in a matter of minutes. Just follow the 6 steps and you will own your … Read more

Add a Site to Bing and Yahoo via Bing Webmaster Tools

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a detailed guide on submitting your website to Google through the Google Search Console. But even though Google is the biggest search engine by far, it’s still well worth the effort to ensure that your site also performs well in Bing and Yahoo. Fortunately, adding your site to both … Read more

7 Free SEO Tools From Google

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Google has created a bunch of free tools that are incredibly useful for SEO. These tools can help you with many things, such as communicating with Googlebot about your site, analyzing your traffic and making your site faster and better. Here are 7 free SEO tools from Google itself. 1. Google Search Console Google Search … Read more

14 Ways to Improve Readability and Scannability

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Having fantastic content is the most important part of a great website. However, your text needs to be presented in a way that makes it easy for people to read. If your text is hard to read, then many people will give up and leave your site. This will harm your site’s popularity and SEO … Read more

Search vs Display: Which Google Ad Type Is Better?

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Marketers have many options when it comes to online advertising. In 2019, it is estimated that over 37% of digital ad revenue in the US will go to Google. In second place is Facebook with 22%, followed by Amazon and Microsoft. These companies offer many different platforms for marketers to advertise on. Google offers a … Read more

Grammarly Adds Junk Code to WordPress Posts

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Grammarly is the world’s most popular spelling and grammar optimization tool. They offer a browser extension that many webmasters use to optimize the text on their sites. Grammarly can be incredibly useful to avoid spelling errors and write better content, but I found that it does have some nasty adverse effects. If you are using … Read more