When you sign up for an affiliate program, they are generally more than happy to have you if your website is in order and at least moderately relevant to the products you want to sell. They do, after all, need people to sell their products and the more the merrier. Continue reading
A recent experience showed me something about how not to do business on the web. Or anywhere, really. Continue reading
This is an easy and important part of your on-page optimization for the search engines. This will affect the ranking of your pages and could affect the resulting traffic to your site.
Simply add alternate text (commonly called ‘alt tags’) to your images. Continue reading
Besides other reasons you may have for removing image metadata, it can also increase your page load speed.
Images are one of the main factors that affect how fast your website loads. In other words, how long it takes for a page on your website to show after a visitor clicks on it. According to studies, people’s patience levels are quite low which can lead to quick exits. Continue reading
If you have a Google Webmaster Tools account you may have noticed the section called ‘Keywords’.
As Google indexes and re-indexes your site, it provides an analysis of the words used in your site and lists them in order of significance. Continue reading
When people click an external link on your site, there are two choices. Either the link will open in the same tab, or the link will open in a new tab.
If the link opens in the same tab this is adversely affecting your site in two ways; by visitors leaving your site and by increasing your bounce rate. Continue reading
After months or years of running affiliate ads on your blogs, you might wonder why you’re not making money. I’ve often wondered why various companies keep me on their books when I’m not making money. What use am I to them? Continue reading
As noted in the last post, I do think it’s better to have a self-hosted blog on WordPress than use a free site. I think it’s better to start that way.
But, if you haven’t started that way, there are going to be issues moving from Blogger to WordPress. You can easily import your posts and comments from Blogger. You can use the default theme in WordPress, or change it easily. Carrying on in WordPress with new posts is straightforward. Continue reading