Are you interested in starting your own blog, but aren't quite sure where to begin or what to write about? You may feel tempted to work on a broad topic and in many ways this is a great idea. Before you put pen to paper though, I'm going to explain why you should perhaps consider a niche blog … [Read more...] about What Are Niche Blogs & Why Are They So Powerful?
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Perhaps you've heard about private blog networks (PBN to their friends!) as you've researched different ways to promote your blog? We know that promoting your blog is an absolute necessity if you want Google to give you some traffic love. You might have the published the most authoritative … [Read more...] about What is a PBN? An Examination of Private Blog Networks
Perhaps you want to make money blogging through affiliate marketing? Or maybe you’re a blogger who'd like to advertise someone’s product for some form of recompense? If either of these scenarios apply to you, you must provide affiliate disclosure. You can make many different types of mistakes as … [Read more...] about What is Affiliate Disclosure & Why Will You Fail Without It?
We all make mistakes… that's for sure. The less used to something we are, the more we'll slip up. As a new blogger, I know I stepped on plenty of banana skins in the early days… and the truth is, I still step on them sometimes. Making mistakes is one way we learn, and it's important to accept … [Read more...] about 12 Commercial Blogging Mistakes Beginners Make
Scratching your head wondering why your Pinterest impressions are going down? Pinterest is a strange beast in my experience. I was seduced a long time ago by all those bloggers claiming to drive massive traffic from Pinterest. They made it sound easy and suggested that the same magic that … [Read more...] about Why Are My Pinterest Impressions Going Down?
Maybe it's too business-like to set yourself blogging goals? A major reason for starting a blog is to get away from the rigid structure of employed work and do something you want to do whenever you want to do it. Right? Blogging is freedom... why would you want to become a slave to objectives, … [Read more...] about You’ve Got Blogging Goals, Haven’t You? Haven’t You?
As a new blogger you'll be coming to terms with a stack of new concepts and technical terms. You'll be learning lots of blogging specific ideas and at the same time come into contact with SEO. In this post I'm going to touch on domain authority, an aspect of SEO that plays an important role in how … [Read more...] about What is Domain Authority & Is It Really Important?
With the coronavirus pandemic having hit the global economy so hard, it's no surprise that people are looking for hustles and earning opportunities outside of traditional "9 to 5s". This has inspired me to create this ultimate guide on how to make money blogging in 2020. My plan is to walk you … [Read more...] about How to Make Money Blogging in 2020 – Ultimate Guide
My 13th traffic stats report and as you'll see, July has been a tricky month for me. It all began in June actually. I'd pushed myself hard to work on a 30 day blogging challenge in May: I worked everyday for 30 days to publish blog posts and the experience took its toll. Most days throughout … [Read more...] about SideGains July 2020 Blog Traffic Stats
There are gazillions of blog posts indexed in Google for every search phrase imaginable. Think of anything and search for it… there will be a result for it in Google. Getting your posts ranked is one thing. Getting a click on your indexed posts in search results another. Once you're over these … [Read more...] about 17 Ingredients for Blog Post Format Perfection