How to Defeat Ad Blockers by Substituting Affiliate Links

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While everyone hates sites bristling with ads and popups, ad blockers are causing legitimate web content creators to suffer more and more lost income each day. Many of the traditional tactics to defeat adblockers, including putting up a paywall, hiding the site content until blockers are turned off, or just begging people to turn off … Read more

The Best Spelling and Grammar Checker for WordPress

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As a frequent blogger, I depend on spelling and grammar checking, especially because I’m not a very good proofreader of my own content. So, I was surprised and dumbfounded when I found out that Automattic’s own Jetpack spell checker did NOT work with their new Gutenberg block editor! After looking online, I saw that one … Read more

Where to Get Free Stock Photos, Videos, and Icons for Your Website

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Stock photography can be expensive. And randomly grabbing licensed images from the Internet can cost you thousands of dollars if you’re found violating copyright and threatened with legal action (this happened to someone I talked to at a Meetup). Filtered Google Search You can find free legal images through a filtered Google search, but I … Read more

See Which Pages Are Generating Your Adsense Income

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When I first started monetizing my websites using Google Adsense I was surprised that there wasn’t an obvious way to see which pages were generating my income. This seemed like a critical piece of information for any blogger or site owner! Of course, there is a way to get this information, but it not given … Read more

11 Tips to Encourage Commenting on Your Blog

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Comments are a really important part of any blog. They give you important feedback about your work, and give you invaluable information about what people are looking for. I’ve gotten ideas from some of my most popular blog articles from the comments. So, it’s important to encourage comments on your blog whenever possible! Here are … Read more

The Best Commenting System for Your Website

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A while ago, I had to do a survey of the most popular commenting services out there so I could use it on my highest-volume blog.  My “must-haves” as far as commenting systems are concerned were: Ability to do threaded comments (replying to comments) Support for anonymous comments (not requiring sign-in) Ability to easily subscribe … Read more

Trademark Your Website or Blog Name

One of my blogs reached a level of popularity and income where I started thinking about trademarking the name of the site. I figured that would protect it from someone trying to steal my URL by changing “.com” to “.info” or whatever. I hate legal stuff but I went ahead and did a bunch of … Read more