How Does WordPress Make Money?

How WordPress Makes Money

When I was at BlogHer last year, I came across the WordPress booth and I just loved their bubble gum machines giving out free pins, free stickers on shelves up for grabs, and all their other fun promotional items. In fact, this was probably one of my favorite booths. One thing I thought the very [...]

Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Use TrueTwit

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What TrueTwit Does A few  years ago I met TrueTwit for the first time and immediately had trouble understanding why I would want to validate my followers. I signed up to learn more about it (and perhaps you may have done the same), but I left because I couldn’t see the purpose of it. If you’re not familiar [...]

8 Tools to Power Your Proofreading

8 Tools to Power your Proofreading

Why Proofreading is Crucial to Your Success Nothing takes away from your credibility like a blog post full of grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. Even if you’ve spelled one word incorrectly, you can quickly lose a reader or even a sale. Not cool! In addition to this, Google’s Matt Cutts has even said that grammar [...]

How to Start a Self-Hosted Blog on WordPress

How to Start a Self-Hosted Blog on WordPress

Starting a blog on WordPress can seem like the most daunting task you’ve ever faced. It’s easy to get lost in verbage like nameservers and cPanel, just grab your towel and don’t panic. WordPress is the best thing you can use to move your blogging career forward. Here’s the hitchhiker’s guide to starting a blog on WordPress.

10 Social Media Stats That Will Blow You Away

10 Social Media Stats That Will Blow You Away

TrackMaven recently released their Colossal Content Marketing Report which are the results of their study of 1.2 million blog posts from 4,618 blogs. That’s a huge chunk of data! Anyway, I was blown away by their results. It seriously went against everything I’ve been taught by the blogging world. So should this change the way [...]

15 Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

15 Ways to Speed up Wordpress

WordPress is a powerful blogging platform. I love WordPress, but one of the drawbacks to using WordPress is that you can end up with a slow blog. Really slow. In the past few weeks as I’ve been building up this site to offer some tips and how-to articles, I’ve noticed that as my blog was [...]

How to Block Your IP Address from Google Analytics

How to Block Your IP Address from Google Analytics

The minute you set up Google Analytics on your blog or website, you’ll want to filter your own traffic. This is a biggie. Why would you want to block your IP? When you first set up a blog, it’s almost a guarantee that most of your traffic will be from you viewing posts, making sure [...]