Backlinko Just Published a New Study on First Page Rankings

Brian Dean needs no introduction. He’s the hugely popular and widely respected author of Backlinko.com, as well as the co-founder of my new favorite tool, ExplodingTopics.com. And Brian

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Amazon Dramatically Drops Affiliate Commissions: A Blogger’s Response

I woke up on April 14th 2020 to a rare email in my inbox from Amazon Associates. Amazon announced a change in affiliate commission percentages across six or

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Should My Blog Display a Static Home Page or Latest Posts?

What does the primary entrance to your site look like? It’s a question every blogger must answer. Your decision will shape public perception of your brand. But which

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The #1 Problem with Most Premium Blog Themes

I don’t personally know all the designers and developers who are cranking out the hundreds of themes on ThemeForest, but I can tell you on thing about them: 

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Which Outbound Links Are Visitors Using To Exit Your Site?

Google Analytics doesn’t automatically track and report on which links people use to leave your site. How lame is that? When I worked for a small agency in

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How to Properly Use Redirects with WP Engine Hosting

If you use WP Engine hosting, the normal 301 redirect inside the .htaccess file may yield unpredictable results. I have actually lost quite a few redirects that were

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Your SEO Is Either Building Or Destroying Your Online Reputation

I saw a post yesterday on Search Engine Land by Andrew Shotland that got me thinking. It should go without saying, but do you REALLY know that your SEO is

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Four Levels of Reputation Monitoring Expertise

Everyone comes to the Reputation Monitoring party at one stage or another. Maybe you’re a rookie, bumbling around and covering up your mistakes because you don’t know any

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Sitting Here at PubCon South

More than ever, I get the question of “why do you wear a tee shirt with your Twitter username on the back?” Answer: Well, it changes. Today,  I’m

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Some SEO Is Better than Nothing

Some interactive marketing agencies affect an elitist attitude when taking on new clients. They turn away anyone without proof a six-figure budget.

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