Default WordPress Search Sucks

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When I noticed the no-results site search terms in Google analytics, I realized that I had lost precious visitors who had already found my site, even though my site does have the information they were looking for. This was happening because of the limitations of the default WordPress search engine.

Cons of Default WordPress Search

1. The default search operator for WordPress search is the Boolean search operator “AND” but there is no fallback to the “OR” search operator.

The “AND” search operator tells the database that ALL search terms must be present in the search results, while the “OR” search operator tells … Continue reading Default WordPress Search Sucks

In Love with AWeber with Eyes Wide Open

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I met AWeber and fell in love at first sight when I was an “email newsletter ninja” taking care of campaigns for a client.

You know what I mean. When you’re in love you work on the relationship for its own sake because you know no individual/relationship is perfect; you accept the imperfections and work things out.

Voilà, this is my experience with my beloved AWeber.

When I was first working for this client, lists were already set up. I only needed to compose attractive newsletters and schedule them in AWeber. I’m still a subscriber now, as I’m happy to … Continue reading In Love with AWeber with Eyes Wide Open

Stop Fighting the Google Roller Coaster

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Grasp the Principles and Enjoy the Ride

Precognition of Google Phantom Update

Google organic search ranking is like a roller coaster. But I assure you, it is the most scenic one, and the excitement level really depends on the scale of black hats’ activities.

To take an exciting yet safe ride, it’s really not about gaming the system, rather about being familiar with its mechanics; because, no matter how thrilled you want to be, you don’t want to be injured or thrown out. The Google roller coaster is even dynamic; the more black hats, the more twists and turns the … Continue reading Stop Fighting the Google Roller Coaster

How to Turn Your Brain Dump into an Epic Article

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You have a lot of fancy ideas but you’re not sure if you can express them well in writing and not sure if your articles will be as captivating as your thoughts.

You Are More Than You Thought

I appreciate your ideas; I want to hear them!

Your ideas are yours; they’re original and unique. They’re refreshing and beautiful!

You might say that your random thoughts are unorganized and cluttered. It’s a headache to think about reorganizing them, let alone writing a sterling article others would be in awe of.

However, are you aware that you have won at the … Continue reading How to Turn Your Brain Dump into an Epic Article

How to Find Gems in the Murky SEO Industry

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If your website depends on organic traffic from search engines then you need your site to rank as high as possible in search results. This is the logic behind search engine optimization, but the waters are muddied by SEO agencies that use black hat tactics which are designed to fool Google and Bing.

Every SEO agency claims amazing results; some claim impossible search engine rankings in ridiculous timescales though. How do you find an SEO you can trust?

I asked a group of SEO experts on MyBlogU.com and their responses are summarized below.

Listen to Matt Cutts – He Sets … Continue reading How to Find Gems in the Murky SEO Industry

3 Different Types of Content That Your Blog Needs

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When it comes to creating content there is more to it than just writing whatever comes to mind. It’s good to jot down ideas for your articles but this is not what this post is about. What I will talk about here is having 3 different types of content that serve different purposes, to inform, increase the likelihood of shares and traffic, and last but not least, content that is designed to generate revenue. As you read this post, what you need to do is keep in mind that you need to feed your blog whatever it hungers for the … Continue reading 3 Different Types of Content That Your Blog Needs

How to Do 5 Things at Once

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Lately I have been feeling really overwhelmed with all the things I have going on.

I have to manage my time better. I have had to change the way I work to be more efficient and to make better use of each minute I spend online.

I have started to group activities together, to multitask and to make notes as I go along.

Stay Focused on Your Main Goal

We all know how easy it is to get side-tracked when we are working online. We all spend too much time on activities that are unimportant or simply a waste of … Continue reading How to Do 5 Things at Once

4 Sure Tips to Writing Unique Articles Others Could Never Copy

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You hear the importance of how to write unique content all the time but so many fail to grasp the meaning of it.

I know I did. I will admit it took me a while to really grasp the true meaning behind it. So here is some advice on how to write unique content properly, and how I grew to understand it.

Avoid Mainstream Content and Broad Topics

The first thing you need to do is to avoid generic, mainstream content.

Here is a real life example of what I mean. Just the other day I was talking to my brother about … Continue reading 4 Sure Tips to Writing Unique Articles Others Could Never Copy

My Story and Core Belief – The Prime Role of Originality

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I’m a blogger who’s a fountain of ideas, who makes her ideas come true and who’s passionate about her choice of career.

How I Started My Internet Career

I started my first website 10 years ago. I wrote poems and hosted them on webs.com. It drove traffic immediately. So I registered a domain, learned programming and online marketing by myself, and started my Internet career.

The domain is called LoveIsLonely.com. It says, even if we love and are loved, we’re still lonely. It was a personal poetry site, but eventually became a popular poetry community. Because of the domain name, … Continue reading My Story and Core Belief – The Prime Role of Originality

How the Internet Keeps the Roof over My Head

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Spring 2010 was a dark time for me. I was 57 years old and lost my job. This was Ireland after the crash of 2008 and I had enough nous to realize that an over-educated Englishman had zero chance of finding a paid job.

My unemployment benefit was never going to pay my mortgage even, let alone keep the lights and heating on. I did get a fair-sized redundancy payment, which softened the blow slightly.

After the Axe

I lashed out €2,000 ($2,600) on installing broadband; I had lived in the house for three years with no Internet connection, other … Continue reading How the Internet Keeps the Roof over My Head