Shopping Cart Abandonment – Heartbreaking Reality Of Today’s E-Commerce Industry

What is the biggest issue with your ecommerce profit potential? If you make sales online, we would only say Shopping cart abandonment! Shopping cart abandonment is a situation where people are exiting or bouncing back from the website after adding products in cart or clicking the buy button but before the sale is complete. This is considered as 1 amongst the other important … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Surviving Grad School without Much Money Worries

Graduate school will require more intensive focus, commitment, and dedication than your undergraduate days in college. Hence, surviving graduate school can be particularly tiresome if you also have to contend with financial worries. Unfortunately, many people in graduate school have money matters high on the list of their worries because the funds available are always low and the bills to pay are … [Read more...]

3 Reasons You May Want to Consider Buying a House in Graduate School

3 Reasons You May Want to Consider Buying a House in Graduate School Congratulations! You just got an email informing you that you are among the select few applicants starting graduate school. You’ll be heading back to familiar grounds as a mature (hopefully wiser) student. You get to upgrade your employability and still earn some money in on the side. But then, something throws cold water … [Read more...]

The Flow of Link Equity, Tools To Manage Facebook Groups, Killer Ad Tips for YouTube, Speedlink 38:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. How does the flow of link equity work these days, and how can you harness its potential to help improve your rankings? Whether you’re in need of a refresher or you’ve always wanted a firmer grasp of the concept, this week’s Whiteboard Friday is required watching. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he covers … [Read more...]

Easiest Link Building Tactics, Guide to Structured Data for SEO, Deoptimize Over-Optimized Content, Speedlink 37:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Without a solid base of links, your site won’t be competitive in the SERPs — even if you do everything else right. But building your first few links can be difficult and discouraging, especially for new websites. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he shares three relatively quick, easy, and tool-free (read: actually … [Read more...]

There are Hundreds of Personal Finance Tools, These 3 Do Everything and More

Many people live from paycheck to paycheck and they’ll be looking forward to earning more money so that they won’t have to worry about unpaid bills ever again. However, more money is not always the solution to money problems. The key to solving money problems is knowing where your money goes so that you can know if your expenses are rising faster than your income. Irrespective of how … [Read more...]

Rankings From Geography To Geography, Social Sharing Tools for Teams, SEO For Responsive Sites, Speedlink 36:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Are you ranking pretty well in one locale, only to find out your rankings tank in another? It’s not uncommon, even for sites without an intent to capture local queries. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he shows you how to diagnose the issue with a few clever SEO tricks, then identify the right strategy to get back on … [Read more...]

5 Ways You Can Turn Your Small Business Blog into a Content Marketing Legend

Being able to compete with other businesses locally isn’t always about cheaper prices or a larger variety of products on offer. Sometimes, competing with the competition needs to be done when it comes to marketing efforts. If you run a small business and you have a regularly updated blog, it’s time to turn that blog into a workhorse to make your content marketing efforts a bigger … [Read more...]

How to Manage Scalability of Your Website with WordPress Hosting Plans

WordPress is a high-performance platform with powerful media management and strong security which can be tailored to build websites with various use-cases. As a flexible Content Management System (CMS), it enables a user to build and manage their own content platform. It is open-source and one of the most powerful blogging platforms available today. It can be used to power blogs, eCommerce stores, … [Read more...]

Make Handsome Profits with These 5 Craft Supplies Affiliate Programs

Who loves crafting here? Since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by all things created uniquely and artistically—anything that spells “arts.” I’m drawn to their beauty and to the story of how that beauty was created in the first place. And one of the things I loved to do before (and would love to do again when time allows) was crafting. I don’t know about … [Read more...]

Google’s Organic Quality Score, Grow Your Facebook Following, PDF SEO Best Practices, Speedlink 33:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Entertain the idea, for a moment, that Google assigned a quality score to organic search results. Say it was based off of click data and engagement metrics, and that it would function in a similar way to the Google AdWords quality score. How exactly might such a score work, what would it be based off of, and how could you optimize for … [Read more...]

Most Common WordPress Errors: How To Fix Them [infographic]

WordPress has become one of the top choices for those looking to set up their own blog or website. This demand stems from the various benefits of using WordPress: from the fact that it’s as free as websites can be; its easy interface and user-friendly options that can be mastered with a little bit of effort, learning and patience; its extendibility by means of themes and plugins from both … [Read more...]

Markdown: Why And How To, Improve Content Quality, Tips For SEO For SAAS, Speedlink 32:2017

  Writing with Markdown for Better Content & HTML: Why & How To Content creation is hard enough without adding bad HTML into the mix. Ian Lurie from Portent, Inc. on this episode of Whiteboard Friday below, talks about how to cut out the cruddy code produced from writing in word processors by adopting Markup and text editors as your go-to writing solution. 3 Blogging Tools to … [Read more...]

7 Deadliest Blogging Mistakes You Must Avoid to Build A Massively Popular Blog

I’m not a perfect blogger. In over 7 years of blogging I’ve made a TON of blogging mistakes. And the best part is I learned so many things that helped me to boost my search traffic and sales. Mistakes happen especially when you’re just starting out. Here’s where you should remember one thing: don’t give, learn and evolve. That’s how successful bloggers make a … [Read more...]

Tips to Transform Your Blog into A Lead Machine [Infographic]

Is your blog producing enough leads or not? Are you looking for tips to convert your blog into a lead generating machine? Well, every marketer needs more and more contacts to reach-out for promoting the business. “Conversion rates are nearly 6x higher for content marketing adopters than … [Read more...]

10 Mystery Shopping Mistakes You’re Too Smart to Make…Right?

No one starts a mystery shopping career planning to fail, but it’s possible and isn’t hard to do. Take a look at this list of common mystery shopping mistakes to learn from others…. 1.  Telling Mystery shopping garners a lot of interest from people who want to try it themselves and from those who want the inside scoop on area businesses. As tempting as it is, keep your mystery shopping … [Read more...]

Most Powerful Ranking Factor, Technical SEO Checklist, Ways to Generate Leads Using YouTube, Speedlink 30:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. There’s a new ranking factor in town, and it’s one that will affect almost every aspect of your site optimization. Move over, links, content, and RankBrain — there’s a new ranking factor in town, and it’s a doozy. All kidding aside, the idea of searcher task accomplishment is a compelling argument for how we … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Become a Virtual Assistant!

Wondering if you should make the leap into self-employment as a virtual assistant?  Here are ten reasons for your “Pro” column! 1.  Setting Your Own Hours One of the greatest advantages to being a virtual assistant is the job’s flexibility. While this varies by job (for example, if you’re working as a virtual receptionist, you’ll be expected to follow a strict schedule), many positions will allow … [Read more...]

Real Earnings from 5 Real Estate Affiliate Programs

Are you interested in the real estate industry, but unfortunately not a certified real estate agent or broker? What if I told you that you can definitely offer rentals or sell homes without any certifications? Yes, you can do these things through affiliate marketing. Today’s NOTW (Niche of the Week) is focused on the real estate industry and how you can earn by selling houses or leasing … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Social Media Images

Social media is an important tool. Graphics are a big part of social media, whether you’re on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or any of the other platforms. The infographic below, courtesy of WeAreTop10.com will tell you what you need to know when it comes to the image sizes for all that you’re going to be posting. After all, you want the image to present well, not be cut off or look too … [Read more...]

10 Ways TFCD Can Help You Build Your Modeling Career

Becoming a model is challenging business. You need to find opportunities, get wise to scammers, outperform your competition, and come up with the money for outfits, hair, makeup, travel, and the all-important portfolio. The practice of TFCD “time for CD,” also known as “TFP (prints),” or simply “TF,” has made portfolio building just a little easier, however. Here are some benefits you can receive … [Read more...]

Mixing Profits with Pleasure: Baking Affiliate Programs

One of the best things in life is waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread. Yum!!! Isn’t it great to wake up with that? You start your morning feeling all positive inside and out. But before we indulge further in my daydreaming of freshly baked breads and good mornings, today’s niche of the week requires channeling your inner Martha Stewart! I will be covering baking affiliate … [Read more...]

7 Methods to Boost Your Writing Skills: Tested

When I first started blogging, I hoped that I would get everything at once. Bigger traffic numbers, wider audience, more engagement. However, many of my posts seemed to be unnoticed by both, people and search engines. What was I doing wrong? Well, many things, actually. The reality is you cannot become a good blogger (journalist, writer, or whoever you want to be) without improving your writing … [Read more...]

5 Tactics to Earn Links, Track Dark Social Traffic, Write Great Schema Markup, Speedlink 31:2017

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week. Typical link outreach is a tired sport, and we’ve all but alienated most content creators with our constant link requests. In Rand’s Whiteboard Friday video below, he outlines five smart ways to earn links to your site without having to beg. 5 Tactics to Earn Links Without Having to Directly Ask How to Track Dark Social … [Read more...]