Marketing on Facebook is not the same anymore. Unlike a few years back, when Facebook pages used to be completely free and one could rely on driving decent traffic from them, we can’t rely on driving a lot of organic traffic from Facebook pages. This is why most bloggers have started taking the help of paid promotions on Facebook in order to have their articles reach their target audience. And thanks to retargeting, paid marketing is not as costly as it used to be. If you don’t know what “retargeting” is, this article will help you understand. Joanna from Moz explains retargeting like this: If you have never used retargeting before, then this is the best time to get started. Retargeting is a well-known feature among digital marketers and bloggers who buy traffic from Facebook, Google, and other platforms. In order to get started using Facebook retargeting, you need to add the Facebook retargeting pixel on your site. After this, you can promote a … [Read more...] about Pixel Caffeine WordPress Plugin: Create Facebook Custom Audiences In A Breeze
Have you ever wanted to start your own online store? How about launch your own e-commerce portal on WordPress to sell eBooks or other digital downloads on your WordPress powered blog/site? Back in the day, it seemed impossible to set up a digital downloads store of your own, but thanks to various online WordPress plugins, now anyone can start a digital downloads store on WordPress and start making money. Read: 13 Useful Pieces of Software Help You to Create Your First E-book Don’t let the term “digital downloads store” misguide you, as it is merely a popular term in the business industry. For a blogger like you and me, what it means is: You can sell eBooks, plugins, or themes on your blog. (You need to have a product of your own or collaborate with others to sell their products.) Musicians can sell their music. Graphic designers can sell graphics or .psd files. Any digital product (image, sound, video, template, or any other digital file) can be … [Read more...] about Easy Digital Downloads Review: Best Way To Create Digital Download Store in WordPress
Yoast SEO is the best free SEO WordPress plugin out there. But they also have a paid version which has added features like: Redirect manager Multiple focus keywords Social preview Internal linking For redirects, I used a free redirection plugin. I usually don’t use the focus keyword option. I don’t typically need to see the full social preview. And for internal linking, I used the SEO Smart Links plugin, but I thought the plugin was getting old and needed to be replaced with something better. The Yoast internal linking feature available on the premium version shows posts that can be interlinked directly in the post editor section. This was enough reason for me to start using the pro version of Yoast. It’s not necessary for you to upgrade to Yoast SEO Premium. However, since I blog for a living and it’s always a good idea to lower down the number of plugins, I finally decided to upgrade to Yoast SEO Premium. In this tutorial, I will show you how to … [Read more...] about Yoast SEO Premium: How to Upgrade from Free Version to Pro
Advertising is the heart & soul of a growing blog. It’s the advertising that pays for our hosting, domain & gives us an ample amount of reasons to continue blogging, either as a part-time hobby or as a full-time profession. When it comes to managing ads on WordPress, one can easily do this using WordPress widgets or by editing the WordPress theme file. Adding ads using WordPress widgets are good enough for those who are starting out with blogging, but when it comes to making real money from advertising, using an ad management WordPresss plugin is recommended. Also, editing the WordPress theme to add ad codes is not a piece of cake for everyone. Here are some of the things that an ad management plugin for WordPress should help you achieve: Run various ad types: This could be running AdSense ads, Media.net ads, affiliate ads, or running your own product ads. Mobile/desktop ad: There is no point of serving the same ad to the desktop & mobile site if it’s not a … [Read more...] about Best Ad Management Plugin For WordPress To Make More Money
Teaching what you know online can be the best thing you can do for your audience. More and more bloggers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers are adding online courses in addition to their blogs. It’s a great way to help others while establishing yourself as an expert in your field. One of the first things you’re going to need when launching a course is a piece of software for creating your content. Courses are not the same as blog posts. For one, a course needs to be accessed by registered students and not just anyone who lands on your site. It doesn’t matter if you’re offering a free or paid course, you need to have some kind of student profile to track your students’ progress. The next feature for paid courses is a payment gateway. There should be a way for you to accept payment when a user enrolls in your course. PayPal, Stripe, and 2Checkout are popular online payment gateways that are available for online course integration. These and more features are … [Read more...] about 5 Best WordPress Plugins For Creating Online Courses
Hello Shouters, Let us start with an introduction of myself. I am Sinchan Dey, presently working as a full-time blogger. I got into blogging 3 years ago, but back then, I was a freelancer. This is not me but I’m as happy & content as him! Wanna know why? However, the idea of getting my own blog and making it work for me came from a series of Harsh’s blog posts I read earlier this year. I was writing content on some SEO topics when I stumbled upon ShoutMeLoud. I started reading many of the posts here and really got into it. I remember reading over 20 posts in a single day! What Is My Story Behind The Title? It was exactly that day that I read all those posts that I decided to give this blogging thing a try. And on that same day, out of nowhere, I received a text on LinkedIn. To my surprise, it was a formal text from the HR department of a popular tech blog. To give a little history here… I have been into tech blogging for a long time, and I have been writing … [Read more...] about How I Am Satisfied and Happy Earning $0/Month Online After Denying A 30K/Month Offer
Use the proper keyword and you will get more search engine traffic… Optimize your website/blog keywords and you will rank faster… How many times have you gotten such pieces of advice when you were starting to learn about SEO? Probably a lot. That’s because keywords are the first things you should learn about when you start to optimize your blog for SEO. This guide is written for a beginner like you to understand the most fundamental concept of SEO – keywords. Let’s start with the basics… If you have been blogging for a while, you probably know that 95% of your traffic is coming from 5% of your posts. In other words, you are probably getting a maximum amount of search engine traffic from a few hand-picked posts. Have you ever questioned why these posts are getting so much traffic? Well, the answer is you must have done something right. Right? The reason is, some of your posts got ranked on the first page of a search engine for keywords that are … [Read more...] about Importance of Keywords in SEO: A Beginner’s Guide
When it comes to managed WordPress hosting providers, WPEngine and Kinsta are two well-known names in the industry. I’m fortunate enough to have hosted my sites on both of them. Based on my experience of using both the hosting environments, here I will be sharing a detailed comparison of WPEngine and Kinsta. Kinsta and WPEngine are similar in that they are both managed WordPress hosts (hosting environments specifically designed for WordPress), but they are different in many ways. One thing which I can tell you right now: Both hosts have their pros and cons, and you should pick one based on your requirements. If you need to host a low traffic WordPress site, you should pick WPEngine. However, if you need to host a high traffic site with optimum performance, then pick Kinsta. In the below few paragraphs, I have compared both hosting companies based on various parameters. You should pay close attention in order to make a well-informed decision when deciding … [Read more...] about WPEngine vs. Kinsta: Which WordPress host is right for you?
I’ve always loved blogging, but at times I feel frustrated and lonely. Blogging is mostly a one-person show, and managing a blog is quite the task. It’s a misconception that blogging is only about writing, because those who blog know that blogging requires doing various other activities like: Optimizing WordPress (or other blogging platform). SEO. Securing the website from hackers. Promoting the blog. Updating the design. Social media marketing. …and many more things… That’s why I always say: Blogging starts as a side project, but once it starts making money, you have to treat it like a real business. Being a professional blogger for the past 9 years, I have had my fair share of ups and downs Today, I’m sharing with you one decision that I took almost 2 years ago that has changed the course of my blogging quite dramatically. You can imagine the impact of this one decision by the fact that 2 years back I was earning $15k/month, and now I’m … [Read more...] about Kinsta Managed Hosting Review: Is It Worth The Money & Hype?
Do you ever feel that you are blogging alone? Or your freelancing work is a lonely job? Or if you are offering WordPress services as an agency, do you ever wanted to meet more people like you? Well, here is an exciting news for all the Bloggers & WordPress users from India: WordCamp Delhi is happening after 8 years And this is definitely a big deal. WordCamp is a community event & anyone can organize it after taking approval from the official WordCamp team. The whole purpose of the WordCamp is to bring the WordPress users, Bloggers & individuals who wish to get into WordPress on the same platform. It’s usually 1 to 2 days event where you will meet many like minded people & enjoy the talk from some of the experienced people of the industry. It’s a community organized event for the WordPress community. I’m fortunate enough to attend the first WordCamp of New Delhi in 2009 & that actually shaped my career. It was the beginning of my blogging career … [Read more...] about Meet Bloggers & WordPress Users at New Delhi, WordCamp on 19th August