Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. — Abraham Lincoln On the surface, web publishing seems like an easy task, especially with the new generation of content management systems that do all the legwork for you. However, anyone who’s worked with websites for a long enough time will tell you that it’s not foolproof, let’s say: You need to change the font size You need to add a call-to-action The site crashed and you need to restore it The new theme is great but the red border is horrible A plugin is breaking your site You need to migrate your site You need to add code snippets for added functionality Your traffic is great but ad revenue is dismal You want to A/B test your ads but don’t know how You would like to serve your own ads This can go on… All these issues are pretty common, you need to learn a little more than the basics to tackle them effectively. Keeping this in mind, … [Read more...] about Key Technical Skills for the Modern Web Publisher: Markup, Programming, Ops
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When I wrote the blogpost “How To Make Money Online With AdWords Without A Website” I got few comments and emails about whether Google AdWords allows direct linking. That is, are we allowed to link directly to advertisers (using our affiliate URLs) from Google AdWords ads? In a word, Yes! But wait, they do have some advertising policies that every advertisers are supposed to follow. According to Google, Advertising should provide a positive experience to users. Showing users the right ads at the right time can truly enhance a user’s experience. First things first. I’m going to assume that you are a blogger and also an affiliate marketer. Affiliate marketing is NOT dead on Google AdWords yet! Google’s Affiliate Auction Policy Google’s affiliate policy is that they will display only “one ad per search query for advertisers sharing the same top-level domain in the display URL.” It means that if you’re an affiliate marketer … [Read more...] about Google AdWords Advertising Policies: What You Need To Know
Just like a new born child learns to say “Ma” and “Pa” as the first words when he learns to talk, similarly a newbie in blogging field always counts “SEO” among the first few terms which he needs to explore. The young man sets up the blog, tries to master every skill required, and also tries his best to collect as much from the ocean of SEO as possible. This field is not very fast, but when it comes to a new blog, you are bound to keep a track on every trick to gain the maximum out of Google. In this post, we are going to provide you a basic SEO checklist of items which you must always keep in mind when launching your latest blog irrespective of the niche you have chosen. To a normal user, the 2 addresses http://www.example.com and http://example.com might appear same, but to Google, these two are completely different. You may say that both correspond to the same page, and in fact they do, but it is always recommended either of the two versions on … [Read more...] about SEO Checklist for a New Website
This is the time of the month when I share my blog’s earnings report as well as other juicy news related to my blogging journey. Publishing a monthly income and traffic report is a part of our transparency policy here at ShoutMeLoud. We share this information for another reason as well. Note: The above image was created by Shravan from Digihackers. If you have created anything exclusively for ShoutMeLoud or for the Shouters community, you can mail me at [email protected] Unlike February which was slow in term of activities, March was full of activities and education. Last month was a terrible month for me where WordPress and hosting issues are concerned. I had to spend a great deal of time breaking free from tech hassles rather than focusing on more important issues, and that is always a source of frustration for busy people running a business. ShoutMeLoud Hosting Changed – GoodBye Cloudways One of the biggest problems I faced last month was … [Read more...] about Unbelievable! This Guy Earned 6 Lakh Rupee From His Blog In a Month!
How to edit wordpress .htaccess file How to avoid spam comments in wordpress using .htaccess method If you are receiving Spam comments and other such activities from some person at a specific IP address, then you can easily deny access to your site by creating .htaccess file with the below mentioned code in it. How To deny I.P. access to your Website using .htaccess File: First identify the IP address of that visitor. There are two methods for this (I prefer these) : If that visitor already commented in your blog, then you can find that person’s IP address easily from your WP dashboard. Use StatCounter for finding the IP addresses. Create .htaccess file and type the following code in it. order allow,deny allow from all deny from 12.345.67.890 Here is 12.345.67.890 is the IP address of the person you want to block. You can replace this with your visitor IP address. Allow Visitors From Specific IP Address Using .htaccess By this simple hack in your .htaccess file, you can … [Read more...] about How To Block IP Address Using .htaccess method
One of the easiest way to make money from your blog is by writing great product reviews. When you write a review of product, you have ample opportunities to make money. Such as: Affiliate marketing, paid reviews offer and so on. The only thing which really matter here is how great and useful your reviews are. It has become an embodiment of the modern and technically savvy customer to scrabble through reviews from people all over the internet before making purchases. Purchases which come hard on the wallet need to be testified before splashing the cash on a useless vanity. Reviews have been a boon for prospective customers to get a different perspective on the product and see if it really fits their need and expectation. While this is definitely a plus for the consumer, it is also a blessing in disguise for the writer. Product reviews also make up a part of the vast abyss of writing forms. Delving into this different form of writing could open up new avenues in your writing career. … [Read more...] about 7 Step Guide to Write an Exquisite Product Review
When I wrote the blogpost “How To Make Money Online With AdWords Without A Website” I got few comments and emails about whether Google AdWords allows direct linking. That is, are we allowed to link directly to advertisers (using our affiliate URLs) from Google AdWords ads? In a word, Yes! But wait, they do have some advertising policies that every advertisers are supposed to follow. According to Google, Advertising should provide a positive experience to users. Showing users the right ads at the right time can truly enhance a user’s experience. Google AdWords Affiliate Marketing Policies First things first. I’m going to assume that you are a blogger and also an affiliate marketer. Affiliate marketing is NOT dead on Google AdWords yet! Google’s Affiliate Auction Policy Google’s affiliate policy is that they will display only “one ad per search query for advertisers sharing the same top-level domain in the display URL.” It means that … [Read more...] about Google AdWords Advertising Policies & Terms In A Nutshell
Home » Make Money Online » Bloggers Income Report December 2016: How Much Money Do Top Bloggers Make Bloggers income report is one of my favorite things. Whenever I stumble upon various blogs, I always search for income reports to find out their income sources. And I know, many people are as interested as me to find out the income reports of other bloggers. After all, we all are really curious about knowing others income streams, it gives us enough boost to take blogging as a challenge to make some real money online. If you’ve been searching for bloggers income report, don’t search anywhere else on the Internet, I made this guide a one stop place to figure out others bloggers income reports. So bookmark the post and share it with your friends to know how much fun it is to make money blogging. Making money online and generating a residual income stream is what many full time bloggers strive for. Even though these bloggers are figuring out how to handle … [Read more...] about Top Bloggers Income Report December 2016: How Much They Earn?
In this OneClerk review, I’m about to show you how you can make an insane amount of money with this unique ad network. But before that, raise your hand up if you haven’t heard of OneClerk before! Well, I’m sorry to inform you that you’re missing a lot and I’ll explain what I mean by that in a minute. You see, old in the days when I started blogging, that was when only a few people know what blogging is truly about. One of the most difficult challenges often faced by bloggers back then was “how best to monetize a blog”. Sadly, the only and easiest option for bloggers to make money from their blog was via Google AdSense to the extent that if you don’t have an AdSense account, you’re considered unlucky or unserious. As a result of this, AdSense started dealing with bloggers for reasons that are irrelevant and unfounded. However, with the birth of other similar contextual ads program, everything has changed for good. Things are no … [Read more...] about Top CPM Ad Network for 2017
My name is Eric and I’m an editor. I’ve been a freelancer for many years working with various companies, marketplaces, students, professionals, journalists, entrepreneurs, copywriters, travel portals, bloggers, musicians, and all other facets of writers. If you’ve submitted a post here at ShoutMeLoud, you may have had an encounter with me. Some of those encounters may have been favorable, and others, well, maybe not so much. First, let me start off by answering this question: Editors are essentially grammar nerds. We seek to make sure that everything the writer is saying is said in the most attractive way possible. But not everyone has a favorable opinion of editors. Here’s why: They nit-pick. They change words and phrases that you think didn’t need to be changed. They’re often at odds with your artistic vision. But there’s one thing you need to remember: Editors are writers, too. I am a writer. Honestly, I’m much more of a writer … [Read more...] about I Will Show You How to Make Your Blog Professional in 15 minutes