Ideal blog post length [2020]

What is the ideal blog post length? This question is often asked by people for all the wrong reasons. It’s usually asked in the context of SEO, or more specifically in the context of ranking a blog post on the first page of the Google search results. If this is the reason why you are asking this question, we will cover that too. But first let me say that your focus is most likely wrong. Unless you focus first, and foremost, on your visitors then this is really a wrong question to ask. Why? Any philosophical discussions aside, there...

Who says affiliate marketing is dead?

Is affiliate marketing dead?

Apparently affiliate marketing is dead is you pay attention to some noise on social media. That’s about as true as saying email is dead or blogging is dead. In short, affiliate marketing is not dead. In fact it’s alive and kicking. There are plenty of statistics to back this up. Over 81% of brands use it to derive a portion of their sales. The affiliate spending is projected to exceed $6.8 billion in 2020 in the United States alone. It can also be a very lucrative income stream for affiliate marketers. It’s a win-win. There is a good reason...

Ranking your website without backlinks [case studies]

rank without backlinks

It seems that I have been hearing this hundreds of times now: “build it and they will come online is a myth”. I have been also reading statement like “spend 20 percent of your time writing and 80 percent of your time promoting your site (doing outreach for backlinks)”. On the other hand, Google has been encouraging us for years not to actively seek any links to our sites and let all the backlinks happen naturally. Recently I got really curious and decided to find out if there is anybody out there (besides Google), that says you don’t need...

How to get quality backlinks for free [free expert resources]

How to get quality backlinks for free

The opinions are divided on whether or not you actually need to actively seek any backlinks to your site. There are discussions everywhere about white hat and black hat link building techniques and how Google can penalise you for the wrong kind of backlinks. Google themselves are saying that we should not be actively building any kinds of backlinks to ours sites at all. Regardless whether you believe that you should or should not be actively building quality backlinks to your site, the fact remains that if other sites link to your site, your site will get traffic sooner....

20 great places to generate blog post ideas every month

If you are passionate about the topic of your blog (or a niche site), you will find it easy to come up with twenty, thirty, fifty topics for your blog posts. But after a while, it may become a little harder to generate blog post ideas and we may need a bit of stimulation from time to time. Before we even get to the core of today’s post, here is an important tip. When you are passionate about your niche, you will often be getting ideas seemingly out of the blue. Make sure you write them down. And if...

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