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Banner Ads: Necessary Evil Or Irritating Menace?

Banner Ads Necessary Evil Or Irritating Menace

Most days I spend some time watching TV with my kids. Whether we’re watching Dora the Explorer or Power Rangers it’s amazing how many adverts make up the rest of the TV schedule. My kids take in all the ads featuring the latest toys and gadgets, especically as Christmas is just around the corner. I find myself day-dreaming when the adverts come on though. Nowadays I also don’t watch so much [...]

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Clawing Back A Niche Site From The Scrap Heap

Clawing Back A Niche Site From The Scrap

Up until recently, I’d been doing particularly well with my niche site – PottyTrainHelp.com. I’ve written about my experiences in setting up the site before: My Day Job Versus My Passion Trademarks: Do You Check Your Keywords? Building A Niche Site – Earnings Update Building A Niche Site: Earnings Update Part 2 I started to earn a regular passive income from it and I left it to it’s own devices. [...]

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Meshfire Review: My #1 Tool For Social Media Engagement

Meshfire Review

I love Twitter. I can engage with people using it. It brings me traffic. It’s fast and interesting. The trouble is I also find it overwhelming and it gives me information overload. Using the traditional Twitter column display reminds me of looking at The Matrix. My Twitter feed disappears past my eyes as quick as a flash. Not any more though. I found Meshfire. What Is Meshfire? Meshfire is a [...]

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Home Page Design: Static Front Page vs Blog Page – Which Is Better?

Home Page Design

When it comes to your blog’s home page design, there’s two ways to go: 1. a blog page showing your latest posts; 2. a static front page. By default if you use WordPress, your blog’s home page design will show your latest posts. That’s what the majority of blogs use in fact. Now that might be because it’s the default option and it’s easier to keep it that way. But [...]

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Tools I Use To Improve Search Engine Ranking

Tools I Use To Improve Search Engine Ranking

When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) I’m no expert. Although, I like to give myself a fighting chance to improve search engine ranking. I’ve been building up an arsenal of tools that I use. Some I’ve had to pay for but there are some free gems out there too. My Tools To Improve Search Engine Ranking If you’re looking for tools to improve search engine ranking yourself then [...]

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How To Increase Page Views In 6 Simple Steps

How To Increase Page Views In 6 Simple

After a visitor comes to your blog and reads a post, where do they go next? In an ideal world, you want them to stay on your blog to read more. If they don’t know you have anything more to offer though they will leave and become another bounce rate statistic. There are ways to encourage visitors to look around your blog. Whilst some blogs do this well, others fail miserably. [...]