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Can Colors Boost My Blog Revenue?

For those who’ve delved into consumer psychology, a commonly-discussed theory is how colors impact and influence consumers. Our moods, impressions, and likelihood to stick around and buy something may be subconsciously affected by visuals – especially color. But what does this mean for bloggers, and how can we turn this into cash in our pockets? […]

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Getting Traffic with YouTube

We’ve all heard of YouTube. If you haven’t… well, I won’t even address that because I refuse to believe that any blogger hasn’t heard of YouTube. YouTube is a traffic-generating powerhouse, garnering billions of views a day. Even more enticing, Google places high favor on YouTube videos for ranking and search engine results. So if […]

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What Is Social SEO?

As we (pretty much always) touch on, there’s almost an infinite number of ways to improve your blog’s SEO. Some of these tactics are golden, and some are not so savory. A great way to improve your blog’s SEO in a natural, organic, and beneficial way is through social SEO. What is social SEO, you […]

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Pick Your Readers’ Brains

One of the most important forms of research bloggers can do is to pick their readers’ brains (no, not literally – unless you’re a zombie, in which case, we imagine you’re doing that anyway). Every year, various research agencies spend billions of dollars to get into the head of consumers. Values, insights, interests, habits… this […]

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Buying Expired Domains

When starting a blog, many bloggers will stew for days, weeks, or months on the perfect blog name. When this masterpiece is finally selected, a new domain name is purchased. Of course, we do stress the importance of a domain name that’s simple, easy-to-remember, and relevant to your site. A blog URL that contains strong, […]

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Making Money with LinkShare

Affiliate marketing programs offer bloggers the opportunity to make some extra money from their blogs by essentially marketing products and services from other companies. A great thing about affiliate programs is that the sales process is entirely in the hands of the merchant, so the affiliate blogger doesn’t need to worry about managing the sales […]

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Track Your Links

By now, you’ve probably at least seen link shortening sites like bit.ly and ow.ly. If you’re not quite familiar with their uses and benefits, we recommend at least learning more to see if it’s a good fit for you. At the surface, it may just seem like these sites are designed only to make links […]

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Applying Off-site SEO

As we’ve discussed previously, there are two main types of SEO: on-site SEO and off-site SEO. On-site SEO is all the fun that occurs on the website and within the website’s code (shocker, right?). Off-site SEO is – well, you guessed it – the SEO that occurs off your site. Essentially, off-site SEO is primarily […]

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