FINALLY! A Way to Find Those Long Tail Keywords…using HitTail

Finding Long Tail Keywords with HitTails

Even after a couple of years of doing this online blogging thing, I am still amazed at how much I still don’t know. It’s actually quite humbling. One thing I do know is that keyword research is extremely important. It’s not about writing for search engines; it never really was, if you think about it. […]

Optimizing Your WordPress Site: 5 Steps to Speed Up Your WordPress Blogs

Tips to Speed Up your Wordpress Blog, just a little

I was doing research for a client and found out about P3 Performance plugin profiler. It’s a way for bloggers to find out how the plugins are affecting load time and which ones are really slowing your blog site down. The first chance I got, I downloaded it and took a look at it. It’s […]

Google Analytics: Goals and Campaigns

Google Analytics Basics: How to Set Up Goals & Campaigns

I have to admit that the minute I found out how to set campaigns and goals in Google Analytics I went a little happy.  I’ve since wound down and am starting with the simple stuff. But if you want to track the conversion of your links, set or measure your ROI, then you need to […]

How You Should Approach Your Facebook Advertising Campaigns

One thing I like to do is to take a look at the stats regarding advertising and marketing because it’s interesting to me; I used to be a marketing analyst so I’m used to this kind of data. So as I look at this, I wonder just how much we bloggers should really buy into […]


Checking Your Mobile Traffic and Stats Using Google Analytics

Not too long ago, I decided to test the mobile waters with a plugin called WPTouch. I found out about it through an article a while back and thought that this would be a good way to make sure my site was somewhat mobile-friendly. I was skeptical because I had a lot of problems with plugins and didn’t […]

Basics of Facebook Advertising Targeting Options

I have made no secret of how much I really like Facebook advertising. To me they are the one company that has learned (and is continuing to learn) how to really integrate social media and advertising in a useful way. What a lot of people may not realize is that while you can create a […]

Say Goodbye to the Google Adwords Keyword Tool

A few days ago I was doing some keyword research and saw this: For those who can’t really read it, it says “Keyword Tool will no longer be available in the next few months. To get keyword ideas, try the new Keyword Planner, which makes keyword research even easier.” Of course, I was curious because I […]

How to be an Affiliate Marketer: Finding Products and Niches

As you’re asking yourself those three affiliate marketing/niche questions, it’s good to keep in mind a few points that may just help you get some niche ideas flowing. When you’re trying to find a good niche, there are typically four categories:   Hobbies – These are interests you have. It could be knitting, jewelry making, […]

How to be an Affiliate Marketer: Three Questions to Ask

For the past few months I’ve been trying to figure out how to work my online assets in a way that works best for me. For a while I decided to make this site a blog network because I thought it would be a great way to get more traffic and build up a social […]

Email Marketing & Its Scope

Guest post by Sumeet Gaurav   All of us have come across the term “marketing” which is generally defined as a process of communicating and advertising the value of an item or any product. Marketing is a broad term in itself which can be categorized in many segments. Email marketing is one of the most […]

Social Media Marketing: Designing The Ideal Infographic

This is a guest contribution from Adam DeJong If you think that the infographics are simply fun, witty, colorful ways friends choose to brighten each other’s days on social networking sites like Facebook or Google Plus, then it’s high time you thought again. Infographics are also today’s trendiest and most effective marketing tool when it […]

Social Media Marketing Infographic: The ‘Net Business Boom

This is a guest contribution from author absolutelytrue  From Sephora’s 15 Days of Beauty to Kitchen Aid’s poorly thought out tweet about President Obama’s deceased grandmother,  social media hits and misses mean a lot more to a brand’s standing than ever before. Don’t believe it?  Here are some of the best and worst lessons learned.

As AdBrite Dies, What Are Other Active Google AdSense Alternatives?

AdBrite is dead. What are some viable Google Adsense Alternatives?

Earlier this week, I got an email informing me that as of Feb 1, 2013, AdBrite, a known Google AdSense Alternative, will cease operations.

6 Simple Farming Concepts That Apply To Blogging

Cucumber seedlings from the farm.

I have a farm. Not a link farm or a blog farm, a real farm with plants, trees, and animals (goats). For a time, when I first moved here, I worked with my father on the farm and while I liked it, eventually I found blogging and that’s what I’ve been working to grow ever […]

Doing Keyword Research: Finding Your Competition


Now that we’ve gotten a general idea of how to use the Adwords keyword tool to find those traffic generating keywords, we can now turn our attention to finding the competition. Remember,  the competition field in the AdWords display is related to finding CPC advertising competition and with the addition of the CPC column and […]

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