Apart from being the most popular and widely supported content management system on the planet, one of the biggest draws of WordPress is its almost limitless customizability. In this post, we run through 30 WordPress plugins that we have either used or continue to use and can personally vouch for. These plugins will help you with speeding up your website, making it more secure, adding functionality, and just making it more beautiful. 1. Akismet Fight spam like a boss. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen. It’s completely automated and facilitates easier moderation. URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links and moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user. A discard outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site. Oh, and it’s free for … [Read more...] about 30 WordPress Plugins to Make Your Site Better, Faster, Stronger
Hi folks, I’m starting the monthly income and traffic report here on Bloggers Passion. In today’s post, I will be sharing how I’m going about traffic wise, how much I’m making from my blogs, what kind of activities I’m doing on Bloggers Passion and how much I’m spending to run my blogs successfully. Traffic Report July 2012 In July month, I received 18810 visits, followed by page views of 32416, bounce rate was 74.15% and page views per visit is 1.72. I’m sharing July 2012 traffic overview and comparing it with June 2012 traffic. I’m aiming at improving my blog bounce rate to less than 70% and page views per visit to 2 plus in the coming months. I have already started working in this direction. I noticed a 20% improvement in overall traffic on BP when compared with June 2012 overall traffic. Overall Page views improved by 25% and I noticed the similar kind of improvement in other metrics like bounce rate, unique visits and average time … [Read more...] about My Monthly Income and Traffic Report for July 2012
Update: This article has been updated with new link Tweeted by Matt Cutts for reporting scrap sites. Months back Google rolled out improve algo to fight against Scraper site and later Google panda rolled out, instead of eliminating scrapper sites from Internet, Panda increased the ranking of many scrapper site and even original content was outranked by such scrapper site. Bloggers like me worked day and night to report such posts to Google DMCA & spam report team but in vain, since the system is automated, you might end up reporting hundred such pages every day but next day you will find another hundred such posts. Later on I changed my blogs feed to partial feed to help Google understand which is original content and also to avoid duplicate content penalty. Anyways, if you are like me who have been facing issues with such spam sites, here is a news which might interest you. Google is working on understanding the scrapper sites better so that they can improve their search engine … [Read more...] about Help Google Spam Report Team by Reporting Scraper Sites
The goal of this article is to show you the different steps involved in the process of building an effective email list that have better conversion ratio. The word “conversion” means the every email you sent to your visitors can generate a sale if you’re promoting any affiliate products, or a lead if you’re trying some CPM offers or at the least to get some targeted traffic to your web site. I am going to classify the entire process of creating an email list into three steps. Getting Permission to Send Emails Collecting Email Addresses Boost the process of list building by offering Freebies and Incentives Lets have a deeper look to each steps. Step 1# How to Get Permission to Send Emails to Your Targets If you do sending emails as part of your email marketing campaign without having any type of permission from the recipient can spell disaster for your marketing campaign. Whether you’re aware or not, You can’t legally send emails to persons who are … [Read more...] about How To Build An Email List That Converts Better
When ever we talk about getting good search engine ranking, we talk about backlinks. Backlink building is an important aspect of SEO and it shows to the search engine how many other websites trust your site. There are many ways to build backlinks and earlier we have shared 101 ways to build backlinks, today we will look into the aspect of factor: Which is better for Link building? Guest posting or Article Marketing? From a SEO perspective, I don’t see any difference or issues with any approach till the time we are getting backlinks. And in a successful link building campaign, it’s important to have a mixture of low and high quality backlinks. Now, low quality backlinks are usually we end up creating over the time. Via Tweets, comments, bookmarking and so on. High quality backlink is when an authority site links to your site within the article and better be first link of the article. So lets look into this approach and try to find out: Guest posting or Article Marketing … [Read more...] about Which is Better for Backlink?
Home » Blogging » Bloggers Passion Traffic & Income Report 2016 | What to Expect in 2017 Did you know that 81% of the bloggers never make any money from their sites? Blogging world is heavily crowded and millions of blogs go live every month. So if you’re blogging for more than a year, congratulations. You are doing a great job. Even if you’re not making money, if you’re consistently working on your sites, you will definitely succeed. Bloggers Passion was launched on 2010 and it’s been 7 long years I’m constantly making money from this site. I’ve seen so many ups and downs (including traffic and sales figures) but I’m always consistent. That’s the primary reason why I’m still blogging even after 7 years. Today, I’m going to share few details about traffic and income reports of Bloggers Passion for the year 2016. This is the best time to share how we did in 2016 in terms of overall traffic and income wise. … [Read more...] about Bloggers Passion Traffic & Income Report 2016
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?
Blogging in 2008 was a completely different experience from how it is to blog in 2016. Earlier, no matter how good or how bad your posts were, you would end up getting some traffic from search engines. In fact, a few pieces of low-quality content wouldn’t affect your whole entire domain. But when Google launched Google Panda (April 2011), they changed the face of the blogosphere. Having thousands of pages indexed in Google will no longer give you great results. Only quality articles will help you survive the SEO battle. One of the other major differences with the Panda algo is that if your blog has a few low-quality pieces of content, you might end up losing your site quality value and you will notice less SERP’s ranking. (FYI, the Panda 4.2 update happened one year ago (July 2015), and there is no way Google is going to give you back your lost traffic. If your site is still missing out on traffic from search engines, it’s time for you to take some serious action … [Read more...] about How to Find Low-Quality Content & Create A Better Site
How many times have you come across posts where a blogger talks about his income from blogging and shares his income stats? When I started sharing my income report initially, I got many mixed reactions from regular and first time-visitors. Some people find it motivating, others consider it “showing off” or bragging, and some people believe it’s misleading. I have not written about this topic before today, but after four years of blogging, I believe it’s time to clear the air and share my perspective on sharing income reports publicly. Why sharing a blog’s income report is helpful to yourself and others: There is no denying the fact that money is one of the biggest motivational factors in every aspect of life. If you ask people what they want to do or become in life, a majority will answer that they want to be involved in a profession that brings maximum recognition, respect and financial compensation. This is true because money is needed to buy most of … [Read more...] about Why Bloggers Share their Income Report and Why you Should too
As a newbie blogger, the most confusing state is to decide which Blogging platform to choose. Though, most suggested platforms are BlogSpot, WordPress, Tumblr. Now, when we talk about creating a blog from the professional front, WordPress is a rock-solid choice. There are many things which you can do with a Self-hosted WordPress blog, which you can't do on a BlogSpot blog. BlogSpot and WordPress both offers free blogging platform which is a good way to start your blogging career, though certainly not the best. If you have been blogging on any of these free blogging platforms, read this article to know what are the limitations of using free blogging platform over self-hosted WordPress blog. To make it clear I started my blogging career from BlogSpot and then I moved to Self hosted WordPress blog. As I mentioned above, BlogSpot is a good blogging platform to start your blogging career, but for long run a self-hosted blog is what you should select. Though in this post I will highlight … [Read more...] about Why WordPress is Better Than BlogSpot Platform?