WPEngine vs Bluehost (2020) – “The Surprising Truth”

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Before committing to a long-term hosting subscription, you should make an informed decision before putting your time and money into a service. Today, I will compare two of the industry’s leading web hosting providers: WPEngine vs Bluehost. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the most important components of your WordPress website are the theme, plugins, or version of WordPress you’re running. While it’s certainly true that these factors are critical for your website’s success, you also need to consider the foundation upon which everything else is built…your hosting provider. Hosting providers, despite healthy competition, are not created…

The Top 5 WordPress Cache Plugins To Speed Up A Slow Website

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One of the key elements to speeding up a WordPress website is using a cache plugin. Often this can scare away those of us who are ‘non-techy’ because we think it’s too hard, we might mess things up and well…who has the time for that anyway? In this article, I’m going to show you just how simple setting up a cache plugin in WordPress actually is, and what’s more, give you 5 of the best cache plugin options available today. My goal for you by the end of this article is: For you to have chosen which plugin best suits…

12 Amazing WordPress Themes for Artists, Designers & Photographers to Showcase Your Portfolio

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When it comes to choosing a theme that will showcase your talents as an artist or designer, there are a few simple rules I like to follow. Firstly is MUST be mobile responsive, and secondly, it should have a portfolio/showcase feature so you can show your work to the world. Finally, stick to reputable and premium developers. Not only do you NOT want to build your website on shaky foundations (fly-by-night themes), but by using a premium WordPress theme, you are sure to get the quality and support you need. So, now you know what to look for…we’ve followed those…

The Pros and Cons of WordPress – Is This The Right CMS For You? A Must Read Before You Choose

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WordPress is inescapable. As of 2017, the world’s most recognizable content management system powered over a quarter of all websites. All of them, on the entire internet. WordPress is to content what Xerox is to copying, Jell-O is to gelatin dessert, Disney is to animated musicals…you get the idea. Nor are they slowing down. Right now, WordPress is rolling out Gutenberg, a new editor based around multimedia content experiences. With the editor about to evolve in a big way, we thought this would be a good time to step back and take stock. What can the world’s most popular CMS do…

How To Get a 14-Day Free Trial With Our SEMRush Coupon/Promo Code

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When we wanted a tool to research the competition to grow our traffic and user base we immediately turned to SEMrush, but not before looking for a SEMRush coupon code. Since we’ve been so successful using SEMrush to grow our site, we wanted to share our promo code with you, that will give you a 7-day free trial for any of the SEMrush plans. Short on time? Click here to activate your SEMrush coupon for a FREE TRIAL (worth $47) NOTE: Beware of coupon sites offering 30-day free trials. These are 99% of the time bogus, SEMRush only offers a 7-Day trial…

11 of The Best Competitive Intelligence Tools To Crush The Competition in 2020

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In order to compete in the marketplace, there are 2 critical elements you need to have covered. The first is a clear understanding of the market, and the second is knowing what your competitors are doing and what makes them profitable. In this article we will cover the second part of the equation by looking at 11 competitive intelligence tools, that can help you to get a clear understanding of not only who your competitors are, but how they operate, their most profitable campaigns and most importantly how you can beat them. 1. SEMRush The first and out go-to tool has to be…

The 12 Top Alternatives To SquareSpace For Your Business

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If you’re a webmaster, blogger or involved with a business that maintains a website, chances are good you’ve encountered Squarespace at some point. There’s a reason Squarespace always comes to mind when discussing user-friendly site builders, and it’s because they do almost everything right. A total newbie can have a working homepage in ten minutes and can add content, links, and menus as easily as typing them into Word. Why Choose An Alternative? However, while Squarespace is a tool you can recommend to most people, it won’t fit everyone’s needs. Squarespace doesn’t support plugins, meaning any widgets will come from…

Our Top Free Website Speed Testing Tools For Speed Optimization and Performance

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Just a few years ago, testing your website speed was something only developers and extremely tech-savvy people could do. It was a process that left us mere mortals bewildered and in awe of these Jedi-Masters of the site speed testing world. However, technology has come a long way since then, each year, heck each month there seems to be a new kid on the block when it comes to making your website load faster and fixing issues for both the user and the search engines. But not all are created equal, there are some tools that do stand out from…

Who Unfollowed Me on Instagram? How To Find Out Quickly and Act

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When someone unfollows you on Insta or any social media platform for that matter, it can have a strange impact on our mood. It’s like an ‘unlike’ or a ‘thumbs down’, to what we’ve been sharing about our lives or business. Since Instagram now offers the ability for people to ‘mute’ others, is there really any need to unfollow anymore? Still, if you’ve noticed your follower numbers moving down, you probably want to know who unfollowed you on Instagram? By default, Instagram doesn’t offer the ability to check for “unfollows”, but there are two ways we can find out, one…

29 Eye-Opening YouTube Facts, Figures and Statistics You Should Know in 2020

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29 Eye-Opening YouTube Facts, Figures & Statistics For 2019 Jump to: YouTube Statistics YouTube Business YouTube Timeline Since its inception in February 2005, YouTube has grown to become not only the largest online video sharing platform, but the 2nd largest Search Engine and also the 2nd most visited website in the world. What has sparked this huge growth is, in large part, to a new generation of ‘cord cutters‘, who are not satisfied with traditional TV viewing channels and have a demand for instant video, and 24/7 accessibility. YouTube is only happy to oblige, with the introduction of YouTube TV which…

5 Reasons You’re Looking at Domain Metrics all Wrong

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This post was inspired by a great comment I saw in a Facebook Group which was posted by Michael Milas of SERP-Focus, in which he talks about domain metrics and why you could be missing out on some great domains. In his comment, Michael brings up a topic that has bothered me for quite some time and I’m really glad he did as I think in order to shift people’s mindset more people need to be talking about this. For too long now the SEO community has been putting far too much attention on domain metrics. You know the ones…

A Review of The Long Tail Pro Keyword Research Tool – Is it Still The Best On The Market?

A review of the long tail pro keyword research tool
Long Tail Pro (LTP) is THE keyword research tool of choice for many online business and niche site guys, myself included. LTP was developed by Spencer Haws and his team to solve a need in the marketplace for people looking to find long tail keywords with low competition. With keyword research being the number one thing you must perform if you want to make some serious money online with niche sites and various other online businesses, using Long Tail Pro can cut down the amount of time and effort required finding these diamonds in the rough, by literally finding them for…

Keyword Research Tools – Which Tools You Need To Find Awesome Keywords

Which tools you need to find awesome keywords
Most keyword tools run off of seed keywords. That means we have to provide an initial word or phrase in order for it to whizz off and do its thing. So what is a seed keyword? A seed keyword can be any number of things; A Topic or niche A Sport A Book A Hobby A Name An Animal A Condition A Color How do we find seed keywords? We can use any of the following steps to find seed keywords. They are all around us and the opportunities to find them are plenty. CHAPTERS   Chapter 1: Keyword Research Choosing…

Keyword Competition Research 101 – What You Need To Know To Analyze Your Competitors

Keyword competition research 101
So you’ve found a bunch of keyword by using the methods detailed in chapters 1 and 2. Now comes the part where we analyze them to ensure we give ourselves the best chance of ranking on page 1 of Google. I’m not interested in ranking for super high search volume keywords. Fast rankings and quick income, come from the long tail, low competition buyer keywords. This chapter will cover how I perform keyword competition analysis using my favorite tool which has its own unique algorithm which we will discuss later on, for now, we start with understanding the various metrics available to us so…

5 Alternatives To The GKWT (Google Keyword Tool) The Can Provide Key Insights Into Your Industry

5 alternatives to the gkwt google keyword tool your industry
In August 2013 we saw the Google Keyword Tool as we know it, cease to exist. It’s has been replaced by the Keyword Planner. You can read the official announcement here The new Keyword Planner requires a user to have an active Google AdWords account in order to use the tool, plus there have been many other changes too. I wanted to talk to you a little bit about those changes, and show you 5 cool and FREE keyword tools that I have been using as an alternative to the Google Keyword Planner. The Changes Along with a complete overhaul of the look…

How To Find Hidden Niches and Keywords By Using Young and Weak Websites

How to find hidden niches and keywords
I’ve spoken to many people who are just getting started with niche sites, who struggle to find niche site ideas. The thing is they make it all too difficult on themselves. Which leads to procrastination, which leads to zero action being taken. Instead of hammering the Google keyword tool or scouring blogs for little snippets or information, there is a tool you can use, which is one of the favorites in my arsenal, and one that will make your life much easier. First up… The Key to Finding a Great Niche Back when I first started with niche sites used to…

Case Study – How List Sites Are Making ALOT of Money With Simple Content

How list sites are making alot of money with simple content
I have been buying, ranking and flipping websites for a number of years now and I have found a formula that has worked time and time again. In this guide, I will teach you the exact formula and how you can replicate my success. It is an absolute monster and one that I know you’re going to love. Note: AuthorityMetrics (mentioned below) is no longer operational, however, there are tools such as Ahrefs and SEMRush that will allow you to find keywords and their difficulty. Over the past couple of years, I’ve built and sold several sites that use list…

How to Get Backlinks With Guest Posting to Help Boost Your SEO For Your Website

How to get backlinks with guest posting to help boost
This epic guide comes courtesy of my good friend Doug Cunnington of NicheSiteProject.com. We’ve been working on a few projects together, one of which is the basis for this guide. Doug holds nothing back and reveals our Niche and Domain and also the exact strategy we used to rank #1 for a killer search term. You don’t want to miss this one. – Lewis Thesis: You can get massive traffic increases for any website using guest posting. These big traffic increases will come from organic searches rather than referrals. A couple of years ago I got an email. It’s one…

Finding Prospects For Your Content Marketing With NinjaOutreach

Finding prospects for your content marketing with ninjaoutreach
Today we have a featured guest post from my good friend Dave Schneider. Dave has been working ridiculous hours day & night over the past several months in preparation for the launch of his exciting new tool. I won’t spoil the surprise, I will let Dave tell you all about it. However, I for one think this tool is in a huge growth market as more and more people start to realize just how important ‘content’ is for your business. Note: Dave no longer runs NinjaOutreach but can be found at his personal blog DaveSchneider.me). Take it away Dave! Hey, this…

Use These 7 Competitive Intelligence Tools To Spy On Your Competition and Gain an Advantage

7 competitive intelligence tools to spy on your competition
When conducting research for new projects, I use a variety of tools to help me…ahem….spy on the competition, gain a competitive advantage or just be plain nosy! I thought I would share those tools with you guys and hope you will discover something new. 1. Solinet.org This tool allows you to enter an ID from any site, and it will return all other sites using that same ID in its source code. (As long as it’s in their database) The tool offers the ability to search by the following; Analytics ID AdSense ID Domain Name Affiliate Program ID’s It really…
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