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  • Recently one of our readers asked if it was possible to add an automated T-Shirt shop in WordPress. Ideally a solution where you simply upload the designs and the rest of the process (printing, shipping, etc) are handled by someone else. Luckily there is a solution. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a t-shirt shop in WordPress with Spreadshirt, so you can add merchandising on your blog. Why Build Your T-Shirt Shop in WordPress with Spreadshirt? Spreadshirt is an online store selling t-shirts with custom designs. Anyone can upload their own custom designs and print them on t-shirts as well as other products. You can purchase the products for yourself, sell your designs in their marketplace, or create a shop and sell items with your design to your blog readers. Spreadshirt handles inventory, payments, printing, and shipping. You get paid for the design and comission on each product you sell. This allows you to make money from your blog by selling your custom de..

    How to Easily Create a T-Shirt Shop in WordPress

    Recently one of our readers asked if it was possible to add an automated T-Shirt shop in WordPress. Ideally a solution where you simply upload the designs and the rest of the process (printing, shipping, etc) are handled by someone else. Luckily there is a solution. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a t-shirt shop in WordPress with Spreadshirt, so you can add merchandising on your blog. Why Build Your T-Shirt Shop in WordPress with Spreadshirt? Spreadshirt is an online store selling t-shirts with custom designs. Anyone can upload their own custom designs and print them on t-shirts as well as other products. You can purchase the products for yourself, sell your designs in their marketplace, or create a shop and sell items with your design to your blog readers. Spreadshirt handles inventory, payments, printing, and shipping. You get paid for the design and comission on each product you sell. This allows you to make money from your blog by selling your custom de..
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  • Google AdWords is a staple platform for the vast majority of digital marketing strategies. However, marketers need to get things right from the outset to avoid costly inefficiencies. This guide will provide everything you need to know to get an AdWords account up and running, and set for success. The digital marketing industry has grown in tandem with Google AdWords, to the extent that the two are linked inextricably. Of every dollar spent on digital advertising in the US 42 cents goes to Google, and the search giant brought in 96% of its revenues in 2016 from pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. It is easy to see why the format has such enduring appeal. Any business can get started and making money on AdWords in a few simple steps, with Google providing plentiful support along the way. The business model is beautifully crafted to fulfill a marketer’s needs; you only pay when a user takes out your desired action (normally a click, a call, or a purchase), so the return on investment ..

    Google AdWords: The Beginner’s Guide

    Google AdWords is a staple platform for the vast majority of digital marketing strategies. However, marketers need to get things right from the outset to avoid costly inefficiencies. This guide will provide everything you need to know to get an AdWords account up and running, and set for success. The digital marketing industry has grown in tandem with Google AdWords, to the extent that the two are linked inextricably. Of every dollar spent on digital advertising in the US 42 cents goes to Google, and the search giant brought in 96% of its revenues in 2016 from pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. It is easy to see why the format has such enduring appeal. Any business can get started and making money on AdWords in a few simple steps, with Google providing plentiful support along the way. The business model is beautifully crafted to fulfill a marketer’s needs; you only pay when a user takes out your desired action (normally a click, a call, or a purchase), so the return on investment ..
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  • Do you want to disable Google AMP in WordPress? Many bloggers and websites who jumped on the Google AMP bandwagon are now disabling it for different reasons. The challenge is that disabling Google AMP is not as simple as one would hope for. In this article, we will show you how to properly disable Google AMP in WordPress. Why and Who Should Disable Google AMP in WordPress Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP is an open source initiative with aim to make the web faster for mobile users and improve user experience. It does so by serving pages with bare minimal HTML and JavaScript. This allows the content to be hosted on Google AMP Cache. Google can then serve this cached version to users instantly when they click on your link in the search results. We shared our concerns and issues raised by other bloggers regarding AMP in our guide on how to set up Google AMP in WordPress. Since then many website owners, influential bloggers, and online publications have stopped using AMP. Many of th..

    How to Properly Disable Google AMP in WordPress

    Do you want to disable Google AMP in WordPress? Many bloggers and websites who jumped on the Google AMP bandwagon are now disabling it for different reasons. The challenge is that disabling Google AMP is not as simple as one would hope for. In this article, we will show you how to properly disable Google AMP in WordPress. Why and Who Should Disable Google AMP in WordPress Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP is an open source initiative with aim to make the web faster for mobile users and improve user experience. It does so by serving pages with bare minimal HTML and JavaScript. This allows the content to be hosted on Google AMP Cache. Google can then serve this cached version to users instantly when they click on your link in the search results. We shared our concerns and issues raised by other bloggers regarding AMP in our guide on how to set up Google AMP in WordPress. Since then many website owners, influential bloggers, and online publications have stopped using AMP. Many of th..
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  • Back in August, Google introduced a new feature called Questions & Answers, or Q&A, in Google Maps. This feature allows you and other people to ask and answer questions about your business. Like reviews and other user-generated content, this update could have an impact on your business’ reputation, so it’s important that you take an active role in managing your Q&As. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of this feature. What does Google’s Q&A feature mean for businesses? Google’s Q&A feature lets anyone ask questions about your business. These questions show up on your Google Maps page. You can answer these questions yourself, or other people can answer them. As the business owner, you can also preemptively ask and answer questions that you think might be useful to customers. Examples of what the Q&A section looks like in Google Maps. Source: onlineownership.com The new Q&A feature is undoubtedly handy for customers – who hasn’t wished they could ask questions about ..

    How businesses can optimize for Google’s new Question & Answer feature

    Back in August, Google introduced a new feature called Questions & Answers, or Q&A, in Google Maps. This feature allows you and other people to ask and answer questions about your business. Like reviews and other user-generated content, this update could have an impact on your business’ reputation, so it’s important that you take an active role in managing your Q&As. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of this feature. What does Google’s Q&A feature mean for businesses? Google’s Q&A feature lets anyone ask questions about your business. These questions show up on your Google Maps page. You can answer these questions yourself, or other people can answer them. As the business owner, you can also preemptively ask and answer questions that you think might be useful to customers. Examples of what the Q&A section looks like in Google Maps. Source: onlineownership.com The new Q&A feature is undoubtedly handy for customers – who hasn’t wished they could ask questions about ..
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  • Do you want to create a WordPress membership site? Due to its flexibility and ease of use, WordPress has become the top choice for building a membership website. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to create a WordPress membership site like a pro (without the coding knowledge). What Do You Need to Start a WordPress Membership Website? Unlike 10 years ago, it’s quite easy to make a website these days. Out of all the platforms and website builders, WordPress makes it the easiest for anyone to build their own membership website and start selling with little to no technical skills. You’ll need the following three things to start: A domain name. This will be your website’s address (Example, wpbeginner.com). A web hosting account. This is where your website files are stored. A membership addon (It will convert your regular website into a membership platform). You can setup a fully functional membership website with WordPress in less than 30 minutes, and we’ll walk you thro..

    Ultimate Guide to Creating a WordPress Membership Site

    Do you want to create a WordPress membership site? Due to its flexibility and ease of use, WordPress has become the top choice for building a membership website. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to create a WordPress membership site like a pro (without the coding knowledge). What Do You Need to Start a WordPress Membership Website? Unlike 10 years ago, it’s quite easy to make a website these days. Out of all the platforms and website builders, WordPress makes it the easiest for anyone to build their own membership website and start selling with little to no technical skills. You’ll need the following three things to start: A domain name. This will be your website’s address (Example, wpbeginner.com). A web hosting account. This is where your website files are stored. A membership addon (It will convert your regular website into a membership platform). You can setup a fully functional membership website with WordPress in less than 30 minutes, and we’ll walk you thro..
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  • As we reach the fourth quarter of 2017, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead and what to expect from SEO in 2018. There are number of search industry trends that we’ve seen the very beginnings of this year and last, which will come into greater prominence in 2018. Here are seven you should be keeping an eye on in order to stay ahead of the curve. Voice search and digital assistants Voice search technology presents a big opportunity for changing the way we communicate and process information. The rise of digital assistants has presented a growing market that can change the way search queries are performed. According to Google, 1 out of 5 searches already come from voice queries. This changes the search market and we’re expecting to see an even bigger shift towards voice search in 2018. When it comes to setting up an SEO strategy, the rise of voice search brings out the need to focus on more long-tail search keywords and a natural language that matches the user’s conversa..

    Seven SEO trends to watch in 2018

    As we reach the fourth quarter of 2017, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead and what to expect from SEO in 2018. There are number of search industry trends that we’ve seen the very beginnings of this year and last, which will come into greater prominence in 2018. Here are seven you should be keeping an eye on in order to stay ahead of the curve. Voice search and digital assistants Voice search technology presents a big opportunity for changing the way we communicate and process information. The rise of digital assistants has presented a growing market that can change the way search queries are performed. According to Google, 1 out of 5 searches already come from voice queries. This changes the search market and we’re expecting to see an even bigger shift towards voice search in 2018. When it comes to setting up an SEO strategy, the rise of voice search brings out the need to focus on more long-tail search keywords and a natural language that matches the user’s conversa..
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  • Are you looking for WordPress themes for selling ebooks? Well, you’re in luck because there are dozens of WordPress themes designed for selling digital products. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for selling ebooks. Building a WordPress Website to Sell eBooks WordPress is an excellent platform to sell things online. It is already used by millions of ecommerce websites around the world including many top brands. Before you start, it’s important to make sure that you’re using the right version of WordPress. Yes there are two. We recommend using self-hosted WordPress.org. See WordPress.com vs WordPress.org for more details. To build a self hosted WordPress website, you’ll need a domain name ($14.99 / year) and WordPress hosting ($7.99 / month). You will also need an SSL Certificate ($69.99 / year) to accept payments on your website. That’s quite a lot of startup money. Luckily, Bluehost, an official WordPress and WooCommerce recommended hosting provide..

    24 Best WordPress Themes for Selling eBooks

    Are you looking for WordPress themes for selling ebooks? Well, you’re in luck because there are dozens of WordPress themes designed for selling digital products. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for selling ebooks. Building a WordPress Website to Sell eBooks WordPress is an excellent platform to sell things online. It is already used by millions of ecommerce websites around the world including many top brands. Before you start, it’s important to make sure that you’re using the right version of WordPress. Yes there are two. We recommend using self-hosted WordPress.org. See WordPress.com vs WordPress.org for more details. To build a self hosted WordPress website, you’ll need a domain name ($14.99 / year) and WordPress hosting ($7.99 / month). You will also need an SSL Certificate ($69.99 / year) to accept payments on your website. That’s quite a lot of startup money. Luckily, Bluehost, an official WordPress and WooCommerce recommended hosting provide..
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  • Digital marketers gathered in Chicago last week for Share17, an event hosted by SEO and content marketing platform BrightEdge. Share17 provided a welcome opportunity to take stock of where the industry stands, discuss common challenges marketers are facing, and consider the upcoming trends we should all aim to capitalize on. The agenda for the day reflected this, through a combination of guest speakers, customer panels, and plenty of revelations about search marketing trends. The below is a recap of the key themes and SEO tips we took away from the event. The convergence of SEO and content marketing The key theme for the day was the convergence of SEO and content marketing, although there were also discussions on how SEO impacts all areas of modern businesses. 97% of BrightEdge customers state that SEO and content marketing are either merging or have already done so. As a result, the focus shifts to the more pragmatic matters of how this plays out at companies both large and small..

    Share17 Chicago: The key themes and trends

    Digital marketers gathered in Chicago last week for Share17, an event hosted by SEO and content marketing platform BrightEdge. Share17 provided a welcome opportunity to take stock of where the industry stands, discuss common challenges marketers are facing, and consider the upcoming trends we should all aim to capitalize on. The agenda for the day reflected this, through a combination of guest speakers, customer panels, and plenty of revelations about search marketing trends. The below is a recap of the key themes and SEO tips we took away from the event. The convergence of SEO and content marketing The key theme for the day was the convergence of SEO and content marketing, although there were also discussions on how SEO impacts all areas of modern businesses. 97% of BrightEdge customers state that SEO and content marketing are either merging or have already done so. As a result, the focus shifts to the more pragmatic matters of how this plays out at companies both large and small..
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  • Do you want to show the total number of posts on your WordPress site? Showing total number of articles may help showcase the consistency of your blog and encourages users to look for more content. In this article, we will show you how to easily display total number of posts in WordPress. Method 1: Show Total Number of Posts in WordPress Using a Plugin This method is easier and recommended for all users. First thing you need to do is install and activate the Simple Blog Stats plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin. Upon activation you need to visit Settings » Simple Blog Stats to configure plugin settings. Simple Blog Stats plugin shows you useful WordPress stats like total number of comments, users, pages and posts. You can easily display these stats using shortcodes anywhere on your WordPress site. Simply copy the [sbs_posts] shortcode and add it to any WordPress post, page, or shortcode enabled sidebar widget. It will sho..

    How to Show Total Number of Posts in WordPress

    Do you want to show the total number of posts on your WordPress site? Showing total number of articles may help showcase the consistency of your blog and encourages users to look for more content. In this article, we will show you how to easily display total number of posts in WordPress. Method 1: Show Total Number of Posts in WordPress Using a Plugin This method is easier and recommended for all users. First thing you need to do is install and activate the Simple Blog Stats plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin. Upon activation you need to visit Settings » Simple Blog Stats to configure plugin settings. Simple Blog Stats plugin shows you useful WordPress stats like total number of comments, users, pages and posts. You can easily display these stats using shortcodes anywhere on your WordPress site. Simply copy the [sbs_posts] shortcode and add it to any WordPress post, page, or shortcode enabled sidebar widget. It will sho..
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  • The HTTP/2 protocol was published in 2015 with the aim of creating a faster, more secure Internet. Adoption has been gradual and is ongoing, but there are clear benefits for marketers who make the upgrade. So what exactly is HTTP/2 and how does it affect SEO? The variety and quantities of information transferred on the Internet have changed dramatically in the past decade. Content formats are larger and more complex, mobile usage has increased significantly, and there is a growing global population of Internet users on a daily basis. It is within this ever-changing landscape that a group of developers built SPDY (pronounced ‘speedy’, aptly enough), to build on the syntax of the original Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP). As the name suggests, SPDY was developed with the core aim of finding faster ways to transport content on the Internet that would reduce page load speeds. SPDY was primarily developed by a group of Google engineers and it provided the platform for HTTP/2, towards ..

    What is HTTP/2 and how does it benefit SEO?

    The HTTP/2 protocol was published in 2015 with the aim of creating a faster, more secure Internet. Adoption has been gradual and is ongoing, but there are clear benefits for marketers who make the upgrade. So what exactly is HTTP/2 and how does it affect SEO? The variety and quantities of information transferred on the Internet have changed dramatically in the past decade. Content formats are larger and more complex, mobile usage has increased significantly, and there is a growing global population of Internet users on a daily basis. It is within this ever-changing landscape that a group of developers built SPDY (pronounced ‘speedy’, aptly enough), to build on the syntax of the original Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP). As the name suggests, SPDY was developed with the core aim of finding faster ways to transport content on the Internet that would reduce page load speeds. SPDY was primarily developed by a group of Google engineers and it provided the platform for HTTP/2, towards ..
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