Ever seen the acronym “TINSTAAFL”? It stands for “There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch”. Why do you think there are so many f*ree WordPress themes available for download? I used to wonder why myself – I mean, are there just heaps of very generous theme designers out there?
Well, the answer is no. Many of these fr*ee WordPress themes are used for various nefarious purposes ranging from distributing hidden backlinks to allowing full blown hacking of the server that the site is hosted on. This ESPECIALLY applies to sites distributing fre*e versions of premium (paid) themes.
Backing up your websites is important – I’m sure you know that – but do you actually do it? Well I do, and I thought I had a reasonable system for backing up about 20 blogs.
A friend of mine was using the same backup system after being hassled by me about not backing up his ONE site. Anyway, his hosting server went belly up recently and his site (about 2 years of blood, sweat and tears) disappeared.
No problem, because he was backing up, right? Well sort of…………… Continue reading
Of all the factors that go into making a successful autoblog, the one that you have most control over is the theme that you use. The theme can be the difference between a 0.5% click through rate (CTR) on your ads (bad) and a 10% CTR (great).
During most of the past year I have been testing various themes to try and find the optimal look and layout for maximum adsense clicks. After endless split tests of various themes I have finally found a layout I call the ADSENSE MAXIMIZER. This theme consistently outperformed any other I tried, over a range of blogs on different topics.
Many blogs have plugins that automatically search out other blogs to send trackbacks to, in the hope of getting an automatic link back from the comments section of the blogs that they link to. These trackback links can help your blog to rank for various keyword searches, and the best thing is that you don’t have to do anything to get them, other than regularly post content to your blog.
However, just because another website has linked to a page on your blog, it doesn’t mean that the link counts as a back link in the search engines. If Google hasn’t indexed the web page that contains the link to your site, then Google doesn’t know that the link exists, and therefore the link doesn’t count.
So how can we make sure that the web pages linking to our blogs are indexed to maximise the ranking value of the those back links and make sure they count?
Once you build up a number of sites, checking the Google rankings for all your different target keywords can become a mind-numbing, time-wasting chore. What about trying to keep track of what other long-tail keyword phrase searches visitors are using to find your sites? Sure, that information is available in your site’s control panel, but who wants have to login to 10, 20 or even more control panels to check each separate site? Certainly not me.
Well, now I don’t have to do this anymore because I have found a plugin that does all this checking for me automatically! Continue reading
I use WordPress as the basis for all my autoblogging sites. My Advanced Autoblogging Blueprint shows you exactly how I setup and configure WordPress on my sites. One of the keys to maximising adsense earnings on these types of sites is to minimise the number of other links and distractions on the page. You want your adsense links to stand out as much as possible.
Unfortunately most of the WordPress themes (both free and paid) that are available are not ideal, because WordPress is first and foremost a blogging platform. Therefore the posts and pages will contain lots of other information and links that are added by default using a standard WordPress theme.