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Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Better Detection Plugin on your Child Site

If you need a lightweight option for tracking content changes made directly into a site’s database, one plugin which can help is Better Detection. Better Detection is best used In the case where a site might have been hacked, or content for malware was inserted into a site. Once the plugin has been installed and activated, it will add a submenu in wp-admin on; Better Detection Settings The plugin will add two tabs for errors and options. The errors will be in the form of content which has been directly changed in the site’s database, and not from wp-admin. In

Create Better Content
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Writing better content with articles your audience finds relevant and useful

Creatives are often a product of inspiration. I mean, when is the last time you saw a cool website and became “inspired” to create something like that. We all have that. A few years ago, the family of legendary R&B singer, Marvin Gaye, sued Pharrell Williams and Robert Thicke for copyright infringement for their hit song “Blurred Lines” which they said was similar to Gaye’s song “Got To Give It Up.” Recently, one WordPress developer had his entire website copied by a shady developer. There is undoubtedly a difference in being inspired by something and outright copying something. The reality

The MainWP Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Choosing the top WordPress podcasts, using a new search engine, and using originality for better content

Today we are going to dive into three different topics from recent articles. We will discuss the top 20 WordPress podcasts, the release of a new search engine, and finally, how you can make your content even better. Buckle up, let’s ride. 20+ Best WordPress Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 In the past, we’ve talked about podcasts on the MainWP blog. We know a thing or two about good podcasts. Well, recently, WP Explorer put out a list of 20+ podcasts. I decided to take a look at the list. The list does have stellar podcasts such as WP-Tonic,

IMPROVING YOUR BLOG POSTS Featured Image
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three ways to improve your blog posts and gain a greater impact for your content marketing

Somewhere along the way, you noticed that writing blog posts were a good idea for your business. Maybe you were convinced by a speaker at a WordCamp. Maybe you have signed up to some of your favorite WordPress or marketing blogs, and you can see the power of their work. But something isn’t right. You have been putting out content for a couple of years and just aren’t seeing much success. You are not far, my friend. Maybe you need to make a few adjustments to your articles to find success. Today, I am going to discuss three things you

zest app
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

A new way to sort through the noise and find quality marketing content with the Zest app

I do a lot of reading online. You can probably understand that as I do a lot of writing. I mean, when you write, you need inspiration as well as solid resources. Now, there are the usual ways of looking for content that I employ. There is this gigantic search engine called Google. It does work really well, but it returns millions of results. How to sort through that mess? Another way I find content is through friends and connections. I might be scanning through LinkedIn to find an article a friend or connection re-shares. I If find it interesting,

SEO FRIENDLY BLOG POSTS
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Writing for humans make your blog posts more SEO friendly, use these four tips

We have watched the evolution of how Google ranks pages for nearly two decades now. The world’s largest search engine has the task and our website’s appearance in those search engines can be a huge benefit. search Engine Journal recaps the history of Google’s Algorithm updates here. Ever since then users and webmasters have been scrambling to rank higher. Some have done better than others. Some have used manipulation techniques while others have spent money. All the while, Google has been moving towards rewarding pages for good content. It is easy to get caught up in the hoopla of writing

Using Trello for an editorial calendar
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

How I use Trello to create my editorial calendar

Quite possibly, one of the hardest parts of running a blog is being consistent. It stands to reason that if you create goals and outline your schedule, you will come closer to publishing your blog regularly. An editorial calendar can be a huge help in staying consistent. In early 2015, I restarted my business and new I needed to be blogging on a regular basis. Therefore, I set out to create a schedule that would help me. As a result, I created eight Q&A posts with successful entrepreneurs that I later turned into an e-book. I thought that if I

Content Planning
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Content planning: An easy 4-step process

Content planning doesn’t have to be very hard. Follow this easy 4-step process: Evaluate, Generate, Calculate & Formulate. There is a content saturation point. By now, everyone knows that content marketing is important. There are a plethora of resources that go into detail about why content marketing is important, but let’s just say, it is understood as we close out 2017. 9 Stats That Will Make You Want to Invest in Content Marketing There is a whole organization that is based on the term, the Content Marketing Institute. People specialize in executing content marketing. In doing so, there is a

No Scary Content
Roundup
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: No scary content

In this month’s roundup, we are talking content. Specifically, 9 types of content that will fail. Also, we are looking at a list of “massive online publications” that use WordPress for their content platform. It’s October, a time for cooler weather, Halloween, and things scary. Today, we are going to look at ways to not create scary content featuring an article about content that will always fail. In addition, we will look at some massive online publishers and a new plugin for your “coming soon” pages. In this month’s roundup, we are talking content. Specifically, 9 types of content that

How to Quickly Set Up an Affiliate Network

Building an affiliate network is a marketing method in which the network owner gets paid for referring potential customers to a specific product. Payment method can be PPC (pay-per-click) where network owner gets paid every time a visitor clicks on one of the advertising links or a Commission-Based payment system where the owner is paid on actual conversions. In this article we are going to go over four steps which will show you the quickest way to set up an affiliate network: Applying for an Affiliate Program. Setting up the MainWP Content Extension. Setting up a Template website. Building a network of