Paying It Forward Is Gutzy

Are you a blogger who loves to give back? Madame Deals Media has teamed up with Gutzy Gear to do an awesome pay it forward event! Gutzy Gear will provide each blogger selected $25. With that $25 you will purchase: 1 backpack and school supplies to fill it. Gutzy Gear will also provide actual Gutzy Gear for the backpack. You will then be able to donate that backpack to the community organization of your choice! This event will run from August 10th - September 10th. All posts should be written ...

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Liquid Web hosting

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  I have a lot of people that ask me about hosting. The reason is my site has knocked down 7 hosting companies. I am serious when I say this site is naughty. I have no idea why and we can't figure it out. I finally switched to Liquid Web Hosting. It was really nice to not have to worry about my site going down. I am at 100% up time. I can tell you that at my old hosting company I paid $20.00 more a month and I spent 10-15 hours a month on their support line. I value my time and my customer ...

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ASK A Blogger: Picking a sponsor is like getting Married

    It is conference season and I am sure we are all looking for sponsors. I am looking for a Sponsor for Madame Deals. I think I am looking for a sponsor. You see I haven't decided. I feel like taking a sponsor is like getting married. The internet has the ability to connect you to a company for a lifetime. I feel like I am not just a "blog" but a brand. I need to be careful who I connect my brand with. When someone contacts me to sponsor me which has happened several times. ...

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ASK A Blogger: Taking Screenshots

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I am constantly taking Screenshots for publishing pictures on my site. Screenshots are fast and convenient for getting just the right image to share a coupon, free offer or store deal. I probably take at least 3 or more per day! What is a screenshot? Capturing something shown on your computer screen to a static image file. You are taking a snapshot (or picture) of your computer screen. I worked on a PC for years. I was proficient at taking Screenshots on a PC but had to use a free software ...

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ASK A Blogger: Adsense Making Dollar Out of Cents

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I recently attending a meeting to learn how to optimize my site to increase my revenue using Google adsense. I would like to share 5 tips that I believe will help you make pay out each month. It is important to understand that even if you do not have adsense that these tips are valuable and can be applied to any ad network. 1) Content is key. If you do not have content then you will not have traffic. The key to making money off of ads is that the ad is relevant to what you write. If you ...

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ASK A Blogger: Where did my content go?

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Where did my content go? I've asked myself this question more times than I can count. I have posts. Many, many posts. But they are not true content. I've been writing quick deal posts, an occasional giveaway or time consuming store matchups. Where is the substance? Where is the advice, recipes and stories that I enjoy writing? My blog content is in my head. It is written in a notebook with a few ideas scribbled haphazardly here and there. It is not on my website where it ...

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ASK A Blogger: Where do you begin

  I got a lot of emails asking me how did you go from a teacher to a blogger? The answer is simple I "googled" it. I actually learn a lot from google and from you tube. I also learn a lot from being in networking groups on facebook. The easiest way to learn is to ask questions and read. I spend a lot of time looking at successful blogs and taking some of their ideas and making them my own. I like to call it a Madame Deals Improvement. I know my audience and I know who I am so I know what ...

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ASK A Blogger: No Follow or Follow

    To search for all of our  Ask A Blogger articles click here. The question of the hour is when do you mark a post as a "no follow post" The answer is simple if google thinks you are making money on the post then it is a No follow post.  This would include reviews, giveaways, and affiliates links.  If you created a post that you are going to duplicate then mark it as a no follow post. Google does not like posts that have duplicate content so you need to alert their bots that ...

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ASK A Blogger: How to make image click through to a specific URL?

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A fellow blogger asked me a question yesterday that I thought others might run across as well. The question arose from a requirement set forth in the terms for a sponsored post. How do you make an image click through to a specific URL?   1. Add the image into your Post Editor. 2. Look for the Link URL and change it to your desired URL. 3. Click to "Insert into Post." 4. Preview your post and test the link to verify the URL is directing correctly. It's that ...

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