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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: No Follow or Follow

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    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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: How do I know if I have posts that are redirecting?

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    To search for all of our  Ask A Blogger articles click here. I love this site Pingdom.com. It will send you an alert when your site is down. I can't tell you how many times I have needed this feature. It also has a variety of other tools that are useful for site management. One that is especially helpful is figuring out what on your site is redirecting. Click on run a report If you see an arrow then your site is redirecting. I have installed the plug-in Broken … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger

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I was thinking about some of the comments my fellow bloggers receive on their blogs and Facebook pages. Honestly, some of the comments I've read on other sites shock me! What do you do if you get a negative comment on your blog or Facebook page? Do you delete it? Do you leave it? Personally, I believe that everyone has the right to express their opinions. I encourage readers to comment on posts and share their thoughts. I'm okay with someone disagreeing with me or telling me I made an … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Make your site work for you

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    To search for all of our  Ask A Blogger articles click here. How do you stay on top of all those affiliate companies. The answer is that in itself is a full-time job. The other answer is to not use more than four or five on a regular basis. I place my earnings in an excel spreadsheet each month. The company that I make the least with gets checked once or twice a week. The ones that I have been successful with I will check daily. How do you define successful. I believe … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger – LLC or S-Corps?

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Blogging is a business and needs to be treated as such when considering taxes and liability. We can post all day about Blogging Tips & How to Make Money Blogging but at the end of the day, you better be on top of your taxes. There is a lot of confusion surrounding LLC and S-Corps, so this week we brought in an expert to help. Mom on Dealz is married to an account. Lucky for us, he writes a weekly series titled Ask an Account to help answer a variety of tax questions including blog … [Read more...]

Blogger Tip 1: Questions to ask prior to selecting a Roomate

I want to say this is written in jest. These are random thoughts that ran through my mind.  They are not all actual events. I had wonderful women that I have had the pleasure to room with but I will have some better interview questions next time. 1) What time zone do you go to bed in and what time zone do you wake up in? 2) What is your method of perfume application? Discreet or arrive before you do? 3) How many extra drink tickets should you be allowed? 4) Should I  trust you to … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Pinterest

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Pinterest is all the rage right now. Showing off your pics can help get traffic to your site and in turn, potentially increase your revenue. Adding a Pinterest Tab to your Facebook Page can help get your Pinterest Page in front of your fans and hopefully, get them repining your photos. How to Set Up a Facebook Pinterest Tab: Sign up for a Pinterest account if you haven't already. Go to https://apps.facebook.com/iframehost-pin/to install a Static IFRAME Tab. Click "Install Page Tab" … [Read more...]