Switching Wordpress Blogs to Https Without Losing Social Proof

How to Switch WP Blogs to Https Without Losing Social Proof

Switching WordPress Blogs to Https Without Losing Social Proof

Switching your blog to https has a significant impact on the social proof related to all published posts.

While the share count buttons for Twitter and LinkedIn will preserve the figures they previously displayed, the buttons for Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Stumbleupon will reset to zero.

That’s because the latter social media networks don’t consider https pages as being the same thing as their relevant http versions. (more…)

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CommentLuv Support for Fixing the Errors Caused by Https Links

CommentLuv: How to Fix the Errors Caused by Https Links

CommentLuv Support for Fixing the Errors Caused by Https Links

CommentLuv is a popular WordPress plugin that unfortunately hasn’t been updated lately.

More and more bloggers switch their blogs to https. But CommentLuv doesn’t like these links. And it displays errors in some specific cases.

I can hear you saying that you didn’t switch to https yet, so CommentLuv works fine for you.

No, it doesn’t. So keep reading, this article is useful also for you. (more…)

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Blogging Issues Affecting Email Deliverability

3 Little Known Blogging Issues Affecting Email Deliverability

Blogging Issues Affecting Email Deliverability

Both the bloggers and the other email marketers send their emails via professional email marketing services. So what’s so specific to bloggers?

Well, some blogs send emails… “New blog post” email notifications. Or “Your comment on the post X has a new reply.”

No third party service to help your email deliverability. You’re on your own.

And you don’t want your email notifications to land in spam folders. Discovering at the end of the day that your domain name was blacklisted – the worst case scenario – would be scary. (more…)

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Reasons Affiliate Banners Don't Get Clicked

7 Reasons Why No One Clicks Your Affiliate Banners

Reasons Affiliate Banners Don't Get Clicked

Placing affiliate banners on your blog is one of the most common blog monetization techniques.

Not the most or the least effective. In-between.

Since the case when (almost) no one clicked a certain banner is not very uncommon, let’s analyze together why such an unpleasant situation usually happens and see what you can do to avoid it.

Speaking about solutions, the easiest one is to remove all banners. Remove all so called distractions and you won’t need to read further. There’s a huge disadvantage though… (more…)

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Making money with your blog failed? Let's find some solutions!

Did Your Blog Monetization Fail? Food for Thought

Making money with your blog failed? Let's find some solutions!

The bad news is that there’s no undone button. The good news is that the future can be modified. But only if you accept that you’ve made some mistakes and you need to change something.

“It’s not your fault” and “You have been lied to” are copywriting tricks used in salesletters. And words to be addressed to kids. Grownups have to face the truth: if it didn’t work, it is your fault. You have taken all the decisions regarding your blog, haven’t you?

I don’t want you to feel bad or guilty. But telling you how great you are after you’ve just failed won’t help you improve anything. I will deliver exactly what I promised you in the title… food for thought. (more…)

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