Affiliate marketing is the latest buzz word. It is a key strategy that businesses today are using to promote themselves and reach a wider audience. Increased sales, more traffic, qualified leads, extending brands reach, better SEO rankings are the major benefits of affiliate marketing. In 2016, US retailers spent $4.7 billion on affiliate marketing. Astoundingly, affiliate marketing spending is expected to rise to $6.8 billion by 2020, according to data published by eMarketer. Starting an affiliate program can be really easy. All you need is a website, traffic and products you are willing to advertise, and the rest sort of happens by itself. With an effective affiliate marketing program, a blogger can make money even in his sleep!Tip: Get 10X more e-mail subscribers with this WP plugin So, if you want to use your website for affiliate marketing, here are the best plugins to use. 10 Best WordPress Plugins for Affiliate Marketing Let’s start with the first one. 1. … [Read more...] about 10 Best WordPress Plugins for Affiliate Marketing
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WordPress is by far the most popular CMS today, with over 74.6 Million sites managed with the platform. The power of WordPress lies in the fact that it’s extremely flexible – you can do nearly anything you want (with zero coding) using the help of plugins. This include optimizing your SEO, and so here are some of my favorite WordPress plugins (in no particular order) that will supercharge your SEO. Note: I use each of these plugins, but I have absolutely no affiliation with any of them. 1. All in One SEO Pack The All-in-One SEO plugin is one the most popular and common plugins people mention when it comes to SEO (the other is WordPress SEO by Yoast). What makes it such a powerful tool is that it allows you to optimize the Meta tags and titles of each page on your website. If you’re a novice user, it can automatically generate this data for you so you don’t even have to worry about it. If you’re more advanced, you have the ability to override it’s … [Read more...] about Supercharge #SEO With These 6 WordPress Plugins
Did you know that 17% of Americans 12 years of age or older have listened to a podcast in the last year? That may not sound overwhelming, but when you consider that only 9% of Americans listened to a podcast in 2008, that’s a fairly impressive figure. Over the last couple of years, podcasting has become the next big thing for bloggers, developers, professionals, and entertainers. The main reason we love podcasts is that we can listen to a podcast whenever and wherever – while commuting to work, working out, or traveling. For marketing purposes, podcasts are also a great way to engage their audience, along with increasing their followers and subscribers. Now imagine placing your podcast onto a WordPress site—after you secure the proper hardware and software. Editor Note: SEJ has no affiliation with any of the resources listed. WordPress is the most popular publishing platform because it’s free, easy-to-use, and can be customized to fit your specific needs. … [Read more...] about 10 Awesome #WordPress Plugins for Podcasters
Jesse van de Hulsbeek Jesse van de Hulsbeek is the Yoast Academy lead. He creates SEO training courses and works on the Academy's didactic methods. Yoast Academy has just released a new training course: the Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin training for the new block editor! The block editor is part of WordPress 5.0 and was previously known as Gutenberg. If you want to find out how to best use Yoast SEO in this new editor this training is for you! We’ve also added information to the course on all the latest functionalities in Yoast SEO, such as the recognition of word forms, word order, related keyphrases, and synonyms. It is temporarily discounted at $29, so get it before the offer expires! If you already have the Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin training, the new course will be added to your account automatically. Refresher: What is the block editor? You’ve probably heard a lot about it during the past weeks, but let’s freshen up our memories. The block … [Read more...] about Out now: Yoast SEO for WordPress plugin training for the block editor!
If you have been paying attention the last few years, you’ve no doubt noticed the increased usage of “rich snippets” while browsing search results. These snippets appear for a variety of searches and use microdata to display things information such as ratings, dates and times, images, and other relevant information to help create a richer search experience for users. Back in 2011 Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Yandex launched Schema.org to help webmasters understand this microdata vocabulary, but for many it can still be a little confusing. If you’re a heavy WordPress user, you know whenever you need to implement new changes across a number of installations your best bet is look for a plugin to help ease the pain (especially if you’re not a developer). Luckily, the WordPress community has stepped up to the plate and provided several options for us to manage these markups! Like most WordPress plugin options, the community has built both free and paid … [Read more...] about Schema.org Rich Snippet Plugins for WordPress Users