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A Friday Story, and Blocking Spam


Have you heard the Friday Story? It's about what happens when you consistently give something for free - and every business owner needs to think about Read more

Article Keyword Research - Going Where The Traffic Is


Do your Article Keyword Research before you start writing blog posts, and your website traffic will improve fast. It's fast, easy, and it pays Read more

WordPress - Disable Comments


If you find yourself frustrated by spam and searching for wordpress disable comments or turn off comments wordpress, we're happy to help. The Quick Answer To How To Disable Comments In WordPress Log in and go to Settings, Discussion. Uncheck "Allow people Read more

Content Getting Copied? Get Tynt


Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. However, if you work hard at creating great original web content, it can be annoying to find that it's being duplicated on other websites. But what if you could turn Read more

How to Get Unlimited Article Ideas


Discover a handy list of ways to get article ideas, and one almost-magic technique for getting a relevant list of article ideas your prospective readers will Read more

How To Say No


Two powerful strategies to help you learn how to say no. Saying no at the right times is essential to the success and even survival of your business, and these two techniques can Read more

A Friday Story, and Blocking Spam

Posted on by Karilee in Small Business Marketing Leave a comment

Blocking SpamOne of my clients contacted me because the website I built her has recently been overwhelmed with spam comments. While this isn’t entirely a bad problem to have, as it indicates that your site is getting found, it’s certainly annoying and time-consuming. Read more


Article Keyword Research – Going Where The Traffic Is

Posted on by Karilee in Website Traffic Building 7 Comments

Recently I was doing article keyword research and I spotted an almost perfect long tail keyword in my niche. It’s related to an annoying problem everyone who runs a WordPress website or does web design encounters – comment spam.

What caught my eye was 1900 searches per month in the US, and 5400 globally. And, importantly, zero competition. Yep, not one article out there actually focused on this keyword phrase.

Article Keyword Research

You see, I’d just been looking at my Google Analytics, figuring out where traffic was coming from. I was focusing particularly on keywords, and the lesson was clear that people are looking for what they want, not what I think they want! Some of my greatest sources of traffic were obscure (but relevant) keywords with little or no competition.

The Easiest Way to Improve Your Website Traffic For Free

In short, as I was reminded of a very fundamental rule of web development: Do your article keyword research before you chose what to write about!

I Began With A Wildcard Topic Search

The first step in article keyword research is to come up with an idea to test. As I mentioned in How to Get Unlimited Article Ideas, I really like the Keyword Researcher tool. If you want to try it out, be sure to use Google Chrome, as it doesn’t run in other browsers.

I searched for How to * in wordpress. The asterisk is a wildcard, and the tool substitutes for the wildcard to create a list of long tail keyword phrases that have been searched for. I had about 145 results. Since Keyword Researcher doesn’t give me traffic numbers, it was time to move to another tool.

Then I Checked Traffic and Competition

Article Keyword Research Pays OffStep two in my article keyword research was to check these keywords for traffic and competition in the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. By the way, you can only check up to 100 phrases at a time, unless you create an Adwords account and log in.

I noticed that there were a bunch of related long tail keywords, and they had some of the best numbers… although they were still very low, ranging from 16 to 360 local searches per month. Obviously there was demand for information on this topic, and the competition numbers were low.

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However, when I looked beyond my Search Terms and into the Keyword Ideas adwords generated, I noticed the “wordpress disable comments” phrase you can see in the image above. Now those traffic numbers are excellent, with no competition! I decided to use some of the other related keyword phrases in the article, as well.

Finally, I Wrote my Article

Of course I used proper SEO copywriting techniques to ensure that my writing effort won’t be wasted. A few weeks after I publish it, I can be confident of regular traffic. In fact, if I rank #1 for the keyword phrase, which I expect to, I should get about 42% of the traffic… that’s an extra 798 US visitors per month (2268 globally), that I can assist, and who will learn that I’m accurate, helpful, and knowledgeable about WordPress.

I”m not suggesting that you’ll want to do article keyword research for everything you write, but if even half your blog posts and articles were created this way, many more people would benefit from your writing. And, of course, if the articles are on your website, you’ll see improved traffic.

What’s A Blog Post or Article Worth?

Is Article Keyword Research Really Worth $2400 Per Post?

Well, if you write useful, timeless content that appeals to your target audience, it can be worth quite a bit over the lifetime of your business website. Steve Pavlina wrote an article back in 2006, estimating the lifetime value of each article he writes on his personal growth website at $2400. Does that help you feel a bit more motivated about article keyword research?


WordPress – Disable Comments

Posted on by Karilee in WordPress Tips 3 Comments

If you find yourself frustrated by spam and searching for wordpress disable comments or turn off comments wordpress, we’re happy to help.

The Quick Answer To How To Disable Comments In WordPress

Log in and go to Settings, Discussion.

Uncheck “Allow people to post comments on new articles”. It’s the third checkbox on the page. See the image below. Read more


Content Getting Copied? Get Tynt

Posted on by Karilee in Search Engine Optimization 1 Comment

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. However, if you work hard at creating great original web content, it can be annoying to find that it’s being duplicated on other websites. But what if you could turn having your content copied into a benefit? Enter Tynt.

Tynt Gives Your Website Valuable Links When Your Content Is Copied

Tynt provides the ability to track when your web content is being copied, and most importantly, to add a link to any content that is copied, whether into an e-mail  social media site like Facebook, or another website. If your website has Tynt installed, anyone who copies content from it will create this link automatically. Read more


How to Get Unlimited Article Ideas

Posted on by Karilee in Website Traffic Building 2 Comments

If you’ve ever struggled when planning what to write about on your website, here’s how to generate unlimited article ideas.

Every savvy business today knows that producing relevant, original content for their website or blog helps bring in more traffic – and if you’ve done your job right, more traffic means more leads, which means more business and Income. Today, we’re going to rediscover some traditional ways to get article ideas, and, if you read to the end, one almost-magic technique for getting a relevant list of article ideas just right for your prospective readers.

Where Do You Get Article Ideas?

It actually surprises me that folks get caught on this one, but I’ve realized that getting article ideas is a real challenge for many businesses. There’s no shortage of conventional article ideas tips out there, and many of them are good sources of article writing ideas. You may have seen all these before, but keep reading for more powerful methods, including the almost-magical “article idea generator” we all hope to find. Read more


How To Say No

Posted on by Karilee in Weekly Marketing Tips 1 Comment

Saying No Is Discouraged - Learn How To Say NoThere are several predictable challenges that it seems almost every entrepreneur goes through, and one of those is learning how to say no.

Some other classics include not having enough cash flow to support us as our businesses launch; being overly optimistic in predicting revenues; failing to set up a systemic customer acquisition strategy; doing our bookkeeping in a shoebox; not taking the time to set up an adequate customer relationship management database; failing to delegate work that can be done by others… Read more



Webmaster Tools You Can Use – Part 2

Posted on by Karilee in Website Creation 4 Comments

Part 1 of Webmaster Tools You Can Use introduced you to four great free Firefox Extensions that I use to make my job of building great websites for businesses easier. Here are four more from my personal webmaster tools experience, all free and all wonderful time and frustration savers.

Webmaster Tools I Recommend, Continued

MeasureIt

MeasureIt is the perfect webmaster tool for those moments when you really want to know how wide an image is, or how much room you have in a sidebar. I use it almost every day. Just click the ruler button, drag over the element you want to measure, and get its size in pixels, instantly. What could be easier? Read more


Add A Privacy Policy To Your Website

Posted on by Karilee in Website Creation 3 Comments

privacy policyThere are several reasons to take the time to add a Privacy Policy and and Terms of Service to your website.

Cover Your Ass-ets

Of course there’s the legal coverage they give you – in particular, your Terms of Service can protect you from future litigation. Read more


A Gift For You On My Father’s Birthday

Posted on by Karilee in Website Traffic Building 9 Comments

Today is my father’s birthday, and it seemed like a good idea to give a present in his honor – a gift for you!

You see, indirectly, my father got me started in this whole computer-geek thing. How many people do you know who used to crawl around as babies in a mainframe computer room? In the early sixties, he’d occasionally take me in to “the office” with him, or my mother would stop by with me for a visit. He managed a major mainframe data center. Read more