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10 Tips to help you choose the right domain name ~ Part 2

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In Part I of this series on how to create a blog that generates incomes, we saw actionable tips on how to choose a topic to blog on. You may want to check that out so you don’t get confused where we are going. Be sure to join my list so you don’t miss a thing.

In this Part 2, I thought it’s important I share some guides on how to choose a good domain name for your blog.

Your domain name is your online identity. Its the way to your online presence. Without the domain name, it will be difficult to locate you online so choosing the right domain is crucial.

– > Before we continue …

Do you want a brand-able domain name – Your name, company name or unique word, or you want a keyword based domain name like bestwordpressthemes.com or seoconsultant.com?

NB: In September 2012, Google rolled out the EMD (Exact Match Domain) update. This actually was meant to to prevent poor quality sites from ranking well simply because they had words that match search terms (or keywords) in their domain names. This is not our portion as we are about building an authority blog that provides in-dept contents that meet searchers’ intent.

Table of Contents – What is covered in this post

10 Tips to help you choose the right domain name

Whether you are going in for brand-able or keyword domain name is up to you. However, let me throw in some more  tips to help in your choice of the perfect domain name;

1 – Social profile availability

Social media plays an important part in blogging. That calls for the need to check with with services like KnowEm to see if the social profiles for your domain name are available. For instance –  https://facebook.com/enstinemuki and https://twitter.com/enstinemuki are all social profiles for my personal domain name enstinemuki.com. This is an important point in branding.

2 – Make it as short as possible

The shorter the domain name, the easier it is to memorize and print on materials such as business cards, handouts, etc If the name is long and complex, you risk customers mistyping or misspelling it.

3 – Make it unique

Don’t get your blog confused with a popular site already owned by someone else. That’s foundation for failure. If you register fivre.com, you may be directly sending traffic to fiverr.com. In the same line, avoid picking someone’s domain name on a different extension except it’s your personal name.

4 – Make it easy to remember and easy to type

This is very important. If people find it hard to memorize your domain name because it contains some difficult characters, you are already loosing a good portion of your marketing value. If you use only vowel or consonants, it may be difficult to read or type except you are within 3 letters. Think of a domain name like ikdfopg.com. Something like this is definitely hard to remember or even type.

5 – Hyphens and Numbers may not be good

These characters are often misunderstood. People who hear your website address don’t know if you’re using a numeral (3) or it’s spelled out (three). In some cases, people misplace or forget the dash.

6 – Avoid Copyright Infringement

Make sure the name you’ve chosen is not copyrighted, trademarked or being used by another company. It could result in a huge legal mess that could heavily weigh on you, as well as cost your domain.

7 – Use an appropriate extension

Extensions are suffixes at the end of Web addresses. These can have specific uses, so make sure to choose one that’s appropriate for your blog. While .COM is the most popular, there are some other top extensions: .co, .info, .net, .org, .biz, .me, etc.

8 – Use online tools to search for domains

Most often, our brains are limited. Using tools such as panabee can help in getting the right domain name.

9 – Don’t be so obsessed about selecting a domain that describes your topic.

Sometimes, it may be difficult to find a domain name that describes what you blog about. It may not be keyword rich but just a descriptive word or 2. Get something that can easily be handled and go with it.

10 – Act fast

This is the last and some what very important points. Domains are picked very fast. As soon as you find your right domain name, register it immediately. It may not be available the next minute.

Registering your domain name

Where to register your domain name may not really be an issue. However, Godaddy is a widely used registrar. You can get your domain for as low as $0.99 for the first year.

  1. Go to Godaddy.com
  2. Search and use a godaddy discount code

In Part II, we are talking WordPress vs Blogger – Which of these 2 CMS to use.

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SeedingUp ~ Sponsored Posts for your blogs and Social Media in 2019!

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It’s becoming increasingly less difficult for anyone with or without a blog to make money online these days with sponsored posts. Initially, you needed a fairly active blog to be paid to post content on it.

Recently, SeedingUp (Formerly known as Teliad) has introduced sponsored posts for social media to its line of services.

What this means is that you can get paid $50, $100, $200 and more for a post to your Facebook, Google plus, Twitter and/or YouTube profiles.

Before I give you some more details about monetizing your social media profiles with SeedingUp’s new Social Seeding service, let’s briefly see other ways you can make money with SeedingUp.


Sponsored posts for your blog from SeedingUp

The first thing that’s interesting with SeedingUp is that it’s international. Unlike other content marketing platforms, SeedingUp is available in 5 different languages:

That’s exciting for bloggers who blog in another language that’s not English. It’s been difficult to find platforms that invest in international coverage.

I have had many of my readers ask me where to find advertisers for their blogs. While you may sit and wait for them to hit your contact page, you have to be smart and signup to platforms where you can increase your exposure and be more easily located.

SeedingUp is an active platform with thousands of advertisers looking for blogs like yours to pay and publish their content. There are different types of content from SeedingUp you can publish on your blog and make some money. These include:

  • Blog posts written by you for the advertiser.
  • Blog posts written by Advertisers.
  • Press release.
  • Videos.
  • Text links.
  • Infographics.

To comply with search engines guideline, you have the option to nofollow the links in sponsored content.

Once you sign up for free, add your blog and create an offer.

Once you click the plus sign, you will be taken to the form to enter your blog details. There are enough tips on this page to guide you through the already simple process.

Here is what the form looks like:

The SeedingUp staff will have to manually approve your submission before it becomes available to advertisers. This is to make sure quality is maintained on the platform.

One of the  things bloggers worry about is how much to charge per post. SeedingUp makes it easy by making available a Price check calculator. This helps you determine the amount you want to charge per content published on your blog.

Social Seeding – Monetize your social media profiles!

Social Seeding is a relatively new service on SeedingUp. It simple allows you to monetize your social media profiles with and without a sponsored post.

While you post content from your blog, from friends’ blog, fun content and content from around the world, Social Seeding allows you to post targeted content, offering value to your followers while generating income from the same activities.

Social Seeding covers the most popular social media platforms: Facebook, Google+, Twitter and YouTube for video content.

The more your followers, the more you charge per post. All you do is set a price per follower and get the final price following your number of followers:

Now, it’s simple to set your price. However, it’s been noticed that expensive offers are hardly booked. So I recommend you start from the lowest and gradually move up.

How do you create a Social Seeding offer?

Creating a social seeding offer means adding a social profile to the platform. Once your profile is added and approved, it will be available for booking by advertisers.

To add a social profile, click the plus (+) sign corresponding to the social network you want to create.

The next step will be to fill the form carefully and submit.

Note that fake social media accounts will easily be identified and rejected. If you’ve bought fake Twitter accounts on Fiverr or some similar sites, don’t even waste your time submitting.

Does SeedingUp really work?

I know there are lots of platforms out there that don’t keep to their claims. However, SeedingUp is not part of them.

SeedingUp keeps to its words. With over 24,000 active bloggers, you have reasons to function with them without fear. Here is proof that they pay in 2019.

Other methods to withdraw your earnings are Cheque, Bank Transfer (Account outside EU)  and Skrill.

NB: I would love to see Payoneer as an option on the list of payment methods.

SeedingUp content platform for Advertisers

SeedingUp is a marketplace of thousands of well selected top blogs from over 13 000 bloggers. With an ever-expanding publisher social media coverage of over 240 000 000, it stands as one of the most attractive content promotion platform you definitely would like to be part of.

The strict attention and manual approval of blogs guarantee quality in terms of exposure and traffic delivered.

Are you an advertiser looking to gain extra targeted exposure and traffic to your products? I recommend you try out SeedingUp

Meanwhile, drop your comment and let me know what you think about this platform. I’ll be grateful if you share this post with your friends on social media.

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My $5,043.81 Adsense Earnings in 24 hours! Method Revealed!

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I can safely conclude at this point that it’s easy to make $5k a day online with Google adsense, and you don’t need some insane traffic.

The method I’m about to reveal will baffle your imagination.

The point is, these are earnings from genuine clicks. No click fraud found!

Please note: This is genuine method and I want to reveal it for free. There is no risk of saturation.

I was thinking should I charge $297 and make more money? Well, I think I should just show you for free or ask for a token $47 for it.

Most of you would have wished to have it completely for free but once free, there may be no value. So I want those of you who are more serious to gain access to this evergreen, most hidden method to genuinely make money with Google Adsense.

Does it really work?

Good question! Let’s see some solid proof!

Well, if you are lazy, you may raise your earnings to $500/day. If you are ready to dig deeper and attract more traffic that pays a huge amount per click, you can scale to $5k and more.

What really is this method about?

I have a very simple answer –

-> Fake proofs

Yes that’s the crazy method. People use fake proofs online to make more money. Once you see these carefully placed figures, you grow mad and hit the buy now button.

The fake proofs will make you believe in an existing underground crazy method and get scammed.  Most of us online have lost money to some hidden click-and-get-rich method through fake income proofs.

One of the reasons is that we are lazy and want a short cut to riches. If you are not prepared to work hard, you are set to get scammed.

There are fake earning proofs everywhere and real people like us are loosing money to them. Did you ever know that the screen shot above is fake?

Take a look at this Paypal earnings:

It took me just a couple of seconds to fake this using my Chrome browser.

Scammers can fake Clickbank payments, Google Adsense, Paypal earnings, etc. This makes you think wow this is great.

They will collect your money and make you download a rehashed pdf file that tells you stories and talks about an obsolete method.

Some will put you in a situation of hope for more than 45 days so that will help you exhaust the refund period 😉

Read this: 3 reasons why bloggers share their income proofs

Don’t even waste your time!

Once you see such payment proofs, set your brains to work and ask constructive questions:

  1. If he makes this kind of money, why does he care about revealing his methods for cents?
  2. why won’t he just sit on it, focus and scale to double earnings if it really works?
  3. Are these proofs authentic?

They can even fake video proofs!

If the screenshot above did not convince you, note that they can fake with videos. If I do a video recording these fake screens, many readers are likely to be convinced

Why did I bring up this post?

Well, just to help my readers and you get some vital information that will help you sometime soon. People keep faking and looking for ways to steal your money.

Don’t just throw your trust on anyone these days. Make sure you do a lot of research before buying online. Check out what other users have said about a certain product.

If you must buy, be sure to use a verified escrow service. That way, your funds are protected. You may want to do a zoom call or Teamviewer session with the seller. Well, this still can be faked as well. That’s why I prefer an escrow.

Beware of FAKE TESTIMONIALS too!

Don’t base your judgement on those testimonials on sales page. Most of them are FAKE. What I propose you do is do proper research and read reviews on review sites and blogs. If you are not so convinced, DO NOT BUY YET!

If you don’t know the vendor, DON’T EVEN SEND HIM A MAIL TO FIND OUT MORE. If you do, you are simply giving him more room to show more fake proofs.

Beware of scammes! They are targeting your wallets

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3 ways to Filter out Internal Traffic from Google Analytics (and Why You Should)

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Google Analytics is one boon of a tool for us internet marketers.

It helps us:

And it helps us keep track of what truly matters for every online business:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • ROI (return on investment)
  • ROT (Return on Time)

With so much reliance on it, it is crucial that the data it gives is correct! (You agree?)

And it is. I really can’t complain as it takes note of everyone down to the last visitor. And I mean everyone, including yours truly internet marketer/SEO- Nikola Roza.

I didn’t want that, so I excluded myself from the ever-watching eye of Google Analytics.

“Good for you, but that doesn’t help me one iota”?

But this article will:-)

Let’s go!

What’s an IP Address? And Why Should You Care?

Your IP (internet protocol) address is the Id of your computer.

It’s a unique public address pointing to the router (the box) connecting you to the internet.

As such, it follows you wherever you go and leaves a trail of breadcrumbs (data) for us marketers to track.

Data that help marketers grow in profit by understanding better:

  • Who?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • What?
  • How long?

For example, you’re on Enstine’s site now, and his analytics is showering him with all kind of useful data:

  • Is this your first time here?
  • What page you’re on?
  • How long is your dwell time?
  • Where’re you from (country, area, and language)?
  • Did you click-through; or bounce?

And this just scratches the surface. There’s so much more to look at in the analytics report.

I imagine this sounds creepy to you but it’s the way internet works.

And it has been like that from the beginning.

So, tracking folks is nothing new, except that now the tools we use are much more sophisticated.

The good news that in the analytics data you’re a visitor number X and not a visitor “input your name please” 😉

Two Types of IP Addresses exist

  • IP4- looks like this 182.152.0.205- 32bit in size
  • IP6- looks like this 2521:292:c121:8a5::348e- 128bit in size

IP4’s are the standard common and 95% of all internet users have this type. IP6 is a new technology, the new schema developed to support the growing number of users.

Human population is increasing steadily, but the number of desktop computers laptops, and smartphones is increasing rapidly- and each device has its own and unique IP address.

That’s a lot of new users, a lot of new data.  And that is why the future belongs to the IP6’s.

With the Pleasantries Out of the Way- Now Onto the Process Itself (Filtering ip adresses)

First, you need to know your IP address.

The easiest way to check it is to type in Google”what’s my ip”. It will show you something like this:

Note– Depending on where you live you might see your numbers in a different layout. Sometimes instead of 12 digits, you can have 10. That’s normal- roll with it.

Also, you might have IP6, which it is a completely different layout of numbers, but the process stays the same.

Here are the steps:

  • Log into your Google Analytics
  • In the main dashboard choose “Admin”.
  • On the right-hand side, there is a “View” column- Find the “Filter” tab.
  • Click “Add Filter”.

  • Name it. Mine boasts the name “Home IP”
  • Chose “Predefined Filter Type”.
  • In the three boxes below set to: “Exclude”, “Traffic From the IP Adress”, “That is Equal to”
  • Paste your IP address
  • Save

That is all folks, phew!- Now go treat yourself to something nice 😀

How to Check if it Worked?

Return to the main analytics dashboard and go to the “reporting” tab. From there click “real-time” and “overview”.

Now visit Google and click on your site. If a new user pops up in your analytics, then it didn’t work and you have to repeat the steps from the above.

But first- try again.

It’s a bit far fetched but it could be that at that EXACT moment someone else landed on your site.

Remember:

If it worked then you wouldn’t be counted at all, but that other visitor would. And you can’t tell the exact person who visited so there’s no “oh it’s Bob from England, my regular visitor”.

If the visitor count didn’t increase, then it went just fine.

From now on the numbers REALLY won’t lie. 😉

This Method is Easy and it Works. But it isn’t Perfect

IP addresses can be static and dynamic.

Static:

By filtering traffic from the static address you can solve the problem permanently (they’re static so they never change).

Dynamic:

They often change on their own and filtering them is not so straightforward. That is because with every switch there’s a new set of numbers and your filter no longer catches anything.

My recommendation is to set a reminder one month from now to check if the numbers are the same. That way you can be proactive about it and still get accurate data from Google analytics.

Who has which IP address?

  • Dynamic- Most households and small businesses (most folks really)
  • Static- Large business

Keep in mind that this filter will not work retroactively. Your past reports will still be skewed and you’ll have to wait for fresh data to make comparisons.

Finally, analytics will only filter your home’s IP address. That means if you visit your site from another computer (in a different location ) you’ll still be recorded as a unique visitor.

Bonus- two more ways to filter your ip address from Google

Originally, this was where the article ended. All that’s left is to conclude…

However as I was reading the draft I felt that it’s incomplete and that I shoudd add at leas one more way to filter internal traffic…

So here are two more!

🙂

#2. How to exclude internal traffic with Google Analytics WP Plugin

For this to work you need to have installed the Google Analytics WP plugin.

Then in your WordPress dashboard, find the Google Analytics tab and click on “tracking:

There just select “administrator” and save your changes.

That’s it! You’ll be left out of the report from now on.

This method is extremely simple and fast, but the downside is that you need to be using this plugin.

Nothing wrong with that but I know many folks use a different analytics plugin, or nothing at all.

The choice is yours!

#3. Filter internal traffic with Google Analytics Opt-out add on

This is an add-on you can add to Chrome and other browsers that’ll prevent you being recorded anywhere on the web (by GA).

This is a drastic approach because you’d be filtering yourself from the web, It won’t hurt you at all, but other bloggers won’t see you in their analytics report.

And this is bad… why?

All newbie bloggers enjoy to see someone visit their site and consume their content. As a former beginner blogger, I attest to that.

So it’s a pretty selfish thing to hide yourself from them.

Use it as a last resort.

Conclusion- Should you exclude your IP from Google Analytics?

Yes– if you’re a small business owner and not getting huge traffic.

It can help you determine whether you’re getting any real visitors, what is working and what is not. Then you can refine your SEO campaigns, do AB testing and a whole bunch of other useful stuff too.

No– if you are getting 500+ unique visitors per day. Then you needn’t bother as there won’t be any significant difference to draw conclusions from.

Finally, Make this an obsolete knowledge for you. Make it so you don’t need to filter yourself out of Google Analytics. Because you’re getting so much visitors that you as a traffic source blend in.

Create an online business based on affiliate marketing!

Thank you for reading.

If you have any questions leave them in the comment area. I always respond the very next day.

You are awesome,

and I, Nikola Roza,

am signing out.

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5 Tips To Drive Massive Pinterest Traffic – Pinterest is designed for traffic!

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There is no doubt Pinterest is a huge source of rich traffic.

If you’ve been active on the platform, you’d agree with me that it’s not just any kind of traffic. Pinterest traffic is the buying type.

I sincerely think you are making an expensive mistake if you are leaving this platform out of your marketing strategy.

Pinterest drives more traffic than Facebook and Twitter, which are more of social media designed to keep users within the platforms.

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There is actually less of social happening on Pinterest. Power Pinners (those I consider Pinterest influencers) I have come across don’t even have the comments or likes one would expect on social media platforms. They get repins and clicks. These are traffic elements everyone else on the platform is looking for.

Pinterest is meant to get clicks not social engagement

Some of my Pins that got some attention from pinners didn’t even get comments.

Do you want to drive massive pinterest traffic? These are 5 tips to drive traffic from pinterest to your blog posts. #pinteresttraffic #drivetraffic #blogtraffic

These stats may not inspire you though but here are a couple of interesting things to note:

For the past 30 days, this Pin got 13k impressions, 197 clicks and 67 saves (like shares on Facebook and retweets on Twitter).

But how many comment did it get? Figure that out yourself.

More than half of Pinterest users are looking for items to buy, guides, places to visit or looking for someone to help them out. They ain’t looking for folks to connect and engage with.

People follow on Pinterest not for you to tell them where you are, what you are doing or for you to share pictures of your new baby. They want you to tell them where on the Internet to find what. That explains why the URL field is an important element of a Pin.

But how do you drive massive pinterest traffic

I didn’t want to trick you by using the word “massive”.

I have been active on the platform for over a month and a half right this moment I’m doing this article. Though my traffic is growing (averaging 60 clicks daily), I have seen pinners celebrate attractive traffic stats.

So you too can get that “massive” traffic if you play by the rules of the platform. Here are my suggestions (mainly from what I’m doing) how to use Pinterest for what it’s meant – traffic.

1 – Get a free business account

The first thing is to signup to the platform by creating a business account. This is because a business account allows you to position your website for traffic.

If you have a personal account already, be sure to upgrade to a business account.

With the business account, you will be able to:

  • Link and confirm your website to enable rich pins (This actually allows Pinterest to fetch some materials from your blog each time a pin is saved from it).
  • Have access to Pinterest’s Built-In Analytics Dashboard
  • Get access to new features before a personal account

2 – Invest in a pinterest course

I know there is so much free Pinterest Traffic materials out there. But trust me this comes with a cost.

If you want faster growth and more results, avoid making silly errors by being led by people who are already seeing results.

The #1 reason must of us struggle online is the fact that we want to rely on free materials. Successful people know they need the services of another expert to learn a new thing. That’s why they spend money on coaching programs, training materials, etc.

Pinterest has a method in place and some experts have tested the platform, seen results and come up with training programs to help starters go straight to the point and harvest success.

Pinteresting Course

When I started in December of 2018, I bought this course. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most talked about Pinterest trainings we have in the market today.

The author shares her personal manual pinning strategies for you to follow and see the kind of results she has.

With 3.3m monthly viewers on Pinterest and over 300k monthly blog pageviews, there is reason to give Pinteresting Course a try. I think Mommy on Purpose (as Carly calls herself) is worth listening to when it comes to driving traffic from Pinterest.

Pin to profit – foundation

Another course I’m going to vividly recommend is McKinzie’s Pin to Profits training. She’s one of the mom bloggers to follow if you want to learn blogging and make money with it.

This is just one of McKinzie’s five courses. If your problem is just Pinterest, you may want to go in for this. But if you want more training on blogging, Pinterest traffic, Tailwind, you may want to consider buying all her courses at once. Click here for more on this.

3 – Be an active Pinner

If you want massive traffic from Pinterest, you must use the platform actively. I see some folks who pin passively and expect traffic.

You may get some drops of visitors but being more active on the platform grows your exposure and traffic.

There are generally two ways to be an active Pinner:

  1. Pin manually. This course will help you with a strategy
  2. Use a scheduler. Tailwind is the most recommended

I have been pinning manually but I look forward to using Tailwind scheduling tool. That’s because  of a couple of factors:

  • Tailwind is the official scheduling Pinterest app
  • Tailwind has more features that can help grow your traffic
  • The scheduling feature allows you to pin at the most appropriate time your followers are likely to be online.

Tailwind is one magic of an app for Pinterest. I will be doing an in-depth review of this app with time. I have tested my free trial period and my conclusion is that it’s worth the invest.

4 – Add CTAs in your pin Text overlay and Descriptions

One of the things I’m beginning to do that shows positive impact is adding Calls To Action on my Pin images and Description.

Now, looking at the Pin I mentioned above, if I added some captivating CTAs, I’m sure they would be more clicks.

People often get attracted to the Pin by the Title and Graphics. But an appropriate description and enticing CTA will attract more clicks that just writing like telling a story

5 – Give it time

Time is an important factor in driving consistent free traffic from Pinterest. That’s because Pinterest algorithm needs time to understand your Pins before gradually placing it for exposure.

Some of the pins I see on my feed today are evergreen content posted 2 or 3 years ago. As people save and click your pins, Pinterest will begin seeing them as relevant and will start showing them necessarily.

The more time you spend pinning consistently, the more you have the pins that work together to bring you traffic.

Most of the top pinners that get millions of viewers have thousands of pins and followers. These are not things you get within few months.

Why I have only 5 tips

As a matter of fact, I can write a long list of things you need to do to drive massive traffic from Pinterest. But the truth is that if you enroll in one of their courses I recommend, you are going to get more than any list you can read on the Internet.

You are going to learn more stuffs on:

  • Pinterest SEO (See the difference between Pinterest and Google SEO)
  • Designing attractive and viral pins
  • Joining group boards
  • Creating your own groups
  • Attracting more followers
  • Joining tribes on Tailwind
  • When it is most appropriate to pin
  • How to monetize Pinterest traffic
  • Etc

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