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I recently had a Google Custom Search box appear at the bottom of all the posts on my blog, which I don't remember asking for. After a bit of digging, I found that the Really Simple Share plugin was generating it. I'm guessing it's a new feature, that ReadyGraph have turned on by default in order to make some cash. Here's how to remove it:
Go to Really Simple Share -> Share Options.
In General Options, deselect Google Search Box.
And you're done!… Continue reading…
I've tried a few WordPress SEO plugins over the years, from All In One SEO Pack to Robots Meta and then to SEO Ultimate; but that was before Joost de Valk (a.k.a. Yoast) released WordPress SEO by Yoast which is now my SEO plugin of choice for WordPress. If you want the definitive answer at who is the best SEO guy for WordPress, just do a Google search for WordPress SEO and see who ranks in position #1. That's one reason why I'm switching from to Yoast's plugin, and it has some other great features too like an awesome search results preview that helps you to optimise not just your search ranking, but also click-through rates.
Switching SEO plugins is no mean feat since you've probably already got meta descriptions and other information that you don't want to lose. There are also a few other tricks to migrating, so … Continue reading…
I'm getting way too many spammy comments from visitors who are clearly only interested in a dofollow backlink. Many of them look like they've been human generated but they're not adding value, so I've decided to disable the Do Follow plugin on this blog. I no longer recommend this plugin as it attracts too many link seekers who aren't really interested in engaging with you as a blogger.
If you want to make your fortune selling ebooks to the masses, ClickBank is the platform for doing it. Most successful ebook and other digital download sales sites use it for their payment processing and affiliate support. ClickBank handles credit card payments for you and the affiliate system makes it dead easy for other people, including competitors in your own niche, to promote your product for you in return for a proportion of your profits.
To sell an ebook on ClickBank you need:
- A ClickBank Vendor account
- Your ebook product listed in the ClickBank marketplace
- A Pitch page on your blog describing your product with your Buy Now button linked to ClickBank
- A Thank You page where the customer lands after they pay to download your product
Thank You page handling is the trickiest part of this process, because you want to secure your site so that people can't steal … Continue reading…
One of the reasons WordPress is such a great blogging platform is the thousands of plugins available to add to its core functionality. There are so many available that it can be hard to choose which ones to use, and it took me weeks to evaluate the best plugins for providing the functionality I wanted on my blog. To save you having to do the same, here are my essential favourite WordPress plugins that I actually use on my site:
Site Structure And Appearance
Advanced Excerpt generates an excerpt of each post on my home page so visitors can browse recent posts to find what their interested in, and click the Continue Reading link if they want the whole thing.
WP No Category Base gives me a more logical structure with my category archives at: http://grahamstoney.com/categoryname, instead of the usual http://grahamstoney.com/categories/categoryname. Note that WordPress SEO by Yoast now has … Continue reading…