DoFollow Or NoFollow…That Is The Questions!

Have you heard of DoFollow and NoFollow attributes? What do this mean and how does this impact your blog? DoFollow and NoFollow attributes used by Google (and other search engines) to help determine what kind of value these links hold to the community.  Do Follow links are an indication that a webmaster or blogger endorses the site that they are linking to. The NoFollow attribute basically tells the search engines that even though one site is linking to another, there is no endorsement and no page rank flows to the other site. As bloggers this is important.  Most visitors who leave comments on your posts do so because they like your content but also to grow their “link juice” in the search engines as well from authority sites.  So commenting on a NoFollow blog does not help them build their authority in the search engines. Did You Know That Your WordPress Site Is NoFollow By Default! Not that that is a really bad thing but enabling DoFollow attributes for comments on...

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How To Add Sharebar Plugin To Your Blog

Social media and online communities are a major influence on how successful your business can become.  The more visibility and “eyes” on your content the more exposure you will have.  The better quality your content the more chance that your visitors will be engage and want to share your expertise with others. By having an easy way for your followers to share your content the more target audience you can reach. As you can see on the side of this blog post I have installed a Social Sharing bar which makes it very easy for my followers to share and like my content. The plugin is called Share Bar and it is very easy to install and very customizable.  There are many of these plugins available out there but I find Share Bar very easy to work with. This plugin can be installed like any other plugin in WordPress.  Once in the plugin options, select Add New.  In the search bar enter Sharebar and this should be the first plugin returned in the search results.  Click on...

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QUICK UPDATE: Blog Redesign!

    Well I have started the changes to re-energize my blog. First, I have decided to use the Flexibility 3 theme.  This theme is extremely easy to use and customize.  The theme interface is very straight forward and easy to follow.       As you can see there are many options in the Flexibility theme dashboard for customizing your new theme.  You just select the options you want and deselect the options you want to remove. I will update you as I use the more of the themes options. I also installed a social share plugin (as you see beside this post).  Social sharing is a major part of promoting your blog.  This plugin was easy to install and implemented nicely.  The only customization I had to do was add the Google+ button.  The instructions were on the developers website and was very easy. Stay tuned for the next post with more updates.  Please comment below. Trevor

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[Plugin Review] BonusPress WordPress Plugin

As affiliate marketers making commissions from email promotions is vital. Industry experts say that a 1%-3% conversion rate is “acceptable”. THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! Talk to any super affiliate and they will tell you if you want to maximize each of your email promotions (while offering VALUE)… You need to be creating bonus packages. How Can I Offer A bonus? Well, it is possible with a WordPress plugin that was just released. It’s called BonusPress and it’s so simple to use. Check out my review (and bonus 🙂 ) right here: Watch the video and you will see how easy it is to set up bonuses for your customers. So, regardless of your list size you can deliver great service to your subscribers and MAXIMIZE the amount you can make from each promotion. Having a big list doesn’t mean a thing if you can’t convert the subscribers to buyers. BonusPress is your secret weapon that allows you to create bonus offers just like the six figure affiliate...

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[Plugin Review] Optin Skin

WordPress Plugins are a great way to improve and optimize your blog in a variety of ways.  They can improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Automate the back of your blog and enhance the overall look and presentation of your blog. So, I thought I would let you in on the different plugins that I use here at TrevorMcHaffie.com.  I do use free and premium plugins on this site but I do think that these plugins enhance the overall experience here. OptinSkin is a premium plugin I use on the site.  Optinskin creates clean looking opt-in forms and social share boxes on your blog with simple steps. It helps draw attention to your opt-in forms with its 18 customizable templates and cool features like “Fade In” (which I use in my posts).  You can change almost every element of the template within the plugin settings.  You can also create your own custom designs using HTML and CSS. You can be creative and selective as to where your opt-in form is placed.  You can place it...

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New Blog Theme

So part of my commitment to updating this blog and keeping it interesting and valuable to my readers is improving the whole blog from content to functionality to … you guessed it…improving the design and look. Over the next few months I am going to redesign the whole look of my blog and try to find a new blog theme that really shows who I am and what I want my business to represent. Trevor…Why do you want to change your blog theme? That’s a great question! The theme that I am using is good and fairly user friendly.  There are four available color themes provided and can be changed in the administration area. One of the great features is the ability to add your social media links from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  Unfortunately I was not able to make these all appear properly. My favorite thing about the theme was that it had a built in Email Optin form built into the theme.  All you have to do was enter your autorespnder code and you were set to build your...

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