Should I pay to be at the top of search engines?

Why not? Try it! Google usually has some sort of offer running. You might get a postcard with a code to try Google Ads free or an introductory discount. You don’t have to invest a lot. Set a budget that works for your business Google ads give you control over your advertising budget. Set a … Read more

Help! I have negative Amazon Commissions!

Amazon Associates Tips

Amazon Prime Day was bigger than ever in 2022. Prime Day was July 12 and 13. Amazon Associates had increased commission rates for even longer. But now that it is over and people start returning things… sometimes you can see your earnings in the negative. It feels like Amazon is charging you to work for them.

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Copyright Your Blog or Website

It’s a new year. Should I change the copyright date on all my work so I don’t lose it?

You really should update any website regularly, including the copyright date. Many people think that if the copyright on a website is old, the website is not trustworthy. That’s a good reason to update the copyright notice. But you don’t have to change the date every year to protect your rights. That is not how copyright works.

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Set Up Google’s WordPress Plugin Site Kit

Set Up Google’s WordPress Plugin Site Kit

Google AdSense Notifications suggested I try out Google’s new official WordPress plugin: Site Kit.

I already have AdSense working fine on all of my sites. But, I decided to try Site Kit on one.

When you set up AdSense Site Kit, be sure you finish following all of the steps. You get Congratulations! messages for finishing steps along the way, but you are not really completely done. If you want ads to show so that you can earn money, you have to completely set up and connect AdSense once you have Site Kit successfully installed.

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How to Choose a Domain Name

Your domain name should be short, easy to spell and easy to remember. If your business has existed long enough to have brand recognition, do your best to get that as your domain name. Register Variations If your business name has a possessive or plural S in it, buy it both ways and have the … Read more

Use Online Reviews to Promote Your Website

Get your business listed on as many review sites as you can. Claim any listings that already exist. Make sure whatever information is there is accurate and complete. It is easy to detect if multiple reviews come from the same computer, IP, etc. DON’T write multiple reviews from the same computers. They can easily detect … Read more

Amazon Associate Site Maintenance

Amazon Associates Tips

Every once in a while you should revisit posts or pages that include Amazon affiliate links. Sometimes the product you link to has moved or been removed from the site. If you haven’t already, add SiteStripe. It lets you create links as soon as you find a product you like. From the product page you … Read more

WordPress Layouts

Choose a WordPress Layouts

This post is to help you tell us what you want your new website to look like. There are a lot of different layouts available. Most sites use a mixture of these ideas. Single Column This is a single column layout from Storefront by WooCommerce. It looks like what you see on your phone, but … Read more