Understanding Image Use Limitations: Stock Images, Royalty Free No Attribution Required

Stock images can cost a bunch, but you can also find free stock images pretty readily. The story doesn’t end there though. There’s a responsibility for something called “attribution” and this is actually the more likely stumbling block you’ll come across online. Continue reading “Understanding Image Use Limitations: Stock Images, Royalty Free No Attribution Required”

List of Plugins for an Affiliate Website and What Functions They Serve

WordPress Plugin List for Amazon Affiliate Websites

Here’s a list of plugins to use for an Affiliate Marketing website. This list of plugins is probably applicable to a whole host of website types, but there will be a few that are specific to affiliate sites, and specifically Amazon Affiliate sites.

I’ll also explain what the purpose of that specific plugin is within the context of building, running and maintaining the site. It’s always good to know why the hell you’ve actually got a plugin on your site!

Bonus addition: Step by Step setup guide with all resources required to setup an Amazon Affiliate Site provided at the end of the article! Continue reading “List of Plugins for an Affiliate Website and What Functions They Serve”

WordPress Hosting Guide For Non-Developers

So the common language or parlance is to refer to entry level hosting as “Shared” and premium or advanced offerings as “Managed”. This in itself is a massive source of confusion as in essence, hosting can be both “Managed” and “Shared” at the same time!

Expect more like this from this short guide on WordPress hosting for non-developers. Continue reading “WordPress Hosting Guide For Non-Developers”

Improving a Post That’s Already Ranking in Google

Ok, so you want to rank for a targeted keyword, but in reality you’ll end up ranking for more than the keyword you targeted. There’s therefore an opportunity.

Identifying the keywords that you rank for (even if it’s way down the ranking) allows you to put together a list of words that you can then emphasise, or weave into the post (if they’re not already there). This is an optimisation technique discussed by Dom at Human Proof Designs. Continue reading “Improving a Post That’s Already Ranking in Google”

How to build a new WordPress site while the old site is live

Time is always pressured, and the ability to break a task such as building a brand new website into bite-sized chunks is essential. This is where staging sites come in, or temporary domains, or reference domains, or sub-directories, or sub-domains…. You’re potentially starting to get the picture here that this is about as clear as mud  in most cases. Above all else, it comes with an overall feel that someone with more coding knowledge should really be dealing with it!

I’ve looked at a number of guides out there with a focus on “Ease of Implementation” and found a few good step by step instructions. Continue reading “How to build a new WordPress site while the old site is live”

Amazon OneLink not working with WooCommerce

Amazon OneLink is a method by which you can get your customers redirected to their local marketplace when they click on your affiliate link. That means their chance of converting has just massively increased.

Amazon Associates OneLink International Commissions

This is seriously useful in making your website internationally relevant AND reap the affiliate rewards. However, there’s a problem… Continue reading “Amazon OneLink not working with WooCommerce”

Marketing & eCommerce Experts & Training 2018

I’ve pulled together a list of valuable and credible resources for training in the online marketing and eCommerce space in 2018. I’ve named names and linked directly to their sites, and where relevant I’ve signposted any stand out resources, free and paid training.

I will continue to add and update this article as more resources are identified, so watch out for updates! Continue reading “Marketing & eCommerce Experts & Training 2018”