WordPress is one of the most amazing blogging platforms/CMS on the market today. I’ve been using WordPress for almost seven years, and I have to say that in all of that time I’ve never looked for a replacement. And honestly, nothing about WordPress is currently pushing me on to greener pastures.
This. Is. Awesome.
I’ve had two Google Adsense ads on my blog Youth Leaders Academy for ages. They don’t bring in a lot of money, but they do contribute to covering the costs of my blog. I’d been thinking about getting rid of them and choosing some more ‘desirable’ ads myself, when suddenly I got a notice via email.
My account was being blocked by Google Adsense.
It was a short, standard email that didn’t give any reason why I was blocked, except for this generic ‘invalid activity’. So I searched online (yes, using Google – the irony!) and discovered that I wasn’t the only one who was blocked by far. It seems Google Adsense blocks sites on a regular basis and never, ever explains why.
About ten months ago, I went on a crazy mission to come up with the perfect formula for ranking blogs that was nearly 100% statistically based and came up with a formula that used pageviews, social media stats, and RSS feed numbers and came up with this post for ChurchMag. This year, we want to bump up this number to a Top 30 Church Tech Blogs and so we need your submissions!
We wanted to put together a top 30 list formula that was as objective as possible and added little to no subjectivity to the project. The formula finds the most popular blogs on the Internet through a series of calculations.
Here’s an interesting look at what some deem as a successful guest blogger.
Although I understand where they’re coming from, I can tell you that this isn’t the metric used for ChurchMag.
Check this out:
I’ve know there’s a difference between “curly quotes” or “inverted quotes” and “straight quotes.” I figured that know one knows, cares or it really matters; but when it comes right down to it, I’ve never paid it much mind as I never took the time to figure out how to use them.
Or how about a hyphen, en dash or em dash.
Do you know the difference? Does anyone care? Do you know how to type proper quotes and accents?
I’ve got you covered:
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Infographics are big and rightly so.
The stats show they can draw a lot of traffic to your site and get information across effectively.
But making making them isn’t so easy.
The info below gives solid advice on how to make an effective infographic, especially with a team.
I’m a big RSS fan. It’s the only way I can follow the 100+ sites that I do, getting email notifications of all of these would drive me nuts and send my email inbox into overload.
What bugs me, however, is that some sites only offer a partial RSS feed, meaning they show the first paragraph or so and then you have to click through to the actual site to read the rest (I don’t get that).
[Editor's Note: This is why the ChurchMag RSS feed isn't truncated.]
There are a few statistics bloggers seem to be obsessed about: page views, new visitors, views per visit, time on site and the number of comments.
Now even though the obsession with the first four can border on unhealthy at times, they are legit indicators of how your blog is doing. But personally, I don’t get the obsession with the number of comments. Continue Reading…