When it comes to blogging, there is not much that gets my blood boiling more than someone who shamelessly rips entire blog posts (or, for that matter, blogs themselves) and republishes them on another site. Content duplication has serious consequences. Not only is copyright infringement against the law, but Google and other search engines (“other … Continue reading What to do if someone steals your blog posts?
When we blog, we’re very often writing about whatever is happening NOW. But, time passes. Those things no longer happen. Then, we are left with content that may no longer apply in our situation, or has become just plain stale. For Think Save Retire, that is definitely true. If you scan the archives, you’ll see … Continue reading Revise and Republish: A killer blog strategy
I get a LOT of requests from other bloggers who want to submit guest posts on TSR. Honestly, I reject most of them because their pitch is uninteresting and lacks much in the way of enthusiasm. But, when Paul Andrews from The Code To Riches approached me to write a guest post about questions to … Continue reading How to ask to Guest Post on a blog (and get it every time!)
It sounds awesome, at least in theory. To spend your days at home or a coffee shop writing about whatever the hell you feel like writing – a pro blogger. Escaping the office and entering the world of online content crafting is so damn appealing to many of us. And, for good reason! At one … Continue reading Want to be a full-time pro blogger? Be careful what you wish for
Think Save Retire recently crested the 1,000,000 pageview mark since my lame first post that had something to do with Starbucks. In the time it took me to build up a respectable audience, I learned a thing or two about this whole “blogging business”. Blogging is about more than just typing a bunch of shit … Continue reading After 1,000,000 blog hits, here’s what I learned about running a blog
Okay, hear me out. Just a couple months after pontificating about how little https matters to blogs, I went ahead and switched my blog over to https anyway. Why would I do such a thing? First, let me reiterate my position that I continue to stand by: If all you’re doing is blogging, there is … Continue reading I switched the blog over to https…why?
In my recent rant about having children, I mentioned that I have “found my voice” on the blog. By that, I mean that I’m no longer concerned about whether people agree with what I have to say or not. That’s right – I just don’t care. One of my readers sent me a message on … Continue reading Find that blogging voice of yours!
Ever since Google announced that SSL-enabled web sites may see a small boost in search result rankings, the blogging community has gelled over getting their web sites “secure”. In the midst of the raucous, misinformation about SSL and the true impact it has to blogs floods the discourse. Here’s the truth. Several years ago, Google began to experiment with … Continue reading The truth about SSL and SEO
Hey guys, it’s blog showcase time! This is my opportunity to spread the love a little bit around this wonderful personal finance blogosphere and talk about some of the newer blogs run by some seriously motivated bloggers. The bloggers might not be young, but the blogs are! I’ve spent the last couple of weeks casing … Continue reading Blog showcase: The young and the restless!
The first time this blog ranked #1 on a Google search, it was like Christmas morning. I just opened up the gift of blog traffic, and that’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year. Strangely, it was not my intent for that post to rank so highly in Google. It was purely an … Continue reading Master your blog’s SEO by understanding Google