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The best WordPress hosting for bloggers

UPDATE: I’VE PUBLISHED A NEW POST ON THE BEST WORDPRESS HOST, FEATURING SPEED TESTS AND DETAILED COMPARISONS. CHECK IT OUT. I’M LEAVING THIS ARTICLE HERE FOR REFERENCE BUT IT NO LONGER REFLECTS MY CURRENT VIEW There are thousands of web hosts out there, and most of them will let you use WordPress. That doesn’t mean that […] Continue Reading

Picking the best mailing list service for bloggers

This isn’t a post to explain why you should be building an email list. If you’re still not sure of that, head over to the article on growing a mailing list and start with that. But you do need a mailing list, and getting people on to it should be the primary focus of your […] Continue Reading

A month with Twitter promote mode. Never again.

In 2017 Twitter launched their new $99 a month “promote mode” paid advertising feature which automated the promotion of your Tweets. Is it worth the money? Probably not… I was excited when Twitter launched promote mode. I hate messing around with ads, I just want the content I produce to be seen by relevant people. […] Continue Reading

Using MissingLettr to increase blog readership

Keeping blog posts fresh on social media is a great way of building extra traffic from older content. MissingLettr can automate a lot of that work for you. You know the feeling. You’ve written a great blog post and shared it on social media and it’s done OK. But then, as you write more and […] Continue Reading

SE Ranking review: Amazing cheap SEO tool

After a few months of use, here is my SE Ranking review. It’s quite in depth, so if you don’t have the will-power to plough through it all, here is my word 6 summary: It’s great, sign up for it! I’ve been using SE Ranking for a few months now. I first discovered it when AppSumo […] Continue Reading