Posts by MaryFRM 22
Hi All, I'm experiencing slow mobile site speed. It happened recently that the scores for mobile dropped from 80-90 to 30-40. I added GoogleADs recently, maybe it's related. I know we are not supposed to use cache plugins with WA sites, but I tried WP Fastest Cache. Looks like it improves the scores to 40-50. Not sure if it's worth it. I deleted the cache. I'm not sure should I leave this plugin activated or deactivate. When looking in Google Page Speed analyzer, I see several issues, but I hav
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Some updates about my progress. I know many people like to read about what others are doing. I keep this journal mostly to remind myself what I did, so I don't feel like nothing is happening.It feels like exhausting mountain climbing, that's why this cover picture. 1. Pinterest Here is the picture of my best performing pin. The most depressing pin gets the most traffic. I'm still wondering why - is it the design or the topic that gets attention. For a Pinterest beginner like me, 2.6k views and
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Recently, I'm spending more (or maybe too much) time setting up some technical things on my blog, than on creating new content. So my recent wins:1. Created a freebie (Grocery shopping guide to help people save on shopping) and an embedded form for this using Mailerlite. Hope it will bring more subscribers. 2. Created a second freebie - Ways to avoid scams online + printable check up list. Added to the homepage. 3. Redesigned my Homepage from simple blog roll to more magazine like page. To do t
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In my latest post yesterday I mentioned that as part as my blogging journey I found a great free personal finance software and wrote a detailed review about it. Maybe some of you had to read it as part of the SiteComment work. Today I've got a first referral commission from them. $20 Amazon gift card. It's the highest commission I've got till now, except from one WA commission of $23 (that referral only payed for one month). The person who sign up is from my email list and I've got her address
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This time let's look at the positive side effects from my blogging journey with WA. My previous post was more of a ranting type - about lack of sleep, the difficulty to set priorities, the comparison to more successful people.In this one, I want to mention the good things that happened in the recent few months.Writing capabilitiesAs for many of WA members, at the beginning, writing a 1,500 word post looked as a serious challenge for me. About 20 posts later, it gets much easier. Sometimes it's
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I just discovered one of my posts on Google Page one for two different key wordsI think it is there for a while, I just didin't check really. The post is not generating any crazy amount of traffic, but probably the big part of my organic search clicks. Just a first success to share.The organic traffic to my website is still about 3-10 click per day. I need to work on it (mostly on new content)Just wanted to share.Mary
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I'm approaching 6 months milestone with Wealthy Affiliate. It's time to check what effects did it have on my life. As with everything else, there are positive and negative impacts that I want to list and check the balance. I pride myself with the ability to commit, to persevere, to stick to a goal. I'm not a quitter, I know how to run "marathons". However, it doesn't come easy. There is a price and trade-off for everything.Emotional Roller Coaster On the one hand, I'm proud that I was able to c
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Yesterday I thought a lot about this question: What to do when you are laid off? I work in the IT department of a large financial firm. Technology is a tough domain, you have to be on top of the new developments, along with doing your job properly and being a positive team player. Not all of my team members are perfect, I'm far from being perfect either. And still, I was shocked and upset yesterday when our team leader gathered 4 out of 6 members of the team and announced that there is about 2
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VMag theme issuesI've chosen VMag theme as I liked their widgets options for static home page - carousel, slides, wide screen part, post tables etc. But this is a nightmare trying to edit a post in VMag. Examples: - Any numbered or bullets lists that look fine in the Editor don't show up on the website- Images change their position from Editor to the website. - The space between the lines looks very different in Editor and on the websiteIn general, the issue is that what you see in the Editor i
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Hi, 1. I'm getting this message from Google, as if I had submitted Privacy Policy and Affiliate disclosure pages for crowling. I never did. They are marked as No-Index , No Follow because they are not original content. What I'm doing wrong?2. The console shows that in total there were X clicks on my website. In the keywords list below, there are no clicks on any keyword. Then where these X clicks came from?3. How do I know when Google has indexed the post? Sometimes I get a note from WA about i
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