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Hi Folks

I'm looking into joining the Audible Affiliate Program, but I don't particularly want to join Amazon Associates.

As Audible is owned by Amazon, can someone

Oh dang !I just joined Awin today after reading a WA post about it yesterday. Hope they have got some other decent affiliate programs 😂

Hi - they have thousands of well known household names as their merchants. I am sure you will find plenty of choice.

Thanks Diane

Actually Audible closed their program on Awin and all other networks, so yes, you are stuck working with their program on Amazon. Really low commissions!

I did see that there's a program on Rakuten called SimplyAudioBooks.com, but it may be difficult to get approved into it (that's what Rakuten is known for).

Thanks, Jeannine, I wasn't aware of that.

Yeah, how Amazon rolls... on square wheels!

Bezos will reap his just rewards, Jeannine!

U can join separately.

Hi - no, you don't have to join Amazon. Audible is actually within the Awin affiliate network, so you would need to join Awin first. It will cost you £5, but you get that back with your first commission payout.

That's great, Diane
I've just checked out the link that Abie has sent me below and the affiliate tab takes me to Awin, which confirms what you say.
Thanks for your help and your quick answer.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Hi, I think you have to be, please check below link

https://www.audible.com/ep/affiliate-intro

Hi Abie
The affiliate tab in the link takes me straight to Awin, so it looks like you don't have to be an Amazon Associate first, as Diane says above.
Thanks for your help - much appreciated.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thank you very much for the great information

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A question about the audible affiliate program?

A question about the audible affiliate program?

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Keyword, Niche and Market Research

Hi Folks

I'm looking into joining the Audible Affiliate Program, but I don't particularly want to join Amazon Associates.

As Audible is owned by Amazon, can someone

Oh dang !I just joined Awin today after reading a WA post about it yesterday. Hope they have got some other decent affiliate programs 😂

Hi - they have thousands of well known household names as their merchants. I am sure you will find plenty of choice.

Thanks Diane

Actually Audible closed their program on Awin and all other networks, so yes, you are stuck working with their program on Amazon. Really low commissions!

I did see that there's a program on Rakuten called SimplyAudioBooks.com, but it may be difficult to get approved into it (that's what Rakuten is known for).

Thanks, Jeannine, I wasn't aware of that.

Yeah, how Amazon rolls... on square wheels!

Bezos will reap his just rewards, Jeannine!

U can join separately.

Hi - no, you don't have to join Amazon. Audible is actually within the Awin affiliate network, so you would need to join Awin first. It will cost you £5, but you get that back with your first commission payout.

That's great, Diane
I've just checked out the link that Abie has sent me below and the affiliate tab takes me to Awin, which confirms what you say.
Thanks for your help and your quick answer.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Hi, I think you have to be, please check below link

https://www.audible.com/ep/affiliate-intro

Hi Abie
The affiliate tab in the link takes me straight to Awin, so it looks like you don't have to be an Amazon Associate first, as Diane says above.
Thanks for your help - much appreciated.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thank you very much for the great information

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Search Engine Optimization

When I'm writing my SEO Title for my posts based around my Keyword, Generate Press automatically includes my Website Name in the Word Count, taking my title way over the 60 cha

Hey Richard,

That sounds more like WordPress than GeneratePress doing that.

Once you type in or paste your post or page title, WordPress assumes and creates the permalink to match your title.

I have to shorten my permalinks a LOT because I purposely create longer than 60 character titles in order to GRAB the attention of those searching Google.

See screen print below... to see what I searched for... then read the Google support response here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/thread/14834157?hl=en

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks, Trish.
It does seem to be GeneratePress (see FrankB-1's answer below) as I''ve created a dummy post with the same title in another of my sites using a different theme and it doesn't include my website title (not my URL as I incorrectly said in the question).
From the info you attached, it doesn't seem to matter in any case and I was probably worrying unnecessarily.
I would assume that Google sees the same combination of website title and post title for every single post that gets put up and will not distinguish between the peculiarities of this theme or that them, etc.
Thanks for your answer - the Google support thread was very informative and I've bookmarked it for future reference.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Hi Trish
Just in case you miss it, here's a blog post I've just done with the answer courtesy of Jay. Thanks for your help.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Yes Rich, I've seen this claim before for being able to shorten titles displayed in search results... which, this did not work. However, for your purposes, I agree.

Great post! Have "Like'd" it.

This isn't specific to Generate Press, this will be configured within your SEO Plugin, such as All in One SEO. Having a "Post Title - Site Name" is the normal and recommended approach.

I've just checked your screenshot below to confirm this, as you had me thinking when you said your URL was included. The URL isn't actually included, it is just your websites name.

Hope this makes sense and helps,
Chrystopher

Hi Christopher, it does seem to be GeneratePress in this instance as I use the WA default All In One SEO plug in on all my sites. I created a dummy with the same title on another site using a different theme and it doesn't include my website title (not the URL as I incorrectly said in my question).
From Trish's (@triblu) answer above, it doesn't seem to matter in any case.
Thanks for coming back to me - much appreciated.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thank you for getting back to me Rich, I have never seen this from GeneratePress, but then again, I haven't need to alter the default SEO Title provided by All in One SEO, Yoast or Rank Math. I'll do some testing to confirm your findings. Not that I don't believe you, but because I'm heavily in to SEO for Local Clients, and it will be good to know this, just in case I need to make changes for a client in the future :-) The need just hasn't arrisen for many years :-) Thank you for bringing this to my attention :-)

Hi Chris
Here's a couple of screenshots I took as per above.
The first one is of a post on another of my sites using a different theme, and as you can see the SEO title is 53 characters long as it does not include my website title.
I then created a dummy post on my site where I use GeneratePress and the same SEO title is 79 characters long.
I'd be very grateful if you could come back to me here with what you come up with when you do a bit of digging. It doesn't seem to be the problem that I thought it would be but I'm very keen to know the answer purely for interest's sake and maybe to help someone else out in the future.
Cheers
Rich :-)

No worries Rich, I'll do that :-) There doesn't appear to be any screenshots attached though

Sorry, Chris.
It was as you suspected an issue with my SEO Plugin, rather than with GeneratePress.
Here's the solution courtesy of Jay. And thanks for your help, too.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thank you for updating me Rich, I’m just worried by all the members who are now frantically removing their site title from all their posts and pages :-(

I saw your comment on my post, Chystopher, and I'm inclined to agree. It seems the solution has led to more questions.
Cheers
Rich :-)

No worries, I’ve just responded to it again :-)

Just seen - thanks again :-)

Hi Rich,

I also have tried to correct this problem, which is apparently specific to generatepress. What I do is just paste my meta title and meta description (same for the social info) in manually. Don’t use the ones that are already pre-populated for you. It won’t fix the word count but it will use it exact the way you enter it. I sent generatepress a support ticket when I built my website but they never answered me. I would stick with generatepress theme, since it is one of the fastest and will help you rank better. Every theme probably has its little bugs.

Frank

Hi Frank
Thanks for your answer. That's very interesting regarding your Support ticket. I hope their theme functionality is better than their Customer service!
From what Trish (@triblu) says above, it doesn't seem to matter anyway. Google will surely see the same combo of website title and article title, regardless of the quirks of whatever WordPress them the originator is using.
Cheers
Rich :-)

I think you're correct but I always change my meta description anyway.

Hi Frank
I got the answer from Jay. It's to do with All In One SEO settings rather than Generate Press. Thanks for your help, too.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thanks, Rich!

You should be able to edit it if you wish to. But sometimes even if it goes beyond the character count, I still just leave it. It's up to you, what you want to include or not.

I'm just confused as to why Generate Press includes the website URL in the character count when other themes don't.

Ah... now I get you. I went back to check my posts' SEO title, and realized it's the same case for mine. I did not even know this before, never bothered to actually count the characters. I have been using GeneratePress from day 1 of my site, so do not really have a basis for comparison with other themes.

Here's the solution courtesy of Jay. Thanks your help, as well.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thank you for this, really appreciate it!

Is it the URL or the name of your website?

Sorry, Gordon. It's the name of my website, not my URL. Thanks for pointing that out! From the answers I've got, particularly from Trish (@triblu) it doesn't seem to matter anyway and I was probably getting stressed over nothing!
Cheers
Rich :-)

Hi Gordon
Here's the solution courtesy of Jay. Cheers
Rich :-)

Was going to explain that to you, which is why I asked if it was your title rather than URL. Glad you got it sorted

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Problem with seo title in generate press theme?

Problem with seo title in generate press theme?

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Search Engine Optimization

When I'm writing my SEO Title for my posts based around my Keyword, Generate Press automatically includes my Website Name in the Word Count, taking my title way over the 60 cha

Hey Richard,

That sounds more like WordPress than GeneratePress doing that.

Once you type in or paste your post or page title, WordPress assumes and creates the permalink to match your title.

I have to shorten my permalinks a LOT because I purposely create longer than 60 character titles in order to GRAB the attention of those searching Google.

See screen print below... to see what I searched for... then read the Google support response here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/thread/14834157?hl=en

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks, Trish.
It does seem to be GeneratePress (see FrankB-1's answer below) as I''ve created a dummy post with the same title in another of my sites using a different theme and it doesn't include my website title (not my URL as I incorrectly said in the question).
From the info you attached, it doesn't seem to matter in any case and I was probably worrying unnecessarily.
I would assume that Google sees the same combination of website title and post title for every single post that gets put up and will not distinguish between the peculiarities of this theme or that them, etc.
Thanks for your answer - the Google support thread was very informative and I've bookmarked it for future reference.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Hi Trish
Just in case you miss it, here's a blog post I've just done with the answer courtesy of Jay. Thanks for your help.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Yes Rich, I've seen this claim before for being able to shorten titles displayed in search results... which, this did not work. However, for your purposes, I agree.

Great post! Have "Like'd" it.

This isn't specific to Generate Press, this will be configured within your SEO Plugin, such as All in One SEO. Having a "Post Title - Site Name" is the normal and recommended approach.

I've just checked your screenshot below to confirm this, as you had me thinking when you said your URL was included. The URL isn't actually included, it is just your websites name.

Hope this makes sense and helps,
Chrystopher

Hi Christopher, it does seem to be GeneratePress in this instance as I use the WA default All In One SEO plug in on all my sites. I created a dummy with the same title on another site using a different theme and it doesn't include my website title (not the URL as I incorrectly said in my question).
From Trish's (@triblu) answer above, it doesn't seem to matter in any case.
Thanks for coming back to me - much appreciated.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thank you for getting back to me Rich, I have never seen this from GeneratePress, but then again, I haven't need to alter the default SEO Title provided by All in One SEO, Yoast or Rank Math. I'll do some testing to confirm your findings. Not that I don't believe you, but because I'm heavily in to SEO for Local Clients, and it will be good to know this, just in case I need to make changes for a client in the future :-) The need just hasn't arrisen for many years :-) Thank you for bringing this to my attention :-)

Hi Chris
Here's a couple of screenshots I took as per above.
The first one is of a post on another of my sites using a different theme, and as you can see the SEO title is 53 characters long as it does not include my website title.
I then created a dummy post on my site where I use GeneratePress and the same SEO title is 79 characters long.
I'd be very grateful if you could come back to me here with what you come up with when you do a bit of digging. It doesn't seem to be the problem that I thought it would be but I'm very keen to know the answer purely for interest's sake and maybe to help someone else out in the future.
Cheers
Rich :-)

No worries Rich, I'll do that :-) There doesn't appear to be any screenshots attached though

Sorry, Chris.
It was as you suspected an issue with my SEO Plugin, rather than with GeneratePress.
Here's the solution courtesy of Jay. And thanks for your help, too.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thank you for updating me Rich, I’m just worried by all the members who are now frantically removing their site title from all their posts and pages :-(

I saw your comment on my post, Chystopher, and I'm inclined to agree. It seems the solution has led to more questions.
Cheers
Rich :-)

No worries, I’ve just responded to it again :-)

Just seen - thanks again :-)

Hi Rich,

I also have tried to correct this problem, which is apparently specific to generatepress. What I do is just paste my meta title and meta description (same for the social info) in manually. Don’t use the ones that are already pre-populated for you. It won’t fix the word count but it will use it exact the way you enter it. I sent generatepress a support ticket when I built my website but they never answered me. I would stick with generatepress theme, since it is one of the fastest and will help you rank better. Every theme probably has its little bugs.

Frank

Hi Frank
Thanks for your answer. That's very interesting regarding your Support ticket. I hope their theme functionality is better than their Customer service!
From what Trish (@triblu) says above, it doesn't seem to matter anyway. Google will surely see the same combo of website title and article title, regardless of the quirks of whatever WordPress them the originator is using.
Cheers
Rich :-)

I think you're correct but I always change my meta description anyway.

Hi Frank
I got the answer from Jay. It's to do with All In One SEO settings rather than Generate Press. Thanks for your help, too.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thanks, Rich!

You should be able to edit it if you wish to. But sometimes even if it goes beyond the character count, I still just leave it. It's up to you, what you want to include or not.

I'm just confused as to why Generate Press includes the website URL in the character count when other themes don't.

Ah... now I get you. I went back to check my posts' SEO title, and realized it's the same case for mine. I did not even know this before, never bothered to actually count the characters. I have been using GeneratePress from day 1 of my site, so do not really have a basis for comparison with other themes.

Here's the solution courtesy of Jay. Thanks your help, as well.
Cheers
Rich :-)

Thank you for this, really appreciate it!

Is it the URL or the name of your website?

Sorry, Gordon. It's the name of my website, not my URL. Thanks for pointing that out! From the answers I've got, particularly from Trish (@triblu) it doesn't seem to matter anyway and I was probably getting stressed over nothing!
Cheers
Rich :-)

Hi Gordon
Here's the solution courtesy of Jay. Cheers
Rich :-)

Was going to explain that to you, which is why I asked if it was your title rather than URL. Glad you got it sorted

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Hi folks

In my WA review on my MMO site, I've used a lot of WA's own screenshots and I've attached them here so you can see.

All of these images have text embedded

Although your reader is most likely able to read them (vision issues notwithstanding), search engines won't be able to so the alt tag is still necessary regardless.
Mark

It is still an image. Therefore it should be tagged. Please avoid keyword stuffing.

Regards
John

All images must have alt tags, regardless of the image type. As this tells the search engines what the image is about. It also helps visitors with accessibility issues to understand your images better, as well as browsers that are unable to display your images.

An image is just that an image Google will not be able to read it so you will need to add alt tags to all images.

Trust this helps :)

Martin

I don’t understand how Google would even know an image is text based. Can it read a png or jpeg file type?

Besides, info graphics are often text based and Googles user base loves those. So you would think Google would too.

Regardless, I would still use the alt tag to describe your image and plug your keyword. For example: alt= “[product name] - verified customer review”

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Should we include alt tags in images containing text?

Should we include alt tags in images containing text?

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Hi folks

In my WA review on my MMO site, I've used a lot of WA's own screenshots and I've attached them here so you can see.

All of these images have text embedded

Although your reader is most likely able to read them (vision issues notwithstanding), search engines won't be able to so the alt tag is still necessary regardless.
Mark

It is still an image. Therefore it should be tagged. Please avoid keyword stuffing.

Regards
John

All images must have alt tags, regardless of the image type. As this tells the search engines what the image is about. It also helps visitors with accessibility issues to understand your images better, as well as browsers that are unable to display your images.

An image is just that an image Google will not be able to read it so you will need to add alt tags to all images.

Trust this helps :)

Martin

I don’t understand how Google would even know an image is text based. Can it read a png or jpeg file type?

Besides, info graphics are often text based and Googles user base loves those. So you would think Google would too.

Regardless, I would still use the alt tag to describe your image and plug your keyword. For example: alt= “[product name] - verified customer review”

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