60 Posts in 120 Days. You're a Sick Man, Matt!
Last Updated: September 2, 2021
As many of you likely noticed in my last blog (thank you again to everyone who commented), I have a really hard time walking away from my guitar lesson site. I've made such a major monetary and time investment in it over the last decade that it's too difficult for me to quit on.The site saw pretty solid success in terms of traffic and income 6 years ago with just 30 posts. I wanted to believe I could at least get back to 50% of where it used to be by revamping the content and kicking things off
Hate to Say It. But I'm Losing Hope Here. A 10 Year WA member Still In the Red
Last Updated: September 1, 2021
I'm pretty frustrated to say this.. but I'm about ready to throw in the towel. I've thrown everything I've got at my site and the traffic hasn't budged. The site was launched in 2011 so it is an aged domain, almost 70 posts or original content, including a massive content push by me late last year into early this year...The site did well around year 2-3, then fell off when it went dormant as life caught up to me. I've spent the last year putting countless hours into it, exhausting every SEO str
Boost Engagement, Traffic and Natural Backlinks with These Simple Tips!
Last Updated: February 5, 2021
Hey everyone,A couple years ago SEMRush conducted a study of the top performing articles on the web in terms of sharing, backlinks and overall engagement.While the study is very thorough, I thought I would break down the key points for you to apply to your content.1. Content LengthBefore I even get started on this - length has no bearing on your ranking. It is not a ranking factor with Google. Period. With that said, writing longform content has many advantages beyond just ranking for long tail
3 New Comment Submissions, 3 More Rejected Comments (A Call to Action)
Last Updated: January 29, 2021
Good morning WA,I woke up to 3 new comments from SiteComments active requests I have going right now. Of those 3 comments, ALL 3 were spam, with 2 of which being from the same person, on the same post, with the same spam comment:The third rejected comment was a comment I've now received 3 times from the same person who seems to have the same canned "dancing" comment comparison.And then there are the seemingly well-meaning comments that actually don't show any real proof the person even opened y
It's Easy to Forget the Easy Stuff!
Last Updated: January 14, 2021
As I was working on my latest post for my website today I realized something. I've been producing content like crazy, all of it being informative, helpful, how-to style content. And that's great! But it dawned on me it's been 2 YEARS since my last blog post. My last news post. It's talked about in the training here but it can be so easy to lose sight of.Part of becoming an authority in your space/niche is having your finger on the pulse of it. You need to stay up to date on the latest news and