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October 11, 2022 |
These free blogging courses may get you a headstart if you are a new blogger or help you boost your existing blog to the next level.
Blogging is a great way to both express yourself and create a (passive) income stream.
I deliberately placed ‘passive’ between parentheses because blogging takes a lot of hard work. Passive refers to the fact that your posts may remain on the Internet forever, and its ads or affiliate links will generate income accordingly. Now. Back to the hard work.More about ‘Free Courses to Boost Your Blog’ here
Even if you are a natural and writing doesn’t take you any effort at all, many different factors can contribute to your blog’s success -or failure.
October 5, 2022 |
As Google focuses more and more on rewarding excellent user experience, it is time to start looking at more than just some performance indicators.
This post will explain what core web vitals are, what user experience has to do with it, and what they mean for the SEO ranking of your blog or website.
I know that this isn’t the sexiest topic and that it looks very technical as you scan this post, but as always, I will do my best to keep it understandable for non-techies!More about ‘What are Core Web Vitals’ here
October 5, 2022 |
An important key factor in the success of your blog is the performance of your website. It affects how visitors experience your website, but it also has an impact on your ranking in Google.
In this post, I zoom in on how The Side Gig Longlist performs, give you an introduction to website performance, and show how you can improve it while doing so.More about ‘Introduction to Website Performance’ here
May 16, 2022 |
Like a lot of other fairly new bloggers, I struggle with the question of how to increase traffic to my blog. I get that it takes good content, time, and effort concerning SEO and driving traffic from social.
However, at a certain point in time, you will find yourself researching what factors influence that traffic. One of these things is called Domain Authority.
It’s not hard to find out what Domain Authority is. But what I actually wanted to find out was a reference. How are other bloggers doing? How long does it take to increase domain authority? What is the average domain authority for blogs? And what factors actually influence that magic number?
In this post I’ll walk you through my research and the conclusions I made concerning domain authority.More about ‘How Long Does it Take to Increase Domain Authority’ here
May 16, 2022 |
With Google’s shift to a more user-centric way of ranking, a perfect web page performance score becomes increasingly important to get great rankings in search engines.
However, these ranking factors are about a lot more than increasing speed.
Wrong configurations or decisions will slow down your website. A faster server won’t automatically help you achieve a perfect webpage performance. In this post, I will share some of the things I did to (almost) hit that perfect score.More about ‘How I Reached a Nearly Perfect Web Page Performance Score’ here
May 16, 2022 |
Starting a blog can be a great experience. It is also effortless to start, and you don’t need to have a degree or study years before launching it. However, it might come in handy if you had some information about specific things to know before starting a blog.
I started this blog with a lot of technical experience, but I was pretty blank in other expertises. Think of writing, keyword research, SEO, promoting, affiliate marketing, etcetera. During my learning period, I came up with this post containing things I wish I knew before. I hope you enjoy my starting a blog tips and that they will give you a headstart when launching yours.More about ’57 Starting a Blog Tips to Give You a Headstart’ here
June 13, 2021 |
Starting a blog is a great way to share your thoughts and stories while building a source of income on the side. It might seem hard, and frankly, it can be, but with a little help and guidance, you really can have your own blog out there in no time.
I would like to help you get your own blog online, which is why I wanted to write this blog post.More about ‘How to Start a Blog as a Newbie’ here
April 30, 2021 |
If you, like me, started a blog without any experience, then the chances are that you missed some of the basics that are now refraining you from growing. Not that I don’t believe in learning by doing, on the contrary, but there are downsides to this approach. Eventually, you find something that you missed in the beginning.
One of the courses I believe to be very useful to bloggers is the Free âTweak & Peakâ 7 Days Blog Traffic Boost Email Challenge For Bloggers created by Ana from the She Approach.
In this email course, which will take 7 days, Ana will teach Bloggers what they need to do to improve on their blog to increase traffic.More about ‘Free Blog Traffic Boost Challenge Review’ here
My name is Jip, and I created the Side Gig Longlist to learn all I can about blogging and making money online.
Having decades of experience in information technology, I decided to explore all the non-technical aspects of blogging, marketing, and promoting.
I also happen to like sharing the things I know and learn with others.
This blog is my platform to experiment, learn, and share.