If you’re new to blogging and you’ve already published a few posts, you may be wondering – when does the traffic start coming in?

As a matter of fact, one of the most common frustrations that new bloggers face is this. They publish quite a few articles on their new sites, excited for their audience to start building. Except, after waiting weeks or even months, their blog is still a ghost town.

Don’t worry – this doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s anything wrong with your website, or even the approach you’ve been taking with your content.

In this article, we’re going to cover how many blog posts you need, before you start receiving traffic. Then, we’re going to cover how you can speed up the entire process, and get visitors coming in more quickly.

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When it comes to choosing an affiliate program plugin for your WordPress website, it’s very important to make the right choice from the beginning.

Unlike so many other plugin choices, this one doesn’t only affect you. Once you have affiliates registered on your blog or website and they’re actively earning commissions, it will be far more difficult to switch systems later. Even if you’re able to migrate accounts and data, it can be difficult to get everything transitioned seamlessly if you decide you want to change plugins later.

I don’t say this to scare you, but to illustrate an important point – this is a topic you’ll really want to research before you commit to any final decisions.

In this article, I will be covering the top affiliate management plugs for WordPress – comparing and contrasting them against each other, to help you decide which plugin is best for your affiliate program. Note that this is solely based around plugins that are designed to help you run your own affiliate program for your products and services. This list does not include any plugins to help you with affiliate marketing itself.

Let’s get into it!

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One question I commonly get from website owners – both bloggers as well as eCommerce store owners, is the value of Pinterest traffic.

Is Pinterest traffic worth anything? How does Pinterest traffic convert? Should I actively be focusing on my Pinterest strategy?

To be fair, I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Pinterest traffic.

On one hand, my baby product brand, which is a wonderful market for Pinterest in general, gets a ton of traffic from Pinterest. It was by far our biggest traffic source from social media, and for a long time was our biggest traffic source period.

At the same time, it was also our poorest converting traffic source – converting 7x worse than organic Google traffic over the course of a year.

Why is that, and is there anything you can do to make Pinterest traffic more valuable? I’ll cover both of these in just a moment.

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It’s finally happened.

For years, I have been preaching here how dangerous it is to become reliant on one company.

Why it’s dangerous to rely on one platform to send you traffic, or one website to sell your products and services.

This mistake can be so costly, it can shut entire companies down overnight – leaving you with nothing to build back from. It’s incredibly scary.

Two weeks before writing this post, I logged into Twitter to discover that my account had been suspended. I received no email regarding the suspension, and was not told what rule I supposedly broke that led to my suspension.

In fact, I only found out when I went to tweet (as usual) to my 21,000 followers, only to be greeted with this wonderful message:

Twitter Suspension Message

Ouch.

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Internal linking is a strategy that’s often over-looked by many website owners, yet it’s extremely important.

Not only will proper internal linking help your pages to rank higher on Google, but they’re very important to helping Google crawl your website.

The SEO benefits are huge.

On top of that, internal linking lowers bounce rates, helps to engage your readers, and makes your brand much more memorable to your audience.

Unfortunately, knowing when and where to link to isn’t always easy. As your website grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to actually keep track of what posts you have published on your site.

Chances are, there are hundreds of internal links you could add to your posts right now that are extremely relevant. Each one of these helping to boost your on-page SEO.

One easy to do this is by using the plugin Link Whisper. Link Whisper scans all of your pages, and intelligently provides recommendations for you – making it possible to add hundreds of links in only a couple of hours!

In this article, I’ll go over all of the features and provide my full review of Link Whisper.

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