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Thank you. I looked it up and it turns out that his website started in October 2017. By now he has over 200 articles. I guess most of them are just copied. Now, the weird part is that he copied interlinks only with my articles. So now he is linking to my pages, that is how I found him. He also copied my affiliate links.

His site doesn't have any traffic according to SEMRush. Best position is 13. on 300 volume KW. His FB page is only 20 people.

I will keep an eye on him and disavow all links for now.
 
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I'm looking for the technical name for 2 things.

1. Infinite scrolling on websites, where when you get to the bottom of an article another article loads so you can keep scrolling down and reading.

2. Amend the URL from what looks like h1/h2s. Kinda like how Complex does with their Pokemon article (not allowed to post links, so search for "top 50 pokemon complex" if you want to.) Basically, as you scroll to different pokemon, the URL changes from /top-50/pikachu to /top-50/charmander.
 

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2. Amend the URL from what looks like h1/h2s. Kinda like how Complex does with their Pokemon article (not allowed to post links, so search for "top 50 pokemon complex" if you want to.) Basically, as you scroll to different pokemon, the URL changes from /top-50/pikachu to /top-50/charmander.
I created a free version of this script for our DevSeries (has demos): Title Change to Header Text on Scroll - DevSeries
 
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What do you think about Thrive Theme for Wordpress? I get recommendations for it everywhere and it looks like it has some nice features that are useful.
 

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Thrive is good. They're especially good for those that don't want to get into code much. Some of their plugins, like Thrive Leads, are pretty nice too.
 
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What do you think about Thrive Theme for Wordpress? I get recommendations for it everywhere and it looks like it has some nice features that are useful.
I wouldn't recommend thrive theme..Thrive architect is good but their themes are horrible on mobile..too much white space..
 

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What would you do if you needed to make little money but quickly? Let's say, get 100 dollars in a week. Selling a service in Fiverr?
 
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What would you do if you needed to make little money but quickly? Let's say, get 100 dollars in a week. Selling a service in Fiverr?
If I needed $100 in a week, I would look around my room and see what I could sell quickly (Especially stuff that you can buy back for the same price).

Next, I would think of jobs I could do locally. Door to door after a snowstorm to shovel - you could make $100 in an afternoon, or mowing lawns, or making trips to the dump for people if you have a truck, or even renting a truck and helping people move.

Do you want $100 this week, or do you need it? Adjust your plan/comfort accordingly.

You could put up an ad on Craigslist offering to setup a website for $100, I'm sure you'd get bites because it's really cheap. It might not be a sustainable business, but I'm assuming you're in a bit of a pinch here, so that's another line you could cast out.

When I say "I would..." for some of these, it means "I have done this in a similar situation."

I don't know what your experience is with online work, but based on the question I'm guessing you are newer to it, so starting offline might be a more viable route.

There's this romantic idea among entrepreneurs about sitting in a little shack, eating ramen, going all in for 20 hours a day, and giving yourself absolutely no room to fail. It's always awesome hearing about the people who start there and end up killing the game. You don't hear much about all the ones who fail, though. Don't be afraid to do some good old fashioned offline work to create a cushion for your online work.

Even if you did manage to land 25 gigs on Fiverr in a week, there would still be a delay before the money actually landed in your bank account.

I'd lean towards casting out a few different lines, where you just need one of them to hit in the next week and you'd make your goal, rather than trying to scoop up 25 shitty fish on Fiverr, just catch one nice fish.
 
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Hello everyone,
Here my dumb newbie question.
What's the difference between wordpress.org and wordpress.com
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can WordPress be installed without me actually installing anything to my PC?

To make it clearer, here is what happened.
I've decided to create a blog. So I've bought a domain, and the hosting company also provided kinda a quick way to install WordPress, but I still struggled, so I contacted the online support, and they asked me to wait, and then said something like "ok, now WordPress is installed".

I feel super dumb now, cause I have no idea what has happened and if I should even worry about it.

Thanks in advance,
Anxious newbie
 
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@Kirst_W

WordPress.org is the open-source blogging platform, it's a piece of software that you can install on any web host you choose. You can make all sorts of edits to it, add lots of plugins, and you generally have a ton of control over your site. You can switch hosts and move your site, and so on. You're also more responsible for things like managing your resources when the site grows, ensuring you're keeping the software up to date, and so on. 99.99% of the time when someone mentions WordPress, and 100% of the time on this forum in particular, we're always talking about the software from WordPress.org.

WordPress.com allows you to use a very limited version of the WordPress platform, without having to set it up on your own server, without having to install updates, and so on. They're essentially a hosting platform, but they're not the same as typical hosting companies since they specialize exclusively in their more proprietary, more limited version of WordPress.

What you want to do is to find a hosting company, and not to use WordPress.com.

There are many hosts that come with WordPress practically pre-installed.

The version you'll get from using any host other than WordPress.com gives you a lot more freedom, and it's what you want to go with.

Shared hosting should be good enough if you're just starting out. Knownhost (Buildersociety affiliate link) has shared plans now, which are probabally pretty good, I'm happy with their VPS (a higher-tier of server for when your site gets a little busier.)

Now, I know you've already gone through that step and purchased hosting, but I figured it could be helpful to someone else down the road none the less.

So, what I would do if I were you, is try visiting yourdomain.com/wp-admin and see if you arrive at a log-in screen. If the host provided you with a username and password, you should be able to log in and start working on your site.

If not, I'd email your host and ask them for the log-in credentials and you're off to the races.

Don't feel dumb, it doesn't sound like you've got anything to worry about, you just need to log-in the admin area of your site and get to work. If you visit Yourdomain.com, does it show a barebones WordPress site, give an error, or what?

A lot of stuff you're about to encounter on this journey is going to seem overwhelming and confusing, but it's only confusing until it makes sense - and it'll all make more and more sense as you go.

Cheers, good luck, and don't be shy if you have any questions we're all here to help.
 

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What are the best ways to optimize a general Crypto currency blog?
I'd say the best way is to become an affiliate for an exchange where you can get a cut of every single trade people make, where you'll eventually get some whales in there, too. I'd play it out just like a casino site. That'd be some serious passive income since everyone seems to go batty over crypto. When they get into it, they get INTO IT.

I haven't given it much thought beyond that but I imagine there's no lack of CPM ads you could find, or even get on BuySellAds or offer them direct to buyers for crypto only. You could sprinkle in sales for miners and GPUs or whatever too.
 
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@Potatoe, thank you for explaining it in details!
So, do I understand correctly, that the hosting company had WordPress.org installed on their servers so that I didn't have to install it on my own PC? If so, it makes sense to me.
When I go to my website.com/wp-admin, I log in and see the dashboard. Everything seems to be working.
I guess you're right, there is nothing to worry about.

Thank you once again,
Happy to be here.
 
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Yep you can ignore it, you don't need to install anything on your computer at all.

You CAN if you want to, and some people DO choose to run an instance of WordPress on their own computers so that they can work on their sites offline, then upload to their servers once they've verified their changes don't cause any issues, but I've never done it, and if your site isn't a big eCommerce monster with huge paid traffic campaigns running to it, mission-critical stuff, I don't think you need to think twice about it.

You're all set buddy, keep us posted and let us know how it goes! @Kirst_W
 

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Code:
https://www.soundguys.com/best-headphones-of-2018-2559/
Anyone know how to get a clever scroll-based dynamic header like that with WordPress?
 

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Anyone know how to get a clever scroll-based dynamic header like that with WordPress?
I'm not sure about wordpress, but it looks completely custom from what I see, the file is located here that has the code:

Code:
https://www.soundguys.com/wp-content/themes/aa/js/single.js
It starts around here
Code:
function review_top_bar()
I might have to steal this, cause it's pretty slick. Nice find! Looks like they stole it or the theme from something called
Code:
androidauthority.com
The code is slick, cause it's not calling a database or anything but simply copying elements from within the content as you scroll, so as long as you have the right HTML tags already in your content the scrolling bar will adjust accordingly.
 
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I've managed to get my hand on frequent lists of deleted/expiring domains outside the marketplaces, but they don't come with info about domain strength.

This could be 200 a day domains to check.

I know both Majestic and Ahrefs have APIs that would be perfect for this, but they're also really expensive for my budget (unless they changed their terms).

Is there any cheaper alternative?

It doesn't need to be very precise, only to get an overall idea of which domains to look more closely at. Years ago, pagerank and Scrapebox was an obvious choice of course, even after it stopped updating, but now it can't be right?
 

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I've managed to get my hand on frequent lists of deleted/expiring domains outside the marketplaces, but they don't come with info about domain strength.

This could be 200 a day domains to check.

I know both Majestic and Ahrefs have APIs that would be perfect for this, but they're also really expensive for my budget (unless they changed their terms).

Is there any cheaper alternative?

It doesn't need to be very precise, only to get an overall idea of which domains to look more closely at. Years ago, pagerank and Scrapebox was an obvious choice of course, even after it stopped updating, but now it can't be right?
You could try http://domdetailer.com/

They do not have ahrefs stats though.
 

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Is it possible to use a tool like GSA for quality content syndication, or am I thinking too optimistically?
 
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Hello builders!

I'm working on an affiliate website, and I'm wondering how many pieces of content I should have before I start promoting it.

So far I have created two outlines that are going to interlink to each other. One is a Desire type article, and the other one is an Intent type article. Both will be 2000~ words, and I'll start using Facebook Ads to push traffic to both. I'm also planning on getting an infographic for both to really increase the quality of the content.

Would this be a waste or should I aim for more pieces of content first?
 

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Is it possible to use a tool like GSA for quality content syndication, or am I thinking too optimistically?
There's all kinds of software that allows you to syndicate content. I don't know about GSA SER in particular, but people use all kinds of tools. The most recent foray into that was the concept of Authority Stacking, which was pretty cool honestly.

They would syndicate to dozens of branded social media profiles and web 2.0's using the RSS feeds of their sites, only showing excerpts and getting a link back to their site. They'd interlink the profiles too, and have them all linking back to their homepage, building up and passing "authority" back to the homepage and all the inner pages thanks to the syndication, which also kept the profiles fresh and kept Google crawling them.

I'd say it's more about how you do it, quality wise, than which tool you use to do it.

Would this be a waste or should I aim for more pieces of content first?
What is your goal for the users you get to the site? There needs to be some kind of act they take that is measured as a conversion, whether that's clicking an ad, buying an item, sharing the post, linking to it from another site or forum, etc.

If you think you can achieve the conversion goals, it's never too early to promote. But you need something actionable and measurable so you'll know whether to keep going with the Facebook Ads or not.
 
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What is your goal for the users you get to the site? There needs to be some kind of act they take that is measured as a conversion, whether that's clicking an ad, buying an item, sharing the post, linking to it from another site or forum, etc.

If you think you can achieve the conversion goals, it's never too early to promote. But you need something actionable and measurable so you'll know whether to keep going with the Facebook Ads or not.
Thank you @Ryuzaki for answering so quickly.

The primary goal of the article is to get them to make the purchase on Amazon and sharing the post second. I think I can achieve the goal but won't know until I try. I'll just dive into it. Thanks again. :smile:
 

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Does anyone know of any legal implications for doing affiliate marketing under a fake name and/or using a fake photograph?

Has anyone here ever faced any issues over it?

I'm asking for a friend. Seriously.
 
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Does anyone know of any legal implications for doing affiliate marketing under a fake name and/or using a fake photograph?
As long as you're following the law and the FTC guidelines, I don't see why it would matter. It's only when you break the law that there's a problem, like misleading and inaccurate statements, generating tons of fake reviews by fake accounts (mainly on other company's platforms), etc. Even then you probably need to be knocking down a ton of money and impacting a lot of people, like diet rebills.