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4 Ways to Slash Comment Spam (Before It Kills Your Blog)

4 Ways to Slash Comment Spam (Before It Kills Your Blog)

It’s a Monday morning, and you’re sitting down with your first cup of coffee.

You open up your blog, and you’re excited to see that someone commented on your latest post.

“Fantastic!” you think. “I’m finally starting to get some traction with my site!”

Then you look closer, and you slam your coffee mug down in disgust.

The comment isn’t from an excited, engaged reader who enjoys your writing and wants to join the discussion on your site.

It’s from a spammer.

Yuck.

Comment spam is an annoying, disappointing part of life online.

As your blog grows, comment spam becomes a daily hassle. Dealing with it is a lot like playing an endless, wildly irritating game of Whack-a-Mole. The game never ends, you waste a ton of time, and no one ever wins.

Perhaps it’s time you got yourself a better hammer.
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How I Got 532 Subscribers in 43 Days Using Cheap Facebook Ads

How I Got 532 Subscribers in 43 Days Using Cheap Facebook Ads

Your email pings.

1 new subscriber to “Your Awesome Email List.”

Whoop de do.

If this were your first subscriber ever, you might jump for joy and bust out the champagne. But instead you think:

ONE new subscriber? Really? That’s it?

Because after all those long hours of pouring your heart and soul into your writing…after doing everything you were told to do to get subscribers…well, you were expecting more.

Your eyes narrow at the total subscriber count on the screen, and for a brief moment, you succumb to wishful thinking…

Maybe if I stare at it long enough, I can make it grow another digit or two through sheer willpower.

Nope. It’s still the same measly old number. In fact, your list hasn’t grown much at all in the past week, or the past month. And it’s annoying as all heck.

You groan.

All this hard work, and what do I have to show for it?

Know what? You aren’t alone in feeling this way.

But all you need to grow your email list at hyper speed is to get the word out in an entirely different way…a way that most bloggers haven’t even considered.

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The Quickest and Easiest Way to Create a List Post That Goes Viral

The Quickest and Easiest Way to Create a List Post That Goes Viral

Seriously – how do they do it?

How do some bloggers create posts that get shared hundreds or even thousands of times?

And attract dozens of quality links that get them ranked highly by Google.

You know the people we’re talking about – everything they publish goes viral.

And you can’t help thinking:

Why can’t that be me?

But you know what? It can.

And you don’t need an insanely popular blog, a huge email list, a Rolodex crammed with influential friends or a heap of time to make it work.

If you know exactly the right type of post to create and the right way to do it, you can dramatically increase your chances of a viral hit without spending days and days.

In fact, the method you’re about to learn will bring you hundreds of shares and thousands of new visitors to your blog in just a few hours.

So, are you ready to learn how to have maximum impact in minimum time?

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A Crash Course in Google Analytics for Anyone Who’s Sick of Feeling Like an Idiot

A Crash Course in Google Analytics for Anyone Who’s Sick of Feeling Like an Idiot

Kinda unfair, isn’t it?

As a blogger you have so many different skills to master.

Writing, editing, promotion, networking . . . the list goes on and on.

You’re essentially expected to be a solo publishing empire — an entire team of skilled professionals rolled into one person.

Where on earth will you find the time? How do you make the best use of the time you do have?

Tools can help, but let’s face it, researching and learning new tools is a time-suck all of its own.

However, one free tool could make a huge difference to your success as a blogger.

Chances are, you already know about it. You’ve probably even installed it on your blog.

But you’re almost completely ignoring it. And that’s a big mistake.

So what is this neglected power tool? Google Analytics.

And getting it to work for you is a lot easier than you might think.

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Case Study: How to Increase Your Traffic by 226% in Just 60 Days

Case Study: How to Increase Your Traffic by 226% in Just 60 Days

Let’s face it.

Your blog is stagnating.

You keep checking your traffic for signs of growth but … zip. Nada.

The chart is as flat as a pancake.

You desperately need to do something different, but what?

Be honest — you’re baffled by all the options.

And the endless stream of advice from the traffic experts only makes things worse.

Don’t worry though. You’re not alone.

At Canva, we were facing this challenge with our design blog, Design School.

So we completely reengineered our blog strategy — and the results blew us away.

Find out exactly what we did. And how you can do it too.
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