How to change your WordPress admin username without going into the database – WordPress security

The blogging web was roughly awakened to the security issues around running a (self-hosted) WordPress blog last week as a botnet with 90.000 ip adresses at it’s disposal tried to hack all WordPress sites it could find.  Matt Mullenweg has three... Read More

WP Engine WordPress Hosting experiences 2013: my review

When I got into hosting trouble last year, I found help with Anne Corcino at SEO Praxis to carry me over the busy months before Christmas. I told myself that March next year (that was last month) I’d decide on a permanent hosting solution. I had... Read More

Thesis – the best CMS-style WordPress Theme

Lately someone bought Thesis off the affiliate banner on this site. I felt somewhat guilty. After all, it’s been years since I did my Thesis review and I have no idea if Thesis is still the best theme on the block for affiliates.  The new Thesis... Read More

How to speed up your WordPress blog on shared hosting

Yesterday’s post was about how I was forced to find myself a new host and ended up with shared hosting (again). Today’s post is perhaps more useful: the tips I was given from various sources on how to speed up my blogs. There are several... Read More

What I learned about WordPress hosting this week (Hostgator vs VPS.NET)

Hosting is complicated Hosting is not as simple as you think it is WordPress hosting is definitely not as simple as you think it is Wow – that was eloquent, wasn’t it? The reason I’m writing this post is that I think my experiences... Read More

Scroogle alternatives: how to search Google without personalisation and localisation

Those who watch the search engine space, or make a living online, have long realized that Google personlizes search results. That is: based on what type of PC you use, where you are when you browse, whether you’re logged into Google (gmail for... Read More

Do you recommend article marketing for SEO? vs Matt Cuts

First watch this video by Matt Cutts from Google: Do you recommend article marketing as an SEO strategy? Since I’ve been advising people to do article marketing for ages now, I think I should explain. Matt Cutts says you should NOT do article... Read More

Show your face on WordPress blogs: sign on for Gravatar

Most of the people who comment on here have done this, but a few haven’t, so I thought I’d remind people: If you want your avatar to show up on wordpress blogs, nine times out of ten what you need is a gravatar account. It connnects your... Read More

How to make money online after being banned from adsense

I had a panicky email from a fellow squid this weekend who was worried about whether she’d get to stay in the Giant Squid program, after having been accused of problem making on the new squidu forums. It really is unfortunate when people who... Read More

How to make more affiliate sales – conversion for web publishers

Chefkeem at Wizzley shared some great tips for making it online on their forums today. One post he shared was the Noble Samurai videos on web conversion. Web conversion is basically the art of turning traffic into buyers. This post is about how to turn... Read More