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Friday, August 21, 2015

Why Non-Native English Speakers Should Use Grammarly Except they are Grammar Kings and Queens


As a non-native English speaker, I always had issues with punctuation before Grammarly came to my rescue. Knowing when to use the almighty Colon or double dash was a challenge to me.

These factors coupled with using the right syntax made editing all the more difficult.
Though Microsoft word did catch some of my typo’s, I discovered that Microsoft word just acted as a big sieve that allowed sentences with the wrong syntax to seep through.

This gave me tons of headaches until someone recommended Grammarly to me. That’s why I love to use it.

Grammarly corrects far more mistakes than your regular word processor.

For non-native English speakers- Grammarly is of great importance; except your  English Tutors are plain awesome.

If you are like me and you want to avoid using ‘in’ in place of ‘or’ then Grammarly is for you—because it has the ability to catch improper phrases, clauses, and sentences.

Grammarly also gives your writing a professional edge. And it is really cost effective.

If you doubt it— try the services of professional editors.

Imagine the money you will cough out just to get what Grammarly offers to you at rock bottom prize or even for free.

Imagine your account in red just because of your insane desire to produce outstanding content without really analyzing if its profitable.

Without much ado, I recommend Grammarly to every non-native English speaker who wants to save time, energy and money.

How to Use Grammarly Editor

Once you have finished typing your document either in word or notepad, the next step is to save the document and upload it in Grammarly.



 The App will then scan through the text and point out errors.

These errors will show up at the right hand side of the screen alongside suggestion on how to fix them.

To fix them, simply click on the highlighted text and you are good as done.

Features of Grammarly Editor

1. Browser App

I love this App because instead of the usual Gmail or Microsoft word correction tool; I have this amazing app that helps me check my web-based writing.

All it takes is for you to download the plugin for Chrome.

So, whether I am typing a mail on Gmail, Facebook, twitter or Word Press; the app makes me produce great content with minimal error in it.

2. The In-browser editor

This was the standard way to correct an error before the launch of the browser app. The in-browser editor requires you to login to Grammarly before use.

Once you’ve logged-in, a dashboard comes up where you can upload your text document or write a new project or if you desire to check out previous edits on the platform.

To show you how powerful Grammarly is – just take a look at the document below. The first part is written with Microsoft word.



As you can see, Word tells me there are no errors but when the same document is processed by Grammarly the result is different.


The tool is this powerful because it has an awesome scanning algorithm.

So instead of analyzing words from a database, It utilizes the database located in the cloud. With the aid of the algorithm, Grammarly scans every part of the document and also determines if punctuation and grammar are in tandem with academic rules.

3. Plagiarism Checker

Another top notch feature of Grammarly is their Plagiarism checker. I know most of you are already familiar with Copy Scape — but I love Grammarly because it not only serves as Grammar check but can  help me determine if a post or article has been plagiarized.

Imagine outsourcing a guest post to a client.
He is done and your smile knows no bound as you eagerly mail the guest post to your target blog.
You patiently await their response.
Then, you get this bombshell that shakes you to the marrow:

“The article is copied”.

Sorry, if you’ve ever been in that shoe. With Grammarly checker you wouldn’t be embarrassed as you can simply find out if the article has been plagiarised.

Grammarly plagiarism checker cross-checks your text against other over 8billion webpages, detecting plagiarized passages and highlighting sections that have been published elsewhere.

So this is why I recommend it.

So, do you use any other tool to check your spellings and grammar? I will love to know



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

How To Drive Traffic To Your Blog/Website Through Forum Activity

Forums are great platforms to draw awesome traffic. If well utilized it is more than just a platform for communication. That's why I decided to write an article on how to use forum to drive targeted traffic.

So take a cup of coffee as you learn how to utilize it to the best of your ability.

What is a Forum?

A forum is an online-discussion board where people ask questions, share their experiences, and discuss topics of common interest. Some call it forum boards or bulletin boards while others refer to them as threaded discussions.

No matter what definition you decide to give to forums, one pretty good characteristics of a forum is that it allows you to ask questions or give answers to a question in a threaded format.

Benefits Forums Can Provide To Your Business

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Nearly Ultimate Quora Guide to Driving Traffic to Your Blog

For any business to become successful-traffic is needed. This is true for both offline and online businesses. It is because of my love to solve traffic problems of new website owners that I am putting together this guide called the Nearly Ultimate Quora Traffic Guide.


If however, you have not heard of Quora before, let start with the definition.

Quora Definition

 

This is an online question and answer community just like Yahooanswers. Its difference lies in the fact that members of the community have the ability to vote up or vote-down an answer. Secondly members of Quora are professionals in their chosen niche.
This is what makes Quora different from Yahoo answer.

How to Sign Up to Quora

You can sign up to Quora using either your e-mail or face book or twitter profile. This is a plus as it shows that people on Quora are real people-compared to those of Yahoo answers.
If you decide to use your social media profile to register, you’ll be required to authorize the app-which you’ll need to accept- in order to start using Quora.

how to, drive traffic


How to Use Quora to Drive SEO Traffic

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

25 SEO Mistakes That Will Land You in Google Hell





A masked man storms a shop brandishing a grenade.

Bystanders and shoppers notice the big G…. MAYBE A member of a GANG… With their eyes down, they quickly move to the door and out onto the street…. A month later he comes back.

This time the thug pushes the poor woman on the ground almost breaking her leg in the process.
Shocked from the onslaught, she gasps for air. The thug not yet done flings the grenade and her shop goes down in pack of smoke.

He drags her to one side and sternly warns her, “Next time don’t do what you did”

The Question: what did she do?

Answer: she committed SEO mistakes that Google had to sack her from its market place.
Just like her I also made the Google god’s angry. I stole people’s content…..Not like +Adrienne Smith  did or +Jon Morrow  taught.

I stole people’s content without acknowledging them.

Is this strange? Nope, it happens all the time.

How I got Google Kicked out of Search Engine Land.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ultimate Guide To Making Huge Money Online With Konga Affiliate

Steps To Make Money With Konga Affiliate Progrmme


Okay, let me be frank with you; this article shares a step by step method to earn cash with or without a website. In short it’s so detailed that I advise you bookmark this page or download it for further reference.

How to Make Money with Konga Affiliate Marketing

You are in a dilemma.

You are scared of setting up a website because you feel you have poor writing skills.

So you feel earning money online is a mirage.

Or perhaps you have the writing skill of Wole Soyinka but terms like SEO and Google Keyword Planner has frightened the hell out of you.

So to you it’s an impossible bid-an act you mustn’t attempt. What of if I tell you are DAMN WRONG.

Yes, I mean every word, every letter of what I just said.

I want to tell you that it is possible if you only take action- If you only sign up for the affiliate programme and take the steps I will outline in this article.

You don’t need to be afraid because I will show you how you can achieve your goals with images to guide you.

I will show you how you can monetize your site or Facebook page because I know that’s what you want - so that you can put food on the table or smile to the bank as Pascal did.

But you need to understand one thing.

You need to understand that without a website, for you to succeed you must be active on social media; be it Facebook, Instagram, or twitter.

However, I feel Facebook provides a formidable platform to achieve your goal of earning money with Konga- i.e if you harness it properly.

This is why I advise people to ensure they understand the importance of relationship building as it helps breed trust and increase sales.

So enough of the preamble: let’s get into the business.


The Step By Step Process of Earning Money Online With Konga Affiliate

1. Sign Up For The Affiliate Program


To sign up for the affiliate program, you need to register here. Once you’ve clicked the link you’ll be shown the page below.
Just fill in the details




2. Wait To Receive an Invite

Once you've filled in your details and submitted, the next thing is to wait for your invite. The invite will be sent to your registered e-mail.

3. Log-in To Your Dash Board

Once you have received an invite, you can login to the dashboard. To do this, click on the link in the email you were sent or visit the Konga's affiliate site and log-in.
As shown below, you will need to put your e-mail address and password in the provided space.



4. Get Your Affiliate Link


Once you’ve logged in, look at the left-hand side of the dashboard and click on the promotion tab.

When you click on this tab you will see Banner and link - click on it also- this will then take you to the "Get Affiliate Link".





The Get affiliate link page allows you to input the link of any product you want to promote. However, in choosing a product - select the one you are comfortable about. This will give you an edge when promoting it.

How To Get The Link (Not Affiliate Link) of The Specific Product You Want to Promote

To do this you need to go back to Konga.com and search through their catalogues

There are several ways to do this:

ü Go to “Shop by Category”:

Once there you can click on:

*Phones &Tablet
*Computer & Accessories
*Electronics
*Konga Fashion
*Home & Kitchen
*Baby, Kids & Toys
*Other Categories



Once you’ve clicked on any of the categories you are interested in – you can then drill further and find a specific item to promote.

For example, if I find a Toshiba laptop the next step to take is to click on it. This then takes me to a page where I can buy the Toshiba Laptop.

Once on this page: I will go to the browser tab and copy the available link.
Having copied the link, I can then go to the Get Affiliate link page and input the link I want to promote so I can get the special affiliate link.

ü Use The Search Bar

Just write the word of the item you desire to promote on the search bar.
For example, if the phone I want to promote is the fastest selling phone on Konga- what I need to do is:

Type Infinix phone in the search tab.

As you can see below there are several brands of Infinix phones to pick from. Once you’ve made your choice - the next logical step is to click the phone as I mentioned previously and copy the link in the browser tab.

As you repeat the process, it will become easier for you to do, and other faster techniques will pop right into your brain- or you will simply discover them.

Continuation of How To Obtain Your Special Affiliate Link


Simply put the link you’ve gotten during your search at the right-hand side (of the get affiliate link page) where it is written “Insert the Product Link”. Then click on “Show Me My Affiliate Link”.

The code so generated is your affiliate link: you can copy the code or URL and place it on your website or social media of your choice.

5. Get Targeted Traffic


Posting your affiliate link on your website or social media may not bring you the money you seek. The reason is because people are banner blind. Hence to make money you must learn the art of content marketing.

What this simply means is that you should endeavour to provide content your audience desire. To achieve this, you need to look for the keywords people will use to find your content.
This is why keyword research is important.

If you know little or nothing about keyword research I recommend you read this guide on How to use keyword planner.

I have used pictures to help simplify the process.

Also you need to use Ubersuggest to get long tail words.

Once you’ve gotten the right keywords you can go ahead to create content. This kind of content is laser focused and drives targeted traffic.

Another thing you need to take note of is the need to write reviews of the affiliate products.

The reason is because writing reviews of product you want to promote is good and most people who check out reviews of product are already in the buying mode. So it is easy for you to convert them in customers.

Advice

In writing reviews ensure you use simple English people can understand. There is no need of using big grammar to confuse your visitors.

Why?

The more confused a visitor to your site is the less likely he or she will buy from you.


Note: if visitors do click on your affiliate link or banner and end up not buying, don’t be angry, because konga with the aid of cookies will still give you a commission if the visitor ends up buying something else.

6. Promotion


What if I Don’t Have a Website?

For those who don’t have a website but do have a facebook page or twitter account it isn’t the end of the road if you have substantial followers on any of the platforms.

What you need to do is for you to write the reviews of the products on your facebook page.

You can then promote the post through the following means:

 By Sharing to Facebook Groups:

These groups should be groups that find your post informative. Just sharing your post to any group you see may not be very effective. So it’s important you streamline the groups you target your post to.

 Through Forums:

To use forums to promote an affiliate link can get you banned. So what you need to do is write a review on your facebook page of topic you find interesting and put a call to action in the post linking to your facebook page. You can also put the facebook page link in your signature.

 Facebook Adverts

This method requires you to pay money. To be frank with you getting the most visibility to you facebook page in the age of declining page reach without paying is almost an impossible. So just set up your mind that paid reach has come to stay.
However, you need to ensure your adverts are targeted to your intending audience.

 Boost Post:

Whenever you post an article on your facebook page-you’ll see the boost option-this gives you option of paying to get your post visible to a wide audience.


As I MENTIONED in the Facebook ads option-your post must be targeted to get the best result.

For example, if you want to boost a post on pampers, you should ensure the post is targeted to women within the age range of 25-35. The reason I will target this age range is because they target demography are most likely nursing mothers or newly married couples.

Failure to properly target your audience can lead to money wastage.

Conclusion

You should understand that affiliate marketing like any business requires interest. If you can’t sustain your interest in a particular niche you will find it difficult to succeed.

However, it is doable.

So why not take the bold step to visit Konga Affiliate Page and Get Started

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