First released in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little wordpress is now the number one blogging platform. 2014 statistics show that wordpress is now used by more than 60 million websites! How reliable is that, right? WordPress started to be well known in 2008 when it made a brand new release to the public. WordPress use to be a general blogging site at first, as people started to understand more and more about wordpress they understood that they can take on zip file and upload it to their server and wordpress is up and running. WordPress has become so popular now that mostly any hosting company you purchase you’ll find a ‘quick install’ for wordpress. This means that with one click wordpress will be automatically start running on the url which you confirm to do so. So this means no ftp or zip file needed. As wordpess becomes more and more popular things become even easier when it comes to installation and of course customization.
WordPress For Bloggers
WordPress is most recommended for bloggers. It has magnificent seo and publishing admin dashboard that can’t go wrong. People have started celeb blogs, sports blogs, fashion blogs, make up blogs, basically anything they like to write about and they make money while writing down their thoughts. This is the new era of 2014 everyone so I hope that you’re all catching along.
WordPress: Themes,Templates, and Websites
Templates,Themes, and Websites mean all the same in wordpress. Though the word sounds simple it can take years for a developer to develop a website that its compatible to all the wordpress scripting and requirements. This is where it gets a bit tricky. Going on ‘wordpress theme markets’ and such you will find a lot of good looking wordpress sites and some may sell in bulk and some may have a new batch of sites every day,but in my view quality is way better than quantity. Judging from my experience most sites that you get for a low price and look really good are usually built by ‘freelancers’ (people that upload themes with little experience and no rules) and these sites are usually very slow or defective. Now what I would look for in a website is something that has good quality, company built, will sell you a commercial license, and is very appealing to the eye.
Some great wordpress tips that I can think of right off the bat :
One category and 5 tags. This is a simple method that works very well in terms of seo when blogging.
Htags: Don’t use to many. May look really pretty,but don’t use more than 3 on a page.
Keyword Density: I know that you want to rank really badly, but play a little ‘hard to get’ with google. Don’t be so desperate because then they’ll call you spam.
Plugins: Avoid using too many plugins as they can make your server very slow! Less plugins = better speed. Keep what you must, what you need, not extra things that don’t do too much work for you.
WordPress websites are the new era and will rule 2015….just sayin 🙂
Top Earning Blogs:
This is how you ‘make money online’ in todays time. Lets get writing people!
|Website||Owner||Daily Income||Value||Main Income|
|1||The Huffington Post||Arianna Huffington||$29,896||$21.82 Million||Pay Per Click|
|2||Mashable||Pete Cashmore||$15,781||$11.52 Million||Advertising Banners|
|3||Techcrunch||Michael Arrington||$14,816||$10.82 Million||Advertising Banners|
|4||Engadget||Peter Rojas||$9,861||$7.2 Million||Advertising Banners|
|5||Smashing Magazine||Vitaly Friedman||$6,382||$4.66 Million||Advertising Banners|
|6||Tuts+||Collis Taeed||$5,068||$3.7 Million||Membership Area|
|7||Life Hacker||Nick Denton||$4,821||$3.52 Million||Advertising Banners|
|8||Gizmodo||Attila Talos||$3,918||$2.86 Million||Advertising Banners|
|9||Perez Hilton||Mario Lavandeira||$3,645||$2.66 Million||Advertising Banners|
|10||Joystiq||AOL||$1,752||$1.28 Million||CPM Advertising|
|11||Problogger||Darren Rowse||$1,751||$1.28 Million||Advertising Banners|
|12||Kotaku||Nick Denton||$1,599||$1.17 Million||Advertising Banners|
|13||Six Revisions||Jacob Gube||$1,587||$1.16 Million||Advertising Banners|
|14||Noupe||Noupe||$1,400||$1.02 Million||Advertising Banners|
|15||Venture Beat||Matt Marshall||$1,251||$913,721||Pay Per Click|
|16||CopyBlogger||Brian Clark||$1,184||$864,861||Affiliate Sales|
|17||Abduzeedo||Fabio Sasso||$983||$718,239||Advertising Banners|
|18||Talking Points Memo||Joshua Marshall||$887||$647,750||Advertising Banners|
|19||WPBeginner||Syed Balkhi||$692||$505,420||Affiliate Sales|
|20||Matt Cutts||Matt Cutts||$0*||$488,944|
|21||Steve Pavlina||Steve Pavlina||$664||$485,024||Pay Per Click|
|22||Slash Gear||Ewdison Then||$621||$453,999||Pay Per Click|
|23||Smart Passive Income||Pat Flynn||$607||$443,406||Affiliate Sales|
|24||John Chow||John Chow||$555||$405,242||Affiliate Sales|
|25||Freelance Switch||Collis Ta’eed||$533||$389,517||Membership Area|
|26||Shoemoney||Jeremy Schoemaker||$485||$354,112||Private Advertising|
|27||Gothamist||Jake Dobkin||$452||$330,022||Pay Per Click|
|28||Entrepreneurs Journey||Yaro Starak||$389||$284,170||Affiliate Sales|
|29||IncomeDiary||Michael Dunlop||$382||$279,505||Affiliate Sales|
|30||Chris Brogan||Chris Brogan||$371||$271,147||Affiliate Sales|
|31||Matts Marketing Blog||Matt Carter||$302||$220,834||Affiliate Sales|
|32||ClickNewz||Lynn Terry||$239||$174,873||Affiliate Sales|
|33||Dooce||Heather B Armstrong||$229||$167,580||Pay Per Click|
|34||Coolest Gadgets||Allan Carlton||$227||$166,069||Advertising Banners|
|35||Tony Robbins||Tony Robbins||$193||$141,526||Affiliate Sales|
|36||Just Creative Designs||Jacob Cass||$185||$135,497||Advertising Banners|
|37||David Risley||David Risley||$137||$100,588||Affiliate Sales|
|38||Car Advice||Alborz Fallah||$127||$92,886||Advertising Banners|
|39||Sizlopedia||Saad Hamid||$118||$86,842||Pay Per Click|
|40||Gary Vaynerchuk||Gary Vaynerchuk||$88||$64,744||Affiliate Sales|
|41||PC Mech||David Risley||$82||$59,955||Affiliate Sales|
|42||Timothy Sykes||Timothy Sykes||$81||$59,284||Affiliate Sales|
|43||Joel Comm||Joel Comm||$75||$55,408||Affiliate Sales|
|44||Tyler Cruz||Tyler Cruz||$74||$54,736||Affiliate Sales|
|45||Chris Garrett||Chris Garrett||$67||$49,327||Affiliate Sales|
|46||Money Dummy||John Paul Aguiar||$65||$48,093||Affiliate Sales|
|47||Retireat21||Michael Dunlop||$65||$47,487||Affiliate Sales|
|48||Revenews||ReveNews, LLC||$64||$47,122||Affiliate Sales|
|49||StandOutBlogger||Thomas Sinfield||$59||$43,633||Affiliate Sales|
|50||BlogBareFoot||Carrie Wilkerson||$37||$27,390||Affiliate Sales|