I turned down $200 worth of sponsored guest posting offers for my blog today. http://t.co/Gw8Xp8FRSH pic.twitter.com/6VJC5vilnA — Jim Makos (@JimMakosCom) September 1, 2014
When you connect your Blogger account with your Google+ profile, the comments you made the last 10 years at Blogspot blogs will automatically link back to your Google+ profile! Isn’t that great? Do you have a Blogger account? You do, if your blog ends with blogspot.com! I don’t know if that feature is a new… Continue reading
A recent update allows Google users to get a Google+ custom URL for their profile or Google+ pages. However, in some cases they are not offered their preferred custom URL, requesting them to add additional characters or numbers! And sometimes their favorite custom link is being offered to their Google+ page! This is my personal… Continue reading
Two months ago I made the move over to Google+ for good and began sharing my thoughts exclusively at Google’s social network. I strongly believe Google+ will dominate the social media world, but until that’s a proven fact, I find myself discussing about the pros and cons of joining Google Plus. Mostly pros though, as… Continue reading
Are you tired sharing your same thoughts at different social networks? Do you find annoying, copying the same exact message from Facebook to Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ to reach out all your friends or followers? Online social networking can become a tedious and time-consuming task. Here is how I finally put an end on wasting… Continue reading
I am blogging about gambling both in English and Greek. This multilingual blogging has been a burden when building a community. Greek audience wants to read Greek posts, while English-speaking followers can’t understand a single Greek word I am tweeting. So, how do I manage multilingual blogging? I don’t. But let’s take my blogging from… Continue reading
You might have noticed that all of my blogs went offline yesterday. My hosting provider, HostGator, experienced some serious problems with their data center at Utah, which also led other hosting companies to face similar issues. Bluehost, HostMonster and JustHost all went down in flames for more than 10 hours at some cases.
Mixing business with pleasure should be avoided as they say and that is what happened with my Facebook account. In addition, the Facebook business page of this very blog had converted into a showcase of my recent publications, including articles written in Greek, which I understand confused my Facebook followers. So, if you yourself are… Continue reading
Building a website with WordPress eventually leads to installing numerous WordPress plugins. Although bloggers are advised not to use a lot of plugins in their websites due to reduced loading page speed, there are a couple of must-have WordPress plugins that not only make the blog more attractive, but also improve the blog’s user experience, like related… Continue reading
According to my Google Analytics traffic report, all of my blogs are being accessed via mobile devices on a daily basis. Most importantly about 10% of my blogs’ traffic is coming through smartphones or tablets! Is that enough to update a blog with a new template featuring a responsive web design?
WordPress plugins like Limit Login Attempts increase security of WordPress blogs regarding admin login. The plugin sent me an alert today that there have been several IP lockouts after they tried to login and hack one of my WordPress blogs. This comes only two weeks after I moved to VPS hosting for better security; a… Continue reading
Get more people who like your Facebook page to see this post. By paying. Real US dollars. Since I found out Facebook charges to promote Business pages’ posts, I decided to spend some time exploring the limited available options. It turns out I cannot change the amount of money, as the pull-down menu leaves me… Continue reading