Even when you’re a seasoned blogger, remembering when and how to use certain HTML attributes to keep the Google gods happy can be a little overwhelming.  None gets questioned (or rumored about) more than the mighty No-Follow attribute. What is No-Follow? No-Follow is an HTML attribute that allows you to tell search engine crawlers of your site that they should not attribute any authority to the hyperlink you’ve put into your post. Knowing how to use No-Follow is an important part of getting your linking strategy right. Why Do We Use No-Follow? Many, many years ago (all the way back in 2005) Google originally announced this attribute as a way to help limit incoming spam links. Most problematically were spam bots leaving comments on websites, looking for link juice back to their own website. By creating an attribute that allowed you to communicate directly to […]

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We talk a lot about our mission at Mediavine – building sustainable businesses for content creators. Earlier this year, I joined our lovely publisher, Betsy Eves from the blog JavaCupcake, in teaching a class for the Dog Tag Inc. Fellowship.     Betsy is an alumna of this Fellowship program, so hearing firsthand her experience at creating an online business is exceptionally powerful. We set out with the goal of teaching a mindset – thinking of yourself as a brand before you’ve even bought a domain name or figured out a product you want to sell. Fellows in this program are tasked with learning all about becoming entrepreneurs. And whether you use a blog as your main business focus, or use it as a tool to augment another product or service, blogging the right way to support your goals can be an important skill to […]

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Nofollow attributes have long provided content creators with a straightforward way to tell search engines when, for all intents and purposes, to ignore a link on their website while still providing the user with potentially valuable content. That handy little tool just got a major upgrade, so we thought we’d cover the basics of how nofollow attributes work, what’s changed and what you need to do next.

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mediavine income reports, mediavine reviews

Mediavine Income Reports are kind of an awesome thing. We don’t ever ask or expect our publishers to write them, but we think income reports, along with Mediavine reviews, are incredibly helpful to the blogging world. 

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One of our most frequent questions is whether ads have an impact on SEO.  The answer is both yes and no, and it all comes down to speed (because search engines and even social media sites like Pinterest have said that speed plays a factor in ranking).

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For a long time, folks in the SEO industry have held the belief that ads and good SEO can’t mix. While there’s no link to quantity of ads and search rankings, the community is pretty certain there’s a correlation between site speed and rankings. When you have slow loading ads, it can definitely effect site speed.

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We make no secret of the fact that balance is important to Mediavine. It’s one of our founding principles —make sure ads are worth the space they’re taking, balancing user experience and income in a way that’s right for you and your readers. Balance is also important to how we make up our teams here. We recently shared a post about how we handle People Operations and I pretty much love shouting from the rooftops that our tech company is bucking stereotypes with a team that’s more than 50% female.

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When Should I Put Ads On My Site?

You did it! You started a blog, and you’re even posting on a regular schedule. You’re starting to see a little bit of traffic, but what’s next? When are you a “real” blogger?

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Looking back at 2018

It’s hard to believe it’s already 2019, but here we are. 2018 was an incredible year at Mediavine, and we wanted to share some stats with you that begin to explain the magnitude of what’s been happening around here.

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Create by Mediavine WordPress plugin

Today is a big day at Mediavine, as we are thrilled to announce the official release of our flagship plugin, Create by Mediavine, which is now live in the WordPress repository and ready for you to download and install.   What is Create by Mediavine? A dream come true. More practically, Create is a plugin designed for every publisher’s most valuable content — whether that’s recipes, travel guides, craft tutorials, or anything else. This will help you display that content in beautiful, printable fashion, encourage audiences to scroll to the end of your content, and offer new ways for you to provide value to users. Best of all, Create is designed with SEO, user experience, and monetization in mind. Who is Create for? Everyone! Bakers. Makers. Adventure-takers. If you create content, our goal is to offer card types with Create that will help you display your most valuable content […]

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