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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Let’s get ready for the next quarter, y’all! It’s knocking on our door! Any time is a good time to optimize your content, which is why we’re here to introduce the Mediavine RPM Challenge.  While many of us think of Q4 as the quarter where we make all our money, it’s important to know that the advertising spend varies by the season. For Q4, advertising spend traditionally really ramps up in the second week of November and carries on through the end of December — more like six weeks than 12. On the converse, Q1 and Q3 often see a revenue slump at first because of advertisers’ budgets, so making sure your content is earning the best it possibly can ahead of these slower seasons is key to making the most of them.  We’re so excited to see how your ads perform with the release […]

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I’m going to say something kind of controversial in the bloggersphere right now: I think jump buttons that allow a reader to skip past all your content are a terrible idea. My podcasting partner, Josh, and I talk about this all the time on our podcast, Theory of Content. If you’re not familiar, the concept behind jump buttons is this: Pressing a button at the top of the post allows a reader to jump within the browser window from the top of your site where the button is, directly to your most valuable content. Like this:  Typically we see food bloggers use these to allow a reader to go right to the recipe card, because it’s assumed your recipe is all that they’re there for, rather than the content between the post title and that recipe card. The theory posited by some other SEO analysts […]

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