As 2016 and this Q4 comes to a close, we wanted to thank everyone for an incredible year. This past year has seen explosive growth for the network. As a business built entirely on word of mouth, with absolutely no outbound marketing, we know that’s because of all of you. We can’t say it enough. Thank you all for continuing to speak so kindly of us on your blogs, in Facebook groups and in private to your friends. You have truly made this network what it is.

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Welcome to our Blogger Interview series, where we spend time talking with Mediavine publishers in different niches across the lifestyle spectrum. Vicariously travel the world with Deb and Dave of The Planet D, financially plan with Alexis of Fitnancials, and work Instagram like a boss with tips from Latasha of Arts and Budgets. We’re digging into what is working for them, what they might like to improve, and what you can do to be successful too!  

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Google Analytics referral spam is a confusing, common issue for publishers. Fortunately, it is both harmless and simple to remove. This is not real traffic, despite what the reporting says, nor is it anything to worry about. Your site is not being hacked or compromised.

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For nearly two years, Mediavine has supported SSL ads, but has never encouraged publishers run them. In fact, our company stance was to gently discourage a blogger from going full site SSL if they were primarily a content site, and not actively collecting sensitive information that would require a secure connection (like selling something that needed to collect credit card information).

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Mediavine is proud to announce that we are now an official AMP ad network and that we’ll be working with our publishers to all adopt AMP soon!

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Our company recently reached a milestone in launching the 1,000th live site across the Mediavine Publisher Network.

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Do you provide collage or long pins for your readers? Are you hiding them from your blog post, so that they only show when someone attempts to pin? At Mediavine, we recently found out a lot of our bloggers out there are using hidden images to accomplish this goal.

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It seems like a no-brainer, right? Offer an affiliate program to your happy customers, and you’ll grow and grow and grow. Except that at some point, you cross over a line of an affiliate program being a reward to your happy customers and an alternate revenue stream that the customer comes to rely on.

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At Mediavine, we call ourselves a programmatic-first network. A lot of people ask us what that means, so we’re here to explain. Before we dive into the more nuanced aspects about what we do in the programmatic space, we thought we’d start with the most basic question.

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This is the true story of three friends who decided to work together. Building websites that would drive traffic to themselves via search engine optimization. Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real about ranking.

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