How to Cancel a HostGator Package

How to Cancel a Hostgator Package
Have you ever wanted to cancel something within HostGator and found that you ended up getting the run around with their support docs? In this post, I am going to show you how to cancel a HostGator package as I had to do this recently and I will reveal how easy it was. One of the great things I like about HostGator is that you pay for their hosting on an annual basis so that you don’t need to worry about the hosting cost every month. This is ideal if you’re just starting out in the world of online marketing as you want to focus entirely on growing your business instead of worrying about business costs. Recently I decided to merge all my hosting onto Wealthy Affiliate as they now offer hosting within their membership. I’ll discuss how awesome their hosting is another time, but for now – let’s go through the motions of cancelling with HostGator.

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Top 3 Managed WordPress Hosting Providers

Top 3 Managed WordPress Hosting Providers

Many newcomers to the world of affiliate marketing understand that one of the most important things you need to have in order to succeed with your online business is a well maintained website. In order to have this website, you have to have quality WordPress hosting.

The problem however, is that most sites that try to teach you how to create your own online business and website, will require you to go ahead and purchase your hosting platform before you even have an idea of what type of website you want to create. In my opinion, this seems like a backwards approach.

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2 Easy Alternatives to the Amazon Affiliate Program

2 Easy Alternatives to Amazon's Affiliate Program

I would like to start things off and say that Amazon has an excellent affiliate program which they call Amazon Associates.  It is an excellent and easy way to get started with affiliate marketing.

But unfortunately, certain U.S. States (and countries) prevent affiliates from using their affiliate program, I thought it would be nice to know some alternatives to Amazon’s affiliate program.

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5 Effective Off Page SEO Elements

5 Effective Off Page SEO Techniques

For most internet marketers, when Off Page SEO is mentioned, the thought of backlinks is the only thing that comes to mind. While this thought would have been spot on just a few years ago, now, there are many other things that you can do to have much better results than what you could see in the past from backlinks alone and that is implementing effective off page SEO elements.

In order to get these results, the first thing you must do is understand exactly what modern off page SEO is.

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3 Awesome Examples of Affiliate Marketing Websites

3 Awesome Examples of Affiliate Marketing Websites

Building a niche website that earns income from affiliate marketing can be fun but quite challenging as there are a plethora of factors to implement to make a site rank in the search engines and be profitable.

In my experience, people learning affiliate marketing tend to learn best by example, and this is certainly the case when it comes to learning how to build an affiliate website. So, I am going to show you 3 Awesome Examples of Affiliate Marketing Websites that are ranking in the search engines and earning income.

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A Contrarian View On Backlinks

If you’ve been in the marketing or SEO space for very long, then you’ve most likely heard many times that backlinks are essential to a website’s rankings on the search engines.

While it is true to some degree that backlinks will ultimately help a website rank higher in the SERPs, it is very important to understand that many of the methods to building backlinks that exist online, are very outdated, and many of the practices some places teach will harm your rankings more than helping them.

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Indexing vs Ranking – What is the Difference?

One of the great elements of being involved with SEO and training, is helping people understand all the crazy definitions and what certain things mean. This week someone inside Wealthy Affiliate asked me what is the difference between being indexed in Google and being ranked in Google.

I was quickly able to answer this for them and they were able to understand the difference. Answering this question made me realize that there are others who may want the same information so let’s dive into indexing vs ranking in Google.

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What is an Online Scam?

If you are a new entrepreneur hoping to kick the cubicle and start an online business it is important to know how to avoid online scams. To do that, you need be able to spot the difference between what is an online scam and what is not.

As an entrepreneur for more than eight years I have seen my share of online scams. I have also seen a fair amount of good people fall victim to scammers, simply because they didn’t realize and are uneducated in the tactics that are often used. With this guide, I am confident that you have a much better chance at avoiding being scammed online.

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3 SEO Tips for Joomla Websites

If you run a Joomla website, then you understand how overwhelming it can be to set it up and how powerful Joomla is.

The biggest challenge people seem to experience is optimizing Joomla for the search engines. Because out of the box, Joomla is not ready for Google as some additional tweaking is required to make your Joomla site ‘Google Friendly’.

Let me show you 3 SEO tips to make your Joomla site awesome for the search engines.

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Google is Removing Authorship Images in SERPs

One of the best things I loved about Google authorship was having a small image beside my blog posts and websites within the search results. It made my search engine results stand out and resulted in a super duper high click through rate!

I even invested in some new fancy pants photos for my authorship image!

But Google is taking away the Authorship Images in SERPs

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Warrior Forum Scams Freelancer.com for $3.2 Million

I got an email this morning from some fella named ‘Allen Says’ with the subject ‘Warrior Forum joins the Freelancer.com Family’, so I took the bait and opened it up. I quickly learned that this guy was the founder of WarriorForum.com and he pawned the Warrior Forum for a cool $3.2 Million.

At first I thought it was some late April Fools joke, but after some investigation I learn that this transaction is real and Freelancer.com is now the proud owner of  730,000 members at the Warrior Forum.. Scams included.

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Aweber vs MailChimp – Breaking Aweber Bad with a Chimp

Since the dawn of internet marketing, we have been taught to build an email list as it is a terrific way to keep in touch with potential and current customers.

So I have built an email list and used Aweber for that purpose since 2007. But lately, I have become bored with Aweber as it seems they haven’t pushed forward with their user interface or haven’t updated with the latest trends such as flat design or responsive designed emails. Aweber has become an antiquated service with questionable security.

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Mike Long Leaves Bring the Fresh to Focus on OMG Machines

Mike Long Leaves Bring the Fresh to Focus on OMG Machines
The internet marketing power duo have chosen to break-up..

Mike Long and Kelly Felix have decided to part ways and focus on their respective own products.

Going forward, Kelly Felix will continue to manage and run Bring the Fresh and Mike Long will be focusing his energy on OMG Machines along with David Mills.

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