Efficient website setup requires an efficient website hosting server. I realized it only after I struggled for a while. I remember struggling to identify a better website hosting company when my pages used to take about 20 seconds and more to load.

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During those days, I had hosted all my websites with GoDaddy, not knowing any better option.

Among many good choices, I had not considered InMotion Hosting as a viable option yet because there were not too many people talking about it.

I still didn’t switch to BlueHost, even though they have great reputation, because I wanted to find out if there could be anything better. I wasn’t going to make the move until I was absolutely sure that it was the best option for me.

Check out how to install and setup your own self-hosted WordPress blog by yourself in minutes. In that post, you will also find other web hosting companies popular for providing excellent WordPress hosting service.

There are so many web hosting review websites around. So many bloggers have written reviews and compared one shared WordPress hosting with another. Just the review information available on the internet is almost overwhelming.

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If you have paid attention to the sidebar and the Products page of my website, you already know that I participate in the Amazon Associates Program, where I get paid when people click on my Amazon links and buy something from the Amazon marketplace.

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I have been buying products from Amazon (especially books, CDs and electronics items) and mostly, you shop at Amazon too. I love recommending Amazon products I enjoy – to my friends, family members and also reference them in my writing when the topic comes up (especially books).  

Then, why not be a partner with Amazon and leverage my efforts to generate some passive income? This program made total logical sense to me and therefore, I joined a few years ago.

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When I started blogging just a couple of years ago, I did not think it was necessary to worry about the security of my WordPress Blogs or make regular backups very often. Whenever possible, I did manage to make a few backups, once in a while, using the default backup services provided by the web hosting companies.

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However, as my blog and online business footprint started to grow, I soon realized that it is not just about writing and publishing blog posts, but I also needed to take good care of things: like managing plugins, database optimization and even SEO improvements, wherever applicable.

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Scribe SEO is a copywriting tool by Copyblogger that I personally started using as a trial since Michael Hyatt recommended in his book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.  It comes as a plugin for the WordPress users though it's available for other blogging platforms as well. Since I installed Scribe's WordPress plugin, I have been exploring its features.

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Meanwhile, I ran surveys on social media platforms, asked question to the SEO experts around in my network and other bloggers. I actually got mixed responses from the people who responded. The most interesting thing was, most people I asked responded, "I have heard about it but I have not yet tried the tool personally." Anyways, since I have been using the tool personally, here are the 3 highlights of Scribe in my experience: Continue Reading…