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Copytrack Review – Copyright Infringement Tracking is Good in Theory

Last Updated on by Jeremy

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Last Updated on by Jeremy

Disclaimer: This Week in Blogging uses demographic data, email opt-ins, and affiliate links to operate this site. Please review our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Copytrack is a free image monitoring service that allows you to track your images online and file copyright violations on commercial entities that are using them without a license.

We've been members of Copytrack's service for quite some time, and now that we've had a few claims paid out, we wanted to walk you through what the experience is like.

So is Copytrack worth your time? We share our thoughts below!

MailerLite vs MailChimp – Which Newsletter Service is Best?

Last Updated on by Jeremy

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In the many years of running our travel blog's newsletter, we never had an issue. We'd send out our weekly RSS email via MailChimp, get a nominal amount of clicks, and move on.

But as time ticked by and our subscriber count went up, so did our fees. Our local Pittsburgh blog contributed the most of this gain, and we realized we were days away from hitting the 10,000 subscriber limit that bumped our fees to $100/month- holy crap!

As our spending for the newsletters amounted to about $0.10 to $0.30 per click, we knew there had to be a better way. Do we delete inactive subscribers? Do we try and get better engagement? Do we switch services?

Enter MailerLite– the answer to all our questions. And in this MailerLite review I'm going to share how we became converts from MailChimp on Day 1.

BigScoots Review – Managed WordPress Hosting for Cheap

Last Updated on by Jeremy

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We've been fans of Managed WordPress hosting for many years now and finally decided to change our host to BigScoots as a cost-saving measure. We had heard about this one for quite some time (all good things, naturally), and finally took the leap in early 2020 in order to see what they were all about.

As it turned out, it ended up being a great decision, and we're going to share more as to why that is in this BigScoots review!

GeneratePress Review – The Only WordPress Theme You Need

Last Updated on by Jeremy

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I've worked on a half-dozen or so themes in my decade-plus blogging career, and I've finally settled on the one I'll be sticking with for the long run. This theme, the one you're seeing, is GeneratePress– one of the most customizable and fastest WordPress themes on the market today.

As I'm always seeking speed improvements for SEO goals, and I am just generally a nerd when it comes to optimization, it didn't take much more beyond hearing a few thumbs up from colleagues that GeneratePress is the way to go.

I bought access to the premium features, started a site design, and was blown away by both the functionality and the speed (and to be honest, I'm probably not even taking advantage of all the features, either!).

As such, I have a feeling I'll be sticking to this one for quite some time.

10 of Our Highest Earning Travel Blog Affiliate Programs

Last Updated on by Jeremy

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Currently travel affiliate programs are our second highest income stream, just behind CPM advertising with our private ad network Mediavine.

We make roughly $30,000 per year across our travel affiliate programs and have spent the last few years A/B testing which programs and placements convert the best- both on our global travel blog, Living the Dream, and our local Pittsburgh blog, Discover the Burgh.

In this one, we wanted to share our highest paying affiliate programs for our travel blogs, and take a look into how we use them to make money, how much we make on each network, and what we do to promote them the best. As with everything, odds are good we are not the most optimized even though we have spent months, if not years testing out the placements for these programs.

It is entirely likely you could have a travel blog that is virtually identical to ours and not have the same results (for better or for worse). All this post is meant to be is a collection of best affiliate programs that work for us, and our attempt to highlight why that is.

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