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Dan Andrews is one of my favorite people in the blogosphere. Why? Because he produces kick-ass content, injects personality into everything he does, and is truly killing it online. That's why it was a no-brainer to bring him back as a guest to BlogcastFM.  Here are just a few of the highlights from our chat:
  • How the Tropical MBA has Grown to 1,000 Subscribers
  • Why You Need a Unique Voice in Order to Grow
  • Why Solving a Problem is the Key to Monetizing a Blog
  • Why Building Traffic With No Purpose is Worthless
  • Spectacular Results of People in the Tropical MBA
  • Why Time Is the Most Valuable Resource You Have
Dan Andrews is growing a global start-up (Tropical MBA) from his laptop and having tons of fun doing it. He is an entrepreneur, traveler, and hosts the Lifestyle Business Podcast. You can follow him on twitter @TropicalMBA. Note: Today, we've got some bonus content for you. Read on for some WordPress tips. Here's a quick tip if you run a WordPress blog. Everyone knows what FeedBurner is....if you don't and have a blog, then you should. :-) One thing that irritates me is when bloggers don't setup a redirect of their /feed or /feed/rss URL to FeedBurner. Not only does this annoy me - and make me have to find your FeedBurner URL - but it's probably causing some subscriber bleedoff. That's when they're actually subscribed to the /feed URL instead of FeedBurner. Sure, it's not a huge issue, but your subscriber counts will be off and you'll have less control over what these subscribers see. So to fix it, you could mess around with redirects in .htaccess or you could simply install and configure the FD FeedBurner plugin. It will automatically redirect your RSS URLs on your website to your FeedBurner URL. That will make me happier when I'm trying to subscribe to your feed - and will ensure subscribers are subscribed to the correct URL. Dan, I'm calling you out on this one, too. Bonus Tip: While you're messing around with plugins, why not setup Yoast RSS footer plugin or the RSS footer options in the Yoast SEO for Wordpress plugin for potential free backlinks from sites scraping your feed.

Originally aired about 5 years ago.


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