Benjamin Houy

A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Blogger

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Search “blogger working” in Google Image and you will see thousands of smiling bloggers working on their laptop while drinking coffee in a trendy coffee shop. And while these things can definitely be part of a blogger’s day, they are only the visible part of the iceberg. Blogging isn’t just about drinking coffee, traveling to … Read more

How to Write a SEO Title Google and Your Visitors Love

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Writing a SEO title (also called page title or Google title) is considered difficult because you are writing for 3 main audiences. Visitors coming from search engines. Search engines. Visitors from social media. And writing a SEO title that ranks high on Google and gets shared on social media can often feel like mission impossible. … Read more

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A Bittersweet First Blog Income Report

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The internet is full of success stories and my 6-figures language-learning blog French Together could be considered one of them But things don’t always go as planned and every business experiences ups and downs. April was definitely in the down category for me and that’s great because it means the first blog income report I … Read more

Journorequest, Snowmaker and 20 other Link Building Strategies That Work Great in 2021

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Creating awesome content is not enough. If you want traffic, you need to build high-quality backlinks. But how do you do that? There are hundreds of articles listing the best link building strategies but the reality is that you don’t need 100 strategies that make you feel pushy and overwhelmed, you need one strategy that … Read more

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Stoicism: Can the Ancient Philosophy Make You a Better Business Owner?

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I have always considered philosophy to a strange topic full of mysterious sentences and complicated concepts. So I was pretty surprised when I read Epictetus’ Manual for the first time. The advice in the book was not only understandable but also surprisingly actionable. I have since read many more books about Stoicism and found that … Read more

Here Is What a Disappointing Experiment Taught Me About Headline A/B Testing

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After reading about the huge conversion boosts many bloggers got after A/B testing their headlines, I assumed A/B testing the headlines of 73 articles I have published on my language learning blog French Together would be a no brainer. I could already picture myself writing a triumphant article showing how A/B testing my headlines helped … Read more