Danny McLoughlin

Hey, I'm Danny! I write full-time for Authority Hacker. I came from a background of more traditional marketing before I started work for a large affiliate marketing site a couple of years ago. Now I travel the world, write, market and watch sports!

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What’s the Best WordPress Gallery Plugin?

Beautiful imagery can make or break a website. To start with, everyone performs the eye test when they enter a site for the first time. I know I do at least. If a site looks a little bit sketchy, I’m out of there in seconds. Beyond the first impression, images are great for showing off …

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Best WordPress Giveaway Plugin

With a quick Google search, it’s easy to find examples of companies that have grown their email lists by 3000%+ or gained 5,000+ subscribers with giveaways. In fact, you can even find a case study by Gael where he got 1,626 new subscribers & over 3,000 new social followers by running a giveaway. The long …

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Best WordPress Form Plugins

There are lots of ways to make conversions on your website. It might be selling a product on an ecommerce store, capturing an email address or having someone click through to buy on an affiliate marketing site. Many people are simply looking for an enquiry through a phone call, email or contact form. The issue …

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Best Landing Page Plugins

How much effort do you put into getting traffic? If you’re anything like me, you have spent hundreds hours building links to get traffic from organic search, you’ve created Facebook ads, Instagram ads and maybe even adwords. You might even be slowly and surely building an email list with exactly the right people to buy …

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What are the Best WordPress Backup Plugins?

What’s the point in backing up your site? Well, things go wrong sometimes. Things like: Hackers Fires or flooding at hosts Updates break stuff User error Backing up your site can minimize the damage. Instead of losing everything, backing up your site allows you to restore the site to a saved version from a day, …

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What Are the Best Social Share Plugins for WordPress?

Without traffic, you can’t generate revenue from your website. It’s as simple as that. For Authority Hacker, we our biggest focus is generating traffic from organic search through Google. The thing is, there are so many other ways to get traffic. One such way is through social media. Over the last 30 days, 6.2% of …

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What’s the Best CSS Plugin for WordPress?

When someone lands on your website, they’ll likely give it a quick eye test to see if they can trust it. In fact, a study from the Nielsen/ Norman Group seems to confirm, at least tangentially, that users immediately screen a site to decide whether it’s trustworthy or not. If a site passes the initial …

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What’s the Best Image Compression Plugins for WordPress?

A slow site is bad. I think we all agree on that. Research shows a 1 second delay in load time leads to: 11% fewer page views 16% decrease in customer satisfaction 7% loss in conversions Not good! In fact, there are loads (pun intended) of studies showing how load time affects important metrics — …

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What’s the Best Security Plugin for WordPress?

Recently, Uber paid a ransom of $100k to hackers who stole data from 57 million accounts so they would delete the data and keep their mouths shut. While it’s easy to sit and think that of course hackers will target giants look Uber or Yahoo (reportedly all 3 billions accounts that existed at the time …

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#92 – 2017: The Year in Review

What you will learn How we realized our blog content wasn’t working and what we did to change it. Why we care more about writing honest reviews than generating affiliate revenue. What happens when you allow problems to grow as the company grows. Why we chose to launch one new site this year instead of …

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