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Best WordPress Plugins for 2014

Written by 9rules Blog on June 29, 2014

As WordPress becomes the blogging platform of choice, a wealth of plugins has also been made available to its millions of users. These tools are very efficient in that they help webmasters, publishers and business owners get to know more about their audience, improve their SEO practices and find ways to drive traffic to their sites.

One of the best ways to ensure your site is fully functional and search engine friendly is to use plugins. Currently, there are almost 30,000 available plugins for WordPress alone including the WordPress video plugin which means there’s sure to be one that will fit your site’s needs.

For this year, here are some of the highly recommended WordPress plugins you can use as vouched by the experts on blogging and web design. (more…)

Who You Friend on Facebook Could Affect Your Credit Score

Written by 9rules Blog on June 24, 2014

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Facebook can provide a lot of benefits when it comes to connecting with people from all over the world on a personal and professional level. But beware because it also has its pitfalls.

Did you know that who you connect with on this top social networking site can also affect your credit score? They can help you in terms of getting approved for a loan but on the flipside, they can also cause you to get rejected for a loan.

The reason is that some tech startups are now using social data to find out a person’s financial capability and credit history. While traditional lenders depend primarily on a person’s credit score such as FICO to determine if they’re worthy of a loan, there are now lending companies that utilize data from social networking sites to determine an applicant’s creditworthiness. As such, it may be time to be extra cautious in choosing your friends on Facebook. (more…)

Best Ways to Include Social Media Buttons in a Blog

Written by 9rules Blog on June 1, 2014

One of the most effective ways of promoting your blog is by including social media sharing buttons. This way, it would be easy for people visiting your site to share your content they find interesting with their favorite platforms. This sharing method is a great way to expand your audience reach and increase the number of visitors to your website.

Adding social media buttons can be done in various ways. You can include them on your home or landing page, on every web page or on every blog post and even your email content. The best option is to do so your visitors will just click the share button right there and then after reading or scanning your content.

How to Add Social Media Buttons


Before adding the social media buttons to your blog or website, first decide on what networking sites you would like to include. The most popular are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. (more…)