Do Popups Work for Increasing List Sign-ups? (and an OptinMonster Review)

By Rae / August 24, 2015 /

No matter how much people might say they hate pop-ups, they work when it comes to increasing subscribers to your newsletter. Period. Back in 2011, I began testing the use of pop-ups on various sites I owned. Everyone I knew claimed they found them annoying, but I kept hearing they had a huge effect on…

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Grammarly Review – The Blogger’s (Free) Secret Weapon

By Rae / May 13, 2015 /

If you’ve been a long time reader of the Sugarrae blog, you may have noticed that my posts are better written from a grammar nazi perspective these days. The newfound clarity is because of Grammarly. What is Grammarly? Grammarly is an online grammar editor. With it, you can paste a post into it (or write…

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SpyFu Review – Keyword Research, Link Outreach Tools & Much More

By Rae / July 2, 2014 /

If you’re a regular reader of this blog or have seen me speak, then you already know that I’m a big fan of SEMRush. That said, if you’ve read my posts about finding profitable keywords, then you’ve probably also noticed that I have a paid subscription to the SpyFu keyword tool as well. Now, there’s…

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SEMRush Review – A Kickass Keyword Research Tool, Rank Tracker & More

By Rae / October 18, 2013 /

I’ve known about SEMRush for a long time. I’d heard people mention it and had seen the site, but I’d never really used it until my partner in my agency signed up for it. He loved the service – and since we were paying for it – I decided to fully check it out. It…

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Genesis Theme for WordPress Review

By Rae / February 19, 2013 /

Those with a sharp WordPress eye may have noticed that Sugarrae flipped to using the Genesis theme today. What? The long time Thesis theme evangelist has gone Genesis? Yes, on Sugarrae. But, you can find more on Thesis vs. Genesis and why I switched the Sugarrae site from one to the other here. For right…

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Gravity Forms Review – A Killer WordPress Contact Form Plugin

By Rae / April 11, 2011 /

This post had an alternate working title of “Dear Gravity Forms, Oops, Let Me Remove My Foot From My Mouth – Kinda.” If you follow me on Twitter, then you may have seen that I recently gave the Gravity Forms WordPress plugin a try. So I decided to finally give it a try while creating…

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