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Streaming Safely and Hassle-Free – Useful Software, Tools and Tutorials

In order to use online streaming safely, and to reduce the hassle involved, I’ve compiled a list of useful resources for you.

Streaming Tip - Stay Safe and Unlock Geo-Restrictions

Acestream involves using peer-to-peer (P2P) services. Sometimes these are in a legal grey area depending on your geographic location. You should never use free VPN proxies, especially Chrome/Firefox addons.

I use NordVPN (disclosure: affiliate link, please consider using this link if you find this guide useful, thank you!) More information regarding how they keep your data private from their FAQ.

Using a VPN also allows you to stream from sites that are restricted to certain countries (geo-unblock sites like the BBC, RugbyPass and so on).

Reddit Table Formatting Helper

Do you get confused when you wish to have a nicely formatted table in a Reddit comment or a text post? This happens to me semi-frequently, so much so that I made a simple Google sheet to fix the problem once and for all.

You can find the sheet at the following link, along with instructions on how to use it. You’ll never get stuck remembering the correct formatting for a Reddit table again:

Reddit Table Formatting Helper

Rugby Live Streams – The Best Free and Premium Rugby Streaming Sites

In no particular order, here is a list of free and premium rugby streaming sites.

Rugbypass [Link]

Rugbypass is a premium rugby streaming service, offered in many Asian countries.

$7.99 weekly / $19.99 monthly / $159.99 yearly

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Six Nations, The Rugby Championship, June & November Internationals, Super Rugby, European Champions Cup, Aviva Premiership, Mitre10 Cup, Currie Cup, selected matches from the Pro14 and Top14

Geo unblock - watch from anywhere

Dazn [Link]

Dazn is a relative newcomer to the world of sports streaming. It’s a legal service that broadcasts many sports, including rugby union.

€9.99 per month

Germany, Austria, Italy, USA, Switzerland, Canada and Japan.

Rugby 7s tournaments, 6 Nations, Rugby World Cup, Aviva Premiership. Updates here, regarding countries where it’s available.

Geo unblock - watch from anywhere


Streaming Tip - Stay Safe and Unlock Geo-Restrictions
You should never use free proxies, especially Chrome/Firefox addons . I use NordVPN (disclosure: affiliate link, please consider using this link if you find this guide useful, thank you!) More information regarding how they keep your data private from their FAQ. Using a VPN also allows you to stream from sites that are restricted to certain countries (geo-unblock).

BBC iPlayer [Link]



6 Nations, some international games

Geo unblock - watch from anywhere

ITV Player [Link]



6 Nations, Rugby World Cup

Geo unblock - watch from anywhere

Channel 4 [Link]



Some internationals

Geo unblock - watch from anywhere

TV Catchup [Link]



Stream BBC and ITV for free, outside the UK. Watch any game that BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV 1 or ITV 2 is broadcasting.

S4C [Link]


Welsh channel, showing Pro14

UK, perhaps more, details here. Also available on TV catchup, see above.

Premier Sports [Link]

£9.99 per month


Information on rugby union coverage here

Geo unblock

NowTV [Link]

NowTV is the official online streaming service from Sky Sports UK. They are quite expensive, recommend looking at other options before them.

£7.99 per day / £12.99 per week / £33.99 per month / 10 month Sky Sports Season Ticket for £179 (Limited time)

UK (You can also watch in Europe, according to the site)

Geo unblock - watch from anywhere

RTE Player [Link]



6 Nations, Rugby World Cup

Geo unblock - watch from anywhere

TV3 Ireland [Link]



TG4 Ireland [Link]

Irish language channel




EirSport (Ireland) [Link]

Available with broadband package/separate, additional premium package with Sky TV Ireland

Ireland, discussion here

Guinness PRO14, Champions Cup Rugby, 2019 Rugby World Cup, Gallagher Premiership Rugby

Geo unblock - watch from anywhere

World Rugby – Official Website [Link]



Tournaments: U20 Rugby World Cup, World Rugby Nations Cup, other less well-known tournaments


Streaming Tip - Stay Safe and Unlock Geo-Restrictions
You should never use free proxies, especially Chrome/Firefox addons .

I use NordVPN (disclosure: affiliate link, please consider using this link if you find this guide useful, thank you!) More information regarding how they keep your data private from their FAQ.

Using a VPN also allows you to stream from sites that are restricted to certain countries (geo-unblock).


Useful Software, Tools and Tutorials

Generate Passive Income in 2017: Bitcoin Passive Investment

How does the idea of generating a passive income, involving a relatively small monetary investment, a few minutes of your time per week, and seeing an income stream coming back to you within a day or two of your first investment? Sounds too good to be true?

Well, it’s actually possible, and doesn’t require taking on huge risks or having access to special skills or knowledge.

How? By passively investing with Bitcoin.

The below method is a very effect way of selling Bitcoin to PayPal, and get a 15% markup over the current market price of Bitcoin at the same time.

How does this work?

how does passive bitcoin investment work



  1. Purchase bitcoin on an exchange.
  2. Deposit your newly purchased Bitcoin into a Bitcoin lending service.
  3. Wait for your Bitcoin to be fully lent out (this step is 100% passive).
  4. Re-invest your initial investment, plus the fees you’ve earned, into buying more Bitcoin…
  5. Return to step 1 – lend your initial amount, plus fees, so your investment grows steadily.

As you can see, the process is very simple, and doesn’t take much time: buy Bitcoin, deposit it in a lending service, wait for your funds to be lent out, then take your initial investment plus fees, and use that to buy more Bitcoin, lend it out….and so on! You Bitcoin isn’t released until someone actually sends payment via PayPal, so your funds are fully protected during this process.

By the way, the terms “borrowing” and “lending” Bitcoin are somewhat misleading, is more accurate to say that you are buying Bitcoin at the market rate, and selling it with markup.

What is Bitcoin?
If you are not sure what Bitcoin is, I highly recommend this short introductory video: What is Bitcoin? 
Passive income has been a relatively loosely used term in recent years. Colloquially, it’s been used to define money being earned regularly with little or no effort on the part of the person who’s receiving it.

What is passive income? from Investopedia

Bitcoin is Highly Volatile – How Does this Qualify as “Low Risk Passive Investment”?

The beauty of lending Bitcoin is that you are exposed to very little price volatility because you only own Bitcoins for a short period of time – between the time you purchase the Bitcoin and the time it takes someone to “borrow” them for you on the Bitcoin lending exchange (they pay the market value of the Bitcoin, e.g. $100, plus some fees on top, which is what makes it so attractive for you as an investor). Usually, large Bitcoin price movements take several days or weeks to play out, so you are exposed only to smaller price movements. If you buy $100 worth of Bitcoin on Monday, usually you’d expect to have most of it lent out by Wednesday, with the cash on its way back to you in your PayPal account, ready to be reinvested back into lending out more Bitcoin.

How much can I Make Passively Investing in Bitcoin?

Let’s run through an actual loan to use as an estimate of how much you can make in fees, and plug those numbers into a spreadsheet.

Here is an actual, real-life example from my account:

$50 bitcoin transaction

Using these fees, I plug some hypothetical numbers into a spreadsheet to see what I could make from a $1000 initial investment, which I then loan out ten times (reinvesting all the initial amount plus the fees, so that the investment compounds nicely). I ignore the PayPal transaction fee that’s paid by the buyer, as obviously that part of the payment doesn’t go back into my pocket.

Note: expect most loans to be in the $30-$100 range, you are not going to lend out the entire $1000 at once.

bitcoin passive income p2p lending - return from ten loans

Not bad for just a few minutes per week of your time! By loan 5, we have already more than doubled our initial investment!

How long it takes to loan out your full $1000+ is difficult to say, as it depends on the amount of borrowers at any given moment of time.

Surely There are Some Risks and Drawbacks?

Yes, of course. There is no such thing as a free lunch after all. Apart from the risk that Bitcoin’s price could dramatically shift at very short notice, the other main risk is the fact that you are using PayPal- which in recent years has become riddled with scammers due to their crazy policies that favour buyers over sellers. This means that in the event of a dispute, PayPal will often favour the buyer over the seller (even where blatant fraud has taken place).

You can see the results of buyer disputes in this example from my account, which is the status after several weeks of lending:

bitcoin lending volume

The other main risk is that the buyer can initiate a credit card payback via PayPal, meaning that PayPal will charge you a fee to cover their loss, even if PayPal sides with you in a dispute.

You have to carefully consider these risks before getting involved with Bitcoin lending. Personally, I think the risk is worth it, even if I have to occasionally deal with some annoying borrower who suddenly decided they don’t want their Bitcoin, even though it’s already in their Bitcoin wallet and they decide to complain to PayPal.

What’s in This for Each Person?

  • For you, the lender – you generate a low-risk, low-time commitment side income. How much and how often you invest is 100% your choice – if you need funds back, you can cancel your lending at any time, sell your Bitcoin and cash out.
  • For the borrower – they get to purchase Bitcoin via PayPal, without going through the time and hassle of using a Bitcoin exchange
  • For me, the author of this guide – I make a small referral fee when you sign up to these services – at no cost to you. Also, I enjoy spreading the word about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, so it’s enjoyable for me to bring more people into the world of Bitcoin.

Ok – I’m Interested! How do I do this?

Initial Setup

These steps can take a few days, depending on how smoothly your ID verification is processed with the Bitcoin exchange, how quickly your initial deposit takes, and how much borrowing activity is going on at any give moment. The good news is you only need to do this once.

Step 1. Signup to a Bitcoin exchange. This is where you  buy Bitcoins which you will then lend to someone else. I highly recommend Coinbase* as they’re really easy to use and come highly recommended. You’ll pay a transaction fee for using a credit card to buy Bitcoin, however if you live in a SEPA (Single European Payment Area) country, you can actually deposit your investment without fees. Note that you need a passport or other form of photo ID to open an account with most Bitcoin exchanges.

*Note: if you sign up to Coinbase with this link, you get $10 in free Bitcoin when you buy your first $100 or more worth of Bitcoin from Coinbase!

Step 2. Signup for a PayPal account, if you don’t already have one.

Step 3. Signup to the Bitcoin lending website, this is the service that matches lenders and borrowers of Bitcoin. The service I use is Xcoins.

Ongoing Activities

As outlined above it’s really simple and only involves a few minutes of your time each week:

  1. Buy Bitcoin – 5 minutes or less
  2. Deposit it in the Bitcoin lending service – 1 minute
  3. Wait for your funds to be lent out – can take several hours to several days, depending on the amount you are lending, and the demand at the time. This is 100% hands-off, so no work for you! Personally I like to log in once every few days to check my balance and to check for messages (in case of problems), but how often is completely up to you. You will also receive email notifications regarding your transactions, so you don’t even have to login every time.
  4. Return to step 1! Purchase your initial amount + your 15% profit, and reinvest to steadily increase your profits over time.

Update –  June 2018 – FAQs

I’ve gotten some questions on reddit on this passive income method.

Question 1. What exactly is going on here? Why are people “borrowing” btc, secured with more cash than they are borrowing? The amount in cash + fees + interest is immediately in my PayPal. Why would people do this?

People are paying for the speed and convenience. If you’ve ever tried to register for a Coinbase account, you’ll understand the hassle it takes (take a photo of your passport with your phone or webcam, the software inevitably fails to recognise it or you did something wrong, takes 1-2 weeks+, back and forth with the support staff to sort it all out so you miss out on the latest price increase or whatever). Xcoins does this part manually if I had to guess, which dramatically speeds it up. You can also purchase BTC with cash via localbitcoins, but this is a hassle for many people and it’s a legally grey area depending on your country.

Question 2. Am I laundering money?

Absolutely not! There is a record of all transactions on Paypal, credit card statements and on the Bitcoin network, which makes this a terrible way to launder money.

Question 3. Do any lenders even care to be repaid? It seems like both parties would walk away from the transaction after the initial exchange.

No, as a lender you don’t care about being “repaid” despite the marketing material on the site 😉 The part that’s interesting is selling at a markup, and being able to repeat this over and over (“walking away” from the transaction each time). I think it’s described like this on the site to avoid calling themselves a p2p exchange or equivalent. Basically you can keep purchasing BTC via Coinbase (or any other exchange of your choice) and repeat as often, or as little as you like. In Coinbase you can set a recurring purchase amount, e.g. 100/1000/X amount every week, and then simply login once a week and transfer the BTC to your lending wallet (takes probably 2-3 mins max). Then is lent out automatically, you make 15%, you get the USD funds in Paypal….buy more in Coinbase…send to lending account….and so on.

Question 4. You mention that it’s passive. So, I have people’s money in my PayPal. Do I just purchase more btc from Coinbase or someone with that money and repeat the process?

When you get paid via PayPal you can simply cash out the profits into your bank account, or buy more BTC and reinvest. That’s what’s so great about this strategy, your funds are not locked up for long periods – the money is yours once it hits your PayPal account! (The only exception is fraud, which sadly happens every now and again, which I mention above).

Question 5. How would I report this on my taxes?

I strongly advise talking to an accountant or tax advisor for your country. It probably fits in a tax category similar to an item that you flipped for a profit on eBay.

Question 6. How much do you think you should invest in flipping Bitcoin?

Usually it takes 1-2 days to full sell ~$150-$200 worth of BTC (it depends on the demand at any given time). You can start with a minimum of $20 though, so try that to get a feel for how it works. You can always buy and loan out more if you wish.

Question 7. How long have you been doing it for and what has your ROI been?

Roughly two years or so. ROI is tricky because when I cash out with Paypal, I get completely screwed with their USD to EUR exchange rate. You officially make 15% per transaction though if you’re cashing out to USD, assuming your don’t get with hit with too much fraud, your ROI will be around that. It’s not risk-free, but it’s far easier and less stresful compared with trading, since you don’t have to actively do anything once you setup your loans.

UPDATED GUIDE - Generate Passive Income In 2018: Bitcoin Passive Investment

This new, fully updated, 2018 guide contains all of the information from this 2017 guide plus the following additional information:

  • Adjust your account settings to reduce the risk of losing money to fraud
  • Two additional passive income streams
  • Details on how to quickly get started with affiliate income
  • Details on how to quickly get started with crypto lending
Yes, take me to the Bitcoin Passive Investment guide for 2018

Find out why using xCoins is an effective way of cashing out Bitcoin to PayPal.


Complete Guide to Football Streaming and Broadcasting

Acestream is a P2P application so I would advise you use a VPN, my recommendation is Cyberghost VPN. You can currently get 70% off by purchasing 12 months for $21/€14.99, regular price is $69.99/€49.99

Streaming Software

  • Sopcast(Windows, OS X, Ubuntu) – popular p2p desktop streaming software Website
  • Acestream(Windows, Mac with workarounds) – Very popular p2p client. Download, guide
  • Flash– the old classic, the latest version comes installed with Chrome Website

Official Streaming Sources

Many sites are region locked

Streaming Sites

Download and Highlights Sites

  • /r/footballdownload[42] – subreddit dedicated to downloading matches
  • Global– 101greatgoals[43] – instant highlites as GIF’s and flash videos
  • UK– Yahoo[44] – Official Online Premier League Highlights
  • UK– Sun+ Goals (Android)[45] (iOS)[46] – Official Mobile App Premier League Goal Highlights
  • UK– BBC Match Of The Day[47] – MOTD (Saturday) & MOTD2 (Sunday) Premier League Match Highlights
  • UK– BBC The Football League Show[48] – Championship, League 1 & League 2 Match Highlights (Saturday)
  • UK– Sky Sports[49] – Official Online Championship, League 1 & League 2 Match Highlights/Previews


  • Google Chrome[50] – browser with Flash built in
  • uBlock Origin[51] – Block ads and other stuff. Absolutely essential for using visiting streaming sites
  • Recommended VPN:  Cyberghost VPN You should never use free proxies, often they are spyware or open your IP address to unknown parties online.

Acestream and Sopcast Tutorials

App Tutorial

Install them, then go to reddit soccerstreams, choose the match you want to watch, check the comments, and enjoy your game!

Depending on which software is needed to watch the stream, there are usually two routes:

  • Sopcast – link starts with sop:// – your browser will ask you how to handle this link, choose sopcast. It will open and try to connect to the stream. After it’s buffered it will start playing. It’s usually choppy and not the best looking, so that’s why I use VLC. In Sopcast, go to options, set extrenal player to vlc and every time you connect to a stream you can pause the sopcast playback and then click on the left button [63] – your stream will start playing in VLC, where you can set up filters, deinterlacing, resize window and have a better looking picture overall.
  • ACE Stream – link starts with acestream:// which opens a player similar to VLC and starts playing or it can be a web page with a flash window similar to firstrow, except it uses acestream browser player and the quality is much higher.
  • Flash videos play directly in the browser. Quality is often lower, and the sites are often filled with ads, so this should be your last resort.

Originally posted to /r/soccer and /u/nikub.

Live Stream Rugby World Cup 2015 Online – Where and How

Where to Watch the Rugby World Cup Online


European Broadcasters

european rugby broadcasters

EuroSport Rugby World Cup 2015 Online Streaming Providers

Original Broadcaster Streaming Provider Link to Stream Countries Available
Eurosport Sky Go Watch live UK and Ireland only
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live UK only
Horizon Watch live Netherlands only
Horizon Watch live Ireland only
Yelo TV Watch live European Broadcasting Union member countries only

UK Broadcasters

UK RWC 2015 TV broadcasters

ITV Rugby World Cup 2015 Online Streaming Providers

Original Broadcaster Streaming Provider Link to Stream Countries Available
ITV Watch live ITV regions only
ITV Player Catch up ITV regions only
FilmOn Watch live Worldwide
FilmOn Watch +1 live Worldwide
TVCatchup Watch live UK only
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live UK only
Sky Go Watch live UK and Ireland only

Ireland Broadcasters

Ireland Rugby World Cup 2015 Broadcasters

TV3 Rugby World Cup 2015 Online Streaming Providers

Original Broadcaster Streaming Provider Link to Stream Countries Available
 TV3  TV3 Watch live Ireland

How to Watch the Rugby World Cup Online – Essential Software

VPN for streaming world cup 2015

  • Use a VPN – Streaming is a legal grey area in some countries. Many of the links above are restricted based on geography (meaning you can only watch ITV within the UK, for example). I recommend Cyberghost VPN to protect your privacy and get around geo-restrictions. It’s a premium service that is well worth paying for.


  • Adblocker – I recommend uBlock Origin. Many streaming sites are plastered with annoying ads. Block them with this software. Free.
  • Livestreamer software. Instead of watching in your browser, you can instead stream to VLC or other media players of your choice. This is for more advanced users, involves using a command line. Free and open source.
  • Acestream. Best quality, HD streams with minimal lag. Here is my guide to setting up Acestream for rugby gamesFree.


Use Acestream Securely
Acestream involves using peer-to-peer (P2P) services. Sometimes these are in a legal grey area depending on your geographic location.

I use NordVPN (disclosure: affiliate link, please consider using this link if you find this guide useful, thank you!)

More information regarding how they keep your data private from their FAQ.

Using a VPN also allows you to stream from sites that are restricted to certain countries (geo-unblock).



How to Stream Video on Mac with Acestream


You’ll be streaming in no time.

Here is a complete list of everything you need to set up Acestream on Mac: where to find good streams, how to correctly copy and paste acestream links and how to fix lagging and buffering.

Use Acestream Securely
Acestream involves using peer-to-peer (P2P) services. Sometimes these are a legal grey area depending on your geographic location.

I use NordVPN (disclosure: affiliate link, please consider using this link if you find this guide useful, thank you!) More information regarding how they keep your data private from their FAQ.

Using a VPN also allows you to stream from sites that are restricted to certain countries (geo-unblock).

Setup Acestream on Mac

Acestream is designed for Windows, so it requires some workarounds to getting it working on a Mac. Luckily, you can follow this fairly straightforward guide in the video below.

Update December 2015: added video

It involves installing a media centre application called Kodi, which acts as a front end interface for Acestream, which is the software that does that actual streaming.

Go to the Kodi downloads, and select “MacOS”.

Where to Find Rugby Acestream Links (or any sport)

acestreaming mac home cinema

No, this isn’t actually rugby.

Once you have Kodi downloaded and installed, it’s time to find some live streams!

I am a rugby fan, but you can use this tip for almost any sport you like to watch (e.g. football, tennis, NFL…).

Step 1: check the rugby match thread on reddit (available on the day of the game). You may find an acestream link there, posted by a user. If not, go to step 2.

Step 2: Go to Flashscore rugby to find which TV channels are showing the game. Hover over the TV icon on the right to see which channels are showing the game:


When you have your preferred channel in mind, go to step 3.

Step 3: find your TV channel on this website. Post any links you find in the Reddit match thread, it’s nice to be nice.

Tip 1: If you speak a language other than English, sometimes you can get a better stream, as English streams are often in high demand.

Tip 2: If your stream is giving trouble, look for a stream with a lower bitrate (the number listed in Kbps on the link in step 3.) Higher bitrate, e.g. 3000Kbps = crystal clear HD, but you need a fast internet connection to handle that action! I find lower bitrates perfectly watchable, they are usually ~720p quality.

Correct Format for Acestream Links

Make sure you copy and paste the entire acestream link as highlighted below (if you copy only part of the link, it will most likely not work).


How to Open an Acestream Link in Kodi

how to open acestream link in kodi

Fix AceStream Buffering on Mac

  1. Open Kodi.
  2. Right-click the menu item for AceStream in the menu bar at the top of your screen, click “Options”.
  3. Set the live buffer to 30 seconds. This means that our stream is 30 seconds behind the live broadcast. If our connection is poor, the buffer will run out and our stream will lag. If you still have problems with lagging, increase the buffer. If you have a very fast connection, you can try decreasing it so you are closer to the live broadcast.
  4. Disk cache- I set mine to 3 (meaning 3Gb). This is the maximum size that you want Acestream to store the live video on your hard drive.
  5. Go to Advanced settings. Set total maximum connections to 500.

The steps above are highlighted here:

increase fix acestream buffering


Use Acestream Securely
Acestream involves using peer-to-peer (P2P) services. Sometimes these are a legal grey area depending on your geographic location.

I use NordVPN (disclosure: affiliate link, please consider using this link if you find this guide useful, thank you!) More information regarding how they keep your data private from their FAQ.

Using a VPN also allows you to stream from sites that are restricted to certain countries (geo-unblock).

Long Tail SEO- How to Rank for Difficult Keywords-Beginner Guide

beginners guide to long tail seo

This guide will show you how to rank for difficult, relevant keywords to your area of interest.

Part 1: Background and Introduction

  • Aim to have only 1 Target Keyword per page.
  • You need to have access to Google Keyword Planner and Google Webmaster Tools.
  • Keyword Planner allows you to plan for the future, to get an idea of search volume before your content goes live. Without this, you are only guessing at which keyword is best.
  • Webmaster Tools allows you to look into the past. It shows which keywords people used to arrive on your website. This allows you to measure success and spot problems.
  • In Webmaster tools, an Impression is when someone searches for something, and a page from your site appears on the results page (it may be clicked on, or not).
  • A Click is obvious, when someone sees your link (an impression) and clicks through to your site.
  • Therefore, Click Through Rate (CTR) is (Impressions/Clicks)*100.
  • Average position is the average place in the page over the given time period. Positions 1 to 10 are in the first page in Google (which is the minimum you need to be). Positions 1 to 3 are best, which get the best CTR.

This is what the above metrics look like in Webmaster Tools:

Webmaster tools metrics for long tail SEO


So What is Long Tail SEO?

A useful way to categorise search keywords is to put them in one of two groups- head and tail keywords.

A head term is a short keyword that gets lots of searches, e.g. “SEO”.

A long tail term is a longer keyword that is lower in search volume, but more specific, e.g. “beginner guide to long tail SEO”. With the second term, we can see the person has a much more specific idea of what they want to find.

Often, people search for head terms when doing initial research, and then long tail keywords after doing initial research, and perhaps when ready to commit to a purchase a product.

In summary:

  • Head terms are extremely popular, but are also difficult to rank for.
  • Long tail search terms are a huge group of lower volume search terms. They are much easier to rank for, and have higher buying intent.

When I did work optimising pages on a website project, I noticed something interesting:

If you start ranking for a group of long tail terms, you can also start ranking for the related, head term.

I noticed that by making my content such as page titles, subheadings and anchor text longer and more specific, I actually improved by rankings for both head and long tail search keywords in my area of focus.

I managed to get the search term into page 1 in, near the BBC result and the results of large competitors who had a much bigger marketing budget.

This guide will show you step by step how to follow this method. Come with me, you lucky thing!

follow me

Part 2: Keyword Research – Using Keyword Planner

Login to Google Keyword Planner:

keyword planner long tail seo


Type in some relevant keywords and click the get ideas button. Think of words that people would search for to find the page you are working on. Click on the “Keyword Ideas” tab on the next screen.

keyword planner long tail results


Here you get the average monthly searches, and the competition.

Competition is a measure of how competitive the Google ads are. Google Ads are the paid results on the right of a Google search results page, the organic search results (which we are interested in) are on the left:

google search result long tail seo


So average monthly searches are important, and you can take competition as just a rough idea of how commercially valuable a keyword is.

Scroll down in Keyword Planner and sort the results by search volume:

keyword planner long tail results sorted by volume


We can see many results. However, many are unrelated to our keyword.


Here are the above steps in a GIF, the high art of our age:

keyword planner steps


Go to search options on the left, and select the first option:

keyword planner options



This will limit the results:

keyword planner long tail results narrowed


Sometimes, there will be very little results so you don’t need to restrict the results (for example, for very niche or low volume search terms). Other times, it’s useful when there are lots of unrelated search terms. Use this filter option as necessary.

I might like the phrase “Beginner’s Guide Long Tail SEO” for this page:

long tail seo page

Next Step: Repeat this Process to get more Keywords

Follow the above steps again, get other related keywords.

The idea is to get 2 or 3 keyword phrases that you combine into a really long, very detailed keyword. For example, for this page, I like the phrase “Long Tail SEO- How to Rank for Difficult Keywords-Beginner’s Guide”. This is an example of a highly specific, easier to rank for keyword. It’s likely I can rank quickly for this phrase.

Here is the good news: using this method, you will start ranking for related, attractive keywords, that have higher volume than the keywords you entered.

For example, this page might eventually rank for “Long Tail SEO Guide”, “Long Tail Beginner”, “Rank for difficult keywords” and so on. This is what makes long tail SEO so great!


Next Step: Combine Keywords into a Target Long Tail Keyword

Now that you have 2 or 3 keyword phrases, you must combine these into a phrase that makes sense as a page title or heading.

You have seen the example I’ve used with this page. Come up with your own examples by doing research with Keyword Planner.

Part 3: Where to Put the Long Tail Keywords on your Website

Now that you have your keyword for your page, let’s apply them to your website or blog. There are several places where it’s important to include your keyword.

The steps for adding the keyword will be different for each website and blog, depending on your admin backend.

Keyword in Page Title

Page title is what appears in the tab in your browser:

page title long tail keyword



Page Titles also appear as the main heading in search results:

page title long tail keyword search results



In WordPress blog posts, you simply add the relevant title which contains your keyword:

page title long tail keyword wordpress blog post seo


Again, this step depends on your content management system or website.


Keywords in Meta Description

Meta description is what appears under your page title in Google…sometimes (sometimes Google takes random text from your page and uses that instead, you cannot control this). It’s limited to 156 characters. Use SEOMofo to optimise your meta description before entering it in your content management system.

Meta description in Google results page:

meta description long tail seo keyword

Add the meta description in your content management system, remember the 156 character limit (SEO Mofo helps with this). In your content management system, you may have extra things like “abstract” and “meta keywords”, ignore because they are useless for SEO.


Keywords in H1s, H2s etc

H1 is the main heading on your page. It should always contain your keyword, unless you have a great reason not to. So make sure you add it!

If possible, add the keyword here too in H2s, H3s and so on. Remember, don’t spam! If you include the keyword in a heading in a way that doesn’t make sense, this can hurt your rankings. If in doubt, just think about what your readers would find most useful.

I includes variations of my target keyword in the H2, H3s on this very page. You can look back at my headings if you are curious. Variations are good because they tell Google the subject you are trying to rank for, without spamming. They also show respect for your reader.

Summary: use your common sense when applying keywords to headings. Always try to include the target keyword in H1s.

Keywords in the Body Content

Body content means the regular, non-headings text in your page. Similar rules apply to headings. Use keywords where possible, but don’t spam or make sentences that don’t make sense just to force in a keyword. Try to have a keyword density of about 2-3%. If you use self-hosted WordPress, you can use the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin to help manage keyword density and other on-page SEO factors.


Keywords in the Image ALT Text

Image ALT (alternative) text is what appears when you hover your mouse over an image, or appears when an image doesn’t load. When you upload an image on your website, normally you get an option to edit the ALT text.

Try to include keywords in the ALT text. Sometimes I like to use the format:

[keyword]- [description of the image]

So for example:

Long Tail SEO Guide- Screenshot Google Keyword Planner

Again, use common sense, apply keywords where possible. Try to use as many interesting, relevant images as possible, which also serves to break up the wall of text for the user.

Talking of relevant pictures, here’s an image of a starry sky. Nice, huh?


Further reading: using ALT text for SEO.


Keywords in the URL

Try to include your keyword in the URL of the page. WordPress has a nice feature, where it includes the page or post title in the URL automatically. Make your URLs friendly for humans to read.

Which link would you prefect to click on?


The first link is a smelly, bloated mess. The second link is amazing and straightforward, like this sunset:


If you have an old page with an existing, poor URL: try to change the URL into something that makes sense using redirects. Redirects are important to ensure that Google doesn’t “lose” the page and therefore the SEO value that the page has accumulated is retained. If you are using WordPress, search for redirects plugins to handle the hard work.

If you have a new page: create a new, descriptive URL that contains the keywords, where possible. Remember you should be able to guess the page content from the URL.


Keywords in Anchor Text

Anchor text is the text in a link. This is an example of anchor text to my post about how the economy works.

Anchor text is very important for SEO. Google uses it as an important factor to discover what a particular page is about. If many of your links have “click here” as anchor text, this is a big opportunity missed.

Try to use descriptive, keyword-rich anchor text in as many links as you can. Use variations of the keyword because if you have 100 links pointing at a page with identical anchor text, Google knows this is spam.

Use as many relevant links all over your website as necessary, and include good, descriptive anchor text with them. Link liberally to your own content, where relevant. Use the exact keyword you are targeting in the anchor text, if possible.

I used a nice, non-obvious keyword phrase after careful research in Keyword planner for a past project. I noticed keywords mentioning a variation of the term which I initially thought of were getting decent search volume and had low competition. I added in “Online” in the keyword to make it even more specific, and bang, we started ranking not only for “Online X” but eventually even “X” (the head term getting 1000s of searches a month)! This means the website is in the same results page as the BBC website, which is obviously a high authority, trusted website.

Therefore, using Long Tail keywords in your anchor text is very powerful.

Another critical place for keyword-rich anchor text is in the page footer. In most websites, the footer appears on every page, so having keyword-rich anchor text can provide a nice SEO boost. So choose good keywords, and link to the most important pages.


Chapter 4: Long Tail SEO Guide Summary


  1. You need access to Keyword planner and Webmaster tools
  2. One long tail keyword per page
  3. Conduct keyword research in Google Keyword Planner
  4. Track results in Google Webmaster Tools
  5. Combine several attractive keywords into 1 long tail keyword
  6. When you have your keyword, apply it in your content management system to the page title, meta description, H1s, H2s etc, body content, image alt text, URL, anchor text.

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Thanks for reading!


Complete Guide to Watching Sports Online with HD Streaming


First of all, this guide was posted originally on /r/rugbyunion wiki by user RodzillaPT. All credit goes to him.

He is a rugby fan in Brazil who can’t watch rugby as it is often not shown on local TV.

You can use this guide to watch almost any sport online – Premier league football, rugby, NFL, NBA, NHL, you name it!

Use Acestream Securely
Acestream involves using peer-to-peer (P2P) services. Sometimes these are a legal grey area depending on your geographic location.

I use NordVPN (disclosure: affiliate link, please consider using this link if you find this guide useful, thank you!) More information regarding how they keep your data private from their FAQ.

Using a VPN also allows you to stream from sites that are restricted to certain countries (geo-unblock).

Streaming HD Sports Online with Torrents – The Complete Guide

So, the way to a good stream is not through flash streams on website. The proper way is torrenting streams.

  1. First, you’ve got to download your client. I’m not aware of other softwares, perhaps they are out there, but I use AcePlayer.
  2. After you’ve downloaded and installed it, head to the windows toolbar (1). Right click on (2), and pick ‘options’ (3).
  3. Set the main settings somewhat like this. The live buffer time is a real important deal. I think most guides will tell you to use 10, but I like to go with 30. This time is very important. You see, these streams are really high quality. usually ranging from 900kbps to 2000kbps. If you have a bad peak on the internet and a low buffer time, it might stutter and the fun is ruined. Using a high timer like 30 seconds in a buffer, allows for a bigger margin of error. Play with numbers and pick the one that seems the best to you.
  4. After that, pick ‘advanced’, just like the picture shows you.
  5. In this last screen, try to leave it somewhat like this. Ok in both screens and close the settings.
  6. The software is ready to be used. Now, we need to find us a stream. The site Wizwig does a great job at that. Not only they display browser streams, but they also display AceStream streams. They also state the bitratio of each stream, helping you to pick the best without trial and error. The site also syncs with your timezone, so you don’t have to do weird math to find out when each match will be.
  7. Everyday, the available matches for that day will be displayed in this screen. Today (Sunday night) there are no Rugby Streams available so they show none. For the sake of teaching, I’ll be using another sport.
  8. Not many matches on right now, so I headed over to the Live Sports section and started to look for a match. I got lucky with a NHL match, so I clicked ‘Live’. (please, take notice that the site clock is synched with mine).
  9. The match screen. It shows a couple of streams for the match, the channel that’s being streamed and their bitrate. I pick the AceStream one. the top link. The bottom one leads to some russian weird stuff. 4000kbps is way too much for me to handle (Damn Norwegians and your top quality internet!), but let’s open it anyway (I’ve never seen a 4000kbps Rugby stream. so, this most likely won’t be a problem).
  10. After I click on “Play Now!”, a blank page appears.Please look at the url. This page will activate the AcePlayer,which will start buffering as soon as it’s open. If it doesn’t, something is off. Worry not. If your match is about to start, don’t try any harder. You can open the AcePlayer yourself, press ctrl + T, and add the Stream ID manually. The ID is basically the blank page URL without the “acestream://” bit.
  11. After a couple of seconds buffering, your match will be on. If everything is fine, and your internet cooperates, you’ll be able to enjoy a stutterless match in pretty good quality.

Please, be aware of this:

  • This won’t be available for every match, but it’s always worth the shot. There has been some regular broadcast of Super Rugby matches, at least. I’ve watched the Rebels x Crusaders match on a 900kbps stream. I’ve also watched a couple of Six Nations matches in it.
Use Acestream Securely
Acestream involves using peer-to-peer (P2P) services. Sometimes these are a legal grey area depending on your geographic location.

I use NordVPN (disclosure: affiliate link, please consider using this link if you find this guide useful, thank you!) More information regarding how they keep your data private from their FAQ.

Using a VPN also allows you to stream from sites that are restricted to certain countries (geo-unblock).