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Grammarly Put to the Test

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I love grammarist.com. When you’ve got a tough question about grammar, they’re likely to have the answer. Not long ago, they posted a piece about Grammarly, which gives new meaning to going back to (grammar) school. What is Grammarly, you ask?

Grammarly is an English language writing-enhancement platform developed by Grammarly, Inc., and launched in 2009. Grammarly’s proofreading and plagiarism-detection resources check more than 250 grammar rules.

You can download the software onto your computer or download the app. That’s all fine and good, but I was curious (without wanting to sacrifice the time myself), Does Grammarly actually work? Well, wouldn’t you know it: Grammarist did the legwork for us all!

You can click here to read “Grammarly Review 2017 – Does it do all it claims to do?” and go through the minutiae of the grammar samples (Yay! Sign me up, says the reader), or you can simply take their word for it in their final analysis.

And what was the final analysis for Grammarly from Grammarist?

“In the tests that were quantifiable, Grammarly was asked to check for forty-three mistakes, and it managed to find thirty-one of them. That’s 72 percent. But the numbers only tell part of the story.”


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Keys to Getting a Million Views for Your Site

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Bloggers/Writers/Entrepreneurs, take note. If you want to up your A game and reach seven digits with your total number of site views, take a few minutes and read this excellent piece by Jon Westenberg (@Jonwestenberg) titled “The Tools I Used To Reach 5,000,000 Views on Medium.”

I’ll let Mr. Westenberg do the heavy lifting on this one, but basically he highlights some really simple-to-use yet highly effective tools. This can be accomplished by making use of websites like Grammarly, Google Trends, KeyHole, Speedlancer, Medium.com, and Google News, while vigorously seeking out your competition and finding out how you measure up against them in terms of content, popularity, on-target marketing, etc.

It obviously goes without saying that if your site looks at least half-normal – not like one of these “Top 10 worst websites you’ll wish you hadn’t seen” – and you know how to string together sentences that prove you graduated from grammar school (pun intended), then the seven-digit site views goal is not a pipe dream; it’s definitely within reach as long as you’re willing to do a lot of hard work and log a ton of miles.

Should you get down on yourself and lose confidence somewhere down this path, just remember what my favourite hagwon in Korea used to remind its students: “You can do!”

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