Archive for the ‘Blogging Tools’ Category
Conversion rate is a very important metric you need to be analyzing and aiming to improve when building and marketing yourself, content and services through your blog. It is a measure of how effective your content is in getting readers to interact with you and your services, or whatever else it is that you want them to do. Whether it’s a share, email subscribe, purchase or comments. The targets are all up to you. The metric is calculated by dividing the total number of conversions by the number of visitors to your site or specific page.
Your entire blog’s purpose, reason for being and level of success can be summed up in this single metric. Bearing in mind that your targets and goals are entirely up to you. Another site’s key performance indicators may not be yours. Only you can measure your success. Read More
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Camille McClane, a writer, researcher, and editor, who frequently blogs about about web hosting and social media. Her favorite subject to focus on is emerging technology trends and its overall effect within business expansion and health relations.
Social media is now the optimum marketing platform for businesses large and small; companies already thriving and those that are just starting out. Take it a step farther to social media applications available for smartphones and your business has found it’s way into the very hands of its future fans and clients. Businesses using smartphone applications like Instagram, Flickr, Vine, and more for blogging and updating about what they’re up to, are breaking down the barriers of social media marketing and keeping up with current trends.
Image Courtesy of Arimalik Ibrahim at Flickr.com
Just a week ago, Flickr 3.0 was introduced to the photo-sharing social media public. Yahoo’s new smartphone app has officially entered the ring of smartphone apps that literally everyone has some connection to. Flickr 3.0 is a complete redesign for iOS and Android, allowing Flickr users to browse, share, edit, and store photos easily on their smartphones. While Flickr 3.0 is similar to Instagram, which application is better and why? You’ll find all the answers here. Read More
Thinking of launching a WordPress blog/site? Or maybe you’ve grown tired of your existing blog after learning that you’ve been doing it all wrong? It’s not too late to start or restart. Blogging and internet marketing in general to achieve real results is getting more challenging by the day but at the same time there are definite methods and routes to take to achieve success.
In this fast paced blogging race there’s no time to reinvent the wheel and learn everything on your own from scratch but there exists a vast pool of resources made available from those who have traveled the long hard journey and persevered. Trying to find the perfect marketing model, best WordPress themes and tried and proven SEO techniques can be daunting. So I’ve decided to share some of my experiences developing websites and building blogs to make your journey more seamless and rewarding. Read More
Since blogging became popular on the internet over a decade ago, there’s been no end to blogging platforms to help us get our message across to our readers. In recent years though, there’s been a clear favorite and that’s been WordPress. It’s not hard to see why it’s been the favorite for so long, after all it’s incredibly easy to use and extremely flexible thanks to the myriad of plugins available. While WordPress offers everyone a way to blog, it’s not perfect and it hasn’t really changed much either. It’s offered the same set of features for years now. Familiarity is great, but when it starts to kill your buzz you know it’s time for a change. Read More
If you want to create a good website, but you don’t have any knowledge in HTML or CSS, then keep reading this post, because we’ll tell you about some of the best tools you can use to build a good-looking and functional website. Website builders have been around for many years, but they have really gained popularity in the past couple of years – nowadays these website builders come pre-loaded with tons of rich features, pre-made templates and many other things that turn website creation in an easy, fast and enjoyable job.
Each one of these website builders has its advantages and disadvantages, but you can rest assured that the tools listed below are the best you can find! Some of them are free while others are paid, so it is up to you to decide whether you want a completely free website or if you are ready to spend some money in order to use a more advanced website builder to create a quality website instantly. Here are 13 of the best website builders at the moment: Read More
There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the issue of whether or not having a dedicated IP offers a significant boost in terms of SEO. For a long time many webmasters believed that having a dedicated IP address would improve the website’s page ranking and even although Google have dispelled this myth there are still many people who believe this to be true.
Getting To The Root of The Myth
The myth that a dedicated IP can improve SEO rankings has been around for a long time and it is difficult to trace where it actually came from. However, in 2006 Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team stated once and for all that there was no connection between the two. “There is no PageRank difference whatsoever between these two cases (virtual hosting vs. dedicated IP)”, said Matt Cutts.
Is There Any Value In A Dedicated IP?
So is a dedicated IP address a complete waste of money? In short, no it is not – there are still reasons to choose one. One particular situation in which a dedicated IP is not only a good idea, but something of a necessity is if your website is dealing in e-commerce. When you are operating a shopping cart on your website it is very likely that you require an SSL certificate in which case you will need to ask your hosting provider to allocate you a dedicated IP address for your website. This will make sure that all of your customers’ data is secure during transactions. Read More
Content marketing is quickly becoming the way of the future for brands and individuals looking to promote their business and web presence. Creating valuable and interesting content is an efficient method for attracting web traffic and encouraging engagement across different digital marketing channels.
But what about the little guys?
Bloggers and webmasters of small sites just trying to build their audience? While large companies and organizations have the resources to pay for web content, investing in media and content creation is a bigger challenge for small businesses and individual bloggers. Rather than stretching your budget and paying for expensive media development, finding ways to create and curate your own content is a much more feasible proposition. Below is a list of popular content categories and suggestions for adding them to your marketing scheme. Read More
Some people can only post on their blog under very specific circumstances: a nice, cozy cafe for example. Others can push a post anytime, anywhere. If you belong to the latter group, then you will need (and want) a mobile device that can help you optimize your blogging.
Needless to say, you are not lacking for options. Whether you prefer a mobile phone, a tablet, or a laptop, you will probably be overwhelmed by the choices available. You can’t ignore the fact that smartphones are the most mobile blogging gadgets you can go for, though. One downside, of course, is the screen size, which can be detrimental to easy and efficient blog writing/publishing.
To help you with choosing, here are some of the best smartphones for blogging on the go. Read More
There’s only so much a blogger can do. The spate of work that lies before a blogger is humongous to say the least. With all that work piling up, it’d be nice to have a few automation methods, workflows, and certain tools to help push and promote content to build a teeny weeny bit of leverage to your blogging efforts.
Here are a few workflows, automation methods, and other tools to help push and propagate your content. Read More
If the average (somewhat knowledgeable online) person is asked about the best platform to use for a blog or web site, the chances are that his reply will be WordPress. That’s because WordPress does have a lot going for it, and its popularity has not skyrocketed without reason. Indeed, there are many who would try to convince you to stick with WordPress.
The truth is that, however, popularity is not always the best reason to use a platform. While it can be a compelling reason – everyone loves it, it must be good! – there is always something that is just as good, or even better, out there. And when it comes to a platform for blogging, Joomla! is one excellent option. You might even hear some bloggers or web site managers tell you they prefer Joomla! over WordPress.
Want to know why you ought to consider Joomla!? Here are some good reasons you should use Joomla!. Read More