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The time has come and it can’t be put off any longer. You need to update your site’s look (and hopefully you have more than five hours to do it in).
Whether your existing theme isn’t compatible with newer versions of your content management system (CMS), your layout isn’t isn’t capable of keeping up with what you want to do next with your site or your existing look has grown too dated, the decision to redesign a site is never easy.
Not only is it a great deal of work to create a new theme, but your readers, even if they don’t realize it, have likely become familiar and comfortable with it. As Facebook has shown us repeatedly, even small changes can lead to user revolts if you take your visitors out of their comfort zone.
So you do you prevent a site redesign from taking on a life of its own and becoming either a technical or a user nightmare? Obviously, planning is key but how you plan and what you plan is the difference between a relatively painless transition to a disaster that sets your site back months or years.
With that in mind, here are five of the biggest keys to focus on when you’re looking to redesign your site. Read More
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Social media is an excellent resource for every type of business—brick and mortar, online, or both. Twitter is one of the biggest social media networks out there, which means you’re missing out if you aren’t maximizing your tweeting potential. Here’s how to get more Twitter followers for your business, both the easy way and the hard way.
1. The Easy Way – Buying Your Followers
Social media can feel like a popularity contest—people judge the importance and prestige of their peers based on a single number: how many followers. The more followers you have, the easier it is to accrue even more followers. But how do you get people interested in the first place, when you’re just starting out? One shortcut that’s been gaining momentum recently is the practice of buying Twitter followers. If you want to buy some fake followers to raise your profile, all you need to do is visit one of the many third-party websites offering the service, enter your credit card number and Twitter handle, and you could gain thousands of “fans” over the course of a couple days. Prices vary, though it tends to be relatively inexpensive: some sites offer 1,000 followers for only $5. Though the practice is technically against Twitter’s terms of service, it’s incredibly widespread; high percentages of even the most famous tweeters’ followers are fake. Read More
Good morning, everyone! Here are the highlights from this week’s Job Board. Best of luck!
Are you a seasoned business writer? Are you based in the Austin area? If so, check out this freelance writing job. It’s got attractive compensation!
Choosing a good web hosting provider for your site or blog can be tricky. There are lots of things to consider and the foundation of a good website is not with its design or its code, but with the server where it’s hosted. A reliable web hosting service has the best combination of features put together this includes bandwidth, storage, security, customer support and a good price to go with the bundle.
There are a lot of blogs about films, but there aren’t a lot of films about blogging. Oh really now? Blogging is not some obscure afterhours hobby, blogging is almost like tweeting, almost like breathing, everyone knows what blogging is. At some point in time, the status quo has taken its thoughts to tumblr, blogspot and WP.
People have written down their daily musings online, with enough drama and flair to make their daily rants a viable screenplay for a movie. But truth be told, there aren’t a lot of movies about blogs or blogging, there’s only 1 mainstream movie about a blogger and it happens to be a food blogger who caught the eye of Hollywood. With blog posts so good that Meryl Streep signed up to star in it and yes, that blogging movie is Julia & Julia. All about a food blogger’s ambitious feat to cook Julia Child’s 524 recipes in 365 days with some kitchen meltdowns thrown in the batter. Read More
Blogging interviews are a cool way to improve your blog stats and you don’t need to be as gab a Charlie Rose or Piers Morgan to pull it off. Hey, it’s not TV, there’s no producer to pressure you to make every air time count. Still, you have your blog visitors to think about and just like TV, blogging interviews should not be in any way boring. In fact, you have all the time to be creative with your blog interviews – so ask the right questions, edit out the kinks and make sure to present the interview as an enjoyable and informative piece of web entertainment.
Who’s happy it’s Friday? I am torn, since Friday is always a good thing, but this is the last of the month. That means deadlines! I hope you’ve got deadline to beat, as that means lots of work as well.
For more gigs, check out the highlights from this week’s Job Board.
Apple is THE brand to follow and blog about, and if you are always reading up on what the tech giant is up to, you might what to put that knowledge to good use. Here’s an excellent gig for an Apple blogger. Telecommute position.
Publishing a book has never been easy as it is now. Thanks to the changing publishing and consumer landscape, as well as evolving technology, publishing a book can be easier than actually writing one. For authors who have worked with traditional publishing houses, that statement bears more weight, but these days, there are alternatives to traditional publishing.
If you have been holding back on giving your book project your all because of publishing concerns, here are some important things you ought to know about publishing your book. These will help you get on your way to, finally, becoming a published author. Read More
Social media campaigns can be a vital marketing tool or a complete waste of time. We show you how to track your social media influence and rate the success of your roach.
Growth rate of followers
While having a huge number of subscribers or followers may be one sign of success, that total figure is far from a perfect indicator of how well you are doing. That is because it is static. In other words, while it may be an impressive figure, it does not account for momentum. It does not indicate whether you are attracting more followers, or whether they are beginning to drift away.
Watching the growth rate of your followers or subscribers, on the other hand, reveals those trends. Plenty of s are available to help make monitoring growth rates easy. Wildfire Social Media Monitor, for example, tracks the growth of all your social media networks, making it easy for you to gauge your growth. Read More
As a blogger you should take steps to minimize your taxes and maximize your savings. Every cent you earn online counts especially in this economic climate.
Years ago, blogging used to be a creative outlet that filled most our lazy nights after work, once monetization and ad revenues came into play, blogging as a business and blogging as freelance work has become a possible source of steady income for some netizens.