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5 Tips and 5 Tools to Improve Your WordPress Error Page

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No website actually wants to offer its visitors a 404 page. After all, it means that there is an error and a page cannot be reached. It looks unprofessional, it is a hassle for the site owner to fix and is an annoyance for visitors that might lead to them not returning.

Unfortunately, there is no way to really prevent it from ever happening. Errors occur, URLs are typed incorrectly or links become broken or outdated. Sometimes there is an issue with the server that will take time to fix. It is just a part of having an Internet site that cannot be avoided.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do everything you can to improve both your frequency of 404 page necessity and the page itself. Here are five tips on how to improve your WordPress error page as well as five tools to keep your visitors from encountering them as often. Read More

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5 Steps To Build, Plan and Promote A Wildly Successful Launch

Today is an experiment.

And whether you like it or not, you’re already a part of it.

It’s a bold statement, I know. Maybe too bold. After the dust has settled, it’ll either be a celebration… or a bloodbath.

I’m willing to take that chance.

And why not? Launches are all about taking chances… and this post outlines a simple formula for launching, well, anything.

Over the past 90 days my wife and I have planned – with NASA like precision – the launch of our new site. We’ve boiled everything down into five simple steps, which you can use for your next launch.

Prepare for lift off… Read More

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Do You Need Copywriting Services at All?

One of the major mistakes my clients make when looking at SEO and copywriting is that they consider them as separate elements.  I’m not sure I agree – I see copywriting and SEO and SEO copywriting services as a glorious whole that many of us just don’t think about… until they go wrong.

Reactive or Proactive?

One of the issues that I’ve seen crop up time and again (so often in fact, it’s a case study of mine for new clients in certain industries) is the idea that we only use services when we need them – not as a preventative.  Hiring security experts after hacks, hiring web designers at the last possible minute before launch and sometimes need to push back launch.  Then, what about copywriting? Read More

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5 Really Annoying Blogging Mistakes That Will Make Your Blog Annoying To Visit

Blog MistakeOne of my biggest pet peeves when reading really good material is to read that content on a website that gives me a headache to navigate or view.

While there are many website design mistakes a blogger can makes I have compiled a list of 5 mistakes that can kill a blog before it even gets started.

1. Strange Fonts For Content Sections

While using a unique font to create your websites logo or perhaps even sidebar titles might give your blog a fresh feel that’s where unique fonts should end.  When it comes to fonts bloggers should incorporate georgia, times new roman, times or serif fonts into their content. If you view HuffingtonPost, New York Times and various other content based sites you will quickly realize that they use those standard fonts because they are easily recognizable and therefore easy to read. If you choose to use a custom font for your content I suggest polling your friends and family members to see if they find the custom font easy to read. Read More

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Track & Test To Improve Your Website’s Usability

Usability is one feature of a website that no designer can afford to overlook. Of course, some obvious rules apply such as underlined and highlighted links so they are easy to find and use. Also, using a sitemap for easy navigation and SEO optimization are other tools that help your website be as useable and visitor friendly as possible. It is true that these rules are not necessary for every website. However, understanding these rules so that you can choose the best ones for your website will help lead to more traffic, more return traffic, greater sales and happier visitors from the market you are trying to attract. Read More

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