Every website owner probably wants more traffic coming into their site. I shouldn’t have to repeat the cliché that “traffic is the lifeblood of any blog”… I’m sure you already know that. This is because you won’t get more clients without more traffic. It’s only when you’re able to bring people to your website that you will have the chance to convert them into customers. In other words… More traffic = More customers = More money Does that make sense? That said, if more website traffic has been your problem all this time, I want you to bring your seat closer as I’m about to unveil to you some great ideas you can use to attract more traffic to your website. I want you to understand that there are many ways you can drive traffic to your site, but today, we’re going to talk about five ways you can hack content marketing to increase traffic. 1. Come Up With Viral Content Ideas First of all, you have to understand why … [Read more...] about 5 Content Marketing Hacks For Attracting More Website Visitors (Plus Clients)
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UX design plays a vital role in effective web design. User Experience design is a part of the web design process that improves usability and ensures that the users are satisfied with the overall design of the website. From Wikipedia: User experience design (UXD, UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product… Your product or service might be the best in your industry, but if your website UX is below standard, then you will experience a high bounce rate as well as poor conversion rate. In this post, I will explain 9 worst UX mistakes that every designer should avoid vigilantly. Let’s get started! Using a full background image is a popular trend in the web design industry. But, some website owners don’t understand the concept of using background image to highlight the content above the fold and draw attention. There are many websites I came … [Read more...] about 9 Worst UX Mistakes You Must Avoid
If your blog posts or web pages lack images, they look boring to read. Adding images can increase your search engine visibility (by using keywords in your alt tags) and also enhance your blog posts overall readability as well as quality. So I've decided to write a detailed post covering some of the best free image editing tools for bloggers. Why you need image editing tools? You may ask, why do I need to have access to the image editing tools as a blogger. That's a fair questions and here are few strong reasons for using image editing tools. They help you easily design appealing images Images enhance your blog posts quality Images help you skim through your posts quickly Image editing tools help you create beautiful images without quickly, easily and mostly for at free of cost That being said, here are some of the top image editing tools for bloggers and designers who are looking for best ways to design stunning images. Top image editing tools for bloggers, designers and marketers … [Read more...] about Top 15 Image Editing Tools for Bloggers That Are Mostly FREE
Images are significant in a website. Images contribute readability and credibility than large blocks of texts. Images can spice things, keep people interested and catches viewer’s attention. An ecommerce website delivering enticing product pages through clear images gives your customer an unprecedented level of satisfaction. If you have huge stack of photos to display, maintaining them in an independent image gallery within the website is appreciative. And exhibiting your photos in an elegant and sleek way will undoubtedly have positive impacts for your website. However, the images cannot be placed haphazardly. Now is the usage of image gallery extensions. There are numerous image gallery applications that can be readily installed in your site admin. Like, for a WordPress powered website, WordPress Image Gallery extension such as WordPress photo gallery . These are easy to install, configure and pleasing to view with added effects. The benefits of using an image gallery … [Read more...] about Manage Your Images in an Impressive Way with WordPress Image Gallery
Hey there Mr. Bigshot Blogger, it’s time for a few home truths. You might think you’re successful, authoritative and devilishly handsome. But you’re not. No, what you are, is a cheat. Why? Because, whether you know it or not, you’re cheating your blog’s readers. They’re giving you adulation, adoration and probably a lovely wad of cash too. And in return you’re boring them, ignoring them and leaving them dazed and confused on the sidewalk. So here’s the deal. I’m going to tell you how you’re cheating your readers and how you’re going to change. And in return, you’re going to make your blog even better. How you are cheating your readers? You’re Not What They Signed Up For Don’t get me wrong, your last post was informative, entertaining and educational. But it lacked a certain something. Remember when you first started out? You were a firebrand, crackling with energy and writing in a way that made people … [Read more...] about Are you Unknowingly Cheating Your Blog Readers? Lets find out
We are in 2015 and no matter how good or bad 2014 was for you, it’s time to collect yourself and work on your blog with a fresh new strategy! If you still don’t have a blogging business plan, get one now. One of the major problems faced by most bloggers is a lack of traffic and income. Finding motivation when traffic and income are lacking is tough! In a previous post I covered motivation here: How to motivate yourself! Also read: How to increase motivation for blogging The motivation to bring visible and effective changes to your blog involves many factors including blog design, content, update frequency, promotion and more. In this article, however, I will focus on the most common blogging problem of all: What to do when no one is reading your blog! One of the most common issues that lead to the early death of a blog is a lack traffic and engagement. Many bloggers struggle with this for a while, and then eventually they give up. … [Read more...] about Why No One is Reading Your Blog, and How to Change That!
Recently, I was testing out a squeeze page and it was converting at a whopping 77%! I want to go through the dynamics of the page and explain why it did so well. Firstly though, I want to note that when I say “squeeze page” I am referring to the page in which a user is given the choice to opt-in to your subscriber list for a free offer. Okay, let’s get started. Leave Them No Choice When your driving traffic to a squeeze page you don’t want to give options to your visitors. You want to leave them with no choice. Either sign up to your list, or leave – that’s it. Your squeeze page should not link out to any other site, nor should it have any other function. Opt-In or leave. Attention Grabbing Headline Your headline is perhaps the most important part of your squeeze page. If your headline is boring your visitors will quickly flee your page. You need to make your headline attention grabbing. It’s got to grab your visitors by the back … [Read more...] about Why My Squeeze Page Converts Better Than Yours
Home » SEO » Google Panda Recovery: A Simple Guide to Recovering from Panda Penalty Quick note: on 2nd June 2015, Google’s Gary Illyes says webmasters can expect a Panda update in the next two to four weeks time. Google also recently rolled out a new update called doorway page penalty lately. And if you’ve been using doorway pages to increase your website search traffic, you’re in a big trouble. Read this post to find out more. Have you noticed any traffic drop on your websites? It’s because you’re hit by Google Panda. If you’re not taking any precautions while creating content, your website traffic keeps on dropping. In this detailed guide, I’ll share few amazing Google Panda recovery tips. Quick update: Last week (On 23rd September 2014) Google Panda 4.1 was rolled out and if you are facing any significant changes in your website traffic, that’s because you’re either hit or rewarded by Panda update. What’s … [Read more...] about A Simple Guide to Recovering from Panda Penalty
Though WordPress is the most astonishing content management system we’ve ever had, it comes with some limitations too. Page builders are simple WordPress plugins that allow you to easily develop and edit webpages and make the content presentation outstanding. They come with a significant number of templates to use and, most importantly, their simple drag and drop feature has eliminated the necessity of any coding knowledge. Thus, armed with these page builders, anyone without any HTML or CSS knowledge can design attractive websites easily. Here, we’re going to compare three well-acclaimed page builders: Beaver Builder Thrive Content Builder Visual Composer The main factors we’re going to look at are: Features Add-ons Working Procedure Price Pros and Cons So let’s take a closer look at each factor to decide which one fits your requirements the best. Beaver Builder WordPress Plugin Beaver Builder is an agile and advanced content builder with complete drag … [Read more...] about Which one is the best?
There’s no debating it. If you’re looking to grab the attention of your visitors, you need captivating visuals. Visuals instantly catch the eye, are shared more often, and enhance the overall impact of your post. Creating visuals may seem daunting if you don’t have a professional background in design. Luckily, we live in an age where there’s an app for everything: Pizza, taxis, and yes, visuals! This post covers, in detail, the best tools for creating visuals that people will love and share! This post is divided into the following seven categories: Screenshots Infographics Memes GIFs Charts and Graphs Image Resizers Images with Text Without further ado, let’s dive in… Category 1 – Screenshots 1. Screenpresso Screenpresso is dedicated to image and video screen capture. It’s fun to use and packed with features. – Capture a screenshot while scrolling down or horizontally across a window. This feature is great for capturing content … [Read more...] about 20 Tools for Creating Visuals for Your Blog and Social Media