Blogging passion comes only in those who have the will to write and share anything with the world, it is not a platform for the light-hearted and the ones who can’t share the secrets and feelings with anyone else. I have been blogging at techfreakblog for a year now and have been really engaged with it. Blogging has been a prominent part of my life and I am really happy that it is. Blogging is an excellent platform to improve as a complete human being and I will tell you the reasons later in this post. Benefits are largely infinite but if you take it as just a source of income then you might well end up messing it up. Blogging should be from your heart and not from your mind, eespecially with a set mind to earn. Knowledge To blog on any subject you need prior knowledge about it! So there could be two cases according to me Case1: You might be blogging on subject that you are expertise on , but to be frank there is no subject that anyone is a master of it. Science and technology is … [Read more...] about Do You Know the Real Time Benefits of Blogging?
YouTube came into existence in 2005 and very smartly was purchased by Google for approximately 1.6 billion dollars, even before it was booking any profits. Credit to the popularity of YouTube goes to its easy video hosting and sharing services. You are not only able to view and upload videos but you can add comments and subscribe to your favorite producers. Actually, YouTube opens the doors for individuals and businesses to bring a message or product to millions of potential customers. Though we all are aware of its benefits superficially, let me shed some more light on it and dig those benefits deeper. Earlier I have noticed many brands used 3rd party video hosting sites to host their videos, but with the increasing populairty of Youtube and direct search engine benefits of hosting videos on Youtube, almost all popular brand switched to Youtube and using it for branding and exposure. If you are an individual blogger, corporate company or a small video editing firm, if you are using a … [Read more...] about 8 Great Benefits Of Using YouTube For Video Hosting
With the Internet spreading its wings so rapidly over the years, it is only a matter of time before everyone in the world is connected. It has become the main medium for carrying information and it has surpassed its competition in more than one way. It is only natural that, for this reason, many businesses (mostly successful ones) have decided to replace the promotion and marketing over the physical mediums (such as TV and radio) for various types of online promotion. There are a few ways in which you can promote online, as I mentioned in the last sentence. You can use the social networks towards your promotion (also known as the Social Media Marketing, or SMM). You can also hire an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) consultant, who will work towards optimizing the search engines to make sure that your website comes out on top when searching certain keywords that are related to your business. The third option is to promote your business via email, through various types of mailing lists. … [Read more...] about The Importance and Benefits of Email Marketing
But, as a marketer, simply investing in mobile optimization for your website isn’t going to be enough to stay on top of the trend. Mobile device users spend hours a day on their phones, and they certainly won’t navigate your content if your interface is slow-loading, clunky, and not finger-friendly. Enter Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), a new project that taps into open-sourced technical components that promote speed and ease of use for online content readers, while allowing you to retain the integrity of the content you want to feature. Meaning, rather than requiring your team to build out the technical functions of your page, AMP feeds your content through an existing page network that is meant to increase speed and reduce loading time on mobile devices. Basically, every article will be viewed through a stripped-down HTML standard page, immediately available to users in a “carousel”-like format, prominently featured at the top of most mobile … [Read more...] about SEO Benefits Of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) And How To Get Started
Google launched Google+ social networking site two days back and today I got my hands on Google+ invitation and so far I’m playing with Google+. Here I’m sharing my first-hand experience with Google+. Google+ social networking site looks more like Facebook at the first stage. Moreover, I’m sure those who landed on Google+, must be comparing it with Facebook for sure. Anyways, Google+ can be called as an advanced version of Facebook. Google+ has taken care of all the features which Facebook offers and taken care of controversial Facebook privacy feature. By using social circles, Google has simplified the privacy features. Google+ Homepage: This is how Google+ homepage looks like. More or less looks like a clone of Facebook. Google+ design is simple and elegant. At this moment, it’s ad-free but I wonder, how this homepage will look like advertisements. Google+ also brought this new feature call “Start a Hangout” which will let you launch a group … [Read more...] about Google+ Social Networking Site: First Impression
A content delivery network (a.k.a CDN) is one of those things you hear whenever someone is talking about speeding up a website. But what is a CDN and why is it useful? CDNs have become one of the easiest ways to make your site load faster. In fact, all speed checking tools like GT Metrix and Google Page Speed suggest using a good content delivery network (CDN) to improve a site’s performance. People with technical backgrounds are aware of what CDNs are and the benefits of using a content delivery network. But for non-technical people, the concept can seem alien. Well, there’s nothing to worry about because, in this blog post, I will be talking in-depth about content delivery networks and why you should be using one. Also read: Does Website Loading Time Matter For SEO? Let me start out in layman’s language. We bloggers and website owners usually use shared hosting, and all of our files are hosted at a data center. For example, my site is … [Read more...] about What is a CDN (Content Delivery Network) and What Are The Benefits?
WordPress started out as a blogging platform, but these days, it’s a full-fledged content management system (CMS). Because of this, many people (including many businesses) opt for this powerful and simple to use piece of software. Here are some of the benefits of WordPress. There are many different website management packages out on the market. From Joomla to Dot Nuke, each has its place in the world of website makers. The problem for many of us is that we just don’t have the technical expertise or the capital to make some of these solutions work for us. Luckily, WordPress is free and doesn’t require a lot of technical knowledge. WordPress is a robust content management system that powers many online businesses. It’s estimated that 27% of all websites use WordPress (December 2016). Before we get into the distinct advantages of WP, let’s bust this popular myth: WordPress is just a blogging platform. WordPress is way more than a just a blogging … [Read more...] about Benefits Of Using WordPress for Your Business Blog
So you’re finally all set to monetize the website you’ve been working on. Or perhaps you’re already signed up with an ad network but are dissatisfied with its performance and want to switch. Or maybe you want to employ the services of more than one network to get better results. There’s just one problem—there are just too many choices. And the jargon flying around in the ad tech industry certainly doesn’t help things. What is programmatic buying? Should you opt for CPC or CPM? Should you go with standard IAB units or the newer, more innovative types? Some of these questions may seem daunting if you haven’t particularly taken the time to dive in and understand how the online ad tech ecosystem works, so it may seem like choosing a network for your website is going to be a tough task, but it doesn’t need to be so. In the end, it boils down to a few things you should consider before signing a contract with that ad network, here are some of … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need to Consider When Choosing an Ad Network
You’re a small fish in a big pond. Being a website owner, whether a business or a blogger, you’ll find that many ad networks simply won’t accept your website. There are several reasons for rejection – from your niche to having too little visitors to your website not meeting the network’s requirements. It’s much harder for small businesses and publishers to get accepted into ad networks. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of networks that would love to display their ads on your website. We’ve been researching which ad networks are best for smaller publishers based on the following criteria: Low entry requirement High inventory utilization Reliable payouts The networks that best fit these criteria are: Google AdSense is still the best ad network for small publishers. A brand that everyone is familiar with, Google offers a near 100% fill rate with high-quality ads and decent overall performance in terms of revenue. AdSense … [Read more...] about 8 Ad Networks Best Suited For Small Publishers
Niche (a.k.a. vertical) ad networks are dedicated to delivering advertising to a specific audience and as a result have a few advantages for both advertisers and publishers compared to the larger, more generalized ad networks such as Google AdSense and Yahoo! Advertising. Advertisers benefit from niche ad networks because they help them reach a more targeted and informed audience, even though the overall impressions may be lower. Publishers on the other hand, typically witness higher click through on the ads, which translates to higher revenue. Here are a few niche ad health and fitness ad networks that may be worth trying out if you publish fitness-related content. With over 1,000 websites in their network, Adprime Health is one of the largest ad networks that target the health market online. Some of the websites in their network include My Health News Daily, MedHelp, Mothering, DailyRX, About.com, The Diabetes Daily, and more. Adprime Health network promises a higher ROI by filling … [Read more...] about 7 Niche Health And Fitness Ad Networks For Publishers