You got a growing blog? Is your server not powerful enough to support it anymore? Is it getting slower every day? Have you tried to do everything you can like minifying your scripts, adding css sprites and even caching your site? Did they work? Right now you might be out of tricks and thinking about moving to another server. But, there’s another trick you can use… Why not host the static part of your website in a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? It will not only take some of the load off your server, but it will also give a performance boost to your site! A CDN will allow you to store your data in several servers distributed around the world so if some one tries to access your site, the content which you have uploaded to the CDN will be served from the nearest server! If that data is located in your server, every client have to go to that server to access your data, some may be close but others might be at the other end of the world. So, a CDN can save a lot of time by … [Read more...] about How To Boost Your WordPress Blog With Rackspace Cloud Files!
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If you are a blogger then it’s very likely that you are receiving a ton of requests from brands and individuals for sponsored posts (sometimes known as sponsored reviews), guest posts, text links, paid posts, link exchanges, and all sorts of stuff. They try to pitch us in different ways, like: Hello, My name is M and I would like to contribute on your website as a guest author. I’ve written several tech, internet marketing, SEO and Social media related guest post articles, and I would like to write an article about the matters closely related to your website. Please feel free to suggest to me any topic, and I will write an article specifically for your blog/website! The content will be around 700-1000 word including images and videos and it will be original, informative and 100% unique. I can also suggest you great topics for your website. I will send you article ASAP with details. You can review the article and let me know if you can publish on your website. Looking … [Read more...] about Why Sponsored Reviews & Nofollow Links Are Highly Undervalued
.. Want to evaluate & understand the good & bad side of Managed WP Hosting? Well, let me share what I have learned after spending almost $6500 in last three years by hosting ShoutMeLoud on various managed WordPress hosting. If you are new to this not so new form of hosting, start by learning what is managed WordPress hosting. You will also learn about features and advantages you will get with them. Now, as we all know there are two sides of coins and same goes with managed WP hosting. However, there is no as such limitations or bad thing about Managed WP hosting, but there is few downside, especially for tech-savvy people that you should know. Personally, I feel for any professional WordPress blog & Business WordPress Website should be hosted only on managed WordPress hosting. If you are asking why? Read on to find the answer. At the end, I have also updated some of the most popular managed WordPress hosting of 2016. The Pros of Managed Hosting for WordPress As the name … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Managed WordPress hosting
We all know, loading of a website matters a lot for great user-experience, and for search engine ranking. There are many CDN network (MAXCDN, Cloudflare), which will let you setup content delivery network, and speed up loading time of your website. Though, we can’t achieve CDN like feature, with our own hosting, but we can speed up our blog by loading images from sub-domain. You can also use sub-domain to server static files (CSS, JS) and other files. By using your sub-domain for serving images, you are enabling parallel download. This will help in improving page performance, and loading time. Many high traffic websites are using CDN or sub-domain to divide the load from main domain. For other tips to improve page performance, you can read this handy guide from Sixrevisions. In self hosted WordPress websites, the uploaded images and media files are stored to the /wp-content/uploads folder location. Anyone, can add a sub-domain like img.yoursite.com (specified for image uploading … [Read more...] about How to Redirect WordPress Images to Sub-Domain for Faster Loading
A few days back, I talked about the best image compression WordPress plugins where I highlighted some great solutions for compressing images on your blog. But not everyone is using the WordPress platform for their website. Many of us are blogging on various other platforms like BlogSpot, Tumblr, or something else. What’s the best image compression solution for these users? Well, this is where online image compression tools come into the picture. When you search online for photo compressor tools, you will be awestruck by the sheer number of tools available. To make your work easier and save you some time, I’m listing some of my favorite tools that you can use right now to compress images & make them web-ready. (Note: A few of the listed tools also support compressing .pdf files which is useful for those who are selling eBooks online.) Question: Why do you need to compress images? The main reason is to lower down the loading time of your blog as this has a direct … [Read more...] about The 6 Best FREE Online Image Compression & Optimizer Tools
Number of social networking sites are increasing every day, but it doesn’t stop people from creating another one. There is always a requirement for creating a niche based social networking site. For example, if you have a college, you can create a social networking site, which is solely for your college members and students. Or you can create a community driven social networking sites for your locality, interest or anything which help users to connect with each other. Today, I will be talking about PHPFOX which offers you the quickest way to create a Social networking site of your own, and you can easily manage it too. “PHPFox” is a great social networking script, built in PHP & MySQL. Phpfox is very easy to use, you don’t need to do any coding and other complicated stuffs like that, just install this script in your webserver/web host and you’re ready to go Features of PHPFOX This Script has got lots of features, and here are some of the notable … [Read more...] about How To Create Your Own Social Network Website using PHPFOX
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?
It’s really important for new and experienced blogger to keep their website’s page load time as low as possible. 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less. A 1-second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. If an e-commerce site is making $100,000 per day, a 1-second page delay could potentially cost $2.5 million. Even Google has made it official: Check out this video from Matt Cutts talking about the importance of website loading speed: How to find website loading speed: Google Developers – Google Developers is an online page speed test site which provides some great insights on what you need to do to improve your site’s performance. You will get a score from 0-100. If you rank above 90, then you’re in good shape. Google can also tell you why your page is loading slowly and can suggest ways of how to improve. Pingdom – Pingdom is another great tool to test a site’s speed. Pingdom … [Read more...] about How Website Loading Speed Affects Usability & Solution
Are you looking for the best WordPress web hosting? WP Engine is one of the best WordPress web hosting services available in blogosphere right now. It not only offers incredible features but it also has a great customer support who solve your hosting issues in minutes. Why choose WP engine over other hosting services? Although there are many reliable hosting services like Bluehost, HostGator, Dreamhost etc, WP engine stands out from the crowd by offering some unique and amazing features. Click this special link to sign up for WP Engine 5 benefits of using WP Engine over your normal web hosting service I know you are looking for the best WP Engine coupon to get maximum discount on it. If you are wondering why you should consider it over other web hosting services such as HostGator, Bluehost, JustHost etc. don’t panic! Here are five incredible benefits of picking WP Engine over other WordPress hosting services out there. 1. Achieve ultimate speed with WP Engine hosting Google knows … [Read more...] about Why WP Engine Is the Best WordPress Web Hosting
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