ShoutMeLoud is a destination for individuals like you to live an independent & meaningful life. Along with latest online marketing techniques, I often publish articles like this which will help anyone to become a better person & thus a better entrepreneur. If you are new here, do check out our high-quality catalog of life-hack articles. “The more original your idea is, the less good advice other people will be able to give you.” – Hugh McLeod, Ignore Everybody. If you had the opportunity to read my recent piece at ShoutMeLoud on Books for cultivating curiosity, great, or else I suggest you to have a quick rundown of that article. What I’m on to write about in this piece is closely related to curiosity and how our feelings of what others perceive of us influence one’s creativity. The child in us, the one with all the dreams and the one that comes up with all the ideas is an insecure and lonely child. We often need validation for our thoughts … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why you Should Stop Caring What Others Think of You
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This story is part of our Life-hacks series and this particular answer from Amit Banerjee on Quora caught my eyes and I couldn’t stop myself from sharing this with you. There are so many things that you can learn from this long and one of the best reply I can think of. It doesn’t matter what situation you are in, always remember you are the creator of your life. Also read: After 1826 days of blogging, all I can say- Blogging is incredible It feels suffocating. I belong to a middle class family and had never seen “real” poverty during childhood. Yes, I had a Hercules bicycle. Yes I was given good education. Yes, I would go to Disney world once a year. Yes, my parents would take me to holidays. I had a TV video game and a huge collection of cartridges my mom bought for me, when I scored good marks. Then I entered college. My sister’s marriage was planned, dad bought an apartment and had to pay my fees for engineering. All three events … [Read more...] about Are You Poor Or living in Poverty? This Story Will Make You Smile & Motivate
RSS feed is an important term for bloggers to understand & in this guide I have explained what is RSS feed & how to start using it. For a blogger it’s one way to let their users subscribe to blog updates. Among Bloggers and people who love acquiring information from the Internet, RSS feed must not be a new word, but for many, it’s a Jargon. Today, we will learn about RSS feeds and how it’s useful for everyone to stay updated with news. And also for bloggers that why you can’t afford to miss offering RSS as a subscription option. The most common icon used for RSS feed is in the orange color and most common placement of the same is in the sidebar or around blog post. It’s also called as feed or web feed. RSS is one of the web feed formats which is commonly used on Blogs or websites where content is regularly updated like social bookmarking sites. RSS means Really simple syndication. RSS is a technology which lets you keep track of any updates … [Read more...] about What is RSS feed?
The abbreviation PR is commonly known as “Public Relations”. Not so in Online Marketing. Here PR stands for the link algorithm PageRank which is named after one of Google’s’ founders, Larry Page. It is used by the Google search engine to “measure” the relative importance of a website within its set of hyperlinked pages. You probably know this question: “How pretty am I on a scale from 1 to 10?” If you haven’t said it yourself, you might have heard it from a girlfriend or spouse. If not that, then you probably heard it in one of the several movies that use this particular line. Rating something (or someone) on a scale from 1 to 10 is common. In simple terms, the Google PageRank does the same with websites. The basis for PR calculations is the assumption that every website in the World Wide Web has a certain importance which is indicated by the PageRank (0 being the least and 10 being the most important). The PagRank is … [Read more...] about How to Calculate PageRank and what to do with it
Are you interested in building the next viral mobile application? Did you know you now need to get in either 23K free daily downloads, or 950 paid users each day (approximately $12K daily revenue) to be in the top 50 iPhone apps, according to TechCrunch. How do we do even begin to think about creating viral mobile apps that can achieve this level of success? The easy answer is we take lessons from those who have successfully launched mobile apps in the past. You do not need to reinvent the wheel. 1. Make sure your app works on multiple platforms. This article will not discuss the Android versus iPhone debate that users love. When you are developing an app, you can create it for one specific platform, but in today’s segmented market you probably need to create an app for both major platforms, or better develop it for all major Smartphone OS. The reason for this is simple. Check out mobile phones manufactures, and you will see the vast majority of phones exist in both platforms. … [Read more...] about What I Learned After Building A Viral Mobile Application
Twitter is all about connecting with like-minded people and having a meaningful conversation. Though, with the rising number of social-networking sites, and with so much social media noise, it’s becoming really hard for anyone to find like-minded people. There are many tools which will help you to find and follow like-minded people, and today I will be talking about one cool twitter web tool call Embedle, which will not only help you to find Twitter users with same interest, but you can also engage in a meaningful conversation with them. Meet Embedle: A True Twitter conversation starter When we meet a stranger on Social media or in real-life, we try to find the common string. It may in terms of passion, games. movies, interests or anything which help us to start a conversation. When it comes to twitter, it’s hard to break the ice with 140 character, so the first step is to find people you know of or share common interest with. From a marketer point of view, If I know … [Read more...] about Find What People are Tweeting about Any WebPage
Adsense is one of the easiest ways to monetize a Blog and is one of the best advertising networks. Adsense team maintains its quality by approving only quality Websites for using Adsense. They have a very strict TOS and they keep banning accounts, which violates Adsense TOS. The hardest part is getting inside Adsense ad network. Most of the time, you will find bloggers complaining Adsense account is disapproved and many of them become hopeless. We have already published a complete Adsense guide for beginners to get started with it. When any blogger's Adsense application is rejected, it's a disappointing time for him. He feels very frustrated and at times many newbies quit blogging. Let me clear some air here, and Shout it loud: Adsense is not the end of your Blogging career. Even if you don't have any approved Adsense account, you can still make money from your Blog. Check out ShoutMeLoud, and realize how many Adsense ad units you see here. You would notice, Harsh uses only … [Read more...] about ‘What to do When Adsense Account Application is Disapproved?’
We have talked a lot about shared hosting in the past, but after your blog starts getting decent traffic, shared hosting is not ideal. You need to increase your blog's hosting infrastructure, and the next step is to go for managed VPS web hosting. Note: There are unmanaged VPS hosts too, which are cheaper, but if you are one of those people who doesn't like getting their hands dirty with shell commands, managed hosting is what you want. I work on the WordPress platform, and a managed VPS is specifically geared towards WordPress blogs. You've probably heard me talk a lot about HostGator and Bluehost. Though I don't have any issue with my shared hosting accounts, if my traffic starts increasing, I'll need to move to a dedicated server or a VPS. For some of my smaller sites, shared hosting is ideal, but for a big site like ShoutMeLoud, shared hosting is not practical. Dedicated web hosting is expensive, so a VPS is really the best option. From Wikipedia: A virtual private … [Read more...] about What is VPS Web Hosting & What is the Best Managed VPS Host?
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?
Most of the bloggers get into email marketing game little late but once they are into it; they know how important & beneficial capturing email is. This gives us a chance to directly connect with interested readers & helps us to grow our blog exponentially. In past one year, Email marketing is one thing that I have paid complete attention to & today I have tested & tried tips for you to capture more emails. Before I start, here are all tools that I’m currently using for ShoutMeLoud & my other blog such as WPSutra, WPHostingDiscount. Email marketing service: Convertkit + Aweber WordPress plugins: OptinMonster + SumoME One tip: This one I learned the hard way. Last month I hired someone to write emails for my email marketing campaign. It turned out to be a big mistake as 50% of emails sounded too salesy. My suggestion for you is: always write your own emails. Since your audience are used to your voice, it’s better to keep it this way … [Read more...] about 7 Email Subscription Box Placement Ideas That Are Proven To Work