Speeding up your website is the only guaranteed way to get more traffic and make more sales. In 2010, Google confirmed that site speed is one of over 200 indicators that impacts search rankings. Their data shows that when pages load slowly, people spend less time. Yet most of us put little focus into making our websites faster. Maybe fine-tuning the inner speed triggers of your WordPress website is too daunting. To shed light on …Click Here To Continue Reading
Creating engaging headlines is the most important part of copywriting. It’s also the most fun. Don’t be afraid to put a significant amount of mental energy into your headlines… Your title is what audiences recall, even more so than the content itself. It’s what’s displayed in the search results and their bookmarks menu – setting the stage for the entire blog post. I invite you to create a word document with about 100 headlines for …Click Here To Continue Reading
If your users aren’t engaged then… Your blog sucks. Sorry to be frank, but that’s the truth. If your users aren’t engaged, your blog sucks. Now hold on – that doesn’t mean that your content sucks – it just means that you haven’t put these 11 blog optimization tips into place (optimization as in optimal for your users, not Google). If you haven’t yet, then it’s time you did.Click Here To Continue Reading
The internet’s saturated with content and if you’re a “web writer” it can be hard to set yourself apart from the competition. Fortunately for you, people don’t care quite as much about the actual facts as they do the delivery. People enjoy great writing. They want to be involved and understood. And by empathizing with your readers, you’ll inevitably develop a following. People will visit your site longer and rankings will go up because your …Click Here To Continue Reading
When our websites go offline, I receive a text, letting me know that I need to do something about it. This text saves me thousands of dollars every year. I’ll tell you how I set this up shortly, but first, let me tell you about one of the most important things about running an online business…. Uptime. You have to make sure that it’s always online. Servers go down due to heavy loads, so quality …Click Here To Continue Reading
You know about Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Jack Dorsey (Twitter). But what about the guy who’s in charge of the platform that powers “18.9% of the top 10 million websites”?
That would be Matt Mullenweg, the 29-year-old at the heart of WordPress. With 60 million websites built with WordPress (including this one), it is by far the most popular blogging platform in the world.
From the beginning, Mullenweg has done business differently: WordPress was open-sourced , which means that the code was free to be developed by anybody who wanted to contribute. Mullenweg is also a vocal advocate of distributed work and 130 of Automattic’s 150 employees work outside of their San Francisco headquarters.
Let’s dig in and find out who Matt Mullenweg is, with an eye or learning from his innovative business strategies and productive work habits.Click Here To Continue Reading
We all have a million things going on and the world is busier than ever. Bloggers and Entrepeneurs have to be weary of where to spend their time in order to cut through the clutter and reach their goals. Today we’ll cover some of the hacks that come in handy for many of the worlds best bloggers and entrepeneurs and will greatly increase you productivity as well. 1. Journaling & Planning “If I had an …Click Here To Continue Reading
Q: What’s the most scarce and valuable resource online?
Trust is scarce because anyone can publish content online. There are no publishing companies or editors to separate the good writing from the bad or to make sure all of the sources are double-checked and cited.
Trust is valuable because if once it’s established, you open up the door to a world of opportunity: more readers, higher opt-in rates, and increased product sales. Thankfully, there are methods to make your website more trustworthy and I’ve listed my top 25 after the jump. [click to continue…]Click Here To Continue Reading
Every day, experienced hackers and nasty plagiarists flood the internet to look for security loopholes on websites. If they find your blog vulnerable, they may do anything from installing malware to redirecting your traffic to their own sites. In spite of the thousands of hacking incidences that take place online each day, few people seem concerned about blog security. Do not think that your blog is immune to such attacks. Well, hacking is not the …Click Here To Continue Reading
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