Despite the rise of social media a new study published by the Content Discovery and Engagement Report for the first quarter of 2016 found that search is still the number one generator of external traffic for websites. According to the study search still beats all competitors by over 300% which may quiet those who have been predicting a revolution for social media.
Social media is used by just about everyone nowadays your mom, your aunt, your nan, some people even have pages for their pets! But did you know that you can use social media to help your business get ahead of the rest? If you didn’t, I can only assume that you’ve been living under a rock, or in outer space, or maybe even in a pineapple under the sea. Whatever your reasons, we’re going to clue you up on it right now. Here’s 7 solid reasons your business needs a social media campaign:
When you have blogs with massive amount of posts and pages, it would be tedious to change a few words on each of them manually. There are many ways to do this thing, but require some sort of knowledge in coding. Writing SQL codes using phpMyAdmin is one of the “easiest” but for those who aren’t really into the thing, here’s a plugin for you, and the explanation regarding how to do quick search and replace in WordPress. (more…)
Choosing the right color scheme for your website can be an uphill task if you are not sure as to what you want to accomplish. It can be as important as the graphics and contents that you are uploading onto your website. A lot of factors have to be considered before deciding on the right color scheme for your website. One should consider the emotional responses, psychology of color and the impact that each color can leave on the visitor. The first impression is the best impression. If at first the color scheme is not appealing, then you might just lose the visitor for good. You only get once chance to make the first impression and so it is better to get it right. (more…)
If you’ve been blogging for longer than a few months, you’ve probably heard of the ever so popular site analytics program, Google Analytics. It allows blog owners to do such things as:
- Discover how your site visitors found your blog
- View how many visitors your blog receives each day
- View areas on your blog where people have clicked
- . . . and a ton more.
Spyware has been around for quite some time and continues to do damage to most of the computer and internet users out there. Good thing there are now anti-spyware products available to fight these unfriendly programs. It is a good practice to have one, especially the heavy internet users, because you cannot really be sure of the safety and protection your computer has. (more…)
Majority of bloggers are challenged when they encounter tech-related issues in their early blogging careers. If you’re new to this, one important thing you need to learn is how to backup WordPress blog database. You can use WP-DB-Backup plugin to do it automatically. However, it is still important to know how to backup your database manually. Read on to learn how to make a wordpress database backup through phpMyAdmin and cPanel, so you won’t have to rely on plugins. (more…)
Facebook offers a commenting system which could improve your blog’s audience This tutorial explains how to add Facebook comments to your blog. A lot of websites and blogs have already implemented this commenting system. This Facebook comment system allows your site visitors to comment on your blog posts with their Facebook account. Their comments will also be visible on their own Facebook walls, and what this means for you is a potentially huge increase in traffic. (more…)
Email marketing is a must if you want to monetize your blog. Email newsletters are a great and effective way to keep your readers updated on what’s new with your website and other important matters. Of course, different people have different kinds of interests, and this is where having an email marketing service like MailChimp comes in handy. Your website visitors can choose to receive updates about freebies, coupons, and other different things you offer in your blog. (more…)
If your WordPress security level is too low, it means you’re voluntarily allowing unethical hackers to gain access to your WordPress site. And a moment later, you feel desperate for the entire files of your site had already been disrupted. There are many advanced techniques to secure a WordPress-based site, however, as not everyone is keen to do that, we might as well offer you some simple tips to improve your WordPress site security as explained below. (more…)