Content is becoming increasingly relevant and influential for modern businesses. Content marketing, as a central strategy relevant to marketing efforts like branding, SEO, PR, and social media marketing, is an inexpensive, long-term way to increase your brand’s visibility and reputation. [Read more…]
The world’s climate is warming up, so who’s bringing ice to the party?
Climate change is no longer a conspiracy theory of doomsday-sayers. The past three decades have each been successively warmer than any recorded since 1850. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, believes that it’s likely that the past thirty years have been the warmest time period in 1500 years and are 95% certain the the temperature increase is due to manmade emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). [Read more…]
The most powerful thing about WordPress is its versatility. You can use it to create just about anything – even a user-driven content site. We’ll explain how.
There’s a reason WordPress is the leading content management system on the web – it’s powerful and versatile enough to do just about anything if you know how to use it. You could even create a site that’s entirely focused on user-driven content, like Reddit. That’s precisely what we’re going to discuss today.
See, even though WordPress can run such a site, it’s not technically designed to. We’re not going to let that stop us, of course. Instead, we’re going to forge ahead to create a user-driven site using WordPress. [Read more…]
Snake is a classic game that many remember playing at one point in their life. The concept is easy. Carefully maneuver the snake around the screen while gobbling up randomly appearing dots. As the snake consumes more dots, it grows longer, making it difficult to navigate without colliding with itself. Despite the simple idea, the game was a instant hit and is remembered as a classic. In fact, in a time before smartphones, having Snake on your phone was a big deal. [Read more…]
Ever since Justin Hall launched the first blog in 1994 with links.net, blogging has redefined the way people publish and share the written word. Now, Huffington Post is the most popular blog on the Internet with roughly 110 million unique visitors each month. It’s also the highest earning blog bringing in a monthly income of a little over 2 million dollars, while the next most profitable blog is Techcrunch at $800,000.
While you may not rake in this much cash, building up a successful blog is a great way to connect with like-minded people, foster an online community and — when successful — generate a modest income. While you may be looking at all the prosperous bloggers on the Web, you may be struggling to get the audience you’re hoping for because of some common mistakes. Here are five things beginning bloggers often struggle with and some suggestions on how you can set yourself up for success. [Read more…]
Most bloggers are typically able to manage the ins and outs of their business efficiently. When the daily grind gets rough, however, you are often forced to take a second look at both the quality and the quantity of your workload to adjust your capabilities accordingly.
Let’s look at some highly effective productivity hacks to take your blogging business to the next level. [Read more…]
For brick-and-mortar retailers, gaining traction online can seem like a challenging, even all but impossible, task. It’s difficult to maintain a strong in-store experience while simultaneously dedicating enough time to online marketing and networking. [Read more…]
If there’s one thing you should learn about blogging, it’s that text alone isn’t enough to garner consistent traffic. Multimedia is what engages people most, and you should tap into a variety of content venues to enhance your blog. An infographic is one form of media that can do just that. [Read more…]
When it comes to web design, most websites have a set of standard pages. There’s the homepage, about us, products and services, and contact us page. For some reason, the contact us page is often overlooked and haphazardly thrown together. But, if you really think about it, it’s actually one of the most important sections on your website. In particular, you’ll want to focus on the following tips and best practices. [Read more…]
Social media has been one of the most powerful lead generation channels for online businesses and blogs. It establishes a two-way communication and maximises engagement with a highly targeted audience; you get to hear their valuable feedback and you get to promote your content. [Read more…]