It’s almost expected at this point for the web to work flawlessly. And it’s easy to see why: Titans like AOL and Microsoft are just expected to run their websites and services as they’re supposed to be run. As a result, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that these services are subject to flaws and failures too. [Read more…]
As the holiday season is underway, it is time to start scrambling around to find the perfect Christmas gifts for those on your list. You want something that they will love and something that is practical that they can use.
You’ve heard it over and over: “You’ve got to have an awesome SEO strategy!”
Because everyone on the internet seems to be saying it.
Here’s the truth…
The random internet people are right this time.
Sorry. You actually do need an awesome SEO strategy.
We can say this because of the overwhelming proof.
DATA: 3.5 billion searches are done on Google every day.
Serious statistic, right?
It’s a simple fact: Google runs the online traffic game. They allow some to win, and some to lose.
Those that win, see things like that huge influx of organic traffic (from search engines) on this pie chart. [Read more…]
Today, people with decent writing skills can start a blog. But if your purpose is to build a brand, attract a large crowd, and make money along the way, then blogging can be a daunting challenge.
Keep in mind that, as a professional blogger, you need to learn different skills aside from writing and editing. You must be able to do research, design your website, promote your content, and build profound connections with key individuals in your niche. [Read more…]
Thanks to WordPress’ newest widget, sites now have more than one hundred languages at their fingertips.
Facebook may have 1.7 million users, Twitter 313 million, and LinkedIn “only” 106 million, but any self-respecting blogger or content marketer knows that the last network cannot be ignored. That is, if you want to build a professional brand that will help cement your credibility in your chosen field.
The general consensus is that LinkedIn is the professional’s social network, something which anyone can surmise with a perfunctory look at the platform.
It is thus a pity when new bloggers – or some experienced ones – fail to take advantage of LinkedIn. Sure, they have an account. They fill out their profile. And then they leave it at that. Perhaps they check in once a month or so – when they get a connection request or when someone endorses them.
If this is you, then you are missing out on the benefits that LinkedIn can bring you and your blog. [Read more…]
A new Amazon phishing scam is causing some concern among holiday shoppers and the online shopping giant is warning their customers to use caution.
The United States Department of Justice is taking drastic measures to make sure that it websites are secure. The ‘Hack The Army’ bug bounty program will give hackers the green light to try their hand at hacking into sites that are critical to the Army’s recruiting process.
The internet is incredibly vast, but did you know that WordPress powers about 26% of all websites?
Due to its scalability, flexibility, and smooth learning curve, WordPress is the preferred CMS (Content Management System) of site owners. It also features a well-organized, visual dashboard so you can manage every aspect of your site without having to deal with code. All you need is a goal and a head full of ideas to start building. [Read more…]