Last night I started the evening as I have done several recently… spending a chunk of time playing Rage 2. However at some point I needed to get up and around and when I finally got sat back down at the laptop on the sofa… I decided to check to see if I happened to make it into World of Warcraft Classic Beta. I can’t even pinpoint where I heard the news, but at some point yesterday I heard that Beta invites would be going out. I did not notice that I had gotten an email but I opted to just check the launcher, and sure enough… nestled beside PTR in the list was “Beta: WoW Classic”. I installed the game and popped in to see what all had changed since the BlizzCon demo. Side note… at some point during the evening I did in fact receive an email titled “Belghast – You’re Invited to the World of Warcraft Classic Beta Test” and I clipped part of the email above… which … [Read more...] about Unexpected Installables
Few days back, I talked about Panda 3.8 and surprisingly ShoutMeLoud traffic started going down after the last algorithm update. Since, I offer SEO consultancy, it’s a shame for me to see my major site getting affected with Panda algo again. You can read my previous article on How I recovered from Panda, and I was in panic mode with this update. I started doing a complete SEO audit of ShoutMeLoud and realized that it’s penalized because of thin content. Now, the question comes where is this thin content coming from? Eespecially, when I deindexed almost 10% of posts from SML and have been taking care of high-quality articles and spending hours on editing guest posts, It was very unlikely to happen. So what’s the reason for the penalty this time? Read on: Thanks Hostgator for creating a mess: Let me start with, Hostgator is not a bad hosting company but this time they created a major problem for me. Few days back (Before the last update) I spotted a https:// link … [Read more...] about Good-bye HostGator! Welcome Knownhost
Ad blocking isn’t going anywhere. The ad tech industry has learned this the hard way after fighting tooth and nail over the past couple of years. PageFair cited double-digit growth in ad block adoption back in 2015. eMarketer concurred with its own report in 2016. But there are silver linings despite revenue loss. Just as fake news highlighted the importance of bona-fide journalists and publishers, ad blocked inventory pushed media sellers and vendors towards making ad experience better for consumers on all devices. The results of user-friendly measures make ad block impact look not quite as severe as PageFair or eMarketer would have us believe. If publishers continue to respond to the ad-blocking threat with measured approaches, by 2020, revenue losses from ad blocking will be $10.5 billion (£7 billion) in the U.S., and $1.9 billion (£1.3 billion) in the U.K. The silver lining to that steep bill: It’s far lower than the $78 billion in losses Ovum predicts if … [Read more...] about Statistics from Around the World
Internet in today’s date is all about speed. Faster your site and webpages loads, better it is for User and for search engine. There are many ways by which you can speed up your website that including selecting the best Webhosting, selecting a better platform for your Website (WordPress, Drupal, custom CMS ) and so on. Here we will talk about some of the best WordPress cache plugin that you can use it on your WordPress powered site and blogs to speed up. Even Google made it clear, that they take page load time as one of the signal for search engine ranking, & knowing the fact, we can’t ignore the importance of faster loading time of your WordPress powered or any other platform based Websites. How WordPress caching plugin speed up our site? Alright, let’s take the hard part first and explain why you need one of these WordPress caching plugins. Let me explain it in simple newbie term: When a reader opens a page on your WordPress site, WordPress queries database and … [Read more...] about We did the research for you
This post looks at what bloggers can learn from forward thinking modern project management techniques. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the number of things you need to do on your blog? There are always links to update, designs to be improved, posts to write, links to build, affiliates to partner – you probably have a whole list of things to do and, if you are like me, you are always jumping between different projects, registering new domains that you hope will become the next big thing yet you never seem to get anything finished! Agile management practises have rapidly gained popularity over recent years and are now employed by companies operating all over the world. I am a professional developer who works for a large UK consumer website that strives for continuous improvement in management processes. So not only has this helped me to learn the insider knowledge of how the “big boys” run their websites but it has also taught me how to manage my ownpersonal blogging … [Read more...] about What Can You Learn from Agile Management Techniques?