UX has a long history… going back way beyond the digital era. Restaurants have always been concerned about User Experience, and so have museums and hotels. The chef, the curator, the innkeeper—these people have always had a vested interest in your comfort, your enjoyment… your experience. Today, however, ‘UX’ is most often applied to software applications and websites. How easy is it to navigate a site? Is there a steep learning curve to using the site/application? How frustrating is it when the user makes an error? Is the site trustworthy? Do users find what they expect? Do they get what they need? From a visitor’s very first impression right on through to the engagement you hope they’ll pursue, every minute should be effortless. Interacting with your site/app should be pleasurable, easy, engaging, and efficient. That, in a nutshell, is ‘User Experience’ (UX). Tech changes at a lightning-fast pace. Every day, … [Read more...] about 12 Easy UX Improvements You Need to Know About
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Every blogger wants more traffic, more links and more sales. But majority of the people don’t put the right efforts to improve their SEO. See, SEO is what helps you get faster results. Not only a better SEO can boost your traffic but more importantly your overall website’s sales. If you are blogging for a while, you might already know the fact that, SEO is all about quality links. The reason why authority sites rank higher in Google even for the toughest keywords is they get a lot of links from other sites. And Google gives rewarding results to those sites with lots of quality links. If you are looking for proven ways to quickly build high quality links for your blogs and increase your content exposure, I’ve a good news for you. In this article, I’m going to discuss about few top blog submission sites that help you build both quality links and increase your blog’s exposure. What are Blog Submission Sites? Blog directories or blog submission sites allow you … [Read more...] about Top Blog Submission Sites With High Domain Authority of 40+
Home » Blogging » [The Massive Guide] 28 Really Powerful Ways to Get 5x More Traffic To Your Website 50% of all blogs fail within the first 3 months. Did you know why? They all struggle to get more traffic and fail. If you want to find yourself in the other half of blogs that succeeds, you need more traffic to your websites. I’ve been experimenting different kinds of traffic sources from last 6 years and I know increasing traffic to ANY website or blog is not that hard! If you are wondering how to get more traffic to your sites, I’ve a HUGE list for you where I’ve compiled few powerful ways to get 5x more traffic to your websites. This massive guide (with over 4500 words) is probably going to change your website’s fate forever if you can implement at least few of the strategies mentioned below. So take time to read and implement them for better results. Are you curious to discover them all? Let’s jump into the details. 28 Incredibly … [Read more...] about [The Massive Guide] 28 Really Powerful Ways to Get 5x More Traffic To Your Website
Today is a special day. It’s the 8th anniversary of ShoutMeLoud. And all of this started with a conversation between two friends… Me (Harsh): Hey Dude, can I borrow your credit card!? Ankit: Why? Me: I want to buy hosting & a domain name for my blog. Ankit: You are mad! Are you sure about it? Me: Yes, I’m sure. And he gave me his credit card. It was on 30th November 2008 when I made my first ever online purchase (technically someone else made the purchase because it was his credit card). This purchase was for a domain name and hosting. It seems like yesterday since I launched ShoutMeLoud. It’s something which started from a one room flat and has become a global enterprise. It’s inspired, guided, and touched the lives of many people around the globe. Today, on 1st December, ShoutMeLoud turns eight years old, and it’s been an epic journey thus far. Something that I started out of passion has turned into an identity of itself. Here are some … [Read more...] about ShoutMeLoud is 8 Years Old!
Blogging in India is growing at a rapid pace but the question is whether blogging will ever be considered a mainstream career option in Indian society. Many of you who are part-time bloggers in India may not yet understand what it takes to be a full-time blogger in Indian society. In this article I will be sharing some funny facts as well as the bitter truth about working from home in Indian society. Professional blogging in India is still not considered a full-time job. In fact, anything involving online work is considered a part-time job. Some of this is due to computer illiteracy and the generation gap. Let’s look at some of the facts about professional blogging in Indian society. Working from home is not for everyone : Accept it or not, Indian society is very conservative, and as always bringing change to the long-term mindset or belief system of a people or culture is a very difficult task. Working from home in … [Read more...] about Blogging in Indian Society, and How You Can Bring Change
Around 8 years ago, I was doing some research for my monthly college assignment, sitting in an Internet cafe working on an old computer with an awful Internet speed, wondering who on earth is so dumb to put all that information on the Internet for free. I mean if it takes me hours to note them down, it might have taken them days to put that up. Anyways, fast forward to 2012 when I became that dumb person to put all the information for free and now I get the irony. I am a food blogger, who researches and prepares recipes, take photos while cooking, then edit those photos and publish them. And then go share it with the world. Image Credit: kevineats.com Its heck of a job but I love it. I love cooking recipes and getting appreciation for it. And my blog helps me in getting that. Plus I make money while doing all that because I get a fair amount of traffic. But it was not always like that. For the good part of 2012, I skipped the last and the most important task of sharing my recipe … [Read more...] about Not Blessed by Google, Still getting 150k Monthly Visitors on my Blog.
In the bloggers interview series today, we have Zac Johnson with us. Zac is a well known personality in the affiliate marketing and blogging niche. We all use to address him as super affiliate marketer and problogger. Zac owns MoneyReign, Inc. company and he has 18 years of experience in affiliate marketing, blogging and brand promotion. Currently Zac is blogging at ZacJohnson.com, Bloggingtips.com and Brand.com. Zac has been able to earn lots of money (more than $100000) every year without creating a product of his own (which really amazes me). Most of his earnings are coming from affiliate product sale. I hope you guys will learn a lot from this interview and in case you want to ask any question from Zac, please do the same through comments section. 1. Hi Zac! First of all share few details about you, your online portals and how you entered into blogging and affiliate marketing world? I first started making money online back in the mid 90s. Using the AOL Web Diner chat room, I was … [Read more...] about Super Affiliate Marketer from Zacjohnson.com
Finding the right resources while starting a WordPress blog which help ease out the technical and other difficulties from establishing a successful end product are not very often easy to find at a single place. There are various posts made around this topic, but the irony is that once a post it made, many other tools are announced in the market which are not easily available or accessible to the end users and in most of the cases they don’t even have the knowledge about it. Here in this post we have compiled a list of resources around most popular and essential blogging and successful online business management strategy. So lets begin with the niche finder segment which is one of the most essential and crucial to begin with. 1. Niche Finder: According to WikiPedia niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focusing. A niche website can be developed and promoted quickly to serve a unique and small target based customer base which is focused on raking … [Read more...] about Top Resources And Tools For Smart Bloggers
Harleena Singh is one of the very few top women bloggers in India who is successfully running a website online. She runs a personal development and self-help blog called Aha!NOW where she gets tons of useful comments on each and every post she writes. Aha!NOW was awarded as one of the top 10 best personal development blogs of 2014. One of the many reasons most bloggers read Aha!NOW is because Harleena writes insightful blog posts where shares her personal strategies and tips to make your life better in this cluttered world. If you are a freelance writer or thinking to start a career in freelance writing, Harleena is the go to person to hone your skills. She is not only a great freelance writer, but she is a great mother and motivator who shares great tips on leading a great life. I always get inspired by her writing, she not only motivates me, but whenever I read her posts, I feel great about myself. That's how her writing impacts, she breathes life into each and every blog post that … [Read more...] about Leading a Great Life & Building a Blog
PMPs? Ain’t that another ad tech buzzword for those giant media groups? No, thank you. Kindly get off my lawn. Okay, so the skeptics are out and rightly so: PMPs (private marketplace or programmatic private exchanges; I’ll use the terms interchangeably throughout the post — just a heads up) have a reputation to be difficult to set up and scale. Less advertisers vying for your inventory meant that PMPs were usually placed at the bottom of a publisher’s ad inventory waterfall. — Eyal Katz, Adngin Someone without an experienced ad-ops guy (or a whole team of them) may not be able to cope with the sheer effort of adding/removing line items, getting advertisers, creating better inventory packages, customizing campaigns, and other tasks that are necessary to create a private haven for your impressions. “Exactly! Let’s just keep it democratic and go back to open marketplace.” That would be great in principle. But online advertising is in a … [Read more...] about How to Increase Your Revenue With Programmatic Private Exchanges