There are two basic reactions I’ve seen to people who fear that their favorite MMO is going to shut down. Not people who know, people who fear it. People who see the writing that seems to be upon the wall, but with no official word. Some people fall into hardcore evangelist mode, pushing the game to everyone and trying to play as much of it as possible while the game is still alive. Others basically write the game off ahead of time and warn friends not already playing to not start, because it’s going to die in five months. I’ve seen it happen with games from Final Fantasy XIV to WildStar, and the only game that I’ve played intensely that seems to have avoided this is City of Heroes (which actually did shut down, but absolutely no players saw it coming until it was happening). And I think it’s interesting in that situation whether you tend to do your best to push the game’s number’s up or just try to accept the death preemptively. So what about … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: How much does fear of an MMO shutdown affect your playtime?
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Not many years ago, there was this term called “keyword density” and every blogger and webmaster used to stuff their pages with too many keywords. The more keywords they had on their pages, the better rankings they used to get. Once Google had realized the fact that “keyword stuffing” is hurting user experience than help, they started updating their algorithms to give the content rich sites better results. Most SEO beginners have a lot of problems when it comes to increasing their website traffic from search engines. Indeed increasing organic traffic is a big problem even for most bloggers who have been playing the SEO game for a long time. SEO is not an easy task and it requires a lot of skills (like on-page, off-page SEO, building links etc) to dominate search results. The most important factor of search engine optimization is “keyword usage”. Most people who are new to SEO make two dumbest mistakes: either they don’t really care about … [Read more...] about [Revealed] Keyword Density: Does It Really Matter Anymore?
Have you ever wondered why Facebook is Blue? How color of a website affects reader experience? Be it a blog or an e-commerce site, the color of site makes a lot of difference. This guide is for all those bloggers, entrepreneurs & webmasters who understand that design thinking is the way to progress. You would learn how color affects sales of your site & how readers perceive certain colors. In a study conducted by Dr. Andrew Elliot at the University of Rochester, simply placing a thick red border around a photo of a person increased how attractive a stranger perceived the person in the photo? According to Psychologists, it’s because humans often flush red when they are attracted or interested in someone. In other words, red is the color of romance.It stimulates us unconsciously. Color has an enormous psychological influence on human brain and is the most powerful visual cue for drawing immediate attention. Scientists have long found out that color affects the mood, … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Colors: How Does Color Affect your Conversion
Google panda is now integrated into search engine algorithm, and there will be no official update for upcoming Panda updates. So far, there has been total 40 Panda updates, along with various Penguin updates, EMD updates and few more updates. If your site organic traffic went down in last past two years, your first step is to find out which algorithm update affected your website, and once you have figured out which algorithm update affected your website, you can take actions to recover from the penalty. Earlier, I have talked about Penguintool, which is an online tool to find which Panda or Penguin update affected your site, and based on the same tool, good folks from Delegator have come up with a new free SEO tool call AlgoSleuth. What is AlgoSleuth and how to use it? AlgoSleuth uses the Google analytics API to fetch traffic details from your account, and matches with known Panda & penguin updates to let you know the traffic changes on your website. If you see a green light in … [Read more...] about Find Which Google Panda Update Affected your Website
Affiliate Marketing is an internet marketing channel in which advertisers (or companies who offer a product or service) pay publishers on a pay-for-performance basis. So unlike Google AdSense you don’t earn anything for clicks. You’re only paid for results which could be a sale or a lead (user fill a form and complete registration). In Affiliate Marketing as advertisers pays only for results its a win-win situation as they don’t have to shell out large amount of money in Banner Advertising or Pay-Per-Click Networks like Google AdWords, Microsoft adCenter or Yahoo! Search Marketing where the results are not guaranteed. Affiliate Marketing Definition & Terms Affiliate Marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or … [Read more...] about What Is Affiliate Marketing And How Does It Work?