Do you treat social media as a megaphone? Saying a lot but not listening to what’s being said about, or to, you? If you answered yes, it’s time to make a change. “Social media listening, also known as social media monitoring, is the process of identifying and assessing what is being said about a company, individual, product or brand on the Internet,” – Search CRM But how should you go about listening to what’s being said about your brand on social media? I’d heard about Mention, but had never used it, so I decided to sign-up for a trial account and see whether this social media tool checks all the “social media listening” boxes. What is Mention? – Real-Time Monitoring App Mention is a paid social media listening tool. It offers more than just online monitoring as you can also use it to respond to social media comments and tweets in real-time. You can listen to sources in over 42 languages, and monitor mentions on social … [Read more...] about How To Automate Social Media Listening With Mention?
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Google knows what we’re searching for, what we read online, what we have signed up for, who we often contact, with whom we’re connected, what we watch, where we are, what we sound like, what our friends do, our meetings, our interests, where we go, etc. (see full list here). And hence, it’s very important that we secure our Google (and Gmail) account to prevent any unauthorized access. Here’s How To Secure Your Google Account 1. Choose A Strong & Unique Password Use a strong password for your Gmail account that you do not use on any other site. You can change your Google account password here. 2. Enable 2-Step Verification Two step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account by requiring you to have access to your phone – as well as your username and password – when you sign in. This means that if someone steals or guesses your password, the potential hijacker still can’t sign in to your account because they … [Read more...] about How To Secure Your Google/Gmail Account From Hacking
First there there was Google Panda that penalized low quality websites and then after a year there came Google Penguin which penalized websites that violated Google’s webmaster guidelines. In 2010 Matt Cutts (head of Google’s Webspam team) announced that Google is incorporating site speed in search ranking. It literally means that websites that load faster will be ranked higher than sites which are slow. Google’s philosophy is that faster websites create happy users and it improves the user experience. It appears like patience is a virtue but not for web users as New York Times reports that an eye blink is just too long to wait for impatient web users. And Google’s advice was We encourage you to start looking at your site’s speed — not only to improve your ranking in search engines, but also to improve everyone’s experience on the Internet. I ignored their advice as I was focusing on content, design, and other stuff. But last month I became … [Read more...] about How To Check The Page Speed Score & Performance Of A Web Page
WordPress is a well-known CMS which is widely used as a blogging platform. WordPress is well know for its extensibility and this is the reason WordPress is not limited to serve as a blogging platform. Many websites are using WordPress to serve as e-commerce websites. Many people think that starting an online business can be a very difficult task and it will require heavy investment in order to set up the website and the payment/cart stuff. But this is not true. Though there are many expensive e-commerce tools out there, but if you don’t want to invest much, you can use WordPress and turbo charge it with some plugins to make your own rockstar style e-commerce website. The best plugin to start your own WordPress powered eCommerce website is WP e-Commerce. It is a very powerful and free WordPress plugin with a supportive community support. Follow this guide and by the end of this article you will be read to start your own WordPress eCommerce site. Before moving forward you should … [Read more...] about How to Start You Own eCommerce Website with WordPress
How do you monetize your blog? If the answer is Advertisement, then I know you have a hard time generating money from your blog unless you have tons of traffic. When I started blogging, I thought Adsense is good enough to make some serious money from my blog. But the reality was different. Adsense requires a lot of traffic to generate some good amount of money. As I didn’t have a lot of traffic, I started looking for other monetizing methods. Then I came to know about Affiliate Marketing. At that time, I didn’t find any step by step guide about monetizing blog through affiliate marketing. However, I was able to learn some basic affiliate marketing tips from different blogs (for example, for Amazon affiliate marketing, I’m following Marketever). After having some ideas about affiliate marketing, I started trying it on my blog. It took almost six months to get my first affiliate sale. It seemed a slow process to me. Things have changed when I earned $1800 from a single … [Read more...] about 7 Steps to Monetize Blog With Affiliate Marketing In 2017 [Step-by-Step]