For a very long time, design has exclusively been the domain of professional designers, where entry was restricted by the barrier of knowledge. Things have changed in recent times, however; with many desktop and web apps being aimed at casual users — it’s easier than ever before to edit images, create graphics, customize fonts, and do many other things that weren’t possible for a beginner to do before. Here are 23 such design tools that can help bloggers harness the power of visuals by making the process of designing speedy, fun, and more accessible. Making an image look good by color matching fonts and other elements, though, is something that comes with some knowledge and experience of design principles — so what is a blogger to do? Pictaculous to the rescue. This handy little tool instantly creates an entire color palette based on an image that you upload, so that you don’t have to waste time matching colors anymore. After installing … [Read more...] about 23 Design Tools That Will Make Your Life As a Blogger Easier
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Increasing the popularity of your blog: 1. Allow testimonials: Nothing builds up trust in the minds of your blog readers than a testimonial that praises your blog. Be it content, your service, the write-up or anything that inspires the user to write something positive for your blog, a testimonial is always a good thing to have. Provide means on your blog so that if any user wants to write testimonials about your blog and make it easy to find and a simple process. Sometimes the testimonials can be of a negative or critical nature but rather discarding them it is good to be positive about them and take them as a feedback to improve your blog. An additional feature that makes the testimonials good source of publicizing your blog is to make them social. Whenever you get a testimonial that promotes your blog, share it with your fans and followers on various social media platforms to derive the maximum mileage. 2. Optimize your error pages: This is one of the most overlooked area in any … [Read more...] about 5 WordPress Tips to Make Your Blog More Popular and Secure
“Millenials too are people!”. This is what I happen to say every time someone asks me how I would approach millennials with a new product or service. Millenials are one of the most misunderstood demographics and what companies fail to realize that many of the ways to seek their attention are universal for any demographic. Back to the point where I began by making a too generalized statement of Millenials being people too, just like any other demographic, Millenials to seek products that are value adding and backed up with good services. What makes Millenials completely misunderstood by companies is their approach to services or products. Although millennials too prefer products/services that add value to their daily lives, go about in a particularly different fashion as compared to Baby boomers, Generation X or Y. Marketing to millennials has always been a daunting task for marketers and companies. Millenials are considered to be in the present age groups of 18 to … [Read more...] about Marketing to Millennials: How to Tackle Your Biggest Pain Point?
I’ve had the pleasure of getting a peek into the work of the editorial team of a publishing house I was invited to. While I was completely amused by their ‘fishbowl’ – where the employees generate ideas for upcoming content, I had the privilege to take a look at their Editorial calendar, and that was something that caught my attention. Shouldn’t bloggers also be making the most of such a wonderful content organizing tool? If you have ever worked in pressrooms, publishing houses or public relations, an editorial calendar is something you must have come across pretty often. For those who haven’t heard or even ignored it for most of their blogging years, this is something you must be seriously taking note of. An editorial calendar is supposed to be a 12-month planning of the editorial pieces that are to be published in the upcoming time span. This editorial calendar is fundamental to magazines and newspaper publishers. Coming up with stories for … [Read more...] about What is an Editorial Calendar & Why Your Blog Needs One
I think you’ll agree with what I’m going to say: Getting traffic from search engine is hard..buying traffic is easy. But do you know Organic traffic (Search traffic) is the best traffic for your blog or business.. as it sends you most targeted traffic. Well, there are ways by which you can start getting traffic from search engines naturally. You will learn it right now, here. There are unlimited ways by which you can drive traffic to your site. We have already discussed some of the working and actionable methods like using Blog commenting, Guest posting campaign, using Flickr, buying paid traffic and today we will see how we can increase and get organic traffic to our blog and Websites. The best of profitable visitors which you can get to your site is from Organic search results. This means, when people search for something and land on your website because these are the people who are most likely to convert into customers or clients. In blogging, it’s also most … [Read more...] about How To Get Organic Traffic From Search Engine To Your Blog