What’s the one thing you need to get your website started? Web hosting. Without using a web host for your WordPress sites, you won’t have full control over your sites. This is the main reason why serious bloggers (those who want to really make money blogging) consider using a better web host provider for their WordPress websites. The web hosting service you use on your websites matter a lot. A reliable and better web hosting gives your visitors a better user experience. If you choose the wrong web host for your sites, you will end up getting frequent downtime issues that can kill your overall readership thus affecting your sales and revenue. How web hosting affects your websites Loading time depends on your web host: Use tools like Page Speed, YSlow, Pingdom tools etc. to check your site performance and how fast your site is loading. By monitoring your site performance, you can optimize your loading times in a better way. Also note that your web site speed majorly depends … [Read more...] about How to Pick the RIGHT Web Host Provider for Your Sites
Monitoring web site
Don’t you want to get notified when your website is down? Either by SMS or call or Email? I believe it’s an important thing every website owner should do. I will talk more about it but first.. Website downtime is always painful for us and especially for us as a Blogger, we lose revenue everytime our site goes down. Needless to mention, it’s also bad for search engine optimization. There are many possible reasons for site downtime and one of the most prominent is using underpowered Web servers. It doesn’t matter for what reason your website is down, we need to ensure that our website stays up. The first & foremost thing is to get notified when website goes down. How would you know if your site is down at middle of the night? May be it was 2 hour downtime & you would never know about it because their is no mechanism for you to monitor this. Point is – in today’s internet economy where websites are directly linked to revenues; & you … [Read more...] about 4 Best Web Services To Monitor Website Uptime & Downtime
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
The issue of colour is one that is often overlooked when you get to the design of your blog. Often where the social icons are placed or where your opt-in box should go takes priority but you should really have a closer look at how your visitors will react to your use of colour. I’m sure all of you have visited a website where you have instantly affected by the colour of it. Either it is far too bright and turns you off instantly or it is so plain that it just seems dull and there is no reason for you to stay around and even bother to look at the content. The truth is you need a mix between the two and you have to use colours to affect how readers interact with certain elements of your site. What Colours Mean For your Readers? All of the colours have different psychological connotations and will affect people in various ways. Colours have meanings for people which have been evolutionarily and socially enforced. These colours have just as much influence on the internet as they do … [Read more...] about Psychology of Colours in Web-design : How it Affect Readers?
Over the last year, social media sites impact on brand brand value have increased tremendously. People, always rant about their feelings about any brand on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and others. It’s becoming important for any small, media, big company, brand, blogger and media person to monitor their brand. Here I’m sharing some free Social media monitoring tools, which you can use in your day to day life and keep yourself updated about what people are talking about you or your brand. Social media is a media where you can share content on social networks regardless to the medium you are using. Social web is growing very fast and changing rapidly now a days and it is worth for blogger to do social media monitoring for their blog or business websites. Why you are monitoring, is it just because other of your competitor’s are doing or you have your own idea to grow. You must have a clear picture in your mind about your area of focus. By social media you … [Read more...] about 4 Useful Free Social Media Monitoring Tools