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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When I was a brand new freelance writer, I started marketing my services on Twitter because my mom recommended the platform (seriously — she’s super cool). She works in author promotions and got me started with some of her own tips and tricks. Now, I’ve slowly adapted them into my own strategy of getting freelance writing clients on Twitter. Opens in a new tab: How To Start Your Freelance Writing Career – A Real-Life Case Study And to this day: No other social media platform has found me as many clients as Twitter. Here’s how I do it… Step 1: I follow my niche. Every day, I spend some time following people and businesses related to my writing niche (digital marketing). I can search for those niche-related keywords on Twitter and then click over to “Accounts”. But there are better ways to find prospective clients on Twitter, like ManageFlitter. I started out with ManageFlitter because the basic version was free. I still … [Read more...] about One Untapped, Brilliant Place To Get Freelance Writing Gigs
Publishers nowadays have an almost endless stream of options when it comes to monetizing their websites — display ads, native ads, in-text ads, interstitials, etc. Finding the right mix for your website, though, can be complex, time-consuming, and may require much trial and error. If you’re a beginner or if you just want to simplify your ad operations, you should ideally pick a larger, trusted network that can effectively monetize your ad inventory with minimal intervention from your part. Media.net is one such network that is widely trusted by publishers and is often cited for delivering great results. If you’ve been thinking about which ad network to pick to monetize your site, change your existing ad network, or add another network to boost your earnings— Media.net is definitely worth a try. Media.net is the second largest Contextual Advertising business in the world and one of the 5 largest ad tech companies by market cap. The company provides a full range … [Read more...] about Media.net: Your One-Stop-Shop for Monetising Your Desktop and Mobile Ad Inventory
One of the most important elements for any Blog, Websites or a Business website is tracking the stats. There are many ways and many online websites/services which offers stats tracking. But, out of all I have been using Google Analytics from day one of ShoutMeLoud and from the experience and amount of information which I get from GA is unbeatable. Specially, new GA also includes live visitor reporting, which was one feature we always missed in this free stats program from Google. The internet has provided us with the opportunity to share our thoughts with millions of people around the world. This kind of exposure has motivated a lot of people to create blogs and other websites where they can share their ideas and talk about the topics they like with other people, through the internet. As the internet is able to connect people, regardless of where they live in the world, a lot of businesses have also made use of this opportunity for promoting themselves. They have created websites about … [Read more...] about What is Google Analytics : Free WebSite Stats Program
There’s something skeptical to taglines. For once it seems like it is what that makes a brand, but sometimes it feels like just another laughing stock. “Just do it”, “I’m lovin’ it”, “Eat fresh”, “Because you’re worth it”, “Gives you wings”; you can tell the brand names in the blink of an eye as far as these are considered. But what is it that separates the taglines of these massive giants from yours? Two things – You hear them very often, and they sure are well designed for the same. From a business perspective, your company’s tagline is your elevator pitch to your audience. Elevator pitch is a succinct and persuasive sales pitch when you usually approach a VC/Angel for an investment. The shorter, memorable and effective conveying of your elevator pitch, more likely you’ll receive an interest from the VC, if not investment. Same goes here; Taglines are handy to draw quick attention … [Read more...] about Step-By-Step Guide To Write An Effective Website Tagline
Many newcomers to WordPress take it for granted that the WordPress install will do the entire job for them right from providing a good quality CMS to backing up and storing the files for them in a reliable and fashionable manner. All this goes into a tizzy when a WordPress site owner or a person working for a WordPress client finds that the entire data, files, images are lost for any reason and there is nothing to fall back upon. Such a situation is very frightening for any website owner for all his efforts have gone down the drain and there is no way to get them back. This essentially puts the case for having a solid and reliable backup strategy. Why do we need WordPress backup? Websites, blogs etc are hosted on web servers and web servers are machines which are prone to failures, malware hacks, hacking attempts by personnel to steal the data or destabilize the website. It is not just the servers that can be faulty sometimes we do also install malicious scripts unintentionally which … [Read more...] about WordPress Website Backup 101 For Beginners
I am one of those guys who love to buy and sell websites and considering it as a serious business. Recently I’ve sold one of my blogs on Flippa.com and bought another one outside Flippa. If you’ve ever done a transaction on Flippa, you might have noticed that they do not provide any information about website ownership transfer other than referring you to third-party sites like Escrow.com. For beginners, this is frustrating especially if they are not willing to use Escrow. So this article will explain every aspect of handing over the website ownership between the buyer and seller. How to transfer a Website to a new Owner: Transferring domain ownership Most of the people who sell their websites may have more than one domain on their domain registrar account. So for transferring a single domain ownership, the seller couldn’t just send the username and password of their account to the buyer. However, domain transfer is not a rocket science. Also, if the website you are … [Read more...] about How to Transfer Website Ownership After Selling it
So, here we come to the end of this series of Growth Hacking articles at ShoutMeLoud. A lot has already been discussed about what exactly Growth hacking is and the tools for making the most of this technique. If you have somehow managed to miss through these articles, I have listed down growth hacking resource which every blogger and entrepreneur should read: This brings us to the last and probably the most interesting part of this series, as I believe that when examples go hand-in-hand, things get engraved in our minds. For late comers; Growth hacking is the ability to quickly scale products and companies without the use of traditional advertising and marketing techniques. Now, lets look into some of the practical implementation of growth hacking techniques by many popular companies. 11 Popular companies using Growth Hacking techniques AirBnB The growth hacking techniques used by AirBnB, the poster boy of growth hacking has been talked about in the introduction article. … [Read more...] about How 11 Popular Companies Have Applied Growth Hacking Techniques
Update: Now you can join Hostgator Aff. program via ImpactRadius. I have given the direct signup link below. I’m a Hostgator Affiliate from last 4 years, and till now I have made over $25,000 from their affiliate program. Maximum ever I made with them in a months was $3125, and you must be wondering why I decided to pick this topic, and calling one of my successful program as a SCAM. Even after earning handsome amount of money as their affiliate, I still have a big doubt about the way they track sales, and count them as confirmed affiliate sales.. At times I do feel that Hostgator is cheating their affiliate, and not giving them the money they deserve. For the beginner, here is one guide which you should refer to: In past 5 years, I have been affiliated with many web-hosting companies and many non-hosting affiliate programs too. I always share about those affiliate programs which are working for me, and should work for other bloggers in the same niche. You can find a big list of … [Read more...] about Is HostGator Cheating Affiliates With Their Affiliate Program?
I have talked a lot about Advantages of blogging and small guide for Business Blog in the past. Today, I will be talking about one of the important blogging question for a business Blog. If you have a Website and you have not integrated a Blog yet, you are missing out a hell lot of free traffic and revenue. Having a Blog along with Website will help you to get organic traffic via Search engines and you can use your article to get extra edge on social media sites. Along with this, you can establish yourself as an expert in your niche. Many businesses who have a Website and still they have not integrated a Blog, they should consider adding it as soon as possible. Content marketing is one of the best way to drive traffic and it’s incomplete without a Blog. Now, when ever I talk about Blog, my preferred platform is WordPress. WordPress is not only easy to use but for Blogging it has many advantages which we have outlined before. In this guide, I will be telling you ways to integrate … [Read more...] about How to Add A Blog To Existing Or New Website?