What do you imagine when you think of CocaCola? What do you imagine when you think of Apple? Can you imagine the color and logo of both these brands? The majority of us can, and that’s the power of branding. If there is one thing to learn in business, it’s branding. Consistent branding is key to making your company, business, blog, or idea a success. However, most bloggers and webmasters who start a blog or a product company are not so accustomed to design and branding. Most of us use sites like Fiverr, 99design, and Freelancer.com to hire a web-designer to work on the branding aspects of our websites. And if you are working with a well-skilled designer, then that’s great. But if not, you will miss out on several important aspects of branding. What are these important aspects of branding? Apart from the company’s vision and mission statement, here are a few important visual aspects of branding that you need to implement ASAP: Logo Font … [Read more...] about Brandmark: Use Artificial Intelligence To Create Instant Logo & Brand Identity
One of the big problems of putting our Email address in text format such as [email protected] is email harvester bots. These bots pick such email address and spam the hell out of you. This is a big headache for bloggers like us, who have to put Email address for some reason in contact or service pages. One quick solution to this is replace @ with [at] and that will stop bots from harvesting your email address, but believe it or not, some user will actually mail you without @ & you will never receive an email. One easy solution to this problem is by using Gmail button or any other Email icon so that it not only look good but easier to understand. Free Email Icon Generator service: One major benefit of this service is, you can also create custom Email icon. Saying that, what I meant is apart from Gmail button like [email protected], you can also create custom Email image, for example, [email protected] You can customize the look and feel of the image, … [Read more...] about How To Create Gmail Button with Email Icon Generator
Bufferapp is one such twitter app for bloggers and social media users, that will help them to keep their profile engage and also maintain the noise. Here I’m going to share Bufferapp review and then you can decide if you need to invest this app or not. How many of you tweet all the interesting post you go through? I believe those who are power tweeters, must be tweeting 30/40 links in a day. Though if we tweet in regular interval it’s good but if we tweet all the links back to back, it might be considered as spam or probably your followers will tend to ignore it. Why Bufferapp is useful for you: Let me start with my own habit, when I start reading news, I use a feed reader and in that short span of hr, I read like 100+ posts and many of them I find interesting and want to share with my followers on Twitter or Facebook. But, this is not a wise idea to send out lots of tweets in a short span. Too many noise may irritate your genuine followers, and you might not like to lose … [Read more...] about BufferApp Review : Awesome Twitter App
Placing the right number of & modern social sharing buttons can increase your social media sharing by great extent. From past one week, I have been testing not so new free tool call SumoMe to add social media sharing button here at ShoutMeLoud. My experience with the SumoMe was pretty solid & finally after testing. I’m sharing the complete guide to getting social media sharing button on your blog. The good thing is, even if you are a BlogSpot blogger or using any other platform than WordPress, you can still add these modern looking social media sharing button on your blog. I will share the stats, features & other stuff by the end. First, let’s quickly follow the steps mentioned & Let’s add social media sharing button on your blog. How to add Social media sharing buttons on your Website: Head over to Sumome SML landing page & add your blog URL to get started. On the next page, enter your name & email to complete the registration. On the next … [Read more...] about How To Add Modern Social Sharing Buttons in WordPress or BlogSpot
This is part of our “Know Your Web Hosting” series. HostGator is a highly recommended shared host for WordPress. Recently, we have covered a few articles on HostGator that will help you make the most out of your hosting account. If you have missed any, here they are: Extending this series, today, I will show you how to create an FTP account on your HostGator hosting plan. When we hire a designer/developer to work on our site, most of us make the mistake of sharing the cPanel login details. This is not a good practice for security reasons. It’s a better idea to create an additional FTP account & share that with them instead. For a desktop-based FTP client, you can simply use FileZilla. It’s available for all platforms (Windows, Linux & Mac). Bonus Tip: For personal use, you can use your cPanel login details in your FTP client to access your web server’s FTP. Just ensure you add your primary domain address in the host field. How To Create A New FTP … [Read more...] about How To Create an FTP Account on HostGator Hosting
The internet is full of opportunities to make money, and blogging is one of the smartest and most ethical ways available. One misconception about blogging is that you need to work day and night to make money. There’s some truth to that if what you’re trying to do is create a name for yourself and/or build a brand. But if your goal is simply to earn money within a short period of time (but with long-term gains), then there are many shortcuts available. Let’s take a look at one such shortcut: In this guide, I will give you a detailed example of a micro-niche blog that I created which is currently making $174/month from AdSense, and an average of $100/month from affiliate marketing. All of this only took a few hours of work to set up. This is a blueprint for creating a micro-niche blog, and you can use it for any topic or niche that you like. In my case, I didn’t use a content agency, so I picked up a niche that I enjoy reading and writing about. However, if you … [Read more...] about How I Built A Niche Site Earning $174/Month from AdSense
There’s no debating it. If you’re looking to grab the attention of your visitors, you need captivating visuals. Visuals instantly catch the eye, are shared more often, and enhance the overall impact of your post. Creating visuals may seem daunting if you don’t have a professional background in design. Luckily, we live in an age where there’s an app for everything: Pizza, taxis, and yes, visuals! This post covers, in detail, the best tools for creating visuals that people will love and share! This post is divided into the following seven categories: Screenshots Infographics Memes GIFs Charts and Graphs Image Resizers Images with Text Without further ado, let’s dive in… Category 1 – Screenshots 1. Screenpresso Screenpresso is dedicated to image and video screen capture. It’s fun to use and packed with features. – Capture a screenshot while scrolling down or horizontally across a window. This feature is great for capturing content … [Read more...] about 20 Tools for Creating Visuals for Your Blog and Social Media
A Facebook Page, best known as "Fan Page" is a public profile where you can share everything with people connected on Facebook. The main goal running a fan page is to share valuable content in order to engage with a specific audience that matches your business goals. Here, I'll show you in 10 easy and fast steps, how to create a Facebook Fan Page from the beginning. Before you begin you must have this first: A Name for your Fan page. Sometimes a name comes easy, but sometimes we can't come up with a name instantly. It's better to have a name and some variations if the name is already taken. This will let you complete the whole process in minutes. Note: To create a Facebook Page you must have a personal Facebook Profile. If you don't have one, you can register on Facebook here. Step 1. Create a Facebook Page Log in Facebook Click on the facing down arrow located at the top right in the main menu. Find "Create Page" in the drop-down menu. You'll be shown the different page types … [Read more...] about How to create a Facebook Fan Page?
A Twitter Website Card is a good way to increase your website traffic when you tweet or even when someone tweets a link from your site. It is a “sign” that appears automatically on a tweet when you add a link or when someone else does it from another tweet account. It works as a attribution of the owners content. A Twitter Website Card allows you to show information differently than just text or images alone, even if someone else links to you, it allows you to show the preview images or thumbnails you want. You are able to customize the title and description too. For example, when you watch a YouTube or Vine video from twitter you are actually using a Twitter Website Card. The “Player Card” allows you to watch videos without leaving twitter. It is as easy as adding a few lines of code of HTML in your website to make it work, also you can use a plugin (WordPress) to do it faster. This way, any user who tweets links to your website will automatically generate a … [Read more...] about How to setup Twitter Cards to Increase your Traffic?
Instagram was the fastest growing social network in 2015, with 400 million monthly active users liking and sharing 2.5 billion of photos every single day the photo-sharing platform is still growing and as expected when it was acquired by Facebook, you can make Instagram Sponsored Posts (A.K.A. their advertising platform). But why Instagram is so big right now? Being a mobile app that allows you to share photos with special photo features like filters and also 3 sec to 1 minute videos it has a huge organic reach compared to all social networks. 49% of Instagram users check the app daily. Take in mind that more than half Instagram users are 29 years old or younger and 62% of these are actually teenagers. Instagram is an attractive option for those who want to target millennials. These numbers let us know that Instagram could represent a great social media opportunity for any advertiser since Instagram ads are something relatively new and unlike Facebook, not everyone knows how to … [Read more...] about How to Create Instagram Sponsored Posts Campaigns