Are Businesses Still Creating Websites Specifically for Mobile?

Creating a Mobile Website For Your Business

Creating a specific website just for mobile can still work for many companies. Unfortunately, creating a website that favors the small screen is quite different than a website you would create for a desktop. This puts extra pressure on web designers because they have to create a website for both a desktop as well as a mobile-optimized version. If you do not have a web designer, then thinking about these different ways customers get information will be important. A website is usually the first thing a startup company creates, so there are a few things to bear in mind.

The Science of Commitment: Are Your Readers Loyal?

Loyalty

Are your readers loyal? Loyal to your blog? (meaning they are returning visitors/clients/subscribers).
Let’s forget that for a moment…Do you know why I am writing this? I do love writing on other blogs, but beyond that, I love the traffic that I get from my guest posts.

After reading this post, some of you may visit my blog, which is what I want. But, my ideal goal is to convert you into returning visitors (Hey, I love new visitors as much as the next guy, but I prefer returning visitors. Don’t you?). So, let’s talk about commitment (or loyalty. Call it whatever you want, it’s valuable and very powerful).

The Complete Guide To Using Twitter Lists Like a Pro

Twitter Lists The Complete Guide

Your Twitter is a mess! At least that is what your mother would say if she saw how many tweets were flying around in your Twitter stream right now. The problem might be that you are following way too many people, right? Well, you are certainly not alone. So what is the solution to all your woes?

Twitter Lists.

Twitter Lists will, first and foremost, help you clean up your Twitter mess, let me show you how.

Part-Time Blogger’s 5 Time-Saving Tips for Effective Comments

Effective Comments

One of the fun parts in blogging is receiving comments to your posts. It’s nice to get feedback on what you have written about. Unfortunately, sometimes managing the comments can be very time-consuming. Especially if you are blogging while having a day job, you may not have that many moments to deal with comments.Here I present five ways to deal with comments. The main point is to make this process more effective – by getting rid of all the extra work that is otherwise involved. That way you have more time to do something more important in your blogging.

5 Quick Video Editing Tips

Chips Video Editing Tips

Let’s face it, we all want more views, and editing is just part of the solution. In this blog post I am not covering the technical aspects of video editing, even though I do cover that in our Web Video Chefs Learning Center, but the theory behind editing that you can use with any editing software.

How to Explode Your Twitter Following Through Twiends

Explode Your Twitter Following with Twiends

One of the problems with Twitter is that it can take a while to get the necessary exposure for your account and have hundred or even thousands of followers listening to what you have to say. Twitter is actually a lot like blogging in the aspect that you must build up your following and have an audience that is listening to what you have to say.

4 Strategic Tips To Get Massive Amounts of Blog Traffic

get massive blog traffic

No matter whether you receive 100 visits to your site per day or 100K visits per day, you still need more traffic, don’t you? YES is the answer. So in this post I am not going to give you the usual traffic generating tips. But I am going to talk to you keeping the big picture in mind – the strategic approach to getting more traffic. Let’s dive in.

5 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Being on Camera

Getting in Front of the Camera

If you knew me a few years ago I was so hesitant to be on camera. I may look comfortable now, but I was just like you, not wanting to “put myself” out there online.

I saw every flaw I was spending too much time shooting multiple takes of my video blogs and doing many retakes. I remember one video specifically—it took me 12 takes to get one to make it right. I almost gave up on video blogging because it was too stressful and I was spending too much time just trying to get a 2 minute video done.

4 Steps to Prepare Your Blog for Google Updates in 2014

Get ready for Google Updates in 2014

The much unplanned Google Page Rank update took place in December 2013 and it basically shocked (partially) the search engine communities around the world. This update is said to be the toughest or strictest for most of us; I saw several PR 8 sites dropping all the way down to PR 3 and brand new blogs achieving PR 2 and 3′s.

With that being said, what would possibly be the next ‘big’ thing Google had for us all in 2014? For once, Google is always changing their algorithms and it is proven multiple times that doing ‘what worked yesterday’ could probably not be the best technique after all.

Which Matters More For Your Blog – Domain Authority or Page Rank?

page rank making you crazy

Does your head spin when a Google Page Rank update comes out? Both Page Rank and Domain Authority get harder to climb up as your number gets larger. With Page Rank it’s easy to get to 1 or 2 but to climb upwards is much harder. The same applies for domain authority. The smaller numbers are easy to climb up to but once you reach around 40 you may plateau unless you are doing things very well to continue to climb up the rank.

7 Tools That Make it Easy to Organize and Simplify Your Blogging Life

Simplify Your Blogging Life

Let’s face it, blogging is a ton of work. You’ve got to keep up with your social media profiles, create and organize tons of content (both in written and video form), and you’ve got to market like crazy just to stay relevant. Some of you have children to take care of, day jobs to go to, relationships to maintain, and so on.It’s definitely a crazy blogging world we live in, but there’s a way to tone down the craziness just a little bit.You might be thinking that you’re already pretty organized (and maybe you are), but it’d be a mistake to think you can’t benefit from new ways to organize and simplify things.

How to Spend Less Time on Social Media and Get Better Results

White clock with words Time for Action on its face

Do you sometimes feel the gigantic sucking sound of social media taking years away from your life? Most people spend too much time social networking, because they have no clue what their social media goals are. Imagine spending 15-30 minutes daily on each platform. That could easily amount to 4-5 hours every day just social networking. That in turn leads to a whole lot of nothing happening in your business, since there is little time left to do any actual work. Here are some tips and tools to keep you on track.

2nd Annual Dragon Blogger Technology Gift Guide in the Social Web Cafe

Holiday Tech Gift Guide

Justin Germino (a.k.a. Dragon Blogger) knows his technology. He also knows what thrills kids at Christmas (having two sons, himself), as well as thrilling us bigger kids, when it comes to gadgets, games, and tech. Last year, I interviewed Justin for a holiday gift guide series and this year marks the second annual Dragon Blogger Technology Gift Guide, complete with Justin’s recommendations, based on a year of testing and reviewing these gadgets. Remember I mentioned he has two sons? All the more credibility for Justin who knows how to give the technology a run for the money, as well as keeping up on the news, the trends, and where the technology is projected to go in the future.

Are You Getting the Highest Possible Return on Investment from Your Blog Posts?

Highest Possible Return on Investment

For the new age blogger, it’s a jungle out there… Unfortunately it’s never been harder to get the attention of your audience than right now. Distractions are everywhere. I would estimate about 97% of blogs (which are usually started with high hopes) end up becoming pretty much dead within 12 months. The main reason for this being the blog posts are dry, dull and boring. The writing usually lacks personality and sounds robotic. Or the topics have already been covered a thousand times before on the other “me too blogs.” There is a certain art to writing, that extends further than just trying to teach people stuff on your website. It’s more important than ever to utilise a combination of both information and entertainment in your writing. In a nutshell, you’ve gotta make it interesting…