7 Tips for Weekend Reading #6
1. Solving The Mystery Of My Highest Blog Traffic Day Yet
Yesterday was the day. Yesterday was the day I broke my long standing one day traffic record on my blog. And I can honestly say, I have no idea why. I continue to dig into the numbers, but I only have a few ideas of what may have caused the spike. At the very least, it’s an interesting look into the steps I take when I typically post to my blog, and I thought it would be a useful post to share. …
Read entire article here: www.jasonyormark.com
2. How To Make Your Blog Ready For 2012
The blog you set up some time ago may well be looking a bit dated, so you need to consider how to make your blog look good by today’s standards.
What do you need to do to make sure your blog looks up-to-date, fresh and modern? …
Read entire article here: www.famousbloggers.net
3. How to Build Links and Make Friends
Okay so friends might be a little much, but building strong relationships with influential members of the internet community is absolutely vital to both getting decent backlinks to your site and showing your brand in a positive light. Demonstrating that you want to build links the ethical way by providing bloggers with something they might actually want to read or use is a fundamental part of an off-page campaign and it all starts from your very first point of contact. …
Read entire article here: www.searchlaboratory.com
4. Why Shortner Links Show Inflated Statistics
Let’s start with an understanding that no two analytics programs will ever give you the exact same result.
We’ll discuss the details of this in a minute, but for now it’s enough to understand that each analytics platform has its own idiosyncrasies, so much so that if two platforms DID agree on the number of visits, I would be worried that something has gone terribly wrong.
But first, what exactly am I talking about here? …
Read entire article here: diyblogger.net
5. 20 Pricing Principles for Freelancers
“How much do you charge?”
If you’re a freelancer, you’ve been asked that question before. You may not have known what to say, or you may not have been comfortable with the price you quoted. That’s because pricing our services is one of the toughest issues that freelancers face. …
Read entire article here: freelancefolder.com
6. It’s the End of SEO as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
Back in 2001, search was cool. It was the golden age of Google, when the company was so confident you would find relevant results that it had an “I’m Feeling Lucky” button that would take you directly to the first Google result. (Yes, the button still exists, but it’s a relic of the past. Google has even said that it doesn’t remove it because people identify nostalgically with it, and because it helps defend the brand.) Google was the Dirty Harry – or perhaps more aptly, the Cool Hand Luke – of search. …
Read entire article here: www.clickz.com
7. Designing Landing Pages That Work
Having knowledge on how to create an effective landing page can increase the number of site visitors that take the desired action of the web page. Lets discuss factors and considerations that can lead to a better landing page design.
What is a Landing Page?
Before we begin our discussion, it’s worth quickly defining what a landing page is. …
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