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How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

Needless to say, the competition in SEO is fierce no matter the domain.<p>Google’s top search rankings have been dominated by big players. The most popular search terms belong to 15-ish companies that own big networks of authoritative sites linking to each other.<p>They can pass link juice around and …

SEO

How to Rev up the Success of Your WordPress Website

New data from GoDaddy draws a clear distinction between "rocketship" vs. "decliner" sites. Which one's yours?<p>WordPress is the most powerful website builder available, providing its users with a seemingly endless number of features and designs that enable you to make your site as simple or …

Web Design

The 5 basic types of logo and how to use them

Not sure where to start with your logo design? Maybe you should begin by deciding what style of logo it’s going to be.<p>Logo styles can be divided into …

Identity

A Comprehensive Guide on the “Whys” of Site Optimization

Companies typically have objectives in mind when they create websites. Maybe they want to promote a brand name or gain members. Perhaps they are …

Web Design

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12 ways your landing page is making you lose potential customers

A study by Wishpond of 62 landing pages shows that a lot of B2B SaaS business landing pages are not able to convert about 87 percent of their visitors by not fulfilling certain aspects on the landing page.<p>When looking at landing pages for the B2C market this metric even goes up to about 91 percent, …

Digital Marketing

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5 Key Elements Every Small Business Website Should Have

Incorporate these five important website elements into your site to build an online presence that brings customers directly to your business, no matter where they're located.<p>Your business may be small, but a business website is no longer optional -- even if you serve a local customer base, and have …

Small Business

How to Make Your Website a Powerful Marketing Machine

Not so long ago, websites were purely used to deliver product and services information to target customers…<p>But they have morphed into a …

10 Fatal Mobile SEO Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First 1000 Visitors

By now, most SEOs are pretty good at mobile SEO.Mobile SEO has been around for a while. We’ve heard the same things about mobile first design, …

SEO

Excercise Caution When Using These Web Design Trends

Like most cultural products, web design has its own zeitgeist. Every year sees a new crop of popular design components, features, and trends. …

Web Design

15 Signs You Need To Be Better At Marketing

It takes a strong person to admit that their marketing isn’t up to par. But it’s far better to admit it than to keep using outdated, ineffective or harmful strategies.<p>This post will look at 15 signs your marketing is failing, and what you need to do about it.<p><b>1. Inbound marketing? What’s inbound</b> …

Digital Marketing

10 SEO Mistakes To Avoid In 2017

2017 is well underway, which means most of us have already forgotten about our New Year’s resolutions. But when it comes to neglecting our resolutions about SEO, the consequences can be severe. This post will look at 10 SEO mistakes you need to avoid in order to keep your rankings up in 2017 and …

SEO

4 SEO Mistakes You Need To Fix Now

Credit: Pixabay<p>If you care about the success of your business, you must, by proxy, care about how you rank in search engines when users query relevant keywords. You’ve recently decided to focus on search engine optimization (SEO), and you’re seeing improvements, but they’re very gradual. You might …

SEO

Thinking Beyond The Interface

Designers have largely shifted their skill sets toward interface design, prototyping, and code. Are writing and art direction getting left behind?<p>Around 2010, designers the world over proclaimed Photoshop was dead in web design. We moved away from static comps, learned to prototype, and invested …

5 digital marketing trends that will disrupt your business

The gloves have come off and marketers now are playing for keeps.<p>Right now, it’s the best of times and the worst of times for business marketing.<p>On one hand, there are unprecedented opportunities for reaching potential customers with precisely segmented messages, quantifying the impact of marketing …

Digital Marketing

12 keyword research tools and creative ways to use them

For over seven years, I’ve used keyword research to consistently bring myself and clients valuable, targeted long lasting traffic. It can be one of the biggest land grab opportunities in SEO – if you know the <i>tools to use</i> and <i>how to use the tools</i>.<p>For this piece I’m going to not only share 12 of the …

SEO

4 ways Artificial Intelligence changes the game for SEO

Will 2017 be the year that computers outsmart human brains? Maybe. It’s one of the many high-tech trends that everyone is keeping an eye on.<p>But how does that change the game for Google search and those working so hard to optimize their websites for search?<p>Here are the ways Artificial Intelligence …

SEO

Conventional design: Why it's important and when to break it

The most common mistake for new app designers is to give in to the urge of trying to innovate every part of their app. They believe that’s the only way for their mobile app to succeed.<p><b>“How can I do this in a unique way?”</b> This question is not always necessary and may actually hurt the UX.• <i><br>“How about</i> …

UX Design

Web design trends we can expect to see in 2017

It’s that time of year where we look at the year that was and the year that will be. We’ve seen a lot of amazing website designs this year, and I’m eager to see what 2017 has in store for website and website design.<p>2017 is sure to bring some amazing website designs, but if we look hard enough, we …

Web Design

The Difference Between RGB and CMYK, Explained

Anyone who has ever opened Photoshop has been met with the question of using RBG or CMYK at some point. These might seem like arbitrary options at …

Cool Stuff

10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2016

Design trends often span several years (even decades for some types of design), but Web design is a quickly moving and changing industry where trends come and go quite often.<p>We’re still working with some of those trends now: responsive web design, flat design, performance and speed, and perfecting …

Web Design

The hottest trend in Web design is making intentionally ugly, difficult sites

There’s an interesting trend in Web design these days: Making websites that look, well … <i>bad</i>.<p>Look at Hacker News. Pinboard. The Drudge Report. Adult Swim. Bloomberg Businessweek features. All of these sites — some years old, some built recently — and hundreds more like them, eschew the templated, …

Web Design

How to Write Better CSS with Performance in Mind

<b>Editor’s note:</b> This article is part of our Code Optimization series, where we take a look at how to optimize coding for better efficiency in a bid to …

Web Development

Instagram: Entirely New Look

We've been waiting for this to happen for a very long time and today Instagram is taking everyone by a storm with this gorgeous redesign. It's not …

Instagram

7 Reasons Most A/B Tests Fail

In almost every meeting about interface design, there is a point at which different opinions come up and someone suggests to run an A/B test. After …

How to poll your website users so you can make it better

Running a website, selling a product, building a business – it’s all about incremental improvements based on user feedback. But what if your users aren’t sure what they want? Or what if they tell you one thing, but act in a different way?<p>The key is user data: With the right data, you can find out …

Analytics

Apple launches Safari Technology Preview for developers

Apple is introducing a new version of Safari meant for Web developers, and it will have some impressive technology not found in the consumer version of Safari.<p>Safari Technology Preview is a mix of the stability we expect from Safari with the iterative energy of WebKit nightly builds. Apple tells …

iOS

9 SEO secrets every business should know

The search engine optimization (SEO) world has undergone some big changes in the last few years—the biggest being coming in the form of Google’s heightened push towards strong user experiences. It’s hard to imagine that just 10 years ago, SEO was a discipline governed by blackhat marketers whose …

SEO