The WordPress I CTEC 160 courses at Clark College are about to close and there are still seats open in the Monday/Wednesday classes. This fall there are two times to choose from. Days from 1-3:30PM and evenings from 6:30-9PM. The 5-credit course covers the basics of WordPress, from content to design. Much of the classwork […]
Lorelle on WordPress (47 minutes ago)
This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. 5. Relying on Backlinks Alone The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhancing online businesses, the same trend can trigger adverse effects [...] Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business
ProBlogger Blog Tips (2 hours ago)
Many companies today get frustrated when their digital marketing plans fail. Forums and LinkedIn conversations are filled with business owners trying to understand what’s wrong with their campaigns. Too often, people forget sales and conversions are just the tip of the iceberg in a long and complex system called the sales funnel. This article will focus on explaining what makes a successful online marketing strategy and will hopefully help you increase the return on your marketing investment. Is Your Online...
Pronet Advertising (2 hours ago)
Just like most marketers, I have my bag of tricks - ones that I’ve been leveraging that most people have not. I still use them because they work extremely well. So, what’s in this bag of tricks? As you read on, know that these tactics will work for you. No matter what industry you are in or [click to continue...]
Quick Sprout (3 hours ago)
Creating the best possible content strategy for your company is coming up with the perfect way to display that content. Many companies focus on what the content says and how it looks on the page, and while this should definitely be your first step, how your content is displayed on your website is also important. You want to make sure people can access your content easily, and once they find your blog or hub or whatever you’re using, they need to be able to navigate to specific articles as well. Lately, more...
Pronet Advertising (4 hours ago)
As part of our SEJ interview series, I recently caught up with Oli Gardner from Unbounce to discuss landing page design and optimization. As an expert on landing pages, Oli explains in the video below what companies are missing and what they should focus on in order to improve their landing pages. Here are some key takeaways from the video: Oli says, about 98% of people send traffic to their home page or an internal product page on their site, which is a huge mistake. What these companies are trying to capt...
Pronet Advertising (6 hours ago)
The first release candidate for WordPress 4.0 is now available! In RC 1, we’ve made refinements to what we’ve been working on for this release. Check out the Beta 1 announcement post for more details on those features. We hope to ship WordPress 4.0 next week, but we need your help to get there. If you […]
WordPress Development Blog (6 hours ago)
I look at quite a few websites. In fact, I sometimes describe myself as a “professional web surfer,” because it seems like that is how I spend most of my time. When I’m browsing, I see a lot of great stuff and a lot of crap. In this article, I share with you five best pop ups out there. Check these out, and see if you’re as amazed as I am. 1. ConversionXL ConversionXL is no stranger to awesome CTAs and in-your-face marketing (editor note: ConversionXL Tommy Walker is a contributor to SEJ, but didn’t ask SE...
Pronet Advertising (7 hours ago)
Infographic: Achieve Real Content Marketing ROI – 10 Tips from CMI, Dell, Kraft Foods, Curata, NewsCred
Understand Why Before ROI with Content Marketing The rush towards the content marketing bandwagon can seem as chaotic and nonsensical as most of the adventures of Alice in Wonderland. There are Cheshire Cats offering ambiguous advice and Red Queen business managers demanding results now or, “off with their heads!” There is no satisfaction from investing in [...]
Online Marketing Blog (7 hours ago)
Much like building a website, mobile app design is a very detailed procedure. Although it may not be sociological rocket surgery(some might say otherwise) but even the best app designers will spend... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
Vandelay Design Blog (13 hours ago)
Instragram stated in an announcement today that one of their priorities has always been to provide users with “simple yet powerful tools that let people capture moments and express their creativity.” Staying true to their mission statement, Instagram has introduced a new app called Hyperlapse. Hyperlapse lets users capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion. A traditional time lapse video typically rely on you holding the still while filming. Hyperlapse offer built-in stabilization technolo...
Pronet Advertising (14 hours ago)
A reader questions the use of the possessive in such constructions as “doctor’s appointment” and “driver’s license”: If I take out my state-granted proof of authority to drive an automobile in Oklahoma, the title on that wallet-sized document is "Driver License," not "Driver's License." Want a Free Copy of the "100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid" eBook? Click here to try the Pro subscription and you'll be able to download it immediately!
Daily Writing Tips (14 hours ago)
Facebook recently announced some some improvements to its News that promise weed out posts that users don’t want to see anymore because they’re too “spammy”. Facebook will be updating its News Feed algorithm to reduce click-baiting headlines, and to help people see links that Facebook says are in the “best format”. Facebook’s Plans To Crush Click-Bait Facebook defines “click-bait” as: “Click-baiting” is when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without tellin...
Pronet Advertising (15 hours ago)
Are Hashtags Dead? Do Tweets with Images Get More Followers? Twitter Growth Factors (and Some Excel Tips)
Posted by petebray What factors go into determining how many Twitter followers you gain (and lose) each day? I was driven in part by Rand Fishkin's recent "mad scientist" experimentation that he touched on at MozCon. There, he noted that his tweets with images resulted in significant follower losses. Do they? And what other behaviors result in more (or fewer) followers? I've found some interesting gems. Of course, it's worth noting that aggregate, general trends don't necessarily speak to your specific...
SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (18 hours ago)
This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. Your readers are selfish. The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. And that’s not such a bad thing after all. Knowledge is power. Once you know what they are looking for, you can serve it to them. [...] Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds
ProBlogger Blog Tips (1 day ago)
It’s a good thing we had a team of marketing “silo busters” present for a recent webinar hosted by Shoutlet. Not only did this triple threat of marketers help break down the barriers between SEO, social media marketing, content marketing and email marketing, but we shined a spotlight on how to integrate. Why is integration between search, [...]
Online Marketing Blog (1 day ago)
We have dozens of ways to measure a successful blog post or social media update, and I’d imagine you’re familiar with all of them. You can track blog traffic by digging into analytics. You can view engagement data on every update you send. The measurable aspects of an ideal blog post and social update are substantial. What about the immeasurable elements? These are the elements that you can’t really quantify, which might be why they don’t receive the same emphasis. It’s hard to pitch a story to an editor ba...
Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)
Editor note: This isn’t a sponsored post, but the author is involved with OptinMonster and we do use it here on SEJ. When you’re building a business online, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by numbers. Twitter followers. Facebook fans. LinkedIn connections. RSS subscribers. Comments. The good news is, there’s one number that really matters. How many email subscribers do you have? Rather than talking about a gazillion different tricks to increase your email subscribers (like creating a free incentive, or fiddlin...
Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)
While they might not offer as much in terms of links, successful infographics still offer tons of benefits for businesses in areas such as conversion and acquisition, as well as branding, awareness, and traffic. Before rushing to create an infographic, it is vital to define clear objectives to help determine the concept and theme. In the following example, our main objective was to raise interest in our brand during the main competition. For those of you who don’t know, the annual World Series of Poker is h...
Pronet Advertising (1 day ago)
Infographics still work….sort of Infographics started to gain traction around 2010 and then saw an explosion across the web for the next 2 years as they grew in popularity. As with all new content and link building strategies SEO and marketing firms were all over them like a bad rash […] Read more… The post 5 Old (But Still Relevant) Content and Link Building Strategies….And 1 New One appeared first on Performancing .
Performancing.com - Helping Bloggers Succeed (1 day ago)
A reader asks: When do you use the expression “for sell” instead of “for sale”? Want a Free Copy of the "100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid" eBook? Click here to try the Pro subscription and you'll be able to download it immediately!
Daily Writing Tips (1 day ago)
"I am tired of blogging," a friend told me. As I resisted the urge to play him the world’s tiniest violin, I asked him why he was tired. Wanna learn how to make more money with your website? Check the Online Profits training program!
Daily Blog Tips (1 day ago)
Posted by MarieHaynes There has been a lot of talk lately about negative SEO. Does it really happen? If so, should you be worried? How do you know whether someone is attempting to attack you with negative SEO? And what should you do to protect yourself? The purpose of this article is to shed some light on the subject, and hopefully to reduce some of the fear exists in this area. What is negative SEO? Negative SEO occurs when someone makes attempt to lower a site's rankings in the search engines. There are m...
SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (1 day ago)
I like to start my articles with the conclusion – saves you time: Dreamweaver is not relevant in modern web design. Why? To make good websites, you need to understand the code behind the sites. You need to learn code. Dreamweaver does have a code editor but there are many more capable code editors out […]
Website Design Blog - Killersites.com (1 day ago)
The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is planning to launch its own ad network to compete with Google’s online advertising business. Amazon is calling its new ad network “Amazon Sponsored Links,” which will have back end systems in place that allow ad agencies to “buy audiences” by buying ads in bulk. Those agencies would then go ahead and place ads for their clients based on the target demographic for the products and services they’re selling. What Amazon first plans to do is replace the ads on their...
Pronet Advertising (2 days ago)
Why would you start a corporate blog? Chances are it’s to communicate with your customers, build your brand, or generate sales. If your blog isn’t helping you with one of those 3 things, you’re wasting your time. From the outside, it looks like I’m a successful corporate blogger because all of my blogs generate hundreds [click to continue...]
Quick Sprout (2 days ago)
Creating and maintaining an adequate, consistent presence on social media platforms is the key to success. With traditional marketing techniques, such as newspaper advertising, TV or radio commercials and street advertising gradually losing their popularity, conquering the online space should offer a solid advantage over the competitors and open new opportunities and new potential “audiences” for your products and services. Bloggers that hesitate to explore the powerful world of social media platforms miss ...
Blogging Tips (2 days ago)
This is a guest contribution from Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering what on earth you’re going to write about. You know you should get on with [...] Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted
ProBlogger Blog Tips (2 days ago)
The web doesn’t do “age” especially well. Any blog post or design article more than a few years old gets a raised eyebrow—heck, most people I meet haven’t read John Allsopp’s “ A Dao of Web Design ” or Jeffrey Zeldman’s “ To Hell With Bad Browsers ,” both as relevant to the web today as when they were first written. Meanwhile, I’ve got books on my shelves older than I am; most of my favorite films came out before I was born; and my iTunes library is riddled with music that’s decades, if not centuries, old. ...
A List Apart: for people who make websites (2 days ago)
Posted by EllieWilkinson Hey Moz fans! I'm Ellie, and I'm part of the newly formed Customer Success team at Moz. As part of the "S" team, I work to teach customers how to be successful marketers and awesome Moz users. Whether you're an old pro or a newb, we want to help you achieve your marketing goals. That's why the Success Team and the Help Team at Moz decided to put together some tips and tricks to bring your Moz knowledge to the next level. Think of them as "power-ups" for your Moz boss fights! We...
SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog (2 days ago)