This is the final installment of our epic coverage of social media tools, what they’re good for, and how you might want to use them. In this list, we will be taking a look at tools that you can use to help improve the quality and professionalism of your posts, as well as some tools […]Read More
Best social media tools part 2: Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
In Part 1 of this series, we took a look at tools that manage multiple social media accounts. Part 2 was about analytics that dive deep into the social streams and emerge with data that helps you understand what’s happening. These were top-level tools; this post is going to get a lot more granular, taking […]Read More best practices, FakeFollowers.com, how-to, Instagram, justunfollow.com, Meshfire, pinterest, tools, Trendsmap, Twitalyzer, Twitter
Five ways to build (and keep) a following on social media
One of the keys to building and keeping the attention of your followers on social media is to ensure that what you’re talking about is relevant to what they are interested in. All of us are prone to drifting off into our own interests, and forgetting that not everybody is fascinated by the same things […]Read More social media, social media aggregation, social media design tools.
Three clever ways to search for your own site (and improve SEO)
There are many ways to improve SEO. These three search tips can help you make more informed decisions about your SEO efforts. 1. Search to see how many people link to you. This is a great way to find potential friends and allies you might not even know you have. To find inbound links […]Read More content strategy, SEO, web content, web design
7 Signs You Need a Redesign
If you answer yes to 3 or more of these points, it’s definitely time to redesign your website or blog.
1. The growing mobile web audience has led to new approaches in web design. Today the best sites use a technique called Responsive Design to adjust the size and positioning of page elements to best fit small and large screen sizes. If you can’t read the text on your website when you view it on a mobile phone, or worse, you can’t even see it on a mobile phone, it’s definitely time to join the modern mobile world.Read More change how a wordpress blog looks, content strategy, customize blog appearance, edit wordpress blog, mobile web design, redesign, responsive, web design
How to redesign a live website
I’ve had several people ask me this question — “How do you redesign a WordPress site (or any other site) without messing up the “live” site while you work on the new site design?” It’s such a great question, I’m creating an entire course on redesigning and moving websites for creativeLIVE. (You can find links […]Read More
The top 10 things no website is complete without
A clear goal: If you’re not clear on your top goal(s), you’re sure to confuse your audience. Visitors to your site should be able to tell what your site is about in 3 seconds or less. A clear call to action: What is the thing you most want visitors to your site to do? Buy […]Read More
Never have an outdated copyright date again
Ever notice how many websites and blogs have a copyright message at the bottom of the page that is still set to last year — or worse, several years ago? Here’s a quick easy trick to make sure that never happens to you. In the copyright field, instead of entering a date, like 2013, enter […]Read More
What’s on your 404 Page?
In the rush to get a new site online, or to keep your current site up to date, it’s easy to forget little details, such as the 404 Page — the page is what your visitors see when they follow a broken link, type in a bad URL, or otherwise try to open a page […]Read More content strategy, mobile web design, web design
Content Strategy for the web: Going beyond the inverted pyramid
How to use this journalist’s insider trick to optimize your website The first thing that good reporters are taught in journalism school is that it is absolutely essential to prioritize and organize the information that you are about to impart to your audience. Generations of reporters have learned how to use a simple mental visual […]Read More content strategy, inverted pyramid, web content, writing for the web