I used to have the mindset that a business needs only one domain name to maximize its potential. I started to realize that if you want to market a particular product or service, a short domain can work wonders. Take for instance the domain precise.host. I registered it for the sole purpose of redirecting to our lengthy services page. With such a short name I can put it prominently on a business card without trying to cram it in. Since it is so short, it is easier to remember and can be quickly typed in.
Why you should quit blogging
Yep. I fell for the title. I thought the author’s post was going to be a holier-than-thou outlook on blogging. I’ve seen plenty of other articles with similar scolding titles. Reasons why you SHOULDN’T build an Amazon affiliate website comes to mind. It’s as if they’re saying, you can’t do this so don’t even try. Of course, you’ll only be successful if you can stick through the rough times. You also have to accept failure but not give up if that makes sense.
cPanel has made quite a name for themselves in the web hosting industry. From shared hosting to dedicated servers, their presence is almost assured on any reputable hosting company’s platform. I can’t imagine maintaining my clients’ websites without it. With so many features that make administration a lot easier than you’d think, it can sure save you a lot of headaches.
Trying to understand all the data thrown at you by Google Analytics is a daunting task. It’s a powerful tool but can be intimidating to new users. It’s truly amazing just how many variables you can filter out when it comes to visitors to your website. For instance, prior to using GA, I would never have given a thought to an international audience for my blog. However, researching the Geo dimension, I see that people outside of the U.S. are reading what I have to say. To dismiss them would be foolish.
When I first started blogging, I always wanted to provide quality articles. I actually use Yoast to optimize the SEO and readability of my posts. It is important that I get the green indicators for both. In the past, I really didn’t give readability much of a thought. But as I started to think about it, I realized how important it was to keep my audience engaged. That meant taking all of Yoast’s advice into consideration.
If you’ve been following my blog at all, you know how adamant I’ve been about everyone getting a free SSL certificate. Once you have that installed and set up, you’re halfway to accepting credit card payments on your website. The other part is installing a payment processing plugin that supports Stripe.
As a leader in SEO metrics, MOZ offers proven advice and trusted metrics when it comes to profiling backlinks. A lot of SEO agencies will apply the “go big or go home” methodology of link building. The object being, get as many backlinks as fast as possible. Yes, it can work but there is a much more effective way.
Since mobile devices and smartphones have become so prevalent, the need for speed has never been greater. It is one thing to have a fast broadband connection at your home. It is quite another to have a weak connection on a 3G or 4G signal. Every byte of data and how it is served can be crucial. Don’t overlook the simple optimization feature of HTTP/2.
It definitely is frustrating when you spend a lot of time optimizing a page for a keyword and not have it shown on the results pages. Even more so when another page that you are not targeting is listed for that keyword. Unfortunately, we can’t control how Google sees our websites and pages. All we can do is follow their guidelines and steer Google in the right direction.
While I’ve never encountered the specific issue of the Add Media button not working, I’ve dealt with my fair share of broken functionality. The “CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS” fix as described in the article is a great temporary solution. However, since this forces the scripts to load separately, website performance and speed will suffer. You’ll need to do some troubleshooting to permanently solve the problem.