Get More Hits With Evergreen Content

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evergreen get more hitsStarting a business website can be tricky. As well as the design and layout, you also need to generate content that visitors will find appealing. It can be disheartening to write new posts week after week only to get a handful of hits. But evergreen content can get more hits for your site when you re-share and recycle older posts.

Simply follow our top tips and stop wasting your time on posts that nobody reads. Learn to write the right posts, and then maximize their potential across your social media platforms.
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The Pros and Cons of Self-Hosting Videos on Your Site

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videos video self-hosted embedded youtube vimeoVideo is the hottest medium on the web right now. Evidence shows video outperforms any other medium and grows brands faster than all other social engagement. Videos on your site can showcase your product, offer advice and support, or simply entertain. The decision you have to make isn’t if you should have video on your website, but how you should host it. Here are the factors you need to consider before making that decision.

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5 Best Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins for 2017

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anti-spam spam malwareEvery website owner has difficulties with spam. Whether you’re running a personal blog or a the business site of a multinational conglomerate, anywhere you’re opening your site for comments or contact, you risk being inundated with spam. In order to prevent your website from being swamped, chances are you’re already using anti-spam software. However not all plugins are created the same. Over-aggressive anti-spam efforts can put off your visitors from contacting you. Here’s our pick of the best at both protecting your site, and keeping your visitors happy. Read More

10 WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using 2017

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There’s a reason WordPress is the web’s most popular content management system. It’s price, powerful dashboard, and intuitive layout make it a favorite of novices and pros alike. One of its best features is its extensive library of plugins. Other platforms might require coding knowledge, but WordPress acts as a framework, meaning you can install plugins coded by others to create a powerful and professional site without having to know a thing about scripting. Read More

Website Owner’s Complete Guide to Hotlinking

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hotlinking hot link hotlink imageHotlinking is a way of displaying images on your website without hosting them on your server. Using simple HTML you can code your site to display images hosted elsewhere. There are a number of benefits to hotlinking, but also considerable drawbacks. Our quick guide will explain everything you need to know about what hotlinking is, when to do it, and why it can be a bad idea.

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How to Find and Fix 404 Errors

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404 errors not found webpage computerEveryone online has encountered 404 errors at some point in their browsing history. Simply put, a 404 error is the message you see when you try to go to a page that doesn’t exist on a particular domain. You can what your site’s 404 error page looks like easily, by making up a page on your domain, for example Because there’s no “error” page on, it displays a 404 Not Found message. Read More

Using Fine Print — Why Your Site Needs Terms and Error Messages

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fine print terms conditions legalese error messagesEverybody hates contract-speak. From a web perspective, it’s even worse. The dense language is a readability and SEO nightmare, and pages of text don’t look particularly attractive. Nonetheless these “fine print” pages are hugely important to the security and usability of your site. If you’re not using them, you could be harming your site’s reputation, or even leaving yourself open to legal trouble.

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Branding Basics: Uniformity

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uniformity pattern squares rainbow uniformOne of the major factors that gets overlooked when running a website is uniformity. When you set up a site you’ll choose a theme, pick colors and styles, and set a layout. Beyond that, particularly if you run a blog, what thought have you given to what headings and subheadings you use, and when? What size are the images on your posts? Is your text justified or ragged right? Taking the time to focus on small elements to create uniformity makes your site instantly look more professional and polished, and goes a long way towards building your brand.

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