Online Website Marketing: The truth about colors

Jun 03, 13 Online Website Marketing: The truth about colors

Are you into online marketing? Are you wondering why your website is not getting the traffic that you hoped it would get? Are you frustrated selling your innovative new gadget to people and being shrugged off? This might be of help to you.

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The SEO benefits of Google Plus

Feb 12, 13 The SEO benefits of Google Plus

The buzz around Google Plus’ launch in September 2011 was as deafening as the eventual response was muted. Not so long ago, the stock SEO joke was that only people on Google Plus were dutiful Google employees, but with the search engine’s colossal influence on digital, search and content marketing, it should perhaps not be a surprise that it is truly beginning to brings its influence to bear.

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How to speed up your multiple WordPress sites running on VPS

Dec 13, 12 How to speed up your multiple WordPress sites running on VPS

How to speedup sites

Page load speed could be a key factor  to start a business online, basically it’s like setting your first impression to your customers, the faster the better. So what if your site’s page load speed is terrible enough to have plenty of possible business opportunities taken away by your competitors? What can you do to optimize your hosting and your site?

We had worked several weeks with Liquidweb support on an issue for a terrible Time To First Byte(TTFB) speed and it turns out to be a collective issue when you’re running multiple sites(WordPress) on a single server. Along with this issue, will be periodical shutdown of your server mainly by server overload as a results of multiple processes eating your server resources abnormally. So here are few simple steps that we have implemented on each site to improve and optimize the overall server and site performances.

1. First determine which WordPress plugins are utilizing resources that you think affecting your site’s loading speed. You can evaluate it by using, P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) plugin. P3 will show you a pie graph of each plugin that is running on your site with their utilization. From here, you can eliminate them one by one, or you can find other alternative plugins that is doing the same thing yet utilizing just enough resources. The good example for this one, will be the Digg Digg plugins that shows terrible impact on my site’s load speed, thus replacing this with same AA’s Digg Digg Alternative plugins shows good result.

2. Once you’ve eliminate all unnecessary plugins, now move on configuring each site’s W3 Total Cache plugins along with the CDN configuration. I’m using MaxCDN on my side and as shared server, you need to configure it using the default “Disk or Disk Enhanced” for each cache option. I tried using “Memcache” but unfortunately when you test it using WebPageTest, the “Disk” setup performs better. Drop me an email and I can send you the exported setup of my W3 Cache.

3. Now see the improvements of your site’s load speed. You can check it using the WebPageTest. Note that you need to apply each optimization steps on each site on your server.

After these few steps, tell us how your site load improvements? Currently, all sites on my VPS loads on less than 10 seconds on first page load and less than 3 seconds on second page visit —-this is ultimately 50% better than my previous setup.

If you can suggest other steps to improve site load that you’ve already implemented, feel free to share it on the comment line.

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Top 5 signs which indicate your site are penalizing

Oct 26, 12 Top 5 signs which indicate your site are penalizing

There are many benefits of using proper SEO strategies. This includes getting more visible over the search engines, high traffic, better chance of conversion, etc. However, if you do not abide by the rules of SEO, your site could be lost in the search engine results. If you look at some of the common complaints from webmasters, they simply say that their sites are banned and no more visible anywhere in the search results. This simply means that they have committed some gross errors, which compelled the search engines to penalize their sites. There are several signs or symptoms, which shows that your websites are being penalized by the search engines. The below is the list of top five signs that indicate that your site is penalized.

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Using Ecommerce Templates To Drive Internet Businesses

Oct 12, 12 Using Ecommerce Templates To Drive Internet Businesses

Creating an online storefront in previous decades was a difficult chore. Early versions of HTML and some rudimentary JavaScript were the only available options for web development, and a significant amount of custom coding was necessary. Further, the website’s graphics had to be created manually, and the website had to be testing with early, inconsistent web browsers. Modern technologies, however, now allow the use of Ecommerce templates

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How to Speed Up Your Site

Jul 03, 12 How to Speed Up Your Site

When we’re talking about site speed the aesthetics boils down to the page load and its capability to withstand sudden traffic spike from incoming linking from highly trafficked sites such reddit or your post get sourced to a post of Engadget. The page load is even more crucial as mighty Google is using site speed as a signal in its search algorithm even Yahoo! and a small deviation on a normal 3-second rule can kill your conversion rate.

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How to optimize your site with recent Penguin and Panda update

May 09, 12 How to optimize your site with recent Penguin and Panda update

Noticed a great changes on your search traffic, rankings and forms of advertising that some direct advertisers quoted on your site? These significant changes could be the results of Google’s recent Penguin and Panda Update. Now if you’re looking for on how you can optimize your site against these Google updates, the first step, you need to know the reasons for penalization somehow like a reputationdefender. Learn more after the break.

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Easy Music Blogging with SoundCloud

May 09, 12 Easy Music Blogging with SoundCloud

Music has a life of its own that attracts people to it. If it hasn’t, the world wouldn’t have placed bands and music artists in a pedestal, pouring millions of money on their heads for their compositions and music tracks. And bloggers breathe more life to these audio tracks when they write about them. It is easy to describe how a person feels after hearing a beautiful sound, especially when it touches him. However, if bloggers hope to share it to their readers, who might understand the meaning behind the song, words are not enough. They need to let the readers experience the same emotions and sentiments by listening to the music themselves.

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Social Media: A Blogger’s X Factor

Feb 21, 12 Social Media: A Blogger’s X Factor

Contrary to one’s belief, being a blogger is actually hard work. How so? In a digital age, an individual can’t help but be overwhelmed by so much data and information on the net. Some people choose to stop and take notice of, while some people just choose to snub posts entirely. There’s always constant competition for the public’s attention and oftentimes, it’s hard to arrive at the desired results. In effect, it’s all about managing one’s expectations and the reality of things in the world of blogging. As of date, blogging has become the latest alternative as a means of income for some lucky individuals. 

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How to improve website’s SEO and Page-load speed

Jan 09, 12 How to improve website’s SEO and Page-load speed

Looking to expand your business through internet? Then developing a website is mere a start of the journey. You got to bring it to the eyes of the masses, to your potential customers. The site must have a high rank in search engines and when visited it should be loaded in no time.

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