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How to Fix Your Website

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Are you getting the most out of your website? Here are 18 tools and websites you can use to test theories and make improvements.

 

"Everything on the Web is measurable." That's a pretty common statement--so you'd think that businesses would also be measuring everything they did online, right?

 

Well, not so much. Slapping Google Analytics on your website isn't the half of it. And if you're not routinely checking in on this data, trying to derive meaning from it--and, most important, using this information to improve your website's performance--then you're probably coming up short.

 

Part of it boils down to tools: You need to know where exactly to look to derive the juicy tidbits and comparisons that can help you make improvements. Here are several tools and resources to try out. Some may just satisfy your curiosity while others can reveal deeper insights.

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The Ultimate Collection Of WordPress Social Network Plugins

The Ultimate Collection Of WordPress Social Network Plugins | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

The majority of websites today include social media sharing options in their websites.

One of the effective ways is to include social media sharing options in your blog posts and let your readers share your piece of writing through different social media platforms.

The more options you include, the better it is, at least to a certain extent.

Noupe have compiled some of the most useful WordPress social network for you and hope that you will find this list useful.

 

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Finding Linkbuilding Prospects Using Google Discussion and Blog Search

Finding Linkbuilding Prospects Using Google Discussion and Blog Search | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it
When you're finding linkbuilding prospects, the first page of Google results is likely to return disappointing results. Narrowing down your search can help.

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How To Embed Any Web Page Inside a Website Article

How To Embed Any Web Page Inside a Website Article | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you need to embed a web page inside a post on your self-hosted WordPress blog here are some simple step-by-step instructions on what you need to do.

 

Useful. 7/10

 

How to: http://www.mulinblog.com/2012/07/21/how-to-embed-web-page-in-a-wordpress-blog-post/

 

 

 

 


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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About HTML5* (*But Were Afraid To Ask) [Slides]

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About HTML5* (*But Were Afraid To Ask) [Slides] | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

The rise of native apps as the primary medium for mobile content is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down at the moment — if anything, it’s growing, with smartphone-wielding consumers in the U.S. recently tipping to using more native apps than mobile web sites for their information/games/video fixes. But that also belies a secondary trend: support and functionality for HTML5, the markup language (not-quite standard) for feature-rich mobile web content, continues to grow.

 

This two-track approach, and the pros and cons of each, is the subject of the latest report from the French analyst house faberNovel, on HTML5 and how to rethink web strategy. It’s embedded below.

 

HTML5 is increasingly getting adopted by companies that need other solutions in place besides native apps. Some of the reasons why include the ability to target all consumers in a fragmented mobile market; and the ability to bypass some of the rules put in place by app store operators. Opera, making of mobile and web browsers, is one of the bigger companies that have promoted the standard.


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Five Ways to Create Your Prospects' Favorite Website

Five Ways to Create Your Prospects' Favorite Website | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

What's so great about your website? If you don't have an answer to that question, we'd better get to work. Your prospects have a huge array of websites to choose to visit—and buy or learn from. You have to give them good reasons to choose yours. You need to create a website that your target audience will love to visit.


So how do you turn your website into your prospect's favorite online business destination?


Here are five options you can implement right away.

 

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Translation, Localisation, Interpreting and Website Translation Articles

Articles about language translation services, localization, website translation, being an translator or interpreter and translation terminology.

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Blog » 5 Things to Consider When Translating a Website | Language Intelligence

Whether your company already has customers outside of the US, or you’re considering getting your feet wet in international markets, website translation is a logical first step in reaching out to those customers. In 2012 the first place your prospective customers are going to find a product or service is the internet. In the US people search in English (mostly). In Spain people search in Spanish, in China they search in Chinese (and they don’t use Google). When your prospective customer finds your website they will leave immediately if they can’t read the content. How do you reach out to your Chinese customers? – Website translation into Chinese.

If you have already decided website translation is important, following are 5 things to consider that can help make the project run a little smoother:


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Translating Your Website: Why Do It? | Gigbucks Blog

Translating Your Website: Why Do It? | Gigbucks Blog | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

The Internet is an incredibly powerful and popular invention; millions of people use the online world to tackle various tasks no matter what the time of day. Whether a person wishes to shop, do research or talk with friends, there is a website to fit that need. Many website owners are learning that several steps must be taken in order to stand out; one option involves translating a website into another language.

The benefits of translating your website...


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9 Essential Things To Consider When Translating Your Website | CustomerThink

9 Essential Things To Consider When Translating Your Website | CustomerThink | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

You just want to translate your website. It should be simple, right?

Unfortunately, localizing your company’s website is much more than translating text. Sure, you can adopt a free website application and crank out a thirty-language website in no time. But if you want to ensure quality language translation, brand consistency and a website that is fit for each of your end users, you may want to put a little more localization thought into it.

Whether you’re just starting to think about translating your website or you already have multilingual webpage experience, here are a few things to consider when planning your next website localization project.


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5 Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Website

5 Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Website | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

Your new site is slick--but what if it's a digital ghost town? Try a few of these tricks to flag down more visitors.

 

It doesn't matter how slick your website looks: If no one comes to it, good luck building that Web business.

Some entrepreneurs use the time-tested technique of paying for ads to get traffic. Others generate buzz through promotional stunts, or try tweeting with reckless abandon. But those aren't your only options. Here are five strategies to try to push your traffic numbers skyward:

 

1. Pay pennies for YouTube views.

The concept of paying for ads (à la Google Adwords) has been around for years. One new technique, though, is to pay for YouTube viewers. Virool.com is one option. You can post a video, and then pay about one penny per view. The idea is that Virool pushes your videos out to a targeted audience culled from its network of publishers. Once someone watches your video, he or she may want to visit your website as well. Just be sure your site is set up to cater to Web viewers: Offer other videos and media as well as an engaging call to action.

 

2. Get specific on Twitter.

Twitter is one of the best ways to generate traffic, because you can target users, groups, and topics. Experts say the trick is to get specific: Send tweets to popular social networking gurus who might respond, and make sure you actively retweet those in similar fields. "The average person on Twitter reads around 200 tweets a day," says Jeffrey Powers, a popular blogger and podcaster. "Reposting a tweet is not a bad idea: 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 9 p.m. are good times to tweet. The best time is between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. I have my content retweeted constantly, which adds to my reach."

 

3. Run on Groupon

Ryan Chaffin, an investment and marketing expert, says one good strategy is to run a Groupon. This might seem like a stretch for a company that does not sell a product, but every business has something to sell. For example, a Web design company might run a coupon offering services for half-price. When bargain hunters investigate what your company offers, you'll probably get more traffic to your website. Note that the approval process to post coupons can take up to two weeks.

 

4. Launch a Kickstarter campaign

You may not want to seek funding from Kickstarter, especially if your company is already solvent--but that's not why you'd try this strategy. Kickstarter's major advantage is that it's incredibly popular. That means, if you create a campaign, even if it is for one part of your marketing activities or to create one new product, it can be an effective way to generate traffic and attention quickly. Erin Cheyne from Mousetrap Group, a text-message marketing company, says Kickstarter is one of the best traffic generators around right now, mostly because people are curious enough to click.

 

5. Write a counterpoint blog post

Joseph Turian, the president of MetaOptimize, a technical consultancy, says one way to generate buzz on your site is to write a guest blog that offers an alternative viewpoint and get it published on a popular website. Say everyone else is buzzing about Kickstarter or Groupon. Offer your take on why you think neither site is worth the time. (Of course, only take this option if you genuinely hold that viewpoint.) Make sure that your post includes a link back to your site. And be ready for some backlash and visitors looking to post negative comments.

 

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Seven Tips to Improve Website Search Rankings

Seven Tips to Improve Website Search Rankings | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

With more than 644 million estimated active websites on the internet today and growing, businesses need to work harder to get noticed online. For small businesses that don’t already have an established market presence this means finding ways to do more with less – and that’s where Search Engine Optimization (SEO) comes into play.

SEO is about making a company’s website as visible as possible when related information is requested through different search methods such as engines like Google or Bing. Most large, well-established and tech savvy companies have the advantage of prominence and often more budget to put into creating brand recognition.

If smaller businesses are looking for budget-friendly ways to maximize their chances of being found through search and attracting more traffic to their website, there are a few SEO-related tactics they can employ themselves with their website to help with that.

Whether a business is in the process of building a website in-house or working with an external developer and wanting to understand or speak their language here are seven tips for businesses to improve their site’s search rankings:

Secure Links – For SEO this means reaching out to industry associations, loyal clients and other complimentary businesses to encourage them to link to your site from areas like their blogs and resource pages. This is a signal that search engines, such as Google use in their rankings algorithms and will help to improve a website’s rankings.

Update content regularly – Ensuring content is unique, compelling and fresh is key to keeping the attention of website visitors. Consider blog posts, videos, images, webinars, eBooks, widgets, infographics, and primary research as ways to renew content on a regular basis.

Variety in content – A Forrester study found that pages containing a mixture of text and video are 50 times more likely to rank higher in search results. Make sure to include more than one type of content sharing per web page.

Ensure the site is “social media optimized” – With the growing influence that social media has on a company’s relationship with potential and existing customers, it’s vital to ensure all website pages have the company’s social profile icons (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest). These icons encourage and make it easy to share the information and increase the chance of it being found in a search.


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Dynamic Display Ads and the Future of Performance Marketing - Affiliate Insider - Website Magazine

Dynamic Display Ads and the Future of Performance Marketing - Affiliate Insider - Website Magazine | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it
Engaging visitors has always been the primary goal of both publishers and advertisers in the affiliate marketing industry, but for most of the existence of the Internet, their collective ability to interact with consumers has been limited, to say...

 

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Types Of Websites You Can Create With WordPress

Types Of Websites You Can Create With WordPress | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

Many people who have heard of WordPress think that it’s just a publishing platform for blogs. In truth, WordPress is an extremely powerful and versatile publishing solution, and can be used to create many different types of websites.


Magazine Style Websites

WordPress can also be used to create magazine style websites. These websites don’t have a strictly chronological organizational structure like blogs, but instead highlight a number of articles on the website’s homepage (with the highlighting often done through a thumbnail image or photograph).

 

E-commerce Websites

It’s relatively easy to add e-commerce capability to virtually any WordPress website. There are many different e-commerce plug-ins to choose from, some available for free, and others are premium plug-ins that must be licensed for use. There are even WordPress themes that are designed to support e-commerce activities. So yes WordPress can be used to create an e-commerce website.For exampleThe Painted Prezel, a company that was on Shark Tank, uses the WordPress platform for their e-commerce website.

 

Static Websites

Even though WordPress has the capability of providing a highly dynamic website, you can forego posts and limit yourself to using just pages to create a relatively flat or static website. The advantages of using WordPress to create such a site are that you have many different graphical and appearance options to choose from. You can set up static websites for such as online resume websites, sales pages, or business websites for restaurants and other “bricks and mortar” businesses.

 

Social Networking Websites

If you have an idea for your own small social networking website, you can use WordPress to create it. The BuddyPress plug-in allows you to provide your website visitors with the opportunity to create their own profiles, manage accounts on your website and interact with other users who have a shared interest. BuddyPress even allows you to offer your social network members the opportunity to run their own fully featured WordPress blogs directly from your website.

 

Traditional Blogs

Blogs, of course, are the mainstay of WordPress. There are certainly other options for creating blogs, but WordPress is perhaps the most versatile, and certainly the best supported of all the options for creating blogs.


As you can see, WordPress is very flexible, in addition to being very powerful. Regardless of whatever type of website or functionality you desire, there’s a good chance that there is a way to use the WordPress platform to achieve it.

 

 

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Investing in SEO: Marketers are Doing More SEO Than They Think

Investing in SEO: Marketers are Doing More SEO Than They Think | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

Content marketing, social media, video, and public relations affect a web presence and organic search rankings. These tactics can have a significant positive impact on SEO including: rank, backlinking, social signal generation and fresh content.

 

"Social media and SEO are very much separate line items in a marketing budget, but content socialized at the page level through Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube generates social signals which can positively impact SEO and an organic search ranking.

 

The most direct link between SEO and social media is Google+ and Search plus Your World. If you haven't yet started to build out your personal and business Circles, please do. A piece of content shared through your Circles has an opportunity to be found by your followers through Search plus Your World – before your competitors’ content is found".

 

Full Article Here: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2203277/Investing-in-SEO-Marketers-are-Doing-More-SEO-Than-They-Think


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Points to Consider in Designing an Ecommerce Website

Points to Consider in Designing an Ecommerce Website | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

In this generation of the internet, everything goes online already especially that most people are online every day. Even business went online through ecommerce sites which even helped improve their business since online shops could reach more people worldwide. There are many advantages for an online store. Aside from reaching more people, it is also making things a lot easier for the clients to get the items they want without even going anywhere. Since online shops are a very big hit these days, it is important to have a good website design for that.

 

There are so many things that one has to consider in designing an ecommerce website. In order to get an effective layout, one can put his self on the shoes of the users. Doing this will let him see what things are needed to be added, emphasized or given more clarity. So, while you are acting as the client, you will be able to get the right design.

 

Also, try to look into the points we have here so you can be guided in designing an ecommerce website.

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The What, Why and How of Textures in Web Design

The What, Why and How of Textures in Web Design | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it
The use of textures and patterns in webdesign have come a long way in only a short amount of time.

 

 

 

For minimal website design to work for content and/or product rich sites the company really needs to KNOW their visitor. We are all leaving data trails, smart companies will use that data to serve content or products to ME. If they make it all push marketing it will fail.

 

The best way to server personalized content will be on a minimalist design.

 

Here is a great article about data marketing.
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Why Google Analytics is important to your website

Why Google Analytics is important to your website | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

Google Analytics helps marketers hone future campaigns

 

SUMMARY: Marketers can use Google Analytics to determine the source of visitor traffic, including how they found their way to the site, writes Dawn McGruer. The vital program will even tell marketers which Web browser prospects were using and what keywords they searched. The sum of that knowledge can aid future search-engine optimization efforts, McGruer writes.

 

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20 Photography Websites for Inspiration

20 Photography Websites for Inspiration | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it
These cool photography websites will ignite your love for photography and inspire to click more often and share your work with the world.

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Archiving website Storify to get Arabic translation thanks to Gulf volunteers - The National

Archiving website Storify to get Arabic translation thanks to Gulf volunteers - The National | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it
Device allows social media stories to be saved for posterity.

DUBAI // A popular social-media archiving site will soon be available with an Arabic interface thanks to the volunteer translation group Taghreedat.

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■ Arab tweeters to get their own voice online
More Arabic online
Hundreds of volunteer translators in the UAE and across the Arab World are involved in translating Storify, which is expected to go live this year.

This year, Taghreedat volunteers also completed a translation of Twitter, and last month the non-profit group announced a partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation, the organisation behind Wikipedia.

Qatar-based Sami Al Mubarak and Mina Takla were the brains behind the launch of Taghreedat, which is now being supported by Abu Dhabi's twofour54 media cluster and is officially based in the UAE.

Storify, which was launched in San Francisco in 2010, enables users to search social-media sites and gather material together to form stories or timelines, which can then be preserved.

Postings to sites such as Twitter disappear over time, but with Storify they can be kept forever.


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The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers

The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

Professional Development is a life-long learning process that involves different activities including individual progress, continuing education, inservice education, peer collaboration, study groups, and peer coaching or mentoring. The importance of professional development lays in the fact that it is closely related to the overall quality of education and students achievements. Teachers who stop learning and suffice themselves with the curriculum content soon turn into hard working students only a step above their actual students.


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Web design training: 20 steps to the perfect website layout

Web design training: 20 steps to the perfect website layout | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

Claudio Guglieri, art director at New York agency B-Reel, walks you through the process of designing a website layout from start to finish in this web design training feature.


When approaching the topic of designing a website layout, I thought about common mistakes I have seen in my years designing, especially with interns and new designers fresh from web design training.

 

Within this short list of steps to the perfect website layout, I aim to cover what I believe every new web designer working within a digital agency should know and do before starting a new project, and what they should pay attention to during the process.

 

These principles cover not only design aspects but also general workflow issues that will get the job nicely done. Follow them and you'll soon be on your way to creating professional website layouts.

 

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Its A Fake Website:: Running Scam, Fraud an Phishing Programs ...

Its A Fake Website:: Running Scam, Fraud an Phishing Programs ... | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it
This is a purely a fake website here :: http://newsonlineweekly.com/india/finance/tf.htm I feel pity and down on people being scammmed even though please express your reviews using the comments below.

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Should we Build a Mobile App, or a Mobile Website?

Should we Build a Mobile App, or a Mobile Website? | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it

As we all know the web is constantly changing, new platforms seem to launch every day, and new development techniques are being touted as the future of live as we know it most weeks.


One piece of advice that has remained consistent over the last few years is that brands need to evaluate how customers use their services when on the move.


A common question we are asked when speaking about mobile strategy is: Should we build a mobile app or a mobile version of our site/product?


Well, first we need to define exactly what we are talking about when speaking about a mobile app and mobile web.


When we speak about mobile apps are talking specifically about “native” apps which are developed for particular smartphones and appear in their respective app stores.


Mobile web means developing a site or product online which is designed to emulate the feel of a native app, but is accessed by a web browser on the smartphone.

 

Both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages:


Mobile App Advantages

Available in the app stores – much easier for new users to find Greater access to the phone’s hardware – faster graphics, seamless file system usage Push Notifications – only apps installed on a phone can send true push notification, although SMS messages can be used as a less friendly but more accessible alternative. True fullscreen experience – mobile web sites are restricted by the phone’s web browser has which means you lose valuable screen space.


Mobile Web Features

Cross platform – when properly developed mobile web sites work across most modern phones and even feature phones in some cases (see twitter) Flexible Versioning – without an app store there is no barrier to releasing new versions of your site whenever you want, which makes it easier to A/B test a new feature. Lower Development costs

 

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Website Speed: 14 Rules For Faster-Loading Websites [Infographic]

Website Speed: 14 Rules For Faster-Loading Websites [Infographic] | Wordpress | Web-building | Scoop.it
Are you struggling with website speed? This infographic provides 14 website speed optimizing tips that could be very useful for getting that solved today.

 

If you are struggling with website speed issues, check out the 14 rules for a faster-loading websites listed in this infographic. In addition to these things, make sure your plugins are all updated. You can check your logs to see what is hogging your resources if you notice your site locks up at certain times. You can also call your hosting company because many times they will have a standard list of helpful optimization tips which they can email you. The best piece of advice I can give you is don’t give up. The problem of website speed can be solved. It just takes a commitment to solve the problem. Richard has convinced me that nothing is impossible, and I’ve seen him solve complex website issues here at Bit Rebels which I thought were unsolvable. You can definitely do it too!

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