Earlier this week I came across an article on SEO blog Viperchill about how 16 companies are dominating the world’s Google search results. I found it quite eye-opening as well as a bit disconcerting. Brands/websites that most of us think as separate are actually owned by the same parent company and are not really offering us totally separate opinions. Apart from that, they can interlink between them in order to dominate the search results.
In this article I’m going to explain two major speed measurement standards Google Page Speed Insights and GTmetrix, the factor they both consider when assessing and benchmarking websites and the best practices to improve them in your WordPress-based website. I will also provide a list of how major WordPress themes compare against it in the market now.
We’ve all heard how important it is to rank well with Google and how vital it is to take SEO seriously if you want your website to be a success, so what can you do to rank higher on Google’s search index? Well, there are a few things that can be done to move up the rankings, but in this post I’ll be discussing a particular aspect of them – HTTPS. It’s only been introduced last year and so far has a minimal impact on your ranking, but it’s importance is growing.
Did you ever think you could play with web design trends, in the truest sense of the word? Now you can because the guys from TemplateMonster have created a unique pack of cards where each card illustrates a web design trend (for example, Minimalism, Responsive Web Design, Flat Design, Non-Standard Navigation, Circular Design Elements, Vector Illustrations, etc).
Did you get a chance to check this most popular responsive WordPress theme – Responsive Pro? If not, then you are missing on responsiveness definitely. Responsive Pro is a modern WordPress theme by CyberChimps, recently taken over by Hummingbird Web Solutions.
Ads Pro is a WordPress plugin that provides website publishers and ad managers with a variety of different options for creating, purchasing, managing, of selling advertising. More than anything else, this plugin has automated these processes, making them far less error prone, while at the same time functioning as a significant time-saver.
There is a reason WordPress is so popular and the popularity is increasing day by day and that reason is its really huge developer community. So, the number of themes and plugins in WordPress are increasing and they are all free. This is indeed a great advantage for someone who is willing to set up a new website.
If you’re ready to turn your passion for blogging into a money maker, here are some great monetization options to leverage your blog’s traffic. Blogging offers a matrix of opportunities to generate an income if you build the right platform. With nearly 31 million US bloggers, competition is stiff, but with the right strategy, monetizing your blog can be a game changer and can potentially put you in the top 2 percent of bloggers who are able to make a full-time living at it.
If you’re not a designer, or don’t generally have an eye for design, it can be difficult to make the right choices when it comes to the look and feel of your blog. Here are a few steps you can take, to ensure your blog design is cohesive and looks professional.