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Why Your Small Business Needs a Mission Statement

Your mission statement doesn’t have to be anything super sophisticated, it just needs to be simple, and easy for people to understand. Like in most cases, the simpler, the better… to give you an idea of how simple your businesses mission statement can be, reference the mission statements (below) of three of the most recognized brands in the world. (more…)

Top Ten Tips for High Converting Web Form Design

When it comes to e commerce sites, few things are as important as web forms. They are often the very last step in converting an interested visitor into a paying customer. They are therefore not something that you want to get wrong from a design standpoint. A poorly designed web form can easily end up costing you conversions and with them, profits. (more…)

10 Tips on Designing a WordPress Theme

The idea of the post jumped into my mind after having watched a video by Drew Strojny on The video is called “How not to design a default theme”. So, I’ve decided that it’s a good idea to collect all his tips into one article and add what I think about it as a newbie in designing WordPress themes. In other words this article should be interesting for those of you who’s going to start seriously designing for WordPress.  (more…)

Why Content Is Not Just a King But a True SEO Overlord

If you’ve ever dipped your toes into the digital marketing pool then chances are you’ve come across the meme term ‘content is king’. It’s a fitting expression used to highlight the importance of content for search engine optimisation (SEO) and the success of your website. (more…)

Blogging for Conversions : A How-To

If you own a blog, you know important it is to bring traffic to your website. However, bring in traffic is only half the battle. After you have the audience, it is important to encourage the audience to purchase something from your site, to sign up for your mailing list or to otherwise help you to earn profits. If you learn how to blog correctly, you will be able to turn over far more conversions, which can help you to make a lot more money in the long run. (more…)

Have you considered outsourcing your blog maintenance?

I am currently running four wordpress blogs and keeping up with the maintenance on each of them is a very time consuming task.  I have been outsourcing a bunch of activities of late including content writing and design elements and link building and social bookmarking activities.  I am also considering outsourcing the blog maintenance aspect of running my blog network.

I was recently introduced to a service called The BlogWatch WordPress Maintenance system and it looks very promising.  For a monthly fee they will take care of every maintenance aspect of your blog, including:

  • Updates (WordPress, Theme and Plugin)
  • Broken Links
  • Database Optimization

Also included is a speed check and they will diagnose and fix any issues that are slowing down your blog.

Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of this monthly maintenance package is the enhanced security features.  When you sign up they will conduct a thorough scan and will fix and secure your blog against future security threats.

There are dozens of other benefits that are included, why don’t you head on over to their site and check it out and see if it is right for you.

Changes With Google Plus Business Reviews

For those who were familiar with using Google Places as their means of leaving and receiving reviews, or who were there during the earliest days of Google+, the changes to the review system may seem daunting. What they do allow is a greater opportunity for customers to review and share their experiences at a business. (more…)

5 Tips to Keep Your Blog Running While You Are Traveling

Everyone needs a vacation from time to time. Still others are just avid travelers who like to get out there as often as possible to see what is around them. But when you run a blog, this can be a bit of a problem. Mainly because it takes a lot of dedication to getting a blog off the ground, and a lack of updates can spell the death of even the most successful websites. (more…)