How to improve email sender reputation
In 2021, email traffic amounted to roughly 320 billion(!) e-letters sent and received every day. There are 4 billion email users worldwide, and their number increases by 3% annually. These are favourable conditions for business development, indeed. However, phishing and malware are the reverse sides of the coin.
7 Advanced LinkedIn Strategies for B2B Marketing in 2021
All B2B marketers are aware of the power a right LinkedIn strategy holds and why it is still the Number 1 networking site for all professionals. The secret to cracking the right LinkedIn strategy will be revealed further in this blog so keep on reading to get maximum leads via your LinkedIn profile. There’s so much more than just creating a business profile on LinkedIn, the content that you post, how you engage and network with the right people matters the most. Your LinkedIn can turn into a lead generating tool if you apply the right strategies at the right time.
Tips for building an online e-commerce vape shop
Vaping products are on the rise across the world. Even chronic smokers are making the shift from smoking cigarettes to vaping products. With the continuous rise in the use of vaping products and a product that your clients will want to buy over and over, it’s a great business idea to start your online E-commerce vape shop.
Best online business models for kick-starting your entrepreneurship career
In the age of digitisation, it is a lot easier to start a business with less capital and become an entrepreneur. After all, who would not like to become a boss and make enormous money? Indeed, the internet and various social media platforms have made the world a global village; it is projected that more than 27 million Americans will not prefer traditional 9-5 jobs; instead, they are interested in self-employment.
Important features to add to your website
Web development and design are arguably one of the most popular jobs coming to the online market thanks to the continuous rise of the internet along with more people seeking employment from home or online. When creating a website, you’d also want to keep in mind that the view of others always comes first, and you always want to ensure the viewers receive the best information or message possible.
How to use WordPress to create and sell online courses
Online learning is gaining popularity in the past few years. Experts predict the market’s growth will reach $72.41 billion between 2020 and 2024. If you have skills or knowledge to share, consider monetising them as online courses. Besides helping other people, this business idea also makes for a great side hustle, as it lets you earn passive income while still maintaining your main career.
Blog post ideas for web designers
Blogging is an extremely effective method to drive traffic to your website, develop trust and confidence in your expertise, and generate inquiries about your services. However, it may be quite challenging to come up with interesting blogging ideas, especially when you are a busy web designer. Despite having a general notion of what your visitors and potential clients would want to read, you might still be unsure how to retain their attention since many blogs and articles talk about the same thing. Thus, it would be best if you came up with innovative yet relevant ideas in order to stand out while remaining in the zone.
Best drag and drop WordPress page builders compared
Are you searching for the best WordPress page builders in the market today? A page builder will help you design a custom-looking site and beautiful page templates effortlessly. No developing skills are needed to deal with such plugins. They also come with drag and drop functionalities and enable you to personalise pages interestingly. This post will present you with some of the top drag-and-drop WordPress page builders you can use.
Design trends for small business in 2021
The world of branding and web design is ever-changing. New trends are constantly coming up, and if you're running a small business, keeping an eye on those trends is especially important. Not only that, but with last year's events, user behaviour changed drastically on the internet, as the world wide web started to become a bigger part of our day-to-day lives. With that said, this year is bound to see some noticeable changes when it comes to design.
The best SEO strategies to help you dominate your niche
Today, operating a business carries both opportunities and obstacles. Part of the benefit of carrying on a business these days is the enormous number of resources that companies can harness to make remarkable progress in their operations. Be that as it may, the competition is also a lot stiffer nowadays. You have to utilise all the accessible resources and technology to make a massive leap as an enterprise in e-commerce.
Best keyword research tools you wish you knew
A keyword research tool, as the name implies, refers to the tool that can help you look for keyword ideas that people are searching for on different search engines. These tools will allow you to find your keywords easily. Similarly, a keyword research tool will help you look for content ideas, and from those ideas, you’ll be able to plan your content strategy. Furthermore, you can take advantage of these tools for competitive analysis, in which you’ll look for keywords that are ranking in search engine results pages (SERPs). With keywords, you can enhance and even make a new content strategy and get traffic.
11 essential elements of a great SaaS website
The world of Software as a Service (SaaS) is a competitive one. Thus, it's essential to have the best website possible to stay ahead of the competition. As it’s your first point of contact with potential customers, it needs to be professional and easy to navigate. Also, your website should show off the best aspects of your company and its product or service.
How to remove background from an image using GIMP 2.10
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to remove background from an image using GIMP 2.10. There are many different ways to remove a background from an image using GIMP 2.10. We could use a layer mask or the foreground select tool. Both of these methods are good but for the best and most accurate results, it is better to use the Paths tool.
How to install screen cast keys on Blender 2.93
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to Install Screen Cast Keys addon for Blender 2.93. If you can planning to make video tutorials for Blender 3D, then it would be great if you can show the key and mouse presses on your video content. You can easily do this by installing the Blender 3D screencast keys Adon. The Adon is free to download and install. In this video tutorial, I will show you how to install the screencast adon using the latest version of Blender.
Importance of the High-Quality Content for SEO
Do you want your message to reach the right audience? Do you want your page to appear on the first page of Google search results? If so, work on the quality of your copy. You may be trying hard with the SEO of your website. But, without quality content, you can't reach your goals.
11 things you’re doing wrong with your web design
It can be challenging to master the art of website design. For many businesses, developing a plan that maximises conversions and revenue continues to be a daunting task. Not only should your website be visually appealing, but it should also generate income.
How to remove background from an image in 10 seconds using Photoshop 2021
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to remove the background from an image in photoshop 2021 in less than 10 seconds. There are many different ways to remove a background using Adobe Photoshop. Some techniques are more accurate than others, but in most cases, we can use Adobe Photoshop AI to help us remove a background super fast. I often use this technique to remove the background for my YouTube thumbnails. This technique is best suited for images that have a clear contrast between the foreground and the background content.
Tips for staying productive while working from home
Until recently, for many, the prospect of switching to a “remote job” was something of a kind of fantasy. But the situation has changed, and those who first encountered such a format faced a dilemma - how to resist the temptation to watch a TV series, flip through social networks or "arrange a raid" on a refrigerator during working hours?
Tips for getting a web design Job
For the past ten years or so the web designer profession has been quite sought-after and it seems that the trend is here to stay for the next decade as well -employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow by approximately 10% by 2029. Although this might not seem like a lot at first glance, it is actually much higher than the average for all professions.
How to use Microsoft speech to text for website content writing
Did you know that Microsoft Windows 10 has a free speech to text tool which you can use to create content for your website? Writing lots of content can be a laborious task, so being able to dictate content using speech and convert it directly into text on your website can save you huge amounts of time. I often use the free Microsoft speech to text tool to create blog content for my website. I can even use this tool directly in Microsoft Word when I'm creating website design specifications.
How to clone products in WooCommerce | WooCommerce 2021 Tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to clone products in WooCommerce. Cloning products in Woocommerce can save lots of data entry time. Once you have a product listing that is 100% correct you can simply clone the product to create more similar products. No additional plugins are required for making a copy of a product in WooCommerce, however, I would suggest installing the free Yoast Duplicate Post plugin, as this plugin will allow you to also duplicate blog posts and general pages on your WordPress website.
How to install Keyword Surfer Chrome Plugin for SEO keyword research
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to install Keyword Surfer Chrome Plugin for SEO keyword research. Keyword surfer is a free Google Chrome extension that gives you keyword metrics directly in Google Chome search results. If you want to optimise your website for search engine rankings, then it makes sense that you first do proper keyword research to make sure you are optimising your website for relevant keywords.
How to make a full web page screen capture using Google Chrome
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to make a full website design page screen capture using Google Chrome. If you are a web designer and you want to make a full-screen capture of a website page, then this can be a tedious task having to stitch multiple images together. So to save you some time and headache I have created this article and a video tutorial showing you how you can screen capture a full website page with a simple mouse click.
How to install SEO Quake Chrome plugin for website SEO optimisation
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to install the SEO Quake Chrome plugin for website SEO optimisation. SEO Quake is a free Google Chrome Plugin that allows you to complete some key SEO tasks for on-page search engine optimisation.
The 10 best ways to keep your data secure
How much do you think your data is worth? No matter what is included in your data, it's worth enough to have corporations, governments, and cybercriminals track your online activity and intercept your data at any time. In other words, your data is worth hundreds to thousands of dollars.
7 tips for supercharging your blog with quizzes
Blogs have been around since the advent of the internet. They’ve always served as platforms for expressing thoughts, sharing views and ideas, and connecting with like-minded people. Over the years, they’ve become an integral part of every content marketing strategy, helping businesses across all industries build relationships with customers. But with so many blogs out there, it can be challenging to make yours stand out. Enter quizzes.
What Is Broken Link Building?
Link building is an integral part of SEO. To do it effectively, you'll need to post content on high-quality websites and link back to your site. Google will be able to tell that your business is reputable, as you've got links to websites with a high Domain Authority (DA), increasing your search engine ranking as a result. Although there are plenty of ways to build links, today, we will talk about broken link building. But first, let’s have a deeper understanding of what broken links are.
Influencers and video marketing: How to grow your brand
According to the Animoto report, Social Video Trends: Consumer Insights For 2020, video ads were the number one way that customers learned about brands from which they made a subsequent purchase. In addition to this, in 2019, YouTube outpaced Facebook as the platform most influential over consumer behaviour. At this point, if you haven't been using video marketing, you are losing out on great opportunities to connect with your audience.
Top YouTube keyboard shortcuts you need to know!
In this video tutorial, I will show my Top YouTube keyboard shortcuts you need to know! If you want to navigate YouTube quickly then learning a few simple shortcuts can save you time. I use these shortcuts when I need to move through a video more quickly to find the information I need.
SEO Demands Fresh Content | SEO Tips You Need to Know
Creating amazing content is driven by consumers who demand that their search results produce real value. Users wanted information, education, entertainment, and inspiration, and Google had no choice but to respond with the best content possible.
9 Actionable Local SEO Tips and Tricks For Business Owners
We find ourselves in the new, globalised marketplace. The marketing strategies have changed in just a couple of decades. The most notable cause of this shift is the advent of the Internet. Learn from these local SEO tips and tricks For business owners and give your online presence a boost.
5 amazing websites that blew my mind - May 2021
Sometimes when surfing the internet we find some little website design gems. As a web developer for over 16 years, I find myself still inspired by other talented web designers across the world. In this blog post, I have collected the best 5 websites I could find to inspire you to be as creative as possible.
Free online image compression tool | How to compress images for your website
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use the free compress jpeg website for compressing images. Compressing images can help your website search engine rankings. Google and other search engines like websites that load fast, so by simply compressing images on your website pages you can instantly improve the load speed of your website pages.
25 sites to help increase your domain trust
One of our primary goals for moving up the search engine rankings is to improve our website domain's trust. We should focus on quality backlinks rather than thousands of spammy, low-quality links to our website. There are many different ways to improve your website's TrustRank. In this article, we will focus on creating backlinks from high authority websites.
Bookkeeping for Small Business - Excel Tutorial - Part 3 - Expenditure Tracking
In the third part of this small business bookkeeping video tutorial, I will show you how to keep track of your company's expenditure. We will create an Excel Spreadsheet which will simply allow us to keep track of all costs in our business - bookkeeping training.
Bookkeeping for Small Business - Excel Tutorial - Part 2 - Invoice Template - Bookkeeping Training
In the second part of this small business bookkeeping video tutorial, I will show you how to create a custom invoice template using Microsoft Excel. I will also show you how to add formulas for automatic calculations. We will replicate the invoice template to create new client invoices, I will also show you how to save the Excel invoice into PDF format so you can simply email invoices to your clients.
Bookkeeping for Small Business - Excel Tutorial - Part 1 - Invoice Tracking - Bookkeeping Training
In the first part of this small business bookkeeping video tutorial, I will show you how to keep track of invoices that you have sent to your clients. Using the spreadsheet should also reduce your business accountant costs as you will be able to provide a comprehensive spreadsheet that is fully documented for income into your business. This should save your accountant time and result in lower accountancy fees. bookkeeping training. Once you've mastered this bookkeeping software tutorial then you'll be less reliant on third-party applications.
The 12 most important SEO tips you need to know
Search engine optimisation is constantly changing and we need to understand the fundamental principles to ensure we can generate potential buyer traffic to our websites. The goal of this article is to give you those 10 most important SEO tips to make sure your content has the potential to rank high in search engines. Focus on these primary SEO tips and you should see an improvement in the volume of traffic to your business website.
How to use product tags in WooCommerce
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to product tags in your WooCommerce Shop. Products tags in WooComemrce can be used to group selected products. Tags can also be used to denote specific features of a product which are not listed in the product title or description. Often tags can be used to help customers filter a product by colour.
How to set up free shipping on WooCommerce
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to set up free shipping in your WooCommerce shop. A free shipping method can be set up in WooCommerce which allows a customer to select free shipping if they have purchased products to a specified value.
How to enable sticky header in WooCommerce video tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to enable a sticky header in your WooCommerce Shop. A sticky header allows the top section of your website to be viewed as a user scroll down a page on both desktop and mobile view. The header section will normally contain your company logo, the search bar and the main navigation.
WooCommerce Flatsome back image fade video tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to back image fade in your WooCommerce shop category pages. Back image fade on product listings allows a user to hover over a picture and automatically see a different view of the product. At DCP we often use this feature when building a website that contains clothing items. The back image fade can be used on any type of product listing which has more than a single image.
How to add product variations in woocommerce - Step by Step Guide
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to add products variations to your WooCommerce Shop. Product variation is WooComemrce allow you to add custom attributes to a product. The attribute terms are stored in a collection, this allows the collection of attributes to be used on many products in your shop.
How to add products to WooCommerce shop page - Step by Step Guide
In this tutorial, I will show you how to add products to WooCommerce shop page. In WooCommerce there are options to add both simple products and product variations. Before you can add products to your e-commerce website, you need to go through the basic WooCommerce setup wizard. Adding products to your WooCommerce website is super simple once you know how to complete this task. A good option is to also install Yoast Duplicate plugin so you can copy an existing product are re-use the base for a new product. This will help speed up the data entry on your website.
How to improve your website SEO using Schema Markup - Beginners Guide to Structured Data 2021
Throughout this article, I will aim to show you how schema markup (structured data) can improve your website SEO and why you should make it a part of your SEO strategy. Schema markup is code that can be added to your website pages which helps search engines to understand the type of content on your website pages and better represent it on the (SERPs) search engine results page.
30 essential tips for improving your web design in 2021
How to improve my business website? - This is probably one of the most frequent questions I am asked by my web development clients. It is not a simple question to answer as every client website project is different, but there are some common aspects of web design which all business can take advantage of.
Top 10 tips for creating a mobile friendly website design solution for your business
Our life today is a busy and exhausting one. Thus, it has become extremely important for us to have everything available at just a click. It is because of this attitude that companies have to be the first one to convince and impress potential customers.
7 tips for creating a successful small business website solution
The internet is the place that can make you or break you. You need to be inventive when you have a small business and potentially no advertisement budget. Also, as a consumer, looking for a service, many people naturally Google Search what they need and then look at the site top listings.
Top tips for how to improve your business website credibility
A website is the first entry point for a web visitor, and although first impressions count a great deal, the only way to make a lasting impression is to make it more credible in the eyes of your potential customers. Here are some pointers that up the ante on website credibility!
Top tips to improve website visitor engagement 2020
If you running a business then having a clearly placed contact phone number is essential. Have you ever been to a big corporate company website and all you want to find is a contact number, you are already stressed and then you have to trawl through pages to try and find a customer support number, this can be extremely frustrating so give your customers a simple way to find your contact details and improve your visitor experience.
Ultimate guide to graphic image file formats
Having entered the hallowed portals of today’s digital world, you have to be able to speak its language if you want to survive and flourish. No matter what your calling is, a web designer, a photographer, a graphic designer or just a casual surfer, you can’t avoid dealing with image files and their formats.
Top tips for creating a professional high converting website landing page
Landing pages are exactly what the words mean - the place that users land on when they are coaxed into visiting your website. Needless to say, they’ve got to be impressive enough to hold their attention and make them want to probe further, stay around and buy.
Top reasons why your business needs a responsive website design solution
The technological advancement has brought with it the popularity of certain devices, that couldn’t have been imagined as a channel for web browsing and purchasing, a decade back. But, today if you don’t own this device known as the smartphone, then probably half of your daily life gets affected.
Tips for ecommerce global product distribution
So you’re planning on distributing your products to a global consumer market via your e-commerce website. This article is written for UK-based businesses distributing products overseas however this article can be used by businesses in other locations.
How to improve ecommerce conversions using product page optimisation
SEO is all about increasing traffic to websites, being ranked higher by search engines and also about making search engine results more relevant to user’s search queries. There is so much of information about SEO that’s doing rounds just now that sometimes it becomes difficult to sift the chaff from the grain. Optimizing pages for SEO is the bane of every website owner- so let’s take a look at how we can do that without being overwhelmed.
Top tips for website conversion rate optimisation
In simple terms, the goal of Conversion Rate Optimisation is to generate more sales from website visitors. Your goal with CRO is not to get more traffic but to convert the current traffic into more paid customers. There is no point randomly making changes to your website to improve your Conversion Rates. You need to take a logical and methodical approach.
10 essential key steps to starting your own small business
So you want to start your own business? It can seem like a big decision to make, planning can take valuable time and sometimes you will have days where you begin to question why you started in the first place. To help put things into perspective for you, here is a step by step guide that will help you through the process.
Top tips for developing a cutting edge media strategy
If you are reading this you are either: researching opening a business, about to launch your website or still in the beta period. The only certainty is that you are looking for advice in creating a successful media strategy, no matter the level of your career, this is something we can help you with.
What is a CMS website
A CMS website can be developed in many different ways, it all depends on what your business does. For example, if you are selling products online you may decide to build an e-commerce CMS website, this will give you the ability to add categories and products to your website using a secure control panel.
Tips for building a decorator website
So you’re planning on building and decorating website for your business, that’s great! This article aims to help you understand some of the key elements you may require on your website. Have you considered the structure of your website and the type of content which you may want to display?
Top tip to make sure your social media strategy is working
The title of this article might sound a little intimidating more than it is, especially if this is your first time working with marketing techniques and social media. Before starting on our strategies, the phrase sounded like the virtual version of stress and hard times ahead. We certainly won’t lie and tell you that fixing social media strategies is easy because it isn’t and the amount of effort put in isn’t always the same as you receive.
Tips for designing a super cool business website
When building a business website is it vital that you convey a positive first impression in the minds of visiting customer. The proper designing of a website is the secret to online business success. A properly formatted, visually appealing website receives more traffic than a visually chaotic website.
How to complete a basic SEO audit for your business website
Having your website is great but it isn’t easy to maintain from an SEO perspective. In the ever-changing world today, the way we search for knowledge is changing. It is, thus essential to keep your website up-to-date. But, how can we do this? Well, a simple solution is to conduct a basic SEO audit at least twice a year.
Guide to Website Content Management System
A Website Content Management System in simple terms allows you to update your website without the assistance of a web designer/developer. Initially, you will require the assistance of a web developer to create the Website Content Management System for your business, but after this process is complete you should have the ability to add new pages, add images, update text information, change your meta tag data and re-structure your website navigation if required.
Top tips for SEO keyword phrase research
Understanding how your customers find you on search engines is one of the most important factors for SEO keyword research. There is no point in optimising your website for keyword phrases that generate very little traffic unless your product or service is very targeted.
The best tips ever to learn from highly successful entrepreneurs!
Founding father and revolutionary scientist followed a strict thirteen-week plan to allow self-improvement, he made sure to concentrate on one virtue a week. He would wake up at 5 AM and ask himself ‘What good shall I do this day?’ before three hours of work starting at 8 and then after lunch another three hours dedicated to work. He only dedicated four hours of his schedule to sleep and kept his food breaks to a strict timetabled routine.
Top 10 trends and techniques to get a higher search engine ranking!
Keeping up with the latest SEO trends can feel like a "Cat and Mouse" game. Hunting the internet to find the best techniques or find out what is new can be like finding a "needle in a haystack". The bottom line is that mobile search will be the future! Making sure your website is mobile-friendly should be your top priority. Stay one step ahead of your competition and build a responsive website design solution for your business.
2017 cheat sheet guide for business social media
There are so many different social media platforms which you can use to help promote your business. Understanding all of these different social network systems can be a daunting task. Creating visual artwork, knowing which sizes are correct for different social networks and knowing when to post content for the best engagement can make a huge difference to your social media marketing strategy.
The importance of email marketing
One of the best methods to stay in touch with your customers is via internet marketing. This is a professional, cost-efficient and reliable method that you can use to communicate with customers. The main focus is to define and promote brand awareness, but at the same time, email marketing can also help you with customer acquisition and customer retention.
Tips on how you can write the next piece of content
Website content writing is one of the most important factors for search engine optimisation and customer engagement. Creating compelling content which visitors enjoy reading can help with improving your conversion rates. Of course, writing good content takes time and effort, but if you do this correctly then you will have a leading edge over your competitors.
Top SEO Predictions for 2017 which every business should know!
SEO can be an important marketing tool for your business website. Getting your website up higher in the search engine results can be the difference in making or breaking your business. SEO is a constantly changing landscape with new ideas on what search engines expect to see from your business website profile.
Best strategies for Google SEO rankings and business promotions
Google search engine is constantly evolving and keeping up with the latest trends is essential if you want to keep your first-page google rankings. Your goal should be to source a web developer with experience in building websites which rank high in search engines. Ranking a website is not a short term goal and requires dedication for a professional web developer and a business owner.
5 proven social media content types to share with your followers
What's your strategy for choosing social media, article, and blog content right now? Do you give much consideration to their format? Of course, your content can easily be meaningful, up-to-date, and generally well thought out, without considering when it might be best suited for release.
9 awesome free online background generators to spice up your social media images
Free online background generators are a great way to add some flair to your social media images. Using background generators can save you loads of time and sometimes you get an unexpected result which opens up your eyes to new creative ideas.
10 ways to use images to make your social media posts more shareable
Do you have something you think the world should see? Using an image or video can have a huge impact on your content’s popularity. There are countless options - photographs, illustrations, videos, vines, memes…and that's before you've even decided on what to do with it!
Blogging Tips - how to get other people to increase your blog followers
Blogging can take many forms. It can act as a type of journalism, an online diary, an advertising platform, a place for Elearning, business advice and much more. This makes it pretty flexible, in that the choice of content is limitless, as is the choice of style, length and frequency of its posts. Many bloggers aim for a high readership, while others do it just for themselves.
Ways to optimise your welcome emails
If you are in the marketing world, then one of the things you need to focus on is to create amazing welcome emails and follow us newsletter designs. These not only allow you to make your customers welcome to your site, but they can also drive sales. More than 81% of the B2C marketers are using them, and studies have shown that welcome emails are generating around 320% more revenue.
Social Media Tips - 5 top reasons why you should use social media HashTags
Now some of us might be old enough to remember when the hashtag was known primarily as the international symbol for number. If you were to ask a teenager today, they would almost certainly know of hashtags only in relation to Twitter and other social media. So what are hashtags actually used for?
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