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10 Blogging tools for Productivity

Smart bloggers are always looking to save time and be more productive, and there are several time management and productivity tools out there which can be of tremendous help. The challenge though is finding the ones who are worth your time. In this blog, we will be looking at ten must-have tools you need as a blogger. STAY FOCUSED StayFocused is a great tool for procrastinators and the chronically distracted. The tool is a productivity extension for Chrome which helps limits the time spent on some websites that distract you. Stay focused blocks them for a day so you can stay focused. It’s an effective method although quite extreme. COSCHEDULE HEADLINE ANALYZER CoSchedule Headline Analyzer scores your headlines and attempts to predict whether they will be successful or not taking into account several factors such as structure, word balance, grammar, character, readability and word count. It also provides Google search…

11 tips for taking better Instagram photos

With over 150 million active users, Instagram is one of the most popular social networking sites in the world, and the platform is an amazing opportunity to get the word of your brand out there. But with so many filter-obsessed photophiles out there, how can you stand out and get the needed followership? A great way to getting people to follow you is with the quality of your photos, and while it may be riveting seeing that you enjoyed your meal represented in a blurry over-exposed picture, it’s not exactly riveting content on an Instagram feed especially since several thousand other persons are doing the same thing. However, if you show users something awesome- or probably something not that awesome but interestingly- there’s a chance you would show that you are someone worth following. Below are 11 tips for taking photos that not only get you noticed but allow you…

How to increase Interaction on your website

Whether you are a news publication, a digital advertising platform, or a travel blogger, being aware of what drives traffic to your site is essential to the success of your business. One of the most important tools that gives us a clue on whether a website is good or not is the reader engagement. A good website is one which keeps readers engaged and the number one reason why readers get engaged is relevant content. Having an interactive website is a great way to increase reader engagement, not just visually but physically with their keyboards and mouse. In this blog, we will be looking at some wonderful strategies to make your website content interactive. ASK FOR RATINGS Asking your audience for feedback whether through comments or ratings is a great first step in creating an interactive website. While several sites are already doing this, some methods are more effective than…

5 Email marketing tips for SME’s

It is important you get your business to stick in the minds of your customers and running a compelling email marketing campaign is one of the best ways to go about this. In fact, the return on investment that comes from email marketing is significant, and 80% of professionals state that email marketing is the driving force behind customer acquisition and retention. Below are five email marketing tips for small businesses: HAVE AN EASY AND APPEALING SIGNUP To make your email marketing campaigns effective, you must get your clients to sign-up. Without these sign-ups, you will have to purchase emails from marketing firms or get recipients. It is best you encourage your website visitors to sign up for your emails. Ensure the signup button is visible and appeals to your visitors. KEEP YOUR EMAILS CLEAR AND PRECISE Your clients are busy people. Therefore you should ensure they are short and…

4 Responsive Web Design tips

Responsive web design and conversion rates go side-by-side. In fact, studies have revealed that 77% of agencies have poor user experience as the major weakness of most websites. Conversion rate means business. The first thing a client sees when they visit your site is how it looks, not how many certifications you have, number of product sales, or software downloads. Therefore, to increase your conversion rates here are five things to consider: BEGIN WITH A VISUAL BRAND The first step in creating a responsive website is to create a visual brand identity. Identify your brand’s mission and why your customers need your products/services. Doing this sets the foundation for your overall design as all the efforts can be aligned to achieve a common goal which is to either appeal to a customer’s emotion or relieve them of pain. Your web design should reflect all you hope to achieve with your…

The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Website

The range of devices with which people access the web are increasing daily and no longer is it safe to assume that visitors will visit your website using traditional devices like the desktop and personal computer- there is a good chance they will do so with a tablet or a handheld device. Ultimately, if your site is not optimized for mobile you are losing sales as research revealed that 30% will abandon a purchase transaction if the shopping cart isn’t optimized for mobile devices. It’s therefore amazing that there are still several businesses websites which are not optimized for a mobile experience. Below are five reasons why your website must have a mobile optimized website: MOBILE WEBSITES ARE IN HIGH DEMAND Today, mobile devices are the easiest way to access information especially for clients that are always on the go. If your website is not mobile friendly, your prospects will…

Common Issues any business will face with their Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing has continued to be a veritable tool for brand awareness and business growth since it sprang in the late 1990s. Many companies, big and emerging develop strategies to ensure maximum returns on their Digital Marketing Campaign. They either contract professional Marketing firms or employ trained and competent staff to manage their online presence and campaigns. To this end, Digital Marketing is of great essence in today’s fast-paced, highly competitive global marketplace which is dominated and influenced by technology. Notwithstanding the gains and usefulness of digital marketing, there are certain risks involved in relying on digital marketing for a company’s digital marketing efforts. They include: INABILITY OF DIGITAL MARKETING TO GIVE AUTOMATIC RESULTS   It is entirely correct that digital marketing lies at the heart of business growth in today’s digital age. However, companies especially the startups may not wholly earn its gains without traditional marketing. The slogan goes in…

5 Crucial Web Design Tips

A websites style and design is subjective – “Beauty is in the eye of the mouse-holder”. However nobody likes to work solely with subjective, in particular the clients who are spending the money on a website. As such, the user experience and functionality can help form a guide towards the right direction of a website and in turn the style needed. Hence it is important to constantly be aware of the latest web design tips and trends to gain a vantage point that can develop and influence your design work. We have based our 5 crucial web design tips around aiding the user experience through good web design: Have you got any tips you would like to offer ? Perhaps you have used some strategy that has had brilliant results for you? Feel free to let us know, our blog is all about providing free knowledge, information, tips and advice so…

Top 5 Digital Marketing Tools

Digital marketing is based on technological tools and methods. A digital marketer uses specific tools to ensure that the different aspects of digital marketing campaigns – social media, email, and website – are performing as they should. There are specific digital marketing tools for the different marketing campaigns. Five of the top tools digital marketers use are stated below. Website analytics tools An organization’s website is the center of its digital marketing activities. Website analytics tools monitor all the actionable activities on a website. Digital marketing campaigns are measured by clicks, subscriptions, sales, and client activities on the website. A digital marketer measures the activity rates and makes further decisions based on it. Some of the essential web analytics tools are the popular Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics. Email marketing tools Email marketing is a method of marketing that is based on email messages. Despite the fact that emails have…

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