Category Archives: Featured

4 Tips to Make Your Blog Signup Form Stand Out and Convert Better

If you’re a blogger, you’ve likely heard that building an email list is crucial for your success. By getting readers to commit their email address, you can share your latest updates with them directly and start to build your trust and authority. But it can be difficult to convert visitors into subscribers, especially in today’s…

Website “Hits”: a Useless Way to Measure Traffic

When you’re working to promote a website, you might hear about how many “hits” the big name bloggers get. And you’ll no doubt be trying to come up with ways to increase your own number of “hits.” But in reality, hits isn’t a metric you should ever give serious thought to. It’s a holdover from…

Why You Should be Careful Before Installing that WordPress Plugin

Plugins are small pieces of software that allow WordPress to do new things. Since the WordPress core is by design very lean, these third-party tools are required for bloggers to accomplish a variety of popular tasks. We often see blog posts that talk about the best WordPress plugins that you need to be using, and…

Five Ways to Push Through Writer’s Block When Blogging

Has this happened to you? You head over to your computer, sit down, and stare at a blank screen wondering what you’re going to write about today. It happens to almost everyone – except you. After reading through the five tips below, you’ll no longer battle writer’s block. Sounds awesome, right? Here’s the deal… You…

How Can You Easily Monitor and Manage Your New Twitter Followers?

When you’re representing your brand or business on social media, making strong connections is crucial. On Twitter especially, you need to be able to monitor your list of new followers. Some like to send out a “thanks for following” welcome message (either manually or automated) to start building a relationship while others just want to…

Why People Don’t Buy From Your Online Business

In August 2012, Referral Candy was able to estimate that there are around 90,500 online stores across United States. Considering this number, I cannot imagine how many online entrepreneurs are present worldwide these days.  The rise in the number of online retailers indicates that there is also an incredible increase in the number of online…

Common Social Media Mistakes Made by Businesses

Is social media going to become the new search engine optimization? While it seems a strange question, hear us out. Businesses large and small, not to mention entrepreneurs, are continuously heard dropping SEO into conversations and preaching about its importance. Of course, it is often the case that what they actually know about SEO isn’t…

Outlook.com to Replace Hotmail, Overtake Gmail?

In the world of webmail, where Google holds the edge with Gmail’s nearly unlimited space and ties to other useful branded services, Microsoft is making a strong push. Microsoft is moving away from Hotmail (although the service will remain live for a while still) and betting the farm on Outlook.com, its new webmail service with…

Is Starting a Forum a Good Idea?

When you’re brainstorming online business ventures, starting a forum can seem like an attractive choice. After all, once you get the site set up and enable appropriate topics for discussion, the users create all the content! But is creating your own forum a good idea? Should I Start an Online Forum? Although a forum can…

How Can I Automatically Post New Blog Articles to Facebook and Twitter?

When you’re a blogger, a common desire is to automate the process of sharing your latest posts to your social media networks. It can take up a lot of time to go in and share them manually, especially if you post frequently or run multiple websites. The networks themselves have some built-in mechanisms to do…