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  • Cheap Blog Design Hacks for Non-Designers

    … You could argue that when it comes to writing, the essence is far more important than the presentation. But although this principle might work for textbooks and novels, it won’t for online blogs. Keep in mind that design is a major factor in user experience. Design affects the growth of your readership. Unless you are a popular person…

    Christopher Jan Benitez/ Growmap- 16 readers -
  • 6 Ways to Increase Your WordPress Site Speed

    … Today, people in society are looking for information in an instant, and a slow website will simply not satisfy their needs. If you are making your income from your website, time truly is of the essence. Did you know that a decrease in load time by just 1 second can lower your sales by 7%? So what measures can you take to ensure you have…

    Growmap- 10 readers -
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  • 7 Things to Consider When Choosing Your WordPress Theme

    … development or blogging on WordPress. The theme you choose has an effect on SEO and ultimately an effect on your success. A poorly made theme (even one that looks great on the exterior) can hurt your SEO. Because many factors and moving parts determine your ranking, you don’t want your site’s design to be working against you. When you are searching…

    Growmap- 11 readers -
  • The World’s Best Blog Sites and How to Create Your Own

    … to actually pay for it. Before we move on…don’t think that if you “build it, they will come”. That’s just not true about the blogging sphere. It takes consistent hard work to earn the status of a “best blog site”. Step 1: Research your target audience persona It’s probably this step that is single-handedly the most neglected area when it comes to blogging…

    Dana Davis/ Growmapin How To's- 17 readers -
  • How to Promote A Brand By Building Community

    … Make no mistake about it, WordPress is on the move. Growing from a simple platform for amateur bloggers to a huge presence on the Internet, WordPress achieved success through the innovative way it marketed its products. WordPress uses community events, called WordCamps, to introduce WordPress users to each other. Ultimately, the events help…

    Growmapin How To's- 12 readers -
  • Upgrade to VPS Hosting for Better Performance and Business Growth

    … and crash issues with your website. This will not only hamper the performance of your site, but will also impact the overall traffic as well. Slow sites damage the ability to generate revenue through your online business. What will you do to resolve these issues? Will you continue using a shared hosting server for your website or you will switch…

    Growmap- 16 readers -
  • Your Site IS Under Attack! Use a CDN to Keep Out Hackers, Scrapers and Bots

    … they were taking the server down from Friday evening until Sunday night. This affected all the sites on the same server. We had to password protect the login page to stop them. The WordPress plugin Wordfence indicates that fake Google bots and other attacks are ongoing all the time. While WordFence can block them, that happens after they hit…

    Gail Gardner/ Growmap- 18 readers -
  • 12 Free WordPress Plugins That All Business Websites Should Be Using

    … WordPress is allegedly one of the most popular content management system in the world right now – for some good reasons. With a raving community of developers, there are so many WordPress plugins developed and launched out there, that can make life so much easier when it comes to managing your company website. If you are looking for one or two…

    Growmapin Social SEO Blogging- 28 readers -
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