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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- 18 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- 11 readers -
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  • 7 Things to Consider When Choosing Your WordPress Theme

    … One of the best features that WordPress offers is custom themes: premium and free. These are templates for your site that allow you to implement a functional, coherent design to your pages and posts. Like anything user-made, however, the templates are not all created equal. When you decide to start a WordPress blog, you’ll be faced…

    Growmap- 12 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- 18 readers -
  • How to Promote A Brand By Building Community

    … the brand rise to meet the challenge of marketing their products. Through these events, WordPress creates brand evangelists. At WordCamps, WordPress users—who now include brick-and-mortar businesses as well as bloggers—come together to share how to use the website-building platform to leverage more sales, more page views, and more traffic…

    Growmapin How To's- 13 readers -
  • Upgrade to VPS Hosting for Better Performance and Business Growth

    … When you launch your website for the first time, you will assertively choose the shared hosting plan. This makes sense because it not only helps in saving a great deal of money, but it also requires less technical expertise to get started. When your business grows and the traffic of your website increases over time, you may face loading speed…

    Growmap- 17 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- 19 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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