Author Archive: Steven Snell
Steven is a web designer and blogger from Pennsylvania. He has managed projects such as the Vandelay Design Blog and DesignM.ag and provided content as a freelance blogger for many of the leading design blogs.
One of the goals of most websites and blogs is to make money. Whether the intention is to build a profitable business or just to cover the costs to operate the site, most website owners need to get something back from their work monetarily to justify the effort that is going into the website.
Unfortunately, sometimes monetizing a website comes at the expense of its readers and visitors. Obviously, in order to maintain a successful web presence, the site must be monetized in a way that is acceptable to visitors.
One of the most important aspects of marketing and promoting a website or blog is attracting inbound links. A great deal of effort goes into creating link bait and sometimes into directory submissions and requesting links from others. But before these link building attempts can truly be successful, your site or blog will need to be ready. Here are some tips to making your website more linkable:
Of course, the most important aspect of drawing links is the content. Typically when others link to you they are doing so because there is something on their site that they consider to be useful, interesting, funny, or entertaining. Link baiting focuses primarily on the content, and rightfully so. Without good content it will be hard to draw links regardless of the other factors involved.
Blogtrepreneur is for sale. Adnan has been building a very strong blog for almost two years and now he’s moving on to pursue other interests. If anyone is looking to buy a profitable blog, contact Adnan. The Art of Differentiation: Standing Out In a Sea of Mediocrity from Performancing. The #1 Reason Why You Will [...]
I believe most of my readers who are bloggers or online marketers have been online for several months or longer. When you started your website/blog you obviously started it for a reason. Maybe you wanted to make money. Maybe you just wanted to share your thoughts and opinions with others. Have you stopped to think [...]
On the subject of social media, Digg and StumbleUpon seem to get almost all of the attention right now. While the traffic potential for these two is considerably higher than other social media sites, Del.icio.us can be one of the most powerful resources for your link building efforts. Quick Overview of Del.icio.us Del.icio.us is a [...]
Social media is without a doubt one of the most powerful and significant sources of traffic for bloggers. However, it’s easy to get frustrated with social media traffic because it can be so inconsistent. One day you may get thousands of visitors, but it can dry up quickly. For this reason a lot of bloggers [...]
Fundamentals of Social Media Marketing from DoshDosh. An Essential Checklist for Launching a New Website from <img /> is everything. CSS Sprites: What They Are, Why They’re Cool, and How to Use Them from CSS-Tricks. How I Make Money Blogging from ProBlogger. How to Improve the Finability of Your Content from Pingable. Why I’m Choosing [...]
Every day new social media websites are launched. Unfortunately, most of them never gain enough users to thrive or even compete. The vast majority of social media users stick with the major contenders like Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit. Some newer sites are able to succeed by targeting a specific niche, like the 5 web design-related [...]
BADGES Web 2.0 Badges – A set of free badges to download and use in your own designs. Fresh Badge – Quickly generate your own badge. adClustr – Starburst badges. Deziner Folio – A collection of different badges. BittBox – Free vector badges. Official Seal Generator – An alternative to the typical badge. Photoshop Tutorial [...]
Thank you to everyone who submitted post(s) to this group writing project! There are over 50 articles here that I’m sure anyone can learn from. Some focus on a particular social networking site while others are more general. StumbleUpon: Mob vs Smart Mob: 7 Reasons Why StumbleUpon Traffic Is the Best on the Planet by [...]