How to Start a Video Game Website



Start a video game website sounds awesome, doesn’t it? It’s probably because you get paid to talk about your love of gaming. It’s also probably because you want to give back to the community. Whatever the reason, it’s an awesome idea. That’s not to say you won’t have challenges when building this gaming site. There are some big, established players in the market. Plus, lots of online personalities across Twitch, gaming forums, and in-game soaking up the attention. It takes a lot of hard work to go pro as a video game streamer. The gaming website will definitely help with that....

Get More Page Views and Conversions by Using Image Compression Tools



I’ve been on this kick about page bloat. We have plenty of tools like content delivery networks, HTML/CSS minifiers, and browser caching. Google and Facebook do a few tricks for displaying pages faster with AMP and Instant Articles. But, there’s still this underlying problem that pages are bloated with code, scripts, and images. Now… We know images are important for storytelling and visitor retention but a lot of us are adding images forcing end users to take a hit to their bandwidth. Heads up: Not everyone has high-speed Internet. I spent some hours really going after this main culprit: images....

Meta Tags: Abused, Neglected, and Great for SEO and Clickthrough



It’s crazy to believe only 1 in 3 websites are using meta tags. That means only 1 in 3 sites are getting the most from their SEO. There’s a huge gap in the use of meta descriptions and canonical content tags, too! BuiltWith.com has meta tag usage broken down by the numbers – it’s shocking… (more…)

How to Quickly Create a Free Website Logo: The Complete Guide



Do you want to create a website logo? Ever wondered how it’s done and if there were ways to create a logo for free? Or, maybe you’re design-challenged and need logo design software to make something quick and easy for an online project or business idea. We’re not saying we’re logo design professionals… …but we’ve made quite a few for various business, affiliate, and niche site projects we’ve worked on throughout the years. They are/were effective for their purpose (branding). Designing a logo is usually the next step in starting a blog. You want something people can identify and latch...

The Basic HTML Every Blog and Site Owner Should Know



“Why should I bother learning basic HTML if it’s done for me?”. Sure, 99% of the time you’ll never touch the code… …but what about the 1% you’d like to make custom changes? What if your developer is out of town and you really need to run a promotion? Or, if your blog post is lacking that certain something which you could add if you knew some basic HTML. Stick with me because this stuff isn’t hard or technical. (more…)

How to Pick Blog Categories (Without Making a Mess of the Blog Archives)



A common problem when bloggers pick blog categories is the lack of oversight. It’s having to rework blog category archives, as the blog grows, because the categories don’t match the topics. Or, they were creating new blog categories each time they went to publish. The blog became a jumbled mess. Good user experience and site navigation is the purpose of blog categories. This article will help you understand their purpose and how to pick categories that’ll best match your site (and intentions). (more…)

How to Start a WordPress Blog [2018] – A Step-by-Step Guide



Have you heard about this "make money online" thing and wanted to start a WordPress blog to get in the action? Or, maybe you'd like to share your personal experiences. Perhaps, it's building a blog for your company or freelance portfolio? All great options -- all doable with a WordPress blog. WordPress is the most popular content management system. Nearly 75 million sites use the platform for their personal blogs, business websites, and e-commerce stores. The platform is supported by thousands of developers offering as many WordPress themes and plugins. Chances are… If you want to start a blog in...

How to Install Google Analytics on a WordPress Blog [Quick and Easy]



You’ll want to install Google Analytics on a WordPress blog if you plan to understand and track website traffic. Knowing how many people are visiting, where they’re clicking, how long they’re staying, and what makes them exit can help determine ways to improve the site… ultimately leading to more sales. Google analytics seems daunting – at first – but quickly becomes your second, online home. It’s something you’ll likely obsess about because you now have a way of measuring performance. Installing Google Analytics on a WordPress blog is dead-simple. The process should take less than 5-10 minutes (depending on WP...

Find Free Images: 13 Indispensable Sites for Eye-Catching Media



Are you looking for free images for your blog? Perhaps you’re in search of photos for social media posts? Or, maybe you need free stock images and high quality- media for an e-commerce site? A lot of bloggers make the mistake of using Google to search for free images. Newbie (and some veteran) bloggers take to Google Image Search for photos that go into their posts not realizing many are protected by copyright. Knows what happens when you use these “free images” without permission? The copyright trolls show up. Uh-oh! There’s no easier way to kill a blog than getting...