Importance of Personal Domains and Branding – Quick Guide

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Personal Domain And Personal Branding
Who are you ?
Personal Domains play a vital role in Personal Branding. They gives a boost to the marketing and branding sector. Many of us would already be knowing it. For those who don't, Its time to rethink.

When we observe  the trends in the blogosphere,we see that giving your blog your name as domain name increases the popularity and helps in Personal branding. Its easy to remember names rather than boring blog titles.

5 Practical tips to Reduce Your Website’s Bounce Rate

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Bounce rates are often considered as one of the key point in determining your website’s/blogs ranking. In simple words, Bounce rate tells you how much time people spend on your website. Less Bounce rate means people leaving your website less.

Obviously a great amount of work is required to bring back your readers to your circle.More readers always means more conversion. 

Here are few tips to help you to reduce your sites bounce rate based upon my experience.

#1. Landing page with Better User (Oriented) Experience –UX/UI

Your landing page matters the most.

Yes you heard it right. Over the past few years it has been a trend that the content quality is not the only factor that determines the ranking and design also matters.

Investing in good design not only gains the attention but its also proven that it increases conversion rates.Many people face it difficult to choose a perfect design and always need a tailor made designs.

For that case i suggest you to hire good Designers and the cost you spend on it is never a waste.These agencies nowadays also helps in your User Interface tweaks and gives User (Centric) analysis .

And as always Good design gets good attention. And Google want you to serve people not bots !

#2. Promising (not Killer) Call to Action

If You want to convert your readers into loyal readers and again loyal readers into your customers. Then you have to do this call to action. You have to give them an offer or service and make it so compelling that it leads to sales.

Promising Call to Action should serve its purpose and should not be a fraud ,as it will adversely affect your blog’s /Websites traffic.
Killer Call to Action Banners or Buttons can be compelling.But do think twice.Can you deliver them always those killer content always? If your answer is a No ,please keep it simple and accurate .So your readers wont be disappointed.

#3. Load it Faster (with no or less pop ups)

Good Design with faster content delivery also is a must. And Search engines prefer Responsive Websites.  Reduce the loading time considerably by avoiding unnecessary  bulky image files ,java scripts etc. 

Always try to build websites that use minimum amount of data. Because data usage can also be a deciding factor.

Avoid Using POP-UPs .Although those can help us to get quick attention from our readers.It can also  lead to increased bounce rates.So I strongly recommend to avoid using POP-UPs as they are really annoying. 

P.S. Many of our readers pointed out that giant blogging websites use them to advertise or as their Call to Action Banners.Yes ,you said it .
Its because their site/blog has got huge readership and  they already have their trusts.So there is less to worry about.

#4. Choose Your Keywords Accurately 

Proper keyword research is a must before you do the above steps.You should have detailed idea about your topic/niche and the group of readers you target.
Narrowing your target helps you to serve them with right dish with right recipe.

Most of the people thimk that injecting money making keywords into their site gives them good rankings.

Its Absolutely Wrong !!

Keywords with relevance scores here.When you consider top blogs and their keywords used,they always gave importance to most suiting and relevant keywords rather than choosing a pile of high traffic keywords.

Always keep in mind "Low Traffic Relevant Keywords Gives you more than high Traffic Irrelevant ones". 

#5. Offer them a reason to come back

If you want your readers to come back and visit your site again offer them perfect reason for it.

Quality !!!.

Yeah. I'm (super) stressing on this point again and again.By this time you must have understood about what I'm trying to say.

Tell your story in a completely different manner and standout from your fellow competitors. And always give them the reason for this question-

"Why should i come Back?"  

Bonus Tip - Get most out your 404 page

Always design your 404 pages with atmost care. Whenever an error occurs we don't want our users to leave .

Give them options like
  • search box 
  • recent posts
  • navigation links
  • popular posts ..etc
I suggest you not to put Ads in this page (But you can put links if you want).

Never allow them to get bored or get tired of  seeing your website/blog with some stupid  Ad based or Ads posts.Always serve them with right and relevant topics rather than serving them Ads.

Hope you got an idea to about how to pull back your bouncing customers and make them your loyal readers.Got any more ideas.Please do comment in the comment box below. Happy blogging 

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How Javascript Libraries like Jquery can Slow Down Your Blogs/Websites

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Avoid Jquery Smooth Running of Your Site !!

Everybody ,including me,uses Javascript libraries (like Jquery) in their Blogs.These Libraries do enhance the User Experience and reduces the amount of work required for plug-ins as these libraries acts as the back bone for them.

Well to be Javascript libraries are those collection of pre-coded to perform certain function.There are many other libraries like Prototype,MooTools, Ext Core, JsPHP etc  the most commonly used library is,as you all know, Jquery. 

But with the Pros they offer they also have Cons.

That is ,in simple words,when you load these libraries they load a large file which contain codes which your blog needs at that time.Plus it also loads Extra Junk files with them which may not be used by your blog.

As their name suggests,they are libraries ,the place from which you can borrow code for smooth running of your blog.

According to GiftofSpeed  these types of libraries have 95% unused codes.

I need them.I cant avoid it.

When you are in such a dilemma you can go for the smaller versions.That is, Jquery offers both full and minified versions.So just try with minified version,

If you are lucky enough you wont have any trouble in loading your blog.Your blog will load without any clutter.
You can use following simple tips to load your javascripts with less effort.

  • Always place Javascript Snippets at bottom. i.e. Just before </body> tag
  • In places where you want Jquery library at the top(for Example ,in some lazy load plugins).Always load javascriptsasynchronously. just add async to the code<script async src="example.js"></script>
Cross-posted from : GiftofSpeed

Test Your Responsive Design Using Chrome Developer Tools - Quick Tip

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Is your blog Responsive?If its not,you are far behind the race buddy.The whole world is turning responsive.Even the Search bots are ranking those blogs with responsive design with a much better rank.

So today in this post,we'll be showing you a Quick Tip to check the responsiveness using Google Chrome's Developer tools.

Its Easy As 1 2 3

1.Right Click on the site to be tested and choose Inspect Element.Or You can press F12 on Windows or Cmd+Alt+l on  Mac
2.Now Click on the mobile Button

3.Select the Screen Resolution or the Device
Advanced : You can even Configure the network option to check How fast your site loads with a particular Network Configuration

4.You are Done !!

You can also check this in Firefox

Just Click the Inspect Element and click on the "Window like button".Voila !! There you go You are done. 

So I'm Wrapping  Up

So here you have a great tool to help you to reduce the efforts and extra plugins to check the cross device  compatibility (or simply responsiveness) of your website or blog.
How is your Experience ?Share it with us as Comments below.
*Image Credits - pixabay

Adding Open Graph:Social Metadata in Blogger

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Facebook has introduced OGP as their own  mark-up language in past (in about 2010). This helped  the Facebook to understand things properly from different point of view. By applying these tags in your blog or site, we can mark / Specify the necessary data's which should be shown when shared in the Facebook or other Social websites.
Google plus have already started using it and the twitter is also trying to integrate OGP with their Site for being more relevant in nature.

Windows Phone Responsive Design Bug Fixed for Blogger

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Windows phone had created a boom in the whole world with its awesome metro style.It was a revolutionary move int the segment which shook the world around.Now each and every Designer is minimalist as seen in the windows Phones.


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