Websites Today – News & Picks For December 12, 2017

Here’s Today’s SEO, Websites, WordPress, Blogging, Analytics, & Hosting News & Picks For December 12, 2017

Websites Today - December 12, 2017

Building The Essentials: 5 Tips for a Successful Business Website

Beginners beware! Building a website is much easier than it seems. Once you nail down the basic elements which make up a successful, working site, you will have no problem building from there.

Your website is a digital store location for your organization, and it should reflect the same brand-centered themes as you would use for a brick and mortar address. It must be built to inform and project and urgency to take action. Get started now with a few helpful tips towards building a functional and…More at

3 important search engines to leverage for content marketing

Get the most important digital marketing news each day. When we talk about search engine optimization, most people think of Google. However, when we think of it from a content marketing perspective, there are three search engines. Content comes in many forms — written, audio, image and video — and because of this, we need to think about and optimize for multiple search engines.

What are the three search engines for content marketers? We all know Google is vital to SEO and content…More at

The Technology That Will Change the Internet (and WordPress) Drastically

Torque All the Word that’s fit to Press A publication by Nick Schäferhoff December 12, 2017 Since its humble beginnings, the Internet has changed dramatically. We have come from plain-text HTML websites without images to well-designed web presences full of multimedia content.

Those who have seen it from the very beginning probably still can’t believe the change in the last twenty-some years. Since then dozens of web design trends have come and gone and the look of websites changed…More at

Compare 13 leading SEO platforms

Sign up for our daily recaps of the ever-changing search marketing landscape. SEO software comes in many shapes and sizes, from rank-checking tools and keyword research toolsets to full-service solutions that manage keywords, links, competitive intelligence, international rankings, social signal integration and workflow rights and roles.

How do you decide which one is right for your organization? MarTech Today’s “Enterprise SEO Platforms: A Marketer’s Guide” examines the…More at

5 Fastest Web Hosting Providers in the Hosting Industry

Speed is everything in today’s quick-paced world, and the fastest web hosting providers in the industry know it. Amazon has stated it would face a $1.6 billion loss if its page loads times increased by even one second. That is why it is so important to have a fast web hosting provider.

When a page loads quickly, it gives visitors the impression that the site is managed by…More at

The Top 5 Alternative Search Engines to Google

With a market share of over 80% on a global scale, Google seems to be the undisputed and undefeated champion of search engines. It has at least 30 billion queries per month, and it’s powered by one of the most successful companies in history.

Despite Google’s dominance of the search engine industry, it still has some competitors with unique benefits you may not find when you use Google. We’ve put together a list of some alternative search engines to check out, and how they…More at

10 Incredible Logos Built With CSS/JS/SVG

An area that has seen a good bit of experimentation recently is utilizing CSS to fully design or enhance artwork. For example, designers have tried their hand at recreating popular characters with impressive results.

Similarly, we’re also seeing some very interesting logos created with CSS, along with copious amounts of JS and SVG thrown in for good measure. Together they offer a degree of flexibility that other formats do not. Let’s take a look at 10 examples of logos built with a combo of…More at

A Beginner’s Guide and Tutorial for Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio is definitely a Seer Interactive favorite in terms of free data visualization tools. Ask someone on our team how they got their report visuals to look that good, and you’ll likely hear all about Data Studio.

The premium version, Google Data Studio 360, is exclusive to Google Analytics 360 Suite customers and provides enhanced analytics capabilities vs Google Data Studio (BETA). So, why exactly is it our favorite free data visualization tool? Data Studio integrates data from…More at

How to Analyze and Speed up Your Website

Having your website load pages quickly and efficiently is more important than ever, not just from the stand point of ranking higher in search engines but also from a user experience point of view.

Back in 2006, Amazon published information showing that for every 100 milliseconds faster their website got, their revenue increased by 1%. Recent Google data also indicates that users will spend 70% more time on your site if it loads in under 5 seconds. Here I will show you how to analyze your website…More at

10 things to consider before building a website

Too many people do not truly understand what they want when they set up a website – particularly if doing so by themselves. It’s very easy to get it wrong and create an unsearchable blog when you actually want a functioning platform that’s capable of accepting payments or bookings.

One common mistake made right at the start of the process is choosing the wrong WordPress (the most popular website and blogging management system on the web)…More at

Google Analytics 101: Executive’s guide to measuring business data

Imagine an online store that wants to sell more of a specific product, such as a shirt. Using Google Analytics, the store can collect and analyze data from an online social media advertising campaign to see what was most effective and then expand that effort.

The store might look at geographical data to understand how people in a certain place buy shirts, and then it could run additional advertising campaigns in those areas. It can also use Google Analytics to see how online shoppers progress to their shopping carts….More at

Google revamps its SEO Starter Guide

Google announced that it has retired the old PDF version of the SEO Starter Guide originally released in 2008, over nine years ago, with a new web-based version of the guide. The last time Google updated this guide was several years ago.

The new guide merges the Webmaster Academy and the old SEO Starter Guide PDF into this one resource section. “The updated version builds on top of the previously available document…More at

How to perform a DIY site audit?

According to the SEO experts, regular SEO audits are important to ensure that your website effectively evolves with the ever-changing search algorithm of Google. Some of the most important tips and tricks are listed below that you can do yourself for SEO website audits.

The search engine rankings of some websites were affected by the series of updates by Google algorithm in the past few years. Search engine Optimization emphasizes all its focus in this modern world. SEO audits are nothing…More at

Finding a Niche and Making Money in the WordPress Ecosystem

This article was sponsored by StylemixThemes. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. WordPress is simple, elegant, and modular. That combination has made it the most popular web platform on the planet, resulting in a rich ecosystem of themes, plugins and support.

It’s an amazing opportunity for devs and designers, but how do you stand out in such a crowded marketplace? Sites like ThemeForest allow creators of WordPress themes to have a steady income, bringing in…More at