15 Proven Methods for Increasing Organic Traffic in 2017

15 Proven Methods for Increasing Organic Traffic in 2017 Many business owners understand both the benefits of SEO and the sheer potential for transforming organic visitors into long-term paying customers. But the issue isn't so much realizing that there is a benefit as much as it is finding strategies that work. Instead of providing you with hypothetical ways that can contribute to the increase in your site's organic traffic, I asked 17 SEO experts for their proven strategies that have led to their own businesses' growth. 1. Connect with influencers Finding and building relationships with influencers in your niche can have incredible advantages. Jason Quey, a growth hacker who is known for his ability to connect with influencers and share their growth stories, says: "I build relationships with influential bloggers in my niche and find ways to authentically feature them. When I've done this in the past, I've managed to quickly build over 40 high-quality backlinks in very little time." But Jason isn't the only one using this technique. Daniel Knowlton, an experienced digital marketer, says: "I create a list of the top influencers on a specific topic and then reach out to them via email and on social. My Content Marketing 2016: Top 100 Influencers post gets more organic traffic than any other page on our website due to influencer shares." Benjamin Beck uses a similar method as well: "I've found that the best way to increase organic traffic is to get links from the influencers in the niche I am working in. One of my favorite ways to break the ice and build a relationship with these influencers is by creating a badge and post that features them as the experts they are. "Who doesn't like getting recognition? "I let each influencer have a badge so they can show it off on their site which builds links back to my site. Even if they don't use the badge I now have a relationship with the influencer and can find several ways to work together. Which will help my organic traffic even more!" The added benefit of including influencers in your content is that you build an ongoing relationship with them and can continue working together in the future. 2. Use Facebook groups There are hundreds (if not thousands) of marketing-related groups on Facebook, and a vast majority of these groups are open to anyone interested in joining. Danavir

20 Examples Of Bad Web Design | Top Design Magazine – Web Design and Digital Content

20 Examples Of Bad Web Design Writen by Bogdan / Comments Off on 20 Examples Of Bad Web Design There are Yin and Yang, Black and White, Hot and Cold and unfortunately…Good Design and Bad Design. Since there must be a balance in the Universe, good design can`t exist alone. Below you can see 20 examples of very bad web design. PS: I`m really sorry if you are an owner of some of these websites, but hey: consider this free advertising. wateronwheels.com gatesnfences.com mrbottles.com industrialpainter.com as-grafixs.de liceomilitar.edu.uy citydeli.com petersbuss.se irishwrecksonline.net ptbalirealestate.com 007museum.com mamascheesies.com rzent.co.nr raft.org arngren.net rogerart.com mickeythomas.com joesplacepizzaandpasta.com lingscars.com yvettesbridalformal.com Are you interested in 70-662 certifications? Get our self-paced cent & SY0-301 practice questions and ccie study packages to pass your exam without any intricacy in mcp. Bogdan Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.   TDM S.R.L

The Meaning and Purpose of Responsive Web Design

The Meaning and Purpose of Responsive Web Design It used to be so simple: you’d design a website or application for a 15-inch monitor, and—incompatibilities between browsers aside—you were done. Then mobile phones with web browsers came along and ruined our easy lives. Worst of all, people loved browsing the Web on them! In 2016, browsing the web on mobile devices overtook desktop browsing for the first time. Just as developers and designers got used to building websites for phones, along came tablets, watches, TVs, cars, glasses, larger desktop screens, high-resolution screens, and even web browsers built into walls. (Okay, I made that last one up.) Supporting this seemingly endless stream of new devices is becoming ever more challenging. So how do we support this ever-increasing array of devices? The answer is responsive web design, which harnesses technologies that allow websites to adapt to screens of all sizes. A lot of older sites, or projects maintained by people with little spare time, are unresponsive. For example, the site for the Vassal game engine: Many other sites, like SitePoint.com, are fully responsive: Responsive web design (RWD) subscribes to the popular development maxim “Don’t Repeat Yourself” (usually abbreviated to “DRY”). Instead of maintaining multiple code bases for each device that you wish to support, RWD aims to use a single code base that adapts appropriately to each device. Using RWD techniques, you write one set of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and display elements appropriately for each platform. Many of these styles and elements can even be reused or built upon for maximum code efficiency. Sound good to you? To begin, let’s go back in time a few years. .new-css { border:solid 3px rgb(36,179,181) !important; border-radius:2px !important; background-color: rgb(36,179,181) !important; } div.f-large { font-weight: 400 !important; } a.u-grey { padding: 10px; } ga('SitePointPlugin:observeImpressions', 'maestro-603') History “Responsive” design is not necessarily new and is a term that can mean different things to different people, making its exact history hard to track down. In theory, developers have been creating responsive designs since there was more than one browser. Browsers have always had subtle (and not so subtle) rendering differences between them, and developers have been learning how to cope with these quirks for decades. If you’re new(er) to web development, be thankful the dominance of Internet Explorer’s earlier versions is mostly over. The days of dealing with their quirks were dark. Since 2004, responsive design

15 Inspirational Examples of Minimal Web Design

15 Inspirational Examples of Minimal Web Design Considering that the current philosophy of UI design is “less is more,” the expected rise in popularity of minimalism has reached an all-time high amongst web designers, especially in the last couple of years. But, perhaps unknowingly, its appeal to users has also grown. The principles of minimalism in web design are that a website (and other mediums as well) should be stripped down to their bare bones, while carefully making use of whitespace and improving readability with clearer typography. When implemented correctly, the result will allow users to focus on what’s truly important without being distracted by non-essential elements.  Important Elements While this may sound easy, it can be difficult deciding what the truly important elements are and what’s little more than decoration. It can also be risky. Accidentally removing a seemingly innocuous element could be deemed critical by the user and could result in the wrong message (or worse, no message at all) being delivered to your target audience. If you think about the logistics, it makes sense that minimalism appeals to users: the less fluff on the site, the less you have to think about. When there are just a few links or blocks of text, and the point of interest is directly in front of you, you can let your mind rest for a bit – relax, and the website will spoon feed you just what you need. Trends This collection features fifteen websites that have been designed using the minimalistic principles mentioned above. Some of the sites have also been influenced by many of the popular web design trends we have seen over that past year or so, like flat design, yet still retain a look and feel that can only be described as minimal. Here are the beautifully designed sites: Finished Minimalism isn’t the miracle solution that you can slap on every single project. There are a time and place for everything; the time is now, but you need to carefully decide the place. Paul Andrew Considering that the current philosophy of UI design is “less is more,” the expected rise in popularity of minimalism has reached an all-time high amongst web designers, especially in the last couple

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