Once you start your first blog, write an incredible article, and hit that publish button, it’s easy to expect the blog views to roll in overnight. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens—it takes active promotion and a little strategy to build a blog audience. If you’re first starting out, here are a few tips for driving more traffic to your blog posts.
How to install WordPress through Name.com hosting
Ready to start a WordPress blog? Most people don’t know that it’s simple to set up via third-party hosting, where you have most control over your domain and website.
While our WordPress hosting product is great for beginners, more experienced website creators might want to have the full access that comes with one of our hosting packages. Here’s how to manually install WordPress on your website via an existing hosting plan.
What kind of SSL certificate should you get for your website?
At Name.com, we believe that every website is worth securing with an SSL certificate—which is why we now offer them for free to anyone who hosts a website with us via our Encryption Everywhere program. But for certain website users, its worthwhile to add additional levels of security to your site via an upgraded SSL certificate.
A social network for the antisocial
Google Now has been offering Google app users relevant and curated information for a while, but now it’s just one part of an even greater product. The latest update has introduced a new home screen where you’ll be treated to a personalized news feed that has all the stories and articles that you’re most likely to be interested in. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now, “Do I seriously need to add another social network to my daily obsession?” The answer is yes.
Trusted links can increase click-through rate by up to 39%
Our friends at Rebrandly share their thoughts on why custom branded links are important and how you can be using them to boost social engagement.
When someone sees an article you’ve shared, you have only a couple of seconds to grab their attention or they’re going to scroll right past the content you’ve worked so hard to create. Their eyes quickly scan the image, the title and even the link. They’re deciding if clicking this article is worth their time and it happens so quickly that they don’t even realize they’re doing it. It’s psychological.
Do yourself a favor and use Whois Privacy
We’ve talked about why Whois Privacy is important before, but many people don’t understand just how annoying it can be when the nefarious spammers of the internet get a hold of your contact information. So we thought a little visual could help.
Our web hosting got a makeover—check out the new features
How to create great content for your website
Your website may have intuitive design, a flawless user experience, and compelling imagery—but at the end of the day, none of that matters if you’re lacking one very important thing: great content. Name.com’s Content Manager Ethan Conley and I recently sat down to talk about what it takes to create an incredible content strategy for your website.
The long road to internet success, part 5: Community
Part 5 of the series, “The long road to internet success”. Read Part 4 here.
If you recall, we began this journey—this journey to build my online profile and, more harrowingly, increase my wife’s confidence by approximately 23% in my ability to one day host the Academy Awards—on the back of Name.com customer Helene Kwong’s three rules to success: Content, Consistency, Community. We have taken some detours like, for example, when we covered fear. Fear, it turns out, is detriment to all three Cs. But then I realized that freaking out over fear is dumb. Sure, if you’re getting attacked by sharks, be afraid and probably act on fear, but when it comes to creating and promoting content, you’d better be bold. Or at least pretend to be. Here’s a photographic example:
Our secret for improving workplace productivity: G Suite
When you’re running your business or going about your workday, you’re focused on checking off your to-do list, furthering your goals, and coming up with new ways your company can grow and succeed. The last thing you want to worry about is problems while collaborating with your coworkers or clients.