20 resources to help you start your website from nothing at all
By John Stevens
Are you thinking of creating a website, but you don’t know how to start?
There are over 1 billion websites on the internet today. Whether you plan to keep an online journal or own a business, the online community is a robust place for everyone. Creating a website is especially important for businesses; Google receives 10.3 billion searches every month, where 78% of its traffic is searching for a product or a service. If you’re not investing time and effort in building your website and your online presence, you are losing the chance to be in front of a potential customer.
4 ideas on how to use a one-page website
Sometimes the simple products are the best ones—and that’s how we feel about Prologue one-page websites, which allow businesses and individuals to set up simple landing pages online within a matter of minutes. Here’s how you can put your one-page website to best use.
A beginner’s guide to Google Analytics
Once you get your website up and running, you’ll want to know more about how many people are visiting your site, where they’re coming from, and the type of information they’re seeking. Google Analytics is one of the most powerful tools available to give you insight into how people interact with your website—and you can use it for free.
What’s a favicon?
Your website is nearly finished with only a few final touches remaining. So what are you missing? You might have skipped adding a favicon, which is a small but important visual detail on your website.
Don’t fall for these 4 social media scams
Fraudsters’ new favorite place to snare unsuspecting online users is social media. As questions of how social media platforms can be held accountable for protecting their user base from misleading information continue to rise, it is becoming more clear that hundreds of thousands of users are being exposed to fraudulent content with the explicit purpose of collecting information or money from well-meaning suspects.
Why more people are using branded short links
If you follow a lot of brands on your favorite social media feeds, you’ve probably noticed an interesting phenomenon: Rather than sticking to traditional URLs or the generic shortened ones provided by services like Bitly and Hootsuite, companies are embracing branded short links that reflect their business values.
4 tips for increasing your website’s page rank when you know nothing about SEO
SEO is one of those big, scary, ominous things that is going to come up time and time again whenever you talk about getting your website online and driving more traffic to it. It’s a field so nuanced that even SEO experts admit that most of what they’re doing involves a lot of guesswork about what they think is going to be beneficial for your website.
But by following a few common sense best practices, you’ll make a more enjoyable experience for users and potentially boost your search rankings in the process.
4 reasons to create a website for your side hustle
We live in a gig economy where more people than ever are turning to side hustles to pay the bills. The best way to bring in more business is through a website dedicated to what you do. Here’s why it’s worth investing in a website for your side gig.
Video | Nerd Compass presents: Allison and Ethan on content
What does it take to get quality visitors to your website? Great content. No matter what your website does, creating engaging interesting content is a must for business success.
Video: How we got attacked by cellphones | Nerd Compass on DDoS
Have you downloaded a new app lately? You could have inadvertently aided in a DDoS attack. Here’s the rundown on how DDoS attacks work and what the implications could mean for the future.