Personally, when I have to add a new plugin or buy anything online or offline, I tend to look out for a product which is the best in my budget. Sometimes, I don’t mind paying a little extra if the product is worth an extra hole in my pocket. However, there are times when you buy a premium WordPress plugin at an early stage by reading fake reviews, and end up regretting it later. I have had similar experiences in the past with a few premium products that I bought after reading awesome reviews, or by reading amazing sales page. Download: WordPress Setup Guide (Right click and save) Today, I’m sharing few things that you should keep in mind while purchasing premium WP plugins or any other products online. I’m writing this specifically for WordPress plugins, but the simple logic can be applied to all the online products. Buyer’s Guide to Premium WordPress plugins: Do you need it There are thousands of premium plugins out there, and if you look at their sales page, … [Read more...] about Things to Look Before Buying Premium WordPress Plugins
Today I got a call from one of the upcoming Web hosting Company asking me to recommend their hosting to ShoutMeLoud readers. The conversation lasted for almost 20 minutes, and the person was trying to convince me about pitching his product, and the benefits they are offering. Usually, when I get such calls, I try to learn how new companies are trying to market themselves, and being a start-up web-hosting company it always takes a lot more than just convincing someone to recommend them. While I was on the call, I asked a few questions about the hosting company and that gave me the idea for this article. That gave me an insight on what kind of stuff I usually look in a web hosting company before using it myself or recommending it to other shouters. Here at ShoutMeLoud I cover articles related to many top webhosting companies, and I realize when I recommend a product, I am always sure about that it will not be a bad choice for me or for ShoutMeLoud readers who buy hosting based on my … [Read more...] about What Qualities You Should Look Before Purchasing A Web Hosting Plan
Over the years, I’ve noticed a lot of blogs pouring into the web with unique & creative designs. These blogs are either designed by some unknown company or by the owner himself. Usually, no issues arise when blog owners are themselves web designers but when it comes to a third party, the actual problem starts! So, in this article, I’ll just list out few points that you should consider before getting a custom design from third parties – be it blogger or WordPress. There are many beautiful WordPress themes out there, for example from WordPress theme repo, you can get many free designed WordPress themes, and if budget is not a concerned you can get Genesis theme with all skins package, and give an uplift to your Website. But the problem with all existing theme is, anyone can use it. You miss out the chance of branding, and having a unique look. For example, look at ShoutMeLoud.com, here we use custom design, and if you search for ShoutMeLoud theme, you will find … [Read more...] about What should you look at when getting a Custom Blog Design?
Home » Blogging » 10 Blog Design Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb and How to Avoid Them? The design of your blog is very important. It not only makes someone stick to your blog (if it is good), but it also kills your credibility (if the design is worst!). So always make sure you’ve a great blog design for your site. No doubt, there are few factors that could affect your blog design to the larger extent. You must have to concentrate on those design factors to make your blog sticky. 1. Big blog rolls: I wonder still people are using so many blog rolls either in their sidebars or footer. There’s nothing wrong in using blog rolls though if someone’s sponsoring your site, but it will definitely kill your blog design when you’ve a BIG blog rolls. Clear your space, it will surely enhance your reader experience. 2. No About page or contact page: How can a person stay in touch with you if you don’t have an about or contact page on your blog? Even … [Read more...] about 10 Blog Design Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb and How to Avoid Them?
The trend of guest posting has seen a large hike in the recent couple of months. The popularity of this new trend can be guessed from the fact that if you have a reputed blog, then there are some writers outside who are willing to pay you some good deals in return of a few guest articles. Due to so much hype and illegal methods of link generation, it has now become a bit difficult for Google to differentiate the original guest posts from the paid ones. This is the main reason Google has launched a new campaign, according to which the paid posts are simply marked as spam by the search engine. Now which the question arises, how does Google differentiate between a high quality guest post, and a paid one? Few days ago, Matt Cutts, released a new video showing the importance and relevancy of guest posting articles. He clearly indicates that how the myth of guest posts has continued to roll with the time, and how it is now being used in illegal tactics for the sole purpose of link … [Read more...] about How to Guest Post Without Looking Like a Spammer to Google?