Why Site Speed is Important

website-speedIf you’re not aware of the benefits of a fast loading website or blog, you should be! It’s part of Google’s search algorithm, and that’s a good thing for us all.

We all used to complain about slow download speeds, but for most people living in the developed world it’s a thing of the past. Did any of you use to download torrents and see that it would take about 8 hours for it to complete? Well, now most of us don’t complain about that anymore, but we need something to complain about, right?

Human patience levels are decreasing as connection speeds are increasing. If something won’t download in minutes instead of hours, we’ll probably look for an alternative. But, what if it’s not a film that’s taking an age to download but your website that’s slowing the web down? You will lose your audience, and probably the business that audience might bring.

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How to Increase Blog Traffic

If-You-Build-It-they-will-come-quote“Build it and they will come”, that’s what someone said in the film Field of Dreams. Ok, it wasn’t “they will come”, but “he will come”. But for this blog post, it will do.

Many, if not most, people who build websites or blogs really think that others will miraculously find it on Google, Bing or Yahoo with little or no effort. Well, for better or worse, it just doesn’t happen.

Think of your website or blog as any other type of business. A brick & mortar business has to attract new customers, and you have to attract visitors if you want to increase traffic to your website.

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How to Secure Your WordPress Blog

wordpress-securityIf you’re lucky, your blog will attract thousands of visitors. If you haven’t reached that number yet, keep blogging and don’t give up.

Either way, most WordPress blogs will attract thousands of automated spam comments and hacking attempts. It’s one of the only things I hate about blogging, and if you’ve been at it for long enough, I bet it pisses you off as much as it does me.

I’ll share how I reduced spam and hacking attempts to a minimum, but before I do let’s look at why so many people want to comment on or hack into your blog.

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Blogging with Passion Works but Reality Rocks

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Passion or Reality?

We’ve all heard that you need to have passion about your blogging, but is it enough? Does it really work?

Yes and no!

Blogging is so popular now that it’s getting more & more difficult to be seen, read, and shared. In fact, blogging about blogging, as I do, is so popular that it’s probably the most blogged about topic around.

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How to Create a Membership Website Overnight

moonIf you’re thinking about starting a membership website, but still don’t have one, what’s holding you back?

The benefits of running a membership site are obvious: increased traffic and thus – income, brand strengthening and what’s more important for any product or service-selling business – having a great testing ground for your current and new offerings.

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