12 Poor Web Design Elements That Can Hurt Your Google Search Rankings

web design elementsOne of the modern-day requirements for business owners is having a website they can rely on. The challenges in building a website are coming up with a great design and boosting the site’s ranking in web searches.

A site’s design can affect its ranking. A well-designed website helps your business earn a better position in search engine results pages, especially in Google Search.

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10 Essential SEO Tactics for Driving More Traffic to Your eCommerce Store

ecommerce storeYou can’t deny that online shopping has become increasingly popular in the last couple of years. In 2018 alone, global eCommerce sales have exceeded 2.8 billion dollars. Due to the enormous demand, more and more online stores are popping up, fueling the competition between businesses each day. Thus, it has become more important than ever to come up with strategies that help your business stand out from the crowd.

One of the ways to do this is through search engine optimization, as almost 85% of consumers perform searches on Google before purchasing. Businesses who come at the top in search results are in a better position to win against competing brands who rank lower. This is proven by the fact that roughly 33% of clicks are earned by the top results. Did you know that 75% of the clicks go to the websites that appear in the first page of Google results?

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How to Boost Your SEO through Content

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Taking care of your SEO will definitely make your WordPress site standout. Content and SEO are two very distinct concepts that are interconnected when you aim to appear in the first result pages. As per the latest Google algorithm update, one important factor in ranking high is the relevancy of the content you create on your website. Having highlighted this fact, it’s important to give you the full account of the ways content can boost your SEO.

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It’s Time to Get Acquainted with Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

amp accelerated mobile pagesAs technology has become the latest norm, a lot of developers are seen jumping on the bandwagon to cash in on this interesting field. Did you notice how mobile browsing seems to have taken off in a big way? Now it’s time to explore AMP.

What is Accelerated Mobile pages?

According to its technical definition, it is a Google-backed project designed as an open standard for any publisher to have pages load quickly on mobile devices. A few years back when Google launched the mobile-friendliness update, things got pretty heated up in the mobile search engine realm. As a result, site owners started searching for a unique and faster experience for their end users.

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Regenerate Thumbnails Advanced plugin – beta testers wanted!

Last year we took over the development of Regenerate Thumbnails Advanced plugin and spent a lot of time and effort on rewriting the plugin from scratch. We are quite pleased with the results as we added some new and useful features  like “Delete Associated Thumbs” that can be very useful to clean up old-and-not-anymore-used thumbnails that just take up disk space.

We invite you to give this new plugin a try and see how it works for your website.  You can download it from here and just install it on your blog.
If you don’t feel comfortable to test a BETA plugin on your production website you can install it on a sandbox system.

Making a backup of your website before testing is recommended and generally a good idea 🙂

Once you’ve tested it we invite you to share your experience (and bugs :-)) with us here or via email at help-at-ShortPixel.com.

Thank you!

5 Website Redesigning Tips to Engage and Retain Audience

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Are you bumfuzzled about whether it’s a good idea to redesign your website or not? Haven’t yet decided what to do? Are you still thinking about the things you should focus on first? Well, we are here to help you with all of the above. As time passes, websites tend to look antiquated and lose their sparkle. Even if they are somehow able to capture users’ attention, retaining it would definitely be a challenge. So, refreshing your site from time to time is mandatory.

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Top 5 WordPress Tools to Build Websites Like Udemy and Moodle

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WordPress is an amazing platform for building websites of any kind. Today millions of people are using e-courses to educate themselves from the comfort of their home and at their own pace. Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Udemy and Moodle are quite popular. They offer full control over their courses’ management, promotion, and earnings. You can create a similar LMS in WordPress with the help of WordPress tools and plugins.

Adaptability, data tracking and maintenance are essential if you want to ensure the future success of any LMS. You need to focus on providing the best possible eLearning experience. From usability to scalability, we are delighted to talk about the 5 best WordPress tools and plugins that help you create websites like Udemy and Moodle.

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8 Quick Tips On Increasing The Speed Of Your Website

Is your website experiencing high bounce rates? This could happen because your site takes ages to load. The average attention span of your user is between 1 and 3 seconds. After your potential visitor’s patience runs out, he/she will leave and might never look back.

So, how can you increase your site’s speed?

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The #1 SEO Win You Can Get Right Now

The #1 SEO Win You Can Get Right NowWhen it comes to SEO, things can get daunting pretty quickly. I mean, there is so much to it. Technical setup, on page SEO, links, anchor text, relevance, intent, LSI keywords – and that’s just the beginning.

So, if I were to appear as a guest on this blog, and try to give you one thing you can implement right now on your site, to get an immediate lasting SEO boost, what would that be?

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